THURSDAY, APRIL 3
Scripture: Acts 2:32-36
Acts 2:32-36 is the beginning of the King’s ministry in the church because it defines what happened to the church on the day that the Holy Spirit was given. 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.” All the house of Israel is supposed to know assuredly that Jesus stands in two positions. He is both koo-ree-os and krist-os. Koo-ree-os means Judge of all the earth and krist-os means Savior of all the earth. We find ourselves in the unusual position of having to represent Jesus as both king and priest. It is much easier to represent Jesus as Priest because that is something that many desire. Here we find deliverance, freedom, provision and all the blessings. But the Judicial side of Christ focuses on something completely different. If Jesus is both Lord and Christ then we will find ourselves in the position that we have no choice but to demonstrate Him as both Lord and Christ. Jesus as Lord judges and makes war! Are we ready to demonstrate Jesus as Judge of all the earth?