BEWARE OF THE ENEMY’S DISTRACTIONS
As that agent of satan confessed (those who didn’t read, let them read), all the army of the evil one is fighting to distract us from having TIME to pray.
Now the Spirit of the Lord IS WARNING us once again to take heed and to search our lives and our time.
Let’s be CAUTIOUS through guidance and spiritual discernment every time the evil one distracts us from prayer.
What’s the first thing you do when you get up?
Once you make time to read and pray, what kind of thoughts come in your mind?
How do you dismiss these thoughts in order to be able to focus on the Word of the Lord?
When you start praying, what is on your heart?
Are you already thinking of the next step that you have to do?
Do you pray mechanically, and is your mind thinking of the many things you need to do that day?
How do you bring every thought INTO CAPTIVITY TO THE OBEDIENCE OF CHRIST?
How long have you purposed to pray?
Or are you already saying a quick prayer, because you are late for work, or are you overwhelmed with sadness because of something or someone that has upset you?
Do you have time to first praise your Lord for who He is and what He has done for you? Or is your prayer only a request and no thanksgiving?
When you intercede for the needs of others, do you really feel, does it hurt you, do you cry for their pain and adversity?
When you’ve started to pray, has the evil one already come with another thought about an emergency that you have to do RIGHT NOW???
Right in that moment, the phone rings and you immediately quit praying and answer the phone.
Then you have no spirit of prayer anymore… Or your husband, your wife or kids call for you, because they urgently need you… or you saw something interesting on the Internet, on Facebook and you wasted time doing that and now you have NO more time to pray, because you have to go for the duties of the day…
The list can continue, my brothers in the Lord…
That’s why the Spirit of the Lord is calling us out;
MAKE TIME FOR THE LORD, FOR PRAYER.
Plan your time so that you are neither disturbed, nor in need to interrupt prayer, no matter how hard the evil one is trying to stop you.
It’s a CHOICE that each of us has to make and it’s us who are going to reap the fruit of our obedience.
The battle is a great one, but the victory is still greater for those who persevere and don’t NEGLECT THEIR TIME OF PRAYER, COMMUNICATION WITH THEIR HEAVENLY FATHER.
Let’s ask the Spirit of the Lord to give us spiritual discernment, to be able to see and understand satan’s strategies, lest we fall in them.
Let’s ask the Lord to help us ALWAYS BE AWAKE AND CAUTIOUS AND NOT ALLOW OURSELVES TO BE DECEIVED BY THE TACTICS OF THE EVIL ONE.
BACKED IN PRAYER
The Lord woke me up at 6am and urged me to pray for several causes… Then I heard God saying very earnestly:
“CHURCH, PRAY FOR ALL THE PEOPLE;
Husbands, pray for your wives,
Wives, pray for your husbands,
Parents, pray for your children,
Children, pray for your parents,
Church, pray for all your leaders,
Pray one for another, with love, faith and devotion and let there be nothing uncovered in prayer.
Pray IN ACCORD one for another, there is no time for divisions and contentions, because the evil one is fighting tooth and nail so that you WON’T PRAY.
But today, I AM CALLING YOU OUT again; PRAY UNCEASINGLY!
“If two of you agree on earth concerning anything they shall ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.
For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” (Matthew 18:19-20)
“One chase a thousand,
And two put ten thousand to flight…” (Deut. 32:30)
“Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight;
your enemies shall fall by the sword (which is the WORD of the Lord) before you.” (Lev. 26:8)
The Lord gave me these verses early in the morning to strengthen us.
Let’s all unite in prayer.
… And we greatly need prayer in all aspects of our lives… especially that we are in the front row…
But the Lord is out Captain who is fighting for us and with us.
Thank you, and God bless you!
LET’S PRAY ONE FOR ANOTHER WITH LOVE AND FAITH, BECAUSE GREAT WILL BE THE REWARD OF EACH OF US.
THE TIME OF VISITATION
Where are we now?
