The Lord showed me several months ago that immediately following the election, "...the snake would be seen." I sensed it would be this manifestation that would stir the church to greater prayer.
Though many are now celebrating the outcome of the election, it has also revealed what has been hiding underneath the foundation of our nation for years—a spirit of rebellion. We have seen the snakeskins lying around, suggesting the unrest, deception and corruption, but now the source of these symptoms is coming out into the open. We are now seeing the full manifestation of Leviathan, as he has been stirred out of his dark undercover operation into the public arena. It is manifesting through the anger and hatred of lost souls who have picked up a cause rooted in this demonic stronghold. As a result, their demonstrations are wreaking havoc and breeding discontent.
This snake does not care whom he uses, whether a political figure or a child. He will stir up dissension and anger, tempting many to engage with his envy and bitterness toward those who oppose him. He moves from one victim to another until he can find those who will agree with his campaign for dominance and recognition.
Throughout this election process, intercessors have been declaring the presence and power of God to displace the spirit of Jezebel deep at work in the governments of the world. The spirit of Jezebel partners with the spirit of Leviathan in order to dominate and rule. The human agents are but pawns. We must remember that it is not against flesh and blood that we fight, but against principalities of the dark world (see Eph. 6:12).
Though a candidate may have conceded this election, our adversary has not conceded the war.
When Jesus faced the devil in the wilderness, he overcame his temptations and won that battle. Even so, it is said that, "When the devil had ended all the temptations, he departed from Him until another time" (Luke 4:13). The snake realized he couldn't win that battle, so he simply turned aside until he found another opportunity to take up his cause. He only needed willing vessels who would fall for his lies and soon found them in the hearts of jealous and insecure Pharisees, who opposed and fought against Jesus throughout his ministry.
Though the enemy has been displaced in seats of governmental authority in our nation, he is now looking toward the next generation to fulfill his plans for total domination. He has done an excellent job of sowing seeds of fear and victimization into wounded and bitter hearts. Many have put their hope in a message and cause that is tainted, compromised and a counterfeit of their true destiny.
Many young women and men who have a God-given spirit of revival are being manipulated and deceived by the enemy towards political revolution and mutiny. The god of this age has slowly but surely hypnotized and drawn them into a false destiny that will only bring more confusion and sorrow.
Even so, this spirit of rebellion and misguided independence is but a counterfeit of what God intends for this nation. We were founded to be independent of human control and domination. We were birthed upon the principle of freedom in Christ and the truths of God's Word, which must now be revealed and demonstrated to these wandering prodigals looking for purpose and destiny.
We must not simply cast down this principality of rebellion but displace it by the truth and demonstration of a loving and powerful God.
God is going to pour out His Spirit in the days ahead, and it is unto these lost souls that the power and presence of God must be directed. It is not just for us in the church but for the many who have lost their way and are following the Pied Piper of death and destruction.
This next battle cannot be fought with words. The world has heard enough of our arguments and human reasoning. We must stop the bickering. Where the world is trying to demonstrate in rebellion, believers need to demonstrate a power that is not of this world. They need to see what we are talking about.
It's time to pray for a Holy Spirit demonstration!
Our prayers and intercession must not only continue for an outpouring of His Spirit but on mercy for the lost. We need to allow the Father to give us His heart for the sons and daughters who have yet to truly know Him as a heavenly Father with good plans and a good future. We need to repent for our lack of properly nurturing and preparing this next generation. We need to acknowledge our own sins of jealousy and bitterness to see these lies overturned.
Our prayers for a great outpouring of the Spirit is now more critical than ever. Even as we season our words with grace and determine to love those who disagree with us, we need to pray the Holy Spirit comes to do what we cannot.
"For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling. My speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power" (1 Cor. 2:2-4).
Wanda Alger is a five-fold prophetic minister with Dove Christian Fellowship International and on staff with Intercessors for America. Follow her blog at wandaalger.me.
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