Jeremiah 33:3 Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things which you do not know.
A God given invitation for Jeremiah to call upon the Lord in his time of trouble is where we find Jeremiah who had been in prison for preaching the Word of God.
Are you in trouble? Are you in despair? Are you confused, worried and stressed about life and all that is going on in our nation and in the world? Call upon the Lord!
God gave Jeremiah a personal invitation to "call upon Him" and He is sending forth this same invite to all of us around the world on today. CALL UPON ME!!!
If we could be honest for a moment, we all stand in need of God and a need to call upon Him. God promises if we do, He will show us great and mighty things which we do not know.
How are we able to see those great and wonderful things manifested in our lives?
First we must ask God. We are told to "call" upon the Lord. It starts with making our request known unto God. Matthew 7:7-ask and it shall be given you, seek, and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you.
Second, we must ask with confidence in knowing that He will hear and answer our prayers. Our faith in God must be activated and the Word of God and prayer is our starting point in making that happen.
Scripture declares in Hebrew 11:6-but without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.
Third, we must pray with expectation of receiving what we prayed for. Mark 11:24-Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you will receive them, and you will have them. James 1:6-But let him ask in faith, without wavering. For he who wavers is like a wave of the sea, driven and tossed with the wind.
Confidence (faith) in God’s ability and His timing is key to answered prayers.
God knows the plans He has for us. He declares in this text that they are "great and mighty." He is willing and able to display them in our lives if we could only trust and believe.
Scripture puts it this way in Ephesians 3:20-Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
As my Pastor, Rev. Isaac J. Holt, Jr would say, "HIM ABLE"!
Never say in any situation, “there’s nothing I can do” because we can. We can pray for our nation and one another.
As a matter of fact God bids us to boldly come to Him in prayer with confidence. Let's listen to Hebrews 4:16- Let us then come with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
There is not a single problem, sin or issue in our lives that we can not pray about. We can go to God with anything and I mean anything!
Prayer is the source of power that we need to tap into at every opportunity, everyday.
America, we cannot allow the enemy of our minds to convince us that prayer does not work .
Satan does not want us to pray. He wants to keep us divided, therefore he whispers in our mind’s ear, “what good will it do? Why should you pray?” We must rebuke those thoughts and pray as God has commanded us to do.
When the enemy of our mind comes to us with thoughts that are contrary to God’s Word, we MUST reject them, cast them down and refute satan’s lies with the Word of God.
2 Corinthians 10:5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
In those times of doubt and temptation it is good for us to remember that we are commanded to pray.
Since God tells me to pray, I must do it!
When we don't pray, we deny ourselves of an opportunity and privilege of personally feeling God's presence and His power in our lives.
We we don't pray, we miss the opportunity for God to show us His mercy and His loving kindness towards us.
God is in heaven is listing for our cry. Psalm 34:17-The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.
Our spiritual lives will not rise above our prayer lives. Little prayer, little power, much prayer, much power.
Allow prayer to become a daily habit for you when you rise up, when you sit down and when you lie down at night before going to bed. It is not so much about the words, but it's the heart of the matter.
One thing for sure is that when you have purposed in your heart and make a habit of daily prayer, hell's artillery of weapons will come against you, but, God said they won't prosper. Isaiah 54:17-No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment, you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their vindication is from Me, says the Lord.
Prayer is a weapon! Let's use it people of God for we have been given it as a mean of dialogue with our God and answered prayers.
God can do anything! No prayer is too hard for God to answer, no problem too big for our God to solve, no person too lost to be save, no promise too difficulty for Him to keep, nothing or no one is beyond God's reach.
Yes, God can heal this nation, yes He can still deliver and set free sin sick souls, yes He can do anything for scripture declares that "nothing is impossible with God", and all things are possible for them that believe.
GET PRAYING AND STOP TRYING TO FIGURE THINGS OUT! CALL UPON THE LORD!!!
Prayer is like a guided missle that can be shot from heaven to earth from any location. It travels at the speed of our thoughts and words.
It is the will of God that we pray for throughout scripture we are commanded to pray. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always. 17 Pray without ceasing. 18 In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
The promise of God to the people of God, to America and to the world as a whole is "call upon Me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things which thou you do not know.
This text is proof of God's promise to hear and answer our prayers. It is very encouraging to the wounded in heart and broken in spirit on today. It shows us that God answers prayer, even in situations that seems impossible of ever being fixed.
America, call upon the Lord for those things that currently divides us like hatred, anger, hurt, pain, unbelief, despair, chaos and uncertainty call all be taken out of our hearts by God if we would only pray and seek His face.
America, God is calling us to a national prayer meeting with Him from our hearts. It does not matter where you are geographically, the time to pray and seek the Lord is now!
We must do our part in bringing about healing to our country and apart from God, it can not be done. We all must be willing to call upon Him as a unified nation under God for He invites and commands us to do just that.
God is concerned about "agape Love" for one another. God gave 2 great commandments in Matthew 22:37-You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
America, it is time to start the healing process. It starts with dialogue between God and us and us with each other.
Has all the chaos in America caused things to appear hopeless? Well, they are not! God can fix it!
I want to leave you with these words of hope in the midst of situations and circumstances that are upon us that seems hopeless to many, but not to God. Jeremiah 33:3=call upon me and i will answer thee and shew thee great and mighty things you do not know.
Want to see a change in the land? Want to see a revival in this nation? Do you want to see healing in this land? Do you want to see a great and mighty turn around in America? CALL UPON THE LORD!!!