The Apostle Paul reminded the readers of the letter to the Romans to “Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.” (Romans 12:14). As we continue the work of the intelligence preparation of the battle space for the demonic strongholds at work through the Black Lives Matter movement, there is a secondary prayer strategy that can be employed to pray blessings to those who are cursing.
In the last Discerning the Times – We focused on exposing and naming the demonic strongholds, based on the ideology of Marxism, that are most prominent in stirring up lawlessness. This lawlessness can create the conditions right for destroying the American order based on Judeo-Christian values with the intention of implementing tyranny.
We focused primarily on the demonic stronghold behind the Black Lives Matter organization and movement. Thanks for everyone’s input into this discernment process.
This intelligence preparation of the battlespace is slow and painstaking work which is essential preparation for the prayer battles that are beginning to take place this summer, and which I anticipate will greatly intensify in September, October, November and December of 2020. Several prophetic words, combined with an astute analysis of present trends, suggest a heightening of demonic power and influence to counter God’s move.
As often happens in times of a prayer campaign, with successive engagements, we must move from the intelligence preparation of the battlespace into engagements with the demonic powers. In this case, it is the demonic powers working behind and through the Marxist based Black Lives Matters and Antifa.
But guidance has come in that I believe the Holy Spirit is calling us to act upon before we have completed our preparation of the battlespace. The guidance, which I believe is from the Lord, was given to me by Steve Aceto.
Pray for the Balaams
Pray that the “Balaams” in these movements (BLM, Antifa and others), hired to curse God’s plans and God’s people, will be overcome by a move of the Holy Spirit and will end up blessing and being a blessing to the Kingdom of God.
Steve writes: Consider coming from a different angle (i.e. not a head-on confrontation with the high-level demons) as a base for intercession.
Consider whether there is a present move of God in the stream of Balaam, who was hired to curse but who was compelled by a visitation of God to bless instead and to rebuke his employer, and did so.
I am thinking not only of hired instigators of violence exploiting the protesters expressing their first amendment rights but also of the media covering these issues and who appear to be trapped in false narratives. This would also include the BLM organization’s core leaders, including the visionary leaders and the core group who share their ideology who gather around them.
The Story of Balaam
The story of Balaam is recounted in Numbers 22 – 24. Balaam was hired by Balak, the king of Moab, to curse the people of Isreal, but he had an encounter with God and could not curse the Israelites but instead, he blessed them.
Balak said to Balaam, “What have you done to me? I brought you to curse my enemies, but look, you’ve actually blessed them!”Numbers 23:11 TLV
Then Balak became very angry at Balaam, and he struck his hands together. Balak said to Balaam, “I called you to curse my enemies, and look, you have done nothing but bless them these three times!Numbers 24:10 NET
The Origin of These Curses
Satan uses the words spoken by people to accomplish his purposes. As these curses, which are based on outright lies and subtle distortions of the truth, are spoken and repeatedly broadcast they amplify and multiply creating the narratives that shape people’s opinions and actions through which Satan works to accomplish his evil intentions.
The curses which are being spoken at this time can be seen in the slogans and actions of those involved in these movements that are directed to bring tyranny, rather than reconciliation.
If we trace these curses back to their source, we discover that the curses being spoken and acted out by the Balaams in the Marxist (struggle ideology ) based movements – Black Lives Matters, Antifa, etc. is Karl Marx.
‘I shall howl gigantic curses at mankind,….The world which bulks between me and the Abyss I will smash to pieces with my enduring curses.Karl Marx’s pome Oulanem1
The Curses howled by Marx and those deceived by his ideology, and influenced by the same demons he was, are documented as follows:
Speaking the Curses of Genocide – Against whole races and classes of people.
“The classes and the races too weak to master the new conditions of life must give way… They must perish in the revolutionary holocaust.” – -Karl Marx, Marx People’s Paper, April 16, 1856, Journal of the History of Idea, 1981 2
Speaking the Curses of Destruction of the Social Order
Karl Marx quoting Mephistopheles’ line from Goethe’s Faust, ‘Everything that exists deserves to perish.’
