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18/02/2023 - BLOODY BRIBES

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Who justify the wicked for a bribe, and take away justice from the righteous man! Isaiah 5.23

Bribery is present almost everywhere, even in the great nations. This proves that demons and their boss are at work in the world. The person who is blackmailed into cooperating with some scheme is deceived. When he finds himself in a position of authority, he lends himself to do what no one should ever do – bribery. At Jesus’ return, the corruptors and the corrupted will stand before God to be judged.

The Almighty sees everything and knows when someone receives something valuable on the sly, and the enforcer of the law finds “reasons” to frame the righteous and exonerate the criminal. How can one called to enforce the law become a bandit of the worst kind, acting according to the wishes of the corruptor? This will cost dearly to those who fail in their legal duty.

God’s justice is operative and to carry out the deserved punishment, it will not remain silent before the wickedness seen where decisions are distorted. The man who prepares for eternal life acts correctly everywhere, because he judges according to true justice. The Bible speaks of the saved as divine righteousness: For He made him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in him (2 Corinthians 5:21). The Lord is faithful!

During his days, Paul was handed over by the Jews to the Roman authorities, but the governor of Judea, Mark Antony Felix, asked that the apostle be brought to him many times, because he wanted to hear him, hoping that Paul would give him some money (Acts 24.25-27). The faithful servant of God will never corrupt himself to get out of prison. What a shame that governor will be at the Judgment! How many evil deeds, which harmed many people, did he commit?

Those who accept bribes set the wicked free and at the same time deny the innocent due justice. The saved cannot give in to the enemy’s talk. They need to take their stand in any situation. They need to condemn any violation and vigilantly, fulfill the work after the example of Jesus. Only the Gospel preached in the power of the Holy Spirit changes crooked lives!

The corrupt do so much evil against society, acting without any character and being tyrants all the time! Whether Felix or any other commanded by the devil and his demons, they will never get what they want against the Lord’s servants. Paul did not give him money, thus, he continued in prison, but he died free from any evil involvement. The governor, on the other hand, got a lot of money, but tasted eternal death!

The servants of King Jesus will never bow down to thugs in positions of authority who seek to take bribes to continue their filthy missions. Those who have this attitude do not know what they will suffer on the Last Judgment. They will walk into torment and lament forever. Who will help them? The devil? It is good not to get involved in filthy business, as the Most High says (1 Peter 4.15).

In Christ, with love,

R. R. Soares

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Upright and faithful God! Sometimes we get angry when we hear about people who received "gifts" to decree sentences or false testimonies in court. Now, to supplant someone's rights is an evil act. We must speak only the truth!

How can one justify the criminal and sentence the innocent? Unfortunately, this has happened. Father, we pray on behalf of those who have suffered losses in trials, because some have sold themselves to tell lies. Mercy!

Help those who have been wronged to prove their conduct! Let the wicked one pay for his harmful act! Everyone must hear the Gospel and bear good testimony. May we never deny what Christ, Your Son, has done for us!


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