I saw demonic armies marching in groups; there were a lot of them. Then I saw some of them making weapons, swords specifically. I heard that these were new strategies they were going to use to attack the people of God.
I had the impression the swords they were making represented lies, as opposed to the sword of the Spirit which represented truth.
I began to wonder how we were to fight these demons, because they had new strategies we were unfamiliar with. Then I heard, “What has been will be again, what has been done, will be done again. There is nothing new under the sun.” [Ecclesiastes 1:9]
I also heard, “No temptation has overtaken you that is uncommon to man. [1 Corinthians 10:13] If you allow your desires to entice you, you will be taken out.”
I saw certain demons assigned to different churches. Their mission was to entice the leaders of the churches and swap the sword of the Spirit they had, with these swords of lies. That way, that church was more or less defeated, because it was useless trying to fight the demons with their swords, as it did not affect them. I saw that they had already begun this assignment and had gone far.
While we prayed at the end of the meeting, the thought of how these people would get their swords of truth back crossed my mind, as they were now like allies to these demons.
I heard this passage: ‘They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and prayer.‘ [Acts 2:42], with emphasis on ‘fellowship and communion’.
I heard, ‘The fellowship of the brethren’.
Then I saw people who looked like soldiers, and they invaded these churches, took down these demons, and helped them recover their swords. Then I heard, ‘The Sword Recovery Project’.
It was then it clicked in my head – every instruction we have been given are actual battle strategies.
I had the impression that the way we fought in these battles would determine our strength in the coming war. You had to keep fighting until you became a skillful warrior.
Then I heard the song titled, ‘I too am a warrior’, and the line of the song that says, ‘…the enemy rages, God’s people must prepare for war…’ was highlighted.
I saw some members of our army division being handed the sword of lies by these demons. The idea was to not force it on anyone. Rather, it was to lure them into taking the sword of lies on their own accord.
The sword did not look appealing at first sight; it looked rusty and ugly. However, as one kept staring at the sword, blinded by their selfish desires, it would begin to look shiny and golden, and this would entice the person to take it in exchange for their initial sword.
The picture of the serpent and the woman in the Garden of Eden was brought to mind. Then I heard, ‘The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life’.
Even though I didn’t see any of member of our division accept the demonic sword, I saw that some of us looked at it too long and began to be blinded by selfish desires.
I thought, ‘What can we do to be saved?’ Then I heard, ‘Don’t speak to it. Don’t listen to it. Give it no attention’.
I also heard, ‘Map out battle strategies, write them out’. I had the impression these were given to people by the Holy Spirit and it would be wise to not ignore any of the promptings of the Spirit. Then I heard, ‘The battle is daily.’