All Wednesday night I felt the Holy Spirit flowing through me binding demonic spirits that are at work in the world. I believe they are working through a deeply deceived Obama administration and a demonic stronghold within the United Nations. These spirits are also at work in the other nations such as France and the United Kingdom who voted in support of this resolution.
I was aware that in the spiritual realm this resolution was going to be used by Satan to further his purposes in the demonic strongholds based on the lies planted in the heart of Mohammad.
Later in this article I’ve included the actual wording of the resolution–and the analysis of why it is so destructive–that was sent to me this morning by Judy from Alaska.
The Potential for Terrible Evil
Once you grasp the four schemes of Satan in Islam, you will understand the true nature of the Arab/Israel conflict and understand why these actions by the UN and the Obama Administration are playing right into Satan’s plans with the potential unleashing of terrible evil in the world.
Four Schemes of Satan through Radical Islam
This agenda of Satan in Islam is as follows: (These are elaborated in my book, Discerning the Times: Exposing Satan’s Plans in Radical Islam)
- Replacement of the way of salvation given by God revealed in the Old and New Testaments with the deception of Islam.
- The extermination of the Jewish people and of Christians who do not submit to the lies of Satan in Islam. This includes the destruction of Israel, as well as the “Nations of the Cross”
- The quenching of the winds of the Holy Spirit within the House of Islam.
- The establishment of the Islamic Caliphate which is the mature expression of the stronghold of Radical Islam with the spiritual and human means to accomplish the above three schemes of Satan.
A Disturbing Vision
In my midnight prayer times, in that last several hours, I saw this United Nations Resolution enabling Satan to put in place what was needed to move forward with each of the above four schemes.
In this time of prayer, I saw Muslims massacring Jews at the Western Wall in the Jewish section of Old Jerusalem and massacring Christians at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and at the Garden Tomb.
Confusion and Realization
When I had these vivid dream visions I was puzzled that they were taking place in the City of Jerusalem. I had thought that the United Nnation Resolution had to do with Jewish settlements out in the disputed areas which have always been a problem.
Then, to my horror, I read the text of the resolution and found that this vision was, unless prevented, the outcome of this action that had declared even the Western Wall and the Jewish Community illegal.
How this relates to the Christian holy sites I need to do more research to know for sure, but that is what I saw. Muslims were carrying out Satan’s plans for genocide of Jews and Christians starting in Jerusalem.
An Urgent Call to Step into the Gap
I got up the next morning with the overwhelming urgency to Issue a call to intercessors to step into the gap.
Before going deeper into the analysis of the UN Resolution, which I hope all of you will spend time understanding, I feel that I should give you several prayer points.
Then, go study the issue and see if this guidance as to how to pray is not confirmed by the facts.
Five Prayer Points for Intercessors
The Lord called me to pray for the following. If you have a confirming witness, then please join:
- Pray for the demonic cloaking that is hiding Satan’s plans in the Obama Administration and the United Nations to be clearly exposed to the world and to us as intercessors so that these plans may be blocked.
- Pray that the demonic powers that are working through their deceived human agents in the Obama Administration, in the United Nations, and in those nations who voted for this resolution will be bound in the name of Jesus. (The Lord may lead you to name specific leaders of specific nations.)
- Pray that the links in the chain of events that Satan has put in place through this action of the United Nations will be broken, and that these plans will not be able to come to completion.
- At the leading of the Holy Spirit and in the unity of the Faith with one or two others in whom Christ dwells, command that the Kingdom of Satan will be divided and that confusion will break out within the camps of all those in league with Satan’s plans.
- Pray that all those who are drawing their swords against Israel and the people of God will war against one another.
Legal Implications to Inform Your Prayers
To the guidance that I received as to how to pray I would add the following observations and prayer points from a friend who reviewed the Resolution from a legal as well as a spiritual perspective.
Observations on implications of this resolution:
- The manifest legal threat to Israel of a resolution declaring a state of “illegal” possession of territory. This becomes legal justification for all sorts of mischief and sanctions regimes, which is where this is likely heading.
