There was one grandson Athaliah did not kill. Jehoshaba saw what was coming down and hid Josia in the temple of God (2K 11:2). May God raise up many Jehoshabas in this hour with courage to protect what Athaliah wants to prevent. Josia was hidden in the temple for six years. Six is the number of man. He did not become king until the marks of man upon him had been exposed to the presence of God and the teaching of God’s word. There are some who might think it strange to keep a child hidden away in the house of God for six years. Some might think that he would be a weirdo because he had not been out in the world “living a normal life.” But when he came forth, he came forth as king.
As the people of God assemble today, may they rejoice in the God of their salvation for He has provided us a King who rules in righteousness (Isa.32:1). May they practice the wisdom of seeking Him.
“…Three wise men came from country far;
To seek for a king was their intent…”
“Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel.”
“Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O Daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King comes to you; He is [uncompromisingly] just and having salvation [triumphant and victorious], patient, meek, lowly, and riding on a donkey, upon a colt, the foal of a donkey.” (Zech.9:9, Amp)
THE Super Spirit
There is a yearning for a superhero to contradict the oppression of a downward spiral of destruction in our world. Since the powerful Holy Spirit (THE Super Spirit) is the one who links heaven and earth (Jn 16:7), it should be obvious to us that His dwelling presence within us (Lk 24:49; Acts 1:8), and His permeating presence into chaos (Gen 1:2;Jn 16:8-11;Acts 17:6) is the only way the powers of darkness can be defeated. That requires our looking beyond using Jesus as a get-out-of-hell-free card and seeing His kingship as empowered by the promised One who endues sons of God with confronting and contradicting abilities (1Co 12:4-11, 28-31). The gifts of the Spirit are not Charismatic party favors but enablements for reigning presently in this earth over everything that its systems launch against King Jesus and His present purposes.