Good Morning My Loves,
I am discerning a breakthrough since we began our fast, however in the past few days some have discerned spirits of intimidation warring against their minds.
It’s important to know that when you're progressing, going “HIGHER” in your relationship with God, or breaking into new territory, there will be an assault against your mind and destiny.
The Scriptures show that satan has a highly organized demonic “mafia type” group of cohorts that are in the “high places,” and they will vehemently defend their territory against you and your progress.
12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this [present] darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) places. (Eph 6:12 AMP)
One of the main types of assaults will come in the form of accusation and intimidation as you're moving forward.
David had such an attack by “mountain dwellers,” or “high place” people, when he went against the Jebusites. They began to tell him how weak and incapable of taking the higher ground he was:
6 Now the king and his men went to Jerusalem against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, who said to David, “You shall not enter here, for the blind and the lame [even the weakest among us] will turn you away”; they thought, “David cannot come in here [because the walls are impenetrable].” 7 Nevertheless, David captured the stronghold (fortress) of Zion, that is, the City of David. (2 Sam. 5:6-7 AMP)
Who has satan assigned to your mountain? Who is blocking your territory and telling you, “You’re too weak to take this mountain! You’re not gifted enough. You’re not strong enough. You’re too small and insignificant, not smart enough, etc….”
When this spirit is working through another person they'll “make fun” of your dreams, and minimize the anointing on your life by pointing out how strong and better equipped others are. They’ll tell you that you shouldn’t even try, because it’s useless, and that the walls of the demonic fortress you're about to take down are “impenetrable.” If you don’t know who you are, and that you rule and reign in Christ, you’ll leave your mountain, instead of conquer it!
When you know who you are, you’ll recognize the enemy’s voice operating through them, learn to override their taunts and put downs in the power of God, and MOVE FORWARD! Remember, you’re not fighting flesh and blood, but forces of darkness. Don’t fight with people, but use your authority to go against the spirits behind their words and actions. FAST! PRAY! MOVE!
It’s time to take the high ground. Put the enemy under your feet, silence his voice by going deeper in prayer and intimacy with the Lord.
This is not a time to retreat, but a time to press forward, tear down the trongholds-fortresses of the enemy, and take hold of what God has destined for our lives.
I love you all! PV