Monday, March 23 2020
LORD, TEACH US TO PRAY
"Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." Mark 14:38
Jesus was in the Garden of Gethsemane crying out to His heavenly Father to take away the cup of suffering from Him and He told His disciples to watch and pray, knowing He was about to be betrayed but found them sleeping.
To watch and pray is to be on the alert at all times knowing that the powers of darkness are seeking an open door to your life to rob, kill and destroy you! The devil is having a field day wreaking havoc throughout the earth and in the church of Jesus Christ because he is the most underestimated adversary the world has ever known, or should I say, "Has never known!"
The Holy Spirit is our heavenly watchtower or lookout post, always leading us into the refuge of the Father, safely under His wings in the shadow of His protection! So, watch and pray in the spirit at all times!
Be sober, (self-controlled) be vigilant; (watchful to avoid danger) because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. I Peter 5:8,9
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin