Wednesday: March 25, 2020
Luke 1:31,32 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
Before Jesus even took his first breath on earth, His life had been spoken about and associated greatness had already been established. The Angel Gabriel may have spoken to Mary in the present tense, but every word about the life of Jesus seemed to proceed from the ‘Future- executed tense’ – as though it was being drawn from a well of knowledge already known.
Hence, while Mary had little idea of what was going on, a major announcement was being echoed into the the annals of existence – that a young king with a great future would be born. That specific future declared, although presented no room for negotiation, set the ball rolling for a multitude of opposition. Beginning with Joseph’s contemplation of immediate divorce, an unexpected census that led to birth in a manger culminating in fleeing to Egypt to escape the wrath of the jealous King Herod. From the very start, things began to fight against the angel’s declaration.
We also belong to the same era of Kings, priests and prophets whose greatness have been heralded before our birth. Hence, we arrive into an existing battleground: a battlefield where every orchestration attempts to thwart the fulfilment of the declarations spoken and written in the annals of heaven concerning our lives.
Yet, in this we are confident : ‘take counsel together and it shall come to nought, speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us’ (Isaiah 8:10). What has been spoken about our very lives have been effected in ‘a future-executed tense’ and so we walk as a people in transition to what is already known. Beloved, we will face battles and storms, opposition and threats, yet, we will arrive at the perfect end already declare.
So just keep your eyes fixed unto Jesus, our journey planner, who in spite of the battles attained greatness and glory.