God chose a despised-by-his-brothers boy with a rock to take out a threatening giant who was oppressing the nation of God’s people. Jesus is the Rock. The praying church of true believers is the modern day David. The sling is faith-inspired Spirit-propelled prayer according to the Word of God. A body of praying people, believers in Jesus Christ allegiant to the ways and principles of God’s Word, is the David who will deliver this nation from Goliath (1 Samuel 17).
A lone prophet stood up against an Ahab/Jezebel political system and 450 violent prophets who were against the ways of God. A famine was in the land and God’s people were being corrupted with false gods and false worship. When the prophet built an altar of true worship to God, and called upon the name of God Almighty, the fire fell and consumed the water soaked alter. The people saw what God did and they fell on their faces and declared “The LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God”. The false prophets were slain (1 Kings 18). The Elijah prophet today is the believing, praying church who can move under God’s direction in the power of the Word and Spirit of God to deal with the spiritual wickedness in high places. Prayer might have been taken out of schools, but true prayer cannot be taken out of the hearts and mouths of true believers.
Daniel was told to shut up from praying to his God. Laws were conspired and passed making it illegal to pray to God. He just opened the window and kept praying as always. He ended up in the lion’s den, but the same lion’s den designed to take him out, instead, consumed his crooked enemies (Daniel 6).
With the forces that are in place today, it is not a time for business as usual. True believers and followers of Jesus Christ must take their place in the calling of God as salt of the earth and light of the world in Christ. We must take the overall perspective, stand tall in our position with God, and believe and pray big on the Word of God. If God says it, it is so. We must pray and act on that basis with all boldness without apology. No believer is insignificant or to be despised in God’s kingdom. Your power with God is the righteousness and faith of Jesus Christ. You are just the voice in the wilderness of this world, to proclaim God’s Word and God’s Way into the world. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life – period. It is not about political parties or personalities or empty promises. It is about the Lord himself changing minds, hearts, and lives to line up to his agenda and his way of doing things. These are radical days requiring radical action. Pray big. Live justly and truly in following Jesus. Be the vessel to reflect God into our society today.