This resolution of Daily United Prayer is based on An Humble Attempt, originally put forward by Jonathan Edwards in 1748. Its design is to encourage God's people in the duty of united extraordinary prayer; setting aside some time every day to pray for the revival of His church and the advancement of Christ's kingdom in our homes, in our churches, in our nation, and in the world.
"And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his eldest son, and said unto him, My son: and he said unto him, Behold, here am I." Genesis 27:1.
This chapter begins with Isaac's desire to pronounce God's blessing upon his son, Esau, even though his actions in marrying a Hittite was a "grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah" in the verse immediately prior to this one. The Hittites were descendants of Heth, the son of Canaan. So, essentially, Esau was unequally yoked. Even though Isaac did not approve of Esau's marriage, Isaac was intent on blessing Esau simply because he enjoyed the "savoury meat" that his son was able to prepare. Isaac's eyes were dim and he could not see in more ways than one it would appear. Too often, we can overlook or "give a pass" to disobedience in God's clear commands (whether in ourselves or others) for purely carnal reasons. But, to use an idiom, we can't have our cake and eat it too. We can't walk in disobedience to God and then expect God's blessing upon our lives no matter how hard we try. The way of the transgressor is hard, but good understanding gives favor (Prov 13:15).
The above is the early morning prayer meeting talk given on the first day of the conference by Mark Acevedo. It is entitled, Fire of God. View all messages.
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