Look and see beyond the person in front of you.
“Your hand-to-hand combat is not with human beings, but with the highest principalities and authorities operating in rebellion under the heavenly realms. For they are a powerful class of demon-gods and evil spirits that hold this dark world in bondage.”
We all are inclined to look at individuals in our circles, especially of leadership with criticism and judgement.
With strong disagreement and disdain and yet we are drawn up short when we remember that scripturally they are all owned and loved by God.
It is the influences of rebellious principalities that overshadow and hook onto that we should really see and wish to overcome.
When we accuse other human beings we enable and give power to the supreme accuser, Satan our enemy the demonic.
Jesus spoke in Matthew 16 v18 of where He would build His Church and gave authority to His Ekklesia to rule and build up nations.
The battle is always in the influence of the spiritual realm.
The pervading atmosphere is the atmosphere that prevails in certain places and in the presence of certain company as a result.
In books 1+2 of Kings in the OT we read about the evil queen Jezebel who disempowered the King Ahab with her power.
We now talk of a Jezebel spirit.
Her spirit of being the disempowering influence over freedom of voice, decision making, manipulation, the seducing and bowing to idols and false gods, wanting dominance and independent control instead of common good.
Wooing and seducing people, leaders, churches and nations away from Righteousness, Love, togetherness, unity needs and care for each other.
Values have been diluted not upheld. Compromises are then made.
Stealing and disempowering the authority. Falsely teaching that it is permissible to indulge in immorality in all decision making and values.
God gives a space for grace a time to manoeuvre ourselves into a place of revelation, seeing the truth and then of repentance and plea for protection to turn around.
A place of denying and decreeing against.
A place of partnering with Jesus and of being intolerant of the enemy seduction.
We must see beyond the person and their action and instead pray for them to see and know their first love.
Bring them back to the authority of Jesus.
We must denounce and decree against the principality powers of wickedness remembering that Satan and those he governs own nothing.
Every person belongs to God.
He and man have dominion over the earth.
God is sovereign but He desires that together, co partnering, we rule.
We have power to stop the cycle in Jesus’ name.
To turn around and break off this Jezebel spirit and corruption wherever we may discern it in ourselves, others, leaderships, governments nations.
Aligning our prayers and decrees with those of God are powerful.
It is still not too late.
The writing is not yet on the wall.
The illustration shows an eye seeing a person in darkness in the natural before it but with the spectrum of the Holy Spirit and colours of how God sees beyond.
Two scriptures that come to mind:
“Your hand-to-hand combat is not with human beings, but with the highest principalities and authorities operating in rebellion under the heavenly realms. For they are a powerful class of demon-gods and evil spirits that hold this dark world in bondage.”Ephesians 6:12 TPT
“I give you the name Peter, a stone. And this truth of who I am will be the bedrock foundation on which I will build my church—my legislative assembly, and the power of death will not be able to overpower it!”Matthew 16:18 TPT
The Song. Who am I / Voice of Truth. Casting Crowns