SATURDAY, MAY 30
Scripture: 2 Thessalonians 2:1-7
2 Thessalonians 2:6,7 makes it very clear when it says, “And now you know what is restraining/kat-ekh-o, that he may be revealed in his own time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains/kat-ekh-o will do so until He is taken out of the way.” The church, by the power of the Holy Spirit, has the authority to kat-ekh-o evil. That means we have the authority to take a stand against evil through our assigned prayers to seize those who are doing it, detain them, arrest them, hold them down and pray that God will grind them to powder. Our assignment by God is to restrain evil. That is one important assignment of the church. Our job, through the Holy Spirit, is to restrain evil. But are we doing it? It seems like todays church does not know the way of the Lord. Because if we walk in the way of the Lord we embrace righteousness and do/pray judgment. But most of us hear few judgment prayers spoken aloud by believers. Judgment is one of the two elements of ‘the Way’! If we intend to walk in the Way, in the Spirit we must pray to kat-ekh-o/seize/detain/restrain/arrest those who are evil and render to them according to their works. That is what kat-ekh-o means. 2 Thessalonians is very clear. It is time we said yes to what God intends us to be praying over evil. One primary assignment is restraining evil and it is time we begin.