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Victoria Boyson: "Fireworks of War: 3 Wars Waged in the Heavenlies"

Victoria Boyson, Houston, Texas
Apr 24, 2024


I recently heard a story of a Christian man who'd died, and as he ascended to Heaven, he was surrounded by a violent propulsion of lights all around him. He knew at once these lights were the prayers of those on Earth who had interceded. Their prayers were shot up to the Father in Heaven in powerful anticipation of their importance. It seemed to him that they were more like fireworks of war than the prayers of the saints.

Our Father is constantly, even ardently, waiting to hear our prayers and react to our call. Indeed, our simple requests are missiles in the war of the heavenlies, and we are His secret weapon. We are not sending up wishes or hopes; we're sending up petitions to our loving Father, who's anxiously waiting to hear our requests as if hearing the council of generals of war. Your prayers instantly activate movements and strategies in the heavenlies, which directly effect the realms of Earth.

Believing for the Impossible

In our world, we fight under an oppressive cloud of unbelief. Even many Christians are cynical of miracles, and hesitate to credit prayer as being the answer. This is what the enemy wants; it is his primary weapon against the prayers of the saints. If you've experienced disappointment in prayer in the past, understand that this is also a part of the battle against intercession.

We've entered a new season, the season of the CROSS. It's time to try again and, even when it looks impossible, believe God for the impossible to become possible.

Our Father God says, "YOUR PRAYERS ARE EXTREMELY POWERFUL! You are the light of the world and My secret weapon. You can move mountains by warring in the heavenlies for the victory of angels as they fight for you!"

Recently, the Lord downloaded to me what He called "three 'prayer wars,'" which are examples of the wars we are to be waging in the heavenlies to affect the world we live in.

1. The "Prayer War" in Acts

Acts 12 is the first example of what the Father refers to as a "prayer war." King Herod Agrippa captured and killed the apostle James. It so pleased the Jews, he captured the apostle Peter as well, whom he held in prison, locked in chains between two guards, with soldiers stationed at the door. A band of Christians heard Peter was in prison and came together to pray in earnest for his deliverance. They knew what Herod had planned, and as they prayed, the Lord released an angel into his prison cell to awaken a sleeping Peter, release him from his shackles, and lead him to freedom without the guards even realizing what had transpired. He led him to the very home where the Lord's followers were in prayer on his behalf.

Not only did this tiny, seemingly insignificant group of intercessors see Peter delivered through their prayers, but shortly after this, King Herod Agrippa was killed by an angel of the Lord and consumed by worms. So through their prayer war they saw a major victory, for it was the murderer who died – not the apostle Peter!

Do you see the power of a small group of prayer warriors? They waged war and had tremendous victory!

2. The "Prayer War" of WWII

France, Britain, and other allied forces were unprepared for the battles they fought in the beginning of the war, and by early May of 1940, they were outmaneuvered by the Axis powers. Forced to retreat, the German army pushed these young boys back until their backs were against the English Channel. With no foreseeable place for them to go, Churchill prepared to announce that a third of a million soldiers had been captured or killed by the German forces. (Photo via Creative Commons)

England's King George VI called for a national day of prayer, and on May 26th, Britain devoted itself to prayer in an unprecedented way. Photos showed long lines of people, all over the country, waiting to get into packed houses of worship to pray.

As a result, an urgent call went out for boats of all shapes and sizes to cross the English channel to rescue the besieged army. Some 800 to 1,200 vessels answered the call. And astonishingly, the German army was ordered to halt, and for three days the Germans stood idle. Had they continued their pursuit against the Allies, it would have most assuredly been a tremendous victory for them. Furthermore, a violent storm rose over the region, grounding the German fighter planes that had been killing thousands on the beaches. And just like that, a "great calm descended on the Channel, the like of which hadn't been seen for a generation," allowing the famous miracle evacuation to take place (see "National Day of Prayer at the time of Dunkirk 1940,"

Churchill and his advisers thought they would be fortunate to rescue 20,000 to 30,000 British soldiers, but by the time the Nazis were ordered to renew their attack, 338,000 soldiers had been rescued off the beaches of Dunkirk. Churchill called it "a miracle of deliverance," and truly it was. But we also know it was the victorious result of a war in the heavenlies, fought by the saints on their knees calling out to the heavenly Father.

The second day and third day of prayer were during the Battle of Britain. Commander in Chief of the German Air Force, Hermann Göring, had commenced the first stages of his air raids, with formidable German fighter planes being released to attack the British Isle. Yet, the relatively small British air force successfully defeated the Nazi air force.

