KEY SCRIPTURE: Hebrews 5:7 KJV” Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered
up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared”;
For the purposes of God to be fulfilled in your life, prayer must be inevitable. (that is, you can’t do without prayer). Our key scripture reveals that our Lord Jesus as glorious as He is, had to pray that whatever God had said about his future must come to pass. If Jesus did not let down on His prayer, can you do either wise? Just consider the way He went about praying. He made His prayer with strong crying and tears. Let’s consider the Lord’s prayer in the garden of Gethsemane Luke 22:40–46. The Lord prayed before He was betrayed and went through His passion. He prayed till His sweat dropped as blood. Why did He had to pray the way He did?
1. Satan would attempt to frustrate any program of God, for you, that he gets to know about. It would take aggressive prayers to dislodge him (Satan) of his aggression, so you may possess what God has said about you. 1Timothy 1:18 KJV “This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare”;
2. Through aggressive prevailing prayer, you would prevent Satan from weakening your defenses so you would be able to face any impending challenge and overcome them. This is what the Lord calls temptation. Luke 22:40 KJV “And when he was at the place, he said unto them, pray that ye enter not into temptation”
Temptation in this context is to find yourself in a challenge or opposing condition that your strength cannot stand. There are certain situations that you must necessarily go through, like the case of Jesus.
3. Prayer would bring to you, angelic assistance and strength to overcome.
Luke 22:43 KJV” And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him”.
Never sleep, and just wait for prophecies to be fulfilled. It does not work out that way.
The Lord prophesied through Jeremiah that; Israel would go into exile for a period of seventy years (Jeremiah 25:11-12). According to Daniel 9:2, He said, he understood by books that Israel would be in Babylon for seventy years. His prayer brought God’s word to pass.
Father I pray for the church to arise to the activities of the enemy. May the church, not sit down and wait for things to turn out well, but to commit themselves to aggressive prayer, till everything aligns properly to the will of God.
Luke 22:44 KJV “And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
Luke 22:46 KJV” And said unto them, why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation”.