TUESDAY, JULY 31
Scripture: Zachariah 6:9-13, Ezekiel 44:1-4, 2 Chronicles 7:1-4
In Zachariah 6:9-13, we have a picture of what the Lord is promising to do in the generational transition from Jehozadak to Joshua. In the generational transfer from Jehozadak to Joshua, a crown has to be constructed. And that crown is to be placed on Joshua’s head. Look at the prophetic significance of verses 12,13, “Then speak to him, saying, Thus says the Lord of hosts, saying: ‘Behold, the Man whose name is the BRANCH! From His place He shall branch out, And He shall build the temple of the Lord; Yes, He shall build the temple of the Lord. He shall bear the glory, And shall sit and rule on His throne; So He shall be a priest on His throne, And the counsel of peace shall be between them both.’” The council of peace is between the Kingly and Priestly anointing and if we have no peace about where our nation stands right now it is because we only have a Priestly anointing and have not established the Kingly one. If we establish the Kingly anointing to balance the Priestly, then peace about how to proceed would follow. There is nothing that judgment cannot accomplish when it is focused on the individuals that are bringing the evil. Peace comes when we are established in both the Kingly and Priestly anointing. The times that Israel was conquered, the armies all came through the northern gates. That meant that Reuben, Judah and Levi had to have abandoned their call. The double anointing, the Kingly and the Priestly had to be abandoned in order for the nation to be taken. I trust this is a picture that we will not see repeated because the church will stand up in the fullness of our anointing and bring the full measure of what we see in 2 Chronicles 7. In verses 1-4, we see Solomon dedicating the temple and the fire falling after he prays. The question is, what did he pray that brought the fire? The answer is that he prayed the Sure Mercies of David. He prayed a Priestly prayer that went back to David’s covenant and the fire fell. The Davidic covenant is the foundation for all we do in the New Testament. It is the longest message Paul preached, in Acts 13. It is the foundation for both the Kingly and Priestly anointing. But, today’s church has not welcomed the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, and we must! He is waiting on us. He is offering His creative miracles. Will we grow into the fullness of what He has for us? I trust we will!