WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7
Scripture: Acts 2:36, Genesis 12:3
Acts 2:36 tells us that God has made this Jesus, whom the people crucified, both Lord/koo-ree-os and Christ/khris-tos. Koo-ree-os means, ‘Judge and Disposer of all the earth.’ So koo-ree-os is the Possessor, Disposer and Remover. Khris-tos is ‘The Anointed Priest and Savior.’ As Judge of all the Earth, the standard of judgment that goes forth from the Old Testament all the way to the book of Revelation is Genesis 12:3. It says, “I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Now God intended the covenant with Abraham to be a blessing, but it also has a judicial element. The judicial element protects Abraham and his family from the onslaught of the enemy and those who desire to kill him. When we understand that, bringing the Judicial Christ onto the scene means praying, “God reward them according to their work.” Throughout church history we find that this is the guideline for justice that God expects. When He tells Abraham in Genesis 18 that, “The whole reason I have known you is so that you will do righteousness, justice and judgment.” These are the very same words that appear in Isaiah 9:7. Abraham’s assignment was to be a walking plumbline in the earth!