A Piece from Joan Briscoe

Pastor Peggy is on a short work related trip this week. She asked that we put this piece from Joan Briscoe here you to enjoy. Her regular messages will continue next week.. Thank you and God bless your coming and your going.

Effective Prayer – Run to God and don’t give up. God’s fingerprints are all over your life – and prayer puts them there!

We are living in a war zone. But we who love the Lord have a secret weapon. It must be a “secret weapon” because many Christians don’t seem to know about it, or they do but they don’t bother using it. However, it is certainly no secret to the devil. As the little couplet says: “The devil trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon his knees.”

The basis of all effective prayer is helplessness. When we are in the heat of the battle we must quickly come to “wits end corner” and cry out to God. It is in prayer that we can talk to God, “complain” about the devil doing his worst to us; and it is in prayer that we will be reminded that Jesus will do His best for us.

It is on our face before God that we can confess the sins we have committed that have the devil believing he rules our lives. And it is prostrate before God we can take the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God (Eph. 6:19) and tell that old Serpent “sin shall not be my master” (Rom. 6:14).

Is the devil using “the world” to make you discontent? Read Phillipians 4:12 and remember “the content of contentment is Christ!”

Is the devil using your flesh to bring you down? Are you tempted to be ungrateful to your husband, disloyal to your leaders, or give in to appetites that in other words are not legitimate? Resist the devil and he will flee from you. In the power of the Holy Spirit just say no!

As Satan’s footprints dog you, remind him in a loud voice, “God’s fingerprints are all over my life. Prayer puts them there.”

Run to God and don’t give up. Remember the crib, the cross and the crown, and believe what you believe!

He may be allowed to touch everything you have, but God will never allow him to touch anything you are (See Job 1:12). God rules not Satan. He is the Prince of the power of the air, Jesus is King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Prince of all Princes.

So make the horrible creature sick to his horrible stomach; hide in God. Let the Lord finish him off. Let’s exhort each other in the immortal words of Corrie ten Boom: “Keep on kicking the devil” or for short, KOKD!

Enjoying His Victory,

Jill Briscoe
Executive Editor
Just Between Us Magazine

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