FRIDAY, AUGUST 26
Scripture: Acts 12:1-6, 23
Acts 12: 23 says, “Then immediately an angel of the Lord struck him, because he did not give glory to God. And he was eaten by worms and died.” The early church prayed and when they prayed, God went to war. The same way that Herod touched the early church, God touched Herod. That is biblical, New Testament covenant justice in action. When we pray, believe and demand in covenant, the same God who was in operation then will show up for us now. There is no difference. Elisha spoke and the bears came, while the early church prayed and Herod was eaten by worms. I can hear many people now saying “No, that is Old Covenant stuff.” The bears were in the Old Covenant but the worms are in the New. The bears just mauled the kids but the worms killed the ruler. The degenerating of nations parallels the loss of power in the church. Most believers do not know they can ask the God of War to come in their behalf and put the enemy under their feet. Jesus has weapons of power! He has bears, hail, thunder and worms. It certainly seems to me there are specific people promoting pure evil who are deserving of worm. Where is the church to access the God of War in the New Testament?