Morning by Morning, November 13 - Our "Twenty-One Days" to Breakthrough for Righteousness
Friday, November 13, 2020
Our "Twenty-One Days" to Breakthrough for Righteousness - November 13, 2020
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Rule and reign in my heart, in my thoughts, in my will, in my desires, in every area of my life and every moment of my day, O King of kings and Lord of lords (Revelation 19:16). ...
"Righteousness is on Your side, O Lord...." (Daniel 9:7).
Daniel declared Your truth from Your Word when he humbled himself to fast and pray for his nation. Righteousness is on Your side; and we are called to be on the side of righteousness. For "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people" (Proverbs 14:34).
Daniel was fasting and praying but not yet seeing the answer to his prayers being made manifest in his nation, even though he was so strongly moved in his heart to pray and stand firm in the word that he heard. He "had been mourning for three weeks" (Daniel 10:2). And when the angel of the Lord came to him to encourage him, he said, "My strength left me, and my complexion grew deathly pale, and I retrained no strength. Then I heard the sound of his words...." (Daniel 10:8-9).
How we need to hear the sound of Your words, Lord. How we need to be encouraged and strengthened to continue to fast and to pray and stand on the side of righteousness, despite what we see at the moment.
From the very first day Daniel began to repent and pray as he stood in the gap by falling on his knees, in intercession by the moving of Your Spirit according to the Word of God, You sent Your answer and You sent Your angel to reveal Your mercy, to forgive and free Your people, and to heal their land (Daniel 9:23 and 10:12). But for "twenty-one days" there was a raging spiritual battle taking place in the unseen realm of the heavenlies over the land for the heart and soul of the nation (Daniel 10:13-14).
After twenty-one days, a breakthrough came. After twenty-one days, an answer came. The angel of the Lord touched him and strengthened him and affirmed him that he was "greatly beloved," as he encouraged him, "Stand on your feet!" (Daniel 10:11) As Daniel was still "trembling" in his body, the angel of the Lord was strengthening his spirit, exhorting him, "Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words have been heard, and I have come because of your words" (Daniel 10:12).
O Lord, hear our words. O Lord, hear our prayer! For these "twenty-one days" -- whatever that speaks of in our hearts, in our land, in our days -- let us not grow weary or give up, but persist and persevere. Let us continue to pray with a heart of humility and stand on the side of righteousness.
Daniel had become "speechless" with his "face toward the ground," but the angel of the Lord "touched (his) lips, and (he) opened (his) mouth to speak" (Daniel 10:15-16). Then the angel of the Lord continued to strengthen and encourage the man of God, speaking to his spirit, "Do not fear, greatly beloved, you are safe! Be strong and courageous!" (v. 18-19) "Peace be to you; be strong, yes, be strong!" (NKJV). Then the angel revealed to him, "I've come to tell you what is inscribed in the Book of Truth" (v. 21).
O Lord, strengthen us! O Lord, continue to give us Your words to speak and Your prayers to pray and Your truth to proclaim from Your Book of Truth! Though the spiritual battles rage during our "twenty-one days" between our prayers and Your answer, empower us to persist in prayer until the breakthrough comes. May we yet be a people and a nation who stand on the side of righteousness, as we humbly bow in prayer with our eyes firmly fixed on the Righteous One! In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
My friend, may you persevere and persist in prayer, humbly and faithfully looking to the Righteous One who is strengthening you and encouraging you to keep standing on the side of righteousness, in your heart and for your nation, in Jesus name. Please pray the same for me. I join with you with expectant faith that breakthrough is coming! God bless you, my friend!
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--President Teddy Roosevelt
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