FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13
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.” Isaiah 9:6-7 show us the key to the transformation of the church in the last days. I am sure that praying in the Spirit is going to lead us into multitudes of the manifestations of God’s will through His wisdom. But it may also open the door for something else. And that is the zeal that Jesus manifested when He overturned tables in the temple. That event is a picture of what is going to happen in the church. Verses 6 and 7 tell us that the establishing of the Kingdom will not happen without judgment. Judgment and righteousness are the two things that establish the Kingdom of God. From the time of Christ the promise is in verse 7, “…From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.” When the zeal came on Jesus, He wove three strands together and made a weapon of affliction. He wielded the weapon of His whip against the Pharisees in the temple courtyard. Christ is the Savior but He is also the Judge of all the earth. Unless we find that manifestation of zeal in our place of prayer we will not come into the fullness that God has for us. How do we do that? How do we get to the place where we get a manifestation of that zeal? How do we become willing and available for a ‘judicial nudge’ or a ‘Holy Spirit push’? There is a key door-opener – it is called tongues! Through obedience to pray in the Spirit a freedom often comes to pray with boldness, confidence and freedom elevated prayers that come from God’s heart and not our own. I have spoken with saints in meetings while teaching this truth and occasionally had someone tell me, ‘I get it! I have done this before and been surprised at the bold words that came forth and knew they were not my own.’ Saints, do we realize that there are words that may not seem kind to our flesh but they are both needed and appropriate and do not at all contradict the character of our Holy God. Praying in tongues will bring us into a powerful warrior dimension. We need it. It is a mystery that is beyond us and only the Spirit can lead us into the right prayer at the right time. Most of us would agree that judgments are beyond us. They are higher than we are. That is God’s realm. How did God ordain us to participate in His realm? How did He ordain us to pray out mysteries? How did He ordain us to build a house? How did He ordain us to build ourselves up on our most holy faith? The answer is, praying in our heavenly language! tongues! There is a path that opens up the anointing to spoil and it is tongues! Are we ready to go there? Let’s follow God!