Blazing Holy Fire Church and Ministries

What Happens When You Pray & Seek God Diligently

First Posted in 2012

As you get on your knees to pray, there will be two visitations:
The moment you go on your knees in the name of Jesus, the Lord will appear right besides you. Very soon also, the agents of satan will come and fight against you, oppose you, hinder you so that your prayer do not accomplish much. Prayer is one of the greatest weapon we have against the devil.
There is therefore a spiritual combat that takes place as you start to diligently seek God. If your spiritual eyes are not open, you might not be aware of these things but here are a few things that will indicate that the devil has arrived to fight against you as you pray: 
feeling of weariness, tiredness,
slumbering and sleeping while you are in prayer or read the word of God
mind wondering instead of focusing on the Lord and on the things above where Christ is seated
voice not coming out loud and clear
not being able to have a right posture
being very uncomfortable
all kinds of distraction & not having a desire to prayer etc...
The devil wins if he is able to get you out of prayer without you accomplishing it. No matter how you might feel at the beginning of your prayers, keep praying till you break through. You will know there has been a break through because prayer will start to flow freely and you are able to focusing on the Lord more easily. Since these things are real and happen what are you supposed to do?


These signs above and much more can go on quite for a while like 30 minutes or more or less… it all depends upon how you spend your day; if you had prayed prior to coming for example to corporate prayer, you can enter in much more easier. If you see any of those signs mentioned above, know that you have been attacked and at once you must take authority in the name of Jesus, bind the devil and cast him out of your life in Jesus name. The devil is stubborn and does not quit easily so you might have to rebuke him 3 times or so… in some instances you will know what spirit is against you. Bind it and cast it out. Before you cast out however, make sure you have repented of your sins. The devil does not have to leave where he has legal ground. Fight powerfully, Shout the name of Jesus, the Blood of Jesus, ‘holy fire’, ‘holy sword’. Quote the scriptures, especially warfare scriptures such as “Resist the devil and he will flee from you”.
“No weapon formed against me shall prosper” etc..
“ but they overcome him by the blood of the lamb and the word of their testimony…” See, the Bible says that you overcome satan! Hallelujah!
In doing this, persist, continue to persevere, continue to resist the devil with everything within you, do not be alarmed if you do this and after 20 minutes, the war is still going on. You might not feel victory coming easily but don’t give up, very soon the atmosphere will change and you will know in this way that you are winning. Anytime your prayers are not flowing freely, that means there is warfare, so don’t stop until you know that you have defeated the devil and that your prayers are going up to the throne of God. RESIST THE DEVIL, HE WILL FLEE, FLEE, FLEE! That's what God says. Hallelujah!

What to Do as you Prepare to Engage in Spiritual Combat Prayer
Go to God with thanksgiving and commit your time God, ask Him to protect your time with Him. Ask Him to hide you in the secret place and protect you from all evil and then ...

Put on The Full Armor of God
The full armor of God was given to us by God for a reason. All those who choose to live godly will go through many spiritual warfares, but in all these things, we can overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us! We can win every spiritual battle that comes our way if we fully follow God’s commands and laws in the battle.
Ephesians 6: 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. 11Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemesof the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. 14Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness 15and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit,

4 Forces We Battle Against
1. the rulers (principalities)
2. the powers,
3. the world forces of this darkness,
4. against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places
Spiritual wafare is real. The devil has power and that’s why such words as ‘forces, powers etc…” are used to describe these 4 groups that fight against us. All God’s children should not let satan take advantage of them; they should not be ignorant of his schemes. The devil was defeated by Jesus at the cross but how is he so able to lead countless people astray? The only way satan is able to do such great damage is through deceit. He does all he can to cause people to believe in his lies. This explains why the very first weapon that God gave us is the belt of Truth. You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. Know the truth. Believe only the truth, you will then walk in freedom all the days of your life.
7 Weapons Given to Us by Almighty God
1. Belt of Truth
2. Breastplate of righteousness
3. Gospel of peace
4. Shield of faith
5. Helmet of salvation
6. The sword of the spirit
7. Praying at all times in the spirit

There are more weapons than these (which God gives to those who diligently seek Him, but these 7 weapons are the basic, sufficient to help you win the basic battle when you use them properly. 

