Holy Spirit in
the Kingdom of Christ
What Isaiah Saw as Gods Spirit
Moved to Bring in the Messianic Kingdom
Isaiah saw beyond his
time. With prophetic vision he saw on through the time when Jesus dwelt
on earth as the Son of Man, the Messiahthen into our time. Beyond
this, he saw unto the end of this age with the promise of the age to
Prophecy was clear as to where Jesus would begin His ministry.
that time of darkness and despair will not go on forever. The land of
Zebulun and Naphtali will soon be humbled, but there will be a time
in the future when Galilee of the Gentiles, which lies along the road
that runs between the Jordan and the sea, will be filled with glory.
The people who walk in darkness will see a great lighta light
that will shine on all who live in the land where death casts its shadow.
left Nazareth. He went to live in the city of Capernaum. It
was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali. In that way,
what the prophet Isaiah had said came true. He had
said, "Land of Zebulun! Land of Naphtali! Galilee, where
non Jewish people live! Land along the Mediterranean Sea!
Territory east of the Jordan River! The people who are now
living in darkness will see a great light. They are now living
in a very dark land. But a light will shine on them."[NIRV]
LORD, I believe that Isaiahs Words were clear and precise.
But much of it is difficult for me to understand. Please work in my
mind so I can hear more of what he was saying. Give me understanding
of his Prophetic Word that reaches for our timenow these I hold
The Lord will give us the grace and wisdom to hear
the Words of His ProphetsII Peter 3:1-11
promise of the Messianic Kingdom is to renew Israel and usher in peace.
Isaiah 9: 3-5 Israel
will again be great, and its people will rejoice as people rejoice at
harvesttime. They will shout with joy like warriors dividing the
plunder. For God will break the chains that bind His people and
the whip that scourges them, just as he did when He destroyed the army
of Midian with Gideon's little band. In that day of peace, battle
gear will no longer be issued. Never again will uniforms be bloodstained
by war. All such equipment will be burned.New Living
Isaiah 25:9 And
it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for
Him, and He will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for Him,
we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.[KJV]
DEAR LORD, the hope of
Israel seems almost gone, but we remember the Word of Isaiah that waited
eight centuries for the stem of Jesse to bud. We believe You, O, Lord!
We believe Your Prophets. We open our lives to the faithfulness and the power of Your Word.
Without faith it is impossible to please the LordII Chronicles 20:20; Hebrews 11:1-6
a hope is ours as we expect the Kingdom of the Messiah in all the earth!
In that day of peace, battle gear will no longer be issued. Never
again will uniforms be bloodstained by war. All such equipment
will be burned. For a Child is born to us, a Son is given to us.
And the government will rest on his shoulders. These will
be His royal titles: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting
Father, Prince of Peace. NLT
Isaiah 22:22 And
the key of the House of David will I lay upon His shoulder; so He shall
open, and none shall shut; and He shall shut, and none shall open.KJV
DEAR LORD, help us learn
that armed battles do not fully solve world problems. May the understanding
of Your Kingdoms rule increase in our nation and in us here. Let
these I hold before You know the rule of Your Kingdom in their lives.
Even in this age we are called to reign in life by Christ JesusRomans 5:17; Revelation 5:9,10
a hope is ours as we await Christs Kingdom throughout the earth!
Isaiah 9:7 Of
the increase of His Government and peace there shall be no end, upon
the Throne of David, and upon His Kingdom, to order it, and to establish
it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The
zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.KJV (The
Lord's great love will make sure that happens. NIRV)
Psalm 72:8,9 He
shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the
ends of the earth. They that dwell in the wilderness (the Bedouins
of the desert) shall bow before Him; and His enemies shall lick the
And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven,
saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord,
and of His Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever.KJV
FATHER, the only hope we
have in the conflicts we face comes from Your Kingdom. Please let the
believers in our land become Kingdom people. Bring to our understanding
how great is the authority and power of Your Kingdom.
