18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
(Luke 4:18-19;Isaiah 61:1-2)
You have to, first of all, understand the nature of the call and the struggle. These aren’t battles fought on a human plane. It’s not ultimately about philosophies or cultures or ideologies. Yes, there is a place for worldview rhetoric, apologetics and rational discourse. But the real battle is in the unseen realm of the spirit. Just as you’ve fought against strongholds and spiritual forces in your own life (as you mentioned), so the same weapons are needed as you seek liberation for others and to fight for your culture.. The weapons are love, faith, humility, service, self-sacrifice, intercession. Men try to change the world with printing presses and bullhorns and planes and guns. I changed the world with a towel and a basin, with bread and wine and ultimately with death on a Roman cross.
Consider the current chaos in your nation over human sexuality and gender. The idea that one’s gender is sociologically determined or even chosen by the individual is not based on advances in understanding of human psychology or physiology or genetics. No, it’s a lie planted by the enemy of souls in hearts to kill, steal and destroy.
The enemy hates human sexuality because it’s such a powerful aspect of My image completed in humanity. The bride and bridegroom are a picture of the mutual love and service and devotion of Christ and His people. So Satan in his malice seeks to mar this image by sowing confusion and deception about this core aspect of human personality.
This is a spiritual stronghold. From your perspective, the idea that people with penises are men and people with vaginas are women just seems like self-evident reality. It’s basic to human communication: words mean certain things. You can’t change the nature of an aardvark by calling him a muskrat!
But deceptions that are spiritual at their core won’t be dislodged by argument and rational discourse and appeals to logic. It’s not an intellectual problem! It’s spiritual. So the weapons must be spiritual: especially fervent, focused prayer. Pray for strongholds of confusion and deception to be torn down. Pray for haerts to be healed and captives to be released.
And guard your own heart. Beware of anger and arrogant judgement against those who are deceived. Your anger doesn’t work my righteousness and it blocks your ability to hear My voice and to love and speak prophetically. Keep the exhortation of Ephesians 6:12 in the foreground: your struggle is NOT against flesh and blood.