Daily Devotions

Those Who Understand The Times

“The time in which we live requires people who can, by divine skill and impartation, read the times, read nations and political winds.” (Adam Clarke) Sundial in SandSuch were and are the sons of Issachar: 1Chr 12:32 “And of the sons of Issachar, men who understood the times, with knowledge of what Israel should do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their kinsmen were at their command.” (NAS) Concerning this passage Fausett offers a noteworthy bit of advice to recall: “Jerusalem fell because she knew not the time of her visitation.” He then goes on to urge us [like Issachar] we should help to transfer the kingdom from Satan to its coming rightful Lord (Lk.19:12-27, 44).” “It appears that in their wisdom, experience, and skill, their brethren had the fullest confidence; and nothing was done but by their direction and advice.” (Clarke) Lest we all simply give these poignant statements a courteous nod and just move right on to the next Sunday School lesson, we must realize that the presence of and interaction with such persons is crucial at this time. Their presence and active voice are required in all the seven mountains of culture (1. Church 2. Family 3. Education 4. Government/Law 5. Media/Communications 6. Arts/Entertainment 7. Business/Finance).  Further import is that, not only are they much in want, they are possible; and it must surely dawn on us at some point that they must be us, (all of us) and not some untouchable Christian celebrities. (1Jn2:20 you have an unction; the “you” there is plural; “unction” is divine enablement) The Issachar enablement and advantage are available for this day and days to come—available to you and I. The enablement of the sons of Issachar is most important, not because God is not doing anything and we must think of something for Him to do, but because we must know which of the things that God is doing fall within our metron (sphere of influence) and how we are to go about doing them.
(This is the third excerpt from Marty’s article “Time for Issachar“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)


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