(READ prophecy at end of post)
“ALTER THE ALTAR AND BREAK THE CURSE”
This is a true story about a young man who altered his home, family business and his career by defying a demonic spirit and building a family altar.
He was a good man who loved God and worked hard, but every time his harvest was due, a demonic spirit of strife would come and rip off not only him but also his entire household. God actually SENT AN ANGEL to address this problem, by using frustration to drive the young man to prayer where he lodged his complaint. The Lord told the youth that God was with him and this man would change the nation with just a HANDFUL (a remnant) - rallying them "as one man!"
THIS MAY BE YOU!
This is the story of Gideon in Judges 6. His nation and family suffered severely 7 years because of idolatry toward Baal. He tore down a family Baal altar (his fathers altar) and built IN ITS PLACE AN ALTAR TO THE LORD and sacrificed a bull on it. This started a cycle of deliverance in others.
“…the LORD said to him, "Take YOUR FATHER'S bull and a second bull seven years old, and pull down the altar of Baal which belongs to your father…. and build an altar to the LORD your God on the top of this stronghold in an orderly manner, and take a second bull and offer it … (Judges 6:26)
The men of the city were mad. Manifesting a spirit when they saw the altar turned down. BUT this wasn’t them - it was the dispossessed Baal spirit working thru them. The devil will attack you thru people when he is under attack thru your obedience. So…. “Then the men of the city said to Joash, "Bring out your son, that he may die, for he has torn down the altar of Baal…
(WATCH HOW HIS FATHER IS NOW FREE!)
"But Joash said to all who stood against him, "Will you contend for Baal, or will you deliver him? Whoever will plead for him shall be put to death by morning. If he is a god, let him contend for himself, because someone has torn down his altar."
Wow! Once Gideon tore down the family stronghold and built an altar in its place, the older living generation got delivered and actually DEFENDED the son.
This is FAMILY level strategic warfare – the most powerful and fundamental level of engagement.
WHAT WAS DISCOVERED in all this?
The blessing breakdown has nothing to do with you- but YOU are the one GOD ANOINTED to FIX IT! Where there is generational sin further back stream there is a stronghold set up further down stream. This stronghold authorizes a demon to come in thru cycles in the life of the family - and steal and destroy.
It will require someone to STOP IT! ONE member needs to rise up and do what SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE EARLIER, and break down the agreement established with hell.
SO WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO YOU?
Don’t be surprised if you, the innocent, get drafted into the battle. Bear with me…..What if the sins of the Fathers has consequences hitting the sons of the Fathers? (daughters too) What if the Midians are familiar (or familial) spirits sent to enforce a curse in your house and you are the next target?
Sweet little you? YES!
What if theft or idolatry in the bloodline manifests in a cycle that seeks to rip you off? Could be a divorce or violence or poverty or whatever. And you didn’t do anything to deserve it?!?! Why is this trying to get on you? It was supposed to be your harvest time!
Maybe God has a bigger harvest in mind.
AN OPPORTUNITY is getting SET UP for you. For years Gideon's household was getting ROBBED BY MIDIANS RIGHT AT THE TIME OF HARVEST!
But think about it. Gideon was the WRONG GUY to rip off. He became the champion who broke the cycle of iniquity and idolatry (an idol is anything loved more than obedience to God) and in the very place of the sins of the fathers, RIGHT THERE he built an altar and altered a nation. If he had been skipped over and protected from harm that spirit would have seized the harvest of all his neighbors and continued to the next generation after. By touching Gideon - he became the deliver who cast it out.
TURN THE ATTACK INTO A PLACE OF BLESSING!
Gideon built the altar and made an offering out of one of the bulls…a part of the family business. In return the family was set free, the locals were set free and the nation was set free. The “Midianites” who kept steeling were driven back by a remnant – a small but powerful group who REFUSED TO THINK LIKE UNDERDOGS OR VICTIMS!
May each of us have the presence of mind to remember at the moment of the CONTRADICTION that God is not playing games with us. He is FOR US and if something shows up to rip you off in 2014, you have authority to REVERSE THE CURSE and ALTAR that situation. Do so and you'll get an authority upgrade and an anointing to lead others at a whole new level.
Midnight Watch: PROPHETIC WORD!
“I SENSE the Lord saying, Surely I will be WITH YOU, and you shall defeat the Midianites as one man! For there is a line drawn in time and you are stepping over the dividing of times in your generation. I bring you UP another level so that you can DRIVE OUT another level. That which laid claim upon your house and your inheritance in times past is about to be shattered. It will not get past you into the next generation for in meeting YOU it meets ME.”
“You are entering an hour when they that KNOW their God shall be STRONG and do exploits. It is not truth alone but the TRUTH YOU KNOW that sets you free! Therefore know that I AM FOR YOU. Do not believe every spirit but TEST the spirits, whether they be of God. I am with you for good and not bad. As you set yourselves in agreement with heaven the angelic hosts will surround and all that pertains to Zion, even the HOUSE THE LORD BUILDS (including you and your house as well!) I am building my church for the Last Days. It is not an Arc or an exit but a dwelling place of living stones called together as a habitation of God in the earth. A Tabernacle of David where you can enquire of Me in the place of worship - and find Me.
"For I am giving you access to blueprints in your battle- songs in the night- revelation in the contradiction of your circumstance, even access to my counsel in the place of contention. You will build a "thin place" for intimacy with Me in this hour. For I am building MY Church, My ecclesia in the earth, and you will come together "as one man" - not as separate, but AS ONE, and the Lord shall MULTIPLY your strength beyond your size, and so shall you overcome and occupy the land I give to you. Even a land of giants.”
P.S. "Mideans" - the Hebrew Root Word means
"brawling, contention and STRIFE." The Mideanites create "strife" and discord.
But "the God of peace" has plans to crush Satan underfoot.