A Series on Effectual Prayer

 “…The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available – dynamic in its working.” James 5:16 AMP

Prayer allows the Holy Spirit to make the Word of God a reality in your heart. Your spirit will become quickened to God’s Word, and you will begin to think like God thinks and talk like He talks. You will find yourself poring (to be absorbed in the reading or study) over His Word – hungering for more and more. The Father rewards those who diligently seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6)


Jesus defeated Satan in the wilderness by saying three (3) words three (3) times. “It is written… It is written… It is written.” Every proposal Satan made to our Lord was met with the Word of God.

4:1 Then Jesus was sent by the Spirit into the waste land to be tested by the Evil One.

4:2 And after going without food for forty days and forty nights, he was in need of it.

4:3 And the Evil One came and said to him, If you are the Son of God, give the word for these stones to become bread.

4:4 But he made answer and said, It is in the Writings, Bread is not man’s only need, but every word which comes out of the mouth of God.

4:5 Then the Evil One took him to the holy town; and he put him on the highest point of the Temple and said to him,

4:6 If you are the Son of God, let yourself go down; for it is in the Writings, He will give his angels care over you; and, In their hands they will keep you up, so that your foot may not be crushed against a stone.

4:7 Jesus said to him, Again it is in the Writings, You may not put the Lord your God to the test.

4:8 Again, the Evil One took him up to a very high mountain, and let him see all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them;

4:9 And he said to him, All these things will I give you, if you will go down on your face and give me worship.

4:10 Then said Jesus to him, Away, Satan: for it is in the Writings, Give worship to the Lord your God and be his servant only.

4:11 Then the Evil One went away from him, and angels came and took care of him.  Matthew 4:1-11 (Bible in Basic English)



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