THURSDAY, MAY 2
Scripture: Malachi 3:1-5
If God’s Judicial Hand is not stayed by believers then devastating judgments will hit the land. If we look back a mere ten years, we can see devastating judgments that have already hit our land. 911, Hurricane Katrina, tornadoes in Joplin, MO, and the list goes on. When we look at the church across our nation, do we see people being prepared to stand in the gap? Or do we see feel-good gospel on Sundays? Do Sunday morning feel-good messages teach what it takes to stand in the face of rage and hatred for all those who stand for righteousness? The cultural tide is turning against the church! The nation can still be saved but only by radical surgery for the churches. A Malachi 3:1-5 visitation would transform the church for the job of saving the nation. Malachi 3:1-5 says, “Behold, I send My messenger, And he will prepare the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, Will suddenly come to His temple, Even the Messenger of the covenant, In whom you delight. Behold, He is coming,” Says the Lord of hosts. But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire And like launderers’ soap. He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, And purge them as gold and silver, That they may offer to the Lord An offering in righteousness. Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem Will be pleasant to the Lord, As in the days of old, As in former years. And I will come near you for judgment; I will be a swift witness Against sorcerers, Against adulterers, Against perjurers, Against those who exploit wage earners and widows and orphans, And against those who turn away an alien— Because they do not fear Me,” Says the Lord of hosts.” America has always welcomed aliens and deserves the full measure of God’s blessing for that obedience! The covenantal promise is God will be a swift witness against the enemy. What does that look like? It looks like Ananias and Sapphira. It looks like Herod. It looks like Elymas.