Word at Work April 2, 2014

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April 2, 2014

Word at Work April 2, 2014

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2
Scripture: Revelation 5:9-10, Luke 22:36

Revelation 5:9-10 says, “And they sang a new song saying: ‘You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For you were slain, And have redeemed us to God by your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, And have made us kings and priests to our God, And we shall reign on the earth.’” It is interesting that both a noun and a verb for “king” are used in this passage. The Lord has made us both bas-ill-yooce, and bas-ill-yoo-o the noun, and we shall do the actions of a King. This says that the church has an assignment. The assignment of the church is to do what a King does, or to exercise Kingly authority. The King’s job was being responsible for executing justice in the realm. King’s anointing was to declare justice or proclaim a judicial decree or execute the Biblical standard of justice in scripture. Whether or not we do that depends on whether or not we believe God’s Word. If we believe God’s Word, we will act like a King in the earth. And we will bring God’s justice by what we declare and decree. We are God’s Judicial ‘verb’ in action. We war with the words of our mouth or surrender to circumstances with the same words. When there is no action in the church on issues of injustice, when there is only silence in the face of evil, then that is dishonoring to the Lord Jesus and a failure to act like a King. God wars with words. Revelation 2:15-16 states, “Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. Repent or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth.” In Luke 22:36 Jesus said, “…And he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one.”