THURSDAY, APRIL 25
Scripture: Matthew 5:13
Matthew 5:13 says, “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good (ischuo) for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.” Ischuo is level three of God’s power. When in war or under assault, ischuo is the divine push that comes when we are at the point of exhaustion or giving up. The boost that we need to renew the battle to overcome is God’s ischuo and can be lost through disobedience. Saul lost his salt by refusing to destroy his enemy Agag. The very first law of Sonship is to obey the Spirit. The race is not always won by speed but often the prize goes to the willing and obedient. Salt is our ability to move God’s Hand through covenant relationship where obedience counts. God often rewards us by pushing us into victory, provision, healing and freedom. Ischuo is the divine push that we need to become victorious when only God can break us through. The lesson we learn from the seven churches of Revelation is that every one of them is called to overcome. Persistent, patient refusal not to give up pays off with victory. God rewards those who refuse to quit! Ischuo pushes us toward that reward!