Our government is in chaos. Racism is rampant, and brother is hating brother. The enemy is destroying marriages.
It doesn't take a genius to realize that something is very wrong in America right now, and that a crucial element is absent from the daily lives of even well-intentioned, churchgoing people.
Deliverance Minister Kathy DeGraw, author of the new book Prophetic Spiritual Warfare (Charisma House 2021) and host of the Prophetic Spiritual Warfare podcast on the Charisma Podcast Network, says the Holy Spirit is missing from our prayer lives and from the pulpit. The enemy knows it, she says, and he is taking full advantage of the apathy of God's people to turn this world into his playground.
"We're not relying on the power that Jesus left us with," DeGraw says on a recent episode of the Strang Report. "I believe we need to learn how to live our daily life partnering with the Holy Spirit. What did Jesus say in the upper room? 'Wait, tarry here.'
"The Holy Spirit is our Comforter, our guide, our Counselor, our friend," DeGraw adds. "If there is a time in the world that we need Him, it is now. Fear is overwhelming as people are in dissension. With all of this going on, we need to partner with the Holy Spirit, to know how to wage war prophetically and how to live our life in abundance and a place of victory and not in defeat as a victim. If we could tap into tap into this power that Jesus left us with, we could impact the world."
Years ago, DeGraw says, the Lord spoke to her and told her that the world, because of its growing coldness toward the love of Christ, would fall into a deep sense of fear and panic. The COVID-19 pandemic that enveloped the country beginning in early 2020 took care of a great deal of that, but Satan has taken that fear many steps beyond not only to tighten his grip on non-Christians, but also to cause deep division within the church.
To help others overcome the spirit of fear that has destroyed many lives in its path over the last year and a half, DeGraw says she had to learn, through spiritual warfare, to overcome this deep-seated emotion she often encountered in her own life.
"God told me, 'I need you to root all fear out of your life so you can be in faith,'" DeGraw says. "And that's what I want people to do is to learn how to co-labor with the same Holy Spirit that I co-labored with, to root out fear, to live in faith and to release the kingdom here on earth. I felt like my message was a 'now' message that had to get out to empower people to live in victory."
I encourage you to listen to this compelling Strang Report podcast with Kathy DeGraw and spread the word about it to your followers on social media. Be sure to subscribe to the Strang Report on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast platform for more words that will inspire and challenge you in the power of the Holy Spirit.
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