SATURDAY, JANUARY 9
Scripture: Acts 2:34-36
Acts 2:34-36 says, “For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he says himself: ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.”’ Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.” We are told that David proclaimed a covenant promise made by God to the church – ‘I will make your enemies your footstool.’ Then this passage says, “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly…” Now the idiom, “know assuredly” is for the intimacy that produces children. Know assuredly/be intimate with whom? United with the Jesus Who is both Judge of all the earth and Savior of all the earth. Our intimacy with Him should produce the spiritual fruit of spiritual children. Are we going to get to know the Judge of all the earth? When He manifests judgment, one effect is that people run to get saved. Can we manifest judgment? Can we represent the Judge of all the earth? Peter learned how, he proclaimed justice over Ananias and Sapphira. The early church learned how. They prayed over the murder of James and potential assassination of Peter. And the angel went to the prison, freed Peter from jail, visited the assassin, King Herod, and put him in the grave in the most painful death known to man in those days. That is a Holy Spirit exclamation point! When Herod brought death to God’s church, God brought death to Herod and the worms ate him from the inside out. The angel of the Lord struck him and he was eaten by worms. There is the judgment of God in action! A fitting judgment, fully earned. What will God do to deserving evil leaders?