When we get discouraged by the magnitude of evil pouring from politicians, presidents and judges, we need to remember God’s Word and act on it!
Jesus died to accomplish more than salvation. He died to qualify us as Kings, Agents of Divine Justice! As kings, we can pray and represent the Ultimate King! When evil arises that threatens a nation, how does a spiritual king resist? How does the King of Kings function?
Psalm 62:11-12 reveals the functioning of the King, “God has spoken once, Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God. Also to You, O Lord, belongs mercy; For You render to each one according to his work.”
Again in Proverbs 24:12, He says, “If you say, ‘Surely we did not know this,’ Does not He who weighs the hearts consider it? He who keeps your soul, does He not know it? And will He not render to each man according to his deeds?”
Jesus is the same Judicial King in the New Testament as in the Old. Matthew 16:27 declares, “For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.”
The Apostle Paul described his ministry in 2 Corinthians 11:10-15, “As the truth of Christ is in me, no one shall stop me from this boasting in the regions of Achaia. Why? Because I do not love you? God knows! But what I do, I will also continue to do, that I may cut off the opportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be regarded just as we are in the things of which they boast. For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.”
In 2 Timothy 4:14, Paul prays and declares as a King, “Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm. May the Lord repay him according to his works.”
In Revelation 22:12 Jesus states, “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.”
The neutral judicial prayer, “Lord, reward them according to their works!” can be a blessing or absolute devastation, depending on the deeds of the recipient!
Jesus has obligated Himself to reward people according to their deeds. Ask Jesus to do what He has already promised! If we are to fulfill Psalm 149 by acting on the honor given to the saints, then we must utter the sound that starts the battle.
Ask Jesus to reward our leaders according to their works! Asking God to reward a politician according to their works is a neutral prayer. It is a prayer of blessing for those obeying God and a prayer of judgment for the rebellious! The prayer is neutral but the results are not. The results are determined by the deeds of the perpetrator – God responds accordingly! Be a King – declare God’s decree – may the Lord reward you according to your works!