Belt of Truth: Beware of false teachings, they are so cheap in these last days on internet, youtube, facebook, email etc. Many are self appointed teachers; others are agents of satan hidden in your midst at the church, in your prayer groups... and they are leading God’s children astray and causing division in your midst. Not too long ago, one of the church attendees was a very special secret agent of satan. Day and night, this person went to church but after church they would be taken by satan to his dark kingdom to report and plan how to destroy churches and all God's children. So in these last days, agents of satan are infilitrating the church more than ever before. Beware, be vigilant, don't let your guard down. Buckle up with truth. Every time you believe a lie, satan has a great open doors. At our church, many times we have cast out spirits of false teachings in many Christians. The truth is God’s word. So you put on the full armor of the Truth by reading, listening to the word of God and believing it 100%. If you are not reading the word of God faithfully, this means you don’t have the full armor of the belt of truth. 
Breastplate of righteousness: According to Romans 6:16, our obedience to God results in righteousness. We must obey God’s words no matter what. A person is considered righteous by what they do and not by what they believe alone. When you walk in obedience to God’s law and commands, He will grant you the full armor of the breastplate of righteousness. 
Gospel of peace: you must evangelize to your neighbor, to those who are near and far. Please note that your feet must be shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace. This means that you must go! Go therefore! In these last days, we are using technology as a shortcut and so we don’t want to go in the streets, highways and byways to reach out to the lost! In this modern society, we want to do everything via internet, texting… but we must go my brothers and sisters! There is a difference when you minister face to face! Much of God’s work requires hands on. Jesus said, ‘Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…” When you faithfully are witnessing for Jesus, He grants you the full armor of the Gospel of peace. Our church goes out every week and we are able to reach thousands of people every month.
Shield of faith: As you read or hear God’s word, you must believe! No room for doubts, no room for questioning! Hasn’t God been faithful? Why would we ever doubt God who has never disappointed us, not even once! You must have a great faith! I just finished a teaching on Great Faith, it is on our website for those who desire to have a rock like faith. In short, let me mention a few things that will help you to have a great faith:
A. To hear, listen, read the Word of God. How much? Let me say, as much as you need to eat daily, so should you feast on the word of God. wouldn’t it be wonderful to always feast on the word of God before every breakfast, lunch and dinner? When you faithfully commit to the word of God, He will grant you the full armor of The Sword of the Spirit. In our church, we suggest 10 chapters a day for the beginners. We encourage to go extra mile!

B. Speaking in tongues will cause your faith to grow. Jude 20 says ‘But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.’
C. Exercising your faith

Helmet of salvation
The sword of the spirit: This is the word of God that is sharper than two edged sword (Hebrews 4:12)

Praying in tongues: Pray without ceasing in the spirit. The people who do not speak in tongues do not have this weapon. It is such a basic and indespansable weapon, that's why everyone should embrace speaking in tongues. It is not for selective people. Here, be careful because there are teachings that it is not everyone. In order to receive the tongues you first of all must believe correctly it is for everyone. Then you should ask God in faith and cleanse yourself to receive the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

Praying in tongues is the 7th armor given to us by the Lord in order to win spiritual combat. The people who do not speak in tongues do not have this weapon. It is such a basic and indespansable weapon, that's why the Holy Spirit is telling you to embrace speaking in tongues. It is not for selective people. He wants to give you the tongues but you must believe correctly that it is for everyone.

A Sample Prayer to Put on the Full Armor of God

"Lord Jesus Christ, I greet you this morning as my commander and chief, reporting for duty. But first, I need to clothe myself with your armament, for my own is of no use against the enemy. Therefore, I take to myself the belt of truth. I will desire, speak and act in accordance with the truth. Second, I take on the breastplate of righteousness. Thank you that this is your righteousness, and that it protects my vital organs, especially my heart. I will speak, think, and act righteously. Third, I put on the shoes of the gospel of peace, and I will prepare that good news by reading your word and by being ready to give an account for the hope that is in me. Fourth, I take on the helmet of salvation. Save me, Lord, from the world, the flesh, and the devil. And I will trust you to give me the mind of Christ and to think your thoughts in my mind. Next, I take the shield of faith by which to quench all the flaming arrows of the enemy--arrows of temptation, accusation, deception, and harassment. Finally, having seen to my defense, I take the sword, that particular word which the Spirit gives, to utter against Satan in whichever way You lead. Over it all, Lord, I take the mantle of love, asking you to give me your love for all whom I encounter today. I decide by this that I am effectively armored for whatever spiritual warfare comes my way today."

Then ask for protection for others, as indicated above. Finally: "I assert now that I and those I've prayed for are fully protected in body, soul, and spirit, in mind, will, and emotion, in circumstance, relationships, and finance, and against all the assaults of the world, the flesh, and the devil." 
Prayer By Mike Flynn

Note: You cannot put on clothes that you do not have. You cannot put on the weapons that you do not possess. In order to receive the weapons, you must have faith that has action. Putting on the full armor of God is not just citing this prayer, but it is citing the prayer and having action. For example someone who is a liar cannot say "I have put on the belt of truth, I have it now..." To have the truth, the person must repent of lying and start walking in the truth, believe the truth, speak, act in accordance to the truth. When you believe lies, you do not have the belt of truth to put on.

