Prayer for Deceitful Christian Leaders
Dear Holy Father,
The appalling things that are happening in the world today, fills my heart and soul with pain and dread. My mind cries out in fear and trembling when I see the utter wickedness of man, especially those leaders who claim to speak for You, who are drawing people down the road to destruction.
I speak about:
Show these wicked ones how far they are from You, eternal God. Lord Jesus, speak to our loving Father and ask Him to put a stop these immoral leaders. May Your Holy Spirit strike their hearts, minds and spirits with a burning restlessness so they cannot deny knowledge of their foul and awful deeds and words.
I pray for those in positions of power and leadership who wear the garments of the church, who speak words they claim are from You, and who have hardened their hearts, souls and minds to what true love and compassion are. I speak against them Father. Strike them down from them their positions of authority. Remove them from Your family; still their tongues; destroy their ability to lead and their right to speak for You.
Open the eyes of those who follow them so that they can no longer deny the truth of the wickedness and filth of these leaders. Break the chains that would drag these followers to eternal damnation. Fill the hearts and consciences of these wicked leaders and their followers with a desperate unquietness and trembling of spiritual humility at the recognition of their own vile thoughts, words and deeds. Take from them their ability to sleep peacefully and instead fill their dreams with the truth of their sinful actions, words and hearts. Let their thoughts throughout the day be overcome with the knowledge of this evil. Let them not have a moment’s peace and ensure they understand clearly that they will be held responsible for their actions.
Vindicate those who have been oppressed or harmed by the actions and words of these wicked leaders. Let those whose voices cry out to You, be heard almighty God. Do not deny them justice.
*(For an example, I refer you to this linked article.)
For those who claim that there will be no judgement, or that no sin will be punished, the Biblical evidence is overwhelming. Time and time again, God’s words speak of judgement of the wicked, and eternal punishment in sulphuric fire for the wicked.
“For the wrath of God is breaking through from heaven, opposing all manifestations of ungodliness and wickedness by the people who do wrong to keep God’s truth in check. These people are not ignorant about what can be known of God, because He has shown it to them with great clarity. From the beginning, creation in its magnificence enlightens us to His nature. Creation itself makes His undying power and divine identity clear, even though they are invisible; and it voids the excuses and ignorant claims of these people because, despite the fact that they knew the one true God, they have failed to show the love, honor, and appreciation due to the One who created them! Instead, their lives are consumed by vain thoughts that poison their foolish hearts. They claim to be wise; but they have been exposed as fools, frauds, and con artists.” Romans 1:18-22
“Since they had no mind to recognize God, He turned them loose to follow the unseemly designs of their depraved minds and to do things that should not be done. Their days are filled with all sorts of godless living, wicked schemes, greed, hatred, endless desire for more, murder, violence, deceit, and spitefulness. And, as if that were not enough, they are gossiping, slanderous, God-hating, rude, egotistical, smug people who are always coming up with even more dreadful ways to treat one another. They don’t listen to their parents; they lack understanding and character. They are simple-minded, covenant-breaking, heartless, and unmerciful; they are not to be trusted. Despite the fact that they are fully aware that God’s law says this way of life deserves death, they fail to stop. And worse – they applaud others on this destructive path.” Romans 1:28-32
“Arise, O Eternal, my True God. Lift up Your hand. Do not forget the downtrodden. Why does the wicked revile the True God? He has decided, “He will not hold me responsible.” But wait! You have seen, and You will consider the trouble and grief he caused. You will impose consequences for his actions. The helpless, the orphans, commit themselves to You, and You have been their Helper. Break the arm of the one guilty of doing evil; investigate all his wicked acts; hold him responsible for every last one of them.” Psalm 10:12-15
“On that day when the Anointed One – who is our very life – is revealed, you will be revealed with Him in glory! So kill your earthly impulses: loose sex, impure actions, unbridled sensuality, wicked thoughts, and greed (which is essentially idolatry). It’s because of these that God’s wrath is coming [upon the sons and daughters of disobedience], so avoid them at all costs. “ Colossians 3:4-6
“So no matter what your task is, work hard. Always do your best as the Lord’s servant, not as man’s, because you know your reward is the Lord’s inheritance. You serve the Lord, the Anointed One, and anyone who does wrong will be paid his due because He doesn’t play favourites.” Colossians 3:23-25
“For if the words of instruction and inspiration brought by heaven’s messengers were valid, and if we live in a universe where sin and disobedience receive their just rewards, then how will we escape destruction if we ignore this great salvation?” Hebrews 2:2-3
“This is what we know for certain: no one who engages in loose sex, impure actions, and greed – which is just a form of idolatry – has any inheritance in the kingdom of God and His Anointed. Don’t be fooled by people whose sentences are compounded with useless words, empty words – they just show they are empty souls. For, in His wrath, God will judge all the children of disobedience for these kinds of sins. So don’t be persuaded into their ignorance; and don’t cast your lot with them because, although you were once the personification of darkness, you are now light in the Lord. So act like children of the light. For the fruit of the light is all that is good, right, and true. Make it your aim to learn what pleases our Lord. Don’t get involved with the fruitless works of darkness; instead, expose them to the light of God.” Ephesians 5:5-11
“It’s clear that our flesh entices us into practicing some of its most heinous acts: participating in corrupt sexual relationships, impurity, unbridled lust, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, arguing, jealousy, anger, selfishness, contentiousness, division, envy of others’ good fortune, drunkenness, drunken revelry, and other shameful vices that plague humankind. I told you this clearly before, and I only tell you again so there is no room for confusion: those who give in to these ways will not inherit the kingdom of God.” Galatians 5:19-21
