MONDAY, August 2
Scripture: Revelation 1:5, Psalm 2:4-5
Jesus bought and paid for positional authority over the kings of the earth. He bought and paid for positional authority over rulers of the earth. Verses 4-9 demonstrate that when demonized politicians or counterfeit church leaders decide to cast away the biblical cords as we see today in the promotion of homosexuality, God can be accessed for a response. Salvation for the land demands a judicial response. The real question is, what are we asking? God will respond according to His word. If He responds from Psalms 2:4 then initially He sits in the heavens and laughs, but His second and third responses are entirely different. Moving from laughter to derision is a significant step. In the next step, He speaks to them in His wrath and in the fourth response He distresses them in His deep displeasure. It is our place to seek God until we elicit the appropriate response? The response that eradicates the behavior is the one we want. The Holy Spirit knows the level needed to eradicate perverse and defiling behavior. Asking for anything else is a waste of time. Can we envision God laughing? Can we agree with them in derision? Dare we believe He will speak to them in His wrath? If we do not believe that He will distress them in His deep displeasure, then how can we stand in their faces and call them into account for their rebellious perversion and the utter destruction they are bringing on the land? The early church didn’t debate judgment. They demonstrated it! They understood what they had to do in God’s economy and did it. When perverse leaders commanded them to be silent in Acts 4:19, they said, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge”. They were saying to their leaders, Jesus rules not you and when we understand that then faith arises to see God speak in wrath and to distress until there is repentance!