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Pulling Down Strongholds

A prophetic church does not run for a safe bunker and begin praying for escape from the planet every time another threat comes from some despot in the Middle East. That church does not tremble and fret because its favorite political party is not in the White House. It is not a church reciting prayers while on the run. It is an offensive army on the march; taking territory from the “ites” and pulling down strongholds.  The prophetic church does warfare by revelation. A people who seeks their God for a battle plan will win the war (cf.2Sam.5: 22-25; Dan.11:32; Joel2:11).” A wise man attacks the city of the mighty and pulls down the strong-hold in which they trust (Prov. 21:22).” We don’t physically attack cities or people but we bring prayer and declarations against the strongholds of evil institutions (2Cor.10:3-5).

Doing Things That Have An Effect

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“…the people who know their God shall be strong and do exploits” (Dan.11:32) To know the “THY” of the Kingdom, to know His Word, to worship Him for Who He is, is to be available to “do things that have an effect” (Heb.:”do exploits”) according to v.32. It is possible to do exploits through the enablements of the Spirit, with money, with political power, with influence (Esther), talent and skills. If we will take what is at hand into our hand (and not limit it with the poverty of human experience), God will enable its effect beyond our abilities. Samson took the jawbone of an ass into his hand and slew 1,000 of the Philistines. Mere reason would reckon that an animal jawbone nor Samson could hold up long enough to slay a fraction of that number. But. . . “the people who know their God shall be strong and do exploits”  “Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.” (Rom.12:2, Msg)  “For there is nothing to prevent the Lord from saving by many or by few.” (1Sam.14:6, Amp) “Whatever He says to you, do it.” (Jn.2:5)

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