Originally Posted 2005.07.07.
Go before the throne. - In light of the terror attack on our alley and her innocent people in the city of London, I think we Christian brothers and sisters should make a special effort to hold this situation up before the Lord of Hosts, our Father in Heaven.
I believe it would be an exceptional idea if we were to hold a day of fasting and prayer this coming Monday for all those effected and for those who organized this terrible act.
We know that this terror war is more than a physical battle. It is spiritual warfare and if it is to be overcome, it must be attacked on that level first and foremost.
So spread the word on your blogs. Let's make this coming Monday, 7/11, a day of fasting and prayer.
Update:Danny Carlton of JackLewis.net is offering a script to display on your weblogs showing support for our British alleys.
Update: 2005.07.11.Today is a day set aside for prayer and fasting. La Shawn at La Shawn Barber's Corner aptly pens:
As befitting of children of God, retreat, and lift up your voices in prayer and supplication not just for the brethren in London. Remember the suffering of the saints worldwide. Ask God to strengthen them at a time when their faith may be weakened the most, for this is the essence of faith: believing in the risen Christ even though we didn’t see him rise, and believing that he, in fact, died to pay the penalty for our disobedience.
Our message to the world is Christ's message,
"I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?” (John 11:25-26 AV)
Though the world is dead in it's sins yet may it live by repenting and believing in Christ, the risen Son of God.
Today Satan will attempt to stand against our prayers for the people of Britain. That snake will attempt to stop us from marching before those evil forces in heavenly realms.
But Satan has already failed.
For Christ is greater in you than he who is in the world.
So stand firm. Pray for healing both physical and spiritual for all those struck by these bombings. Pray that those who set their hearts upon evil would be overcome. Pray that these same men and women given over to Satan would come to the saving knowledge of Jesus crucified and risen again so that they would be set free from the chains that bind them.
“1 ¶ <<[A Psalm] of David.>> Plead [my cause], O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me. 2 Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help. 3 Draw out also the spear, and stop [the way] against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I [am] thy salvation. 4 Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt. 5 Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the LORD chase [them]. 6 Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the LORD persecute them." (Psalms 35:1-6 AV)