Still Small Voice – Kislev 5779 /Nov 2018
This year is quickly drawing to a close. I pray you to have no regrets. But if you do, this letter may be of help. Winter has touched down here in Jerusalem, and we are so happy about the pouring rain. Lightning puts on quite a spectacular show followed almost immediately by pealing claps of booming thunder. We Israelis give praise, praying for a ‘heavy’ winter. for also brings a measure of protection. The photo was taken at 7 am this morning when the sun broke through the clouds after a night of heavy rain.
This letter gives you a ‘handbook’ on the warfare that we all face. We know that we are in a knock down drag out battle. Many of you will have experienced severe devastation, and it is always at the hands of one or more human beings. Here I introduce you to a spiritual force by the Biblical name of Leviathan. We must be wise to the strategies of our enemy number one! I know you will do your homework and apply what you learn here. Whenever I give this teaching, the response is immediate. It already exists on www.stillsmallvoice.tv in German, Norwegian and Finnish. Here it is now in English. Tell your friends.
Because it is lengthy, I suggest you print it out and put it in your Bible. Take your time to study it in 3 or 4 sittings. Pray as you go. This information is vital for your spiritual and physical well being.
May you carry it’s truths into your own life first, and then the lives of your families and communities. I’m praying for you. I teach from personal experience with the full support of my husband. If you have questions email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
The SPOILER – DESTROYER – LEVIATHAN
Ruler of the Spirit World
Troublesome times are upon us all. World events are being shaped to fit the Bible narrative. A new level of warfare is required to live peacefully. I encourage you to hold fast to your faith, hope, families and friends. All that we love is being threatened. But we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us and called us according to His purposes. I want to help you equip yourself for this battle against the dark heart of this mysterious being titled Leviathan. I am talking now about the spiritual force, unseen to the natural eye, which the Bible describes in detail. He enters the Biblical drama with his intrusion right into the perfect Garden of Eden. He also appears in the oldest book, the Book of Job, and we meet him again nearing the final battle of the ages in the Book of Revelation. He especially attacks what the LORD God prizes the most; the crown of His creation, man and woman. All human beings are the chosen targets of his attacks. We are aware of evil influences present in the vulnerability of leaders. Entire nations are under the manipulation, graft and corruption of a few individuals. Common citizens get ground under the wheels of so called progress. This is one reason for the rise of migrants world wide.
The enemy I seek to describe affects us all. He has from the beginning of time, singled out the Jewish People and nation of Israel. His work is to thwart the plans of the Almighty. He revels in spilling their blood. Just look what has happened in Kurdistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Yemen and across Africa. Christians, women and children are prize targets. Leviathan hates women. You may be surprised to know that globally 90% of all abuse is against women. The ultimate question is, Where is the place of safety?
In antiquity, Job described this monster, Leviathan in the form of a large sea creature of unknown identity. I will quote scripture with details of its cunning character and deadly physical prowess. We are no match to deal with this cunningly evil prince; this demon spirit. He rules the darkness; he is absolutely opposed to the promises and principles of the LORD God Almighty. This is the war we are born into from the very beginning of time.
Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field. Genesis 3:1
This creature, coined the serpent, may have been a beautiful creation in the beginning of time in order to seduce Eve and Adam into believing his lies. He was capable of stealing away the blissful relationship of perfect trust that our human parents, enjoyed with their Creator. It did so by sowing doubt. The classic insinuation was that God was selfish in His parental guidance, warning Adam and Eve not to eat from the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Has God indeed said? insinuates there has been a cover-up, a mistake. Leviathan dares to counter and question the Word of the Highest Authority, right inside of the Garden of Eden. He was attacking the very character of God, who was the only Authority until this moment. His evil works are exactly the same today when he counters us. He separates us from the love of God by sowing doubt, despair and unbelief into our minds. We are well able to grow stronger by first, isolating his insinuating thoughts. Then be aware of what is happening to our thought life if KEY. When we identify the source of the negativity, we can resist it as separate from ourselves. Neither do his superimposed thoughts resemble the Word of God Almighty. He sows disunity. One needs to ask for the spirit of discernment to withstand and overcome these invisible kinds of mental and spiritual attacks. Leviathan is not me! Repeat after me: “Leviathan is NOT me!” With experience, and using the Word of God, which is quick and powerful, we will comprehend when our enemy is interfering, or should I say attacking.
