“Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask and you will receive, that your joy may be full (John 16:24).
When you begin to pray, you will feel Jesus standing before you eagerly to listen to your prayer. At the same time, Satan will bring in all the hurdles he could and create every possible unfavourable situation for prayer. Satan never likes you praying and when you pray, the throne of Satan gets shaken. Erection of his kingdom on earth is prevented.
So, carry four lethal weapons to resist him. The first is the Name of Jesus, secondly the blood of Jesus, thirdly the words of Christ (the verses which are alive and promises) and fourthly the Holy Spirit which is the Spirit of Christ. With these weapons clear all the hurdles of satan. When you begin to worship, the darkness will disappear. The powers of darkness will run away from the place of prayer. The light of God will come; the brightness will come; the shining glory will descend.
Firstly the Name of Jesus is a huge blessing given to you. “Then all peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of the Lord and they shall be afraid of you” (Deuteronomy 28:10). God says, “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth” (Mathew 28:18). “In my name, they will cast out demons” (Mark 16:17). God promises, “If you ask anything in my name, I will do it” (John 14:14).
The second weapon which is the blood of Jesus is very powerful. There is life in His blood. Carry His blood in your hands. “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony” (Revelation 12:11).
The third weapon is the Word of Christ. Repeatedly saying ‘It is written’, ‘It is written’, Jesus overcame Satan who had come to test Him. From this, we can understand how Jesus preserved so many verses in memory.
The fourth weapon is the Holy Spirit which is the Spirit of Christ. He will help you to pray tidily. Never forget this truth. “Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,” says the Lord of hosts (Zechariah 4:6). Lean upon the Holy Spirit who can turn your weakness into the strength. Pray in the Holy Spirit, (Jude 1:20). At the same time, always pray with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit (Ephesians 6:18).
To meditate: “Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For, we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groaning which cannot be uttered” (Romans 8:26).