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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Be Offensive - Lay Siege! : Prayer Note #124

   Dutch Sheets shares with us for today, “There is another facet to this type of prayer, however, which I now want us to consider. 

   One of the most interesting and surprising things I discovered as I studied these words is that they embody not only protective or defensive meanings, but offensive as well.

The Body of Christ is learning to systematically pull down the strongholds of darkness. 

   God is giving us the ability – by His Spirit – to discern the enemy’s plans, strength, weaknesses and points of entry – to cut him off and take nations, cities and individuals through prayer. 

   The strongholds of darkness are being torn down. 

   Those imprisoned in satanic fortresses are being free. 

   Sieges are being laid in the spirit. 

   God is showing us what to bind and loose, a well as how to do it. 

   There is opposition, of course.

   One of the things that keeps some from this kind of prayer is the time element.

   The very concept of laying siege implies a duration of time. 

   It may take days, weeks or years of daily intercession to receive the breakthrough. 

   I certainly believe this can be sped up by more intelligent and informed praying, as well as by the multiplication of power that takes place through agreement.”

Today’s Prayer Note #123 - Be Offensive – Lay Siege, taken from Dutch Sheets’ book, Intercessory Prayer (pgs. 248, 249)

The next Prayer Note: 3/19
Taking Cities and Nations for God: Prayer Note #125

Prayer: Father, may I be willing to follow Dutch's advice and keep praying for loved ones and the area where I live. I know You're in charge, and You do wait for us to ask for Your will to be done. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.

Our Scripture for today: Hebrews 4:12 "For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."

Today’s quote: Dave Branon – “A winning strategy for our daily battles: confessing our sin and living in the power that God provides.”

Our thought for today: Some people add God onto ungodly beliefs. That's doublemindness. It's divided worship and it's no good. Make a decision - God, or evil?

Tomorrow’s post: Pack Up Your Sorrows David McCasland
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