Today’s Key Scripture

“Prepare the table, set a watchman in the tower, eat and drink. Arise, you princes, anoint the shield!”

— Isaiah 21:5

As we diligently serve the Lord with clean hands and a pure heart, the anointing will intensify upon our life. The anointing of God grows stronger as we prepare the table and as we eat, drink, arise, and watch.

How do we prepare the table?

We prepare the table by watching, in prayer. This deals with preparation to receive the Word of God. We must prepare our hearts for the Word of God.

In ancient times, guards would stand and watch in a watchtower making sure the enemy would not attack and catch the sentries unaware. The Word of God refers to this when it says to watch and pray. In other words, be alert.

As you prepare the table, meaning your heart, in prayer, the Word of God will come alive and bring liberty. Your faith will increase as you spend time in prayer and the Word.

The anointing of God will affect your walk with Christ, transforming your prayer life and causing your weakness to become strong.

As that anointing begins to flow through you, lives will be touched and people will be saved.


A Prayer for Today

Help me remember that the only Gospel some people see today is not the printed pages of a Bible but what they see in me. Help me prepare the way for the Holy Spirit to work through me. Help me be ready for whatever is ahead. May Your Word come alive through my actions and deeds. And may my faith increase. I give my heart to You daily, trusting You to lead me in the path of righteousness. I love You, Lord, for all You are doing in me, through me, and with me. And I pray this in Jesus’ name, amen.


*All Scripture references are NKJV unless otherwise noted.