FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3
Scripture: 1 Samuel 15:1-3, Deuteronomy 24:17-19
It is interesting that Deuteronomy 24:19 says, “You shall not forget.” We are instructed not to forget God’s response to this kind of evil. Those who cause the destruction of innocents cannot escape the full measure of the judgment of God. We are warned not to forget. God’s wrath was so great against the Amalekites He said, “…kill both man and woman, infant and nursing child, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.” When evil is such that even innocents perish, God is willing and able to exact Axios judgment. The Amalekites slaughtered innocent Israelite women, infants and nursing children and in turn God weighed the same punishment to them. God warns us we are not to forget. Having faith for the end-times means remembering His heart for the innocent and His response to evil. We see Planned Parenthood encouraging the abortion of innocents and even the selling of their body parts. We see Isis slaughter innocents without relenting. We have to learn Who God is and learn how to pray if we expect to walk with Him in the last days. The Amalekites dishonorably destroyed innocents and they need to be expeditiously prayed into God’s judgment. He is the same yesterday, today and forever and when appropriate in His economy will exact the same level of judgment now as He did then. Restraining evil is a challenge – but one that is required of all those who profess to have the Holy Spirit. According to Hebrews 1, the angels are waiting on us to pray. Are we ready to remember Deuteronomy 24:19? Are we ready to represent the Judicial side of Who God is?