WEDNESDAY, August 25
Scripture: Revelation 2:21-23, James 2:10-13
For most Christians, mercy-triumphs-over-judgment means we never have judgment. Nothing could be further from the truth. Covenant mercy to the church requires judgment when dealing with an enemy. Mercy-triumphs-over-judgment applies to the failures of covenant people. Mercy provides a remedy by allowing us to avoid destruction. We need to realize that when it comes to the issue of judgment God is not opposed to dispensing it. God is very opposed to sin in the camp. In Thyatira He promised to kill the children which meant the disciples of the false doctrine. Would a sane person choose to spit in God’s face by ordaining homosexuals? Mercy to the church would be to remove the violators. Will God bring the sword through a denomination that claims to represent Him but denies Him in practice like the Lutherans and Episcopalians. Jesus judged sexual immorality in the church. I believe He will again. It is inescapable. To spit in God’s face brings a sword! Jesus did not hesitate in Revelation and He will not hesitate now!