During months leading up to the USA presidential election, I kept getting the guidance to pray that the building of the demonic stronghold that is being established in the ideological building blocks contained in Liberal Progressivism would be exposed and countered.
My particular prayer was that the demonic covering would be penetrated and the true nature of this stronghold would be exposed. This is based on the whole understanding of how God, as well as Satan, “protects his own” and provides covering for the exousia (organized human/divine expressions of the Kingdom of God) or strongholds (organized human/demonic expressions of the kingdom of Satan/)
I was intensely aware during this whole time that God is at work building, but also that Satan was building. I was aware that in regards to the stronghold of radical Islam and Iran, that there were great areas of deception being put in place. There seemed to be something strange going on with the attack in Bengasi, and the way that the Obama Administration kept the focus on this Islam-offending video that was supposedly the cause of this riot that got out of hand.
Back during the election I kept having a strange image that I want to share with you now as I think it may relate to our present events and may provide guidance as to how to pray. The image was of a reverse knitting motion and the Lord just told me to pray into it. I have observed my wife, Laura, doing this when knitting a hat. When she has gotten the stitches wrong she has to undo her work. I did not know what this meant; in obedience I just prayed into the image.
During the past week in the light of several developing potential scandals for the Obama Administration and the situation in Syria and Iran this image has returned.
Note the following:
- Testimony in Congress by credible witnesses directly contradicting President Obama, Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and UN Ambassador Susan Rice,
- The revelation that the IRS targeted for extra harassment conservative groups. The massive intrusion of the Associated Press by the Justice Department.
- Rumors of a massive explosion at the Fordow facility in Iran –
- Recent developments in Syria.
- The growing persecution of Christians in Egypt as the Muslim Brotherhood consolidates its power.
As I have been praying these events and the image of the “reverse knitting “in the midst of all this, it seemed to me that the Lord was saying, “pray that the woven lies that are hiding these two strongholds that are working together, Liberal progressivism and Radical Islam, will come unwoven and that their demonic cover will be penetrated. And that the truth will be fully and completely known.
The next step for us to pray as intercessors is to ask for guidance as to how we are to pray for the defeat of this demonic stronghold that from all indications is intent on destroying the Jewish people as well as the reality of the Kingdom of God embodied in the Church of Jesus Christ.
As unraveling takes place there can be unpredictable consequences. Some may be terrible and dangerous. We need to pray for protection for God’s people and for those Joshua workers on the frontlines.