62 To him Yeshua said, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and keeps looking back is fit to serve in the Kingdom of God.”
I cannot fall back on past success and consider myself actively working for the Kingdom. Adonai commands that I actively show proof of my trust through action. Abba grant that I be that strong worker.
One time, when Z’kharyah was fulfilling his duties as cohen during his division’s period of service before God, he was chosen by lot (according to the custom among the cohanim) to enter the Temple and burn incense. All the people were outside, praying, at the time of the incense burning, when there appeared to him an angel of ADONAI standing to the right of the incense altar.
It takes the unity of the body of believers for the supernatural to happen. In this case the angel Gabriel tells Z’kharyah that he is to have a son that will announce the salvation of Israel and the world. It wasn’t enough that Z’kharyah was obedient but the whole nation, at that time the whole body believers that came to hear from God that open the doorway for Gabriel to deliver his message. How much more could we achieve if we brought our hearts in line with ADONAI’s desires as a nation. God forgive my nation for its wanderings and adultery of Your Word. Forgive us as individuals for selfishly putting our wants before Yours. Lord we need Your kingship in our lives. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.
Shadrakh, Meishakh and ‘Aved-N’go answered the king, “Your question doesn’t require an answer from us. Your majesty, if our God, whom we serve, is able to save us, he will save us from the blazing hot furnace and from your power. But even if he doesn’t, we want you to know, your majesty, that we will neither serve your gods nor worship the gold statue which you have set up.”
What words of trust and power. This witness would bring king Nebuchadnezzar to his knees before ADONAI. Lord build Your Ruach in me so that I will answer like these mighty men when called. Let me never deny Your Word even if it means my death. I ask this in Yeshua’s mighty name, amen.