Know Your Authority, Speak It, Remain Vigilant
We have Daniel who had lifted up his prayers to the Lord faithfully. We also have an angel that has now come to answer Daniel's prayers, but notice something here. The angel said that Daniel's prayers had been heard, but he had been held up for 21 days trying to get to him to give him that answer. What in the world could hold up one of God's angels from carrying out their duties....survey says....one of the devil's cohorts!
There might be some devils today holding back what is rightfully yours. The same territorial demonic spirit (Prince of Persia) that tried to resist the messenger for Daniel, is very real in the spiritual realm even now. Just know that God heard you the first day. I know it seems as though what you are praying for should have already been fulfilled, but has not yet come. The devil has thrown out some resistance and trying to tie it up in the spirit. If it happened to Daniel, it can happen to us. God had to send Michael to battle through that prince of the enemy. Demonic cohorts have been assigned to prevent you from coming into the revelation and reality of your destiny. The scripture tells us that we don’t wrestle against flesh and blood, but demonic powers and principalities. We need to have our eyes opened to what is going on in the heavens. There is a devil under every bush, but know your authority, speak it and remain vigilant. The enemy knows if you are unsure of your authority. He can hear it even in your voice. Every devil in hell trembles at your words when you know your position in Christ! He knows that behind everything you say is the authority of Heaven and Jesus Christ. The angels of God will come and arrest them on the spot and carry forth that which you have spoken.
I say unto you today, 'Take heart, Your words have been heard just like Daniel's words were heard!"
Is there a sound in your spirit yet? Elijah heard that sound and he knew what he needed to do. He bowed to the ground in a birthing position. He had God’s word, and it was time to birth.” Then he said to his servant, “Go look. Do you see anything?” His servant saw nothing. By now some of you are already thinking this very thought, “Do you know how many times I have prayed the word of the Lord and have not seen anything!” I’ll tell you what, you gave up! Elijah said to the servant, “Go look again.” He is birthing. The servant again saw nothing. He said, “Ok, go again.” He kept telling his servant to go back and look again. Eventually, after the seventh time, the servant saw the answer begin to manifest! Elijah began to loose that word in Heaven, calling it out of the spirit and calling those things that were not as though they were. He persisted even when he didn’t see anything. Eventually, after the seventh time, he saw a cloud the size of a man’s hand.
Some arrows were being released!
It is time for you to release some arrows in the heavenly realm today. I want you to take up a whole quiver of arrows on your back for each one is a promise from God. Begin to shoot them right now! Speak God's promise over your life and make sure that hindering demon hears you and very well knows that you are taking authority. The weapons of our warfare are mighty through God! So come on and take that arrow, place it in your bow and speak, "Father, you promised me healing so I take aim at every demon of disease and infirmity for by your stripes I am healed." Now take out another one, aim and speak the word, "I want to see my household restored and the blinders removed!" For everyone that you love that needs to know the sweet saving grace of God, shoot that arrow calling out their name and for God to bring them out of the darkness and pierce their heart with his glorious light.
Even as I sit here, I can hear the sound of arrows being released with a different promise on each one. I ask right now that our Father will send forth the angelic host to resist the enemy’s assignments that are trying to keep back what He has promised you. Now, Father, I ask right now that you would bring each and every one their answer. Let it break through any and all opposition.”
There is a battle going on that we do not see and while we may feel abandoned at times, we have angels that are on our side. Know that your prayers are not mere words falling on deaf ears. There is a war going on and anything to get you to believe that God is not able to answer you is a victory for the enemy. This dark sky will clear and the burst of light will come through. A breakthrough is on the way!
Ephesians 6:12 "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." KJV.Read more at: www.refreshinghope.org