Lord God Almighty, I pray today for my friends and I. Lord let not the voice of our enemies prevail over our lives in Jesus Mighty name. Luke 23:23 But with loud shouts they insistently demanded that he be crucified, and their shouts prevailed.
When evil reigns in a land, a life, a community, a group, people with opposing views, not seeing eye to eye will join forces and voices, albeit temporarily, they will come together in unity against a common perceived enemy. This was the case with our Lord Jesus Christ. The Pharisees and Sadducee have opposing views, yet they bound together against the Lord Jesus, the man they have identified as a common enemy, accused of inciting the people of the land against their rule. The man sent by God to deliver them from eternal darkness. Luke 23:10 The chief priests and the teachers of the law were standing there, vehemently accusing him.
Luke 23:1 Then the whole assembly rose and led him off to Pilate. 2 And they began to accuse him, saying, “We have found this man subverting our nation. He opposes payment of taxes to Caesar and claims to be Messiah, a king.” 3 So Pilate asked Jesus, “Are you the king of the Jews?” “You have said so,” Jesus replied. 4 Then Pilate announced to the chief priests and the crowd, “I find no basis for a charge against this man.” 5 But they insisted, “He stirs up the people all over Judea by his teaching. He started in Galilee and has come all the way here.”
Friends, many that have heard of your good works, envious of you and threatened by your light revealing the darkness in them will look for occasion to ridicule and mock you. They will band together like Herod and Pilate for the sole purpose of frustrating your righteous cause. Like Haman, they will seek for your head – Esther 3. You need to be aware of this and pray that as many as gather together against you shall fall for your sake – Isaiah 54:15. May evil not sit in judgement over you. Luke 23:12 That day Herod and Pilate became friends—before this they had been enemies.
I pray Lord that your love will reign supreme in the land. I pray for grace for your children to set aside our differences in order to wage war in unity against your enemies, our enemies the devil. I pray that divisiveness, the doctrine of divide and rule will be exposed and eradicated from amongst your people. For a house divided against itself cannot stand. Help us to build well on the solid foundation we have in your son Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior we pray. Amen
Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!