THURSDAY, APRIL 26
Scripture: Matthew 12: 19-21
Ministry starts with receiving the Holy Spirit! “Behold My Servant whom I have chosen, My Beloved in whom my soul is well pleased! I will put My Spirit upon Him, And He will declare judgment to the Gentiles.” He is going to declare judgment and He is the firstborn among many brethren. Matthew 12:19-21 says, “He will not quarrel nor cry out, Nor will anyone hear His voice in the streets. A bruised reed He will not break, And smoking flax He will not quench, Till He sends forth judgment to victory: And in His name Gentiles will trust.” Jesus had an assignment! That assignment, forever connected to His Word, was to take judgment to victory. He forever connected judgment to the Word of God. He established the judgment of God in the earth and connected it to the Word of God, so that the church has a plumbline by which we can proclaim, declare, decree and prophesy. This is part of our calling. Jesus forever connected the Word to the authority of believers to bring judgment on those who defiantly and steadfastly reject His Word and His purposes. Many of us have been taught that we can only bless and that to do anything else would be wrong. We do not dare overlook the whole counsel of God in this season! Judgment is a major agent for salvation in the days ahead! Ultimately judgment is actually about salvation!