We are getting guidance that before and during this weekend, November 3-5, 2017 the Lord is calling us as intercessors into the gap to pray in the name of Jesus Christ that the high level demonic spirit (an archon) who may be named and described in biblical terms as the “hidden power of lawlessness” (2 Thessalonians 2:7), who is manifesting as anarchy and violence, must be exposed and bound in the name of Jesus Christ.
This demonic power is manifesting through a number of strongholds that are growing in power. They are those of the Radical Marxist Left, especially in its virulent and violent expression of Antifa. There are other movements as well that are rooted in the same Marxist ideology through which the high-level demon is at work that are not as overtly violent as Antifa, but are being used by Satan to achieve the same purposes.
In addition, this demonic power of lawlessness is also at work in the strongholds of Radical Islam. Recently there has been clear evidence that the Radical Left in the form of Antifa and Radical Islam in the stronghold of ISIS are in fact working in collusion with each other. Here are the reports which must be discerned.
WATCH: Antifa, ISIS Join Forces To Undermine Pres. Trump, October 31, 2017
This recent exposure is consistent with and a confirmation of what the Holy Spirit had already revealed to the discernment team, which Martin and I reported in the Discerning the Times, Exposing the Growing Alliance of the Radical Left and Radical Islam March 2, 2017 https://discernwith.us/exposing-the-growing-alliance-of-the-radical-left-and-radical-islam
Confirming that the High-Level Demon of Lawlessness is being Unleashed
This last weekend leading up to Halloween, I had a deep awareness of some brooding evil being unleashed. I often feel this evil at this time of year, and many have experienced its manifestations. But it seems especially intense this year, and I suspect is related to the mass cursing of President Trump that has been called for among occultists and Satanists in the United States, Canada, and The United Kingdom. I reported on this in the following Discerning The Times https://discernwith.us/jesus-christ-breaking-the-power-of-the-occult. It feels very much to me like we are entering into the “hour of the power of darkness” where if Satan’s plans are not stopped, there can be terrible consequences for the nation. This possibility, that we are in a time of Satan’s heightened plans for evil, is also indicated in the mass shooting in Las Vegas and the Islamic terrorist truck attack on Halloween.
There are other factors at work in leading us to this discernment:
Laura told me that she had watched a video of students at the University of Wisconsin shutting down the freedom of speech at a lecture that Ben Shapiro was giving. She said it was frightening. I went and looked at it and agree!
If you are not familiar with Ben Shapiro, you need to be. He is an orthodox Jew and a fearless and brilliant defender of our Judeo-Christian values on his TV show and on college campuses. The Lord had been leading me to provide prayer cover for this young and courageous prophetic voice in our nation. I have subscribed to his show the http://www.dailywire.com/podcasts and find them extremely insightful. He has a razor’s edge of what I find to be balanced and justified critique that spares no issue and no leader including President Trump. (All those who think conservative commentators such as Bill O’Reilly or Ben Shapiro hold Trump “absolutely above criticism” obviously have not been listening to them.)
As we discern this spirit of lawlessness and move into prayer to bind it, I urge you to watch this as it will give you something of the flavor of how Satan is working through these groups to not just shut down freedom of speech, but also any rational debate. You will also see clearly the potential for all this to get out of hand leading to violence and anarchy, the purpose of which is to make room for the other high-level spirits of Gog and Moloch and the Antichrist to bring deception, tyranny, and mass murder.
SJW confront Ben Shapiro at the University of Wisconsin. This took place 11-16-2016 but gives you a flavor of the tactics being used all over the country. To confirm that this is the case just google, “Ben Shapiro confronts student protesters.”
I know there are of course human dynamics of mob rule going on which are not demonic but grow from human sinfulness, emotionalism, and irrationality. The point I am making here, however, is that these human aspects open the door for demonic powers to work their evil within human culture. They are fitting into the larger demonic scheme of utilizing the Marxist/Hegelian dialectic to generate anarchy so that the Marxist vision of society can be imposed. This tactic of Satan to destroy America and the Kingdom of God, was exposed in the conflicts in Charlottesville. https://discernwith.us/defeating-demonic-strongholds-exposed-in-charlottesville
Let us move forward with some further intelligence that after Halloween, we may be moving into a period of heightened potential for evil.
A Wake Up Call for Prayer for this Weekend – November 3-5, 2017
Many intercessors have been passing information on to me that seems credible enough for us to go to the Lord and ask direction as to how to pray.
On Saturday, November 4th the group Antifa is planning massive protests in multiple locations in the USA.
Here is one of the many articles to be found on the web about their plans:
“Big -Tent” org is tied to crowds supporting violent revolution and notorious terrorist groups
Posted October 20, 2017 04:25 PM by Jordan Schachtel
As always, the news reports go from “Not true, just peaceful protests planned” to “Government overthrow planned for November 4th”.
This is where prayer for discernment and binding plans of the enemy are needed.
Although not reported in much of the USA news media, interestingly this article from Great Britain gives us some insight into the activities of Antifa:
Department of Homeland Security has reportedly been warning about growing threat of violence between left-wing anarchists and right-wing nationalists since early 2016…
Lucy Pasha-Robinson @lucypasha Sunday 3 September 2017 23:00 BST
Whenever a prideful group makes statements and threats against law and order we must assume their words are true until proven otherwise. Therefore, I want to encourage all of our intercessors to pray into this. I believe these plans can come to nothing if we do our part.
