FRIDAY, JUNE 15
Scripture: Exodus 32:30-32
Exodus 32:30-32, “Now it came to pass on the next day that Moses said to the people, ‘You have committed a great sin. So now I will go up to the LORD; perhaps I can make atonement for your sin.’ Then Moses returned to the LORD and said, ‘Oh, these people have committed a great sin, and have made for themselves a god of gold! Yet now, if You will forgive their sin—but if not, I pray, blot me out of Your book which You have written.’” Moses went into intercession. Armed with his holiness acquired through relationship with God, he went before the Lord and he cried out for the people. He said, ‘Lord, blot me out and save the people.’ God said, ‘No, whoever has sinned, it is he that I will blot out from my book.’ Here we see the principle. If we are going to participate in saving our nation we have to deal with the perpetrators. And every time Moses saved the nation he had to deal with the small group of brazen perpetrators – the leaders of the rebellion had to come under the judgment of God. Then he could save the followers, those who went along unwittingly with the actively rebellious. The question is, are we going to rise up as the agents that God intended us to be? There is a purpose why God gave us these Sonship Gifts, and that purpose is that we need to be agents of salvation not only for our family and neighbors but for our city, state and nation in the last days. We have to choose to grow in the Sonship Gifts, developing relationship with God. Only that relationship allows us to pray judicially over the perpetrators and expect the angels of God to remove them. Then we call the nation back to salvation in Christ. That is the pattern that unfolds in Exodus and that is the pattern that God has made available to us for the last days. The question is, will we walk it out? Moses had to be willing to put his own life on the line: ‘Blot me out God, but save my nation!’ Do we love this nation that much? Do we love our city that much? Do love other people that much? Are we really willing to go there? We better be because Jesus went there! This is Who God is! He went there for us and He asks us, are you willing to go there for others? This is the Jesus we serve. Those who love their life, lose it. Those who lose their life, find it. Are we really willing to find the full measure of what God has for us in the last days? I trust we are!