Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Heads Are Going To Roll! Goliath Is Coming Down.

The Lord is always asking the question, “Whose side are you on?” God uses people as a spear head to pierce through resistance. When God drives a spear into the ground, it causes a ripple effect. It has the spiritual ramifications of causing conflict, division and often, separation. He brings division in order to force people to make a decision on what they believe and what side they will take. Spear heads also cause troops to rally and get ready to move.

Spear heads are used to break through so that others can come after them. They are used to pierce ungodly religious systems, political realms, business, technology and many other areas. They carry a breaker anointing that allows others to break through. When you see someone at the heart of a controversial issue, it may be a good thing to consider whether or not God is using that person to do more than what may appear to be on the surface. Sometimes a person has to stand in the battle alone for a while until others decide what they believe. You have to be willing to pay the price for being a spear head.

A turning around is taking place, but right now in many areas of life it looks like the enemy is winning. It looks like intimidation on many fronts, and many issues. It looks like America has lost its hope. It looks like apathy towards God, and casual disregard towards the purposes of God. It looks like fear, and it feels like the Goliaths of our time have surely defeated us. But just because the enemy is gloating and spitting in our face doesn’t mean we won’t still win.

A turn around is coming, but right now it looks like division, anger, injustice and it feels like the good guys are outnumbered.

I will tell you what the Lord told me.

There’s a turning around, it comes by standing your ground, and He will show us how it’s done.

He will tear the house down, He will tear the house down; He will show us how it’s done.

The time has come to confound, take the enemy down, “LET ME SHOW YOU HOW ITS DONE!” says the Lord.

Yesterday as I woke up I  thought of the story of David and Goliath. All of a sudden I started laughing. My head wasn’t even off the pillow and there I was, laughing because I knew that the giant was about to lose his head. I knew that came from the Lord! The head speaks of authority, influence and power. That's a good sign! Goliath is about to lose his head! 

"Our Goliaths are not external. It is not what we think is so intimidating or poses as a formidable obstacle in front of us. It's our response to those things. Most often, the giants in our personal life are...well, personal. We know them. It's whatever seems to keep us from moving forward, getting connected, taking a step of faith, or simply trusting God with matters that seem too intimidating for us. When we master what's been looming over us as a giant killer to our faith, then we can truly say we trust God with all our insecurities." No matter what happens after that, the giant can no longer taunt us and make us afraid. GOD WILL WIN THE BATTLE.

The giant was so arrogant and smug, wasn't he? David laughed when Goliath taunted him but ten minutes later David was holding a bloody sword in one hand and Goliath's head in the other. Do you know why David laughed? Because he knew God was on his side and not on Goliath's. He resists the proud. No matter what armor or weapons Goliath had, it would never be enough! It's time to watch the giants come down. Did you know that God sits in the heavens and laughs at his enemies? When we laugh with God it puts his enemies in derision. It's time to confound your enemies, and you can do it by simply having a good laugh. Put things back in perspective. It releases God to break the power of whatever has been set against you. That may just be the strategy you need. Ha!

You need your shield, sword and He will provide the grace and courage to defeat your enemy. Sometimes the giants we face are the ones we are most familiar with. I don’t know who your enemy is, but God has said with Him all things are possible. He is saying the giants are coming down. Believe it!

We have been so apathetic and desensitized that America has needed to be shaken awake. God has allowed certain things to come against us in order to make us more aware of the enemy’s intentions. But He has also allowed us to experience certain things to get us to repent and change course; to take a stand against ungodly agendas and once again return to Him. Division causes people to determine what they believe. Division causes people to see what others really stand for. Division causes people to see the spirit of those that take sides. Division causes people to really consider what they are willing to take a stand to defend.

Right now people are so desensitized that no one is really willing to take a stand for anything. Society is overcome by apathy and this prevailing thought that we all just need to get along. Tolerance. Anything goes. No social or moral absolutes. We need division in order to awaken us to what is truly important, because when we’ve forgotten what is really important, and what a lack of morality does to a society…what godlessness does to a society, culture or nation…we will fall for anything. United we stand; divided we fall. Truth be told, America is falling quickly and we’re falling right into the hands of enemies that will destroy us without mercy.

