battle plans and strategies for spiritual warfare

A few days back one on my blogger friends Barbara Kankowske Barb ( @barbkaye ) , wrote an insightful blog concerning the rise of Satan, which I believe is compulsory reading for all on CB.  In essence the blog reminds us to sound the trumpet as we are at war with the principalities, powers of darkness and demonic forces.  No longer can we ignore that there are evil forces at work to humiliate and cease the presidency of D Trump.

There are reports that witches are casting spells on D Trump.  Then again the spirit of Leviathan, which I believe is controlling the news and media are blatantly twisting the news concerning the presidency.  Never before I believe has there been so much hostility and hate directed towards the White House.  The body of Christ is being called to warfare, to take on the full amour of God and stand interceding for the head of the free world.

But we cannot rush in with all ‘guns blazing’ without any strategy, for only fools go to war without a plan from their General.  My friends the body of Christ is in desperate need of discernment and knowledge for Satan is a formable foe.  Pray therefore for the gift of discernment to quickly rise within the church.  The strategy of taking Jericho came from Yahweh himself.  But that plan was for then, we are in the now.  We need new strategies and battle plans.  O may discernment come quickly to the body of Christ.

I am reminded of an episode recorded in 1 Samuel 4 where the Israelites went out to war with the Philistines and they lost.  After holding a counsel of war the elders of Israel decided that by bringing the ark of the Lord’s covenant into the camp, victory would be assured.  Full of new confidence in Gods strength they went again into battle and lost 30,000 foot soldiers.

The idea was good but the strategy did not come from the word of Yahweh.  No one enquired of the Lord for battle plans.  May we learn from this as we go forth to pray over and intercede for the White House.

We need to discern the battle plans.  It has been said the word of God is our sward but prayer, discernment and intercession will release the angels of victory.  For as Daniel set his face towards Jerusalem and prayed the archangel came to him and strategy was given.

Not only do we need strategy, as we keep the lines of communication open to God, but we also need persistence, perseverance and a godly zeal.  Again I am reminded of the story concerning King Jehoash and the dying Elisha recorded in 2 Kings 13.

Elisha said, “Get a bow and some arrows, and he did so. 16 “Take the bow in your hands,” he said to the king of Israel. When he had taken it, Elisha put his hands on the king’s hands.  17 “Open the east window,” he said, and he opened it. “Shoot! Elisha said, and he shot. “The Lord’s arrow of victory, the arrow of victory over Aram!” Elisha declared. “You will completely destroy the Arameans at Aphek.”  18 Then he said, “Take the arrows,” and the king took them. Elisha told him, “Strike the ground.” He struck it three times and stopped. 19 The man of God was angry with him and said, “You should have struck the ground five or six times; then you would have defeated Aram and completely destroyed it. But now you will defeat it only three times.”

As we pray out the strategies of warfare given to us through discernment, the Lords hands will be upon our hands as we shoot the arrows of victory.  But we must not give up after a few shots towards the enemy’s camp.  No we are to keep on until the Lord tells us to cease interceding.  May we not be caught short as the King was.  Perseverance and consistency is called for.  Keep striking the ground many, many times.

I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by recalling them you may fight the battle well, 19 holding on to faith and a good conscience  1 Timothy 1:18

The battle before us is ours for the taking – rise up O men of God and march into battle with our plans secure and clear before us.  Keep on interceding, praying and up lift the government until the victory is the Lords.  Let nothing distract us from the battle.  Let us not grow weary from well doing.  The victory is ours.

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 John Knox
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nice. amen for the victory.