Summary: There is need for us to pray. When we pray God will answer. Hence, there is cry we must cry. Until we cry that cry we may loose people and property. Are you willing to cry the cry you must cry? the cry for help? God is willing to answer you speedily.
The Cry You Must Cry (Part 1 of 7)
By Amos Dada
It was peculiar day in May, 2013.A day I will not forget in hurry. I cried because somebody did not cry.
I cried a desperate cry to God because my daughter gave birth to a child who did not cry. She was lifeless. She had a cord; the umbilical cord was wound round her neck. It suffocated her coupled with prolonged labour period .In the cause of the night the mothers blood pressure had drop suddenly and the baby's heart beat was lost. The doctors were thrown to panic mode but they got things to a normal position after a while
We had spent the whole night in the General hospital and by 4am I went home to rest and left my wife and other children in the hospital. I could not sleep. It was the age of text messages. My wife was giving me periodic report. ‘Please pray baby is distress’ “they are thinking of CS”, “Baby’s heart beat is back”, “ In another thirty minutes she will be pushing keep praying.” Were some of crucial message she sent.
Then the last one- “the baby is born, but did not cry, pray for baby to cry”
I have never seen a thing like this. Then I returned her text.
“The baby will cry in Jesus name”
She must cry. I got up as if I was stung by a bee my younger brother was in the house, I woke him, as if he has committed a crime. “You are sleeping; I am told the brew baby is not crying”. Then we went into desperate prayer of intercession, “God this baby must cry.” After a few messages in a space of 45 minutes the last text message came
“She is crying now”. Shout hallelujah.
The cry you must cry. The cry of divine intervention.
Cry is another word for prayer in the bible.
In Gen 1:26 God says let them have dominion on earth. As human beings God has given us legal right to have dominion on earth. But we need God to exercise that dominion. God also needs man to exercise dominion on earth.
In other words we need God to operate on earth and God needs us to operate on earth. It is a mutual interest. It is a symbiotic relationship it is a win-win situation. We must depend on God through prayers.
I want to share with you seven types of cry (prayers) you must cry.
1. The cry for help- Jacob Gen 32:26
Before Jacob was born there was a prophesy to the mother 'There are two children in your womb. The elder will serve the younger’. Jacob was that favoured - let me say from the foundation of the world .God said in Romans 9.' Jacob have I loved Esau have I hated'. You would have thought that the one God so expressly chose, preferred, favoured, would have had life on a golden plate. But “No”. His life was in shambles. He was practicing tricks to survive. He was a cheater. He was a manipulator. He was a deceiver. He was a supplanter .He found life very difficult. As He was deceiving people he too was been deceived. He courted Rachel for seven years with hard labour under a mean Uncle Laban, the night of wedding Leah replaced Rachel. He went for another seven years of hard labour for Rachael to become a wife.
A time must come in your life when you have to acknowledge that without God you cannot make life happen. That is when you cry for divine intervention. It is a cry to actualise your destiny.
Jacob realized this and he had a rare opportunity to encounter God one night. Let the bible describe the situation for us:
24 So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. 25 When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man.26 Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.”
But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”
27 The man asked him, “What is your name?”
“Jacob,” he answered.
28 Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel,[a] because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”
29 Jacob said, “Please tell me your name.”
But he replied, “Why do you ask my name?” Then he blessed him there.
Jacob would have spent all his life in misery if not for the change of name. Esau would probably have eliminated him, but for the cry for help and the change of name. But for that change to come there was a desperate cry. What is the situation of your life where do you need a change, be willing to make that cry.