Racial healing and justice are needed in the United States of America and around the world. This healing and justice is possible through Jesus Christ.
It is God’s desire to bring healing and reconciliation, but the enemy is resisting that work through demonic strongholds that seek to hinder the advancement of God’s kingdom.
Satan corrupts and replaces truth through the strongholds he seeks to create and manipulate. Beneath the Black Lives Matter movement is one such stronghold that needs to be exposed.
In my last Discerning the Times, we were led to pray for two things: First, that the Holy Spirit would pierce the cloaking that was hiding the demonic strongholds Satan is using to destroy the Judeo-Christian values and the Greek power of reason values which are the foundations of America and Western culture. Secondly, that the Lord would raise up and empower truth-tellers and truth lovers.
These two prayer directions are related because the way that Satan’s cloaking will be pierced is by raising up those who speak the truth. I believe the Holy Spirit is answering these prayers: Satan and his lies are being exposed and truth is being proclaimed. Our role especially is to be the means of bringing true healing and restoration from the racial injustices of the past. While there has been remarkable progress in many ways which must be celebrated, there is still the need for deep healing of America’s wounded soul, and the transformation of heart attitudes and prejudices rooted in our sinful condition.
For a direct link to the prayer points go here.
Wounding of America’s Soul
Bishop Ben Torrey observed. “…there may be a spiritual aspect to the fact that Blacks were slaves in this land for decades and generations. Is there demonic force from that era that is yet to be identified and overthrown? I believe this is something to be discerned further.”
He went on to write, “I also think that slavery in America was particularly evil and harder to root out than that in England or even in ancient Rome with all its horrendous practices. One aspect of the evil of Black slavery but also of whites as well (actually, White slavery predated Black slavery in North America) was the high degree of piety on the part of many slave owners and supporters and its justification based on Scripture.”
This wounding in the soul 0f America is a festering wound that provides ground for Satan to implement his plans for destroying America and blocking the fulfillment of America’s Kingdom purposes.
Now I am speaking here as an American, but other nations have their own unique wounding and unforgiven sins which give grounds to evil spirits to work for their destruction.
I am convinced that we (PRMI) are called to participate in a move of the Holy Spirit which is bringing healing from these deep wounds in our national soul to set us all free from these curses of the past. This is essential because right now in 2020 demonic powers are using these unhealed wounds for our destruction.
There is a confederation of demonic strongholds that Satan is working through right now in the summer of 2020 that we must name, expose, and join with the Holy Spirit in overcoming with the advance of God’s Kingdom. There are two, however, that are especially manifesting in the riots and anarchy following the unjust death of George Floyd—Black Lives Matter (BLM) and Antifa.
There are others such as radical-Islam, Neo-Nazi White Supremacist groups, Magic, the Occult and others. But I am being led to focus on the two based on Marxism. Satan is the master of cloaking his real plans and agenda by redirecting the focus away from what he is doing.
But Satan is seeking to blind the Church, intercessors, our national leaders, the national press, and our cultural elite from seeing the demonic strongholds based on the lies of Marxist ideology.
The reason for this approach is the fact that Satan’s plan is to use the groups based on Marxism, often in conflict with the other strongholds based on the radical-right to stir up the lawlessness and anarchy needed to destroy the American political order and to replace it with their tyrannical vision of reality. So, we must push through the veils of deception and expose the truth!
The Intelligence Preparation of the Spiritual Battlespace
Some have asked why we need to undertake this perilous and provocative process of discerning, exposing, and naming the demonic strongholds beyond these social and political movements. The reason is that this is part of what is “intelligence preparation of the battlespace.” This is the necessary preparation to be able to effectively cooperate with the Holy Spirit in overcoming strongholds and advancing the Kingdom. This process helps us know how to pray rightly according to God’s will.
Exposing the Demonic Stronghold behind Black Lives Matter
Rather than sort through the volume of intelligence that I have been working through which is a little like drinking from a fire hose (there are several compelling articles that I have included at the end of this post), I will present to you a picture received from two intercessors which I believe will provide a discernment grid which exposes the nature of this demonic stronghold.
One of the intercessors I have known a long time, this is my prophetically gifted daughter Elizabeth. Her prayer partner will remain unnamed at this time but is also filled with the Holy Spirit, and has an advanced degree in military tactics and strategy. Her prayer partner by the way is Native American – half Cherokee, and the other members of their prayer group are African American. They witness to what is shared.
They together saw a vision of an onion and noted that there are outward and inward layers to the demonic stronghold, which is a revelation of Satan’s strategy for America. There are layers of the strategy which are all being advanced at the same time in the spiritual and human dimensions.
In the following video, Elizabeth Long Schultz shares the image of the onion that reveals the different levels in the demonic stronghold behind the organization of Black Lives Matters.
Layers of the Onion
The Surface level– is what is seen: BLM, racism, rioting. The demands of BLM are a mix of just and unjust. Some would work for healing, others would just deepen the racial hatred and divides.
These are based on real grievances and unredressed racial injustices from the past and in the present. ( This level’s focus and outward expression can change depending on what the available “crisis” is. At this time it is the murder of George Floyd. )
At this level there is a mixture of truth and counterfeit. We see peaceful demonstrators looking to see real change in society. Conversations about racial injustice are taking place and there are genuine efforts to seek truth and reconciliation (See later). But mixed in with the good is a counterfeit with a deeper destructive purpose that uses and manipulates the truth for its own end which is not for healing.
What is clothed in the organization and movement of Black Lives Matter, is actually a masterful counterfeit to, and Satanic replacement of, the real work urgently needed of racial healing and restoration of the African American community.
Real healing must first take place in the spiritual realm. It can only take place through Jesus Christ who brings healing and unity through the healing of sins and hurts, and through representative repentance and forgiveness of ancestral sins removing the ground to demonic spirits who prey on division and hatred.
Within the cultural and political spheres, this national healing can only occur through the restoration of America’s Founding Principles that “All men are created equal by God,” as was embodied in the “I Have a Dream” speech and the life and activism of Martin Luther King Jr.
The only way for true healing and restoration of the United States or for any nation is through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and that the only political/government system that enables the freedom of speech and expression of faith for that to take place are the ones based on Judeo-Christian/Power of Reason Values.
The Middle level– what is hidden/behind the scenes but being pushed by major human players/organizations who have a long-term strategic plan: Communism/Socialism being accepted and welcomed as the answer to the surface level issues.
This is the counterfeit and the replacement of Christ’s plans for the Kingdom of God, as well as the forms of government and society based on Judeo-Christian/Greek Power of Reason values, that provide context and possibility for true equality and unity.
Christ’s plan is the preservation and re-founding of everything pertaining to life and freedom, re-establishment of God’s law in the people’s hearts and minds and of the governmental structures.
The Foundational Level – what is at the root: Acceptance of the Antichrist and the mark of the Beast with open arms. The advancement of the kingdom of darkness.
The lies and curses Satan spoke through Karl Marx is actually the gospel of the antichrist for the destroying and replacing the true Gospel of Jesus Christ. Where ever this gospel of the antichrist has been implemented it brings the political and cultural expressions of Satan’s empire of evil in overturning and replacing cultural and political expressions of the Kingdom of God.
In this DTT context I cannot provide the evidence some of you will demand before some of you will accept this statement. But as a starting place we offer the discernment of one of the most prescience statesmen in history, Winston Churchill. Seven decades ago when much of the world was blinded by the utopian visions of communism and socialism, Churchill relentlessly and mostly to no avail exposed and named the true evil of those ideologies and political movements based on Marx and Ingles. Here is but one of many observations: Made in 1920:
“And it may well be that this same astounding race [the Jewish people] may at the present time be in the actual process of producing another system of morals and philosophy, as malevolent as Christianity was benevolent, which if not arrested would shatter irretrievably all that Christianity has rendered possible. It would almost seem as if the Gospel of Christ and the gospel of the Antichrist were destined to originate among the same people; and that this mystic and mysterious race had been chosen for the supreme manifestations, both of the divine and the diabolical.” 1Sir Winston Churchill
Keep in mind that this statement was made by Churchill who loved the Jewish people and without his tireless advocacy for their return to their biblical homeland the State of Israel would not have been established. We believe that the evidence shows 2 that Marxism and its contemporary manifestations in Antifa, Black Lives matter, other anarchist groups causing the recent riots on American streets in May and June 2020, is essentially the work of the Anti-Christ.