It is vital that we all be alerted to the schemes he works up to engage each one of us. He hits below the belt and uses someone in ‘our garden’ to speak smooth words of worldly wisdom sowing doubt, which leads to a failure of faith. We can actually fail in holding on to the good promises of God in our lives, with the blessings we enjoy and often take for granted. Lack of attention can be the reason we fall to the ground under a dark authority.
We are all familiar with the sufferings of Job. Let’s see what he learned about Leviathan.
Can you draw out Leviathan with a hook, or snare his tongue with a line, which you lower? Can you put a reed through his nose, or pierce his jaw with a hook? Indeed, any hope of overcoming him is false. Shall one not be overwhelmed at the sight of him? Who can open the doors of his face, with his terrible teeth all around? His rows of scales are his pride shut up tightly as with a seal; One is so near another that no air can come between them. Strength dwells in his neck and sorrow (despair) dances before him. His heart is as hard as stone, Even as hard as the lower millstone. He makes the deep boil like a pot. He makes the sea like a pot of ointment. On the earth, there is nothing like him, which is made without fear. He beholds every high thing; He is king over all the children of pride. see Job 41:1-31
Let’s pause here: What comes to your mind, when you read these characteristics? I think of a crocodile or alligator. A creature one would never get too close to, let alone take on as an opponent in battle. What we fail to realise is that we are his enemy. His work is to make us the enemy of God Almighty. Just as he has become an outcast from the Almighty’s Presence; Leviathan seeks the same shame and rejection for you and me.
I vividly remember a time in my life, when I was left torn, bruised, broken and bleeding. At one point I felt I was dying. I awoke from a Caesarian section to discover that our baby girl was dead. Later details revealed that the doctors in a particular Canadian hospital decided that our ‘Judith Joy’ was to be doomed to a ‘post-partum abortion’. That simply means, that because I was deathly ill, they assumed she was damaged and not worthy of life. She was not even suctioned when taken from my womb but left on a stainless steel table until she died fifteen minutes later. Her autopsy later proved that she was a completely normal child. It was suggested that we sue the obstetrician in charge, but we were too broken to do anything. What dark grim days we lived through. I learned that throughout history many mothers have experienced this kind of agony. I did not pass away even though I was willing to die in my child’s place. I lived and instead, had to spend several years contending with the negative impact with her death. Although my husband and I have also experienced the death of many hopes and dreams in our lifetime; the love of Jesus, and love for each other has sustained us to continue on. The death of a vision can sometimes lead to the resurrection of the same vision but in another format.
Why not take a moment to jot down some of your memories. What have been your greatest challenges in life? What about losses and failures? We will initially deal with them at the end of this teaching.
The PROMISE to ISRAEL
Multiplied Biblical promises are given to the nation and people of Israel because they were first designed in the heart of God. Their existence was His idea alone, not mans. They have been the prime target of Leviathan from their moment of conception with the call of Abraham, to this very day. The proof is that living here in the Land of Israel, we have not had one day of peace. We are a nation of ‘watchmen’ in order to survive. Similarly, true believers are also a prime target of Leviathan. The truth is, it really doesn’t matter what you call yourself; Leviathan is out to destroy your soul. This Evil is colour blind and is a master at using ALL religious programs. Life teaches us that Evil-Leviathan will encroach upon any life. For those of us who believe in the goodness of a Living Saviour, we are given tools to fight back and recover. But, never forget, Leviathan is a spoiler. He hates all of mankind and his work is to ruin the awesome plans of our Great and loving Saviour for you. The Word promises: Thus says the LORD God, When I have gathered the house of Israel from the peoples among whom they are scattered and am hallowed in them in the sight of the Gentiles, then they will dwell in their own land which I gave to My servant Jacob. And they will dwell safely there, build houses and plant vineyards; execute judgments on all those around them who DESPISE them. Then they shall know that I am the LORD their God. Ezekiel 28:25,26.
The Jewish People were driven from their homeland 2,000 years ago, just as the Biblical Prophets warned. They were scattered to the four corners of the earth. It was only, one hundred and forty years ago, that again the Biblical clock began to tick. Once again, Bible Prophecy slowly began to unfold to the ancient nation of Israel in new ways. From the 1880’s on, suddenly, the first Jewish souls returned to their ancient homeland from Poland, Lithuania, and the Baltic States. This began the historical and sequential waves of ALIYAH or the Jewish ingathering as promised by all the major Prophets. My daughter in law’s family were among the very first to return. They had been kept as surfs, by a Lord Gordon in Lithuania, who at the time of Napoleon gave them all his surname.
