A lot of things are looking scary these days in our world.
"You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places." Matthew 24:6-7
This is a fallen world. When we fell, it came down with us.
"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
the people he chose for his inheritance." Psalm 33:12
God can do things we can't.
"He will be the sure foundation for your times,
a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge;
the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure." Isaiah 33:6
In the end all we have is God. People think they're so smart and that they can figure it out. But they're wrong.
What should we be doing?
We're not supposed to hide. We need to get involved. The power of prayer is limitless.
“‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.” Mark 9:23
Our prayers can activate His power.
"I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people-- 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness."
1 Timothy 2:1-2
We are meant to pray for our leaders. A lot of people mock and judge. We are called to pray.
"He changes times and seasons;
he deposes kings and raises up others.
He gives wisdom to the wise
and knowledge to the discerning." Daniel 2:21
God has his hand on leaders.
"The Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth." Psalm 145:18
Calling upon Him is prayer.
There's nothing ouside the power of God. There's nothing outside the power of prayer.
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7
In the midst of the worst we've got the best.
God commands prayer. Pray about it.
"The Lord your God is with you,
the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
but will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17
“Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven." Matthew 18:19
We have ability that is untapped. Our prayer bank account is still full. What have we spent?
God has never stopped listening. If He's promised it, it will come to pass. If you pray in My name, it will be done.
12 "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." Romans 12:12
Continuing steadfastly in prayer. Pray in belief.
"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light." 1 Peter 2:9
We are here because of Him.
What are the consequences of inaction?
What have you done?
What are you doing?
Do you want my hand in it? Put your hands together.
“Arise, shine, for your light has come,
and the glory of the Lord rises upon you." Isaiah 60:1