February 23, 2003
Please continue to pray for
the United States and Israel in this season.
We are embroiled in the
war between good and evil, God and Satan. Great battles have been fought in many
places at many times. On 9/11 the battle was at the World Trade Center, the
Pentagon and in the air over Pennsylvania. As I write this article the battle
rages on in Israel. Satan is attempting to prevent God's plan from being
completed and is resisting all who seek to further God's plan.
In November of 2002 I
heard a speaker say that ministries all across US have experienced a consistent
downturn since 9/11. The downturn has manifested itself financially and in the
sudden deaths of pastors, and members of their families. While discussing this
message, I was asked the question; could the terrorists have put a curse on the
US through their actions on 9/11? Immediately, a passage in 2 Kings 3, that
always puzzled me, came to my mind.
In this passage the Kings
of Judah and Edom made an alliance with the King of Israel to fight against Moab.
The three kings defeated the King of Moab and besieged him in a walled city. In
2 Kings 3:27 the King of Moab "...took his firstborn son, who was to succeed him
as king, and offered him as a sacrifice on the city wall. The fury against
Israel was great; they withdrew and returned to their own land."
The Treasury of Scripture
Knowledge (TSK) has the following commentary: the king of Moab, in this case,
sacrificed his son to obtain the favor of Chemosh his god, who, being a devil,
delighted in blood and murder, and the destruction of mankind...The dearer
anything was to them, the more acceptable those idolaters thought the sacrifice,
and therefore burnt their children in the fire...According to Strong, the word
"indignation" in verse 27 is ????????? rage or strife: indignation, wrath,
rendered indignation in the NKJV or KJV, but fury in the NIV.
This fury was against
Israel, which had organized this attack. The puzzling thing about this passage
is whose fury was it?
The next phrase of the
verse gives us a hint that it is not God's fury because it says "they withdrew
and returned to their own land." Thus, indicating that the effect of this
release of fury was the withdrawal of the alliance and the deliverance of the
King of Moab, who made the sacrifice. I can only conclude that the fury was
Satan's, and, because this alliance of kings was a human alliance, and not of God
(see 2 Kings 3:13-14) Satan's fury was able to break it up.
Based on this passage we
can see that Satanic fury is released in the spiritual realm through human
sacrifice. This is not a surprising revelation since we have all heard of how
Satanists sacrifice animals in their ceremonies, and that they sacrifice humans
when they can get away with it. Why? Because human sacrifice has power in the
We know that Satan often
imitates God and perverts His Holy things. God sacrificed His Son Yeshua,
releasing the incredible power of the New Covenant. Satan tries to slander this
Holy event by using evil sacrifices to further his own authority.
So, is this just a story
of the past, or is there an application for today? Do you remember when
Palestinian children were throwing stones at Israeli troops and serving as human
shields for men with guns hiding behind them, who then fired on the Israeli
soldiers. The parents whose children were killed were honored and given monetary
rewards by some Arab governments. What was going on there if not child sacrifice
to their false God of Islam? What, if not Satanic fury, has been released against
Israel by these Palestinians, who continue to sacrifice their children to their
God in the current uprising?
But, there is an even more
powerful way to release power in the spirit world. According to the principle
given in the TSK - the power released is proportional to the value of what is
being sacrificed. The only thing more precious than the life of a person's child
is their own life. Yeshua gave His own sinless life as a human sacrifice, in the
most spiritually powerful act in all of history.
So, we understand that the
intentional sacrifice of one's own life, in the service of a false God, releases
even greater Satanic fury than the sacrifice of one's children. Is there a
present day application for this understanding? What, if not Satanic fury, is
being released against Israel by Palestinians who have sacrificed their own
lives, and the lives of innocent people, in the service of Allah, as many adult
Palestinians suicide bombers are doing?
How about the 9/11 attacks
on the US? What, if not Satanic fury, was released against the US by the 9/11
terrorists who sacrificed their own lives and the lives of thousands of innocent
We can conclude that there
has been a release of Satanic fury against Israel and the US, and especially
against the Kingdom of God in the US, through these abominable acts. Could this
be the reason for the "downturn" many ministries have experienced since 9/11?
