Based upon Romans 8:26
Submitted by Sara Ballenger, Founder and President
Capitol Hill Prayer Partners
"In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans." (Romans 8:26)> > > In these days, when we are all receiving alarming news, hour by hour, it seems that we are being beseiged by negative reports. Indeed, there seems to be a tsunami of reports daily -- all negative and all alarming -- so that, in the natural, we can barely keep up!
How then, in these perilous times, are we to keep up and to maintain our positioning before the Throne of Grace, as watchmen on the wall?
Happily, our GOD gives us an answer for these perilous times:
simply . .. whenever we hear an alarming report . . . immediately forgive the wicked (Mark 11:25) and then pray in the Spirit!
Because the Ominiscient One, who knows ALL the details and how to gain the victory over Satan and his minions, dwells within our hearts, and upon our very tongues!
For those of us who have been blessed to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, we have also been given the "gift of tongues." This is His prayer language, praying through us! Hence, as we pray in tongues, our Lord literally prays through us and obliterates our enemies!
THIS IS THE PROMISE OF ROMANS 8:26!
"In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans."
How, then, do we go about activating this strategy, point by point and day by day?
Here are the steps to follow.
1. You hear the report
2. You do not receive (agree with) the report
3. You come against the spirit of FEAR that is trying to ensnare you.
4. (By an act of your will) you forgive your enemy
5. You give the report to GOD.
6. You then PRAY IN THE SPIRIT until His peace enfolds you again.
7. You PRAISE THE LORD for the victory!
It is written: "When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him." (Isaiah 59:19)
Here are three examples of how we can put this strategy into pratice:
1. China: 200 communist officials demolish church, beat Christians - Christian Post
MY RESPONSE: Give it to GOD; pray in tongues
2. Minneapolis City Council unanimously votes on plan to dismantle police department in wake of anti-brutality protests - Fox News
MY RESPONSE: Give it to GOD (do not give into anger); pray in tongues
3. U.S. coronavirus cases surge by more than 45,000 in one day, total surpasses 2.5 million - CNBC
MY RESPONSE: Give it to GOD (do not give into fear); pray in tongues