SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12
Scripture: 2 Chronicles 13:4,5
2 Chronicles 13:4,5 says, “Then Abijah stood on Mount Zemaraim, which is in the mountains of Ephraim, and said, ‘Hear me, Jeroboam and all Israel: Should you not know that the Lord God of Israel gave the dominion over Israel to David forever, to him and his sons, by a covenant of salt?’” God not only gave the tithe to the Levites, but He gave dominion to all those who participated. This is a governmental connection that is often missed by students of the Word. There is a reason why David’s mighty men became the exemplary warriors that they did. In King David’s expression of the covenant of Sure Mercy, he emphasized the dominion side of the covenant. In the process of dominion is the full weight of God’s Throne to back up His purpose for that mission. This meant the destruction of any person who was trying to thwart that purpose. The authority to go to war comes from the covenant of salt. The authority to pray judicial prayers comes from being one who is obedient to God in our resources and where we put them. The degree to which we do our part of a covenant seems to indicate the degree to which God will release His power in our behalf.