sometimes life takes some interesting turns.
for most of my life i have considered myself an intercessor. all well & good, no problem with that. i still am.
but… one of the most often quoted verses among intercessors is this:
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, THEN will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chr 7:14
so here’s the interesting bit… that verse sounds great, but there’s a better way. jesus!
ok, keep it simple, lets break this verse into two parts, with THEN in the middle.
part one has been done already, by jesus!
part two is already our inheritance!
does that mean we don’t humble ourselves & pray? no…
lets turn it around. because part two is ALREADY our inheritance, THEN part one… as god’s people, we will pray, seek, & turn. that’s the fruit.
so what’s the difference? EVERYTHING. it makes prayer so much more fun, really! prayer IS NOT about twisting god’s arm. prayer IS about unpacking our inheritance, acting on what he has already done.
there, i said it…