Tuesday, March 17, 2009


“The people who do know their God shall be strong and do exploits.” Daniel 11:32

This oft repeated scripture delivers hope to us in these times. In the prophetic context, the messengers of God speaks to Daniel about a time of great spiritual conflict. The people of God have been captured. Ungodly leaders have stolen the sacred and polluted the sanctuary. Pagan worship and pagan agendas rule the day. The covenant of God is being perverted. Seduction is common. Flatteries and hypocrisies are the climate of political conquest...BUT…
In the midst of all this chaos, the messenger assures Daniel of this promise:
“They that know God shall be strong and do exploits.” In other words, regardless of the circumstances, those who really know God, spend time with Him in worship, thanksgiving, praise...those who meditate in His Word and listen to His voice...these kind of people, like Daniel, shall be strong and shall do exploits!
In our day of economic and political flatteries and seductive rhetoric, the Body of Christ should not only be strong enough to stand but should also do exploits. The Kingdom of God should advance. Those who stay strong through their relationship with God should go forward. The promises of deliverance, provision, peace and joy are still true for the righteous. Truth is truth, regardless of the upheaval in our world. Cheer up.
Jesus said it emphatically in John 16:33— “In this world you will have tribulation but be of good cheer (courage), I have overcome the world”. He did it for us.
In Christ we are as strong as we want to be!
In hard times, Paul wrote to the Ephesians: “Be strong in the Lord and the Power of His Might!” Being strong is not an option.
God doesn’t need us to echo the nightly news, Sunday TV or even talk-radio!
God expects those who know the Lord to wisely be His voice of courage and strength in the midst of tribulation. God expects us to give voice to His Word. He expects us to have the audacity in this hour to do exploits...not to merely “hang in there”, but to go forward, to advance, to believe, to declare, to receive marching orders and yes to do exploits.
It’s set up time for the greatest awakening our world has ever known.
Let’s act like it. Darkness can’t put out light. David admonished the righteous to remember that “even in darkness, light dawns”! (Psalm 112) Our charge in this hour is not to give in to echoing the rant of panic but to give voice to the truth of God’s Word. Our charge is to know Him, be strong, and to do His exploits.
Let’s purpose to challenge ourselves daily to be God’s voice, rather than to be another distraught echo. Let’s be courageous. Light dawns for the upright even in darkness. Let’s be among those who know God, are strong and who do exploits.
Let’s go for it!


  1. You wrote this in March, but man am I glad to be reading it in November. The tone of righteous victory is strong--the voice of the faithful! Thank You!

  2. I am truly blessed by reading your article,

    My grandson died on April 24, 2010 of congestive heart failure after playing a game of basketball. This morning as I completed my morning devotion, “The people who do know their God shall be strong and do exploits.” Daniel 11:32, came to mind. I've been told how strong I am and am a pillar of strength for others. The Lord has revealed to me the only way I can be a pillar of strength and of faith is because I know my God, and I do know Him.

    Through this ordeal with my grand-son, God has been ministering to me and oh, how sweet it is when the Father Himself comforts us through our valleys.

    Again, thank you for this article and may the Lord richly bless you.

  3. What a testimony Max, Glory to the Most High. I too lost my Dad last week and my Church Family has been going through various trials lately. Through it all the Lord has not only kept me but has annointed my tongue and fingers (some of the bad news come via text msg) to decree, bind, loose and rebuke in the name of Jesus. He is using me to encourage others even at this time. Am living Isaiah 61:1-3 that another believer spoke over me at the news of my Dad's death. I was just doing a study after I received this word Dan 11:32 and the lord led me to this....what a blessing. For all you do to stay a vessel of honor, God bless you.

  4. I am going through a tough time of lack of business in my company but I am trusting God to do a new thing today I shall do great exploits I remember the past when God did rescue me from hopeless situations in Business He will do it again no matter whatever the recession times are, for God all things are possible. I am sure He will come & save me. I just need to remind myself of his faithfulness in the past and I will definitely have a testimony for all you guys a week later
    Rajnish Charles
    Eden advertising & Marketing

  5. Aug 1, 2011 and I am reading this write up. very truly encouraging. I am going through a bad phase but then I realized if it weren't for this phase in my life I would have failed to realize that God is at work continuously.

    ... and I know my God and he shall show me the exploits that I have to make (in His time).

    God bless you for this article.

  6. God bless you for encouraging and reminding us of the promises of God.

    Be blessed this day in Jesus' name. Amen.

    Mrs. Noyo Edem-Hopeforthefamily

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  8. Gene, the Salina High Reunion is looking for you. If you are a 1955 grad of Salina High, reply to this note and I will get the message.