SATURDAY, JANUARY 22
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 2:15,16
Verses 15 and 16 state, “For we are the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. To the one we are the aroma of death to death, and to the other the aroma of life to life, And who is sufficient for these things?” Paul said he was the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. To the one he brought the aroma of death, to the other the aroma of life. The church today only knows how to attempt to bring life. They know nothing about bringing death. Yet Jesus in Revelation is the Judge of all the earth, and He Himself warned the disciples in Matthew 10 not to fear those who could kill the body but to fear Him who after He killed the body could kill the soul in hell forever. Jesus dispenses double-death in Revelation. The Apostle Paul represented double-death when he confronted Peter and Barnabas. That level of authority yields quick results. Where is the church representing the Jesus who dispenses double-death. The church only exists to represent the Master If we send out a generation of missionaries into countries who are going to face death, we better send them out knowing the Jesus who dispenses double-death in the face of the enemy, so they can survive and finish their race. Paul knew the Jesus of double-death by being knocked off his donkey. Paul’s statement in the very first chapter of Galatians indicates definite representation. Paul mentions confronting both Peter and Barnabas in the next chapter. How could we have missed the Jesus who was so plainly present in the Apostle Paul’s ministry to bring both life and death? From Paul’s own words, he not only says it in his letter to the Corinthians but he does it in his letter to the Galatians. The Jesus of ultimate dominion is present in scripture but has been hidden from the church. Will we ever grow up in that dimension?