#73 Jesus’ Prayer in Warfare
Posted: Friday, May 19th, 2017Print
About The Mystery of Discipleship Series
Jesus’ closest disciples were trusted to speak for Him and tell us His story. All are called to the mystery of discipleship, but the choice is ours.
Luke 22:31 NASB
Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail…
Jesus’ prayers were bare and to the marrow of the need.
This is our great model for prayer in warfare. The issue is not despair, failure, fear, intimidation…the issue is FAITH. The assault is not about me or against me, but against my FAITH in the Father and the Son. When my faith is gone, I am gone.
This is the complete exposure of how the enemy attacks. Peter’s problem seemed to be fear, but behind it was Satan. Peter’s problem appeared to be disloyalty, but the real problem was that his faith in Christ as Son of God was shaken. Character failures are faith failures. When things seemed awry, Peter lost what he had heard from the Savior.
The war against the saints and the Church is to get us into SELF, into feelings and self-consciousness, into reasoning. The intent is to remove our gaze from the Lord and His sufficiency, to distract us from listening to His voice.