David was in a difficult position because the troops talked about stoning him, for they were all very bitter over the loss of their sons and daughters. But David found strength in the LORD his God.” 1 Samuel 30:6 (HCSB)

There is so much talk today about lawfare, emotional warfare, and psychological warfare. By definition, a PSYOP is a psychological operation. It is a mission to change what we believe by feeding us information that is inaccurate, incomplete, and/or an utter lie. We have been in a PSYOP since the Garden of Eden!

Yes, these things are true and they originate from the father of lies (John 8:44). The enemy’s strategies have not changed throughout the years. Sure, there is more “sophistication” but how he goes about it is basically the same. No wonder we are told not to be unaware of the enemy’s schemes (2 Corinthians 2:11)

We are told that one of his strategies is to wear out, oppress the saints (Daniel 7:25). We are told to use weapons that carry divine power, not like the world or Satan’s. These weapons demolish strongholds, which are lies, pretensions, arguments and lofty speculations that set themselves up against the knowledge of God (2 Corinthians 10:3-5). He is still building strongholds in people’s minds!

He uses hope delayed, disappointment, loss, heartache, pain, frustration to wear us down. Yet, in the midst of this hour of intense battle, the Lord is calling us to find our strength in Him. We are being called to strengthen ourselves in the Lord as David did in Ziklag. The many mighty warriors, who were with him went from wanting to kill him, to rising up and taking back what was stolen (1 Samuel 30). One man, David, changed the mind of the many who were disappointed, discouraged and had given up.

How did David strengthen himself in the Lord? He laid himself before God, surrendering what he felt and how things looked, and remembered who He is. And from there he figured out his options.

When Jesus started talking about eating His flesh and drinking His blood many people began to stop following Him. But Peter said we have no one else to go to (John 6:68-69). That’s the bottom line, we don’t have an option B. Either Jesus is who He said He is and we follow Him wholeheartedly, or we don’t follow Him at all.

It’s time to get out of the fog of war, to get out of the witchcraft that is suffocating us in our atmosphere. To get out of the fog we must ascend the holy hill of God (Psalm 24:3-6). It’s time to shake off the depression, fear and/or disappointment from these past few years. Shake off the sin that has entangled you (Hebrews 12:1). Doubting the goodness of God is sin, and it literally handicaps one’s ability to walk in victory! Sin is simply missing the mark, it is looking at things through your own natural eyes! Do not depend on what your eyes can see. Choose to trust the Lord with all your heart and not on your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6).

Ask the Lord to teach you how to pray in this hour! Ask Him for discernment regarding the psyops, the lawfare, the emotional warfare and the psychological warfare that is raging around you! Ask Him to reveal the schemes of the enemy in this hour, and how to pray for victory against these things. Commit yourself fully to Him, and declare you will ascend the holy hill. Find your strength in Him, no matter what it takes, and then get His strategies to press forward. Thank Him for You for calling you to be victorious in this hour (Romans 8:37)!