Good morning all! Father, we look to be led by Your spirit and live our life with the power and authority of heaven. You alone are worthy to be praised, You fill heaven and earth so fill us today with the understanding of heaven, Amen. Have you ever heard that expression, you have to get back to your roots? You know, who you really are?
Isa 11:1 KJV – And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
And there shall be new life again coming from your Father, a branch will grow from His roots;
Isa 11:2 KJV – And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;
And the spirit of God will REST on Him with wisdom and understanding, and with counsel and might and the knowledge that God is in control of life;
Isa 11:3 KJV – And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
And we will now have a new understanding given by God and DON’T live our lives based solely on what we see and hear:
Isa 11:6 KJV – The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
We will see a real change, the wolf and the lamb will live together, and the leopard will chill with the baby goat, and the cow with the lion and a LITTLE child shall lead them all.
So what are your roots? We might say it’s based on our ethnicity, you know? What country did your family originate from? Or perhaps what city you grew up in? Or perhaps what you do for a living? So how would God answer that question for us? It’s in the first verse here in this passage, God will birth new life from what seems to have no life. The tree was cut down because it had the wrong understanding, it had the wrong understanding of it’s roots and therefore the wrong understanding for it’s
purpose in life. You want to know where YOUR true roots are today?
Dan 4:26 KJV – And whereas they commanded to leave the stump of the tree roots; thy kingdom shall be sure unto thee, after that thou shalt have known that the heavens do rule. Daniel speaks of a similar situation where this tree gets cut down, he explains what happens after it gets cut down…we find a SURE kingdom and now we KNOW that the heavens rule…true power and authority. You want real truth this morning, ALL of our roots are in heaven…God OUR Father. Why do you think God lays out all the power and understanding that comes from His spirit? Can you have real power and authority without it? Of course not, it’s the opposite, without God’s spirit we’re weak and have NO understanding. We confuse the pride of man with the knowledge of God, you may have an awareness of certain things, but the spirit can see beyond all that. Why do you think He tells us not to judge life based on what you see and hear? How many of our responses are based on what we experience from others? You want to get back to your roots? What does heaven do when we give up on God? What does heaven do when we curse God? Hate God? God doesn’t see or hear that foolishness, that’s why it’s a SURE kingdom…FAITHFUL. Faithful doesn’t mean we don’t fail or screw up. It says I’m with you ALWAYS no matter what happens…till death do us part. I know that is a hard concept to understand these days but that’s the power of God, He has the power to never let go…that’s faithful…that’s strong. Anyone can see sin others and then cast away the person, that’s NOT a rare treasure from heaven that’s all day every day when we let earthly circumstances rule and NOT heaven. It’s okay, that’s why the little child leads all of this…the child is real little…it’s a new birth…we become born again. You know when we become born again? When we have NO enemies…NO animosity towards others…NO grudges. We are now born of heaven where NONE of that exist, remember the Lord’s prayer is “thy kingdom come thy will be done”…heaven comes to earth NOT the other way around, let heaven rule our life and then the wolf and the lamb can live in peace together.
Point to ponder
Where are you from? Phl 3:20 NASB – For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. YOU are a citizen of heaven no matter what you hear and see today, let the little child lead you.
Let’s all stay rooted in the Father’s love, In Him Phil
Faith – Family – Friends