Prayer is Key

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints–and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, (Eph 6:18-19 NKJ)

I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; They shall never hold their peace day or night. You who make mention of the LORD, do not keep silent, And give Him no rest till He establishes And till He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth. (Isa 62:6-7 NKJ)

As we come to the end of Ephesians, we are reminded by the Apostle Paul of our role as ‘Watch’ men and women, standing in high places in the Spirit, clothed in the armor of God, armed with the Word, filled with the Spirit, covered in the precious blood.  We bear a new name and identity, we are ‘The Redeemed’ and called into the family of God as sons and daughters. As we stand there, we are told to be watchful in the Spirit and cry out to God what we both see and hear.

When I was a young boy living in London, the British Broadcasting Corporation didn’t allow, at that time any commercial radio stations, so at night you would tune into Radio Luxembourg, a European radio station that broadcast pop music on an AM frequency. The problem was that the signal would hard to find with all the chatter and distortion that surrounded it.  It’s the same with prayer in the Spirit—you have to stay focused and persevere so that you can tune into the Spirit and cut out all the chatter of the world around you.

God is listening to every word you say.

Published by Terry Threadwell

Dr. Terry Threadwell has thirty five years ministry experience. Author, educator and Director of the Institute of Progressive Pentecostal Studies.

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