Word at Work February 19, 2017

Scripture: Obadiah 4-5

Obadiah 4-5 says, “Though you ascend as high as the eagle, And though you set your nest among the stars, From there I will bring you down,’ says the Lord. ‘If thieves had come to you, If robbers by night— Oh, how you will be cut off!— Would they not have stolen till they had enough? If grape-gatherers had come to you, Would they not have left some gleanings?” Obadiah had one job and that was to declare the destruction of Edom and he did. Shortly after, Edom was destroyed. Prophets walked in faith and they subdued kingdoms. They declared the words that the Lord gave them and God brought their words to pass. Hebrews 11 says that we frame the world out of the words that we speak. When we speak God’s words, He is framing tomorrow’s world. When He gives us justice and judgment to speak, He frames it for individuals, families, cities and nations. When God says to establish judgment in the gate He is giving us a job to do and we do it through prayer. The fruit of Abraham’s obedience in offering up his son Isaac was that his seed would possess the gate of the enemy. That was the promise and we are Abraham’s seed. We possess the gate of the enemy through Christ and when the enemies are the leaders of the land, then declaring judgment in the gate is declaring to the city, state or nation, the judgment of God that is appropriate.

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