Sandy Warner ~ ~ swauthor777@usa.net ~ ~ www.thequickenedword.com


BETWEEN THE BLESSINGS AND THE CURSES

2/7/00

Hi Loved Ones,

I came across an interesting section of scripture the other day. The spiritual and prophetic parable leaped off the page and grabbed my heart.

Prior to crossing into the promised land, Moses told the people they would be given the choice between Godís blessing or Godís curse. To make the point very clear, he told them that after they crossed over, 6 tribes would stand upon Mt Gerizim proclaiming blessings and 6 tribes would stand upon Mt Ebal proclaiming curses. (Deut 11:26-32, Deut 27:11-14, Josh 8:33-35)

These two mountains stood one to the north and the other to the south of a narrow valley cutting through the mountain range. This valley carved a main north-south road that ran between the two mountains making Mt Gerizim (about 2500-2800 feet) a strategic military importance. This valley of Shechem between was about 3 miles long and narrow enough to hear voices between the two mountains.

In this valley between the divided tribes stood the ark of God and the Levites, the priests. They were to literally stand between the blessings and the cursings, shouting the curses and blessings of the law. As I read this suddenly something very personal and very prophetic became quite clear.

A FORERUNNER IN BATTLE

As a background to what I am about to share: in 1984 when I received my supernatural calling from the Lord (15 years after I became a Christian) the Lord planted in my heart a burning and passion to pursue Him. He launched me into dreams and visions and my life became a red-hot pursuit of Him. I discovered in the process that I had an enemy that did not want me to succeed in my pursuit and suddenly opposition came from every side.

It has been a very long uphill journey overcoming a step at a time. The Lord has kept me safe within His hedge allowing allotted degrees of warfare. He gave me the understanding and the faith to stand upon the scripture: "For it was of the LORD to harden their hearts, that they should come against Israel in battle, that He might utterly destroy them, and that they might receive no mercy, but that He might destroy them, as the LORD had commanded Moses." (Josh 11:20 NKJV) I didnít like this, but I accepted it, grateful for the enlightenment.

It is important to note that as an intercessor, I do not go after principalities and fight offensive battles. To do so is sure presumption and certain doom without the command of the Lord. In certain seasons I have had intercessory assignments where principalities have opposed me at night time. I have stood in these incidents and seen some wonderful dynamic clashes of lightening as opposing forces fight, while in my weak flesh I merely speak His Name or Word, or take simple authority over such. We are called to do our part and the warring angels do the rest as we stand in faith. On a number of occasions I have wrestled in hand to hand combat with these rulers ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Eph 6:12) and have come to appreciate that Paul certainly knew this wrestling experience.

In all of these assignments, they have lasted for seasons, some longer than others, always sprinkled with blessings and the keeping power of Him Whom I love, and intimacy with Him. I have learned to trust that He totally equips us with exactly what we need to stand and stay within Him. Every assignment, although some very difficult and lengthy, has ended in victory as He has commanded it. Such is the background for what I am about to tell you.

Within the past year I have had 3 occasions, lasting a total of several weeks, where a principality of cursing opposed me. It was like nothing I had ever stood against before, for this was a blatant attack during the daylight hours directly against my thoughts. My spiritual ears would open and I could hear him curse myself and others, hundreds and hundreds of times, over and over again. It got to the point where as I walked in public places I knew who was a Christian and who was not, merely by hearing the curses hurled against them! It was the most difficult battle I have ever faced. I did everything to stand against this horrific onslaught. I want to briefly share some of the ways I stood, to pass on some tools, but this is not the point of this posting.

I bound him in Jesus Name. I said whom God has blessed, you cannot curse. I told him that no matter how tiny I was, and how tall he was, he was doomed to fall because I stood not in my own power, but in the power of Jesus Christ. I told him he had no authority against Jesus Christ. I poured the blood of Jesus Christ all over his head. I commanded double portion blessings upon each and every person he cursed. I said he had no authority except what God Himself had ordained, in order that he might be destroyed. I did self inspection, repenting of any unknown sins, searched my home to make sure there was nothing offensive to the Lord, and fasted the olí flesh. I submitted to the covering and prayers of those whom the Lord has called me to be personally accountable to. I called upon the Lordís help, I loosed the warring angels to stand strong against this big dude. I commanded the curses to be null and void in Jesus Name. I sent the curses to be chained in the abyss to await their judgment. I sent the curses to the feet of Jesus to be held captive. I placed the curses under my feet in Jesus Name. You name it, it did it.

TAKING THOUGHTS CAPTIVE

Paul understood the spiritual battle: "For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, BRINGING EVERY THOUGHT INTO CAPTIVITY TO THE OBEDIENCE OF CHRIST, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled." (2 Cor 10:3-6 NKJV)

I tried to command every thought, every curse I heard to be held captive in Jesus Name. Sometimes they came so fast and furious, it was literally impossible, and so I would take authority over all the curses since the last time I sent them to be judged. Many, many times I felt as though I was getting nowhere. But I knew that when my obedience in warfare, intercession and my own walk was fulfilled, these curses would receive their punishment.