We know the modern nation of Israel was born on May 14th, 1948. Here God was shouting to the entire world that He is alive and well and working behind the scenes. The response of seven Arab nations, who detested the thought of a Jewish State; launched a war with the battle cry of “We will drive the Jews into the sea.” We celebrated Israel’s 70th birthday this year, and President Trump withstood world opinion to declare that Jerusalem is indeed Israel’s capital. How many nations were glad about it? Just pause and consider the hatred heaped up against this tiny people and nation.
We see evidence everyday of the Almighty at work, and we also see evidence of Evil working overtime to thwart His great plans, not just for Israel, but for all nations, for mankind as a whole. My husband and I have personally witnessed 50 years of Bible Prophecy being fulfilled here in Israel. We were called to make Israel our home and return to our Jewish roots. The LORD told us to publish the good news of the fulfilment of His Prophetic Word to Israel and Jerusalem. My husband, Jay has documented it through 150 film documentaries and hundreds of television programs. Our four sons were raised here and many times have thanked us for their blissful childhoods. The entire world has witnessed the Word of Almighty God coming to pass right here in the physical land mass we know today as Israel. According to the Bible, we expect that the culmination of all things will also be played out in the nation of Israel, at the return of Messiah.
We all watch Leviathan battling among the nations to dominate our leaders and ruin our homelands. Yet we may not be aware of the spiritual warfare going on. 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 that reptile that is in the sea. Isaiah 27:1
King David had a revelation of God as a warrior for he cries in Psalm 17:13, Arise, O LORD. Confront him, cast him down. Deliver my life from the wicked with Your sword.
We read about Jesus having a sword in the Book of Revelation to deal with the back sliding church. Revelation 2:16. Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth. Here He is dealing with counterfeit ‘Christians’.
ETERNAL PROMISES TO GOD’S PEOPLE
The other people group on the globe that is continually sought out for destruction, discouragement, and disunity is the Church, the body of Messiah, composed of born again believers. Both people come from the same source, the Creator of heaven and earth. It is now time that our eyes were opened to the battle raging on all sides over both peoples.
Now a great sign appeared in heaven; a woman (Israel) clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and on her head a garland of twelve stars. Then being with child, she cried in labor and in pain to give birth. And another sign appeared in heaven; behold a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns and seven diadems on his heads. His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born. She bore a male Child (Messiah) who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne. Then the woman fled into the wilderness, (Israel was a wilderness when the first pioneers began their return in 1880.) where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days. And war broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels fought with the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. So the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood… And the dragon was ENRAGED with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Messiah. Revelation 12: 1-9.
Jesus is the heavenly Child born to the nation of Israel. And as such He promises to return to bring justice, as the Lamb of God, for it will be perfectly just. …in righteousness He judges and makes war. Out of His mouth goes a sharp sword that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. Rev 16:11d, 15.
Today, the warfare is ever increasing and we are coming to the culmination of all things. Everyone in Israel is feeling the heat. The Rabbis call this time, “The time of the footsteps of Messiah, and plainly speak of the End of Days.” Let us learn how to fight and conquer, right now.
LEVIATHAN’S 3 LEVELS OF STRONGHOLDS:
Here is his strategy. First, this enemy is opinionated. He has strong political views, that filter down to state and church government. This is where you come in. He will struggle to gain authority and power over others to usurp them and sit in their place of authority. If we are to persevere, we must learn to execute biblical warfare. This dark ruler intimidates so that his authority in unquestioned. Beware and be awake!
Secondly, he has total belief in himself, and puts himself first above all others. He must be obeyed. He longs to be the final authority – replacing our Heavenly Father, His Son and the Holy Spirit. Leviathan is at war FIRST with the LORD God Almighty and has been from the moment he rebelled in heaven. Read about the fall of this former arch-angel in the Book of Isaiah 14:12-16. and Ezekiel 28:11-19.
Thirdly, he has extreme convictions and will counter anyone who dares to disagree. He, in fact, is convinced that he has the answers for everyone. It’s all so simple, he sees in black and white. He is a bully. He is unfair and unscrupulous. He is a liar and is out to win at all costs. This person or program is above the law of God and sets up his own rules, not God’s. The person under the influence of Leviathan will run over you. The Leviathan ATTACK LEAVES YOU REELING, UNSTEADY, SHOCKED, and FEELING HELPLESS.
