Our daily struggles
“For we are not fighting against people made of flesh and blood, but against persons without bodies–the evil rulers of the unseen world, those mighty satanic beings and great evil princes of darkness who rule this world; and against huge numbers of wicked spirits in the spirit world.” (Ephesians 6:12 Living Bible).
Pray with me, will you? Heavenly Father, I am not fighting against humans, but against evil beings without bodies–the evil rulers of the unseen world, those mighty satanic beings and great evil princes of darkness who rule this planet; and against huge numbers of wicked spirits in the spirit world. But with Your presence in me and with me, I am more than a conqueror through Your Son who loved me and gave His life for me. So I will do the fighting by praying, worshipping You and loving You. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
You have friends that need to be untied
“And ought not this woman…whom Satan hath bound…be loosed?” (Luke 13:16).
Let us, you and I, pray: Heavenly Father, I know lots of people that Satan has tied up with all kinds of problems, fears and diseases. Surely they ought to be loosed. I don’t even understand such knots, much less how to loose them. I appeal to You. You know how to untie them and only You can loose them. So I will now do the praying while You do the untying. I pray for…(specify here for whom you wish to pray and what they should be loosed from).
We will judge angels
“You know that in the future we will judge angels” (1 Corinthians 6:3a New Century Version).
I invite you to pray with me: Heavenly Father, yes, I know that in the future I will judge angels. So I might just as well begin practicing now, with Your help. I’ll do the praying and You, Father, do the judging through me and with me. I pray that You will break the power of evil that is doing so much harm in my community. Judge the fallen angel that is doing this evil, bind him up, nullify his evil deeds. Cause sinners to repent and believe in Your Son Jesus. Stir up Christians to love You, to praise You, to worship You, and to pray for this community. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
When we pray, God speaks His creative words
“He merely spoke, and the heavens were formed, and all the galaxies of stars.” “For when He but spoke, the world began! It appeared at His command!” (Psalm 33:6,9 Living Bible).
Pray with me as follows: Heavenly Father, since Your Son delegated to His Church, myself included, the authority to deal with Your enemy, I realize I must use this authority to order Satan to cease and desist harassing the ones You want me to pray for. The above Scripture reminds me that Your Son merely spoke, and the heavens were formed, and all the galaxies of stars. For when He but spoke, the world began! It appeared at His command! So I pray that You will again do some ordering, some commanding, through me and with me. I realize that as I pray, You speak Your creative words and things happen at Your command. Right now, as a law enforcement officer deputized by Your Son, I give the word of prayer while you command and order Satan to quit harassing…(name here what you want to ask God to do).
Speak to the Rock
When the huge multitude of Israelites were thirsty in the desert, God told Moses to hit a rock with a stick. He did and plenty of water flowed to satisfy everybody. The next time they were thirsty, God told Moses to speak to the rock and waters would flow. The first time, hitting the rock illustrated that Christ was hit on the cross in our stead. But there is no need to recrucify Christ again, so God wants us simply to speak to Him and tell Him what we need. Not only we are law-enforcement officers, we are also grace dispensing officers. We simply speak to God in prayer, requesting the blessings we want people to be blessed with and rivers of blessings will flow. Let us pray:
Remember Father that I also, as a blessings dispensing officer I praise You that Jesus the Rock was hit on the Cross for me. Now I only need to pray that You will merely speak the word of command, and order blessings on those You want to bless…(name here what the blessings are to be and who do you desire should be blessed.
“And when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.” (2 Chronicles 20:22.)
When we begin singing praises to the Lord, He sets ambushments against Satan, demons, evil spirits, and temptations that would have caused us to fall. God shows us that He defeats His enemy and ours, when we praise God!
Let us pray: Thank You Father for reminding me to pray and in my prayers to wholeheartedly PRAISE YOU, MY GOD! You know the evil forces Satan is marshaling against me. So I give myself to praise You! While I do the praising You do the smiting of Satan and his evil forces. Alleluia! I sing praises to God. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Submit to God
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7.)
If we attempt to resist the devil without submitting ourselves to God, we shall fail. First we need to submit ourselves to God. Only then we can successfully resist the devil. Then the devil will definitely flee from us. This is guaranteed by God Himself. God promised it.
Let us pray, Father, I submit myself totally to You. Because I have submitted myself to You, You have now empowered me to successfully resist the devil. He will flee from me. You have promised it. It is so. I believe You, for You cannot lie. Thank You Father. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Invoke the name of the Lord Jesus Christ
The Lord Jesus authorized and commanded believers to pray in His name. This means that we can pray in the authority of His name. When we obediently do so, the Heavenly Father hears our prayers and gives us the victories against His enemy and ours.
Jesus said: “At that time you won’t need to ask Me for anything, for you can go directly to the Father and ask Him, and He will give you what you ask for because you use my name. You haven’t tried this before, (but begin now). Ask, using my name, and you will receive, and your cup of joy will overflow.” (John 16:23,24 Living Bible)
Let us pray: Thank You Heavenly Father that Your Son assured me that now I can pray directly to You and ask You for anything. He said that You will give me what I ask for because I use His name, I pray in His name. He told me I can begin now. Therefore, in accordance to Your Son’s promise, I am now asking You. He has given me the full assurance that I will receive and that my cup of joy will overflow. Your Son said so. He does not lie. So I am asking You right now as follows: (tell God now what you want to ask Him for), I am asking You in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
From Conversing With God – Chapter 7
Updates from Cuba
Starting in the 1990’s Fred was significantly involved with Cuba. The Lord has continued to move strongly in Cuba through many brothers and sisters in Christ including some key workers who Fred helped to disciple. Since 2009, a project to evangelize the whole country has reached many Cubans with many new believers added to the house of God. The work is ongoing to evangelize the entire island country.