2 Chronicles 23:3 And all the congregation made a covenant with the king in the house of God. And he said unto them, Behold, the king’s son shall reign, as the Lord hath said of the sons of David.
Never be daunted by situations where it seems like everything is going contrary to the word of God. At the end of the day, it is the word of the Lord that will stand. The Lord had declared in 1 Kings 9:5 concerning David that “there shall not fail thee a man upon the throne of Israel”. Fast forward several years thereafter and the word of God was challenged. After the death of Ahaziah, who was a descendant of David, his mother, that wicked Athaliah, made herself queen and killed all but one of the royal seed. Joash, was his name, was hidden from her and was only months old at the time. For seven years Athaliah reigned contrary to what the word of the Lord said, while Joash was being groomed for the position. In the seventh year of her reign, Jehoiada the priest, who helped hide the boy, made an agreement with the Levites and elders of the land as stated in 2 Chronicles 23:3 that the “King’s son shall reign, as the Lord hath said concerning the sons of David”. With that arrangement in place, Joash was made King and Athaliah, put to the sword. The word of the Lord stood.
There are three important factors that cannot be ignored, that ensured that the word of God was carried out. First, there was someone who was watching over the word: Jehoiada the priest, knew the word of God and watched over until it came to fruition.
Second, Jehoiada sought the cooperation of the leaders of the land to bring to past the word of God. There was no way that he would have been able to execute it by himself, so he sought the help that he needed.
Third, in bringing the word of God to fruition, enough time must be allowed for preparation. Jehoiada would have wanted Joash to be made King immediately, but it was not yet time, he had to focus on preparing Joash until it was the right time for him to lead.
Not even a reign of terror could stop what God had said from coming to fruition.
Life Application: Bring the word of God to fruition in your life by watching over the word of God, identifying and working with people who can help and spend enough time in preparation.
Prayer: Lord, your word will not return unto you void. Let me watch and pray over the word you have spoken over my life so that it may come to fruition. In Jesus’ name, amen.