“And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not” (Genesis 28:16).
Jacob fell asleep at the altar of God unknowingly because he was prayerless. Little did he know also that his grand-father had raised an altar years ago in that very place where he fell asleep. Because of his prayerlessness, he struggled all through the night with his blessing. How can a man fight his own blessing? He did it in ignorance because of prayerlessness. Prayerlessness can be very costly. It was during the period of his struggling that he saw the trafficking of angels. He saw in his dream angels ascending and descending in that place and he shouted out of bed.
The reason why most Christians live below standard is because they don’t know how to pray. It is prayer that can take your spiritual challenges to a spiritual level. It moves them from the physical to the supernatural. If the devil cannot withstand you in this world, he cannot withstand you in the supernatural either when you can pray. Jacob wrestled all night because he was prayerless. I may not know you by name but God knows you. So I charge you to wake up from your sleeping bed and start praying because prayerlessness endangers your life.
I want you to understand that a life without prayer is very dangerous and full of temptation. God gave you an assignment in this world and He also gave you the equipments (prayer) to accomplish the task. The only way you can accomplish the assignment and not be rubbished by the devil is through prayers. When you cannot pray, you are not sure of what will befall you tomorrow. There are so many things prayer can do for you. “Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.” By implication, prayer can prevent you from falling into temptation. Peradventure you are falling already, prayer can bring you out of that temptation. Prayer can also empower you to overcome temptation. Let me quickly say that the life of a Christian is the life of battles. But how can you fight these battles?
FURTHER READING: 1 Peter 5:8; Luke 22:46
PRAYER: Holy Spirit baptize me with the fire of prayer. Let all flesh overthrown from my life. I refuse to faint or be weak in the place of prayer. I speak strength to my spirit man. I overcome every form of temptation in my life
WORDS OF WISDOM: Persistence in prayer is the key to unlock your door of escape out of hot oven.