Thursday, November 26, 2015

November 27, 2015

Sunday, before I call the church to prayer I will share three quick reminders about prayer based on three powerful Scriptures about prayer.

Here is the first one!


Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.”  Ephesians 6:10-20
Here are several insightful takeaways from this powerful portion of Scripture:
·         Prayer is much more powerful than you think.
·         Prayer is spiritual warfare.
·         When you pray the enemy fights back.
·         Because it is spiritual warfare you need spiritual armor.
·         When you go to war you go to win and you can’t win without praying in the Spirit and putting on the armor.
·         With spiritual prayers and the spiritual protection you can pray fearlessly for yourself and others.

What spoke to you from this Scripture?

Will this impact how you think about prayer?

Will this change how you prayer?

Are you armored up this morning?

If you are, shouldn’t that give you courage as you pray?