Believing in the Power of God
Now that I am old and grey, do not abandon me, O God. Let me proclaim your power to this new generation, your mighty miracles to all who come after me.”Psalm 71:8
In a Bible class at church we have been studying the book of Numbers. The first three chapters revealed the number of Israel’s fighting men, 6350, with a total number of people of approximately two million. The Israelites carried the Tabernacle with them, which was where God revealed his dwelling with them. While we were studying these statistics the Lord put something very heavy on my heart.
The Israelites experienced God’s miraculous power while crossing the desert. But they lost faith in God and turned to their own feeble abilities; this was displeasing to God and that is why they stayed in the desert for forty years. Imagine how the nation would have been blessed throughout its existence if the Israelites had trusted God and sought to obey his will. God is always faithful and he proved that to the Israelites, but they repeatedly lost their faith and turned to their own sinful desires.
Today Christ’s church consists of more than 2 billion people, and we represent the new Israel. Are we following in the footsteps of the Israelites in their lack of faith? Do we lack faith by not calling on God in prayer to seek his power in our lives, for all Christians throughout the world, and for our country? If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land (2 Chronicles 7:14).
Imagine if all the churches in this country were unified in prayer for God’s strength and wisdom on behalf of our country and persecuted Christians. It’s through prayer and our obedient walk with God that we fight Satan in our lives, in our government, in our churches, and for lost souls. Without prayer nothing really happens. Christians should pray specifically and pray for God’s divine intervention. After praying, it is important to accept his answer and his timing as we faithfully continue to serve him in pointing lost souls to Christ.
I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth (Psalm 121:1-2). We depend on the Lord and we do this through prayer and by walking obediently in faith. For the Word of the Lord is upright, And all His work is done in faithfulness (Psalm 33:4). God is faithful to his promises, therefore pray in his promises, in unity with all Christians, and we will see the divine power and love of God revealed.
Today pray for yourself, your family, God’s family, our government, our country, persecuted Christians, and for lost souls. Make your prayers specific and depend on God for the answer. We are his servants and it is important to pray and tell the Lord what the Spirit puts on our hearts concerning the evil in this world. We are the light of the world and we need the Lord’s guidance and help to overcome the darkness.
Let’s Pray: Lord, help me to put all my faith in you to overcome the evil in this world. Guide me as your servant to fight Satan and his lies that fill people’s hearts. Keep Satan behind me and help me to overcome all temptations through your divine power. In Jesus name, Amen