The Kingdom Warriors' Blog

01/21/2015

Prayer, demands, commands and proclamation – part 2

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 15:04

Demands

We will look at two forms of demands:

• Demand from God
• Demand back from the enemy

It’s biblical to demand from God

Psalms 2:8
Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

Strong’s Hebrew and Greek dictionaries define the word “Ask” as: “A primitive root; to inquire; by implication to request; by extension to demand: …”

In the scripture above, the Father is talking to Jesus. Jesus is encouraged to demand the heathens from the Father. What the Father says is, according to the definition of Strong’s dictionaries; “Demand … and I shall give”. Therefore, we can see that it is biblical to demand.

What is the difference between asking God for something and demanding from Him?

We could say, that the difference between asking God for something, and demanding something from Him, lies in how certain we are that the answer to our prayer has already been given to us.

For example:
A person may pray for healing, and hope that he will get well. The same person can also request, i.e. demand, his healing according to the knowledge about what the Word of God says; namely, that through the wounds of Jesus we are healed (Isa. 53:5).

To demand from God isn’t about requesting something in an audacious manner, but it is expressing a strong faith in that God will keep His promises.

To demand from the enemy

To demand from the enemy is entirely different, than demanding from God. We demand back what the devil has stolen. But, in both cases it is about claiming something that belongs to us, something that we have a right to have. The difference is that when we demand from God we demand in faith, according to His promises, but when we demand back from the devil we do it according to our authority.

Imagine that you catch a burglar in your house red-handed, and that he is standing there with your computer in his hands. In that moment you don’t say: “Excuse me, but could you please give me back my computer?” but you DEMAND the computer back. You act according to your right as the owner.

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