The enemy despises our worship so much that he can’t be in the presence of anyone actively praising God. When we worship, God’s presence consumes us. So, whenever you want the enemy to flee, start worshipping.

Paul told the Ephesians to walk wisely because the days were evil (Ephesians 5:15-16). Doesn’t that sound like today? Aren’t the days evil? Don’t we desperately need to know God’s will? Paul told them, “Do not be drunk with wine ... but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing, and making melody in your heart to the Lord ” (Ephesians 5:18-19).

We can’t do anything without faith. “Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6). Strengthen your faith by constantly reminding yourself that God will keep His promises. Your faith will defeat the enemy by empowering all your other weapons.

Your prayers will become powerful when you believe that God hears and will answer you. Jesus said, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you will receive them, and you will have them” (Mark 11:22-24).

Imitate Jesus when you pray. He viewed praying as communion with His heavenly Father. It wasn’t a duty. It was a need. Jesus prayed every morning. “In the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed” (Mark 1:35). Jesus prayed at night. “He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God” (Luke 6:12). Jesus prayed alone. “When He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there” (Matthew 14:23).

Jesus prayed without ceasing.

“Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man” (Luke 21:36). Jesus could do nothing without praying. “The Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner” (John 5:19). When we follow Jesus’ example, we can defeat the enemy.  c


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