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Father, we pray that You would strengthen us in our battle with the enemy. Give us the power and prayers to stand up against Satanists and other forces of evil.

At IFA, we believe that the prayers of faithful believers have power. Pastor John Ramirez, a former Satanist, explains exactly how powerful those prayers can be.

From Charisma Magazine. [Pastor] John Ramirez once worshipped the devil and carried out evil in the name of Satan….

In his book Armed and Dangerous: The Ultimate Battle Plan for Targeting and Defeating the Enemy, Ramirez details why Christians need to pray more effectively….

Ramirez said he was most effective in Satanism when believers were prayerless.

“I was able to go in there and capitalize and take a stand and a position in the spirit realm against the Christians who were not praying,” he explained. “I took that territory away so I owned your neighbor; I owned your neighborhood; I owned your region because you didn’t saturate with prayers. I beat you to it.”

He also shared how when Christians did pray that it stopped his evil plans in their tracks.

“It is those believers, it’s that group of people, those intercessors who gave me such a beatdown in the spiritual,” he said. “When I came into the neighborhood and they were in the spirit together holding hands. Do I know they were physically holding hands in one area? I don’t know, but in the spirit realm, they were holding hands. And, they were able to chase me out the neighborhood. No mission accomplished. Mission aborted, weakened my assignment and no mission accomplished because they knew something: They had the power in that neighborhood that I didn’t have….”

Does this encourage you? How are you praying against the enemy?

(Excerpt from Charisma Magazine. Photo Credit: Jon Tyson on Unsplash)

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Betty Rigsbee
March 23, 2022

Thank you for the words of encouragement to keep on praying and never give up.

Walter Lamphere
March 21, 2022

WHen the Disciples of YESHUA were gathered in fear and hiding, Shaul was able to arrest and have murdered many of the saints / believers, When those believers banded together and prayed for Shaul, YESHUA acted in their behalf and appeared to Shual on the road to Damasscus… Shaul responded and eventually changed his name to Paul and recorded for history his experiences in LIVING for Messiah, YESHUA. Father, I ask that you will unite many believers to Pray for those being persecuted in our world of Strangers to your Good news of love and redemption. Father, THY WILL BE DONE.

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ML
March 21, 2022

This is a very good, simple and straightforward article… to reaffirm the words of the Bible, John 1:5, “ The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.” Darkness does not absorb light, light swallows darkness! Jesus is the Light!
Also, in I Peter 5:8,9–“ Be sober,, be watchful. Your adversary prowls around like roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist (stand up against) him, firm in your faith….”.
I am thankful for this person’s testimony to witness to us these simple truths.
We can pray for our neighborhoods, cities, schools, etc. We can be vigilant!
Let’s just do it!

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Salem zahn
March 21, 2022

Thank you Jesus/Yeshua for bringing the lost sheep back into the sheepfold by the power of your blood! At the mention of Your name the demons tremble! Hallelujah to the Name that is above all names!
Lord Jesus/Yeshua you were tempted by satan in all manner of temptation and you conquered the devil and all the schemes of that old serpent! Because of You we can command the devil to flee and he has to be obedient! Your Name commands that kind of power over the powers and principalities of darkness! There’s no other Name that can bind up the plots and schemes of the enemy. Where two or more are gathered together in the Name of Jesus/Yeshua, our Lord is in the midst! Do not forsake the gathering together of the likeminded! A three strand cord is not easily broken! His promises are Yes and Amen all the time! Blessed be the Name of Our Majestic Lord, Redeemer and King!

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Susan Harris
March 20, 2022

I’m finding encouragement and strength in reading this article. About 1 year ago the Holy Spirit guided me to go to the Word for prayers recorded there. I knew that I was supposed to write the scripture down in my prayer journal. I did and many times, since then, when I am unsure of what to pray, I go to this list and ask the Holy Spirit to guide me in prayer. He always does guide me. It has helped me to focus on the praying, instead of feeling unsure of myself and my part in the battle. I know my part is to steadfastly pray. This article tells us that the praying is the weapon that works and praying scripture works again and again.

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    ML
    March 21, 2022

    Susan,
    I have found the same thing to be true for me.
    I have felt led to keep a prayer journal as well, recording much of what IFA sends out. I find that by asking God to highlight for me, as I peruse the pages, what He wants me to focus on, I often get fresh, progressive revelation.
    Let’s keep going!

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      Walter Lamphere
      March 21, 2022

      I concur whole heartedly as one who was brought up in religion which enabled me to do nothing,,,until I called to GOD,,, what shall I do and I heard a voice, Walter, Repent. Of course I thought I knew what that word meant, but I decided to check it out, I opened a Bible and lo, repent is not , a matter of going to church, or confessing my sins but to RETURN TO OBEYING THE commandments. I prayed that GOD would save me from my sin life…and I thank HIM for his love, mercy and saving me. I once was lost, a religious fool, but HE, YESHUA has saved us, Shalom.

