Michael continues; When a nation defies the truth of the Word of God, the only thing that will save the nation from destruction is God's mercy and grace. Men of God must stand in the gap to lead and to shepherd his people through prayer. Intercessory prayer allows men of God to forge spiritual bonds as families and as churches in the body of Christ. As men respond in prayer, God will intervene with the power of his might. Prayer is God's force multiplier. Prayer is God's offense in the spiritual battle. Praying in the power of the Holy Spirit wields the sword of the spirit of truth and allows God to intercede against the powers of darkness. The golden bowls of incense in the book of Revelation is the prayer of the saints. God's prophet in the Old Testament said we have no plan and we have no power but my eyes are upon you, Lord. In prayer, the power of God is loosed upon earth to bring about his purpose and his will. May our prayer be, "here am I Lord, send me." Prayer is aligning my heart with his heart, my will with his will, his purpose with my purpose. As we pray, it is God who works within us to will and to do of his good pleasure.
We are the ones whom God has called to link heaven and earth. Prayer is the communication... The co-Union between God and men. We have been called a Royal priesthood to stand in the gap...to intervene on behalf of God's people. For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. The riches of the Glory of the mystery is Christ in us the hope of glory. He has called us to lead others from darkness to light. There is no one in the dark so deep as the one who thinks he's in the light but he's really in the dark. Therefore quench not the spirit. May we be like John Wesley who said when someone asked him why people came from such great distances to hear him preach, "I light myself on fire, and people come from miles around to watch me burn."
Through prayer...let your light so shine before men that they see your good works and glorify your father which is in heaven. O Lord, ignite me, set me on fire so that the light of your Holy Spirit will lead others from darkness and into the glorious light your gospel of Truth.
May God richly bless you,
Your brother in Christ, Michael