You can find the Sons of Issachar in 1 Chronicles 12:32 (if you do some homework, you will find them mentioned by name elsewhere too). Sue Davies prophesied over Freedom Church that we would be like the Sons of Issachar, and they demonstrated two specific characteristics that are mentioned in this scripture: they understood the times and they knew what Israel should do.
In their day, Saul had been killed in battle and David was on the way to replacing him as king of Israel. Issachar’s descendants saw how things were going and switched their allegiance to him. The old order had passed away, and a new one had begun. They knew that it was God’s timing to make David king. In verse 38 it says that those who came to join David ‘came to Hebron fully determined to make David king over all Israel. All the rest of the Israelites were also of one mind to make David king’.
In our day, it is time to decide who will have our allegiance. God has anointed Jesus (that’s what ‘Christ’ means) but there is a sense in which we need to be fully determined to make him king. So let us seek to look afresh at prophecy; let us look for new understanding of God’s plans and purposes; let us be aware of all that God is actually doing in our day; and let us look to get revelation from Him about what we (as individuals, and as the church) need to do to co-operate with Him. Which is really what this blog is all about.
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