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What is the best way to keep your enemies at bay? How do you keep them from striking you or your family? How do you keep them from threatening or thwarting your efforts to live your life? To pursue happiness and joy? To pursue God? To protect your loved ones and help them flourish?
In today's social environments, these are questions that each one of us should be considering seriously.
Evil abounds in every community, in every neighborhood. It thrives during clashes of cultures. Could you be letting evil invade your household?
A wise man once said, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” What can you do about it?
In <em><strong>Prayer and Vigilance</strong></em>, eighth of the series of 10 from E.M. Bounds’ epic <em><strong>Necessity of Prayer</strong></em>, the author details how the Word commands us and then teaches the ways to combat evil.
In this segment of the series, you will see how prayer holds the armor of God together, and renders that armor more effective.
Prayer plays a vital role in deflecting and defeating the evil forces of the world, the flesh and the devil. It adds fighting qualities and strength to the armor that the Bible tells us to put on.
<em><strong>Prayer and Vigilance</strong></em> shows that the Christian soldier must be always fighting. He should, of sheer necessity, be always praying.
More, he must always be on his guard, confronting the actions of a foe who never sleeps, who is always alert, who seeks advantage over our frailties, and is ever-prepared to take advantage of our misfortunes of the war we are in.
Physical victories call for their own set of tactics and techniques. Spiritual victories and spiritual growth depend more on praying than on physical fighting. Why? because in spiritual warfare, our enemies unseen.
That enemy is indeed "walking about, seeking whom he may devour." (1 Peter 5:8).
“What a misconception many people have of the Christian life!” Bounds writes. “How little the average church member appears to know of the character of the conflict, and of its demands upon him! How ignorant he seems to be of the enemies he must encounter,” which “will defeat him utterly, unless he give himself to constant vigilance and unceasing prayer.”
Bounds was writing about the condition of the Church of his time, the late 19th and early 20th centuries. How much more severe is the condition today?
This book will show you what you need to do to protect yourself and your family from the evil one and his army of functionaries. Download a copy of this short-read book. You can read it in under 30 minutes; refer back and study the principles to apply them.