The Heart of a Prayer Warrior’s Blog!
Praying this blog is an encouragement to you in your journey with the Lord.
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places”. (NKJV)
A young lady’s dream:
I was in my room and somehow I knew a spirit was going to attack me with every intention to torture and beat me to death. I was waiting for it, shaking and sobbing as I thought nothing could be done. I could feel it when it arrived and heard it walking lightly by my closed door. It started to turn the knob and I leaned on the door trying to push it off a little longer. Then it said, “Don’t you even try to prevent this or keep me from coming because there is nothing you can do.” I leaned on the door more scared than ever and he waited. Then the door started loosening and opening. I stared to panic but then I decided to turn around and pray! As I prayed, he tried and tried to get in but the door would not budge and I forgot about him. I forgot about my fear and what I thought was destined to happen to me when I put my focus and trust on Jesus. Then Jesus started speaking to me about the spiritual realm. It was the most honorable, exciting thing ever! It was like a little bit of the biggest secret in the universe being told to me personally by the most important and royal person ever! The Lord said, “This is what happens when you pray. This is what happens every time you shut that door and choose to be obedient. Without prayer, you cannot stand against the spiritual wherever you are. I must be sought first with quality and most importance from you. When you enter into My presence, My Spirit strengthens you. That’s why you need time and cannot just repeat a six minute prayer to cover yourself out of fear, or to get it done. You have to seek Me! The enemy is literally on your tail when you choose to pray with your all, trust and obey Me. The spiritual is literally surrounding you. Behind every doubt, fear, condemnation, temptation, insecurity, and struggle. He is known for making you feel like you’ve done much and you might as well just give up. That you’ll never get back to where you were. He’s deceptive but I Am greater! Trust Me! Pray more than ever and I will strengthen you. There is war when you stand, obey, and pray! So if you’re fighting just to pray, to live for Me, you’re doing something right! Fear has no power! You can do it through My strength. There is a spiritual behind everything and always working to take the faithful down. But I will work, I will!”
**Trust God and when they say you can’t and there’s no hope, get into that prayer room and lean on God! He’s calling every part of every child of His, into His will. Trust Jesus! I’ve made some big steps recently, letting go and allowing Him to work. Growing closer to Him hasn’t come without a fight! Lately, just to pray, read His Word, and obey Him, hasn’t come without a fight! The enemy wants you to feel like you’ll never be able to trust God and live His truth, but don’t give the enemy what he wants through a compromised life!
Fight! Fight! Fight! in Jesus name!!! ~Abby Ellsworth~
“ BE READY, FOR THE BATTLE IS REAL!” - Part II
When you’ve repented of your sins, been baptized fully underwater in Jesus’ name, and filled with the gift of the Holy Ghost, speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives you the ability “GREATER IS HE WHO IS IN YOU than he who is in the world!” (Acts 2:38; 1 John 4:4) There truly is a spiritual war going on in the unseen! It’s a war for the souls of His children! It’s a war for the souls not yet saved! It’s a war for the prodigals! It’s a war for our towns, cities, districts, regions, and nations!! The Lord has given us His armor to win this war. We are the Church!!! The Bible says, “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.”
(Ephesians 6:10-18 NKJV)
Be ready Church, for the battle we’re fighting is real! We are a soldier in the Lord’s army! 2 Timothy 2:1 says, “YOU therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus”. (NKJV) We are strong in Jesus Christ, who dwells in us! God is our strength! We have spiritual power and armor because of Him!!! 1 Thessalonians 5:8 says, “But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation.” (NKJV) We CAN resist the devil and his trickeries! James 4:7 says, “ Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. In 2 Thessalonians 2:9, the Bible says, “The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders”. We must remember that we are not fighting against flesh and blood people, but against the evil rulers of the unseen world! The battle we are fighting is real!! These spirits of darkness are the soul’s enemies! As soldiers of the Lord’s army, we have been equipped with this spiritual armor so we can be immovable saints of God! So we can resist temptation that will come our way! Fight, fight, fight!!! We’ve got it Church! We can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens us! (Phil 4:13) We’ve got the Word, the name of Jesus, and the Holy Spirit! May these set the Church ablaze unlike never before!!! Pray, fast, dig deep into God’s Word as never before!!! Stir up the Holy Ghost down in your soul daily! Strengthen yourself in the Word every single day!! Come into the house of God when the doors are open! (Hebrews 10:25 reads, “not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.”) NKJV Jesus is coming soon for His Church! We must be clothed with His armor and fight the good fight of faith! We must get in us believing hearts in His Word! No matter how we feel and what we see, continue to live this Truth! We must STAND upon the Word of God no matter what society says! Through prayer and fasting may we get a passion, burden, and love for souls around us! It’s no time to become a lazy, compromised, and self-satisfied people of God! The time is NOW to put our hand to the gospel plow and NEVER look back!! It’s time to persevere in this race like never before! It’s no time to throw in the towel my friend, but use it to wipe those tears and sweat from your face and get in the game!!! Jesus is for us and fights for us!
Joshua 1:9 reads, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” NKJV
May the Church continue to pray for one another! May we be ever so watchful and persevere! May we be baptized in our prayer meetings with a Holy boldness and fearlessly live and proclaim... ]”The Lord our God, the Lord is one! one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the [a]remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call. Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 because it is written, Be holy, for I am holy.”
(Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:5-6; Acts 2:38-39;
2 Corinthians 6:17)
Ephesians 6:12 The Message (MSG)
A Fight to the Finish
10-12 And that about wraps it up. God is strong, and he wants you strong. So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil throws your way. This is no afternoon athletic contest that we’ll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels.
May the Lord Jesus bless and keep you,