Great advice from my Bible College days 50 years ago: “Don’t be a preacher who has to say something, be a preacher who has something to say.” That concept is missing today, not just with preachers, but everyone. People are spouting off their opinions all around, but not really saying anything. They just like to hear themselves talk. The reason they are not really saying anything is because they are disconnected from God’s voice. My goodness, there are many Christians who say God doesn’t even speak anymore, like He has gone mute.
That is why we have been hosting Issachar Forum: A Prophetic Think Tank for more than ten years. It is based on the reality of hearing God speak by the Holy Spirit, the Bible, creation and yes, even current events. In fact, He especially speaks about current events. Here is our basis:
…of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do… 1 Chronicles 12:32
We are not looking for man’s opinion, we seek Yehovah God’s world view, and especially His specific purpose in current events. As sons and daughters of Issachar, we may not wield much human influence, but we are mighty through prayer. Prayer changes nations.
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 2 Corinthians 10:4
Here is an example. Why is Islam on the move? What about all the “refugees”? Where is God in all of it? Well, here is a Biblical view. Just as the Nazis nearly conquered Europe, Islam seeks global supremacy with a similar core purpose: the annihilation of the Jews and now the State of Israel. Just as in Egypt, Satan meant it for evil, but God turns it to good. I maintain that God reversed the aim of the Nazis and used their atrocities as a springboard to establish Israel (which by the way, He has said for millennia that He would do). So too, today, Yehovah will reverse Satan’s (and Islam’s goal) of destruction, to instead restore His beloved Israel. Here is the Biblical concept which sheds light on how God works.
“Therefore behold, the days are coming,” says Yehovah, “that it shall no more be said, ‘Yehovah lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt,’ but, ‘Yehovah lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north and from all the lands where He had driven them.’ For I will bring them back into their land which I gave to their fathers.“Behold, I will send for many fishermen,” says Yehovah, “and they shall fish them; and afterward I will send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain and every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks. Jeremiah 16:14-16
Though severe, it is our loving and faithful Father bringing His people home.
So, when you see something in the news, find out God’s purpose in it, and then PRAY into His will. If you want your prayers to be answered, try praying in agreement with what God has already said He intends to accomplish.
So PRAY something!
Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists (Read more)
(New explanation for why I use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah. Here is a link to the best simple explanation I know, from my friend, Keith Johnson.)