The power of your prayers and intercession is vital to the intercepting of the attacks of the enemy over both yours and the lives around you. It is a time to step up to your God-given post and learn how to pray. The disciples wasn’t afraid to ask Jesus to teach them how to pray. Prayer was one of the things Jesus did here on earth as he walked in ministry up til his crucifixion.
Jesus knew the importance of keeping in close communion with the Father who held all things, decisions, and life in his hands. He daily demonstrated through looking up to heaven and speaking to God about what was going on around Him. He knew that it was possible, he knew that God was able, he did it for our example.
Jesus spoke of us being and remaining in the vine. John 15:5 declares, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing”. (NIV) This tells us that we are apart of something bigger and in order to grow and flourish we must remain in Him (God) in order to be able to bear fruit. What is this fruit that we are to bear….the fruits of the spirit as described in Galatians 5:22, “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,” (NLT)
In our fallen state we are naturally selfish, self-centered and self-seeking, “Behold, I was shaped in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me”. (KJV) From the Genesis of our lives due to our fallen forefathers we are born with the hearts to want to go our own way. Jesus must draw us, save us, and transform us in the water and in the spirit before we can be changed. Even then if we are not careful we will be over and over again right back in that same frame of mind, heart, and action.
We must stay in God, we must pray, intercede, supplicate, and travail to stay close to God and to war in agreement with the word of God. For the word of God is powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword….We cut the enemy with the word of God as we speak it aloud in the atmosphere over our lives, children, family, and situations. God has given us everything pertaining unto life and Godliness, so just like we have the mind and hearts to rebel, deep in us all is written the ordinances of God and we have a spirit that wants to walk in obedience, love, and power.
What are we willing to do to move forward. We have a choice and a decision to make. We are not made to do anything but God leaves us with a choice. I tell you that whether we choose life or death the devil will be there to press, afflict, and oppress us. I have chosen that to be in the vine with power to tread over that serpent, than to be apart from Him and suffer great oppression and the inability to move forward.
I am learning how to war in the spirit, calling down heavens angels to intercept in the spirit the plot, schemes, and attack of the enemy. Not that he won’t attack but clearly the bible informs, “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD”. (Isaiah 54:17 KJV) So indeed they will form, may even be launched but it will not prosper.
I am a firm believer that as in Job God will allow the enemy to come in and take our hedges from around us, afflicting our minds, bodies and at times our very emotions but this is to prepare us, show us something we didn’t see before, grow our faith, and teach us yes, how to pray, supplicate, and lay before God. Drawing us even the more closer to HIM!
Don’t get it wrong, we will experience hardship and the word tells, “You therefore must endure hardship, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus”. (2 Timothy 2:3 WEB) We MUST endure there is no way of getting around it, but God is there to go with us to teach us and train us in the way that we should go, with his loving eye…
Walk with, stay in, and endure whatever it is your lot is. It has not come to destroy you but to make you better…Remember that all things are working together for you good because you love the Lord and are the called according to his purpose.
I love you!