SATURDAY, JULY 21
Scripture: Joel 2:23-24, 1 Peter 1:13-19
Joel 2:23-24 says, “Be glad then, you children of Zion, And rejoice in the Lord your God; For He has given you the former rain faithfully, And He will cause the rain to come down for you—The former rain, And the latter rain in the first month. The threshing floors shall be full of wheat, And the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil.” Why is this passage so important? It promises God will do twice as much in the winding up of the age as in its beginning! The latter part of Acts records the actions of Christ’s end-time disciples, and we will see a double of that in the end-times! This is important because it causes us to consider the potential power of the Spirit about to be revealed available to us and upon us! How important is Peter’s admonition in 1 Peter 1:13-19? Verses 17-19 state, “And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear; knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver of gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” Just as Christ’s blood made us blameless, holy conduct is important to pursue that lifestyle to qualify for the full justice realm that was so vital in adding members to the early church!