From the Pastor

 

Using Your Angels In Prayer

In Hebrews 1:14 we read;

            Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation.

In Psalm 103:20 we read;

            Bless the Lord, ye His angels, that excel in strength, that do His commandments, hearkening unto the voice of His Word.

In Daniel 10:12 we read;

            Then said he unto me, fear not, Daniel; for from the First day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy Words were heard, and I Am come for thy Words.

            Once again as we study prayer, we must study and rightly divide God’s Word with understanding, so that we can pray accurately and effectively. (II Timothy 2:15, Mark 4:24, 7:13, Proverbs 3:13, 4:7). When we look at the above verses we need to understand that there is a difference between being born again and salvation. Salvation is an all inclusive word that includes the complete redemption through our Lord Jesus Christ. It is deliverance from the power and the effects of sin. This includes protection, safety, health and healing, prosperity, soundness and wholeness. Salvation is our inheritance as born again believers and as an heir of God, we are to commission the angels with our words to minister the benefits of our salvation (Romans 8:17, Psalm 103:1-6).

In James 5:16 we read;

            Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availed much.

            We need to realize that we are not just an ordinary person trying to get God to do something in our life. We are not a sinner saved by grace. We are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. We are citizens of heaven and children of the Most High God our Father in Heaven (Romans 5:17-19). Because of who we now are, our prayers are powerful and dynamic in their workings. We have all of Heaven backing us when pray in faith (Word of God).

In I Timothy 6:12 we read;

             Fight the good fight of Faith, lay hold on eternal life, where unto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

            Once we have prayed in agreement with God’s Word we need to stand strong in faith (Ephesians 6:10-18). The reason most Christians don’t receive answers to their prayers is because they don’t pray in accordance with what the Word of God says. They don’t have confidence, they get weary and their saying isn’t in agreement with their praying (I John 5:14-15, Galatians 6:7-9). We must realize that Faith is for the things we can’t see. God’s Word is our evidence  that it exists and is available for us. The devil is doing everything he can to delay our answer, but our angels are working for us. We just need to be patient and stay in faith and we will prevail (Hebrews 6:12-15, Matthew 16:13-19).

            As we close, be encouraged, and have confidence that all of Heaven is backing our prayers. If we stay in FAITH, WE WILL PREVAIL AND OVERCOME IN THIS LIFE (Romans 5:17). Amen!!

                                                       Pastor Jimmy Brackeen