Monday, August 18, 2008

Winning the War (3)

Unfortunately George and his neocon mates do not get spiritual warfare. They do not understand that when a war breaks out, evil spirits arrive from all over the place. The pervasiveness of emotions like fear, hatred and anger make it easy for these spirits to penetrate deep into human lives. An armour plated Humvee and a Bible on the locker provides no protection for a young soldier who does not understand what is going on. This creates two serious problems for an invading army.

Firstly, even if the physical war is won, the spiritual war continues. The spirits of anger, hatred and death remain on the battlefield after the guns are quiet. These spirits destroy any community that still exists after the ravages of war. This is what is happening in Iraq. It was predicted by Daniel.

The king of the South will be enraged and go forth and fight with the king of the North. Then the latter will raise a great multitude, but that multitude will be given into the hand of the former. When the multitude is carried away, his heart will be lifted up, and he will cause tens of thousands to fall; yet he will not prevail (Dan 11:11,12).
Daniel is describing the spiritual forces that will emerge during the war in Iraq. I have explained this more fully in What’s Going On.

Winning the physical war in Iraq is irrelevant to history. The spiritual war will be lost and that will have serious consequences for the entire world.

Secondly, a more serious problem is that, solders in the invading army with no spiritual protection will pick up some of these evil spirits and take them home when their tour of duty is complete. This can change the spiritual tide in their home towns and villages.

The North American continent had a relatively low level of spiritual activity when the first Europeans arrived, but the spiritual landscape of America has been radically re-spiritualised by the wars it won and lost during the last century.

The soldiers who went to Europe in World War 1 picked up and took back the spirit of greed and pride that produced the Great Depression in the 1930s. The GIs who served in Europe and the Pacific duing World War 2 carried back the spirits of anger, rebellion and rejection that produced the cultural revolution of the 1960s. The soldiers who served in Korea and Vietnam brought back the spirit of apathy and complacency that now pervades small town America.

The boys and girls currently serving in Iraq have the worst spiritual protection of any American army ever. They are carrying an host of evil spirits back to America that are so terrible that the Department of Homeland Security would be horrified, if they could see what is happening. I do not know what the consequences will be, but it will not be a victory.

Wake up, Prophets!

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