Our Lord is sounding the trumpet to call His People
To come before Him, at this critical time for the church and the nation.
He has said they are not to return to their old ways.
He is looking at what is happening today, and He can see
No discernible difference to how they used to do things.
They are using the same old liturgies and orders of service.
They are using familiar and comfortable practices.
They seem not to be aware of the shaking of the church and the nation.
Our Lord realigns them at this time.
The nation and the church are staggering from one crisis to another,
And have yet to wake up to the fact that our Lord has begun the refining process.
It will not be a comfortable experience, as the changes that are coming
Are going to be of such a magnitude, it will have an impact that has not been seen before.
They will have to set aside everything that is a distraction to them,
To walk in His ways and obey His command, as they carry the Gospel message
Out into their communities at this time of great darkness.
They are to walk the Scriptures in prayer along,
The streets of the towns, cities and villages of the land.
Our Lord is about to show the new thing He is doing at this time,
Despite the ongoing conflicts that are taking their traumatic and tragic toll amongst the nations.
He will say in the words of the Psalmist – “Be still and wait patiently for the Lord.”
He will tell His People to take note of Matthew Henry’s words –
“When God is about to do something great on earth,
He sets His People a-praying”.
He will remind them of Charles Haddon Spurgeon’s words –
“Brethren, we will not see much change in our churches,
Until the prayer meeting is held in high esteem.
Prayer is an art that only the Holy Spirit can teach.
Pray about prayer until you can pray.”
There is a sense that the Holy Spirit is moving in our day and
Has begun to flow across the land from North to South, and East to West,
There is a wave of glory, that is bringing honour and glory to our Lord.
Photo by Alvaro Munoz.