Bend the Bow
May 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Sunday, repeating until June 3, 2018
It’s time to Bend the Bow*
Starting this Sunday 6th May 2018 to Sunday 10th June 2018 we will be gathering together for an hour of Prayer and Worship.
The first Sunday, the 6th of May is committed to praying for Calum Leask for breakthrough and healing and for his incredible family.
We will continue to pray for Calum over these 6 weeks and also be praying for many other important areas in the life of the church including the approaching Will Graham Celebration of Hope.
Bend the bow signaled to load your weapons. And we are called to use “God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons” as the weapons of our warfare.
What weapons do we have to load?
Jehoshaphat understood prayer, praise and thanksgiving were mighty weapons (see 2 Chronicles 20: 3-4, 6-15, 21-22)
2Ch 20:15 He said, “Listen, all you people of Judah and Jerusalem! Listen, King Jehoshaphat! This is what the LORD says: Do not be afraid! Don’t be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.
2Ch 20:21-22 After consulting the people, the king appointed singers to walk ahead of the army, singing to the LORD and praising him for his holy splendor. This is what they sang: “Give thanks to the LORD; his faithful love endures forever!”
At the very moment they began to sing and give praise, the LORD caused the armies of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir to start fighting among themselves.
So come Sunday nights for the next 6 weeks and get ready to Bend the Bow!
Joshua 1:3 “Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you, just as I promised to Moses.”
“The word “tread” of course is darak…. The Hebrew word darak actually came to be used for “bending the bow” when about to shoot an arrow and is still used today in Israel for the command, “Load your weapons”… God wasn’t telling Israel that everywhere they walked or stepped was theirs. He had already marked off the perimeters of the inheritance. He was saying symbolically, “Every place that you are willing to load your weapons and take, I’m going to give to you.”
Please don’t think for a moment that it’s any different for us today. These things happened to Israel as types or shadow for us (see 1 Cor. 10:6,11). That which our Joshua-Jesus has and is giving us won’t automatically come to us, either, just because we belong to Him. We, too, must take “the weapons of our warfare” (2 Cor.10:4) and darak!
This is intercession, as it was through Christ and is through us. Oftentimes it is to be done for our brothers and sisters as we, like Christ, climb into their attics of despair, place our cheeks next to theirs and carry away the burdens or weaknesses.”
“Intercessory Prayer” Dutch Sheets, page 73.