August 1, 2020 | David Kubal, IFA President/CEO
Last week we ran a secular article titled “The Worse Case Scenario.” It was a dire description of how the fall election could turn out. The article caused quite a firestorm, with strong reactions both liking the article and disliking the article. This has caused me to seek the Lord for a specific word for today’s circumstances and our nation. So, here it is:
As we look at the news every night, it seems as if more evil and chaos are released upon our nation. COVID stats are manipulated to discourage and control. Tweets organize “impromptu” riots. Churches risk losing electricity if they violate restrictions and guidelines. The Body of Christ has been convinced to stay home.
I have been praying and seeking the Lord alone and with leaders I respect, asking for a word to speak into this situation to encourage people. I believe the word for the moment is:
“It is in the balance.”
I believe this word is to encourage us, because the word could have been: “It is done,” leaving us with no hope for our nation. BUT, there is hope—it is not done, the future of our nation is still in the balance. The question is, what do we need to do? I suggest three action points for this moment in time:
1. Understand what is going on. This is a spiritual battle with obvious conflict between light and darkness playing out before our eyes. Ninety-nine percent of what is going on is beyond what we can sense with our senses. The “real” reality is being played out in the spirit realm, just beyond our senses. Remember Elisha prayed God would provide spiritual eyes to his servant, who was then able to see the army of angels that were there to fight the battle.
And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. (2 Kgs 6:17)
This is the same for us—we must ask the Lord of the angel Armies to allow us to see beyond our normal vision, to see who is fighting with us, that we might strategically join in the battle through prayer and intercession. There are more people/beings in this fight than you know. I can say this with 100% confidence, hundreds of thousands of people are interceding just through IFA!
2. Call it by name. As we consider who is fighting with us, we need to consider the vanquished entity that is allowed the ability to create such havoc and chaos in our day. The goal of the enmity against Christ is to disrupt the system, come against law and order, and create chaos that allows the sinful nature of people to take over. We watch in dismay at the “organized” nature of all that is coming against our nation. I contend the strategy is simple: create chaos. The rest takes care of itself.
3. Call out the voices of truth. We are in a climate of intimidation and passivity. There is so much anger and contention in our nation today; people are afraid to speak their mind. We need God to release voices of hope who can speak to our situation. God is stirring intercession at incredible levels. I believe He is speaking to leaders, some with public platforms, some without public platforms, to share prophetic, activating messages of hope.
Don’t be weary. The Lord of heaven’s armies is ready to move. Let’s push in the heavenlies for this battle to shift in favor of our King.
Do not be fearful. Things will likely get worse before they get better. Chaos could hit the financial markets, spreading more fear into our nation. Chaos may extend past Election Day, November 3. Do not fear. Continue to press in. When it seems like the balance is teetering in the wrong direction, it’s time to press in and push in the spiritual reality.
“Do I bring to the moment of birth and not give delivery?” says the Lord. “Do I close up the womb when I bring to delivery?” says your God. (Is 66:9)
No. He doesn’t.
We cannot forget the power that has been given us through the shedding of the blood of Christ. Our Prince of victory has forever overthrown the enemy. The victory won requires the devil to flee—he has no choice, his power has been crushed. Let’s remember the words from the famous hymn:
The Lamb’s shed blood on Calvary
Has overthrown the enemy.
His precious blood brings victory;
It makes Satan turn and flee.
There is power, power of victory
In the blood of the Lamb.
There’s power in the wounds of Jesus Christ
To vanquish the devil’s might.
The Lamb’s Shed Blood on Calvary by M. Basilea Schlink, from Songs for Spiritual Warfare 2.