Walking Weapons of Destruction
Scripture Inspiration: Isaiah 54:15–17 (TLV)
So, you’ve got the scripture reference. But before we get where we’re going, I think it’s important that ya’ll know that I can be a fast talker. Like Lightening fast. And while words from my brain can sometimes come from my mouth extremely swiftly; the processing time my brain takes to bring in information moves at a much, much, muuuuuuch slower pace. All that to say, when you deal with what the world calls adhd, getting your thoughts together can be a major challenge. My prayer is that as you read this, it does not confuse you. Instead I pray the Holy Spirit brings illumination to your spirit eyes and you come to a fuller understanding that scripture can and does speaks to us all, every day.
Now… back to my excruciatingly slow processing brain. Welp, lets just say I need a lot of quiet time. I require lots of time to process and meditate. I get super frustrated — ok, ok angry — when I do not get enough quiet time, or my quiet times and internal thoughts gets interrupted. This is because my quiet time is when I feel the most at peace, think the most coherently, and when I hear from the Lord the most. While this has been the case for years, I believe that God is working to expand my capacity to hear Him even when the noise of life abounds. I believe the reason He is choosing to do this now, is because the noise of life is going to get much louder in the times to come.
There was an example of this expansion today, as I decided to meditate on this scripture;
Isaiah 54:15–17 (TLV). v15) Behold, anyone fiercely attacking is not from Me. Whoever stirs up strife with you will fall because of you. v16) Behold, I created the smith who blows the fire of coals and produces a weapon for its work, and I created the destroyer to ruin. v17) No weapon formed against you will prosper and you will condemn every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of Adonai’s servants — their vindication is from Me.” It is a declaration of Adonai.
It was given to us on our Sept. 19th 2021 gatekeepers zoom call, with Minister’s Shannon Evette and Ebony Evans of theSanctuaryGlobal. While I was able to go to my room, currently I am in Alaska helping to care for my youngest niece and so my room is shared. Still, I put my noise cancelling air pods in and got to reading the word. I had to deal with background noise but it was muted enough and I was able to press in. I began getting snippets of visions from reading the scripture slowly and asking for revelation. And while there was noise all around, the Lord still honored my request.
Weapons of Destruction is what I heard. hmm. ok. I had the essence of it but didn’t fully understand until I meditated on it more.
It’s funny how different our understanding of the Word can be the more we consume it. I say its funny, but I really mean that it is so interesting. I’ve always read this scripture in Isaiah (v.17) as the Lord highlighting to us how He made the enemy of our souls (vs. 16). So, while the enemy is truly a bothersome foe; he is only a created being — like us! Therefore our God, who is the creator of all things, is more awesome, powerful, and wonderful than he. And God should be honored and feared above anything in His creation. Additionally, God promises, for those who love Him, that He would not let us be devoured by the devourer — because He will allow no weapon formed to prosper against us (vs. 17). So the short notes from quickly skimming this scripture is that we should have nothing to fear if God is on our side! The Romans 8:31 KJV scripture, “If God be for us, who can be against us”, comes to mind, should you need another confirming word.
Yet, today — Saturday September 25th, 2021 — as I read the scripture Isaiah 54:15–17 (TLV), I saw it differently. Today when I read that the Lord had created the smith (blacksmith in some versions, craftsman in others) who blows the fire of coals, this time I envisioned the Holy Spirit on the scene. This was revealatory for me, because I’ve never before thought about Him being in this scene in the bible.
Holy Spirit was helping to blow on the coals of our heart, fanning the flames of faith. I don’t know, maybe the Holy Spirit outwits the enemy into doing the Lord’s bidding. You know, that whole “what the enemy meant for evil, God meant for our good” scripture (Genesis 50:20). Not sure of the exact how the Holy Spirit manages the blacksmith, but I know what the Lord allows is meant to train us. And therefore the Holy Spirit must use this life material to help us to stir up the gifts inside of each and every one of us.
