Grafted In

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Amen. He is getting ready to come. I feel that more and more with each day we are in the end times.

Every time I see clouds right now I want to look and wait for him. And this last week there's many times where I just really felt like he's coming soon. And the thing is, soon biblically is a very relative word, so very relative. But I feel like he is coming. And as much as I want to go home today, as much as I want to go see my Father and my Lord and my Savior, I also ask him to Terry for at least ten more years, give me ten years with our child that's coming and then take us home.

So I want to go home, but I also want to wait.

With that said, we need to realize that we are living in the end times. We have watched and before my lifetime. And here we're in the middle of my life right now, in the middle of what is my life span. And in that time we have seen biblical prophecy after biblical prophecy fulfill. We have seen all these things that Christ has talked about begin to happen.

We have seen the groundwork for the Tribulation laid out in front of us. We've seen Revelations talks about the two witnesses that the entire world will watch as they are slain. And we see the groundwork, thanks to Elon Musk and the Starlink or STARnet, whatever he calls his internet service that he is launching. We see that the groundwork for that type of prophecy to be fulfilled already in play. We are seeing the groundwork being laid for the mark of the Beast and the economic situation right now.

Yesterday I was reading in the news about some of the stuff going on with our currencies that were even our government is now trying to move to a digital currency which is going to be a predecessor and a pre marker for the entire economic and beast system in the book of Revelation. So we've either seen the prophecies play out or we are watching them play out right now before our very eyes. The end times have arrived. Everything is wrapping up eventually to the Tribulation. We see God is quickly picking up speed here on what he is doing to bring about biblical scale events into play.

And it is that much more important than for us knowing that is happening to be in the word of God, to be paying attention to these sermons and to be working out our salvation. The apostle Paul tells us to work out our salvation daily with trembling and fear. I've always thought that with fear part was interesting and had even read it to refer to just respect. But it's deeper than that because here's the reality, the thing you fear the most is where your heart is going to be. If you fear losing your house more than anything else, your heart is going to be seeking after ways to keep your house, you're going to seek after ways to keep jobs, to keep your finances, your economical situation.

Well, if you fear anything, your heart is also going to be there. So when we work out our salvation of trembling and fear, yes, there's that respect element that we need to respect God, but we need to fear him if we fear him. Christ tells us in Matthew to not fear him who can only kill with the sword, but fear him who after you are killed with the sword, has the power to kill your soul.

Now, I don't want to give the wrong image about God that we need to be afraid of what he is going to do to us in the next life. In the next life. If we are in Christ, we are secure, our salvation is secure. We have good things coming to us. But we do need to work that out with fear because we need to fear that lest our heart goes after something else.

So we have been working through the book of Romans and a few weeks ago we started wrapping up Romans Road with chapter nine. We read in chapter nine that God is sovereign over the universe, he is sovereign over his plan, he is sovereign over whom he selects into the kingdom of God, his mercy on whom you'll have mercy. And he is the Molder, he's the Potter, we are the clay. And that chapter ended here with the gentiles attaining to righteousness. The yisrael who sought after righteousness could not attain to it.

That is where we ended chapter ten. We continue through discussing the need for preaching, discussing preaching to a disobedient people. And we discuss the fact that if the gentiles who had not the law, who did not seek after the law or anything, hell, if they had, if they were able to attain salvation, then Israel is without excuse. They could not claim that it was too difficult to understand.

We talked about the fact that they sought after their own righteousness. That's what they wanted. But whosoever will call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved? So this week will be the concluding chapter of this section of Romans. We will conclude here with chapter eleven that we are drafted in.

We're going to see Romans Road come to an end, but after we see that we will spend a few weeks, we'll spend four weeks, another month doing chapters twelve through 15, where Paul is going to transition from our need that we saw all the way back in Romans one through three, our need for salvation, for our Savior, for our imputed righteousness. From how we have attained that we read that we were enemies with God, but he came and he died for his enemies. We read that we die to sin, that we die to the flesh, that we symbolically die with Christ and rice in six, five was the one man. In seven and eight we read that we are set free from sin, we are set free from death and from the law. We read then in nine and ten we just recapped.

