WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17
Scripture: Genesis 12:1-3
It seems like the Abrahamic covenant that we participate in is really quite profound when it comes to the issue of war. It actually promises that God will war against our enemies, and it has not changed. According to Galatians 3:29, we participate in that covenant. It is still good today, guaranteed by the Blood of the Lord Jesus. And in Genesis 12:1-3 it promises, “Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” God said that those who curse us, He would war against. God said He would aw-rar in Hebrew, declare harm, injury or anathema! There is a judicial covenantal side to the Abrahamic covenant. When you find yourself facing an adversary, you have to ask God to destroy the adversary who refuses to repent. If we are deceived into thinking that the only thing we can do is to ask God to bless the adversary, then we aid him in his advancing of evil. When we think we can only bless our enemies and pray for those who persecute us, we put a sword in their hand to destroy us. That is not only passive but self-destructive and yet it permeates the modern church. No wonder Jesus was indignant when He went to church. No wonder He wove a whip out of three strands. With the level of deception in the church today, I think that Jesus may be at war with the church. Let us walk with Him and see if we cannot turn this tide and gain a greater harvest.