Speaking the Curses of destroying God’s Law and all morality
“There are, besides, eternal truths, such as Freedom, etc., that are common to all states of society. But communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion, and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis; it, therefore, acts in contradiction to all past historical experience.” 3
The Curse of Racism Embedded in Socialism
Socialism and Communism Rooted in Racism By Rick Gordon
“Marx and Engels were ardent Racists whose views were similar to Hitlers. “Karl Marx was an ardent racist as was his co-conspirator, Frederick Engels. Socialism and communism were hotbeds of anti-semitism and racism in the early years. In the 1930s, the Western Socialist realm divided itself into the Nazi wing and the Stalinist wing. Contrary to current day dogma, yes – the Nazis were indeed socialists who emphasized the racial aspects of socialist dementia, as opposed to the Stalinist faction, which concentrated more heavily on sewing strife via socio-economic class warfare.”
“For Marx, racism wasn’t contradictory to his ideological views. Marx believed, as did many leftists of his time, that for “progress” to take place, some ethnicities had to be eliminated and figuratively devoured by more advanced and powerful nations. Much like Margaret Sanger, the founder of planned parenthood, who believed the Negro race should be eugenically abolished as they were “human weeds that should never have been born”.
Marx’s Utopia preached that there would eventually be no need for nations, because the workers of the world could unite without the need for countries. But before that could occur, the “less evolved” elements of humanity would need to be eliminated, this was inevitable he believed.
Karl Marx Quotes on Blacks
“The Jewish nigger Lassalle who, I’m glad to say, is leaving at the end of this week, has happily lost another 5,000 talers in an ill-judged speculation. The chap would sooner throw money down the drain than lend it to a ‘friend,’ even though his interest and capital were guaranteed. … It is now quite plain to me—as the shape of his head and the way his hair grows also testify—that he is descended from the negroes who accompanied Moses’ flight from Egypt (unless his mother or paternal grandmother interbred with a nigger). Now, this blend of Jewishness and Germanness, on the one hand, and basic negroid stock, on the other, must inevitably give rise to a peculiar product. The fellow’s importunity is also nigger-like.” Karl Marx, “Marx to Friedrich Engels in Manchester,” 1862
Tremaux “proved that the common Negro type is the degenerate form of a much higher one … a very significant advance over Darwin.” Karl Marx, letter to Friedrich Engels, August 7, 1866“Without slavery, North America, the most progressive of countries, would be transformed into a patriarchal country. Wipe out North America from the map of the world and you will have anarchy— the complete decay of modern commerce and civilization. Abolish slavery and you will have wiped America off the map of nations.” Karl Marx, “The Poverty of Philosophy,” 1847 4
Marx and Engles, like many others of that age, including many in America, were profoundly influenced by Social Darwinism, which provided the basis for their racism. It is only the foundational Judea-Christian values embodied in the USA founding documents that all human beings are created in the image of God and are equal before God and the Law that can overcome this supposedly scientific basis for racism. The tragic irony is that BLM in rejected these founding principles and values are destroying the basis for overcoming racism.
Speaking the Curses to Unleash the “Marxist/Hegelian dialectic.”
This “Marxist/Hegelian dialectic” is the pseudo-religious doctrine that Satan seeks to unleash upon entire societies and nations. It employs the dynamics of social division and class warfare to bring the above curses into reality.
Winston Churchill aptly describes this curse that Marx unleashed upon society as a “pestilence.”
“Bolshevism is not a policy, it is a disease. It is not a creed; it is a pestilence. It presents all the characteristics of a pestilence. It breaks out with great suddenness; it is violently contagious; it throws people into a frenzy of excitement; it spreads with extraordinary rapidity; the mortality is terrible.”Sir Winston Churchill 5
The lesson of history is that where ever these curses have been released by word and deed into society by Satan’s Balaam’s, and not turned into blessings by a move of God, and not replaced by Judeo-Christian values by political and cultural leaders, there have been catastrophic results for humanity.
