“The entire city of Jerusalem was in an uproar as he entered. “Who is this?” they asked.”
He has ordained strength for us, the same way he ordained the moon and stars for the skies above. His idea of strength is the perfect strength, never failing, never running out, never not enough. He has given us all strength; dominion over all the earth, every disease, sickness and malady, both physical and spiritual.
We were created to rule and reign with His strength in us. He delights in manifesting His immeasurable strength through that which is ridiculously weak…we find our own strength of no importance and far less than the battle requires. He has designed us to overflow with His power, with His incomparable strength. When we worship Him we invite His strength. The praise that comes from these imperfect lips becomes the expression of His strength perfected in me. This is a fact and a secret of His heart. When we offer to Him what is His….what He has deposited in earthen vessels…we see His face….when we see His face, we see His goodness and it is this goodness that bring us to repentance and draws those lost in the darkness into His marvelous light.
The light of His face silences every voice of accusation and torment and puts the enemies of God to flight. It is in the light of His face that we begin to see who He has made us to be. Every attempt of the reviler to undermine our authority in Christ, to assign a false identity rooted in the ‘dirt’ of this fallen world, is exposed in the light of His glorious countenance.
“Because of the voice of him who reproaches and reviles, Because of the presence of the enemy and the avenger.”
We must willingly set aside our puny strength and abilities; willingly be undignified, unclever, defenseless…how did He go to the cross? How did he win the victory of all victories? The most important battle of all time? With a conquering army? Legions of angels?
As a Lamb He was led to the slaughter, never lifting even His voice to defend Himself. Peter showed his strength and Jesus rebuked him, knowing that Peter’s strength would not be sufficient for what the night yet held. His strength is perfected in our weakness, not in our strength.
“Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important. As a result, no one can ever boast in the presence of God.”
(I Cor 1:27-29)
I say to you today…HE HAS ALREADY WON! JESUS SAID “IT IS FINISHED.”
JOY!! JOY!! JOY!!
“Let the saints be joyful in glory;
Let them sing aloud on their beds.
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth,
And a two-edged sword in their hand,
To execute vengeance on the nations,
And punishments on the peoples;
To bind their kings with chains,
And their nobles with fetters of iron;
To execute on them the written judgment—
This honor have all His saints.
Praise the LORD!”
Our great privilege is to enforce His complete victory throughout the whole earth. To declare and enforce the rule and reign of Love, Truth, Mercy and Hope in Jesus’ Wonderful Name!
“You have taught children and infants
to tell of your strength,
silencing your enemies
and all who oppose you.
When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—
the moon and the stars you set in place—
what are mere mortals that you should think about them,
human beings that you should care for them?”
May Throne room Light be the Brightness of All Your Days!
Rick ~February 2010