Prayer and Warfare, Part 7 (Onward Christian Soldiers #123)

Onward Christian Soldiers

Our key Bible verse is John 14:14: If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

Our lesson today is titled “Prayer and Warfare, Part 7”

As we learned last week, God has given us a mighty weapon to use against Satan — the victory over the devil that Jesus Christ sealed on the cross. But a weapon is no good unless you use it. So claim the victory of Calvary in every situation that you face.

Suppose Satan attacks your home. There are hard words and bitter feelings. What should you do? Claim the victory of Calvary! Christ says to you, “Bind the strong man, Satan, in My name.”

Often, when we have problems we try to deal with the people we think are causing the problems, but the Bible says that the real difficulty is with the powers of darkness who stir up these matters. The Apostle Paul said, “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.”

How do we deal with the powers of darkness? We deal with them by claiming Christ’s victory at Calvary.

When you understand that we are at war with Satan, you will pray about everything. This is the greatest thing you can do for God or man.

Pray about problems in your home and in your church. Pray for Christians. Pray for your unsaved friends and relatives. Pray for those who are preaching the gospel. Pray in Jesus’ name. Pray earnestly. Pray believingly. Pray in the victory of Calvary.

The winning quality in prayer is persistence. This means DON’T GIVE UP. Keep praying until the answer comes.

It takes time for God to deal with human wills. It takes time to change situations. God wants us to hold on in prayer, claiming the victory of Calvary. The Lord Jesus said, “Men ought always to pray, and not to faint.”

Remember God’s promise: If you ask…I will do.

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If you do not know Jesus Christ as your Saviour, John 3:16 states, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

The Bible also says in Romans 10:9 and 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved…. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and I want to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you just trusted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, and you prayed that prayer and meant it from your heart, I declare to you that based upon the Word of God, you are now saved from Hell and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God! I want to congratulate you on doing the most important thing in life and that is receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

Until next time, May the Lord Bless You!

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