Why? Why not you? This evil creature detests the Living God. He abhors Jesus! He tried to tempt him to bow down in worship to him. What did he do? He paraded all the kingdoms of the earth in front of Jesus. Just imagine what He saw! What a power trip. It didn’t work. This tells us that Jesus had no fleshly pride of person, position or place. He was under authority and stayed in that place of obedience to His Father in Heaven all the days he lived on earth, yet he was tempted in every way that we are. Pay very close attention: Leviathan is disgusted with innocence, purity, and obedience to the Holy One – The Messiah. He reasons, “You must be attacked!” WHY must he neutralise you. “Because God’s love for you and your calling into fellowship with him is a threat to Leviathan!” You enjoy what he has lost; He hates you for it. Your godly spirit, your authority, your position in God and The Beloved, disturbs the darkness that he rules. Your godly decisions and leadership have been watched by this prince of darkness and his kingdom feels the effect of your very life. He must attack, you before you do any more damage. I agree, the majority of us do not see ourselves as ‘powerful’ or ‘influential’ at all. We are just trying to obey the LORD, whom we love and do what He tells us to do. It is high time to accept and believe the powerful position that we have been given from God’s point of view AND the arch-enemy’s point of view. We need to open our eyes and mind and become mature and responsible in this war, not just for yourself, but for those weaker than you. No matter what nation we live in, we must be responsible to make a difference, and not put our heads in the sand, preferring isolation to engagement.
Leviathan loves to be the breaker of godly covenants of trust. We watch this happen nightly with the news reports from around the world. We witness the ‘news’ yes! But, remember, there is a big difference between ‘news’ and the Truth! You need to discern everything these days. What we see happening at an alarming rate internationally are broken covenants and corruption. We watch and are horrified with the vitriol coming out of people’s mouths. As observers, we are aware of the growing deceit, lies, broken promises and self-seeking in our national politics and local government. We watch as disunity also unfolds close to home, right inside of our synagogues, churches, and personal relationships. It hits us all, even on the familiar level. The attack stings and is not easily surmounted. It also can destroy our hopes and especially our health for a period of time, until we can get back on our feet. Then we must go on the offensive.
These attacks break up marriages and families, leaving gaping wounds.
Pause here. Think for a moment; HOW HAVE YOU BEEN HIT, AND HOW ARE YOU ATTACKED today by this spirit of Leviathan?
Leviathan, the ruler of the darkness, is also called Satan. He rules with hate. This demon hides in the deep recesses of men and women’s minds. It stays submerged until the timing to attack is perfect. It works right where you live and move and have your being. It has been studying you. Its prime focus is finding ways to cripple you in any way possible. It knows your plans, hopes, and yes, even your prayers. This is why we MUST continually apply the blood of the Lamb to the door posts of our places of work, homes, minds, and hearts. All that we know must be brought under the Blood Covenant, which cannot be broken or torn from us. This is why we are fortified within by the infilling of the Holy Spirit. So let God’s Spirit cry through us in other tongues, or prayer languages we have not learned but have received to be vessels of anointed prayer. Then at other times, we will groan in the Holy Spirit not able to utter any words because of the depth of grief and agony in warfare. But pray we MUST if we are to live. We are our brother’s keeper.
Leviathan waits until the perfect moment to mount an attack. It is instant. You are stunned, you didn’t see it coming… because of your TRUST. Leviathan, however, has no scruples, and through LIES or half-truths he beats you down. He rules with deceit. He uses the mouth and mind of your attacker to argue and speak slick ‘legalise’. Oh yes, he is well able to counter Godly wisdom, because he is a twister. He twists the Truth just enough to bring in confusion. His lies can be little white ones at first. Beware! He is a manipulator and doesn’t stop until you are in his grip. Then he steals your most precious fruit and robs you, leaving you wounded, and plundered. How did he get ahold of you? Was it through his flattery?
PAY ATTENTION TO the ATTITUDE AND WORDS of this spirit.
Who and what torments you? Pay close attention! Put a face to this monster, write in your own scenarios that are happening around you. David knew the cunning of Leviathan. All day they twist my words; All their thoughts are against me for evil. Psalm 56:5
This is WARFARE: PRAY!
