Discerning the names of the Archons who are involved in the conflicts taking place in the world today.
* Archon – principality or ruler; high level evil spirit
In August 2013, in Discerning the Times we were dealing with the Archon that seemed about to break lose in the Middle East. We had been led to name that one Leviathan; this had to do with death and chaos breaking loose in the Middle East and was animating the stronghold of radical Islam. In the United States we were dealing with the demonic stronghold, liberal progressivism.
It seems that now there have been some profound shifts in the heavenly realm. I felt this taking place with the combination of several events that on the surface appear unrelated but at the spiritual level are all connected.
- Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the continued assault of the Ukraine.
- The rise of the ISIS radical jihadist group that is taking over large areas of Iraq, brutally destroying the ancient Christian communities as well as those they deem non-pure Muslims.
- The massacring of Christians and the abduction and enslavement of Christian girls by the Islamic jihadists, Boko Haram (“Western education is forbidden”) in Nigeria.
- Hamas rocket attacks against Israel and Israel having to remove the tunnel network of Hamas which is embedded in the population of Gaza. As of August 17 the USA and others seem to be doing everything possible to prevent Israel from completing the work of destroying Hamas.
- The PC(USA) rejecting the overture to replace “being guided by Scripture” by “obedience to Scripture” and the one-sided condemnation of Israel in the conflict with Palestinians.
- The crisis on the southern USA border of children coming across into America and race-related riots taking place in Ferguson, MO.
- A USA President who is being seen to be destroying the careful balance of power established in our US Constitution as a guard against tyranny. This is taking place with the astonishing collusion of the liberal press.
- Iran continuing to move forward with getting the atomic bomb and the arming of radical jihadist groups around the world.
What is going on in the heavenlies? I know most of us are struggling to keep our heads above water with the personal and local prayer battles we are engaged in. I, for instance, have been intensely engaged in developing a prayer guide for Kingdom Opportunity which is praying in PRMI’s future role in the worldwide movement of the Holy Spirit. We must not, however, let these personal and more local concerns prevent us from discerning and engaging in the spiritual war that is now coming upon us.
I think we need to start with asking the Lord to give us the names of what we are up against. If we do not know the name, it is very hard to discern and to act. And of course that is just what the Devil is trying to do! He is cloaking all this in darkness so that neither the world nor intercessors can see clearly what Satan is doing. But we need to step back a little bit and ask the Holy Spirit to give us guidance in the following areas:
- What are the names of the demonic powers that seem to be at work?
- What are their goals and tactics?
- How is Jesus calling us to work with Him in overcoming them?
I submit to you for discernment the following names of the high level archons who seem to be at work right now animating and strengthening strongholds and actively moving them to the next steps of fulfilling Satan’s purposes. And as we ask the names we must ask for each one’s purpose.
If these spirits are not overcome by the power and authority of the name of Jesus in the spiritual realm, in combination with all the powers of defense in the hands of those who uphold human freedom and cherish life in the earthly realm, then we will see a wave of death and tyranny like a tsunami sweep over the much of the world. We saw this happen in World Wars I and II and in the mass death and enslavement of whole nations as the Communist imposed their utopian visions upon the people of China, the Soviet Union, and North Korea. All the historical indicators are there that we are in a “gathering storm” of catastrophic proportions.
Below I will describe the four demonic spirits who are connecting in the heavenlies, building linking strongholds and more and more obtaining the means on earth to carry out Satan’s plans. I am using their names as revealed in the Old and New Testaments. However, I am sure they will have modern day expressions through particular individuals and/or groups who become the core around whom these demonic strongholds are being formed. All of this is related to what we have been praying for the last ten years; we have just reached another phase in this long spiritual war into which we are called.
Gog – (Ezekiel 38, Revelation 20:7-10) – The Archon or high level demonic spirit of tyrannical oppression and totalitarian government that destroys liberal, pluralistic democratic societies where human freedom may flourish.
