Topic: Don’t Cease ‘The Prayer’!
Text: Luke 18: 7.
“…Will not God bring about justice for His chosen ones, who cry out to Him day and night? Will He keep putting them off?” Amen
One day Jesus told His disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought.
There was a widow in that same town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’ For some time, he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care what people think, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually come and attack me!’
And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says, and will not God bring about justice for His chosen ones, who cry out to Him day and night? Will He keep putting them off? I tell you, He will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18: 1- 8).
Precious One, what this text suggests is that, it is not always that our prayers will be answered on the spot. There are times where we may have to keep at it, day and night, till God grants us the justice we plead, and quickly too.
This is not to encourage repetitive prayers that have no basis in the Word of God, or praying for the material that has no value in the plan of God for your life, except to satisfy your ego. Rather, this has everything to do with asking for mercy and justice against the enemy. Especially when he tries to trample on your right as a child of God; stealing, killing and destroying the very blessings God bestowed upon you.
Hitherto, you may not have known the need to keep praying without ceasing. But now you do. Even the unjust judge granted the request of the persistent widow, how much more our Living and Just Father; will He not grant our request so that our joy is complete?
Begin to pray therefore. Go on and petition God about all the unsolved issues going on in your life right now. The conflict that steals your joy at home; the poverty that makes others question whether you have God at all; the promotion that is denied you; the promise and fail; the business that is going bad; the sweetness in the relationship turning sour lately; your wayward children and your fears about tomorrow. Bring them all to Jesus!
Don’t just pray about these day and night, but believe that God will bring you justice according to His mercies — and He will never fail you. Do not grow weary in prayer — God has a rescue plan on the way for you, just keep pushing. It isn’t over until God says so!
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