Thursday, April 30, 2015

Keep Praying! Your Prayers Are Setting Off Spiritual Bombs!

Before I give this word, I want to clarify that God is a God of love and mercy. I don't take His words lightly, and neither should you, because they are anointed to produce exactly what He has said! Each word of God is filled with such power, it's like handling live grenades. When you send out the word, angels pick up those words and get in position. The effect of our prayers drop like stealth aircraft releasing bombs. God releases the fulfillment of the word and it is carried out the way He has decided ahead of time. Even though God is a God of mercy, He is also a God of justice. He cannot fulfill mercy without also exercising what is just and fair against the works of evil. In 2 Kings 3:18 the prophet Elisha told the king to grab some arrows and strike the ground as a sign that he would defeat his enemy. The king, however, did not realize the importance of continuing to strike the ground in this prophetic act. His lack of passion and obedience for the task at hand won him only a partial, short-lived victory when he could have received a much greater victory. Let us not make the same mistake. It's time to strike the enemy and bombard heaven with the word of God! Strike like you mean it!

Even though it was early in the day, I have been so extremely exhausted that I lay down for a short nap. I know by now that it's a spiritual heaviness. Usually that can be a sign that God wants to give me a dream and reveal spiritual realities, and He was faithful to do so! Before I took a nap I prayed and asked the Lord to show me something that would be a word of encouragement to His body, and this is what He showed me:


What I saw in the dream was a group of ordinary people who had been betrayed by a much larger entity and taken captive. I am not sure what sort of organization it was, but it felt a lot like government. There were people being held against their will in various hidden locations. Then suddenly, one person came in and began to free them. Instead of being afraid, they began working together and they went about freeing one another, then they went after their captors. They were sneaking around, investigating, and setting bombs to ambush them. Because they had been captives, they knew exactly where to find their captors. They went about locking doors and setting off bombs to catch their captors off guard and unaware! I saw one person grab a man by the throat and continue to choke him until he was subdued and almost lifeless. All of this took place in what looked like a big underground parking garage, but as these captives were set free they began to come out in the sunlight.


Now, the interpretation: There are many people in hidden places, just ordinary men and women that have reached the end of what they will tolerate. They are rising up together in prayer and going for the throat of their enemies! They are using their spiritual authority to lock doors and set off bombs that the enemy never expected. Ambushes are being set and they will blow up the house of the enemy!


That is good news! Let's grab our arrows of God's word and strike at the enemy!


In the name and authority of Jesus Christ:


Father, I thank You for going ahead of us and throwing the enemy into confusion driving out the wicked, for it is written in Exodus 23:27, "I will send my terror ahead of you and throw into confusion every nation you encounter. I will make all your enemies turn their backs and run.”

I declare that the Commander of the Heavenly Hosts is setting ambushes for the enemy, according to 2 Chronicles 20:22.

I declare the enemy has turned on one another and has destroyed one another from within their own camp, according to Judges 7:22.


I thank You, Father, that You have girded me with strength for battle; You have subdued under me those who rose up against me, according to Psalm 18:39.

I declare the ungodly and corrupt leaders are deposed from their office and they are ousted from their positions, according to Isaiah 22:19.

I declare corrupt leaders have had their authority taken from them and they are locked out of their offices, according to Isaiah 22: 20.


I declare, as it is written in Psalm 18:40: You have also given me the necks of my enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me.


I declare the wicked nations are cut down according to Psalm 118:10.


I declare that the prayers and praise of God’s people puts our hands on the neck of our enemies and subdues every enemy, according to Genesis 49:8.


I declare the enemy is under our feet according to Joshua 10:24.


I declare you have given us the necks of our enemies, according to 2 Samuel 22:41.


As Your people make these declarations, I declare that “Your hand will lay hold on all your enemies; your right hand will seize your foes,” according to Psalm 21:8.


I declare “Your hand will be lifted up in triumph over your enemies, and all your foes will be destroyed” according to Micah 5:9.

I declare the armor of enemy kings is loosed, according to Isaiah 45:2.


I declare the arrows of God’s archers have found their mark between the enemy’s plates of armor, as it is written in 1 Kings 22:34.


I declare the arrows of God’s archers have struck the enemy in his place of weakness and vulnerability, according to 2 Chronicles 18:33.


I declare ungodly kings will receive the message that we do not want them to reign over us, according to Luke 19:14.


I declare that the Lord of Hosts in all His majesty rides forth victoriously for the cause of truth, humility and justice. Let Your right hand achieve awesome deeds as it is written in Psalm 45:4.

I declare the Lord God Almighty has gone before us to break the bronze gates and cut through bars of iron, according to Isaiah 45:2.

I declare that God has gone before us to level the mountains, according to Psalm 107:16.

I declare that God's chosen servants are set in place and established to reign and rule in place of corrupt leaders, according to Isaiah 22:20.

I declare the thief has been caught and must give up all the substance of his house, and pay a 7 fold return according to Proverbs 6:31.

I declare that the hidden treasures of darkness belong to God's people, and we have received hidden wealth of secret places, according to Isiah 45:2.

I declare that God Almighty has come out to deliver His people and save His anointed ones, according to Habakkuk 3:13.

I declare God has broken through our enemies like a breakthrough of water, according to 2 Sam. 5:20.


As I have declared Your words, O God, let the victory be established, in Jesus name. Amen.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Abolitionists Arise!

It was 120 years ago that a decision was made for a black slave by the name of Dred Scott, in regards to his freedom. The court voted 7-2 in favor of keeping this man and his family a slave to his owner. The outcry from the majority of Americans and one Abraham Lincoln led a movement of abolitionists that would eventually declare an emancipation proclamation, restoring freedom to those that had been slaves. All men have been created equal and are given inalienable rights by their Creator to live as free men in this nation. The cry had been heard and the pain and suffering of those enslaved awakened the heart of a nation and a great leader. This led to the eventual conflict we know as the Civil War. From that conflict, there was birthed a new nation with a new resolve to see that all men live as free men.

