Praying For Our LeadersI realize this post is a bit long, and possibly choppy, but please consider it, for whichever country we live in, because our world appears in turmoil, even though we who believe in Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord, know He is never surprised, and He is in control. HALLELUJAH!!
2 Kings 22:8-9
And Hilkiah the high priest said to Shaphan the secretary, “I have found the Book of the Law in the house of the Lord.” And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan, and he read it. And Shaphan the secretary came to the king, and reported to the king, “Your servants have emptied out the money that was found in the house and have delivered it into the hand of the workmen who have the oversight of the house of the Lord.”
2 Kings 22:11-13
When the king heard the words of the Book of the Law, he tore his clothes. And the king commanded Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Achbor the son of Micaiah, and Shaphan the secretary, and Asaiah the king’s servant, saying, “Go, inquire of the Lord for me, and for the people, and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that has been found. For great is the wrath of the Lord that is kindled against us, because our fathers have not obeyed the words of this book, to do according to all that is written concerning us.”
2 Kings 23:3
And the king stood by the pillar and made a covenant before the Lord, to walk after the Lord and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all his heart and all his soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people joined in the covenant.
These days are much different from the days written of in the Scriptures noted above, in that the Word of God is available to many in the world. I realize some do not have it yet, but give thanks and Praise to God for each person who has heeded His call and gone out to these new areas to share the Love and Gospel of Jesus Christ, as well as giving thanks and Praise for each person who uses God given gifts, talents, and intelligence to translate the Gospel into new languages.
Back to my Thots. The High Priest found the Book of The Law, God’s Word, as they were working in the House of the Lord. Eventually it was passed to the King. When the King heard the Word for the first time, he believed it, and told the High Priest and other officials, to “go inquire of the Lord”.
Again, I know we are in different times. But, how about if we Christians, Christ Followers, as well as praying for our leaders in our various countries, pray for those a little ways down the ladder, who have inroads to the leader. We pray for them to have openings to share what God’s Word says. Praying that through others, our leaders, Prime Ministers, Presidents, Premiers, whatever title they have, will get a desire to look into God’s Word on their own. Even if they look into the Word, trying to prove it wrong, we know Holy Spirit can minister Truth into their spirit and mind.
Our leaders need Our God, the True Triune God of the universe, the Creator of all, just as we each need God controlling each area of our lives.
Working, Praying together, we can and will see changes.
To God be the Glory.