ON THE “FRONT LINES” WITH FCA
WE ARE AT WAR!....engaged in a battle for the minds, hearts and souls of our youth. We're not fighting against people made of flesh and blood, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world—powers of darkness and wicked spirits in heavenly places. They are capturing the hearts and minds of our youth through arguments, theories, teachings and anything that sets itself up against the true knowledge of God. We are human but we don't wage war with human methods. Only God's mighty weapons can break down the Devil's strongholds; those powerful arguments that keep people from knowing God. With God's weapons we conquer rebellious ideas by teaching them to obey Christ.. [2 Cor. 10: 3-5; Eph.6: 10-18]
GOD'S BATTLE PLANS AND WEAPONS...... Read on......
• Be strong with the Lord's mighty power.
• Put on God's battle armor.
• Resist the enemy....Stand your ground.
• Take up the sword of the Spirit; the Word of God. [The Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active operative, energizing and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword.
[Hebrews 4:12 Amplified Bible]
• Stay alert and be persistent in prayer [“The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available (dynamic in its working).” [James 5:16]
[Ephesians 6: 10-18 The LBT]
THE IMPORTANCE OF PRAYER
“In the spiritual world, prayer is a potency that shakes the foundations of the kingdom of darkness, that moves the hearts of men and women and that works out the will of God.”.... AB Simpson
“Pray at all times and on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all Christians everywhere.” [Eph. 6: 17, 18]
Prayer releases the power of God to accomplish the will of God in salvation and in the lives of people.
Prayer is the conduit through which power from heaven is brought to earth.
God has bound Himself to His people through prayer. It is prayer that brings God's intervening power directly to bear on situations on the earth.
“Indeed the whole secret of prayer is found in these three words, in the Spirit. It is the prayer that God the Holy Spirit inspires that God the Father answers.” R A Torrey [Romans 8: 26-28]
No army goes into battle without a supply-line that provides the means to accomplish victory. And so it is with spiritual battles. Fighting in God's power, wisdom and strength requires concentrated prayer by dedicated prayer-warriors. Christ our Lord has promised “Truly, truly I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.” [John 16: 23 ESV]
Posted on 02/24/2016
by Tenya Ingalls