These last few mornings I have awakened with an ominous sense of brooding evil.
This morning I finally asked the Lord, “What are you trying to tell me?”
I felt the Holy Spirit saying to me, “you must call the intercessors to high alert, as through them, I am going to be binding the dragon of death that in the coming months Satan is intending to release from its lair.
Dr. Brad Long – sharing the vision of a dragon of death about to be released from its stone lair
Mary Ellen Conners, PRMI Prayer Coordinator, offers some guidance on engaging in this type of high level spiritual warfare
The Guidance Received (February 8, 2012)
With this crazy word, which actually came while I was in spin class this morning, came a powerful image of a dragon locked in a stone cage. The dragon, which I think also goes by the name of Leviathan, had written across its jeweled flank the words: death and chaos.
In the vision both from outside of that cage as well as from the inside, one stone after another was being knocked out making a hole through which the dragon could escape and ravage the land.
As I continued to pray about the vision I believe the Holy Spirit is saying that He is calling us to a new campaign for prayer. Through us intercessors, Jesus intends to block the removal of those stones that are creating the opportunity for death and destruction to escape. Further I felt the Holy Spirit say that those stones are being removed by many hands, especially those of radical Islamists whose purpose is the death and subjugation of Jews and Christians, but also by well-intended but naive liberal progressives.
The sobering and terrible reality is that once the dragon is out, it will only be constrained with catastrophic loss of life and freedom. Indeed, it may not be constrained at all until it has wrought the full measure of Satan’s terrible purposes. These purposes include the destruction of Israel as a nation, the extermination of the Jews as a people, the compromise and destruction of the Church as a witness to Jesus Christ, and the rendering powerless of the Western world to prevent the imposition of sharia law upon the lands of Christendom.
How is Jesus calling us to join Him in blocking the removal of the stones?
1. The campaign of prayer that is set before us is to listen carefully to the guidance of the Holy Spirit as he leads us in cooperating with Jesus as He prevents the removal of the stones.
2. We need to be very attentive and ask what the names of the stones are, as well as seeking wisdom and the discernment to know what the means of their removal are.
3. We will then be led to, in the authority of Jesus Christ, break the power of the powers that Satan is using to release this dragon of destruction.
Is this discernment correct?
St. George Killing the Dragon by Rafael. This is a symbol of the power of Jesus Christ over the Devil. In the story, when the village was set free from the ravages of the dragon they all became Christians. That is the ultimate aim in our present battle – that all people will know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
There are a number of sequences of events that are taking place in the world right now that could lead to a major disaster.
These I named in the last discernment letter about the “tipping points”. I believe that this relates especially to the developments in the Middle East, particularly around the situations in Iran and Syria.
Now, from a human point of view there are some obvious potential triggers of catastrophic evil in the works. For instance: Iran getting the Bomb, Iran launching a terrorist attack against the UK or USA or Israel, Israel attacking Iran to keep them from getting the Bomb or the implosion of Syria into civil war. And there are many other trigger points.
It is so confusing that we need the Holy Spirit to tell us exactly how to pray. We cannot pretend to know how to pray for this. Or if we just let our human reason or our own political agendas lead us in prayer we will most likely miss the mark.
So pass on any discernment you have just to me confidentially and then we will get guidance out.
This call to engagement may come to us as individuals rather than in the corporate setting.
This call to block the removal of a stone or to block the steps leading up to the removal of a stone may be very individual and may need to be responded to the moment the guidance is received.
For instance, yesterday the Lord woke me up with this urgent need to pray for something having to do with the Straits of Hormuz. This guidance was so urgent and persistent that I immediately went to the mode of saying “OK, Lord, what do you want me to pray?” He said, “Pray for the blocking of evil intentions that will lead to even more evil.” I had no idea what this was. I have checked the papers to see whether anything was happening. I have seen nothing. But the Holy Spirit, who can see into the secret counsels of devils and men, apparently wanted me and who knows who else to join Him in the battle at that very moment.
In a situation such as this, you may not have time until later to check out your discernment with others.
My strong advice to all intercessors is to listen intently and act quickly and then later submit to the rest of the team any guidance you may have had. While there are some dangers of getting ahead of the Lord with this, the greater danger at this point is of not working with the Lord in time to prevent the removal of one of those stones.
Have any of the rest of you had such experiences of suddenly being calling to pray like I did?
In the Name above all Names, Jesus Christ,