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By Missey Butler
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CBN.com -- For the past few weeks, a small number of us in my department have been gathering together in the early morning hours, faithfully answering the call to pray for our nation’s Supreme Court. We have all sensed the urgency of the hour, and just like good watchmen on the wall, we have taken up our individual stations, poised and alert to the voice and command of our High Priest -- with one having a word to advance, one having a word to wait, one having a word to awaken, one having a word to rest, each in its perfect timing as the Holy Spirit leads. For only He accurately reports back the true “goings on” within the heavenly realm, and those with a listening ear can rightfully discern the battle plan and strategize warfare prayer accordingly.

The age-old battle continues to rage. Those ancient forces of good and evil still, after centuries of fighting, vie to oppose and conquer the other. A view from the natural eye would give the impression that our fight is one that is waged within the earthly realm. Not so. Our Heavenly Commander reminds His troops of this:

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12, KJV).

So once again, our spiritual sights have been re-adjusted by the understanding that the battle is not one of “us against them.” Our fight is NOT against those dignitaries seated within the highest court. Instead, our fight is in the heavenly realm, way above their heads. If your spiritual eyes have been opened, you will begin to see where the war is truly being waged.

We have been given inside information as to “who” the real enemy is. And as the Word of God reminds us, “To whom much is given, much is required” (Luke 12:48). So, as we gird up our loins with truth, we go forth into battle having quite an advantage.

When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. “Oh, my lord, what shall we do?” the servant asked. Do not be afraid, the prophet answered, “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them. And Elisha prayed, ‘Oh LORD, open his eyes so he may see.” Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha (2 Kings 6: 15-17, NIV).

As we continue to prayerfully “war” in the heavenlies, we also have the knowledge that this battle has already been won. We simply “stand” on the winning side, the promise of victory side, as we go forth proclaiming THY KINGDOM COME, THY WILL BE DONE, ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN!

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