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Fighting the Battle of Secularism in Our Nation (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #97)

Our prayer motivator verse for today is Psalm 116:2 which reads: “Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.”

Our thought for today is that we can never pray enough.

Our prayer motivator quote for today is from C.H. Spurgeon. He said, “Prayer can never be in excess.”

Our prayer motivator devotional for today is titled FIGHTING THE BATTLE OF SECULARISM IN OUR NATION THROUGH PRAYER from J. Gordon Henry:

As a result of the work of secular humanists, few are left even in Christianity who firmly believe in the historicity of the first eleven chapters of Genesis and special creation as opposed to evolution. Those who do are looked upon as ignorant, backward people. I have in my possession the California school code that states that evolution is to be taught as scientific fact. Since evolution is the very heart of secular humanism, think of the implications of that requirement. Why is it that the humanistic ideas have free course in our schools and any reference to God is not acceptable? Too long have we Christians forfeited our right to equal treatment under the law.

We will never win the war until we know where the battle is being fought. As born-again, Bible believers, we possess armaments and artillery that are supernatural. We will either use them or lose the war. 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 tells us, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” Paul reminded the Christians in sinful Corinth that they possessed resources eclipsing anything the devil could muster. In Ephesians 6:12, he informed the Ephesian believers that “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.” Actually, this is a spiritual hierarchy of organization. Satan is not omniscient, omnipresent, or omnipotent—but he is organized. In order to do battle against him, Christians need to have on the whole armor of God which is described in Ephesians 6:10-17. After the armor is on, the first activity mentioned is prayer. The battle is fought in the place of prayer!

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Satan Laughs at Our Toil, Mocks at Our Wisdom, but Trembles When We Pray (The Prayer Motivator Minute #40)

Our prayer motivator quote for today is from John Wesley. He said: “I have so much to do that I spend several hours in prayer before I am able to do it.”

Our prayer motivator verse for today is Matthew 26:41, which says: “Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

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Posted by on June 2, 2011 in Prayer Motivator Minutes

 

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Pray for God to Rebuke Satan the Devil from Using Secular Humanism to Take Down Our Nation (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #96)

Our prayer motivator verse for today is Psalm 27:8 which reads: “When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.”

Our thought for today is that when we pray, our spirit, mind, and heart should be concentrating on communicating with God.

Our prayer motivator quote for today is from Johannes Gossner. He said, “Prayer is a spiritual law which cooperates with the mind of God. It has more in it than merely petition. It clothes itself in reality and power,with the force of God Himself. It is an attitude of spirit and mind. Language is secondary in true prayer.”

Our prayer motivator devotional for today is titled PRAY FOR GOD TO REBUKE SATAN THE DEVIL FROM USING SECULAR HUMANISM TO TAKE DOWN OUR NATION from J. Gordon Henry:

There is a well-organized attack upon Biblical revelation and morality. Satan’s tool is secular humanism that is promoted by a group known as the American Humanist Association. This movement is set against God and has permeated society with its spiritual poison. The humanists declare that belief in God is the highest form of self-deception. They think that the world would be better off without God. They believe that man is alone in this universe.

Don’t think that secular humanism is a figment of fearful imagination invented by extreme, far-right fundamentalists. Here are the facts. In modern times, two astonishing documents have been drawn-up, amply signed, publicly proclaimed, and then universally fulfilled — Humanist Manifesto I and Humanist Manifesto II. The first was published in 1933 and the second was published in 1973. Both were printed in official publications of humanist organizaions. Both were signed by a small number of incredibly influential people holding significant positions in all areas of society—science, politics, the arts, literature, the media, religion, philosophy, and education.

By reading through these documents, you will gain stunning insight into the source of what is wrong throughout our society. You will see that the thrust of the well-organized attack upon Biblical revelation and morality mentioned earlier is delineated in these documents. Truly, these Manifestos are an attack upon the very conception of God. Once you understand the war against God, you will be in a position to enter into the battle through prayer with understanding and insight. As you read your daily newspaper, you will be amazed at the examples of the spiritual warfare in attacks against those things you hold dear. This will move you to pray for our nation to be saved from secular humanism.

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Pray for God to Bind Satan’s Power from Destroying Our Nation (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #95)

Our prayer motivator verse for today is Job 8:5 and 7, which reads: “If thou wouldest seek unto God betimes, and make thy supplication to the Almighty…Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.”

