I’m counting on prayer today.
I’ve been counting on prayer for a couple of years now.
Jesus tells us to pray, “Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”
I imagine in the heavenly throne room when God speaks, angels move. When God commands there is no slack angel meandering in at the last minute asking, “What did you say?” They are standing at the ready to minister wherever God tells them to go.
Remember the story of Daniel? No, not the one of his three buddies and the fiery furnace, or the most familiar of Daniel in the lion’s den. Not even the fantastical one of the hand writing on the wall. I’m talking about the one where the angel comes to minister to him.
Daniel had seen a terrible vision and began seeking the Lord for an answer. He mourned. He fasted. He prayed. For three weeks. The vision had been so frightening Daniel sought the Lord for the meaning of it all.
He persevered in prayer for 21 days and then…
I looked up and saw a man clothed in linen; around his waist was a belt made of gold from Upaz. His body resembled yellow jasper, and his face had an appearance like lightning. His eyes were like blazing torches; his arms and feet had the gleam of polished bronze. His voice thundered forth like the sound of a large crowd.
An angel of the Lord appears in awesome splendor. This heaveny warrior shines brightly as Daniel is struck with fear…
My strength drained from me, and my vigor disappeared; I was without energy. I listened to his voice…He said to me, “Daniel, you are of great value. Understand the words that I am about to speak to you. So stand up, for I have now been sent to you.” When he said this to me, I stood up shaking.
This brilliant minister sent from God explains his delay…
Then he said to me, “Don’t be afraid, Daniel, for from the very first day you applied your mind to understand and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard. I have come in response to your words.
But a war in the heavenlies…
However, the prince of the kingdom of Persia was opposing me for twenty-one days. But Michael, one of the leading princes, came to help me, because I was left there with the kings of Persia. Now I have come to help you understand…
We are admonished in the scriptures to constantly pray (1Thess. 5:16). We are told angels are ministering spirits sent to out to serve those who will inherit salvation (Heb. 1:14). We are taught to pray for God’s will to be done on earth as it is done in heaven (Matt. 6:10).
If all is not set right, there may just be a battle in the heavenly realm.
I will continue to pray for God’s will to be done. I will persevere in this trial to gain understanding. I do hope for an answer from heaven soon. The mystery of it all is beyond my understanding, but I will trust in His word.