These are united in yielding their power and authority to the beast; 14 they will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful.”
This overlooked verse is so powerful. It talks about the kingdom that is temporarily occupied by wicked oppressive power brokers. This text is looking directly at political, economic, and social governmental systems as inextricably linked to spiritual warfare. It further indicates that the work and power of Jesus is to destroy such systems. The ones that are with him are called and chosen and faithful. In other words fighting oppressive systems is an indicator of faithfulness and being chosen.
Put simply sisters and brothers if we are to lead we are to lead the warfare against principalities and powers. That’s what we are called to do. That’s what “Kingdom building” is.
Lord awaken a generation of leaders who seek to destroy the grip of poverty, racism, sexism, idolatry, violence, and hatred. In Jesus name and authority!
Questions for Meditation
Have you ever thought about being chosen or called as being chosen to push back against political power?
Now pray God would give you the spirit of a chosen leader.