TUESDAY, MARCH 1
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 2:12-14
2 Corinthians 2:14 is a key to the Kingly authority of Christ. Paul revealed his understanding of the attitude necessary to walk with God and represent Him fully. He says, “…Thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.” The Greek word translated diffuses means to manifest, show or make visible. In Paul’s understanding, Jesus had opened the full authority of the Throne-Room to the church so that in every situation it is possible to reveal visibly the triumph of Christ as King. The power of the resurrection is an open door that is given to every believer regardless of the situation we find ourselves in. There is a Greek word that explains what Paul understood and knew by revelation. That Greek word is three-am-byoo-o. The root is thro-eh-o, meaning to cry aloud in time of trouble. What we are prepared to pray in any given troubling situation should result in a visible manifestation of Christ. The visible spectrum includes praying destruction if dealing with a ‘Herod’ or praying resurrection, if dealing with a widow’s dead son. That is the full length, width, breadth and height that is available to every believer. The question is, are we positioning ourselves to access what Jesus has fully made available. Do we think like a King whose word results in either life or death?