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STEPS TO ASKING THE FATHER-STEP 4:GUARD YOUR MIND

In the last piece, we reviewed the need to think positively when you have prayed. Refusing to allow what you see discourage or break down your prayer fervency. In this piece, I want to say a little about the next step. It is guarding your mind. Note the following key points:
1. Your mind is a battle field, you are responsible for guarding it. Your mind is what the devil want to use to confuse you. He is interested in distorting your mind in such a way that you begin to doubt the word of God as soon as you have presented that petition before God. He knows, once you doubt, all faithful expectations are gone. The bible teaches in James 1:6-8 'But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord. he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways' This is a very damning passage for anyone who doubts.
How does the devil attack your mind to doubt:

BE POSITIVE IN YOUR THINKING

3. Be Positive in your thinking. One of the cardinal points that Kenneth Haggin espoused in this teaching is that 'you must let every thought and desire affirm that you have what you asked for'
This can be very difficult. Mostly because our senses are saying different things, the reality of life is saying 'you can't be serious' 'cant you see?' Hence it is easier to break down and say look, I better be realistic. And it is usually at that stage that the devil triumphs. So do not allow doubt to persist. Reject doubt and live in a positive frame of mind. Keep restating the word. Declare like Jesus declared in Matthew 4, that it is written. The devil can be resisted. James 4:7 confirmed that we can resist the devil and 'he will flee from you'
One of the key passages of the bible that Kenneth Haggin used is 1 Peter 5: 8. The devil is walking like a roaring lion looking for whom to devour. He is not the Lion of the tribe of Judah, he is a pretender. So, u…

STEPS TO ASKING THE FATHER

The theme of our prayers for this month is knocking on Heavens doors. Key text John 16: 23-24; John 15:17
In Psalm 83, the psalmist explains that because the enemy cannot get to God, he goes for the children (us); But God has made us more than conquerors through Christ Jesus (Romans 8:37), hence we have victory over the enemy. This month, we will experience and testify to this; by asking Our Father, and knocking on Heavens doors”. We have an assurance that He will answer (John 16: 23-24), and He will make our joy full.
Let us consider the scriptures:
John 16:23-24
23 “And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you.24 until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
The Lord mentioned “you” 6 times, if you were not important the Lord will not have mentioned “you” six times. The underlying fact is that it is about YOU. You need to ask in prayer.
Let’s look at John 15…