It is rational to accept that the “spirit realm” exists. For one, science is unable to explain everything we can observe in the physical and psychological aspects of reality. Our understanding of the universe is increasing, but there are still a lot of gaps in our understanding. There are so many things that have been accomplished by means that are “unscientific”. We cannot ignore and refuse to engage spiritually. The universe is under no obligation to make sense to us. It is our job to search out the principles that work and put it to use. If we want to drive massive changes in the world around us, we must engage spiritually, intellectually and physically.
A watchman must be ready to destroy spiritual strongholds. Destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ. This is something that makes no sense “scientifically”, but has been observed to actually work. In a lot of cases, a previous generation might have done the spiritual work already and the current generation executes on the intellectual aspect. Even so, it is in the best interests of everyone for every generation to fully understand these things. The battle for the dominant ideas and frameworks that shape a society are first spiritual. We have to win the spiritual battle first, before we can begin to win the psychological battles.
If you desire to change the world, you have to identify the exact change you want to make. You will then have to identify and develop the problem statement. We can observe this in the life of Jesus when we consider Matthew 4:17, John 3:16 – 17, John 10:10 and other similar passages where he explains the exact changes he is driving. The problem statement must be well explained. This will help to identify strongholds and modes of thinking that drives the current situation we want to change. This will help you pray in a more effective manner because there is better clarity around the kind of results you want.