Part 2 Effective Prayer

  EFFECTIVE PRAYER Part 2 (Continuing our series on Spritual Warfare) Once you know your authority, you need to know about binding and loosing. In Matthew 12:29 it asks the question; “how can anyone enter the strong man’s house and carry off his property, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder the house.” So we need to know who the strong man is. Always let the Holy Spirit be in charge and use discernment (Seeing into the spiritual realm). In 2 Kings 6:17 Elisha prayed, “O Lord, open his eyes so he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw …” The servant saw the hills filled with fighting angels, just as Elisha had seen. Discernment shows us what is happening in the spiritual realm, enabling us to proceed... Read More

Effective Prayer Part 1

EFFECTIVE PRAYER Part 1 (Continuing our series on Spiritual Warfare) When contemplating the topic of prayer in relation to spiritual warfare my mind goes back to when I was about ten. It was at this time my mother’s constant headaches, loss of memory and strange behaviour began to affect our family. Two years later, they diagnosed her with Alzheimer’s. I was the only child of Catholic parents so I knew about Jesus. One night I came across this verse in Mathew 17:20 “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you”, I was so excited, I had the answer to my mother’s illness. That night I prayed to God, imploring him to heal my mother, believing that my mustard seed of... Read More

Part 2 The Armour of God

THE ARMOUR OF GOD Part 2 (Continuing our series on Spiritual Warfare)   How can I compact the Shield of Faith in a few sentences? Well I can’t because faith is a huge topic. But I can recount a time when God showed me the power of the shield of faith. I was at home suffering from depression and panic attacks. I remember lying on the couch too afraid to step outside my door, crying out to God to help me. It was then I heard the scripture “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.” Psalm 28:7. As I pondered this I began to see a shield around me. I felt so protected and secure, that later that day, I was able to catch a bus to the shops. All the way there as I repeated the scripture I could see God’s shield and feel his strength and... Read More

What is the Armour of God? Part 1

THE ARMOUR OF GOD Part 1 (Continuing on our series of Spiritual Warfare) Each piece of the armour relates to an attribute of God, so in effect, when we put on the armour we are putting on God’s qualities: truth, righteousness, peace faith and salvation. This draws us closer to God, and when we are closer to God we are able to resist the enemy. 1 Peter 8 says, “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” This scripture tells us what is happening in the spiritual realm and our answer lies in Ephesians 6 10-11 “Finally be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the Armour of God so you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” Don’t let yourself be caught without your armour. How do... Read More

What is Spiritual Warfare?

An introduction to SPIRITUAL WARFARE (The first of our five topics on Spiritual Warfare) The battle lines are drawn but can you see the spiritual war? Utter the words ‘spiritual warfare’ to a Christian and you will get a wide variety of responses. From the blank look of ‘no idea’ to scepticism, I don’t want to know, joyful acknowledgement to the over the top view of a demon behind every bush. Spiritual Warfare means to engage in specific prayer that changes the spiritual climate over a person or territory, resulting in a physical, emotional or mental healing. Unfortunately, the sad reality is that a lot of Christians have little to no idea about spiritual warfare. Why is this so? We as Christians are called to fight the enemy, not cower down in fear or live in ignorance,... Read More

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