Monday, May 17, 2010

Territorial Assignments

The devil can't be everywhere at once, so how does his strategy of assault advance? Delegation. Get ready for a road-trip of discernment on this episode of hearingGod...

I really want to sharpen some spiritual swords in this message and get into the mindset of being on the offensive instead of the church at large mentality of being only on the defensive. The problem with this kind of teaching is that it's got invisible spiritual dynamics that the church has been taught to reject because 'it's weird' or whatever excuse... instead of testing everything & retaining that which is good. A spiritually blinded society tends to see the bad fruit, or the symptoms of the enemy's hand, in the natural. If there is no one working offensively in a region, you'll see devastation happen in the natural and any defensive church constantly putting band-aides on a community. But it gets harder and harder when the multitudes shout... "That's nice that Jesus loves me... but why is this stuff happening if He 'loves us' so much?"

So how can we understand this 'invisible' war waged against us? Since the devil can't be everywhere at once he has to delegate. Look at history for a clue...Kings, Nobles, Princes...go on down the line. Look at our military for a clue...Generals, Captains, Sargents. It works the same way, but again...not the devil, nor his fallen army can be everywhere at once so if we can get the offensive hand in a region... in the natural instead of destruction breaking out, we begin to see revival and the glory of God open up.

So I was in a big influential city recently. For those of you that live in one what I'm about to speak of might start to make sense because of the experiences you've had. If you live in a small town with not much going on... well, let's think about this... ask yourself what makes sense. Where do you suppose you would focus your firepower at if you were in a war? Would it be a little town or would it be a big one where you could taint the water supply and poison all the people? Think of the media and the power to influence for good or power in poisoning. And in a big city that the world looks to... aren't the decisions that come from them one's that the world watches and emulate? Spiritually, you are not going to have the same dynamics in a small town as you will in a big city... spiritually, you are going to have more of everything... opposition, more higher heavy hitters, more targeted agendas on the enemy's front. Let's face it, it's really hard in those territories...
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