Wednesday, July 12 2017
It has been over a month since I have posted a blog. It can be said that I am not as faithful as I should be in writing on the website. Although, the maintenance of the blog has been inconsistent, I challenge you not to be unfaithful in your life of prayer. EM Bounds said, "Not to pray is a denial of God." Prayer is the key that opens a life of victory in God.
The Apostle Paul writing to the church states, "For we wrestle not with flesh and blood." When we are in conflict with others, there is a spiritual battle raging. It is through prayer and fasting that we overcome our flesh and allow God to fight the battle. We know from scripture that God fights our battles. The Psalmist penned...
Psalm 24:7-10 KJV
 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
 Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.
 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
 Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.
When we pray, we allow God to fight the battle. The spiritual warfare will not be won through our flesh, but on our knees and through the power of God. The word came to "Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts." We do not have the strength within ourselves to stand against the onslaught of the enemy, but God does. We plug into that power through prayer and fasting. Remember the words of Jesus when the disciples could not cast out an evil spirit...
Mark 9:28-29 KJV
 And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?
 And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.
If you are not praying...start! If you are not fasting...start! When things are not going well, let God fight your battle through your prayer and fasting. Be consistent in your life of prayer and God will be your deliverer.