So, when I read “and [he, the blacksmith] produces a weapon for its work — I no longer fixated on the blacksmith, who I see as the evil accuser causing chaos in the world, but instead I became aware of and envisioned the Holy Spirit using the tools He had at His disposal — including the blacksmith — to fan the flames in our heart. Gently blowing on our life through the trials and tribulations meant to break us. Instead working through these experiences to create a disdain for this world and incite a raging, all consuming fire of passion for Christ and His Word; creating a sincere love, deep in our hearts through the power of the Holy Spirit. By this effort, the Holy Spirit fashions us into a weapon that will cause tremendous havoc on the enemy’s camp, as we walk by His guiding of course. As we submit, we become powerful weapons, instruments of destruction created for His good work. This revelation was also confirmed to me by another scripture that the Lord had me meditating on since August 2nd; Ephesians 2:10.
Ephesians 2:10 (TLV) For we are His workmansip — created in Messiah Yeshua for good deeds, which God prepared beforehand, so we might walk in them.
Or if you prefer the NIV version of this verse:
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
When I thought about this scripture after reading Isaiah 54:15–17, I thought about how a weapon causes destruction and most times we do not think of this as something that is good. But in the Father’s hands, as we become the weapons that He has fashioned us to be (by trusting Him and moving in our purpose), the destruction actually breaks strongholds over God’s people and allows the lost to be found! This indeed is a good deed! I also love how God made sure to mention in the bible that He prepared these good deeds beforehand, so that we might walk in them! Just in case you had any doubt that you were created for a purpose and that He would help you accomplish it. Don’t you love how the Holy Spirit builds understanding for revelation in us. The Word is plain and yet so versatile, so full of an almost tangible, right-now-moment kind of wisdom and revelation for us to chew on; if we would just sit at the table and feast.
One of the things that the Lord wants us to feast on are His promises. In verse 15 of Isaiah 54, the Word says that “whoever stirs up strife with you will fall because of you”. In fact the Word also says that they “will fall into the pit they dug for you” (Proverbs 26:27 AMP)! This is a promise to those who walk with God. I’ve always read this and the picture I got was quite literal. Someone digging a hole and then tripping into that very hole they dug. Kinda funny if you ask me. What can I say, I love a quick clap back!
Yet, when I read verse 15 of Isaiah 54 this time, I envisioned myself kicking a door because I was angry. Then I notice that the door is damaged and I am in pain because I kicked a hole in it. While there is definitely a nugget in this vision to help one understand that it is imperative that we do not sin when we become angry because there are consequences….that is not what I felt this vision was about. I felt in my spirit that in the flash of imagery I received, I actually represented — in my angry state — the faithless, godless people of the world.
In this scenario, Christ’s church (or the ecclesia) is the door — as representatives of Christ who is the actual door — and the unsaved are kicking the door (the church). They do this because they do not like the Word they are hearing from our mouths. They can’t stand our kindness, are angered by our purity and outright detest Jesus and the whole idea of a need for a savior. Yet and still, that rock that makes them stumble, is the very door that leads to their healing, breakthrough, forgiveness and life in eternity. While they think they are kicking the door and causing it pain, it is really they whom experience the pain for rebuffing what has been sent to save. The Word describes those who refuse to accept Christ as those already condemned. (John 3:18 NKJV).
John 3:18 NKJV “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Additionally, in verse 15, the Word states that “…anyone fiercely attacking [you] is not from me. I believe this scripture confirms for us, that the attack is from the camp of the enemy. This confirmation should suggest to God’s people that we can and will be attacked by the demonic minions of Satan. (This thought is specifically for those who don’t believe that believers in Christ can be demonically influenced. Church we have to wake up).
In verse 17 of Isaiah, after being told no weapon formed will prosper, we are commanded. “…and YOU WILL CONDEMN every tonge that rises against you in judgement. This is why deliverance ministry can not be forsaken by the church. I feel this is a scriptural command to nullify the enemy and his demonic horde ,which is hinted at in verse 15. One of the ways we invalidate the enemy is through deliverance. Another way we condemn the enemy is by knowing our power and authority and using the Holy Scriptures against him.
The definition for CONDEMN is to:
- express complete disapproval, typically in public,
- to sentence someone to a particular punishment, especially death;
- to force someone to endure something unpleasant;
- prove or show the guilt of;
- and to officially DECLARE something/someone to be unfit for use.