Faith
March 19, 2022

I find this encouraging, what a blessing prayer is! I wish l could find and read ALL this man’s books. I never heard of them before. I am certainly praying harder than ever now. May God receive all the glory!!

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    Walter Lamphere
    March 21, 2022

    Here is another excellent Researcher, Dr. Miles Jones… who has published a History of Messianic Church believers ,,, Sons of Zion vs, Sons of Greece the Messianic Church arises. published in USA.

Pamela Parker
March 19, 2022

Evangelist Ramirez, I have read all your books I think and find them invaluable in standing against the enemy! Thank you for your obedience in writing them and allowing us to have such a valuable tool. My ministry in healing has developed into greater understanding because of them. God Bless… you are also in my prayers for His blessings, protection and grace. Shalom 🙋🏼👑🙌💜

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Barbara Janicki
March 19, 2022

What a sobering reminder to pray without ceasing, even though not visible results at the moment, we have no idea what evil we are warding off or what God is using our prayers to accomplish for His good purposes. No one is beyond His redemptive reach. Thankful for that hope. http://www.mtothe5th.wordpress.com

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MN
March 19, 2022

Here’s a perfect “what if”. (these “what ifs” are NOT meant as a criticism but as a question or challenge to spur us to go deeper with God & others) What if the church & it’s leadership, during their meeting time (Sundays, etc.) concentrated more on listening to the nudging of the Holy Spirit than always sticking to the same format? What if members of the body of Christ would boldly, in faith, step out from their quiet comfort zones & lead in response to the spirit of God prompting them? What if we ‘sometimes’, threw out that a meeting or service must adhere to the prepared time ‘limit’? What if we led one another to prayerfully give up what we like to do or are used to doing and, in faith, sacrificed that time to seek, listen or just humbly be quiet before God?
There are multiple other “what ifs” God is prompting each of us to consider. But all of them must start with an individual – willing to be flexible to the spirit of God and obedience to His prompting.
God told us to pray without ceasing. If we are listening or even learning to listen and differentiate between His voice and our own, we’ll be surprised how often He is calling us to do battle through prayer. I’m finding it’s non-stop. For family, others, the body of Christ, gov’t, political situations, etc. That’s God calling us, young & old, to do battle.
I continue to encourage everyone to beat down the enemy through continuous prayer.
America and the world is under satanic assault unlike anything I’ve ever witnessed. But God has already given us the victory against the enemy. Let us learn how to live & operate within that which has been provided to us.

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Linda Madrigal
March 19, 2022

Thanks you for your testimony. Prayer is powerful. I need more of getting into God’s word every single day. Thank you for sharing.May God’s blessings be upon you each and every day. Amen 🙏

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Brian lynch
March 19, 2022

I pray that this man’s conversion from satanist to Christian pastor is sincere and will last his entire life. May you use him as a powerful witness of Your redeeming grace. May his influence in the Christian community be powerful and effective as a witness of your great love and mercy. May his conversion be a powerful example of the miracles, signs, and wonders that You will show us in these End Times that we live in. Thank You, Jesus.

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Marsha Bashor
March 19, 2022

Wow, so amazing how powerful prayer is. Thank you once again , Lord, for hearing prayer and for thwarting the enemy’s plans. Please help me to pray more, in Jesus’ name. I pray right now that more and more people without faith in you and who are Satanists, will come to you. Please let your Holy Spirit work in their hearts to soften them and cause them to come to you for salvation. Let them see you and your love for them. Thank you Lord!

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Linda
March 19, 2022

There’s power in the Blood, the precious Blood of the Lamb.,..having delved into occult realms I knew of the wiles of the devil. When I came to Christ in 1974 and was filled with the Holy Spirit, I came to know the power of prayer. I begin almost all my prayer with the words, “Heavenly Father I come to your Throne through the Blood of Jesus”….hence, I’ve come to know that power for the glory of God. By saying “through the Blood of Jesus” I’m confessing that my sins have been covered and I have been forgiven and therefore as His child I can come to the throne with confidence and entering His gates with thanksgiving!