Pray for a spirit of discernment. When the Spirit of God begins to educate you, do not argue. Often its hard to see that you are ‘being had’. You don’t want to even believe it! Its hard to hear God spell out what we have not wanted to know. Humble yourself and be teachable. No, ‘yeah…buts!’ Be willing to see the TRUTH… be willing to be adjusted! I remember when we were working in the Philippines, 50 years ago. The LORD began to open my eyes to see the warfare we were engaged in there. I didn’t want to see it. I wanted to play church, stay dumb and silent. But for the sake of all involved, I couldn’t. I had to allow God to shake me awake! My husband reminded me, that my decision to speak out, helped to bring national revival to the Philippines at that time. He got the name of this revival. It became a nationwide Spiritual Fiesta! Thousands upon thousands of Filipinos came to the saving knowledge of the LORD Jesus, and just as many leaders in the monasteries and convents were filled with the Holy Spirit, speaking in other tongues. That was in the early 1970’s.
But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is those who by reason of use have their senses (sight, sound, taste, hearing, touching in the HOLY SPIRIT) exercised to DISCERN BOTH GOOD AND EVIL. Hebrews 5:14 Pause here for a moment. Consider the depths in this verse. Such warfare is not for children. It is time to grow into maturity, to stand up and LEARN how to win against this monster. The reality is, this dark power will tremble when you confront it in the Name of the LIVING God. Think of David and Goliath… it is not just a cute fable but written for our encouragement.
WHAT DOES MY ATTACKER LOOK LIKE?
This ATTACKER will look just like you because she or he will be a human being. This dark prince Leviathan must live in a human body. He clothes himself with the human form, be it male or female. First, he superimposes his ideas into the mind of this person, and slowly but surely works to possess them. BUT his host human being is not like you! He or she is a cheat, a thief, a robber, and a deceiver. It all begins with the thoughts and intents of the heart. You are not aware of the motivations at work in this person you befriend and accept. They may even have become very helpful to you in your work. But, you were mistaken into believing this person was your brother or sister. You trust to your own demise. This ‘plant’ hides a deceptive heart as hard as stone. He is an agent of Leviathan. You are naive and did not discern the ‘thoughts and intents’ of his or her heart. This is just one scenario of how we can become ensnared. There would have been warnings by the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God is faithful to warn us and we can turn us aside, IF we will be led!
Think of a crocodile submerged in a river, stalking its prey. Only its eyes and nostrils are visible. It is patient, keeping a distance, camouflaged, under the water, waiting for its victim’s vulnerability. It moves with stealth. Every motion is planned. Leviathan has patience. Oh, yes, great patience. This spirit waits until his victim (you) feels completely safe even trusting. Pay attention! Again, I will remind you that this enemy works to get to know you. This part is called stalking, watching, gathering information, before making a move. BEFORE the attack.
Your attacker can be quiet or boisterous so be on the watch for it; he is a controller. When he or she gets something in their mind, they can become unreasonable to the point of losing control. When they don’t get their own way, they burst into anger. Enraged they attack with full force and hit below the belt. Their words cut you to the quick, as we say. They leave you in shock, speechless, and sorrowful, full of unbelief. You see, this spirit must rule; it cannot retreat or say sorry. Then you are attacked! With lightning speed you are hit, when you least expected it. You may be weak, or ill, or misinformed, or even absent from your business, church, studio or home. Leviathan is the master of stealth, just before he moves swiftly like lightning. As with the thirsty deer drinking from the shallows of the river, the crocodile suddenly leaps up out of the water and snatching its victim. This predator pulls the deer into the river out over its depth. He thrashes and twists around until his victim is suffocated by drowning.
Remember this spirit acts through a human that being you trust. Someone you trust is being used to grab what is rightfully yours. With deadly jaws Leviathan snatches and bites, some part of you and your work, ideas, business or ministry. Like a steel trap, he latches on, in a fight to the death twisting and dismembering someone or something you loved and have prayed for, something consecrated to God. It could be your life’s vision. You can be dragged down into the murky waters, so to speak. There you are; blind and smothered, breathless and unless miraculously delivered, you will be killed. It could be your person, your life’s calling, your ministry, property, children, your fellowship, your corporation. You are dealing with a serial killer.
