|Posted on August 6, 2018 at 9:35 PM|
The Lord shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. Deutoronomy 28: 8
Recently, I was listening to a cable news commentator opine about current events. He noted that the "command climate" of an organization impacts how its members respond in any given situation. I had to Google the term. I learned that the command climate is the working environment within the influence of a particular leader or chain of command. The command climate is based on the subordinates' understanding of how they are expected to perform, how they are treated, and how they must conform to the leader's style. The leader of the organization is solely responsible for the organization’s command climate. I can find God in that definition! You see, it seems to be a military term. Those of us in the Army of the Lord MUST conform to Jehovah Sabaoth, the “Lord of Hosts’ ” style. Surely, Beloved, He has given us clear direction in Holy Scripture as to how we are “expected to perform”.
The Lord shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.9 The Lord shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, and walk in his ways. The LORD shall command the blessing!
That, dear ones, is the TRUE command climate. One in which we understand that all good and perfect gifts come from him. This is not a prosperity teaching, but what a glorious thing it is to live in a climate of blessing! Not the least of which is to be of the people of God. The ultimate blessing! Salvation through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. So, what does a command climate of the Lord look like? Well, it is in his very Name: Jesus! “Yeshua” in Hebrew. Yeshua means “Salvation”. And not only the saving of our eternal souls. Oh, the Lord commands that and more! For salvation also means, deliverance, safety, preservation, soundness, healing, ease, protection, wholeness, and victory. It is in his Name. Yes, it's all in the Name of Jesus! Those blessings belong to the one who place their trust in him. What part do you and I have to play? Our text above says “walk in his ways.” You are thinking, “ Yes and right above THAT it speaks of being a “holy people”! Who can do that? Beloved, It is not YOU, it is Him. Rest in him! The “leader” sets the command climate. Our King Jesus reminds us to:
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Just learn of him! What a blessing to find rest in one’s soul in the midst of all the din and clatter, hustle and bustle of our lives. Part of the “command” is peace that surpasses all understanding. Now that is prosperity. I do not care how many material goods and riches one has, who can enjoy it with no peace? And no love! If you would know real love learn of God: Seek Him!
1 John 4:8
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
As you learn of him through Christ Jesus, God promises to establish you, to set you up and make you stable. Because He is to be the rock upon whom our lives are built! Our “command climate” is one of love. God's love for US, (He sent his Son, Jesus, did he not?"), and Our love for God.
Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment.
This has been an example of the Lord’s easy yoke and light burden: Out of a climate of a mutual love relationship with God and as we walk in his ways and learn of him, the Lord "commands the blessing"..and the blessing is multi-faceted! My prayer for you today, Beloved, is that you develop a passionate love relationship with God! I pray that you be conformed to the image of Christ so that all things might work together for your Good. May God's command climates of love wash over every area of your life. Receive it! And give it!
Prophetess Vickie Lee