• Bishop Keith Butler

Pray in the Spirit and Attack the Enemy

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)


“Don’t worry. God will make this work out for His good.” Have you ever heard anyone say that? People have misused Romans 8:28 for many years. I hear preachers use this Scripture to tell people that God will just make it work out no matter what they do.

But that is not an accurate interpretation. You have to understand it in context. It’s a good practice to read before and after a particular verse to have the correct meaning of what God is saying.


Look at the verses before Romans 8:28. In verses 26 and 27, Paul says, “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.”


The caveat to God, making all things work out for His good, is that His people pray in the Spirit. Intercession in the Spirit activates God’s ability to turn any situation around for your good. God has given us authority to use supernatural spiritual weapons to attack anything the enemy is trying to do against us.


Since you are not bound to the elements of this world, your situation is not restricted to natural solutions. “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds” (2 Corinthians 10:4).


So, instead of being anxious when a situation arises, take the opportunity to pray in the Spirit and believe God is turning it around for good.


Practical Application – What situation are you concerned about right now? What areas in your life need to change? Spend time praying in the Spirit over those things.


2 Corinthians 10:4; Ephesians 6:11

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