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But Prayer…

27 Nov

My Take

DiVoran Lites




“But prayer…” Acts 12:5

Matthew 4:10, Revelation 12:10, James 4:7, Matthew 4:12.


More and more you realize that you must actively resist Satan.

He comes only to steal, kill, and destroy. He is the accuser of Christians, even though all our sins have been atoned for.

When you were younger, you neglected to challenge Satan’s lies because you were afraid he would get back at you. You now know, however that he has no power except the power you give him to hurt you and others.

By now you know that resisting Satan is part of prayer. “Submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”

When Jesus was in the wilderness being tested we saw His loyalty to our Lord. He told Satan to get away from Him every time the devil approached.

You need to resist when worrisome or tempting thoughts come. When you command, Begone, go away, unholy thoughts must go immediately. In reality, the devil has no power over you except what he can fool you into thinking he has.

“Worship the Lord your God, and only Him. Serve Him with absolute single-heartedness:” Jesus

In a Nano-second “behold angels came and ministered to Him”


On November 2, of this year I was feeling a bit low (recuperating from surgery). I read the devotion in, Streams in the Desert by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman and found what I needed to hear.

“Are you in sorrow? Prayer can make your affliction sweet and strengthening. Are you in gladness? Prayer can add to your joy a celestial perfume. Are you in extreme danger from outward or inward enemies? Prayer can set at your right hand an angel whose touch could shatter a millstone into smaller dust than the flour it grinds, and whose glance could lay an army low. What will prayer do for you? I answer: all that God can do for you. “Ask what I shall give thee.” Farrar

“Wrestling prayer can do wonders too,

Bring relief in deepest straits:

Prayer can force a passage through

Iron bars and brazen gates.”

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