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Baal has tentacles into every area of our lives. The real question is what can we do about it?


Binding the Strongman Over America
By John Benefiel

In warfare, it’s imperative to know your enemy and his elite team. For instance, consider the war on terrorism. Prior to his death, Osama bin Laden assigned key leaders to different territories. Our troops relied on sensitive intelligence to name and locate them. One by one, as they were toppled, Osama’s entire network suffered, leaving the kingpin himself vulnerable to attack.

There is a similar hierarchy of authority in Satan’s kingdom. In this war, the Bible is our source of intelligence, listing Satan’s right-hand man as Baal, the ruler of the demons. One of the most grievous crimes listed in the Bible was when the Pharisees gave Baal credit for Jesus’ miracles. We’re told in Matthew 12:24, “But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, ‘This man casts out demons only by Beelzebul the ruler of the demons’’’ (NASB, emphasis mine).

John Benefiel says God is unmasking the parts of America's foundations that are rooted in idolatry. Go here to order Binding the Strongman Over America and Binding the Strongman, his book and 3-DVD set.

Who is this ruler of the demons? He is the strongman over America and the same spirit that, time and time again, lured Israel into idolatry. The name Baal can be translated Bel, Bul, Beelzebul, or Beelzebub.

Baal was the Egyptian sun god worshipped by King Ahab’s wife, who changed her name to Jezebel (Jeze-Baal). Baal is called the “god with a thousand faces.” The purpose of all the faces is to confuse us into thinking we have to fight all those entities to win. We don’t. We’re after the ruler of the demons.

God is unmasking idolatry. You don’t have to go further than the dollar bill to find it. On the back you see a truncated pyramid with Lucifer’s all-seeing eye. Also consider our nation’s capital, the District of Columbia. That term means that the district “belongs” to Columbia. The statue on top of our nation’s capitol is actually a statue of Columbia, an idol to the Queen of Heaven, which is one of Baal’s female manifestations.

Angel of Light: In addition to our own research, the History Channel did a special on the Statue of Liberty. It was built by three French Freemasons who admitted that it is a statue to the “light bearer,” or Lucifer, who tries to portray himself as an angel of light.

Around A.D. 313, Constantine legalized Christianity and outlawed the biblical Jewish feasts, such as Passover. For centuries prior to this, pagans celebrated the birth of the sun god, Mithra (another face of Baal), on December 25. Constantine blended that pagan holiday with Christianity, calling it the birth of the Messiah.

Have you ever wondered what Easter bunnies and eggs had to do with the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus? Nothing! Ishtar is the root word from which we get Easter. Ishtar is the worship of a demonic entity (another face of Baal) symbolizing the goddess of fertility.

One of Baal’s names, Baal-hamon, means “the lord of wealth or abundance.” This is the principality that has held back your finances and warred against the transfer of wealth to the Church. Baal is also the god of false religions. For instance, the original name of Allah was Baal-Allah.

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You get the drift; Baal has tentacles into every area of our lives. The real question is what can we do about it? The answer is found in the vision of the last days that God gave to Daniel. “Thousands upon thousands were attending Him, and myriads upon myriads were standing before Him; the court sat, and the books were opened” (Daniel 7:10 NASB, emphasis mine).

God’s Court: The Supreme Judge is at His court and the books are open. If we want to pray and get results, we’ve got to take our case before the court and deal with Baal legally. That’s exactly what we did here in Oklahoma. In 2007, at a national conference, God released a prophetic word that the strongman over America was Baal and that Christians needed to divorce him and remarry the Lord.

One of my good friends, Dr. Jerry Mash, a lawyer as well as a pastor, drew up a legal document on behalf of the people of God to divorce Baal. At the time, we were in a drought so serious that meteorologists predicted that it would take eight years of regular rainfall to catch up. As soon as we divorced Baal, it started to rain and soon every lake and river was at or above flood levels. That year, 2007, turned into one of the wettest on record.

That was only the beginning of the changes we’ve seen in Oklahoma as we’ve continued taking Baal before God’s court. While the nation was in the middle of a huge recession with wide-spread unemployment, Forbes magazine listed Oklahoma City as the most recession- proof city in America.

Measurable Results: While real estate prices declined 14 percent nationally, during that same time, real estate prices in Oklahoma increased 4.1 percent. Personal income in Oklahoma City increased at a rate 50 percent higher than the national average. In 2009, while the national poverty rate soared to 14.2 percent, the poverty rate in Oklahoma dropped to 12.9 percent. This was the first time in our history that the poverty rate in Oklahoma dropped below the national average. Our unemployment rate has been the lowest in the nation for cities with a population of over a million for virtually the last four years.

In the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing, the once shelled- out remains of downtown now draw tourists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder, one of the elite professional basketball teams, makes its home there. We have the lowest tax burden of any state. Both the House and Senate have been taken over by conservative Christians and even our laws have begun to change. For instance, no state funds, employees, or facilities may be used for abortions.

