I was in prayer and wanted so share what I believe was a revelation for me, but could be useful for you as well. As I deal with the temptation that wars within my members, I have come to understand, even more, why prayer is critical for the believer in Jesus.
I am reminded of the words of Jesus to his disciples concerning temptation, while he was praying in Gethsemane.
“And Jesus went a little beyond them, and fell on His face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will.” And He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “So, you men could not keep watch with Me for one hour? “Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” – Matthew 26:39-41
I will now speak in a parable for the few I am speaking to:
In the heavenly’s and within the creature, dwells darkness in the form of evil spirits. This darkness moves within, dominating the life of the creature. As the creature moves to produce light, it becomes diminished under the power that resides within the darkness inside.
The creature realizing it has limited power within must seek the light to restore and magnify its power. There are two lights from which to seek, one that is the great light and the other being the lesser light.
The lesser light dominating the airwaves can appear to be stronger and wiser. It is fierce and resilient and can only be overcome through persistant prayer. Once the prayer is offered the great light within begins to grow and overcome the lesser light, but once the prayer has ceased, again the darkness grows.
For the creature is connected to the greater light through prayer and disconnects when the prayer has ceased. Darkness increases when the creature prays as the creature’s light gets greater.
The greater light of the creature, creates a greater awareness of the darkness and the darknesses awareness of the creature’s greater light. When this creature’s prays longer and more consistently the claws of darkness grow fragile and begin to disconnect from the creature.
In its fury it hurls insults as its final battle cry. The creature continues to pray, now manifesting spiritual power, it did not know was possible. The creature still prays and becomes bold in its power over darkness.
The darkness changes it strategy and the creature feels a certain peace from the war, but the wise creature knows that the quiet is just a temporary retreat of the darkness while the evil spirits plan. The creature continues to pray, because the new demons it will face will be ten times stronger then the ones before.
The wise creature never forgets the greater light is greater than the lesser light and no matter how much darkness comes in the form of a lesser light the darkness is servant to the greater light.