SATURDAY, JUNE 19
Scripture: Exodus 15:1-5
In Exodus 15:1-5 we are told, “Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to the LORD, and spoke, saying: “I will sing to the LORD, For He has triumphed gloriously! The horse and its rider He has thrown into the sea! The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him; My father’s God, and I will exalt Him. The LORD is a man of war; The LORD is His name. Pharaoh’s chariots and his army He has cast into the sea; His chosen captains also are drowned in the Red Sea. The depths have covered them; They sank to the bottom like a stone.” The Israelites had a season of rejoicing and praising God. They met the Lord who is a man of war. The Lord is His name. There are many in our society today who go so far as to demonstrate on behalf of “Peace, peace, peace!” Their image of being a Christian is “turn-the-other-cheek”! But the truth is that God is a God who establishes peace after He kills the enemy. We must understand there will be no peace until we pray the enemy into the grave. Then and only then will we have peace. Until we pray justice on their heads we will not see any peace. They will continue to come after us in an attempt to destroy Kingdom purposes. Radical Islam is one example but another that is equally deadly are all of the politicians who masquerade as those who help the poor but destroy freedom with nearly every vote. Peace comes when the enemy is under our feet – six feet under is preferable! Praying to that end is biblically responsible in this hour. David did it consistently and the Psalms are full of examples of Holy Spirit-given prayers for just such action.