TUESDAY, MAY 27
Scripture: Revelation 16:3-36
In Revelation 16:3-36 we are told, “Then the second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it became blood as of a dead man; and every living creature in the sea died. Then the third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood. And I heard the angel of the waters saying: ‘You are righteous, O Lord,
The One who is and who was and who is to be, Because You have judged these things. For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, And You have given them blood to drink. For it is their just due.’” It is interesting to read that Jesus is going to reward people according to their works. And that is what verse 6 spells out, “…You have given them blood to drink. For it is their just due.” The Greek word for “just due” is ax-ee-os, or axios. Axios is the application of appropriate judicial justice. It is a sentence that is befitting, congruous or corresponding. Jesus meets people with the corresponding reward for their actions. If their actions bestow death and destruction, they get death and destruction. If their actions bring healing and blessing, they get healing and blessing. Axios is a form a judicial prayer. Axios is where we ask God to reward people according to their works. It is a judicially neutral prayer. It is a blessing for the righteous and a judgment for the wicked. Surely, every single one of us can pray something judicially neutral. Can we? We are going to have the opportunity in the days ahead. Lord, visit our president and reward him according to his works. As he has destroyed our health-care, destroy him. To the degree Obama has destroyed jobs, destroy his job. As his policies have taken away jobs from needy people, take his job from him in Jesus name!