THE REWARD

As the days turned into weeks I became very weary. In the final week of battle some interesting things took place. I started wondering how tall this dude was. I knew he was at least as tall as a mountain. And once again, I said it didnít matter how tiny I was, he was doomed. That night I was taken up into hand to hand wrestling with him and the Lord opened my eyes. We were miles above ground. Somehow, it didnít matter to me. I knew it was only a matter of time, he was doomed. That week something wonderful happened. I began to get very discouraged! I started to complain to the Lord and said, "Lord where is my reward for having to hear all of this terrible cursing?" I suddenly thought that He has given us the nations for our inheritance, if we ask.

Psalms 2 (NKJV)

"Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against His anointed, saying, "Let us break their bonds in pieces and cast away their cords from us." He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the LORD shall hold them in derision. Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, and distress them in His deep displeasure: "Yet I have set My king on My holy hill of Zion." "I will declare the decree: The LORD has said to me, 'You are My Son, today I have begotten You. ASK OF ME, AND I WILL GIVE YOU THE NATIONS FOR YOUR INHERITANCE, AND THE ENDS OF THE EARTH FOR YOUR POSSESSION. You shall break them with a rod of iron; you shall dash them to pieces like a potter's vessel.' "Now therefore, be wise, O kings; be instructed, you judges of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and you perish in the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him."

As I pondered this, I began to get very excited. I asked the Lord for 100 souls for every curse I had heard! I immediately heard another barrage of curses. Each and every curse, I stood against and said, "Thatís 100 souls in Jesus Name!" "Thatís another 100 souls in Jesus Name." "Thereís another 100 souls!" In a few minutes I had over 1000 souls. My heart leaped and I started rejoicing. I was seeing a sea of faces. I became so excited at every curse I heard, that I actually started thanking the enemy for another 100 souls! I became a fanatic for souls, rejoicing with every curse!!!! I have to tell you, with no bells or whistles the curses fizzled out that week as I stood against their dwindling numbers, with my rejoicing of each 100 added to the list. In a few short days, all became quiet.

THE PARABLE

In the past year as Words of the Lord have come through various sources, we have heard the voices of coming judgment and glory. These are the curses and the blessings. The intercessors have stood in between declaring, "Oh God how we have fallen! Turn us around and let us enter Your glory!"

In the day of Joshua, the divided tribes were in the high places declaring blessings and cursings. This was going on over the heads of the Levites in the valley, those who carried the ark of God. I consider this a parable, where the high places are the spirituals where the blessings and curses are spoken and the angels and demons bring to pass the spoken Words. The Levites had a Word war going on above their heads!

OUR CHOICES IN THE DAYS TO COME

What I went through was a parable and a forerunner of what is to come. In the days to come, we each will have our portion of warfare and battle. Together we fight against common enemies and together we will utterly destroy these giants. For truly at the turn of the year, I knew we had come into the land of giants. This one of cursing opposes us day and night, whether or not we hear. I wish I could say this giant is dissolved and completely destroyed. He is not, for even though the Lord has closed my ears and hedge to his barrage, I can still feel him behind my invisible shield. His authority to curse the body of Christ comes from our disobedience! As we come into this new land of promises, depending upon our own choices, we will receive blessings or curses.

Deut 28:1-10 TLB

"If you fully obey all of these commandments of the Lord your God, the laws I am declaring to you today, God will transform you into the greatest nation in the world. These are the blessings that will come upon you:

Blessings in the city,

Blessings in the field;

Many children,

Ample crops,

Large flocks and herds;

Blessings of fruit and bread;

Blessings when you come in,

Blessings when you go out.

"The Lord will defeat your enemies before you; they will march out together against you but scatter before you in seven directions! The Lord will bless you with good crops and healthy cattle, and prosper everything you do when you arrive in the land the Lord your God is giving you. He will change you into a holy people dedicated to himself; this he has promised to do if you will only obey him and walk in his ways. All the nations in the world shall see that you belong to the Lord, and they will stand in awe."

Deut 28:15-21 TLB

"If you won't listen to the Lord your God and won't obey these laws I am giving you today, then all of these curses shall come upon you:

Curses in the city,

Curses in the fields,

Curses on your fruit and bread,

The curse of barren wombs,

Curses upon your crops,

Curses upon the fertility of your cattle and flocks,

Curses when you come in,

Curses when you go out.

"For the Lord himself will send his personal curse upon you. You will be confused and a failure in everything you do, until at last you are destroyed because of the sin of forsaking him. He will send disease among you until you are destroyed from the face of the land you are about to enter and possess."

Beloved of the Lord, if ever there was a more serious time to get our lives in line with Him and become holy people set apart unto Him ó it is now.

Lovingly,

Sandy

 

 

 


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Words from the The Quickened Word are excerpts from the journals of Sandy Warner.  To better understand how God speaks, read Sandyís book, ď101+ Ways God Speaks, And How to Hear Him.Ē  Website:
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