Listen to my words, Lord; consider my sighing. Pay attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for I pray to You. At daybreak, Lord, You hear my voice; at daybreak I plead my case to You and watch expectantly. (Psalms 5:1-3 HCSB)
The sighing, the sound of the cry, the urge of our prayer and not even for ourself but for the sake of the observation. The thing we see, we observe, we take notice, the almost impossible situations, the darkness that has its grip on people, cities, environment and nations.
Last Monday we had this intense moment of intercession where we felt to enter the courts, the places of decision where laws are made and plans are created. The high places of government, those hidden rooms where the restrictions are crafted to control or mislead mankind. For months my friend’s company is trying to get through the plan they designed in order to provide that little, almost insignificant nation in the heart of Africa. Corruption caused the laws that were needed to workout a total strategy of energy supplies delay month after month. Understanding that this is more that just corrupt people, but a stronghold that holds the nation in a deep grip of darkness, this is where the right wisdom in intercession and the authority that comes with it was needed.
Just one day after we ‘entered the courtrooms’ without knowing exactly what we were doing, we received a unexpected phone call where we were noticed of the fact that the parliament decided to take the law in vote one more time the next day. At that time we really felt that the ‘battle was done’ and there was no need of another ‘prayer’! Well, the praise report is that the next day 100% of the parliament voted in favour which meant a total green light for the next steps to be made!
That early morning Breakfast-Business-Prayer that we have every Monday, developed into a strong united time of beautiful worship and strong tactical intercession. More people of the company are attending, understanding that it is not just their personal effort and skills that will make this (Kingdom)company ‘successful’! Dealing with darkness and strongholds that are holding the nations in limitation needs more to fulfil the calling that is set.
…at daybreak I plead MY CASE to YOU and WATCH EXPECTANTLY!
What a wonderful Psalm that holds the statement that nothing can stand against my King and my God! Thats why David watch EXPECTANTLY (look up), since he KNOWS as a child knows!
There is GOD, there are the RIGHTEOUS and there are the EVILDOERS!
Now when we set the ‘scene’ right and define the ‘players’, our intercession changes!
I just felt to encourage you through the testimony!
The Refuge of the Righteous
For the choir director: with the flutes. A Davidic psalm.
1 Listen to my words, Lord; consider my sighing.
2 Pay attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for I pray to You.
3 At daybreak, Lord, You hear my voice; at daybreak I plead my case to You and watch expectantly.
4 For You are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil cannot dwell with You.
5 The boastful cannot stand in Your presence; You hate all evildoers.
6 You destroy those who tell lies; the Lord abhors a man of bloodshed and treachery.
7 But I enter Your house by the abundance of Your faithful love;
I bow down toward Your holy temple in reverential awe of You.
8 Lord, lead me in Your righteousness because of my adversaries; make Your way straight before me.
9 For there is nothing reliable in what they say; destruction is within them; their throat is an open grave; they flatter with their tongues.
10 Punish them, God; let them fall by their own schemes.
Drive them out because of their many crimes, for they rebel against You.
11 But let all who take refuge in You rejoice; let them shout for joy forever.
May You shelter them, and may those who love Your name boast about You.
12 For You, Lord, bless the righteous one; You surround him with favor like a shield.