THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20
Scripture: Luke 22:35-38
In Luke 22:35-38 we are told, “And He said to them, ‘When I sent you without money bag, knapsack, and sandals, did you lack anything?’ So they said, ‘Nothing.’ Then He said to them, ‘But now, he who has a money bag, let him take it, and likewise a knapsack; and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one. For I say to you that this which is written must still be accomplished in Me: “And He was numbered with the transgressors.” For the things concerning Me have an end.’ So they said, ‘Lord, look, here are two swords.’ And He said to them, ‘It is enough.’” Jesus made it clear that in the end of His earthly ministry there was a transition from an emphasis on the evangelistic to an emphasis on the judicial. Unfortunately the church of our generation has been completely preached back into the evangelistic and has totally neglected the judicial. Consequently, we are not equipped for the resistance we have faced and we have given up freedoms previous generations have bought and bled for! We are at the point now that the only way to stave off utter destruction in many of our nations is for the full-blown manifestations of Love Layer Four and Love Layer Five. Jesus made it clear – the transition was there. “Sell your garment, buy a sword!” Why? Because we would need a sword more than we need a garment. The church today needs the sword. We need to be able to bring Jesus the Judge in manifestation in Love Layer Four or Love Layer Five of God’s love. Have we really bought the sword? Jesus said to sell our garments and buy a sword! You know you’ve bought a sword when you pray judicially and Jesus answers! This sword is a prayer-sword – the Sword of the Spirit set in our hearts and flowing from our tongues. Let us use it!