Devotion

IT’S OUR TIME TO SHINE

SCRIPTURE:

But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the Lord; their vindication will come from me. I, the Lord, have spoken! (Isaiah 38:4)

DEVOTIONAL:

It’s Our Time to Shine 

We are in the time that the prophet Joel speaks about saying, “and my people shall never be ashamed.” It is a time when systems, institutions, codes, cultures, laws and legislations will adjust to accommodate our divine purpose. And the “hand of the Lord” will be upon anyone who touches us or attempts to send out spells to sabotage our mission. We are untouchable and cannot be cursed. 

We don’t change the system by getting out of the system. To have kingdom impact, we cannot lock ourselves away in some monastery simply praying for “all those sinners out there.” No. God positions us within the system and through His guidance and His anointing (power), we become the greatest influence in it. Both Joseph and Daniel were planted among astrologers, sorcerers and soothsayers, and they each rose up to change the whole system from the inside.

Let me make very clear that the vengeance of the Lord has nothing to do with hate, emotional resentment, or retaliation, but it involves the necessity of punishing offenders, which proceeds from a love of justice. This vengeance is the judgment of God upon the devil and his agents of evil, including anything and everything standing in the way of establishing God’s kingdom or government.

It’s time to trust God and obey His instructions—it’s our time to shine!

PRAYER:

Dear God, Thank you for your system of justice in the earth and that You’ve heard the cry of those who have been treated unfairly. Fill me Lord with Your compassion and wisdom, and use me to make wrong things right. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

This devotional is excerpted from Bill Winston’s book, Vengeance of the Lord. To order this all-important, timely book, click here.