MONDAY, APRIL 7
Scripture: Isaiah 11:1-4
Isaiah 11 makes the Judicial Christ very real when it says, “There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch shall grow out of his roots. The Spirit of The Lord shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of The Lord. His delight is in the fear of The Lord, And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, Nor decide by the hearing of His ears; But with righteousness He will judge the poor And decide with equity for the meek of the earth; He shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, And with the breath of His lips He shall stay the wicked.” That is Jesus the Judge. That is what it means to be a King! Until the breath of our lips slays the wicked we are not honoring all that Jesus bought and paid for. This is Who our King is! This is the authority that is released and given to us. Will be walk in it? Will we honor the King by knowing assuredly? Will we seize it and not let it go? Until we do, we are dishonoring what Jesus bought and paid for. We certainly will not be prepared and ready for the end times. God wants us to be ready. In order to be ready Isaiah 11:1-4 needs to become very real in us. That means that Revelation 1:5,6 is a reality and that Revelation 5:9,10 becomes a reality. These verses need to become who we are and where we live. These verses need to be how we act and how we function! Every place we tread we should be extending the Kingdom. Does He rule now? No, because the church will not stand up in their Kingly anointing. You say, ‘I cannot grow up in this overnight!’ That takes time, yes, and God gives us the time. But we cannot fritter our time away. We cannot waste it. Growing in this should become one of our chief goals. We cannot waste our time and neglect developing in this vital part of our assignment. Jesus died for a church without spot or wrinkle or blemish. That church is the one who can act like, walk like and function like a King.