MONDAY, JULY 17
Scripture: Jeremiah 1:17-19
If we want to prepare ourselves for what is ahead, we should take a lesson from Jeremiah. In verses 17-19, God told him how to prepare for what was ahead. He said, “Th0erefore prepare yourself and arise, And speak to them all that I command you. Do not be dismayed before their faces, Lest I dismay you before them. For behold, I have made you this day A fortified city and an iron pillar, And bronze walls against the whole land—Against the kings of Judah, Against its princes, Against its priests, And against the people of the land. They will fight against you, But they shall not prevail against you. For I am with you,’ says the Lord, ‘to deliver you.” God made Jeremiah a bronze wall against 1) the whole land, 2) the kings of Judah, 3) the princes, 4) Judah’s priests 5) against the people of the land. God gave Jeremiah his specific prayer points and each one was addressing a different level of leadership that we are going to come against when representing the Lord. We are sons of the prophets and God has made us bronze walls against 1) the nation in which we live, 2) the politicians of our nation 3) the profiteers, 4) ministers who do not represent God but manipulate for money and 5) the people of the land. If there was ever a reason to pray in the Spirit this assignment is it! First we are supposed to stand against the enemies of the land. The sin in every land accumulates until there is fullness of iniquity in a land, then judgment comes! It is our job to pray in the Spirit in order to build a wall against evil. Second, we are to stand against our kings, which means taking a spiritual stand against the judges, politicians and influential voices of darkness. Third, we have to stand against the princes of our nation meaning our educational elite and profiteers that support the ungodly. Fourth we are to stand against priests or religious leaders who put their own agenda and purpose ahead of the Living God. Finally, we have to stand against the people of the land. Praying in the Spirit accesses this prophetic anointing!