WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17
Scripture: Romans 13:4, Luke 18:1-7, Ephesians 3:10-12
Romans 13:4 says, “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.” God assigned government the task of pursuing, arresting and punishing and when necessary killing evil doers. When government rebels and promotes evil, the church is to pray and move God’s Hand against evil doers. Bearing the sword in order to be an avenger by executing wrath on those who practice evil is a godly assignment. When political leaders legislate evil, avenging becomes a prayer assignment. That is affirmed by what Jesus taught in Luke 18:1-7. Through God-assigned prayers God’s kings and priests become covenant avengers praying righteous God-breathed wrath. God will bring His wrath and the sword on evil doers. It is time for the spiritual kings and priests to start praying judgment on the wayward and those leaders committed to darkness. We can pray judgment on wayward judges. We have to demonstrate to principalities and powers that they don’t rule. In Ephesians 3:10-12 we are called to do that! Through prayer believers have access to the sword of the Lord and to God’s Blood-avenging Hand! The angels in the last days execute wrath on those who practice evil. We know that from the book of Revelation! Praying appropriate Psalms is the best way to represent our Father and move His Hand as sons and daughters of David!