Saturday, October 14, 2023

Gordon: prayer concerns three

Saturday, October 14, 2023
    Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
    —Ephesians 6:11-12 (NIV)
    Prayer concerns three, not two but three. God to whom we pray, the man on the contested earth who prays, and the evil one against whom we pray. And the purpose of the prayer is not to persuade or influence God, but to join forces with Him against the enemy. Not towards God, but with God against Satan—that is the main thing to keep in mind in prayer.
    ... Samuel Dickey Gordon (1859-1936), Quiet Talks on Prayer, Fleming H. Revell Co., 1904, p. 120 (see the book)
    See also Eph. 6:11-12; Ps. 68:1; Matt. 17:20-21; 2 Cor. 2:10-11; Eph. 4:26-27; 1 Thess. 5:17; Jas. 4:7; 1 Pet. 5:8-9
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, aid me in vanquishing the enemy.
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