Day 18

25th Feb

Daniel 10:13 NIV But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia.

Here is the flip side of the coin.

  • Prayer and fasting is all about warfare.

  • Understanding that we have a God that loves us passionately and wants to fight for us, but we also have an enemy that is trying to prevent us from receiving God’s promises and blessings.

  • You cannot have a victory until the battle is won.

  • You can’t be a conqueror until something has been conquered.

1 John 5:4 NKJV For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world our faith.

1 John 5:5 NKJV Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

Our battle is a faith battle, it a challenge of who we will believe. Will we believe God or will we believe the enemy or our circumstances or our symptoms.

Hebrews 11:1 TPT Now faith brings our hopes into reality and becomes the foundation needed to acquire the things we long for. It is all the evidence required to prove what is still unseen.

  • Faith simply sees what God has said as true, and that is all the evidence that we require.

  • Someone once said, our hope is a confident expectation of good and it is based on what God has said in his word and what God has promised.

  • So, we send our hope to go and find the evidence in God’s word, but then faith believes the evidence as fact.

Let’s use the example of healing:

  • Do we have any grounds for hoping that we can be healed of our sickness?

  • What does the Bible say?

  • Here is an Old Testament promise

Psalms 103:1 NIV Of David. Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.

Psalms 103:2 NIV Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits–

Psalms 103:3 NIV who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,

  • Let’s find a New Testament promise

1 Peter 2:24 NIV He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.

  • What a powerful promise. It declares that our healing was secured on the cross of Calvary, just as we can believe for our sins to be forgiven, we can believe for our sicknesses to be healed.

  • It says that by his stripes we are (past tense) healed.

  • Ok so we have hope, Jesus has said in his word we are already healed.

  • That is all the evidence we should need.

  • Tomorrow we will look at how we combine this hope with our faith.

So, grab the prayer goals that you have written out and begin to declare what God says about your situation.

As you begin to declare breakthrough in that area God will begin to establish your prayers in the spirit realm.

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