“The Power of Prayer through the Holy Spirit” 4/10/2017 Written by bruce r. mills for “God’s group”

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Written by bruce r. mills for “God’s group”  @  www.Godsmanforever.com

       (revised from 1/25/2011)

        “The Power of Prayer through the Holy Spirit”  (Day 9)

 

(For the first 8 days writing…type 4/02-4/09/2017, as separate dates into the search window of   www.Godsmanforever.com)

Ephesians 6:18-20… praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— 19 and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. (NKJV)

For new readers…Ephesians 6:10-20…is the scripture, where the apostle Paul wrote about “The Whole Armor of God”…  Here is the link for first time readers to read this important scripture for all Christians…  http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians6:10-20&version=NKJV

In the “The Whole Armor of God” scripture, the apostle Paul speaks of prayer, which I call the glue which holds all 6 pieces of God’s armor firmly in place…  One point I have failed to write about in the last 8 days, is that Paul lists much more than just Satan, that we need the entire set of God’s armor to be protected from…  Paul goes into explicit detail listing all of our earthly enemies, in…

Ephesians 6:12-13… 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.  (NKJV)

I don’t know about you…but this laundry list about Satan, and his fallen angel friends; as well as all the other demonic enemies that are around us…really urges me to be sure I personally wear God’s entire set of protective spiritual armor, 24/7…   I have told more than one person that I wear the entire set of God’s armor, even to bed…and that it’s worth the clanking and squeaking of joints because of the protection, peace, and comfort it provides me !!

This brings to mind a brochure I bought a bunch of, and handed out to all the youth group teens and leaders a few years back…   “Spiritual Warfare Prayers,  written by Mark I. Burbeck…   I just now saw one I found and had put visibly on my computer desk a few weeks ago…  God knew then, that I would have need of it in today’s writing…  This accordion booklet has 20 prayers, and the front cover tells us… “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kind of prayers and requests” …

Ephesians 6:18…one of these twenty prayers listed, was for us to wear the whole armor of God…   And I like what Mark Bubeck says at the end of this prayer, and I quote… “Help me to keep this armor well-oiled with prayer”…

I can’t begin to list all of the types of prayers all Christians should be using day in and day out…  A very important point of our prayer to the Lord, is that we must understand that the power of our prayer comes from the Holy Spirit within each and every born again Christian… Our prayers should be made to God the Father, in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit…

God provides for all that we have…  Our prayers to Him should be continuous from morning till night…  The apostle Paul tells us to pray without ceasing, in…1 Thessalonians 5:16-18…  God wants us to seek Him in prayer for everything…  We aren’t just supposed to come to Him when we are in a jam…  God wants a personal relationship with us…  We are to praise Him, to thank Him, and to glorify Him not just in prayer, but in all that we say and do…

Since the power of our prayers comes from the Holy Spirit, I must reiterate what I have written before about the prayers of the unbeliever…  The person who is not a redeemed child of God, is a child of Satan…

The only prayer of the unbeliever that God will respond to…is the prayer to Jesus Christ seeking Him as their personal Lord and Savior, with a repentant heart and godly sorrow… See 1. below for a presentation of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, which must be understood and obeyed for God to grace the unbeliever with salvation…

Heavenly Father, I pray that the importance of prayer as the glue to hold all of Your spiritual armor in place, is read and absorbed by all of today’s readers…  Help us all to understand that our prayers for personal pleasures will not be answered if they are not in Your will…(James 4:1-3)…  Help us Father, to learn to pray for what IS in Your will for us…

1 John 5:14-15… Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him. (NKJV)

And Father, urge all of Your children to understand, and then to put on all 6 pieces of Your spiritual armor; and to pray for the filling of the Holy Spirit, as they submit 100% control of their lives to You…James 4:7-8…   And I will thank You Father, in Jesus’ most precious name, for the lives You will change through Your living and powerful Word…Amen…

Blessings in Christ, bruce

References:

  1. Here is a link for this most important days writing, about how God’s grace is received to become a Christian in God’s eyes; through understanding and obeying the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ… http://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/

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I present posts about God's Word, with a personal focus on how God's grace is received through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ... Sinners must understand and obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ... See this link for more... http://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/
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