MONDAY, MARCH 10
Scripture: Psalm 55:9-15
David finds himself on the outside of Jerusalem and he prays in Psalm 55:9-15 concerning his enemy who has taken the city. Verses one through three make it clear that this is David’s heart cry concerning the oppression of wicked men. When we move down to the heart of David’s prayer he says in verses 9-15, “Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues, For I have seen violence and strife in the city. Day and night they go around it on its walls; Iniquity and trouble are also in the midst of it. Destruction is in its midst; Oppression and deceit do not depart from its streets. For it is not an enemy who reproaches me; Then I could bear it. Nor is it one who hates me who has exalted himself against me; Then I could hide from him. But it was you, a man my equal, My companion and my acquaintance. We took sweet counsel together, And walked to the house of God in the throng. Let death seize them; Let them go down alive into hell, For wickedness is in their dwellings and among them.” David prayed these verses. God gave him the victory. Can we pray these verses? Do we know wicked rulers in high places? Can we pray verse 15? David prayed and God gave him the victory. God guaranteed this covenant to every New Testament believer! But do not expect the victory if you are not willing to pray the prayer! The last hundred years in the church we have lifted up the love of God and the Priestly ministry so much so that the majority of the church is fairly ignorant concerning the Kingly side of Christ. 100 years ago we did not have this problem. The Lord challenged me about what it was like to go to a Christian Camp meeting 100 years ago. When I found out, I realized just how much the church had lost through tradition. Will we pray what David prayed? If we are not willing to pray it, then we cannot expect God to intervene and remove wicked rulers. The future of our harvest field is really up to us. What will we pray?