By: Dr. Jacquelyn Simmons
Scripture:…O Lord, We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts (commandments) and from thy judgments: Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, which spake in thy name to…our fathers, and to all the people of the land…because we have sinned against thee…O Lord, according to all thy righteousness, I beseech thee, let thine anger and thy fury be turned away… Now therefore, our God…incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes…for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies. O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God…(Selected passages from Daniel 9:4?-?19 KJV).
This servant of God feels the aforementioned Daniel’s prayer applies to us today. It is one of my favorite prayers as you probably have ascertained.
It distresses me to see and hear God’s babies crying anytime and anywhere. The babies being referred to in this article were not visible to me. The first time the baby’s crying became evident, I was asleep and it awakened me. It was frightening, also. I sat up in the bed and looked around for the baby even though I knew that children do not live with or near me. I tried to “play it off” by thinking someone was passing outside carrying a baby, even though that was very unlikely. Afterwards, the idea came to me to prayerfully ask God was that sound emitting from him? If so, would he please explain why? He said, “Yes. The baby’s tears were being shed by his sinful people due to their severe punishments he was going to inflict upon them because of their sins.”
Well, the warnings were published in this publication, but to no avail. Evidently, some of the readers may have thought they were the panderings of an old lady. Our news account of crimes and other heinous acts seemed to escalate afterwards.
A few months later, a crying baby awakened me again. Before the accounts and warnings could be published, to my sorrow, another baby awakened me. This time upon inquiry, God said he was crying, also, due to the punishments he planned to inflict upon his disobedient and ungrateful people. It was grieving him, also. However, we refuse to repent and obey him.
After almost a year’s “stint” in hospitals and nursing homes, this servant of God was finally allowed to return to the home in which he permits me to call my own. Shortly after my return, he released the sound of another baby crying. The account of that crying was published with warnings and soon afterwards he released the sound of two babies crying simultaneously. He let us know that something terrible was about to occur in this country and it did! Many tears were shed-lives and properties lost. A couple of nights ago, a baby was crying again. I do not know what it meant and was afraid to ask. We must repent and change our sinful ways and pray to God for forgiveness as did Daniel.
Soldiers, pray to solicit many soldiers to work on God’s battlefield as soon as possible! He is becoming angrier and angrier because our sinful ways have increased!