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Word at Work July Intro

Dear Friend:

Identity theft is a major issue in our nation to the point that many feel insurance against this travesty is a prudent, purposeful protection. What if the economic impact of identity theft (9 billion dollars in the US alone) is actually eclipsed by the spiritual identity theft that occurred over the last forty years? What would we say to Jesus if He advised us to regain our identity as Kings so that the nation could be saved?

Most of us primarily relate to Jesus as a sacrificial Savior and Priest. We can testify about how He died for us, saved us and answered our prayers. But when it comes to representing Him as a Judge we either plead ignorance or retreat to silence! Neither Peter nor Paul had the luxury of that option. They faced conflict within the church and death from political rulers. But rather than retreat, they boldly prayed and God answered with biblical justice! Should we not expect the same thing? God knows how to remove ‘Herods’!

Suppose that our Priestly approach of always praying blessing on those who choose to act as our enemies is completely out of balance? What if God is saying the season is changing and the increase of evil must now be met with the full measure of the King’s anointing. If Jesus is ready to judge, our part is demanding justice on the wicked. What if our number one assignment in the last days is praying justice, but the only model we know is praying mercy? Can we overcome our tradition and rise to meet the enemy?

What should we do if God is speaking Micah 6:8 for the days ahead, “He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?” Doing justly (mish-pawt) is doing judgment! Do we know how to do justice? The early church did. David prayed for judgment and so should we! Praying judgment on practitioners of evil is mercy to the land!

Yours In Him,

Al Houghton