Where there is no intercession or prayer in the leadership, unrighteousness and ungodliness will govern and reign.
Victory over Israel
Samuel is an amazing leader, he did not just focus on the Lord himself, but also brought everyone else to focus on Him.
“I Sam 7: 9 Then Samuel took a suckling lamb and sacrificed it as a whole burnt offering to the Lord. He cried out to the Lord on Israel’s behalf, and the Lord answered him.”
We notice that Samuel did not cry out of fear or for his personal deliverance or need, but his tears of intercession were for the people of Israel. In the midst of war and battle, he brought an offering to the Lord and the Lord answered him. While sacrificing the offering the enemy drew closer and engaged them in battle.
Don’t miss out giving thanks and worship to the one who has the power and the ability to change the circumstance.
Do not focus on the battle or the enemy instead, focus on Him. Our misplaced faith on circumstances or people will not bring the victory only He can.
The Lord thundered and brought panic amongst the enemy and scattered them all. The Israelites pursued and killed them.
Building Altar to the Ebenezer
I Sam 7:12 Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, “Thus far the Lord has helped us.”
Do you want to have a personal revelation or testimony of who God is in your life, then stand thru the storm and thru the battles, He will prove Himself to be faithful. We don’t need to name God out of others experience, there is no place that He cannot invade.
Boldly we can declare that He helped us thru the personal struggles, thru family situations, thru sickness, thru financial needs and there is no territory that He can not help.
Let Him be your Ebenezer and let that be your personal testimony.
The philistines were subdued and stopped invading Israel’s territory and Samuel continued as Israel’s leader all the days of his life. What an amazing testimony that is for Samuel to tell about God.
I Sam 15:15-17 – Samuel built an altar to the Lord at his hometown. If the Lord has given us a responsibility, or a family or ministry to lead, don’t try to fight the battles with your own strength and try to reign and rule with the natural talent and experience.
Be an intercessor and a prayer warrior, He will help us to build altars of testimonies out of Intercession.
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