Monday, September 29, 2014

How is a principality made?

Changing cities...where do we begin? Just blogging today on a few random thoughts that I feel are important to keep in mind. 

A principality is made up of the collective strongholds that are within individuals. Baal is one, which is idolatry. Python is another, which is constriction. Python is also the voice of divination. Both of these principalities are over our nation. Both originate from bitterness and rebellion to God, which is what gives way to witchcraft. So, how do you dismantle principalities? It must come from transforming the mind, unraveling the lies in people's minds, and personal cleansing and repentance. How often we think our goal must be to get people saved as a first priority. Far too many people and churches just have the mentality 'get them into church.' Yet, that is backwards thinking. The churches are full of people who are not changed by shallow teaching or feel good messages. People that remain in bondage will become tired and discouraged of that brand of Christianity and faith that cannot grow.They need answers for their life, to know why they are stuck or where they keep running up against behaviors and undesirable patterns that they cannot seem to break.  These things lead to being disillusioned with God and eventually, rebellion and apostasy. 

Instead, let's consider how we might unravel the lies that people have believed - that they are rejected, unwanted, unloved or unworthy. Let's deal with generational curses, the seeds of bitterness that must be supernaturally snuffed out so that they cannot continue to bear bad fruit, and the many things where demonic attachments hinder people's spiritual growth - and ability to reproduce other healthy Christians. When we can heal the lies with the truth, then salvation is possible. When the darkness is displaced with light, which gives way to a new way of thinking and a desire for repentance and cleansing - THEN principalities begin to unravel and are able to be dismantled. The kingdom of darkness loses it's grip and the heavens begin to open up. Amen. Let's work on healing hearts first, the Holy Spirit will convict people where they need to repent as we share truth in love. Healing broken hearts and restoring hope to the hopeless must be first!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Extraction

It is difficult to prosper if you are chained to a python spirit. This spirit is all about control, manipulation and witchcraft. Python has the ability to 'change times and seasons' simply by wearing us down and causing people to feel to worn out to do anything significant to invite change into their life. Though this snake skin watch may look attractive, it is symbolic of the spirit of python that will cause us to feel tied into a place, position or relationships that restrict in some manner and thus hinder us from moving forward with the Lord at the appointed time. The enemy wants to have a firm grip on us so that we feel it is impossible to move elsewhere, and thus miss the timing of the Lord. It places demands and expectations and restricts whatever it can attach itself to. It can operate anywhere. In the church, in your personal life, or in business. This is a time to examine your life for places where the python spirit may be connected to your life. Examine your relationships: personal, professional/business, and spiritually. The python spirit constricts, restricts and serves as an open door to impoverish, rob and deplete. It can affect the way you spend your time, (more demands without the benefits of rest ); this will suck up all your energy and leave a person feeling tired and depleted. Python also will project guilt and condemnation and a fear of not measuring up if demands are not met. It can affect finances if a person is tied into a system fueled by greed, dishonest gain or the pursuit of wealth and power. God does not put a blessing on those things. Those things carry a curse instead, and anywhere a curse operates it brings a thieving spirit with it. The thieving spirit eats up the fruits of your labor. God cannot bless our being part of a system that impoverishes others, either. Be careful who and what you are linked into! Being a part of a system that forces demands without adequate compensation is being tied into a python system that will rob you of finances. This spirit affects a person's health and well being too. You may feel tired, apathetic, suffer from heart and respiratory issues and more. This is the right time to ask God to pluck you out of the system that has the python spirit attached to it and reposition you into a new door. The blessing of the Lord adds no sorrow to it. This is the right time for making changes. Make time to listen for directions! Ask the Lord to close the wrong doors and send His messenger to help lead you into the new door that will be the blessing you have waited for! When doors close in the spirit, things no longer work they way you would think they should. Things become a struggle and a harder effort. Know how to read the signs and ask God for discernment. Sometimes when the door in the spirit is closed, it has not yet closed in the natural, but things just no longer work. God is sending a message through your circumstances. It is time for extraction! May the Lord reach down, pluck you up and replant you in the appointed place He has prepared for you. 

Father God,

Please reach down and pluck me up and replant me in the place you have appointed for me and my family to truly prosper. I surrender all in order to receive your best. Help me to let go of any relationship that You know is not of Your choosing for me and my family. Send Your help and Your messenger to lead me into the place you have chosen for us. Give us peace in the transition. Give us rest from our labor. Let us truly prosper in the work of Your kingdom for your glory. 

Today I declare the decree that Python has lost it's grip and it's ability to control, influence or hinder my decisions. I declare clarity has been released to anoint my eyes to see where python is operating in my life. Father, give me clear instruction on what to do to get free and cut the head off of this spirit so that it can no longer operate in my life. I reclaim the timing of the Lord in my life. I declare no weapon formed against me shall prosper according to Isaiah 54:17. I declare a fresh strength and vitality has come into me to help me break free from all hindrances, limitations and relational ties that bind. Let constriction come to a sudden end and let a release of Your Spirit breathe upon everything pertaining to my life and circumstances. Let a fresh wind come and shift me into the path and plan of the Lord. I declare the head of python the constrictor is cut off now, in Jesus name. I declare every right door is opened to me now. I declare I have eyes to see the open door. I declare the enemy has no right to prevail against me and my family according to Daniel 7:22 and 26-27. The decree from on high has been made in favor of the saints of the Most High, and we have the right to posses the kingdom. Dominion has been taken away from the enemy, and it has been consumed and destroyed forever. The kingdom and dominion and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven has been given to God's people, the saints of the Most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. All kingdoms and dominions shall serve and obey Him, in Jesus name. So be it, Lord!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Worship is the Key