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    Walter Lamphere
    March 21, 2022

    To LINDA, my Sister in Fellowship with YESHUA, I affirm The fact that you are a believer in YESHUA / Jesus However, while it is evident that GOD has accepted your prayers, allow me to point out a couple of issues which you are neglecting. First, The Name, prior to the elimination of God:s Name YAHOVAH which was in the TORAH over six thousand times, declaring that who ever CALLED on HIM, by Name, would be heard and responded to was affirmed by YESHUA to his disciiples. No one comes to the Father except through ME. To say you are successful in having GOD respond does not mean your procedure is accurate so much as it reveals how Lenient and forgiving YAHOVAH is, when we are acting in good faith but ignorant. A couple of For Instance are the persons that YESHUA ( whose name means GOD is SALVATION) Healed through HIS blood?. He did not slit his wrists to provide Blood in order to facilitate the healing., We know the LIFE is in the Blood. SO when the Israelites were commanded to shed the blood of a lamb it was a symbolic act. The Blood was precious and the sin was atrocious,,,but the blood of the lamb was accepted to atone, make payment , to cleanse the soul of the sinner. The blood was not the means of washing away the sin. literally, it was significant in Representation of recognition of the COVENANT . YESHUA Died on the stake,,,, his death was the PAYMENT to reconcile the believer by the COVENANT which YAHOVAH had declared on Mt. Sinai, The Covenant was, I forgive you if you keep my COMMANDMENTs…and that was exactly what YESHUA did. HE KEPT the COMMANDMENTs and YAHOVAH kept HIS WORD, HE forgave their sins of disobedience. Why then did YAHOVAH command the sacrifice of Cows, Goats, SHEEP and birds ? Simple. The people forgot to keep the commandments… and killing a special living animal Represented that they Knew they had sinned and that in order to renew the covenant of forgiveness would require a sacrifice,,, a live beast, instead of a live human. But strangely, religion opted for the deaths of humans… and humans opted to sacrifice not only animals but their own children to the Idols. And eventually they came to the day when they opted to kill GOD. Except they were with a few exceptins, not aware that the man they were murdering was GOD, Who but GOD can forgive sin, the Pharisees shouted… you are nothing but a man. We know your mother and brothers and sisters, so no matter what you are doing,,,we know you are a fake, a liar, and just a man claiming to be GOD and that is a Blasphemy. Worthy of death. And true to tradition, whoever claimed to be from GOD, YAHOVAH was sentenced to death. OF course, after recognition of their mistake they would sometimes plead with YAHOVAH to forgive this grevious mistake.. They would sacrifice the animals, the blood was shed.. IT became a very religious sacred act. Not that the people changed. In that they continued to Fail and sin remained. BUT GOD had an alternate plan which the demons were NOT aware, to remove the SIN of the heart of the sinner, the death of one who was without sin. YESHUA came, voluntarily , and became the Lamb of YAHOVAH, that would take away the sin of anyone who believed ON YESHUA as GOD.. And those that were sick, or maimed who asked for YESHUA to have mercy, received mercy and if and or when they realized that only GOD could Forgive their sin, and heal their bodies and supply bread by multiplying the few loaves and RAISE the Dead… Those, women, men, children, were forgiven,,, and told to go sin no more. THE BLOOD of YESHUA was not the necessary ingredient for forgiveness. FAITH, believe ON YESHUA to be GOD is the key. His death and resurrection were the means by which YESHUA demonstrated HIS CLAIM and that HE WAS the SON OF YAHOVAH and SALVATION. HE did not command that we kill animals and shed their blood for our forgivness of sin, but HE would GIVE those who chose to believe in HIM These would be called the Children of GOD… THus, Religion has co-opted the Previous Sacred act of shedding blood of animals to gain control of the minds of those sinners who want to be free of sin but refuse to accept the authority of the RUACH to be in charge of their lives…. GOD fives in us as RUACH, Wind or Spirit,,, but it is not blood that allows us to relate to YAHOVAH, but Faith and believing that YESHUA is indeed the SON OF GOD,,,YAHOVAH… who said, NO ONE CAN COME TO THE FATHER BUT BY ME…. I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH and THE LIFE of the SPIRIT. ie .RUACH and when the day came, that HE AROSE into Heaven, he PROVED again, that HE WAS GOD. and forty days later returned in RUACH FORM to invest and empower his followers with Authority to do what he showed them , to heal the sick, and even raise the dead…NOW it remains for us who SAY we believe HE IS SALVATION ( YESHUA) to begin to obey HIS COMMANDMENTS… Gather together twos and threes and share the bread of life which HE Told them, HE WAS the Bread, and HIS BLOOD is the life which HE GIVES those who believe this WORD… and he gives the True WATER of life, that whoever drinks ( Absorbs the WORD,,, his Words) will have the same river flowing from his or her unto everlasting life. It is not by pleading the Blood, but rathee by obeying the WORD. Shalom. Brothers..Sisters.

Jayne Moyer
March 19, 2022

Our prayers have power because they go to the One who has the power to answer & intercede & overcome all evil. God I earnestly pray for Your spiritual protection/coverage for those who boldly pray for & go against all evil forms. Let our answered prayers show the power of prayer & encourage even more to join in praying. In Jesus’s name. Amen!

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Chris
March 19, 2022

Thank you Pastor John Ramirez,
This article is very insightful and encouraging. Your life is a testimony. I believe in the power of prayer and it reminds me I am fully equipped to battle in prayer.

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