THURSDAY, AUGUST 9
Scripture: Revelation 2:27-29, Psalm 2, Psalm 110:2
Revelation 2:27-29 states, “’He shall rule them with a rod of iron; They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels’ — as I also have received from My Father; and I will give him the morning star. ‘He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’” Probably the most important qualification comes in gaining access to the biblical rod of iron. The rod of iron is the central part of Psalm 2 where we are told that Jesus bought and paid for a harvest and each one of us have a contribution to make in gaining that harvest. Opposition always comes in gaining a harvest. That is why Psalm 2 outlines the nature of the warfare when it says, “Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against the Lord and against His Anointed,…” Psalm 2:6 says, “Yet I have set My King On My holy hill of Zion.” The kings and rulers of the earth set themselves against the Lord and yet the Lord says, “Yet I have set My King On My holy hill of Zion.” What happens when two immovable objects collide? War happens and someone bows! Have we established the holy hill of Zion on the inside of us? If we have then the King of Kings and Lord of Lords is accessible in that place. The promise of Psalm 2 is that we will break that resistance with access to the rod of iron. Revelation 2 shows us how to get there. We either have access to the rod of iron or we do not. If we do not, we had better qualify and get it soon. The rod of iron is absolutely essential to every believer in the last days. The Bible has much to say about the rod of iron. Psalm 110:2 says, “The Lord shall send the rod of Your strength out of Zion. Rule in the midst of Your enemies!” We either have it or we do not. There can be no fooling around – it is essential to access the rod to gain our end-time harvest. We must have access to the rod of iron and understand we are commissioned to strike with it. Unless we cross that tolerance boundary, we will continue in passivity and lose a good portion of what God has assigned for our end-time harvest.