Pray for your pastors and Christian leaders in the coming days. A form of demonic pressure is being brought to bear on many of them – though not all – that feels like coordinated witchcraft across a broad front at a level of intensity I have not seen in 40 years of ministry. I am not one who often speaks of such things. I don’t like that focus, so please take me seriously. This attack strikes at the point of weakest vulnerability in order to drive people off balance emotionally, distort perceptions and destroy key relationships at a time of fresh release of the Spirit in ministries. It will be vitally important for leadership to cling tightly to Jesus during this season in order to remain balanced and avoid making fatal mistakes.
If this is affecting you in your situation, avoid making assumptions about people or situations. The enemy would destroy relationships if he can. Ask questions of the people who matter to you and listen to the answers, honoring what you hear. Listen to God’s voice. Focus on Jesus. Dig deep in the Word. Govern your emotions. Pressures to divide are never God. See the prayer of Jesus in John 17 and know that where the Spirit of the Lord goes, unity follows and people are drawn together. Practice James 5:16 to guard and protect your heart and spirit, “Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.”