“Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” (Jer. 33:3 NKJ.)
The verse above has been classically known as “God’s telephone number.” He invites us to call upon Him in times of crisis or peace. When we get into trouble in the United States, we call 911 for immediate assistance. God bless the police officers, firefighters, EMS professionals, and all who are working so hard to save lives every day. They need to be in our prayers constantly. If you are caught up in any crisis, you have to call 911 for immediate assistance.
What if someone is being harassed by the addictive thoughts of pornography? What if someone is struggling to break free from deep hurts in their hearts? Should they call firefighters? Of course not, because these are not the issues 911 responders are trained to handle. God has a spiritual 911 number for us to call when we are harassed by the circumstances of life, such as sin, disease, demonic oppression, or even poverty! Call heaven!
But what does it mean to call upon God? Calling is not merely a vocal request or invitation to God to help you. This is the reason why many seem to call but have no response, because there is more to calling than just opening your mouth and asking God to help you. Calling is the voice of faith requesting help from above. Faith calls upon heaven. It is the voice of faith that God responds to. Anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord MUST be saved from whatever situation is holding them captive (Rom. 10:13-14.)
Do you see how faith gives substance to words we use in “calling” upon God? See Rom. 10:13-14.
Apply the Word
Have you been calling upon God? Is something harassing you in life right now? Would you call upon God today?
Thank God for His spiritual 911 for when we get into crisis. Ask the Spirit to teach you to make heavenly phone calls.
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