Scripture For Today:
“A prayer of Moses the man of God. Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.”
Praying for Those in Authority pt 4
We have been studying about the importance of praying for our leaders and those in authority. The Apostle Paul said in 1 Timothy 2:1-2:
1 Timothy 2:1-2 says:
“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions and giving of thanks be made for all men; for kings and for all that are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.”
Notice the word “intercessions” is used here.
Intercession means to stand in the gap in behalf of another person (that is from Ezekiel 22:30).
For example, when God planned to destroy the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah because of the great wickedness being committed and perpetuated in those cities, God came down and talked with His friend, Abram or Abraham – first. Before He acted.
We see Abraham making intercession for the residents of those cities. Of course, he was trying to protect his nephew, Lot, and his family. But, by protecting Lot, he was also protecting the people who were doing the wickedness, right?
And, by the way, the immorality and wickedness happening in the United States right now far exceeds that of Sodom and Gomorrah. And if God does not judge the United States harshly for our wickedness – He should apologize to the residents of Sodom and Gomorrah… which He will not do for He judges Righteously. So – what does that tell you about the near future for this nation?
So, if enough Christians will intercede for our leaders and the sin and immorality of this nation – God can (and WILL) move people, mountains and orchestrate events to FIX these problems. But, if the Christians – that means YOU and I as well – do not become actively involved in this type of intercession…
Well, let’s just say it is not going to end well for this nation.
Don’t shout me down when I’m preaching good!
Personally, I believe the handwriting has already appeared on the wall. This nation has squandered it’s unique blessing and has become a nation of perverts, idolatry worshippers. We worship the creation rather than the Creator. Men with men, women with women, both with babies. Trying to change boys into girls and girls in to boy… the list goes on and on.
One prophet said, “Our sins have piled as high as Heaven…”
Anyway – the point I’m trying to make is this. IF YOU want to see a change in leadership in this nation… IF YOU want to see things improve in this nation… then YOU must take the imitative to do as the Apostle Paul commanded, “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions and giving of thanks be made for all men; for kings and for all that are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.”
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Until next time, this is Pastor Bob Thibodeau reminding you from 1 Thessalonians 5:17 in the Living Bible to “Always Keep on Praying!” Be blessed in all that you do!
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