TODAY’S PROPHETIC NUMBER – 5/22/2023
Matthew 5:22 – But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, “Raca!” shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, “You fool!” shall be in danger of hell fire.
Outbursts of anger are not a good witness for the Lord and His Kingdom. You were given a spirit of self-control. Injustice and perversity are all around. You cannot escape because you are not called to escape, but to engage using the mind of Christ.
Declaration: I’m an ambassador of heaven and I have a higher calling. Anger has no hold on me.
Romancing the King
God hears your prayers wherever you are. But there are special places Jesus commands you to go where you take special prayers because you’re looking for special results. That’s part of the romance between you and God. That’s how intimacy works.
Now, I’ve been married to my beautiful wife for over 30 years. When I was young and poor, I would take her to the Dairy Queen. Romantic? No. An intimacy builder where she could see my true love for her? No. But drive six hours to the Dairy Queen in Hot Springs, Arkansas just so I can be with her for six hours? She got the point!
Just like that, Jesus loves it when you consider how to build intimacy with Him. He is a Bridegroom after all and He’s been building a “secret place” for you for over 2,000 years. Jewish wedding tradition is a shadow to give us a sneak peek into God’s great plan.
Back in the day, a Jewish man would take all of the wealth he had earned – everything he owned including his own identity – and present it to the girl he wanted to make his. The more extravagant the gift, the greater the promise of a wonderful life together.
After she accepted his gift, that young man would run home and build the house they were to share. Do you think he built a shack? No! He would think of her every need and desire, wanting to please her and show the depth of his love.
Jesus is our Bridegroom. He paid the price with His life. He’s gone to prepare a place for us and it’s going to be amazingly personal to each one of us. Are you preparing to meet Him? Are you sending Him love letters of prayer and praise to encourage His affection? That’s romance and believe Me, He is listening!
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. – John 14:3
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