LET GOD ARISE!
The phrase “let God arise!” on the one hand, is often a desperate call for help, but on the other hand, and most importantly, it is a demand on His supremacy as the Almighty.
The latter is the reason why the statement “let God arise!” must not be uttered carelessly or with levity. That is, there are serious consequences when God decides to arise and prove Himself — His arising can be favourable or disadvantageous.
Hence it is important to maintain a right posture with God before making the bold statement “let God arise!”. For example, the seven sons of Sceva were on the wrong side of God’s arising (Acts 19:13-16). On the other hand, Moses was on the favourable side of God’s arising (Numbers 10:35).
WHEN MUST GOD ARISE?
Having the understanding that the statement “let God arise!” must never be uttered in vain, nevertheless, there are times when God must arise and these instances include:
- When He has to introduce Himself and His sovereignty (Jeremiah 32:27, Isaiah 45:6).
- When He has to demonstrate His supremacy over a matter (Exodus 7:3-4).
- When He has to arise in favour of His children (Psalm 102:13).
- When He has to arise against His own enemies (Psalm 68:1)
It is pertinent to mention that God will only arise when there’s a compelling reason for Him to. Therefore you must produce a strong reason in order to get Him to arise (Isaiah 41:21).
AND WHEN HE ARISES
There are countless possibilities when God decides to arise. This includes the following:
- God can have mercy and forgive our sins (2 Chronicles 7:14, Psalm: 102:13).
- God can fight battles on our behalf while we hold our peace (2 Chronicles 20:14-23, Exodus 14:14).
- He remembers His covenant over His people (Genesis 9:15, Exodus 2:24).
- He can beautify hopeless situations (Isaiah 43:19).
May the Almighty God arise over you throughout the year.
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