SUNDAY, MAY 31
Scripture: Luke 8:11-15, Romans 7:1-6
Luke 8:15 has another kat-ekh-o in it, “But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it/kat-ekh-o and bear fruit with patience.” Kat-ekh-o has a positive side. It means to restrain evil, but it also means ‘To keep; to not let go of God’s promises.’ We can and should be doing both. Romans 6 says, “But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held/kat-ekh-o by, so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter.” The Word of God sets us free from tradition. Tradition cannot hold us. Just like tradition cannot hold us, we have an assignment. And that assignment is to restrain evil, lock it up and bring judgment all over those who are perpetrating it. Are we ready to pray that? Are we ready to pray the Rock on those who need to be ground to powder? The Bible says we can and it is our job. We can do that and it is time we did!