Recently, as I walked into my back door, I suddenly heard the Lord speak to me.
He simply said, “I am coming.”
My heart leapt at these words! I knew He wasn’t talking about coming back for His church. I knew instantly, it was something different. So, I continued to listen for His voice. I was not disappointed. Suddenly, a scripture come up in my spirit.
Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong hand, and His arm shall rule for him: behold, His reward is with Him, and His work before Him. (Isaiah 40:10)
I felt a wave of excitement flow through me as I understood what He was saying. It could feel my spirit bearing witness to what I was hearing. My spirit bore witness to the proclamation of the Lord!
The next couple hours, I could think of nothing else. I continued to ponder on what I had heard. Intrigued, I decided to take some time and study the scripture in Isaiah 40. Here is what I found.
The word come means to light upon and to bring to pass.
The word strong means to display strength and prevail.
The word arm means a force of strength. It also means a sacrifice made. The word arm comes from a root word (zara) which means to sow a seed or scatter. To become pregnant with. It is the same word used when God talks about sowing in the Bible.
The word rule means to have and exercise dominion and to reign.
The word reward means pay.
The word work means recompense, reward, and wages.
After diligently studying each word, I had a clearer picture of what God was saying to me.
He was declaring, “Behold! I am coming, I am about to light upon you and bring to pass what I have said! Behold! My strength will be displayed and will cause you to prevail! Behold! My strength lies in the sacrifice made for you by the shed blood of Jesus Christ. That seed sown, along with all the other seeds you have sown are about to produce something wonderful in your life. I am coming to bring it to pass! Behold! My dominion and your dominion are about to be displayed! Every enemy will know that we reign over every situation in your life! Your payday is here, you are about to receive recompense, reward and wages! Because I am coming and My reward, your reward is with me.”
In the Amplified Bible it says, “Behold, the Lord will come with might and His arm shall rule for Him. Behold, His reward is with Him and His recompense before Him.”
The New Living says it like this, “Yes, the Sovereign Lord is coming in power! He will rule with a powerful arm, see He brings His reward with Him as He comes.”
This one thing I know. God declared to me, “I AM COMING.”
He is coming, and His reward is with Him. Are you ready? Are you watching?
Every seed you have sown is about to produce a harvest because HE IS COMING to enforce His word concerning your giving.
Perhaps your reward is healing…He is coming to fulfill that word to you.
Maybe, your reward is salvation for your family…He is coming to bring it to pass.
I realize when we look at our world today, it looks discouraging – but GOD HAS NOT CHANGED. His word and His plan have not changed. He will still do all He said He would do…can we believe it? Will we perceive it?
My friend, God is faithful to His word – do not grow weary – do not let go of His promise to you and your family – HE IS COMING – and His reward is with Him. Watch for it!
Appoint My Days
God, Your anointing is on me today. It breaks yokes off the oppressed, causes blind eyes to see, deaf ears to hear, hearts to open and understand. It causes the sick to be healed, needs to be met, and it draws full attention to You and Your Word. Father, Your Word is alive in me today! Revelation knowledge flows out of me every day. I operate in the gifts of the Spirit as the Spirit wills today.
Isaiah 61; I Cor. 12