God is raising a militant Church that will possess our cities for Him, people who will take the spiritual responsibility over their communities, cities and nations. God is looking for men and women who will check the advance of wickedness, violence, satanism, corruption, idolatry, oppression, occultism, injustice and perversion in our cities and nations.
God is looking for dedicated people who will monitor the spiritual climate of their cities and forbid, in the spirit, all activities that give glory to satan and allow only activities that glorify the Name of the Lord. God is conducting a serious recruitment exercise for people who will pursue, overtake and recover all that the enemy has stolen from our communities and cities, and because of our carelessness, the enemy has stolen so much. Unfortunately, he is still busy stealing (even from the Church!).
Ezek 22:30 “30 And I sought a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, that I should not destroy it, but I found none.”
May God not give this verdict concerning us. May we be available to stand in the gap for perishing souls in our communities and cities. God says further that because He could not find anyone to stand in the gap for the land and the people, He had to pour out His fury and wrath to destroy the land.
Church, should we continue to fold our arms and have a good time “possessing and claiming” things that are perishable while satan is having a good time plundering God’s people by stealing, killing, and destroying? God gave a commission concerning cities that the Church needs to give heed to:
Jer 29:7 “7 And seek (inquire for, require, and request) the peace and welfare of the city to which I have caused you to be carried away captive; and pray to the Lord for it, for in the welfare of [the city in which you live] you will have welfare.”
God is recruiting people who will enforce His will and rule on earth as it is in Heaven, people who will set free those who have been held captive by the enemy and people that will demonstrate Kingdom lifestyle even here on earth.
God has given every city or people group talents, skills, mineral resources, etc, for their survival, sustenance, social and economic upliftment. These are their redemptive gifts for the fulfillment of God’s purposes for the city and the people. However, when the people live in rebellion against God, the land will refuse to yield her increase and rain will be withheld.
All manners of curses, tragedies, famine, violence, wickedness, sorrows, pain, misery and destruction begin to manifest until the Nehemiah’s begin to repent on behalf of the people and pray for things to turn around.
God is calling forth His Church in every city to stand in the gap. The strength of the Church is dependent on the strength of each individual believer’s prayer life.
The major reason why so many believers today are unsuccessful, stagnant, and amount to nothing in life is because they do not have an altar of prayer. This approach to the concept of altars of prayer as a basis and foundation of victory and breakthrough in life is worth considering.
A believer is not greater than his altar. The success, advancement, increase and consequently breakthrough in every area of the life of a believer is dependent upon his altar.
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