WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23
Scripture: Acts 4:18,19
It is obvious that the church has faced persecution in previous seasons. Acts 4:18 says, “So they called them and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge.” That is persecution. They were not allowed to speak the name of Jesus. But what was the apostolic response in verse 19? The early church did not obey governmental commands to be silenced – they obeyed God. And as a result, further persecution came their way. And when it came their way, they did not pray for the Priestly anointing! We must at the very least do what the early church did. If we, at the minimum, follow their pattern, we will come into the full measure of the Kingly anointing!