How the Hosts of Hell Defeat, Had Suffering Saints no Mercy Seat

“And there I will meet with you, and I will speak with you from above the mercy seat…” Exodus 32:22

Hello friends:

If you are a Christian, prayer is one of your greatest privileges.  So why don’t we spend more time at the Mercy Seat?  Prayer is one of our greatest weapons against the attacks of  the evil one, so why do we spend so little time on our knees?  I say because prayer is WORK!  

As we come to the end of this week, I just wanted to share a quote by E.M. Bounds, regarding this essential discipline.

“To say prayers in a decent, delicate way is not heavy work.  But to pray till the iron gates of difficulty are opened, till the mountains of obstacles are removed, till the mists are exhaled and the clouds are lifted, and the sunshine of a cloudless day brightens—this is hard work, but it is God’s work and man’s best labor.”

And from another of my favorite hymns:

“Ah! whither could we flee for aid, When tempted, desolate, dismayed;
Or how the hosts of hell defeat, Had suffering saints no mercy seat?”
Through Every Stormy Wind that Blows, William Cooper

So what are you waiting for?  Enter now into the throne room of heaven.  Access is ours through the blood of Jesus.  Hallelujah, What a Savior! 


4 thoughts on “How the Hosts of Hell Defeat, Had Suffering Saints no Mercy Seat

  1. Sarah Harmony-Powell

    Great article! I have been praying more fervently than ever lately because I am finally realizing that all we need to do is ask, and that He WANTS us too. The power of prayer is phenomenal and we should take it more seriously. Pray with authority! Thank for this confirmation.

  2. Sally Eubanks

    Prayer is so special and so neglected. Sad to say that when we are in need is when we are the most prayerful. I am thankful for prayer and access to our heavenly Father. Thank you Lord for giving to me food, salvation and love for Thee. Love leads to prayer, too, when we overflow with thanksgiving for what He has done for us.


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