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True Vision | Inspirational | Ilse Kleyn

You only get true vision when you close your eyes to the natural world and allow the Holy Spirit to guide you with His higher vision. In short – if you have a prayer life.

The eagle is symbolic of the Holy Spirit because an eagle has amazing sight. They can see very far and from heights beyond human ability. It is the Holy Spirit of Abba Father who gives us wisdom on how to wage war and strategically overcome the enemy. He instructs you and gives you spiritual revelation, a higher view.  Prov 21:22 “A Warrior filled with wisdom ascends into the high place and releases regional breakthrough, bringing down the strongholds of the mighty.” TPT.  Prov 24:5 “Wisdom can make anyone into a mighty worrier, and revelation-knowledge increases strength.”

The effectiveness of our spiritual warfare depends not just on the armour we wear (Eph 6), but to a great extent on the quality of our prayer life. The priority given to prayer in the Word is remarkable. The greatest example naturally is the prayer life of Jesus himself. Although He was God himself, still He found it essential to turn aside time to pray.  He would rise before dawn and even on occasions spend whole nights in prayer. He was utterly dependent on prayer.  He said, in John 5:19: “Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.” 

Why is then that we think we can have a powerful spiritual life with the bare minimum of prayer?  Why do we neglect the very thing that would satisfy our weary, thirsty soul? Why do we ignore the path that would not only lead us out of the desert, but keep us out of the wilderness.

I urge you then dear sisters, set time apart for prayer, learn to withdraw and pray, like Jesus did!! It is all the more necessary in the times we are living in. Many will fall away from the faith in this age.  Their hearts will grow lukewarm and then cold. It will all start with a busy lifestyle and no time to pray. A lifestyle seeking pleasure and no disciplined self-denial.  Be one of the five wise virgins who seek intimacy with their Father through time spent in prayer.

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