SATURDAY, AUGUST 18
Scripture: 1 Peter 1:16-19, Romans 9:23
1 Peter 1:16-19 says, “…because it is written, ‘Be holy, for I am holy.’ And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear; knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” Why do we walk in obedience? Why do we maintain holiness? We choose this life because we have been bought with a price. The blood of Christ made us holy. It removed all the blemishes. It removed all the spots. Now we are no longer our own. We belong to Christ. We are blood bought by the King of Kings Himself. He owns us and He has a purpose for us. We are carriers of holiness. We carry His anointing. We are His agents of glory in the earth in the last days! We are His healing and delivering agents. We are His afflicting agents. We are His terminating agents. Romans 9:23 says, ”and that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, which He had prepared beforehand for glory.” We are both vessels of mercy and vessels of glory. The anointing is like horsepower from an engine. Why should we settle for half of what is available? Mercy is a two-edged sword! Don’t think that we get to live in one realm as God’s priestly saving agents without also demonstrating the kingly, judicial anointing. That is tradition and that is how we got in the mess we are in right now. It is time to replace the passivity and appeasement messages in the pulpits and begin to represent the whole counsel of God! It is the season for God to be represented as both Savior and Judge! Without it, we will not see the boldness of God that we have to have in order to victoriously navigate the last days!