So we're coming to the end of this road. And then chapter twelve through 15, paul is going to transition from our need to how does this look in the life of the believer. We're going to learn about understanding the perfect will of God, overcoming evil with good, being subject to higher powers, loving one another, Christian liberty, and being likeminded glorifying God. So we're going to transition into seeing what it should look like in the life of a Christian. So, without further delay, let us go ahead and read here.

In Romans chapter eleven, verses one through ten, we read I say then, hath God cast away his people? God forbid, for I also am a Israelite of the seat of Abraham, of the Church of Benjamin. God had not cast away his people, which he forenew. Want ye not what the Scriptures sayeth of Elias, how he may intercession to God against yezrael, saying, lord, they have killed thy prophets and dig down thine altars, and I am left alone, and they seek my life. But what saith the answer of God unto him?

I have reserved to myself 7000 men who have not bowed the need to the image of bail. Even so, then, at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. And if by grace, then it is no more of works, otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace, otherwise work is no more work. What then?

Yezrael hath not attained that which he seeketh for, but the election hath attained it, and the rest were blinded. According as it is written, god hath given them the spirit of slumber eyes that they shall not see, in ears that they should not hear unto this day. And David saith, let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumble and blocking a recompice unto them, and their eyes be darkened that they may not see and bow down their back. Away. I say then oh, sorry, I'm just reading here.

Going further. I say then, had God cast away his people? We ended the last couple of weeks here, we ended the last few weeks here with it looking like God has turned us back on Israel, especially when we were in Romans nine. And we have to keep this in context. In Romans nine we had talked about not all of Israel is Israel.

In verse six of chapter nine, Paul wrote not as though the word of God had taken an effect, for they are not all Israel which are of Israel, neither, because they are the seat of Abraham are they children. But in Isaac shall they see be called. And then with ESA and Jacob, we see again that the younger should the elder should serve the younger. In verse twelve, as it is written jacob I have love that Isa I have hated. So we made this case here that not all of Israel is Israel.

We make the case here that in chapter nine, verses 30 to 33, we make the case here that Israel has followed after the law, but they are not attained to it, because they sought it, not by faith, but by works. And they stumbled up a stumbling stone through chapter ten. We made a case here that Israel would be as Saddam and Gomorrah. Is that in chapter ten or is that still chapter nine?

We did make the case here that they would, if God did not save a remnant of them, they would be as Saddam and Gomorrah. We made this case here that without that remnant they would all disappear. They would perish and die because they were disobedient. So Paul really makes a case here that seems like there is no hope for Israel and that he has turned us back. So now that he has made his case, he needs to talk about the remnant here.

Has God cast away his people, his chosen people, Israel? And the answer is God forbid. Just because you were born of Abraham did not mean that you were of the seed of Abraham, but only those who were of his seed of faith, who were elect as his proof, Paul discusses here, he says I am also an Israelite of the seat of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not turned his back on his chosen people, but his chosen people are not who they think that they are. And this will be interesting as we continue to go through here, because Israel as a nation is still the chosen people group of God, whom he will love as a people group for the kingdom.

Though there is a remnant left, god did not cast away his people what she forenew, what she fornew there are people, including from the Gentiles, all who would be saved. It says, who from the foundation of the world god knew and preordained to the kingdom of God. So all the people of which he is forenew has not been cast away, but is securely held in the hand of the Father. And we see this in the saying of Elias. Remember when we were reading in first and second kings at Elijah?

He called down fire from heaven which rained upon the prophets of Belle. He looked up all the water out of the trenches. He had this great victory. We saw that the Lord is God and the only God. And Elijah was expecting this great big victory march.

He was expecting the King to welcome him. He was expecting the people to turn from idol worship. And instead the very next verses, the next paragraph shows us Elijah running for his life. It shows us that the king and the queen have put a bounty on Elijah. They sought his life and he had a flee.

He went to the wilderness and he went into this pity moment where if the Lord did not wake him up and prepare a meal for him he would have died of starvation. And he says to God, he says there are none left but me alone. He says, It's just me your people have turned from you, O God. And God said unto him that there are people you do not know about. But I have reserved a remnant of 70 men who have not bowed the knee or worshiped the image of bell.

