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Lift Up Your Staff …..

1.1.14

The Spirit of the Lord says,  I have delivered you because you cried out to me.

The Spirit of the Lord says, I have heard your cry

I delivered you from the hands of Pharaoh, I allowed you to walk around the mountain.

I protected, I covered, I fed you, I did not let your shoes wear thin.

As I told Moses,  Why do you cry? Stand, and lift up your staff.

Lift up your staff Moses.

I desire to establish in this season

I desire to establish my children

They that wait upon the Lord shall mount up with wings of eagles, run and not be weary, walk and not fain

I have given you authority, take up your staff.

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Stand and See the Salvation of the Lord ….

Exodus 14:13
” Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again.14 The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still”

I see that the people of God are wondering, the people of God are worried saying “Will this be a year like past years. Will I go through and suffer as in years before, will I see the promises of God in this season.

Others are not looking forward to this new year, others have an expectation that this year will be like the others if not worse.

Where is your expectation, where is your hope my children?

The Lord says to you today, “Do not be afraid. Stand FIRM and you will see the deliverance of the Lord”

In this season, we will witness the salvation and deliverance of the Lord over his people.

Just as the Lord spoke to Moses as the Lord performed great miracles so will he do today. The Egyptians you see today you will see no more children of God.

God desires to reign in the lives of his children in this next hour. He desires to cleanse, He desires to heal and set free. As a mighty rushing wind He desires to blow the breath of life on every dead area of our lives.
Awaken you that sleeps. He desires to search out with the light of His word all dark areas of our lives.

He asked Moses why is it that you are crying out to me….lift your staff.

He tells us today to lift up your staff.

I have given you an authority to tread upon the head of the enemy. No longer shall we toil with the enemy

In this season we shall walk in boldness
In this season we shall walk in clarity
In this season we shall walk in full calling of that which God has called us to

We have in this season accessibility to his voice, to his presence
He says today to lift up your staff, Lift up your staff Moses and part the red Sea so that the children can go through on dry ground

He tells us to lift up our staff on today and go forth
for He is with us as He was with the children of Israel… a cloud by day and a pillar by night

Why do you fear beloved?

No longer shall you fear for this will be a year of manifestation and demonstration.

those prayers in private will be rewarded publicly, those promises will manifest. I seek to establish, I seek to raise up and sit down in this hour but you will be safe

Call unto me and I will hear

Call unto me and I will save

But not by any doing of your own but because I am God, I am your God that heals, I never sleep nor do I slumber but I am attentive to my children

I love my children and I long that you know my desires toward you
Fear not my love, fear not do not wonder if this will be your year, do not fear as years before

For if you stand firm you will see the salvation of the Lord your God

Know that I am alive and it is my Son who sits at my right hand
I have given your enemies unto you and they shall become your footstool in due time

But I require that you love, I will show my glory in you that others may see and know that I am the Lord, that I am God
That I am the same God of yesterday, today

This will be your season my child, just only stand still and see the salvation of the Lord your God


Discerning Spiritual Climates and Battling Jezebel’s Witchcrafts ….

Okie Doke … here is another post I stumbled upon today. Another good read .. same website .. you can click on the title below and it will direct you to the page!  

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DISCERNING SPIRITUAL CLIMATES AND BATTLING JEZEBEL’S WITCHCRAFT

by: Jennifer Leclaire

Exhaustion; that’s the best word to describe how I’ve felt for the past three weeks. And there is no natural reason for it. I’ve been sleeping plenty. Drinking lots of water. Getting plenty of exercise. (Enjoying more than my quota of Starbucks!)

Yet the morning I penned this article—despite sleeping nine hours the night before—I went back to sleep for two hours after taking my daughter to school. And when I woke up, I was still exhausted—and disgusted.

I was starting to wonder what was wrong with me. And then I got a friendly reminder revelation from the Holy Spirit: It’s witchcraft. Wicked witchcraft. How could I forget? It caught me off guard. Now I’m warning you.

Discerning Spiritual Climates
I don’t know where you live, but I live in South Florida where the spiritual climate often seems as hard as bronze. (Bronze heavens are part of the curse of the law, according to Deut. 28:23). South Florida is sometimes called the “evangelist’s graveyard.” The spiritual climate is intense.

Sometimes, it seems like our prayers hit a bronze ceiling and fall back down to the earth again. Of course, we know that’s not true because God hears the prayers of the righteous (Prov. 15:8). But prayer often feels like a heated battle when you are in a tight spiritual climate with strongholds like witchcraft and Jezebel. Sometimes you don’t even feel like praying.