Do we know the TIME OF VISITATION regarding us or the people around us???
This is why I felt God wanted us to start to PRAY about this matter.
“Lord Jesus, please forgive us for the many times we passed carelessly by all Your notices to WAKE US UP, to come to You, to seek Your face and to bring You praise and thanksgivings. Lord, now our eyes have been opened to understand that there is A TIME OF VISITATION for each of us and we MUST be aware, because otherwise, all of us will suffer.
Lord, we are interceding for our friends and relatives, for all those who are still unsaved. Have mercy, Lord, and break any kind of bondage in their lives, so that they will understand, see and believe that NOW is THE TIME OF VISITATION and turn to You to be saved;
Lord, we want to be the trumpet that blows even today;
WAKE UP, NOW IS THE TIME OF VISITATION, TURN FROM THE WICKED WAY OF THE WORLD, OF INDOLENCE, OF ALL KINDS OF SINS…
NOW is the time of sincere REPENTANCE, because no one knows what tomorrow will bring.
Lord, we unite our voices, our hearts and we cry to You and also to those who are careless;
WAKE UP, you who sleep in sin and iniquity, the Love of the Lord Jesus is visiting you, is calling you, is loving you, COME TO HIM…”
When we feel from the Lord a little touch, a visitation, maybe a rebuke, BE CAREFUL, that is where the Lord wants to do something. Don’t allow the evil one to bring DISTRACTIONS of every kind so that you won’t hear that voice or ignore the visitation. At the slightest breeze, or whisper of the Holy Spirit, STOP and start to pray and ALLOW the Lord to speak to you more clearly, so that you will understand in a deeper way why He is visiting you. The Spirit of the Lord is so tender… that He is compared to a dove… he quickly flies away if you scare him. I mean that if you don’t make room for him, and don’t pay attention to what he wants to tell you, you grieve him and you can’t hear him again.
Then the evil one IMMEDIATELY arranges to fill your time and thoughts with something else, so that you won’t allow yourself to be visited.
That is why you must BE AWARE! The Lord VISITS us today and every moment in every detail of our lives, because He wants us to be ONLY HIS, He wants to help us in every problem and also protect us from the CONSEQUENCES OF OUR DISOBEDIENCE.
“LORD, HELP US KNOW THE TIME OF VISITATION…”
I was so glad that today the Lord brought to my attention the same subject that HAS BEEN BURNING in me for several days more than at other times, namely that of praying unceasingly.
Since I read those testimonies, I received a new anointing, desire, power, REVELATION regarding the NECESSITY AND IMPORTANCE OF PRAYER.
I feel I need to pray unceasingly, now knowing more clearly how important prayer is and how dangerous it is for the kingdom of darkness. Our prayers – the Lord showed me – are like building up, brick by brick, A WALL OF PROTECTION around our families, churches, kids etc. That is why I feel that that cloud of confusion, which causes us to believe that we don’t know what’s happening beyond our prayers, has melted away… Halleluiah! I KNOW now for sure that our prayers made in faith are CLEAR and PRECISE and HIT THE TARGET. HALLELUIAH! PRAISE THE LORD!
“Then Jesus told his disciples a parable TO SHOW them that they should ALWAYS pray and NOT GIVE UP.” (Luke 18:1) (read the parable)
And verse 7 says:
And shall God not avenge HIS OWN ELECT who cry out day and night to Him, though He BEARS LONG with them?
I tell you that He WILL AVENGE THEM SPEEDILY.”
We understand that we are in a spiritual battleship and that’s why we must keep crying out to Him (this means fight, tears, agony, pain, brokenness, perseverance, not giving up at any cost, even when you don’t see anything…)
That’s why, brothers, let us stand up in a new spirit of prayer with authority and power, with confidence, being adamant and determined, because OUR PRAYERS MADE IN FAITH WILL TEAR UP THE STRONGHOLDS OF THE EVIL ONE AND WE WILL RECEIVE ANSWER.
