Category Archives: Prayer and Spiritual Warfare

As we walk through various trials and attacks of the enemy God is our refuge, our strength and our shield. He equips us with all we need to wrest the Kingdom back from the one who stole dominion on Earth. The effective fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much: as events count down to the return of Jesus Christ we need to focus our energy on drawing closer to God in prayer and worship.

The Battle Belongs to The Lord

This is a series of three visions given to Jake Dominy, a member of our School of Prophesy. Jake also created a picture to represent the first of the three, which you will find at the end of this message.

Part One

Exodus 17: 8-16

I saw in the natural the wind blowing the trees this morning, and the sky dark, with very occasional sunshine.

I felt the Lord saying that there is a real spiritual storm brewing in the heavenlies, a major battle in heavenly places. And as I waited on the Lord I felt him liken this battle to the one against the Amalekites (Exodus 17: 8-16): when Moses was holding up his hands the Israelites were winning, but when his arms tired and he let them drop the Israelites started to lose. He needed support holding his hands up. I felt the Lord was saying that Moses holding his hands up was a symbol of three things. One is prayer and praise, another is that they point to the Lord as a prophetic symbol of victory, and thirdly it means that we must keep our minds and spirits focussed on things above and not on our current situation.

We must pray unceasingly for our leaders in the church and in the nation. We are their support. I saw that the more we prayed, the longer the sun shone, and as our leaders tired and we eased up on praying the darkness and storm clouds with stormy winds came. I felt the Lord say now is the time to pray and praise unceasingly and my name will be known in the land, and my glory will shine forth like the sun across this nation and all nations. I will break down some of the spiritual strongholds in the Earth; I am the Lord and the victory is mine. My name will be known and praised in all the Earth.

The second part of this came later. I saw the Lion of Judah, and standing behind him were defences: these defences were the angels, and behind the angels was God’s human army with full length shields and shining spears between the shields, at least 7 feet high. And behind that was a vast, vast army: some on horseback, and some foot soldiers. As the enemy drew close I heard the Lion roar “Now!” and as He roared the front few lines of the enemy were no more, through the sheer volume of the roar of the Lion.

But I also felt a warning in my spirit: the enemy will try to draw us out of our defensive position, with other spiritual distractions that seem right, but which give the enemy a chance to outflank us. We are to stand in defensive position, in anticipation and braced for the battle to come, not getting caught up in other things, holding up the arms of our leaders in prayer, looking to Heaven and praising God for His greatness and for the victory of the Cross. This is our position until the lion roars “Now!

Jake Dominy

This picture roughly represents the prophecy I had, as close as I could get it. The circles of roman soldiers at the back are protecting the leaders holding the standards of the Lord. In front of that you have a double height of troops, standing on the shields of the lower soldiers. That would stretch miles and miles back. In front of them is the angel army as I saw them, then the Lion of Judah in front.

The call to Praise

SOP 23 May 2020

Exodus 17: 8-16

Jake shared a word from this passage, in which Aaron and Hur held up Moses’s arms while Joshua fought the Amalekites. While they were up, the battle went Israel’s way; while they were down, the Israelites lost ground.

As we move towards the ”Pentecost” that God has prepared, with its coming revival, there will be a great battle in the heavenlies as the enemy tries to prevent it. Storm clouds are gathering in the spirit realms now. This is a season of unceasing prayer to support our leaders, spiritual and temporal, and to call in the revival. The raised arms stand for three things:

  1. Prayer and praise.
  2. They point to the Lord as a prophetic symbol of His victory.
  3. They keep us focussed on the things that are above, not our current situation below.

Moses stood, then sat, on the hill, supported by Aaron and Hur, with his arms raised up until sunset. We need to keep praying for the light to overcome the darkness. As we pray, the light has the supremacy. If we stop praying, the clouds gather.

This is a strategic call to use the weapon of PRAISE. Praise declares the greatness of God. It is different from worship, which expresses our personal devotion to the Lord. Praise lifts us into the heavenly realms, from which we get the understanding that leads us into worship. Pat shared from a testimony how when we praise God for His greatness we get rid of everything that holds us to the earthly realm; as we keep praising we sharpen our focus on Jesus and His victory. Anne pointed out that the Israelites were fighting for their lives here. When we engage in warfare praise we don’t know what enemies we are up against, but we do know who has the victory!

So while worship is a channel for our intimacy with God, It’s praise that is a weapon against the enemy. Psalm 149 vs 5-9 makes this clear:

“Let the saints be joyful in glory;
Let them sing aloud on their beds
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth,
And a two-edged sword in their hand,
To execute vengeance on the nations,
And punishments on the peoples;
To bind their kings with chains,
And their nobles with fetters of iron;
To execute on them the written judgment—
This honor have all His saints.”

As we waited on the Lord, I saw a river of fire coming down from heaven, and then then a tree – one of those whose leaves are “for the healing of the nations.”  Elaine saw the fire of our praise going up, then in some way transformed in the Spirit and coming back down to Earth to bring a harvest. David confirmed this from Scripture with Psalm 67 vs 5-6:

“Let the peoples praise You, O God;
Let all the peoples praise You.
Then the earth shall yield her increase;
God, our own God, shall bless us”

So let us commit, as an army, to let our praise ascend to the heavenlies then come down, transformed into God’s Pentecost fire, to bring a harvest of revival to earth. And as we do so, let us support our leaders in prayer, and to reach out to one another for support if we find ourselves getting weak.

“I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised;
So shall I be saved from my enemies.” (Ps 18:3)