The Bible talks about rebellion as the sin of witchcraft (1 Sam. 15:23). Well, South Florida is home to a cornucopia of cultural rebellion through homosexuality, an active drug scene, naughty nightclubs and the like. The Bible talks about Jezebel and her witchcrafts (2 Kings 9:22). Well, South Florida is home to a diverse population that has brought Santeria from Cuba, Voodoo from Haiti and Rastafari—and God knows what other devils—from the Caribbean islands. You might say the principalities and powers here are as eclectic as the population.

But there’s another element that contributes to the witchcraft in my region and maybe in yours too, especially during this time of year: Mary worship. My experience living here over the past decade tells me that Mary worship empowers the Jezebel spirit. Remember, I’d been exhausted for about the past three weeks. There was no natural reason for it. But there was a supernatural reason for it. It’s no coincidence that Lent started on Feb. 22—about three weeks ago.

Mary Worship and Jezebel
See, during Lent some people have a tendency to exalt Mary, the mother of Jesus. But we know that’s not God’s will. God has highly exalted Jesus and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee must bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that He is Lord, to the glory of the Father (Phil 2:9-11).

Where Mary is exalted, I believe it empowers the spirit of Jezebel and her witchcrafts. Some people in some religions refer to Mary as the “Queen of Heaven.” But Ashtoreth, the chief pagan goddess of war and sex mentioned in the Old Testament, is also known as the Queen of Heaven. And it’s the Ashtoreth spirit that’s behind Jezebel. The Lord speaks of the queen of heaven in Jeremiah 7, noting that the people of Judah were giving offerings to other gods and provoking Him to anger. The Old Testament Jezebel’s father, Ethbal, was the high priest of the goddess Ashtoreth, the queen of heaven. Can you connect the dots?

During Lent—at least in South Florida—the spirit of witchcraft gets so thick it seems like you have to cut through it with a power saw. Spiritual witchcraft (I’m not talking about practitioners of Wicca, so you can refrain from the séances and curses against me) is a spiritual force that causes you to feel like quitting and giving up. From my experience, it can make you tired in your body. The imaginations hitting your mind become more intense. And infirmities can manifest.

Indeed, witchcraft can cause you to grow weary in well-doing and even faint if you don’t know what you are dealing with—and how to battle it. So how do you battle it? You battle witchcraft like you battle every other principality, power, ruler of the darkness of this age, or spiritual host of wickedness (Eph. 6:12).

Battling Jezebel’s Witchcrafts
Always remember, we aren’t wrestling against flesh and blood, yet we do need to put on our whole armor and engage in the battle. Passivity isn’t going to deliver you from Jezebel’s witchcraft.

“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,  and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled” (2 Cor. 10:3-6).

When it comes to witchcraft, we have to withstand it. The Amplified Bible says to “be firm in faith [against his onset—rooted, established, strong, immovable, and determined]” (1 Peter 5:9). It’s easy enough to give in to witchcraft, especially if you don’t know what is attacking you. So again, when you feel like giving up, when you feel tired for no reason, when you have strong confusion, when you are fighting an intense battle in your mind, and when infirmities are manifesting, it could be witchcraft. Resist it at its onset. Cast it off. Submit yourself to God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him], and he will flee from you (James 4:7 AMP).

Again, submit yourself to the Lordship of Christ. Exalt His name. Thank Him for His blood. Rejoice in the Lord. This morning, before I even recognized I was covered with witchcraft I turned on some music and began to worship God. Praise and worship carry breakthrough. That’s often all it takes to change the spiritual climate in your home. And that’s where we should start because He is worthy of our adoration.

If worship doesn’t break the witchcraft, take authority over it in the name above all names. Witchcraft has to bow at the name of Jesus. But make sure you don’t have any common ground with the enemy. Repent for any rebellion in your heart and surrender your will anew to God. Remember, we are more than conquerors in Christ and no weapon formed against us can prosper—not even witchcraft. Our job is to be spiritually discerning enough to catch the devil at his onset, resist him, rebuke him and praise God for the victory. Amen.

 

About the Author:

Jennifer LeClaire is news editor at Charisma. She is also the author of several books, including The Heart of the Prophetic. You can e-mail Jennifer at jennifer.leclaire@charismamedia.com This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit her website here.