“Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: Because you have prayed to me concerning Sennacherib king of Assyria,…”
Isaiah 37:21 (ESV)
Jerusalem was about to be decimated by the Assyrian army. But because King Hezekiah prayed, God intervened, big time! The LORD stepped in and defended Jerusalem. The angel of the LORD went out and destroyed 185,000 Assyrian warriors who were preparing to attack and decimate the city. Sennacherib quickly withdrew and returned home, where he was assassinated by his own people.
Everything changes when we pray! We release the ‘impossible’ in our life, family, city and world. We may not see the answer or the impact, but it’s there! Because you prayed, your wayward, wandering prodigal children WILL come back to the Lord! Because you prayed those who don’t know Jesus WILL have an opportunity to bow. Because you prayed, the atmosphere of our city has changed and is being prepared for Jesus to come and occupy. Because you prayed, some amazing things are being uncovered and the truth will be made known. Because you prayed it will be shown those things that were mocked by the fake news were actually true. Because you prayed God’s kingdom is advancing!
Please keep praying. In fact, intensify and increase your praying in this hour! Pray that every form of idolatry, perversion, witchcraft, sorcery and the like would be exposed and removed from Athens. Pray that the Holy Spirit would unite, convict and purify the true church in Athens. Pray that every wicked agent of the enemy would be exposed and removed from the church across our city, and that once again Jesus’ body would be holy! Ask God to awaken prayer in your church, and specifically in your pastor, and that your church would truly become a house of prayer and a part of the citywide house of prayer. Pray that the churches across our city would unite in prayer, standing together as one in spiritual warfare, and glorifying the name of Jesus!