THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21
Scripture: John 20:22-23, Jeremiah 8:7
John 20:22-23 says, “And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.’” Jesus just empowered His people. The word for retained is krat-eh-o and it means dominion. It means God gives us dominion to either forgive or retain sin. Whenever someone is funding evil according to this Scripture, we have the ability to forgive their sin or to bring them into judgment. Here is another great opportunity to pray in tongues and see how God directs. If the wayward are repentant and make a life-turn, we can pray with them for a purposeful and godly future but if they set their heart against God, we can pray them into the loss of everything. We have the power through prayer to dry up and wither away the wealth of those who are funding evil because the earth’s resources were not made to fund evil! How are we to use it? Maybe we did not know we could. Do we want to remain a people who are destroyed for lack of knowledge? In Jeremiah 8:7 the Word references the birds that know their times and seasons but sadly goes on to say, “But many of My people don’t know the judgment of their God.” That needs to change now!