In Daniel 7, the prophet receives an incredible vision of four demonic beasts that are emerging from the sea. They come to bring destruction to the whole world. While contemplating this vision, Daniel says in verse nine, “I KEPT LOOKING, Until thrones were set up and the Ancient of Days took His seat..” As remnant Christians, we are going to be continually surrounded by demonic opposition and strategy in the years ahead, however, our source of strength will come from our ability to “keep looking” until we clearly see God’s kingdom that will be established in ever increasing measure. One of the greatest mistakes intercessors and prophetic voices make out of immaturity is that they only proclaim what they see the devil doing demonically but rarely keep looking and pressing in for divine solution and strategy to get the victory. It was Jesus Himself who said in Matthew 16:18, “I will build My Church and the gates of hell will NOT overtake it.” Yes, Satan is raging in the nations of the earth right now, however, Jesus Christ is enthroned on high and seeks a people that will be His ambassadors here upon the earth until He comes again. Now is not the time to run and hide but arise and shine!
Daniel continues in verse 25 to expose the strategy of Satan when he writes, “And he (the devil) will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One, and he will intend to make alterations in times and in law…” The plans of the devil are made very clear to Daniel and the remnant of God in this chapter. Satan is going to rage against God in every sphere of society (Psalm 2) and the purpose behind it is to wear down the saints. Satan wants to sow discouragement, disillusionment, and fear among God’s people. Many of you reading this right now need to get free from all demonic oppression, fear, anxiety, and attacks coming against your mind in 2020. You must enter into 2021 full of faith and a renewed focus. Satan also wants to change and alter laws in the United States and foreign nations that ban religious freedoms and the sanctity of human life. Governor Gavin Newsom in California and Governor Cuomo in New York are leading this charge that will not go unnoticed in the sight of God. Where has the voice of the Church gone in an hour of crisis? Thank God for men of God like Pastor Che Ahn in Pasadena California who recently won a Supreme Court case allowing the doors of his church to stay open and expose government overreach against religious liberties.
The Trojan Horse in America
On July 16, 2020 I had a prophetic dream where I saw a large Trojan horse placed in the middle of America. Historically, the Greeks used a massive, horse-shaped wooden structure to infiltrate the city of Troy. It was disguised as a gift, but inside hid warriors who attacked and overtook the city. In my dream, the Lord showed me that this Trojan horse had infiltrated America. On the side of the horse was the word, “COVID-19”. As a side note, it is intriguing that Vice President Mike Pence referred to Joe Biden as a type of “Trojan Horse” on multiple occasions in the fall of 2020.
There are three things that God revealed to me through the dream:
• The first thing the Lord revealed to me was a “stigma”. A stigma can be defined as a mark of disgrace. The enemy is at work against Americans and believers in other nations who have already contracted COVID-19. Satan, the enemy of our souls, is trying to silence the faith of believers using this stigma. This stigma is being used as an instrument to attack people who have recovered from the Corona-virus. This is silencing many of them through shame, guilt, and condemnation. The goal through fear is to make them afraid to share their experience with COVID-19. Not only that, but believers who have always trusted the Lord with healing are being hurt in their faith. I want to encourage you. God still heals and moves in the supernatural! God is still good! Do not allow the enemy to gain a foothold in your faith!
• The second thing the Lord revealed to me in my dream was a massive mask that emerged from the horse. Mass pandemonium and fighting began breaking out over the mask. Masks are causing demonic division and strife in America. The accuser of the brethren is bringing demonic activity to the church over a piece of paper!!! COVID-19 is a decoy! We are wasting our breath over a distraction when we should be speaking out concerning matters such as abortion, sex trafficking, pedophilia, and racism. There is a MASSIVE exposure happening in this hour and we are missing it! The battle we face is far more than the Corona-virus. Many have taken the bait of Satan, becoming obsessed with this one issue, and this is wreaking havoc in the church.
• In my dream, the spirits of fear, hate and greed also began coming out of the horse. We must be on guard to walk in the fruit of the Spirt rather than operate in the works of the flesh.
Now is the Time
Daniel finishes his vision of the demonic beasts and the strategy of Satan by boldly declaring in verse 27, “Then the sovereignty, the dominion, and the greatness of all the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be given to THE PEOPLE OF THE SAINTS of the Highest One; His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all the dominions will serve and obey Him.”As the remnant of God, we must possess a victorious eschatology concerning Satan and His rage against Christians. It is to be expected and because of this, we should be on the offensive, not the defensive. While Satan is raging, the remnant should be rising! The Christian response to COVID-19 should have NEVER been the same as the world. While unbelievers shrank back in fear, Christians should have stepped up in faith. While the world checked out in hopelessness, remnant Christians should have checked in and shared the kingdom of God that can never be shaken. The good news is, it’s not too late! As we head into 2021, we can still rise up and be the light a dying world so desperately needs!
The Rage of Goliath
A very similar story is told in 1 Samuel 17 when Goliath begins to challenge and mock the God of Israel. He cries out in verse 10, “I defy the ranks of Israel this day; give me a man that we may fight together!” The Scriptures say that Saul and his men were DISMAYED and GREATLY AFRAID. Just like the days of Daniel, Goliath is raging against God and His people in this story. However, a young man named David came within earshot of the Philistine’s mocking and could simply not turn down the challenge. Not because David was famous or a man of influence, but even as a young man He knew who His God was.
During the COVID-19 era, it was amazing that abortion clinics and liquor stores could remain open but churches in many states were required to shut down. It was as if a modern day Goliath was shouting from these demonic businesses to the Church, “I’m essential and you are not!” And what was the response of most pastors and Christians? They willingly shut down their worship services in the name of wisdom concerning the coronavirus outbreak when in many cases it was simply a spirit of fear and intimidation that had come to silence the voice of the Church.
As it was in the days of Daniel and David, God is still searching for a remnant to rise who will use their God given authority and run to the battle lines, not away from them. Daniel declared in chapter 11 verse 32 that “…The people who know their God will display strength and take action.” David took action against Goliath and slew the Philistine. Daniel prophesied that the saints of the Highest One would overcome. Jesus declared that His Church would not be destroyed. God has graciously granted the American Church a short period of years under the Presidency of Donald Trump to defend religious liberty, the sanctity of life, stand up to racism, and sound the alarm on a Marxist agenda seeking to overthrow biblical values. Will we allow the rage of Satan to discourage us and instill a fear that paralyzes us from taking action? Do we recognize that COVID-19 was just a trojan horse that sought to usher into America so many other demonic strategies? While millions now prepare to be vaccinated, God is looking for a people ready to see Satan dominated! Let the remnant arise!!!
If you are hungry to be equipped and activated in the tremendous harvest of souls that is coming to America and the nations of the earth in 2021, join myself and Mario Murillo on a free conference call Monday December 14th at 9 pm EST. Register to join us now, here.
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