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        (11/20/2000) sensitize your spirit man
Hello prayer warriors,

1. Prayer note: sensitize your spirit man

We've been talking about discovering the will of God
and that it is our spirit man that communicates with
God. So, we need to protect our spirit which we've
been talking about in the last two emails and we need
to help our spirit man become more sensitive to God.

How do we do that?

[Hebrews 4:12]
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and
sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the
dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints
and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and
intents of the heart.

Philosophers and the natural world find it difficult
to divide between soul and spirit. Many non-Christians
I talk to believe that the soul is the same as the
spirit. The reason is because they do not have the
Word of God. The Word of God is so powerful and sharp
and is able to pierce and divide between the soul and
the spirit. Many times when we do not know whether it
is our soul speaking to us or the Spirit of God
speaking to us, we at least know that we need more of
the Word of God to be able to divide and discern.

When we study the Word of God, the Word reveals to us
God's will in our lives, the Word reveals the
character of God. If we cannot understand the
character of God and His Will and our minds are not
renewed, even if God is to speak to us, we might find
His Words difficult to accept.

This is because many times we already have strongholds
in our minds.

[2 Corinthians 10:3-6]
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war
after the flesh:
4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but
mighty through God to the pulling down of strong

5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing
that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and
bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience
of Christ;

Many people think that these strongholds are spirits
or princes of the air. But read again. These
strongholds are imaginations, arguments and thoughts.
We have been brought up and taught and learned many
things (sometimes many wrong things which include
spiritual doctrines as well)
that go against the grain
of God's Word. Until we renew our mind, how can we
discern between God's Word and our own words? The
desires of our mind and the desires of our hearts can
be two very different things. It is only when we come
to God openly and embrace His Word that we can learn
to discern and let the truth set us free.

2. Prayer requests:
i. Victor -- christiandeb
Pray for Victor, a young homosexual man. His Mum is a
lovely christian woman but Victor is currently
backslidden. His T cell count is very low & this means
that it appears that he will have full blown AIDS very
soon. This is devastating his Mum.

ii. A fresh anointing -- christiandeb
I would like prayer for a fresh anointing. I want to
walk so close to the Lord that others always see Jesus
in me. I want to be blessed to be a blessing both in
my local church & on these sites. Sometimes I feel so
inadequate. I know if I walk closer to God & I realise
the cost, then I can be a better vessel for His love
and comfort to flow through.

iii. A prayer for me and a friend -- abrown
I really don't know where to begin. I am having one of
those mornings where my eyes burn from wanting to cry,
but nothing comes out. I have been a "relationship"
for a little over a year now, & i really don't know
where things are going. I mean i feel i am in love
with this person, & when things are going wrong
between us, i pray to God for guidance, & a sign if
maybe this isn't the right person. & somehow things
keep going right back to this person, but has a sign
been given & me being blinded by "love" & not see it?
I asked this person last night "why don't you love
me?" & his response is that i do, but i put up a
bearer as to not get to close to people. Which was a
shock to my soul. What can i do? And also this person
is very talented & has prospects of getting a
recording contract with universal records. So pray for
his success in that, & all his endeavors.

iv. Unhealthy relationship -- guest
My 20 year old daughter has had an unhealthy
relationship with her boyfriend. She is ready to let
go. He will not. Pray for these two young people.

v. A friend -- shoecjp
I have a friend who has an alcohol & drug problem. She
has no self esteem. She doesn't realize that God loves
her. I pray that she will find the Lord & He will help
deliver her from her addictions & restore her heart. I
tell her that God loves her, I encourage her to come
to church. She has hit rock bottom & there is no where
else for her to go but to the Lord.

3. Number of prayer warriors: 539
We welcome shoecjp, mykaylya, slye45, tlamarco,
guatamalanchick, philip, conquerer, lisey_michelle,
kate553, aschnadelbach, lilangel, krafty71867 and
darewhite into our prayer group.

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in Christ,
Monday, November 20, 2000 8:52:10 AM   waihun
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