We hear a lot about conspiracies in our society — schemes aimed at destroying both democracy in America and Christianity. The heart of God is not troubled by such conspiracies, but there is one conspiracy that does concern our heavenly Father. It is satanic and is aimed directly at Christians who have set their hearts on entering into the fullness of Christ.
The devil is terrified of Christians who hunger and thirst after righteousness; indeed, he fears praying saints more than anything. Every demonic principality seated in high places cowers upon hearing the cries of brokenhearted children of God. So we must be aware that the soul that cries out for depth in Christ will become the central focus of Satan’s conspiracy of interruptions.
Satan will do everything in his power to keep believers out of the secret closet of prayer. He makes anyone and anything seem more important to us than our time with the Lord. So, what is the solution? I believe the Lord has led me to take the following steps to guard my prayer time:
- Make communion with the Lord your primary goal in life. Job declared, “I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food” (Job 23:12). Prayer and the study of God’s Word cannot be optional.
- Consider your appointments with God more important than appointments with people. When we allow interruptions to come between us and time with the Lord, we are not really appreciating him as we should.
- Reject every interruption that you have power over and take spiritual authority over those interruptions you discern to be supernatural. Some interruptions are of our own doing but we must constantly be aware that Satan can and does conspire to interrupt us in supernatural ways.
Thank God, we are never at the mercy of the enemy or any of his devices. We can speak the word of faith and come boldly to his throne of grace and receive help in our time of need.