FRIDAY, MARCH 6
Scripture: Leviticus 20:9, Acts 3:19-26
The rebellion of the land is very much a part of filling the land with iniquity. While we would like to say this is just Old Testament, we must deal with the fact that Acts 3:19-26 compares Jesus with Moses as the prophet the Lord would raise up. Verse 23 makes it very clear what this New Testament prophet will do. It should come to pass that every person who would not hear that prophet would utterly be destroyed. Is Jesus waiting on our prayers? If we let Scripture redefine judgment to saving the righteous, then it is easier to embrace. Pray judgment that saves the righteous! That is the first and primary element of judgment. Separate is the fate of the righteous and the wicked. But we have to be prepared. We first have to pray. He is going to ask us and many will likely have an opportunity to first pray over members of their family. When we have a chance to pray about whether or not we can stop a Russian or Chinese invasion, the outcome will potentially save many lives. The outcry against America is great enough that God is going to give us an opportunity to save many. We are called to stop judgment for the sake of the righteous. Will we be prepared? Do we know the Jesus of Acts 3 well enough to walk in this dimension? Can we pray like Abraham prayed and stop the destruction for the righteous? That is a key issue right now for the church in many nations. Can the church pray and stop the destruction? Can the church pray and release the Hand of the Lord to bring salvation for the righteous? Jesus is the Judge of all the Earth. His judgments save, and His judgments destroy the wicked that are filling the land with iniquity. His judgments save the righteous and remove the wicked from the land. We have to walk in the righteousness required to pray the judgment the Spirit calls us to pray. We have to do the way of the Lord. We have to have the confidence to pray the prayers that move the Hand of God in judgment. That is what doing the way of the Lord is all about. It is about bringing us to a place where we can help save a nation.