Daily Read – Numbers 19:1-20:29; Luke 1:1-25; Psalm 56:1-13; Proverbs 11:8
And the whole multitude of the people was praying outside at the hour of incense.
Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing on the right side of the altar of incense.
And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.
But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your prayer is heard;
and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.
Astounding events happen in heaven when My people gather together in unified, corporate prayer. A convergence of the heavenly and earthly realms occurs, breaking open the supernatural into your midst. Heaven invades earth bringing answers and unexpected wonders right into the middle of your daily life.
Zacharias had one of these life-changing encounters as he, along with a multitude of others, lifted their prayers before Me at the hour of incense. Their united prayers reached My throne as a sweet smelling fragrance. Heaven responded in joyful exultation because My providential plan was enacted.
I answered Zacharias' prayers and Gabriel delivered the news He would father John the Baptist, the one preparing the way for My Son.
In the midst of his daily offering of prayer, Zacharias encountered heaven on earth. Each day he faithfully came offering petitions before Me, but on this particular day, he experienced the fruit of his labor.
Never underestimate the faithful prayers of a righteous man, or the power of corporate intercession. You never know when heaven will show up on your behalf. I love surprising My children with the unexpected suddenly. I listen to each one of your heart-felt petitions, so continue to pray and expect a powerful heaven invasion.
Get ready for the surprise of your life!
Father God, thank You for the awesome privilege of praying Your Kingdom come! It overwhelms me to know that prayer not only moves heaven, but it moves Your heart as well. Forgive me for underestimating the power and importance of my daily prayer life. Each word I utter in Your name becomes a beautiful fragrance that surrounds Your throne. I commit to pray more fervently today than yesterday and I commit to pray more fervently tomorrow than today. Holy Spirit, teach me to pray in accordance to heaven's plans and not my own. My desire is to pray and watch heaven invade my world. Amen!