SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26
Scripture: Psalm 2:5,6, 9
Psalm 2:5,6 state, “Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, And distress them in His deep displeasure: ‘Yet I have set My King On My holy hill of Zion…’” As believers, we are responsible to represent our Lord. And in the Psalms, the Lord speaks to leaders in His wrath and distresses them in His deep displeasure. This makes it very clear we are responsible for two things as the church. Verse 5 shows the first is to represent the God who speaks to them in His wrath. The church today speaks almost exclusively the language of “turn-the-other-cheek” love. God loves you. He forgives you. And yet, it is prophesied in the end-times that the Lord will speak in His wrath. Are we willing to represent the Creator? Do we believe we should? Do we even believe we can? Do we really understand the magnitude of Psalm 2 for the church in the days ahead? Are we willing to represent the Lord who is going to speak judicially because of those political leaders who are raging against Him? It seems to me the first thing we must make peace with, is how we should verbalize judicial admonitions. What we find in Psalm 2 means that those of us in the church are going to have to verbalize the restraining of evil. We are going to have to tell politicians things they do not want to hear. It is absolutely imperative we choose a Holy Spirit-given demeanor and speak only words we hear Jesus say. Even in judgment, God hopes to save! We certainly want to avoid speaking out of any personal offense. We want to speak in a pleading way in the hope that it can be heard. This may well be one of our greatest challenges in the last days for the end-time church. How can we accurately represent Him when He starts speaking to leaders in His wrath? If there was ever something to plead about in intercession, it is for God’s grace and His ability to communicate in His way. There are few issues tougher, but there is still little preparation being done to this end. The church must rise to this place and learn to represent our King!