SUNDAY, APRIL 30
Scripture: Acts 3:19-26, Deuteronomy 18:18
Acts 3:19-26 says, “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began. For Moses truly said to the fathers, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brethren. Him you shall hear in all things, whatever He says to you. And it shall be that every soul who will not hear that Prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.’ Yes, and all the prophets, from Samuel and those who follow, as many as have spoken, have also foretold these days. You are sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.’ To you first, God, having raised up His Servant Jesus, sent Him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from your iniquities.” Here Deuteronomy 18:18 says, “I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him.” Are we the sons of the prophets? Are we the sons of the covenant? What the Lord is saying in this passage is where are the judgments? Moses defined forever what it meant to be a prophet like him. He defined it in his frustration. Where do we see the prophets perform judgments like he did? Do we see God like that today? No, we have redefined Jesus. We know how God defines Him. Moses defined him in His prophetic office, He is a prophet like me. Where are the judgments? There is plenty of ‘Egypt’ in America. There is plenty of ‘Egypt’ in other nations of the world. Where is the church? Where are the prophets? Jesus is the prophet like Moses and He has already told us how to become the plumbline of judgment. A preparational opportunity comes by praying in tongues. Why don’t we see it? Is the Lord really ready to do great judgments and to terrorize arrogant leaders and judges? Isaiah 26 says, “When your judgments come upon the earth the people of the world learn righteousness…” Jesus is the prophet like Moses and He will manifest the judicial through us if we are willing and obedient and one powerful avenue to begin is by faithfully praying in the Spirit! Your judicial testimonies are just a prayer away! Use the gift God has provided!