Could this also be the reason for the downturn in the US economy. In the
natural, fear caused by the 9/11 attacks has reduced travel, an important
component of our economy. It is obviously the reason for the downturn in the
Israeli economy where fear has destroyed the vitally important tourist industry.
So, if God has revealed
this to us, what can we do? We need to understand that we are called to be
Cohanim, a "royal priesthood". As priests our job is not to arm ourselves with
guns and protect our borders. Our job is to make intercession for Israel and for
our nation, to pray against the fury that has been released against the US and
Israel, and for God to turn it to good. As Joseph says in Genesis 50:20 "But as
for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good." Also, please
pray for further revelation of how to turn away this fury, and if you get any
specific revelation please let me know.
What else can be done? In
Matthew 5:44 we are told to "bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate
you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you." We need to
pray for the terrorists who are plotting against us right now, for Muslim people
everywhere, for the blessings of the truth, conviction, and salvation. And
finally, please communicate this insight to intercessory prayer groups with which
you are involved.
We had this revelation in
mid-November and began to pray for God to turn this fury away, to turn what the
enemy meant for evil to good and for blessing on the Muslim people. We have seen
an awesome increase in finances in our congregation since that time.
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Prayer Alert 03-08
The Elijah Prayer Army
Feb 21, 2003
THE LORD'S FIERCE WRATH AGAINST AMALEK
"So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword. Then the LORD said to
Moses, 'Write this on a scroll as something to be remembered and make sure that
Joshua hears it, because I will completely blot out the memory of Amalek from
"Moses built an altar and called it The LORD is my Banner. He said, 'For hands
were lifted up to the throne of the LORD. The LORD will be at war against the
Amalekites from generation to generation.' " (Ex 17:13-16)
"Remember what the Amalekites did to you along the way when you came out of
Egypt. When you were weary and worn out, they met you on your journey and cut off
all who were lagging behind; they had no fear of God. When the LORD your God
gives you rest from all the enemies around you in the land he is giving you to
possess as an inheritance, you shall blot out the memory of Amalek from under
heaven. Do not forget." (Deut 25:17-19)
"The LORD has torn the kingdom out of your hands and given it to one of your
neighbors — to David. Because you did not obey the LORD or carry out his fierce
wrath against the Amalekites, the LORD has done this to you today." (1 Sam 28:18)
The Amalekites were descendants of Jacob's brother Esau. Haman who plotted the
destruction of the Jewish people was an Amalekite. The Amalekites attacked Israel
when they came out of Egypt, by killing those among the people who lagged behind
because they were weak and weary. The Lord hated them for doing this and swore
that He would war against Amalek forever.
Fanatical Islam has taken over the role of Amalek in our day through suicide
terrorism. Its purpose is to attack defenseless civilians, women, children and
elderly, especially among the Jewish people. The Lord hates this. He has a fierce
wrath against this cruelty and has promised to war against it until the memory of
Amalek is blotted out from under heaven.
Iraq under Saddam Hussein has been the main, official promoter of suicide
terrorism in Israel by generously supporting the families of these modern day
"sons of Amalek." Whatever reason President Bush has for attacking Iraq, we
believe that he is raised up by God as an instrument of judging Amalek in this
generation, and setting the Arab world free from this demonic tyranny. Pray that
Bush will not act like Saul who listened to the people and compromised with
There are three major things on God's agenda at this time in history, the
harvest, Israel and the bride. Everything must be judged according to what will
benefit these three goals on God's heart.
Communism was an economic ideology. It fell mainly because of a financial
collapse. As a result of this fall a mighty harvest was reaped and the Jews were
set free to return to Zion.
