“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.” ~ Ephesians 6:12
These past months I have been brought close to a number of women who have been thrown into the depths of a personal hell that was not of their doing. Men get thrown into this hell, but I suppose it’s because I’m a woman that the Lord brings me to the gals. I am talking about the devastation that takes place against the soul of the good and faithful person whose spouse has fallen under control of his own flesh and Satan, the enemy of all our souls, has entered in. Their life stories are varied, but the characteristic are so similar, they are unmistakable. You might think these husbands were two of a kind or very close friends. The truth is, these are many different women, many different spouses, none live anywhere close to each-other or know each other.
Many months ago, I had a dream and I found myself in this deep arena, but it was actually a pit. Women were seated on these ledges and it was all very colorless and so were the women. They looked worn, lifeless and weary, but it was as if they suffered even though there were no obvious wounds. I saw a hook hung from a pole quite large and someone’s wide cloth sash was holding them hanging from the hook. They weren’t even squirming. There were so many people! I remember the vision just didn’t wind up or go away and my yelling up to God, “Aren’t you going to get them out of here?” When I woke up I was very disturbed for some time because the dream was so real and the sorrow of the people was so real. I wondered how one could help this people.
Today I came across a blog that shared a post about spiritual warfare. I recognized the particular spiritual attack and remembered my dream and that God will have us share some of our painful spiritual insights with a purpose. I was like the women sitting on the ledges. Caught in misery and unable to break out of it, and it goes beyond simple. Rather you are in a marriage or find yourself suddenly thrown into divorce, there is a spiritual attack that comes against marriages. The Lord wants His children set free from the spiritual attack and a lifestyle that can bring its victim to the very depths of despair. While one partner will be operating under the demonic influence, the other becomes a victim of the other’s oppression.
In that day the Lord with His severe sword, great and strong,
Will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent,
Leviathan that twisted serpent;
And He will slay the reptile that is in the sea.
When the Lord stepped up my ministry in Christian radio to a new level, I really noticed this attack against my family. It was then that I began to understand the kingdom dynamics of spiritual warfare. There is a spirit called Leviathan, very wicked. It is called the spirit of pride in the Book of Job. If you’ve ever watched a film of an alligator taking its prey under the water, twisting it to kill it and eat, or seen the wide swath it beats down in the mud it leaves with its tail, that gives you an idea of its power and something of how a victim feels after an encounter in the spirit. I found a pastor named Colin Urquhart whose church came under attack and wrote a paper which describes it for a congregation and personally. It is very difficult to explain what spiritual warfare is like to those who have never experienced it, but those who find themselves in the midst of it can recognize what is happening to – or against – their lives by actually seeing a very close description. Leviathan twists the truth and is definitely a spirit of deception. There is no compromise with this spirit. LINK: Insight into Leviathan Spirit
There is another spirit that women need to know about that is often not on their radar because of the name associated with it. This is called a Jezebel spirit. Make no mistake, the Jezebel spirit has no real preference to which sex it is going to use as a means to create havoc. I came across an article that nails the character of the male Jezebel spirit by sharing a number of pages with different attributes. The one that I first came across was pretty amazing as I looked at the picture depicting the demon. (Something about the way an artist can depict a personality…) The story of Queen Jezebel, her husband King Ahab and the Prophet Elijah can be found in 1 Kings:18-19. As you read the scriptures, you gain insight into the characteristics of these wicked spirits. LINK: Insight in the Conflict Oriented Male Jezebel Spirit of War.
These spirits operate together often and are coming against marriages, families and churches all over the world. About a year ago, I began researching more deeply into all of this. Please believe me when I tell you that I am sharing these links with full knowledge that if you come before God and ask Him to help you understand what reading these links mean in your own life, He will!
I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron. I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the Lord, who call you by your name, Am the God of Israel. ~ Isaiah 45:2-3
The Leviathan spirit is known to cause many physical ailments, he is a twisted spirit, but our God is able to make the twisted straight again! There are so many resources that I can point you towards if you want them, but it seems simply pointing out the characteristics of your source of attack should get you searching in the right direction. You can always contact me via this website on on our Contact page.
Father, I come today to pray for those who sit in a place of oppression or know of someone dear to them that does. You hear their sighs, you know their hearts’ cries. Let this post somehow reach them. Let your comfort find them where they are sitting. Lord Sabaoth, God of the Heavenly Hosts send out Your Holy Angels and begin clearing a path, making the crooked places straight. Where those reading this post are running into perhaps generational gates of bronze that need broken to set them free, break in pieces the gates of bronze . Reveal to them the way of prayer to find the ancient gates. Where they feel as though they are behind some type of bars of iron as in a cage or prison cell, cut them. Holy Spirit let your fire fall on these your children who cry out for their God! Jesus promised you would be our Helper. You alone are called by that name. Help us we pray. Amen.
In Him we live, and move and have our being,
You can find the post I found earlier today at: https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/22787600/posts/10447
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