We live in an environment of endless pursuit of answers. Many of us are getting feverishly excited as we try to figure out the nearness of the Rapture, study the order of the Father’s “appointed times” (Jewish Feast dates), look for answers to historical mysteries that are being uncovered, and try to pinpoint Bible prophecy and the end game of the wars and final events. We’re watching harbingers, looking at cycles, crunching numbers, and searching skies and the Scriptures–all of this is necessary and edifying. Prophecy teachers have put in hundreds, probably thousands of hours trying to help us all put the puzzle together and to their credit, many of them have taught us remarkable things. We seek answers and signs from our Heavenly Father, but what if He is waiting on us?
What is our call as watchmen on the wall? Here it is, plainly in Scripture: Isaiah 62:6-7 tells us “I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem, all the day and all the night, continually, who are not silent. You who remember YHWH, give yourselves no rest, and give Him no rest till He establishes and till He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.”
Obviously, He wants us to pray unceasingly about this. He wants us to come to Him about bringing in His Kingdom. We’re waiting on Him, while He’s waiting on us! Watchmen, it is time to start a revolution of approaching our Father respectfully, yet expectantly, in asking for our Marriage to Yahshua to take place. A Kingdom Come Revolution, if you will.
First, we need to come BOLDLY to the throne rather than being so willy-nilly. We seldom recognize the authority that we possess as a result of our love for Jesus. I’ve kicked it into high-gear prayer mode, a step short of demanding (maybe beseech sounds better) that He bring our marriage to the Lamb to a real-time fact rather than our whining and begging every day. Yes, many God-fearing men came BOLDLY before the throne. It’s time for our marriage, inheritance, and eternal life with Christ to begin.
God being God will accomplish all of his salvations whether this side of the Rapture or during the Tribulation. We lovers of Jesus say that it’s high time that our Messiah be elevated throughout the world and that every knee bow to the King of Kings. Just like the fellow who pounded on his neighbor’s door for bread because of his importunity, we pound our prayers before the throne of God to ACT in our behalf. Jesus tires of our repenting—we know that we are sinners, but if He can forget our sins, then we must also.
Think about this: When satan was approaching the throne having to ‘ask’ God if he could put Job thru the ringer, God, knowing Job’s heart and faith, said OK to satans ‘requests’. Now if God allowed satan to test Job, His desire for us is to get serious about ‘demanding that our marriage take place’ may be the very thing holding Him back (tarrying)! If we pray like that, God will have the legal right to answer us now instead of tarrying. He needs to tell satan that He is obliged to complete His program because the prayers of the saints have reached His Throne. “The effectual, fervent prayers of a righteous man availeth much.” James 5:16
While we scramble with day-to-day living, seeking Him, learning, listening and watching, are we earnestly, humbly, yet boldly approaching our Father, asking Him to perform His will? Are we praying multiple times a day, “Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done”, or are we mumbling our memorized prayers as we drift off? I’m guilty of this myself–but NO MORE. From here on out, (and if He sends Jesus for us today, even better), I resolve to continue to boldly, precisely and specifically importune the Father and give Him NO REST, asking that He fulfill His will, send Yahshua Ha’Mashiach for us, and begin the transformation to eternity with Him.
So where is your heart—here, or Up There? If it is with Him, in His Kingdom, then let the “petitioning” begin. He’s given us His permission, even instruction, to do so. Put this PRAYER INTO PRACTICE every day! Give Him no rest…No rest.
As I concluded writing this, I had a strong urgency about Jerusalem, and how MUCH the Father loves His Qodesh City. Saints, it is imperative that we pray for Yerushalayim at this critical time in history. “For here we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come.” Hebrews 13:14. It is also imperative that we understand how MUCH He loves Her, “The bride, the wife of the Lamb” Revelation 21:9.
Dear Abba Father, my Master, my Adon, please hasten the day when you put your government in place. Those days will see Egypt, Israel, and Syria as friends. Yahshua, we, the world need this, and it is obvious that it can only come through judgment, just like you said. Let the Day of the Lord arrive. Your Kingdom Come, Your Will Be Done. Father, we pray Your words for Yerushalayim, “We pray for the peace of Yerushalayim; may they prosper who love you. Peace within your walls, prosperity within your palaces.” Father, we pray this in Your Son’s Mighty Name, Yahshua ha’ Mashiach.