I have been praying about the potential entry into a war with Syria. While I agree that horrible atrocities have been committed on the Syrian people and I am not insensitive to their cries, my spirit remains troubled within me. Something is not as it seems. Yesterday I posted an entry that said I sensed an unforeseen danger in a Syrian war. It wasn’t loss of life or world opinion that haunted me, but something hidden, deeper, more sinister that caused my concern. What is it? Our military is more than capable, the cause seemingly just…but something lingers, no lurks because that is what evil does, it lurks just outside of actual perception, waiting for the precise moment of exposure to strike. It was with this feeling that I went to bed and awoke this morning. On my heart was a need to hear God’s answer, to find some smattering of His wisdom, some way to pray more effectively, to avoid direct contact with the enemy that would overwhelm us without His protection.
Then an answer seemed to come. “My son, the unforeseen danger in Syria is two territorial spirits operating in cooperation with two more spirits in Washington, D.C. The spirits of rebellion and murder have conspired to create such an atrocity as to provoke a reaction by the only nation strong enough and seemingly moral enough to stop the atrocity from continuing. In Washington, the combined voices of seduction and pride whisper ‘no one else has the courage, you are the only one, the one who cares, the one who is strong and moral, the one who must stop the slaughter.’”
Like Delilah calling to Samson ‘the Philistines are upon you’ we are urged to rise up and scatter the enemy, but like Samson, our strength, our righteous relationship with God has been sacrificed through abortion and greed and numerous other rejections of His call to be a separate and holy people. If we enter into a battle with these spirits with only the natural tools of war at our disposal, we are doomed to defeat.
But there is hope – that hope is the Church – for only the Church, the true Church of born again blood bought saints have the right to claim the promise of 2Chronicles 7:14 if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Only we, the true believers can repent, can fast and pray, can call on the King of Kings and Lord of Lords to rise and shake Himself for battle. This is a rallying cry for our generation – To Arms Church, get on your knees, and cry out to the only one who delivers. Pray without ceasing for His grace to come like rain and His judgment to expose the powers and principalities that would seek to wipe the name of Jesus and Israel from the face of the earth. Press in like you have never pressed in before, this is a time of desperation, but the voices of the few crying out in faith can and will turn the tide of evil once again. Pray for our leaders, pray for Israel and pray for the innocents in Syria that God’s wisdom and deliverance will come. Pray until He moves.
In His Service, Pastor Bob