Prayer to be men on earth with God's heart
Pray that we will be in our spirit in order to be men on earth with God’s heart, men to whom heaven can be opened to see the vision of God concerning the destiny of the world, who see that the world situation is the indicator of God’s move on earth, and who realize that all the major events of human history have been arranged and matched by God in His sovereign authority for His move on earth—Rev. 4:2; Ezek. 1:1; Acts 17:26-27; Dan. 2:34-35; 5:30-31 (and verse 30, footnote 1).
Rev. 4:2—Immediately I was in spirit; and behold, there was a throne set in heaven, and upon the throne there was One sitting.
Ezek. 1:1—Now in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth of the month, while I was among the captives by the river Chebar, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God.
Acts 17:26-27—And He made from one every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, determining beforehand their appointed seasons and the boundaries of their dwelling, that they might seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, even though He is not far from each one of us.
Dan. 2:34-35—You were watching until a stone was cut out without hands, and it struck the image at its feet of iron and clay and crushed them. Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were crushed all at once, and they became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away so that no trace of them was found. And the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.
Dan. 5:30-31—In that very night Belshazzar the Chaldean king was slain. And Darius the Mede received the kingdom at about the age of sixty-two.
Footnote 5:301—This ended the Babylonian Empire. God used the Babylonian Empire for the purpose of carrying His corrupted and defeated elect into captivity. Near the end of the seventy years of their captivity, God caused the Medes and the Persians to become one for the purpose of ending the Babylonian Empire and releasing His people from their captivity in Babylon (Ezra 1:1-4). This is an illustration of how all kings and kingdoms are under God’s administration. See note 261 in chapter 4.