Our thought for today is that we should start our day with God.

Our prayer motivator quote for today is from John Bunyan He said, “He who runs from God in the morning will scarcely find Him the rest of the day.”

Our prayer motivator devotional for today is titled PRAY FOR GOD TO BIND SATAN’S POWER FROM DESTROYING OUR NATION from J. Gordon Henry. Dr. Henry said…….

PRAY FOR GOD TO BIND SATAN’S POWER FROM DESTROYING OUR NATION

You can be sure that Satan is the force behind all that is happening to weaken and destroy America. He has mobilized his forces for the battle! If you have felt that everything biblical, Godly, pure and holy is under attack, that moral erosion is all about, that we seem to be losing a war but never really seeing the enemy, you are right! The principles and basis for our orderly society under God are indeed under systematic attack. It is evident in the schools, in the media, in literature, and in the arts. As Christians, we should pray for God to bind the forces of Satan from destroying our nation.

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The Importance of Asking God to Bind the Power of Satan When Praying for Unbelievers (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #89)

Our prayer motivator verse for today is Psalm 116:2 which reads: “Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.”

Our thought for today is God carries out His work and plans in the earth through men and women of prayer.

Our prayer motivator quote for today is from E.M. Bounds. He said, “God’s cause is committed to men; God commits Himself to men. Praying men are the vice-regents of God; they do His work and carry out His plans.”

Our prayer motivator devotional for today is titled THE IMPORTANCE OF ASKING GOD TO BIND THE POWER OF SATAN WHEN PRAYING FOR UNBELIEVERS from J. Gordon Henry:

Using the authority that we have in Christ, we can ask God specifically to bind the power of Satan. Matthew 18:18 tells us, “Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” Mark 3:27 says, “No man can enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.” We are called of God, according to Ephesians 6:11-12, to be conquerors in spiritual warfare on this earth. James describes this warfare when he told us to submit ourselves to God and to resist the Devil so he will flee from us in James 4:7. This should not make us afraid. Truly, it should give us great encouragement in our role as intercessors.

We have power in this warfare; the Lord Jesus Christ Himself is that power. We must stand our ground in this spiritual battle with the authority given us by God. Strongholds cannot stand against our authority when it is properly wielded. Just as a policeman can stop or move traffic by a gesture of his hand, so we, in Christ’s name, command spiritual powers. Through prayer (in His name—by His authority) believers can command evil powers that bind the souls of people to release their captives. Remember that Satan is perfectly defeated and greater is He who is in us than the one that is in the world.

Through intercession, we claim the work of Calvary in the lost person’s life. The blood of Jesus has atoned for the sins of the whole world. To pray in the name of Jesus is to claim everything that His work has purchased. The sins of an unsaved person have already been paid for by the blood of Jesus which has already been shed. Jesus has purchased the lost person. Remember that a person never goes to hell because of his sins (drinking, lying, fornicating, murdering, etc). Rather, he is condemned because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. Since Jesus has already paid for his redemption, we have the right to claim him in Jesus’ name. IN HIS NAME, THE INTERCESSOR HAS THE RIGHT TO CLAIM WHAT HIS BLOOD HAS PURCHASED!

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The Primary Focus in Praying for Lost Souls is Toward Satan (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #88)

Our prayer motivator verse for today is Ephesians 3:14 which reads: “For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Our thought for today is that the busiest work takes place in the prayer closet.

Our prayer motivator quote for today is from John Wesley. He said, “Prayer is where the action is.”

Our prayer motivator devotional for today is titled THE PRIMARY FOCUS IN PRAYING FOR LOST SOULS IS TOWARD SATAN from J. Gordon Henry:

There are three directions to focus your praying for the lost: toward Satan, toward the Savior, and toward the Saints. Today, we will discuss focusing your prayers for the lost toward Satan.

The first target should be Satan. It is the power of Satan that holds the sinner in bondage. You will remember that Jesus did not deal with surface problems, but the power behind the problems. When Jesus revealed to the disciples that He would go to Jerusalem, where He would suffer many things, be killed, and raised again the third day, Simon Peter told Him that He did not know what He was talking about. Jesus realized the power behind Peter’s remark and targeted Satan: “Get thee behind Me, Satan” was his response.

