Power of Snakes and Scorpions…

God speaks in parables and gives you understanding line upon line.  

After the FB video I shared, revelation has started to unfold and I sense this is a very “Now” word for the body of Christ:

The situation in the natural was that I was sitting on an enclosed porch, eating my breakfast.  When I got up to go into the house I noticed a movement from the corner of my eye and lo and behold a snake was laying on a reed screen next to where I was sitting, with its head poised, looking straight at me, tongue wiggling.

Needless to say I was caught by surprise and shocked since it was an enclosed porch and I didn’t notice it when I was sitting there.

My first reaction was to open the porch door and to close the glass sliding door to the living room.  At first I was contemplating whether I should just let it go, hoping that it would go outside through the open door of the porch.  

At this point the scripture came up in my spirit, 

“Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” Luke 10:19

This changed my mindset and my whole approach as I received the Sword of the Spirit.  I knew I had to kill the snake and crush the head, although I was still apprehensive (remembering Paul who was bitten in his hand), but then reminded that he shook it off and it did not harm him! 

 

I looked for something to kill it with and found a stainless steel spatula that is used for a barbecue.  It had a serrated edge on the one side and a sharp edge at the bottom. 

Now I was after the snake, my heart pounding. But I knew I had to go after it. At first I was chopping it with the front end, but made no impact on it.  It was moving towards the outside door or the porch and again, for a moment, I thought to let it go, but suddenly I realized that it was a prophetic act and as the anointing came on me, all fear left.  

Another Scripture came up,

Psalm 18:36-38(NKJV)

…You enlarge my steps under me, And my feet have not slipped. I pursued my enemies and overtook them, And I did not turn back until they were consumed. I shattered them, so that they were not able to rise; They fell under my feet.” 

I cleft the head of the snake in two and had a sense of tremendous triumph in the spirit.  

About two weeks before, we also found a snake on the same porch and let it go because it was a black Florida snake, which is not poisonous.  We found the small openings on either side of the porch which was the only way in which it could enter, BUT I didn’t close it off!  Guess what!?  God was loudly speaking to me!

PROPHETIC INTERPRETATION:

When pondering upon the prophetic significance I sensed that God was demonstrating a warning and at the same time an empowering through His Word.

Several points stood out:

1)  I was caught by surprise and shocked by the fact that it was so close to me and I didn’t see it.

Message:  Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Pet.5:8 KJV).

Remember, the enemy loves the surprise element, but forewarned is forearmed.  We have nothing to fear, for Christ has already wrought the victory for us!

Be clothed in the armor of light (Rom.13:12), which is the same as described in Eph.6:10-18 and stay under the shelter of the Almighty in the secret place of His Presence (Ps.91).

2)   I was intimidated with fear and contemplated to let it go. (This snake was not black, but brown with stripes and a yellow belly – about 3-4 ft long and I realized it could be poisonous, which was confirmed later).

The Word of the Lord came up in my spirit and gave me strength. 

Message:  We can never give in to fear, but have to draw on the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit to overcome, trusting the Lord for protection while being armed with the Sword of the Spirit!  And do not think or hope the devil is just going to go away.  He is looking for entry into your house!

3)  We can never give up halfway, but have to pursue our enemy until his head is crushed.

Message: Pursue the devil till there is nothing left of him. Do not have mercy on the devil, but have mercy on the person hosting him.

4)  I had a warning, but didn’t close the openings.

Friends, I sense that the Lord is warning us to be on full alert for the enemy is sneaky and subtle.  He will come in through any opening in our hedges.  

Let us ask the Lord to show us anything in our lives that can give the enemy an entry way.  Then deal with it!  Do not postpone or neglect this instruction.  

Repent of every sinful thought, word and action that you know of.  

If the Holy Spirit shows you anything, repent of it, forgive everybody in the situation, test your heart for wrong thoughts and attitudes, bless your enemies and make sure your conscience is clear. 

Take communion on a regular basis and plead the blood of Jesus over you and your household and everything in your territory.

SING A NEW SONG OF VICTORY

In my quiet time with the Lord this morning I became so aware of the fact that He is listening for the sound that we carry.  Is it a sound that glorifies Him?  Is it praise and worship and adoration for who He is, or is it self-centered?  Let our focus shift back to His glory and our tongue rejoice in His goodness and grace!  He always leads us in triumph! (2 Cor.2:14)

Let those new songs come forth out of your spirit, glorifying the Lord for His magnificence!  And let Him sing over you with rejoicing! (Zeph.3:17)

“Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned.” (1 Tim.1:5 KJV)

THE SPIRIT OF JEZEBEL

This is one of the “snakes” that we have to be watchful for, since it is very sneaky and devious.  It is a seducing, deceiving spirit that brings confusion and is out to destroy our destiny.  

The Jezebel spirit is targeting leaders and expecially prophets, creeping into businesses and ministries to usurp authority.  Sometimes we get ensnared by this spirit without realizing it and it is wise to get fully acquainted with all its strategies. 

You can step into your God-given authority in Christ to overcome this spirit so that you can be freed up to fulfill your destiny in Christ, living a life of victory and blessing!

