THURSDAY, JANUARY 7
Scripture: Hebrews 12:6
Despite the principle of God’s judgment being used as a tool to turn His children to repentance, it can be overwhelming for those righteous who find themselves living through times of hardship or judgment. The righteous and the repentant suffer right along the wicked. No one wants to think about the heartaches of living through an exile or judgment where our children are ‘carried off’ to serve a profane empire. We want to think that the younger generations will have the same opportunities that we did, or the same support in their faith that we did. Such is, however, not guaranteed to us. We must adapt to the circumstances, no matter how difficult. And many of us have awakened from our slumber amidst the chaos of 2020 to find that we are no longer living in a freedom-friendly and God-fearing country as we had thought. Are we entering a ‘New Babylon’ era, where there are those who believe they can steal anything they want for their own purposes? How does the church respond to the robbing of our national Christian destiny? If the response is ‘turn the other cheek’ then destiny may be lost! May the true spiritual warriors arise to embrace repentance and declare the judgment of God and a restoration of America’s destiny!