TUESDAY, APRIL 18
Scripture: Isaiah 28:14-15
Isaiah 28:14-15 says, “Therefore hear the word of the Lord, you scornful men, Who rule this people who are in Jerusalem, Because you have said, “We have made a covenant with death, And with Sheol we are in agreement. When the overflowing scourge passes through, It will not come to us, For we have made lies our refuge, And under falsehood we have hidden ourselves.” Does that sound like any in our culture that we currently know? Are there politicians who have made a covenant with death? Many leaders in our culture today have made a covenant with death. A covenant with death includes the murder of innocent children, it includes redefining marriage. it includes policies that open Israel up to nuclear destruction by Iran or any other group or nation dedicated to darkness. It includes inviting those people who may very well be plotting the destruction of America into our nation. Each leader who has championed these causes either blatantly or unwittingly has made a covenant with death. We must pray for God to expedite the removal of these individuals as well as the various organizations which have pushed these evil agendas forward. ‘Visit complicit leaders such as these, O God, and reward them according to their works! May what they have done to any state or nation turn and come upon them personally.’ Praying in the Spirit releases boldness in prayer to initiate judicial events or perhaps grace to withhold such prayers due to God’s intent to bring wayward individuals to Himself. Praying in the Spirit brings us the power of God to move the mountain and it also gives us power to persevere while waiting!