EVERY BELIEVER IS A SOLDIER
God has gifted me with wisdom and experience in being able to deal with those struggling with spiritual warfare. Yet it is not me that brings them deliverance. It is always and only Jesus. Sometimes the people I work with think that I am special and my prayers carry extra weight with God. That is not so. It has nothing to do with me, it has everything to do with God. Each one of you prays to the same God I pray to.
It is true that God gifts some in certain areas like teaching, evangelism or spiritual warfare. Even if we are not gifted in one of those areas, we are still responsible to function in that area. Even if your gift is not evangelism, when God puts someone in your life who is not a believer, He works through you to share His message. He doesn’t expect you to call a pastor or a professional to speak to that person. The same is true with spiritual warfare. Each and every one of you has the same power in prayer that I have. Each and every one of you can and should pray for yourself and for others. It is God that overcomes Satan’s power, not my words or yours.
There is a time when it is good to ask others to pray for you. James says there is a time when you should call the elders to come and pray for you (James 5:14-16) but most of the time we can and must pray on our own. The Bible says we have not because we ask not (James 4:2-3). I think that is quite often the case in spiritual warfare.
Satan’s lie is that you cannot pray for yourself or others, you don’t know how to or you won’t do it right. That is not true. Every Christian is a soldier. Every soldier is equipped to fight the battles God calls them to fight (Ephesians 6). I will gladly help anyone in their spiritual warfare or other issues in any way I can. But never sell short your own ability to pray for yourself or for others. The power in prayer is not in the one doing the praying but the one being prayed to. Always remember that. (July 25, 2022 Doylestown, PA)
Matthew 7:7 “Ask, and it will be given to you seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
John 14:13-14 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.
Do you have confidence in God when you pray? Do you ever feel your prayers aren’t a strong as others and that is why God doesn’t answer your prayers? If so, confess that lie as sin and pray trusting God will do what is right and best for you.
cto Rev. Dr. JERRY SCHMOYER
Christian Training Organization
(India Outreach, Spiritual Warfare, Family Ministries, Counseling, World View)
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