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January 20, 2024 Devotional by Rose-Marie Slosek

In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples. The nations will seek Him, and His resting place will be glorious. (Isaiah 11:10)

We who love the Lord wait eagerly for the day when Jesus will stand in His rightful place reigning from Jerusalem. All that has been prophesied will come to pass. All nations will see with their own eyes the true King of Israel. He will have gone forth and vanquished all that opposes His Kingdom.  The peoples will be gathered before Him, and all Israel will know His saving power. 

Nothing can oppose what God has determined. Everyone alive on earth will need to acknowledge what the Lord has decreed and worship Him. If any do not worship Him and go to Jerusalem to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles, rain will not fall on them (Zechariah 14: 16, 17).

Meanwhile, the kingdom of God has been slowly yet powerfully advancing in the hearts of those who yield to Him. Soon, Jesus will stand on the earth literally reigning as the rightful King of Israel. All human history is moving toward this point whether we know it or not. It is a dividing point, but it is not an arguable point. God allows man free will, but He has also determined the scope, bounds, and outcome of human history. His decisions cannot be overthrown. 

Jesus moved humbly through the world during His first coming. He did not overtake the earthly powers that ruled. He rather quietly entered human history to redeem His people. He did not come with force, but He did come with a plan evil principalities did not see until they had been spiritually defeated. His ultimate victory was accomplished on the Cross, but the final outworking of that victory is still in our future.

O the depths of the wisdom of God! He now sits assuredly in the heavens awaiting His Day. It will be a gloriously splendid Day for all who love Him, and for all who will come to love Him on that Day. He will sit down on the throne of David, and David will call Him, “My Lord,” as shall we (Psalm 110:1). Our hearts await that day. He will sit down and “His resting place will be glorious.”


Rose-Marie Slosek is on the Board of Directors of Women of the Word. She also serves on the Lead Team for FAI Emmaus Online School. Rose-Marie travels regularly to Northern Ireland and Israel. 

She can be reached at email rmslosek@comcast.net

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Betsy Roy

Director and President of Women of the Word. Professional Background - Registered Nurse Married to Jim for over 30 years. 3 daughters, 3 grandchildren.