Identifying the Balaams
The curses from Marx are now spoken by the Balaams providing leadership for the BLM Organization and movement.
Our role as intercessors is to name these leaders and pray that they will be over come by the power of God, as Balaam was and constrained to bless and instead being the embodiment of Marxist curses.
We need to pray for piercing the demonic Cloaking and that the Holy Spirit reveals who these core leaders are.
So far I can document the following people whose pictures and quotes are below. These names come from the article Black Lives Matter: “We Are Trained Marxists” – Part I6
“If this country doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it. All right? And I could be speaking figuratively. I could be speaking literally. It’s a matter of interpretation…. I just want black liberation and black sovereignty, by any means necessary.”— BLM activist Hank Newsome, June 25, 2020.
“There’s no such thing as ‘blue lives.’ There is no hue of a blue life. Being a police officer is an occupation. It’s a job. ‘All lives matter’— it’s like saying the sky is blue. I haven’t heard how police are on the right side of history.”— BLM co-founder Alicia Garza, ktvu.com, March 30, 2018.
“We are living in political moment where for the first time in a long time we are talking about alternatives to capitalism.”— Alicia Garza, BLM co-founder, March 2015. 8
“‘All Lives Matter,’ is little more than a racist dog whistle that attempts to both delegitimize centuries of claims of global anti-Black oppression and position those who exhibit tremendous pride in their Blackness as enemies of the state. Well, we are enemies of any racist, sexist, classist, xenophobic state that sanctions brutality and murder against marginalized people who deserve to live as free people.”— Feminista Jones, BLM activist. 9
“Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down. They are a form of white supremacy. Always have been. In the Bible, when the family of Jesus wanted to hide, and blend in, guess where they went? EGYPT! Not Denmark. Tear them down.”— BLM leader Shaun King, June 22, 2020. 10
“Anti-racism is anti-capitalist, and vice versa. There are no two ways around it. To be an anti-racist must demand a complete rejection of business as usual. An end to racism demands transformation of the global political-economic setup.”— Joshua Virasami, BLM UK, June 8, 2020.
These enduring curses first spoken by Marx are being repeated by today’s Balaams, listed above, in different iterations of Black Lives Matter and Antifa. We see the results in the lawlessness on our streets and a schism in America’s soul, which under the right conditions could break out in open civil war and social disintegration.
Balaam or Saul?
Are these people really Balaam’s? Why not identify them as “Sauls” ready to be converted to following Jesus Christ? Naming them as Saul’s rather than Balaam’s is certainly a more gracious and less offensive terminology.
However, we must ask if the name Balaam is the one that the Holy Spirit is calling us to use in order to focus intercession to cooperate with Jesus’ redemptive plans. Steve Aceto answers this question:
Explaining the Name Balaam – Steve Aceto
Why Balaam and not Paul? Because Balaam was acting in the service of people who were motivated by a desire for power, not righteousness (the totalitarian or Gog spirit?). The Marxist/Anarchist connection most accessible to us in understanding the power dynamic is in Saul Alinski’s “Rules for Radicals” where the “community organizer” sows demonization, discord and chaos for the prospect of being left in charge of the ruins.
This is Satan’s classic bargain for kingdoms. It was offered to Jesus in the wilderness, and it is the animating spirit behind Balaam’s curse. And yes indeed, even though that curse was overthrown, it was revived as a seductive spirit (the jezebel?). The other Balaam connection to BLM is the media and journalists whose reporting is dominated by false narratives, curses sown for hire.
But Paul appears not to have motivated by any desire for kingdom dominance, to be put in charge, or to be rewarded by those who would be in charge, nor was he engaged by any such people as Balaam was. Paul was instead a man thirsting for righteousness but drinking at the wrong well.
