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The Devil Would Rather You Wear Out Your Shoes Going to Church than Your Trousers Praying (Prayer Motivator Minute #78)

Our prayer motivator verse from the Word of God today is James 4:2 which says: “Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.”

Our prayer motivator quote for today is from Hudson Taylor. He said, “Since the days of Pentecost, has the whole church ever put aside every other work and waited upon Him for ten days, that the Spirit’s power might be manifested? We give too much attention to method and machinery and resources, and too little to the source of power.”

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Posted by on September 19, 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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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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Ask God to Bind Satan Through Prayer (Prayer Motivator Devotional #78)

Our thought for today is that prayer can accomplish more than machines or material resources.

Our prayer motivator verse for today is James 4:2 which reads: “Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.”

Our prayer motivator quote for today is from Hudson Taylor. He said, “Since the days of Pentecost, has the whole church ever put aside every other work and waited upon Him for ten days, that the Spirit’s power might be manifested? We give too much attention to method and machinery and resources, and too little to the source of power.”

ASKING GOD TO BIND SATAN FROM OUR LIVES THROUGH PRAYER

As Christians, we must learn to use the authority that we have in Christ to ask God specifically to bind the power of Satan. Matthew 18:18 reads, “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 reads, “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 to be conquerors in spiritual warfare on this earth. Ephesians 6:11-12 reads, “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.” James describes this warfare when he told us in James 4:7 to submit ourselves to God and to resist the devil so he will flee from us. This should not make us afraid; in fact, 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. Ephesians 6:10 reads, “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.” 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. 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 reads, “(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” 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 — based on His shed blood), 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. 1 John 4:4 tells us, “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is
in the world.”

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Prayer Keeps the Devil at Bay in Our Lives (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #54)

Our prayer motivator verse for today is Psalm 80:18 which says: “So will not we go back from thee: quicken us, and we will call upon thy name.”

Our prayer motivator quote for today is from William Cowper, an English poet. He said: “Satan trembles when he sees the weakest Christian on his knees.”

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Espanol: Nuestro verso de motivación de oración para hoy es Salmo 80:18 que dice: “por lo que no nos volverá de TI: nos de quicken y llamaremos a tu nombre.”

Nuestra motivación de oración cita para hoy es de William Cowper, poeta inglés. Dijo: “Satan tiembla cuando ve el cristiano más débil de rodillas”.

 
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Posted by on April 5, 2011 in Prayer Motivator Devotionals

 

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The Prayer Motivator Minute #32: Persevering Prayer — Praying it Through

Our prayer motivator verse for today is 1 Timothy 2:8 which says: “I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.”

Our prayer motivator quote for today is from Mary Warburton Booth, an author of several devotional books. She said: “Depend upon it, if you are bent on prayer, the devil will not leave you alone. He will molest you, tantalize you, block you, and will surely find some hindrances, big or little or both. And we sometimes fail because we are ignorant of his devices…I do not think he minds our praying about things if we leave it at that. What he minds, and opposes steadily, is the prayer that prays on until it is prayed through, assured of the answer.”

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Posted by on February 25, 2011 in Prayer Motivator Devotionals

 

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