Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Call to Prayer

On Sunday I posted about the reality of the spiritual battle in this world.  On Monday a dear friend put out a call for prayer against the battle raging on her campus.  On Tuesday more than one speaker in class talked about the reality of spiritual warfare and how we need to be prepared and to fight.
Now I write to all of you and ask you to join us.    Whether you believe it or not, we are engaged in a very real battle.  Most people can’t see it.  Many people ignore it.  However, no matter how much you ignore something, it doesn’t change its reality.
As Christians, one of the most dangerous beliefs we can have is that this battle is not for real. That’s exactly what Satan wants us to believe.  If we believe it is not real, they by default we believe that we do not have to fight, for we would not fight something that is not real.
This is a lie.  It is real.  The Bible tells us so.  Ephesians 6 tells us that we do not war against flesh and blood, but against the powers of darkness.  1 Peter 5 tells us that our enemy prowls around like a roaring lion.  Jesus himself tells us that he has given us power over the authorities (Luke 10).  Why would he give us power if we didn’t need to use it?
We use our power by praying.  That’s how we tap into it.  And that is the purpose of this call to prayer.
On Friday, November 19 students at Kuyper College in Grand Rapids will be joining together in a prayer walk at 4pm, with the intent of praying into this battle.   They have invited people all over to join them in prayer, from wherever they are.  So I ask you, will you join in fighting this battle with us?  From wherever you, on Friday at 4pm Michigan time (or really whatever time works for you), please join us in prayer for this battle.  The victory is ours; we just need to use our power.  This war is real.

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