Word of the Lord through Kenneth E. Hagin
“The end of the age is coming upon this generation. The powers of darkness, the forces of evil are rampant as never before and they will be increased in intensity and velocity. And even many Christians will see and look upon these things and say “Oh, there is no use”; throw up their hands in futility and say “Well, I guess it’s all over. We’ll just have to hold on and pray for Jesus to come shortly because the Devil is about to take over everything.”
But thus saith the Lord, “In this day, I am searching the body of Christ to enlist soldiers. I’ll raise up a new band. I’ll raise up a new army who will know how to pray against the powers of darkness. And the light will dispel the darkness and the truth will set men free and prayer will break the bonds that bind men’s minds and spirits and bodies. (Halleluiah, glory to God).
“Yea, there are those who will learn to take their place hurriedly. It must be hurriedly, it must be. Quickly it must be that they learn. That they enter in quickly to stand against the forces of darkness and evil that will try and come against the land, against the church, against the home, that would try and disrupt and destroy all that is good and all that God has endorsed.
But the hand of the Lord is upon those who will listen and at the urge of God in the spirit to those who are attentive, they will pray.
The Spirit of God will help you to pray. Do not try to do it yourself.
Though there must be labor on your part, yet at the same time rest in Him. Let the Spirit flow through you like a river. Like a mighty wave let it flow through you. Give vent to those inner most groanings. Let them escape your lips. Take the time to get alone and wait.
Sometimes not even saying anything but on the inside of you there is an agonizing. There is a flowing out of your spirit by the Holy Spirit to the Great Spirit, the Father of spirits. And thou shalt be sustained. Thou shalt be kept and thy family and thy home will be sure and stand fast and thy children shall grow up strong and stalwart in the Lord and they shall have no fear.
“Thou shalt intercede for thy neighbor. Thou shalt intercede for thy friend. Thou shalt intercede for those even in the church that have not come in to the knowledge of the truth; making sincere prayer on their behalf so the light will shine. The work of God will go forth and the work that is to be accomplished in the next few days and years shall be because you were faithful.”
The Spirit of God is saying, “Just ahead in the realm of the Spirit there are some great and glorious and marvelous things. In fact, all of those adjectives do not nearly describe, they do not even begin, that’s just the tip of what is to take place, but what cannot take place without you as an individual taking your place in the arena and the realm of prayer. And without a good part of the body of believers, all will not necessarily do it but there must be many that will be faithful, some will not be faithful, but without a good part of the body of believers taking their part and place in prayer.
For you see at this time God has great things, marvelous things, wonderful things, things that will happen in the spirit realm that will manifest in the seen realm, things beyond the comprehension of most. At the same time, the enemy is making his move. Darkness will loom up like a mountain in front of you. The devil will throw up every kind of road block in front of you and that’s the reason you need to be alert.
Walk softly before the Lord. When I say walk softly before the Lord, I mean walk carefully before Lord. I mean, see to it that you keep yourself uncontaminated from the world and worldly thinking. See to it that you keep yourself clean and pure in every way from evil and unclean thoughts that would come your way. See to it that you walk carefully before the Lord not to be in bondage but yet to be free, knowing that the Lord has set your free and will not allow Satan to entangle you.