I am not a “name-it-and-claim-it” preacher; neither a “health and prosperity” preacher. Neither of these positions holds any water, biblically speaking. I know certain things might point to the beginnings of the end times, and I know certain things must take place before the end. However, since I do not know, and neither do you, the exact time of God’s plan, I will not throw in the towel and give up on doing the last thing He told me to do. Therefore, I am convinced, certain wondrous things can still happen in our world, even when they defy human logic, if believers will but intercede for the honor of our King and His Kingdom!
“Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16 do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power 20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.
22 And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.” (Ephesians 1:15-23)
God never intended that His children, those born-again, would be overtly seeking to know how the future is going to play out, nor have specific knowledge about the timing of the end-time events. So many see events in the world as ushering in those beloved and longed for end times that would equate to our LORD’s returning. But, if one was to look back at the times of extreme acts of evil, all the way back to the resurrection, he would discover those people then came to the same conclusions: “these are the end times!”
It would be a wondrous thing if God’s people would finally submit to being the empowered intercessor He desires His children, and has called His children to be. God does not want us to simply worry about our world, but to change our world through effectual fervent praying. Our LORD has taken the steps to guide our praying in such ways that we can make clear the way of the LORD to cause positive changes in a world that has basically cast Him out.
“In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. 13 And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.” (Matthew 6:9-13)
John the Baptist’s singular purpose in life was summed up in these words: “prepare the way of the LORD.” Change in the world; revival, will only come when someone, or some ones, engage in effectual, fervent intercessory prayer preparing the way for God’s Kingdom to come, God’s will to be done, His mercy and grace through forgiveness to be distributed, and multitudes to be delivered from the evil one.
Beloved believer, you have the power and authority, the instructions, and the mandate. Make the way for the LORD in this troubled world so that He can work where the needs are in places that have closed a door for His working. Be a change maker; be a victor in Christ; be an intercessor. Be the one! Pray On!