70 people whom God had for, ordained and knew. Even so, at this present time, here we are, 2500 years later there is a remnant. According to the election of grace today we have what are called Maceianic Jews. People who are Jewish by birth but worship the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

And so Paul comes to the great summary statement of Romans in verse six and if by grace, then it is no more of works, otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works than it is by no more grace, otherwise work is no more work. We see here that he basically repeats a statement. And to some people this is confusing to some people. I actually talked to someone recently who said why do the biblical authors repeat themselves like that in the same verse?

And the answer is so that we cannot screw it up because we will screw it up. If he just said if by grace, then it's no more work. So grace, there's no more grace. And left off the other half we could screw it up and say well, maybe he doesn't mean what we think he means. There's a group of people that do that exact thing and say well, that's not what it means because they stopped there.

But there's the other half of it. For if by works it cannot be a grace. Otherwise work is not work. So what is grace? Grace is the unmerited.

Not unfavored unearned. Unmerited, unearned, undeserved favor of God. In other words, when God extends his grace to us, he is extending to us his goodness, his mercy, his love, his care, his freedom that we have not earned. We do not work for it. We do not deserve it.

In fact, we are unworthy of it. We deserve his wrath. We deserve eternal punishment and death. We deserve to be wiped off the face of the earth. So it is a merited and yet he extends it to us.

So if it is by grace having the definition and understanding of what grace is if it is by grace, it cannot be of works. You cannot combine the two. They are mutually exclusive. It's either one or the other. Because the moment you add in works and say it's by grace with works, then grace is not grace.

Once there is any work involved to merit the grace of God, then grace ceases to be grace by definition.

And if it is of works, then it cannot be of grace, because work would not be work. If our salvation is of the work that we can do, then it cannot be of grace. Otherwise work is not work, because work demands a payment. If we go and we do works, we have earned our keep, we have earned our reward. So it is not a gift.

So if by works and grace steps in, then work is no work at all.

And so we see here what Paul means by his statements in Ephesians two eight through ten. He says, for you are saved by grace through faith. That's not of yourself. It is a gift of God, not a resort of works that no man may boast. So we are saved by faith through grace, and all of it is a gift.

But verse ten says, we are created in Christ's workmanship unto good works. The salvation comes first, and then works comes second. But works is not a prerequisite of salvation. It is the result, the aftereffect of salvation. What then?

Israel hath not attained that which he seeketh for, but the election hath attained it, and the rest were blinded. If we turn back to Romans one, paul tells us, here, I got to turn back a few more pages. That was seven. That's bad. I thought that was a one.

There it says wherefore God gave them up to uncleanliness through the lust of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves.

Okay? For this cause it says, God gave them up to vile affections. God gave them over to a reprobate mind to do the things which are not convenient. So there are three separate verses in Romans one, three separate occasions where we read that God gave them up, god turned them over. This is how he blinds people.

He turns them over to their sin. He says, okay, if you want to suppress me, if you want to deny me and don't want to be grateful in your heart toward me, I will blind you by cutting you loose to your sin and allow your heart to rule your life. And they are blinded. They are no longer aware of their need, and so they have been given a spirit of slumber and eyes that should not see in ears that should not here. To this day.

In fact, we're still talking about the Jewish people here and to this day, the Jewish people group, as an, entirely reject the Lord Christ. They reject him. But do not be blind yourself, Gentiles. Do not think that this only refers to the Jew. But God has blinded the world as well.

Not just the Jew, but the world who suppresses. God is blind to him because they have been turned over to their own sin.

If we continue here, we're going to see then that we are grafted in to the covenant of God. We're grafted in as children of Abraham, with verses eleven through 24.

I say then have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid. But rather through their fall salvation is coming to the Gentiles. For to provoke them to jealousy. Now, if the fall of them be the richest of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles, how much more their fullness?

For I speak to you, Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office. If by any means I may provoke to emulation, then which are of my flesh or which are my flesh sorry and might save some of them. For at the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of that be but life from the dead? For at the first fruit be holy, the lump is also holy, and at the root be wholly. So are the branches, and the sum of the branches be broken off.

