Blog 58 / Our High Calling

Are We Known As Formidable Opponents?

We know the devil is a powerful adversary, but do we ever wonder what our ancient foe thinks of you and me? Are we known in the enemy camp for being formidable opponents and prayer warriors, always hindering the devil’s plans, or are we considered harmless? And what makes us either formidable or harmless?

Being a proactive intercessor will make us a serious threat to the enemy. Not just praying for family and friends (which of course we should do), but doing battle on our knees for our communities, our nation and our world. Not just praying for personal needs, but contending in prayer with the strongholds of atheism, Islam, Hinduism, and other false religions, and interceding for the great missionary enterprise to make disciples of all nations. We can truly influence world affairs from our prayer closets.

It has been said that Satan trembles when he sees even the weakest saints on their knees. And yet a passive, prayerless life poses no threat and allows the enemy to carry out his schemes without resistance.

Being consistent in praising God also makes us a major threat to the enemy. Our Lord inhabits the praises of His people and whatever He inhabits leaves no room for the enemy… therefore Satan has to flee.

If our lives are characterized however by much grumbling and complaining and failing to praise God in all things, we will contribute to an environment in which the enemy thrives.

We must be on our guard though. Our ability to be a formidable foe can easily be undermined as the devil tries continually to gain a foothold in our lives. Unless we walk daily in the Spirit, put on the whole armor of God, live in moral purity with a clear conscience, we will be ineffectual in battle. We can’t fight the enemy with a lack of personal holiness, with unconfessed sin, and without spiritual empowering and protection.

Most of us will never be well known in this present world. But being known in the heavenlies as a faithful and bold prayer warrior is a good reputation to have. And with so much riding on the prayers of God’s people – not least the eternal destiny of millions of souls and His glory among the nations – it is not a reputation that should be considered optional for any of us.



Colin Stott
GRN Global Prayer Coordinator

read colin’s previous blogs:
Thy Kingdom Come – blog 57
A Life Lived in Pursuit of Knowing God – blog 56
The church triumphant – blog 55
we do not have because we do not ask – blog 54
exclusive property of god – blog 53
indispensable prayers of the church – blog 52
the battle is still the lord’s – blog 51
nothing is impossible with god – blog 49
It is a wonderful life – blog 48
Listening for the master’s voice – blog 47
prayer and unbelief – blog 46
Our Motivation in Praying for the Lost – blog 45
demolishing strongholds – blog 44
overcome evil with good- blog 43
dealing with strongholds – blog 42
when our prayers go unanswered – blog 41
key to unanswered prayer – blog 40
prayer and The bride – blog 39
The Battle is the Lord’s – blog 38
praying for workers – blog 37
finding time to pray – blog 36
when the church is under attack – blog 35
FEASTING and FASTING – blog 34
why ask for what we already have? – blog 32
is anyone praying for them? – blog 31
delays are part of answered prayer – blog 30
weapons of our warfare – blog 29
Keeping our spiritual fervor – blog 28
days of great harvest – blog 27
not i but christ – blog 26
what if – Blog 25
praying scripture – Blog 24
Prayer and obedience -Blog 23
the Prayer warrior – Blog 22
time alone with god – Blog 21
last resort – Blog 20
Prayer with rejoicing faith – Blog 19
travel the world through Prayer – Blog 18
lord, break me – Blog 17
ye have not because ye ask not – Blog 16
our Prayers reveal our heart – Blog 15
church of the living god – Blog 14
when we Pray for the lost – Blog 13
more than meets the eye – Blog 12
sugar cubes and  Prayer – Blog 11
it’s a wonderful life – Blog 10
the longings of god – Blog 9
praising god before he answers – Blog 8
no place like home – Blog 7
praying for god’s glory – Blog 6
are we known as formidable opponents – Blog 5
sugar cubes and Prayer – Blog 4
rejocing over god with singing – Blog 3
the indispensable Prayers of the church – Blog 2
the glorious end – Blog 1