TUESDAY, JANUARY 11
Scripture: Romans 13:1-4
Verses 3 and 4 state, “For rulers are not a terror to good works but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.” The purpose of rulers is to terrorize evil. Rulers in the political realm and rulers in the spiritual realm have the same assignment from God and that is to terrorize evil. Romans says they bear a sword and they do not bear a Sword in vain. As spiritual leaders we have access to the sword. The demonic doctrine of tolerance enables evil. God’s judicial assignment for leaders is to terrorize evil. It is necessary to access and bring a judicial Sword to terrorize evil. Without bringing that sword, our warnings are worthless. We either represent God or we do not. The question is do we represent the government of God? If we do, then when we pray the Sword must come. Is there any supporting evidence in scripture besides Romans 13 that suggests that we access a Sword? The first thing we should check is the context which determines the meaning. Do Paul’s actions line up with what he preaches? The clarity of Romans thirteen cannot be questioned! Did Paul ever threaten to bring a sword? He certainly warned about double-death in Galatians. But my Bible says we need two or three witnesses. Perhaps there is a third! We are stuck with the fact that as leaders we have a job and that job is to restrain evil so that good can overcome. Accessing the judicial anointing restrains evil?