Know our God
It is vital to know God and be known by Him, that we remain in such an intimate relationship that we will be able to be exactly where we need to be at any time.
In the parable of the five wise virgins, there were also five that were foolish (Matthew 25:1-13). Those who were foolish did not have extra oil to sustain them at a vital time and were told by the bridegroom in Matthew 25:12 —
‘Go away! Do I know you? I can assure you; I don’t even know you!’
There has never been a more crucial time than now to cultivate our deep personal intimacy with the Lord. We are in a time when we all must have extra oil for our lamps. Oil for our lamps comes by the Holy Spirit, in our abiding in Him through worship and prayer. Even what we have relied on in past seasons is not going to help.
One deep longing from the Lord is that we know He is Lord, King, and everything the Word reveals, and for us to know Him and be known by Him.
“That is the reason you should always stay awake and be alert,
because you don’t know the day or hour when the Bridegroom will appear.”
~ Matthew 25:13 TPT
In these days, we will do well to stir up our hunger for intimacy and read His word with such intentionality to really know Him. Then when trouble comes, we will be wise and well-equipped, and able to speak His truth, shine and be a part of His heavenly Kingdom solution on the earth.
Wisdom is Obedient Devotion
“How then does a man gain the essence of wisdom?
We cross the threshold of true knowledge
when we live in obedient devotion to God.
Stubborn know-it-alls will never stop to do this,
for they scorn true wisdom and knowledge.”
~ Proverbs 1:7
This obedient devotion to God is sometimes translated as fear of the Lord – it can also imply submission, awe, worship, and reverence. When we love wisdom, we are crowned with revelation knowledge. The Ekklesia of Christ must rely on heavenly given wisdom – all we need do is ask.
A fool is described in Proverbs as one who hates true wisdom and correction, with no desire to acquire revelation knowledge.
“I thank You and praise You, O God of my fathers,
Who has given me wisdom and might,
and has made known to me now what we desired of You,
for You have made known to us the solution to the king’s problem.”
~ Daniel 2:23
His Ekklesia are the ones who will step up with the solution, and be able to implement strategies that will bring great glory to our King, and remedy to the abortion issues and many other demonic schemes.
Wisdom in Government
We need wisdom in government, not control. Isaiah 9:6-7 reminds us that
“… to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder,
and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father [of Eternity], Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of His government and of peace there shall be no end,
upon the throne of David and over his kingdom,
to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness
from the [latter] time forth, even forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.”
Scripture urges us to pray for those in government, leadership and authority in 1 Timothy 2:2 (NKJV).
We need a government that has wisdom to create legislation that protects the life of the unborn and newborn, that looks beneath the surface of sweeping emotional statements of “women’s rights”; wise governments that are open-minded to other perspectives – perspectives that allow for Godly justice and righteousness in decision-making.
“It’s obvious to all; You will have nothing to do with corrupt rulers
who pass laws that empower evil and defeat what is right.
For they gang up against the lovers of righteousness
and condemn the innocent to death.”
~ Psalm 94:20-21 TPT
Prayer: Lord, thank You that the government is upon Your shoulders; thank You for Your kingdom of justice and righteousness. We ask for the wisdom from heaven for ourselves, our nation and government. Lord, we ask for righteous leaders full of wisdom and the fear of the Lord to take the positions of leadership in every sphere of influence. Holy Spirit, anoint Your people with extra oil and a hunger to draw near — to not grow weary in doing good, but to stay alert and prayerful. Lord, deliver the unborn from the hands of the wicked, and deliver this nation from the oppression of the foolish who behave like there is no God. Lord, in Your mercy make a way for the unborn in our nation. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Prayer for the elected Members of Parliament:
Today we pray for Mr Christopher James (Chris) Picton, member for the electorate of Kaurna and member of the Australian Labor Party. We pray that Chris, as Shadow Health Minister, would see that true care for women requires the abortion-to-birth bill to be rejected.
We pray today for Mrs Carolyn Laura Power, member for the electorate of Elder and the Liberal Party. We give thanks for Carolyn and her compassion to listen to the needs of women in the decriminalisation of prostitution debate. Lord may You help her to hear again to the voices of many women who have suffered as a result of abortions and vote the abortion to birth bill down.
- Declare I am my Beloved’s and He is Mine; draw near to God and He will draw near to us.
- Pray deliver us from evil, Your Kingdom come and Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven to defeat this radical abortion bill in SA.
- Lord, raise up politicians and leaders who will seek out wise counsel and look for wisdom in every decision and action they take, thereby truly serving the people well.
- Repent and confess on behalf of our nation for all the innocent lives legally taken through abortion over the past 50 years.
- Ask that the silent majority would rise again with one voice and bring the Fear of the Lord and Righteousness and Justice back into public policy and parliament.
- May the Lion of the Tribe of Judah roar over Australia to bring the evil structures of the abortion Law and its support structures in the South Australian Parliament down.
- Pray for the Lord’s protection and presence at the Walk for Life in Adelaide.
Spend time today listening to the Lord, and pray what is on His Heart.
His mercy endures forever!
Today we stand together as one in prayer and fasting for grace to:
- STOP the Greens Abortion Reform Bill from being passed in South Australia’s Parliament.
- Bring radical amendments to the existing Abortion Law in favour of life for the unborn and safeguards for mothers.
- Push Back and eventually STOP Abortion in every state and territory in Australia.
- SHIFT the culture of this Nation to the Kingdom of Heaven with Mercy, Peace, Righteousness and Justice on earth as it is in Heaven.
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WALK FOR LIFE — URGENT UPDATE! START LOCATION CHANGE
After an unexpected consultation with SAPOL and Adelaide City Council, including the Horticultural Manager, it was decided that to cater for expected larger numbers to this event,
the Walk for Life will need to commence at a different location.
The Walk for Life will now start at Pennington Gardens, King William Rd,
opposite St Peter’s Cathedral (north-eastern side of Adelaide Oval).
The Walk will then proceed south down King William Rd to Parliament House.
The length of the walk is roughly the same.