Heard this phrase today: there is no birth without travail. Meditated on that and realized that Holy Spirit is drawing us to deeper and higher realms of intercession and that includes travail. The reason is simple: We are to birth the things of God, to birth the very Kingdom of God soul by soul. When the church begins to travail in intercession over the condition of the souls in our cities, states and nations, really heart-felt weeping between the porch and the altar, answers will be birthed. Salvation, deliverance and healing will be birthed. “For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.” Romans 8:22. Why is the whole earth in travail? The world, all creation, are waiting on the sons of God to be revealed because it is then that ” creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.” Romans 8:21. All creation is travailing in agony waiting on us, the body of Christ, to begin to travail in glory for its release from the grip of the evil one.