How prayer facilitates divine preservation
Preservation means: a) to keep or maintain in an unaltered condition, causing something to last b) to keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss or destruction.
Daniel 6:5-11,16, 18-24
Daniel’s enemies knew that if they could get him to stay away from his prayer altar for thirty days he would be so weakened that they would be able to defeat him.
Despite the distance between him and Jerusalem, Daniel still connected to the altar of Jerusalem whenever he prayed.
Don’t reject what works, connect to the recognized altar that backs your life.
Many people backslide when they disconnect from the altar where their names are written.
A man who lives in the fear of God has nothing to fear under heaven.
No devil can find a man hidden by God.
The voice that frequently reaches God’s ear cannot be silenced by the devil.
A man who invests his life in God cannot be wasted by the devil.
Those who refuse the threat of the enemy secure the help of God (Daniel refused to bow to the threat of the enemy in Daniel 6:7).
Philippians 1:28, Job 3:25
If the devil cannot succeed against your prayer life then he has failed to stop you. (Daniel 6:10)
The secret place referred to in Psalm 91 is an altar where you meet God.
Those who dwell in heavenly places can never be victims of wicked forces.
Ways in which prayer preserves
1.Shadow of God’s wings (Psalm 91:1, Proverbs 16:7, 2 Kings 6:18-23, Deuteronomy 33:12)
God is able to hide a man right under the noses of enemies that wish to kill him.
2.The ministry of angels (Isaiah 63:8-9, Proverbs 18:10, Exodus 23:20)
When a man regularly seeks God, God permits that His name be put on that person.
Those who frequent God’s presence are assigned an angel.
Consistency is key in the spirit realm.
3.By the ministry of the rod and staff (Psalm 23:4)
4.By the defense of God’s glory (Isaiah 4:5, Deuteronomy 34:7, Numbers 16:41-49)
What are the conditions for preservation?
1.Consistent communion (Daniel 6:10)
2.Being sincere (Daniel 6:22, James 4:8)
3.Be a genuine ambassador (Philippians 3:19-20, 2 Corinthians 5:20)
An ambassador is protected by the government that has sent him or her.
If we are genuine ambassadors we will enjoy diplomatic immunity here on earth.
a. Be fearless ( Daniel 6:10)
If you are fearless you will not be molested by the devil.
We have empowered devils because we don’t roar the word of God.
b. Bold declarations (Psalm 91:2, Daniel 3:17, Joshua 1:6)
Courage is facing fear and yet not being fearful.
The law of faith requires that you declare boldly what you have faith in.
Angels await your instructions in order to swing into action.
The fearful have no place in tomorrow.
Fear is an invitation for the devil to come and destroy.