FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2
Scripture: Isaiah 14:12-21
In Isaiah 14, we have a revelation of the origin of satan and God’s response to his rebellion. As we continue to read, we find that God makes a commitment, and that commitment is to stop the destruction that comes when one generation completely gives itself to do evil. This is necessary because God covenanted to not flood the earth a second time. God said before their children would build cities and fill the earth again, He would wipe them out. Verse 21 is one of the strongest statements in Scripture about arresting the spread of evil before it defiles the earth. It says, “Prepare slaughter for his children Because of the iniquity of their fathers, Lest they rise up and possess the land, And fill the face of the world with cities.” God is absolutely committed to stopping the spread of evil and whenever we find it in Scripture, we find the releasing of His Sword to address it. Are we prepared to intercede for the Sword of the Lord to stop the spread of evil in order to gain a harvest? When iniquity is full judgment comes. The enemy’s strategy is to fill the land with iniquity, destroying any potential harvest! The “Sword of the Lord” aborts that plan.