TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22
Scripture: Romans 1:18-32
Romans 1 tells us we will face an onslaught of political mandates in the last days that bring the church into persecution. In order to stand for God’s biblical standard, we have to call sin sin. Sexual sin is a major issue in the end-times. And when political government legislates sexual sin to be the norm of the land, it must motivate the church not only to plead with leaders not to go there, but also to ask why they would risk God’s judicial intervention on a national level. God loves them, Jesus died for them. But if they, for example, legalize homosexual marriage, they force a judicial intervention over the nation. There is no other way to say it. But the church has an important role to play. As the Holy Spirit reveals what He wants to do to restrain that evil, the church must obediently pray it until it manifests. Are we willing to rise to maturity in the whole counsel of God’s Word? Are we willing to grow up into Him in all things, including praying judicially as the Spirit prompts? Are we willing to say yes to the Spirit as He leads us into hard prayers?