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February 21, 2017

Holy Spirit, Reveal Corruption

In Luke 19:9 (see below), “the word ‘that’ is the key word, because it begs the question, ‘What was lost?’ When we look back to the Garden of Eden, we find there is a three-part answer. 1) Not only did man lose his intimate relationship with his Creator, but 2) intimacy in his relationship to his fellow man (or woman, in this case) was also lost, and one of their children murdered another. But beyond that, 3) the Garden itself—the “marketplace” of Adam’s day—was lost. Jesus was therefore forecasting in Luke 19:10 what His objectives were for what He was about to go through beginning in Luke 22: the redemption of everything that was lost.” God graciously revealed and made a way of deliverance from the corruption that man brought in through sin. (Dave Thompson)1

“Zaccheus stopped and said to the Lord, ‘Behold, Lord, half of my possessions I will give to the poor, and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will give back four times as much.’ And Jesus said to him, ‘Today salvation has come to this house, because he, too, is a son of Abraham.  For the Son of Man came to seek and to save that which was lost.’” (Luke 19:8-9; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer1:

  1. Agree with Jesus that He came “to seek and to save [everything] that was lost—people, their homes and households, and their marketplace environments.

  2. Let faith arise that corruption can be revealed, combatted and eradicated by the power and presence of the Lord.

  3. Let your “Peace speaking” grow stronger and more fervent.

  4. Let compassion rise in you toward those who are stuck in their corruption.

  5. Cry out for the salvation of everyone and everything that was lost.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we are so very thankful that You have provided salvation to us, reversing the curse of corruption that came in through Adam and Eve’s sin. Lord, this corruption affects everything from our personal lives to our relationships to the marketplace and into our government. We are asking, Holy Spirit, that You would expose and remove the corruption that afflicts us. We will open up our mouths in prayer and in truth, confronting corruption where we find it. We choose to forgive the corrupt. Give us Your compassion to pray for their deliverance. Help the Trump administration to root it out of our government. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today’s decree:

The Son of Man came to seek and save that which was lost!

1 Dave Thompson, Sr. Vice President, Harvest Evangelism.

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