We often say that we only have one offensive weapon in our arsenals. But I think that’s inaccurate. We have a weapon that is so strong, so powerful and so advanced, Paul could not find anything similar to it in the Roman’s armor. Perhaps, if Paul were writing today, he would have encouraged us to strap into our stealth bomber and unleash bombs by praying in the Spirit.
The stealth bomber is, as its name implies, is stealth, not easily detectable. It looks like an insect on radar but releases powerful and mass destructive bombs from the air. In a push of a button it obliterates it’s enemy.
We have that spiritual weapon in our arsenal, praying in the Spirit. It is stealth, because the enemy doesn’t know what we are praying. It is powerful because we can pray for people around the world and never leave the comfort of out homes. It is targeted because the Holy Spirit is praying through us for needs we may not even know we have.
Paul encourages us to pray on all occasions. When you are happy, pray. When things are going well, pray. During times of abundance, pray. During times of lack, pray. During times of sickness, pray. Paul admonishes us to pray all kinds of prayers. So pray in the Spirit, make declarations, intercede for others, pray in agreement, pray prayers of petition. Unleash thermonuclear bombs through prayer.
As I said before, we are not called to be on the defensive. We were not made to react to the enemy’s tactics but we are called to advance the kingdom. Praying in the Spirit allows us to do this. When we pray in the Spirit, we are praying into our future. The enemy has no idea what we are praying so he cannot try thwart it.
Brothers and sisters, I encourage you to daily deploy your prayer bombs. Pray in the morning, at lunch, mid-afternoon, in the evening, at night. Pray when in need and pray when in abundance. Pray without ceasing.
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. (Ephesians 6:18 NIV)