THURSDAY, APRIL 9
Scripture: Genesis 18:20-25
God made it clear to Abraham what had happened. There was an outcry that came to God against Sodom and Gomorrah. If God stopped by our house today, would He say the same thing, “There is an outcry that has come to Me against your nation”? Is it possible that He might hear an outcry against America because of abortion? Is it possible that an outcry has come to Him based on the sexual sin in our nation? Is it possible that the Lord might stop by to say an outcry has come to Him against our nation based on the policies of the Supreme Court? How would we handle a visit like Abraham had? Could we stop the judgment on the nation? Could we stop the judgment on a city if our family members are caught in it? What Abraham did was intercede, by saying to God exactly what God had said to him. God said, ‘I know Abraham. He will do judgment.’ Abraham said, “Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?” It is not right to destroy the whole nation when there are righteous people in it. Individuals are judged individually when their personal cup is as full as Herod’s was. But the righteous do not deserve the fate of the wicked. All those who are dramatically opposed to abortion and walk the way of the Lord do not deserve the fate of those who champion the murder of innocent children. “Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?” Shall not the Judge of all the earth do the judgment appropriate? Can we pray that? God, you know what is appropriate for America, you know what is appropriate for those whose evil threatens the righteous. You know what is appropriate for those who champion sin and whose actions are filling America’s cup of iniquity. Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? Visit them and reward them according to their works! That is a judicially neutral prayer. “Shall not the God of all the earth do right?” God, visit them and reward them according to their works. That is how we pray what is right. That is how we pray judgment. If we have to pray judgment, pray in a judicially neutral way, ‘God, visit them and reward them according to their works.’ When we pray salvation for our family, pray: ‘Lord, You promised our whole household would be saved. Therefore, arrest every member of our family and separate them. Separate them unto Yourself, in Jesus name.’ The righteous and the wicked should not suffer the same fate. We have a promise for our family members. Pray, ‘We have a promise that You will turn them back to righteousness – that You will save them! Therefore, deliver them, protect them, remove them and separate them from the fate of the wicked. Separate them and let Your sword fall between them and their friends who are ungodly. Let the sword fall between them and their ungodly friends, in Jesus’ name. Separate them from destruction by Your Sword.’ “Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?” Yes, He will. And when we pray judicially, we can expect His salvation for our family members. It is a covenant that we have been given and we are the ones who have to enforce it and act on it. Restraining evil is an assignment that’s fruit can fall very close to home.