MONDAY, MARCH 21
Scripture: Revelation 19:11
In Revelation 19:11 we see the first four of the Kingly fruit unfolding. We have love, joy, peace and long-suffering on the Priestly side while we have faithfulness, true, in righteous judges and makes war on the Kingly side. The first thing to notice as we begin to outline the Priestly fruit is how they balance the Kingly fruit. Love drives us into faithfulness. Joy is only lost whenever we depart from the true by refusing to correct a crooked place in our life. We must align our life and be true to the Word. Peace, once lost, will often not return until in righteousness we judge evil. When we refuse to judge evil, peace departs. We mostly have taught the church that they cannot judge. They are afraid to judge. But the Kingly Christ has no problem judging at all. The Word is clear. His righteous standard is clear and people either line up for it or against it. Finally in number four, patience balances going to war. Is patience not the perfect balance in holding off from going to war? The Kingly Christ has no problem going to war. The only hindrance He has is called the Church who is not really ready. They are instead afraid and unknowing of how to engage the enemy. One thing is for sure: we have a lot of work to do in preparing the church. The God of war is ready to stand up.