Study in Prayer – February 17 – If in Doubt Then You’re Out
Scripture of the Day:
2 Corinthians 13:9
“We are glad whenever we are weak but you are strong; and our prayer is that you may be fully restored.”
If in Doubt – Then You’re Out!
If you are a saved, born again child of the Living God, then you are never supposed to doubt the Word of God. You are never supposed to doubt ANYTHING you read in His Word. Every single word, every single letter, every single punctuation mark has a specific purpose if it is in the Bible. Amen.
When you believe that with all of your heart, spirit, soul and every fiber of your being, you will never quake in the devils presence. Ever! Why?
Because GREATER is HE that is in you than he that is in the world. Amen!
When the devil tries to get you off of your game plan – which is to trust 100% in Jesus and all that He accomplished for you, if the devil can get you to doubt just ONE PART of God’s Word, he has a foothold in your life.
You may be one of those that do not believe speaking in tongues is for today…
Guess what, you’re right! Anything to do with speaking in tongues and the benefits you will gain from it – are worthless to you. You get zero benefits.
That moves over into receiving your prayers as answered as well. You will not see any resulting answers to your prayers… Period.
That also concerns sickness in your body…no healing for you…
The devil will have free reign to take sniper shots at you anytime and anywhere he chooses to do so…
Have you ever felt like, just as things start going good, SOMETHING bad happens? Have you ever noticed that, just as soon as you start to get a little bit ahead financially, the car breaks down or the TV goes out and now you have to spend even more money and “Back into debt” you go…maybe even deeper in debt than you were two weeks ago? Have you ever noticed anything like that?
Why does that happen?
When I hear people talk like that, one of the first questions I will ask is about their prayer life. Are they praying every day? Consistently? And do you know the response I generally will receive?
“Of course, brother Bob. I pray every day (and then – they add the qualifier)…BUT, I only have time to pray while I’m in the car or it may only be for a couple of minutes…”
And, as bad as that is…it will still WORK if that is all the time you truly have.
My next question is something like, “You don’t have a lot of time? You can’t pray 15 minutes a day? What are you doing at 4:30am every day?”
99% of the time it will, “Sleeping?”
Then I hit them with what Jesus asked His disciples, “Why are you sleeping? Couldn’t you pray one hour with me?”
But, IF (and this is a BIG IF), they do respond with they are praying, I will the ask, “Are you praying in tongues?”
THEN I get the “deer in the headlights” look. They begin to stammer and stumble. Some will even come right out and say, “I don’t believe in that stuff. It’s of the devil” Or “It’s not for us today” or some bogus thing like that…
Folks, if it is IN Bible – and especially IN THE NEW TESTAMENT – it is for us today in the church age! Glory to God. What other benefits are there for praying in tongues?
In 1 Corinthians 14:2-5, we see the Apostle Paul telling us that God is speaking to our spirit man directly through His Holy Spirit. This builds up the power of faith that works within us. This gives us direct information that our spirit man can pull on throughout the day. This is given to us in a way the devil cannot understand the secrets God is sharing with us. This is a way for God to give us warning about plans the devil is devising and God’s plan to counter the attack.
BUT – if you are one of those who refuses to believe…If you DOUBT – then you are OUT!
So, I want to pray for you right now. I want to pray that your spirit man would become sensitive to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. I want to pray for you to renew that power that is within you – and you do that through studying the Word of God and praying to God on a consistent basis…and praying in other tongues to allow the Holy Spirit to plant HIS thoughts and HIS plans into your spirit man in order to counter every plan of the enemy and bring you to total and complete Victory in Jesus…amen!
Until next time, this is Pastor Bob Thibodeau reminding you from 1 Thessalonians 5:17 in the Living Bible to “Always Keep on Praying!” Be blessed in all that you do!
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