The Power of Language
Through the advent of many languages the masses were scattered at the Tower of Babel when they rebelled against God. The many languages made them weak and rendered them incapable of reaching a common goal. “The LORD said, ‘Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them.” (Gen 11:6) It was obviously the language of politic and industry but, though it was able to accomplish great things, it was not in alignment with the purposes of God. It was of the spirit of Lucifer who said, “I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, And I will sit on the mount of assembly (Isa 14:13).” It was the language of self-pursuit denying the headship of Jehovah. “The power of language is its ability to produce but if it is not for His glory, it will eventually be to our detriment” (M.Munroe). But Holy Spirit has brought the language of heaven (Acts2:4;19:6) to unite us for the advancing of the Kingdom of God.
The Language of the Spirit
We cannot go into the future speaking the common language of fear, lack, doom and deterioration. When Peter, out of great concern for Jesus’ safety, demanded that Jesus speak the language of self-preservation rather than the language of self-sacrifice, Jesus declared, “Get behind me, Satan.” (Mt 16:23) We must move in that delegated “power of rule” that Jesus has been given so that we may victoriously lead others into the future. The language of the “power of rule” is the language of the Throne (position of rule). Jesus is seated at the right hand of God’s Throne (Eph 1:20) and we are seated with Christ in heavenly places (2:6). We must receive that language by the Holy Spirit if we are to bring the power of the Throne into earth (Lk 12:12;Jn 12:49;14:26;16:7). That language cannot be readily used unless we have spent time in the Word and in prayer, even to the point that Holy Spirit prays through us with His groanings, His language (Rom 8:26).
Be Successful In It
This is the day the Lord has made.
I will rejoice and be successful 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.
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.