God Is Fighting For You
One man in alignment with God is a majority.
When Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the Lord filled the temple. And the priests could not enter the house of the Lord, because the glory of the Lord had filled the Lord’s house.
Prayer - communion with God
Burnt offering - free will offering
Vs. 11 God prospered Solomon in all he did in the house of the Lord and in his house.
RELATIONSHIP, RIGHT HEART, AND FAITHFUL STEWARDSHIP (just like 1 Kings 3:9)
if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
God’s love is unconditional. His blessings are conditional
1500 verses contain the word if
That night the king could not sleep. So one was commanded to bring the book of the records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king. And it was found written that Mordecai had told of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s eunuchs, the doorkeepers who had sought to lay hands on King Ahasuerus.
That night the king could not sleep. So one was commanded to bring the book of the records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king.
Haman had taken credit for Mordecai’s faithfulness. --The King won’t rest until the books are made right.--
The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.”
(vs.13)Stand still. (vs.15)Go forward.
Don’t be moved.
Some men’s sins are clearly evident, preceding them to judgment, but those of some men follow later. Likewise, the good works of some are clearly evident, and those that are otherwise cannot be hidden.
1 Timothy 5
Your good works will be evident.
Your Father who seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there for ever: and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually. And as for thee, if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, and do according to all that I have commanded thee, and shalt observe my statutes and my judgments; Then will I stablish the throne of thy kingdom, according as I have covenanted with David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man to be ruler in Israel.
God wants to establish your sphere of influence, your territory. The King’s Domain
Solomon assured of God’s reciprocal blessing