What does the period requires – Part 2
What God requires from us in this period is not to pay a price for the pardon of our sins, but to recognise that somebody has done it and requires that we give honour to the Redeemer and keep His commandments and love Him. Every thought within us must be brought down to keeping this statute, if we wish to have peace and enjoy our lives in this world.
Also, we must do this as penitent sinners, who depended on the Redeemer and His atonement for his survival. When we do this, we are sure of His readiness to show mercy and give grace to the humble.
What is required of us in order to honour the Saviour is to render to everyone his/her due, oppress none and do according to equity. This means we must be kind, merciful and compassionate to all, not using severity towards any, but must walk humbly with God, and above all, keep a constant fellowship with Him through prayer, for prayer is the only means of communication with the Sovereign God.
Luke 18:1-8 “And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; 2 Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man 3 And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; 5 Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.6 And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. 7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? 8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
We must not rule out the importance of prayer in our lives, for it is through it that we can commune with God and have Him do our bidding. There is no duty in Christianity, which our Saviour pressed upon us more frequently than this duty of prayer. The exercise of prayer encourages us to have holy passion, importunity, and perseverance toward Him in our duty.
Jesus gave us a narrative of how an unjust judge, who was overcame by an importunate widow, to do her justice contrary to his own disposition had no choice than to submit to her demand.
The Lord reasoned that if persistence pushed a sinful man to grant petitions offered to him by an ordinary widow, how much more prevalent will such importunity be to the righteous and merciful God, to relieve the necessities of such as devoutly implores His help through prayer.
As workers of iniquity are on the rampage to destroy the works of God and provoke Him to anger, we should go into serious prayers to avert the danger such could be to mankind. We must follow example of people of old, who used prayers to overcome their enemies and possess their possession.
Luke 18:1 “And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;”
Let us give time to prayers. Let us pray ceaselessly for the sinners, backsliders, unity of the country, deliverance, consecration and above all, pray to possess our possession because something is as stake.
Let us seek God in prayer, maintain a spirit of prayer, and be in a proper frame to lift up our hearts to God for His blessing, and grow not weary, even when our prayer seems not to be answered, for God requires that we ceaselessly pray, particularly at this period.
No comments yet