“Give me a place to stand, and I shall move the Earth with it.” — Archimedes, 3rd Century BC, while discussing the mathematical principles of a lever, and how it can simplify a near-impossible task.
A lever is simply a movable bar that pivots on a fulcrum attached to a fixed point. The lever operates by applying forces at different distances from the fulcrum, or a pivot. The Egyptians are thought to have moved the huge stone obelisks for their monuments by the use of levers.
Did you know that you have a spiritual lever? It’s called prayer! Prayer has the ability to move things too heavy to shift in the natural realm. The Apostle Paul tells us to pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests (Eph 6:18). “All kinds of prayers” is similar to the various placements of the fulcrum (pivoting point) of a lever. Your prayer is the lever. You, the willing servant of God, are the fulcrum. God is the effort, and the enemy is the resistance.
Depending on its pivoting point placement, prayer can accomplish various types of moving that otherwise could not be done. Think of a crowbar trying to pry something loose that’s stuck. That’s a lever with a fulcrum in the middle, and the effort and resistance on opposite sides. Sometimes in prayer, God will put you right in the middle. As you intercede, you may feel pressure on both sides.
A nutcracker is a lever that breaks a shell off by having resistance in the middle, effort on one side, and the fulcrum on the other side. God may get on one side of a situation, have you on the other side, and the two of you put the “squeeze” on a stronghold that needs broken off someone’s life. In times like this, you may not be able to see God because the enemy has your view obstructed, but keep praying. God can apply whatever pressure is needed on the enemy because He has you positioned to be a stable object to push against!
A pair of tweezers is a lever that has the effort in the middle, and the resistance and the fulcrum on opposite sides. There are times when God gets in the middle, with you and the evil one on opposite sides. The grasping motion of the tweezer helps it to pluck up deeply embedded things. In this alignment, you can see God even when you can’t see the enemy…but that’s good! God’s in the middle and because of the right placement, He can use your prayer lever to get a grip on what needs pulled out.
Have I lost you yet? We can narrow it down like this: knowing how to pray the Word accurately can bring alignment on earth with God’s will in heaven.
Through prayer, you team up with God. You willingly become a support for His will to be done. Through prayer, you can pry something loose in the spirit realm. You can break off strongholds. You can pluck something painful out of a life, or even pluck some ONE out of a dangerous situation, all through prayer. If we pray according to God’s Word, God can even use the “resistance” to work to His advantage!
As you go into this day, ask God to make you a willing “fulcrum” to accomplish His will on earth. You may not always understand the method behind His placement of you in a particular situation, but that’s ok. Remain fixed. If you’re obedient, you can stand still and see the salvation of the Lord!
Scientific Fact Source: Wikipedia.com