FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5
Scripture: Genesis 6:1-13
In Genesis 6:1-13, man completely corrupted his way on earth. At that point God said the earth was filled with violence, therefore He had to destroy it. He did, through the flood. But Noah found grace in the Eyes of the Lord, so he helped preserve the creation. But if man was left to his own devices, he would again fill the earth with iniquity. For after the flood, the question was what force would God initiate in the earth to put the brakes on evil? After the flood, evil had to be curtailed before it could rise to a level that again demanded global action. What force did God initiate in the earth in order to put the brakes on evil so that He would not have to destroy the earth again? The plan of salvation had to be birthed so man could ultimately gain a harvest in Christ. The answer is clear in Genesis 18. God ordained that Abraham, and all those who would believe, would do righteousness and therefore qualify to do judgment. God set the preserving covenant of salt in the believers to do judgment so they could preserve the human race until God’s harvest could be won. It has only been in the last 100 years that the church has abandoned this assignment by taking Matthew 7 out of context and completely and totally using it as a standard for Who Christ is. If we accept Matthew 7 as the sum total of Who Christ is, then we make the church an enabler of evil rather than the arresting influence that God intended it to be. The way of the Lord is clear. It is biblical. We do righteousness so we can do judgment. It is time that we recover God’s purpose so that we can thwart the moral and spiritual decay in cultures and nations.