THE MYSTERIES OF PRAYER REVEALED (2)
(This story started from Part 1, you can check part 2 on our website rtemoutreach.org)
There comes an opening in the spiritual realm. And as soon as this comes, all this trouble in prayer stops. The person who is praying on the ground just feels like prayer is suddenly so smooth, so enjoyable, so powerful and intense. And I’ve discovered at that moment, we normally lose conscience of time and other things. Not that we become disorderly. God takes care of our time. But it is like you lay down everything, and you hook up with God. And this man said that when the prayers go through, from that moment there can be no resistance at all, and the person praying will continue as long as he wants. There is no resistance that can stop him.
And then he said, after he finishes praying, the hole remains open, and he said that people, when they rise out of their place of prayer, and they walk out, this open hole moves along with them. They are no longer operating under the blanket. They are operating under open heavens. And he said in that state, the devil cannot do what he wants against them. And the presence of the Lord is like a pillar from heaven resting on their lives. They are protected, and there is so much power inside that pillar that as they move around, that presence touches other people. It discerns what the enemy has done in other people. And as they talk to people and those people are standing with them, they come inside this pillar. And as long as they stay inside that pillar, all the bondage of the enemy weaken.
So when these people who have this spiritual break-through share Jesus Christ with the sinners, their resistance is low. It is so easy to bring them through. When they pray for the sick or pray about things, the presence which is there makes all the difference. And this man said the devil hates such people. And it said if there are places where prayer is regularly being prayed through like that, the presence comes upon that place and does not leave. So even the people who don’t know God, when they come into this place suddenly all the bondage are weakened.
And if someone cared to just minister to them patiently and with love, they can easily be pulled through, not by power nor by might but by the Spirit of God, who is present. And he said, if no one bothers about these people, they come into his presence, they feel convicted, they begin to debate whether to yield or not, but if they are not pulled through, when they walk away from this place, bondage get stronger. And the devil tries his best not to allow them to come back into such an environment.
You can imagine we were all seated looking at this man. He was telling us the things he used to do and what he used to see. Then he told us what they would do to people who have broken through in prayer. He said they marked such people; they studied such people. They dug up everything they could find about such people. So they knew their weaknesses, and when someone overcomes them in prayer and breaks through, they communicate with other spirits and say, “Target him with this and with this and with this. These are his weaknesses.” So when this person walks out of the prayer closet, the spirit of prayer is upon him, the presence is upon him, his spirits are high, the joy of the Lord is his strength. As he moves the enemy tries to bring those things that can distract him from focusing on the Lord.
If his weakness is in the area of temper, then the enemy is going to cause people to do things which can make him really angry. And if he is not sensitive to the Holy Spirit, and he allows himself to go into the temper, he takes his eyes off the Lord. He gets angry, he feels so furious, and after a few minutes later, he wants to put that behind him and move along in the joy of the Lord, but he doesn’t feel it anymore. He tries to feel good again; he doesn’t feel any good again. Why? As he yielded to the temptation, they worked hard to close the door upstairs. And once they restore the rock, the presence is cut off. The person does not cease being a child of God. But that extra anointing that goes on his life, that presence that could do things without his manipulating anything, it’s just cut off. They seek out where the weaknesses are.
If it is in the temptation to sexuality, the enemy will prepare people, events, something that will suddenly draw out that passion to go towards that temptation. And if that man yields to this temptation and opens up his mind to receive these thoughts, entertains them, when he is through with everything and wants to move again in the anointing, he just discovers it is no longer there. Maybe you say, “That’s not fair.” Just remember what the Bible says, “Put on the helmet of salvation. Put on the breastplate of righteousness.” We normally do not see the position, the place of these weapons of warfare. But remember what Jesus told us to pray towards the end of the Lord’s prayer, “Take us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.”
Every time you have a breakthrough in prayer, as you come to the end, remember you are still a weak human being. Remember you have not yet been perfected. Ask the Lord, say “Lord, I’ve enjoyed this time of prayer, but when I walk out into this world, lead me not into temptation. Don’t allow me to walk into the devil’s trap. I know the enemy is setting a trap out there. I don’t know what form it is going to take. And I know I am still weak in certain areas. If I am just put in the right place, I will yield to that. Protect me, Lord. When you see me turning that corner where the trap is, just cause me to turn to the other side. Intervene, O Lord. Don’t allow me to move by just my own strength and ability. Deliver me from the evil one.”
God is able to do that. He is able. That is why sometimes things happen, all you need to say is, “Thank you, Jesus.” That’s why Apostle Paul wrote in the book of Thessalonians and said, “Thank God in everything for that is the will of God in Christ for you.” Some things are not good. They are painful, and we wonder why God would allow it. But if only we knew what He is saving us from, we would thank Him. When we learn to trust the Lord, we just thank Him in everything.
Beloved, I don’t know whether to go deeper because I do not want to start something I cannot finish. Let me just try to take one step forward.
“Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Mark 14:38
It is very important for every serious minded child of God to be watchful. Jesus warned us to watch and pray, and not just to pray. Watchfulness is very important along our prayer, because without watchfulness our prayer will be powerless. We must be watchful how we live our lives in accordance to God’s word. Those who spend a lot of time to pray and fast without watching to live life of purity are only wasting their times, except they are only concerned about physical blessings and breakthrough without expectation for heaven.
Before you pray, watch and after you pray watch! Watchfulness starts from reading the Word of GOD. After you finish praying, take time to read your Bible so that the Lord can speak to you and empowers you in Him.
Matthew 6:13, “And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.”
Jesus taught us to pray that God should not lead us into temptation, meaning that God should not leave us on our own to walk into Satan trap of temptation. I think we should all include this into our daily prayers every morning before we face the day. “LORD JESUS, PLEASE PRESERVE ME FROM TEMPTATION OF THE DEVIL, NO MATTER OUR SMALL. HELP ME TO BE WATCHFUL IN YOUR WORD, AND SENSITIVE TO YOUR HOLY SPIRIT.”
The foundation of this is genuine salvation, if you have not gotten genuine salvation, you cannot overcome temptation. If you have fallen into sin and you are covering it, you can not move on like that and overcome. What you need first is to rededicate your life to Jesus Christ for genuine salvation by repentance, confession and total surrender to Jesus.
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