December 13, 2023 – 12/13/2023
12 – Perfect Government
13 – Rebellion

Daniel 12:13 (NKJV) – “But you, go your way till the end; for you shall rest, and will arise to your inheritance at the end of the days.”

The Apostle Paul took hold of this principle and brought it from the Old Testament into the New when he wrote, “Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize?

Run in such a way that you may obtain it. And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.” It is a fight to be victorious. It is a battle to believe the Lord and to live according to His ways. It is a fight, but it is well worth it because of what the Lord has prepared for us.

Declaration: I will be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. I have been given a spirit of power, love, and self control—not a spirit of fear. What is impossible with man, is possible with God. Yours, Father, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty. You are exalted as head above all! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

The Lord Jesus Christ brings us into His sheepfold as soon as we say Yes to Him. From that place of intimacy with the Good Shepherd, we are sent out as sheep among wolves. WHAT! Why would He offer us up to our enemies on a silver platter? He doesn’t. 

You see, in the midst of our weakness and our humanity, the Spirit of the Living God has taken up residence in our earthly bodies. Our spirits are kindled into everlasting life, and it is no longer you and I that live, but Christ living through us! That same Spirit is the Dunamis power of God.

Friends, I love a good underdog story, but contrary to the world view we are surrounded by, you and I are not victims but victorious! While we’re here on earth, we have work to do. We were made to endure difficult things for King Jesus. He’s trusting us to actually see His heart made manifest here, to be about His righteousness & Kingdom, and to be faithful to Him!

All that’s summed up in 1 Corinthians 9:24 & 25 as our race, or our way like Daniel 12:13 says. When we are faithful to King Jesus in our race, we can trust Him to be faithful to us in our heavenly inheritance!

There are 17 crowns given in the book of Revelation to those that overcome. That’s us! We are going to determine to be strong in the Lord, and we will not give up! He is faithful!