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Spiritual Warfare Wisdom – Brian Lake

Spiritual Warfare Wisdom

May 1, 2020 10:10 AM
Brian Lake
"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace." (Ephesians 4: 2-3)

King David slew the Nephilim named Goliath with a sling and just one of his five smooth stones. Those five stones pointed toward the modern-day fivefold ministry. Five ministries (apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, and teacher) working together in harmony to accomplish the Father’s will on the earth. Each minister deferring to the others and giving all glory and honor to the Lamb and the One who sits on the throne.

Speak God’s pure Word with courage, boldness, and faith. Preach the complete, unadulterated Gospel in obedience to the Father. Watch as His Holy Spirit releases signs, wonders, miracles, and mighty works to confirm His Word. Stand in faith, as His holy angels perform their work.

My first lesson in spiritual warfare was learning how to seal my apartment. In 1995, I visited Spain and Portugal on vacation. On the very first night in my hotel room in Madrid, I was attacked by a fallen spirit in the middle of the night. It entered my room and tried to kill me. Later, I met a Christian family from Singapore who were also on the tour. They secretly confided in me that the Lord had woken them up in the middle of the night in order to intercede for me.

Later in the tour we visited the city of Granada. I decided not to visit The Alhambra as the Holy Spirit warned me not to go there. I spent the day exploring the city on foot. I discovered a small mosque that was located on the first floor of a commercial shopping center. The door was open so I looked inside. Part of my right leg crossed over the “boundary line” of the mosque. The room was empty, but I felt a sharp pain in my leg, as a fallen spirit was trying to prevent me from going any further. I decided not to enter the mosque.

After returning to America, I discovered the ministry of Rev. Dr. Rebecca Brown-Yoder and Rev. Evangelist Daniel Yoder of Harvest Warriors (Harvestwarriors.com). Dr. Brown’s book Protecting your Fortress taught me how to seal my apartment and motel room when on the road.

In the early 2000’s my wife and I visited Lake Tahoe. I forgot to seal the room and was attacked in the middle of the night by a wicked spirit. It was more powerful than a demon. I’m not sure if it was a principality, power, throne, or dominion. It manifested in the form of a dog monster and made a lot of horrible noises before it left the room.

My wife and I visited Scotland in 2004. We stayed in an older motel in Glasgow that was being remodeled. Unfortunately, I again forgot to seal the room. I woke up around midnight. A thick, snake-like cord was traveling around our room inspecting us and our belongings. At the end of the cord was a shining, bright single eye. I heard noises outside, so I opened the door and found five people chanting an incantation over us. They fled after I opened the door.

Due to an accident when I was a child, I have suffered from tinnitus for most of my life. A few years ago, I heard a radio ad about a ministry that was operating in miracles and healings. I traveled to Southern California to attend the meeting and was hopeful that I would be healed.

A young lady came forward to receive prayer from a minister from Australia. This man began tapping the back of her neck with his fingers. I watched in horror as this precious woman fell on the hard cement floor without a catcher. Later, I learned through studying Rev. Andrew Strom’s book Kundalini Warning,

that she had received a Kundalini spirit from the minister. This spirit mimics the Holy Spirit and wraps itself around the spine. Please be very careful about who you submit to in prayer Saints.

Every morning, I ask the Father to cover me with His complete armor in Jesus’ name. (Ephesians 6) I learned this through reading Rev. Dr. Rebecca Brown-Yoder’s book Becoming a Vessel of Honor.

Every morning I bind and cancel all of the assignments of Satan and his kingdom against my family and me in an audible message to the Enemy in Jesus’ name.

Music is an important issue to consider when engaging in spiritual warfare. The Holy Spirit led me to give up many of my CD’s after I became born-again. He showed me that certain music is designed by Satan to open up a pathway for demons to torment and curse Believers. Ask the Father to show you if there is anything in your music collection that you need to relinquish. Also ask Him if there are any familiar objects in your possession that you need to destroy. Familiar objects give Satan the legal right to enter your home and work against you.

Terry MacAlmon’s excellent CD: “The Sound of Heaven”

carries the Holy Spirit’s breaker anointing. It is a powerful weapon to use in spiritual warfare.

