Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Wielding the Word as a Sword - Spiritual Tips 8
What I want to share here today is how to make your own dynamite prayers that are tailored to your situation and better than that... contain power because you allow the Holy Spirit to guide them.
Hi Freedom 1, hearingGod.tv. I just wanted to do a short video so you can learn to use the Word of God like a sword for any circumstance in your life.
Have you ever been passed a prayer that was dynamite? Have you ever been passed one that was 'wow' to your friend, but you didn't get anything out of it? Why?
I want to encourage you to get out of the mode of searching for the 'perfect pill' of a prayer that somebody else has made that worked great for their own specific needs. You have specific needs too. Those times that a prayer is powerful for you are because it lines up with what the Holy Spirit is doing for, in and through you already.
But isn't that like putting a puzzle together? You put all the edge pieces at the perimeter... all the tree pieces in this pile.... the fence pieces in this pile... So, that prayer you may have been passed that was good, may have been in the section you' were working on, but wouldn't you always like to hit the right piece every time?
You spend time with God in prayer, well what have you two been talking about? Let me share something I did...
I was coming under attack by the enemy. I began to ask the Lord to protect me and my family. I know that I need to stand on the promises of protection in the Word of God. So I need to focus on scriptures about 'Protection'. Why focus? Because our authority increases when we believe what we profess.
So I'm using a Topical Bible to hone in on verses about 'Protection'. As I'm reading through them, I'm noting verses that are really speaking to me... and they are speaking to me with that welling conformation in my spirit because it is the Holy Spirit showing me the weapons I need.
The verses noted were:
"The LORD keeps all who love Him, But all the wicked He will destroy."
"For the arms of the wicked will be broken, But the LORD sustains the righteous."
"Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth."
"The eternal God is a dwelling place, And underneath are the everlasting arms; And He drove out the enemy from before you, And said, 'Destroy!'"
Each one of these verses has powerful truth for my situation, but now I'm going to personalize it so I can speak it for myself.
As I meditated upon the scriptures, I kept seeing the enemy's arms/hands being smashed off, so in putting it all together, this is the Holy Spirit-guided prayer I came up with:
Lord God, I thank you for Your hand upon our household of faith, all we set our hands to and those in our sphere of influence.
Almighty God, through the power of Your Son, Jesus' shed blood, I command that the arms of the enemy be broken and utterly destroyed, for You preserve and uphold us-- the righteous that trust in You.
I pray this in Jesus' name. Amen
Short, sweet and powerful for our need at that time. We all came into agreement and prayed that prayer together as a family. And as a family, we overcame.