Praying from Heaven

Colossians 3:2 encourages us, “to set our affections on things above not on thing below.” This is a critical fundamental of prayer. Many of the enemy’s tactics are tied to his anticipation that we will engage intercession from an earthly posture and mindset. Remember our weapon is not against flesh and blood (Eph. 6:12). We need to contend from the high place. In the book of Revelation, chapter 4, we are given a stunning glimpse of a heavenly realm that demons aren’t privy to. This is the realm where all attention and focus are ascribed to the Father and the Lamb on the Throne. Beloved, this is above the earthly warfare and this is where our authority in prayer comes from. We are given a permanent advantage, the winning edge, so to speak in prayer.  Viewing Jesus’ terrifying beauty and adhering to His decrees from this realm allows us to obliterate every hindering foe. Spirits of darkness cannot stand up against those who are standing in the light of the revelation of the beauty of the Son.  

As we contend in the night, may we find ourselves at attention as we gaze upon the lamb in the middle of the throne.  As we fight for the breakthrough of His promises to manifest in the earth, may it be done with emotions and affections in full alignment with who He is and what he’s done as the suffering lamb. Our victory lies in the fullness of His power working in us as we pray from this heavenly place.

Scripture: “After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like the sound of a trumpet speaking with me, said, ‘Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things.’” Rev. 4:1

 Prayer: Father, I give you my thoughts and my emotions. Lord, I look for the ladder of the Holy Spirit to take me up above the warfare and distraction. 

Darrian Summerville, Director of [M]Watch