Most critical, in my opinion, is the race in the U.S. Senate. The outcome will result in what kind of Supreme Court justices we get for generations to come. Sadly, we don't hear much about this from our leaders in Washington -- even from those who are endeavoring to reconfigure the Senate!
As a youth, I remember hearing the words of Amos 5:24 for the first time in a speech from the famous and fearless civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I can almost hear his voice uttering the prophet's words: "But let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream." When Amos, a herdsman from a small town in Judah, prophesied to the northern kingdom of Israel, he was addressing the very issues that precipitated the Assyrian invasion of Israel in 722 BC. Those issues, of course, were injustice and unrighteousness, which opened the door to idolatry among the people of God (Amos 5:26). Then the prophet rebukes them in Amos 6:1 -- "Woe to those who are at ease in Zion."
The people of God today, the Body of Christ, must not be at ease. We should be engaged in praying 'Judicial Prayers', also known as imprecatory prayers. The Psalms is full of them. Jesus prayed them (Matthew 23:38), the Early Church prayed them (Acts 4:25-26), and the martyrs pray this way (Revelation 6:9-10).
Bishop Harry Jackson has reminded us for years that we need a move of God that includes both justice and righteousness. The Psalmist reminds us that righteousness and justice are the foundation of God's throne (Psalm 89:14).
FMCI ANNUAL CONFERENCE IS ALMOST HERE
"Gathering Family -- Equipping Influencers"
We still have a few rooms at Camp Copass available. Call Dawn at 972.283.2262 or register at www.fmci.org. We begin with dinner at 5:30 pm on Monday, October 20, (service is at 7 pm) and we conclude with breakfast on Thursday, October 23.
We won't be at ease; we will be at attention! We will be engaged. We will be equipped. We will function as an Ecclesia.