TUESDAY, AUGUST 28
Scripture: 2 Peter 2:10-13
2 Peter 2:10-13 says, “…and especially those who walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise authority. They are presumptuous, self-willed. They are not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries, whereas angels, who are greater in power and might, do not bring a reviling accusation against them before the Lord. But these, like natural brute beasts made to be caught and destroyed, speak evil of the things they do not understand, and will utterly perish in their own corruption, and will receive the wages of unrighteousness, as those who count it pleasure to carouse in the daytime. They are spots and blemishes, carousing in their own deceptions while they feast with you,…” How are we going to walk in the last days? Are we going to walk in the flesh? Are we going to fulfill the lusts of the flesh? Are we going to despise and scoff at authority? Are we going to be presumptuous and self-willed? Are we going to speak evil of dignitaries and God-assigned positions of authority? What are we going to be like? We are being prepared to face corrupt and evil individuals and bring them into the judgment of God. This is what God is getting us ready for and it is clear in this chapter that we will face them in the last days. Peter and Paul faced them and we need to be prepared. God won’t let us turn the other cheek to evil forever! Eventually we must rise up and confront it. We have to be able to pray the judgment of God on evil and on those who actively promote darkness. We are looking at tares in this passage. These people are tares. If we are going to have an end-time harvest we must have the anointing that puts the tares in the grave. If we cannot put the tares in the grave then we don’t get the harvest because the tares are removed first. That tells us that there is a judicial, terminating, redemptive anointing that God pours out on His church to gain a harvest. In order to fully walk this out we must be grounded steadfastly and secure in all nine Sonship Gifts! It is past time to grow up! This is serious stuff. It is life or death. The end-time harvest depends on it!