Dr. Wesley L. Duewel: All prevailing in prayer depends on the full enabling, guidance, and empowering of the Holy Spirit.
From one viewpoint, there is only one source and dynamic of prevailing prayer—God the Spirit. Only as He fills us, possesses us, yearns through us, permeates and empowers every aspect of our praying, and discloses to us the priorities for our praying—that is only as He is Lord of our praying—can we prevail.
From another viewpoint, there are eight all-important dynamics of prevailing prayer:
- The Holy Spirit
- Uniting in prayer
As you study the scriptural accounts, the biographies of God's holiest prayer warriors, and thrilling narratives of answered prayer, you see repeated mention of how these eight dynamics have been used by the Spirit to lead God's prayer veterans to outstanding victories for Christ.
In some prayer battles, one or more of these dynamics seem to predominate, but in most cases most of them have been used by the Holy Spirit as He has prevailed and triumphed through the prayers of God's children.
No two situations are identical in their need or in the activities Satan employs to try to prevent or limit Christ's victory. The people involved in the situations prayed for differ in their attitudes, personalities, and prejudices.
Satan will not give up his strongholds without strong resistance and spiritual battle. He is not only insolent and inveterate in his hatred of God and man, but he is full of wrath at his repeated defeats by the prayer offensives of God's children.
Your prayer, however, can prevail over all circumstances and over all the cunning deception and the demonic power that Satan can marshal. God has ordained that Satan be routed and defeated by your prayer.
But who feels sufficient to take on in spiritual conflict the embattled forces and strongholds of Satan?...
God the Holy Spirit! He is not intimidated by Satan and all the wrath of that roaring lion. He is not disheartened, no matter how long Satan has usurped control over a place, a situation, or a people.
God has ordained to dislodge and defeat Satan by the prayers of His people. The Holy Spirit has been charge with the responsibility of engaging in conflict all the powers of darkness and enforcing Christ's victory.
This is the age of the Spirit and also the age of battle. Age-long, all-out war exists between God and Satan.
In the mystery of God's purpose, He has chosen to conquer Satan by the cross of Christ and the prayer of God's children. Satan was defeated once for all at the cross.
The victory Christ won alone—alone in the garden, alone on the cross. But that eternal victory must now be applied and enforced by the Holy Spirit working through the prayers and obedience of God's children.
We are to launch our prayer battles from that triumph of Christ. From that mount of victory we are to keep a constant offensive against all the defeated forces of hell.
Prayer warfare is of the very essence of New Testament Christianity. Prayer victories are your challenge and heritage as a believer.
Arise to your holy privilege, your Christ-purchased, God-ordained role! Onward to victory after victory for Christ through prevailing prayer by the eightfold, Spirit-provided dynamics of prevailing prayer!
(Google image and my emphasis added)
#38 The Dynamics of Prevailing Prayer
by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel
(pp. 64-66) Zondervan
"Prayer is GOD'S ordained way to bring HIS miracle power to bear in human need." Wesley L Duewel
"O believing brethren! What an instrument is this which GOD hath put into your hands! Prayer moves HIM that moves the universe."
Robert Murray M'Cheyne
ANNOUNCEMENT: Our new Canton Church begins May 1st! We'll be located in the Seventh Day Adventist Church building across from the Court house' parking lot on Court St. in Canton. 9:30 coffee and social time. Service at 10 am sharp! Come visit us soon. Jamie Sinclair is the pastor.
Father, may we learn to be victorious
in our praying, so You will receive the glory
and so Your will can be done.
God has ordained to dislodge and
defeat Satan by the prayers of His people!
Once we understand and believe that,
may we then pray prevailing prayers.Christ conquered Satan by dying on
the cross. We can now be overcomers for the
Kingdom in our efforts to reach people
with the salvation message.
Help us obey Your leading, and experience
I ask this in Jesus' name.
Today’s Bible verses-
(1 Chron. 16:11) "Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually."
(Ecc. 2:26 a) "For God giveth to man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy."
1 Samuel 8:5-6: "Now make us a king to judge us like all the nations... Give us a king to judge us."
"God's people rejected Him as their King and chose a man. It is easy to see a man with our natural eyes, but it takes diligence to "see" and "hear" the Lord. This dynamic is still true of God's people today. It is inherent in our fallen human nature. We reject God and look to man. This leads to idol worship within the Church. This is why it is imperative that we seek to become transformed into the very image of Christ."
Kevin Basconi: "The Restoration of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and the Approaching Global Revivals"
Our thought today-
With the thought that prayer victories are our challenge and heritage as believers, let's make every effort to make praying a priority, and to believe we're being heard by God.
Our question today-
What is it that prevents us from being effective and fervent in our praying, and do we know that the King is listening? Are our petitions in line with His Word and will?
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