SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22
Scripture: Acts 12:1-5
Herod threatened the destiny of the church. He killed James. He put Peter in jail, and because the destiny of the new church was threatened, they began to pray. They asked for divine intervention. An angel was sent to bring Peter out of prison, but that was not the only accomplishment, that was not the only intervention the angel had to execute. The next intervention was perhaps the most important. We are told in verses 21-23, “So on a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat on his throne and gave an oration to them. And the people kept shouting, ‘The voice of a god and not of a man!’ Then immediately an angel of the Lord struck him, because he did not give glory to God. And he was eaten by worms and died.” The church prayed. An angel was dispatched to bring Peter out of jail and an angel was dispatched to terminate Herod. When the destiny of the early church was threatened, God heard their prayers to terminate. Is the destiny of our nation threatened? If it is, where are our prayers to terminate? Every individual involved in threatening the destiny of the church or our harvest field deserves the full measure of God’s termination. Anything less allows the enemy to steal our harvest field. Will the church continue to give up its harvest field because it refuses to get to know the Jesus who terminates?