Beloved, our principal enemies are not seen physically, they are unseen entities from the realm of darkness(reference: Ephesians 6:14). Now, this forces do not care about one’s welfare. All they are interested in is bringing one down, making sure that glorious destinies get destroyed and purposes remain unfulfilled. However, you can decide what you want to do, whether you want to fight back or let them roam your world. Fortunately, with Christ on your side as a believer, you have an advantage. It’s however up to you to either use this advantage or not. The devil is their chief, making him our foremost enemy. 1 John 5:8 describes him as a lion whose mission is to destroy. Also,John 10:10 talks about the three-fold mission of the thief; to steal, kill and destroy; you can decide to ward off this thief by standing firm and staying too hot for him to touch. When you are too hot and too tough for him to handle, he backs off. When your life becomes a danger zone to those entities from the realm of darkness, they retreat in defeat. My pastor does say something that I would like to put this way, ‘You can’t stop a bird from flying, but you can prevent it from perching on your head.’ In essence, don’t allow the enemies to encroach your life, be on fire!
Now, how do you stay hot?
It is important to say here that the ‘hot’ being referred to is spiritual fierceness, toughness and gallantry, not literal hotness. You stay spiritually hot by being a person of prayer. You have to be given to praying time after time. When your prayers get too hot to stand for the enemy, they flee.
The Lord used a parable in Luke 18 to point that ‘we ought to pray and not to faint’. In this spiritual warfare, you have to stay alert and fit and this has to be done in the place of prayer. The Apostle Paul admonished in Ephesians 6:18 that: In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.
Ephesians 6:18 (MSG)
He also said in another of his letters that: ‘Never stop praying.’ 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NLT)
Beloved, this could be a wake-up call for you, please heed it. Our perfect role model, Jesus Christ, prayed extensively while on earth. You should imitate him. Become a person of prayer. Please protect that glorious destiny committed into your hands. Don’t let the enemy mess you up. You are already victorious in Christ Jesus, only persist in that victory as you pray ceaselessly and study the word diligently. Always remember that the enemy has no sympathy for you, therefore, be fierce in the place of prayer as you stand firm in the Lord your God. May you never be a prey even as you continue to pray.
It is important to note that praying does not mean that you are the one to fight the battle, rather you are making your intentions as a firebrand known and as well sending your requests to the Almighty God. The Lord is the one to grant victory as he crushes every opposition on your behalf . Plus, prayer,praise and worship is an unbeatable mixture! It is lethal to the enemy!
Please start today by praying to the Lord to empower you to pray as much as you should.
Don’t be a powerless person, be a prayerful person, be on fire!