The Hyper-Grace Teachers will tell you that all you need to do to be saved is repeat a simple prayer and ask Jesus to be your “personal savior.” When you make Him just your personal savior, you are not granting Him the right to be your Lord. If He is not your Lord, His Holy Spirit cannot take you through the life-long process of cleansing or sanctification. Without sanctification, you cannot have “clean hands and a pure heart.” Therefore, you cannot engage in spiritual warfare.

That is the reason why so many Believers will give up their faith in the days ahead during the “great falling away.” That is the reason why so many Believers will take the “mark of the Beast” shortly after it is introduced. That is the reason why so many Believers will not “endure to the end” after they miss the Rapture.

How many Hyper-Grace Teachers will challenge you to read Foxe’s Book of Martyrs

before coming forward in an altar call? How many Hyper-Grace Teachers will advise you to read A Divine Revelation of Hell by Rev. Mary K. Baxter

before making Jesus your personal savior? Has anyone ever told you to count the cost and make Jesus your Lord, in order to begin the long, difficult road leading to salvation?

Even Marilyn Manson in his song “Personal Jesus” mocks the foolishness of making Jesus your personal savior without making him your Lord.

Over and over, Satan baits Believers into friendly fire battles over the timing of the Rapture, the gift of tongues, and “King James Only” idolatry. These are non-salvation issues. Few discern that the Enemy is using these controversies to stir up strife, offense, and stumbling. Even fewer understand that his goal is to keep you so completely occupied in these fights that you fail to complete what is written in your book in Heaven. Saints of the God of Israel: Repent and understand the lateness of the hour. You do not have any time left to indulge in these skirmishes!

"Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord." (Hebrews 12: 14)

"Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and not do what I say?" (Luke 6: 46)

My spiritual father and mentor, David, helped me to learn some spiritual warfare basics after I first became born-again. The Holy Spirit showed him that the Father uses Satan and his kingdom to accomplish His will. The Spirit also showed him that we are to give Satan the same respect that God the Father gives him. I had asked David about the people who brag about “kicking some devil butt!”

In her book A Divine Revelation of Satan’s Deceptions,

Rev. Mary K. Baxter opens up a prophetic window for us to learn what we will soon be facing from the Enemy. All of her books are very important and should be required reading for all Believers.

The books authored by Rev. Dr. Rebecca Brown-Yoder, Rev. Evangelist Daniel Yoder, Rev. Mary K. Baxter and Rev. Andrew Strom have been a tremendous help to me in learning about spiritual warfare. Please join me in praying and fasting for them and their ministries. They are all Five-Star Generals in the Lord’s army.

All glory to the Lamb and the One who sits on the throne!

In Christ,

Brian Lake


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  1. Eyes Open

    You mention the great falling away….did you know the etymology of the word apostasy is apostasia which literally means ‘ standing away from’…..is that not what the whole world….including the church world has been doing since the entrance of Covid 19? Yes it is. We are in the Great Apostasia right now and the son of perdition is soon to be revealed. 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4.

  2. Katie Levensailor


    You unpacked a lot for us and got right to the meat! Thank you for sharing these books and for sharing the eye-opening experiences you have had. Following Jesus and making Him our Lord is an “ALL-IN” decision. There is no in
    between. There are many trials coming that the Lord has warned us about, but if He says to endure… that means we can! Through the power of His Spirit we can endure with passionate patience. I thought of when Jesus said “count the cost”, because being His disciple costs everything. But truly, there is nothing better than being His. Much love to you and your family, brother. Thank you, again.

  3. cornelldebeer

    Fantastic information! Thank you Brian, God bless.

  4. Shoshana Yahweh

    The Holy Spirit showed him that the Father uses Satan and his kingdom to accomplish His will. The Spirit also showed him that we are to give Satan the same respect that God the Father gives him.

    What is the meaning of giving Satan respect pls

  5. Catherine

    Dear Brian, I learnt so much through the books of Rebecca Brown-Yoder. I think every christian should read her book “Unbroken Curses” .
    I just made some days ago a video about spiritual warfare.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDyr3FbkVJc spiritual warfare

  6. trumpet of the Lord

    I can also recommend the books of John Ramirez, I read them all in the last weeks. Very much of insight in satans kingdom

    And what I have experienced is the true names of YHWH, Yeshua etc is Extra Power!
    (Once I was really one great open gate for the enemy. I can feel what works and what not)
    in short: where you bring Yeshua to the front satan has to flee
    James Block sing his songs that way.

