“Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18 “Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.” – 1 Corinthians 10:12
I think the reason we don’t pray with frequency and fervency today is because we think we can do things on our own—without prayer. You know, perhaps the worst thing about us is not our prayerlessness but our pride.
We have our machinery, our plans, and our methods. We have our pastors, choirs, Bible fellowships, and buildings. So we come to church thinking, “Well, we’ll do it; we know how to do it.”
And you know what the devil does? He stands in the corner and smirks. He says, “You can have your buildings, you can have your choirs, you can have your fellowships, you can have your preacher, you can have everything you want. You can even have your Bible studies, as long as you leave out the power of God that comes with fervent prayer that will not take no for an answer.”
We must get it in our heads: the devil was willing to go head-to-head in battle with the archangel Michael. But he fears our prayers! He will do everything he can to keep you distracted and off your knees.
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