MONDAY, DECEMBER 25 MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Scripture: Matthew 14:1-3
Matthew 14:1-3 says, “At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the report about Jesus and said to his servants, ‘This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead, and therefore these powers are at work in him.’ For Herod had laid hold of John and bound him, and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife.” We read following this passage and learn that Herod had John beheaded. This passage says that Herod laid hold of John in this conflict. Again this is krat-eh-o. You and I can lay hold of an individual in prayer and krat-eh-o as they refuse to repent and watch as God transfers everything they have to someone else. This is the season we are in. God’s dominion is ready to flow through the church. It is given to us by Christ who has all authority and we have can move His hand. God knows we have it. The question is, what are we going to do with it? We need to learn to walk with the Judge. There is such great need to have our prayers birthed and honed by the Spirit so that we will be ready for our individual prayer assignments. Are we going to let the Spirit flow, and pray prayers take us to where He wants to go? We need to cease being exclusively the nice believers and start listening for the Judge! The salvation of the wealthy-wicked may hang in the balance.