PATTY: Never before in all of my 70 plus years have I experienced such spiritual warfare. My spirit is warring day and night as the battle intensifies. This battle is over the establishment of God’s truth on earth as it is in heaven. Isaiah 59 speaks about truth falling in the streets and that all who shun evil become a prey. But let us look at this in context.
For our offenses are many in your sight,
and our sins testify against us.
Our offenses are ever with us
and we acknowledge our iniquities:
rebellion and treachery against the LORD,
turning our backs on our God,
inciting revolt and oppression,
uttering lies our hearts have conceived.
So justice is driven back,
and righteousness stands at a distance;
truth has stumbled in the streets,
honesty cannot enter.
Truth is nowhere to be found,
and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey.
The LORD looked and was displeased
that there was no justice.
He saw that there was no one,
he was appalled that there was no one to intervene;
so his own arm achieved salvation for him,
and his own righteousness sustained him.
The nations are in a rage and are seeking to throw off all restraint. The man of Anti-christ is pounding on the door ready to release a full array of lawlessness and deception. One great aspect of the war which people miss is the place of Israel and the new peace treaties with Arab nations. In addition, policies concerning Jerusalem and the covenant promises to Israel for the Land. There are those who would fight to turn back the clock on the progress recently made.
Media has learned how to brainwash and has become the supreme power of the land, even over the President (it censors his “Tweets”). It censors what it does not want the public to hear or read. Only their established narrative is the “truth.” Yet without the standards of God, how can we have the truth? There is more division than ever amongst the believing community over opposing political narratives. Some prophets have said that the Lord Himself has sent the spirit of delusion to the media to test man’s hearts. Is this possible? In the days of Jehoshaphat, God sent a lying spirit into the prophets so they would deceive King Ahab into going to battle. Only Micaiah spoke the truth and later got slapped for it. Also, in the days of Hezekiah, God sent a rumor to King Sennacherib of Assyria that caused him to turn back from attacking Judah. And, of course, II Thessalonians 2:9-12, God sends a powerful delusion as a consequence of not loving the truth.
The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.
There is much at stake in the upcoming elections. All you who are reading this are very aware of the battle we are in. God is raising up a remnant who has heard the heart cry of God and are standing in the gap, interceding night and day. As Jehoshaphat and Hezekiah responded to the crisis in their day by humbling themselves and praying, so multitudes today are humbling themselves through repentance, intercession and worship. Dan, my son Ben, and I have had participated in numerous global zoom meetings since April with world Christian leaders along with prominent Messianic Jewish leaders in Israel who have come together to seek the Lord, build unity, honor one another, intercede and repent. Scores of other prayer initiatives haver been taking place. It seems like every major prophetic leader is calling for different seasons of consecration, fasting and prayer. Several large gatherings of 100,000’s have been hosted in different parts of the world—two in Washington, DC recently—to repent, worship and to humble themselves as spoken of in II Chronicles 7:14:
if My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
It can no longer be said that there is no one to stand in the gap as multitudes have responded. I have purposely left out mentioning the different political issues. Our focus needs to be on humbling ourselves by seeking God. Too much debate leads to pride that opens the door to deception. It is time to rend our hearts and plead with God for mercy. If one man, Abraham, had the authority to intercede on behalf of Sodom and Gomorra how much more can we, as part of this large remnant, plead with God to spare the nations because of the righteous who dwell there. We pray the last days harvest. And one day soon, Yeshua will overthrow the lawless one, Satan, the father of lies, with one breath from his mouth! This will be the victory of the war to end all wars!