God is doing many things in this hour and a big part of that is bringing healing and much needed freedom to those who need it.
Anne Janssens of Australia had a vision of spiritual snakes trying to constrict others from moving forward into all God has for them. She shares this word from the Lord:
If this word speaks to you, let the Lord come in with His consuming fire and burn away any areas that have been constricting you.
Bless you as you move forward in all God has for you! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
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A Vision of the Python
After a brief moment of prayer on a recent evening, I began to see in a vision a very large python wrapped around someone, squeezing life out of him. Immediately I began to call for the fire of the Lord. I knew this was warfare because I had come under heavy attack during the previous 24 hours. I had been reading from and praying through Acts 16:16-23. Afterward, the Spirit of the Lord gave me spiritual insight about a situation the previous morning that involved a python (divination) spirit.
Acts 16:16 is about a certain slave girl possessed by the spirit of python who followed the disciples of Jesus around for days, proclaiming what was an "accurate" fact about these men of God. Yet Paul DISCERNED the REAL identity of the spirit behind the proclamation, an evil spirit called python that bound the girl. When Apostle Paul exposed that spirit and cast it out, a revolt (warfare) broke out in the city against the apostles and they were thrown into prison.
A Battle for Truth
During the previous 24 hours, I had literally been in a fierce battle! That night I called for the fire of the Lord to come and consume this battle. The Lord said that this battle I was going through was NOT just with me, but it was for the MANY of you in this hour who are being HEAVILY oppressed by the spirit of python. It is trying to constrict you to destroy your gifts, your calling, your ministry, your marriage, and your family. It has been bombarding you with lies, condemnation, accusation, confusion and fear. I sense the attacks have been particularly fierce against the prophets and prophetic people, intercessors and warriors.
This battle is a battle against TRUTH! The enemy has been constricting you and trying to shut you up and shut you down because you have proven yourself to be a Philippians 4:8 voice of the Lord: "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."
Invite His Consuming Fire in Your Life
As I called for the fire of God, the flames in the vision began to grow larger and higher, and I saw the flames begin to spread over vast areas in the spirit. They went into holes, under rocks, into caves, and areas of darkness and began to drive out snakes, small and large, that were hiding in the holes in the ground and under rocks and caves. The flames of God were not just exposing the snakes, but they were driving them out, STRAIGHT INTO the fire, to be consumed by the fire of the Lord. There was no escape for them because nothing and no one can escape the FIRE of the Lord.
As I witnessed the awesomeness of God's power, I invited the fire of the Lord to come into the deepest areas of my soul and life. I asked that He would flush out and expose areas of my life where the enemy may have taken refuge; where I may have knowingly or unknowingly given him access. Then I saw the fire of the Lord reach into the dark and obscure areas of my soul and begin to flush out snakes, some big ones and some baby ones, that were hiding there. They were drawn out straight into the fire of the Lord and immediately consumed. The snakes cannot hide from the fire of the Lord. Not only will it expose them, but it will exterminate them and turn them into ashes before your eyes.
"Speak out and call for My fire," I heard the Lord say. "Command My fire to go into the holes, under the rocks and into the caves of your life, where the enemy has taken refuge. Refuse to harbor the pythons and the snakes that have been constricting you and confining you from being who I have called you to be."
As the tongues of fire lapped at the python that was wrapped around this man I saw (above), the python began to melt and burn and lost its grip on this man, and he was able to step out into FREEDOM. The Lord wants to do the same for you today, as you are willing to embrace His fire.
Recently we celebrated the day of Pentecost. John the Baptist prophesied in
Matthew 3:11-12 (emphasis is mine), "I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and FIRE. His winnowing fan is in His hand and He will thoroughly CLEAN OUT His threshing floor and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will BURN UP THE CHAFF WITH UNQUENCHABLE FIRE."
I heard the Lord say, "The baptism of fire is here to expose and exterminate the snakes that have been sent to hinder you and shut you down. As you embrace My fire, I am setting you free from everything that has been constricting you and preventing you from rising from glory to glory. Embrace My fire, for it's the KEY to your deliverance, freedom and victory against the spirit of python in this hour."
I heard the Spirit of the Lord say, "I will give you the mountains and you will behold My glory from every mountain top. Many of you are about to enter into a fresh new season of ELEVATION of the GLORY of the Lord. You are about to SOAR to greater heights because the one who has been hindering your elevation is dead!"
Prayer and Declaration:
I declare over you today that the Spirit of the Lord is here with His fire to destroy every yoke, every bondage, and every demonic spirit that has been controlling, constricting and inhibiting you from living your life to the fullest. The Lord is fighting the fiery battles that have been roaring against you in this hour. The Spirit of the Lord is raising a standard against the onslaught upon your life. He's setting you free.
Submit yourself to His Holy fire as He cleans up your life of the chaff—of every iniquity and everything that is worthless and corrupted in your life with His unquenchable fire. I declare it's your hour of freedom. It's your hour of elevation into glory! The spiritual python is dead. IT'S TIME TO ASCEND! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Anne Janssens is a prophetic voice originating from the Seychelles Islands and lives in Perth, Western Australia with her husband Paul and their 2 children. She's a commissioned prophet to the nations and since 2011, she has been ministering yearly in Kenya and the Seychelles as a speaker at church conferences and prayer networks. She often leads workshops, speaks at retreats, and leads prayer meetings. Anne is the Ministry Patron of "Back To Holiness Church" in Nairobi, Kenya. Her heart is to help others walk in deep intimacy with Jesus and to see them to step into their God-given destiny.
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