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Cry Out so Jehovah Can Restore

There were times in Israel, in the Old Testament, when it seemed Israel had gotten things so topsy-turvy that absolutely nothing could ever get them turned right side up again. Then Jehovah would send a prophet to His people. It would seem as though the Lord was almost at the point of begging Israel to call on Him. The Bible says there was a time when Israel had been in a captivity period that was so bad that they had to live in holes in the ground. I can’t imagine living in a hole in the ground! Just how bad could it get? The nation was scattered and defeated. Everything they had was taken from them. It was stolen. And they were wished dead by all the surrounding nations. God said that if His people would cry out, He would restore! Lk.18:7,Amplified—”And will not [our just] God defend and avenge His elect [His chosen ones] who cry out to Him day and night? Will He delay [in providing justice] on their behalf?” 

Elected to Unlimited Term

As the people of God assemble today, may they realize that they have been elected to an unlimited term of office. May they rejoice in God their Savior Who has elected them to be defended and to provide justice in their behalf.  “And will not [our just] God defend and avenge His elect [His chosen ones] who cry out to Him day and night? Will He delay [in providing justice] on their behalf?” (Lk.18:7, Amp)

Moving What is in Heaven Into the Earth

Prayer is a great avenue for moving what is in heaven into earth. In a voice of command, the Lord God spoke to Jeremiah and required that he “call unto” Him (Jer.33:3). Calling unto God has a purpose. It was not a religious exercise that God wanted to observe Jeremiah busy with.  God said, “Call unto me AND I will answer.” It would be in agreement with what God fully intended to do in the earth. God must agree with Himself and with His Word, His will, His plan. God is not without purpose, not without a plan; but there are times when God has been without someone to stand in the gap calling upon Him to move power and authority from heaven into the earth. Eze 22:30  “I searched for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, so that I would not destroy it; but I found no one.  Ezekiel does not say that a large company is required but, in v.30, ONE will do.  Lk 18:1  ALSO [Jesus] told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not to turn coward (faint, lose heart, and give up). (Amp)  1Ti 2:8  I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. Calling unto God in alignment with His plan and purpose moves power and restoration into earth. (See Jer.33:6-14) (Fourth excerpt from Marty’s article “From Heaven to Earth”)