Dear reader, I know what I am talking about and I am sure that you do as well. In the last three years, we have been robbed of one of our ministries, robbed of tens of thousands of dollars by unscrupulous so-called ‘believers’. My husband almost died with a failing heart, went through major surgery and by God’s grace and mercy pulled through. It has been a time of wicked attacks. But our God and the prayers of His people have saved us. Some of us did not see it coming. We did not heed the faithful warnings of loved ones. There are times when we will all have to confront LEVIATHAN at one time or another in our lives! Our work is to drive him off of our territory and restore law and order and rule in the godly authority given to us. First, we submit ourselves to Yeshua. Remember: we are always BOND SERVANTS to Jesus and His People. ALWAYS. We never graduate from the position of being a servant. NOT a slave, but a willing servant. We are never too big to bend low. But what the enemy wants is to make us his SLAVE.
Lets look to the Biblical pattern. Let as many bondservants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, so that the name of God and His doctrine may not be blasphemed. And those who have believing masters let them not despise them because they are brethren, but rather serve them because those who are benefited are believers and beloved teachers and exhort these things. If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which leads to godliness. He is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, and evil suspicions, useless wrangling of men of corrupt minds (obsessive thoughts) and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. (financial or corporate) From such withdraw yourself. 1 Timothy 6:1-5
THE DARK MIND is SUBJECT to LEVIATHAN
The mind of the person used by this noxious spirit becomes flooded with toxic lusts. He wants to control and so he uses accusations. He or she will throw out ridiculous insinuations… half-truths, like Satan in the garden of Eden. This person will question the veracity of God’s Word. Pay attention. These thoughts, that disturbed this unstable person seemingly come out of nowhere. But pay close attention. What we sow we reap. A door has been opened into the heart of the life who has allowed himself to be enticed by evil. Evil can be very sexy, exciting, a way to get things done! These clouded minds have been, as it were, submerged in muddy waters. Their mind and heart, is scheming and waiting; like a crocodile in the water. Wicked thoughts swamp the person into a negative spin of emotions, and suddenly they SNAP! This is the work of worldliness, the flesh, and the devil. This is a triangle of evil. Rage and an explosion is the next step. Just picture the stealthy crocodile now flinging itself out of the river to grab an unsuspecting deer as it drinks from the shallows.
WHAT DREW LEVIATHAN TO ME?
The love of money is the root of ALL evil. 1 Timothy 6:10 The love of money will not be far behind the disrespectful, jealous, and spiteful attitudes you encounter. You may hear words, like, “I deserve better.” This enemy can flatter and smooth talk and tell you how to be success orientated. They know how to ‘do it’ so much better than you do. He actually despises authority and will have a history in this area. His show of ‘help’ and ‘brotherly advice’ covers the true motives of his jealous heart, which craves for influence, authority and money. Jesus has spent a lifetime creating in and through you His character. This is exactly what the enemy wants to ruin. He had plans to run off with what is left. He wants the ability to gain your finances and influence, and leave you defeated and dead. Beware!
HOW TO ESCAPE!
Discernment, in the Holy Spirit, can be as simple as a gut level instinct. Never under any circumstance, ignore that feeling of ‘unease’. You know something is wrong, and just can’t put your finger on it. Yes, it can be a feeling, a premonition, a thought, even a sense of nausea or nervous disgust. Rely heavily on The Still Small Voice to reveal this usurper spirit.
Wait before the LORD. Lay your thoughts out before Him. Wait for His peace to touch your distraught life. He will show you what to do. You may have to wait and be quiet. Hold the information you receive. He will give you insight and understanding. With it comes a knowing and COURAGE to COUNTER EVIL when the time is right. It takes bravery, or some call ‘guts’ to follow up on it! You will never be sorry. Listen and HEED godly counsel and warnings. Pray for the wounded one to be willing to see the lie. Hurt people are confounded, stupefied, crushed. Remember, “hurt people hurt people’ and unless ministered to, they can also inflict terrible wounds. Biblical humility is the antidote to pride. Pride always feeds the program of Leviathan with his lies. As much as you want to, sometimes you simply cannot believe that everyone is NOT a ‘nice guy’. It’s time to wake up and remember, Jesus never judged according to what He heard or saw. He got the Word straight from His Father in Heaven. We have the pattern. Please use it.
