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Prayer 2021 - November 17 - Don't Charge the Atmosphere with Unbelief pt 1
Episode 31917th November 2021 • Prayer 2021 • Pastor Robert Thibodeau
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Scripture For Today:

 Matthew 24:20

“Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath…”

Don’t Charge the Atmosphere with Unbelief pt 1

Words.  Words are one of THE most important things about prayer that you can learn about.

Do you remember the grade school rhyme that went, “Sticks and stones can break my bones but words will never hurt me?”  It sounded cute. But it was filled with unbelief.  Plus, if you were facing down a bully, he would usually stop using words and turn it into something that “could” hurt you!

My point, and we’ve discussed this over and over, is WORDS MATTER. 

Your words matter.

More importantly, The WORD OF GOD matters the most!

So, if God’s Word, and Jesus IS the Word of God  made flesh, matters THE MOST…

And you words matter, let’s say, “second most,”

Wouldn’t work out THE BEST if your words matched up with God’s Words in every situation?

Think about this… What created EVERYTHING?

God’s Words.

Nothing happened until GOD SPOKE.

Go to Genesis 1:1-4 and let’s take a look at it…

“In the beginning, GOD created the heaven and the earth…”

That heaven, by the way, is NOT where God resides. It is talking about SPACE. (singular and notice the lower case “h”) Later on, it talks about the atmosphere…but I digress…

“In the beginning, GOD created the heaven and the earth…”

“And the earth was without form, and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep…”

“And the Spirit of God MOVED upon the face of the waters…”

So, picture this with me… there is NOTHING.  

The earth HAD NO FORM. It was a void. Nothing. 

Darkness was there. 

Elsewhere, we can read that “God is light.” And darkness always refers to the devil and evil, correct?

Could it be that this was Satan’s dwelling after God kicked him out of Heaven?  Jesus said He “saw satan fall like lightning, from Heaven and cast down to the earth.”  Could this have been where Satan was cast into because of his transgression?

It makes sense, if you think about it. 

God wants to SHOW Satan how mistaken he was in thinking “nobody could love and worship God unless God “makes them do it.” Then it is not out of Love, but fear…”

So, when God decides to create man and show Satan that a free will being will choose God over all else, God decides to do it right where Satan can see it.  Amen!

I’m already out of time…so let’s finish these verses and take it up there tomorrow…

“In the beginning, GOD created the heaven and the earth…”

“And the earth was without form, and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep…”

“And the Spirit of God MOVED upon the face of the waters…”

“And God SAID, “Light BE and Light WAS. And God saw the Light, and that it was GOOD.”

Quick close in summary…

Nothing was happening UNTIL GOD SPOKE WORDS.  That is how powerful words are. And since WE are created in His image and Jesus has given us His authority – we can use Words to create, just like He did…

Ok. Let’s leave it there for today…

Let’s Pray!

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