We would have been dispensed from a lot of pain and suffering if we had prayed with faith and perseverance.
The evil one will try anything to stop us from praying earnestly and perseveringly, BUT NOW THE CHILDREN OF THE LORD HAVE UNDERSTOOD THE REAL VALUE AND POWER OF PRAYER. It works if we look to God and His Word, at least the word of today; I TELL YOU THAT HE WILL AVENGE THEM SPEEDILY.
Let’s examine ourselves, let’s adjust our lives to the light of HIS WORD, take all the armor of God, and be ready in any trial.
A SOLDIER IS NOT A COWARD, NOR LAZY, NOR CARELESS. HE FIGHTS WITH FAITH, BECAUSE THE LORD IS ON HIS SIDE AND HE ALREADY SEES THE FLAG OF VICTORY AND FIGHTS SINGING SONGS OF VICTORY AND PRAISE FOR HIS SAVIOR.
THE SIN OF IGNORANCE
The people are perishing from lack of knowledge, says the Word of the Lord.
Today I was at a prayer meeting. We were so glad that for three hours we were able to pray, to sing and to fight in prayer, and we did this with passion and power.
But what motivated us to pray so powerfully, that we could barely stop?
We listened to the testimony of an ex-agent of satan, who was brought to repentance and deliverance only by the goodness of God and now he is proclaiming the Lord.
Because he worked together with satan and his demons, now he is telling us certain SECRETS, which the church doesn’t know.
Brothers and sisters, LET’S NOT BE CARELESS and IGNORANT ABOUT THE WAY THE EVIL ONE WORKS. A lot of Christians, even pastors, are afraid to talk about these things, they avoid them or ignore them and that’s why the evil one is up to his tricks, precisely because the Lord’s people DON’T KNOW THE TRUTH. And not knowing these truths, THEY DON’T PRAY.
The evil one is so satisfied about the churches and the persons who DON’T PRAY AND DON’T FAST.
The evil one is afraid of the persons who abide in Christ, because they are full of love and they are the ones who pray and fast and always praise the Lord.
This man was telling in his testimony how prayers worked against them.
The satanic realm is between heaven and earth. They, the demonic powers, form a thick wall, like a thick cloud against our prayers, so that they will not penetrate.
There are three kinds of prayer, he said.
1) simple prayers, that don’t reach too high, if those persons have sin in their heart.
2) prayers with no faith. They rise up like a smoke, but as soon as they hit the black cloud, because they don’t have faith, the smoke disperses and doesn’t penetrate.
3) fervent, pure, perseverant prayers, filled with faith, passion and fire are the only ones that melt away that wall, that black cloud and the heaven opens up and the glory of the Lord descends.
They could not touch the persons who were powerful in prayer. No matter how hard they tried, there was something like a wall of fire all around them and they were covered by the Blood of the Savior.
He was the agent of the evil one and together with all kinds of demons he would infiltrate in churches and cause strives, confusions, all kinds of sins, discord, irritation, divorce and all types of suffering.
When a pastor received the revelation from the Lord on how the evil one works, he very seriously announced the church to start a 21-day FASTING period.
Then the alarm rang in the kingdom of darkness. The demons gathered more relief troops to stop the Christians from praying and fasting, because they KNEW HOW POWERFUL FASTING AND PRAYER ARE. And they tried all kinds of attacks and distractions, so that people won’t pray. Nevertheless, the Lord and His angels were working, and during this time of fasting, this agent of satan was caught by the Lord and set free right in that church…
There are a lot of details. And I know that there are many who don’t believe, they ask for biblical evidence. There are so many similarities, but what is happening today in the demonic world is something you can’t imagine… what kind of awful things and what afflictions… and why???
BECAUSE THE CHURCH DOESN’T PRAY
BECAUSE THE CHURCH DOESN’T KNOW THESE THINGS AND EVEN WORSE…
THE CHURCH DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO FIGHT.
The church of Christ is not ready to confront the truth, is AFRAID to step in these fights… and we can see with our own eyes how many disasters and sins and how much suffering is on the entire planet. Is this really what God wants???
OF COURSE NOT! IT IS NOT GOD who is the author of these injustices and suffering, but the evil one. Then why doesn’t God do something?
Because we were given THE POWER AND AUTHORITY BY WHICH, IN HIS NAME AND WITH HIS HELP, WE SHOULD FIGHT and always abide in the victory already won by our Savior.
ATTENTION! ATTENTION! ATTENTION!
PRAY! PRAY! PRAY ANYTIME, PRAY UNCEASINGLY!
Let us not allow ourselves to step out of our house, or go somewhere or go to sleep until we first PRAY.
I don’t want us to be afraid, but to WAKE UP and run with all our strength in the Lord’s arms, where there is peace, quietness and rest…
I CRY OUT TO THE LORD IN MY AFFLICTION AND HE ANSWERS ME
What a wonderful promise! If we believed that when we cry out to Him He answers us, how will our lives be?
What RELATIONSHIP would we have with Him?
If somebody told you that YOU are next in line to receive a miracle, how would your heart and your attitude be???
You would jump of joy and you would praise the Lord with shouts of joy.
Believe and receive this WORD from the Lord:
YOU ARE THE NEXT IN LINE TO RECEIVE AN ANSWER TO YOUR PRAYER.
Trust and thank the Lord with peace and joy.
“I WILL STAND MY WATCH and set myself on the rampart, and WATCH to see what He will say to me…” (Kabakkuk 2:1)
How wonderful it is when we understand the NECESSITY, THE EMERGENCY of going to our watch, to see what the Lord will tell us.
Prayer is a dialogue, not a monologue. Therefore, when we come before the Lord, let us come with EXPECTATION that God wants to talk to us.
Staying on the rampant and WATCHING is a DUTY of every Christian.
But who makes TIME for such an important mission???
We are all called to have our place of prayer and watch, like obedient soldiers.
The soldiers who are watching are aware of the enemy, but sometimes they are at peace, IF they have all the equipment and if they KNOW they have enough ammunition and are stronger than their enemies. Today, more than ever, we are called to strand our watch. Today the Lord is encouraging us to wait up there on the rampant to see what the Lord wants to tell each of us.
“Lord, what do YOU want to tell us today???”
(I prayed and the Lord gave me A WORD OF HIS).
“Listen! Your WATCHMEN lift up their voices; together they shout for joy. When the Lord returns to Zion, they will see it with their own eyes. (in Romans)
The Lord will lay bare his holy arm in the sight of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth will see the salvation of our God.” (Isaiah 52:8-10)
God wants to encourage us that the things of this life will not stay as we see them today. Our Lord is coming, He is at work, He wants to redeem the many, He wants to solve most of our problems. He wants us so much to remember Him, His power, His promises, His love and His faithfulness.
He is coming soon to help me and you. He wants to do us good. Let’s get rid of our bad ways and moods and run to Him, trust Him, because He is getting ready TO LEAD US IN TRIUMPH IN CHRIST and to come to the help of those who love Him, who SEEK HIM WITH ALL THEIR HEARTS AND TRUST IN HIS GOODNESS.
“WATCH AND PRAY”
Lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak…” (Matthew 26:41)
The words of Lord Jesus are always full of LIFE and POWER.
His Word is eternal, always fresh and breathes life into us and searches us daily. He has a purpose: OUR GOOD.
Why did the Lord ask His disciples to watch at least for an hour?
When we go through great trials and battles we need TIME AND WARFARE in prayer. If the Son of God fought and stayed in prayer for so long, so much the more should we do it.
WATCH AND PRAY – this is what the Lord IS CRYING OUT today.
When somebody asks us to watch, this means that something could happen and we should be careful and more attentive to the way we think and speak, to what we see and hear, because we want to BE READY.
