The Power of Prayer
"Firstly and even before I start I would like to express my apologies to all of you who read these teachings, it has been over one month and bit since I have put them up at SA Christian web site, there is no excuse but things have been a bit complicated for me. I therefore ask for yours and God's forgiveness, maybe It's because I feel that no one is out there reading these teachings, the reason is probably because I don't hear from anyone, but remember we all need to be supported and pushed along, so lend a hand say something communicate, share your love for God with me.
through the Word of God (9)
Anyway now that I have put my thoughts to paper, or should I say computer I’ll get going ".
Stay in the Arena of Faith!
The Name of Jesus belongs to you too. That Name has authority and earth. You have a right to use that Name just as much as I do or anyone else does. However, if the devil can hold you in the thought arena, the arena of reasoning, he'll whip you. But if you can hold him in the arena of faith, then he's defeated. "Fight the good fight of faith …" (1 Tim. 6:12).
1 PETER 5:8,9
Another translation says, "Whom resist stedfast in your faith." You are to resist the adversary in your faith. You have to believe in your own heart – with your own spirit – that what the Word says about Jesus is true and that what the Word says about the devil is true. You have authority over him in the Name of Jesus.
The devil will try to fight your though. When I broke his power over my wife's life, using the Name of Jesus, the devil tried my faith. He tried to get me into the thought realm. satan tried to pull me into the arena of thought and reasoning. He tried to get me to think that Carla wouldn't ever be saved. That's how many people try to solve their problems – with their minds. Then they get all confused. They're worried practically to death, and they continually fret and are anxious.
Your heart is your spirit. You should believe God's Word with your spirit, from inside you, and then shut your mind off to doubt and unbelief and thoughts that are contrary to the Word of God, and believe with your heart. Act from the inside of you, from your heart. Jesus said, "… whosoever shall say … and shall not doubt in his heart …" (Mark 11:23). This is the principle that is involved in believing God and receiving answers to prayer.
The Authority in the Name of Jesus
To Bring Healing and Deliverance
When my wife was extremely ill although I prayed like crazy night and day very little was happening and this illness took roughly one year with the first 5 months being touch and go in relation to her life the doctor’s said there was no chance my belief in God said there was chance and my head was filled with doubt. More than 8 churches were praying for her and still she was not getting better, what was I to do? But finally I understood how I could help her (note that she was in a comma and all the praying and believing had to be done by me). My wife's condition started to improve the day I stopped listening to the doctors prognostics over her.
I finally found the importance of the Name of Jesus and that I, could use the Name with authority.
In the privacy of my home, I did just that I looked up the scriptures and took notes on them. Then lifting her Bible to heaven said, "satan, you who have bound my wife's body for all these months, I break your power over her life, and I claim her deliverance and her healing. In the name of Jesus."
The Spirit of God said to me once, "The mighty Name, the Name of the Mighty One belongs unto the Church and unto the child of God. Now use your lips to speak forth that Name, for that Name carries authority in heaven and on earth and under the earth, among men, angels, and demons. And they shall obey your voice in that Name."
So pray to the Father in the Name of Jesus as you make petitions for yourself and for others. And in the power of the mighty Name of Jesus, bind the works of the enemy and set free those who have been held captive in spiritual darkness. Remember, the Name of Jesus is the key, and God has given that key to you!
Try to understand and practise these principles in your life. As I continue every week here on the Net www.sachristian.co.za to put them into prospective for you. If you do, you will surely grow in your fellowship with the Heavenly Father. You can also learn to allow the Word of God to abide in you so you can pray according to God's will, and your prayers will be answered. Then Jesus' words in (John 16:24) will be fulfilled in your life: Your Joy will become full!
Best Greetings to all of you, brothers in Christ, may God bless you much as you continue to walk, the walk of faith in Jesus' Name. Praise and Glory be to God.
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