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November 15, 2017

Breaking the Rules

David had the audacity to break all the religious rules of the time. You weren’t supposed to go in where the ark was and worship. It was supposed to be back in a Holy-of-Holies where only the High Priest could go once a year. You weren’t supposed to get that close to the Presence. But, David had such a revelation of God’s heart, that God wanted His Glory among the people, that God let him go ahead and break the rules under the old covenant.

“You yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 2:5; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. God hates rote and form. He wants relationship. He will bust down walls to get to His people. Welcome this.

  2. Ask God for a greater revelation of God’s heart.

  3. Do a Bible study and let Him show you in His Word how He feels about you.

  4. Repent for following man’s religious rules. Decide to be obedient to Holy Spirit’s leading. Church leadership can decide how a service will be conducted, but outside the walls, follow Holy Spirit.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I repent of allowing man’s religious rules define my relationship with You. I don’t have to wait until I’m in church to meet with You. I don’t need permission from church leaders to do what You’ve asked me to do on a daily basis outside the walls of the building. I want You and Your Presence, and I want to show You to others everywhere I go. I want to be a Glory-carrier, Jesus! The future of the Church and America are dependent on us breaking free of religious shackles that have kept us bound. Amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that God will let us break His rules to get to Him. He allows us to break religious rules, especially those put in place by well-meaning men. America is about to get free!