Where do you go to do battle? I mean, in the height of the moment, to where do you run? I have a room on each floor of my house! I’ve also done some praying (warfare) outside, but seeing as my neighbors are nearby and also enjoy being outside, I do not feel the freedom to vocalize battle cries for all to hear. Therefore, I prefer the privacy of my dining room or my bedroom closet.
I realized today that I tend to circle my dining room table while praying and declaring the truth of God’s Word over the situations that arise in life. Like the children of God circled the walls of Jericho and gave a battle cry on the 7th day, I, too, see results of these “prayer walks” in my dining room. The walls of Jericho fell down and the children of God saw their faith materialize right before their eyes. Today, the walls built through deception of the enemy still must fall in obedience to our expressed faith in the Word of God. That is why we must go to a battle room and engage in using the mightiest of weapons available to the believer: prayer!
For more than a decade my extended family endured a time of broken relationships. It was difficult to have so many hurting people in my life, so I continually prayed God’s restoration. One day, while “prayer walking” in the dining room, I sensed a shift was to come as a result of my telling the enemy he was trespassing and was no longer the authority. I remember my arm swinging forward and back as though I was working a sword to sever all unholy ties. I declared that the lies of the enemy were laid bare and the power of deception was broken. Walls began falling. The season of restoration was manifesting, and all glory and honor belongs to God!
“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:3-5).