BIBLE READING: 2 CHRONICLES 7:14; PSALM 115:16; AMOS 3:7
“Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3(NKJV).
The Lord God Almighty is a God of plans, purpose and objectivity. He is also a God of Jurisdiction and Order (1Cor. 14:40). This aspect of His Nature plays out especially in the subject of prayer for He never shows up where He isn’t invited in the first place.
The Scripture declares emphatically the Lord’s Position on the issue of jurisdiction: “The Heaven, even the Heavens are the Lord’s, but the Earth He has given to the children of men.” Ps. 115:16(NKJV).
According to the aforementioned Scripture, God’s Jurisdiction is the Heavens while man’s jurisdiction is the Earth. In other words, the Lord never intervenes in Earth-related issues without being invited by man. For instance, a sovereign nation can never meddle in foreign affairs in another foreign country without invitation. That is why the Bible says in the Lord’s Prayer, “Your Kingdom come, Your Will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven” (Matt. 6:10). Simply put, God never enforces His Will on Earth until He is invited on the scene in the place of prayer.
There is so much God wants to accomplish on Earth but He needs people of prayer to partner with Him. Prayer is an Earthly Licence for a Heavenly Intervention. Nothing happens until God’s people pray because He would never force His Counsel on anyone, doing that would violate man’s will and undermine his position as a free moral agent (Jam. 4:8). Let us always be quick to invite God in the affairs of life so that He may obtain the legal backing to enforce His Purpose.
Father in Heaven, we exalt You. Thank You, O Lord, for granting us the privilege to always invite You to intervene in our lives in Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen.