TUESDAY, APRIL 24
Scripture: Isaiah 45:11-13
In Isaiah 45:11-13, we look at God’s Hand again moving Cyrus for His purpose in the earth. Cyrus did not even know the Creator of Israel. In this passage God reveals a heavenly key, “Ask Me of things to come concerning My sons and concerning the work of My Hands, you command Me!” When we find out the things to come concerning God’s people then we have the right in prayer to call forth or command the work of His Hands. Throughout Scripture God’s purpose always proceeds the moving of His Hand. It is true in the Old Testament, and it is true in the New. So when it says, concerning the work of My Hands, you command Me. That is God’s conditional offer to us. But we cannot go out and command what we want. That is not what the passage says. What it says is, ask Me of things to come concerning My sons. That means we let God show us His purpose, then by faith command His Hand to fulfill that purpose. This is what Moses did! This is a key to the vault of heaven. Jesus used this key in Mark 11 to kill a fig tree as a sign to His disciples that judicial power was available to clean house in the temple. Mark 11:23-24 has become a formula for people to claim what they want. But to disconnect the principle from God’s purpose aborts it! The same principle works for cleaning out corrupt political houses. The key is God’s purpose. Join the Creator. He wants to display a few things!