Scripture For Today:
1 Timothy 4:5
“Because it is consecrated by the Word of God and Prayer…”
Praying for Unsaved Loved Ones pt 2
Yesterday, we started to discuss the topic of praying for our loved ones. I shared that, especially if the loved ones are under your care, kids, grandkids or parents, etc., YOU have spiritual authority to actually claim their salvation.
That does not mean YOU make the decision for salvation FOR them. It means you can take authority in the spirit and fend off evil influences and loose angelic forces to continuously bring other believers across the path of your loved ones and witness to them. This does not apply to children too young to know what a decision of salvation means. Of course, they are covered by the blood to the age of majority, which simply means they understand what salvation is all about and are capable of making or rejecting Christ.
If they appear to reject Christ’s offer of salvation, this is where YOUR spiritual authority can take over. You must start to confess their salvation and then hold onto your confession. Despite what your loved one says, does or implies – YOU cannot let of your prayer and confession for them.
The devil will come at you, for sure, claiming “your prayer wasn’t answered” and all of that. He will replay all the bad stuff they are doing.
Like I said, you need to pray Matthew 9:38 over them and ask the Holy Spirit to direct laborers across their paths. I know when I was praying like this for my family, according to God’s Word, which we already study IS HIS WORD, I would pray in BOLDNESS and confidence before God.
When the devil would come at me that they might not EVER be saved – I would simply laugh – out loud and remind the devil that HE is a liar and the father of lies…which means if he says they are not saved then that is a lie. So the opposite MUST BE TRUE – They ARE Saved, in the name of Jesus!
Then I would start praising God for answering my prayer of salvation for them and allowing the devil to come and confirm it by trying to tell me a lie that they were not saved – because there is no truth in anything the devil has to say! Praise God!
Somebody just got a revelation right there! Amen!
That goes back to what we were studying in 1 John 5:14-15… “and this is the confidence that we have in HIM, that if we ask anything according to His will, he hears us… and if we KNOW He has heard us, whatsoever we ask, we KNOW that WE HAVE the petition we have desired of Him.”
Then add in the TRUTH of God’s Word concerning salvation, which we all know John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” And add in 2 Peter 3:9 that “The Lord is not willing that ANY should perish, but that ALL should come to everlasting life.”
So we can rest in the TRUTH of God’s Word, including the TRUTH that “the devil is a liar and the father thereof and there is NO truth in him.”
So, if the devil tells you one thing – the opposite is true. And if God’s Word says something – it is ABSOLUTELY TRUE.
Did you get anything out of this today?
Don’t negate your prayers just because the devil tries to tell you they did not work! In fact, the opposite is true – they DID work, you just have not seen the results in the natural yet. But, since you now know your prayers have been answered – START PRAISING GOD!
And drive the devil nuts! Amen!
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