I do not know about you, but the relentlessness of the enemy’s attacks against the Kingdom of God is draining. I have found myself engaging in about six or seven, sometimes more, war fronts all at the same time. So, thank you for your joining me in this battle!
Right now, I really need your prayer cover. I need intercessors to share in the discernment process as well as intercessors who are called to join in the prayer engagements through prayer cohorts.
Thank you for your interest, prayers and participation so far, and above all thank you, Jesus, for leading us and including us in your Kingdom advancing plans and anointing us to take part.
Discerning Strongholds At Work In Iran
Here is an update on the ongoing prayer battle with the Islamic-demonic stronghold that is at work in Iran and which is threatening the destruction of Israel and America. I invite you to join this process of discernment.
As you consider this, apply the discernment principle observed by Steve Aceto:
Consider how it is that in our times the Kingdom of God is among us, yet we move in a relentlessly ironic space. If General Qasem Soleimani, sitting as he apparently does at the very center of Iran in every way, feels a need to hurl death curses, it means he or someone above his space feels the Spirit of Life moving in a way that makes him uncomfortable. We know from Psalms that the curse without cause does not alight.
What is your discernment regarding the imminent move of God?
How should we pray into that move?
Iran is falling into political chaos as we speak and something new is going to occupy that space. Why not the Spirit of Jesus?
What are you getting on this?
I find Steve’s questions so helpful for helping me focus not on what the Devil is up to, but on the bigger more important question of “What is God doing?”
With these questions in mind, please review the following report:
IRAN GENERAL POSTS WHITE HOUSE EXPLOSION PIC ON INSTAGRAM
By Laura Widener, American Military News, August 18, 2018:
Qassem Soleimani, a general of a special forces unit in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), posted a photo last month to his Instagram account depicting the White House exploding, according to a Thursday report by the Memri Cyber & Jihad Lab.
You may recall that we were praying for an Iranian general in a previous Discerning the times who was calling for a massive attack against Israel.
Now, this same General is making a threat to the United States against the White House. (There are differences in spelling, but the pictures suggest it is the same person.)
Suggested Prayer Strategy
I believe the Lord is calling us as intercessors to cooperate with the Holy Spirit in breaking these death curses and removing (Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps IRGC) General Qassem Soleimani by the Lord’s hand as the center around whom has coalesced a powerful, dangerous demonic stronghold.
I also believe that the Lord is calling us to move beyond focusing on General Qassem Soleimani and pray that a mighty move of the Holy Spirit will take place in Iran, turning hearts to Jesus Christ and overturning the entire Islamic system of oppression.
As we seek the Holy Spirit’s guidance of the tactics for accomplishing this, I recommend that you consider the following three points:
First, understand the threat that General Qasem Soleimani is to Israel and the United States of America.
Here is an article I found: Israel’s most dangerous enemy: Who are you, Hajj Qasem Soleimani?
Here is a picture of him to focus our prayers.
Second, understand the dynamics of how Satan uses curses in order to accomplish his purposes and the tactics for breaking those curses.
A threat like this embodied in the picture is not just an empty threat or some extravagant propaganda but can be used by Satan as a curse to motivate his human and demonic agents to carry out the threat embodied in this picture of blowing up the White House.
Here is a link to Chapter 12 in my book A Prayer Strategy for the Victory of Jesus Christ. It should help you step into this important dynamic.
Third, Confirmation of the Discernment that the Holy Spirit is at work in Iran.
There are reports of the Holy Spirit moving in Iran. On January 4, 2018, I posted a Discerning the Times article Three Ways to Pray for Iran. This article provides strong confirmation of Steve’s observation about the moving of the Holy Spirit that is forcing these demons of death into manifestation. I believe the Holy Spirit is calling us to keep pressing in until we see the victory. The three ways to pray into the situation are:
- Keep Praying that a Great Wave of the Holy Spirit in Iran will Continue Bringing Muslims to Faith in Jesus Christ.
- Keep Praying That the Death Curses Spoken Against America and Israel Will be Broken and Turned to the Blessing of Knowing Life in Jesus Christ.
- Pray That God Will Use the Words Spoken by Donald Trump in his United Nations Speech to Free the Captives in Iran and Institute a Just and Free Governmental Order.
Here is a video I made attached to that Discerning The Times which gives three ways that we are to cooperate with the Holy Spirit in advancing the Kingdom of Jesus Christ in Iran.
I have also received this word of confirmation from John and an intercessor in the United Kingdom:
I was reading the details about General Qasem Soleimani again.
A strong feeling of him being under an illusion of greatness,(False Belief).
This General is convinced that he will be a great leader, over all!
The turban in the picture relates to leader as an ayatollah’s power.
He really believes that he has the power to destroy, Israel and the USA.
This I found worrying as he is popular and could start a real jihad against who he wants.
As he grows in power and popularity he will see himself invincible, and unstoppable.
We need to revoke the power and authority he has been given.
Please pray into this discernment.
Prayer points for breaking this curse and removing General Qasem Soleimani from the core of this demonic stronghold.
- First of all, pray for the continued advancement of the Kingdom of God that is taking place in Iran that is shaking the foundations of the oppression of Islam, and pray that millions of Iranians will come to faith in Jesus Christ.
- Pray for piercing Satan’s cloaking that is hiding General Qasem Soleimani from the Israeli and American Intelligence services.
- Lord, expose the evil intentions of this man against Israel and America for all the world to see.
- Lord, confuse and break the chains of command within the Iranian military and terrorist networks. (Psalm 55 may be the words of the Lord related to this man who plans such evil against God’s chosen people.)
- In the name of Jesus Christ, break the death curses spoken by General Qasem Soleimani and pictured in the picture above against the White House, President Trump, and America.
- Lord, we pray that in Your mighty hand You will remove General Qasem Soleimani from influence within this demonic stronghold by any means You as Sovereign Lord choose. Show us as intercessors how we are to participate in the means you choose by giving us specific guidance as to how to pray.
- Pray that General Qasem Soleimani would not be able to use the power and popularity he has gained and that instead this power and popularity would begin to decrease as people become disillusioned with him.
If the Lord is calling you to press further in prayer, interceding for the demolition of demonic strongholds in Iran and the movement of the Holy Spirit turning hearts to Jesus Christ. Please email Martin Boardman firstname.lastname@example.org, who is putting together a prayer cohort to continue to pray into these spiritual dynamics.
If you receive any discernment about what God is doing in Iran or what the enemy is planning please share it with us so that we can pray effectively.
Brad Long with Martin Boardman
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