Prayer Part 4
Fighting Battles in Prayer
“Where lives change and where life can begin again”
Getting frustrated with life is a normal part of life. So, if you are a
Christian and you get frustrated with people and circumstances in your
life, you are normal. Good to know, right? However, what do you do
with the frustrations and how do you handle them? Do you get mad at
the people around you or “cry the blues” with every challenge that
comes your way?
There is a way to fight (handle or deal?) that is not normal. At least not
to the world. There is a way to fight with your hands held high to
heaven and with laughter on your lips and a dance in your step! There
is also a way to fight with determination and persistence, and a “no
going down” attitude. Let’s fight with our armor on!
Ephesians 6:10-13 (NKJV)
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His
might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to
stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against
flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the
rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness
in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God,
that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all,
Put on Salvation – knowing that we live in the covenant of the “Life in
Christ Jesus”. We don’t live under the law but by the grace of Jesus. We
can come boldly to the throne of God knowing we are the children of
the King. And there is nothing good that He will withhold from us. (Heb.
4:16, Ps. 84:11)
Put on Faith – Having faith in God! He is the God that hears, knows, and
sees all! He is touched by our infirmities and intercedes for us day
and night. We can have faith in what we declare through Him. (Heb
4:15, Rom 8:34)
Put on Righteousness – We all receive the righteousness of Jesus when
we receive him into our hearts. He fills us with His righteousness and
cleanses us from all unrighteousness. So, we can pray to fight a good
fight, knowing who we are, and knowing the victory is ours if we stand
and don’t quit.
Put on the Spirit of God – We need the Spirit of God to lead us in the
right directions and teach us as we walk in these battles. Hearing the
voice of God and being confident in Him that He will lead you to victory
every time. Stir up the gift on the inside of you and fight the good
Put on the Gospel of Peace – The Word of God will always bring you
peace. War endeavors to bring confusion and turmoil to cause you to
go in the wrong direction and listen to the wrong voice. Listen to what
you have learned and stand upon the scripture and peace will begin to
surround your heart and mind in Christ Jesus. We don’t war after the
flesh but in the spirit. Listen very carefully to what you know of God
and follow that still, small voice and not the one screaming in front of
you. Spiritually and naturally.
Put on Truth – The truth will make you free. (John 8:32) There is
nothing like freedom. Anyone that has been imprisoned or has had
their liberty taken away for any amount of time, understands the beauty
of freedom. When we fight, let the truth be our banner. It will always bring
freedom to you to go wherever you need or desire with boldness and
honor. It is the best way to fight! Lies will create more lies, but the truth will
stand on its own.
Lastly, Put on All Kinds of Prayer – We don’t fight with just our natural
language or just one way of praying. We fight with laughter, tears,
dancing, shouting, rejoicing with boldness and strength and confidence
in our God and doing it all in the Spirit. Praying in the Spirit and in the
understanding, letting the Devil know greater is He that is in me, than
he that is in the World. (1 John 4:4)
Stand confident in this one thing, God is for you and not against you.
He already sees you as victorious, but we have an enemy in this world
that comes against our God and everything that He stands for. So,
guess what? He comes against you too. Satan does not want you to
speak, or prayer or sing, or dance. Those are war signals to him
because it moves the hand of God as you pray and rejoice and worship
in His name.
So, pray with all your might! Fight the good fight! Give thanks and show
the Devil you mean business and quickly he will flee, and the victory is
yours! The Angels are on the way!
Prayer – “Pray with Pure Love”
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