Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Weapon of our Warfare

This morning in my devotion time I read some things that reminded me of our strongest weapon for bringing the Kingdom of God to earth -- prayer! You thought I would say something really new and profound, nothing is new under the sun. But, prayer remains our strongest tool in our alliance with our King Warrior -- Yahweh-saboath, The LORD of hosts, the God of the angel armies!!!

In Oswald Chambers, "My Utmost for His Highest," he said for September 10th, "God's training ground, where the missionary weapons are found, is the hidden, personal, worshiping life of the saint." (See my next post about our devotional time.)

John Piper said, "When God hungers for some special satisfaction, he seeks out a prayer to answer. Our prayer is the sweet aroma from the kitchen ascending up into the Kings' chambers making him hungry for the meal. But the actual enjoyment of the meal is his own glorious work in answering our prayer. The food of God is to answer our prayer. The most wonderful thing about the Bible is that it reveals a God who satisfies his appetite for joy by answering prayers."

Beloved, let us embrace our prayer time as a time of warfare. It is our prayers that The Lord allows us to partake with Him in his redemption of the world. God wants you and I to join Him in taking back this world. Does He need our prayers? No. Does He want our prayers? Yes. Why? Because all that He does is for His own glory and He allows us to partake in glorifying Him by praying to Him to do some incredible work. What, did you think you were the center of the universe. Wrong-ola! Jesus said, "I AM."

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