I believe God is trying to get our attention as the war drums beat in the Middle East. The alarm needs to be heard through out God’s people. I was reading through Haggai the other night: I discovered something interesting. It was a call to build the house of the Lord. This is what the Lord Almighty says: “These people say, “The time has not yet come to rebuild the Lord’s House.”” Do you think it is a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while the Lord’s house remains in ruin?
5 Now this is what the LORD Almighty says: “Give careful thought to your ways. 6 You have planted much, but harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it.”
This, sounds like life today… A chasing after the wind… And an endless toil…
You can read the book of Ecclesiastes for this….
15 “‘Now give careful thought to this from this day on consider how things were before one stone was laid on another in the LORD’s temple. 16 When anyone came to a heap of twenty measures, there were only ten. When anyone went to a wine vat to draw fifty measures, there were only twenty. 17 I struck all the work of your hands with blight, mildew and hail, yet you did not return to me,’ declares the LORD.
God is attempting to get our attention… We see Floods, Droughts, Famine, Fires, Volcano’s, Earth Quakes, Cyclone’s, etc… All around us there is hardship: the Economies are failing… Do you think that God is trying to get our attention? I think he wants us to turn to Him… He needs us to be the Prayer Warriors…
We need to make sure we are wearing the armor of God at all times…
Think about armor for a second… What do we know about it? Armor is heavy, cumbersome, can be awkward at first not being easy to move around in, it’s not comfortable to wear, however it protects you. Warriors trained all the time with their full armor on. It built strength, taught them how to be agile in it, and how to use it affectively in battle. Warriors relied upon it to keep them safe, and as a defense from their attacker.
In the same way, we need to train and live in the armor of God at all times. How else can we take a stand against the devil’s schemes? Use God’s word to charge your spirit, and to give you strength. But here is a key in using the armor… vs. 18 of Ephesians 6 – Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests, with this in mind be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Why? Because God wants to be involved, he wants us to turn to him, he wants to be used by us, and in turn God will use you in a way that will impact many...
(I'm trying to keep these shorter... There could be a lot more said on this as you can imagine, and maybe that is where it needs to be left... It is up to you to fill in the blanks with what God would have you to do...)