Friday, November 24, 2023

2024 and Spiritual Strongholds

 Eph 6:12

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

For the next 12 months or so we need to be down on our knees "wrestling" against the spiritual strongholds the enemy has setup as mountain fortresses to wage war against humanity:

2 Cor 10

3For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

It has been this servants custom to inquire of the Lord about the next year at the end of each current year.  This year, the nobody who writes to you inquired early and the Lord answered early.  What did the Spirit of the Lord say to this servant about the next year?

We need to be down on our knees praying daily about everything but if we do nothing else in prayer we should join together in agreement to lay spiritual siege to the enemy strongholds that have been used to wage war on humanity.  This may sound familiar because its almost exactly what has been discussed here recently over and over again but this is a little bit different.

The Spirit of the Lord explains things to us based on who we are so we "get it."  I get the military explanation of things so this didnt take alot of special narration.  Basically the enemy has fortresses setup on high mountains as strongholds.  These strongholds have been used to supply and resupply the enemy's war machine against humanity.  This is why the enemy laughs when humans fight the physical wars but do nothing about the spiritual strongholds behind them.  The strongholds are able to resupply all the losses in the physical realm if and only if they are left unmolested...

So, up till now all the enemy strongholds have been left alone almost completely unmolested which would explain alot of the success the enemy has had up till now.  This is why the Lord explained what He did in Eph 6.  The spiritual war is the first priority, once that has been dealt with, the stuff in the physical will start falling into place seemingly miraculously.  

Its this simple, without resupply an army/war machine grinds to a halt.  Cutoff the head of the snake, you dont have to worry about the body much longer.  What are some of the enemy strongholds that are being used to wage war on humanity?

Not in any particular order:

racial division


climate change

medical tyranny

gun control

These ^^ agendas and narratives are each a war machine of their own, supplied and resupplied from spiritual strongholds perched atop high mountains that the enemy thought impregnable.  This is a military strategy that is as old as dirt:

Unfortunately for the enemy, the Lord God has given His servants everything they need to deal with these mountaintop strongholds:

Mark 11:23

“Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.

If we have had enough of the enemy's tyranny and oppression, this ^^^ is how it is dealt with.

So between now and a year from now, we need to be down on our knees standing in agreement with each other over the tearing down of these enemy strongholds.  Once the spiritual strongholds are taken care of the stuff in the physical world will quickly follow suit.

In case anyone was wondering whether the Lord intended for us to just roll over and allow the enemy to ride roughshod over us, apparently the answer is a resounding NO...

We have alot to pray about, alot of spiritual work needs to be done.  Now, we know what we need to do going into 2024 but we need to bring along what the Lord's counsel was coming into 2023, which was this:

1 Thess 5

16Rejoice always, 17pray without ceasing, 18give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you

This right here is a "spiritual sandwich."  We enter His gates with rejoicing (1), we ask for what we want/need (2), we complete the process with thanksgiving (3), then we rinse and repeat ad infinitum. 

This is what we need to do, now we just need to do it.  If we do what we were told to do, this servant believes the enemy is in serious serious trouble...Glory to God :)

This right here, these past few years are why you and I are here on earth in this season.  Each one of us has a job to do and the Lord intends for us to do those jobs with zeal and excellence.  Lets do what we were put here to do in this season.  The Lord God is very good.  Glory to God.

grace and peace