This spirit is expressed in the Islamic theocratic states of Iran and Saudi Arabia. We also see it in its most deadly and contagious form in all the hydra-headed expressions of the Al Qaida , with the Islamic Nation presently being its most dangerous and virulent. Generally, it is evident in radial political Islam, set on imposing Sharia law, in all its manifestations from the Muslim Brotherhood to Hezbollah. (I know that these groups are often at odds with one another and come from different segments of Islam who hate each other, but they all have great common unifying evil purposes.)
This spirit is also possibly expressed in North Korea, in the consolidation of power by Vladimir Putin in Russia and in the President of China Xi Jinping’s drive to limit freedom and to oppress the Christian church in China especially where there are moves of the Holy Spirit taking place..
Moloch/Molech (Jeremiah 32:35, Acts 7:43) The Archon of death who murders children, thrives on the deaths of the innocent, and consumes life, especially through fire.
This spirit is especially manifested in Hamas’ use of children and innocents as human shields in Gaza to protect its missiles and tunnels and other means of accomplishing its mission of killing Jews and destroying Israel.
The demonic power is also finding a stronghold in Iran with its Muslim clerical dictatorship and in its funding of radical terrorist organizations and especially in seeking to get the atomic bomb with which to wipe Israel off the map with fire.
The lawless one – (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12) – The Archon who brings lawlessness and anarchy that opens the door for the imposition of tyranny, helping demonic strongholds to grow and gain the power to accomplish their purposes.
I see this demonic spirt very much at work in the stronghold of liberal progressivism especially in the Obama Administration and the Democratic Senate with the collusion of the liberal press, allowing the destruction of the checks and balances against tyranny built into our US Constitution.
I also see this spirit at work in the present administration’s lack of vision or understanding of the role of American and British economic, political, military and cultural power in the world to constrain evil.
We seem to have in President Obama, the Democrats, and the liberal press, the reincarnation of the British Prime Ministers Stanley Baldwin and Neville Chamberlain whose searing memories of the Great War, their humanity and their good intentions seem to have blinded them to the evil of Nazism. This prevented them from seeing the growing danger and kept them from taking the decisive actions that could have prevented unleashing of mass death, tyranny and chaos that resulted when that demonic stronghold reached the point of obtaining all the means needed to carry out Satan’s purposes.
I also see this demonic power very much at work bringing death and chaos through ISIS, Hamas, and other Islamist groups committed to jihad, as well as what is happening on the USA’s southern border and in the racial conflict in Ferguson, MO. All such lawlessness and stirrings of anarchy are always the prelude to, and indeed the open door to, spiritual and political tyranny.
The demonic spirit of the Amalekites (Exodus 17:16) – whom God is at war with from generation to generation because the Archon is committed to blocking God’s Kingdom on earth and to either compromise or to destroy God’s faithful people, both Jews and Christians.
Actually this Archon, in coordination with all the others, is at work in all the various strongholds already named, from radical Islam to Communist oppression to liberal progressivism, that are all working to destroy the witness of the Church of Jesus Christ as well as to destroy the Jewish people.
A picture of these Archons may look like this with different emphases being given in regards to the particular stronghold through which each is working.
For instance, in the demonic stronghold of the ISIS or the Islamic State you have the power on an unrestrained rampage in mass killings and beheading of Christians and others who are deemed impure.
How the various strongholds have been and are being built will be complex, but a good starting point is to discern the demonic spirits that are behind them and their purposes.
In terrifyingly similar ways to the period between the World War I and World War II, the conditions seem to be right for these demonic powers, in collusion with one another and the strongholds that have been created, to move to a whole new level of deadly, and if not soon reversed, unstoppable activity.
Please join in praying about this guidance. In order to get past the demonic cloaking that is blinding the world, our political leaders, as well as large segments of the Church, we must first name what we are up against. I will give more details about what I am learning and discerning about each of these in upcoming DTTs.
We are urgently called into the gap for intercession, to join with Jesus in this battle.
I will send these on to you in quick succession as I feel that we have entered a Kairos moment where the Holy Spirit is waiting for the work of intercessors before He will do His work of reversing the inexorable momentum toward bringing a terrible catastrophe to humanity through this union of these four demonic spirits which are relentlessly executing Satan’s plans.
Please pray into this and share any discernment with me right away.