WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
Scripture: Psalm 2:1-3, 10
Psalm 2:1-3 says, “Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, ‘Let us break Their bonds in pieces And cast away Their cords from us.’” It is obvious that there is a growing group of political and judicial leaders that are determined in the last days to set themselves against God. We know that judges and leaders are in this category. What happens to presidents, senators, politicians and judges who refuse to repent? Verse 10 of Psalm 2 says, “Now therefore, be wise, O kings; Be instructed, you judges of the earth.” They obviously are not instructed. And why are they not instructed? It is because the church is not instructing them. The church needs to be instructing the politicians and the judges. We need to be instructing them with a Layer of God’s love that is appropriate to their actions. That might be a Layer called affliction, it might be a Layer called termination. Whatever Layer of God’s love is appropriate to their action, we should be instructing them with it. But most of us do not understand Layers of God’s love and do not have a theology for it. We are so baptized in grace, mercy, and the Priestly role, that we have not grown in an understanding of the Kingly so that we can constructively bring an appropriate Layer of God’s love. We are probably too busy just trying to survive¬¬ and may not feel comfortable to pray presidents and politicians into their just reward. But it is still the job of the church and we are still called to do it. Philadelphians know how. In the Philadelphian church, we learn this. That is part of keeping His Word and not denying His name.