God is giving us keys to overcome the political spirit. Jesus revealed an important principle when He told us ‘a kingdom divided against itself cannot stand’ ( Mark 3:24-25). We have seen the political spirit use this very principle in his attempt to destroy the Church. Every spiritual leader I know has felt the sting of this tactic–God is now responding. He is about to judge the spirit responsible for division and place it under our feet. It is undoubtedly the political spirit!
The Present Battle
The political spirit, like politics itself, is divisive. Often attacking in concert with a religious spirit, it maneuvers to usurp legitimate authority by leveraging our differences. It exploits gaps, seizing power through offence and misunderstanding. Opinions and personal preferences become arrows against God’s anointed while it seizes power inch by precious inch. The Apostle Paul’s himself outlined the dangerous nature of these divisions and factions in 1 Corinthians 1:11.
“For it has been declared to me concerning you, my brethren, by those of Chloe’s household, that there are contentions among you.”
He went on to underscore how division is the very antithesis of Christ’s work in our lives. Yet, somehow in each generation this spirit seems to victimize congregation after congregation, nullifying significant leaders and wounding multitudes. But the end of its influence is approaching, which is not an insignificant development.
Years ago a prominent prophetic Canadian leader was approached in a dream by a man in a three-piece suit(the political spirit). He pointed a gun at her and said, ‘I have not missed, not once.’ The warfare increased until refuge was found in the USA, where the prophetic was shielded and accepted. Soon the defence of running and hiding will not be necessary as something is changing globally!
God is Judging the Political Spirit
At this time we are seeing God turn His gaze toward that spirit determined to bring it down. However, it will not happen by a random ‘act of God’, but through the adoption of heavens model for family. Yes, the means by which He will sideline the political spirit is the family.
The family is the only institutional entity able to resist this spirit’s divisive wiles. The uniqueness of the family has the capacity for unusual cohesion through honour. It is a grouping where all have a place regardless of talent, maturity, appearance or function. While an odd uncle may lack status elsewhere, he has a place in family. This is clearly something we cannot typically say for traditional church, business or other social constructs.
For this reason God has ordained the family as a kind of secret weapon. He calls us brethren (brothers), declaring the inherent power therein.
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity!” – Psalms 133:1
The beauty of this familial unity draws God Himself to command Life. “For there the Lord commanded the blessing—Life forevermore.” (vs 3). Such a command no power in heaven and earth can resist. This is why there has been such a violent offensive against the family.
A Wave of Blessings and Sign of “Family” in the White House
There is unity available in family we have greatly underestimated. When we find it we will experience an unprecedented wave of power, through this ‘commanded blessing’ over us. It will emasculate the political spirit in our midst.
As a sign of this God has raised up Donald Trump. Yet, He has not only raised up Donald Trump, but the Trump Family. It is a sign! Like the Kennedy Family from years past, whose influence we know extended decades, God uses families. Today like then, God is raising up a standard against the specter of political corruption, because He has His eye on a spirit. The Trump family points to a unity impervious to attacks able to destroy other structures.
As the family of God we are His weapon. We are distinct in that none of us are expendable. Unlike most other structures where our value is determined by our contributions, family members have inherent worth. When this value is in place the political spirit cannot make inroads or easily divide us. The family that sees each other as indispensable, is a barrier against the coercion that would otherwise turn us against one another. We will live to see the Family make the political spirit irrelevant.