Title: Prayer Wins Battles
Date: April 3, 2020
God made the prayers of His people the cause of His triumph in many battles throughout Scripture. Isaiah says in 31:21, “Because you have prayed…” Scripture goes on to tell us that because of these devoted prayers, the strongest king in the known world was subdued! Wow, think of it….. Does prayer win battles?
As I was reading recently, I came across an account of the incredible successes in Isaiah’s life. I was taken by this statement: Isaiah’s greatest achievement was the deliverance of Jerusalem! It was through his PRAYER and wise advice to King Hezekiah, and of course by the direct miraculous intervention of God, that the Syrian army was sent home in disarray. The king of Syria lived 20 years after this event, but he never again marched against Jerusalem!
We can read these stories over and over, yet somehow we skim over them, not really taking into account the enormity of them all, the magnitude of God’s miracles as a direct result of prayer! Can you imagine how much their faith grew at that time?
Only in times of such hopelessness and despair can God’s deliverance build such extreme faith! His glory is always best performed in difficult times and situations!
As we pray for the difficult and evil times our children and teachers are facing in this country in many public schools, let us not lose sight of this calling we have been given, to pray daily for them!
It has been said that vision is seeing what ought to be, and what can be in the future! And that passion is the devotion and zeal to make that vision a reality. I really like that!
Let us continue to be a people of zeal and devotion, people who pray with such vision…Vision to see children and teachers delivered from evil indoctrination! Let us in a sense wash these verses over For Kids and Country, making them come alive!
“Whoever obeys His commands will come to no harm, and the wise heart will know the proper time.”
The words of the wise are like goads,* their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails-given by one Shepherd.
*a spiked stick used for driving cattle
Listen to my words Lord, consider my lament, hear my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray in the morning, Lord you hear my voice. In the morning I lay my requests before you, and wait EXPECTANTLY.
Let me leave you with a few words to a song by Bethel Music that I’ve been loving lately!
“You split the sea so we can walk right through it. You drown our fears in perfect love.
You still our fears and we proclaim. We are children of God. We are no longer slaves to fear!
“I am no longer a slave to fear. By the arm of the Father I am surrounded by songs of deliverance.
We’ve been liberated from our bondage. We are the sons and daughters. Let us sing our freedom!”
So let’s go out and joyfully sing our freedom! God bless you!
Delighting in safe pasture,