The sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their command. - 1 Chron. 12:32
The sons of Issachar understood the times. What a powerful declaration. Not only did they have a grasp on the season in which they lived, but they also knew what Israel ought to do. Talk about the power of wisdom and revelation of the Lord. God downloaded necessary skill and knowledge to those who would steward it for the good of the whole nation of Israel.
This is such a powerful word for us in this season. God is downloading revelation to His people so that they can impart wisdom and understanding to the world around them. Many people are lost, and in this season, they know that they are. Multitudes are looking for understanding and direction. It is a wonderful opportunity for the church of Jesus Christ to shine. When we hear from heaven we can speak something important to the world around us.
People don't need more empty human reason, even from Christians. They need to hear a word from the Lord and God is offering us a multitude of opportunities to speak His word to the world.
It is such an awesome season to be alive and to be in ministry. It is not easy, but what a wonderful time to have the King of Kings walking through the chaos of the world with you. What a great time to declare by word and action that there is peace to be found in Jesus Christ. I am so excited about what God is doing.
All around me, there is the same struggles that are around others. There are still issues and concerns. There is still political unrest, poverty and fear, but if you look deeper you can see that a new thing is happening. God is raising up His church and revival is being birthed in our midst. God is so good!
I hope that the excitement is contagious. Keep looking to Jesus to transform your circumstances. This is a season of extreme favor. I believe it, not just because He wants to bless us, but because God wants to provide us with all that we need to accomplish His purposes for this time. So it is my prayer that you and I will understand our times and know what needs to be done.