KEY SCRIPTURE :2Kings 13:19 NET The prophet got angry at him and said, “If you had struck the ground five or six times, you would have annihilated Syria! But now, you will defeat Syria only three times.”
(Read 2 Kings 13:1-25)
The king of Israel went to Prophet Elisha for a divine help against the armies of Syria. The prophet asked him to shoot an arrow but did not tell him the number of times. 2Ki 13:17 NET Elisha said, “Open the east window,” and he did so. Elisha said, “Shoot!” and he did so. Elisha said, “This arrow symbolizes the victory the LORD will give you over Syria. You will annihilate Syria in Aphek!” As the man of God said the arrows symbolized the victory of the Israelites. These shooting of the arrows can be compared to our Prayer times. The king only shot three times and stopped.
Many of us start praying about certain issues, and when we see some initial victories we give up and relax. When the king shot the arrows three times and stopped, the prophet got angry at him and said, “If you had struck the ground five or six times, you would have annihilated Syria! But now, you will defeat Syria only three times.” Dear child of God or minister make sure you have exhausted every bit of the moments through your prayer. Pray till the Holy Spirit tells you to give up.
HOW can one know he has fully dealt with the devil, and can stop praying? On many cases the burden to pray ceases after the Holy Spirit has finished dealing with the case. Like Elijah who prayed till he saw a sign in the heavens, of a cloud as a man’s hand (1 kings 18:44). When the Lord Jesus prayed in the Garden before he was betrayed by Judas, he kept praying, even after the angel had strengthened Him (Luke 22:44) Dear child of God, always go for victory, by making sure there is an assurance of victory. As the curtain for the year 2020 is being pulled down, make sure you have prayed earnestly for your life in the next year. Every year comes along with its issues, yet you can take charge with your prayers.
Thank you, heavenly father, for the opportunity to pray. I pray through till I breakthrough. The certainty for victory is always guaranteed, and so l go for it.
Luke 22:44 KJV “And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.”
1Kings 18:44 KJV “And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man’s hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not.”