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In the last Discerning the Times, I named four demonic spirits which I believe are at work right now animating and strengthening strongholds and actively moving them to the next steps of fulfilling Satan’s purposes. These are: Gog, Moloch, the lawless one, and Amalek. I have received very strong confirmation from people about the names of these high-level demonic spirits.
Into the danger zone! Jesus is calling intercessors to “get out of the boat” and to step into the battle – a prophetic vision from Bernie McGale in Canada:
“A particular song kept coming to mind… that starts with the lines, “There’s a wind a-blowin….” Immediately I was confronted by the image of tornadoes and then, strangely enough I found myself in a boat on a body of water… and Jesus was there outside the boat… and he was saying “Come!” and motioning to me to join Him outside the boat on the water. I was terrified.
It is interesting to note that prior to Jesus’ walking on the water incident, Matthew records the beheading of John the Baptist (suggestive of the violent beheadings we have been seeing lately) and after that is the feeding of a large hungry crowd (like the refugees of today). We are in a season of tornado-like storms on the water (remember all the river/water images associated with Kingdom Opportunity, etc.) and Jesus wants to call the intercessors (Peter) out to join Jesus in walking against and rebuking the winds (tornadoes). We have to be fully aware that this call for intercessors is going to be terrifying season,…. I feel a strong need to share this with you Brad, that if you do put a call out for intercessors, they must be prepared to get out on the water… I felt the terror just by what I saw and it was far away….. I can’t imagine what it will be like up close… Praying that those whom the Lord calls, He will also empower…. thanks, Bernie”
This is right. Stop and ask now, “Lord, are you calling me to intercede? How are you calling me to engage?” As you ask this question consider the different types of intercessors represented in the picture of Moses being supported by Aaron and Hur. Go into the Moses work of actually getting out of the boat, of stepping into the gap, only if Jesus calls and empowers you. Others may be called, like Aaron, to support those involved in this intercession work. Still others may be more like Hur, called to take the long view, grasp what is happening on the battlefield and the movements of the Holy Spirit as well as those of the devil.
If the Lord is calling you (and I certainly hope He is calling at least a few of you into this!) then please keep reading.
Vision Guidance from Bernie: Gog, Moloch and the tornado-like tentacles of Leviathan.
On 2014-08-19 12:53 PM, Bernie goes on to write:
” Hi Brad. I read this summary [see previous Discerning The Times]. I had very strong physical reactions to Gog and Moloch. With Moloch I saw this as the influence behind the mass shootings… like the one at the primary school in Connecticut (Sandy Hook school). Also, as I was reading this I saw several tornado-like funnels about to touch down or are currently touching down in a variety of places all over the world…. but in the heavenlies they are indeed all joined together…. my impression is that these four that you see are the tornado-like tentacles of Leviathan…. am I making sense? (I also have been seeing black armies of demonic warriors gathering, camping, mustering, riding…. and yet I see white riders, from all nations rising up at the call of Jesus to gather, look, watch, praise and pray !”)
As you ponder this discernment of the four Archons (demonic powers) that are working – Gog, Moloch, the lawless one, and Amalek, which ones do you get a reaction to? That may be a way that the Holy Spirit is giving guidance as to what particular areas you are being called to engage with Jesus. If you have a strong reaction you could actually be touching the fringes of the demonic stronghold itself which is another way the Holy Spirit gives us discernment.
For me, I am reacting to all four! I am also finding what Bernie said about the strong reactions to Moloch and Gog is most confirming – they seem to be dominate right now. I have also been having images of those “tornado-like tentacles.” This vision of black tornados was given back when Osama Ben Laden was killed. Intercessors saw these as Satan looking for new people and means for expressing his purposes that had been embodied in Osama Ben Laden, the one around whom the demonic stronghold had effectively formed.
It seems obvious that one place where they have landed and taken root is in the on-going conflict in Syria and in ISIS which is on a rampage of death, killing other Muslims, Christians, Americans, anyone in their path. This is forming into a stronghold of terrible power that unless stopped is gaining more and more the means to accomplish its deadly purposes. Thank God for the recent engagement of American forces aiding the Iraqis and the Kurds in this battle.
