It is a praying man (male or female) that the enemy fears!
He knows that such a man is in contact with Heaven and walks with God! He laughs at the prayer-less preacher who knows nothing about wrestling and warring in prayer.
Such a man has no potential to hurt him in any way. Though he may fight as a knight in shining armour, he fights an imaginary war and conquers a non existent enemy — the devil laughs in his face and mocks his religious piety!
There are many play-fighters today, but few prayer-warriors.
Young, unskilled and unschooled, immature “warriors” are ready to take to the battlefield to fight a war they know nothing of and to face an enemy they have neither met, or conquered in prayer.
They come to the battleground bearing a degree, a plan and a strategy and are like mud huts on the beach facing a coming typhoon!
They have no idea what they are in for until they fire the first “intellectual shots” and find them to be as effective as BB pellets fired at a ravenous lion who seeks nothing more than to tear them limb from limb!
Unless we enter this war with a Master’s degree, not written on the exam pads of some school of higher education, but written in soul-hot prayer where we have touched Heaven — we will always be fighting a losing battle!
When we emerge from His Presence, in His time, to do His work — we enter the battlefield with the only degree that will ever be acknowledged by the enemy — the Master’s degree of walking in His Spirit and being baptised with His Fire!
Extract From the book “Revival Living – 25 Years of Journeying in Revival,” Published 2013 by J vd Hoven) available from www.sonsofsovereignty.com
~ Johann van der Hoven
Johann van der Hoven has been in service of the Lord since 1991 and has hosted numerous mass revival meetings in South Africa and abroad and is a published author. He is the visionary of Fellowship of the Believers, host to “Eagle Food” Apostolic & Prophetic Seminars, and currently pioneers “Deeper Life” Revival School International, from South Africa where he resides. For more info visit www.sonsofsovereignty.com