THURSDAY, MARCH 19
Scripture: Romans 1:24-32
What is the New Testament penalty for sexual sin? According to Romans 1:24-32, it is the same as the Old Testament penalty. It, like Jesus, has not changed and is the same yesterday, today and forever. Will we prepare ourselves to ask mercy for the nation and our family, while demanding destruction on the perpetrators in order that our family members might experience the fear of the Lord? There are many caught in deceptive desires that need deliverance. All those who “…dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator…” need divine intervention. Romans 26,27 cites homosexuality for tough judgment, “…even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.” But if we read the context, all sexual sin qualifies. And as a nation’s cup of iniquity fills, judicial prayer may be the only thing that will save our family members. It is going to take judicial prayer so that those who are fully aware of what their lifestyle costs, become the examples. And the broken and deceived individuals who are caught in uncleanness, and in the lusts of their hearts can be set free. It is a like a Gibeonite battle or a Benjamite battle, requiring selective judgment that must be done through anointed guidance in prayer in order to save those who are currently caught in this deception. The Bible has examples of how God is willing to destroy in order to save. I believe we can have a harvest of people whose hearts have hardened toward the gravity of sexual sin, and I know God wants one. The question is, will we pray the judgment that brings that harvest?