MONDAY, JULY 4
Scripture: 1 Samuel 15:23-26
In 1 Samuel 15:23-26, Saul has to deal with the fact that he was disqualified from the office of King because he refused to embrace the fullness of God’s justice and execute it. What Saul refused to do in the natural, New Testament Christians refuse to do in prayer and we have the fruit to prove it! Saul knew, allowing Agag to live was rebellion. Tradition says, “Always turn the other cheek.” We refuse to pray enemies into destruction by theological tradition. Jesus taught, “Avenge me of My enemy.” Tradition makes the Word of no effect. Destroying tradition recovers the power of the Word to deliver. We can recover our authority, “Avenge me of My enemy.” David revealed he understood his covenant by asking God to terminate his enemies. The church must recover that understanding. When the light comes on for a Christian today, we are not disqualified from our Kingly office, in fact, we are fully invited to step into it. That is the good news about the season in which we live. The Lord is turning on the light. He is giving revelation. What we do with that revelation is the key to whether America survives! The only ones who will forfeit their Kingly office are those who refuse the revelation and continue to adhere to their tradition. Those people are very Saul-like. But I am persuaded that will not be our fate! When catastrophic judgments hit the land, Jesus is demanding repentance!