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Praying in the Spirit

This entry is part 17 of 211 in the series Inquiring Minds

I’ve always been fascinated by game changers. One of them is a secret weapon. The thing about a secret weapon is that the enemy never expects it. Whether it is concealed on your person or it is an unexpected surprise, … Continue reading

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Wielding the Sword of the Spirit

This entry is part 16 of 21 in the series Prayer Models

No matter what war a soldier is involved in, he or she never knows how to react until the battle has begun. There are a lot of tactics to learn. You can prepare and study war all you want. But … Continue reading

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Praying for a Solid Mind

This entry is part 15 of 21 in the series Prayer Models

I think people who jump out of planes, walk tight ropes, perform daredevil stunts, and all other types of dangerous activities are out of their minds. At least for most activities they wear protective equipment. For everything from seatbelts to … Continue reading

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Praying for Faith

This entry is part 14 of 21 in the series Prayer Models

Everybody has faith. It’s acting on our expectations. When you sit down in a chair, you expect that chair to hold your weight. When you turn on the light switch, you expect that the light will turn on. If it … Continue reading

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Taking Up the Sword of the Spirit

This entry is part 98 of 211 in the series Inquiring Minds

If the Israelites never put their swords down to always defend themselves while building the wall, is there teaching about never putting the sword of the Spirit down? We are taught to put it on regularly but does it ever … Continue reading

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Sword of the Spirit

This entry is part 164 of 211 in the series Inquiring Minds

How do we use the sword of the Spirit, our Bibles? Ephesians, where Paul mentions the sword of the Spirit, clarifying that it is the Word of God, is a prison epistle. It was written when Paul was imprisoned under … Continue reading

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Praying for Righteousness

This entry is part 12 of 21 in the series Prayer Models

Everyone wants justice in our world, even convicted criminals. It’s a common joke on all the TV shows that if you are in prison and ask anyone what they did, they say, “I didn’t do it.” But standing in the … Continue reading

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Praying for Clarity

This entry is part 10 of 21 in the series Prayer Models

If only we had the clarity to face every situation. But every story has at least two sides. Not everyone demonstrates godly wisdom. And we only have this human perspective, finite and imperfect. We don’t always make the right decisions. … Continue reading

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Preparing for War

This entry is part 8 of 21 in the series Prayer Models

It may not look like it when you wake up every morning, but you are in the middle of a war zone. We don’t think of this world like that as Christians. But according to the Bible, there is an … Continue reading

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