All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORDIsaiah 2:2,3; Psalms 22 27,28
the Gospel is received, there the Spirit of the Lord is given.
Isaiah 11:1,2a And
there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch
shall grow out of his roots: and the Spirit
of the Lord shall rest upon Him
Acts 13:22,23 (Paul
spoke in the Synagogue)
After removing Saul, He made David
their king. He testified concerning him: 'I have found David son of
Jesse a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to
do.' From this man's descendants God has brought to Israel the Savior
Jesus, as He promised
FATHER, how faithful You
are to Your Word! Even after all those centuries You remembered Your
Word through Isaiah, and Your Word to David! I bless Your Holy Name,
for I know that Your Word is still true for Your people today. Oh, let
the power and light of it come over on my lifeand on these I hold
The Holy Spirit takes barren wombs to bring out of them the work of His
wisdom of God moves in Christs Kingdom as a force of divine energy.
Isaiah 11:1,2 Out
of the Stump of David's family will
grow a shootyes, a new Branch bearing fruit from the old root. And the Spirit of the Lord will rest (remain) on Himthe Spirit of wisdom
Zechariah 6:12,13 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold
the Man whose Name is The BRANCH; and He shall grow up out of His place,
and He shall build the Temple of the LORD: even He shall build the Temple
of the LORD; and He shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon
His Throne; and He shall be a Priest upon His Throne: and the counsel
of peace shall be between them both,KJV (So He
will combine the positions of King and Priest in Himself.NIRV)
FATHER, the One Whom You
named the BRANCH has become our Savior. Though there remains much for
us to understand, we are at least beginning to know that He brings the
power of Davids Covenant with Him. He brought us into His Temple.
He is our Priest. He is our King.
Jesus is the Priest of the Temple of which we form a part Hebrews 7:24; 8:3; 9:12;
the understanding of Gods ways, Christ will rule in His Kingdom.
the Spirit of the Lord
shall rest (remain) upon Him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding
John 1:32-34 And
John (the Baptist) bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending
from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon Him.
And I knew Him not: but He that sent me to baptize with water,
the Same said unto me, Upon Whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending,
and remaining on Him, the same is He which baptizeth with the Holy Spirit.
John 3:34 For
He is sent by God. He speaks God's Words, for God's Spirit is upon Him
without measure or limit.New Living Translation
O, LORD JESUS, You are
the One Who came to rule in this Kingdom into which You have brought
us. Rule us with wisdom and understanding! Give us the understanding
we need to live as children of Your Kingdom. Move now on these whose
names I call in Your presence.
His Redemption has brought us into His KingdomColossians 1:13; I Thessalonians 2:11,12; Hebrews 12:28
the counsel of the Lord we may live safely in our times of trouble.
the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him,
the Spirit of counsel
Ephesians 1:11 (Jesus
Christ) In Whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated
according to the purpose of Him Who worketh all things after the counsel
(unalterable purpose) of His Own will (desire)
I counsel thee (deliberate together with you) to buy of Me
gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment,
that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do
not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see
(symbolic language calling for the anointing of the Holy Spirit).
LORD JESUS, please bring me out of the mess Ive gotten
into. The advice of man has proved wrong. Please forgive me for not
seeking to know what You would have me do. Teach me well so I will follow
When we follow the counsel of the Lord, He brings us onward to become wise in all we do.
Psalms 16:7; Psalms
32:8; Psalms 73:24
DAY 9The mighty power of Christs Kingdomboth
in us and for uscontinues.
the Spirit of the Lord
shall rest upon Him,
the Spirit of counsel and might
I Corinthians 1:25-29
For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness
of God is stronger than man's strength.
Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many
of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not
many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world
to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the
strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised thingsand
the things that are notto nullify the things that are, so that
no one may boast before Him.NIV
LORD, thank You for bringing
us into this situation. It is so difficult there is no way we can come
out of it except by Your might. ButI believe we will come through
with a greater testimony because You will show us Your power and Your
love. Please move in these who are involved with me so they too can
know Your power and Your love.
