When God Arises
By Brand X
12th February, 2022
THE LAMP DEVOTION
Isaiah 28:16-18b, 21
16 Therefore thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation, A tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; Whoever believes will not act hastily. 17 Also I will make justice the measuring line, and righteousness the plummet; The hail will sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters will overflow the hiding place. 18 Your covenant with death will be annulled, and your agreement with Sheol will not stand; 21 For the Lord will rise up as at Mount Perazim, He will be angry as in the Valley of Gibeon— That He may do His work, His awesome work, and bring to pass His act, His unusual act.
This passage throws more light on what we should expect when God arises. This time we are being reminded that God comes with judgement. He will make justice the measuring line. It means God will be looking for how much justice goes on in the earth He has created. How are the sons of men making sure justice prevails?
Who is pleading the cause of the fatherless and the one trampled under feet? Who is speaking for the vulnerable and the weak? Who is coming to the aid of the children who roam the streets begging for bread when they should be in school developing their God-given potential to become fruitful individuals and responsible citizens of their nation?
He says all liars will be exposed and their strongholds completely demolished. Whatever covenants they have made with the evil shall be squashed and thrown out. This is a sure warning to all to make sure they have no agreement with the temple of idols, and not engage in acts that contradict the precepts and instructions of the Lord unto righteousness.
God’s justice has no favoritism; no one is above God’s law. The wise endeavor to live by God’s laws, and I think you are one of them.
Thank God for re-establishing the authority of His word for living right on the earth.
Pray that you will be in constant readiness when God comes with judgement
Father, please help me live righteously according to Your word.
I declare that I am ready when God comes with judgement. My life follows His word. I fashion my life according to Godly principles. Therefore, I am assured of His favor and approval. I declare by the grace of God that my ways shall be pleasing to the Lord and He will continually bless me in the name of Jesus.