In this message we will look at effective fervent prayer that engages the battle against the kingdom of darkness with the power of the Kingdom of God. This kind of prayer calls for earnestness and fervency in prayer that moves into the invisible realm where evil has dominated a situation, and then breaks the yoke of bondage over those circumstances. This is prayer that confronts the work of hell and casts down the rule of darkness that is hindering God’s intended blessing for that situation. I want to say to you pointedly that every believer needs to face the responsibility of letting his life be enlarged by this dimension of prayer. If you want to see release or breakthrough happen in your life and in the lives of those you pray for, then there are times when you will need to enter the battle in a fervent pursuit of prayer—breaking in on the works of darkness and seeing them shattered by the power of the word of God that comes forth from your lips. There is no substitute for that kind of confrontational prayer.
Today, we’ll look at strongholds, the enemy’s access points that can compromise God’s power and purposes in our lives. We’re also going to cover how these access points are established and how they can be dismantled. If I have inside of me the fullness of the power of Jesus Christ that raised him from death, it’s not an issue of needing more power. A lot of times in the church of Jesus Christ we think we need more power. But in salvation, in our union with Christ we have the power that raised Christ from death. That’s a pretty significant starting point. So it’s not an issue of needing more power; it’s an issue of why that power is not being released in my life. This week we look to the scriptures and see to live triumphantly in Christ is to understand what strongholds are. For more information go to: http://www.mtzchurch.org
This week, we will see that Satan has many methods to deceive anyone and everyone. He is a defeated foe and is not to be feared. Movies like The Exorcist portray Satan in an erroneous way. He is coming with deceptions and works through his people to attempt to accomplish his plans. His methods are cunning and many times mazelike so a person who is unsaved or a saved person who is biblically illiterate will fall for his schemes. I pray that we all see that God uses situations to build His children; Satan uses evil to destroy his children. For more information go to: www.mtzchurch.org
This Sunday, we begin a brand new series: “This Means War”. When a believer sins, he destroys his witness. Satan wants to destroy the effectiveness of the believer’s witness. The devil is an enemy who confronts each of us. We are powerless on our own to stand against him. However, we are given examples in the Bible of how to overcome this formidable foe. We know the end of the story told in the Bible. We are convinced that the devil will be defeated; but, until then we struggle with a day-to-day battle with him and his attacks. In this series, we will discover that we are not defenseless and we are more than conquerors and we can defeat our enemy!
My friends, proper equipment in life demands a good memory, likewise the ability to forget. All of the blunders, murmurings and fault findings unjustly made ought to be forgotten, but the fear of Moses was they might forget the God who had led them all the way, who had fed them with manna, bread from heaven, and who had caused their garments not wear out, nor their feet to swell. The nation of Israel was a chosen nation and had a close relationship and fellowship with God that no other nation before or since has had, except the Christian nation which is the Church of Christ. However, I would like to suggest that there may be a parallel in various ways to this wonderful bit of history. Some have called America a child of providence. I am inclined to agree with those thinkers who believe the founding of the United States of America was providential and that God had a hand in it. This is not to say that America is a chosen nation like Israel, but it is to say that possibly there was a guiding hand in the history of America, one of the greatest countries on earth– whose motto is, “one nation under God with liberty and justice for all.”.