Many groups are already praying about these threats and I urge all who read this Discerning The Times to gather around like-minded believers and intercessors to be co-laborers with Christ in this battle. But let’s move decisively into seeking guidance for prayer.
Call to Pray Against the High Level Demonic Spirit, the Lawless One
As we move into receiving the guidance for all this, we have been led again and again to pray, “Lord, expose which high level demonic spirits are at work capitalizing on human sin and human ideological movements.” The word keeps coming, “This is the hidden power of lawlessness that is already at work in the world.” This is based on 2 Thessalonians 2:3-12; study the whole section for the full import.
(3) Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not arrive until the rebellion comes and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction. (4) He opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, and as a result he takes his seat in God’s temple, displaying himself as God. (5) Surely you recall that I used to tell you these things while I was still with you. (6) And so you know what holds him back, so that he will be revealed in his own time. (7) For the hidden power of lawlessness is already at work. However, the one who holds him back will do so until he is taken out of the way, (8) and then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will destroy by the breath of his mouth and wipe out by the manifestation of his arrival. 2 Thessalonians 2:3-12 (NET)
The word, “work” is the same Greek word as in I Thessalonians 2:13 which speaks of the Word of God at work in us who believe. In this II Thessalonians passage, however, this “work” is the opposite of the Word of God and is rather he power of Satan and lawless one who is at work in the world.
In reflecting on this, Jon Gurley adds an insight that is powerful affirmation of the role of prayer in holding back evil:
“Many have debated about who the “one who holds him back” is. Some say it is the Holy Spirit, others say it is the Church. Since we are given authority over the evil in this world I believe our call to wrestle against “wicked spirits in the heavenlies” allows us to bind this spirit in the Name of Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit within us.”
“Both the spirit of lawlessness and the spirit of anarchy are in play here; I and other intercessors sensed the need for urgent prayer to bind these activities before they get any further in their activities.”
Guidance for Prayer Strategy for Binding the High-level Spirit of Lawlessness
Satan has been so effective at cloaking his intentions through the strongholds of the Radical Left that I wanted to bring you into the discernment process to avoid us being deceived ourselves as we speak and name these evils and are called with Jesus to defeat them.
As we pray we need to remember again and again to let Jesus, through the Holy Spirit, direct us in our prayer and intercession.
We need to continually ask what Jesus wants to do today through our prayer and stick to the assignments that He gives us.
As we do this the following prayer strategies and tactics may be employed.
First Prayer Tactic: Piercing the cloaking
As always, we need to pray for the gift of discernment to see clearly what Satan is doing and what the Lord is doing.
Second Prayer Tactic: Prayers for personal and representative repentance
Satan’s plans are to stir up racial hatred and division by playing on past and present injustices. The demons are working to prevent healing and reconciliation. They are finding many willing human agents who are cooperating with them because hatred and division gives both the demons and their human collaborators spiritual and political power.
When I was in Richmond, VA at St. Giles Presbyterian Church on Oct 13-15, I was led to gather a group of Anglo, Jewish and African Americans attending the prayer meeting to have some prayers together to confess our own and our ancestors’ sins of racial hatred, and pray to forgive one another. I have been led to do the same thing at other events.
My Southern ancestors owned over a hundred African slaves on our plantation, so this has been a deeply personal work that I must do. In each of these occasions the Lord has led the African Americans to confess their own hatred toward white people.
This seems like a small thing. But as part of God’s overall strategy to defeat this evil, we as intercessors must do this in every context. We can as a way of taking back ground yielded to Satan in our own hearts and in the corporate culture.
Third, in the Name of Jesus, while seated with Jesus Christ in the heavenly places bind the spirit of the lawlessness.
Authority in Christ for Binding and Loosing – Matthew 18:18, Mark 3:13, John 20:23
A few of you intercessors may be led to engage at this higher level. So far, I have not been called into this direct engagement with the high-level entity – suggested in 2 Thessalonians to be Satan himself.
If you are called to this level please let the rest of the teams know so we can all back you up.
Fourth, this will lead us into an engagement with the human beings through whom the high level demons are working.
I believe that for most of us this call to engage the demon of lawlessness will not be direct but as it is manifesting through the human beings. These would be those who are funding, enabling and leading those in Antifa and in other expressions of this stronghold.
Here are the guidelines from the Tactical Manual for engaging the demons working in the people:
The first step is to 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
Second, we need to confirm this guidance wherever possible by the rational evaluation of the information received through news media.
The “Hitler” leaders will give themselves away because they are the ones casting Satan’s vision. 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.
The third step, 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.
Fourth, usually it is 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.
Here are some strategies for dealing with the people around whom are being formed the strongholds being expressed in Antifa and other organizations:
The primary strategies and tactics of intercession and spiritual warfare in battlespace 2:
- Separating the demons from the leaders and thus diminishing the human leader’s usefulness to Satan.
- Healing the internal and/or external ground of entry of evil spirits working through the leader.
- Removing the leader from the core of Satan’s stronghold through conversion to faith in Jesus Christ
- Removing leaders around whom strongholds are forming through democratic or judicial processes, or by supernatural intervention.
I know this is a lot! But we are entering into a complex battle that is close to home and very dangerous. So please pass on information and guidance you receive either as individual intercessors or as cohorts.
Pray for strong protection for all of us being called into this battle.
In Christ, Brad Long, Martin Boardman
With the Discerning The Times Discernment Team
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