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Prayer: The Invisible-Visible Connection

Prayer: The Invisible-Visible Connection

The Invisible-Visible Connection

Colossians 1:16(KJV) - For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

Genesis 1 is not the complete picture of creation. While it gives an account of God's creation of the visible world it does not detail his invisible creation process. Currently, in existence there are visible and invisible thrones, visible and invisible dominions, visible and invisible principalities, visible and invisible powers. Fortunately or unfortunately for some of us, they all affect our lives. Whether or not we can see what's going on makes absolutely no difference. Thus the importance of today's blog.

This is the third installment in our study of  The Four Pillars of The Cracked Door Foundation. Today, we'll focus on Pillar #2 - Knowing God Through Prayer.

Psalm 27:8(NLT) - My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.”

Before we get into anything deep let's deal with the basics. At the most fundamental level, prayer is our answer to God's invitation for personal communication. He wants to converse with us and has created prayer as an avenue for us to do so. If you want to develop a relationship or get to know God on a deeper level you must spend time with Him in prayer.

Prayer - The Invisible-Visible Connection

Matthew 16:19(KJV) - And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Now here's another side of prayer. It's our connection between the invisible and visible realms. When Jesus presented the keys of the kingdom of heaven He really gave us the authority to pray in His name from visible earth and change things that are taking place in invisible heaven. His name gives us the authority we need to subdue rogue elements of His creation.

Ephesians 6:12,17-18(KJV) - For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places....And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

Our true enemy is invisible and he leads an invisible army which is constantly on the offensive. Even though he uses visible agents, the power behind them comes from the invisible realm. Our war is not with wicked people on earth but with wicked spirits in the heavens that control them. Fight in the spirit where you have unlimited power. Prayer is your weapon. The Word of God is your ammunition. So pray The Word of God and win.

Note: Don't keep this to yourself. SHARE IT WITH YOUR FRIENDS! Look down!

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