FRIDAY, MARCH 18
Scripture: II Corinthians 2:14-15
The reason II Corinthians 2:14-15 takes on more significance is because there are now nine visible manifestations of triumph. Verses 14-15 state, “Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.” For those who are being saved the Priestly fruit represent Christ’s likeness for khris-tos while the Kingly fruit represent Christ’s likeness for koo-ree-os. We find that God’s developmental path includes both Kingly and Priestly fruit. Love, joy peace, long-suffering, gentleness and goodness are all rise as essential in representing who Jesus is and in showing the love of God to every man. But the other dimension of Christ has nine fruit also which balance out the Priestly fruit. A believer who is fully established in level three priestly peace should be equally as confident in the righteous judging of Kingly level three. Priestly gentleness and Kingly war balance each other out in level four. Jesus stands in two ministries and we have to develop in both to represent Him.