SUNDAY, MARCH 23
Scripture: Judges 6:1-4, 3,4
In Judges 6:1-4 we are told, “Then the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord. So the Lord delivered them into the hand of Midian for seven years, and the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel. Because of the Midianites, the children of Israel made for themselves the dens, the caves, and the strongholds which are in the mountains. So it was, whenever Israel had sown, Midianites would come up; also Amalekites and the people of the East would come up against them. Then they would encamp against them and destroy the produce of the earth as far as Gaza, and leave no sustenance for Israel, neither sheep nor ox nor donkey.” Whenever Israel sinned, the enemy would come and attack them. When the enemy came, they would take everything and leave nothing behind. So Israel became dramatically impoverished as a result. Even verse 6 tells us that. So Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Midianites. They were so impoverished they started crying out to the Lord. Whenever we have political leadership that impoverish the people, then it is time we learn to pray judicially. When leaders exalt what is vile, it releases evil to attain new depths, dimensions and heights in the earth. Psalm 12:8 says, “The wicked prowl on every side when vileness is exalted among the sons of men.” The anointing of the judges is about to rise on the altar of God and we are going to have the opportunity to pray judicially and watch God intervene. We will get to watch Him go after those who are wicked and those who are destroying the land. We are the altar. Are we ready to work with the Lord and see His Hand prevail? Judgment is essential to stop wickedness!