FRIDAY, JULY 20
Scripture: Psalm 110:1-7
If there was ever a passage to memorize for this season, I believe it is Psalm 110 – all seven verses. I believe it speaks to what the Lord is doing right now. It is what I hear the Spirit saying. He is energizing us and this is who God is to the church. Where this dimension is embraced, we will see the fullness of the Lord begin to come forth. Psalm 110 takes us from the empowering of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2 through the entire purpose of God for the Kingly Christ. Psalm 110 explains what it looks like to walk with the Lion. For all of us who are asking for the Lion to come forth in our life, Psalm 110 is the prayer to connect with. I believe it will be fully visible in the church before Jesus returns. Psalm 110 speaks volumes about what the Lord wants to do right now and where we are. “The Lord shall send the rod of your strength out of Zion. Rule in the midst of your enemies!” Rule in the midst of evil. That is the charge. The empowering of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2 activates Psalm 110. Verse 2-7 says, “The Lord shall send the rod of Your strength out of Zion. Rule in the midst of Your enemies! Your people shall be volunteers In the day of Your power; In the beauties of holiness, from the womb of the morning, You have the dew of Your youth. The Lord has sworn And will not relent, ‘You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek.’ The Lord is at Your right hand; He shall execute kings in the day of His wrath. He shall judge among the nations, He shall fill the places with dead bodies, He shall execute the heads of many countries. He shall drink of the brook by the wayside; Therefore He shall lift up the head.” Based on the pattern of Psalm 110, the Kingly precedes the Priestly. As it now stands, we are trying to do it backwards. In Psalm 110, the Kingly Christ manifests first. That becomes the platform for the harvest where the Priestly Christ emerges. The approach in my generation has been Priestly, Priestly, Priestly. But it is the Kingly first that energizes the Priestly. It is when we display the Kingly anointing that people want Priestly salvation. The judicial Hand of God is a great motivation to get saved. Amos 3:6b says, “If there is calamity in a city, will not the Lord have done it?” Have we helped or hindered people in seeing God’s judicial Hand in nature? Some of our greatest evangelists in previous centuries walked in this demonstration! When city leaders heard that Samuel was coming, they met him before he entered the city to see if repentance was needed for their city. In Samuel came in peace, they were O King, but if not action was required. Samuel carried the Kingly Christ. What are we carrying – A better covenant with creative promises!