WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13
Scripture: Romans 1:20,21
Romans 1:20,21 also identifies a list of people who are moving toward or receptive to the advancing of God-hating causes. Verses 20,21 state, “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.” Examples of those are outlawing biblical morality in our schools, disallowing public displays of anything Christian and removing the Ten Commandments from our courthouse walls. Our forefathers established freedom of religion. But that has been reinterpreted by the “God-hating” section of our population to mean freedom from religion. Freedom from religion is the opposite of freedom of religion. Freedom of religion includes the freedom to speak, the freedom to pray, the freedom to sing, the freedom to declare and the freedom to do. When the early church was told they could not speak up, they only had one thing to say: “What do you think is right – that we obey you rather than God? You choose. As for us, we cannot but speak what we have seen and heard.” When the Key of David is in the hands of the Philadelphia church, those who outlaw the freedom to preach the gospel or speak about Christ in a public square should meet the Hand of God. Again, it is the obligation of the church to enter this realm. And we have already found that if we refuse to go there then the eyes of the Lord are not really on us. It is part of what an end-time church has to do. It is not comfortable and few of us would choose to go there. But we are being forced there. The refusal to go there forfeits city after city until the nation is gone. If the church will arise in this realm, I believe it is the key to the greatest harvest we have ever seen. When people see the Judicial Hand of God, many will turn to Him. But the church has a part to play in that. We are participants and our prayers move His Hand.