I am seeing an uptick in witchcraft aimed at those on the frontlines of spiritual battle. Many are getting sick; others are experiencing constant disruptions in communications and networking; still others are feeling overwhelmed by unexpected distractions and delays. Our spiritual adversary is on a rampage to destroy our faith by every means possible.
Yesterday in service my husband, Bobby, pastor of our church, shared Isaiah 59:18-19 as a charge to the body of Christ. “Coincidentally,” Hank Kunneman also prophesied the same passage in his Sunday service:
“According to their deeds, accordingly He will repay, fury to His adversaries, recompense to His enemies. The coastlands He will fully repay. So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.”
As the devil tries to overwhelm us, we must lift up God’s Word as the only righteous standard that brings true liberty and freedom. According to this passage, we must declare in both prayer and testimony:
*To those who have sought to thwart heaven’s agenda and initiate hell’s plan, God always has the last word and He alone holds the scepter over this nation!
*To His enemies who have robbed and pillaged this nation, the Lord will demand FULL repayment for all that has been taken and full recompense for all that has been lost.
*To those in “the west,” He will have His way as the fear of the Lord begins to fall and His glory begins to rise.
*We The People will not be moved, nor will His purposes be changed. This nation belongs to the Lord, and He WILL get His reward!
The Lord is also calling us up in our coverage and support for one another. Last night I had a dream where I saw some soldiers headed to the frontlines with weapons in hand, ready to confront the enemy’s attacks. Then I saw some people cowering in a hijacked bus looking out the windows, criticizing those who were headed out. They were complaining, totally oblivious to the sacrifices of these who were fighting for a greater cause than themselves. In the dream, I was pleading with these cowards to recognize the courage and obedience of those who were putting themselves at risk so that THEY could be saved! I woke up dismayed at their total lack of courage and conviction.
It’s not only time to stand up and confront the demonic threats against our families and communities; it’s time to back up those who are already in the crosshairs of the devil. If we want the kind of unity that takes out principalities, we’ve got to confront our common enemy together. We each have our assignment and we must back up one another as we each do our part. Now is the time to pray in the Spirit. Now is the time to declare the righteousness of God and the justice of HIS cause – regardless of the backlash.
Nullify any curses and spells through the blood of Jesus and pray protection over those who are faithfully interceding, speaking, and leading the charge. Cheer on the rising Davids who are confronting the giants in the land. Learn to recognize the new breed of heroes coming forth and build up your own faith by feeding on His Word.
Take heart that the intensity of the battle merely indicates the panic in the enemy’s camp – they know they’ve lost. May our shouts of victory reverberate in the spirit and unleash the fear of the Lord upon His enemies both far and wide! This isn’t just about courage – it’s about obedience.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)