MONDAY, JUNE 24
Scripture: Amos 3:6-8
Amos 3:6-8 gives us a yardstick by which we measure what has been nearly lost in our generation. It says, “If a trumpet is blown in a city, will not the people be afraid? If there is calamity in a city, will not the Lord have done it? Surely the Lord God does nothing, Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets. A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken! Who can but prophesy?” This passage declares that in a covenant nation, when adversity and calamity come on a city , it is God trying to wake that city up so they can repent for the actions that are bringing God’s judicial Hand against them. There were two ministers shortly after the American tragedy of 9/11 that tried to voice what Amos saaid. Those two men were Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson. Both of them were mocked and derided unmercifully concerning their suggestion that God’s judgment was coming to America in the aftermath of 9/11 because of our sin. Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson were expressing Amos 3:6-8. And the full-blown response of the media and the political leaders was, “No way. We do not accept that.” America’s refusal to accept the truth of God’s Word can only guarantee greater devastation in the days ahead. Any attempt to build a wall against evil and fill the gaps with judicial intercession meets resistance within the church. Is it possible to close America’s breaches? Can we stand in the gap for a harvest? The answer, of course, is, yes we can, but will we as believers overcome our tradition of praying for evil leaders. Praying against brings the Judge!