BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9, 2019.
TEXT: Isaiah 62: 6-7
Key verse: “I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence” Isaiah 62:6.
What is the objective in the above verses? It is to establish Jerusalem. The goal, the vision, the desire of God is to establish Jerusalem; to make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
God wants to make the people established in righteousness so that people will praise God because of them, that the nations that surround Jerusalem will know that the living God is among them. That is the aim of God: that by their righteousness and holiness He would be praised in the earth.
For this to happen, He said: “I have set watchmen over your walls who shall be praying and making mention of you to Me ... C-O-N-S-T-A-N-T-L-Y!” The above scripture says, “Ye that make mention of the Lord keep not silence and give Him no rest” - Give God no rest!
It seems God has attached Himself to prayers. Just as I illustrated before, it seems that without prayers He is incapacitated, like a vehicle that would be rendered immobile without tyres. He is saying, “I want to do something in Jerusalem.
Prayer warriors do not leave Me alone. Hold Me fast until I accomplish it.” It is like when I tell some of my leaders in HOREMOW, “I want to hold a program in your state, please keep reminding me about it.” So, God is saying: “Keep reminding Me” (in the language of man). “Keep telling me about it; Keep praying about it.”
Why is God saying so? It is because one of the attributes of God is to give answer to prayers. If we cease to pray, one of His attributes will be rendered useless and God will not want that to happen. That is why He wants us to pray.
Psalm 65:2 says, “O Thou that hearest prayer, unto Thee shall all flesh come.”
Why do ministries fail? Why do Christian organizations and Churches fail? One of the reasons is that they do not pray well enough. If God is a God that answers prayers, how long have you stood before Him in prayers on that matter? Have you organized prayers concerning that matter?
Have you embarked on fasting and prayer concerning that matter? God loves us so much that He revealed this attribute of His to us that we may take full advantage of it.
Thought for the day:
It seems God has attached Himself to prayers.
Song for the day:
Nothing prayer cannot do, Jesus answers prayers.....
Bible Reading for the day:
Jeremiah 51-52; Hebrews 6
PASTOR PAUL RIKA