The Fields of Prayer
Prayer means care for souls.
Prayer means pain.
Prayer means privacy, for often the battle is waged alone.
Prayer means power.
Prayer, Luther said, means “sweat on the soul".
Prayer means filling in the sufferings of Christ.
We cannot shoot fire-belching jet planes with sling shots, nor repulse tanks with bottles; less still can we push back the powers of darkness with mere words.
Jude talks of praying “in the Holy Ghost." This praying alone can bring to pass the purpose of a holy God and put to flight the army of alien powers. This praying is no toy soldier's game. This is realism. This is a fight to the death — no parley with the enemy — no truce — no terms — a fight to the death!#
But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit. (Jude 20)
Prayer is waging God's war and firing His arrows.
It is both marshalling heaven's army and shielding His troops upon the earth's fields.
Prayer is warring in the Lord's army.
Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.’ (Matthew 9:38)
Satan continues his deceit in the powerlessness of prayer, for he knows how much it hinders and hurts him, so he says:
you can't see anything happening, therefore nothing is happening. Don't waste your time.
The only time a prayerful disciple wastes is in listening to satan.
Annoy satan, camp on the fields of prayer today.
Today's Soul Snippet:
"God wants people to be in a spiritual condition and lifestyle that displays His glory and honors His name." ~ John Piper
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#Today's SoulSnack is an excerpt from "Meat for Men" and is a direct copy with permission from LEONARD RAVENHILL)