Therefore, we step into our authority when we remind the enemy he is a defeated foe of Jesus Christ and the Lord placed him under OUR feet. (Not only does this make him mad, but this is expressing our disproval of his actions, methods, shenanigans thereby denouncing his power and authority over us). We then bind up the evil spirits and command them to go; some send them to the pit, others to the abyss until the time of their final judgment. We also declare them guilty of the blood of Jesus Christ and decree that the blood of Yeshua (the Hebrew name for Jesus Christ) is against them!
It is my understanding that the pit and abyss are similar, if not the same thing. [exp: The pit is used metaphorically for an underworld dungeon: a gloomy prison for the fallen angels ( 2 Peter 2:4 ) or a bottomless abyss for Satan during the millennium ( Rev 20:1–3 )]. Nevertheless, be it an underworld dungeon or simply out of the body the evil spirits were tormenting — either way the demonic spirits are punished by losing power over the one they had power over, and they feel the sting of the punishment to come, by being put in remembrance by your declarations. Reminding the demonic that they chose the wrong side and will experience the loss of Gods’ presence forever in hell is very unpleasant for them. Remember, we are speaking to the spirit behind people, not the people themselves here.
Now let’s imagine — without the use of any industrial machines — trying to destroy or hurt a gun. LOL. The mere mention of the idea makes me laugh because that idea is so stupid. And while a gun can not be hurt, it can be dismantled — taken apart — made ineffective for what it was created for. Still you can not ever really change the purpose for which that gun was created. Therefore, it can not be destroyed — in so much as its identity can be changed — just because it is not in its original state. No, however or whenever the pieces of the gun are put back together, it is immediately prepared to do what it was created to do…to destroy or protect. Sometimes both, as they are not mutually exclusive. God’s people are the gun in this analogy. While we have been suffering from a lack of knowledge and trying to move in our purpose in a dismantled state (literally in peices); we have been ineffectively building as the walking wounded and emotionally handicapped. Meanwhile the enemy has been able to run rampant, taking the authority that we give to him through our ignorance and he has create worldwide devastation.
Nevertheless, when we get back in the Word of God and start allowing the Holy Spirit to put us back together, we become a loaded gun (the Word is the bullet, we are the gun — the submitted vessel) ready to destroy the works of the enemy and protect others by bringing them into God’s kingdom. Therefore, the heritage of the Lord spoken of in Isaiah 17 refers to the Abrahamic promise and the vindication mentioned is our ability to live in that promise with power and authority over the enemy of our souls. Walking in dominion over the earth and over our circumstances —which God originally ordained for humanity — is the most painful blow to the enemy; as well as the most God honoring thing we can do with the gift He has given us.
Prayer for God’s people: Therefore, by the power of the blood of Jesus Christ, I stand in the gap as a priest for my people Israel and repent for the sins of my people! I declare that this sin is under the blood! We will accept and begin stepping into our rightful position now by the power of the Holy Spirit! Comforter, come comfort and assist us! I know that if anyone reads this to the end, then God is telling them it is time to prepare for war! Get into your word! If you don’t know it, you can’t use it!
I declare and decree that all those in the body of Christ will become walking weapons of destruction in the Masters hands. I bind up any attack of the enemy of the members of God’s global body now and declare that the attack is canceled: made null and void by the power of the blood of Jesus. We set fire to the enemies camp and send confusion into it now by the fire of the Holy Spirit. I loose every available weapon that heaven has at our disposal right now! I pull them down from heaven with my gigantic faith.
I declare and decree that the body of Jesus Christ will awaken, dry bones will live again, and we will hear and understand what the Lord is saying in these times! I thank the Lord in advance for His great faithfulness. I bind the blinding of supernatural sight and defeaning of sound in the global body of God right now in the name of Jesus and declare that every body part is moving into its’ righful position right now!
I loose supernatural understanding and heavenly wisdom over God’s children, ears to hear and eyes to see; so we may know how to use every heavenly weapon available to us and I declare that we will be the walking weapons of destruction that are sent to demolish the entire camp of the enemy! The gates of hell will NOT prevail! (Matthew 16:18–19 ESV) Satan is already defeated and God reigns now and forever more!
We say let it be so Abba, let it be so!!! In Yeshua’s mighty name, Amen Amen Amen