WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19
Scripture: Luke 10:1-4, 10-12
In Luke 10:1-4, Jesus prepared the seventy in the same way He prepared the Twelve. He let them know they had to demonstrate the Kingdom by healing the sick. But whenever they were not received, they were to slap their sandals together, shake the dust off their feet and declare that it would be more tolerable in the Day of Judgment for Sodom and Gomorrah than for that city. Now that was pronouncing a covenantal, judicial curse. That is the strongest possible warning that could be given. And Jesus taught the seventy that when their word about the Kingdom was not received, they were to give that warning then they were to exercise Layer Three of God’s love. What has happened to us? What has happened to our present day church? We do not teach people to warn in our Bible schools. The church hardly knows about warning, except for the demonstration of it by the prophets among us. Warning is God’s love in action in an attempt to save us from the next two Layers of God’s love where pain and agony abound!