And thou, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree. Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou will say then the branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in well because of unbelief they were broken off. And thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear.

For if God spare not the natural branches, take heed, lest he also spare not thee. Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God on them which fail. Severity but toward thee goodness if thou continue in his goodness, otherwise thou also shall be cut off. And they also, if they abide not still an unbelief, shall be grafted in. For God is able to graft them in again.

For if thou were cut out of the olive tree, which is wild by nature, and were grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree, how much more shall these which be the natural branches be grafted into their own olive tree? There's a lot here. Did God allow Israel to stumble just for the sake of them falling? Just for them to fall and be no more just so that they should perish? Absolutely not.

God forbid that idea, he says. But rather their fall did allow us to come in. The Gospel was always for all men. That was the promise to Abraham, that through you would all men be blessed, all families of the world be blessed. The Jews were told that they were to be a light unto the Gentiles.

But instead they looked on the Gentiles as dogs. They held secret the things of God. They were not a light. Rather, they did exactly what Christ says you would not do if you had a light, he says, no man light up the candle and puts it under the bed. But you lie and you put it up, that all.

May see what the Gentiles took that lit candle and they put it under the bed and they covered it up and they said, this is for us alone. So through the fall, other Jews have salvation come to the Gentiles, but also look at this to provoke them to jealousy. So they felt that we would be saved, but we are saved. To provoke them to jealousy. Why would we want to provoke them to jealousy?

And it's not that we are doing it. God is doing it. Let me be clear. We're instructed not to boast in this. But why would God use us to provoke them to jealousy?

So that they could see what they were supposed to have and do not have, because they missed it and would want it. They can see that the Gentiles have the righteousness they had sought after, and they would want it now, at the fall of the Jewish people, be the riches of the world and the diminishing of them, the riches of the Gentile. Then how much more their fullness when they come back, when a Jew get saved?

And Paul speaks to us here specifically verse 13, he says, I speak to you, Gentiles, and as much as I'm going to pause all the Gentiles, I magnify my own office, that if by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are of my flesh, it might save some of them. He says, if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be but life from the dead? But we are told here to boast not against the branches. How easy it is. Is it for us, and we all do it, that we look at the Jews and say, how did they miss it?

We want to make fun of them. We want to boast. You missed it. How? But the reality is, look at the Gentiles, look at us.

How often do we miss that mark? How often do we get it wrong? How many Gentile, so called Christian churches are out there that have still missed the mark, that are still perishing, even though they think they have righteousness? We should boast not against the branches. And if we do boast, and we do not bear the root of Christ, if we boast, if we have anything to boast about other than Christ himself, we are not in the vine, we're not drafted in, because if we were grafted in, that pride would get sucked out of us that we were not boast.

It tells us here that we were grafted in. It says some of the branches, some of the Jews were broken off. And us, the Gentiles, being wild, we were not from the covenant of Abraham. We are not from the family of Abraham. We are wild.

We're owing to them. But we are drafted in. Where that branch got cut off, they took us. God took us and he put us in and binded us in so that we could take root in Him. And we have become part of the olive tree.

But it tells us here that because of unbelief were they broken off. And we are grafted in by faith because of unbelief. Do not be high minded and think that you are drafted in to the olive tree of God because you are something special. For we are not drafted in based on anything that we could do, but of our faith that we are grafted in. So be not high minded, he says, but fear.

Because if God did not spare the natural branches, if he did not spare the people of his own tribe, take heed that's he not spare you unbelief. At the beginning of the sermon, I said that we are in the end times. I said that we see biblical prophecy being fulfilled every single day. And as some of you already know, doubt. Something I've struggled with recently.

Why? Why do you think doubt is something to creep in in these days? Because unbelief is the only weapon of the enemy.

The enemy has no other weapon against you but to make you not believe. And for my proof of that in the Garden of Eden, when he tempted Eve, did he tempt Eve to eat at the apple or the fruit or whatever it was? I don't know why we say apple, but did he tempt her to eat the apple? No. Instead, he tempted her with unbelief.

