Therefore He said that He would destroy them, had not Moses His chosen one stood before Him in the breach, to turn away His wrath, lest He destroy them (Psalm 106:23 NKJV).
There are many who choose the “light” path in prayer. It’s understandable, but tragic, because they don’t understand what they are missing!
Our Great Privilege
Non-praying believers fail to realize the incredible opportunity we have been granted. Like Moses, we can stand in the breach before God! Like no others, we can approach God’s throne of grace to find mercy and grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:16).
This is prayer, and prayer can do whatever God can do, because prayer brings God into the equation. We will one day regret deeply that we laid aside our greatest work and greatest joy to spend our days on far more frivolous things.
Our Great Responsibility
But there’s more. As rescued ones, we now have the means to aid in the rescue of others, like Moses did. We can go before God on behalf of others in need.
God not only welcomes this intercession; He invites it. He tells us to pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17).
Why would he demand such an activity if it were useless? if it accomplished nothing? if there were not things He longed to achieve through us in the loop of divine intercession?
God is ever training His children to rule and reign for eternity, and part of our training is to learn how to pray … how to remain in communion for others out of love for them and faith in God … how to persevere without wavering … how to find God … how to bank on His promises … how to engage in the eternal work.
Prayer is not something for a few privileged believers. It is your responsibility as a child of God to use this mighty tool for the salvation of others and the glory of God.
Our Great Power
God has repeatedly told us that there is efficacy in prayer … that it works … that the “fervent prayer of a righteous man avails [accomplishes] much” (James 5:16).
What if we believed this? All of us? What if a nation full of God’s children stood in the breach before God for the people of our land to “turn away His wrath” from destroying them?
What if all the people of God would cry out for sweeping revival in the church and spiritual awakening among unbelievers? What if we joined in intercession for a tidal wave of God’s presence so that the earth would be “filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea” (Habakkuk 2:14)?
What if Jesus found us interceding for His bride, that she would be cleansed and purified and expanded for His glory? Would He refuse a prayer like this?
Or would He grant those requests, as He did for a faithful intercessor named Moses? What if history was changed because of our faithfulness in prayer?
And, what if began today?