THURSDAY, MAY 1
Scripture: Galatians 1:11,12, Mark 7:9-13, Acts 2:36
It is very fitting, on the National Day of Prayer, to start the month with Restoring the King’s Anointing. When Jesus was resurrected and poured out the Holy Spirit, Peter declared in Acts 2:36, “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord/koo-ree-os/Judge of all the Earth and Christ/khris-tos/Savior of all the Earth.” Now as Judge of all the Earth, He is the King of Kings. As Savior of all the Earth, He is Lord of Lords. For the last seventy years, the church has had almost exclusively the Priestly side of Christ presented. The fruit of that is that we have a Mark 7:9-13 situation where tradition makes the Word of none effect. Thousands of people all across the country are meeting together and they are praying for our local and national leaders, in many cases enabling evil, rather than judging and ending it, like a King should. Mark 7:9-13 says, “He said to them, All too well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition. For Moses said, “Honor your father and your mother”; and, “He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.” But you say, “If a man says to his father or mother, ‘Whatever profit you might have received from me is Corban’—“ (that is, a gift to God), then you no longer let him do anything for his father or his mother, making the word of God of no effect through your tradition which you have handed down. And many such things you do.’” If we really look at what happened here, what they were doing was taking the Judicial Christ out of the equation. And that is exactly what has happened over the last 70 years in pulpits all across this nation. It is not necessarily the preacher’s fault because it started in our seminaries and Bible schools. I know – I am the product of one and we were never taught anything about the Judicial Christ. God does not bless evil-doers, He judges them and ends the destruction they do to the Kingdom. There is a natural, spiritual shift between the Priestly and the Prophetic when Judicial boundaries are crossed. When the leadership of a nation starts calling what is good, evil, and what is evil, good, that pulls a Judicial, Spiritual trigger and it demands a shift from a Priestly offering of salvation to a Kingly guarantee of action and judgment.