Life By The Spirit

Prayer has no boundaries unless you give it boundaries.

“Because you are Sons, God sent the Spirit of His Son into our heart, the Spirit who calls out ‘Abba, Father.’ So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.” -Galatians 4:6-7

Later on in Galatians is says…

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by the yoke of slavery.” -Galatians 5:1

You have prayer authority through the cross. Satan and all the evil spirits were defeated at the cross. Have you ever realized how little power Satan actually has? Wesley L. Duewel states this very well in his book called Touch The World Through Prayer. It says, “In his inveterate opposition to God and man, Satan is very dependent on the demons. God is omnipresent, while Satan can be in only one place at one time. God is omniscient, while Satan must depend upon information from his demons.” Satan is the father of all lies. Wesley Duewel then goes on to say, “Just as he teaches his demons to lie, no doubt they lie to him, for Satan often seems to act on inaccurate information.” Did you know that Satan doesn’t even love his own? He actually despises and hates them! How sad is that!! But, with all of this to say, Satan and all of his followers were defeated at the cross. At the cross Jesus drove out Satan. He has no authority or power over us. Jesus name alone is more powerful that Satan and all of his followers combined! As Christ’s sons and daughters we can celebrate the freedom he displayed upon the cross. No enemy of God can touch us.

When we live by the Spirit nothing can hold us back from Christ. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.” -Galatians 5:19-24 Sin in our lives can hold us back. It can decieve us, distract us, and detour us from the truth. It can put a wedge in our relationship with God, it can make us slaves to the enemy. When we live in freedom, without sin the benefits are; love, joy, peace, and etc. When we fall away from God we tend to put Him in the box of misconceptions. The world uses these misconceptions to blind us from the truth about who God is. Some of these misconceptions are: God doesn’t hear me when I talk to Him, I’m too bad of a person so God does not listen to me, He doesn’t care about me so there’s no use wasting time in praying. These are just a few lies society places on God. The world puts Him in a box. What they don’t realize is that he is all-powerful, all-knowing, and yearns for us to have a personal relationship with Him. When we live by the Spirit we realize that God does not fit in a box. Since there is no obstacle between us and God we can without a doubt say there is nothing holding us back from using the freedom God has given us.

Know This: You have prayer authority through the cross. When we live by the Spirit nothing can hold us back from Christ. Knowing this, we can say prayer has no boundaries unless we give it boundaries. We have freedom through Christ so let us use it to touch the throne room of God in prayer.

Dear Abba (Father),

Thank you for paving a way for us to commune with you. Thanks for loving, listening, and answering us in your perfect timing. Let us not put you in a box or let us allow the enemy to distract us from you. May we remember today that there is no boundary between us and you.   



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