Video of Dr. Brad Long discussing Briefing #5.
In video briefing # 5, I have attempted to simply describe the complex reality of a demonic stronghold. These are both human as well as spiritual. Understanding the nature of strongholds will be extremely important for us as we move into the work of high level intercession to over come them.
I explain the structure of demonic strongholds using the following Chart:
- Before we can clearly identify the demonic strongholds that Satan is raising up today to block the advancement of the Kingdom of God, we first need to understand how these strongholds form and how they function.
- I explain first why and how does Satan build strongholds so that he can work in the world.
- We are dealing with what the Bible would call “Exousia- authorities” (Colossians 1:16). I have attempted to depict the interwoven human and spiritual nature of strongholds in the chart that shows two kingdoms in conflict.
- “Exousia” are a combination of both human and spiritual realities that become the inhabitation of evil spirits and provide them with the means through which they do their work on earth.
- When strongholds reach a level where they have political, economic, social and military power, they become extremely dangerous and are able to implement Satan’s plans in the spiritual as well as human realm.
- The role of the intercessor is to share in the Holy Spirit’s work of defeating these strongholds, hopefully before they reach the level of maturity where they are able to fully carry out Satan’s purposes.
- When such strongholds do reach maturity and are able to start carrying out their purposes — as happened with Nazism instigating World War II and Al Queada in the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the role of the intercessor is to restrain evil and support the Joshua workers who are the human means through which the human elements of the strongholds can be defeated.
- Understanding the structure of strongholds is extremely important as we seek for discernment in understanding what we are being called to overcome.
- More teaching on high-level intercession and spiritual warfare from the Dunamis Manual on spiritual warfare.
Note from Brad Long: In video briefing # 5, I have attempted to simply describe the complex reality of a demonic stronghold. Those wishing to go deeper in this study may examine the following section from the Dunamis Manual to learn more about the strategy to overcome the demonic stronghold of Islamic terrorism. The terms “high-level intercession” and “spiritual warfare” also are defined. Download the PDF file HERE.
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