MONDAY, MAY 5
Scripture: Acts 2:32-36, Ezekiel 13:19
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.’” Peter made his determination. He is decreeing it! The ruling Judicial Christ that he was looking for finally manifested when the Holy Spirit came on the Day of Pentecost. He finally realized what Jesus meant when He said they would be better off when He went away, because only then would the Father send the Helper. And then, the Holy Spirit would come along side and help. The Spirit functions in two dimensions! He is King, Judge of all the earth and He is Priest, Savior of all the earth. So whatever is standing between us and deliverance or salvation, the King will move it! He will give us the voice – He will give us the words to pray and give us what to say. He will give us what to declare, but our job is to declare God’s decrees. The Bible is full of God’s decrees but when we pray Kingly, we are the ones who have to declare His decrees in the earth. When by divine inspiration we declare God’s decrees in the earth, then the Lord comes and weighs the justice of the situation and executes His Word. There are many alive who should not be living. They are alive because the church is not stepping into our Kingly anointing. We are not declaring biblical justice over those the Helper reveals need it. Ezekiel 13:19 is one of God’s decrees and when we run into people who should not be living, and the Spirit leads us, we have a variety of God’s decrees from the Davidic Psalms that can be prayed over their lives. God weighs it, and His justice comes. When the rebellious continue to refuse to turn, God may strike with His Rod of Iron and deliver the justice due their works. Wake up, church! Jesus died to make us a King. Every day we choose to live beneath that, our inaction offends the Blood that was shed for us. It is time to shoulder judging evil and to grow up in the faith!