Episode 325

Prayer 2021 - November 23 - Using Your Payers Like a Sniper Uses a Bullet - pt 5

Scripture For Today:

Luke 22:32

“But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”


Using Your Prayers Like A Sniper Uses a Bullet pt 4

We have been talking these past few days about “Using your prayers like a sniper uses a bullet.” 

Yesterday, I left off with a quote from Ephesians 6:10-17. Let’s read it again…

“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;  Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”

There are some things involved in this scripture that relate to the title of these past few messages. Remember, our topic is “Using Your Prayers Like a Sniper Uses a Bullet.” 

A sniper does not just send rounds down range in a haphazard manner. He does not just point and pull. He deliberately, methodically, takes aim. Adjust for windage. Adjusts for elevation changes. All of these things affect a bullets flight path from the end of the rifle until impact.

Think about this… A human target at 500 meters. You can be 1/8th of an inch off on your aim. By the time the bullet travels to the target, your almost two feet off target.

Someone who is not trained or equipped to fire and engage targets at that distance will miss 99% of the time. That is why they just pump as much lead down range as they can.  And they will usually miss.

But one sniper. Trained. Equipped. Knowledgeable. Will take aim with one round. Fire. And Destroy the target 500 meters away. Sometimes farther.

He makes EVERY SHOT COUNT.

Now, let’s relate that to Ephesians 6.  Notice that each piece of equipment is designed for a purpose. This scripture used a Roman soldier as the example of how EVERY CHRISTIAN is equipped by God for battle with the devil. EVERY CHRISTIAN.

We will start with the head… the helmet of salvation. That is your security – you’re born again. 

You have your “loins girt about with the Truth.” God’s Word is the Truth!  That’s what I’ve been sharing with you. The devil may tell you some “facts.” But facts do not equate TRUTH.  Think about the “flat earth” beliefs. People would spue out FACTS.  But when satellites started to photograph earth from space – the TRUTH came out. Amen!  That’s why I tell you to use God’s Word – QUOTE IT – when you engage the devil. 

Next is your breastplate. It protects your vital organs. Your breastplate is RIGHTEOUSNESS with God. Nothing can get near you because you belong to God. You have right standing with Him. Amen!

Next is your feet. Soldiers traveled on their feet. They needed to take care of their feet. Soldiers today do the same thing. I know. I lived that life for 12 years. Amen!  You need to have your feet shod with the Gospel of Peace.  That needs to take you wherever your commander – JESUS – tells you to go. Amen!

Above all – take your shield of FAITH.  Faith in your weapons. Faith in knowing God will protect you. The shield protects you from, how many arrows does this scripture say?  ALL the fiery darts that devil will fire at you. YOU ARE PROTECTED FROM ALL OF IT – simply by your Faith. Faith in God. Faith in God’s Word. Amen!

Then, you go on the offensive. That is your SWORD. Your Sword of the Spirit. That’s the Word of God that dwells IN you. That is only there when you have the Word in you. That only comes about by STUDYING the Word. Then and ONLY THEN, will you be able to wield that Sword effectively.

Put together – all of this armor will allow you effectively pray and strike your enemy – the devil – precisely each and every time.

Just like a sniper uses a bullet. Amen!

OK, I’m way over again today…

Let’s Pray!

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Pastor Robert Thibodeau has been in online ministry since starting his own podcast in mid-2009. Within about six months, he was offered a slot on nationwide Christian AM radio. His broadcast was heard in four major markets for one year.

He then started what today is called, "Evangelism Radio" and went live 24/7 beginning on October 4, 2010 and continues to this day. Now with over 50 broadcasters submitting programming on a weekly basis, Evangelism Radio has listeners in over 160 nations and all 50 states. It was also ranked by Shoutcast.com as #1 in the world in the Christian Talk genre on many occasions.

In late 2017, Pastor Bob began an interview style podcast called "The Kingdom Cross Roads Podcast." On this podcast, Pastor Bob interviews Christians from various walks of life on how they use their Faith to achieve success. Authors, recording artists, business CEO's, non-profit leaders and pastors and ministers frequent the show and provide amazing insight to build your faith. In only 3 years time, The KCR Podcast has published almost 900 episodes and Pastor Bob conducted over 700 interviews!

In early 2018, in response to the lack of any Christian themed podcast hosting platform in the market place, Pastor Bob coordinated with the iconic Mark Asquith and his team, with the result being "FaithCasters.net." A "Christian podcast hosting and marketing company created by Christians for Christians."

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