In a dream last night, the Lord showed me something that is happening in the spirit from the White House down to the church house. There is a specific demonic stronghold that is at work in high places and it is permeating the atmosphere. Many are being infected by this spirit and the Lord is addressing it and giving direction as to how to deal with it. It is a Spirit of LYING and it is trying to multiply and cause even greater damage.
I dreamt of SPIDERS. But, even though spiders are a “common” dream, this was very specific. On three separate occasions I was confronted by a spider and each one got successively bigger until the third one was weaving a web right on top of me. As soon as I went to kill it, I saw that it was like a centipede and had many legs. I tried to crush it, but it actually began to move even faster and tried to escape. I wasn’t afraid – just bothered. I even said in the dream, “Ok guys. This has happened 3 times now. It means something!”
The Lord immediately showed me ISAIAH 59 as the context for this dream. In it He is addressing the SPIRIT OF LYING:
“For your hands are defiled with blood and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies; your tongue mutters wickedness. No one enters suit justly; no one goes to law honestly; they rely on empty pleas, they speak lies, they conceive mischief and give birth to iniquity. They hatch adders’ eggs; they weave the spider’s web; he who eats their eggs dies, and from one that is crushed a viper is hatched. (Isaiah 59:3-5, ESV).”
Many of the things happening in the Congress and Senate chambers right now are being affected by this Spirit. It is not a Party spirit. It is a demonic spirit with no respecter of persons.
“The way of peace they do not know; there is no justice in their paths. They have turned them into crooked roads; no one who walks in them will know peace. So, justice is far from us, and righteousness does not reach us. We look for light, but all is darkness; for brightness, but we walk in deep shadows (Isaiah 59:8-9, NIV).”
Even as many believers are praying for righteous rulers to make godly decisions in our national government, so there is a lying spirit that has infected many in high places. Because our government is a gateway in the spirit, this same stronghold is infecting even those in the Church. We don’t recognize it because we can’t imagine Christians lying. Yet, they get caught in it when they operate out of Fear or a Need for Control. Without a conviction of walking in Truth and a willingness to be corrected, even those with good intentions will get caught. The enemy will weave a web of deceit and misinformation. Some are willing participants, others are simply caught in the web. Those who try to break free come under attack.
“Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands far away; for truth has stumbled in the public squares, and uprightness cannot enter. Truth is lacking, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. (Isaiah 59:14-15, ESV).”
Even so, it is the LORD HIMSELF who will take action! His zeal is being unleashed and He is inviting us to partner with Him in defeating this stronghold.
“So, His own arm worked salvation for Him, and His own righteousness sustained Him. He put on righteousness as His breastplate, and the helmet of salvation on His head; He put on the garments of vengeance and wrapped himself in zeal as in a cloak… From the west, men will fear the name of the LORD, and from the rising of the sun, they will revere His glory. For He will come like a pent-up flood that the breath of the LORD drives along. The Redeemer will come to Zion, to those in Jacob who repent of their sins, declares the LORD (Isaiah 59:16-20, NIV).”
It is time to take account and repent for ways in which we have LIED, told HALF-TRUTHS, or COVERED UP any wrong-doing. Let’s not partner with this spirit! We need to lay down any fear of correction or attempt to hide our weakness. As we take account personally and stand in the gap for others, He will immediately respond on our behalf! His own zeal will work righteousness. He has a promise for us and is INTENT on speaking HIS TRUTH THROUGH US.
“As for me, this is my covenant with them,” says the LORD. “My Spirit, who is on you, and my words that I have put in your mouth will not depart from your mouth, or from the mouths of your children, or from the mouths of their descendants from this time on and forever,” says the LORD (Isaiah 59:21, NIV).”
This stands in agreement with a word I posted earlier this week about the call to SPEAK UP and not let your voice be silenced. He is inviting us to put on our spiritual armor and be cloaked in the ZEAL OF THE LORD with which to speak out against lies and deceit. He is putting His FAVOR on the Word of the Lord in this hour and His Spirit will blow on these words like a mighty wind. The fact that I was confronted by spiders three different times confirms His intent. Look for those whose Words CARRY THE WIND OF THE SPIRIT. THESE are the Words to pay attention to! It is His zeal that is blowing upon those who stand for what is true and right, even at personal cost. This is how we defeat this stronghold – by displacing it with words of truth that are void of any personal agenda.
The SNAKES of Jezebel and Leviathan are intrinsically tied to this SPIDER of Lying. Without addressing this root, LYING has grown legs and is giving birth to vipers. Pray that we would recognize this for what it is and take account, both personally and corporately. Allow the Holy Spirit to BURN the ZEAL OF THE LORD within our hearts to stand for Truth and Righteousness. This is not only for us, but for our future and the future of this nation. We must turn this tide by establishing new standards of truth based upon HIS TRUTH.
We are not alone because He is coming “like a pent-up flood,” carried by the wind of His Spirit. Let’s position our sails to catch this wind and move with Him as He comes to restore truth and integrity, both in the Church and in this nation.