  7. Brian Lake

    Dear Eyes Open, Katie, Cornell, Shoshana, Catherine, and Trumpet O.T.L.,

    Thank you for your excellent input, prayers, and kind words. It looks like this summer is going to be an exciting time. I’m praying and fasting for you and your families. Numbers 6: 24-26

    P.S. Shoshana,

    Thank you for your question: “What is the meaning of giving Satan respect please?” The way that I would answer is to encourage you to watch a YouTube video of Prophet Maurice Sklar called “The Prophecy Club-Maurice Sklar April 22, 2019.” Prophet Sklar relates his experience of attending a courtroom battle between Satan and the Lord Yeshua. The Father allows Satan access to His throne 24/7 where he frequently accuses believers of committing many sins. In the 1980’s and 1990’s there were some TV preachers who encouraged people to address Satan in less than respectful ways. Thankfully, this practice has tapered off now. Is “Yahweh” your real last name Shoshana? Did you know that the ancient Israelites reverenced YHWH so much that they would not even say His name out loud? They simply referred to Him as Ha Shem or “The Name.”

  8. Sarah

    Most of the time, the Israelites didn’t reverence Him well at all, even setting up altars to foreign gods in the Temple courtyard, which is abhorrent. Remember that they reverence Him with their *lips* but their hearts are far from Him.

    The Name is used frequently here – in English, “I Am Who I am”. Jesus used it. His own Name means “Yah Saves”. There are other person-names that reference this – such as Elijah (Eliyahu) and Matthew (Mattithyahu). Look up the Hebrew word “Shoshana”.

    When we say “Hallelujah”, we are using The Name. When people here prophesy saying “I AM”, that is using the Name. And they better be prophesying correctly. When we reference
    His character in the context of the Name of God, that is very powerful.

    The commandment is to not use His Name in vain. It isn’t “never use the Name at all’. This is something the Jews *added*, but Moses was commanded to use the Name. And even though we know the scribes “reverenced” Him this way, it is still in The Word. So maybe the greater offence is to quote it incorrectly, as they do, by saying HaShem. The Word is living and active and should always be respected.

    In terms of “respecting” Satan, the closest scripture I know of is in Jude. Generally, and this is only speaking from experience, we probably shouldn’t be treating the dark side lightly. If you start fighting in the flesh, you’ll fail. You are not smarter than Satan, so don’t try to be clever. You are not stronger, so don’t try to overpower by your own force of willpower. Peter tried that, his flesh didn’t want to die, and He denied the Lord.

    Foxe’s Book of Martyrs is available for free. You don’t have to buy it. Christian Classics Ethereal Library has a copy for free download, iirc.

    For those of us who can’t pay for vital spiritual warfare information, there are many resources and scriptures. I am sorry to go on so long. I know of two good teachers in this area that you can access for free, Derek Prince and Russ Dizdar, but check everything with scripture and trust God to help you. You do *not* need to pay for this, although if you can support the church, do so.

    Brian, thanks for your information. I pray that we will all avail ourselves of the weapons that we have been provided.

  9. Catherine

    I had many experiences with the devil, one was this: I came in a room, I put on the light, and I said: Satan, I hate you (because he was responsible for many problems.) In this moment the devil packed me from behind, I felt his crawls and I tried to become free, I called the Name of Jesus but nothing happened. I woke up and I asked God, why I couldn’t become free. I opened the bible and the word was: 4.Mose 23, 8: how can I curse, whom God not curse?…..
    The devil was an engel, created by God, we musst fight spiritually, not emotionally.

  10. Robert Howard

    Brian Lake,

    I was in agreement with most of this post right up till you endorsed Mary Baxter. I read several of her books and thought she was a great writer, until I found out that she thought that the apostle Paul was an anti-christ and she wanted to have a Bible made without any of his writings in it.
    I dont know if her views changed these days, but proceed with caution studying her material.

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