TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8
Scripture: Matthew 10:5-10, Psalm 110:3
When Jesus sent out the Twelve, He anointed them and commanded them to heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons, and as they had freely received, they were to freely give. Then He introduced them to spiritual truth that can only be shouldered when one walks in remission of sin. He said, “These twelve Jesus sent out and commanded them, saying: ‘Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter a city of the Samaritans. But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as you go, preach, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give. Provide neither gold nor silver nor copper in your money belts, nor bag for your journey, nor two tunics, nor sandals, nor staffs; for a worker is worthy of his food.’” The truth here is axios. Axios is the Greek word meaning corresponding, congruous, befitting of equal weight. A son or daughter of God who is walking in holiness with an awareness of their worth is worthy of demonstrating the fullness of their Family. Because blame, shame and guilt are gone through eradication and forgiveness of each act, remission and the complete blotting out of all consequences, translates to confidence before God to do what we were created for. We can live up to the Family standard of holiness. That is why this Sonship Gift number 7 is the final brick in establishing us in the Family of God. We accept our chosen, holy and blameless status. This qualifies us for adoption. As sons and daughters, we are accepted, redeemed and finally fully recipients of the cement of forgiveness. The remission expunges the record stored in our personal conscience regarding past violations. Condemnation is removed thereby depositing freedom in the conscience to serve the Living God! As we choose to accept it and believe it and apply it we are considered worthy. We are established in our worth and value in God’s eyes! Knowing our Family status and continually reaffirming it ushers in the measure of confidence and assurance needed to move confidently forward in God’s plan. We are to demonstrate the life of our Older Brother Jesus, to live like Him, act like Him, talk like Him, think like Him and walk like Him! Be a carbon copy of the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. We are to take His authority and act on it. We are worthy! That is the declaration, and that is the goal. Because we are worthy, we look for others who are worthy so that we can develop Family relationship with them to function together as vibrant warriors who walk forward as “volunteers in the day of His power.” NKJV Psalm 110:3 in the NLT puts it this way, “When you go to war, your people will serve you willingly. You are arrayed in holy garments, and your strength will be renewed each day like the morning dew.” Those holy garments are our Sonship Gifts. What a progression! The question is, are we walking out our part of it?