WEDNESDAY, September 22
Scripture: Psalm 149
The first six verses of Psalm 149 all deal with praising God. The praise that we offer to the Lord creates a platform. This platform can lead to executing covenant justice. That’s why the last three verses start out with “to execute,” “to bind,” and “to execute,” “To execute vengeance on the nations, And punishments on the peoples; To bind their kings with chains, And their nobles with fetters of iron; To execute on them, the written judgment-This honor have all His saints.” Praise and worship can initiate praying imprecatory prayers. Following the Holy Spirit into intercession often happens during praise and worship – go with it! David was a master at doing it. We are learning from him, and the Imprecatory Psalms are given to us for this specific purpose. The imprecatory Psalms reflect God’s will for His people when they find themselves in war. When we are in war it is time to declare covenant victory and the hand of our God upon the enemy. It is as Biblical as anything can be. It goes from the Old Testament to the New and it does not change. It is time we entered this dimension.