Greetings to the Father, Son, Holy Spirit, angels and saints in Christ. Yesterday I wrote extensively about Daniels’ visions and their implications, since God revealed to him and to us that demonic strongholds do reign over nations. Deliverance comes with prayer and fasting which releases angelic hlp from the heavenlies.

THE DEMONIC STRONGHOLD IN DANIEL’S VISION EXERTED CONTROL IN THE EARTH THROUGH HUMAN VESSELS

As I meditated on Daniel’s visions, the Lord progressively revealed several truths to me. Firstly, demons exert their power through people on earth. The demonic stronghold of the Kings of Mede and Persia, represented by the ram, exerted their power on earth through Darius the Mede and Cyrus the Persian. The prince of Grecia, who could represent the antichrist and false prophet who Daniel repeatedly sees in the visions. It may sound strange, but there is a demonic transfer of power and death in the earth through human vessels. I remember some years ago, a reggae artiste proclaiming gun violence held a concert in St. Vincent. There was an outbreak of gun crimes after his departure. How did this happen? Demons were released from his mouth as he sang. Where is the biblical evidence? One example is found in 1 Kings 22: 1 – 37. In this event, Ahab, the wicked king of Israel wanted to go to war. He held a conference with his false prophets in order to enquire what to do. In order to confound him and cause his reign to end by his death, God gave permission to a lying spirit to go out and tell him to go to war. Prophet Micaiah warned him about what the Lord had done to him, but Ahab refused to listen because he hated God. Therefore he died. There is another example in the book of Revelation 16: 13,14 in which John said that he “saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty”. In other words, they spoke words which released demonic spirits with the power to work miracles. We cannot underestimate the power of satan to work miracles through lying spirits in the lives of humans. There is much more to be said, but I will end this segment here.

THE DEMONIC STRONGHOLD INCREASES ITS POWER BASE TO OPPOSE OUR INTERCESSION

Yesterday I spoke of how the prince of Persia increased resistance to the Lord’s messenger by collaborating with other demons in the stronghold called the kings of Persia. I want to show us an interesting truth about the response of demons to our intercession. This was revealed initially in Daniel 9: 21. This was the first documented evidence of Daniel’s intercession for the deliverance of the Jews from captivity. As he interceded, Gabriel flew swiftly to help him. There was no interference to the angel’s mission. As Daniel stepped up his intercession with extended prayer and fasting, the demonic opposition to the angel’s mission became ferocious. An examination of the book of Daniel will reveal that Daniel and his friends had always experienced some degree of opposition under the reign of Nebuchadnezzar and outright disrespect of the Lord God under the reign of Belshazzar who did not learn from his father’s errors. However, while the principalities were working against them, they became extremely aggravated when Daniel began to intercede for the return of the Jews to their nation and ultimately the worship of the true and living God. They were the only nation in the earth that worshipped God, so the aim of the strongholds of Mede and Persia was to totally quell the worship of the Lord God in the earth. However, we need not despair, because the Lord has mighty angels that help us to win the warfare in the heavenlies when we pray and fast.

Blessings until!

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