Every generation has a company of the willing, those who respond to God’s stirring within to advance His Kingdom in supernatural ways. Today, for our generation, we receive the baton from those who have gone before us, those stirred by the Lord in specific seasons for specific tasks. We remember their purity and “stir ourselves up” to imitate their bold faith.
If the Lord did not stir His people to pray there would be no voice in prayer sufficient to turn the tide of threat and darkness. Isaiah said the Lord calls forth those who are willing, who also stir themselves up to take hold of God’s leading.
Isaiah was stirred this way. In response to his prayers the Lord did rend the heavens. He did come down! (Hundreds of years later, the heavens opened once and for all because of the finished work of the Cross.)
In response to the words of Jeremiah, King Cyrus of Persia, a pagan king, was stirred in his heart to build the Lord’s house in Jerusalem. At that critical time stirring in prayer and words spoken through prophets advanced God’s plan for the Hebrews.
Today, in this generation, The Lord marks those who call on “the Name of the LORD”; men and women who stir themselves with prayer and action so that iniquity [twisting] is turned away from our land!
Amen, so be it!