Our enemies are not just other nations that want to dominate the U.S.

Our enemies are not just other religions that want to force us to convert or be killed.

Our enemies are not just ‘the other guys’ in faraway places.

Our enemies live among us, and many are in positions of great power and authority, falsely representing what they deem as ‘our best interests.’

Our enemies are among us as those that persuade us to live without moral absolutes.

Our enemies are among us as those that dissuade us from rocking the boat and not getting involved. In other words, don’t stand for anything.  Don't make waves. Don't make others uncomfortable with your convictions or the fact that you're willing to declare when something isn't right. The world will tell you, "Be silent. Follow the crowd. Don’t make us feel the conviction of weighty matters of the conscience."

In the name of what they feel is ‘good,’ they want to take away our guns and our rights to defend ourselves.

In the name of ‘good,’ they promote infanticide. Euthanasia of the weak, sick, disabled and terminally ill, and those that inconvenience us.

In the name of ‘good,’ they tell us to make ourselves our own god and be accountable to no one.

In the name of ‘good,’ they tell us our children don’t belong to us because we don’t know what’s best for them.

In the name of ‘good,’ they tell us that our children will be taught sexual education and indoctrinated into a belief system that defies god and natural laws of common sense and morality. They strip away parental rights to prohibit us from raising our children with our own moral beliefs. We are told that choice is good and without eternal consequences in denying our Creator, His moral laws and commandments.

In the name of ‘good, they tell us that anyone can change their gender on a whim. So much so, that the minority now has power to intimidate and use force if necessary, to demand they can infringe on personal privacy in public restrooms, showers and other public places.

Corporate greed. Scientific research, cloning and programs that make man into their own gods and their own creators of things that aren't 'good' at all. Religious spirits. Selfishness. There is so much more. These are our giants. America, when will you stand?

Many in society, politics and lawmakers call some very wrong things 'good.' They promise us freedom while taking us into captivity and bondage to the enemy of our souls. They are some of the false teachers of our day. A socialistic agenda attempts to raise up a society of non-thinkers. They don't want you to think for yourself! They don't want you to think outside their box! 

A long, long time ago, there was a young man named David. David was not a rebel, but he was certainly a type of non-conformist of his day. He was also the spear head for God's people that God chose to take down an arrogant, obnoxious giant. He defeated what was holding them in captivity so that they could break through and grab the victory. He was only a teenager, really, but he had conviction, and conviction in His God had already won him some tremendous battles. One day, he was on his way to take lunch to his brothers out in the field and he came upon quite a scene. There was an army of angry Philistines that had set themselves against God’s people. The Philistines were on the top of a hill which the Holman Bible Dictionary references as being located “on a mountain ridge, being inaccessible like an eagle's nest, too strong for siege ramps and battering rams.” It was a well-fortified place and also the scene of many other military battles. But it was also the place where time after time God brought His people the victory against their enemies!

God is looking for people that are willing to rise to the occasion and take a stand right where they are. When God looks for a person to go up against a Goliath, He will pick the most unlikely person. He will put His courage into the person of His choosing, and when God fights an enemy, that person will have the determination to keep standing in the face of opposition. He will choose a man that can deal with hand-to-hand combat with the enemy. This is close range warfare.  You see, Goliath was the go-between for the Philistines. He was the person that stood in for the entire army. Goliath even had an armor bearer with a full length body shield. (1 Sam. 17:7).

We don’t often hear about that part of the story. It must have been an intimidating sight. Goliath was over 9 feet tall and wore incredible armor. His javelin alone was probably bigger than David!  Yet Goliath knew how to wield a weapon with ease. And Goliath had an shield bearer that covered his entire body.  Philistines were giants, and it wouldn’t have served Goliath very well if his armor bearer was the size of a normal man. The shield bearer was no doubt just as big and intimidating as Goliath himself.