We have great news for you:   We are ready to launch a FREE ONLINE COURSE with PDF teachings, video’s and Power Point presentations to equip you with the knowledge of Jezebel’s “workings”.  

The course contains powerful prayers for deliverance and you can also interchange experiences, thoughts and questions in the comments.

This FREE ONLINE COURSE, “STOP TOLERATING JEZEBEL” will be available in this week, so keep watching for the link.

 

Blessings,

Elsabe

LIVING THE VICTORIOUS LIFE!

LIVING A LIFE OF VICTORY – ALWAYS!

I heard in the Spirit:  IT IS TIME!  – to be properly equipped and armed (with the Sword of the Spirit) to maintain your VICTORY in all circumstances!

 

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour’ (1 PET.5:8)

The Hebraic Year 5777 started in October and is marked by the Sword of the Lord, which spells victory (Nr 17), going into the Gregorian year 2017.

I have been made very aware that there will be confrontations by the enemy of our souls who comes “as” a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. That is why there is much emphasis on the Sword!     We have to have our swords sharpened and polished and on the ready (speaking of being saturated with the Word of the Lord) as our daily bread that we feed on – our sustenance, as well as our empowerment by the Spirit to wage war and not lose ground, but enforce the Kingdom!

IT IS TIME! – to know your proper IDENTITY to arise in AUTHORITY against all opposition of the enemy, taking DOMINION to rule and reign with Christ in VICTORIOUS LIVING! He is the Lion of the tribe of Judah and He reigns!

JOIN US for the LIVE GLOBAL WEBINAR SERIES, “LIVING A LIFESTYLE OF VICTORY – ALWAYS!”  to receive key strategies in order to OVERCOME all the wiles of the enemy.

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Blessing you with VICTORIOUS LIVING – ALWAYS!

Elsabe

 

Increase your Expectancy for the Double Portion

IMG_4921In a time of corporate worship, I sensed the Spirit saying, “Increase your expectancy for Me to do far above what you can pray or think” – whatever your circumstances may be.

1 Corinthians 2:9 (NKJV)

 “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,

Nor have entered into the heart of man

The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

 We need to take our eyes off the difficulty of the circumstances or the size of the mountain before us, letting go of negative expectancy and fix our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith. He will give us the victory.

In this meeting a lady, who had a big struggle with a family situation, received total freedom and great joy as she let go of the burden, putting her trust and expectancy in Jesus to work it out.

Hebrews 12:1-2 (NKJV)

The Race of Faith

“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

 The great cloud of witnesses shows us that there are many who have come through life’s difficulties victoriously, cheering us on to persevere by faith!  The instruction is to throw off the worries and cares (burdens) and the sin (of unbelief and doubt), looking unto Jesus who will take us through.  He showed us the way of perseverance while going through the most horrific events thinkable, because His eyes were on the end-result – the joy which He kept before Him in seeing His Bride by faith and receiving His place as the Victorious One at the right hand of the throne of God.

So, instead of expecting the negative, pray for God’s glory to invade your situations, praising Him for His favor, grace and lovingkindness to work things out for His glory – then raise your expectancy for miracles!

Then twice the Lord gave me the following Word, which is repeated twice in this passage).

“Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion,

and instead of disgrace (confusion) you will rejoice in your inheritance (portion)

And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.” – Isaiah 61:7

A double portion is coming to those who will keep trusting the Lord, their eyes fixed on Him to do the seemingly impossible.

Do not let the difficulty of your situation limit your expectancy, but fix your eyes on the Victorious One, remembering that all things are possible for those who believe (Mark 9:23).   Hallelujah!

Therefore, whatever your current challenge, struggle or mountain may be, let go of your limited natural sight and understanding.  Look away from the problem and look unto the amazing miracle power and might of our Lord.  Only believe with great expectancy for your double portion inheritance and let the sound of His Word recalibrate your mindset and you declare the victory with rejoicing!   Glory to God!

Blessings

Elsabe

www.elsabebriers.com

PASSOVER BLESSINGS

AGAPE LIFE MINISTRIES

WHAT A BLESSED PEOPLE WE ARE – THOSE WHO HAVE RECEIVED THE SAVING GRACE OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST through His shed blood on the cross of Calvary!  We have been taken out of darkness and have been brought into His glorious light and resurrection life and on top of that we have received all the spiritual blessings in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus.

Let’s remind ourselves today that we haven’t received this grace in vain, but that we are sent into the world as ambassadors of the Kingdom of  heaven to spread the Good Tidings of the Gospel for His glory.

 

 

WE WANT TO WISH ALL OF OUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND MINISTRY PARTNERS A GLORIOUS CELEBRATION OF THE VICTORY OF CALVARY AND THE RESURRECTION GLORY OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST.  

MAY YOU PASS OVER INTO YOUR NEXT SEASON OF FAVOR AND BLESSING AND MAY YOU ENJOY THE POWER OF THE RESURRECTION LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS TO FULFILL YOUR DESTINY IN HIM!

Blessings to you all
Elsabe