THURSDAY, MARCH 5
Scripture: Leviticus 20:6-8, John 1:1-5, 14-18
It is obvious in Leviticus 20 that abortion is only one of four major issues that cause the land to cry for relief. The second issue that causes the land to cry out is when people turn to witchcraft, new age and familiar spirits. We can see that in America’s culture today. Psychic networks are prominent all over the nation. This creates a zah-ak of its own. Some might object and say the concept of zah-ak is Old Testament. But zah-ak is not just Old Testament, it is Bible. The Old Testament and the New Testament are one book. They represent one God – the God that does not change. It is obvious from John that, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” The word of Leviticus is embodied by Jesus Himself. Jesus was the Word made flesh. We cannot separate these principles from Jesus. We are told in John 1:14-18, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth… And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace.” Jesus was the perfect manifestation of the Living Word. But we have to reconcile the Jesus of the Gospels and the Jesus of Revelation. The Ascended, Seated Christ sits at the Right Hand of God and is the Judge of all the Earth. So much of the Old Testament firmly confirms the Jesus of Revelation. That is Who He is – He is both Savior and Judge. The Gospels do a great job of presenting the Savior and the book of Revelation presents the Judge. He is both Savior and Judge – koo-ree-os and khris-tos. We cannot separate Jesus from the full principle of Leviticus that causes a land to create a shout of accusation that has to be answered by God. When that happens, the church has to know how to pray judicially. Because if we do not do judgment, the righteous and wicked suffer the same fate. God stopped by to see Abraham in order that the righteous would be saved. He is going to stop by us and what are we going to say and what are we going to pray when He does.