If there was self-aggrandizement in Paul’s motives, it was well submerged in a desire to serve the God of Scripture as he understood it, though without the Holy Spirit’s leading. But it is worth noting that both Paul and Balaam had their Holy Spirit visitation on their horse/donkey/whatever it was, on the way to their engagement (maybe we ask that the Holy Spirit show up on the protestor’s bus? a talking bus?).
Nonetheless, there are indeed “Paul’s” as fellow travellers alongside the “Balaam’s” (Lenin might refer to them as the “useful fools”). Perhaps Paul’s reversal is a far better model than the Balaam reversal to express garden variety Liberal-Progressives, many of whom can rightly be understood to be Christ-followers (let the reader who thinks otherwise beware of unintended ironic consequences – the humble among us must consider what if we are the ones on the horse on the way to Damascus?) who are somehow convinced that Antifa shares their motives and objectives.
Even the false narratives sown by the Balaam’s are mingled with truth and justice-seeking narratives carried by the Paul’s.
So the prayer against the Balaam spirit is timely. It applies certainly to Antifa and to other elements, but not all of BLM. There are also fellow travelers who can better be compared to Paul on the way to Damascus. As to either, as well as ourselves, intercessory prayer for a visitation of the Holy Spirit that changes direction is timely and urgent.
Our call to pray is that the Balaams will be turned to bless instead of curse and that the specific curses they have already and are still speaking will be broken.
However, as you look at each of these pictures- they are lovely people! Also, they have shown many fine characteristics of passion, perseverance, commitment to a high cause as well as the intellectual mastery of “ideological theories.” Why not pray for all that zeal and commitment to their cause be transformed and turned from being used to curse and destroy to being a means of blessing and life. Like St. Saul’s zeal as a Pharisee of Pharisee’s persecuting the church by an encounter with Jesus Christ was turned form away from death to life.
Steve Aceto, provides clear guidance, “I can’t help but think we are called to pray alongside somebody’s Godly grandmother or grandfather who loved them as children and loves them yet and is even now offering prayer on their behalf. What is that prayer?”
This approach is entirely consistent with what the Lord tells us should be our attitude should me.
“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.Luke 6:27 -28
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.Romans 12:14
Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.1Peter 3:9
Please be praying into the points suggested.
If the Lord directs you to specifically pray and bless one of the people mentioned above, please let us know. If he gives you guidance about further names or other discernment place share that as well.
Once we have had a chance to process this discernment and receive clear guidance as to how the Holy Spirit may be calling us to engage in overcoming the demonic strongholds blocking Christ’s work of bringing racial healing and justice we will be calling a special time of prayer.
We really need a shield of intercessory prayer for us as we engage in this urgent work.
Here is some extra teaching backing up this work of praying for those who are being used by Satan to build demonic strongholds.
Four Guidelines for Discerning the Key Leaders Through Whom the Devil is Working
Our task in this mission is to focus our prayers for Jesus Christ to prevail over Satan, or in the name of Jesus Christ, to bind the archon working in a particular leader around whom the strongholds are coalescing.
Jesus will often call us—like Rees Howells—to fight the few Hitlers who embody Satan rather than the many Mussolinis. The Mussolinis may be carrying out the Devil’s work, but they are not strategic gateways. As for the many human beings in bondage to the stronghold, we affirm that our hope and prayer is that through human witness and the working of the Holy Spirit they are converted to Jesus Christ and set free.
(This principle is based on what I learned from the prayer work of Rees Howells in Chapter 34 of the book Intercessorby Norman Grubb is the following profound observation:
It was in March 1936 that Mr. Howells began to see clearly that Hitler was Satan’s agent for preventing the Gospel going to every creature. As he said later, “In fighting Hitler we have always said that we were not up against man, but the devil. Mussolini is a man, but Hitler is different. He can tell the day this ‘spirit’ came into him.” For several years Mr. Howells stressed the fact that God must destroy him, if the vision of the Gospel to every creature was to be fulfilled.11
Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal whom to focus prayers upon.
