MONDAY, MAY 12
Scripture: John 16:5-11
John 16:5-11 says, “But now I go away to Him who sent Me, and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’ But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they do not believe in Me; of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.” Jesus promised that when the Holy Spirit came, He would convict the world of sin, of righteousness and judgment. Of sin, because they did not believe in Him and of righteousness because He went to His Father and of judgment because the ruler of this world is judged. There is a manifestation of the Holy Spirit for the church that declares the ruler of this world is judged. Now if the ruler of this earth is judged, then today’s Kings are responsible for justice! The ruler of this world is judged. Therefore, justice is now in the hands of today’s Kings because the King of Kings said, “…All authority is given unto Me in heaven and earth. Go therefore and make disciples out of all nations.” That authority has been handed to us. God will back up today’s Kings if we will stand up and declare what He has already decreed. It is our responsibility and it is our job. But the application of His decrees to certain individuals or groups must be guided by the Spirit. Decisions by leaders and politicians that, according to Scripture, are vile in the sight of the Lord may qualify them for Judicial prayer that will move the Hand of God to bring justice on their heads. But if tradition has us hesitating to pray Spirit-led judicial prayers, we allow the killing of people who should not die and the saving of people who should not live. Because of our tradition, the church is helping to keep individuals, leaders and politicians alive who should not live. If we would move from exclusively Priestly and balance it with the Kingly, we would find ourselves representing the Jesus that killed the fig tree. We would find ourselves declaring what God has already decreed. If the church continues to hesitate praying judicially, we will continue enabling antichrist evil that God abhors. When will this change?