WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13
Scripture: Romans 13:3
Romans 13:3 says, “For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same.” Rulers have a very specific purpose assigned by God Himself from the Throne-Room. The purpose of Godly rule is to limit evil. If we cannot restrain evil, we are not stepping into the full purpose for which God created us and we are not taking the governmental authority Jesus bought and paid for. By submitting to political government who is championing evil, we are denying the Christ who bought and paid for our Judicial Authority. Are we Christ-rejecters or Christ-accepters? If we are Christ-accepters, we must, when Spirit-led, bring the rod of iron on specific evils that are championed by wayward rulers. Homosexuality is one of them. Rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Since we have been made a King and a Priest, we have been made spiritual rulers. What are we doing with the rule that Jesus bought and paid for? Are we terrorizing evil? Are we declaring ‘Not on our watch!’? Are we praying the Hand of God on the perpetrating parties or are we allowing them to continue to spread their evil? How long will the church enable evil? How long will passivity grip those who claim to represent the powerful Christ? It is time the Hand of God was seen – but historically that comes at the prayer of the believer when enduring the stress of persecution. When the early church cried out under persecution, God answered with an anointing that first put Ananias & Sapphira and then Herod in the grave.