THURSDAY, JANUARY 20
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 2:12-14
Verses 12-14 state, “Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ’s gospel, and a door was opened to me by the Lord, I had no rest in my spirit, because I did not find Titus my brother; but taking my leave of them I departed for Macedonia. Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.” Is verse 14 our experience? Do we find the Lord always leading us in triumph? What is God’s definition of triumph? The Greek word here is three-am-byoo-o. It means the power to enable believers to overcome the enemy. It comes from a root word meaning to cry out, or to put a demand on God. So the real question is, what are we praying? What are we crying out? If we are crying out, God save the enemy, the one who is trying to kill and destroy our harvest, then we are enabling the enemy not overcoming him. The Priestly mindset guarantees the destruction of the land because all it ever does is enable evil. It is like being spiritually codependent with evil. We obviously need a better understanding of who Jesus is in Revelation. He is not turning the other cheek to evil like today’s church!