Hit the Mark
(I will be leading us in Communion at the end of today’s post. If possible, pause your recording and/or reading and get some juice (or wine) and bread ready so you can join me.)
On January 2 of this year, my friend Greg Hood was given a dream which I have visited often throughout the year. In this dream, the Ekklesia and the kingdom of darkness were contending for America; this was pictured by a baseball World Series, called the World Seers Series. It was the last game of the series, the eighth inning, and we were winning by a score of 20-22.
I and others felt that the 4 batters we sent to the plate in this inning represented prayer assignments for the 4 quarters of 2022. For those of you who would like to see the entire dream and my comments regarding it, you can use the following links (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4,). Today, however, I want to talk about the batter/assignment for the fourth quarter of this year, which we are obviously now in. The assignment for this quarter was to remove the voice (influence and control) of Baal, the ruling principality over America. We did so by hitting the baseball into his throat, with a bat taken from a box marked “Communion,” and engraved with “Ephesians 1:17,” a verse referencing “the spirit of wisdom and revelation.” In the dream, it was said to this fourth batter, “If you hit the mark it will change this game.” “Hit the mark” is one of the definitions of the Hebrew word for intercession (paga). If we do and pray as we are instructed, we will change this nation!
I have known since 2007 that this spirit was “the strong man” (Matthew 12:29) over America. Demons and angels do not have physical bodies and, therefore, do not die. The same spirits that operated in ancient history are still alive and active today. Baal was a principality mentioned often in the Bible, who was frequently used by satan to oppose Israel. His influence produced violence, blood sacrifices and great immorality, including all forms of sexual sin. He is no doubt the spirit behind abortion, adultery, homosexuality, pornography and the blatant attempt to defile our children with sexual perversion. The sudden escalation of activity in our nation to promote abortion and sexual perversion - even to small children - is no doubt due to this spirit’s desperate attempt to remain in control.
My purpose in this post is to focus on the method God gave us in the dream with which to end Baal’s control over America. And I will be doing several more posts between now and the end of the year on this subject.
It is beyond significant that the baseball bat used to remove Baal’s voice was taken from a box stamped “Communion.” This is all important. Spiritual forces of darkness are not defeated through human powers and weapons. They are overcome only with spiritual authority that flows from Christ and His finished work. The Lord’s Table, Communion, pictures this. To war with Communion is not warring with a ritual or tradition. First Corinthians 11:26 tells us, “For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.”
Proclaiming Christ’s death is proclaiming His victory, for it was through His shed blood that He conquered death. Proclaiming His death is declaring the power of the New Covenant. Proclaiming Christ’s death is declaring He defeated all principalities and powers and reclaimed Adam’s lost authority over the earth. Proclaiming His death is declaring His ownership of earth and all the nations there in.
All spiritual warfare must be an enforcing of Christ’s victory. It should be done from a position of accomplished victory, seated with Him spiritually in His seat of authority. The sacrament of Communion pictures and reminds us of this. It declares that we are free from sin through the shed blood of Christ. It declares that we are more than conquerors through Him and Holy Spirit, the greater One, living in us. It decrees that all principalities and powers are under our feet. To swing the Communion “bat” is to swing Christ’s redemption, covenant, victory, authority and dominion.
“Ephesians 1:17” engraved on the bat obviously refers to wisdom and revelation. I believe the specific revelation it refers to is the above mentioned victory of Christ. The more we talk about, meditate on, declare and proclaim Christ’s victory and the covenant we have with God through Him, the greater this revelation will become. This increased revelation will then produce greater faith and lead to greater authority.
I am going to partake of and lead in communion on many of the posts for the remainder of this year. We are going to swing the bat frequently and with great power. This will do what God said it will do: proclaim and release the victory of Jesus, removing the voice of Baal in our land.
Pray with me:
Father, we take this bread now and hold it up before You as a remembrance of Christ’s broken body. Through this sacrifice He took our suffering and purchased our health. We proclaim His death, burial, resurrection, and victory over all of hell. As we partake of it now we are releasing this victory over every principality and spirit of darkness in this nation.
And we hold the cup up before You, as well. It represents the blood of Jesus sprinkled on the Mercy Seat of heaven. It represents our covenant with You. It represents victory over death, hell, and the grave. As we partake of it today, we are swinging the bat and driving the “baseball” of victory into the neck of Baal. We declare that the blood of Jesus is greater than all of our sin. We declare that His redemption is coming to America to free us from the influence of this evil spirit. Our faith is not in our good works, wise strategies, individuals or organizations. Our faith is in Christ alone. Of Him, through Him, and to Him are all things. Amen.
We decree that the power of Christ’s redemption is our victory over all evil in America.
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