WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2
Scripture: Isaiah 9:6,7
Isaiah 9:6,7 says, “For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.” The Key of David describes our covenantal, relational authority to move God’s Hand. Verse 7 is very interesting in that it emphasizes the issue that the Kingdom can only be established when there is judgment and justice. The ability to pray and move God’s Hand toward both judgment and justice are the things that establish God’s Kingdom on the earth. If we are uninformed, if we are novices or if we are immature in the ability to move God’s Hand judicially, we hinder His Kingdom being established in the earth. Places where the greatest departure from Godliness exists reflect the church’s immaturity in moving God’s Hand judicially. In America, we see that nearly all fear of God has been lost in our governing bodies. The fruit of this is the erosion of Christ’s Kingdom as previous generations established it. The only way to reestablish Christ’s Kingdom on American soil is for the zeal of the Lord of Hosts to perform and move His Judicial Hand. Growing into that place is a call on the life of every believer. But the kind of church we attend and our corresponding willingness to deal with hard or offensive issues, determines whether or not we ever hear a message about this dimension of Christ. Will we grow into the fullness of what God has for us? That choice is ours!