28They joined themselves also to Baal of Peor, And ate sacrifices made to the dead.
29Thus they provoked Him to anger with their deeds, And the plague broke out among them.
30Then Phinehas stood up and intervened, And the plague was stopped.
31And that was accounted to him for righteousness To all generations forevermore.
God honors his delegated authority here on earth, and nothing happens unless one who has legal authority here on earth asks for it. That’s why when intercessors like Phineas asked for a plague to stop, it obeyed and the prayer was acceptable.
God gave the earth to men check this
Psalms 115:16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD’s; But the earth He has given to the children of men.
So, if there is any spiritual activity going on without men’s consent, it goes on illegally. Do you know why? Because the earth is not for spirits. There is a reason why I’m using legal terms like the term, illegally.
Mathew 16:19 says, “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
Bind and loose are legal terms, bind means to disallow and loose means to allow. In other words, whatever we allow here on earth, God allows it and whatever we disallow God disallows. Unlike men, God honors his delegated authority.
Going to prayer armed with this knowledge is very key for us to have an open heaven. Now we know that if the enemy releases curses into the earth and if there be plagues and adversity, we have the legal right to veto those curses. That’s why, no matter how much hostile our situations may be, once there is intercession going on, God has to honor the legalities and principles established through His Word. God has no option but to give us an open heaven and grant our requests.
29The people of the land have used oppressions, committed robbery, and mistreated the poor and needy; and they wrongfully oppress the stranger.
30So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.
The scripture above involves a situation where judgement was pending due to people who had committed sins. The heart of God is still clear, if anyone stands boldly and ask Him to withhold judgement for people to repent, He is still willing to stay the execution. This gives us an opportunity to pray for our friends and relatives to be saved, no matter how much deep they are in sins and wickedness. They still have an equal chance to be saved.
May God grant you an open heaven as we pray for our nations, families, and projects.
Shanah Tovah=have a sweet year ahead,
Remember it’s Rosh Hashanah. Which means head of the year or Jewish new year. It’s a perfect time to intercede.