ReImagine.Church family and friends.
Last night we had a prayer meeting and talked about John 18:1. We learned a valuable lesson about the victory God has for us, in our personal life, our home, our church and city, even our nation. We learned from Jesus himself. Just as his most important moment in human history would take place, just as he was being betrayed, arrested, beaten, killed and just as he prepared to leave his disciples forever,
what did he do?
He could have gathered tens of thousands of people, preached to them, healed them, delivered them, encouraged them and sent them out. Rather, he pulled away and prayed. In John 17 we see his prayers come to life and in John 18:1, history tells us "When he had finished praying, Jesus left with his disciples...."
Jesus did the heavy work of affirming the promises of His Father, of receiving the victory promised to him and his followers and of pouring his heart out in agony, IN PRAYER. He did this before he toke his followers and stepped into the next season of his ministry.
Jesus taught us by demonstration and by teaching in Matthew 6, that PRAYER IS THE WORK THAT WINS THE WAR.
We must "win in the spirit" before we acquire the fruit of victory in the natural. Winning does not mean we fight the fight against darkness all over again. Rather, it means we take the land God has already purchased for us. We must learn to occupy and relentlessly defend the land of the human heart, the home, the imaginations and the hope of our nation, beginning with ourselves and our family.
As we contemplate how to "win in the spirit" , please understand, PRAYER IS THE WORK.
We wrestle NOT against flesh and blood. Our struggle is NOT against flesh and blood. Ephesians 6:13
PRAYER IS THE WORK THAT WINS THE WAR in the SPIRIT.
Check out these scriptures about prayer and these resources to develop your prayer life of victory and hope.
1 Timothy 2:1
Revelations 5:8, 8:3-4
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