It lends us to learn a lesson from this scene. We need to pray to take out Goliath’s armor bearers. The ones that protect and serve the interests of the enemy. The ones that also act as a shield, keeping justice from being served and protecting those Goliaths so that they feel invincible and able to continue to intimidate and oppress others.

Goliath taunted God’s people by telling them he was undefeatable. He also told them that if they took him on he would make them his servants. Like Saul’s army, we have seen America become the servants of our enemies. We have been too afraid to support godliness. Now it’s time for the Davids to rise up. Are you one of them? Sometimes God knows you've got it in you when you don't recognize it yourself. If you find yourself being attacked, accused, intimidated and pushed, it might just be there to get you to take a stand. God is looking for defenders of a cause. 

I am here to tell you that God will continue to raise up men, women and even children that have the conviction to stand up for their God and for His people. We have to stand up with the people God has chosen to be spearheads and pray for them to have strength. Sometimes the battle doesn’t look like it’s able to be won; but we must have faith that the battle is the Lord’s and Goliath’s day is over.

God’s Spirit is here to advance His people right into breakthrough. He is here to release grace to be able to stand in the face of opposition. He will give grace to His warriors and reformers, and all those that are willing to stand up for His purposes. What the world calls ‘good’ is often the enemy of what is godly. We need to forsake what the godless call good and see is as the evil it is. Every lie the enemy circulates is a suggestion with a temptation attached, and the temptation is to not get involved. The temptation is to follow the crowd no matter what the crowd is willing to stand for, because we are too afraid of backlash and rejection. But remember that it was also the crowd that crucified Jesus. The crowd is often wrong.

The Lord has said it is time for the Goliaths to fall. It is time for the Goliath of religion to fall. It is time for the Goliaths in many places to fall. The spirit of deception that has made servants for the enemy out of God’s people and the unsuspecting is about to lose its head. He is releasing breakthrough, advancement and is removing the barriers of that which has withstood us. He is integrating us with others that will stand with us and pray to take down the enemy’s armor bearers, the shield and wall of defense that has allowed the enemy to get away with wrong doing. God wants His people free to serve Him; not the enemy’s agenda. It’s time to pray those He has chosen to stand WILL stand and be a voice of reform to His church, to society, and rise to the occasion of whatever God tells them to do. I pray that YOU will STAND when it’s your turn to stand, and always remember that we can never win fighting with the same weapons the enemy uses against us. Those in the Lord’s army wage a different battle and win through a different strategy. It’s the word of the Lord.

PRAY:

Father, raise up those who will stand in the face of opposition. Give them grace and courage to stand in the face of intimidation. Let them hear Your voice clearly, and instruct them how to take down the giant before them. Send a spirit of division into the high places where the enemy has his domain. Send the spirit of division into the enemy’s camp. I bind the Spirit of Leviathan and Pride over every place where the enemy has said in his heart, “I AM INVINCIBLE AND I WILL DO AS I PLEASE. I DEFY THE GOD OF THE ARMIES OF ISRAEL AND OF THIS EARTH.” I release the Sword of the Lord against the enemy’s shield of defense and his armor bearers. I release the Sword of the Lord to divide, cut away, pierce, and dethrone. I release the curse against the works of evil and I declare “these evil trees will bear fruit no more.”  Let the arrows of truth and conviction be released in Jesus name! Let the arrows that will divide and scatter be released! Let the arrows of light be released! Let the arrows of repentance be released to find their mark in Jesus name! Let the head of the enemy be cut off in Jesus name. Let the authority and influence of those empowered by evil and those fulfilling the agenda of the enemy be cut off and completely removed. Let confusion come to all those that support and defend the lies propogated by the evil one.  Let the shield bearers and the armor bearers of those in alignment with evil doings be removed. Take away their zeal, conviction, and whatever benefits they receive for advancing the agenda of the enemy. Remove the desire of the enemy’s armor bearers and go-betweens to defend and support those that are using deception, intimidation, and evil works to keep people in bondage and captivity. Cause those on the wrong side, those that knowingly or unknowingly support evil causes, to drop their shields and run away from those on the enemy’s side. Pull them over to the Lord’s side immediately, and give them strength of conviction to stand up for what YOU say is good and right. Give them a backbone; courage and conviction to stand for godliness, purity, equity and justice so that righteousness may return to the land. I release the Spirit of Truth, to unravel lies and deception. I release a Spirit of Liberty to set captives free. I release Spirit of Repentance to go out over the land. I release the Spirit of Conviction, to turn hearts away from ungodliness and immorality.

