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.
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.
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 forefathers 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)