SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
Scripture: Mark 6:18-20
In Mark 6:18-20 we are told, “Because John had said to Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife. Therefore Herodias held it against him and wanted to kill him, but she could not; for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just and holy man, and he protected him. And when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.” Herod use to call for and listen to John the Baptist. Herod was convicted by John’s preaching concerning his adulterous lifestyle. The Bible says that “Herod feared John knowing that he was a just and holy man, and he protected him.” Does anyone in government fear us? Does anyone in government know that we are a just and holy people? If not, why not? Could it be they are not seeing the fruit? The Word promises the very same works that Jesus did those who believe will also do. Here is the bottom line. We are just and holy and declared so by the blood of Jesus. Holiness and the fear of the Lord are connected. If we embrace holiness, people should see the fruit! Fruit is not about elevating us but about God’s power manifesting to gain a harvest. Signs and wonders that establish the fear of the Lord grow from the soil of holiness!