To be perfectly honest, I’ve really had a battle about whether to post this or not.
Still I feel at peace about it. Sometimes we don’t know why something is to be shared. The Holy Spirit must be our guide. It will hit it’s mark with someone.
So here’s hoping this post will be edifying to The Body of Christ.
To begin, I was allowed to start a ‘Prayer Room’ in a Church building, The LORD sent me to just a few years back.
We met every Sunday morning before Service for a few months. We shared and then prayed. A lot of concentration was on the sick, but also undergirding our Pastor with strength, the Service, etc.
God moved and answered many prayers! Still only a very small group would attend, but it was very good!
Later a sweet friend who was always faithful to come in and pray, had someone make us a ‘War Room’ sign over the door.
I didn’t get to see the sign until later when I went back to visit. It meant so much to me!
Prayer and Intercession should be the root to our Christian walk and ministry. Talk about ‘essential’, it is!
( Getting back on point, I was fixing to start some ‘teaching and training’ sessions on ‘intercession’ in that Church.
This would be one night of the week. To be honest, I didn’t get a chance to implement them. The Church itself was small, and everyone’s schedules were just too busy! It grieved me, but I still believe this may help someone now. )
The outline I was going to teach was basic. Our focus would be on:
- Dedication to pray and intercede daily.
- Finding your special time and place.
- Have quality, but quantity time, too.
- Praying in the Spirit and with understanding.
- Expecting results.
To be in Warfare our goal was to be on:
- – to break assignments off the dark side.
- – to become stronger Christians.
- – promote the Kingdom of God and see ‘Souls’ come in.
- -for God’s government and leaders to be set up.
- – to help pull up and train others in our families and friends to be intercessors.
Each point would be discussed and taught out with time for interaction from the class. Also many scriptures would have been used in the class.
Just take whatever here may help you to be a stronger Intercessor. The time is late and we must learn how to fight in the Spirit.
Always remember Praise and Worship is a most effective weapon! The devil cannot withstand when we press on in Victory with all our circumstances all over the place!
He Is still God, regardless of our circumstances!
“O LORD, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.” Isaiah 25:1.
2. Word of God
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12.
3. Blood of Jesus
“and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.” Colossians 1:20.
“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” James 5:16.
5. Testimony to Overcome
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.” Revelation 12:11.
6. Name of Jesus
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:12.
“Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; that thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.” Matthew 6:16-18.
One thing I found out in an analogy of a race, was in Bible times a man running, tucked in his garments. That was so he did not ‘fall.’
Let us be ‘No Fall Christians’
“Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.
For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.
Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall.” 2 Peter 1:4-10.
You can surely add more scriptures to each point!
This is just a start as we train to be better warriors for Jesus Christ!
We can conclude for now with these scriptures below.
God bless you all.
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: ( For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; ) casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;” 1 Corinthians 10:3-5.
“What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.” 1 Corinthians 14:15.
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in The LORD, and in the power of his might.
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;” Ephesians 6:10-18.
“It came to pass after this also, that the children of Moab, and the children of Ammon, and with them other beside the Ammonites, came against Jehoshaphat to battle.
Then there came some that told Jehoshaphat, saying, There cometh a great multitude against thee from beyond the sea on this side Syria; and, behold, they be in Hazazontamar, which is Engedi.
And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek The LORD, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.
And Judah gathered themselves together, to ask help of The LORD: even out of all the cities of Judah they came to seek The LORD.
And Jehoshaphat stood in the congregation of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of The LORD, before the new court,
And said, O LORD God of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven? and rulest not thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen? and in thine hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee?
Art not thou our God, who didst drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend for ever?
And they dwelt therein, and have built thee a sanctuary therein for thy name, saying,
If, when evil cometh upon us, as the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we stand before this house, and in thy presence, (for thy name is in this house,) and cry unto thee in our affliction, then thou wilt hear and help.
And now, behold, the children of Ammon and Moab and mount Seir, whom thou wouldest not let Israel invade, when they came out of the land of Egypt, but they turned from them, and destroyed them not;
Behold, I say, how they reward us, to come to cast us out of thy possession, which thou hast given us to inherit.
O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee.
And all Judah stood before The LORD, with their little ones, their wives, and their children.
Then upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, came the Spirit of The LORD in the midst of the congregation;
And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith The LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.
To morrow go ye down against them: behold, they come up by the cliff of Ziz; and ye shall find them at the end of the brook, before the wilderness of Jeruel.
Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of The LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for The LORD will be with you.
And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground: and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before The LORD, worshipping The LORD.
And the Levites, of the children of the Kohathites, and of the children of the Korhites, stood up to praise The LORD God of Israel with a loud voice on high.
And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in The LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.
And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto The LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise The LORD; for his mercy endureth for ever.
And when they began to sing and to praise, The LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.
For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to slay and destroy them: and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy another.
And when Judah came toward the watch tower in the wilderness, they looked unto the multitude, and, behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none escaped.
And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the spoil of them, they found among them in abundance both riches with the dead bodies, and precious jewels, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away: and they were three days in gathering of the spoil, it was so much.
And on the fourth day they assembled themselves in the valley of Berachah; for there they blessed The LORD: therefore the name of the same place was called, The valley of Berachah, unto this day.
Then they returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, and Jehoshaphat in the forefront of them, to go again to Jerusalem with joy; for The LORD had made them to rejoice over their enemies.
And they came to Jerusalem with psalteries and harps and trumpets unto the house of The LORD.
And the fear of God was on all the kingdoms of those countries, when they had heard that The LORD fought against the enemies of Israel.
So the realm of Jehoshaphat was quiet: for his God gave him rest round about.” 2 Chronicles. 20:1-30.
Updated — Part 2 added, October 11, 2021.
~ Joyce D. McGuire
My name is Joyce D. McGuire, called to work in and for the Kingdom of God! To lead we must try to follow Jesus Christ closely. That is my heart. I am a Chaplain in the prisons; prophetic intercessor by His grace, author, and a Mother in the Kingdom of God. To many I am simply Mama Joyce. Some favorite verses of mine are Matthew 11:28-30.