“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulders. . .” (Isaiah 9:6a).
The Hebrew word for shoulders is Shechem. Shechem was the first place to welcome Abram upon his entrance in the Land of Canaan; whereupon Abram built an altar and called upon the name of the LORD (cf. Genesis 12:5-7). Shechem was the place of Joshua’s final assembly of the people and where he made a Covenant with them to serve the LORD (cf. Joshua 24:1,25-27). Shechem is the first and the last, the beginning and the end; the shoulders of Israel; the place of Covenant and Government.
The Government shall be upon the shoulders of Him who was sent to establish the reign of righteousness in the Kingdom of God. Isaiah spoke further, “of the increase of His Government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon His Kingdom, to order it and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth and forever. The zeal of the LORD of Hosts will perform this” (Isaiah 9:7).
The Prophet says the Kingdom will be established during a time of darkness, vexation and affliction. For the “people that walked in darkness have seen a great Light; they that dwell in the Land of the Shadow of Death, upon them has the Light shined” (Isaiah 9:2). Regardless of the times, seasons, or stresses upon God’s people, the Kingdom shall be established upon the shoulders of Him Who sits upon the throne, The Lamb of God (cf. Revelations 5). His “name shall be called, Wonderful Counselor, the Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6b).
Abram made his claim by faith to the promise of God by building an altar and calling on the Name of the LORD at the Great Oak in the Plain of Moreh, in Shechem. Joshua made his claim to possession of the Land by his Covenant, Statute and Ordinance at the Great Stone, by the Oak at the sanctuary of God to serve as a witness to the Covenant so made. We make our claim to all the promises of God through the Blood of the Covenant, the Blood of the Lamb at the Cross of Calvary. We make our claim to the Kingdom and the Government of God in our Land, in our Day, in our Generation, the zeal of the LORD of Hosts has performed this. The Government has been established upon His shoulders, our Great Shechem of God. Do you believe this? Go!. You have been sent to turn the world upside down.