into this activity of the intercessors.
Most intercessors called to strategic-level spiritual warfare have
the spiritual gift of discernment of spirits.
Floyd McClung says,
'Exercising the gift of discernment of spirits is crucial. We
must know if we are battling demonic powers or dealing
just with sin and its consequences in the culture. The two
are not always the same.' [McClung, Seeing the City, p. 34]
McClung tells of his amazement on a ministry trip to Norway at the many believers there who were struggling with deep, life -controlling fears. He found that this was a widespread problem in the whole nation.
Then he went back and discovered how Christianity had first come to Norway.
A king marched through the nation and forced all the citizens to become Christians or face execution. Christianity started with a national bloodbath!
'Satan takes advantage of this kind of national trauma, and
seeks to use it to establish spiritual strongholds.'
Intercessors will pray this kind of information through and seek God's revelation on how it should be dealt with in quite specific ways.
In a target city, principalities and powers may have different strongholds in different sectors of the city or even in different neighborhoods.
As we develop our Pasadena for Christ effort here in my city, we are very much aware of differences in the spiritual atmosphere, for example, in Northwest Pasadena as compared to Hastings Ranch, and Linda Vista as compared to East Pasadena.
Within Northwest Pasadena itself, residents sense a difference between the King's Manor area against Howard and Navarro where John Perkins has his Harambee center.
We do not yet know the deeper meanings of all this, but we have a team of intercessors led by Lou Engle working on it. [Remember, this book was published 1992]
Territorial Spirits Assigned to the City. To the degree possible, the intercessors should seek to know the names, either functional or proper, of the principalities assigned to the city as a whole and to various geographical, social or cultural segments of the city.
I explained this concept of naming the powers with its limitations and its strengths in the last chapter, [#90 Spiritual Mapping], so there is no need to elaborate further."
(Google image and my emphasis added)
#107 Satan's Strongholds in the City
By C. Peter Wagner
(pp. 175 & 176) Regal Books