He appointed judges in the land in all the fortified cities of Judah, city by city, and said to the judges, “Consider what you do, for you judge not for man but for the LORD. He is with you in giving judgment. Now then, let the fear of the LORD be upon you. Be careful what you do, for there is no injustice with the LORD our God, or partiality or taking bribes.” —II Chronicles 19:5-7

            Those who are judges, or anyone in authority, need to understand where that authority comes from. They are not to have some self-centered, sinful and egotistical power trip. Nor are they to be partial in their serving or to be taking bribes. Wow, if leaders adhered to this we would not be in the mess we are in.

            Rulers and all those in authority need to understand that they are God’s servants (Romans 13:1-7). There are no injustices with the Lord. When there are injustices it is because of fallen, sinful man’s own actions of evil.   There can be no justice apart from God’s directives.

            Does a nation desire to be free from God? Then they will be ruled by Satan. People need to “come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will” (II Timothy 2:26).  When people are not about God’s will then they will do Satan’s will and he is called the destroyer for that is what he does— “They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon and in Greek is Apollyon (that is, Destroyer)” (Revelation 9:11). Do not be fooled as to who is behind this destruction that is taking place and that he works through people that are doing his will.   It is definitely not God’s will— whether it injustices by police officers or by rioters.

            The injustices of police officers, judges, government leaders of any sort, business owners or anyone in authority or even that of the present day rioters— it is satanic, it is not godly. People are looking for the root issue of racial problems. The root of racial problems, like any other problem, is because people do not “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” and obviously they are not carrying out the second of God’s great commands which is to “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:37-40). This is the heart of the issue— it is a heart issue. A heart is either ruled by Satan as lord or by Jesus as Lord. Those who truly love Jesus will very consistently seek to do His will— the right thing. Those whose heart is ruled by Satan will do their own thing and this can lead to some very evil deeds of destruction of property and people. That is the sum of the matter.

            Will things change? Not without calling on the Name of the Lord (Romans 10:13). We, as the church, need to call people to repentance. First, we need to look at our own lives and be sure that we are about the Lord’s desires and not our own! Let us encourage people to live for our Lord Jesus and have hearts to be under His rule, under His will and not Satan’s.

Dear Father please work though this mayhem our nation is experiencing and draw many to Your Son.   May this be so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus.

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