Derek Prince - The Spiritual Power Of Proclamation In International Affairs
This is excerpt from: The Power Of Proclamation
Now we're coming into a more aggressive area. We're going to talk about intervention in national and international affairs. Ruth and I spend a lot of time praying outside our own needs praying for various situations, the destiny of nations. Here are some Scriptures that will encourage you and help you. One of our favorites we almost always end up with is Daniel 2:20-22 and 4:34-35. Spoken by Daniel and by Nebuchadnezzar, but the message is the same. I'll say that reference again.
Daniel 2:20-22 and Daniel 4:34-35. Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever for wisdom and might are his. And he changes the times and the seasons. He removes kings and raises up kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding. He reveals deep and secret things. He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him. For his dominion is an everlasting dominion and his kingdom from generation to generation. All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing. He does according to his will in the army of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth. No one can restrain his hand or say to him: What have you done? Consider that those words came from an unbelieving emperor Nebuchadnezzar. I think he was a believer by that time. But just think of the tremendous work of God in Nebuchadnezzar's life. That should encourage us that God can change ungodly and evil rulers if we learn how to pray. And then we have two passages from 2 Chronicles each of them is just one verse. We take them from the NIV. And they are both prayers.
So, if we're going to pray for the situation in the Middle East or whatever it might be, before we pray the particular prayer we tend to pray these prayers because they get us going. All right, where are we? 2 Chronicles 14:11: Lord, there is no one like you to help the powerless against the mighty. Help us, O Lord our God, for we rely on you and in your name we have come against this vast army. O Lord, you are our God. That's right. That's okay. Now, we've done that. Do not let man prevail against you. I didn't do that. Sorry, I missed the last part out. That was my boo-boo. Lord, there is no one like you to help the powerless against the mighty. Help us, O Lord our God, for we rely on you. And in your name we have come against this vast army. O Lord, you are our God do not let man prevail against you.
And then 2 Chronicles 20:6; 20, verse 6: O Lord, God of our fathers, are you not the God who is in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the earth. Power and might are in your hand and no one can resist you. Amen. Ruth is right and I'm wrong, but anyhow. I'm just doing the Prince version. You got the message.
Now we'll do Psalm 33 verses 8-12. We've got to go quickly now. This is a tremendously powerful affirmation when you're dealing with the world situation. Let all the earth fear the Lord. Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. For he spoke, and it was done. He commanded, and it stood fast. The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing. He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect. The counsel of the Lord stands forever. The plans of his heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord and the people whom he has chosen as his own inheritance. In other words, who's going to come a winner out of it all? The nation whose God is the Lord. All the plans of nations and United Nations and governments are just nonsense if they're contrary to the plan of God.