Matthew 26:53 - KJV
53. Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
2 Kings 6:8-23
The tendency is for those who pray to Satan to assume they pray to God drawing their precedents from the deeds of Moses, Elijah and the likes. They will be doing so closing their minds to the Gospel of Christ, if they do. It is true that Elijah slaughtered the prophets of Baal and called down fire from heaven to consume soldiers. Those acts, honestly were not of God. They were of Elijah. Well, the Bible records, as written by Moses, that it was God that asked Moses to shut the Red Sea against the Egyptians. Since we didn’t hear God say so to him, we can’t be emphatic about that as, if God wanted to kill the Egyptians, He needed not have waited till they entered the Sea. Nonetheless, even they that were drowned in the Sea happened because the Lord removed His presence from them and thereby giving room to the spirit of death who had always been following them, to have them. When it was the turn of Christ our example, is attitude was to say, if He needed help, He would have prayed the father for angels to aid Him. Some have preached to say because of the number of people “an angel slaughtered” in the Old Testament, the presence of the angels would have caused the Roman army that came for Christ a devastation. Not so! But, like the example of Elisha, when the Syrian army came for him, the angels were positioned around and about to prevent them from devastating the prophet of God. This also happened to Christ before: when the people sought to throw him down from a cliff and he passed in their midst unhurt.
Are you currently overwhelmed by the activities of some people who have turned themselves into agents of darkness and messing up with your person? You can easily overcome by praying God for angelic covering and protection rather than praying Satan to destroy them. Remember that James and John prayed Christ to permit them send fire down upon dissidents in the days of Christ. The response of Christ to them found in our reading yesterday was quite instructive. Those who pray in that manner are of a different spirit. Please purge yourself of such spirit.
SOLUTION: It is only the Holy Spirit that can help your infirmity in prayer. Imbibe the Holy Spirit and leave no room in you for the spirit of destruction. Never be moved to wish anyone dead. It is satanic.
Father, please protect me spirit, soul and body that I may defer to you only all the days of my life in the name of Jesus. Do not allow me to fall into error by praying to Satan whether directly or indirectly in Jesus’ name. Everyone under the influence of Satan, trying to hurt me, please redirect them in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.