TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21
Scripture: Acts 2:32-36
Acts 2:32-36 says, “This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses. Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear. ‘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.’” Peter was strong and he recognized Who Jesus was. And Peter said so explicitly in this passage. “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.” People who are strong know Jesus as Judge of all the earth and are willing to pray accordingly. If we are strong, we are willing to pray judicially. We are willing to appeal to Jesus the Judge. We do not mind inviting Jesus the Judge on the scene. We have no problem praying the imprecatory prayers of the Psalms. Praying in the Spirit as preparation is the wisest way to both develop and utilize this warrior kind of strength. It also invites God’s wisdom to unfold. Tongues empowers us to invoke the power and dominion of the King against His enemies. It is a godly endeavor and one that helps put us in the center of God’s perfect will.