Armor of God, Machaira with Apostle Bennie, Prayer

EPISODE 496 – PRAYER – THE EMPOWERING FORCE

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Sunday 2nd, June 2024
 

PRAYER – THE EMPOWERING FORCE



“praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints” 

Ephesians 6:18 (NKJV)



When you read through Ephesians 6:17-18, especially in the New King James Version (NKJV), you will notice that verse 17 ends with a semi-column (;) and then verse 18 starts with a lower key alphabet, “praying always..”

This implies that verse 18 of Ephesians 6, is not the beginning of a new sentence.

This implication is not only based on the NKJV but also on what it is in the original Greek.

Paul, the apostle, wasn’t introducing a discussion which was different from the armor of God.

The moment a Roman soldier puts on the various armor pieces, he puts on the helmet and then takes his sword for action.

The interesting thing is that it also takes an empowering force or ability for one to efficiently and effectively wield a sword.

To wield the sword of the Spirit,  which is the Word of God, is not only by how you understand the word. It is not only how skillful you are in using the word. The impact of the “Rhema word” is according to the power which backs it.

Through prayer, you activate the empowering force of the Spirit to wield the “rhema word”.

So you can read what Paul wrote in Ephesians 6:17-18  this way:

“And take… the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God…praying…”

When the wielding of the word is backed by prayer, it works more effectively.
Prayer gives the “rhema word”, the force to prevail against every limitation.

The word of God is powerful, however, you cannot exude the power in the word without prayer.

Prayer is the means by which you saturate the word you have received from God with God.

Get it, God’s word spoken to you is full of God. However, the word should not proceed from you as your word. It must proceed from you as God’s word. This is why you pray.

Through prayer, you submit the administration of the word through you to God. The mighty hand of God backs your utterance (declaration of the revelation of the word) so that it will produce the God-kind and God-intended results.

Paul the apostle knowing this made this request:

“Finally, dear brothers and sisters, pray for us that the Lord’s message will continue to spread rapidly and its glory be recognized everywhere, just as it was with you” 2 Thessalonians 3:1 (TPT)

The rapid spreading of the message of Christ will be by prayer.

It is not how skillful or intelligent one is with the reality of the word. It is the ability of God which backs the administration of the word.

To even have utterance of the word, one must be soaked with prayer. (Ephesians 6:19).

This should give you a picture of wielding the word through God.

“For by their own sword they did not possess the land, And their own arm did not save them, But Your right hand and Your arm and the light of Your presence, For You favored them.” Psalm 44:3 (Legacy Standard Bible)

Take note the above verse is only used here, to give you a pictorial view of wielding the word through prayer.

So just as the Spirit- word is the sword of the Spirit, you wield it to triumph by prayer or the release of the Lord’s presence.

Don’t just speak or act the word. Use the word as a weapon of war through prayer.

Selah.

DIG DEEPER
(Philippians 4:6; 1 Thessalonians 1:5; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; Psalm 86:3; Romans 12:12; Colossians 4:2)
 
WE PRAY
We pray that the word of God in us will be saturated by the force of God’s presence and will produce the God-kind of results.
 
BIBLE READING IN THE YEAR 2024
Psalm 47 – 51
 
DECLARE THESE WORDS:
– I wage spiritual warfare through prayer.
 
– I pray always in the spirit.
 
– Through prayer I see possibilities.
 
– I am given to prayer.
 
– I pray and continue steadfastly in prayer.
 
OH Hallelujah, GLORY TO GOD!!!

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Hannah Mireku
Hannah Mireku
18 days ago

I wage spiritual warfare
In the name of Jesus

Lindiwe Esenam
Lindiwe Esenam
18 days ago

Wow, so the power of the word , machaira is made manifest by prayer. It is prayer that backs the word with power. Ha! I pray!!! I give myself to prayer.

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
18 days ago

Thank you sweet Jesus. I activate the the Rhema word through prayer

Daniel F. Agbosu
Daniel F. Agbosu
18 days ago

I PRAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY

Edith
Edith
18 days ago

The word of God only manifests through prayer.
Luke.18.1 Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart, (NKJV)
Oh thank you Lord Jesus
I pray consistently,oh I wage war with the word through consistent prayer.
Glory to God!

Sulley
Sulley
17 days ago

I empower the word in my life through prayer

Herbert Kekeli Gaddi
Herbert Kekeli Gaddi
17 days ago

Through prayer, I see possibilities.
Thank you Jesus!! Glory to God almighty!! Thank you Apostle Bennie for such a wonderful message

Last edited 17 days ago by Herbert Kekeli Gaddi
Linda Teye
Linda Teye
17 days ago

God’s word spoken to me is full of God himself!

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
17 days ago

I continue steadfastly in prayer !

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
17 days ago

I use the word as a weapon of war through prayer!

Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
17 days ago

In the name of Jesus, the word of God in me is saturated by the force of God’s presence and will produce the God-kind of results every single day of my life hallelujah

Jonathan Donkor
Jonathan Donkor
16 days ago

Glory to God.
This episode is really enlightening and timely.
Now I know that as I go out to minister the word to people, the word must not proceed from me as my word and the way to making sure that doesn’t happen is by prayer.
I can only work so much efficiently and efficiently with word of God by prayer.

Bernard
Bernard
15 days ago

Thank u lord for teaching me to use the word as a weapon of warfare in prayer

Vincent Mensah
Vincent Mensah
15 days ago

I use the word as a weapon of war through prayer.

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