A PRAYER of Habakkuk the prophet, set to wild, enthusiastic, and triumphal music. “O Lord, I have heard the report of You and was afraid. O Lord, revive Your work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make [Yourself] known!…The Lord God is my Strength, my personal bravery, and my invincible army; He makes my feet like hinds’ feet and will make me to walk [not to stand still in terror, but to walk] and make [spiritual] progress upon the high places…”–Habakkuk 3:1-2,19 AMP
When a prophet prays over a person or a church body, the situation is often dissimilar to what the ordinary believer or church would prefer. Chances are if this type of spiritual leader is involved, it is because the ordinary religious course of action will not sufficiently address the problem at hand. Prophets change the setting and tone of our approach to God in order to help us break out of ritual, and re-establish our connection to His presence and power.
The Bible tells us that in preparation for the end times, God has poured out His Spirit in a prophetic way on all his sons and daughters enabling them to carry this same ability (to a degree) to change the climate in and around people’s lives everywhere (Acts 2:14-21). When Habakkuk prayed, his purpose was to reinforce the spirit of victory in God’s people, paving the way for Him to supernaturally revive the nation. It seems that we need wild displays of bold prayer to shake the atmosphere around us, especially when we have lost the reality of God in our midst.
A prophet will tear down the weak ways of the church and build confidence in its place, knowing it will cause the Lord to act powerfully on our behalf! Unfortunately, they often uproot many comfortably “calm” believers at the same time! I say it’s time to let the prophets loose, crank up the prayer music and reset the atmosphere in the Church! It’s another important factor that will bring us to higher places of spiritual victory in preparation for all that is coming prior to Jesus’ return!
This excerpt was taken from Everyday Preparation For Jesus’ Return by Rocky Veach.