Paul spoke directly to the demon who possessed the young girl in Philippi in Acts 16:16-18. He further described spiritual warfare pointing out that we are not to use carnal weapons in the flesh, but spiritual weapons that can pull down the strongholds that enslave people. By the way, note that the strongholds are in the mind—“imaginations”, “knowledge” and “thoughts”. In Ephesians 6:12, Satan’s spiritual hierarchy of organization is given. Satan is not omnipotent, omniscient, or omnipresent, but he is organized. After a believer gets his armor on, the first activity mentioned is prayer since prayer is where the battle is fought.

The primary focus of evangelism is toward Satan. 2 Timothy 2:25-26 tells us that a lost person is “bound by the god of this world” and is in the “snare of the devil taken captive by him at his will.” 2 Corinthians 4:4 says that he has “blinded the minds of them which believe not”. The devil is the “strong man” who must first be bound and Jesus is the One who is stronger than the devil who can bind him. Through prayer, we need to appropriate the truth that Jesus has perfectly defeated Satan totally. When Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead, He conquered Satan. Further, redemption means that Jesus has bought us out of slavery, redeemed and ransomed us. Satan’s strongholds can be attacked directly through prayer.

Before a lost person can be saved, Satan’s stronghold needs to be torn down and this is accomplished through intercessory prayer. The conquest that Jesus has accomplished must be appropriated. It doesn’t mean anything at all for the devil to be defeated 2000 years ago if we don’t awaken to that fact and claim the work of the cross. In prayer, an intercessor can exercise the faith of Calvary standing against Satan. The word of command that we have been given is the authority in His name to bind what He has bound and to loose what He has loosed. In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we can command obstacles and hindrances to the will of God to get out of the way. Before a lost person can believe, God wants us to cooperate by binding and loosing—rebuking and standing against Satan. Rebuking Satan on the lost person’s behalf and binding him from that person’s life is the role that an intercessor plays.

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17 Suggestions to Consider When Praying for Others (Part Two) (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #82)

Our prayer motivator verse for today is Ephesians 3:20 which reads: “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.”

Our thought for today is that prayer is not only about asking for things, but about praising God, confessing sins, and enjoying God.

Our prayer motivator quote for today is from C.S. Lewis. He said, “Prayer in the sense of petition, asking for things, is a small part of it; confession and penitence are its threshold, adoration its
sanctuary, the presence and vision and enjoyment of God its bread and wine.”

Our prayer motivator devotional for today is a continuation from yesterday’s broadcast titled “17 SUGGESTIONS TO CONSIDER WHEN PRAYING FOR OTHERS” from Dr. J. Gordon Henry.

To review what we discussed on yesterday, Dr. Henry encouraged us to ask for the following when we pray for others: (1) to realize his present exalted position in Christ, (2) Present himself as a living sacrifice, (3) Be filled with the Holy Spirit, (4) Be regular and systematic in the study of God’s Word, (5) Have the mind of Christ, and (6) Grow daily in Christlike maturity. Today, we will discuss six more suggestions. When we pray, we should pray that the person for whom we are interceding will do the following:

7. Appropriate the full armor of God. There is full protection provided. Pray that the believer will have his eyes opened to the dangers of Satanic attacks and will put on the full armor of God.

8. Be alert to Satan’s strategy. Pray that the believer will not only be kept from sin, but also will be aware of the threefold Satanic temptations: the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the
pride of life. Pray that he will know that victory comes only as he takes the victory of Calvary as his own. Pray that he will discern between Satanic pressure and godly chastening.

9. Not love the world system. Pressures from peers, the media, and the world increasingly oppose Biblical standards. Pray that he will love God and not the world.

10. Have a spirit of brokenness and humility. God promises to look toward the person who is humble and trembles at His Word. Humility is an attitude of dependence upoon God and not self.

11. Have a servant’s heart. Pray that the believer will desire to serve God and others–which is the essence of Christianity.

12. Build a Scriptural family. Pray that the one for whom you are praying will look neither to the world nor to carnal Christians, but to the Word of God for understanding of family responsibilities. Pray that husband and wife will maintain a balance among family, ministry, and job responsibilities. Pray that parents will be firm and loving–ever realizing the importance of being godly models for their children. Pray for those who are single to look to the Lord for the choice of a life partner.

We will cover the remaining five of these great suggestions on our next broadcast. As the Lord leads you, please use these guidelines in interceding for others.

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