Isaiah 60:1 NIV “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.”
Last week was stunning. I was uncommonly effective in warfare situations because I had repeated deep revelation from The Elbow of God in my ribs.
The team at our second location pointed out that there is absolutely no demonic strategy anywhere in the world that is safe from the hand of God. He knows every demonic trick and gimmick. He knows every bit of sin and deception that the enemy has used to gain legal authority over us or over a piece of land. He understands every demonic device that has been built.
AND He has the ability to communicate effectively to any of His servants, anywhere, at any time.
God revealed some things this week that were nowhere in my theology or paradigms. He said, ‘This is what the enemy has done and this is what you need to do.” I parroted God’s info back to the enemy, and it was game over! No need to wait until I grew into the knowledge. I just announced it.
There is the very real conundrum of why some of us have prayed so long for revelation about this or that demonic strategy and God has not given us the desired info. I do understand that dynamic and have no explanation for most of it.
However, looking at it from the devil’s side, even though he invents and executes all kinds of horrible strategies the world over, the reality is that no plan of his is safe. He is only one poke of THE Elbow in one intercessor’s ribs away from total disaster at any point. He is only safe as long as God is silent, but God has the ability to expose any bondage in a moment of time. Nothing is safe from our God.
So I ended the week walking in deep awe over the power of God to unravel ANYTHING in minutes and His surprising willingness to do that through me.
The only question on the table was whether this was a special season I was in, with uncommon grace, or whether this was a new norm for me. I left for home with that question pending, assuming that within a week of being home, I would know whether the fiber optic line to heaven’s archives was still connected or whether I was going to revert to dial up.
In that context, God ambushed me during my trip home. As some of you know, God has a way of engaging me deeply in airports while the world rushes on around me.
This was one of those occasions which went down with deep intensity.
What follows is totally subjective. I can’t defend it theologically or with outside evidence. I am simply sharing what I think happened.
It felt to me as though God identified a demonic device in my brain and removed it. As I understood His explanation, He said that I had a lot of earned authority in some area (which He did not identify) but that the enemy had been able to block that from flowing out of me by isolating it with this device.
He removed the device so that the earned authority that I have accrued through personal choices in the past could manifest in my life, and outside me.
Now, that rings true because there are several areas where I have been mystified at the lack of fruit compared to my investment. I have wondered about that and never had an answer. It makes sense that the devil would have blocked me from accessing what is rightfully mine.
Apparently God felt it was time for this scam to come to an end.
So while I was pondering whether The Elbow of God would continue to be a frequent experience, God was actually preparing to unleash some other form of power or authority (I think the latter, but am not sure) in me and through me.
Quite the surprise.
For this week, it is a two part prayer. First pray for a complete work in my brain and spirit. I could feel stuff going on in my brain for about three hours after I left the airport. Quite interesting having brain surgery at 35,000 feet. And I can’t explain the interface between my organic brain, the inorganic evil device and my spirit. I simply want complete removal and complete rebuilding of whatever was compromised in my brain and spirit.
Then, pray for me to walk in the new in the way God desires.
Clearly He has an agenda – AKA there is a problem in the pipeline. He needs me ready to be dangerous in a place where I am accustomed to doing a work around because of my perceived lack of authority.
I believe I am different somewhere in my spirit. I don’t know where that is. I don’t know what the new skills will be or where they will emerge. But God wants me to overcome something in His Kingdom, hence the retooling. I need to see the situation through the new grid, not the old.
Pray that I will see clearly how to reframe my responses to life old/new convolutions.
Copyright May 2014 by Arthur Burk
From the Admiral’s Club, watching the sun set behind clouds, wishing I didn’t have one more flight to go, tonight.