Often I have found this guidance to come as I have kept up with the news. The Holy Spirit may highlight one name mentioned among many others. Sometimes the guidance will come as a direct command to pray for that particular person. Or it will come as a burden and to pray for that person out of a love for them to know Jesus as Lord and Savoir.
Confirm this guidance wherever possible by the rational evaluation of the information received through news media.
The “Hitler” leaders through whom Satan is working will give themselves away because they are the ones casting vision that is consistent with Satan’s plans which will be opposed to God and to His Truth revealed in the Bible. (So for instance with Black Lives Matters look at their stated goals and those who are speaking them and ask if they are consistent with biblical faith.) Look for the vision casters and there is a good chance that either they are themselves strategic in Satan’s plans, or they will lead you to the person who is. Also, look for those at the center of a creative minority, giving them the means of implementing their plans. (Note: the “creative minority” are those who share the visionary leaders’ ideology, goals, methods and evil spirits. They provide the core community around whom the demonic stronghold is formed. For more indepth systematic teaching on the formation of demonic strongholds see my two books on the formation of the strongholds of Nazism and Radical Islam. Discerning the Times: Exposing the Demonic Strongholds of ISIS and Radical Islam. A Prayer Strategy for the Victory of Jesus Christ , both by Zeb Bradford Long published by PRMI Exousia Press
Take seriously their own words and their self-disclosure of their goals and intentions. For instance, when BLM activist Hank Newsome says, “If this country doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it. All right?…”, then we must take that with utmost seriousness that he means just what he says.
I see such words as revelations of a person’s heart and intentions that the Holy Spirit has allowed us to see. Especially as they fit with the larger framework of an ideological system, in this case, Marxism. Once you recognize the approach of Marxism, this statement makes perfect sense and is actually a revelation of their true intentions.
Identifying the demons that are working behind and through the leaders. Getting to the demons who are working behind a particular leader, is more difficult. Again, ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you who these demons are. Jesus gives us a hint for discerning both false prophets as well as the demons behind them:
Matthew 7:15-20 NET. “Watch out for false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are voracious wolves. (16) You will recognize them by their fruit. Grapes are not gathered from thorns or figs from thistles, are they? (17) In the same way, every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. (18) A good tree is not able to bear bad fruit, nor a bad tree to bear good fruit. (19) Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. (20) So then, you will recognize them by their fruit.”
So ask yourself what is the fruit of Black Lives Matter? What will be the fruit if those words spoken by their leaders come to fulfillment?
Discern revelatory events. It is usually during events taking place in the natural realm that one begins to identify both the leaders and the nature of the demons at work. There will be “revelatory” events that expose the true intentions of both the human and demonic actors involved. For instance: The peaceful protest against the unjust killing of George Floyd quickly became expression of orchestrated violence in which attacks against churches and Jewish synagogues and all statues of embodying American founding were attacked. (Even the statues to Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Lincoln embodying those ideas were attacked and defaced.) This revealed the true heart of this Marxist movement which intends to destroy the religious and values foundations upon which America was established.
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- Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Philip Gasper (2005). “The Communist Manifesto: A Road Map to History’s Most Important Political Document”, p.68, Haymarket Books
- https://enigmose.com/enigmose_political/marx-racist.html see also https://stoppingsocialism.com/2020/06/karl-marx-racism-quotes/
- Pg. 271 Roberts, Andrew, Churchill Walking with Destiny, Penguin Random House LLC, (www.penguinrandomhouse.com) 2018. Spoken by Winston Churchill during the waning bloody chaotic days of World War I in a speech in 1919. “Bolshevism” is referring to the virulent embodiment in Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky of Marxist ideology and the curses listed.
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