Then Elisha prayed, ‘O Lord, open his eyes and let him see!’ The Lord opened the young man’s eyes, and when he looked up, he saw that the hillside around Elisha was filled with horses and chariots of fire.” 2 Kings 6:17 (TPT)

We have been given authority to cast out demons (Mark 16:17). But have you really ever done that? Most civilized people have a hard time grasping, even believing there is an unseen realm all around us. Does a realm of angels and demons seem like an odd or foreign concept to you? I believe in the very near future it won’t seem so far-fetched. Demons are just as active here as they are in the remote jungles of our world. And angels are not simply worshipping God around His throne! They are active in our world, especially right now! Demons operate more covertly here because they are able to. They can hide in plain sight because so many do not believe they even exist. And how can you cast out something that you don’t believe is real? That’s about to change! As the Holy Spirit’s presence is increasing He literally forces these demons into the light!

Satan is over stepping his authority. The recent anti-god moves in our culture have been a long time in the making. Witchcraft is real and witches are not simply women with warts on their noses who wear pointy hats. Curses are real, and have much more impact on you than you realize. Once you begin to see these realities, you will notice them EVERYWHERE! For most we have a gap in our understanding of reality. Most in the church believe in a God and a devil, and we believe in an earthly realm that we can see and touch. But the unseen gap between the two is filled with angelic and demonic activity and this realm is about to burst into a new level of awareness.

Ask God to give you eyes to see beyond the natural, earthly realm. Ask Him to teach you to discern the workings of the demonic as well as the presence of angels. God has given us angels who exist to guard us, even when we don’t believe in them. Ask God to grant you spiritual eyes to see behind and beyond the physical veil. Ask God to open the eyes of the pastors in our city, and to lead their congregations with eyes wide open to the spiritual realities around us! And with our eyes being opened, ask Him for wisdom and courage to engage in this epic and spiritual battle as He leads us forward in this new era!