How many times have we heard people say, “Oh, it was the devil’s fault,” or the devil this or the devil that, and I heard it again just recently: “You know the devil doesn’t like it when we pray,” when in fact the devil doesn’t mind us praying, but what he does mind is when a warrior knows how to impact the kingdom of darkness by first entering into the courts of God before going out into the battlefield.
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds and the casting away of vain imaginations, and every high, lofty thought that would come against the knowledge of our God (2 Corinthians 10:3-6).
What is key to getting our answers through is that we must needs be ready to punish every disobedience with our obedience, because we if do not do so, than we have given the devil the legal right to have his way about a situation that concerns us and our households.
So, therefore saints, let us bear responsibility for our own errors, and when something goes wrong, especially if we are gathered together to pray via internet, then let us not put the blame on the devil where it doesn’t belong, but instead let us look within to see where the source of the problem originated and deal with it.
So, instead of giving unnecessary credit to the devil, let us be truthful to ourselves and say, Yes, Lord, it is me who is standing in the need of prayer. Selah 🙂