Decisions made today by our leaders may seem as though they have the intention of assisting and helping others, but in actuality they are further enslaving those who are already oppressed. There are people enslaved by the deception that freedom is living without consequence or conscience. The only true freedom is through freedom in Christ. To know Him and to choose to serve Him who died for our sin so that we could live in freedom and victory. More people are targeted through out of control government fueled by a lust for power. They use fear and intimidation tactics that are simply another form of terrorism against the very people they've sworn to protect and serve. There is no government without some forms of control, but God did not intend for His people to live as slaves. This casual disregard towards those targeted for slavery was what every slave owner felt towards their slaves. They saw ownership and possession without a sense of conscience towards how it affected those they oppressed. They felt no remorse and paid no regard to the consequences of these people and their families. The spirit and attitude behind the many agendas of our day are much like the oppressors and the slave owners that demand to keep people in slavery rather than set them free.

Please don't misunderstand: We need good government, and there are many people already in government that want to do the right thing. There are many powerful and influential voices that are trying to steer this nation in the right direction. I am not anti-government. I believe we should all pray for our leaders to have God-given wisdom and understanding how to do their jobs with integrity and righteousness. However, with that said, there is still a need to pray for freedom for the oppressed, the spiritually blind, and those who have simply chosen willful blindness to the world events going on around them. It's time to pray for those caught in the snares of their own sin, unbelief and fear to have the courage and desire to be free in Christ.


It is time for an emancipation proclamation to set people free. WILL YOU STAND FOR FREEDOM?



Emancipation Proclamation Declaring an End to Spiritual Slavery



In the name and authority of Jesus Christ, a proclamation.

Whereas, on the 21st day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, a proclamation is issued, containing, among other things, the following:

That on this day a declaration of liberty to those entrapped, enslaved and deceived by the enemy, Satan. From this day and forevermore, let all Christians, to whom all delegated authority of Jesus Christ has been granted, recognize and help other people maintain the freedom of such persons, and do no act or acts to repress such persons in any efforts they may make for their actual freedom.

By this proclamation, let it be done in good faith that there be no rebellion against the Lord Jesus Christ or against any persons that wish to leave their former lifestyle, nor those that wish to enlist their aid to those persons that request assistance to leave the bondage of spiritual slavery.

By the virtue of the power as God’s delegated authority, as referenced in Luke 10:19, and as it has been granted in Luke 4:18, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind; to set at liberty those who are oppressed, and to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”

Therefore,

Let this proclamation be sent out over the airwaves, over the sea, over land to the four corners of the earth.

It is ordered and declared that all persons held as slaves are now and henceforth and forever free from deception, oppression and a false belief system that separates them from truth and salvation in Jesus Christ. Let the eyes of the blind be opened and the deaf ears unstopped, according to Isaiah 35:5.

Let the scales fall off of blinded eyes for it is written in John 3:3 that “unless one is born again they cannot see the kingdom of God.”

I decree recovery of sight and spiritual understanding, for it is written in Psalm 146: 8 that the Lord opens the eyes of the blind. “O Lord, let their eyes be opened that they may see,” according to 2 Kings 6:17.

I decree the release from the lies and deception of a false belief system. “Let light shine out of darkness, and let light of the knowledge of the glory of God be shed abroad in the hearts of the lost, as it is written in 2 Cor. 4:6.

I decree a release of clarity, for it is written in 1 Cor. 14:33 that You are not the author of confusion but of peace.

I decree the eyes of the blind are opened and they recognize Jesus Christ, according to Luke 24:31.

I decree the veil is removed from people’s understanding and they are turning to Christ now, according to 2 Cor. 3:16.

I decree revelation light is enlightening people’s hearts, that they may know the hope of God’s calling, and the riches of the glory of His inheritance in Christ, according to Ephesians 1:18.

I decree God’s perfect love is casting out fear, according to 1 John 4:18. For it is written in 2 Tim. 1:7 that “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.”

I decree a release from the slavery to fear, according to Romans 8:15. I declare that bondage to slavery is broken now, for they did not receive from God a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but they have received the spirit of adoption as sons.

I declare the spirit of adoption has been poured out in the hearts of men by the Holy Spirit for it is written that God has predestined us as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of His will, in Eph. 1:5.

I declare that in the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’ ‘there they will be called sons of the living God,’ according to Romans 9:26.

I declare that Jesus died and rose again to redeem those who were under the law, that they might receive adoption as sons, as it is written in Galatians 4:5.

I declare those who have been lost, blind, and estranged from God are no longer strangers and aliens according to Eph. 2:19, for it is written, “they are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God.”

I decree an end to the spirit of rejection, for it is written in Ephesians 1:6 that through His grace we are accepted in the Beloved.

I decree a release of Truth, according to John 8:32, 36.

I decree a release of the Spirit of Liberty, empowered by Holy Spirit, according to 2 Cor. 3:17 and Romans 8:21.

I decree a release of the resurrection power of Holy Spirit to deliver, to bring to birth, and to save those that are lost, in Jesus name.

Upon this act of justice, I invoke the considerate judgment of mankind and the gracious favor of Almighty God.

Done this day, April 21, 2015, and sent forth to declare liberty to the captives, and the acceptable year of our Lord. Let it be done on earth as it is in heaven, in Jesus name, Amen.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Fulfilling Your Story

   
 In a recent dream I saw that the enemy had attempted to re-write the story in many people's lives. He had written the story in such a way as to place a curse upon their heads that prevented them from entering into their appointed place, purpose and destiny. We know that GOD is the author of our stories and what He has written was done so FROM THE BEGINNING, knowing full well in advance of what the enemy would try to do! So, today let's pray that what has been written about all of God's children in HIS STORY now becomes YOUR STORY and will make HISTORY. You are His bride and there's no way He will leave you out of the story! You are way too important! Let it be done on earth as it has already been decided upon in heaven. Let your kingdom come, Lord Jesus! Every time you declare the word of God over yourself and your family you are essentially cancelling out the works of the enemy and cutting away the works of evil assignments. 