The enemy uses all sorts of fear tactics, propaganda and intimidation measures to incite fear in those he wants to dominate. It does not matter what form the enemy takes. It could be in the workplace, the church, the community or the world at large. His tactic is always the same. He threatens. He intimidates. He uses fear in order to conquer and make himself appear daunting and unstoppable. As I was worshiping with the song, Worship the King, I was reminded by the lyrics that there was a day long ago where satan was celebrating his victory. It was the day Jesus died on the cross. For a moment, all worship stopped. People grieved. They could only see the darkness, and the darkness enveloped the light that was about to rise. Jesus may have appeared absent and locked behind a tomb in the natural, but do you think the angels in heaven stopped worshiping the Son of God? Oh, no! They worshiped all the more BECAUSE  they knew the outcome! Friends, there may be darkness and evil agendas in the earth, but we need to keep our eyes on Jesus, the risen Lord. Celebrate the King of Kings that defeated death and hell! Once again evil is prematurely celebrating victory. I am reminded by a passage of scripture in 1 Kings 20:11, where the King of Israel said, "One who puts on his armor should not boast like one who takes it off." The King of Israel  sent this message back to the arrogant kings of Syria who were getting drunk and celebrating their victory before they even went to war. As it was proven, their celebration was cut short when Israel won the battle.

God is not on the side of those that use terror and intimidation to dominate others. It doesn't matter whether they call themselves Christians or Islamic terrorists or something else - Yahweh, El Shaddai, God Almighty - does not place His loyalties with those that misuse power, authority and influence others to be used for wicked intent. God is, and has always been, on the side of the righteous. If God is for us, who can be against us? 

In 2 Chronicles 20, King Jehoshaphat found himself introuble. A great multitude of enemy armies was coming against his people. He cried out to the Lord and said, “O Lord God of our fathers, are You not God in heaven, and do You not rule over all the kingdoms of the nations, and in Your hand is there not power and might, so that no one is able to withstand You? Are You not our God, who drove out the inhabitants of this land before Your people Israel, and gave it to the descendants of Abraham Your friend forever? And they dwell in it, and have built You a sanctuary in it for Your name, saying, ‘If disaster comes upon us—sword, judgment, pestilence, or famine—we will stand before this temple and in Your presence (for Your name is in this temple), and cry out to You in our affliction, and You will hear and save.’ 10 And now, here are the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir—whom You would not let Israel invade when they came out of the land of Egypt, but they turned from them and did not destroy them— 11 here they are, rewarding us by coming to throw us out of Your possession which You have given us to inherit. 12 O our God, will You not judge them? For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.” (vs. 6-12)

God responded by reassuring King Jehoshaphat with a strategy and a word of comfort, that He was with him. Jehoshaphat sent the worshipers out and God did the rest. He set ambushes, turned the enemy upon himself and they took each other out. The Israeli's were able to pick up the spoils. 

WORSHIP is the key, and the enemy knows this. That is why satan can only have power where he is worshiped. Where people are in agreement with evil, satan gains power and dominion. Where evil goes unchallenged, it increases. Where satan is deprived of worship, or worship confronts the enemy, he loses ground. Worship builds warriors. Whatever people worship and give their loyalties to, will determine what gains power in their life, whether good or evil. When the enemy comes to intimidate, rob, plunder, or release a spirit of death, he is demanding worship. When we complain or speak negatively, we give satan worship. When we fail to trust God, we surrender our worship and surrender our dominion and authority right along with it. When we allow anything to intimidate us and silence our worship, we cower to the enemy and will come under his dominion. We can no longer afford to surrender our worship to Christ. The enemy is arrogant and celebrating now as though he has already won, believing he has the victory already secured. We must surprise him! We must take back our worship!! Satan does not deserve our allegiance or loyalty, and we must not give him power or dominion by letting him intimidate us any longer. We shall stand and not give up any more ground!

Worship to the Lord of Heaven restores right alignment in the heavenly realms as well as the earthly realm. It turns the tables on the enemy. It causes God to arise and His enemies be scattered. At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow. It prepares the way of the Lord to come in and inhabit the places where Jesus is praised. When people begin to worship, it celebrates the One who is rightfully the King and Conqueror that took the keys of Death and Hades away from satan. It puts devils under our feet, where they should remain. Worship establishes a throne where heaven invades earth and releases angelic activity, strategies and divine protection. Worship established a throne where Christ reigns and rules in our midst, and releases judgments against the works of the enemy. Worship establishes and exalts the dominion of the King of Kings, where all other evil plans, plots, and wicked rulers must be defeated in the presence of the Lord of all heaven and earth. Worship shakes principalities, powers and rulers in heavenly places. As God's people WORSHIP the darling of heaven, Jesus Christ, every knee must bow. Every tongue must confess that HE IS LORD. The King is our friend. God Almighty is our shield and great reward. When we declare 'Jesus, you are my shield! You are the shield to my family! You are the shield of this nation!' We proclaim our faith and He becomes what we confess. We are in covenant partnership with Father God, and He will not forsake us. When we proclaim Christ is our shield, the weapons formed against us are sent back to those that launched them! (I saw this in a dream!)

The tongue of the wicked will submit to Jesus Christ. The plans of evil, darkness and corrupt men are overturned. The plans of satan himself are unraveled and God gets the glory. Our government may not have a strategy against evil schemers, but GOD has given us His. We must, as a nation of people, begin to remember the Lord in our homes. In our workplace. In our streets. We must become the flash mobs - for real - and worship the Lord of Lords, Jesus Christ. We must not back down when opposition rears its head and tries to intimidate us. We must worship. In the face of evil. In the face of discouragement. In the face of loss. In the face of fear, hardship or whatever we may face. WORSHIP IS THE KEY TO CALLING HEAVEN INTO THE EARTH TO OVERTURN UNGODLY THRONES.

Amen. Worship the King.