Satan cares less that we go to church services, pay our tithes, give offerings. When it comes to standing in the prayer place, he musters all his forces against that believer who dares to!
Praying Christians, are Satan’s worst foes!
GOD eagerly awaits the Elisha Like’s who will dare groan, “Where is the GOD of Elijah?”
It was only after this deep hunger and satiable quest for the LORD that he heard His response, “HERE I AM,” that the waters parted for Elisha, this being not the first time that waters were parted though.
Moses had parted the red sea. Joshua parted the Jordan Rivers JESUS walked on the waters.
Every supernatural parting of Jordan was a response to prayers!
All these mighty acts of the demonstration of power of over nature are the end product of prayer. Prayer brings POWER!
Before the parting of the red Sea, Moses prayed; before the parting of the Jordan River, Joshua prayed; before the walking on waters, JESUS prayed. These mighty acts were born in the place of prayers!
Short simple but powerful and effective words are conceived, nurtured on the place of agonizing prevailing prayers.
The kneeling Christian is the STANDING Christian. He that kneels before GOD can stand before any Man, Government or Nation.
Elijah made this profoundly clear when he said, “…before whom I stand…” 1 Kings 17:1.
The angel Gabriel said to the unbelieving high priest Zechariah, “I am Gabriel who stands before the LORD day and night…” Luke 1:19.
Those who have learnt to stay in the secret chambers of the LORD may miss many things, but may never miss that one and most treasured thing: “THE POWER OF AGE TO COME”
This is the difference between the early church and her leadership from our contemporary church leadership: they had a hold on the Government of their day because GOD had a hold on them. This was simply because they valued that place – the Holy of Holies and were not willing to compromise it for any worldly offer.
How could GOD not entrust them with such overwhelming POWER? And with such kind of POWER, how could they walk through any nation un-noticed?
Nature dreaded them that spiritual principalities of nations spoke audibly through men saying: “These men who have turned the world upside down have come here too.” They knew that their time was up!
Let the church and her leaders rise from their sleep and slumber and return to her closet where we have our heritage and nations will again say, “These men who have turned the world upside down!”
May it not be said of this generation, “they hindered the heritage of the successive generation”.
It is true that, while some sleep to die, other sleep to wake and in waking, they rise!
The problem of sleep plagued the disciples in Gethsemane, the garden where our victory was decided! The disciples were to see JESUS transfigured, but before this could happen they needed to stay awake, by the time they woke up Moses and Elijah were already departing.
Hence vital aspect of the detail of issue discussed on the transfiguration Mount was lost.
If we will experience the full glory of the Son then like the master, we MUST STAY AWAKE, however, whenever we are required to stay awake is when we are tempted the most to sleep!
My heart overflows with this poem, perhaps in the wordings can be found the passion of my heart:
Awake, Awake O sleeping giant Awake
Too great lies the journey of time
Awake; awake you who slumber in the day
See though dark, it’s not-not time to sleep
Awake, Awake o sleeping giant awake,
Awake to see what is dumped on you!
Awake O arm of the LORD awake
See how crippled by thee is thy LORD!
Awake, Awake O strength of the LORD awake
Clean thine self from the dust and ashes
Look below and see the imprint of thyself
For long on the sand thou hast lain
Shh let her sleep-let her sleep
The man of the night acclaims
If she wakes the world she will take
Let her sleep where she lay not to wake!
~ by Mark Cyril
|Author, teacher, motivational and conference speaker, Pastor Mark Cyril is the international President of CYRIL MARK WORLD EVANGELISM – an independent ministry taking the message of the cross across the Nations turning many in their numbers to salvation through Jesus Christ. He is also the Senior Pastor of Revelation Apostolic Community; an apostolic and Prophetic Word based ministry in Abuja the capital city of Nigeria – West Africa.|