Did God really say that you would die? Did God really say you can't touch that apple? And then he even said that God is a liar. If you eat that apple, surely you will not die. The enemy tempted Eve with unbelief.

If you look at the Book of Job, job was faithful toward God, very faithful. So much so that Satan goes to God and says job is only faithful to you, only believes in you because you have blessed Him so much. And God says, that's not true. He says, and I'll prove it. I will let you go do all these horrible things to him.

And as we read the Book of Job, as we read what his friends had constantly and over and over again said to him he was tempted with unbelief. The temptation to Job was to no longer trust in God, but to doubt him, but to deny him. Jesus was tempted in the wilderness for 40 days in the New Testament. This is recording. It in the Synoptic gospels.

Matthew, Mark and Luke. For the 40 days he was tempted. What was he tempted with? He was tempted with unbelief. And a lot of people won't believe me.

No. He was tempted to turn the stones into bread and meet his physical needs. No, he wasn't. He was tempted unbelief. Read what the enemy what Satan says to Christ if thou art really the Son of God, he was tempted with doubt.

Are you really the Son of God? Are you who you say you are? Do you know for a fact you are him? There's an easy way to prove it. Turn these stones into bread.

The temptation was not the stones turning to bread. The temptation was to doubt who he was, to doubt the Father, to doubt God. He did the same thing again.

He says. Are you really God? Are you really who you say you are? If you are, behold. The Scriptures say that the angels that come and protect you jump off the pinnacle of the temple and they will not let any harm come to you.

He was tempted again with doubt. The only weapon of the enemy is disbelief. In the parable of the Sower, the very first group there, it says that the farmer is sowing his seed. He's throwing it out, and some of it lands on the waste side where people walk and get snatched up by birds. And then when Christ interprets the parable for us, he tells us that those were the people who heard the word of God, and the enemy came and he snatched it away from them before they could believe.

The more we examined the Bible, the more we learn. The only temptation, the only weapon the enemy has against us is to make us not believe in God, to cause us to doubt.

He does not need to tempt me to sin. He does not need to tempt me with lust, with covetousness, with pride, with envy, with all these other things. These are my human nature. My human nature wants to sin. All he needs to do is tempt me to not believe in God, that I may sin, that I may perish.

So it is because of unbelief in verse 20 that they were broken off. But be not high minded, but fear, because you too can fall into unbelief.

And it says here that if they abide not still an unbelief, that they shall be grafted back in, for God is able to graft them in again.

He tells us here in the next few verses, verses 25 through 32, he says, our not brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceit. That blindness in part is happened to Yisrael until the fullness of the Gentiles come in. Where do the verses go?

Okay. And so all yes, Israel shall be saved. As it is written there shall come out of Sioux the deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob. For this is my covenant unto them when I shall take away their sins.

As concerning the Gospel, they are enemies for your sakes, but as touching the election, they are beloved for their Father's sakes or for the Father's sake, for the gifts and calling of God. Are without repentance. For as he in times Pasted have not believed God, yet have now attained mercy through their own belief. Even so, these also now not believe that through your mercy they may obtain mercy, for God have concluded them all, and unbelief that he might have mercy upon all. They are blinded for our sakes.

But pay attention to verse 26 and so all of Israel shall be saved.

But let's clarify this does all Israel mean all Jews will be saved? Every child of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob will be saved? No, it does not. It means all Israel, who is Israel by election, who are the children of faith, shall be saved. We have already established two chapters ago that not all of Israel is Israel, but only those who are truly Israel shall be saved.

There will not be one who perishes. I also want to briefly touch base here for you on verse 29. The gifts and calling of God are without repentance. Let me tell you something. If you are saved, if God has saved you, you are forever saved.

Your salvation was a gift to begin with, and you cannot lose that gift. It is without repentance. If God has called you and giving you a call and given you a promise, it is without repentance. He will make it true.

I was sent a Bible verse by somebody a couple of days ago. I actually think it fits well with this. Right now I need to just find where it is and pull it up. It's right here. He says in two Timothy 113 if we are faithful, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny Himself.

So even if we enter a period of weakness, he still remains fully faithful to us, because he cannot deny Himself. So the gifts and callings of God are without repentance.

