There is power in persistent prayer.
“Ask, and the gift is yours. Seek, and you’ll discover. Knock, and the door will be opened for you. For every persistent one will get what he asks for. Every persistent seeker will discover what he longs for. And everyone who knocks persistently will one day find an open door.”
When there is more darkness in the world so too will there be more Light.
We survey the evidence of so much darkness and yet that is exactly what will create in us the need to open the door upon it and bring the Light in.
Bring intercession in our prayers.
Jesus, at the end of his life, surrenders to the punitive systems of both empire and religion by letting them judge, torture, and murder him. He is finally a full victim of the systems that he refused to worship, be party to.
He opened a door and lets Light in by the obedient sacrificial act that gave place for His resurrection and our redemption.
We have that same power which raised Jesus in us when we see God’s heart in any circumstance and obediently pray.
We release response from a waiting heaven.
We open doors.
We notice that, biblically, Jesus had no commentary or participation in what He must have been aware of taking place in the systems of the world until just before His final week when He upturned the tables in the temple.
It reveals that He will upturn the tables on such corruption before the end.
We partner with Him by using our power in prayer.
When we draw alongside God in prayer and ask what is in His heart we undoubtedly know that His promise of righteous justice for His people is aching as much in Him as in us.
We suddenly become aware that he sees the corporate sin escalate above the sins of the individuals partnering with it.
Biblically, Jesus is always forgiving individual sinners, which was a problem for the righteous people complained that Jesus was always with those who they perceived to be sinners.
In contrast, I do not once see him “forgiving” the sins of the world and the devil seen in systems and empires.
We suddenly become aware that it was regions that He denounced such as Capurnaum or Jerusalem when He saw a people who had seen Him and yet did not heed Him.
There was sin in a social system which should have known better but choosing to go their own way still bearing no witness to the kingdom.
Our prayers are vital not just for ourselves and our circle but also for where we see the most evil and darkness influencing us in governments, powers and systems.
If we discern wrong it is no good cursing, everyone joins in that negativity and condemnation.
That partners with the enemy!
Prayers are powerful they activate answers from heaven.
There is strength partnering with a God who answers prayers.
Wild, loud, determined supplication for God’s hand to be lifted, for His intervention has power to change courses and advance with supernatural turn around.
He has amassed angel armies to deploy to partner with us in His mission.
They become activated on Christ’s command to defend His kingdom.
The time has come for more prayer and our light in this darkness.
Prayer is our weapon to open the door.
The illustration shows a door with no handle.
A portal from heaven to the world.
The key to open is prayer.
The light to dispel darkness ‘ on earth as in heaven ‘awaiting release brought by prayer.
Three scriptures that come to mind:
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.”Matthew 7:7-8 ESV
“In everything you do, be careful to treat others in the same way you’d want them to treat you, for that is the essence of all the teachings of the Law and the Prophets.””Matthew 7:12 TPT
“Then Jesus began to openly denounce the cities where he had done most of his mighty miracles, because the people failed to turn away from sin and return to God. He said, “How tragic it will be for the city of Korazin! And how horrible for the city of Bethsaida! For if the powerful miracles that I performed in Korazin and Bethsaida had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have humbled themselves and repented, and turned from their sins. Tyre and Sidon will better off on judgment day than you! And Capernaum—do you really think you’ll be exalted because of the great miracles I have done there? No! You’ll be brought down to the depths of hell because of your rejection of me. For if the miracles I worked in your streets were done in Sodom, it would still be standing today! But I tell you, it will be more bearable for the region of Sodom in the day of judgment than it will be for you.””
Matthew 11:20-24 TPT
The song Heaven Invade. Kari Jobe