Be Successful In It
This is the day the Lord has made.
I will rejoice and be successful in it!
Be A Blessing In It
This is the day the Lord has made.
I will rejoice and be a blessing in it!
For the sons of Issachar, the future was not something that was feared but something that was approached with a degree of understanding. Getting knowledge and information now insures being able to “speak the language” of the future. Acquire wisdom! Acquire understanding! Do not forget nor turn away from the words of my mouth. 6 “Do not forsake her, and she will guard you; Love her, and she will watch over you. 7 “The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom; And with all your acquiring, get understanding. (Prov 4:5-7) It has been said that we only fear what we do not understand and, may I add, what we cannot communicate with. That is why some people fear computers; they do not understand how computers communicate or how they are supposed to communicate with computers. Until understanding is arrived at by applying oneself to knowledge and applying it in wisdom, computers and other technologies of the future and remain foreign.
Profitable To Family, Tribe And Nation
The sons of Issachar understood the times in which they lived, understood what was being said by the rulers and cultures of the times. Of the sons of Issachar, men who understood the times, with knowledge of what Israel should do… (1Ch 12:32). They were able to speak more than just their tribal, colloquial tongue. They both understood and spoke the understandings of culture, politics and science. They were then able to articulate those matters to their tribe (v.32) so that action could be taken upon their wisdom. Their knowledge made them profitable to their families, their tribe and their nation.
This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and PROSPER in it!
The New Foreign Culture
Technologically, a foreign culture has been created all around us in recent years — both in our own nation and the nations of the world. There has been so much advancement that terminology and the application of it is foreign to most of us. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you operate or what level you operate at. You must know the languages of finance, politics and technology at least to some degree. (Mt 10:16) The future has a language.
This is the day the Lord has made.
I will rejoice and be HEALED in it!
Into The Wild Blue Yonder
“Into the wild blue yonder” would likely describe the thought of many when considering going willingly into the future, for fear of what the future might hold. Yet, it awaits us and it is our mandate to go there. After announcing to His disciples that He had been given all power of rule, Jesus commissioned them to “go.” (Mt 28:18) We are commissioned to go in His “power of rule” and do with that power what He did with it. Until He comes, we are commissioned, not just to go into geographical locations and among sociological groupings, but to go into the future. In order to go into the future, we must go prepared. Missionaries go to geographical locations prepared with the language of that region. The future has a language. We will go into the future prepared with the right languages: the languages of finance, politics, technology and diplomacy.
The Radiance of His Glory
When Heb 1:3 says He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, one thing it is saying is that Jesus never misrepresented the Father. That is why when Philip demanded, “Show us the Father” Jesus could say, “If you have seen me, you have seen the Father.”(Jn14:9) As the radiance of His glory Jesus did not glow but He lived out the character of God where it could be seen and benefited from. The character of the Father radiated out of the life that Jesus lived. That is the purpose of the Word of His power working mightily in us.
The Increasing Seed
There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace…(Isa 9:7). The seed in the parable of the sower is the Word of God (Lk 8:11) and because the Kingdom government of Jesus cannot stay the same but must increase, that Seed of His Kingdom must increase in us. A seed increases to continue producing: “first the blade, then the head, then the mature grain in the head”(Mk4:28). It may seem to lay dormant for a period of time but it is alive and growing. It must increase in each of us so that it can affect our families, our churches, our communities and our nation. That’s why the seed is growing in us.
His Word is working in us to improve us and increase us (Col 1:29). His Word is in you. His Word is a seed. A seed does not exist just to be a little round thing snuggled up in the ground. A seed exists to sprout, to push up out of the ground, to grow a stalk and put out leaves and blooms so that it may produce fruit and that fruit is meant to be of benefit to others. God’s Word is a seed in us and it is growing in us (Lk 8:11). A seed cannot stay as it is, it must increase (Jn 12:24).
<<<Click on picture to hear a compilation of 5 sound bytes by Marty Gabler
<<<about the power of the Seed and the law of growth and increase in
<<<the Word of God.
Keep Coming Up Higher
Father’s intention for us is to keep coming up higher in His ways and thoughts and to see what we have never seen so our children can. Now lift up your eyes… for all the land which you see, I will give it to you and to your descendants forever. (Gen 13:14-15) The ground we are able to gain, our place of victory, is the starting point for our children. The coming generation has no sure foundation to stand on but the Word of God. In a world that is being moved by fear and a sense of hopelessness, the Word is the Rock that cannot be moved (Mt 7:24).
Lift Up Your Eyes
He called Abraham up on top of the mountain and instructed him to “Now lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward; for all the land which you see, I will give it to you and to your descendants forever. (Gen 13:14-15) Abraham had to get his eyes off himself and off his immediate failures and limitations and off the economic condition of the surrounding nations and off the hurts he received in his relationship with Lot. He had to lift his eyes to the Word of God, to the promises of God. Look up from where you are and get your eyes on the victories of the risen Christ and… what you can see, your children will inherit (Gen 13:15).
When God says: For [as] the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts (Isa 55:9), He is not attempting to get us up under severe condemnation, He is offering an invitation to come up to where His ways and thoughts are so that we can know those ways and have those thoughts. Why would He do otherwise when going up to His ways and thoughts will bring glory to His name and cause the Kingdom to advance in the earth? He is saying that we are not quite there yet but just keep coming.