"The Importance of Prayer"
prayer is that each and every single one of you reading this message
will be freed from the dominion of Satan, and his demons and fallen
angels. Depart from all who are reading this now by the power of Jesus
of Nazareth and be bound in the bottomless pit never to return.
dearest Lord and Saviour, that everyone reading this will leave with a
strengthened resolve to begin at once to begin praying without ceasing
especially now as we approach the very last days of Grace. I ask for
the prayers of all who are reading, too.
Almighty and Merciful Father for the ability to post this message in
the hope that it will contribute towards the coming of Your kingdom!
book that I am finding helpful in understanding the evil that is
apparent everywhere in the world especially in the news media is
called God At War – The Bible & Spiritual Conflict by Gregory A.
Boyd. The theme is that our worldview should be one of warfare- between
God, His angels and His saved humans against the rebellious angels,or
demons, and their leader, Satan.The following thoughts are paraphrased
from this book and I find that I agree with them whole-heartedly. God
is omni potent but respects the free will that angels and humans were
given. Consequently, He faces the risk that rebellious angels and
humans may act freely in opposition to His will.
Jesus healed the demon-oppressed using the power of His faith and
prayer, He did what the disciples sometimes could not do because they
lacked sufficient faith and did not pray effectively. (Matt. 9:29,
“According to your faith be it unto you.” Jn 11:40 “If thou wouldest
believe thou shouldest see the glory of God.” ) Truly we all need to
pray for the Holy Spirit to provide the power that we lack, and pray
that Jesus will undergird our petitions. There is nothing fair about
demon possession, it is not the fault of the possessed, the demons are
parasites and need to inhabit somebody to live. Jesus always showed
compassion for those so afflicted.
We need to always
remember that the prayer of faith can save the sick, and the Lord will
respond to our faith by raising them up. Therefore we should pray one
for another, so that others may be healed. The prayer of the righteous
is powerful and effective. (Jas. 5:15-16 “The effectual fervent prayer
of a righteous man availeth much.”)
Strive to pray at all
times during the days. (1 Thess. 5:17 “Pray without ceasing.”) Others
depend on our prayers and we are morally responsible for each other and
the kingdom of God will grow only to the extent that we pray for others
and decrease the dominion of the kingdom of Satan.
can cause God to change His mind and allow someone to live who was
previously thought about to die (Isa. 38:1-8 “I have heard thy prayer.
I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen
years…”). Faith-filled prayer empowers us to free others from the power
of demons instead of leaving enslaved. (Mat. 21:21-22 “…all things
whatsoever you ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”)