Why is it Important to Have these Weapons?
Can you win a spiritual warfare without these weapons?  To answer your questions, suppose a nation is at war with another nation. In the same way that even in earthly terms, no one can win a war if they don't have weapons, neither will God’s children win a spiritual combat without the full armor of God. God gave us the full armor of God not just some… so have the full armor of God.  Did you know that the angels that God send to fight for you only have weapons that you possess? Did you know that your guardian angels reflect your faith?
In other words if you don’t have the word of God implanted in you, your angel will show up during the time of warfare without the shield of faith and also without the Sword of the spirit. Imagine that…
During one of the prayer times at church, one prayer warrior’s spiritual eyes were open to behold a spiritual battle they were fighting. The demons charged against the prayer warrior who was on the knees praying in English. The prayer warrior wondered why his guardian angel was not overcoming the devil. All of sudden, the Holy Spirit reminded him to pray in tongues, when he did so, the angel warrior came forth and defeated the demons. By praying in tongues, he used the 7th weapon of the full armor of God. In spiritual warfare, pray in tongues very powerfully. For we don’t know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit of God knows how to intercede for us.
As we have seen, God has these weapons available for His children, just claim them and put them on.  Remember, those who can claim and receive them are only the ones  who are doers of His word Not merely hearers.
Spiritual Combat at Blazing Holy Fire Church
Our church prays mainly every day from 7pm to midnight or 1 am or through the night. Those who have spiritual eyes open can behold that every night from 7pm to 9pm, as we pray, there is a spiritual combat going on, in which the devil is beaten badly. God has taught us how to fight and so we use all the means He has given us to fight a good fight of faith.  By 9pm, the battle is over and by God's grace we win most of the times and then we take a quick break to come back and enter our second session and pray again powerfully. When we come back from the break, we enter another realm of intimacy with the Lord, receiving gifts and sometimes there can be another warfare but the devil does not have a chance to resist at this time... 

The followings are what we have learned and would like to share with you.

PRAY DAILY: Pray daily without skipping. when Jesus taught us how to pray, He said “Give us today our daily bread”. Prayer must be done every day and preferably at least 3 times a day. - Daniel prayed 3 times a day. “Now when Daniel knew that the document was signed, he entered his house (now in his roof chamber he had windows open toward Jerusalem); and he continued kneeling on his knees three times a day, praying and giving thanks before his God, as he had been doing previously.” 

SET TIME TO PRAY: Have a prayer schedule, not whenever. God does not eat lefts over. You have a schedule set for your job, you don’t show up any times at the Dr’s office, how much more should we honor God – our Creator! God deserves the first fruits, so give him the best. Don’t pray whenever you feel like it, whenever you just get a
chance, whenever you finished to do all the work. Set aside a time that you are going to commit to prayer. Once you set this time aside, make up your mind that no matter what, you will do it. Pray for the Holy Spirit to help you be faithful in this. When we pray @7, those are not the only prayers we have. Members of the church always pray also from home, it is good when people have prayed before our corporate prayer meeting. Once you set a time to pray, be consistent and start right on time.  

POSITION: KNEEL: Luke 22:39-46 tells us that when Jesus prayed He went on His knees.  From experience we have seen that your position before God as you pray is very important. Remember, you are before The Great King. There is a proper protocol before The King. You don’t just behave however your body feels like.

LIFT UP YOUR HANDS: This is so very important! A few months ago, we were doing deliverance on an ex-satanist. The evil spirits did not like this her to lift up the hands in prayer. They would do all they can to prevent her from doing that. Whenever she would lift up the hands and start praying, these evil spirits will start being cast out one by one. But when the hands went down, they were not frightened. Though this person wanted to lift up their hands, in the flesh she could not it, the spirit was willing but the flesh was weak – she was not yet totally free. So the church always provided two people to help lift up the hands, one on the left, the other on the right and we did so until the person was free.  

Exodus 17: 11Whenever Moses held up his hand, Israel prevailed, and whenever he lowered his hand, Amalek prevailed. 12But Moses’ hands grew weary, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side. So his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. 13And Joshua overwhelmed Amalek and his people with the sword.
Exodus 9:33 Then Moses left Pharaoh and went out of the city. He spread out his hands toward the LORD; the thunder and hail stopped, and the rain no longer poured down on the land.

CLOSE YOUR EYES: Close your eyes, lift up your heart, mind, thoughts towards God in heaven.

VOICE: when you do spiritual combat, pray powerful and loudly. The devil who attacks you during your spiritual warfare prayers cannot be cast out by a nice sweet voice. He is so stubborn, you must rebuke him powerfully with your voice and most important with a strong faith.
Hebrews 5:7 In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence.
PRAYING IN TONGUES: as you do spiritual warfare, pray in tongues. In my church, most of the time we only pray in tongues, focusing on the Lord Jesus. As you start to do so, the enemy will attack your mind for example with a 'to do list', things that take your focus away from the Lord etc. In order for your praying in tongues to be powerful, at the same time as you pray in tongues,  quote scriptures in your mind or out loud. This is a sword you have in your hand and very soon it will cut off the hands of the enemy. There will be a battle, persist and continue to resist the enemy even in your thoughts and in the end he will flee from you.
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