SATURDAY, APRIL 7
Scripture: 2 Kings 1:9-15
The reason why 2 Kings 1:9-15 is so important right now is because it reflects exactly what is transpiring in America and other nations. As political governments dictate to the church that they must violate their conscience and worship at the altar of political government, they incur wrath! This is precisely what happened in 2 Kings 1, where the king commanded a man of God to yaw-rad or, ‘to come down; to bow the knee.’ The response of the representative of God’s government was for every yaw-rad his enemies issued, two would come down on their head. Four years ago, the Lord gave me this passage and said the day would come that I would see political government command representatives of biblical government to bow at their altar. That is beginning to happen today. One example is the president demanding that the Catholic Church provide birth control when their doctrine, based on Genesis and God’s command to populate the earth, makes that a violation of their conscience as they see Scripture applied. Now we may agree or not agree with the Catholic Church but that is not the main issue. America was founded as a nation of religious freedom to believe the Bible and apply it in one’s personal life. Just like King Ahaziah, in his arrogance, ordered Elijah to bow, so we have an administration that is ordering the church to bow. Now at this point, we should not pray mercy over the government officials involved. We must go an entirely different way and pray judicially. In 2 Kings 1, what Elijah did was declare, “Let what you have commanded of me now fall on you. Let the fire fall.” And the fire fell. So what would be the fire today? The fire today would be over the issue of violating our conscience over life. To Catholics, birth control is a death sentence to God’s command to populate the earth. So the fire that would fall would be the fire of God’s justice on those who are tempted to put members of future generations to death. Let the fire fall! Father, let what they are commanding of us now come upon them! It is a simple prayer of sowing and reaping. It is a covenantal prayer and is, in effect, what Elijah prayed. Elijah was saying, “That which you have determined for me, now comes on you.” That is the prayer. It is that simple: “What you have judged and determined for us, now comes on you, on your administration and on every individual involved.” It is a simple prayer for justice and every Christian can pray it. No one should be forced to violate their conscience of Scripture on an issue like birth control. It should be left to the individuals!