June 4, 2020 | IFA Staff
You may have seen or heard of this encounter that Jeremiah Johnson describes–it is all over social media right now. When we read it, we felt that we needed to seek God for what direction and prayer strategies God may be directing us to pursue. Here is an excerpt from the vision that Jeremiah Johnson shared. Most importantly, keep reading on after the vision–we feel that the Lord is laying out a prayer battle plan for those of us who intercede.
The vision from Jeremiah Johnson:
On the night of May 30th, while praying and pacing over the United States in my home around 2 am, a demonic entity appeared right before me in an open vision. This type of encounter has only ever happened one other time while I was ministering in a foreign country in 2015. I have always engaged in this type of spiritual warfare while asleep and dreaming prophetically, but rarely if ever to this degree while awake.
This demonic entity had a visible and deep scar underneath its right eye, but it also had the ability to mutate or rather change forms. I watched this “being” morph several times right in front of me, yet the gash below its right eye remained.
It pointed its finger right in my face and said, “I exist to deceive the whole world. Just as there are forerunners in the kingdom of God that go before the Son of Man, so I am a forerunning spirit in the kingdom of darkness that has been sent before the coming of the man of lawlessness.”
It continued, “The scar underneath my right eye has come at the hands of the praying Church, for many of them in this hour have begun to detect our true plans and purposes to disrupt systems, divert attention, and release chaos in the land.”
1. Disrupt Systems
2. Divert Attention
3. Release Chaos
At this point in the encounter, the hair on my body was standing straight up as I had never been told anything like this at length by a demonic entity. Suddenly, all I can describe is the authority and mind of Christ came upon me and I pointed my finger back at this demon and demanded, “Who is the source behind your power and influence?”
It began to laugh hysterically, a sound that still taunts me and with great rage this demon answered and roared, “The Media!”
I fixed my gaze upon it and said, “You devil that has come to deceive the whole world through the media and is being exposed right now, I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to reveal your agenda!”
With a sneer it began to manifest a foul spirit and the first wave I smelled was FEAR. I saw the Coronavirus spreading across the whole world and the spirit of fear attached to it. The second wave of stench the demon manifested was HATE and I saw the cities on fire and racism escalating. The third wave that came was GREED and it was the strongest of all the smells.
In that moment of time, by way of Holy Spirit revelation, I understood that what we are witnessing in 2020, beyond a virus and beyond racism and police brutality is a diabolical and sinister agenda called “greed”. A wave of fear has hit through the virus and now a wave of anger through the riots, but the real culprit is greed!
In other words, the world is being held hostage right now by demonic forces preparing the way for the man of lawlessness. There is so much deception being spread through the media that now we must understand what we are “seeing” and “hearing” on the news and social media is a simple diversion from the real truth…
Follow the spirit of greed in this hour and it will not only expose the agenda behind the fear and hate but it will lead you to the freedom only found in TRUTH!
The response from IFA Staff:
IFA staff seeks to hear from the Lord about news and events of the day. Our heart is to see with spiritual eyes what is happening in the natural and in the supernatural as well. This vision struck us. We see a physical battle in the natural happening before us in cities across the nation–it really echoes the spiritual battle happening in the spirit realm.
During the quarantine period, IFA felt led to put on the armor of God. We shared some powerful teachings from Derek Prince about arming ourselves with those spiritual weapons. (Click here to see one of them if you missed them) Many of you shared you were feeling the same leading by God to ready yourselves with His armor. Is it any surprise that we find ourselves in a physical battle before us, that feeds on the spiritual battle happening in the heavenlies? Jeremiah Johnson’s vision powerfully illustrates the “war wound” on the demon that was a result of the prayers of God’s people. YOU DID THAT! This wound illustrates that we don’t always know the result of our prayer, but the enemy is impacted nonetheless. We have been prepping for spiritual battle in these past few months, it is time to deploy!
We must address the issues we see by getting to the root and the power behind these manifestations.
- Where there is chaos, pray for and act in the opposite spirit: peace and order.
- Where there is hate, pray for and act in the opposite spirit: love and tenderness toward others.
- Where there is division, pray for and act in the opposite spirit: unity and compassion.
- Where there is deception, pray for and act in the opposite spirit: truth and transparency.
- Where there is fear, pray for and act in the opposite spirit: security in God and faith.
- Where there is greed, pray for and act in the opposite spirit: submission to God, contentment, and generosity.
(This spirit could be increasing in power and coming against us as the vision above stated–it would be wise to purposefully pray about the spirit of greed.)
Dismantle the enemy’s plans:
The enemy’s plan to “Disrupt Systems”
Pray for leaders who are attempting to restore order in this crisis. Pray for truth and justice in our nation. Pray also for businesses and local leaders who are dealing with the pressures of coronavirus closings followed by riots. Pray for law enforcement–for injustice to be addressed and for justice to prevail in all circumstances. (Is 28:17)
The enemy’s plan to “Divert Attention”
Pray for awareness for Americans and especially believers. Pray that we do not get distracted by side issues, the minutiae and parsing of words, overpowering media coverage that is false or distorted. This is where we see the immense power of the media. All of these things (and more) can cause us to be looking in the wrong direction and missing the things that need our prayer. Keep asking God for His eyes. We encourage you to daily visit Headline Prayer where we seek to refocus the issues daily for prayer. (Hab 2:1)
The enemy’s plan to “Release Chaos”
Pray for order to be restored. The foundational principle of law and order is biblical. Pray for boundaries, borders, order–all of which bring peace and security. Justice is also biblical, and equal application of justice is critical for the sense of security of a people. (2 Cor 5, Job 11:18, Prv 21:15)
As we seek God for what may be coming at us next, let us maintain our preparedness, continuing to suit up for spiritual warfare with the armor of God.
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. (Eph 6:13)
Let us know what you are hearing from the Lord on this issue we are seeing before us,
and share how you are being directed to pray!
(Editor’s Note: IFA seeks the Lord for discernment in selecting all of the information we post, and especially when sharing prophetic words. We encourage you to ask the Lord whether and how prophetic words may apply to you personally or to the Body, as well as how to pray. Every prophetic word is to be tested by each believer, in accordance with 1 Jn 4; 1 Thes 5:1; and Acts 17:11.)