Scripture Reference Ephesians 6 : 12
12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
In Gen. 18 we read of Abraham’s intercession for the people of Sodom and Gomorrah, 17 Then the Lord said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do? 18 Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him. 19 For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing what is right and just, so that the Lord will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him.” 20 Then the Lord said, “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous 21 that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know.” 22 The men turned away and went toward Sodom, but Abraham remained standing before the Lord. 23 Then Abraham approached him and said: “Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked? 24 What if there are fifty righteous people in the city? Will you really sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous people in it? 25 Far be it from you to do such a thing—to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?”
God does not want to hide His plans from His people. If we are “uninformed” it is not because God is hiding His intentions from us, however there may be something blocking us from hearing and knowing His plan. We speak of the fullness of God’s revelation to us through the Lord Jesus Christ and yet we also speak as though God is hiding His plans from us. We have the complete revelation of God through the Incarnate Son, we lack nothing from God as to the potential for knowing and experiencing Him, yet so very many believe they are lacking the fullness of God’s revelation experientially.
If God spoke with Abraham in this way thousands of years prior to the Incarnation then how is it that the children of God this side of Calvary struggle with what they might refer to as the hiddenness of God?
Faith is at the root of it. Abraham was called the father of faith because he chose to believe God over all the evidence the world, the flesh, and the devil threw at him to undermine that faith! Abraham not only said he believed God, he acted upon that belief in ways that most would simply refuse to do. God wanted to reveal to His servant precisely what He was planning on doing to bring him into His redemptive purposes and the same is true to this very day!
Here in this exchange, Abraham is given the honor of interceding for a nation! Has not God given to you the same honor? Who else will intercede for this sinful nation if you refuse to? The question Abraham asked the Lord, “Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?” is easily and rightly answered in the affirmative! Yes! we can be 100 percent certain that God will always do what is right, every single time! Abraham boldly approached the Lord with his petitions for God to have mercy! Were Sodom and Gomorrah wicked to the core? Yes! Yes they were seemingly beyond redemption, yet the man of God, the man of Faith still persevered in prayer for them!
Do not give up petitioning God for this nation of Canada! The righteous judge will always do what is right! He has not and is not hiding His plans from His people! Faith is the key that unlocks the secrets of heaven!