Today is Wednesday, the 9th of September 2015! On God’s calendar, it’s the 25th of Elul, 5775! Being led by the Holy Spirit, I was impressed to read the first seven chapters
of the Book of Nehemiah this morning. Along with my reading, I also had Cindy Trimm’s book titled The Rules of Engagement. I sensed the Holy Spirit inviting me to join in “sealing the war” in this season against the spirit
In Trimm’s book, the spirit of sabotage is distinctly defined; however, for purposes of this post, I am providing a synopsis of what piqued the warrior within me (this morning),
“the spirit of sabotage drives people to abort the progress and success of divinely ordained projects, purposes, relationships, organization, self, potential, and destinies. Sabotage can make you BOTH victim and a perpetrator so that even when you pronounce
judgment on others, you expose and pronounce judgment upon yourself. This spirit is SO skillful it will use you as a pawn and a puppet on a string. Not all agents of this spirit have a malicious intent but this spirit can be found operating in persons who
sincerely love us. Consider Matt 16:21-23, when Peter attempted to ‘sabotage’ Jesus’s mission.”
After my time in worship and prayer, binding the spirit of Sanballat and Tobiah,
silencing the false prophecy of Shemaiah and annihilating the activities of the prophetess Noadiah, I read Nehemiah 6:15-16 in the Message version of the Bible. It read, “The wall was finished on the twenty-fifth day of Elul. It had taken fifty-two
days. When all our enemies heard the news and all the surrounding nations saw it, our enemies totally lost their nerve. They knew that God was behind this work.” I decided to look at my calendar and count the past 52 days! I also noticed
that today is the 25th day of Elul! Ha!!! Glory to God!
Yes! Throughout the past 52 days, I have had instances where matters or matters by way of persons (whether intentional or not)
tried to distract my purpose, vision, dream, plan, a relationship, maybe even my personal relationship with the Father … guess what?!!!! Through prayer and faith, I’m still here … typing this POST … and so are you … reading
this POST! Those matters which tried to cause you to quit, maybe even which you’ve considered giving up on the promises the Father Himself has promised you, or maybe you’ve encountered unexpected loss, betrayal, surprising matters that pulled
the rug from underneath you or knocked the wind out of you; well, you’re STILL HERE! With prayer and a little mustard seed of faith, just look back over what you’ve been able to continue to do and rejoice knowing that today is a NEW DAY!
Today, on our Gregorian calendar is 9/9/2015 but it happens to be the same anniversary date that Nehemiah’s Wall was completed – the 25th of Elul!!!
There are several meanings of the number “9”. However, as I share this with you, I see the fullness of time for birthing to come forth – as in one who has carried a baby full-term. This number has also been used to
describe the perfect movement of God. It also means harvest; fruit; fruitfulness; promises brought to fruition; the nine POWER gifts of the Spirit; the nine fruits of the Spirit.
I decree to
whoever reads this that those Sanballat and Tobiah matters in your life are no longer a hindrance to you. You walk in full power of God’s Holy Spirit knowing TRUTH from deception. You will disclose and dispel every lying tongue and not heed
to the voice of the enemy. You know that he is a THIEF that purposes to steal, kill and destroy the very promise that GOD has for you. I declare that GOD is doing a perfect move on your behalf and bring forth your full harvest! Father, I
send the Blood of Jesus to the person reading this post as they stand and war wisely against the spirit of sabotage!
Stand tall today, in God’s armor, to fight the GOOD FIGHT of FAITH!
Be a violent taker and violently take territory for the Kingdom of GOD! Happy 25th of Elul!
© Pastor Perkins