John Benefiel is founder and director of the Heartland Apostolic Prayer Network (HAPN), which is represented in all 50 states and over 40 nations. John and his wife, Judith, are also the founders and senior pastors of Church on the Rock, Oklahoma City, OK.

When Chuck Pierce gave me a prophetic word to go to each state and divorce Baal, I was obedient, and we’ve witnessed amazing miracles both on state and national levels. The first time we divorced Baal on Wall Street at the site of the statue of the bull (Baal), the stock market, which had been in a nosedive, stabilized. More recently, on July 4, 2011, we divorced Baal at the nation’s capital. Fifty days later, an earthquake hit the area cracking the obelisk of the Washington Monument, also doing damage to several other idolatrous images. The list of changes is too long to mention here, but rest assured that as we remove Baal’s tentacles from our society, God is blessing America again.

I have even more good news. The same thing that has worked at the city, state, and national l evels will work in your own life and family. In Daniel’s vision of the last days we are told, “But the court shall be seated, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and destroy it forever. Then the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High” (Daniel 7: 26-27, NKJV, emphasis mine). Go ahead and make your case…the court is sitting.


Dear Mishpochah

An evangelist who works with New Agers in Israel told me about a Jewish family she has witnessed to. They won't receive any Christian literature from her, but they watch my TV show faithfully and love it! This is my primary goal for It's Supernatural! — to reach those who are not going to hear the Good News any other way. I am amazed at the people in foreign countries who watch our show on the Internet.Newsletter_SidRoth2.jpg

I remember getting into a taxi in Indonesia, the largest Muslim nation in the world, when the driver said, “I know you. I watch you on the Internet.”

Our secondary goal is to make Christians “normal” as defined by the Bible. I want to win to the Lord and/or reproduce one million “Sid Roths.” I pray you are one of them!

This is why I have designed my new mentoring clubs. This is why this year I will start my new It’s Supernatural! Television Network. State-of-the-art software and equipment is now available to broadcast archives of our It’s Supernatural! show in high definition 24/7 to EVERY smart phone and computer in the world. At any time day or night you can get spiritually charged by viewing a show. And we will advertise apps that I believe many unsaved will put on their cell phones. By way of smart phone and computer, we will be viewed in countries that are hostile toward Christianity! Even now, someone who sells iPhones in North Korea loads our TV show (translated into Korean) onto the phones before they are sold! Right now in some countries I would be taken off the air if I spoke about the sin of homosexuality or was pro-Israel or anti-Islam. Soon even Christian television networks will censor content to be more seeker sensitive. This is why I am compelled to launch a network that no one but God will be able to control.
The unsaved are fascinated with the supernatural. After we launch the network with my archived shows, we will add one new show at a time by producing new programs with the next generation of anointed teachers, evangelists, and prophets. I sense this is God’s time for the new! The next step will be to launch the network on satellite. The equipment we intend to purchase will make this an easy transition.

My heart’s desire is to base this new network in Israel. My call is to prepare Israel for the return of Jesus. I want this network to position itself to capture the second coming of Jesus for instant worldwide viewing. The cost is extravagant, but the rewards are priceless!

The first phase will cost one million dollars to blanket the world with our new network. Please pray and find out if the Lord wants you to partner in the high call of the salvation of Israel. The Bible says, “Many are called but few are chosen” (or will choose to be obedient). The ONLY good investment I see is the Kingdom of Heaven. It promises rewards in this life and is the ONLY reward in heaven! We have already launched our Jewish evangelistic website in Hebrew for Israel and have started advertising in Israel to direct young people to our site. If you want to see the site in English go to Also start recommending this site to your unsaved Jewish friends.

Above: A screen-grab from our Hebrew language website.

In addition we are working on mailing our second million Jewish evangelistic books to Jews in North America as well as Jews in other places of the world. And for safety reasons I cannot reveal the details, but we are actively engaged in a program that potentially will reach millions of Muslims for Jesus.

Prophetess Glenda Jackson, without knowing my God- downloaded strategy for reaching Israel, prophesied it publicly the night before I spoke at Peter Gammons’ tent meeting recently in Orlando, Florida. She said EVERYONE in Israel will know my name. Glenda is the great niece of Maria Woodworth- Etter and one of the highest level prophets I know. Her great aunt was considered an outstanding Prophetess and walked in amazing signs and wonders. If you want to view the prophecy and my meeting go to The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few. This is your season to step forward into the great end-time harvest.

But the most important reason to be a pioneer with me in this new network is to bless Israel. The best way to bless Israel is not humanitarian aid or helping relocate Jews to Israel. We have invested in these two important types of ministries for decades. But Jesus is ready to return and we must evangelize the Jew while it is still day. The night is quickly approaching when no man can work (John 9:4). The HIGHEST blessing in reference to the Jew is winning them to Jesus.

As you help us expand this vision from God, use this offering as your point of contact. What do you need? Finances, healing, salvation of loved ones, greater intimacy with God? God says, ALL things are possible. Plant your gift based on Genesis 12:3, “I will bless those who bless [the Jewish people].” Believe before you receive and all things are yours!

Shalom and Love,
Sid Israel Roth

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