2Ch 27:6 So Jotham became mighty because he prepared his ways before the LORD his God.
2 Chronicles 27:1-9
Ordering His Way before God
This story of Jotham is memorable if only for one sentence; that he became mighty because he ordered his way before the Lord his God.
We should order our lives, as we order our prayers. First things must come first. We should always consider, in anticipating any course of action, how best to promote God’s glory and the interests of His Kingdom. As far as lies in our power, we should adopt and follow some plan or program, such as He will reveal to us.
An ordered life is a mighty life.
The people that make themselves felt in the world are those who can say with Paul, “This one thing I do.” They are invulnerable and invincible.
Repressed in one place, they break out in another; cast down, they are not destroyed; perplexed, they are not in despair.
An ordered and mighty life draws its supplies from God. However well-laid our plans, or single our purpose, nothing avails apart from God. It is by Him that we become strong; and His power, allied with us and working through us, make us more than conquerors.
2 Chronicles 27:6
So Jotham became mighty,.... Having built towers and castles, and fortified cities, and conquered his enemies:
because he prepared his ways before the Lord his God; ordered, directed, and guided them according to the word and will of God, and walked as in the sight of God, having the fear of him continually before him.
Beloved do you understand this?
The N.T. teaches what a Church should be, how it should function, what it should be doing. It is all in the N.T. Acts, the pastoral epistles, 1, 2 Tim and Titus, it is all there. So why do the Churches today seem so far from being a real N.T. modeled Church? Tangents, anything but an N.T. type Church, people want power, positions, money, fame, they forget that the greatest is least and the servant to all. Modern ministers forget to follow Jesus example, as he humbled himself and washed the disciple's feet, ministers need to improve their serve.
Servitude is not glamorous, it is humble servitude, no fame, no power, no great wealth, this is not the true church that we find in the N.T. There were no totem polls, but there were crosses to be carried and some to be crucified on.
I have always had a burden, and have always tried to do real N.T. ministry off line. No programs, just worship and the word, with breaking of bread, fellowship after the service and that is it.
That is the way the N.T. Church ran, no Sunday school, no youth group. During service the whole family attended, it was that way in the old days, watch old westerns, the local white wooden church, the whole family attended and after departed.
I like, and think it is biblical to have a time of fellowship, after the altar call.
An altar call or open alters, should be in every single service, once the preachers done doing his thing, does not mean God is done doing HIS thing, the alter time is where the catalyst of the service is, where people cry out to the lord, pray for others, repent of sin, soak up the presence of the lord, O' the alter call.
This order, if restored, and it will be soon, because there will be no big mega-churches with million dollar budgets and 20 foot screens, programs and more programs, no, after the economy falls, judgments fall, it will be back to simple N.T. ministry, mostly in homes, shelters, no offering plates, no power, no fame, and so there will be very few ministers that are now ministering, they will flee the flock the moment the stuff hits the fan.
This is why the lord is preparing a last day remnant army of no body's, unknown, being prepared in secret, these ones will rise to the last day ministry call, mighty men and women, unknown, yet known in heaven. No big names, no Christian rock stars, or movies stars, that will be gone, so get ready to embrace a true N.T. way of congregating, and there will be no totem poles, but again there will be crosses to carry. In such days, no pride, each one gathering does not know if it will be their last.
Christianity will take on a new urgency for every moment, and Christians will be humble, holy, God-fearing, full of Joy and suffering, just like in the N.T. and throughout History, as history repeats.
I wrote a free book concerning this the link is at,
Things To Come – A Look At A True End Time Ministry