We need to pray for President Obama and the Democrat-controlled Senate in this whole crisis. There seems to be a deep blindness not just to spiritual reality, but to geopolitical realities of the activity of evil that is indeed part of the 21st century. Fallen, sinful human nature has not been fully redeemed nor have the works of the Devil been fully destroyed, and the active working of the Devil in the world has unfortunately not ceased in the 21st century. This blindness comes from a “liberal progressive worldview,” as well as the deliberate cloaking by Satan of the true aims of the present strongholds he is so effectively building.
More on the nature of the demonic stronghold of the ISIS or the Islamic Nation later, but given all this, how is the Holy Spirit calling us to pray?
Another intercessor in Canada (I am not sure why but I keep getting guidance from Canadians more than from anywhere else) received very specific guidance that may be giving direction both in praying about ISIS but also concerning the ongoing battle between Hamas and Israel. This intercessor has requested that his name be withheld.
His guidance is presented largely unedited for your discernment, it is unusual although not without precedent in the Scriptures. Please just pray through these and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you whether they are to provide promptings for your prayer.
Also, always send along any discernment that you may receive. Especially let me know if any of these points resonate with how the Holy Spirit is calling you to pray.
1. On August 16, 2014, I was led to declare Psalm 46:7 as a “war banner” for Israel…
” The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold “
2. On August 18, 2014, three specific prayers were given, or repeated, to me:
a. That IDF go into Gaza and [win the victory] over Hamas.
b.[Read Psalm 83 for a context for this type of prayer – Brad Long] For the heart of the leader of ISIS to be turned “to go for Israel” and to stop killing Christians, to be driven on faster, so that he and his people can be destroyed sooner. This was connected with [Psalm 7:15-17.]
c. That God send a mighty earthquake to Iran to destroy irreparably the critical N-site of Quds, and its vast nearby missile bed, and also what is left of Qom.
3. The same day, I was given seven consecutive prayers to offer up for PM Netanyahu. He is the key ME player, to whom God has given the earthly power to destroy ISIS, Hezbollah, Hamas, and much of al-Qaeda. They are as follows:
a. For him to recognize the need for war and to be utterly resolved that Israel will fight.
b. Remove all fear of America. Disentangle him and fill his heart with one purpose.
c. Lord, help him to remember what You have just done for Israel during round one with Hamas.
d. Let him not worry about the cost of the battle ahead, but let him place his entire trust in You, Lord.
e. Let the Word of God dwell in him richly and let him pay attention to it.
f. Cause his eyes to be opened, so that he may see that those who are for Israel are much more numerous and far stronger than those against her.
g. Enlighten his eyes, Lord. Remove any darkness there. Let him see as the leader of Your people ought to see.
4. The preceding seven prayers were directly linked with seven verse segments from Psalm 18, as follows:
32a Gird him with strength
35a May Your right hand uphold him
36a May You enlarge his steps under him
37 May he pursue the enemies of Israel, overtake them, and not turn back until they are consumed
39a Gird him with strength for battle
40b Destroy those who hate Israel
43a Deliver him from the contentions of the people (EU, UN, and America)
5. Later that same day, a major strategic insight was received:
THE ENEMY IS TRYING TO STEAL FROM GOD WHAT IS GOD’S ALONE..
THE PREROGATIVE TO CHOOSE THE TIMES AND THE SEASONS
This plays out through the Islamic bad guys, New World Order plans and hidden agenda, rising anti-Semitism, Hard Left, etc. All of these areas mark the battlegrounds between God’s agenda and that of the enemy.
6. Lastly, I have been informed that ” a time of intense prayer is coming ,” which I believe means the main phase of the Psalm 83 war, when ISIS, Hezbollah, et al attack Israel in earnest, is not far off.
Please pass on any guidance. It seems to me that there is truly a time of intense prayer coming and indeed is already upon us, which is why you are getting these Discerning the Times as fast as I can get them out! We as intercessors must step into the gap and be led by the Holy Spirit as to how to pray, but as noted above by Bernie, only as led by the Jesus Christ.
 For a description of Kingdom Opportunity and the associated images see http://prmi.org/blog/prayer-and-vision-casting-phase-of-kingdom-opportunity-2014-2016