Yesterday, we saw that God created us to rule over things of this earth, and to commune with Him. When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior and surrender our lives to Him, the Father bestows Christ’s righteousness on us, and shares His authority to “tread on serpents and scorpions” (Satan and his fallen angels) for His glory (Luke 10:19). “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” (Eph 2:10)
Even though God created us “a little lower than the angels”, the Lord demonstrates that we can win against Satan and his demons in spiritual battle when we operate according to God’s governance, authority and kingdom rule. The Almighty has created us in His image so that we can communicate with Him through prayer in order to exercise His will on earth.
While He delegated the management of earth to man, He retains absolute, sovereign authority and ownership. He has delegated relative authority to mankind within the sphere of influence where each of us has been placed. Our decisions directly affect the quality of life within our sphere of influence in which we function. He has given us free will, and allows us to choose to include Him or not.
The moment we accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we were given the privilege of entering into God’s holy presence, where we can fully engage with the One who is Almighty, to know and experience His voice, His wisdom, His love and His power. If we want the full power and promises of God’s presence, we will have to draw near to Him in order for Him to draw near to us (James 4:8), but we must come before Him humbly, asking forgiveness for our sin. “Seek the Lord while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the Lord, And He will have mercy on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.” (Is 55:6-7)
Kingdom prayer is the divinely authorized way to access heavenly authority for earthly intervention. Such prayer is earth giving heaven permission to intervene in the reality down here with the manifestation of the spiritual reality up there. God is waiting to be involved in our activities. Yet because we were given freedom to choose, He doesn’t force Himself on our situations. He waits for us to ask–to connect with Him in prayer. “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Heb 4:16)
He promises us in His Word that when we confess our sins and pray for one another, He will intervene. What is in your heart today that you need the Lord to intervene in? Go before the throne of grace humbly, because He promises “The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.” (James 5:16b) He promises to hear our prayers: “The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.” (Ps 145:18)