TUESDAY, APRIL 10
Scripture: Numbers 16:15
If we are going to pray judicially, we have to be able to stand in the fire we are calling down. It is very important to make sure that when we are praying justice on an enemy, there is not a violation somewhere in our life. In Numbers 16:15, Moses does exactly that when he says, “Then Moses was very angry, and said to the Lord, ‘Do not respect their offering. I have not taken one donkey from them, nor have I hurt one of them.’” Moses had not taken, he had not hurt. The key phrase there is, “I have not taken …nor have I hurt.” Now that phrase becomes one that is repeated in Scripture a number of times. When it is repeated, it is always in the same context. The first thing we notice about verse 15 is that Moses is praying. His prayer is, “Do not respect their offering.” He means, “Do not hear what they ask, do not hear what they pray. For what they avow against me is false.” Praying judicially requires addressing, personally in your own life, “I have not taken, I have not hurt.” Moses was heard because he had walked in honesty and integrity before the Lord and was asking to be vindicated. But what did he pray for? He prayed for a demonstration of God’s Hand so that everyone would know who belonged to the Lord and who did not. We can pray the same way and we should see God create exposure of a lying enemy at the minimum, and complete removal at the maximum.