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Tips and advice for all Royal Prayer Guards

Tip #1 Becoming a Successful Royal Prayer Guard

Before a Royal Prayer Guard (RPG) can go out to battle, he must first prepare himself.  The proper techniques of warfare must be learned.  An RPG must learn how to use his various weapons to their greatest potential. (Warfare training)  Since the weapons an RPG takes into battle are vital to the outcome of the battle, he must not allow his weapons to become ineffective through a lack of character.

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Tip #2 Becoming a Successful Royal Prayer Guard

Royal Prayer Guards (RPG's) must be prepared and trained to use their “spiritual” weapons in battle.   Like a warrior, the RPG must be alert to the factors, involving character, which could cause their “spiritual” weapons to become ineffective.   God’s Word is the RPG's warfare manual.  Only after it is studied and applied can there be success. By preparing himself, with proper warfare training and character development, RPG's will be able to achieve success.

I know David was not perfect.  However when he was on he was on! We need people like David today who are on!! (Equipped, prepared, decisive, and alert)

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Tip #3 Becoming a Successful Royal Prayer Guard

Character deficiencies can cause the effectiveness of the RPG's study life to be diminished, which in turn decreases their ability to utilize their God-given, weapons.

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Tip #4 Becoming a Successful Royal Prayer Guard

Character quality of Jesus needed to become a successful Royal Prayer Guard.

Alertness vs. Unawareness
"Being aware of that which is taking place around me so that I can have the right responses to them." (IBLP)

Be alert to the fact that we are Royal Prayer Guards and have chosen to be used by the heavenly Father in prayer

Be alert to the promptings of the Holy Spirit throughout the day involving prayer focuses

Verses to consider:

1 Peter 1:13
"So brace up your minds; be sober (circumspect, morally alert)" AMP

1 Corinthians 16:13-14
"Be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love." RSV

Romans 8:14
"For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God." RSV

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Tip #5 Becoming a Successful Royal Prayer Guard

Character quality of Jesus needed to become a successful Royal Prayer Guard.

Initiative vs. Unresponsiveness
“Recognizing and doing what needs to be done before I am asked to do it.” (IBLP)

Recognize that God desires us to pray without being reminded.

As a Royal Prayer Guard know what needs to be done.

Psalms 32:9

"Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with bit and bridle, else it will not keep with you." RSV

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Tip #6 Becoming a Successful Royal Prayer Guard

Make the decision to pray over RPG prayer focuses based on God's will and ways.

Psalms 132:3-5
"I will not enter my house or get into my bed; I will not give sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids, until I find a place for the Lord, a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob."  RSV

More about this verse in the audio teaching entitled, "Placed".


Tip #7 Becoming a Successful Royal Prayer Guard

 Character quality of Jesus needed to become a successful Royal Prayer Guard.

Truthfulness vs. Deception
"Earning future trust by accurately reporting past facts.” (IBLP)

(1) Use scripture in our prayer time

(2) Allow God's word to be our plumb line

Jeremiah 1:12
"Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it."

2 Timothy 2:15 (AMP)
15  Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth.

Amos 7:7-8
"Then he showed me this: The Lord was standing beside a wall built with a plumbline, checking it with a plumbline to see if it was straight. And the Lord said to me, "Amos, what do you see?" I answered, "A plumbline."

Hebrew definition for the word “Plumb line”: OT: 594, masculine noun meaning plumb or plumb line, a line used to determine verticality or straightness. It was employed by the Lord through Amos to test His people (Amos 7:7, 8). (From The Complete Word Study Dictionary: Old Testament Copyright © 2003 by AMG Publishers. All rights reserved.)

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Tip #8 Becoming a Successful Royal Prayer Guard

Character quality of Jesus needed to become a successful Royal Prayer Guard.

Wisdom vs. Natural inclinations

“Seeing and responding to life's situations from God's frame of reference.” (IBLP)

(1) See and respond to prayer focuses as Jesus would.

(2) Think as the Lord thinks.

(3) Discover His thoughts.

(4) Decide to do His will not our will.

John 17:18
"As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world." NKJV

Isaiah 55:8-9
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, says the Lord.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.” AMP

Mark 14:36

"And He said, "Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will." NKJV

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Tip #9 Becoming a Successful Royal Prayer Guard

Character quality of Jesus needed to become a successful Royal Prayer Guard.

Diligence vs. Slothfulness
“Visualizing each task as a special assignment from the Lord and using all my energies to accomplish it.” (IBLP)

Visualize each prayer focus as a special assignment from the Lord and use as much energy as possible to fulfill it.

Colossians 3:23
"Whatever your task, work heartily, as serving the Lord and not men" RSV

The rewards for diligence:

(1) Proverbs 10:4 “…The hand of the diligent makes rich.”

You will be rich!

(2) Proverbs 12:24 “The hand of the diligent will rule…” RSV

You will be given authority!

(3) Proverbs 12:27 “…The substance of a diligent man is precious.” KJV

You will enjoy your possessions!

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