When horribly attacked, the best remedy in the long run, is to try to hold your peace. Do NOT react. Ask God to open your spirit to His Truth. Only then will you be able to track your enemy Leviathan. Flesh and blood are not your enemies, as hard as that is to get your mind around sometimes. When you are aware that Leviathan is creating dark motives in someone near you, pay close attention. Watch and pray. Don’t take it to the church or the local prayer meeting. Watch all of the person’s movements. Then the time will come when you have to take your authority. Stand up and hunt down the enemy of your soul. Demon spirits hinder, but Leviathan can kill you if left unaddressed! This is a life and death matter. For sure, Leviathan will not stop with you, but plans to go on to hurt and hinder many others in the course of time. See Ephesians 6:12
ALLOW THE FAITHFUL TO HELP YOU
Our adult sons have been a tremendous help to my husband and me in these trials. On two major attacks, they discerned the lies and cover-up. They found evidence and proof of false reports and phony balance sheets. In quietness and confidence, they countered the parties responsible. They refused any Intimidation or Fear because Truth was on our side. Don’t expect to be listened to by the guilty parties. Just quietly and confidently HOLD your ground. You are taking back territory stolen from you. God will show you what the next step must be. If countered in God’s way, your attacker will back off. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. James 4:7.
SAY to WISDOM, YOU are MY SISTER. Proverbs 7:4
Wisdom is going God’s way not your own. Wisdom is speaking out when possible to warn others. Wisdom will enable you to not only listen for the Still Small Voice; Wisdom will open your spiritual ears to hear the Still Small Voice. Wisdom bows to the leading of the Still Small Voice. They work in concert in your mind and heart, for both come from the Spirit of God and work in concert. If two agree on earth as touching anything, it shall be done. Matthew 18:19
Wisdom lets you know when to speak, hold your peace, or speak up. Your obedience can save lives, ministries, and finances, especially in the lives of those closest to you. I remember we had a famous person as our guest for dinner one night and the Holy Spirit alerted me to give one sentence of warning to him in private. “Excuse me,” I said, “it is none of my business, and I do not require an answer from you, but the Holy Spirit is asking me to ask you IF you have life insurance.” He received the word graciously and left. We never saw him again.
He flew halfway across the world, got home, and after a few days, dropped dead, to everyone’s shock and horror. We found out later from his wife that they had no life insurance and lost everything. This is a sad true story. How gentle was the Holy Spirit to alert and warn of impending trouble.
Wisdom calls for a trusted friend or loved one to help you see the scenario. Back off in your weakness and allow others to minister to your needs. Just REPENT quickly and mean every word of it. God will come to your aid swiftly. He waits for you to come up to the mark, even when wounded. Stop blaming yourself! This untruth is as much of a strong overreaction as it is to fight back in the flesh. Stand quietly in YOUR authority. What is your authority composed of The Word of God, the blood of the Lamb and the word of your testimony! Never underestimate the power of God’s Authority invested in you to overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil.
Ask Jesus to help you discern any spirit trying to control you through another person. What is trying to deceive you? Where did you miss it? What was it that opened the door for this sickening twisting of righteousness? Why did it hit you so hard? No doubt, it was something that you had prayed over and waited to see materialise for a very long time.
Leviathan murders our dreams, visions, and callings IF we allow him. Do your homework. This is GUT level discernment; this is warfare friends. We will not go on to the next step until we win this present conflict. Winning God’s way is the key. Here’s how!
– STAND and WITHSTAND in GENTLE HUMILITY IN GOD’S AUTHORITY in HIS NAME
– PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE WHISPERINGS OF THE STILL SMALL VOICE.
– DE-ESCALATE – pull out of the relationship.
– GET HELP – AGREE WITH SOMEONE To Remove the HOOK FROM YOUR MIND, SOUL AND BODY.
– WHAT IS THE HOOK? The hook is the emotional jolt, that happens when one rehearses the attacks again and again. I am at war within my own life. Rumination is when our thoughts run counter to our will. Like a broken record, they run on and on reliving the awful scenario, the attack. Cantering on the carnage keeps me, it’s victim. I remain tied to the perpetrator. But, all I can see is the human being who did this to me. I am blinded to the fact that Leviathan is using this person, pulling the strings. This is spiritual, mental and physical warfare. It has become deeply embedded in my thought life. The wounding, loss, and unforgiveness keeps me his prisoner. I remain helpless, anxious and angry. I got enticed by my own lust. I have to figure out how and why I got caught? I can’t get free IF I am not brutally transparent and honest. Repentance on one’s knees is a key factor living the overcoming life!
It takes time to see clearly. It takes time to recover spiritually, emotionally and physically. Write down what you learn during the process. Do your homework. Call for help. Make sure you can trust this person to hold your confidence. If he or she can’t, don’t open up to them. Pray along these lines.
