Wielding prayer as a spiritual weapon
December 12, 2011
In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.
Not long ago, I was talking with one of the men at church about why people don’t pray today. And after going back in forth for awhile, we both concluded that there’s really a simple answer: because most of them know nothing about spiritual warfare.
You see, understanding spiritual warfare is the key to prayer. One author wrote, “Prayer is a wartime walkie-talkie, not a domestic intercom.” And it’s when we think of prayer as a way of just asking for more comforts and less trouble that we cease to pray biblically, and instead pray comfortably.
Another reason I think so many don’t pray is because they don’t really have the faith to pray. To them, prayer doesn’t really make that much of a difference. But if they really believed that God moved in response to their prayers, nothing would keep them from taking their request to Him!
It’s not enough just to have faith to believe in God. You have to believe God. You have to trust that He will come through when you need Him, and will never hold back what is good and perfect for you. So when you pray, pray dangerously and expect a great response from your Father in heaven!
BIBLICAL PRAYER IS MORE THAN JUST ASKING FOR MORE COMFORT AND LESS TROUBLE. SO WHEN YOU PRAY, ASK GOD TO DO BIG THINGS AND EXPECT A GREAT RESPONSE!
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Stand strong for Christ in the coming year!
Over the past year, I’ve taken on a number of hot-button issues including marriage and divorce, the exclusivity of the Gospel, and the future of America.
So to help you stand strong for Christ in the coming year and give a defense for the hope that’s in you, I want to send you what I believe are my most important messages from 2011 together in one series called The Best of 2011.
In these 10 thought-provoking messages, I’ll show you how the Bible answers questions like, “How can I have a great family life?”, “Is there any other way but Jesus?”, and “What’s going to happen to our country in the coming years?”
The Best of 2011is my gift to thank you for your donation to PowerPoint this month. It’s my prayer that it would help you make and keep your new year’s resolution to grow closer with your Heavenly Father.
Thank you for your faithful gift. I’m grateful!