God’s Eyes Are Searching
By W. C. Moore
"The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him" (2 Chr. 16:9).
Jacob was getting on in years, the father of eleven sons and one daughter, before he prayed until he prevailed. God waited a long time before Jacob got into a condition where He could bless him. God builds for eternity. (See Ephesians 2:7 and Revelation 3:21; 20:4.)
Finally, God’s eyes, as they ran to and fro throughout the whole earth – lit on a desperate, determined man – a man who had to get an answer to his prayer! "I will not let Thee go, except Thou bless me," Jacob cried (Gen. 32:26) – and right at that spot of utter determination – he tuned in on heaven’s broadcast. God had just been waiting for Jacob to get desperately in earnest – and the moment Jacob reached that point – God met him and answered his prayer. Not only did God answer Jacob’s prayer for protection from Esau to be at peace with him (Prov. 16:7; Rom. 8:31) – but He gave Jacob exceeding abundantly above all he asked or thought (Eph. 3:20), for He told Jacob that as a prince he had power with God and with men, and had prevailed – and God changed his name to Israel! (Gen. 32:1-32).
We Need to Keep on Praying Until We Actually Do Pray!
When we are praying in the will of God and to the glory of God, instead of giving up, instead of quitting when answers to prayer are delayed – we ought to pray "more earnestly" (Luke 22:44). We "ought always to pray, and not to faint" (Luke 18:1-8).
When blind Bartimaeus heard that Jesus was passing by, he began to cry out to Him. He wanted his sight. Many tried to silence him – "but he cried the more a great deal" (Mark 10:46-52) – and he got his sight!
God Means Business – Do You?
Conditions today are dreadful, terrible, awful! Any of you who have lived for threescore years, and have observed the changing times – surely ought to realize that we live in no ordinary time – but in a fearful, climactic, appalling hour!
Are our prayers for revival, our prayers for our loved ones – and for other people’s loved ones – are they what prayers should be in a time like this? If not, let us repent now!
By God’s grace, let us attend to essential duties, as the Lord enables. As for me, by God’s help, I am going to have revival! In Jesus’ name!