Exodus 3:7 And the LORD said: “I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows.
Our society is degenerating very rapidly, and horrific crimes are occurring so often that we are becoming immune to it all. The abnormal is becoming normal; evil is becoming common now with no resistance it seems. As you look around perhaps you wonder, “How do I fit into this moment in time? What can God do through my life? And if He is going to do something, why is it that my prayers, that I know are according to His Word, have not yet been answered?” Because some prayers are only answered through times of prayer and fasting (Matthew 17:20-21)!
To help address some of these questions, let’s look at another time in history when a desperate hour came upon a nation. The book of First Samuel speaks of a season when there was no clear word or vision. The priesthood that was supposed to represent God was instead deeply compromised (see 1 Samuel 2:22-24, 3:1). God’s character, purpose, and mind were hidden from the people, leaving them without answers to the questions in their hearts: “What is happening in our society? Where are we going?” Do you ask these questions family?
This situation was very similar to the day in which we live when it seems as if the presence of God—His power and provision that we have known throughout our history—is suddenly gone. It appears that the enemies of God now have the upper hand, dictating to us when we can pray, what we can teach our children, what is right and what is wrong. As a result, a deep cry is beginning to form in the hearts of the people.
There is a cry rising in this generation—a cry not necessarily heard by the natural ear, but God hears it. It is like the time the Lord came to Moses and said, “I have heard the cry of the people and I have come down to deliver them” (see Exodus 3:7-8). In other words, I have heard their groans of hopelessness. Today the Lord hears the cries of those whose dreams have been shattered, of parents whose children have gone astray, of those who ask, “What happened to us?” Just thought I’d be a voice of resolve today, the Lord hears your prayers family of God, just make sure you are Praying!
In His Love,
Pastor James Baker, Jr.