…See that you are not troubled….Watch and pray…….
We all recently witnessed a very sad incident of the disappearance of a large aircraft with so many people on board. There was no logical explanation of what really happened,yet. Why did it go off course ? The vastness of the oceans, the nations involved and the technologies used only reminds us about the frailty of man, the vastness of creation and the awesomeness of the Creator. As a man of God said the days of the SUDDENLY’S are here. And suddenly in Russia, and suddenly an aircraft disappears…..
Even as the Lord Jesus spoke of many signs that would precede His coming, He also told us to Watch and pray. What are we to Watch ? So definitely the time and seasons that we live in, are not a time to be complacent.
First let us acknowledge that the days that we live in are evil. There is evil accelerating on all sides. As we acknowledge this , then comes also the desire and the need to know what we have to do next.
What do we Watch for ? We have to Watch for our children, Watch for our families, Watch the events that occur in our countries and globally and pray, pray and pray. How to pray ? How would we pray if we had to loose a loved one in the above incident. How would our hearts sorrow and bleed. Let us tear our hearts now, for our children, families, cities and nations. The time is such that only the prayers of the saints and the Church will move the hand of God to destroy the powers of darkness and the works of the enemy.
The prayers of the parents especially the mothers are very close to Gods heart. Years back a servant of God mentioned to me how my mothers tears had blessed me. Today I can recall so many incidents in which the Lord Almighty saved me from death. By His grace the Lord has kept me. Mothers Watch over your children in prayer. Seek Gods ways and Gods will for them and for yourselves. Pray the Scriptures over their lives. God will hear. See this as a time not to get entangled with any cares or affairs which does not have an eternal purpose. Let God go with you wherever you go.
As I am now in Singapore I Watch and pray for this nation, lifting my prayers to the Living God for His mercies. Watch. Watch for your nations and for the things God places in your heart. Let not the TV sets and Social Media enslave us. These are the days to be found in your prayer closets, prayer meetings, in the Church, in Praise and Worship and in HIS Word and a time to step out to do something for the Lord Jesus.
The killing of innocent lives through abortion brings Gods attention and judgement. The casinos and evil life style releases evil spirits into the land to move people towards destruction and the land keeps moving into darkness. The prophet Jonah warned the people of Nineveh and they repented from their sinful lifestyle through fasting and prayer and God spared them from the coming judgement.
Come, my people, enter your chambers, And shut your doors behind you; Hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment, Until the indignation is past. For behold, the Lord comes out of His place To punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity; The earth will also disclose her blood, And will no more cover her slain.
(Isa 26:20-21 NKJV)
Prayer : Loving and most gracious Heavenly Father. Oh! God of all mercies. Look upon us with your eyes of compassion and mercies. Forgive our wrong doings, forgive the sins in the land. Cleanse us from the sin of not seeking you with our whole heart, soul, strength and mind. Give us the spirit of prayer and supplication to watch, to watch for our children, our families, our cities, and our nations in prayer. In your judgements remember mercy. Remember us Oh! Lord. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.