The Cunning Deception of Satan

The master of all evil is relentless in his desire to destroy God’s people.

It came as a shock to me while I was praying that I was praying incorrectly. How? When Satan can’t stop you from praying he will attempt to influence your prayer so that you pray amiss.

You have probably heard that if you give a man a fish you feed him for a meal but if you give him a fishing rod and teach him how to fish you provide for all his meals. Apply that same logic to prayer and you have a similar result. Satan influences us to pray for ‘things’. This seems proper because after all if we are lacking finances or if we are concerned over a certain situation we should pray about it. It is ‘things’ I am talking about. Praying for wealth is like praying for a fish, but, praying for faith and the ability to trust God for it is like being given the fishing rod and being taught how to fish. When we apply faith and trust to our circumstance we are delivered from that need forever. When we pray for a financial need we are praying for that one event, but when we pray for God to infuse our spirit by His Holy Spirit with hope, faith and trust we receive the means to have it forever, as long as we continue to maintain our faith, hope and trust. We must remember Matthew 6:33 “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness  and all these “things” will be added unto you”. 

Jesus said we are to speak to that mountain…the problem in our life…and after praying put forth our faith that God having heard our prayer will, according to our faith, grant us our prayer.

There are two things God requires of us, first, pray to Him in the name of His Son Jesus and then…and this is vital…trust Him to deliver the blessings we seek. Once this becomes fixed in us we do not have to keep going back, time and again, asking for the same ‘thing’. God has given us all things through Christ Jesus and granted to us power over all the power of the enemy and, further, promised us that we shall by no means be hurt. When God makes a promise to us it is guaranteed. If we have to keep going back to God with the same prayer this gives Satan continued opportunity to intervene and may cause us to doubt. If we become impatient while waiting for God’s reply we open ourselves to further attacks from the enemy.

Think of it as …”last man standing”…you can’t win if you don’t get back up and Satan can’t win if you do. Pray for the essentials of faith, hope, trust and endurance.

That is a game changer and you are victorious.

And that is…..As I See It.

Roy Lamont

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