MONDAY, September 6
Scripture: Revelation 1:18-19
We are told in Revelation 1:18-19, “I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death. Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after this.” If we could see Jesus for who He is right now, it would help in representing Him as the Judge of all the Earth. He is the ultimate Author of justice because He died at the hands of political injustice. He has the keys of death and hell, and because He has those keys, they can be released at any moment in order to bring deliverance, or freedom or justice in any area where we have assigned authority. The only reason why Jesus took the keys is so they could be used when needed. The issue of being a King is the issue of having the ultimate judicial authority ending in life or death. That is why the mixture of the Priestly and the Kingly together brings completion. The one releases life and the other releases death. To preserve life, justice demands the death of the wicked. Until we catch the fullness of that, we cannot represent Jesus in both realms. Praying covenant justice often demands God judge and destroy the enemy! Being a King means dispensing life or death as directed by the Holy Spirit! In Revelation the Holy Spirit dispenses death to one third and then one fourth of earth’s population. Such is the season we are entering! Revelation reveals a Jesus who kills more than He saves. Do we know Him?