Power up with prayer

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Colossians 2:9-10
9 For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; 10 and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power. NKJV

Today I want to encourage everyone to remember who Jesus is and the power of prayer in the name of Jesus.

Jesus is whole, that which is not broken. He is complete, encompassing all wisdom, all knowledge, all understanding, all truth and all answers. This is why we can trust in Him completely. This is why we put Him first in all situations.

Prayer, the speaking and the listening to, and the acknowledging of the power and authority of our Lord and Saviour, must be fundamental if we want to have victory in every battle.

Prayer, then, in the name of Jesus, is a complete boundary around every situation, every thought, every restriction and every doubt. It is the complete solution to every ailment of the spirit, soul and body. Prayer, according to the will of God, is faithful to destroy, rebuild, repair, set free and make anew and put simply, to cause change. This is the ‘must’ and not the ‘maybe’ of every believer’s understanding of what prayer is.

2 Corinthians 10:3-6
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled. NKJV

I remember when one of my little girls, about two years old at the time, was sick with what appeared to be a urinary tract issue resulting with salt in her urine and an awful burning sensation that left her crippled in agony. She literally could not stand and one night she just screamed and cried without being able to be consoled.

To be honest, there was a helplessness and fear that threatened every part of me, to first make me despair and then to also make me close my mouth and be silent. The doctor had no solution but there is one who always has and is the solution.

My husband got up and together we lifted our hands and praised our Lord and Saviour and we sought His face for deliverance for our daughter while she screamed and kicked and rolled on the floor. We had to take our eyes off of her and look to God. About two and a half hours later, she stopped screaming and kicking, got up and asked to watch television- around 3 am in the morning! Our Lord is faithful to deliver us from all internal and external threats.

We are never alone! I like Elisha who asked the Lord to open the eyes of his servant to cause him to see that they were not alone and were well able to stand in the situation of being faced with a large army of men before them.

2 Kings 6:14-18
14 Therefore he sent horses and chariots and a great army there, and they came by night and surrounded the city. 15 And when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” 16 So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 17 And Elisha prayed, and said, “LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 18 So when the Syrians came down to him, Elisha prayed to the LORD, and said, “Strike this people, I pray, with blindness.” And He struck them with blindness according to the word of Elisha. NKJV

I also like Hannah who really sought the Lord with her whole heart showing the difference between praying with words and crying out to the Lord.

1 Samuel 1:13-15
13 Now Hannah spoke in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard. Therefore Eli thought she was drunk. 14 So Eli said to her, “How long will you be drunk? Put your wine away from you!” 15 But Hannah answered and said, “No, my lord, I am a woman of sorrowful spirit. I have drunk neither wine nor intoxicating drink, but have poured out my soul before the LORD. NKJV

Glory be to God. We can walk in His power and authority over all situations.

By Tammy S. Williams

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