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How to pray when under attack

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Sermon shared by Daniel Olukoya

May 2006
Summary: As long as a person is alive, he will always face attacks, especially if the person is a Christian.
Denomination: Pentecostal
Audience: General teen
Sermon:


Christians are the prime targets of the devil, the common enemy of mankind.
Now more than ever, he unleashes his rage and destruction against people because he knows that his time is short.
Christians especially experience strange attacks, both physical and spiritual, day and night.
In such conditions, we are not expected to be helpless or defenceless, rather, we are supposed to pray and subdue the enemies who have come to attack us, and quench them as the fire of thorns.
Isaiah 59:19:
So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the West and His glory from the rising of the sun. when the enemy shall come in like a flood, the spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.
Exodus 14:7-14:
And he took six hundred chosen chariots and all the chariots of Egypt and captains over everyone of them and the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh, King of Egypt and he pursued after the children of Israel:; and the children of Israel went out with an high hand. But the Egyptians pursued after them all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh and his horsemen and his army and overtook them encamping by the sea beside Pihahiroth before Baalzephon. And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes and behold the Egyptians marched after them and they were sore afraid and the children of Israel cried out unto the Lord. And they said unto Moses: Because there were no graves in Egypt hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? Wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us to carry us forth out of Egypt. Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying: “Let us alone that we may serve the Egyptians|?” “For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.” And Moses said unto the people: “Fear ye not, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more for ever. The Lord shall fight for you and ye shall hold your peace.
As long as a person is alive, he will always face attacks, especially if the person is a Christian. You may wonder why you should be under attack.
You must understand the mysteries of life; once you are a child of destiny, you come under attacks. You don’t have to offend anybody nor go against any law.
Joseph came under attacks first, because of his dreams and later in Egypt, because he refused to commit an offence against his master and sin against God.
When a person comes under attacks, he would have decisions to take and most times, people take wrong decisions which compound their problems.
In the text above, Israel was under attack. Although born in the cradle of miracles, they found themselves in the midst of problems. They marched forward but got to a standstill and did not know their door of escape.
They could not go further; the pillar that was leading them had led them to a seeming destruction: in front was the Red Sea and behind was the host of Egypt as well as Pharaoh himself.
On the right and the left were insurmountable rocks. Behind them, was the raging foe pursuing, ready to attack and devour them; surely this was a time when hope would naturally die.
If you are a man or woman of destiny you would have identified with the above description. There would have been a time when you were attacked from all sides or you may be going
Comments and Shared Ideas
Oladipo Ajayi
March 14, 2012
I was searching for a teaching sermon on Prayer for our Wednesday Service. I found many but by the Holy Spirit, I selected to read this. It''s vintage Pastor Olukoya''s prayer force. God bless you and all your children in Christ around the world.
Sosanya Samuel
November 23, 2007
I was blessed by this message. And I Pray that your ability to convey GOD'S messages to some of us that are a little bit educated but find hard to understand God's word shall not diminished in Jesus' name.
Jane Disi
December 3, 2006
yet another powerful message.i felt a great release in my spirit after praying the prayer points
Bunmi Negedu
November 6, 2006
This message is a great inspiration to me at this point of my life, I have been facing different kind of attack and my GOD had been given me a great breakthrough.

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