I just wanted to share the notes from The War Room Prayer Line, on Monday, December 21st. I'm so grateful for Min. Renita Tiller answering the call to sit in for me. Be sure to listen to the playback to receive the anointing that came during the time of prayer: https://fccdl.in/AwXZQz8bJ,
The word of God admonishes us to be still in the face of chaotic and uncertain circumstances knowing that He is God and He is exalted above all circumstances and He’s all powerful. Psalm 46 sets the tone for this, in verses 1 - 3 we are shown a view of some very perilous circumstances but reminded that God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. We are reminded in verse 10 to be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
In the natural realm we know that when we are instructed to be still, the expectation is that we be silent and not move. In the realm of the spirit and in the eyes of the word of God, being still and standing requires a great deal of movement and effort.
Many times we’ve found ourselves in a state of dis-ease and unrest because of a negative report or circumstance. If we are to enter into His rest we must labor. The word tells us to let not our hearts be troubled (John 14:1) and reminds us that God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. In order to truly find ourselves in that place of not being troubled and being of a sound mind will require some effort on our part.
It is important to know what we are standing on. What are the promises of God as it relates to our lives, circumstances, and future? What are the finished works of Christ that were secured for our benefits and use?
To know what we are standing on and standing for we must spend time in God’s word. Delving into the word of God is the way to know what is available to us, the foundation on which those things are built, the anointing that accompanies His word, and finally how to have full manifestation of His promises in our lives.
2 Timothy 2:15 tells us to study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. By meditating on the word day and night, that word of truth will be what we refer to and stand on when circumstances are contrary. Joshua 1:8 and Psalm 1 assure us that by doing so our way will be made prosperous, we’ll have good success, and be firmly planted like a tree as we bring forth fruit in our season.
Ephesians 6:13 tells us that having done all, we should stand. What is the “all” that this scripture is referring to? It’s explained in the following scriptures.
We’re told to stand firm in the word of God that we’re read and been taught. We stand firm on the word, keep our peace, and allow the Lord to fight for us. (Exodus 14:14)
We have been given a sense of peace from God that the world can not manufacture. We can be fully convinced that God will never leave us nor forsake us. (Hebrews 13:5, Deuteronomy 31:8)
The helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God. Let us not forget the benefits of our salvation, all of His benefits; who forgives all my iniquities, who heals all diseases, who redeems my life from destruction, who crowns me with lovingkindness and tender mercies. (Psalm 103:1-4)
Finally, we’re directed to remain in a position of earnest and humble prayer. God has spoken in our word and given us the confidence in Him that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us and if we know that He hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desire of Him. (1 John 5:14-15)
God has given us authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt us. (Luke 10:19) Whatever power the enemy is able to muster up against us doesn’t begin to compare to the power of God. Whatever tactics the enemy uses against us we must remember that we have authority over the tactics and the power behind it. There is no weapon that has been, is being, or will be fashioned against us that can prosper against us as we exercise our authority and watch the power of God destroy that which is sent to bring destruction in our lives.
We’ll leave you with one final scripture that sums up how the enemy is rendered powerless in the face of the power of God and a reminder that as long as God is on our side, we can’t be overcome by evil.
Romans 8:31: What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?