Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(2 Chronicles 34)
“The Sword of Judgement Is Coming”
Text: 2 Chronicles 34:24-25
“Thus says the LORD: ‘Behold, I will bring calamity on this place and on its inhabitants, all the curses that are written in the book which they have read before the king of Judah,
because they have forsaken Me and burned incense to other gods, that they might provoke Me to anger with all the works of their hands. Therefore My wrath will be poured out on this place, and not be quenched.’ ” ’
“The Sword of Judgement Is Coming,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
God is Faithful to Judge the sin of the lawless - and to Grant Mercy to the repentant!
Like Judah, this world we live in today can be sure that “The Sword of Judgement Is Coming!”
This is why our Commander has given you and I the Ministry of Reconciliation, and the word of Reconciliation (2Corin.5:18-21); because The Sword of Judgement Is Coming!
When the Book of the Law was read to Josiah, he trembled, wept, and tore his clothes; seeking mercy from God for himself and Judah.
God promised to delay His Judgement until Josiah “had been gathered to his grave in peace.”(v.28).
Even though Josiah Knew there would be no true repentance of Judah and the doom of God’s Judgement would fall upon Judah - he “continued his work of passionate reformation in Judah!”
His Love for God and God’s People COMPELLED Him to Continue to practice, teach, and command righteousness to the people personally.
After He read the Book of the Law (Deut.28:1-68), He made a covenant with the Lord and the people to follow the LORD, and keep His Commandments:
“Then the king stood in his place and made a covenant before the LORD, to follow the LORD, and to keep His commandments and His testimonies and His statutes with all his heart and all his soul, to perform the words of the covenant that were written in this book.
And he made all who were present in Jerusalem and Benjamin take a stand. So the inhabitants of Jerusalem did according to the covenant of God, the God of their fathers.” (v.31-32).
All the days of Josiah the people did not depart from following the LORD God of their fathers (v.33).
When we know The Sword of Judgement Is Coming, and people are unresponsive and sometimes even hostile toward our warning; our tendency is to be “indifferent,” or simply stop warning others that the Sword of Judgement is Coming….
Jesus preached and lived righteously before an unresponsive and hateful world all the way to His last breath on the cross! He did this because His LOVE for you and I COMPELLED Him to Warn you and I and others that the Sword of God’s Judgement Was Coming.
Remember, you and I were once part of this “unresponsive world,” before we responded to the Gospel with confession and repentance.
As a Faithful Warrior you and I imitate our Commander and are Filled with His Love.
Remember this picture of God’s Relentless Love:
“Love, meeting no response - Yet Still Remaining Love…”
Even when God’s Love meets no response it still remains relentless…..
I pray that our growing life of Meekness and Humility would always be a Stage for God’s Love and Power to be Displayed for All To See; (2Corin.12:9-10) like God’s Living Letter of Love to be known and read among all mankind (2Corin.3:2-3).
Let us warn our self and others that The Sword of Judgement is Coming, “from the Stage of Meekness and Humility.” Oooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,
Jesus and Billy