"Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."
May this reference by Winston Churchill to a turning point in World War II with a victory at El Alamein, also be a reference that WE need to utilize our full potential supernaturally and mark a turning point by not allowing the enemy to take any further ground in our cities.
God takes this seriously. This is not a joke to Him or an option for us.
We are here to occupy the very gates (city hall & courthouse- where prophets cried out, kings judged, business was conducted, city planners met & the mayor presided) of the adversary until Jesus Christ returns.
The Holy Ghost would say to the church, "I AM CALLING YOU OUT OF LAODICEA AND INTO LYSTRA."
At Lystra, the apostles had the first open witness to the Gentiles, divine healing broke out, the whole city including religious leadership was impacted, and Paul was raised from the dead!
May it be a turning point.