FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Scripture: Joel 2:9
Joel 2:9 says, “They run to and fro in the city, They run on the wall; They climb into the houses, They enter at the windows like a thief.” Verse 9 shows us the mentality of an invader. They actually believe that the land belongs to them. They walk into places they do not own and they take possession. What would happen if God’s people were to suddenly demand that everything that was built in the name of the Lord and dedicated to Him were used for His purpose instead of man’s? If God’s Hand were to come on the self-focused ministers and completely separate them from everything they had built for themselves, the church would look different. God will repossess what was bought with His money for individual glory! What if the Lord were to actually posses everything that had already been dedicated to Him, which is now serving a personal vision and not an eternal one? Joel’s army extended the Kingdom by overtaking the enemy. God’s army is going to have to start by purifying its own altars. It is very simple and it is not rocket science. Whenever you write a check, you hold it before the Lord and say, “OK Father, I have a right to sow into a pure altar. In Jesus’ name, I am sending this check in and I ask that it be covenantally sealed and that anything that is amiss in that altar or ministry, you would straighten it out with Your hand so that my giving is sanctified, accepted, multiplied and returned and Your covenant is fully operational in my life and ministry. “ When we are giving because the Holy Spirit prompts us to, we can activate covenant. Every believer should get delivered from giving by apparent need and step into the realm where we give by revealed need. Then God is responsible for the purity of the altar we are sowing into and He is the one that is on the hook for the covenantal return and the full measure of covenant blessing.