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July 29, 2020 8:00 am
Global refining Studios in Memphis Tennessee on Byron Tyler here with Carrie Vaughn. The CEO Jerry today. Adrian Rogers looks at Victoria's prayer part one, you know, Matthew chapter 613 says lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen a great prayer, and in 10 reminder that we need to pray, we probably need to pray more than we talk. Can you imagine that if I pray throughout the day as a way of life, and I could pray through an over evil things because it is spiritual warfare not know look on the worse I get in the flesh and blood, but is truly spiritual warfare.
We often times I think we don't expect God to answer our prayers. But in this passage Jesus told us to pray for deliverance from the evil one. Now I don't think he would ever teach us to pray that if he didn't intend to deliver us when the trick to that is, God knows what Morgan pray is not a surprise to him. But prayer draws us in him.
It makes us more in communion with the father and we get to that point. That's what we need to be and we course, love hearing from our listeners, and we have a list or an elf whose respondent on Facebook and so don't forget you can go to LWF ministries on Facebook and learn more about the ministry leave comments.
We prayer requests like this one has I recommend everyone listen to the broadcast of one of America's great preachers telling the great truth of God's love, the greatest story ever told right and he tells it in a way that is personal and he tells it in a way that is truly truly prolific carry another way we can connect with our listeners. In this case viewers is through conversations that matter on Tuesday nights. Byron I love Tuesday nights. It's a great time and we invite special guest pastor and we unpacked the sermon from Sunday morning and we have Q&A panel discussion but the best part is at the end when we invite the viewer to pray to receive Christ, and we say for simple words. I prayed that prayer and then we follow-up and follow-through, but make a point to be a part of conversations that matter. 7 o'clock on Tuesday night. We had so much fun doing that feature and carried that is the best prayer that anybody can pray you, Adrian Rogers encourages us to study the life of the Lord Jesus Christ to understand the importance and the power prayer. One of the ways that we can know that prayer is important is to study the life of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus began his ministry in prayer. I continued his ministry in prayer concluded his ministry in prayer often would get away for a long extended periods of prayer even in the midst of ministry where souls were being saved and people being healed. Jesus still withdrew himself to pray. So that is the example of the Lord Jesus Christ. And then there the plane commands of Scripture.
The Bible says men all always pray and again as you said, the Bible says that we are to pray without ceasing, so that we want to grasp the importance of prayer. I would say observe the Lord Jesus look at the lives of the apostles read the commands of Scripture and then experience prayer for yourself Carrie that is so wonderful, he said. I mean God just wants to hear from his children desperately would, in essence, prayer is just us talking is his children to our heavenly father. It's conversations that matter right and we have direct access to the Alpha and the Omega, we don't have to set an appointment. We don't have to go through somebody else. We have direct contact with God Almighty.
The question is do we take advantage of it will for us to learn how to have Victoria's prayer. Here's Adrian Rogers with part one defining Matthew chapter 6 and we got to begin reading the moment at verse nine and read right on through verse 13, that prayer that we call the model prayer the disciples prayer, sometimes called the Lord's prayer. You can do nothing better than to learn how to pray.
So many times.
However, when we pray we really don't expect God to answer the prayer somewhere.
I have read about some children in a Sunday school class were going to write a missionary.
I let the missionaries know that they were praying for the missionary and the teach of the class and now the missionaries very busy person and he may not have time to write each one of you back, so don't expect him to write you a letter back and one girl wrote the missionary letter. It said something like this dear brother Brown, we are praying for you. We don't expect an answer I think so many times that is true. That's the way we pray we pray, but we really don't expect an answer, but God has said call upon me and I will answer the and show the great and mighty things that you know the Lord taught us how to pray here. Notice beginning in verse 19.
After this manner therefore pray ye our father which art in heaven how would be thy name by kingdom come, thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And then we come to our text for this message and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
I thank God for the note of victory that this prayer incident and I'm speaking today on the subject. Victoria's prayer these are treacherous and dangerous days in which we live and try to bring up our children. We used to think of the old time days on the frontier is dangerous days, but it is far more dangerous for child on the streets of Memphis, Tennessee than it ever was on the frontier. I am far less afraid of a wild bear. I will but I am the muggers the rapist that stalked the streets of America worse than wind and snow and ice and sun and drought is the all pervading humanistic philosophy that would invade the minds and freeze the hearts and dry the spirit of our young people and we need today in these dangerous days to learn how to pray to get hold of God because we have an enemy and he is the evil one when our Lord Jesus Christ taught us to pray deliver us from evil. Actually that may be translated deliver us from the evil one. We are up against the organized, mobilized, demonize forces of hell, we have a deadly enemy. The message today is an alarm.
