As a watchman intercessor in this nation, I can see something that is about to break forth that the Body of Christ is not ready for.
The battle of the ages, between the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of darkness is about to be sprung upon us in a deeper way than we have ever experienced. And hear me when I say… THE CHURCH IS NOT READY!
The battle that is about to be released is a spiritual battle for the ages. It is the one before the return of the Lord. The Final Battle.
The devil knows his time is short and he is pulling out all of the stops in order to see God’s people broken, devoured, and full of fear. There is an evil that is being released that most of the Body of Christ has no understanding about how to fight.
Spirits of insanity, false signs and wonders, demonic manifestations, persecution, torment unto death, and anti-Christs that are VERY good counterfeits are awaiting their evil master’s signal to “go.” When that happens, many good Bible Believing Christians are going to be carried away as prisoners of war. If the Body of Christ does not soon become equipped with the powers of the age to come – they will be overcome by the darkness and taken out of commission for the Final Battle.
(I do not mean they will lose their salvation. I mean they will lose their ability to fight in the spiritual war that rages, because they will be overcome with fear or with deception.)
It’s not too late to learn about the “Powers of the Age to Come.”
Have you ever heard a sermon preached about that? The phrase is coined by the writer of Hebrews in Chapter 6 verse 5. He speaks of Believers tasting the POWERS OF THE AGE TO COME.
It seems that in the 21st century very few of us have experienced these powers and yet, we see them sprinkled throughout the Word of God.
Paul defines them a little further in 2 Corinthians 10:4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
The powers of the age to come make no sense to this world – they are spiritual weapons. Let’s look at a few.
The enemy’s armies were routed by the worship of God’s people. (2 Chronicles 20)
Water and food can be ‘healed.’ (Ex. 15 and 2 Kings 4)
Moses parted the waters. (Ex. 14)
Body’s healed. (Acts 3)
Stephen saw heaven opened as he was being stoned. (Acts 7)
Phillip was transported from one place to another. (Acts 8)
Peter’s shadow fell on someone and they were healed. (Acts 5)
The people were led by visions and dreams. (Acts 10)
They cast out demons. (Matt. 8)
The dead were raised. (Luke 9, Mark 5)
All of these things kind of blow my mind… Because I have only seen a few of these “powers” happen with my own eyes.
We don’t know how to access most of these. Not many of us have the faith for these things. And yet – they are the very things we are going to need in this Final Battle.
Recently, I had a vision that I was a prisoner (along with many others) held captive in a cell in the wall of a Roman Colosseum. We each had windows to see into the arena. The lions would be released against our brother and sister Christians and they would be mauled to death.
I felt powerless. I asked the Lord to renew my mind that I was powerless against this and I renounced the lie that I couldn’t do anything about it. The Holy Spirit spoke to me and said, “You think you are powerless because you think you have to fight this with your intelligence – but this is a spiritual war and the weapons you hold are not carnal – they are spiritual. You have a sword that could end this.”
The vision immediately flipped to me standing before the lion. I took my sword and aimed for its throat and I said, “You will not kill my brothers and sisters anymore!” My sword cut deep enough that it severed the throat of the lion and it bled out on the ground. Then I began handing out swords to my fellow Believers and they began to use them on the lions and pretty soon we were victorious!
END OF THE VISION
It was a spiritual war we were fighting. I had assumed it wasn’t.
I feel a bit helpless watching Christian bakers and florists who stick by their religious convictions and football coaches who pray get picked off by evil lions and mauled to death. I feel helpless with all of the yelling going on about racism and division and hate. But I think the mistake we’ve been making is assuming that we have to fight the war with the right words and worldly intelligence.
We must stop arguing with the weapon called “intelligence” and begin warring with the authority of the Lord and cut off the spiritual lions who are devouring the truth of God’s Kingdom!
This is how we use the powers of the age to come. (Hebrews 6) We use our God-given authority, bought for us on the cross, to come against powers and principalities that are attempting to devour our nation and our brothers and sisters in Christ. Let us all use our swords together and cut off this attempt by the enemy to take out our nation.
By faith, raise your sword and repeat after me, “By the blood of Jesus, I cut off the head of the lion who is attempting to divide our nation. I cut off the head of the lion who is devouring my fellow Believers. You WILL be silenced, in the name that is above all names – JESUS!”
This is how we begin to use the Powers of the Age to Come!
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.” Is 60:1-3