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Creation is Groaning

KATHY — In our natural thinking, we might see creepy minions of darkness creating havoc and standing on the verge of overtaking our doomed world but, if we think like God thinks, these are all signs of creation groaning for the manifest sons of God, Rom 8:19,22.  Creation is groaning for powerful men and women of God to do supernatural things and bring God’s will and order to this life.

Evil Structures Exposed

As the people of God assemble today may they know with assurance that the powers of darkness can hide for only just so long. May they rejoice that darkness is being exposed just like Pharaoh’s wizards’ serpents and agendas. And as Jehovah God is setting them up for a fall, we can do our part by praying that God will work in lives and bring truth and evidence to positioned people to expose and bring down evil structures. Eph.6:12–“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”

Reason for Going to War

Kathy—I’ve always thought the only reason to go to war is to win, but I’m beginning to realize there are other reasons for warfare.  Some battles are a matter of training our soul (our mind and will and emotions) to stand and develop muscle to be able to stand no matter what.  Eph. 6:13 puts it this way:  “And when you have done everything you could, you will be able to stand firm.”  The goal of warfare can also be to take ground incrementally in Divine timing. There are many maneuvers needed to pull down strongholds in this present darkness.  It is a bigger war than we can wage from one battlefield.  This present darkness is a matter of world rulers that are spirit forces of wickedness in the spirit realm.  These forces gather to form strongholds, and there they influence and manipulate people like puppets for their evil intents to kill, steal and destroy.  That’s why Eph 6:12 tells us “we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.”  These forces must be dismantled strategically and incrementally along with the workers of darkness they deploy into this present darkness.

Conflict and Defeat

On the subject of conflict, it is the Kingdom of God which attacks the kingdom of satan. Whenever Jesus speaks of the conflict with satan and his demons, it is always in terms of their defeat. In Matt. 12:29 the strong man who is guarding his house is overcome by Someone who is stronger.
(Marty will be leading, speaking, prophesying at DREAMS VISIONS PROPHECY 2021. There is no charge to attend. DVP2021 will be held September 10-12 at Grace Church Willis,TX. All information for DVP2021 may be found at DREAMS VISIONS PROPHECY 2021.

Intense Exertion

In spite of the angle of descent of morals and values, in spite of what the state of the union looks like, we stand on the brink of a destiny that our exertionforefathers never imagined (Jer.33:3)—But it will require moving from being observers to acting, require shifting and transition:  it’s the “violent” action of Matt.11:12 which means “intense exertion.” It is not violent in the sense of doing persons harm but in the sense of putting forth “intense exertion” in opposition to things that oppose God’s purpose. We must oppose darkness like opposing a rattlesnake trying to crawl up in our bed. We must do it for the King of Kings and for a generation. We are praying you discover daily that your intense exertion is gaining ground against darkness. (Marty’s Daily Discovery as heard on TEXAS PRAISE RADIO at the bottom of the hour 24 hours/day. www.txpraise.com)