MONDAY, AUGUST 19
Scripture: Isaiah 42:1,2
Jesus did not have a New Testament to minister out of and so Matthew 12 comes out of Isaiah 42:1,2. In the original that Jesus read from it says, “Behold My servant whom I uphold My elect One in whom My soul delights, I have put my Spirit upon Him, He will bring forth mish-pawt/justice to the Gentiles, He will not raise His voice nor cause His voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed He will not break, smoking flax He will not quench; He will bring forth justice for truth.” Justice to victory means justice for truth. The Hebrew word for truth is eh-meth, and it simply means the moral, Biblical standard of the law. Jesus’ primary mission in taking justice to victory was to establish a judicial plumbline and the ability to covenantally demand victory/judgment on those who despised the moral, ethical standard of the law. When evil people violate the law and continually do damage, disaster and death, those who are His own can qualify to minister the judgment. It can be prayed, it can be prophesied, it can be declared, it can be decreed. By failing to do that the church allows evil to continue thereby enabling it!