So far in our WOOW series, we’ve looked at Prayer and the Word of God separately as weapons of warfare. Today, we’ll be talking about a WOOW Combo – i.e. combining the two weapons of Prayer and the Word in our ongoing fight against the enemy of our souls.
In Acts 4, we see the fledgling church threatened by the religious leaders responsible for orchestrating Jesus’ crucifixion. Just when they thought they’d put the Messiah out of commission, He resurrected and His disciples sprang up filled with the Holy Spirit and a renewed zeal to share the gospel. After Peter’s sermon led to 3,000 converts, and then God used him and John to heal a 40 yr old lame beggar at the Temple, the chief priests had them seized and arrested.
Furious that the irrepressible duo used this opportunity to preach Jesus yet again, the religious leaders gave them a stern warning to cease and desist and then let them go. After all, they couldn’t risk the ire of the crowd by bringing direct harm to them.
Upon their release, Peter and John went back to the other disciples and reported all that had happened. Even though the chief priests were treading lightly, they still posed a risk to the believers and the church. So what did the disciples do? They prayed. What did they pray? The word of God (Acts 4:24-26). And “after they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly” (Acts 4:31)
Halleluyah! This WOOW Combo resulted in a physical manifestation of God’s glory descending, with an outpouring of the Holy Spirit to boot. Nothing in the Bible is there by accident…if the disciples prayed the Word and got those spectacular results, we should be doing and expecting the same.
Now, let’s go and get our Word Prayer Combo on!
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It gladdens my heart to see a Nigerian as one of the writers of Our Daily Bread. More so, someone from a similar career background. I am Olatunji Oluwaseun Reuben, an Associate Chartered Accountant and a Member of Prayer Center Church of God, Akure, ndo State Nigeria. I am one of the Sunday School Teachers of the Church which has branches in Nigeria, USA and UK. We try to develop the daily Bible Reading aspect of our Sunday School Manual to a Devotional which is mainly available online (Facebook and Whatsapp). I happen to be one of the content writers.
With the feat the Lord has enabled you to accomplish, I would like you to please like our Facebook page (PCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL) as my mentor for corrections, suggestions for improvement in terms of books to read, courses to take and anything that the Lord will put on your mind to improve my Christian writing skills in general.
Thanks in advance for accepting to be my mentor.
OLATUNJI OLUWASEUN REUBEN
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I read the devotion today in “Our Daily Bread” about acoustic astronomy. I had never heard of this. Then I read all on Psalms 19. What a glorious discovery from both. Thanks for your insight. Juli in NC
Thank you so much, Juli – I too was blown away when I learned this all; God really is majestically awesome!