SATURDAY, JULY 17
Scripture: Matthew 5:43-48, Matthew 10:14,15, Luke 10:8-10
In Matthew 5 the Priestly Jesus said for us to bless and “turn-the-other-cheek” but this time He also warns that if your message is not received in a city, then you have the obligation of releasing biblical justice on that city. Perhaps Luke’s account in Luke 10, where Jesus gave the same instructions to the seventy is even more revealing. In Luke 10:10-12 Jesus said, “But whatever city you enter, and they do not receive you, go out into its streets and say, ‘The very dust of your city which clings to us we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near you.’ But I say to you that it will be more tolerable in that Day for Sodom than for that city.” Jesus just instructed the twelve and the seventy that whenever their message was not received to invoke a biblical covenantal judicial declaration that would stand in eternity as a marker against those people and against that city. Jesus demonstrated that He was both Savior and Judge. Do we do that anymore? Do we say what Jesus told us to say when people refuse to hear and reject the Word? Do we bring them into biblical account and declare over them it will be more tolerable for Sodom than for them in the day of judgment? The church has completely forfeited the Kingly anointing because we have emphasized the Priestly message. We have become nicer than God to the utter peril of our own nation!