“I tell you the truth: eternal life belongs to those who hear My voice and believe in the One who sent Me. These people have no reason to fear judgment because they have already left death and entered life. I tell you the truth: a new day is imminent – in fact, it has arrived – when the voice of the Son of God will penetrate death’s domain, and everyone who hears will live. You see, the Father radiates with life; and He also animates the Son of God with the same life-giving beauty and power to exercise judgment over all of creation. Indeed, the Son of God is also the Son of Man. If this sounds amazing to you, what is even more amazing is that when the time comes, those buried long ago will hear His voice through all the rocks, sod, and soil and step out of decay into resurrection. When this hour arrives, those who did good will be resurrected to life, and those who did evil will be resurrected to judgment.” John 5:24-29
“Let the sea rumble and roar, and all the creatures it holds shout praise; let the whole world and all those who live in it join the celebration. Let the rivers applaud and the mountains join in joyful song in the presence of the Eternal because He is coming to judge the earth. He is coming, and His judgment will be what is right for the world and just to all people.” Psalm 98:7-9
“For the Eternal is on His way: yes, He is coming to judge the earth. He will set the world right by His standards, and by His faithfulness, He will examine the people.” Psalm 96:13
“Guard yourselves from the yeast that puffs up the Pharisees – hypocrisy, false appearance, trying to look better than you really are. Nothing is covered up that won’t be discovered; nothing is hidden that won’t be exposed. Whatever a person says in the dark will be published in the light of day, and whatever a person whispers in private rooms will be broadcast from the housetops. Listen, My friends, if people are trying to kill you, why be afraid? After you’re dead, what more can they do? Here’s whose opinion you should be concerned about: the One who can take your life and then throw you into hell! He’s the only One you should fear! But don’t misunderstand: you don’t really need to be afraid of God, because God cares for every little sparrow. How much is a sparrow worth – don’t five of them sell for a few cents? Since you are so much more precious to God than a thousand flocks of sparrows, and since God knows you in every detail – down to the number of hairs on your head at this moment – you can be secure and unafraid of any person, and you have nothing to fear from God either. That’s why I keep telling you not to be intimidated. If you identify unashamedly with Me before others, I, the Son of Man, will affirm you before God and all the heavenly messengers. But if you deny Me before others, you will be denied before God and all the heavenly messengers. People can speak a word against Me, the Son of Man, and the sin is forgivable. But they can go too far, slandering the testimony of the Holy Spirit by rejecting His message about Me, and they won’t be forgiven for that.” Luke 12:1-10
“As you know, long ago God instructed Moses to tell His people, “Do not murder;[a] those who murder will be judged and punished.” But here is the even harder truth: anyone who is angry with his brother will be judged for his anger. Anyone who taunts his friend, speaks contemptuously toward him, or calls him “Loser” or “Fool” or “Scum,” will have to answer to the high court. And anyone who calls his brother a fool may find himself in the fires of hell.” Matthew 5:21-22
“Whoever knows Me here on earth, I will know him in heaven. And whoever proclaims faith in Me here on earth, I will proclaim faith in him before My Father in heaven. But whoever disowns Me here, I will disown before My Father in heaven.” Matthew 10:32-33
“The Son of Man will send His messengers out into the world, and they will root out from His kingdom everything that is poisonous, ugly, and malicious, and everyone who does evil. They will throw all that wickedness into the fiery furnace where there will be weeping and grinding of teeth. And the righteous will shine like the sun in their Father’s kingdom. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” Matthew 13:41-43
“That is what the end of time will be like. The heavenly messengers will separate the good from the bad, the righteous from the wicked, the repentant from the prideful, the faithful from the hard-hearted. The bad, the wicked, the prideful, and the hard-hearted will be thrown into the fiery furnace where there will be weeping and grinding of teeth.” Matthew 13:49-50
“But listen, if you do not consider God’s ways and truly change, then friends, you should prepare to face His judgment and eternal death.” Luke 13:3
“Those who worship the beast and its image, and all who receive its mark on their foreheads or on their hands, will be forced to drink the wine of God’s wrath, poured out undiluted into the cup of God’s anger. And they will face the torment of fire and the agony of sulfurous flames before the holy messengers and the Lamb. The smoke of their torment will rise throughout the ages for eternity. Day and night will come and go without pause or cessation. There will be no end to the torture experienced by those who worship the beast and its image and by those who receive the mark of its name.” Revelation 14:9-11
“I saw a great white throne, and One was seated upon it. The earth and heaven receded from His presence; there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing in front of the throne. Some books were opened. Then another book was opened; it was called the book of life. And the dead were judged according to what had been recorded in the first books; these were the records of everything they had done. And the sea surrendered its dead. Death and Hades gave up their dead as well. And all were judged according to their works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And everyone whose name could not be found among the names written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.” Revelation 20:11-15
“See, I am making all things new. (turning to me) Write what you hear and see, for these words are faithful and true. It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will see to it that the thirsty drink freely from the fountain of the water of life. To the victors will go this inheritance: I will be their God, and they will be My children. It will not be so for the cowards, the faithless, the sacrilegious, the murderers, the sexually immoral, the sorcerers, the idolaters, and all those who deal in deception. They will inherit an eternity in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.” Revelation 21:5-8
[Verses extracted from The Voice Bible version: The Voice Bible Copyright © 2012 Thomas Nelson, Inc. The Voice™ translation © 2012 Ecclesia Bible Society All rights reserved.]