Monday, March 11, 2013
Understanding and Discerning Gods Divine Providence is going to be a key element of Prayer in the days just ahead. This is especially true when it comes to prayer for Israel,The Church and whatever particular Nation you live in. If you are hung up on any FALSE Religious thinking or political bend, you WILL NOT be an effective prey-er.
His Divine Providence and Plans trump not only the evil man would do to interfere with them, but also the good man would try and do to interfere with them.
Remember Peter, he was offering to do a Noble thing in the sight of man. He was going to stop anyone from harming his Master and Lord. But Jesus rebuked him...saying that he was not mindful of the things of God but of Man.
New Living Translation (NLT)
21 From then on Jesus[a] began to tell his disciples plainly that it was necessary for him to go to Jerusalem, and that he would suffer many terrible things at the hands of the elders, the leading priests, and the teachers of religious law. He would be killed, but on the third day he would be raised from the dead.
22 But Peter took him aside and began to reprimand him[b] for saying such things. “Heaven forbid, Lord,” he said. “This will never happen to you!”
23 Jesus turned to Peter and said, “Get away from me, Satan! You are a dangerous trap to me. You are seeing things merely from a human point of view, not from God’s.”
One of the most frustrating things for me over the years as a man of Prayer, and a Prayer Leader, has been being in a Cooperate prayer setting, flowing with The Holy Spirit, only to have somebody start praying with a mix of their political bend, personal agenda or own opinion on how church should be done. It causes a cramp in my spirit and mind, and derails what The Lord is doing.
I am sure we all have done it from time to time, but for some, actually for far too many, it has become the only way they pray, especially here in America where The Flag ranks up there with The Cross in the eyes of far too many.
I plead with you with The Grace of God, dont let this be you in these last days. I have warned before about those who trust in their Constitution and Second Amendment more than they trust in The Word and The Spirit of God.
Seek Him and He shall be found.