Last I knew, it is ALWAYS called TODAY because tomorrow, when you arrive there, will still be called TODAY.
This word through Madeline James is especially encouraging for the specific hour we are living in. God's JUSTICE is about to come crashing down...ON HIS ENEMIES.
WE are not God's enemies. The devil and all who willingly follow him are God's enemies.
Keep praying, saints. We're about to see the enemies of God on the run – BIG TIME.
Thank you, Madeline, for this word of the Lord. This is what we needed to read today. Bless you! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
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First Fruits of the Season
As I was getting ready to go to bed Monday night (10/26/20), I was thinking about the prophetic significance of that day, because of the appointment of Justice Amy Coney Barrett. I heard the Lord say, "The peace of God is coming to crush the head of the enemy" (see Romans 16:20). I believe the appointment of this justice is the first fruits of the season of justice we're in.
In June 2020 I had an encounter where I was in the courtroom of Heaven. I had the books of justice opened in my hands and I was declaring the hour of justice, and that God was bringing low those who have exalted themselves.
What we're battling in our nation isn't just people against people or political party against political party. Satan himself is coming against the Lord. That's why we are seeing such turmoil, chaos, and division in our nation.
As I was praying that Monday, the Lord took me into an encounter where I was at the white throne of judgment, like it depicts in Revelation 20:11 TPT, "Then I saw a great, dazzling-white throne and the One who sits on it..." In the encounter, the Lord handed me a white mantle of justice and said this to me: "This is the hour of My justice. I will execute it swiftly. Watch and see how swiftly My hand moves. I'm dealing with it. The opposition hasn't just come against people, they've come against Me and My agenda. I will take down that which is high, and bring up that which is low. I'm dealing with it," says the Lord. "This is My hour of divine and swift justice!" (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)
The Peace of God Crushes the Head of the Enemy
The peace of God is coming to crush the head of the enemy. The peace of God is a part of the Lord's justice. Peace isn't just feeling calm, it's the government of God that rested upon Jesus and now upon us. The Scripture says, "Of the greatness of His government and peace there will be no end..." (Isaiah 9:7). The peace of God is coming to dismantle and disempower the enemy.
Often, in Scripture, this act is depicted as stepping on the head of a snake. The snake, prophetically, represents the serpent, satan, the python spirit, lies, confusion, deception, divination, manipulation, and witchcraft. Your feet, prophetically, represent authority, dominion, and they carry the Gospel of peace (the Kingdom of God). As the enemy rears his head, we need to take authority to crush the head of the enemy. Why the head? The head is where the power resides. When you crush the head you disempower the enemy.
The Greek word for "crush" in Romans 16:20 is suntribo. Suntribo means "to break in pieces, shiver, break down, tear one's body and shatter one's strength." A shiver is "one of the small pieces into which a brittle thing is broken by sudden violence." This is what happens when you take authority over the enemy and crush that python spirit. You're tearing it and shattering its strength.
It's time to rise up, Beloved, and take authority over the python spirit that's raging in our nation. Now is not the time to shrink back in intimidation or stand down. It's time to walk in our authority and trample upon the head of the enemy.
This Is What the Lord Will Do to All Your Enemies
I was reminded of the story in Joshua 10, where Joshua was fighting against five different kings. I believe these five different kings represented five different strongholds or principalities. Based on the definitions of their city names in Strong's Concordance, the king of Jerusalem represented "foundation of peace." The king of Hebron meant "association." The king of Jarmuth meant "elevation." The king of Lachish meant "invincible." The king of Eglon meant "calf-like." (Photo via Unsplash)
All of these kings were part of the Amorite clans, and "Amorite" means "a sayer." The Amorites were also a people that lived high up in the mountains. What do mountains prophetically symbolize? Demonic systems and strongholds. These kings were coming to attack the Gibeonites that had made a covenant with Israel. The people were fearful they would be overtaken. God gave Joshua word to not fear because God had delivered them into the hands of Joshua.
Later in chapter 10, Joshua was able to find the five kings hiding in a cave. He had his soldiers drag the five kings out of the cave and told the soldiers to put a foot on the neck of each king. Joshua declared, "Do not fear or be dismayed [intimidated]! Be strong and courageous, for this is what the Lord will do to all your enemies against whom you will fight" (Joshua 10:25, emphasis mine).
After Joshua made this declaration to the people, he killed the kings and made a spectacle of them, just like Jesus did on the Cross to the enemy. I want to encourage you that God is dealing with your enemies. They haven't just been coming up against you, but against the God in you. God is saying enough is enough. Do not fear, get in faith and in the mind of Christ. God did not give you the spirit of fear. It's time to deal with and dismantle the enemies that have been coming against you and our nation. It's time to crush the head of the enemy and that power that he's had in your life.
The peace of God is coming to crush the head of the enemy. Watch things begin to shift and turn the tide in your life.
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Madeline James Ministry
Madeline James is an emerging prophetic writer and voice who desires to release the heart of the Father, and be a tuning fork for the Body of Christ. She operates in the seer and revelatory realm. Her heart is to release revelation and wisdom that will help propel and push the Body of Christ forward. Madeline is the author of Rooted In Love, Declaring Your Morning, co-author of Emerge, and the blogger of the prophetic blog Nabi's Pen. She resides in Lexington, KY with her husband Richie and their two daughters.
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