With various travelling I have done to the Holy Land, and also to Jordan, Morocco and Turkey and other places, other battles can take place in our own home cities.
This is Harrow in outer London.
Here, I see some people from a local evangelical church, some young black men, very bold confident, speaking out for Christ on a microphone. One reminds me of my good friend Ashley who I met in Israel but is actually used preaching the gospel in his home town of Watford not far from me.
A few months ago, some Muslims were preaching messages from the Koran and had booklets and teaching. In other instances they were telling us we need to have Shariah law in the UK. (shudder)
But instead the Hare Krishna movement were there today. They seems to be in Indian costume but don’t actually look Indian at all, but Europeans dressed up in Asian type clothing with drums and bells, and have new age type books.
At another end of the street was a man dressed up in traditional Buddhist sarong type outfit.
Later on was a a nice band of musicians doing panpipes. Although the main thing they were selling were Wind Charms, and other American Indian type stuff. These items are supposed to keep evil spirits away, but actually Native Americans tended to worship their dead ancestors. I think London has the highest number of cult groups in the world, the spiritual atmosphere is thick here and it can weight heavily on you.
This is my crazy shopping precinct. This is spiritual warfare in North West London, and I sense it like I have when I have been in the middle east. Through this I’ve been learning more of praying in tongues. I’m relative new to this and I don’t do this to draw attention to myself. A supernatural way of speaking to the Lord in a more urgent way when conventional words may not be enough.
In the past I would try and debate with people, but often some people from false religions will trip you up and tie you in knots as they are trained in deception. I don’t see these people as the enemy only deceived by false man made bondage religion. I’m excited that people can be free of this in Christ.
Its easy to worry and get fearful. The scriptures says “Do not fear” at least 45 times. 39 in the OT and 6 in the NT