WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28
Scripture: Luke 22:37,38
Jesus said in Luke 22:36-38, “For I say to you that this which is written must still be accomplished in Me: ‘And He was numbered with the transgressors. ‘ For the things concerning Me have an end.’ So they said, ‘Lord, look, here are two swords.’ And He said to them, ‘It is enough.'” The disciples carried two swords and Jesus said, “Those two are enough.” The critical words in this passage are “but now,” telling us that we have a seasonal, transitional change. “But now …” persecution is coming in greater measure, therefore buy a sword. “But now” marks the transition. “Buy the sword. Sell your garment” marks a change into a new season. Our problem is, we have lived the majority of our lives having never bought the sword. Having never understood how to initiate it, how to strike with it, how to bring it into the midst of our needs. And yet, Jesus was quite clear about that addition and how it was essential.