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,
…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!
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.
From Daniel Brink, Jericho Walls
PRAYER FOR SOUTH AFRICA! We are joining the call for a nation-wide day of prayer and fasting on coming Wednesday, 28th October. As a nation, as churches, as families, as schools, as students, we will seek the face of God, confess our sins, turn back to God and proclaim that He alone is our God. We will pray for peace among our people, social justice and an outpouring of Holy Spirit upon the Church. II Chron.7:14 & Zach.1:3. (Please forward to everyone on whatsapp & social media) #FireMustFall #Revival #Justice
THE POTTER’S WORK
THE TESTIMONY OF MY FULL SURRENDER TO THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
by Elsabe Briers
When I was little, I was very strong-willed and remember an incident where I was about 6 years old, riding with my grandmother in a horse-cart, which was my most favorite treat whenever I visited her. There were two horses before the cart and immediately I wanted to take a hold of the reins. My grandmother had her hands full to control the very lively horses, but gave me the back part of the reins. I remember how annoyed I was with her for not wanting to give me the full reins. This was part of the background of my carnal nature. Continue reading