By Lou Engle
“Look at the world around you. It may seem like an immovable, implacable place. It is not. With the slightest push – in just the right place – it can be tipped.”
~ Malcolm Gladwell
Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them. But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia.” Daniel 10:12-13
Daniel’s regimen of prayer and fasting inaugurated a war in heaven between holy archangels and the demonic “prince of Persia” (see Daniel 10:13)… A demonic synchronicity had been established between human powers and demonic powers, which must be broken or God’s agenda would stall… In their classic commentary, Jamieson, Fausset and Brown quote Gesenius, who translates For I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia as “I obtained the ascendency” – prevailing and remaining as victor on the field of battle over the kings of Persia… Apparently, a message needed to get from heaven to earth so that the two realms could operate in agreement. Daniel had set his face to understand prophecy embedded in his own time, but he needed divine intelligence to pray effectively. Unto that great enterprise, resources were released from God, as well as countermanding strategies by Satan. In the fast, the balance of power shifted. The angelic messenger, previously delayed, reached the trusted intercessor of God, and the agenda of God surged forward. (Excerpt from The Jesus Fast pp. 118-119)
God has released divine intelligence to his intercessors as to a time and place where there can be a spiritual tipping point for the agenda of God to surge forward in California.
Like Daniel, we have set our faces for the breakthrough of the ministry of Jesus into the state of California with the vision of [tents &] stadiums filled with signs, wonders and miracles. If the scroll of Jesus [in Luke 4:18] is the agenda of God at this time, then God has to find an intercessor to pray it through. With such a heavenly program seeking to be played out on the earth, we must know that demonic powers will rage against it to try to stall the surging forward of that agenda.
Did Daniel know that there were demonic powers raging against his prayers? No, not until the angelic revelation came. But, he was the tipping point at the right place and the right time. There was a company in Acts 2 that was a tipping point. They were in an upper room for ten days and all of history was shifted. With the revelation we carry, shall we not believe that we, in the right place, are a tipping point of intercession to sweep the skies of demonic interference and loose a new day into the earth?
Lord, here in California and with those across the globe who discern this present throbbing moment, we set our face and will not take no for an answer. “Loose the scroll of Jesus – Luke 4:18 – into California and the nations.” We take our stand in the face of principalities and powers who would thwart angels carrying this message from heaven to earth. We declare the victory of the cross over those powers in the name of Jesus. Amen.