What’s the difference between a Marine, and a guy who just buys an army uniform at the Salvation Army? Training!
Here are THE most important 5 habits of Spiritual Warriors. Spiritual Warriors, like Jesus Christ, Paul the Apostle, Moses, or Daniel. It takes 21 days to form a habit. I am going to take one habit per day for the next 5 days. And briefly cover it. Though 700 words only touches the tip of the iceberg on the subjects. If you are wanting more please contact me.
Prayer is a conversation. We have body, soul and spirit and the Spiritual connection with God is our line of communication. God is Holy, and God is Spirit it says in John 4:24 God is Spirit; and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. If you were going to talk to your earthly Father about having a piece of toast, would you go in and ask like this, “Dear Father, If ever it be your will that I ask you, though I’m not worthy of your time and attention, can I, if it is your will to be done, please have a piece of toast.” HA! All laughing aside our Father knows us better than anyone, he knows you just want a piece of toast. So just talk to him like normal. When you add pomp and circumstance into your earthly relationships it gets weird right? So just talk it out. And then listen for his reply.
There is a very important element to prayer that many forget.
If you remember in Genesis, God gave all power and authority of the world to Adam then Adam gave it to the devil. God is not going to break his own laws. He is not going give something then take it back because it wasn’t fair. It is his law. Satan tricked Adam and won all that power and authority. In Luke Satan tempted Jesus in the desert by saying in Luke 4:6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will, I give it. 7. If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine. I ask you this, how could the devil give something away, that wasn’t his to give? It was his! And still is. But Jesus became the payment needed for us to have authority over that power and dominion of the devil. Okay, lets put this simply…Jesus got the power back for us. But you need to put it in the Name of Jesus Christ to use the power. If you were signing for someone as their power of attourney would the law let you get away with just putting, “Wife, or His Son, or Your Son.” as their legal name? No. You need to put the whole legal name for the authority to be transferred. Jesus Christ or Christ Jesus is his full legal name. He was our propitiation, our payment. The name of Jesus Christ causes the devils to tremble.
This is what the mystery of God is referring to. If Satan knew that when Jesus died God was going to pour out the gift of Holy Spirit to all those who believe, he never would have killed Jesus. I Corinthians 2: 7-8 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory; 8. Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
It turned the tables on the old trickster. Instead of one man with God’s authority and power on earth, he now had thousands and tens of thousands of people to be defeated by. Do you see why I do this? Do you see why, praying in the name of Jesus Christ is important. Don’t end another prayer without it. Otherwise you are showing up to a gun fight with a stone to throw. Its the only name we ought to be dropping as believers.
What are you’re prayer requests? How have you seen them answered?