- The unjust irony of a resolution declaring legal rights in territory to “Palestinians” who never had lawful sovereignty over what was formerly Syrian and Jordanian territory. In other words, one “occupation” deemed to be unlawful is declared to yield to another no less unlawful. It is a lie spread upon a lie.
- Just as the nations fail to comprehend the death cult of Islam, they fail to comprehend that God is gathering them in for judgment on their prideful gathering against Israel.
Resulting in further prayer points:
- Ask God for a frustration of purpose against those who would isolate Israel diplomatically and economically, that this stone would roll back against them.
- Ask God after Jonah over Nineveh, for a move of the Holy Spirit that leads to repentance on a massive scale with judgment deferred.
- Ask God not only that the cloak of the demonic be removed, but for a lifting of the veil regarding God’s imminent judgment upon them, that the nations comprehend the present move of God in judgment and mercy.
8 ‘Therefore wait for me,’ declares the Lord, ‘for the day I will stand up to testify. I have decided to assemble the nations, to gather the kingdoms and to pour out my wrath on them— all my fierce anger. The whole world will be consumed by the fire of my jealous anger.
9 ‘Then I will purify the lips of the peoples, that all of them may call on the name of the Lord and serve him shoulder to shoulder. 10 From beyond the rivers of Cush my worshipers, my scattered people, will bring me offerings.’
Actual Wording of the Resolution and Analysis of Why it is So Destructive
from Judy Cook
I am feeling that we need to be praying during these next 3 weeks of Obama’s final days that any more destructive moves he has in the works to execute will be prevented from coming to fruition. There may well be several that have been prepared…
I am using Job 19:8, “He has walled up my way so that I cannot pass; And He has put darkness on my paths.” And also Hosea 1:6 “Therefore, behold, I will hedge up her way with thorns, And I will build a wall against her so that she cannot find her paths.”
(I am also including info from Israel about the resolution.)
The following is from a monthly Prayer Update from Israel from Martin and Norma Sarvis of Glory of Zion International Ministries:
On Friday afternoon, as the Sabbath drew near (already begun in Jerusalem, and with the Jewish festival of Hanukkah waiting to open at its close), the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution laying down as “international law” a number of severe pronouncements, pronouncements before which nations will henceforth be faced with grim choices so far as their views and dealings regarding Israel and Jerusalem are concerned.
Next year marks 50 years since June 1967, when, following expressed intentions of Egyptian President Nasser to drive the Jews into the sea, Israel responded by striking first.
When the smoke cleared six days later, a miracle had occurred. The armies of Egypt had been driven out of Gaza and the Sinai, those of Jordan out of Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria, and the Syrian army had fled the Golan Heights.
For the first time in well over 2000 years, Israel was in control of her ancient homeland, Judea and Samaria—the “Mountains of Israel”—granted by divine Covenant for all time to the seed of Jacob.
Israel also controlled Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount and Western Wall; the Old City, with the Jewish Quarter (where Jews had lived for a thousand years before being expelled by the Jordanian Army in 1948), and the Mount of Olives.
Shortly after the war, Israel annexed all of the city—and it has remained undivided ever since. For fear of offending Muslim nations (with their oil), the international body never acknowledged this annexation, ruefully labeling Israel’s presence there “illegitimate.”
The hundreds of Jewish communities established within the territories taken from Jordan, Egypt and Syria were labeled “settlements”—as were the Jewish suburbs established in south, east and north Jerusalem.
As of this December 23rd, all of this is officially no longer merely “illegitimate”—it is illegal. Below we present the substance of the first five points of Resolution 2334:
From the first five points of Resolution 2334
- An assertion that the presence of any Israeli community “in Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law and a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-State solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace.”
- A “demand that Israel immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem…”
- The resolution “underlines that it will not recognize any changes to the 4 June 1967 lines, including with regard to Jerusalem, other than those agreed by the parties through negotiations.” [e.g. This, despite the resolution referring repeatedly to Israeli settlements “in Palestinian territory” or “occupied Palestinian territory”. There was no “Palestinian territory” prior to 4 June 1967—the relevant lands were occupied by Jordan and Egypt. Nor has any since been finally determined “through negotiations.”]
