Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who is seated on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth have committed sexual immorality, and with the wine of whose sexual immorality the dwellers on earth have become drunk.” And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness, and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and ten horns.
There are two dominant thoughts that jump out at me in this passage. The first is that I can be in the Spirit and receive a revelation of great wickedness. There was this notion that the Spirit would only lead me into those things which are holy and precious to the LORD, God, the Almighty. No, many times His mission is to warn me of impending doom, of a situation that is very offensive to the LORD.
The other is that the situation facing the Church at this very moment is that the culture in which we exist today is drunk on the wine of sexual immorality. One of the leading signs is glee that has met with the passage of laws in several states legalizing the murder of the unborn at any point from conception to post delivery. May the LORD, God, the Almighty lead His people to cry out, murder, murder most foul.
Today's readings in the Psalms:
Morning: Psalm 88
Evening: Psalm 14
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