Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Breaking the Midianite Curse of Poverty 5-9-07

Good morning, Lord Jesus. Your name is above every name. I speak Your name and declare Your praise as I begin this day. ... "The hand of Midian prevailed over Israel; and because of Midian the Israelites provided for themselves hiding places in the mountains, caves, and strongholds. For whenever the Israelites put in seed, the Midianites and Amalakites and the people of the east would come up against them. They would encamp against them and destroy the produce of the land.... Thus Israel was greatly impoverished because of Midian; and the Israelites cried out to the Lord for help" (Judges 6:1-6). All that happened to the people of Israel under the old covenant teaches us Your principles of life in the Spirit under the new covenant. Their battle was against the Midianites; our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against "the spiritual forces of evil" who come "to steal and kill and destroy" (Ephesians 6:12; John 10:10). Lord, we humble our hearts to cry out to You for help. Deliver us from the Midianite spirit and break the Midianite curse upon our land and our lives. Free us from the cruel enemy of our souls who comes in to steal the seeds of Your blessings and destroy the abundance of Your harvest, to leave us impoverished and afraid, hiding in the caves of loneliness and isolation. Send Your Word to speak to our hearts and awaken us to our calling and destiny to rise up and fight in the victory of the cross with "the weapons of our warfare" (2 Corinthians 10:3-4). As You spoke to Gideon in the days of the Midianite oppression, speak to us today: "The Lord is with you, you mighty warrior.... Go in this might of yours and deliver Israel from the hand of Midian; I hereby commission you" (Judges 6:12-14). We receive Your commission and answer Your call, to "be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His stand against the wiles of the devil" (Ephesians 6:10-11). By Your grace and in Your power, we will stand up and fight with the weapons of our warfare in the wisdom of Your Spirit -- the name and the blood of Jesus, the Word of God, humility and faith, praise and prayer, confession and repentance, and all the spiritual weapons of Your truth You have placed in our hands and our hearts to wage this war and win. The victory is won and this battle belongs to the Lord. Teach us and empower us to enforce the victory of Your cross in our lives for the glory of Your name. As You declared to Gideon the victory to come over his physical enemies, so You declare our victory to come over our spiritual enemies, as we humbly call on Your name in prayer and courageously fight through Your name in battle: "I will be with you, and you shall strike down the Midianites, every one of them" (Judges 6:16). As David declared, so do the spiritual sons of David through the blood of the Lamb declare: "He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.... I pursued my enemies and overtook them; and did not turn back until they were consumed. I struck them down, so that they were not able to rise; they fell under my feet" (Psalm 18:34-38). Thank You, Lord, for the fulfillment of Your promise to Your people who are called by Your name when we humble ourselves to pray and then rise up to fight in Your name -- "The God of peace will shortly crush Satan under your feet" (Romans 16:20). Let the poverty curse of the Midianites be broken and its spirit be bound and cast out of our lives and off of our lands. We are more than conquerors through the victory of the cross as we overcome the enemy of our souls through the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony (Revelation 12:11). Now let the abundance Your harvest come for the glory of Your name and Your kingdom. 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