Be an Overcomer 2012!
Jesus is with us to help us be overcomers. We are equipped for battle. God has already given us the victory through Christ Jesus. The demonic events we all go through are never really talked about in the body of Christ. Demons are only dealt with on “TV” in paranormal shows. However in the body of Christ we have everything we need to defeat the force that try us in the world. It is amazing to see as believer when we can go through something tragic and then we blame ourselves instead of pursing enemy. Or we blame God! The cause of event in our lives may have come from many things. However there is always trail of demonic influence somewhere. The bible say we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against ruler, power, principalities, wickedness, and thing in high places.
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 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. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. “Ephesians 6: 10-13
In the body of Christ, we fight each other instead the forces behind the battle. Many of the attack you experience are demons sent on assignment. You know that on some level, but do not know how to get the victory. It starts with prayer. Jesus dealt with demons. So why would you not have to? Baby Christians are brought into battle when they accept Jesus. Jesus was attack by Satan in the wilderness after receiving his call. He was challenged by the enemy. He came though because he was the Son of God with power from on high. Therefore, will you come though because you are an adopted child of God through Christ Jesus. You have power in you by the Holy Spirit. You have spiritual authority over darkness. You have the victory. The broken spirit that come from the demonic attack will survive it through Jesus Christ. You must wage war in the spirit; because war is, being waged against you is spiritual. Fight in the spirit, not in your flesh. Cussing out folk, yelling, fighting , and being mean spirit will not give you the victory. You will feed into the thing you are fighting. If you start in the spirit… finish in the spirit.
Learning how to be loosed in prayer in the key to your victory. I do not believe there is a direct formula or steps to pray… just the Holy Spirit and the heart. It is praying as led by the Holy Spirit and keeping your heart open to him. It is simply starting where you are and keeping it real. Sometimes in church, you can here “Sister So and So“pray. You feel inadequate and unsure of your prayer. Sister So and So is not even tried to make you feel unsure in your prayer. It is natural to feel that given our human frailties. We compare ourselves to other all the time. Pray from the Holy Spirit and from your heart. Keep it real. Do not worry about using fancy word, structure or elegant speech… just pray. The more you learn to lose yourself to the Holy Spirit the more you will be able to allow him to pray through you, the word, your words, your need, and Jesus desire for your life in the area you seek in him. Praying always in the spirit.
Your soul need to pray in 2012! . Let loose of the things that you feel are troubling you when you prayer as led by the Holy Spirit. It hard to get help if you approach God has if you do not need any help. Be open to the Holy Spirit leading you in prayer and releasing your heart t him. It may start with adoration, petition, thanks, concerns, and praise. The combination in not a pattern you need to follow, but the leading of the Holy Spirit. He knows how to commune with God. That’s his job.
When Jesus instructed us to pray in Matthew, he was showing us how to address God in our needs and our response to heaven. He is our Father. It is his kingdom. His will be done. On earth and as it is in heaven. We pray to God through Christ Jesus in his name for our daily needs. It is acknowledging God in prayer. There is a natural place for the Holy Spirit to take you. It is not a formula. For example when you go in room, you address the person there with a greeting because you are familiar with them. When you pray your spirit know to say; Dear God, my father, or Lord ect. It is natural in the Holy Spirit to flow as he leads. Just flow with God’s will for you in prayer.Praise him for the Victory!!! Praise him while you are going through!
For many Saints of God they make prayer spooky because their flesh is trying to take a simple process of conversation, relationship and interaction into a huge big awkward event. When you are in relationship with someone, you become familiar with them. God is familiar with you. The word of God, prayer, and the Spirit of God brings into familiarity automatically with Jesus Christ because it is his platform he created for us to interact with him. It is natural and divine all at the same time. So keep your soul, body, and spirit open to experiencing God is present in all his glory in prayer through the vehicle of the Holy Spirit. He knows what to do! Make 2012 year of prayer!