Satan’s influence in any given area is decided by the number of consecrated Believers; not ambitious Believers but consecrated Believers who are faithful to God’s calling on their life no matter the circumstances. Believers who know God’s Voice, seek His Will and faithfully follow Him. They study to show themselves approved unto God, a workman that needs not be ashamed because they have rightly divided the Word of God (2 Timothy 2:15).
“Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; 2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the Word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the Truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.
3 But if our Gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” 2 Corinthians 4:1-4
Irrespective of what NAR, the Government of Twelve and the Seven Mountains heresies claim, the Church is not going to usher in the Kingdom Age as they teach…just read the Book of Revelation to see that error.
However, satan’s work is greatly hindered when the fervent prayers of the righteous are lifted up as sweet aroma unto God because of their faith in the atoning work of Jesus Christ on Calvary’s Cross. Consecrated Saints in any given area can roll back the tides of darkness when they know in Whom they have believed and look unto Jesus to author and finish their faith.
There are many ambitious Saints who want to take the devil by the horns and curse the darkness according to their own power and sincere ambition while never understanding the ministers encouraging their fight are being led by the very devil they are wanting to curse. They don’t recognize him because he doesn’t have horns and a red cape but appears as an angel of light whose ministers are transformed as ministers of righteousness (2 Corinthians 11:13-15).
Satan is the god of this worldly system but it’s dominion in this world is directly effected by the consecrated Believers in a particular area. You can have the largest apostate church in the area across the street from a small, little home church who have gone to the well and drank of the water of life freely (John 4:9-14) and that little home church will have more effect on the powers of darkness than the religious masses performing all of their wonderful works across the street.
How? Because they are looking to the power of God as the Source and the means of which the gates of Heaven are opened and their blessings poured out…they are looking to the Cross of Christ and determined to know nothing else.
“For the preaching of the Cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18
-Donna Clark Warren