Word at Work January 1, 2015

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Word at Work January 1, 2015

THURSDAY, JANUARY 1
Happy New Year!!
Scripture: Genesis 18:19

Genesis 18:19 says of Abraham, “For I have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of the Lord, to do righteousness and justice, that the Lord may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to him.” The reason God developed a relationship with Abraham is because God knew he would keep the way of the Lord and teach his children to do what was necessary to preserve creation! The way of the Lord consists of two things: doing righteousness so that we qualify to do judgment. After the flood, God covenanted to no longer arrest evil by catastrophic, universal floods. Therefore, in order that evil not prevail, God’s covenant with man necessitated doing judgment that would rein in evil so that the land did not continually demand relief from fullness of iniquity. Therefore, God’s sheriffs in the earth became His covenant believers. We have the job of policing evil. And when we routinely “turn-the-other-cheek” out of tradition without consulting the Spirit, we are enabling evil at times God’s will would be that we arrest it. For every believer that thinks his job is to “turn-the-other-cheek” and always pray for the enemy, he is not fully representing Christ and not living up to what the Word clearly calls us to do. When the enemy succeeds in convincing believers that “turn-the-other-cheek” is universally the best way to represent Christ, we forfeit part of God’s purpose, and possibly the prophetic promises that go with it! The Lord made it clear that Abraham would have to do righteousness and judgment in order to receive the prophetic promises. It is no different for us. We have to do the same. We have to embrace righteousness in order to do judgment so that we can have all that God promises us.