Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional February 13th – Pray For All Leaders

(Good People Can Be Misled To Do Evil)

TO THE BIBLE: 1 Chronicles 21:1 AMPC
“Satan [an adversary] stood up against Israel and stirred up David to number Israel.”

LET’S TALK
The Bible shows how evil spirits influence men to do wrong. One of such instances is what we read about David in our opening verse.

Imagine David, a righteous king, was moved by Satan to take a census of Israel against God’s will. As a result, God took action against Israel.

There’s another incident recorded for us in the gospels. When Jesus made it clear to His disciples that He needed to die on account of our sins and be raised back to life for our justification, Peter took Him aside and began to “rebuke” Him, saying, “God forbid, Lord! This must never happen to you; you’re not going to die” (Matthew 16:22).

Jesus, right away, identified that it was Satan speaking through Peter, and the Bible says “…He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men”” (Matthew 16:23).

So, even good men can be moved by Satan to do or say the wrong things. That’s why God wants us to know the truth; know His Word.

When you know the truth, you can walk in the light of it. You’ll know how to pray and how to put a stop to Satan’s works and influences around you.

Learn to pray for all nations of men, leaders and those in authority as admonished in 1 Timothy 2:1-2.

Boldly declare by the Spirit that the will, plans and purposes of God be established in and around you, in the hearts of leaders in your city, town, and nation.

Pray that they refuse to give in to negative influences that could stir them to wickedness; rather, they rule with justice and equity, righteousness and truth.

Go Deeper
Luke 18:1; 1 Timothy 2:1-4

Pray:
Dear Father, I pray for leaders in my country, that they’d use their positions and authority to favour your righteous cause, that the Gospel may spread speedily and unhindered. I pray your blessings of peace and prosperity upon the nations, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
ONE YEAR
Matthew 28, Leviticus 4-5
TWO YEAR
Matthew 14:1-10, Genesis 44

Act:
Spend time praying for your nation’s leaders today, as described above.

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