Posted by Daniel on 30 November 2022 at 7:42 am

    </div><div> *WHEN SAINTS PRAY*</div><div>
    </div><div>_It is advisable you read the text first_</div><div>
    </div><div>📜TEXT:EZEKIEL 9:1-11📜</div><div>
    </div><div>Ezekiel 9:1-11</div><div>[1]He cried also in mine ears with a loud voice, saying, Cause them that have charge over the city to draw near, even every man with his destroying weapon in his hand.</div><div>[2]And, behold, six men came from the way of the higher gate, which lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man among them was clothed with linen, with a writer’s inkhorn by his side: and they went in, and stood beside the brasen altar.</div><div>[3]And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer’s inkhorn by his side;</div><div>[4]And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.</div><div>[5]And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity:</div><div>[6]Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.</div><div>[7]And he said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain: go ye forth. And they went forth, and slew in the city.</div><div>[8]And it came to pass, while they were slaying them, and I was left, that I fell upon my face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord GOD! wilt thou destroy all the residue of Israel in thy pouring out of thy fury upon Jerusalem?</div><div>[9]Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of blood, and the city full of perverseness: for they say, The LORD hath forsaken the earth, and the LORD seeth not.</div><div>[10]And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will recompense their way upon their head.</div><div>[11]And, behold, the man clothed with linen, which had the inkhorn by his side, reported the matter, saying, I have done as thou hast commanded me.</div><div>
    </div><div>🔑📖KEY VERSE: _*”And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof” (EZEKIEL 9:4).*_</div><div>
    </div><div>In less than a year of the _Second World War,_ Britain faced its most difficult period in history, with Dunkirk the only port left to the British. The German forces had overrun most of Europe and it looked as if Britain would also fall, as the enemy planes were set to pound the British troops at the beach. But God came to their rescue following a day of national prayer called by the king. The Lord, heeding the supplication of His people, caused a storm to descend on the Dunkirk area that forced the Germans off the air. Then He brought calm to the sea to enable coastal yachts to evacuate the soldiers from danger.</div><div>
    </div><div>Heaven is always at attention when the servants of God cry to Him, whether for themselves or for the society and nation. With Judah and Israel brimming with sin that attracted the anger and judgement of God, there was a remnant of the righteous that set up altars of prayer seeking mercy for the land. They mourned for the nation as the consequences of its iniquity approached. In His mercy, God spared the praying saints. He heard the pleas of the supplicants while His wrath came upon those who rejected His commandments.</div><div>
    </div><div>A nation bereft of interceding believers is doomed because it is off the radar of the benevolence of heaven. The mercy of the Lord shows up where there are entreating Christians.</div><div>
    </div><div>There is assurance that God will not only answer our prayers, He will also set us apart from the judgement meant for the unrepentant wicked. Our duty is to pray for lost souls to be saved, as we preach to them the message of Christ’s love.</div><div>
    </div><div>✍🏽THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: _*Mankind is lost without the intercession of saints.*_</div><div>
    </div><div>📜THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:*HOSEA 5-9*📜</div><div>
    </div><div> *MEDITATION*</div><div>
    </div><div>*How the spiritual determines what happens in real life*</div><div>
    </div><div>1. There are invisible angelic beings given the charge over every city and they have weapons just as we have in the physical life, v1. What do they use weapons for if this world is not a world of battles? Satan also mimics this divine arrangement with his demons. Learn to fight spiritual battles. </div><div>2. These were angels on assignment sent to kill and destroy people in the city of Jerusalem as a result of their sins. </div><div>3. There was a writer with inkhorn to put invisible marks on the foreheads of the saints so that the heavenly destroyer will not touch them, vv2-4. Something similar happens in Egypt🤔</div><div>4. Those people qualified for the mark are those that dissociated and detest all the abominations in the city, v4. What about you?</div><div>5. This mark, though real, is invisible to the natural eye. All the true saints have this mark and that is why the saints are secured from evil attacks, Psalm 91:5-8. Are you qualified for this protective mark?</div><div>6. The slaughtering could not materialise until the glory of God first departed from the Holy of Holies and from the brazen altar outside the Holy place, vv2,3.</div><div>7. The glory of God must have departed from a person or institutions before the angel of destruction can operate unhindered. </div><div>8. Were it not for this revelation, the inhabitants of Jerusalem will just be experiencing mysterious and untimely deaths from different sources, some backed with scientific reasons. </div><div>9. The mysterious deaths must “begin at my sanctuary” from the “ancient of men” before the sanctuary because they are supposed to know better, v6. The ignorant sinner will experience less severe punishments compared to the knowledgeable sinners. Can you support this with Scriptures?🤔</div><div>10. What brought this divine anger? The answer is in the last part of verse 9 and it is the same reason for all ungodliness and disobedience.</div><div>11. Their iniquity had reached the peak at this time that intercession could only save the righteous but could not stop the angels on assignment from “slaughtering”. </div><div>12. Unfortunately when the judgement comes, the spiritually insensitive ignorantly ascribes it to something else.</div><div>
    </div><div>*Note* All that goes on in the physical is first determined in the spiritual. True saints have the marks of God in their foreheads and only those whose eyes are opened can see it. The only effective weapon that can enforce or alter what is coming from the invisible realm from manifesting is prayer of faith back up with confession of faith in the word of God👌</div><div>
    </div><div>*Prayer points*</div><div>
    </div><div>Lord, I praise you because I am so special to you that your mark of ownership is on me🙏</div><div>Fill my life with more of your glory that the wicked cannot never penetrate🙏</div><div>Give me the Spirit of understanding and revelation to always see you when you are at work🙏</div><div>Lord keep your church from things that will make your glory to disappear or diminish🙏</div><div>
    </div><div>*HYMN* I Need Thee Every Hour </div><div>
    </div><div>*Good morning sir/ma.*</div>

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