The Converted Branch
When a person realizes that he has neglected his obligation, he is to offer up his willingness to fulfill what he has been commissioned to do. He is re-committed to do the mission. When he does the mission, he has fulfilled his purpose.
A person who fulfills his responsibility to God learns about God’s hidden ways.
When God sends his anointed on a mission, it is to confront an issue that will soon become a permanent problem. It is the last chance that the branch has to face conversion before final judgment.
Israel made Canaan useful, just in the nick of time, by making himself responsible for the threshing floor “incident” at Mount Moriah. In the heart of Canaan was the potential for Jerusalem headquarters, but Israel had to find the acceptable strategy of conversion that would meet God’s standard on time.
It was a strategy that no one could imagine, not even David; to pose as if you are there to pay the penalty for sin, but in reality the penalty for sin has already been paid in the future…and you’re just there to pick up the prophet/profit ahead of time.
In his anger, Noah cursed his son’s lineage, and the curse had to be reversed— some way, some how, for the sake of the new world.
A prophet must learn to bridle his tongue when he is angry, because his tongue can change everything. Thank God David was in the right place at the right time to know that. Through David, Israel took responsibility for the offense, and Jesus paid the price of that obligation.
The non-profit world was converted by the complex and misunderstood, miraculous planning, of the Grace of God. But the vision couldn’t be revealed until the mission was over. It was kept hidden until God called it out.