Darkness Is Being Exposed — Keep Praying
Political unrest. Economic struggles. COVID still. High gas prices. Food shortages. Unprecedented violence. Have you had enough? Are you weary and frustrated? Some are finding that such prolonged seasons of challenge as this can become a breeding ground for hopelessness.
Perhaps you, like many others, are beginning to question: “Why even pray? It’s not working … ”
Oh, but yes, it is!
I want to remind you of a scripture found in the Old Testament:
Little by little I will drive them out from before you, until you have increased, and you inherit the land. And I will set your bounds from the Red Sea to the sea, Philistia, and from the desert to the River. For I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you shall drive them out before you (Exodus 23:30–31 NKJV).
God had delivered the children of Israel from Egypt and was leading them to their Promised Land. He didn’t send them in blindly; He told His people there would be adversaries along the way. He shared with them that there would be battles to fight.
The promise remained, however, that God would deliver the enemy into their hand. As we know, God could have removed every single enemy in a day — after all, He did just that at the Red Sea. This time He did not promise to remove the enemies that way. Instead, He said He would drive them out little by little. Think about that for a moment: It wouldn’t happen quickly or suddenly; no, they would have to keep taking the land, and the battle would be ongoing. That doesn’t sound like much fun, does it?
As always, God kept His word, though, and little by little, every single enemy was driven out. Ultimately, God’s people took the Promised Land, just as He said they would.
It is easy to look around and see what is happening in our world or listen to the local media and decide that things are getting worse, not better. But we must dig deeper. The truth is, change is happening — good change.
We are seeing victories all along the way. For instance, we are seeing parents arise and attend school board meetings with a new passion; we have seen parental-rights victories in Virginia and other states. We are seeing victories in light of the Roe v. Wade overturn, including increasing numbers of sanctuary cities for the unborn. Thousands are praying across this country — for our government and for our nation — to a degree unlike anything I have seen in my lifetime. Prayer groups are meeting weekly (some even daily), and God is moving in our nation.
Exposures of wickedness and corruption are taking place in huge numbers. Countless stories in the media reveal that God is answering our prayers to expose the enemy. According to the latest articles, accountability is coming, and it is coming on all sides.
We are taking back our nation — little by little.
After God spoke in Exodus 23 to tell the people He would drive their enemies out little by little, He confirmed this truth in Deuteronomy 7:22. In doing so, God reiterated that His people would have a part to play in driving out the enemies they would encounter along the way. Yes, God will drive out the darkness, but we have a part to play in removing darkness from our midst.
“For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers …” (1 Peter 3:12 NKJV).
James 5:16 says: … The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working] (AMPC).
Intercessors across the nation have been praying heartfelt, continuous prayers, and we are beginning to see manifestations of the tremendous power this type of intercession brings forth. For this reason, we must keep praying. We cannot stop now. It is making a difference: Eyes are being opened; change is taking place.
People are beginning to see the mainstream media for what they really are. People are seeking truth — real truth. This is all happening because of those who are crying out to God. God’s ears are open to our prayers. He hears us, and He is responding — our job is to continue to take the land, little by little. Day by day. Month after month. Year after year, if necessary. Remember, we have a part to play.
As we search through the pages of the Bible, we see the awesome results of prayer. These are not just words on a page — they are the manifested power of God. They are God’s answers to the heartfelt prayers of His people. In the same manner, if we look across our nation, we will see that God is still answering the cries of His people. He is the same God yesterday, today, and forever. He hears our prayers, and He is responding. The darkness is being exposed and driven out through prayer and by the power of God. Be encouraged! Our prayers are producing awesome results. Believe no less.
Where do you see God at work? Share your testimonies in the comments!
Author Kim Potter is a writer and the founder of A New Thing Ministries, which sends a daily teaching to thousands of people all around the world. Her articles have appeared on The Elijah List, in Charisma, and on Spirit Fuel and iBelieve.com. Kim’s message is one of hope. She speaks to the heart of those who have grown discouraged or disappointed by the circumstances of life, imparting hope. To receive her daily inspirational writings, visit www.anewthingministries.com. Photo Credit: Canva.
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