A Praying Life
7/24/12 at 11:01 AM 0 Comments


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The world is still reeling over the recent tragic events in Colorado. A long gunman enters a theater and shoots 71 persons killing 12. What kind of person would do such a thing? He must be a monster. Our society glamorizes violence, hate, and killing. Scenes of mayhem, violent acts of anger and rage in the movies, video games, and TV shows saturate our lives. These things have a greater impact on the weak minded, and the mentally unstable.

There is another factor to consider. Ephesians 6:12 KJV For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. What happen in Colorado is an example of manifested evil. This is what demonic power looks like. We see it every day as many are killed in drive-by shooting, children wounded and killed while playing outside their homes, children snatched from their beds, kidnapped and killed, Innocent people caught in the crossfire of gang activity. Jeremiah 9:21 For death is come up into our windows, and is entered into our palaces, to cut off the children from without, and the young men from the street.

I am not suggesting that this person was demon possessed and had no control over his actions. I am saying that the body of Christ needs to recognize that the word of God is true. Demonic power exists; there are ruling spirits of darkness assigned to geographical areas, spiritual wickedness in high places. We must learn how to use spiritual strategies to combat the enemy.

Reportedly, this person comes from a two parent home, had a religious upbringing, and was always at the top of his class. His teachers described him as being brilliant. He knew right from wrong, had been exposed to the word of God. This is what happens when you make wrong choices and decide to reject God. You do not know how far Satan will take you. Yes, this is the result of demonic influences but he still had the ability to make choices.

Information suggests that he planned this over several months. It was deliberate, systematic planning. The minute this demonic plan hit his mind he had a choice to seek out help. He had a choice to seek out help from doctors, counselors, school, or spiritual help from the church. He had an opportunity to reach out to his parents to talk to them. Every time he made a new purchase of guns, ammunition, explosive he had a choice to stop the madness. This is what happens when a person become sold out to Satan, to evil and does not resist the sick evil thoughts they are having. The act he committed was manifestation of the evil thoughts in his heart.

Ephesians 6:12 KJV For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. What can we, the body of Christ do? We cannot just simply react as the world does to these tragic events. We hear and see that people are "praying" during these times as they struggle to understand and deal with yet another act of senseless violence.

We have a responsibility to recognize the spiritual significance of these events and enter into spiritual warfare on a daily basis. Remember it is not about the individual - it is about the demonic spirit that is influencing them. We have a responsibility to use our authority to bind up violence and loose love, to bind up premature death and speak life.

SPEAK THE ANSWER NOT THE PROBLEM. THE ANSWER IS IN THE WORD OF GOD. HEAVENLY FATHER, we come in the name of your son, Jesus, asking you to apply the BLOOD OF JESUS over the land. We bind up demonic power, copycat spirits, anger, criminal mindset, hate, and rage in our homes, neighborhoods, states, and nation. We loose love, compassion, caring spirit, forgiveness, peace and we speak a sound mind. We loose the spirit of repentance and conviction upon each person, city, state, and nation that we may turn from our wicked ways, humbled ourselves, and seek your face. We repent of our sins and for the sins of this nation that violates your laws and seek forgiveness. We ask that you would heal the land, heal the broken hearted, heal those that remain in the hospital and comfort those that sorrow and do as only you can do - bring some good out of this evil event. We ask that you send warring angels to assist us in this battle against the satanic demonic power. We station ministering angels to minister to the needs of the wounded, hurting souls. We pour out our hearts to you. We thank you for hearing us and giving us protection. All Power belongs to you and we WORSHIP YOUR HOLY NAME.

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