Friday, April 19, 2013
“…The Lord of Heaven’s Armies will rule on Mount Zion. He will rule in great glory in Jerusalem, in the sight of all the leaders of his people.” (Isaiah 24: 23b NLT)
Majestic banners raised, armor glimmering in the sunshine, sounds of victory are being sung – there is excitement in the air. What scene is this you may ask? That’s the scene I envision when I have overcome the desires of the flesh in a particular area of my life. I have submitted to God, resisted the devil and he has had no other choice but to flee. The blood of Jesus Christ has prevailed over the enemy. The power of the Word of God has been manifested, and God’s glory is revealed.
The Lord Sabboath, the Lord of Hosts does not know defeat, and such can be the reality for those who are hidden in Christ. For those who oppose Him, their detriment is imminent, but for those who obey Him, their expectation is elevation. Those in Christ will go from glory to glory by the Spirit of the Lord!
The prophet Isaiah had a divinely appointed task to speak against the nations that rebelled against God and fought against His people. He warned that they would be destroyed and their glory would fade away. He then proclaimed that the Lord, the Commander of the Armies of heaven, would rule in glory forever on His Holy Hill. God is eternally victorious!
Which side are you on today? If in Christ, stay in Christ! Let His glory rise upon you as He brings you through every battle and leads you on in victory!