Remember that the rod signifies authority, it signifies delegated power, scepter. The scepter of God is the right scepter, it is the scepter of righteousness according to Psa. 45:6-7, “Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the scepter of thy kingdom is a right scepter. Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.” It is not enough to love God and be docile; you need to love God and hate what he hates and love what he loves. You should be addicted to righteousness. This is the missing point. We are allowing a lot of wrong things to happen in our spheres of influence. The reason why some people have terrible dreams is because their environment is terribly contaminated by the rod of the wicked. You have allowed the rod of the wicked to rest while expecting things to still be alright. You are allowing the rod of the wicked to manipulate your destiny, steal your joy and your blessings.
Characteristics of the rod of the wicked
The rod of the wicked is wicked and produces wickedness wherever it operates. How can you call yourself a child of God and allege that you are a ‘liberal’? The liberals represent everything that the Bible says is ignoble; everything that is evil – abortion, same sex marriage, anything goes. Anywhere you look in the world today, you will notice that people are working very hard to destroy what they should protect. America is great today, not because of liberalism but because the founding fathers took a stand for what was right – ‘In God we trust’. The constitution was derived from the word of God but somewhere along the line, some people began to liberalize. If you don’t know how to guard the garden, evil will take over.
The rod of the righteous points upward while the rod of the wicked goes down. When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice Prov 29:2. This is because things move up – there will be capital appreciation, money will gain more value, there will be abundance of food. There is an anointing that lifts but there is an anointing that drags down. If the Holy Ghost is the One leading you, the seal of the Holy Ghost will take you up. The rod of the righteous is empowered by the Holy Spirit while the rod of the wicked is empowered by the spirit of witchcraft. The bible says “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people” Prov 14:34.
God hates the wicked. Psa. 11:5-6, “The Lord trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth. Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup” Wherever you find the rod of the wicked, you will find violence, you will find terrorism. That is their signature.
Everlasting and most merciful Father I worship you. I thank you for making me your righteousness in Christ Jesus your eternal son. I declare your word that the rod of the wicked shall never rest upon my life in Jesus name. Amen.
TO BE CONTINUED…….