Today there are trials in our lives like never before. Numerous requests are being made for others to pray for them in certain situations. These requests are real and it is a true fact that without God in our lives we can do nothing.
The devil is still on the warpath because his days are numbered. It is his goal to trip up as many people possible before his ultimate demise forever. He has numerous tactics mainly discouragement that have people upset. Things just aren’t working out and the people in charge are not doing what is expected in order to help things along.
Many people in high places are totally blind to the truth. They do not see reality for what it is yet the ones trusting the those in charge are experiencing real hardships and real disappointments.
It is understandable that more than ever before people are making a plea for people to say a prayer on their behalf. While we ask for prayers that things will work out, it usually does not occur to us to ask people to stand with us in prayer against the principalities of darkness. The devil and his imps are a constant instigator of discord that divide people.
The devil is the tempter that makes people care only for themselves. These people do not notice they have fallen into a spiritual trap because the earthly rewards of prestige, fame and fortune continually lure them. They hurt people to keep this status and have no remorse.
When we ask for prayer along with others these days we are dealing with a spiritual battle. God has blessed us through the blood of Jesus Christ the authority to resist the devil no matter how desperate the situation. Resisting the devil leaves more room for God to intervene with these obstacles that keep coming up in life. While there are times to let go and let God, there are other times our involvement must be on our knees claiming authority over these spirits causing such warfare in our lives. It’s important to remember that nothing is impossible for God and as we follow His divine instructions we can start to see results. If at first results appear worse it’s a sign that the devil’s plans have been disrupted. Just like breaking down a hornet’s nest causes a swarm of anger, so it is when we work with God in His way and His timing to break down these strongholds in life.
God has a beautiful plan for us. The time is now to take a stand against these obstacles through prayer so we can start enjoying the peace that passes all understanding.
Ephesians 6:12-18 New Living Translation
For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.
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