WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29
Scripture: Romans 13:1-4
Romans 13:1-4 says, “Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.” Spiritual government is absolutely essential. Spiritual government means that you and I take the authority of Christ and obediently bring it against those who are doing evil. Unless we are willing to obey the Spirit when He directs us to pray the judgment of God, we do not qualify as the strong in the last days. We must prepare to carry this. Many who are in church leadership do not yet carry this but God is bringing His people to Him who will carry it. It is a weighty prayer journey to execute wrath on those who practice evil. That is a spiritual call on anyone who will shoulder it.