We don’t want to be taken by surprise because we have been careless, sleepy or too busy with something else.
WATCH AND PRAY! Your body, your flesh is fighting with the spirit and drifts us away from the Lord and we can no longer be sensitive to the voice of the Lord when He wants to let us know something or tell us to do something which is for our benefit and His glory.
Therefore it is necessary to subdue the flesh, to put it on the cross, so that we can make time to PRAY AT LEAST ONE HOUR.
You will say that you don’t know what to say in one hour, that it is too long. Just be DETERMINED, schedule this time of one hour and don’t do anything else but have the Word with you and pray and praise your Lord who saved you.
Ask the Holy Spirit for a spirit of prayer, intercession and thanksgiving. You’ll see that one hour is too short.
Pursue fasting and prayer if you want to see a difference in your life and if you want to EXPERIENCE God at a new level.
Let’s not forget that we are SOLDIERS in the Lord’s army, always at war. A soldier is always on the alert, aware of the enemy’s attacks.
A soldier is always equipped on the battlefield. We can’t afford to put the weapons down. Develop the vigilance and watching sense of a soldier. This way, the evil one can’t take us by surprise. And by being always in prayer, in connection to the Heavenly Father, WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS THROUGH THE ONE WHO LOVES US.
WATCH AND PRAY UNCEASINGLY, because our adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may DEVOUR…. Not only bite…
God is with us and He is fighting for us, as long we are also with Him and watch and pray.
WHY DON’T WE PRAY???
– Maybe because we are hard-hearted, immature and careless;
– Maybe because we are too busy and we don’t feel the need for God;
– Maybe that unfulfillment discouraged us and we don’t have the confidence to ask something, because we are held by the chains of disappointment;
– Maybe because we are so self-assured, so content with our own condition, THAT WE DON’T NEED GOD.
We are too proud and satisfied of our achievements without prayer…
Why should we pray? We have so many things even without prayer.
But today the Lord is calling us out, because WITHOUT HIM WE CAN DO NOTHING. We need to realize that WE NEED HIM, because all things come from Him and that’s why we recognize His AUTHORITY, POWER AND LOVE. This is what makes me RUN TO HIM.
But I run to HIM for every detail of my life, not only that He may give me something, but because He is my FATHER and my AUTHORITY and I LOVE Him and miss Him and cherish Him so much, that I CAN’T SPEAK AND LIVE WITHOUT COMMUNICATING WITH HIM, without talking to Him and telling Him how much I need HIM and HOW MUCH I LOVE HIM…
WHAT IS PRAYER???
A CONVERSATION WITH THE FATHER AND WITH OUR LORD JESUS.
The Word of the Lord shows us through so many examples that WE MUST pray always. But why do so few people come to the prayer time?
I believe that the majority doesn’t have AN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP with Christ and that’s why they don’t have the experience of the beauty of prayer life and especially of the CONVERSATION with God and receiving the requested answer.
Prayer has such a tremendous importance in the life of a Christian – it’s like the air he breathes. But it’s sad that many mysteries regarding this POWER OF PRAYER are not known.
Many people say that they don’t know how to pray or what they should say in one hour or more. YOU LEARN TO PRAY BY ALWAYS PRAYING.
Prayer delivers you from so many burdens, sins, stress, fear, discontent etc. which you heap up every day.
When you come to the foot of the cross of Lord Jesus, in prayer, the burden falls down and you leave relieved, free and happy.
Prayer helps us develop our RELATIONSHIP of love, friendship and trust with God more.
Prayer changes us, not God. He is unchanging.
Our prayers, based on verse from 2 Chronicles 7:14, bring forgiveness and healing.
Prayer can change the circumstances of your life, your physical, material and spiritual condition.
Prayer is the key of our relationship with the Lord.
But who prays unceasingly, until they can see a result?
When we pray, let us pray with tears, but with faith and based on biblical verses, which are the promises of God.