Marxism is a replacement of Judaism and Christianity. As such Marx joins Mohammad and Hitler in being the means through whom the devil has deceived the world into a belief system of the anti-Christ. As Churchill warned, “which if not arrested would shatter irretrievably all that Christianity has rendered possible.” This would include the destruction not just of America but of Western Civilization. All of this is the work of the Antichrist as an archon who specifically opposes the spread of the Gospel of the Kingdom of Yeshua.
Christ’s plan: at the core is the advancement of the Kingdom of God, defeat of Satan’s plans and the advancement of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the ends of the Earth, that all nations may enter into salvation.
Prayer Points based on this Discernment of the Layers of the Onion
Using this image of the Onion these two intercessors were given, here is some guidance as to how to pray which I believe is the direction of the Holy Spirit.
- Pray that a spiritual scalpel will go in and expose/remove the key players in the movements promoting protest riots, destruction and looting which Satan is using to advance his strategy.
- Ask the Holy Spirit to name and to expose these deceived leaders around whom these strongholds are gathering.
- Pray that counterfeits would be revealed and that God would raise up and empower/equip/send out the “real deals” to speak truth, love, justice, and life into the very real issues of racism and injustice.
- Pray that the elements of truth that ARE present and being spoken about in the BLM movement, and other counterfeit movements, would be separated from the counterfeits. Pray that the truth will no longer be seen as a part of the counterfeit and will be reclaimed by the Kingdom of God for his purposes.
- The image I got was of blobs of black, grotesque, oily like materials suspended in water. I saw the scalpel go in and cut out of the blobs, clear spheres ( Truth). The Holy Spirit cradled and protected those spheres as He removed them from the blobs. As they were removed, the power of the counterfeits evaporated because it is the presence of valid truths (though twisted) that give the counterfeits power.
- Pray for repentant hearts and godly grief about the sin, and for fruits of repentance walking us forward in action: forgiveness, reconciliation, unity and true community, love, peace.
The call to prayer is that true racial healing and restoration beginning with the household of God, i.e. in your church and mine.
Please pass on any discernment you may have about this onion vision.
A Prayer Call, Friday July 3.
We shall be hosting a prayer call to pray for the removal of the ground that evil spirits have in the wounding from past and present racial injustice – Starting in the Body of Messiah
Friday, July 3, 2020, at 2:00pm Eastern ( adjust for your time zone)
We really need a shield of intercessory prayer for us as we engage in this urgent work. It is an ongoing process and will continue to move into further discernment and prayer engagements as the Holy Spirit leads.
The Basis of Concluding that there is a Demonic Stronghold rooted in Marxism Behind Black Lives Matter
For some background to help understand the Marxist and demonic basis of the Black Lives Organization I recommend the following articles. These have been passed on to me by a number of intercessors. Actually, there is a vast amount of material available.
But these articles will get you started on discerning the Marxist and anti-Christian, Anti Judeo-Christian ideology behind Black Lives Matter. The facts show that Black Lives Matter is actually a religious movement intended to first destroy, and then replace, Biblical Faith – Judaism and Christianity.
Article 1: Reflections from a Christian Scholar on Social Justice, Critical Race Theory, Marxism, and Biblical Ethics by Kelly Haren
Article 2: A Biblical Analysis of the Black Lives Matter Organization by Eric Davis
This article provides a good biblical analysis of the stated objectives of the BLM organization. Understanding the ideological foundations of the Black Lives Matter organization can be difficult because it is hidden behind a lot of obscure technical jargon such as “critical theory,” which I believe is part of Satan’s cloaking strategy.
Article 3:“Are Social Justice, Critical Race Theory, and Christianity Compatible? by Dr. Neil Shenvi
This article contains a good discussion on the compatibility of critical race theory and Christianity.
Here are a couple of news clips from Fox News looking at what may be behind the tearing down of American Monuments.
There is a lot more! But that should get you started on this urgent discernment project.
Share With Your Friends
- Illustrated Sunday Herald, February 8, 1920. Pg. 5 (https://www.slideshare.net/Anochi/zionism-versus-bolshevism) http://www.fpp.co.uk/bookchapters/WSC/WSCwrote1920.html
- Rabbi Mark Rantz and I are working on a book exposing the demonic strongholds based on the lies and curses Satan spoke through Karl Marx and Fredrick Engels. To be published in the Fall of 2020.