Are You Equipped To Press? Are You Prepared for WAR?!
Ephesians 6:13-18 (The Message Bible) states, “Be prepared! You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting, you’ll still be on your feet. Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life. God’s Word is an indispensable weapon. In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.”
Therefore, let us stand yielded to God and seeking Him for the “Power To Press Beyond”!!!
Power To Press Beyond
(Written by Apostle Claudia Boatwright ©2003)
Father in Jesus’ name, I thank you for the innate force within me that prompts me to seek a deeper revelation of you.
For my only desire in pressing beyond this realm is to obtain a greater insight of you and your solemnness; thus enabling me to not walk on the surface, but to have available to me those hidden, partially revealed spiritual treasures that are vital at this time. These “jewels” are required for me to excel and will afford me the opportunity to properly lead others.
Lord God, I thank you that I have learned how to persevere and to press beyond the obstacles, the road blocks and the detour signs - the hidden snares designed to delay your divine will for my life. Thank you for the courage to press; - that courage which is required to recognize and discern; to subdue and call to naught every demonic and satanic force sent to oppose me on every level. I now know how to press through and not request that you remove from me difficult situations….. For I recognize that all of these have been foreordained for my advancement.
Since you have told me that the best is in the press, I will press into you at any cost. I will press beyond the feelings of defeat, frustration, adversity and opposition. I will press beyond the spirits of despair, dejection and rejection. I have learned that I must press beyond any of the feelings in my flesh, and rely only what my spirit discerns for you. Then and then only will I maintain this realization that in my press, YOU will never deny me.
So forgetting those things which are behind, I press.
Growing and still maturing in the process, I press.
Awaiting your divine intervention……..
I press, I press, I PRESS!!!