But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 1 Timothy 6:9, 10
THE KINGDOM THAT CHOSE US When King David received offerings from his people of Israel for the building of the Temple; he worshipped. When Solomon built the amazing Temple, he prayed this amazing prayer. Blessed are You, LORD God of Israel, our Father, forever and ever. Yours, O LORD is the greatness, the power and the glory, the victory and the majesty: For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours. Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head over all. AMEN! I Chronicles 29:10
At that moment there was no thought of self-aggrandisement. God’s enabling brought forth worship.
Just think, Adam and Eve were given the Garden of Eden to inhabit and lovingly tend. Imagine having all of the creatures come to you to receive their names. What kind of communication did Adam have with Creation? Pause and think of this for a moment. How privileged he was! How God trusted him. Try and picture the relationship that he enjoyed with his Creator and then the sweetness of unity that he enjoyed with Eve. It takes my breath away. He had no urge, want or need to ‘own’ or ‘control’ anything. Nothing belongs to us and the sooner we learn this the better. We are stewards of all that the LORD puts under our hand. Jesus taught us to pray: Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10, Luke 11:2
…it has been given to you to know the mysteries (secret hidden truths) of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. Matthew 13:11, Mark 4:11.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
In order to prosper in The Kingdom of Heaven, we must see as God intends us to see or understand. I have been to conferences where flags with the royal lion are proudly displayed on platforms and carried during times of worship. Curiously, I found myself feeling so weak and ineffective before the authorities presented. I could in NO way relate to the power projected by the ministries represented by a lion. It all went over my head. I didn’t understand the power drive that so many Christians desire. My confusion melted when I read Jonathan Cahn’s description of the Kingdom of the Lamb. Yes, He rules with absolute authority and during the Millennial reign on earth He will rule with a rod of iron. And I looked and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain… Revelation 6:6-14.
Here we see this picture of a defenseless, little lamb. Think about it for a moment, a lamb needs not only its mother as protection but also the oversight of a shepherd in order to survive. What a drastic analogy. Yet, Father God chose this most unusual picture to help us egotistical human beings understand that the Lamb and His Kingdom IS radically different from anything we have ever known on earth.
It is opposite to the animal kingdom where one beast devours another. Neither is it the rule of man, guided by his own self-interest. God’s Kingdom has its very own set of rules. In order to live in safety and to prosper in this Kingdom, we must learn its spiritual secrets. In our world, the strongest and fiercest man or woman rules.
In God’s Kingdom a Lamb rules! In this Kingdom, the weak are made strong, and the strong are made weak. You must learn to release what you have; to let go of it! If you would receive, you must give. If you lower yourself you will be lifted up. If you become little, you will become great. If you lose yourself, you will find yourself. If you surrender, you will prevail. And if you die to yourself, you will find Life! For those of us who would prevail; we are called into the most radical of Kingdoms, the Kingdom of the Lamb. This Kingdom is not weak, but its Ruler is meek and just. The divine principle of Father God’s Kingdom and the Lamb; is mercy and truth; which has saved my life many times over. Daily, we are being taught to wield God’s power NOT our own.
TAKE AND LEARN TO USE THE KEYS OF THE KINGDOM
AND I WILL GIVE YOU THE KEYS OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN AND WHATEVER YOU BIND ON EARTH WILL BE BOUND IN HEAVEN, AND WHATEVER YOU LOOSE ON EARTH WILL BE LOOSED IN HEAVEN. Matthew 16:19
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NOW GODLINESS WITH CONTENTMENT IS OF GREAT GAIN, FOR I HAVE LEARNED IN WHATEVER STATE I AM TO BE CONTENT. 1 Timothy 6:6
LET YOUR CONDUCT BE WITHOUT COVETOUSNESS; BE CONTENT WITH SUCH THINGS AS YOU HAVE. FOR HE HIMSELF HAS SAID, I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU. Philippians 4:11
SO WE MAY BOLDLY SAY; THE LORD IS MY HELPER; I WILL NOT FEAR. WHAT CAN MAN DO TO ME? Hebrews 11:5,6. Remember, you are called to RULE over Leviathan, Satan and his kingdom, now and forever in Yeshua’s Name. Even so come Messiah!
Feel free to send me your responses and please share this teaching freely with your Bible groups, friends and families. May God bless and encourage you and yours is my prayer.
Meridel Rawlings: Box 84156, Mevasseret Zion, 9079097 ISRAEL. Email: email@example.com www.stillsmallvoice.tv