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Thursday, October 9, 2014

#6 The Focus of WARFARE PRAYER

C. Peter Wagner says, This
book is about strategic-level 
spiritual warfare and the kind 
of prayer required to address it.

Not that it can be totally and cleanly separated from the other two kinds of spiritual warfare.

As readers of This Present Darkness will readily understand, the three levels are closely interrelated and what happens on one level can and will affect what happens on other levels.

In all probability I will find myself crossing the lines from time to time, but the emphasis will be on strategic-level, or some call it cosmic-level, intercession.

I do not believe that we should see spiritual warfare as an end in itself. In a valid sense, Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil (see 1 John 3:8). but this was only a means toward the end of seeking and saving that which was lost (see Luke 19:10).

Jesus mainly wanted to draw human beings back into fellowship with the Father and He was willing to die on the cross so it could be possible.

His focus was on people, and the devil was simply one of those obstacles, albeit the most formidable one, standing in the way of human redemption.

I see the heart of God as so loving the world that He gave His only begotten Son. For what reason? So that all who believe on Him should not perish but have everlasting life (see John 3:16).

God's highest priority is evangelism, calling out a people who will honor and glorify His name. This is my highest priority as well.

I have given over 35 years of active ministry to missions, evangelism and church growth. If I have 10 more years to serve God, I want them to make a difference in the number of souls that are saved around the world.

My interest in warfare prayer is directly proportional to its effectiveness in enhancing evangelism. Which brings me back to Argentina...

Peter continues his thoughts in my next blog post, #7 Evicting the Ruler of Adrogue' (In Argentina).

 #6 The Focus of WARFARE PRAYER
By C. Peter Wagner
(pgs. 19, 20) Regal Books

Let’s pray:

   Father, as Your highest priority 
is evangelism, calling out a people 
who will honor and glorify Your name,
I dedicate my life to serve You, too. 

   Help me to let my light shine in
whatever You lead me to do.

   May I make a difference in the number of souls that are saved in my sphere of influence.

   Please give me opportunities to share the truth of John 3:16, Your message of love to us all.

   In Your Name, Jesus, I ask this. Amen.

Today’s Bible verse: 1 Chron. 28:9b NIV "For the LORD searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts. If you seek him, he will be found by you."

Today’s quote: Joyce Meyer - "Meditation brings revelation."

Some thoughts today: When we read God's Word and meditate on it, He brings understanding, as to how it applies to us.

- God wants us to have joy, so confessing sin is a valuable part of transparency before Him. He already knows all about us, but we need to admit what we know to be sin, and repent, so He can cleanse us. (see Rom. 14:12)

11th- Saturday’s post:  Step Up
Dave Branon

12th- Sunday's post:  No Regrets
Debbie McEwen

14th Tuesday's post:  #7 Evicting the Ruler of Adrogue'
C. Peter Wagner

16th- Thursday's post:  #8  Face-to-Face with a Demon
C. Peter Wagner

A popular post:  Intercession is a Spiritual Warfare  C. Peter Wagner shares with us, Jane Anne Pratt is one of Doris's and my personal prayer partners...

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