Bible Verse of the Day, Dec. 24th: Advent Season, Isaiah 9:2-7


Isaiah 9:2-7

The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
those who dwell in the land of the shadow of death,
upon them the light has shined.
You have multiplied the nation
and increased the joy;
they rejoice before You
according to the joy of harvest
and as men rejoice
when they divide the spoil.
For You have broken the yoke of his burden
and the bar of his shoulder,
the rod of his oppressor
as in the day of Midian's defeat.
For all the sandals of the tramping warriors
and all the garments rolled in blood
shall be burned as fuel for the fire.
For unto us a child is born,
unto us a son is given,
and the government shall be upon his shoulder.
And his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and peace
there shall be no end,
upon the throne of David
and over his kingdom,
to order it and to establish it
with justice and with righteousness,
from now until forever.
The zeal of the Lord of Hosts
will perform this.

Consult the Word of God

God gave Israel two ways of obtaining instruction, wisdom, and revelation—God's written Word and God's prophetic word. God sent His prophets and His Son that you might have the Bible, the logos or living Word, so that you would know His ways through experience. But He also inspired His prophets to write the Bible so you can know His wisdom and statutes. You read the Bible to understand God's laws, the history of His people, and His nature. His revelation, however, comes from His presence, which you acquire primarily through prayer. It is only through prayer that you receive revelation that is particular to you as an individual. It is through prayer you receive the specific instructions and stratagems to fight the battles in your part of the overall war for righteousness on the earth. It is through prayer that God gives a fresh word specific to your current situations and reveals to you where you are in His plan for your life. He can give you the intelligence you need to succeed. As God downloads to you the alliances, gatekeepers, and territorial spirits, you must consult with the Word of God in order to acquire the schematic and pattern that reveals the original plans and purposes of God, and then pray accordingly.

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