It is a call to arms God's alarm clock has gone off in America. If you can hear your death, God's alarm clock has gone off in America and we dare not push the snooze button and roll over for a few more weeks. It is time to wake up, get up, dress up and begin to go to war and we must learn to pray warfare is prayer warfare is prayer. Three things as we look at this verse I want you to see. First of all I want you to see the sinister person of evil, the sinister person of the now look at the verse again verse 13 deliver us from evil. Weymouth translates that deliver us from the evil one. It speaks of Satan as Satan don't want you to understand what I'm about to tell you is always been Satan's method to pull the veil of darkness over his kingdom, to hide behind a veil of lies on a masquerade in some disguise, but by the Holy Spirit. Today I want to rip away that mass and expose them for what you guys say we must recognize the person of evil.
He is a person. I'm many scriptures I don't want to return to them because we will not have time I will share them with you. Jot them down.
The first is first Peter chapter 5 and verse eight.
Here's a warning.
Be sober, be vigilant for your adversary, your adversary, your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion walkabout, seeking whom he made about the bitter enemy of God and his people.
If someone called the devil, the evil one about the names that are given to him in the Bible is called he's called a liar.
He's called a murderer is called the accuser he's called the tempter is called the Prince is called the destroyer. He is called the evil one is not the figment of someone's imagination. When we talk about the devil. Let's not a figure of speech is personal.
He is aggressive he is intelligent he is coming he is destructive and his cleverest method is to make people think that he does not exist at all. That is just some sort of a Wednesday and we make jokes about someone in a long red suit with a pitchfork try to get somebody bending over and we laugh because that's a comic presentation and illustration of this one that the Bible tells us that we are to be aware of some people so will Yancey exist, but they talk about the devil and hell.
The devil is not in hell he is not happy will be, but is not about seeking whom he may devour is not there yet many of us don't understand who our enemy is is another verse Ephesians chapter 6 and verse 12 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. We wrestle not against flesh and blood.
The battle is not between human beings.
Your enemy is not the humanist, not the Republicans not the Democrats, not your wife not your husband not your mother-in-law, not your bones. We wrestle not against flesh and blood, that he may use all of these.
He has a thousand heads, but he only has one. We wrestle against a person.
Now I want you to think not only that he is a person, but I want you to think that the position of this person that verse that I read to you in Ephesians chapter 6 and verse 12 says that he is a ruler of the darkness of this age is a ruler and thought of Satan as a ruler he rules over kingdom of fallen spirits. When Satan rebelled against God, and fell from heaven myriads of angels fell with him in rebellion and so in Ephesians chapter 2 in verse two. He's called apprentice of the power of the air as apprentice, he rules over the kingdoms of this world as a matter fact he offered to get those kingdoms to Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ never disputed his power or his authority to give those kingdom. He offered those kingdoms to Christ. Christ review because the Lord Jesus knew that one day the kingdoms of this world would become. They are not yet but they will become the kingdoms of our Lord and his Christ. You know what the devil is doing now he is moving the nations of this world like checkers on the checkerboard toward Armageddon. But the Scripture down Revelation chapter 16 in verse 14.
The apostle John had a vision he saw something happening. He wanted to know what it was. And here's what God said these are the spirits of the demon working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world and that includes the United States to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty demon spirits are working in the hearts and minds of world leaders to bring them to Armageddon. That's the reason the Bible calls Satan the god of this age.
G a little G second Corinthians 44 in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, we have a generation that walks in darkness because they have been blinded by the dark Prince. His great desire is great desire is to be worshiped as the god of this age and therefore he has developed a system that is an exact counterfeit of Christianity, the devil is not against religion is his chief to using religion to his ear. Think not only this person think not only of his position but think of his power only ignorant scoffs at the power of the devil.
It is sheer folly to underestimate his power. That's the reason the Lord Jesus Christ taught us to pray for us, deliver us from the evil one acts chapter 26 verse 18 speaks of the power of Satan.
Ephesians chapter 6 verse 12 says we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers.
Satan is a supernatural person. He has supernatural power.
He is the supreme dictator in the evil Empire now what is his purpose was thoughtful about his purpose.
Satan is a traitor.
He is an open revolt against Almighty God. He was lifted up with pride and decided that he wanted to be like the most time. His original name was Lucifer, that's an ugly named us today but was once a beautiful name it means light bearer, but Isaiah chapter 14 verse 12 says how art thou fallen from heaven all Lucifer, son of the moon thou cut down to the ground which this weakens the nations what thou hast said in my heart I will ascended to heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God.
I will sit also on the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north. I really like the most time.
No sooner had he unsheathed his sword rebellion against Almighty God, in the judgment of Jehovah fell on him and he fell from heaven like lightning when he fell. Myriads of angels fell within and Lucifer, the son of the morning became Satan, the father of the night.
But you still in rebellion against God what is his plan. How does it work is chief method.
Listen, his chief method is deception. His chief method. Jesus said to the unsaved of his day in John chapter 8 and verse 44 you are of your father the devil, and the lust of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth is motive is murder.
His method is a lie.
