Summary: The WAR ROOM is about PRAYER LIFE. When all is said and done, more is said then done about prayer. Prayer is the secret of success...
THE WAR ROOM --- WHEN ALL IS SAY AND DONE?
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
John 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified
in the Son. 14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
I. WHERE ARE THE WAR ROOMS TODAY?
WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE ABOUT PRAYER OFTEN MORE IS SAID THAN DONE...
A. GOD DESIGNED HIS PLAN BASED ON THE TOOL OF PRAYER.
B. Much of the Bible is devoted to the SUBJECT OF PRAYER...
Prayer is both important and a necessity for those that love God.
C. ADAM AND EVE WALKED AND TALKED WITH GOD IN THE COOL OF THE EVENINGS...
BUT PRAYER IS FIRST MENTIONED IN GENESIS 4.
Genesis 4:26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos:
then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.
II. HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THE WAR ROOM --- PRAYER ROOM?
DO WE SEE PRAYER AS A MANDATORY TOOL?
HOW WOULD WE DEFINE PRAYER?
A. PRAY, PRAYER:
To speak to God, to give God thanks, or to ask,
TO ADDRESS GOD, TO MAKE DIVINE PETITION, AN EARNEST REQUEST,
B. I am told in the 1940's during World War II, that the churches were left open all night and
Mother's would go and pray for the men in battle. I heard from people in eastern Kentucky
that you could walk up and down the hollows and hear women on their porches,
sitting in their swings praying for their sons ---
C. We are in a war... and all out war for the young people in our communities.
The enemy is out to steal, kill and destroy --- SEXUAL REVOLTION? ABORTION? HOMOSEXUALITY?
Isis --- GOD HAVE MERCY...
Matthew 6:6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy
door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall
reward thee openly.
D. The Bible records where ever ABRAHAM traveled he DUG WELLS and BUILT ALTARS...
Where are our WAR ROOMS?
III. THE GREAT VICTORIES OF THE BIBLE COME FROM A WAR ROOM... AT HOME,
IN THE FIELDS AND AT CHURCH...
A. I have been to the WAILING WALL, or the WESTERN WALL... 24 HOURS A DAY
Isaiah 56:7 Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of
prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine
house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.
B. GOD HAS BUILT HIS SYSTEM UP ON THE ROCK OF PRAYER...
Mark 11:17 And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations
the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.
IV. WE CAN EASILY MISS THE HIDDEN LESSONS---
THE BOYS ASK JESUS NOT TEACH US HOW TO PRAY ---
THEY ASK JESUS TEACH US TO PRAY...
Luke 11:1 And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of
his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
V. DID YOU KNOW THAT HELL HAS A WAR ROOM WHERE THEY PRAY?
A. Of all the places in this Universe, HELL HAS PRAYER MEETINGS...
Luke 16:19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared
sumptuously every day:
24. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip
of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house:
28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
B. In Hell THEY TESTIFY, PRAY AND SEEK FOR MISSIONS...
VI. THE OLD PREACHERS WERE MEN THAT PRAYED --- THEIR PRAYER LIFES ARE
RECORDED IN THE NEW TESTAMENT...
A. ELIJAH WAS NO SUPER HUMAN --- HE WAS SUBJECT TO LIKE PASSIONS (EMOTIONS)
He had to learn to overcome doubt, fear, negative tongues, anger, jealousy, hurt, bitterness,
James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed.
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
17 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not
rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.
18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.