TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
Scripture: Acts 5:1-14
In Acts 5:1-14, we see the first major manifestation of the Judicial Christ in the early church. Peter announced the death of first Ananias and then Sapphira, and the Holy Spirit executed them at Peter’s word. Peter stood in the gate of the enemy – the mammon gate – and he possessed that gate. Nobody said that anything they had was their own. According to Acts 4:32, they passed the mammon test. Peter stood in that gate and declared. He possessed the gate of the enemy and what was the result? No one dared join them and believers were increasingly added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women. If we possess the gate of the enemy, what is the fruit? An end-time harvest! That is the fruit. Will we possess the gate of the enemy? The Lord is calling us to, but you and I have to answer that question. Abraham bought and paid for it, Jesus bought and paid for it, the early church walked in it, so why can’t we walk in it? The truth is, we can. But not if we only know and only represent the Mercy-Jesus or the Priestly Jesus. We have to know, represent and walk with Jesus the Judge to possess the gate of our enemy. Will we? God is calling – will we answer?