In closing, before our invitation, paul offers some glory to God here, just some praise. So let's praise God with this the Depths, verses 33 through 36, the depth of the riches, both of the wisdom and knowledge of God. How insertionable are his judgments and his ways past, finding out for who hath known the mind of the Lord, or who hath been his counselor, or who hath first given to Him, and it shall be recompensed. Wow. recompensed unto Him again, for of Him and through Him, and to Him are all things to whom be glory forever.


The only weapon the enemy has is unbelief. And sometimes that unbelief is that grace alone is enough. As he cannot get you to not believe in Jesus Christ, and believe that he is the Son of God, and that he did die and resurrect, then he will get you to believe that you must earn your way. Remember, he says in verse six here if it is by grace, it can no more be of works. Otherwise grace sees us.

To be grace, the weapon of the enemy is to cause your doubt. If you are hearing this message today, if you can hear my voice, I encourage you, look around you. Look at the night sky. Look at the trees, the animals, the moon, the stars. Just look at everything around you and be honest with yourself.

It is not by some accident that it all came to be. It is impossible that nothing exploded into everything in the so called Big Bang. But the more you look at nature, the more you realize that it's all an intelligent design, the more you actually see design in it. If you are honest with yourself, you know that there is a God. You know he's there.

You know, he created you. So do not allow the enemy today to snatch away the seed from your heart before it can grow. But choose this day to believe.

Romans ten tells us if you flip back a page or actually sorry in my Bible, on the same page, verse nine, it tells us that if you will confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. It tells us, Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord in verse 13 shall be saved. The only thing preventing you from salvation is unbelief. So if you're hearing this today and you are ready to say, I will believe, if you are ready to say that, yes, I know he's out there, and I've been denying Him. If he is opening your eyes, that begins today, right now, he's calling you to Him.

He's drawing you in and he says. If you would acknowledge that you are a sinner. If you would acknowledge that you are a depraved man. If you would acknowledge that there is nothing good in your flesh. If you would believe that God is there and that Jesus Christ is God and that he was perfect and he died for you and even rose again.

And that you would confess Him as your Lord and Savior. You would be saved. So I want to give you that chance right now. In our closing prayer here, we're going to confess Him. We're going to acknowledge our sins.

We're going to believe and ask Him into your heart. And he says that if you will call upon His Name, he will save you. If you're ready to do that, we're going to pray right now. And please repeat this prayer after me. But I need to stress this.

Do not believe that just saying a prayer is what will save you. This prayer will not save you. This prayer is your way of asking Him to save you. But you must actually believe. You must actually trust.

You must have that faith. That's what saves you. This is Your way of asking Him for it. So let's pray. Father, I admit that I am a sinner.

I know, Lord, that I cannot save myself.

Lord, I know that I am totally depraved. I know that in my flesh is no good thing, but my works are as filthy rags in Your sight. I know that Your holy and perfect and good law requires my death. But I believe that Jesus came down being God in the flesh, god incarnate. I believe that he fulfilled the law and died on the cross so that he could trade his life and his righteousness for my sin and my death.

And he rose again the third day so that he could raise us again the third day or not the third day, Lord, but that he could raise us again. And I confess him as Lord Jesus as God Jesus as my savior. And Lord Jesus, I call upon your name right now, Lord. Save me. I call upon you to do what you have promised to do, and I trust in you.

And I trust in Your work on the cross alone to save me.

Father, I just pray for everyone here in this. I pray for everyone who is not hearing this, but is hearing Your word from another preacher, from another friend, from another source. Lord, we know that the weapon of the enemy is unbelief. And I pray today, Lord, for a spirit of protection, not just over the unbelievers, but over us to Your people, Your believers, Your children. Over me, over these people in our church for a spirit of protection from the evil one who would snatch away our hope and our peace.

I pray for protection over those who are hearing Your word, Lord, that that seed will take root in their heart. And, Lord, I pray that the enemy would be binded. I pray, Lord, that he will not have his weapon against us, but that with Your weapon, Your sword of the Spirit, with Your word, Lord, that we will believe and that we will see you face to face and fall upon our knees and praise you in Jesus name. Amen.