The Wednesday Word April 6, 2015
Open Doors You Never Knew Existed
Today’s word is all about where we need to put our focus, which can lead to Open Doors You Never Knew Existed.
“I know all the things you do, and I have opened a door for you that no one can close. You have little strength, yet you obeyed my word and did not deny me”
Let me share a story that greatly impacted my life, and as I went through this growth spurt it was deeply painful. It stretched me to limits spiritually I never knew existed AND taught me some major lessons.
So lately my prayer life has shifted to a new focus.
After going through a second miscarriage several months back, God revealed something to me at the time.
When I found out I was pregnant, all I could think about was, “What if I miscarry again?”
Now I understand this is not the kind of thinking that’s healthy to have at any moment, but it existed. And I don’t want to go into too much detail about this time in my life.
Everyday I would pray for God to protect me through the journey, cause I felt so much opposition with this pregnancy.
Over and over again He would show that everything would be ok.
A friend even called me and gave me a word which lead me to a scripture I’m going to reveal in a moment.
Then after a routine pap smear, I began to immediately have menstrual pains. And that is definitely a sign of miscarry.
For 4 days I prayed and prayed and prayed. Believing that God would save the baby.
I would worship, praise, speak in my prayer language and then….. it happened.
I lost the baby.
After walking with God for the last 5 or so years I had been through so many battles. At the time of this miscarriage I was so exhausted spiritually, that this battle knocked me out for months.
Many people would reach out to me and expect me to be normal, but I wasn’t and for the first time in my life…. I said… I’m done. I am not giving away any of my precious time anymore.
Then a shift happend.
God brought me to a scripture in Jude my friend was showing me.
But even Michael, one of the mightiest of the angels, did not dare accuse the devil of blasphemy, but simply said, “The Lord rebuke you!” ~Jude 1:9
What??? I thought.
The LORD rebuke you?
Hold up wait a minute!
How many times in prayer have I spent so much of my energy rebuking the enemy?
Why am I so focused on the devil?
He doesn’t even deserve my attention.
And then it hit me. I have been praying in my strength and in my own power, instead of stating that “The Lord” rebukes Satan.
Did I take on warfare with this pregnancy that was unnecessary?
So many questions I have had because of this one scripture, and ever since then, I haven’t stopped asking God to show me a whole new level in my prayer life.
But let me tell you…. the deeper you go with God, the more intense the warfare.
Some days I take breaks cause it can be too much.
Ever since I read that scripture I have been asking “The Lord” to rebuke the enemy.
Two months later I have an angel encounter in the bedroom where my daughters nursery room was in our home.
One morning God told me to go in there and worship Him.
After about thirty minutes of just kneeling before Him, I felt the presence of two angels behind me.
Now some people may think this is weird, but when you live with God, it’s truly not. This all becomes normal over time.
I’m not going to share at this moment what I heard from the angels cause there will be a time for that in the near future. However, I will tell you this…..
…….it opened my eye’s to a brand new door. Open doors I believed existed but didn’t really experience it until that moment.
The door was this: putting my focus on asking for His Archangel Michael or any other angels from heaven to go out and fight my battles. Or anyone’s battles you are praying for in the spirit. You can call down from heaven His angels to go to war for you.
Why do we need to put our focus on the enemy, when we can put it on God and His angels?!
This is what I asked myself.
So many years praying (not that I have’t seen miracles, cause I’ve seen TONS of miracles), but I haven’t seen the results of prayer, as powerful as I’ve seen calling upon His angels.
Over the last year this has been my focus…..His angels. But it was the angel encounter and what I went through that confirmed how powerful God’s angels are, and that He will give us authority to open this door, if we ask.
“And there appeared an angel strengthening him” ~Luke 22:43
“For He will order His angels to protect you wherever you go” ~Psalm 91:11
“Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit the kingdom” ~Hebrews 1:14
“Praise The Lord, you angels, you mighty ones who carry out his plans, listening for each of his commands” ~Psalm 104:20
That’s just a few scriptures, you can keep doing your research on how many times angels are mentioned in the bible. Actually, I encourage you to do this yourself. Do not just go on my personal experience, everyone must seek their own truth and read the bible for themselves.
Where are you in your prayer life?
Are you more focused on rebuking the devil or communicating with God and His army of angels.
If you truly think about it, and if you are someone who believes in the power of prayer. This right here will change your entire prayer life.
Because the truth is, the more you put your focus on hell, the more backlash you will deal with spiritually. And if you are not equipped to deal with Satan and his demons, then you’ll get crushed in the spirit. It will be completely exhausting, which could lead to taking on battles that were not yours to take on in the first place.
You see these are the Open Doors You Never Knew Existed!
Praying for His angels instead of rebuking the devil.
I truly believe His angels are waiting to show you and help you in any way you need!
I’m not saying you didn’t know angels existed, what I am saying is that you have more open doors than you realize to get some awesome results through prayer.
So how should you pray to His angels and what steps are needed to be effective in prayer?
First God says in Psalm 91:11 that He will order his angels to protect you wherever you go.
And an angel or angels can follow you at any time with or without prayer.
BUT… you don’t pray to angels themselves, you pray to your Father in heaven to release His angels to help you. Technically there are 12 scriptures that refer to Jesus praying to the Father. And I’m revealing these scriptures to you because this is how Jesus prayed.
Matthew 6:9-13 – Your Will Be Done
Matthew 11:25-26 – Reveal Himself
Mark 1:35 – The Secret Place
Matthew 14:23 – The Secret Place
Luke 6:12 – The Secret Place
Luke 22:32 – Faith
Luke 22:41-44 – Angel appeared and strengthened Jesus
Luke 23:34 – Forgiveness
John 11:41-42 – Thanksgiving
John 12:27-28 – Save Me From Assignment (Jesus talking)
John 17:1-26 – Glory
Hebrews 5:7 – Cried Out Tears
All of these scriptures I summed up the message to the right, you can go and study the scriptures for yourself. In Luke 22:41-44 an angel was sent to strengthen Jesus.
However all throughout the bible many angels were sent by God to deliver a message or bring His people to safety.
You can call upon Him and ask for His angels to bring whatever it is you need.
But you want to be sure to walk through the prayer Jesus spoke of in Matthew 6:9-13. This will purify your heart.
Iniquity or sin can keep God from moving on your behalf.
Sorry to break the news to you, most people would never admit this at all. Most ministering people want to sugarcoat the bible.
Does this mean God won’t answer your prayers if you are full of sin?
If you have been walking with God for a long time, He will hold you more accountable.
To much is given, much is required. ~Luke 12:48
When I first began walking with God, and still full of radical sin, He answered many prayers. But the more I grew in God and knowingly sinned, then I would have to go before Him to ask for forgiveness before He would hear my prayers.
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you. ~Matthew 6:14
So wherever you are, the most important thing is to have a personal relationship with Him.
The closer you try and get to Him the more resistance you will deal with, but once you learn how to break past spiritual warfare….. He’ll begin to fill you more and more with his spirit.
This is where Open Doors You Never Knew Existed will become more obvious.
Call upon his angels.
Read the word for yourself.
Get educated on God because He desires to be closer to you!
He desires to do great and mighty things for you!
He desires to send His angels and help you with whatever you need!
He loves you!
He celebrates you!
He forgives you!
All you gotta do is ask for His angels to do the work.
These are the Open Doors You Never Knew Existed.
He wants to bless you!
Open up your mouth and put His word to work! 😉
You Can, You Will & You Must,
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