“There are three levels of attack coming upon our nation.” Those words from a recent prophecy repeated like a loop in my mind.
My first impulse was dread. It felt ominous. But seconds later, God dropped His perspective in my heart regarding the prophetic warning. At that moment, I wanted to do a happy dance. For I could see a light at the end of the tunnel.
Days before, I had read Jeremiah Johnson’s Urgent Prophetic Alert, revealing the three waves of attack coming upon our nation. The first was fear. The second, hate. The final, and strongest wave, would be greed.
With this sobering word, it is imperative we understand how to pray. The first two attacks have already occurred as we can see with the virus and the riots. We must have the insight of God concerning the third wave, yet to be released.
As I prayed, a familiar Scripture came to mind.
But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness and pierced themselves through with many sorrows (1 Timothy 6:9-12).
As this Scripture sprung up in me, I knew it was my answer to prayer. This was the reason for a new hope and excitement. I took a deep breath, realizing we were finally getting to the root of this challenging season in America.
From experience, I’ve learned when the root is gone, we have victory. Once the root is removed, everything that sprouts from it is destroyed.
Consider the following–although we are encouraged to stay inside to slow the virus, it doesn’t destroy it. While we may be able to deal with division and hate by bringing awareness through peaceful protests, it doesn’t remove the division and hate. If we want to get to the bottom of all these issues, we must deal with the root.
The Bible says the love of money, or greed, is the root of all kinds of evil. Therefore, the spirit of greed must be pulled up from the root – and all the evil that is attached to it.
“Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven” (Mt 18:18).
The Amplified Bible gives us further insight to this scripture; I assure you and most solemnly say to you, whatever you bind [forbid, declare to be improper and unlawful] on earth shall have [already] been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose [permit, declare lawful] on earth shall have [already] been loosed in heaven.
When we bind the spirit of greed and forbid it from operating in our nation, God will back our words. Angelic hosts will hasten to perform God’s word on our behalf (Heb 1:14).
We are not asking God to do anything He hasn’t already accomplished. He has judged this spirit and declared its outcome.
And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. By covetousness (greed) they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time, their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber (2 Peter 2:2-3).
The Amplified Bible says their destruction is on its way. I agree! I believe the destruction of the spirit of greed in the United States of America is on its way. It is our responsibility to pray in agreement with God’s Word for its removal.
Isn’t it revealing that a primary strategy of the spirit of greed is exploit with deceptive words? We see this in the media day in and day out as they feed us with stories of hate, division, and fear, wrapped up in deceptive words. Make no mistake, these things are the fruit of a spirit of greed.
Remember, our warfare is not with flesh and blood, but principalities, powers and rulers of the darkness. It’s time we, as a Body, deal with and demolish the spirit of greed. It’s time we get to the root of the problem, and thereby obtain ultimate victory.
Father, according to Your word, what we bind and declare unlawful on earth will be bound in heaven. Therefore, we bind the spirit of greed and command it to desist and be gone in Jesus name. We refuse to allow the spirit of greed to take over our nation – we forbid it in Jesus name. I thank You that ministering spirits are present, taking these words, implementing them and removing the spirit of greed. May it be done now, in Jesus name.
(Originally published at IFApray.org)
Meditate on this:
And He said to them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.” Luke 12:15