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Victorious Prayer (10 of 16)
Series: Christianity and Shoe Leather
Dr. Stan Coffey
I.THE PRESUMOTION OF UNOFFERED PRAYER
II. THE PROBLEM OF UNACCEPTABLE PRAYER
III. THE PRINCIPLES OF UNDENIABLE PRAYER
Tonight we are going to speak about Victorious Prayer. I want you to notice Verses 1 and 2.
"FROM WHENCE COME WARS AND FIGHTINGS AMONG YOU? COME THEY NOT HENCE, EVEN OF YOUR LUSTS THAT WAR IN YOUR MEMBERS? YE LUST, AND HAVE NOT: YE KILL, AND DESIRE TO HAVE, AND CANNOT OBTAIN: YE FIGHT AND WAR, YET YE HAVE NOT, BECAUSE YE ASK NOT."
If there is anything that I need to do that you need to do that we need to do it is to learn the secret of victorious prayer because there is not a problem that we face in our life that cannot be solved through prayer. There is not anything that can stop a praying Christian.
There are no problems that are too big to solve, just people too small to solve them and prayer links your life with the omnipotent power of God and makes you invincible as a Christian as you war against Satan. And so we need to learn how to pray.
This particular portion of the book of James tells us three very important things about prayer. We are going to look first of all at the presumption of unoffered prayer and then we are going to look at the problem of unacceptable prayer and then we are going to look at the principles of undeniable prayer.
I.THE PRESUMPTION OF UNOFFERED PRAYER
First of all in Verses 1 and 2 we see the presumption of unoffered prayer. God wants to bless us and God wants to give us what we need but we are so proud, we are so self-sufficient, we are so arrogant.
You see when we fail to pray and fail to get the things that we need in our life what we are really saying is that we don't need God, that we can do it by ourselves, that we are strong enough in our own power.
So James describes what happens within our lives. He says that we fight and we war and we lust and we desire to obtain and we struggle ...
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