     I think part of what will help unlock people's doors is repentance for speaking death over others in the body of Christ. When people get hurt, disappointed or offended by others, they tend to speak negative words but they don't stop to consider they are actually enacting curses over their brothers and sisters. People will grow up through their mistakes, failures and shortcomings, but word curses can remain for a long time - unless a person does something intentional to break them. We all need to remember that the person you might feel tempted to speak against today could be God's chosen leader of tomorrow. Remember, David wore a crown while he was still a shepherd boy in the fields. Samuel had already anointed the up-and-coming king but no one else knew that yet. It's a dangerous thing to touch God's anointed, whether you can see their future potential or not. Speaking against others will get a person in trouble with the Lord and block answers to prayer.

     There's been a lot of competition in the body, too. When people are jealous or competitive, they aren't blessing others with their words; they're being critical. Critical people don't want others to fulfill their destiny. Selfish ambition produces a curse! In Psalm 50:21 God had this to say about Joseph's brothers:"You sit and speak against your brother; You slander your own mother's son. These things you have done and I kept silent; You thought that I was just like you; I will reprove you and state the case in order before your eyes." Joseph's brothers were jealous and wanted him out of their life, but what they didn't know is that Joseph was God's chosen servant to save them from dire circumstances that would occur many years later. None of them could really know what God's plan entailed for their future! The point is, we really need to be careful how we respond when we feel as if someone has let us down, hurt or angered us. Negative words have ripple effects beyond what we stop to consider. There is a scripture in Ecclesiates 10:20 that is a great reminder that 'birds of the air' can pick up our words and repeat them to others. Those words can even make their way back to the one that's been spoke about! "Curse not the king, no, not even in your thoughts, and curse not the rich in your bedchamber, for a bird of the air will carry the voice, and a winged creature will tell the matter." Sound waves remain in the earth's atmosphere for quite some time, and they ripple into the spirit realm. Even though the words drift away and can no longer be heard by the human ear, the spirit realm continues to hear those words quite clearly and power is given to those words to create what was spoken. People say things that end up hanging over others in the spirit realm, acting like negative prophecies waiting to be fulfilled. The devil is out there waiting to make sure those words come to pass. Even prayers can be destructive if they are spoken out of a desire for judgment rather than mercy. The law of sowing and reaping are always at work. Psalm 109:17 says "He loved to pronounce a curse-- may it come back on him. He found no pleasure in blessing-- may it be far from him." And of course there is the reminder of Matthew 7 in which we are judged the same way we judge others! We have the Creator's voice inside of us, and it's our job to make sure we speak words of life!! Our words have great power and there is a definite need in the body of Christ to repent for carelessness. 

 I believe God wants us to wake up and realize the power of our words. So much of this is about teaching us before we receive a blessing. It's not that God is stingy, but He is looking to grow us up. God is always looking for ways to vindicate us, but He is bound by His word and the spiritual laws that are set in place. I wonder how many people get stuck and wonder why a door won't open and they fail to realize that something they did years ago when they were upset, offended and mouthing off is still affecting them today. A bitter spirit is anointed to produce bitterness, offense and false judgment in others. A bitter or offended spirit seeks agreement from others, and more often than not the agreement is produced through gossip, slander and other things. People have a hard time unhearing negative conversation about others because it causes them to question the other person's ability to be trusted or thought of with integrity. This is the sort of thing that produces barriers and spiritual blocks. Think about it...what if the very person you slander is the very person God wants to use to give you an answer that you need, a reference to a new opportunity, or help you through a door years down the road, only now he can't because you just destroyed the blessing with your mouth? What does one have to do to reverse that process? Not saying it always works that way, but one thing I know: every one of us is connected and if one person is blocked then so are others down the line in our connections. Unbelief is anointed to produce discouragement, double mindedness and more unbelief. It's all about what spirit is attached to the words that people speak. Words laced with death produce death. They ring in other people's ears for a long time. Until people repent and start blessing people with their words, they can find themselves stuck. Maybe God withholds the blessing until people 'get it' and condemn the words so that no more fruit will come from them.  If one person cannot get into their appointed place that has a ripple effect across the body of Christ. Others become blocked as well. Repentance can unblock a lot in the spirit realm and make room for God to answer and release a big breakthrough for everyone.

Father,

I come before You to reverse the curse that the enemy has secretly written in order to curse Your children and prevent them from entering into their divine purpose. Let everything that the enemy has done to shut them out of their destiny now be reversed in Jesus name,

For we have attained royalty for such a time as this. Let relief and deliverance come forth for your people now, as it is written in Esther 4:14

Remember Your covenant with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and their descendants, of which we are, according to Leviticus 26:42.

It is written that You provided deliverers for Your people, according to 2 Kings 13:5, Judges 3:9, 15.

For it is written that we are a royal priesthood, a chosen people, a holy nation and God’s special people, appointed to declare the praises of Him who called us out of the dark and into the light, according to 1 Peter 2:9.

That we are called to speak to the nations, according to Exodus 19:6.

That we may fulfill the great commission as it is written in Mark 16:15-18.

Let every curse that has been spoken, written or declared by the mouth of the ungodly be dissolved now, for it is written that no weapon forged against us would prosper and every tongue that rises up against us shall be refuted, according to Isaiah 54:17.

Let every evil work of the enemy be destroyed now according to 1 John 3:8, because YOU destroyed the works of Satan and as You said in John 19:30, “It is finished.”

Let the power of death laced words be broken, because it is written in Hebrews 2:14 that You broke the power of death.


Let every word spoken by myself and others be forgiven and fall to the ground with no more bad fruit produced, in Jesus name.

Let people’s minds, thoughts, ears, and hearts be cleansed and sanctified according to Hebrews 9:14 so that Your people may serve the living God. 

I declare the enemy cannot penetrate the blood barrier nor can the death angel come into our house according to Exodus 12:23.

Let us fulfill the days fashioned for us by Your hand, as it is written in Psalm 139:14-15.


I thank You, Father, that you are faithful and you have established Your people as it is written in 2 Thes. 3:3. Let these declarations be established according to your will, in Jesus name. Amen.

The Arrows of The Lord's Deliverance


     2 Kings 13: 17-19 has an important lesson. The prophet Elisha went to the king and said, "Open the window toward the east," and he opened it. Then Elisha said, "Shoot!" And he shot. And he said, "The LORD'S arrow of victory, even the arrow of victory over Aram; for you will defeat the Arameans at Aphek until you have destroyed them." 18 Then he said, "Take the arrows," and he took them. And he said to the king of Israel, "Strike the ground," and he struck it three times and stopped. 19 So the man of God was angry with him and said, "You should have struck five or six times, then you would have struck Aram until you would have destroyed it. But now you shall strike Aram only three times."…

     God's intention was to give the total victory over the king's enemies, but the king of Israel only partially followed the command to strike. Let this be a lesson to us all: If you're going to strike at anything, do it like you mean it, and be passionate about it. At this point in our history, we cannot afford to leave any enemy room to come back and rise up again. Grab the weapon that God has anointed for YOU and use it well. Whether it's worship, dance, the song of the Lord, prophecy, declarations or something else, do it with all your heart. These are the weapons God has given us to tear down the enemy's strongholds. Let the arrows of the Lord's deliverance fly!

     Not everyone will see the value in doing things the way you would do them, as you operate in your area of gifting. That's ok! Just don't stop being yourself. God made each person unique, and no one can get exactly the same results by trying to conform to the way someone else 'does their thing.' BE YOU, because the anointing gets choked out if you try to conform to someone else's preferences. Realize that is simply their personal preference, not necessarily what God would tell you to do. Yes, be teachable, and yes, be humble enough to ask yourself if there is something that you might benefit from in taking someone else's advice; BUT also remember the lesson from David and Saul. David could not fight the giant in Saul's armor. He had to stay true to what he had used before and trusted to get the job done! Trust that your anointing will flow and accomplish exactly what God intends to accomplish as you remain true to how He made you.

     The Lord will set us on fire and turn us into the enemy's torment. We become the weapon in God's hand to tear the enemy's kingdom down. When the WORD OF GOD comes our of our mouth, angels pick up those words and hurl them like flaming arrows right into the enemy's face. No more timidity! Stand up and fight!


Saturday, April 18, 2015

How to Know When Someone is Ready for Deliverance

How do you know if someone is ready to receive deliverance? People often just want their problems to go away, but they are not yet ready to live for Christ and put away the things that give demons legal entrance into their life. It is a waste of time trying to deliver someone that isn't ready to make a commitment to living a different lifestyle. You must first figure out if the person has given demonic spirits a legal right to be there.
1. Are they a Christian? Have they received God's forgiveness for their sin?
2. Is unforgiveness or bitterness an issue that has given demonic spirits legal grounds to stay? Demons always look for legal loopholes and they know when a person has given them permission. You must deal with that first before you can resolve other issues.
3. Are they willing to part with sin and live for Christ, spending time in prayer, the word and worship in order to maintain their healing and deliverance?
4. Are they willing to be open and honest about their life? Far too often people only want an immediate problem resolved but they are still holding out and not telling about other areas of their life that affects their ability to receive real healing and restoration.
5. Are they willing to confront the strongholds in their own belief system? This means the person must be willing to confront the lies and misconceptions that they have been protecting and holding on to. No more self pity and blame shifting. They must be willing to deal honestly with their own sin and failures and surrender them to God.
These are all important things to find out, for your own personal growth as well as those you minister to. You must remove the demon's legal rights to stay before you can expect to make much progress in healing, otherwise they will just come back, and then you'll have a much bigger problem to deal with, because they can come back 7 times stronger. Always remember that just because you can see a problem, or just because someone else wants relief from their problems, doesn't always mean they are ready to receive their deliverance. Sometimes we want people healed more than they want it for themselves! Know when to resist the temptation to 'help' and when to act. God will wait until He knows they are ready to correct some things in their life and get desperate enough to embrace real change. This doesn't mean that we shouldn't pray for others. There are times when people cannot get free because demons are controlling their behaviors. Don't condemn or judge others for having problems, but do show them the benefits of living for Christ and encourage them to pursue good, godly passions that will help them stay free once they do receive their healing.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Recognizing a Divisive Spirit

     
There is so much good going on in this geographic region with all the prayer and worship gatherings. It is also helping to rebuild the walls, restore the gates, and take dominion away from the enemy. More is happening in the Spirit than we know. But it also reminds me of the opposition that Ezra and Nehemiah faced as they were rebuilding the walls of their city. Their adversaries said "They will neither know nor see anything, till we come into their midst and kill them and cause their work to cease." They bragged that "from whatever place they turned, the adversaries would be upon them." Nehemiah 4:11. 




     The accuser of the brethren is a whisperer and a slanderer. He often issues an order to ambush people out of left field. He does it to divide relationships and stall the work or make it less effective. The question is, what will you do when someone begins to tell you of 'concerns' they have about someone else? The enemy's intent isn't always readily understood, especially if it comes in the form of a familiar face. He doesn't use someone that isn't significant or unable to influence you! Be careful. Be alert, and ask yourself what the enemy's intent is before you bite down on the bait. If he is trying to use someone's mouth in order to divide relationships, there is always a bigger reason why, even if it's not easy to discern at first. Satan simply looks for someone that he can use to exploit a weakness: an unhealed offense, jealousy, fear or insecurity, but it doesn't necessarily mean that that person's opinion is truth. The accuser always tries to create resistance, fear, confusion and disagreement in order to stop the work of the Lord. He uses intimidation and separation to eliminate the strength and anointing that comes from people being in one accord. PRAYERS ARE HINDERED WHEN A SPIRIT OF DIVISION IS AT WORK. Accusations are intended to prevent people from being able to influence others for the sake of healing, restoration, reconciliation, and gaining momentum in the work of the kingdom.Stop the enemy in his tracks! There is always a reason why the accuser does what he does. A demonic spirit is anointed to cause suspicion, accusation and division, and long after the words have been spoken, they will ring in the ears of those that took in those words. Cast down words of death and condemn those words so that NO WEAPON formed against you (and your relationships) will prosper. YOU are the only one that can take authority over the spirit behind the words so that bad fruit doesn't come from them!

 Don't give the enemy any wiggle room to get between you and trusted relationships. Shut him down before he can do any damage by praying in advance. Shields up!

Let the accuser of the brethren be cast down in Jesus name. Where there is no wood on the fire, the fire goes out. 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Which Government Do You Want?

“To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, according to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Eph. 3:10-11).

    This is a really amazing scripture. Angels, and demons, learn the manifold wisdom of God by the actions of the church. Now, please understand that I do not mean simply the local church body, but the body of Christ as a whole. God has put His Spirit into His body, and given the gifts of his Holy Spirit to men. He has given wisdom, grace, healing, miracles, signs and wonders, authority, power, and strategy that outwits the enemy to make His wisdom known to principalities and powers in heavenly places. This occurs every time we exercise the dominion He has entrusted to us, establishing kingdom authority and increasing His government upon the earth.

   The only way we can establish kingdom authority and dominion is through displacement. Light must displace darkness; good displaces evil. That which opposes the government of God must be not only evicted, but eradicated, because there is no middle ground. Compromise, the agreement to live with any enemy, is simply an illusion of peace. When people are in a spiritual war, as we are, any compromise is letting down one’s guard and simply waiting for the other side to make their next move. War is war, and it’s a war for dominion. The losing side is forced to serve the other. The question is, "Why does it seem as if America is losing?" The answer is, we haven't stood up to exercise our God given right to subdue the earth and take dominion. It's time to remedy that problem.

The reality is, we are either under a government authority structure of demons, or we are under the government of God. The whole course of this world, and all the systems in it, are influenced by the prince of the power of the air, (otherwise known as Satan). The evidence of this is not difficult to see, as he works in children of disobedience to reject the ways of God through self will and rebellion. Every day we see more and more evidence of a government that wants to impose more rules upon us while taking more of our rights away. From forced vaccinations, evil agendas with genetically modified foods, chemtrails in the airwaves, aborting full term fetuses, drug lords and terrorist groups raping, mutilating, decapitating people and making slaves, or the many other forms of evil in our daily existence, it is evident that gross darkness is quickly overtaking the earth. At every turn, the enemy seeks to make slaves of as many people as possible, and he looks for people with power and influence to make it happen. He tempts them with lust for power, and solicits their assistance to carry out his agenda as he urges them to fulfill lusts’ desire for selfish gain. This is how Satan establishes ungodly authority structures, his government, in the earth.

    Those that allow the enemy of their soul to influence them to reject truth and righteousness attempt to avoid the government of God. They will never avoid the consequences of their actions. Rebellion, self will and rejection of Jesus Christ always ends in judgment, 100% of the time.

    The best news in the world is that God has provided an answer for judgment, and provision for our lives that we should not live subject to demonic, tyrannical authority. He gives us a way out, that we might find peace for our souls, provision for our lives, and loving, protective guardianship through our Heavenly Father. Isaiah 9:6 tells us that God sent His Son to establish a government based first and foremost upon His love for mankind, that we would understand Him as a Wonderful Counselor, a Mighty God, an Everlasting Father and the Prince of Peace. What a wonderful promise! There is no end to this divinely established government, because it continues to increase exponentially every time a soul is saved, and they begin to pray for God’s will to be done on earth. It’s a government of peace, upheld by justice and righteousness. The wonderful promise to mankind is that God himself will see that it is established and carried out, and no one - not even the devil himself - can stop what God has purposed. Satan tries, but all his efforts will be overturned, thwarted, and used to once again put him to an open shame. It’s written into the Bible, and God cannot lie. For anyone to think that they can resist God and attempt to overturn His decisions is pure foolishness fueled by arrogance and pride. This is what got Lucifer booted out of heaven, judged for his rebellion, and cursed for eternity. Those who follow his leadership can expect the same fate, unless they repent.

    Armed with this information, my question is this: Whose government do you really want in your life? Because every decision counts. There is no middle ground. We are either on one side or the other. Even the decision not to choose has by default, already chosen to side with the losing team. Now, in what world does it make sense to choose to be on the losing side?  

    Sometimes all we really need to do is take a good look at the facts. Self will, living by our own philosophies, opinions and judgements really don’t matter. When God takes roll call, the only thing that does matter is if your name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. And, the only way to know if your name is on His list is to intentionally pray and invite Jesus to forgive your sin and become a child of God. Although every human being is made in His image, we are not all His children by default. The world will tell you different, but that’s not what the bible teaches. Only the blood of Jesus can justify us before our Heavenly Father, change a sinner into a child of God, and wipe away the penalty of death for our sins.Only Jesus Christ shed his blood for mankind, to be the sacrifice for our sin, and only He can bridge the gap between sinful man and a Holy God. He is the way, the truth, and the life, the door we must go through to get to God our Father. There is no other name under heaven by which men can be saved. If you examine people’s behavior and what they stand for, it becomes much easier to tell which side they are on.There are sons of disobedience, those that belong to the father of lies; then there are the children of God that have been adopted into the kingdom of His dear Son and have chosen to live as Sons of God. There is no guessing whether you will go to heaven or not. You either know you are saved or you’re not.

    Again, I ask you: What government do you want to serve? Because we all serve someone, whether we want to or not. If you haven’t made a decision for Christ then you are already in chains and Satan is your master. It doesn’t matter whether or not you believe that; that’s what the Bible says. Yes, you can enjoy the rewards of life on your terms, but every decision not to surrender to the Lord and serve Him tightens the chains of your slave master. Freedom is not to live in sin, for that is just a misconception. True freedom is gained by surrendering it to the One who loves You and has only your best interests at heart. You can serve Satan’s government and be subject to whatever he chooses to inflict upon you, or you can come over to the Lord’s side and enjoy the benefits that every child of God is entitled to: justice, provision, peace, joy, financial assistance, and even a really great health care plan. And it’s free! Oh, and did I mention you get eternal life as another really wonderful benefit? The other team does not get any of the benefits that children of God do, and they certainly don’t get heaven as an eternal reward. They get the lake of fire surrounded by torment, demons and eternal separation from God. If your loved ones are saved and you are not, you will never be reunited with them after death. You would be surrounded by fear for eternity. One would think that weighing the options would be a no-brainer, but some are still riding the fence, thinking their government will provide a better plan. The sad truth is, they can’t. The game has been fixed ever since Jesus rose from the cross and defeated the other side. Now it’s just playing the game until the clock runs out. All the enemy can do is try to convince people that selfishness is their right, and God won’t judge them for it, but it’s all a bait-and-switch tactic so that people don’t realize the scam until it’s too late. They’re hoping you’ll stall on making a decision long enough so that they can formulate a plan for your early termination and then claim your soul. You see, they already have a death panel assigned to your case; maybe you just didn’t understand the contract you were in until now. I wouldn’t keep putting off the decision if I were you!

    So, do you really want to trust a government run by the prince of the power of the air, or do you want to place your trust in the Lord? You see, God hears the prayers of His children and He always responds to them, but the only prayer he will hear from a sinner is the call for help when they are ready to be saved. Salvation always comes first. If you’re ready, all you have to do is ask God to be Your Father, turn away from your sin, and ask Jesus into your heart as your Lord and Savior. Speak it out of your mouth and when you ask in Jesus name, God will answer with a resounding YES!

Deliverers are Coming Forth!

     
God sends a variety of people on different assignments. Those people are often not appreciated and sometimes not wanted by the very people they are sent to help, often because people tend to prefer the comforts of their bondage over freedom and taking a different path in life. When God sends someone as a deliverer, they may not always be well received. They come to cut away webs of deceit, tear down the enemies false authority, and free the oppressed from spiritual influences that have them bound. There can be no deliverance without some sort of fall out in the process, but if people can recognize that not every whirlwind in their life is meant to harm them, then they will be able to see that the whirlwind is actually there by the hand of God to free them and lead them on into victory. Helping others see and recognize their deliverance when it's in process is key to helping them have the right attitude and perspective so that they don't feel bitter or fearful of the changes taking place around them. Give others your eyes to see the spiritual reality and you will lift their faith and shatter fear.

     
Moses was called to deliver a nation of people from the behemoth world order of his day, and they ended up hating him for it. Deliverance is messy! They were full of fear on so many levels...fear of change, anxious on where there provision would come from, afraid of the backlash from Pharaoh and his army, and most of all, they complained because they missed the predictability of their former bondage! People get so used to being held captive to a poverty mindset and all the bondage that it brings, that they tend to actually rebel against God when they are set free. Freedom can be such a foreign concept to many that they don't know what to do with it - or themselves. The complaints and frustrations they voice are simply the evidence of the areas of their life that they have never learned to trust God for their life. God is getting ready to shake this nation, shake systems, and shake people. We must be ready to stand firm in the midst of shaking so that we can let others know GOD is trustworthy.


    Gideon was another deliverer, called to confront Baal and tear down the ungodly altars. When people found out he was the one to do it, they went after him, but God intervened and had him bring a great victory against the Midianites that were impoverishing the nation and taking all their profits. Ezekiel was told to prophesy to the corrupt and arrogant Pharaoh of his day, which was also a world power of that time. God heard the words of his servants and dealt a harsh blow to those that used power to oppress, plunder and take His people into captivity. Sin puts us in captivity, but repentance and crying out to God will pull us out. God has heard the cries of His people. We must be ready for changes on every level. Don't complain against the changes when they come or you could find yourself resisting God and getting yourself in trouble in the process. Get ready, get ready, get ready! A new wave of deliverers are coming on the scene!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Prayer and Declaration Against Behemoth Spirits



Please note that in Job 40 and 41 both Behemoth and Leviathan are referred together as “water monsters, although Leviathan is more of a marine spirit and behemoth is the equally large, formidable spirit that can be both in water and upon land.” In scripture, God uses the illustrations to convey the massive size and strength of these powers, and they are often referenced together. Therefore, it indicates a need to address both of them in prayer, similar to dealing with a two headed monster.Behemoth and Leviathan refer to powerful evil forces that represent the strength of Satan himself. They also remind us that God alone is master over all his creation, even that which is created as a destroyer. Read through these chapters and study commentaries of these verses to gain a deeper knowledge.

I do issue a word of caution. Please pray as you are led by Holy Spirit.


Father God,


     Forgive this nation for our sin, for choosing others to be master over us, and for rebelling against You. Forgive us for giving over the dominion that You gave us, and allowing great and terrible evil to come over this land. On behalf of myself, the people in my geographic region and those of this nation, I repent, O Lord. Forgive us for disobedience and allowing such trouble to overtake us and for not taking a stand sooner, to raise Your standard over these great and terrible works of evil. 

     I recognize and respect that You alone are God. You made the powerful Behemoth. You made the terrible Leviathan. You have created the destroyer for a purpose, but as You also said about an evil pharaoh in Exodus 9:16, it was to show Your glory. You also made a promise to break the pride of these powers, and the very source of their strength. You alone are Master over these powers, world rulers and evil kings. Your word reminds us that we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers, spiritual hosts of wickedness and rulers in the spiritual realm,but we are not overpowered. We have You! Our all powerful and mighty God! You alone can put a hook in Leviathan’s nose and force it to go where You instruct it. Only You can crush the heads of Leviathan and the bones of Behemoth. You are Master over your creation. According to Job 41:8-11, everything under heaven is Yours, and these evil tyrants must bow to the name of Jesus Christ. In Romans 14:11 and Philippians 2:10,You said, “Every knee must bow to the name of Jesus Christ and every tongue must confess Him as Lord.” I respectfully request that You make those aligned with evil works to bow to the name of Jesus and declare You are Lord. I ask You to exercise Your authority over these evil works and break their power to reign and rule as false gods. Father, Your word tells us not to serve false gods, in Deut. 12:31, and in Exodus 34:14 we are told to tear down their altars and to not make a covenant with false gods. We want to honor You, and we ask that You empower us to tear down and dismantle the principalities and evil authority structures that the enemy has constructed. You know their heart and motive, Father. They are in defiance of Your Lordship and the enemy mocks your authority. I thank You that though the nations rage, You will be exalted among them and in the earth. For it is written in Psalm 46: 9, "You make wars cease, You break their bows and shatter their spears. You set their shields on fire." 

     Father, I come before Your throne of grace to appeal to heaven, not by any righteousness of my own, but because of the blood of Jesus that imputes His righteousness to me. I come because we have a deep and urgent need for Your intervention. I appeal to You based on Your great love and mercy towards mankind. You are the everlasting Father, the great I AM. You said that You did not wish for any man to perish but for all to come to repentance. I come before you to appeal to You based on the blood of Jesus and the cross of Christ. You, Lord Jesus, triumphed over all the power of evil. Your word in Hebrews 2:14, 15 reminds us that “through death You rendered powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, that through death you might free those who had fear of death and were subject to slavery all their lives.” In Colossians 2:15, You said You disarmed rulers and authorities and made a public display of them, triumphing over them. You also said in Luke 10:19 that You endowed us, Your people, with all power over the enemy. Your word tells me in Colossians 2:10 that I am complete in You, who triumphed over evil and YOU are the head over every principality and power. YOU are my head, and I come to remind you of what you have said. You said we are seated in heavenly places next to You and we should subdue the earth and take dominion. You said You watch over your word to perform it, and when we return Your word to you, it will not return to you void. It will accomplish the very purpose for which it is sent. And so, as Your blood bought child, to whom You have given dominion and authority, I beseech You to enforce the victory You won for us all. I appeal to You, Father, because ONLY YOU can enforce the decree against modern day Behemoths, Leviathan, and world rulers that defy Your authority.

Therefore,

     I declare the Lord Jesus Christ is Master over all behemoth systems, for it is written, “The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof." It is also written ,"That all the people of the earth may know that there is one God, and there is none else,” according to 1 Kings 8:60 and Is. 46:9. And it is also written, O God, that You commanded us to worship and serve only You, in Exodus 20:3. Hear our plea for help, Lord! Help us to destroy the works of evil so that Christ may be glorified in the earth. Give us favor on land and sea, in the airwaves, and throughout heaven and earth. Help us destroy the works of evil and release captives into liberty.

     In the name and authority of Jesus Christ I ask You Father to release Your heavenly hosts to bind principalities and powers, demonic rulers and princes and those that they have empowered to carry out evil agendas, to remove all obstructions to prayer over this geographic region, the state of California and our nation, and render them powerless, paralyzed, impotent and silent.

     I bind the spirits of pride, lust, hate, anger, fear, rebellion, idolatry, and the perverse spirit, in the name and authority of Jesus Christ. I loose the power of Holy Spirit, full of forgiveness, mercy, love, grace and humility. Pour yourself out on all flesh as You said that you would in Joel 2:28 and Acts 2:17. Father, let Your Holy Spirit convict people of sin and draw them to the Lord Jesus Christ. Reveal Jesus to them and compel them to be saved.For it is written in Isaiah 29:18 and Isaiah 35:5, that the eyes of the blind shall see and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. I declare the lame shall leap like a deer, the tongue of the mute shall shout for joy, and rivers of water will break forth in the wilderness. 

     I ask You to send your warring angels to the behemoths of Islam, Communism, Religious Witchcraft and Control, Oppressive and Tyrannical Government, corrupt Pharmaceutical Companies, Political and Economic Systems and any other “structures and systems” designed to oppress and control others and dismantle them now in the name and authority of Jesus Christ. I pray for all those in positions of authority, that they may be blessed with wisdom and an understanding heart to know how to govern your people, to have hearts full of compassion, and a desire to serve your people with righteousness, truth and equity for all. I pray they would all come to the knowledge of truth and be saved, in Jesus name.
Let the light of Christ shine on those sitting in darkness, and may people be guided in the way of peace, according to Luke 1:79.

     Father, I ask You to deliver people out of idolatry, lust, rebellion, corruption, pride, and the power of witchcraft and control that are in these systems. Strengthen those who are being tempted, tried and sifted by the enemy so that they are able to resist doing his will. Give them a change of heart, for it is written in Proverbs 21:1 that You hold the heart of kings in Your hand; like a stream of water, you turn it where ever you will. Arrange the circumstances for their deliverance so that their will aligns with Yours, and pour out conviction that leads them to genuine godly sorrow and repentance, in Jesus name.

     Father, I declare mercy with justice for those bound by sin. Cut the cords of their sin and deliver them. Let a spirit of liberty be released to free those caught in the snares of the enemy. Show them the way of escape, and put it in their hearts to cry out to You. Let them call on the name of Jesus and be saved. I ask that mercy triumphs over judgement, but let those that have hardened their hearts against you, those that will never repent and turn to You, be held accountable for their actions and taken into captivity. According to Your word in Revelation 13:10, those who lead others into captivity must be led into captivity themselves. 

     Let the spirits of pride, rebellion and chaos be bound by Your hand.Release angelic assistance to help open the heavens and clear the airwaves. I call for the wind of God to come mightily and blow away the spiritual cobwebs. Come like a mighty rushing wind and breath on your people, O God! Let all obstructions on earth and in the heavenlies be removed in Jesus name. Let all evil armor bearers that protect the ungodly, perpetuate injustice and oppression, and stand in the way of justice be removed now. Send help from the sanctuaries of heaven and earth. Let the arm of the wicked be broken, according to Ps. 10:15 . Let Your divine order be established now, in the heavenlies and in the earthly realm, in the name and authority of Jesus Christ. 

     Let the sword of the Lord draw these behemoths and Leviathan to come near so that they may  be cut down and destroyed, in Jesus name. 


     I declare You have punished Leviathan with your fierce, great, powerful sword according to Isaiah 27:1, and you have killed the dragon of the sea.

     I declare You have broken the heads of the monsters in the waters, according to Psalm 74:13.

     I declare that according to Psalm 89:23 that You have crushed Your foes and you have stricken down our enemies. Also according to Psalm 18:40, you have given us the necks of our enemies and their heads (authority) have been removed from them in Jesus name.

     Let the power of the wicked be broken, according to Psalm 37:17.

     I declare it is written in Ezekiel 38:4 that the Lord says: "I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with your whole army, your horses, your horsemen fully armed, and a great horde with great and small shields, all of them brandishing their swords. And again in Isaiah 37:29 it is written, "Because you rage against Me and because your insolence has reached my ears, I will put my hook in your nose and my bit in your mouth and I will make you return by the way you came," says the Lord. It is also written in Isaiah 43:17 that You drew out the chariots and horses, the army and reinforcements together, and they lay there, extinguished, never to rise again." 

     Awake, awake, O arm of the Lord and put on Your strength! Awake as in days of old, the generations of long ago, when you destroyed Rahab and pierced the dragon! Let the unclean spirits from the mouths of false prophets be silenced. Let the breath of the dragon be taken out of his mouth. Let his fire be extinguished, in Jesus name.For it is written in Ezekiel 32:2, "You consider yourself a lion to the nations, but you are like a dragon in the seas; you burst forth in your rivers, trouble the waters with your feet, and foul their rivers. BUT THIS IS WHAT THE SOVEREIGN LORD SAYS:

"With a great throng of people I will cast My net over you;
and they will haul you up in My net.
I will throw you on the land and hurl you in an open field.
I will let all the birds of the sky settle on you
and all the animals of the wild gorge themselves on you.
I will spread your flesh on the mountains
and the ravines will be filled with your flesh."


     I declare the loins of behemoth are sterile and it is impossible for it to reproduce. Abba Father, crush the bones of this monster and let his sinews be ripped from its body and his head crushed, in Jesus name. For it is written in Psalm 74:14 that You break the heads of Leviathan in pieces and give him as food for the creatures of the wilderness. It is also written in Numbers 14:9 that we should “not fear the people of the land for their protection has departed from them, and the Lord is with us.” Your word promises that these giants are to become prey for us. Additionally, Father, it is written in Isaiah 49:25 where You affirmed that “captives would be taken from warriors and plunder retrieved from the fierce; You said that You would contend with those that contend with us, and our children You would save.”

     I declare these evil powers' ability to multiply, take dominion and subdue others is cut off, for their master has already been defeated. It is written in John 16:11 that the ruler of this world has been judged, and in John 12:31 it is written that the ruler of this world shall be cast out. According to Your word, let him be cast out of these systems now in Jesus name. It is also written in 1 John 2:13, 14 that we have overcome the evil one, and as overcomers in Christ I ask You to command the evil one’s power, position and influence to be removed out of these massive structures and systems now in Jesus name. I remind You, Lord Jesus, that You said in John 14:13, 14 that whatever I ask in Your name, You will do it, so that Your Father in heaven is glorified through the Son. You repeated this promise twice, therefore I am asking for you to fulfill these promises. The greatest thing we can do is to pray out of concern for others. Hear my prayer O God, and send Your answers quickly, I pray! The right of inheritance of the earth belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ and children of the Most High God. For it is written and You commanded us to “Be fruitful, multiply, replenish the earth and subdue it,” according to Genesis 1:28.  

     I declare these behemoths no longer possess the ability to increase, spread out or circulate their propaganda. Their ability to recruit others into their cause is cut off, in the name and authority of Jesus Christ. I declare according to Your word in Psalm 63:11 that the mouth of those that speaks lies has stopped. I declare the ears of those they try to recruit are closed to them from this moment on. For it is written that God’s promise to us and our children is that “to you and your descendants I will give this land,” according to Genesis 12:1 and again in Exodus 6: 2-8 Father, You have promised this land is our inheritance and You do not lie. I ask You to give Your people this nation and other nations as our inheritance, in Jesus name.

     I declare the bones of these behemoths are broken and crushed, and the evil authority structures built by the enemy are crumbling now, in the name of Jesus Christ. For it is written in Psalm 107:16 that “He has shattered gates of bronze and cut bars of iron asunder.” Again in Isaiah 45:2 it is written that “I will go before you to level the mountains and cut the bars of iron in two.” Your promise to us O God, is that You take us by the hand and subdue nations, strip kings of their armor, to open doors so that gates will not be shut to us.” Let the gates of the city be opened and expel all evil gatekeepers now, in Jesus name. Let the double doors be opened so that the righteous may enter in. I close and lock the gates and doors to workers of iniquity, evil plots and schemes, in Jesus name.

     I thank You, Lord Jesus, that You are my shield and great reward. I thank You for your covenant that provides protection and covering in the day of battle. I thank You that Your word promises me that “no weapon forged against me shall prosper,” and every lie shall be refuted according to Is. 54:17. I also claim the promises in Psalm 91 for me and my family. Hide us under the shadow of Your wings, Lord. Let the enemy be blind and unable to see us in Jesus name. I ask You to watch over Your word to perform it without delay.


     Father let Your angels be dispatched to carry out this word, to dismantle evil authority structures, and to give Your people their inheritance. Let a spirit of faith and liberty be released over this land, and may the ears of the lost be opened to hear and respond to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Let the breath of God raise people up again and stand them up on their feet. Let the fires of revival burn in their hearts and renew their love for You! Release the Spirit of Courage and the roar of the Lion of Judah! Help us to stand with You, O God! I ask you to take note of the threats of those that oppose Your servants; grant your bond-servants to speak Your word with all boldness, that we may speak Your word with confidence. Extend Your hand to heal, and let signs and wonders take place through Your Holy servant Jesus Christ. I ask You for an abundance of notable miracles, signs and wonders that give Your people victory. I thank You, Father, Lord Jesus and Holy Spirit, for hearing my petition and granting my request. I love you and I thank You for helping us secure victory after victory, that your name may be glorified in the earth. I declare this is established now in the name and authority of Jesus Christ.