SUNDAY, MAY 11
Scripture: Matthew 12:14-18
Matthew 12:14-18 says, “Then the Pharisees went out and plotted against Him, how they might destroy Him. But when Jesus knew it, He withdrew from there. And great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them all. Yet He warned them not to make Him known, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: ‘Behold! My Servant whom I have chosen, My Beloved in whom My soul is well pleased! I will put My Spirit upon Him, And He will declare justice to the Gentiles.’” The anointing for justice is the King’s anointing. What is interesting about this passage is that it says, “I will put My Spirit upon Him, And He will declare justice to the Gentiles.” When the Holy Spirit comes on the church, we have an obligation. Under the anointing of the Spirit, our obligation is to declare what He leads us to declare. Whether our gifting is Kingly or Priestly, whether our nature is Kingly or Priestly, as believers we are obligated to represent the whole counsel of God. And following the Spirit ONLY in either Kingly or Priestly is equivalent to wearing spiritual earplugs. Declaring the justice of the Lord is part of our obligation in representing Him. And that obligation brings us back to Ezekiel 13:19. Will we declare that which keeps people alive who should not die? Will we declare what puts people in the grave who should not live? God is ready, why aren’t we? Will we walk with Him? He is ready to bring victory to the nation. That victory to the nation demands Kings to follow the Spirit in declaring justice. It is time to grow up, to grow to be ready to pray hard prayers and to grow in the maturity required to pray them. Let us embrace the spiritual purity and fear of God necessary to walk in our God-given Kingly anointing, and let us say yes to the King!