THE SURE ARMOUR (3) Ephesians 6:10-18
“Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;” (v18)
(5) Prayer: Prayeris the key with which we unlock the heavenly armoury in order to access divine weapons for our spiritual battles. Our Lord Jesus Christ said something about prayer that many Christians seem to ignore, particularly in spiritual warfare. At the garden of Gethsemane, He gave us this counsel: “Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Matthew 26:41) Even the Almighty God who became man admits here that the flesh is weak. Therefore, to overcome temptation, we need to watch and pray. Adam’s victory would have been glorious if he did not fall into the temptation of the devil. Little wonder when the second Adam came, He took the issue of prayer very seriously and also revealed the importance of prayer to us. (6) Supplication To supplicate is to ask with every sense of humility and not in arrogance like the Pharisee in Luke 18:9-14. Arrogance and a sense of entitlement will not allow some children of God to persevere in the place of prayer.
They time God in prayer and command Him to “do it now” or they will quit serving Him. Humility means surrendering to the will of God regardless of your desires and expectations. It is coming to God with trust that He will do what is best for you. Our faith in Him earns us salvation. Accept Him and put Him on today, and your victory is guaranteed.
PRAYER LINE: Prayer, please fill me with Your Holy Spirit so that I can have an effective prayer life for total victory over my adversaries.
The sure armour is Jesus Christ. (O. H)