Before you set out to battle, you need a battle plan. It starts with understanding your enemy, understanding your God, and understanding who you are in Him.
We must understand out enemy. Paul admonished us not to be ignorant of the devil's devices (2 Cor. 2:11). I've learned a lot about the enemy in my exploits. I share about it in my new book, The Spiritual Warfare Battle Plan: Unmasking 15 Harassing Spirits That Want to Destroy Your Life.
To everything there is a season—and this is the season where witchcraft gets heavy, demonic imaginations target minds and infirmities inflict bodies.
Of course, Jezebel and her witchcrafts can creep onto the scene any time of the year. But every single October for as far back as I can remember I see an onslaught of spiritual attacks from every direction. It’s like clockwork.
What is witchcraft? Merriam-Webster defines witchcraft as the use of magical powers obtained especially from evil spirits; the use of sorcery or magic; communication with the devil or the familiar. You might think of the Voodoo priests or the witch doctors, but as I've said before even Christians can release witchcraft at you with their thoughts and words.
Witchcraft can be in the spiritual atmosphere due to demonic activity from those practicing its various expressions—but witchcraft can also be released directly at you as a spiritual attack. During this time of year, we see a celebration of darkness and evil. You can’t walk into a retail store without seeing vampires, witches, ghouls and goblins.
In this season, people from around the world are contacting me about the rising spiritual warfare. The Holy Spirit gave me three prophet words about spiritual warfare that I hope encourage you in the battle. You can read them below.
I want to remind you that my School of Spiritual Warfare starts tomorrow. You can attend online. Even if you can’t watch live tomorrow, you can still watch the videos any time you want, and as many times as you want. There are 18 lessons in all, as well as Q&As and spiritual warfare drills. This is going to be life changing! Please don’t miss it! You can register at www.warfareschool.com.
Have you run into an undercover angel? Can you sense the presence of angels you cannot see?
When I first got saved, my eyes were opened to the reality of angels. I was living in Ozark—a small town in Alabama that was essentially my wilderness place—and diligently looking for a church to call my home when I found a Pentecostal congregation that was radical in its faith.
The first time I walked through the doors, I saw a display of feathers. Being newly saved, I had no idea what in the world this signified. One of the members excitedly explained these were feathers that had fallen into the sanctuary in past services.
Of course, I was skeptical—until feathers started falling into the sanctuary right before my eyes. After seeing so much New Age angel philosophy creep into the church, I shied away from angels. But in the last couple of years I’ve resumed my study and discovered angels are on assignment to help us more than we realize. (You can read my prophetic word about angels here.)
We know the enemy is launching fiery darts at the saints, but the Lord showed me demonic fiery darts are no match for the divine arrows from heaven.
The Lord has been speaking to me about angels in a strong way for the last couple of years. It started with angels of transition, then angels of deliverance, then, of course, the angels of abundant harvest and finally angels on various types of assignments.
Our heavenly Father wants us to be more aware of the ministry of angels in these last days. Indeed, the Bible shows us angelic ministry will rise in the end-times.
With regard to angels, the writer of Hebrews made it clear: “Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to minister to those who will inherit salvation?” (Heb. 1:14). If you’re saved, God can and will send angels on assignment to minister to you at His will. We need to learn to cooperate with their ministry, and that sometimes means discerning their presence.
Psalm 103:20 tells us angels hearken to the voice of God's Word.
People are sensing something they can’t explain, but it’s a movement of God they cannot disregard.
Scripture tells us of a day when angels—God's holy messengers—will ascend upon the earth like never before like a fire igniting everything they touch. From time immemorial, testimonies of these messengers and their amazing intervention have maintained global attention, and every world religion has its own way of identifying and confirming their continual influence.