MONDAY, JANUARY 24
Scripture: Acts 12:4,5
Verses 4 and 5 state, “So when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four squads of soldiers to keep him, intending to bring him before the people after Passover. Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church.” Paul and Barnabas arrived in Jerusalem just in time to see James killed and Peter jailed with the intent of bringing Peter out after Passover and killing him. With Paul’s revelation and with his obvious carrying the anointing of both death and life, I wonder what Paul contributed to the church’s prayers for Peter. I wonder if Paul was praying God’s blessing, salvation and life on Herod. I suspect not! I suspect Paul brought the other end of the covenant to bear on Herod’s head. I suspect Paul educated the church at Jerusalem concerning what they had in their covenant and how they should pray for Mr. Herod. It would have been out of character for Paul to do anything less. Paul’s contribution may have saved Peter’s life physically. In the book of Galatians Paul saved Peter’s life spiritually. There is an anointing that dispenses both double-life and double-death. Is our contribution saving a harvest? Is our contribution saving lives?