1 Corinthians 1:4-5 (DARBY)
I thank my God always about you, in respect of the grace of God given to you in Christ Jesus; that in everything ye have been enriched in him, in all word [of doctrine], and all knowledge
Amaka was suffering from demonic affliction and fear even though she was a believer. Her Pastor had prayed for her and delivered her several times, but the issues kept coming back. Her pastor knew that the only way she could be free indeed was if she received her freedom through the knowledge of the Truth (see John 8:32, John 14:16, John 8:36). Because of this, her pastor gave her books and sermons to listen to, but she wouldn’t read the books nor listen to the sermons.
She became totally free when she heeded her pastor’s advice and started reading faith building books and paying attention to increasing her faith through the ministry of the word.
I have seen Christians who are very careful with their conduct suffer demonic affliction and defeat, and I have seen Christians who like the Corinthians, are not as careful with their conduct, but they enjoy spiritual liberty and are enriched through grace because they have been properly taught and grounded in the word of faith. God neither wants us to live carelessly nor does He want us to suffer unnecessary affliction. But many times, His people suffer because of lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6). This knowledge is the knowledge of His word.
Go into today remembering that prayers are very important and indispensable to spiritual growth. But so is the knowledge of the truth (which is God’s word). Prayer is like a gun and the word is like the bullets. You need to get your gun properly loaded.