Thursday, 7 April 2011

Isaiah 62 – A Prayer and Prophetic Declaration for our Land 

This prayer for our land was sent in today.
Read it and pray it into existence.
1  For Dublin’s sake I will not keep silent, for Ireland’s sake I will not remain quiet, till her righteousness shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch. 
2 The nations will see your righteousness, and all kings your glory; Ireland you will be called by a new name that the mouth of the LORD will bestow. 
3 You will be a crown of splendor in the LORD’s hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God. 
4 Dublin No longer will they call you Deserted, or name your land Desolate Ireland. But you will be called My Delight and your land My Bride; for the LORD will take delight in you, and you Ireland will be married. 
5 As a young man marries a young woman, so will your builder marry you; 
as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you.
6 Ireland post watchmen on your walls, never be silent day or night. You who call on the LORD, give yourselves no rest, 
7 and give him no rest till he once again establishes the Church of St Patrick and makes her the praise of the earth. 
8 If you obey Him, The LORD has sworn by his right hand and by his mighty arm. “Ireland never again will I give your grain as food for your enemies, 
and never again will your enemy drink the new wine for which you Dublin have toiled; 
9 but Dublin, you who harvest it will eat it and praise the LORD, and you Ireland who gather the grapes will drink it in the courts of my sanctuary.”
10 Dublin pass through, pass through the gates! Prepare the way for the people. Ireland build up, build up the highway! Remove the stones. Raise the Triune God as a banner for the nations, as you did before.
11 The LORD has made proclamation to the ends of the earth: “Say to the Daughter of Dublin, ‘See, your Savior comes! See, his reward is with him, and his work accompanies him.” 
12 Ireland will be called the Holy People, the Redeemed of the LORD; and Dublin will be called Sought After, the City No Longer Deserted.
Our God’s name is “I AM” and he is waiting for us to step into Psalm 2:8 “Ask of me and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession” ie the great commission, Psalm 24 tells us of the generation that can ascend the hill of the lord. Are we that generation, the “I AM generation”.
Look how Jonathan co-laboured with the great “I AM”
There is a few amazing verses in 1 Samuel 14 that when we grasp their significance our view of who we are in God will be transformed forever. Here Jonathan the son of King Saul with his one companion broke rank and risked everything (he did not tell his father) and decided to attack a Philistine out-post. He said perhaps / maybe God will help, but underlying his words was a belief that he held that “nothing can hinder the Lord from saving”. But just look at verses 8 and 9, “If they say ‘wait till we come to you’, we will stay. But if they say ‘come up to us’ we will go up because that will be our sign that the Lord has given them into our hands’. God didn’t speak to Jonathan and give him this vital information, Jonathan said to God, here’s the plan and declared the two possible outcomes. Jonathan gave God the parameters to work within (You can just imagine God and all the angels looking down and watching intently the play out of this scenario, and God just say “Look at my boy, watch him, just watch don’t miss it, watch, watch). God then steps in and calls the outcome and in verse 12 God calls the two boys up by having the Philistines shout to Jonathan come up. Jonathan’s bravery, courage and risk taking even when his life was at stake is amazing. Jonathan stood on his declaration. Not only did Jonathan’s action defeat the Philistine out-post but it caused those of the people of God who had joined with the enemy, to down tools and uniform and come home and return to the Israelites.
Jonathan’s ability to take risk reminds me of Esther step of faith with her words “If I perish I perish” when she broke rank and procedure in dealing with the king, God gave her an amazing victory.
If we step out in faith and declare the outcome, then 2 Cor 2:14 is ours “we are always led in triumphal procession in Christ”.
Pray Isaiah 62 and declare these words for our nation. Bless this city, we are going to see God do amazing things here with our very own eyes. I AM will fight for us.
“What we hold in our eye we will hold in our hand”.

Declan D.

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