I strongly believe that there is a partnership between driving out demons and the Kingdom of God advancing among us. Jesus alluded to this when his enemies were accusing him of casting out in the name of Beelzebul as recorded in Matthew 12.
I have been captivated by this concept of the advancement of the Kingdom as I have been listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit, for it is an integral part of the ‘great commission.’ This involves community exorcism. By this I mean more than individual ministry at an alter call; but rather in the same manner of Joshua retaking the land and routing out the enemies. As Joshua led his band of dedicated believers/warriors to establish Gods kingdom in the promised land, we to have such a calling. We are called to make disciples of nations, establishing Gods will on earth as it is in heaven.
Presently the nations are ruled by the prince of the air as he has he occupies the high places having seduced the Kings and leaders of influence in our nation. I believe it is time for us, the elect of the church, to form roving bands of prayer warriors and pray the high places back into Gods hands. This entails sustained warfare casting down the high places and praying for the Kings and leaders who sit at the gates of influence in our nation.
For too long we have only focused our prayers and energies inwardly, seeking to build up the church, but I hear a call in my spirit that now is Gods appointed time to look outward and cast out the evil that sits in our high places. The church has been guilty in many instances of neglecting the community in which it resides. It is time to seek the Lord of Hosts for a battle strategy to retake our promised land. I suggest the following: -
We need to set up in geographical areas, small group of prayer combatants, clothed in Gods armour and covered with the blood of the Lamb. They are to be instructed by the Holy Spirit to use ambushes, sabotage, raids, hit-and-run tactics, and mobility to fight Satan’s armies.
Secondly, we need to identify the leaders of influence and those who sit at the city gates making decisions for the community and target these with prayer. For we are called to pray for those in authority and to cast down strongholds.
Thirdly, we are to move forward stronghold by stronghold capturing and casting out the enemy from the high places. In this manner the kingdom of God will begin to be established as the reformation is carried along by the wind of the Holy Spirit glorifying the Father.
May we today begin to seek first the Kingdom of God and press into a covenant with our Warrior/Father to seize and conquer the nations for the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
This is moving as Priests and Kings.