from the Monthly Flyer from May 2012
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace,
that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of
need. Hebrew 4:16
I trust that you are doing well, with God's help you will
make it. It was a long night for Jacob, a night that never
seemed to end. Having had a bad day behind him, with yet more
to come, he realized that only God could change the situation.
Therefore, he prayed a long time, hour after hour passed by,
everyone was asleep except for him. Only the noises of the
wilderness in the night could be heard. He prayed more earnestly,
his problem needed attention, attention from God - His God.
The One that promised him blessings and protection. Where
was He now? Why is He so quiet? Why was there no answer? Why
was there not at least a gentle touch like at other times
The night was almost over, with little hope left, he pushed
on with what might be his last prayer. Suddenly, something
happened, he felt that someone was trying to calm him down.
No, not in this situation, I need more that the usual, I need
a miracle. -"Just take it easy, Jacob don't worry."
No, I need reassurance that everything will be alright. I
will not let you go, I will not be quiet, I will not go back
to sleep. His prayer became more intense, and he continued
pleading for his family, for his wife, and children. Make
Esau turn around, he is too strong for me. I will lose everything
that I have worked for. I will lose the blessings that You
blessed me with. Esau is cruel, don't You know that the last
time I saw him he wanted to kill me? I saw it in his eyes,
he was waiting for the right moment. He is not one that forgets
a mistake. He has over 400 men with weapons with him and he
knows that I am here. He is now on his way.
Tomorrow I will meet him, tomorrow I will die. My children
will lose their father, my wives will be alone. Who will care
for them? He carried on praying, he did not let go of heaven,
he did not give up believing. The night was almost over, he
knew that if he kept on praying and pleading, then heaven's
door would open up for him. He believed that if he could touch
God, he would get an answer and another blessing. With faith
and assurance he held onto HIS God, and God finally blessed
him with even more than what he asked for. Can you hold on
and believe until you get your answer?
What a testimony Jacob has. Let us continue to trust in our
God who holds the world in one hand, for who the nations are
nothing more than a drop of water in a bucket. God will soon
shake the heavens and the earth again, both the visible and
invisible world, this will soon take place. Before He comes
He will answer the prayers of His saints for revival, a much
greater revival than ever before, even in nations where Satan
thinks he has a firm grip and control over. rw