July 30, 2016
Unusual Leadership For Unusual Times
Isaiah prophesied the rise of a king to help Israel. This king was not a king of Israel. He was a Persian king that God used to free His people from their captivity in Babylon—Cyrus. He was a friend to God’s people and he encouraged them to serve their God and gave them the ability to rebuild their temple, so they could worship Him. God had to prophesy it hundreds of years in advance and more than once, because this would be a surprise to His people.
“The Lord has chosen Cyrus to be king. He has appointed him to conquer nations; he sends him to strip kings of their power; the Lord will open the gates of cities for him. To Cyrus the Lord says, ‘I appoint you to help my servant Israel, the people that I have chosen. I have given you great honor, although you do not know me.’” (Isaiah 45:1 and 4; GNT)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- If we are religious, we can miss God-movements. God can use the unsaved, the unlearned, even donkeys to get His plan accomplished. Repent if you have tended to want to tell God how to do His job, instead of accept that His ways are not the same as yours.
- Pray that you will be able to discern what God is doing and why.
- Pray for God’s perfect Will to come to pass for America and that this election cycle, we will choose the platform that lines up closest with His Word, trusting Him that the individuals we are voting for will carry out His Will whether they know it is His or not.
- Tell the Lord that you will choose Life in November and vote for the candidates who choose Life, as well. In God’s eyes, this is the most important thing.
A prayer you can pray:
Father, forgive me when I look at the choices before me through a demand in my mind that political leaders must be born again. Help me to trust You that You will raise up the leader for this nation that You have determined can get the nation back on track toward Your dream for America. Help me to choose the person that stands for Life and is a friend to Israel, things dearest to Your heart. Grant me grace and faith as I vote in November, Lord. In Jesus’ Name, amen.
God, raise up a Cyrus for our nation in our generation! I trust You with Your choice!
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