KEY SCRIPTURE: .2 Timothy 2:15 ” Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth”.
Hosea 4:6 tells us, my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. The right application of the scriptures in various life encounters establishes our victory.
We have to do all things in the word. When praying we have to understand that we have:
- Making requests from the Lord.
- Making declarations of faith, .
- Commanding situations to change.
All these must be done in line with the truth as revealed in the word of God.
In 1st Peter 5:8,9a the scriptures say “Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about seeking whom to devour, whom resist steadfast in the faith…. “. We are supposed to resist the devil steadfast in the faith”.
There are some prayers we make against the devil ,which are not in consonance with the faith. Example, when a Christian makes a prayer like “All these weapons of the devil that is destroying my life I command you to die by fire”. Now what does the bible say about weapons that come against us?. Isaiah 54:17. Says “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgement thou shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord”.
In the example I gave, the one praying has admitted that the weapons are “destroying him”. The scripture also said no weapon formed against thee shall prosper. If you pray the way that prayer goes, you are admitting something against what the scripture has said. This gives you a wrong foundation to confront the enemy. The scripture said no weapon formed against you shall prosper. You may pray in the following way , “irrespective of what is happening to me, the scriptures say no weapon formed against me shall prosper and so whatever weapons fashioned against me, you can’t prosper against me. I command you to die or be destroyed by fire in Jesus name”.
If you pray this way your prayer has not compromised the scriptures, and you are resisting in the faith. No devil can stop you, if you hold faith with the word.No matter the kind of prayer you may be offering,let it agree with revealed scripture. .
I submit to God, by accepting what He says .I resist the enemy, who would always flee in Jesus name.
James 4:7″ Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you”.
Isaiah 5:13 ” Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst”.
Psalms 11:3 ” If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?”