Jeremiah 21:1-22:30: Notice that the people of God were living in sin, rebellion to God’s Word, and enjoying a worldly lifestyle until the enemy came to attack. They were afraid and wanted the man of God to pray for them so that God would remove their enemy or you could say remove their source of opposition that was messing up the lifestyle they had chosen apart from God. They wanted relief without repentance!!! They couldn’t fool God. He knew their true hearts. As soon as He would remove the enemy, they would immediately return to their sin and worldly lifestyle.
Look at 1 John 2:15-17; James 4:1-10. We can enjoy the fruit of our labor and the blessings that come from being a child of God, but we cannot fall in love with the things of the world. The love of the world and all it has will cause us to become lukewarm in our relationship with God and our attitude toward the Word of God, prayer, and church. Don’t let anything quench the fire of the Holy Spirit or your relationship with God. If this is you, repent with a humble heart, get your fire rekindled, and turn from anything or anyone who would cause you to be apathetic. Then you will be able to resist the devil and God will answer your prayers with great power!!!!