TUESDAY, MAY 20
Scripture: Revelation 2:19-29
According to Revelation 2:20, if we allow/eh-ah-o, then we refuse to lift a standard against those who promote sexual immorality. The key violation in that category is homosexual marriage. Lifting a standard means praying the judicial penalty on the heads of those who champion this lifestyle! When America promotes what God hates, then judgment comes. God raises up an enemy against us and we become powerless in the face of that enemy! For the first time in my lifetime, America is powerless to stop Russia. Be not deceived, God is not mocked, whatever a man sows, that he shall also reap. Sow to the flesh – reap death. Promote homosexual marriage and lose your ability to defend yourself. Today Russia, tomorrow China, Iran and North Korea. Will the church arise? Will we sell our coats and buy a sword? Verses 26-29 records a shift in qualifying churches to buy their swords. Each church is told they get to hear, then overcome. The first three churches of Revelation hear the word first, then they get to apply it and overcome. But for those who refuse to use the Word and overcome, things shift at Thyatira. At the church of Thyatira, they have to demonstrate overcoming before they can hear. Believers in the last days who allow or tolerate sin will finish their race not hearing what God says. Those who refuse to allow sin are those who lift a Kingly, Judicial standard against it, and they will finish their race hearing. This group enters the Kingdom. But those who compromise will not. Are we willing to say yes to the Kingly anointing? Are we willing to finish our race hearing what God has to say?