TUESDAY, JUNE 12
Scripture: Acts 2:32-36
Acts 2:32-36 says, “This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses. Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear. ‘For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he says himself: “The Lord said to my Lord, ‘Sit at My right hand Till I make Your enemies Your footstool. ‘Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.” The key to this passage is the phrase “know assuredly” in verse 36. Know assuredly is a Greek phrase translating the concept that ultimately emerges from a Hebrew idiom for a man to know his covenantal wife and consequently produce children. Priestly fruit abounds in most of the church. The question is how much kingly-judicial fruit do we have? One day all of us will give an account. We are going to have to answer Jesus. Do we have any kingly fruit? Do we have any judicial manifestations? If we do not then we have not known Jesus the King. We have only known Him as Priest. Therefore we will have a deficit. I cannot imagine being in that position having lived a full life and yet to have a deficit because we never got to know the Judicial Christ. The Priestly Christ resembles a lamb among wolves. And as a lamb among wolves we abhor the evil of the enemy and the devastation he causes. We can only be a lamb so long until we become enablers of evil. Praying blessing on evil-doers makes us enablers. We have to graduate if we are going to finish what God calls us to do!