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Hunger for Justice

Today while reading Matthew 5 with a very grumbly tummy and feeling a bit light-headed, the Lord put some new emphasis on a few words in this verse:

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness (justice), for they will be filled.”

Matthew 5:6

First, before I get to the real thing He showed me, the word that is translated as “righteousness” here is also the greek word for “justice”.  Stick that in your noggin and let it bounce around for a second as you continue…

The Lord emphasized “hunger and thirst”, and had me paraphrase it (as the NAV - New Aaron Version) like this:

“Blessed are those who purpose to endure hunger and thirst
as a currency by which to request righteousness and justice from the Lord;
because the Lord is going to give it to them, even more than they ask.”

Now, with “justice” bouncing around in your head, go and check out this call to a 40-day fast by the Lord through Lou Engle.  Lou’s intense, but having gotten to hang around with him some back in 1997-1998 via some Prayer Storm/Rock the Nations stuff, I trust his heart.

Also, I want to encourage you to jump into this fast any time between now and July 7th - and I want to do so with a reminder of this principle shared by Jesus in Matthew 20:1-9+:

Just because you start late, doesn’t mean you will get less reward, or that your work was worth any less in the eyes of our master, the Lord Most High.  Maybe you’re reading this on July 4th - just do it.  And, hey, this fast isn’t about you anyway - it’s about destroying the works of the flesh that has been so busy and successful “casting off restraint” for the last 40 years.  I believe that the hundreds or thousands who join in this thing in the last hour with the other thousands across the globe who endeavoured to press forth from the beginning will be one of the keys in realizing a breakthrough from heaven.

“Okay, so, Aaron, you’re saying that little people down on earth should actually attempt at provoking a response from God - isn’t that a presumptuous and dangerous heresy?”

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14

The Lord is longing for you to try and provoke His response.  Let’s try it.


Comment from Emily Hankin
Time: June 7, 2007, 7:25 am

WOW!! I am doing “THE CALL” fasting. I am in expectation of great things!!

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