- It “stresses that the cessation of all Israeli settlement activities is essential for salvaging the two-State solution.[This phrase “two-State solution” (one of which would be a sovereign Muslim Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria) is mentioned no less than seven times in the resolution.]
- “Calls upon all States, bearing in mind paragraph 1 [above]…to distinguish, in their relevant dealings, between the territory of the State of Israel and the territories occupied since 1967(a thinly veiled call for boycotting Israeli goods produced or manufactured within Judea, Samaria or so-called East Jerusalem. Thousands of Palestinians depend on these Israeli industries and agricultural areas for their work and welfare). ______________________________
Jerusalem is the Issue
It is notable how often in this resolution “occupied Palestinian territory” is followed by the phrase “including East Jerusalem.”
“East” is a Misnomer
Shortly after the war, Israel annexed the areas of northern, eastern and southern Jerusalem taken during the war.
Although never recognized by the international community, she has since built up neighborhoods in these areas which are large and flourishing, connected by thoroughfares and train lines.
Crossing the Line
After Friday’s vote, these are now termed “illegal.” Israel “the occupying Power,” is a perpetrator of “negative trends on the ground”, which must immediately be reversed.
In a deeply insightful article “Crossing the Line,” issued shortly after Friday’s vote, Avner Boskey clarifies part of what is really at issue here regarding Jerusalem:
…UN Security Council Resolution 2334 calls for the immediate “cessation of all Israeli settlement activities” and for “affirmative steps to be taken immediately to reverse the negative trends on the ground.”
In other words, the nations have issued a legal demand that Israel pack up its bags and leave the Western Wall, the Temple Mount, the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, French Hill, Ramat Eshkol, Ramot, Gilo and Armon Hanatziv – all which lie in East Jerusalem.
Approximately 80% of Jerusalem is Jewish today, and approximately 80% of the population of East Jerusalem is Jewish as well. This Resolution is calling for the removal of Jews from over half of modern Jerusalem, which it defines as “a negative trend.”
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Intervention by the President Elect
Resolution 2334 was initially drafted by Egypt. But at the urging of Israel and Donald Trump (a highly-extraordinary step of intervention for a President-elect) President El-Sisi decided on Thursday evening to withdraw it. Mr. Trump had written,
The resolution being considered at the United Nations Security Council regarding Israel should be vetoed. As the United States has long maintained, peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians will only come through direct negotiations between the parties, and not through the imposition of terms by the United Nations. This puts Israel in a very poor negotiating position, and is extremely unfair to all Israelis.
Israel breathed a sigh of relief; Friday morning’s weekend Jerusalem Post headlined, “Egypt Pulls Anti-settlement Resolution at Last Minute.”
The Resolution Resubmitted and Passed
But then, on Friday morning, four nations New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela and Senegal, chose to resurrect and re-submit the resolution.
Friday afternoon, it passed into Law, with 14 nations voting “Yes”, and the United States, at the direction of President Obama, abstaining.
Any of five nations, England, France, Soviet Union, China or the U.S. could have vetoed it. In fact, it was the first time that such a bill has come up in the Security Council in his eight years of Presidency that Mr. Obama has not called for a veto.
“A Dark Day for this Council”
After the vote, Israel’s Ambassador Danny Danon addressed the chamber, calling it a “dark day for this council”, which, he said, exhibited the “peak of hypocrisy” in condemning Israel “for building homes in the historic homeland of the Jewish people” even as thousands were being massacred in neighboring Syria.
He said the results would be to encourage Palestinian incitement, that it was a “victory for terror.”
Holding up a Bible, he cited thousands of years of Jewish history in the Holy Land, and concluded, “We will overcome this evil decree, we have full confidence in the justice of our cause…We will continue to be a Jewish state proudly reclaiming the land of our forefathers…where King David ruled from Jerusalem.”
The Response from Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu
The response from Israel’s Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu was immediate and sharp:
Israel categorically rejects the despicable anti-Israeli resolution at the UN, and will not adhere to it…While the Security Council does nothing to prevent the massacre of half a million people in Syria, it is shamefully singling out Israel—the only democracy in the Middle East…The Obama administration not only failed to defend Israel from this harassment at the United Nations, it cooperated with it behind the scenes.
