I have been in many deliverance sessions with others and often noticed that some of the Christians involved in the deliverance session was confessing fear. We should never be walking in fear, but especially when we are about to pray over someone to be free from demonic oppression.
Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. (6) In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
There is a time for everything. Therefore we need to be prepared at all times for what the Father has for us, and for what the world and the enemy will throw at us.
TIME: There are two words for time used in the Bible. We will be looking at Kairos time.
This is a measure of time, a portion of time.
This is a fixed and definite time when things are brought to a crisis.
This is a opportune or season of time.
This is the right time.
This is a limited period of time.
This is the state or condition of the times, or the events of our times.
Ephesians 6:17-18 ESV and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, (18) praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,
"praying at all times". This is looking for windows of opportunities for spiritual intercession. It is well-timed spiritual attack in spiritual warfare. It is realizing or sensing that there is a scheme or plan assigned against you by the enemy and that you are in danger of a sudden attack by the enemy and in intercession you take the offensive.
1. THERE ARE SPECIFIC TIMES OF TEMPTATIONS:
It was the Holy Spirit that lead our Lord Jesus Christ into the wilderness to be tempted by the enemy. It was specifically timed. Notice in the Matthew 4 and Luke 4 temptation accounts that our Lord was armed with the Word of God and He used what He was armed with.
Matthew 4:1 ESV Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
Luke 4:1-2 ESV And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness (2) for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry.
Once the enemy was beaten in the wilderness and tried to tempt our Lord Jesus Christ in every possible way for forty days he left for a season waiting for another specific time to tempt our Lord.
Luke 4:13 ESV And when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from him until an opportune time.
Our Lord Jesus Christ already warded Peter that the enemy was coming to tempt him. However, with the promise of a serious attack from the enemy came the promise from our Lord that He had already prayed for Peter that he not fail in the faith.
Luke 22:31-32 ESV "Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, (32) but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers."
2. THERE ARE SPECIFIC TIMES OF PERSECUTION:
There were times in the first century when persecution upon Christians was at its peak. We need to be aware of this. Christians in Europe and America typically think that persecution is someone on TV making fun of Christians. However, the death of Christians which we have witnessed from hostile Muslim countries is coming to European and American soils. There is a specific time to this and we need to be keenly aware least we place ourselves in harms way needlessly.
Acts 12:1-2 ESV About that time Herod the king laid violent hands on some who belonged to the church. (2) He killed James the brother of John with the sword,
Acts 19:23 ESV About that time there arose no little disturbance concerning the Way.
Warfare intercession: Pray without ceasing and be ready in season and out of season. Having done all else STAND!
Charles Morris. Founder and Senior Pastor of RSI Ministry, RSI School of Ministry, and RSI Publishing L.L.C..