I had taken time off from by blogging but also from several other areas of my ministry for about 3 weeks. I felt that I needed to focus on Prayer and do some Fasting (for me fasting is withholding from some food – but more from outside influences like TV – Radio) – there is a Spiritual Battle that is happening and I wanted to get prepared. I have several of my close friends that are going through some major conflicts at the present time and I wanted to step back: Pray – Focus and Evaluate.
I have the pleasure of getting to travel in my job at times and the last three weeks I have been on the road allot – to I have had some great quality Prayer time.
My problem has been: How do I pray for me and those around me in The Spiritual Battle and I have come up with 3 ways on how I would like to pray:
- Frank Pretti has a book “This Present Darkness” and it is a Fictional about the Spiritual War and the necessity of Prayer. There are these Demons causing havoc on this town and the Angels are waiting for the people to Pray for their Help.
- So like the book – My first prayer is for the protection of 10,000 Angels to come and protect us.
- My second Prayer is Like the one that Jesus did – “Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Yours be done.” I want to make sure that I am not doing my will but God’s will – Jesus could have called upon those 10,000 Angels but chose not to.
- My Third Prayer is: are we being tested as Job was – and if so, I would hope that I could be successful and have Job’s Character and make it to the end… and be told “well done good and faithful servant”.
So my question is which one should I be praying and I have had to seek the advice from 3 of my pastor friends.
Pastor Grant: He agreed that there is a Spiritual War and that we may have to search out a reason at the present time that would let us know — Why it is that we are in the midst of this specific Battle – Look for the Root of the issue.
Pastor Wes: He also agrees that there is a Big Battle and that we have to look at each day different – So search each day and see where the Battle is taking you.
Pastor Bill: He also sees that Battle as being real and shared a scripture with me: He stated that God will be with us through the Battle and give us what we need… Isaiah 11:2 – The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord.
So where are you in this Spiritual Battle and How are you Praying????
Bobbyg I like praying the First one… but the other 2 are extremely important and have to be included…
This will be a 4 part Series….