WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9
Scripture: Joel 2:7
Verse 7 says, “They run like mighty men, They climb the wall like men of war; Every one marches in formation, And they do not break ranks.” The army of the Lord, when it goes to war, has the discipline of everyone marching in formation and refusing to break ranks. They refuse to start their own thing. They refuse to be self-focused. They actually take God’s assignment and go to the place where they are appointed and they humbly make their contribution in that place and do what God has called them to do. Serving is a novel concept today. If we could just get verse 7 into the church today, we would have an entirely different army because people would be joined together in the place of their assignment. They would not be offended and running off to be sure they build their own kingdom. It takes discipline to march in formation. It takes discipline to not break ranks. It takes discipline to obey God’s orders and His direction. It takes discipline to commit yourself to a church, bite the bullet whenever you disagree and pray for God to change things and to have His way. The reason why we do not see the army that looks like that today is probably because of self-will and absolute refusal to take the bit and bridle of Christ. If we were wearing the bit and bridle of Christ, we would be committed to each other, we would be in unity and harmony and what God does through the church would be an entirely different picture.