The fourth national day of prayer was called by the king for March 23rd, 1941, as Hitler was planning to invade Britain. Following this day of prayer, it was reported that a great earthquake created waves with terrific gales that blew Nazi ships many miles off course. The British Navy defeated the Italian fleet in the Mediterranean, Ethiopian ports were liberated, and Yugoslavian forces organized a resistance to Hitler. As a result, Hitler gave up invading Britain. 

On the anniversary of the war, the king called for a fifth day of prayer on September 3rd, 1942. That same year, the "Eighth Army" (a diverse formation made up of units from Britain, with infantry divisions coming from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and India) saved Egypt, and subsequently the land of Israel, from being invaded by Hitler.

The sixth day of prayer was called on September 3rd, 1943, for the fourth anniversary of the war. That same day, Italy surrendered to the allies.

In the spring of 1944, as the time for the D-Day invasion approached, King George called for the nation to pray a seventh time. General Dwight Eisenhower later said, "If there was nothing else in my life to prove the existence of an almighty and merciful God, the events of the next twenty-four hours did it."

3. Our "Prayer War"

In the fall of 2012, the Lord showed me the intentions of a group of world leaders who would attempt to gain control of America and use it to terrorize the world. They knew that without control of America, they would never succeed in their one world government.

I was heartsick as the Lord showed me their plans. Yet, He promised that if we, the Church, would fight for our world, He would save it. This war is not a war about politics. We are not at war with each other. We are at war with the same principalities that have attempted to conquer us from the very beginning.

I cried out to Him, "Lord, what can we do?"

He said, "If My Church will not fight them, who will?"

Suddenly, I realized how the enemy had been trying desperately to keep us fighting one another so that we wouldn't come after him, and how he'd been trying to keep our prayer focused on the symptoms of sin, rather than the cure to sin – Jesus Christ – all in an attempt to keep us from fulfilling 2 Chronicles 7:14: "Then if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from Heaven and will forgive their sins and RESTORE THEIR LAND" (emphasis mine). (Photo via Pxhere)

Since that time, I've seen many, many prayer movements for America rise up all over the world, and, truly, we need it! One prayer call was Azusa Now 2016. It brought together around 120,000 prayer warriors to pray for the promise of Azusa, as prophesied separately by William J. Seymour and Maria Woodworth-Etter in 1913 – that the Holy Spirit would be poured out again, 100 years after the Azusa Street Revival, and it would be an even more powerful outpouring than before.

Our war has not been won, for truly it has just begun. We need Jesus! He is our ONLY HOPE! We're not fighting a political war, but a spiritual war for the souls of mankind and for the hope of the world. We must continue to fight with 2 Chronicles 7:14 and contend for the promise of the Holy Spirit as they did at Pentecost!

The Father says to His children, "Let this be said of your generation HERE and NOW: 'Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and He delivered them from their distress. He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad that the waters were quiet, and He brought them to their desired haven' (Psalm 107:28–30).

"Your response to the chaos around you should be 'do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus' (Philippians 4:6–7).

"For surely, if you ask anything in My Son's name, I cannot turn away from you. Seek Me, turn away from sin and carnality, and EMBRACE ME! Lock yourself away with Me and surrender your heart to me, and I will give you peace even in the midst of chaos. I will be glorified as you pray in My Son's name and trust Me to hear you.

"You are entering a NEW SEASON, truly, the greatest season mankind will ever experience. I want to reveal My wonders to you! I want to show Myself glorious through you! Give Me your trust. Open your heart and surrender to Me. Together, we will transform the world!"

Pray this with me: Father God, I want all that You have for me. Help me to be everything You need me to be. I surrender my heart and mind to You and ask You to wash me in Your FAITH. Give me the strength of your JOY and the liberty of HOPE! Forgive my unbelief and saturate me in You so I can trust You! In Jesus' name, amen.


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Victoria Boyson
Victoria Boyson Ministries


Victoria Boyson is the founder of Victoria Boyson Ministries and Women of the Spirit. She is dedicated to raising up an army of powerfully equipped Believers who will revolutionize their world and bring in the harvest. Victoria is passionate about the Church operating in the extraordinary authority Christ won for them and to awaken Believers to their victorious reality. Through revelations of the Holy Spirit and the Word, she and her family are breaking down strongholds which have kept the Church from fully realizing the Great Commission. Victoria travels and speaks throughout the US. Based out of the Houston, Texas area, she lives with her husband and together they have 4 grown children. She is the author of Revolution: The White Horse Rider, God's Magnum Opus: The Value of a Woman, Awakening: The Deep Sleep, His Passionate Pursuit: God's Passion to Captivate Your Heart, and The Birth of Your Destiny.


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