August 5, 2019 | Wanda Alger, IFA Field Correspondent
In the wake of more mass shootings in cities across the nation, there is a rising anxiety and uncertainty among many, wondering if anyone is truly safe. Big city violence is now coming to small rural towns and fears are mounting. Whether these attacks come from terrorists, home-grown criminals, or desperate prodigals with a point to prove, violence is on the rise. But, now is the not the time to give in to this fear! Rather, we must press into prayer and raise up even more local prayer watches to blanket our cities with intercession.
The powers of the air recognize that the prayers of the saints have been getting through to the throne! Our intercession has been filling the bowls and stirring heaven to come to the earth and the enemy knows it. The reality is that God is about to pour out His glory across the earth, bringing the true FEAR OF THE LORD upon this land and Hell is running scared. All the powers of darkness are about to be exposed for what they truly are. They are making a last ditch effort to release a demonic TERROR in hopes that we will be distracted and give in to a fear that is not of God. Where the Fear of Lord is heaven-sent to awaken our spirits to the majesty and holiness of God, the Terror of Hell seeks to destroy our faith and kill our purpose and destiny. What we see happening in many of these horrific attacks is the devil’s preemptive attack to the Fear of the Lord that is coming. But, we can do something about it.
We must stand by those who are suffering from these attacks with our love, support, and prayers. But, we must also take our positions in the watch towers of our own communities for the days ahead. We must take the offense in securing our cities for the Kingdom by praying with others in agreement for the spiritual and natural protection of the Lord. Our corporate alignment is key if we are to secure our cities and establish spiritual walls of protection that the enemy can’t penetrate. We must pray for God’s presence to become a wall of fire around our communities and for the fear of the Lord to permeate every street in our neighborhood.
“And I will be to her a wall of fire all around, declares the Lord, and I will be the glory in her midst.’” (Zechariah 2:5 ESV)
No government can adequately protect us. No legislation can guarantee our safety. Not even a President can provide the protection that is truly needed from heaven’s perspective. When we humble ourselves together before the throne of grace and lift up His banner over our communities in oneness of heart and mind, our boundaries will be secure from the demonic forces that seek to steal, kill, and destroy. I urge you to join with other believers around you and BUILD THAT WALL OF FIRE AROUND YOUR CITY!