August 28, 2019 | Wanda Alger, IFA Field Correspondent
I was praying with my husband recently, asking the Lord for clarity in how to use my voice amidst all the political upheaval and spiritual darkness. The insanity and deception in the high places of our government is growing so quickly, there is the temptation to react quickly in hopes to clarify, deny, or confirm various issues. Especially in social media, the constant flow of political propaganda and liberal agenda confronts me with a call to respond.
And yet, if I don’t guard my heart, I can easily fall into the very POLITICAL SPIRIT I am hoping to displace.
For those of us who have a burden for the Church and our commission in this hour, we are faced with a daunting task – to address the pressing issues of the day, but from ANOTHER REALM – not this one. If we are to call people higher up to Kingdom truths and realities, we have to speak as ones who have already been there and have seen something different. It is not enough to simply call out and expose the darkness. We must give hope to a higher call, a higher purpose, and a higher commission. The tools we fight with are not of this world and we cannot get caught up in the war of words through carnal means.
[A]nd my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. (1 Corinthians 2:4-5 ESV)
I have been reminded, once again, that if we don’t spend time in the secret place and speak from the place of His presence, we will simply become pawns of the enemy and pundits without promise. Without offering a higher call to rule in the midst of our enemies and giving hope in securing a greater inheritance, the prophetic will turn political and our commission will be cancelled out. Of all the voices speaking today, it is those who speak from another Kingdom that will have the authority to be heard and the power to bring transformation.
I pray we can stay on the prophetic edge without falling off the mountain.
O kingdoms of the earth, sing to God; sing praises to the Lord. To him who rides in the heavens, the ancient heavens; behold, he sends out his voice, his mighty voice. Ascribe power to God, whose majesty is over Israel, and whose power is in the skies. Awesome is God from his sanctuary; the God of Israel—he is the one who gives power and strength to his people. Blessed be God! (Psalms 68:32-35 ESV)