Islam is a religion that from the beginning has been promoted by the sword. The
words of Jesus are true, "all those who take up the sword shall perish by the
sword." (Mt 26:52) We believe that war is the only thing that will make Islam
fall. God wants to deliver the captives under Islam and reap a mighty harvest in
the Muslim world. Also Islam's outspoken agenda to destroy Israel must be
OUR RESPONSIBILITY IS NOT TO PRAY AGAINST WAR, BUT TO PRAY FOR VICTORY IN THIS
WAR! We do not believe that war can be avoided.
For different reasons it might be much harder for America to attack Iraq this
time, than it was in the Gulf War of 1991. The Columbia disaster was a warning
from God to America and Israel, before war breaks out against Iraq, to not trust
in technical superiority or divide God's land. The main word that the Lord gave
to us about this terrible accident was Heb 12:6, "the Lord disciplines those he
loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son." It is much better to be
disciplined in an incident involving 7 people than to run straight into a major
disaster where tens of thousands of people might die.
There is a story in the Book of Judges where the tribes of Israel attacked the
tribe of Benjamin, because of the evil done in Gibeah against a Levite and his
concubine. It was clearly the Lord's will for Israel to attack Benjamin and yet
Israel was defeated twice. Finally they fasted and wept before the Lord and were
able to defeat Benjamin.
Because of sin and the agenda to set up a Palestinian state, America might be hit
in this conflict with Iraq and even loose some battles, but we must still persist
and pray through to complete victory over Islamic terrorism!
** CONTINUE TO PRAY THAT AMERICA AND ISRAEL WILL PROCLAIM NATIONAL DAYS OF PRAYER
AND REPENTANCE IN THEIR RESPECTIVE NATIONS TO ASK GOD FOR HELP! "God opposes the
proud but gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he
will lift you up." (Jas 4:6,10)
NOTE!!! WE ARE PROCLAIMING FEBRUARY 27 – MARCH 1 AS A SOLEMN ESTHER FAST BEFORE
THE KING OF KINGS FOR THE OVERTHROW OF TODAY'S HAMAN - FANATICAL ISLAM, WHICH HAS
A CLEAR AGENDA TO DESTROY ISRAEL!
Take one, two or three days without food or drink as God gives you grace, and go
before the Throne of Grace pleading for mercy and help in this very difficult
time of war with Islamic terrorism. Many millions of lives are at stake. Let us
lift up our hands before the throne of the Lord in this battle against Amalek!
"As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he
lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. Moses built an altar and called
it The LORD is my Banner. He said, 'For hands were lifted up to the throne of the
LORD. The LORD will be at war against the Amalekites from generation to
generation.' " (Ex 17:11,15-16)
** PRAY AGAINST ATTACKS FROM NORTH KOREA! Pray that God will confuse and break up
the evil alliance between Islam and North Korea. Pray for protection over Japan
as well as the US and Israel!
** PRAY THAT PRESIDENT BUSH WILL GIVE ISRAEL A 12 BILLION DOLLAR LOAN THAT THEY
DESPERATELY NEED, WITHOUT FORCING SHARON TO FORM A COALITION WITH LABOR AND
ACCEPT A PALESTINIAN STATE! Remember Columbia! The Israeli delegation had to
return empty handed from Washington this week!!
** PRAY FOR THE FORMING OF A NEW GOVERNMENT IN ISRAEL THAT DOES NOT COMPROMISE ON
SECURITY AND WILL NOT BE RULED BY THE RELIGIOUS! Pray that Labor leader Mizna
will do a turn around or that Sharon will form a government without Labor!
** CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR PROTECTION AGAINST TERROR IN ISRAEL! We are amazed at how
many attacks have been discovered and averted lately. Keep praying for the
success of the Israeli Army in their intense fight against Arab terror right now!
There are extra many terror alerts at the moment. Only with God's help can Israel
THE ISRAELI ARMY HAS MOBILIZED TROOPS ALONG THE NORTHERN BORDER THIS WEEK
ANTICIPATING AN ATTACK FROM LEBANON. Pray for God's help and protection! Isa
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God bless you as you take your place on the wall and seek God's face!
Lars and Harriet Enarson
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