08. September 2017 · Comments Off on PRAYING AGAINST STRONG ARGUMENTS OPPOSING THE LORD’S WILL CONCERNING YOU · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Mind, Obedience, Prayer, Repentance, Thoughts, Understanding

But it greatly displeased Jonah and he became angry. He prayed to the Lord and said, “O Lord, is this not what I said when I was still in my country? That is why I ran to Tarshish, because I knew that You are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and great in lovingkindness, and [when sinners turn to You] You revoke the [sentence of] disaster [against them]. Therefore now, O Lord, just take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live.” ‎(Jonah 4:1‭-‬3 AMP)

Beloved, during one of our prayer sessions yesterday, we were led to our feature text. Here, Jonah is seen to have had this conversation with the Lord where he gave the Lord all his reasons why he didn’t want to go and minister to the people the Lord sent him to. “Why on earth are You interested in them? Can’t You see that they deserve to stay the way they are? Why do you want to extend your grace, compassion, and loving kindness to them?”

So, rather than go to the place the Lord sent him, he went in the opposite direction. The Bible says… But Jonah got up and went in the opposite direction to get away from the Lord… (Jonah 1:3 NLT).

Beloved, you would be surprised to know that there are people whom the Lord has assigned to minister to you in one form or the other but instead of obeying the Lord, like Jonah, they’ve argued or are still arguing with Him; “Lord, why do you want me to go and minister to that person? Can’t You see they don’t deserve it? Lord, why would You send me to go and bless that person, can’t You see that they don’t need it?”

These are some of the arguments they are having with the Lord and so, they have either gone or are deciding to go in a different direction. However, it’s all because of their limited perspective. The devil is also responsible for providing them with a list of excuses because he definitely doesn’t want you to receive what’s coming to you and that’s why we must not be ignorant… We are human, but we don’t wage war as humans do. We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. We destroy every proud obstacle… We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ (2 Corinthians 10:3-5 NLT).

Beloved, we were also led to pray to enforce the Lord’s will which is our model prayer… Our Father, who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:9-10 AMP).

YOUR WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN…

Everyone opposing the Lord’s will has to give up and give in and so be it. SHALOM!

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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