Tuesday, November 18, 2014

GOD’S PEOPLE WILL BE WILLING

Psalm 110 is a direct prophecy about a last-days people who “shall be willing in the day of [God’s] power” (verse 3). Martin Luther called this psalm “a glorious prophecy concerning the Kingdom of Christ.” He added, “It ought to be dear to everyone in the church.”

God’s people will be “willing” in that day; they will be spontaneous volunteers. Here is how God does it: When He determines that His day of power has come, He raises up holy prophets, watchmen, and shepherds who blow the trumpet. God supernaturally moves upon a people to respond. They heed the call to repent, to rally, and to rise up in faith to challenge the enemy. They wake up, go out, and challenge the powers of darkness. God’s people begin to cry out and He sends prophets to awaken the church.

So it was when Sisera and his great iron chariots came up against Israel. God raised up Deborah because “the children of Israel cried unto the Lord” (Judges 4:3). It was the Spirit of the Lord that came upon them and as Deborah later sang, “The people willingly offered themselves” (Judges 5:2). When the Spirit of God truly comes upon a people you don’t have to push, plead, pull, or threaten. They become willing in the day of His power. I see this happening here in Times Square Church. The Word is cleansing and the Spirit of God is coming upon many. We now have an abundance of volunteers, willing to do anything for Jesus.

“Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness” (Psalm 110:3). This is a prophecy that God will have a people who do not see holiness as a burden too hard to carry. They will not see it as something difficult or legalistic—but beautiful! They will not cringe under a hard message but, rather, they will see it as God cutting and polishing a diamond so that additional rays of light will shine forth. It is a certain prophecy that in a day of wickedness, a day of immorality, He will raise up a holy host, walking with joy in all His commandments.