21 Days of Prayer & Fasting: Day 14

Spiritual Warfare

"And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one."

In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
Matthew 6:9-13 (NKJV)
Prayer is not only a conversation with God; it’s also how we protect ourselves from the schemes of the enemy. Spiritual warfare can seem difficult to understand, but that doesn’t mean we should ignore it or refuse to acknowledge it as a reality.

When Jesus was on the earth, He came face-to-face with the devil when He was tempted in the wilderness (Matthew 4:1-11, Luke 4:1-13). Every time the enemy tried to tempt Him, Jesus responded by quoting Scripture. He used “the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Ephesians 6:17) to defend Himself from the enemy’s attacks. There is power in God’s Word, and every lie the enemy has told us can be overcome using God’s truth.

God’s Word tells us in James 4:7 that if we resist the devil, he will flee from us. Intimacy with God and application of His Word to our lives enable us to resist the enemy and live in freedom from his lies.
A thief has only one thing in mind—he wants to steal, slaughter, and destroy. But I have come to give you everything in abundance, more than you expect—life in its fullness until you overflow!
John 10:10 (TPT)

Put it into practice:

  • Ask God to show you any lies you’re believing or areas of spiritual attack happening in your life, and then listen for His answer. 
  • Ask Him to help you understand His Word and how you can use it to replace the lies of the enemy as you fight back against his attacks.

Join us at RCC Central from 8-9 AM this morning as we engage in spiritual warfare together!

Today's content is from pages 11 and 18 of the RCC Prayer Guide.
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