In Luke, chapter eleven, we follow the request to Jesus, “Lord, teach us to pray”.
This past Wednesday night we started our new Bible Study Series, Praying Against Evil! In verse four of that same chapter, Jesus instructs us to add to our prayers a petition that we be delivered from evil.
In Ephesians, chapter six, the scripture instructs us to be spiritually prepared to stand against the tricks and deceit of the devil. The devil has no rule book, the devil cheats and he doesn’t play fair. The devil is a roaring lion, seeking what marriage, what home, what teen or single he may destroy. He uses the full destructive force of sin!
In this same chapter we see why Jesus wanted us to “pray against evil”.
The Bible teaches that when you go to resist temptation and sin you cannot see your enemy! What you are fighting is not “flesh and blood”.
Our enemies that want to destroy us and our families are:
- Rulers of Darkness
- Spiritual Wickedness
We must have help and the help we need is the Lord Jesus Christ! We must start with prayer. Please Jesus, teach me to pray against evil. We need the whole Armour of God.
You are loved,
Pastor and Muzette