Prayer Is A Shield To The Soul – Prayer And Devotional Quotes – John Bunyan

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Prayer Is A Shield To The Soul – Prayer And Devotional Quotes – John Bunyan.


“The reason why the Christians in this day are at such a loss as to some things is that they are contented with what comes from man’s mouth, without searching and kneeling before God to know of Him the truth of things.”

John Bunyan


“If you are not a praying person, you are not a Christian.”

John Bunyan


“In all your prayers forget not to thank the Lord for his mercies.”

– John Bunyan


“It is the opener of the heart of God, and a means by which the soul, though empty, is filled.”

– John Bunyan


“Prayer is a sincere, sensible, affectionate pouring out of the soul to God, through Christ, in the strength and assistance of the Spirit, for such things as God has promised.”

– John Bunyan


“Pray and read, read and pray; for a little from God is better than a great deal from men.”

– John Bunyan


“Here is the life of prayer, when in or with the Spirit, a man being made sensible of sin, and how to come to the Lord for mercy; he comes, I say, in the strength of the Spirit, and crieth Father. That one word spoken in faith is better than a thousand prayers, as men call them, written and read, in a formal, cold, lukewarm way.”

– John Bunyan


“The best prayer I ever prayed had enough sin to damn the whole world.”

– John Bunyan


“There is enough sin in my best prayer to send the whole world to Hell.” – John Bunyan

– John Bunyan


“You can do more than pray after you have prayed, but you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed. Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge to Satan.”

John Bunyan


“The best prayers have often more groans than words.”

– John Bunyan


“The truths that I know best I have learned on my knees. I never know a thing well, till it is burned into my heart by prayer.”

– John Bunyan


“In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”

– John Bunyan


“We know not the matter of the things for which we should pray, neither the object to whom we pray, nor the medium by or through whom we pray; none of these things know we, but by the help and assistance of the Spirit.”

– John Bunyan


“Prayer is a shield to the soul.”

– John Bunyan


“To pray rightly, you must make God your hope, stay, and all. Right prayer sees nothing substantial or worth being concerned about except God.”

– John Bunyan


“Take heed of driving so hard after this world, as to hinder thyself and family from those duties towards God, which thou art by grace obliged to; as private prayer, reading the scriptures, and Christian conference. It is a base thing for men so to spend themselves and families after this world, as that they disengage their heart to God’s worship.”

– John Bunyan


“Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan.”

– John Bunyan


“It is not the mouth that is the main thing to be looked at in prayer, but whether the heart is so full of affection and earnestness in prayer with God, that it is impossible to express their sense and desire; for then a man desires indeed, when his desires are so strong, many, and mighty, that all the words, tears, and groans that can come from the heart, cannot utter them.”

– John Bunyan


“To-despise the world is the way to enjoy heaven; and blessed are they who delight to converse with God by prayer.”

– John Bunyan


“God speaks once, yea twice, yet Man perceiveth it not, in a Dream, in a Vision of the night, when deep Sleep falleth upon men, in slumbering upon the bed. We need not, when abed, to lie awake to talk with God, he can visit us while we sleep, and cause us then to hear his Voice. Our heart oft-times wakes when we sleep, and God can speak to that, either by words, by proverbs, by signs and similitudes, as well as if one was awake.”

– John Bunyan


“Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin will entice a man to cease from prayer.”

– John Bunyan


“In prayer, it is better to have heart without words, than words without heart. Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin entice a man to cease from prayer. The spirit of prayer is more precious than treasures of gold and silver. Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan.”

– John Bunyan


“Prayer is an ordinance of God, that must continue with a soul so long as it is on this side glory.”

– John Bunyan


“A sensible thanksgiving for mercies received is a mighty prayer in the Spirit of God. It prevails with Him unspeakably.”

– John Bunyan


“Sincerity is the same in a corner alone, as it is before the face of the world. It knows not how to wear two vizards, one for an appearance before men, and another for a short snatch in a corner; but it must have God, and be with him in the duty of prayer. It is not lip-labour that it doth regard, for it is the heart that God looks at, and that which sincerity looks at, and that which prayer comes from, if it be that prayer which is accompanied with sincerity.”

– John Bunyan



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Shield Of Faith As Part Of The Full Armor Of God – Spiritual Warfare

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Spiritual Warfare.


Shield Of Faith.



In every situation take the shield of faith, and with it you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

Ephesians 6:16.


Faith, Jesus once said even the size of a mustard seed can move a mulberry tree and I strongly believe this.



“If you have faith the size of a mustard seed,” the Lord said, “you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.

Luke 17:6






Apostle Paul also wrote that without Faith, we cannot please God:



But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Hebrews 11:6


The devil is always throwing darts and arrows at believers. In fact, that is why the verse in Ephesians 6:16 says you need to have your shield of faith in every situation. You can never ever leave your shield of Faith behind. Never! Doesn’t matter what situation of life you find yourself in. Good, bad, sad, happy, sick, healthy, rich, poor.




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"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." Ephesians 6:10-‬17 NIV #breastplateofrighteousness #helmetofsalvation #swordofthespirit #shieldoffaith #beltoftruth #gospelofpeace #armour #suitedforwar #timetofight #Godsarmy

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In every situation, you have to have your shield of Faith.
The devil found Job in a rich, happy state when he started attacking him and he didn’t stop there. He carried on throwing flaming arrows at him even after he had lost everything.



However tough the situation you find yourself in, however dire the circumstances, however tempting to throw your hands in the air and start calling God a liar and feeling like quitting, I urge you, I beseech you to never lose your faith.



Shield of faith in full armor of God for Spiritual warfare
Shield of faith in full armor of God for Spiritual warfare.

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Because the moment you lose your Faith in Jesus, you have lost the battle and war. See, it’s Jesus who gives us victory during this war. Yes, we are soldiers but he is the commander in chief. We take directions from him. He leads and we follow.




So, if you lose faith in your commander in chief, you have inadvertently surrendered to the enemy and joined the other camp.
See, in this spiritual battle, there are only two sides.
Good and Evil. God and the Devil. There is no middle ground.







You either have full trust and Faith in Jesus or you don’t have faith in him. There is no gray, murky shady area.



I pray you take your faith seriously. I pray you always have your shield with you. So that when the devil comes with lies, slander, gossip, accusations, sickness, poverty, loss, grief, betrayal etc, you can quench and extinguish all his arrows so that nothing happens to you and you grow stronger in your faith and move from glory to glory.



Let’s Live Victoriously In Jesus. Take Your Shield Of Faith Every Where You Go.









Elijah



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