FRIDAY, JANUARY 14
Scripture: Isaiah 59:11-21
We should ask ourselves, how does Jesus feel when He looks at evil and the church is neither terrorizing nor restraining it? How does Jesus feel when the church fails to execute justice? Isaiah 59 makes it really clear. Verse 15 says, “Then the LORD saw it and it displeased Him that there was no justice. He saw that there was no man and wondered there was no intercessor. Therefore His own arm brought salvation for Him, And His own righteousness it sustained Him.” This passage refers to access to the Throne-Room to bring the judicial sword on evil. The next few verses talk about the armor of God that appears in Ephesians 6. It also talks about fury to the adversary, recompense to enemy, and repaying evil with judgment. Verse nineteen is a favorite, “When the enemy comes in like a flood the Spirit of the LORD will lift up a standard against him.” The context of the Spirit lifting up a standard is the standard of bringing Throne-Room judgment with the sword of the Lord on the head of the wicked. We apply this verse Priestly deducing it means salvation or multitudes getting saved. The context redefines the origin of multitudes getting saved. This multitude cries to God for a sword on the wicked. Jesus does not like it when the church cannot bring justice or move His hand and terrorize evil. Jesus must be unhappy with much about the church right now because evil is going unchecked by most of the church. That can all change very quickly! When a revelation of justice comes the saints change!