To the Goliaths of religion and witchcraft;

the abortion industry;

those supporting the LGBT agenda;

the educational system;

the media bias;

human trafficking;

illegal arms trade;

drug trafficking and manufacturing;

and to the Goliaths on Capitol Hill: in the White House, Congress, the House of Representatives, the Senate, the Supreme Court and all of the political realm;

to every Goliath that perpetuates deception of American people, injustice, immorality, oppression and works of evil;

to every Goliath that takes people into captivity by force or intimidation;

I declare: It is written, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear and with a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of Hosts, the God of the Armies of Israel whom you have defied. THIS DAY THE LORD WILL DELIVER YOU INTO MY HAND AND I WILL STRIKE YOU AND TAKE YOUR HEAD FROM YOU!” This is the day when once again God’s people will know the Lord does not save by sword and spear, for the battle is the Lord’s and He will give you into our hands.”  1 Sam. 17: 46,47.

I declare: It is written in Is. 41:10-13, “Fear not for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you. I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Behold all those who were incensed against you shall be ashamed and disgraced; they shall be as nothing, and those who strive with you shall perish. You shall seek them but not find them. Those who contended with you and those who are at war against you shall be as nothing, a non existent thing. For I, the Lord, will uphold your right hand saying to You, “Fear not, I will help you.”

I declare: The Sword of the Lord is released against Leviathan according to Isaiah 27:1, for It is written: “In that day, the Lord with His severe sword, great and strong, will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent, Leviathan the twisted serpent, and HE will slay the reptile that is in the sea.”

I declare: The scales of Leviathan have been ripped apart, undone, loosened and dissolved. Your arrows have pierced the armor of pride and Your hand presses Leviathan down.

I declare: The arrows of the Lord have pierced the heart of the enemy just as they found their mark to hit King Ahab between the plates of his armor, according to 1 Kings 22:34.

I declare: It is written, this is the day the heads of Leviathan are broken in pieces, according to Ps. 74:14.

I declare: It is written, “The arrogance of the proud has been halted and the haughtiness of the terrible has been brought low,” according to Isaiah 13:11.

I declare: It is written, In Job 5:11-16, “The lowly he sets on high, and those who mourn are lifted to safety.  He thwarts the plans of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success.  He catches the wise in their craftiness, and the schemes of the wily are swept away. Darkness comes upon them in the daytime; at noon they grope as in the night.  He saves the needy from the sword in their mouth; he saves them from the clutches of the powerful. So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts its mouth.”

I declare a release of the Sword of the Lord against the works of evil. For it is written, in 1 John 3:8, [But] he who commits sin [who practices evildoing] is of the devil [takes his character from the evil one], for the devil has sinned (violated the divine law) from the beginning. The reason the Son of God was made manifest (visible) was to undo (destroy, loosen, and dissolve) the works the devil [has done]. (Amplified Bible).

It is written in Is. 45:1-3: Thus says the Lord to His anointed: (Fill in your name)…To __________, whose right hand I have held – to subdue nations before you and to loose the armor of kings, to open before him the double doors so that gates shall not be shut: I will go before you and make the crooked places straight. I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron. I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places so that you may know that I, the Lord, who call you by your name, am the God of Israel.

I declare: The Lord has broken through my enemies by my hand like a breakthrough of water, according to 1 Chron. 14:11.  In Jesus mighty name, amen.



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