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Tap Root of Iniquity By Joyce Geiler
The Coalition of Apostolic Alliances (CAA) gathered March 8 in Collinsville for their bimonthly meeting. This group meets as an ekklesia to spiritually deal with issues concerning Illinois. This gathering focused on the taproot of iniquity in Illinois. Just what does that mean?
The story begins in 2010 when nationally known prophet, Chuck Pierce, visited Southern Illinois and identified seven Freedom Outpost cities in Illinois. Freedom Outposts should be regions where the righteousness of the Kingdom of God is seen in all spheres of culture. They were identified as East. St. Louis/Granite city, Champaign, Springfield, Peoria, Rockford, Marion and Chicago.
In 2017, when this prophet returned to Illinois, he noted that these same cities were ruled spiritually by Thrones of Iniquity that were strong enough that the Freedom Outposts were not rising up to their God-ordained potential to bring Kingdom liberty to their respective regions. According to Pierce, thrones of iniquity are places where Satan has gained legal access and established his legal right to control an area, blocking heavens’ will on earth. Satan gains access into an area the same way he gains access into an individual’s life or into a family line—through sin. Individual or family sin can be escalated and exploited by Satan into corporate sin or influence over an entire area or territory directly opposing God’s plan for that territory.
Revelation 2:13 refers to this when the Lord says “I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan's throne is.” Remember, Satan wanted to exalt himself to become like God so that he would be worshiped. In exalting himself, Satan is attempting to draw all people to his counterfeit “light.” Thrones of iniquity occur with corporate acceptance and worship of sin. They are Satan’s counterfeit kingdom where Satan attempts to take God’s glory for himself.
Although the Ekklesia in Illinois has been aware of and prayed concerning the Freedom Outposts and Thrones of Iniquity since those prophecies were known, not enough progress has been made to topple Satan’s thrones. Illinois is still in distress. Those participating in the CAA felt directed of the Lord has brought His ekklesia into a kairos or opportune time, in which the Ekklesia is not only gaining revelation regarding the thrones but also strategies to defeat Satan’s throne and magnify God’s ever-increasing Kingdom in Illinois.
A few months ago, during a time of prayer for Illinois, an intercessor from Collinsville envisioned Illinois being lifted by God’s hand like a potted plant being lifted out of its pot. The dirt and roots were exposed. As God lifted up Illinois, the roots became visible and, in particular, a thick tap root that reached down into the ground (the other roots were like hairs in comparison). The intercessor knew that it was the major root to the evil in the state but had no idea what it was or what it was called. Then she saw the tap root being cut.
At the January meeting of the CAA in Sycamore, the Ekklesia prayed about the vision of the taproot but did not get further clarification. The CAA gathered again for their bimonthly meeting on March 8, this time in Collinsville. At this meeting, it became clear that the taproot was in the area at the Cahokia Mounds.
As stated earlier in this article, a throne of iniquity is built on a culture of sin. Cahokia was the largest and earliest civilization in North America with its influence permeating much of the central area of what is now the United States. It was a culture of territorial control, enslavement, human sacrifice, and corrupted commerce, in short, a culture of sin. There have been many prayer initiatives and events at Monk’s Mound, the center of worship for Cahokia. Little by little the layers of prayers have worked their work, exposing more and more revelation. The CAA felt that now, in this God-appointed time, the taproot has been exposed.
Through worship, prayer and decree, the ekklesia dealt spiritually with that taproot of iniquity. Before the Ekklesia made their decrees, Pastor Stan Pratt of Taylorville, explained the nature of the roots of the aspen tree.
Aspens have many unique characteristics that enable them to flourish, but one characteristic in particular relates to the roots. Aspens are aided by the rhizomatic nature of their root systems. Most aspens grow in large clonal colonies, derived from a single seedling, and spread by means of root suckers; new stems in the colony may appear at up to 100–130 ft from the parent tree. Each individual tree can live for 40–150 years above ground, but the root system of the colony is long-lived. In some cases, this is for thousands of years, sending up new trunks as the older trunks die off above ground. For this reason, it is considered to be an indicator of ancient woodlands. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspen
It became apparent that not only must the tap root be severed but also the spreading roots that feed other regions of Illinois.
Following are some of the spiritual decrees made by the Ekklesia gathered on March 8:
• We announce the root of the Kingdom and this land belong to Christ. The earth is the Lord’s. •
• We denounce false root structures, false worship.
• We denounce 1400 years or longer of false worship (since the time of the Cahokia settlement). • This day it is uprooted. From the womb area of Illinois, we call forth new life. We do not market or traffic.
• The root of the Kingdom stands planted.
• Roots of this territory go into the Kingdom.
• Job 14 says a dead stump will sprout at the scent of water. We say this taproot will receive no scent of water and will not receive water. We guard our hearts and lips and give no space for growth for these roots. We speak words of life, not compromise. Together we will see the victory. This is an apostolic state. The life of Christ taking root
Pastor Stan Pratt added this prayer and the local Collinsville ekklesia affirmed agreement.
“Lord, as we have spoken death to this tap-root, we now ask for persons to rise up and bring business to the Metro East area that will fill the void of the loss of certain tourist income, to bring something that will replace the loss of revenue from Planned Parenthood, to transform the area into a prospering area by replacing gambling places and casinos with fruitful tax-paying businesses, to make up the void of lost revenue among the citizens that comes from alcoholism, drugs, human trafficking, and more. Deliver those in “slave style camps" - illegal aliens supported by our tax dollars through Social Justice / unrighteous programs of the Catholic Church. Lord, we cannot leave the citizens of the Metro-East area with no means of financial support to replace the income that was derived from sin and unrighteousness. Bring entrepreneurs into the Metro-East area to finance and build up the community. Our intent Lord was (and we did) pull that old root producing unrighteous fruit of every kind, but not to leave the citizens high and dry with no proper means of supporting themselves or their area. We receive Christ as Your Wisdom and will act on what we discern by your Spirit. May we and others be laborers in that field which is becoming white unto harvest.”
Over the next few years, the CAA will plan to hold meetings in the other Freedom Outposts being hindered by Thrones of Iniquity and seek wisdom to effectively pray “on earth as it is in heaven.”
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