SATURDAY, JANUARY 1
Scripture: Galatians 4:19-20
If Jesus were to visit the church today I suspect He would say the very same thing that the Holy Spirit said to the Galatian church in verses 19 and 20, “My little children for whom I labor in birth again until Christ is formed in you, I would like to be present with you now and to change my tone for I have doubts about you.” What are the doubts that the Head of the church would have about us? One doubt He would have is whether we will ever balance our view of the Savior with that of the Reigning King. The church is so lopsided we are nicer than God. We haven’t grown into the place where we can represent both the Jesus of the Gospels and the Jesus of the book of Revelation. As a result we are incapable of addressing the avalanche of evil that is rising in our nation. If we are going to bring the justice of God then we have to develop the Kingly Character of Christ. The Priestly character of Christ is something that most of us have worked on our entire lives. Everybody is familiar with the Gospel Jesus. Very few are familiar with the character of the Kingly Christ. The spirits behind those in power who advance evil are probably saying to the church, Jesus I know and Paul I know but who are you? Demonized politicians mock the church and instead of praying against them our tradition leads us to pray for them and enable their evil.