On this episode of the Innocence Redeemed podcast, myself and Glynda Lomax of Just Praise Him will be discussing distractions, prayerlessness, decreeing the Word of God and how to fight the enemy with the Sword of God’s Word.
After two days of fighting everything but the kitchen sink to get this recorded, we finally got it. Suffice to say, the enemy does NOT want you to hear this message. Many are having to contend with these attacks right now and both Glynda and myself pray it is a blessing to you! If interested, there is a link to decrees and prayers on the ‘Resources’ page of this site to help you get a head start in addition to the content provided in this podcast. Jesus Bless you.
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Verses as they pertain/quoted in this podcast;
1 John 4:16, 18 (NLT)
16 We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.
18 Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.
1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NLT)
17 Never stop praying.
2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT)
7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 (NLT)
3 We are human, but we don’t wage war as humans do.
4 We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments.
5 We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.
2 Samuel 22:28 (KJV)
28 And the afflicted people thou wilt save: but thine eyes are upon the haughty, that thou mayest bring them down.
Proverbs 8:13 (KJV)
13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
Proverbs 15:33 (KJV)
33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.
Proverbs 16:18 (KJV)
18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
Luke 6:46 (KJV)
46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
Mark 11:25 (KJV)
25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
Psalm 18:17-19 (NLT)
17 He rescued me from my powerful enemies, from those who hated me and were too strong for me.
18 They attacked me at a moment when I was in distress, but the Lord supported me.
19 He led me to a place of safety; he rescued me because he delights in me.
Psalm 27:8 (NLT)
8 My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “LORD, I am coming.”
Ephesians 5:15-20 (NLT)
15 So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise.
16 Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days.
17 Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.
18 Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit,
19 singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, and making music to the Lord in your hearts.
20 And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 6: 17-20 (KJV)
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
Psalm 55:17-18 (NKJV)
17 Evening and morning and at noon I will pray, and cry aloud, And He shall hear my voice.
18 He has redeemed my soul in peace from the battle that was against me, For there were many against me.
Luke 5:16 (KJV)
16 And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.
Luke 6:12 (KJV)
12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.
Mark 1:35 (KJV)
35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.
Mark 14:39 (KJV)
39 And again he went away, and prayed, and spake the same words.
Philippians 4:6-7 (KJV)
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Hebrews 4:12 (KJV)
12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Hebrews 13:6 (NLT)
6 The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?
Isaiah 43:2 (NLT)
2 When you go through deep waters I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; The flames will not consume you.
Isaiah 49:2 (KJV)
And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me;
Psalm 91 (KJV -ALL)
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
Deuteronomy 33:27 (NLT)
27 The eternal God is your refuge, and his everlasting arms are under you. He drives out the enemy before you; he cries out, ‘Destroy them!’
Psalm 23:1 (KJV)
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
Psalm 28:7 (NLT)
7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. Therefore my heart rejoices and I give thanks to Him with my song.
Psalm 107:19-20 (KJV)
19 Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.
20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
Just wanted to say thank you to you and Glynda for this podcast, it has really taught me how to pray more effectively. I have been asking the Lord that I stink at prayers and need more help in this. I grew up Catholic and have since been saved many years ago after leaving this cult. I do call it a cult as they do NOT lead anyone to salvation and they idol worship Mary, that is all I am going to say on that. But since getting saved many years ago while in my 20s (now 50), I felt still so lost in many areas because no one tells you how to do these things, they just expect you to know how; the bible doesn’t exactly explain HOW to decree and the church definitely does not teach anything like this either. I feel like this will greatly help me and my walk with the Lord!
Amen Sarah. I would like to encourage you to remember there is no formal way that is set in stone where prayer is concerned. Just talk to Him. He loves when His children call upon Him!
One time I felt like I was putting too much thought into it and the Lord spoke to me and said, “My Son, speak what’s on your heart.” So this means that we should give thanks and praise to the Lord, but He also desires we give Him our concerns and tell Him what we need.
1 Peter 5:7 (NLT)
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
Philippians 4:6 (NLT)
6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
I too grew up as Catholic and though I learned quite a bit, I went out into the world as an adult and because I was out of the Word for so long, I lost a lot of time in His presence and was in much sin for many years. But I will praise the Lord because He has restored me! He showed me that He had a greater purpose for me when everything seemed hopeless. One area I have asked the Lord to help me in is giving thanks for something new each day and time to reflect. Lately I have took some time to reflect on how blessed I truly am when I see so much division taking place among many. Each of us is being shown something if we step back and take that time to think on the Lord and what He is showing us and we’re commanded to give thanks in all situations as we know everything does work according to God’s plan even if we can’t see it at first. There are many patience tests taking place for the sake of endurance and one thing I have had to do is be thankful of the wisdom the Lord pours out on me to see as He does which I ask Him to do. Everything His children go through, is for a good reason.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NLT)
Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
As times get darker we need to remember the Lord will never leave us or forsake us and we can do anything and everything through Christ who gives us strength. His grace is sufficient for us. Always remember these as we move forward and you will find peace when times seem anything but peaceful.
Philippians 4:13 (NLT)
13 For I can do everything through Christ,who gives me strength.
2 Corinthians 12:9 (NLT)
Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.
In closing I’m happy that Glynda and myself could help you with direction. The decreeing really does help and you’ll find also reading the word aloud even when doing study can help because by saying it you are still decreeing it. Thank you for your warm comments and may Jesus Bless you Sarah!
Decreeing is speaking the Word over yourself, and your life. For example, Isaiah 54:17 (Amplified Bible): In the Name and Authority of Jesus, I plead and pour His Blood over me and my life. I decree and declare that NO weapon formed against me will succeed. And EVERY tongue that rises against me in judgment, I WILL condemn. This [peace, righteousness, security, and triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And this is their vindication from Me, says the Lord.
I want to thank you & Glynda for that podcast. It helped me & I have prayed or said some of the scriptures like that but that helped shed more light on praying for me as well. I didn’t know that was decreeing. I’ve been praying for a long time but I still felt like I needed further knowledge & direction. So this helped me.