Bible In One Year-Day 294 (Tuesday, October 21, 2014)
Commentary: Isaiah21-24. God is supreme in all wise. His decision is final and His counsel is indisputable. Though we do not see Him but His acts are unquestionably seen. Whatever He summed up to do receives support from everything created or made. Once He calls any man for an assignment, He clothes such with authority and empowers with His strength, e.g. Isa22:20-23. God installs and can remove a person from his position. Indeed, all power belongs to Him. According to Isa24:1-3, the dealing of the Lord has no respect for anyone. He respects covenants and therefore, His covenant must be respected. Otherwise, any violation incurs curses from heaven. To every covenant, there is a curse. Curses come to be when the covenant attached to it is broken. When a person becomes born again, such should not stop there; rather he should go further to break all unrighteous covenants with its curses. This is the benefit and grace of salvation. If these are not dealt with, one might not enjoy the benefits of Christianity.
The people of the earth are mourning and the earth fading away because of defilement and the breaking of everlasting covenant. This incurred curses that are devouring the earth.
Isaiah 24:5-6 “The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.”
This resulted in the sound of joy to cease, Isa24:7-9. Christians need to check their ways whenever there is such situation in the lives. Each time joy ceases in the heart, look back and trace out where the covenant has been negatively affected. All that we need, Christ paid the price on the cross of Calvary.
Revelation 5:12 “Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing.”
These are the seven benefits of the cross and they are our rights. We don’t need Christ any more on the cross to get these for us; He had already done it and it is our duty to ensure we get them. However, to get them, Christ must be the Lord; you submit all to Him. You must accept the covenant in Christ Jesus first before you can enjoy the seven benefits of His cross. This is what sets you as a peg in a secured place. May His grace and mercy renew any broken covenant in your life, in the name of Jesus. (Amen).
Let us seek for the old path where we could find rest. Let us listen to the trumpet’s sound, wherewith we could escape the calamity to come. Our reading for today is Isaiah25-28. Keep the fire of burning and alive.
Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries