Dear Contending Friends,
I'm writing you today from the Chicago airport; we've had a busy day we went to the Tribe Quantum session in Oklahoma City until 11AM. Then took an uber to the airport waited for 1 1/2 hrs boarded the plane (1 1/2 hr ride) now we have a 4 hour layover then onto Indiana to visit family....I'm tired but extremely blessed to be on this glorious journey called life. ReAnna and I thank you for praying for us.
With love and appreciation,
Day 42 - Dethroning the 'ites'!
As I sought the Lord on December 29th, 2015 I heard the Spirit say, look up words that rhyme with 16. When I looked them up four specific words stood out to me: Unseen, Evergreen, Philistine, and Tambourine.
Then the spirit said: “2016 will be a year where the unseen realm will seek to invade the earth. The demonic forces, especially those related to the Philistine and Jebusite spirits are seeking to wreak havoc in the world. But as we, the Ecclesia Vav heaven to earth the angelic host will invade the earth to battle these ‘ites’ spirits...
Today's topic is a weighty one and to complex to write about in a short devotional so I will give you a glimpse into the Philistines and Jebusites.
Continuing with the 4 Words associated with this year – 2016 Will Be The Year Of…
The third word was…
Philistine: an enemy of Israel who seeks to stop the Lord from being enthroned on the land.
The Philistines first appear on the scene in Genesis 21, the passage we looked at yesterday regarding Abraham making covenant with Abimelech
Genesis 21:32 Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.
There are 225 mentions of the Philistines in the Bible; they were a thorn in the side of the Israelites side for many years. They would appear to be allies to get favor then betray them and attack - you see the Lord told His people to utterly destroy the Philistines and the 'ites' in the land BUT they would always leave a remnant who they would make covenant with [through marriage, handshakes etc].
David finally defeated them in 2 Samuel 8 ...
Vs. 1 And it happened afterward, David struck the Philistines and humbled them. And David took The Bridle of the Metropolis [Mother bridle city -- their stronghold in the land] out of the hand of the Philistines.
In short, the Philistine spirit seeks to prevent you personally and the Church corporately from coming into your promised land. If you have managed to enter your inherited place this spirit seeks to cause you to compromise, back up, or will if possible dislodge you and remove you altogether.
REMEMBER the Philistine spirit seeks TO prohibit the Lord from being enthroned upon the land.
SO, Worship [a new sound] is the key to dislodging, eradicating and utterly destroying this strongman in our personal lives and in the Church and off the land...the physical land but also the land of our heart.
- See Psalms 22:3...Release a new sound! Ask the Holy Sprit for revelation to see how this spirit may be preventing you for fully coming into your destiny - your promised land.
I also heard the word Jebusites (they were inhabitants of Jerusalem before & during the time of David – this same spirit still seeks to occupy the city today)...
2 Samuel 5:6-10 And the king and his men went to Jerusalem to the Jebusites, the people of the land. And one spoke to David saying, You shall not come in here, except the blind and the lame will turn you away; also saying, David cannot come in here. And David took the stronghold of Zion; it is the city of David. And David said on that day, Anyone who strikes the Jebusite, let him go by the water-shaft and take the lame and the blind, the hated of David's soul. On account of this they say, The blind and the lame shall not come into the house.And David lived in the fort, and called it the city of David. And David built all around, from Millo and inward.And David went on and became great, and Jehovah, the God of Hosts was with him.
The Jebusite spirit seeks to hinder and stop us through fear and intimidation. This spirit sits on the Temple Mount it endeavors to prevent the Israeli people and believers from entering onto the holiest place on earth the Mt. Zion.
- PRAY for Israel especially for the peace of Jerusalem and for God's holy place to once become Holy Unto the Lord!
- If fear and intimidation has hindered you or has halted your forward movement repent, renounce, take authority and tell it to GO! Ask Father to heal your heart and Holy Spirit to fill you with faith and courage to into your assigned lot.
In conclusion the Lord revealed these two demonic spirits seek to wreak havoc in the world. As the Ecclesia [legislative Body of Christ] we have been given all power and authority over all demonic forces…As we Appeal to Heaven these Forces Will Be Stopped! [Ps. 110, Ps. 149, Lk. 9:1, Mt. 16:19].
Declare: In the season of Ayin – I will take up the watch of the Lord, seek His face, seek to gain revelation on the Ecclesia and become a dread champion upon the earth.
Taking A Stand In The Land,