Then, when we get up from prayer, let us always REJOICE that we have already received what we asked by faith.
Prayer is not a monologue, but a dialogue. Don’t come before the heavenly Father casting all your cares and then leave, as if you hang up the phone and you leave still burdened and discontent.
MAKE TIME FOR GOD.
Nothing in this world is more important and more precious for a child of God than to spend time with his FATHER.
He wants to tell us mysteries, He wants to share His heart with us, He wants us to be co-laborers with Him. But do we make TIME FOR HIM and even more, do we make time to hear His voice?
Nowadays, the Church of Christ MUST earnestly start a life of prayer, of conversation with God.
Stop running to prophets to see what the Lord is going to tell you (it’s not that this is wrong), but God want you and me to PERSONALLY come to HIM and personally hear Him in order to develop a personal relationship with Him, not through mediators.
How long will we be little children? It is time to seek TO KNOW THE FATHER, THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT AT A NEW LEVEL.
LET’S ALWAYS PRAY, TALK WITH HIM.
PRAYER FOR THE PHYSICAL AND THE SPIRITUAL CHILDREN
When God has a plan to do something, HE lets His people know, so that they will spread the word, and tell others what is to be done, and blessed are those who take note of it.
Again and every morning, the Lord wakes me up before 6am to pray. Last night He woke me up at 3am…
And it’s not easy when you are tired. But I began to pray in the Spirit and ask REVELATIONS of what the Lord wants me to pray for.
Then God showed me a little girl of about 4 years old. And He told me to pray for all the kids on the planet, especially now, on the darkest season of Halloween.
Maybe many of you don’t know how many crimes and disasters happen during this time, precisely on the night of 31st October. A lot of children are stolen and sacrificed to the demons… and it’s hard for me to say more (those who want to know, let them search and listen the testimonies of some of them who repented).
A lot of evils happen and nobody knows and this is why the church DOESN’T PRAY AGAINST THEM, and the evil one is happy, because he can freely unfold his own activities.
A lot of questions rise in our minds, but there is only one thing that WE NEED TO KNOW: THE TRUE CHURCH HAS THE DELEGATED POWER FROM GOD TO PRAY AND DESTROY THE STRATEGIES AND PLANS OF THE EVIL ONE ON EARTH TODAY.
We need WISDOM and ANOINTING and we need to know how to use the AUTHORITY that was given to us by the Lord Jesus Himself.
But what are we doing??? We don’t care, we don’t know, we stay aside, because we are afraid. Why?
Because we are weak and we don’t know and don’t believe WHO WE ARE IN CHRIST AND WE DON’T USE ALL THE ARMOR which was given to us.
Then the Lord showed me in pain that most of the Christians are still like children, tossed to and fro and carried about with all kind of doctrines… who behave like orphans who don’t have parents and are anytime subject to failure, disappointment, unbelief etc.
The Lord is asking us to PRAY more than we talk.
Thursday morning, when I was at church for intercession time and I was interceding for the kids and the youth, the Lord told me to tell the pastors and the leaders TO PRAY MORE THAN THEY TALK OR PREACH.
“Why”, I asked. And I received from the Lord this revelation:
Because the evil one so quickly comes to steal the seed if the heart is not broken up, but HE CAN’T STEAL THE FERVENT PRAYER MADE IN FAITH.
Prayer remains, melts away the wall made by the evil one,
Prayer breaks the bondages of the enemy that entangle us,
Prayer opens up the heaven,
Prayer made in faith moves mountains of burdens,
Prayer is a DIRECT BATTLE which, IF made with faith and power, will always bring a result, even if it may seem to be delayed.
This doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t share the Word and preach. Yes, we should, but TODAY THERE IS A NEED FOR MORE PRAYER THAN THERE HAS EVER BEEN, BECAUSE CHRISTIANS AND THE WORLD HAVE HAD ENOUGH… THEY WANT ACTIONS. SO, LET’S PRAY!