The Exorcism Before the Election

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Whether you’re a Democrat, Republican, Independent, or simply a member of the Apathetic Party, I feel an urgency to bring something to your attention. In the fog of the election season and all its political ads and pundits, it’s easy to overlook root issues that must be addressed before Election Day.

Although I don’t usually write much about the devil and demons, the current situation demands an exception. Whether you are for Hillary, Trump, or someone else, there’s an important matter not mentioned in any of the party platforms…

Before the final votes, we need a National Exorcism.

Yes, you heard me right. Our central problem isn’t the Democrats or Republicans, but rather the demons and strongholds.

I don’t really need to provide specifics at this point, but the evidence is clear to anyone willing to face the facts and look beneath the surface…

Hillary has her demons. Trump has his demons. And let’s face it: American has its demons, and this has led to our crazy match-up of candidates.

The apostle Paul told the Ephesians that their real battles were not a matter of flesh and blood. Likewise, I’m sure he would remind us today that our struggle isn’t primarily between political ideologies:

We are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places (Ephesians 6:12 NLT).

Thankfully, Paul also wrote that Jesus is positioned higher than any of these unseen enemies:

He is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come. God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church (Ephesians 1:21-21 NLT).

You see, our prayers have spiritual authority to lift the demonic fog that’s blinding so many people’s eyes to the real issues facing our nation. Romans 11:8 calls this fog “a spirit of stupor,” and it’s extremely dangerous to have an election unless that spell is broken.

Before it’s too late, will you join me in praying for our country? Will you join me in humbling ourselves before the Lord and repenting of our national sins and narcissism?

Frankly, I don’t want the Democrats in power. But I don’t want the Republicans in power either. Nor the Libertarians or Green Party.

I’m not particularly excited about having the first woman President or the first billionaire President. The governing establishment has become too demonic to be remedied by any mortal person, whether male or female. And the strongholds are too deeply entrenched for any single election to fully change.

It gets down to this: Instead of just having the right outcome in the election, we need right hearts and a spiritual revival. Rather than just choosing the best person to be President, we need to look to King Jesus for “the wisdom that comes from heaven” (James 3:17).

When we submit ourselves to God, the Bible says we can resist the devil, and he will flee from us (James 4:7). That’s really good news, isn’t it?

May our nation submit to God once again, starting with those of us who profess to follow Jesus as our Lord (1 Peter 4:17).

Then let the national exorcism begin!

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4 thoughts on “The Exorcism Before the Election

  1. Excellent word Jim, I agree wholeheartedly. The problem too is that the stupor, you spoke about in your article, seems to be over the church…those called to be set apart from the world (II Corinthians 6:17-18). I’m afraid this nation won’t turn around until we truly repent, turn from our wicked ways, and cry out to God. Can this election do that? Probably not, but it is causing more people to pray. I’m beginning to think that we will need another major catastrophe to wake up America. I hate to see that, or even say that, but the stupor contains a web of deception that now has us living in Romans 1:18-32. God have mercy, Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy – on us all.

  2. Right on Jim
    We are individually and collectively in a battle with dark forces. As individuals we must be in a spirit of prayer at all times. Thanks for your articles, thoughts and prayers. Our Nation is in serious trouble, and as the previous reader suggest, it may take a real tragedy for Americans to wake up.

  3. AWESOME article & unfortunately very TRUE!!!! Thank you for inspiring us to take up our armor & wield the S(Word) of the Spirit!!!!!

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