SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9
Scripture: Leviticus 19:35-37
Leviticus 19:35-37 says, “You shall do no injustice in judgment, in measurement of length, weight, or volume. You shall have honest scales, honest weights, an honest ephah, and an honest hin: I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt. Therefore you shall observe all My statutes and all My judgments, and perform them: I am the Lord.” One key qualifier to walking in the Spirit and doing justice in the days ahead is our financial dealings. When we walk in integrity financially, then the Lord says we qualify to participate with Him judicially. Mercy people are the ones most reluctant to go there, but often times I think when they tap into this dimension, they are the most effective. Those most hesitant are often God’s first choice. I have a friend who is very much a mercy person. He is slow to speak and slow to judge. You will hardly ever hear a negative word out of His mouth about anyone. And yet, the Holy Spirit moved on him when Al-Zarqawi, (the lead terrorist in Iraq) was creating devastation and destruction for American troops to pray judicially. All of a sudden he knew in his Spirit, “This is not right, this is not right. This is an evil man who has nothing but death and destruction for the Kingdom.” So he began to pray that God would remove Al-Zarqawi. Within a week, a US missile strike ended the life of this terrorist. My friend was amazed. This was the first time he had prayed to move God’s Hand judicially. He related the story to me, shaking his head in wonderment at how God moved in his spirit to pray against, to pray judicially. He was amazed that within a few days of his intercession, the individual was exterminated because God had mercy. Mercy is the foundation of all justice and as we understand that, we stop enabling evil.