stake the ground

Day 3: We Stake the Ground of this Nation

3 May 2022

3.7 MINS

Intention

The Church has a different spirit from the world — one to cry out for our nation

Scripture

“And now, I pray,
let the power of my Lord be great,
just as You have spoken, saying,
‘The LORD is longsuffering and abundant in mercy,
forgiving iniquity and transgression;
but He by no means clears the guilty,
visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children
to the third and fourth generation.’
Pardon the iniquity of this people, I pray,
according to the greatness of Your mercy,
just as You have forgiven this people,
from Egypt even until now.”
Then the LORD said:
“I have pardoned, according to your word;
but truly, as I live,
all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD — ”
— Numbers 14:17-21

Reflection

When you read through Numbers 14, you find that the Israelite people were complaining and murmuring against Moses and Aaron.  God had chosen Moses as the leader of the nation.  They wanted a new leader because things weren’t going the way they wanted.

(Immediately, we can see some parallels with the Christians of our nation today: God gave us a godly leader; He placed him there, and now the church is complaining and murmuring because he hasn’t done all that they wanted).

Joshua and Caleb were the only two out of the twelve spies who did not fear. They saw the future of the promised land; they saw the same giants as the others. But only Joshua and Caleb knew that God would fulfil what He had promised.

Moses cried out in prayer and reminded God of what He had spoken over him in Exodus 34:5-9:

“Now the LORD descended in the cloud and stood with him there,
and proclaimed the name of the LORD.
And the LORD passed before him and proclaimed,
‘The LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious,
longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth,
keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin,
by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the father upon the children and the children’s children to the third and the fourth generation.’
So Moses made haste and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped.
Then he said, ‘If now I have found grace in Your sight, O Lord, let my Lord,
I pray, go among us, even though we are a stiff-necked people;
and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us as Your inheritance.’”

Church! are we not ‘The Great South Land of the Holy Spirit?” What a prophetic word for us to remind God of what has been spoken over this nation.

Did not Moses cry ‘mercy’?  Did he not cry ‘pardon the iniquity of this people according to the goodness of Your mercy’?  And the Lord responded: “… I pardoned according to your word. And truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the Glory of the Lord.

Joshua and Caleb had a different spirit.  Do we, Church, not have a different spirit from the rest of the nation? Do we not have a spirit to cry out for our nation?  We are already in the Promised Land; everything was fulfilled at the cross for us to walk in the fulfilment of it ‘Now’, to fulfil His will in our Nation.

We stake the ground of this Nation!

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Prayer

Father, we pray the church of this nation ‘wakes up’; that the time is now for the staking of the ground to take back what belongs to her. 

We were known as a Christian nation. We pray that God’s Word comes forth in our land and we be known as the Great South Land of the Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ Name.

Psalm 2:8: Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance,
And the ends of the earth for Your possession.

Father, thank You and we ask for our inheritance for the Nation of Australia, in Jesus’ Name.

Proverbs 29:2: When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice;
but when a wicked man rules, the people groan.

Father, we thank You that the righteous rule in this Nation and that the people rejoice.

Amen.

Author BioMargaret Court

Margaret Court is a woman of international renown, not only for her unsurpassed feats (64 Grand Slam Titles) in the world of professional tennis, but also for her strong and powerful Christian witness. She was ordained into full-time ministry in 1991. In 1995, Margaret established and founded Victory Life Centre Inc, where she is the Senior Minister.

21 Days Prayer Points

  1. Pray that God would rule over this election, that righteous leaders would be elected to govern this nation in truth and justice because, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice.” Proverbs 29:2
  2. Pray God’s blessing upon all our current parliamentarians and leaders, including their families and all the candidates of all the parties standing for this federal election. 1 Timothy 2:1-3
  3. Pray for a multiplication of prayer and unity across the Body of Christ in Australia, that people will wake up to the dangers facing our nation and respond in prayer. Ephesians 5:14
  4. Pray for a Revival for Australia, Spiritual Awakening and Transformation for our nation, and the proclamation of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. John 3:16

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