Fighting Temptation by Prayer

Matthew 26:41 We all, are tempted on a daily basis, from all directions, and from all sorts of things. And we as Christians, are commanded by God, to pray, and fight temptation. When we read in Matthew chapter 26, we can see, that the disciples of Jesus, were ‘pressing the snooze button’ and nearly breaking it from pressing it again and again.

Jesus goes to them, and warns them, that unless they pray, they could fall into temptation. By saying that, Jesus points out for us, that we should always pray to our heavenly Father God, so that we can fight temptation in our own life too.

The Bible says that sin easily entangles us, and that whomever thinks that they stand, they should be careful that they do not fall. So, we all as Christians, have the daily potential to fall into sin, and sometimes, we do fall into sin, because we give in, to temptation.

But, that is not God’s desire for us, and one of the way to fight temptation, is for us to pray. But how does prayer help us to fight temptation? Well, we could pray to God, and ask him to help us fight the temptation and to overcome it, and God will help us do that.

But, that is not only asking God to help us. I believe, that our lifestyle of praying regularly, and also praying in tongues, by the Holy Spirit in us, can make us stronger spiritually, so that we can fight temptation, with the help and power of the Holy Spirit, which God provides for us.

You see, unless the Holy Spirit helps us by his presence and power in us, to fight temptation, we can not, and we will definitely, fall into temptation, if we are fighting it, only on our own, by our own strength and devices.

That is why it is important to pray in tongues regularly, because the Bible tells us, that if we pray in tongues, we edify ourselves. How? Well, to edify ourselves, it means we become stronger in our faith in God, our spirit is growing up in the revelation of God, and we have more power, to withstand temptation.

Prayer, helps us grow spiritually, and unless we grow spiritually, we will remain a spiritual babies, and babies are not very strong or able, to stand against the storms of life, and they most of the time, need help, because they can not manage on their own.

Confessing the Promises of God is Not Enough

Mark 11:22-24 You know, confessing the promises of God, and thinking that we will get a miracle from God, is never enough.

You can confess the promises of God, whole day long, but if you do not believe in your heart, that what you confess happens, you will not get a miracle. You can confess until all your teeth fall out, but what is going on, in your heart, is what really matters.

That is because with a the heart a man believes and is saved. The heart has to believe, not just the mind, because the heart is the one, which is born of God, and the heart is the one, which believes the Gospel, and a man is saved. God is interested first of all, in our heart. What does our heart believe? And what does our heart not believe, but doubts?

The Holy Spirit is one with our born again spirit, which is our spiritual heart. When God does something supernatural in us, and through us, he first of all, does it through our born again spirit, because that is where he dwells in us.

Yes we can confess the promises of God, but first, we must believe in our heart. That is what Jesus said, in Mark 11, that we can say to the mountain to be moved, and it will move, only in one condition, if we do not doubt in our heart. What does our heart truly believe?

That is what God is interested in, before he grants the miracle for his glory. Our heart, mouth and mind must move together in harmony and agreement, if we want to see heaven move in our life, and see the miracle of moving the mountain. If not, nothing will happen.

Do You Know What You Want from God? John 5:6

What a question to ask a sick man waiting to be healed in John 5:6. Surely Jesus knew that the man was there waiting to be healed. Why did he ask him that question?

Is it possible that Jesus wants us to express our faith in him by us confessing our faith for healing from him? It was the same with the blind man Bartimaeus when Jesus asked him what Bartimaeus want Jesus to do for him in Mark 10:51. It

was obvious that Bartimaeus wanted healing. God wants us to do two things when we want something from him. One, to know exactly and precisely what we want, and second, to confess and express our faith by speaking.

God wants to heal us and give us things but, he will not force healing on us. He wants us to express our faith in him by speaking and being specific. Vague prayers do not do good. We can not go to a shop and say “I want a soup”. We have to say to the vendor, what type of soup we want precisely.

Closing the Door-Mathew 6:6

Closing the door, is not just to shut things or people out..  Mathew 6:6

If we look at the context of the whole chapter, we can clearly see that closing the door, is about separating ourselves from people for a time being, not because we want our prayer not to be heart by other people, or to cut out distraction, but so that other people will not have any relation to our prayer.

Our prayer is between us and God, so when we close the door, there is only one opportunity left, our prayer to be heart from God and nobody else, so that other people can not hear us praying.

Jesus was referring about some people, praying with the main purpose to be heart from people, not from God.

That is why he said that we should close the door, so that we can pray and be heard from God only, and nobody else.

Jesus said that we should pray to be heard from heaven, and not be heard from the earth, and those who live on it..

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