Momentum: the strength or force that allows something to continue or to grow stronger or faster as time passes

I thought of this very word as I watched Flashpoint one-night last week.  I listened as they shared one good report after another.  I wanted to dance through my house as I realized things are beginning to turn.  Perhaps we are not seeing exactly what we want to see here in the United States of America…yet…but it is coming.

The Bible says, “Do not despise the day of small beginnings” (Zech 4:10.)

I was seeing the small beginnings.  I was seeing the cloud the size of a man’s hand.  It was enough to strengthen my faith and cause me to rejoice in what God was clearly doing.

Many years ago, a wise woman made a statement to me that has remained in my heart for over 20 years.  She said, “When it appears you are winning the battle, don’t lay down your sword.”

These were certainly good reports that I was glad to hear.  Frankly, it was like a cool drink of water after the many months of pressing in through prayer and intercession, while things only appeared to worsen. This was indeed good new! I was beginning to see movement.  I could see the momentum beginning. Yet, I knew, it was not time to lay down our sword, but time to build on this momentum.

John C. Maxwell once said, “While a good leader sustains momentum, a great leader increases it.”

I believe in this time we must all take the position of a great leader and increase the momentum. Increase the force and the speed at which we take back our nation.  We must keep praying.  Do not lay down your sword. Do not engage in passive prayer, but in fervent prayer.  In consistent prayer.

I am reminded of the woman and the unjust judge.

“When it appears you are winning the battle, don’t lay down your sword.”

Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart, saying: “There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man. Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, ‘Get justice for me from my adversary.’  And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, ‘Though I do not fear God nor regard man, yet because this widow troubles me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.’”  Then the Lord said, “Hear what the unjust judge said. And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? I tell you that He will avenge them speedily (Lu 18:1-8.)

How much more will God do for His own people who cry out to Him day and night?  Jesus answered that question by declaring “I tell you how much…. He will avenge them speedily.”

We are there.  We are at a place where we must cry out day and night.  A time of allowing our continual declaring of God’s Word and His promises weary the enemy.

Be unceasing in prayer, praying perseveringly (1 Thess 5:17, Amp.)

Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving (Col 4:2.)

James 5:16 says, the earnest, heartfelt, continued, prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available, dynamic in its working” (Amp.) We are beginning to see the tremendous power available to us.  We are starting to see the dynamic momentum of intercessory prayer. We must press in with all our might.

May we give thanks for all God is now doing AND continue earnestly in prayer for what He has promised in the days ahead.  We must ask God to strengthen us and give us boldness to continue to speak His Word in faith – declaring the end from the beginning.  Declaring our God has indeed heard our prayers, remembered His people, and healed our land.

 

 

Appoint My Days

My love overflows more and more, and I grow in knowledge and understanding.  I will live pure and blameless until the day of the Lord’s return.  I will be filled with the fruit of my salvation—the righteous character produced in my life by Jesus Christ—for this will bring much glory and praise to God.

Phil 1:9-11