About Prayer: Boosts and Hindrances

Here are some Scriptures that teach us what factors strengthen or hinder our prayers: BOOSTS 1. Praying in Jesus’s name: John 14:13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 2. Praying according to God’s will: 1John 5:14 This is the confidence we…

About Prayer: CAST

Psalm 55:22a CAST your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you This is also a possible way of praying: C-onfession A-doration S-upplication T-hanksgiving CONFESSION: A good way to start prayer time is based on the Scripture that unconfessed sin hinders our prayers from being heard. Psalm 66:18 If I had cherished sin in…

About Prayer: Matthew 6

Prayer is just communication with God. Sometimes we may not even have the words to speak but when we earnestly seek to communicate with Him, the Holy Spirit will be the one to do the praying for us, interceding on our behalf! Rom 8:26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness….

Spiritual Warfare 11: Weapons Training 8: Prayer

Ephesians 18 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 IN THE SPIRIT What might be the difference between plain “praying” and praying “in the Spirit”? When we are in the Spirit,…

Spiritual Warfare 10: Sword of the Spirit (Word of God)

Eph 6:17b (Take) …the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God. Here is a list of the components of God’s full armor: belt, breastplate, footwear, shield, and sword. The latter is the only offensive weapon. Imagine you and I having all our defensive gear in place. Belt, check. Footwear, check. Shield, check….

Spiritual Warfare 9: Weapons Training: Salvation

Eph 6:17 Take the helmet of salvation From David Guzik: —– According to Blue Letter Bible commentary author, David Guzik, “In the ancient world, this was a leather cap studded with metal for extra strength. Often some kind of plume or decoration was added, perhaps to identify the solider to his regiment. Salvation is pictured…

Spiritual Warfare 8: Weapons Training: Faith

Eph6:16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. According to Blue Letter Bible Commentary author, David Guzik, “The shield Paul describes is the large, oblong shield that could protect the whole body. In ancient warfare, these fiery darts…

Spiritual Warfare 7: Weapons Training: Gospel of Peace

This is a continuation of the previous six posts beginning with “Know Your Enemy”. Eph 6:15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. Paul gives us a visual of footwear as part of God’s full armor. Among apparel items, the one thing I would be willing to…

Spiritual Warfare 6: Weapons Training: Righteousness

This is a continuation of the previous five posts beginning with “Know Your Enemy”. Eph 6:14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place The breastplate protects the heart, liver, stomach, and the other vital organs that are necessary for life. The hands and…

Spiritual Warfare 5: Weapons Training: Truth

It takes only 1% dog poop to make pure foie gras impure. It takes just a little untruth to nullify Truth. Eph 14a Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist Once again, the immediate goal is to stand firm in the spiritual battle. GOD’S ARMOR COMPONENT: TRUTH represented by a…