Do you know why the hand of God was so heavy on the Philistines all the days of Samuel?
Because he was an Intercessor
Ponder on This:
Are you standing in the gap for your nation, church, family and friends?
When the Israelites won, Samuel built an altar!
If you study the Bible closely, you will discover that men who had encounter with God built Altars for Him!!!!
Now our altar is in the place of prayer where we meet with Jesus, where we commune in prayer. It can be anywhere.
Do you have a war room?
Do you have a meeting place with Jesus?
Do you spend time in the place of prayer? Great men like Samuel, won life battles in the place of prayer.
They settled issues with God and allowed Him handle it.
The Lord is calling you to arise in the place of prayer.
More Questions to ponder:
What are the idols in your heart? What is keeping you distracted from serving the Lord?
What other master rules your life? Is God in total control of your life or do you hold back some of it for yourself?
Arise warrior, Arise, take on your armour
and fight in the place of prayer.
Reflections From 1Samuel 8
1-3 Samuel made the same mistake his mentor Eli did.
His children walked not in the way of the Lord. There was no correction measures else the Bible would have mentioned it. Samuel failed to learn from his predecessor.
God did not mete out the same punishment but do you wonder why?
Was it about the impact and the relationship he had with God?
The strange request came in from the people…they wanted a King to rule over them…
Samuel as usual went back to God. He was displeased. God told him relax it’s not about you it’s me they don’t want! God said ‘protest solemnly’.
In other words, go easy on them…just tell them what it means to have a king over them.
In 1Samuel 8:11-18, Samuel spells out a long list.
When man rules over you he takes everything.
When man rules over you he will make a slave out of your life, your children, and everything else
But when God rules over you He gives you everything. Amen!
God never pushes himself on us. He shows you and warns you ahead of dangers of wrong decisions.
A lesson for us…never make man rule over you. Whether in the church, in your family, or in the secular… Let God be God in your life.
1 Samuel 8:19 They still refused….
1 Samuel 8:20 They want to be like others
It is dangerous to ask God for something because you want to be like other people
Examine the reasons for your prayer requests. ….
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By His Great Grace,