Hostility from the Outgoing U.S. Administration
In Israel it is widely suspected that the presentation and resurrection of the resolution, along with the United States abstention, were not without collusion all along of the outgoing Obama administration (the PM’s office in fact claims to have evidence to this effect).
From his severe lecture to Israel in the speech in Cairo shortly after taking office, to the present, Israeli settlements have been ever been in the forefront of Mr. Obama’s antipathy towards Israel and our Prime Minister.
A Crucial Three Weeks
Shortly after the vote, Mr. Trump wrote, “As to the United Nations, things will be different after Jan. 20th .” But Israel is concerned about the coming three weeks before then. Sec. of State John Kerry has promised soon to deliver a speech setting out principles or parameters for a Palestinian state.
The fear is that following Friday’s victory (or, perhaps, as a continuing move of strategy), the Obama administration will, within these three weeks, place those “parameters” into yet another resolution, which could then be placed before the Security Council for adoption before he leaves office.
So what does all of this mean for us? How are we to pray?
There will likely be few differences “on the ground” for the time being. But a new level of groundwork has been laid, in which Israel will continue to be alienated by the nations. The BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement will be given new encouragement.
Since Israel is now “officially” outside the law, the door is open for more discrimination, more terror, more harassment, and perhaps eventual sanctions from the United Nations.
On the other hand, regarding the settlements, the plan could backfire—Israel continues to have the most conservative government in her history.
In reaction to the United Nations vote, there is no doubt that plans for building many new homes in East Jerusalem will accelerate; and there are already calls to go forward with annexing large blocks of settlements in the territories.
However, we see something far more sobering reflected in the vote last Friday.
The year 2018 will mark 70 years since Israel’s re-establishment as a nation. These next two years will be a critical time.
Nations are more and more being called into a position of “making choices”—choices related to their alignment with God’s people, nation and land. We are in a season of lines being drawn, of gauntlets being thrown down.
Seasons of Darkness and Places of Light
Those nations which choose to align counter to God’s eternal Word regarding Zion will find themselves headed into a season of darkness.
Not that there will not be places of light within those nations! God’s remnant will shine brightly and lead many to the light (Daniel 12:3).
Blessings and Curses
Nor do we believe that it is already too late for believers in any nation, whatever choices they may have made, to pray for mercy, for a reversal of direction in their nation.
Nevertheless, we have entered a period when nations will be required to make choices which will determine direction—of moving into blessing or under a curse. And Jerusalem will be the dividing line.
The following prayer points are based on those offered by Avner Boskey in the above-mentioned prayer letter “Crossing the Line” (which may be read in full here).
- For repentance and clear revelation for the leaders of all countries who have voted for this Resolution.
- For the United States of America, whose leadership refused to veto this Resolution. [We would add: please pray that the current U.S. administration would not be permitted to introduce another resolution into the UN Security Council during its final three weeks of office!]
- For the believers around the world, that they might understand what is happening to Israel and what judgment is coming on the nations of the world as a result.
- For the leadership of Israel to receive divine wisdom and strategies on how to defend the Jewish state and respond pro-actively.
- For the protection, strengthening, revelation and salvation of the Jewish people, and that they may lean on Him who can keep them from all evil and all destruction.
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To further understand the dynamics at work in this situation, or for more direction in how to pray, check out the following recently published books by Brad Long:
Book I in the series is A Prayer Strategy for Jesus’ Victory Over Radical Islam: Discerning the Times. It lays out Satan’s strategies.
Order Discerning the Times on Amazon.com:
Book II, A Prayer Strategy for the Victory of Jesus Christ: Defeating the Demonic Strongholds of Radical Islam gives prayer strategies to cooperate with God’s plans to overcome these demonic strongholds.
Order Defeating Demonic Strongholds of ISIS and Radical Islam on Amazon.com:
The purpose of these books is to take part in the Holy Spirit’s work of mobilizing, equipping, and deploying an army of intercessors for the purpose of defeating the works of the Devil and advancing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Although both books focus on a specific issue, the principles given can be applied to many other spiritual conflicts.
If you receive any discernment about this situation in the United Nations as you pray, please pass it on.
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