Are we ready to pray: “Let thy kingdom come?”
Brief Word, Reflection
November 27, 2020 5:58 PM
EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW
I had been praying and interceding for people in general on the path of God’s judgements right before going to sleep on the night of September 21, 2020. Specially for people that just don’t know about Him and His upcoming judgements. I asked for God’s mercy on children (specially in orphanages), the elderly, and people blind to His truth. In my prayer I was very anguished by people being caught unaware.
That morning, upon awakening, I heard several times in my spirit “People have been warned”.
I remember answering the Lord: “Ok. I understand.”
I thought then that this word was just for me to understand the times in which we are living. This week I felt I must share it.
This may speak to you in a different way than it did to me. God is… God. So merciful and all love. It’s amazing how He takes the time to help us understand His dealings. He does not have to do that. And yet, He does. Glory to His precious name!
Well, truth is this Word left me sad. I felt I had just been shown the end of the “warning stage”. I felt there’ s many things I did not do during that time. I repented for having wasted much time on inconsequential things. I repented for not praying or interceding more. Many times, in the last couple years, the Lord asked me to go and pray and I did not. How did I dare to do that?
He wanted me to pray more and more often. I was just stuck on my previous praying program when He wanted to take me a step further. Of course, it was not until a very big trial came to my life that I intensified my prayer time. He dealt with the trial and worked a miracle in my life. It was a miracle of forgiveness. It was then, that I learned to really treasure every minute of prayer I can have.
The truth in the message “People have been warned” left me also with some information very clear in my spirit.
- No one will be able to tell the Lord, “I did not know”
- We must understand some of our prayers for the redemption and salvation of people we intercede for will not occur unless His judgements come (ask me how I know)
- We need to stop fearing for ourselves and our well being in order to pray adequately. This requires faith in His Holy Word and making sure we abide in Him every minute of our days
Two days ago, I came upon someone mocking and ridiculing the name of the Lord and I just grieved so much in my spirit that it was hard not to cry. It literally hurt on my chest. We know this is going nowhere unless God intervenes in correcting and rebuking sin. I have stopped reading most news because I can’t stand to look at how sin is just so rampant and suffocates people’s lives. Specially our kids and youths’. I feel every day is harder for any of them to overcome their wicked environment and its effect on their relationship with the Savior. I’m an intercessor and in order to fulfill that task God has given me a spirit of much love and patience. It’s very hard for me to be unmerciful towards others. All because of His grace and power, I have no merit in that. I was the exact opposite before coming to Christ.
However, after that Word, when I pray for mercy on the oppressed, my spirit prays “enough… Lord… it’s enough”. This is kind of “unlike” me. It’s actually been hard to pray those words. I have found something I did not know in them. It’s not an enough that looks for any type of revenge or vengeance. I have discovered there is an “enough” that speaks mercy.
Because that “enough” not only encompasses judgment on others, but I know it means I will have to bear pain too. I will have to witness what I have been taught to avoid since birth: suffering. Although through God’s promises we know not eternal suffering and nothing outside His will and protection, but suffering, nonetheless.
If I pray… If we can pray “Let thy kingdom come”, we know we’re included in God’s dealings. He will purify, He will call some, He will have some of us be persecuted, He will have all prostrated on our knees in His presence. Any trace of self-reliance will have to disappear. We fear that. Things will change drastically, and we usually avoid changes.
I have been pondering myself… Could I sacrifice for my unsaved friend? Would I give away my comfort for an unsaved loved one? Could I do that for a stranger?
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” John 15:13
He gave His life for us, sinners. He did it all. Then, how much are you willing to sacrifice for His kingdom?
I ask myself… I ask you, His Bride. Are we ready to pray: “Lord, let Thy kingdom come?”
Oh, please Lord. Help us pray in faith:
“Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.”
8“Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,
9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.