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Dealing with the Spirit of Magnification

Since the beginning of time, Satan desired to be more than he was—more powerful, more recognized, more important. Before his fall from glory, Lucifer had it going on in the spirit.  He had an awesome position and his beauty and his fame can be compared to none.  When the devil fell from glory, his desire to “be more” never left him. Isaiah 14:13-16 tells us how Satan longs for more.  He often transforms himself into an “angel of light” in an attempt to deceive the believers. He will use whatever means possible to ensnare believers. He is a master delusionist. The Bible tells us he is “seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8)

Yet God promises His people protection from the wiles and devices of the evil one.  Weapons may form against the believer, but they will not prosper (Isaiah 54:17). God’s promise of protection is much greater than Satan’s delusion of destruction.  But it is vitally important that we learn this truth: The supernatural manifestations that occur in our lives are dependent upon our ability to discern each situation. The one that is greater in our eyes will manifest his glory in our lives. If God is greater, it will be His glory that is manifested in our life. If Satan is greater—then his glory will be manifested.

Even though we love the Lord, life situations at times can seem so “BIG”! The trick of the enemy is to cause us to magnify our problems. It appears like Satan has a big magnifying glass that he carries with him everywhere he goes. As believers we must get a true revelation of the Greater One on the inside of us.  Jesus stripped Satan of all authority. He took the keys of hell, death, and the grave and gave us power over all the power of the enemy. In the end, when everything is said and done, the Bible says that kings will look at Satan and ask, “Is this the man who made the earth tremble? Who shook kingdoms?”

As believers, let’s put the devil to open shame and cast down the magnifying glass the devil has used to blow up the importance of situations in our lives. Cunningly he makes things seem so much bigger than what they really are. The sin of it all is that he make us believe that what we are facing is bigger than whom we serve!

Let‘s make God large in our lives and declare Psalms 34:3 today, “Oh magnify the Lord with me and let us exalt His name together!  In Ezekiel 38:23 God says, “I will magnify Myself and sanctify Myself, and I will be known in the eyes of many nations. Then they shall know that I am the Lord.”

An Overcoming Prayer Life

“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds!”

One of the most powerful weapons God has given the body of Christ is prayer. Prayer cannot be a passing fancy or fad. Power comes through constant prayer. Many people pray but lack the patience to be persistent when the answer doesn’t come in a day or a week. Victory is the Lord’s but it will not manifest on the earth if we as believers do not fight for it. Intercessors, this is our time on the earth to see that God’s will is done during our watch. We must stand in the gap and tell the Enemy, “Not on my watch!” We must persevere in prayer all the way to victory.

In order to take the fields of battle God has assigned to us, we need to be steadily and patiently plugged in to our Father’s command center. We need to tune in to heaven’s frequency and listen to what God has to say concerning His will and His ways of bringing His goodness into manifestation on the earth. We must go beyond just merely presenting our requests to God but to pray until we hear from heaven! There are battles still raging on this earth, and those battles are fought in the spiritual realm before they manifest in the natural. If we prevail in the Spirit, we will win in the natural.

Daniel was a man of prayer and would let nothing deter his mission to pray. Daniel was thrown into the Lion’s den…Why? Because he threw open his windows and prayed in spite of the order of the king. Daniel 10 states that Daniel began to seek through prayer and fasting for 21 days. Then finally after three full weeks, an angel appears to Daniel saying, “Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before God, your words were heard; and I am come because of your words.”

Prayer is a call to duty, a practice and principle for every one belonging to Christ. Prayer is the key, the weapon, to our success and to winning battles in every arena of life.

“The people who know their God shall be strong and carry out great exploits.” Daniel 11:32

A Higher Place

In Psalm 61:1-2, David prayed, “Hear my cry, O God, attend to my prayer. From the end of the earth I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”

What do we need when we are overwhelmed? We need to go to the Rock that is higher than we are, where we can see above the confusion and the chaos and get a heavenly perspective.

Without the proper vision, we will perish (Proverbs 29:18). We need to be a prophetic people who understand the times we live in. We cannot afford to prophesy frivolous things when God is trying to show us the fire on the horizon. We must see the bigger picture.

How do you get this prophetic vision and revelation that comes from above? How do you get the understanding and insight you need for the days to come? You need an encounter with the Father. He alone can give us the perspective we need to stand in the days to come. Call out to Him, “Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”