Scripture Reading and Prayer
Blessed to be a Blessing to the Blessed People 👨👩👦👦
📝 “… Daniel understood from the Scriptures (the word of the Lord given to Jeremiah)… so he turned to the Lord God and pleaded with Him in PRAYER and PETITION.. ” (v 2 -3)
DANIEL’S PERSONAL BIBLE STUDY:
📌 Daniel’s search of Scriptures @ Jeremiah 25:1-14; 29:10; 30 and 31 prompted reasoning and interaction:
~ People’s sins against the Lord (Jer 25:1-7)
~ 70 Years of Captivity (Jer 25:8-11)
~ End of 70 Years of Captivity (Jer 25:12-14)
~ God’s Promise of restoration (Jer 29:10; 30 -31)
~ Daniel volunteered himself to stand in the gap (intercession). Dan 9:3
📌 Scripture reading was the way Daniel allowed God to speak to him and Prayer was the way Daniel spoke back.
💞 Beloved Church, when you read the Bible, the God of the universe is talking to you. Talk back to Him (Quiet Time).
God is looking for a two-way conversation.
📌 Bible Reading (Observation, Interpretation and Application) is always fruitful and blessing:
💫 We learn to be cautious about our own lives and actions.
💫 We can avoid repeating past mistakes.
💫 We learn to recognize the awesome character of God, who in his sovereignty brings judgement and by his mercy and grace offers forgiveness and restoration.
DANIEL’S PRAYER (v 4-19):
Daniel with his humble attitude repented not only his own sin but also his people’s sin. The phrase – “We have sinned and done wrong” is repeated. Then he pleaded for the Lord’s favour and forgiveness.
💞 Beloved Church, nothing shakes the heavenlies like Prayer. Nothing moves the heart of God more than Prayer.
📌 We often learn the most about Effective Prayer by listening to others pray.
📌 Pray when we don’t know what to do. Pray when we do. Pray continually 1Thessalonians 5:17
📌 Prayer is deliberate, open communication with God.
💞 Beloved Church, if you haven’t already begun to exercise an interactive approach to Scripture Reading, I pray you will start today 🛐
📝 Joshua writes, ” Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; MEDITATE on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it ” (1:8)
📝 Paul exhorts us, “Do not be anxious about anything but in everything, by Prayer and Petition… present your requests to God” Philippians 4:6
READ YOUR BIBLE AND PRAY EVERYDAY
🎶 🎼 Read your Bible, Pray everyday –
Pray everyday, Pray everyday.
Read your Bible, Pray everyday
If you want to grow…🎼🎶
Glory to God 🙌
✍🏻 Mark Boje
Arunachal Pradesh, India 🇮🇳
Dan 10:13. The prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me 21 days but Michael one of the chief princes came to help me…..
The angelic messenger was delayed on his journey 21 days by the prince of the kingdom of Persia, an evil spirit associated with the Persian Empire and who resists God’s purposes. So we know Jews were not simply facing human opposition and enmity at the earthly court of Persian king but also powerful spiritual beings operating in heavenly realms. Although the spiritual opponent was powerful enough to delay Gods messenger to Daniel for 21 days, all he could do so is only to delay him. But when Michael one of the angels came to help him, the angelic messenger was able to complete his journey and bring the message of encouragement to Daniel
Jesus cast out demons by His word After Jesus “s victory on the cross,we just have to resist the devil,he will flee from us immediately James4:7.Gods word in Rom 16:20 says The God of peace will soon crush satan under your feet
Answers to our prayers may be hindered by unseen obstacles. Prayer can be challenged by evil forces, So we have to pray fervently and earnestly for God to answer us.