WEDNESDAY, October 13
Scripture: Psalm 110:3,4
The progression of Psalm 110 is incredible. It basically says that whenever the church manifests the key of David that the people will volunteer. Verses 3 and 4 state, “Your people shall be volunteers In the day of Your power; In the beauties of holiness, from the womb of the morning You have the dew of your youth. The LORD has sworn and will not relent, You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek.” The order of Melchizedek was a very different order for a priest because Melchizedek was also King of Salem. What makes Melchizedek an interesting example is that he’s the only one that is both a King and a Priest which is the picture being painted for every believer. As a priest we can close the door of judgment in order to save people, while as a King we open the door of judgment to remove the wicked so that the land is not penalized for their iniquity. The key of death is an essential key to be used because people often will not turn from their wicked ways. When they refuse to turn rather than let them destroy the land it is fully and completely God’s love to remove their defiling influence! Removing them is love toward the innocent. Are we opening that door? We have the key! Do not expect God to do it! He gave the key to us. That is why we’re going to be held accountable for using it.