“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12)
There is no better way to fight the battles of life than in the place of prayer. Remember that these battles are spiritual and not physical. There are principalities, powers, evil altars and rulers of darkness trying to rubbish your achievements. But if you can pray there is always a God that can answer. I want to assure you that there is nothing that can withstand God. The fact is that the Bible acknowledges that there are powers. The Bible also assures us that there is only one known as the Almighty to whom all the others put together must bow down. When you read Ephesians, you discover that there are clear instructions given to Christians on what to do.
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the LORD, and in the power of His might” (Ephesians 6:10). From this scripture, you discover that when you are strong in the LORD through prayers, you can enjoy the power of His might. How can you be strong in the LORD? You can only be strong when you study God’s Word and pray by His Word. You must arise from your bed to pray. Satan will not give up easily in the battles of life but because God is on your side, power is on your side. When God is on your side, victory is sure. You don’t serve a dead God. You serve a living God who remaineth the same forever.
One of the reasons you must pray is that prayer takes you from the ordinary level to the supernatural. “And Jacob awaked out of his sleep…” (Genesis 28:16a). Not until Jacob arose from his prayerless state, he could not see spiritually. The moment he woke up to pray, see what happened, “… and he said, surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not” (Genesis 28:16b). When you are prayerless, your spiritual alertness becomes dead. Jacob turned the altar to a sleeping bed.
FURTHER READING: 1 Peter 5:8; Luke 22:46
PRAYER/CONFESSION: In the name of Jesus, empower me to deliver my breakthrough this month and let my enemies be ashamed. Amen!
WORDS OF WISDOM: Prayer is still God’s only channel to reverse the irreversible.