SATURDAY, MAY 7
Scripture: Acts 13:32-35
The reason we are backing up to previous verses in Acts 13 is that these verses begin to lay the foundation for equipping us to serve our generation the way the King David served his. Acts 13:32-35 is a major part of that. It says, “And we declare to you glad tidings—that promise which was made to the fathers. God has fulfilled this for us their children, in that He has raised up Jesus. As it is also written in the second Psalm: ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.’ And that He raised Him from the dead, no more to return to corruption, He has spoken thus: ‘I will give you the sure mercies of David.’ Therefore He also says in another Psalm: ‘You will not allow Your Holy One to see corruption.” The reason why we should be able to present ourselves just like King David did concerning his generation is because Jesus, on Resurrection Day, guaranteed to us the very same covenant that He gave to King David. Now that in itself is astonishing and amazing. David had mighty men. He won almost every battle that he entered into. You could not be the enemy of King David and live. What does that mean for us? Are we living up to what God has made available to us? There is an important issue of faith in our generation. But faith does not help if we do not know what is available. How can we be a people of faith if we are not a people of God’s Word? The whole Kingdom principle works on taking the eternal seed of God’s Word and sowing it in the soil, the soil being our heart. And if we sow that seed, our hearts will produce the promise of that Word. But if do not know that God has given us the very same covenant He gave King David, how can we sow it in our heart? If we do not sow the Word, we cannot produce its fruit. If we do not know it and sow it, we will not be able to produce the fruit of David and serve our generation the way he did. But if we take that covenant and believe it, sow it, speak it and act on it, it is entirely possible we can make a contribution like King David made. It is prophesied by the prophets that we will. This passage in Acts 13 is a vital key to unlocking the power of God for an end-time harvest. And we need to spend enough time with it until that seed is firmly planted on the inside of us.