In Matthew 17: 14-21, the Bible tells us the story of the disciples who could not deliver an epileptic child possessed by an evil spirit. The Lord Jesus had to intervene to heal the child and make them understand that “this kind of demon does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”
Some prayer requests require more spiritual energy than others. The amount of spiritual energy needed to pray for a headache is not the same as the one needed to make a paralytic walk or cure a patient from AIDS. Some of challenges you just cannot be solved unless you are actively or fervently seeking the face of God in prayer and fasting.
How do you expect your situation to change when you keep praying as usual? You are ok with only your morning and evening prayers, as well as a quick prayer before your meal.
Beloved, it is time for you to learn to isolate yourself in prayer to seek God, to take personal times of retreat with the Lord; to deprive yourself of sleep, food, of what you usually love (television, social networks) etc. The Lord Jesus knew the challenges that awaited him during the day. Thus, He sometimes spent the whole night in prayer (Luke 6: 12) or would wake up in the middle of the night, well before daybreak to seek the face of the Father in order to receive His instructions (Mark 1:35).
Doesn’t the Bible say that the fervent prayer of the righteous avails much (James 5: 16)? The Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence and it is the violent that take it by force, says the Bible (Matthew 11:12). We are not talking about nonchalant but fervent prayer.
To paraphrase Christ, note that the difficulties you are facing: chronic unemployment or celibacy, bareness, never-ending debt, the disease that wears you out, this beloved refusing to be born again… In short, this kind of challenge can only be overcome by prayer and deprivation
Beloved, you need a special anointing of the Holy Spirit to win the spiritual battle against the spirits standing against your blessing. So, seek the power of God in fervent prayer. “You will seek Me, and you will find Me, if you seek Me with all your heart.” assures the Lord in Jeremiah 29:13. Your Father will let you find Him, if you seek His face. Rest assured and victory will be yours!
May God bless you Beloved
“Look!” he answered, “I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.”
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you”.
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you”.
“Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me”.
“He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him“.
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