Prophetic Prayer Power
(Jeremiah 21:1-14; 22:1-9; 32:1-44; 33:1-9; 34:1-7)
By Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
Jeremiah counseled King Zedekiah of Judah, as the nation faced a military assault by the Babylonia armies of King Nebuchadnezzar. Jeremiah urged Judah to surrender. But Zedekiah refused and had Jeremiah arrested. Even under these circumstances, Jeremiah praised the Lord.
"Ah, Sovereign Lord,
You have made the heavens and the earth
by Your great power and outstretched arm.
Nothing is too hard for You.
You show love to thousands
but bring the punishment for the fathers' sins
into the laps of their children after them.
O great and powerful God,
whose name is the Lord Almighty,
great are Your purposes
and mighty are Your deeds.
Your eyes are open to all the ways of men;
You reward everyone according to his conduct
and as his deeds deserve.”
(Jeremiah 32:17-19, NIV, emphasis added)
Jeremiah acted on his faith, standing on the promises of God. As a result, the Lord promised to reveal His treasured secrets to the faithful prophet. Jehovah Himself offered prophetic power and insights to His servant Jeremiah.
“Call to Me
and I will answer you
and tell you great and unsearchable things
you do not know.”
How I would love to know the secrets of the Lord. Wouldn’t you?
What does it take to gain inside insight into the wisdom of God? According to the example of Jeremiah, several traits are required. Faithfulness, expressed in bold obedience and trust, may be a solid start.
Surely the Lord desires to share His truth and His holy heart with those who seek Him. May He grant it so.
Will you pray with me?
We desire to know You
And to understand Your truth.
We long to live in Your light,
Where You share your secrets
With those who will trust You
Open our hearts,
So that we may see Your own.
We live to love You.