DCLM Daily Manna 2023: DCLM Daily Manna 2 September 2023: Sharing the Vision
KEY VERSE: “A king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment.” – (Isaiah 32:1)
TEXT: Isaiah 32:1-8 (KJV)
Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment.
2 And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.
3 And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall hearken.
4 The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.
5 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said to be bountiful.
6 For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against the Lord, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.
7 The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right.
8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.
Prophet Isaiah lived about 800 years before the coming of Jesus Christ, the Saviour-King, to the world. However, he was repeatedly shown various visions about His first advent, His ministry, His crucifixion, His resurrection and finally, His millennial reign and about eternity. In dramatic presentations, the book of Isaiah provides both prophecies that have been unfolded and those that are awaiting fulfilment.
In today’s reading, the Lord shows His servant what it would be like to have a future world under the control of the King of righteousness. In His government will be princes who themselves “shall rule in judgment”. How about the citizens? They will be changed under the kingship of Christ. There will be no oppression because the new social order would be peopled by the redeemed who will always obey the Lord. They will not plan “wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words”.
This, obviously, cannot be the picture of the rule of a degenerate man. It is impossible for fallen man to attain this serene scene of perfection. Clearly then, it can only be the flawless era of the Son of God, preceded by the rapture and the great tribulation. Saints must quit the earth to make way for the punishment of evil doers during the great tribulation before the dawn of the millennial kingdom.
Believers who have shared in this salutary vision, like Isaiah, have a duty to go into the world, beginning with our immediate community, to tell the people about the Lord’s warning. We need to admonish them to run from the impending damnation awaiting unrepentant sinners and exhort them that there is hope for those who forsake evil habits and turn to Christ. It is the only way to avoid regret and be part of the unspeakable joy of Christ’s kingdom.
THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Judgment looms for unrepentant sinners.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalm 78-79
Thank you for studying today’s Daily Manna – SHARING THE VISION – by Pastor W.F Kumuyi
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Daily Manna 2 September 2023