He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own, for he is a liar and the father of it. That's John eight verse 44 and so he rules over kingdom of darkness and the kingdom of deception. I want you to notice the way he's described for example in Ephesians chapter 6 and verse 11 were told to take on the whole armor of God, that we may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Edward Wiles is the Greek word method via it means that methods of the devil is very methodological. He has a scheme he already has a plan. He has a plan.
Your adversary has a plan to ruin your life and your family the wiles of the devil.
Second Corinthians chapter 2 in verse 11. The Bible speaks of the devices of the devil. Second Timothy chapter 2 in verse 26 the Bible speaks of the snares of the death put those words together, wiles devices, snares lie Bible prophesies that in the last days there will be a great resurgence of demonic activity that's one of the reasons that I believe that we living in the last days, and what are some of these are things that are demonic resurgence that we will see in the last days. For example, spiritualism, new ages, first John chapter 4 verse one beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God, because many false prophets are going out into the world. Leviticus chapter 19 verse 31 regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them to be filed by them.
I am the Lord your God. Deuteronomy chapter 18 verses nine and following. When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth the thou shalt not learn to do after the nation of those nations that shall not be found among you any that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire they were sacrificing the children to demonic dogs were sacrificing our children today on the altar of abortion or he that use of divination.
That's a fortuneteller or an observer of times that's astrology or an enchanter or a witch or a charmer or a consultant with familiar spirits or a wizard, or a necromancer. Listen to this.
All these things are an abomination to the Lord and because of these abominations the Lord thy God drive them out from before the baby is this the end of the nation. It's the right of the nation. With these things come, thou shall be perfect with the Lord thy God will these nations which thou shalt possess parking unto observers of time and into diviners but as for the the Lord thy God had not suffered the to do so. What's his plan to deceive people. Number one through spiritualism, number two, through drug abuse.
Why do you think that we have an epidemic of drug abuse because we have an epidemic of demonic activity in the Bible teaches that in the last days there will be a plethora of drug abuse. Revelation chapter 9 and verse 21 neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication's mother thefts what you say how many sorcerers the word sorcery comes from a Greek word Pharma Kia is the word we get pharmacists from out of nothing wrong with being in pharmacy, but this word means an enchanter with Dragos to see the devil uses drugs to destroy people's mind is demonic activity, so sorcery from time immemorial has been linked with potions that steal away man's mind what is sorcery what is drug abuse. It is instant heaven that leads to everlasting hell. It is a form of sympathetic salvation. Another form of demonic activity that we see in the last days is false doctrine. Apostasy. Where is the true faith.
Today the Bible says in first Timothy chapter 4 and verse one now the Spirit is speaking of the Holy Spirit, speaketh expressly, that means pay attention. The Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the fate the faith, not a faith, the faith is only one how do they do that, he says, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of demons.
When you look for the devil never fail to look in the pulpit. Satan uses religion. The Bible speaks of the ministers of Satan. The sacrifices the demons doctrines of demons, the synagogue of Satan.
Again, I want to say that religion is one of his chief to another way that Satan has invaded this day, this age and will want to capture the hearts and minds of your children. My children, our grandchildren is through the entertainment and the media system is an angel of light is an angel of music and he is hideously beautiful. He is brilliantly stupid and it seems that in the media. Today we have reached the very bottom of the garbage. It is absolutely sickening.
The entertainment and media system.
First of all, therefore, if you would have victory. You must recognize the sinister person of evil recognize the sinister person of evil he is your adversary, you will recognize that you have an enemy you're not going to prepare yourself for defense. Jesus taught us to pray deliver us from the evil one. Second thing, not only should you recognize the sinister person of evil, but you should realize the seductive power of the Lord told his own to Paris deliverable.
Keep us leaders say well I don't have any problems with the devil don't brag about it. Jesus. Jesus matting Jesus had to deal with. And if you've never met the devil is because you are the devil going in the same direction you are in collusion with the devil you turn around, get right with God you been collision with an you will learn how to pray this prayer. Oh my God deliver me when you pray this when is this prayer to be prayed in the morning in the morning is also taught us in this passage the pray one and give us this day our daily bread. Can you imagine a person just about to go to sleep at night which is handled is telling us is Lord been a great day. Give me today my daily bread all over why pray for you daily bread at the end of the day and in the same prayer which taught the pray for our daily bread with taught God deliver us from the evil one. I'll tell you why we keep asking God to forgive us for the same thing because we only learn part of this prayer we learn to pray God forgive us, but we do not learn to pray Lord leaders. Lest we fall into temptation. Deliver us from the powerful reminder that in these dangerous days, we don't have to be afraid. We can stand upon this victorious prayer. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever on man will continue with the conclusion of this powerful message coming up tomorrow but right now if you have questions about who Jesus is about what he means to you how to surrender to him and claim him as Savior and Lord literary discovered Jesus page will find resources and materials there at the website that can answer questions you may have about your faith. Go to LWF.org/radio again.
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