SUNDAY, MARCH 16
Scripture: 1 Chronicles 21:7,8
Verses 7,8 record God’s response to the sin of the leader, the president of Israel. It says, “And God was displeased with this thing; therefore He struck Israel. So David said to God, ‘I have sinned greatly, because I have done this thing; but now, I pray, take away the iniquity of Your servant, for I have done very foolishly.’” Somebody has to repent for their actions. If a judge, a governor, or a legislator will not repent, then the Judge of all the Earth will accelerate adversity on those people and their geographical boundaries until destruction is complete. Such is the fate of those who arrogantly refuse to repent. I see very little inclination at all to repent in the majority of today’s American governors and legislators. I see no inclination at all toward repentance in American federal judges! If the Word is to be believed, we are in for an amazingly confrontational time. The kings of the earth are going to war against God’s kings. Do we know how to war? Do we know how to pray? Do we know how to invoke the covenant of Sure Mercy? When government begins to target the church, do we know how to bring the Hand of God on their heads until they relent? Do we know how to release the afflicting Hand of God until they turn? Unless we know these things, we are not prepared for what is coming. Do we learn how to walk with the Kingly Christ at church? Or are we just having a good time being entertained? Is our church preparing us for what is coming? The time to choose is now.