II Corinthians 12:7-10
“And to keep me from being puffed up and too much elated by the exceeding greatness (preeminence) of these revelations, there was given
Me a thorn (a splinter) in the flesh, a messenger of satan, to rack and buffet and harass me, to keep me from being excessively exalted. Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, For My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses
For Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
When I was believing God to restore my marriage I heard someone say that even after the manifestation you never stop standing. It is the most exact and true statement that was ever spoken. One day my husband and I were riding in the car and he said “Cheryl you are not praying like you should.” After discussing the matter, I realized that I entered into a “rest” mode. I had been praying for years and now that I had breakthrough I decided that God wanted me to take a break. I mean He does tell us to rest in him, right? 😉 It was after that statement and an
revelation that I understood that my husband is my head and his head is Christ. If God told him that I was not praying enough then I had to accept
that was the case. Since then I have been on a daily mission confront the devil and his team of demons, sending everything they send my way right back to them. (Return to Sender!!!)
The splinter that Paul talks about in the scripture above is not an actual physical splinter. It is something that continuously was poking and
prodding at him attempting to make him give up on his ministry, call and life. The enemy never backs down, he just changes his ways of doing things to get you to give up. Every day that you wake up you must be prepared for battle against the thorn(s) in your side. Yes your family has been restored but the tactics that the enemy used to break it up will never cease. You must daily decree the word regarding your family and situations.
If your family had issues with finances and now has been restored. Continue to decree the word over your finances and tell the enemy what he will not do.
If you were a nagging wife or a controlling husband continue to declare and decree that you will not go back to those ways. If your family had issues with infidelity, continue to bind up the strongman associated with that issue, and all spirits connected to it sending it
back to the pits of hell where it came from etc. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 – Pray without ceasing……..the enemy never ceases so why should you?
When a doctor prescribes antibiotics he/she instructs you to take all of it even when the symptoms have ceased. Why? Taking the entire course ensures
That the infection is gone. The same thing goes for prayer. Manifestation of your answered prayers indicates that the symptoms are gone, but you must
Continue to take the entire course which ends at “until death do you part.” Prayer is the antibiotic that you will take until the day you leave this earth.
The manifestation of your prayers will continue throughout generations as long as Jesus delays His return.
Pray without ceasing!!!!!