When Paul preached, the Holy Spirit showed His power. The Holy Spirit has
not changed. Corinthians 21:1-5
a perception of what God wants, Christ will rule us when we know His
Spirit of the Lord shall
rest upon Him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of
counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge (perception and discernment)
I (Paul) want you to know how hard I am working for you. I'm
concerned for those who are in Laodicea. I'm also concerned for everyone
who has not met me in person. I want their hearts to be made cheerful
and strong. I want them to be joined together in love. Then their understanding
will be rich and complete. They will know the mystery of God. That mystery
is Christ. All the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in Him.NIRV
LORD, I want Your supreme
rule. If this means You must overthrow some of my ways of thinking,
then please do this. Overrule the foolishness of my ways. Cause Your
Spirit to work into me the ways of thinking and responding to life that
Your Kingdom demands.
An abundant entrance into Christs Kingdom awaits us who embrace His
II Peter 1:3-11
the counsel of the Lord we may safely live.
the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, the Spirit of wisdom and
understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge
and of the fear of the Lord (deep respect for what God wants)
Hosea 3:5 Afterward
shall the children of Israel return, and seek the LORD their God, and
David their king; and shall fear the LORD and his goodness in the latter
Who shall not fear Thee, O Lord, and glorify Thy Name? for Thou only
art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before Thee; for Thy
judgments are made manifest.
FATHER, I dont know
if were living in the last days or not. I suspect we are. Please
bring in us, Your people, a deep respect for all that You are saying,
by Your Spirit and by Your Word. Please keep us on track with Your divine
purposes. Please dont let us miss Your will.
God used Bathsheba and Nathan to counsel David when he was old and not
aware Kings 1:11-34
in obedience is the key to the treasures of Gods Kingdom.
the Spirit of the Lord
shall rest on Him
delight in obeying the Lord. He will never judge by appearance,
false evidence, or hearsay. New Living Translation
Isaiah 33:5,6 The Lord
is exalted; for He dwelleth on high: He hath filled Zion with judgment
and righteousness. And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of
thy times, and strength of salvation
fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure.
Not unto us, O Lord, not
unto us, but unto Thy Name give glory, for Thy mercy, and for Thy Truth's
GRACIOUS LORD, the delight
of my heart is to obey Youand love You supremelyand
trust Your wisdom and counsel. Please search out whatever remains in
me that attempts to draw me away from full obedience.
Gods promise to Israel awaits their receptionIsaiah 54:11-14
whole world waits for the glory and authority of Messiahs Kingdom.
Isaiah 11:4 But
with righteousness He will judge (bring justice to) the poor,
and decide with fairness for the afflicted of the earth; and He will
strike (bring judgment upon) the earth with the rod (scepter)
of His mouth, and with the breath (the Spirit) of His lips He
will slay the wicked (the wicked one.)NASB
Psalms 72:12-14 People
who are in need will cry out, and He will save them. He will save
those who are hurting. They don't have anyone else who can help
them. He will take pity on those who are weak
and in need. He will save them from death. He will save
them from people who beat others down. He will save them from
people who do mean things to them. Their lives are very special
LOVING FATHER, we look
forward to the Kingdom that You promised in Your Oath unto David. We
pray, Let Thy Kingdom come! But, Father, we are believing
that its power and authority is ready to work even now in us Your people.
Oh, let these I hold before You come to know its grace, its mercy, its
strength, its light
Jesus spent His last days teaching about His Kingdom.
Luke 24:44,45; Matt 28:18; Acts
DAY 14The Lord Jesus instructed
His disciples to pray that His Kingdom would come.
Therefore, you should pray like this:
Our Father in heaven,
Your Name be honored as holy.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done on earth as it is in
Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we also have
forgiven our debtors.
And do not bring us into temptation, but deliver
us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and
the glory forever.
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