“A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. 12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:10-12, NLT)

As I sit back and evaluate what is happening in our world, and right here in our own country, I am reminded of some things. The first thing is I hear a lot of God getting the blame for what is going on in this country. Christians say He is judging America. Why does God get all of the credit for everything bad that happens? Let me remind you that the devil comes to steal, kill, and destroy. He is the author of chaos and division. John 10:10 says: “The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” (NLT)

America has opened its arms to evil and because of that, the enemy is having a time. Let us not forget the passage above, we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood. Everything you see going on in this country and around the world is a result of evil spirits in heavenly places. I can assure you that what you see is not God judging America but satan having his way in the earth. God’s desire is not that we would be destroyed but that The Church would rise up and say ENOUGH! It’s His desire and purpose to that we live a rich and satisfying life.

With that being said, for the past two days I keep hearing the Lord say, “Chains are falling off of America.” I prophesy that America will turn back to God and the division we are seeing will lead to a great coming together. What is it going to take for that to happen? It’s going to take you and I, The Church, to recognize this is a spiritual battle. It’s going to take The Church recognizes that this IS NOT God judging America but this is satan and all of his demons having their way. Saying it is God is an easy way for The Church to remain on their spiritual couch and do nothing. It’s an easy out if we say this is God and there is nothing we can do about it. Church, it’s time to rise up. This is a spiritual battle and it will stop when The Church rises up in authority against evil.

So, I prophesy that I hear the chains falling. The Lord is commanding and commissioning The Church to wake up and rise up and begin to battle in the spiritual realm.

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