As the prophet Daniel began seeking the Lord for his people, actually contending for them through prayer and fasting, the real source of their bondage was revealed. An angel appeared to Daniel saying, “… Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days…” (Dan. 10:12,13)
The Israelites were not only captive to the Babylonians, but their true captivity was to the ruling demonic spirit of the Babylonians, known as the Prince of Persia. That is until a prophet began to contend in prayer and fasting until heaven released the answer. The answer first came in the form of Michael, the archangel, who was sent to fight in the spirit realm against the Prince of Persia.
Know this: Like Daniel, God has heard your cries for freedom. You’ve wept, you’ve cried out loud, you’ve lamented, grieved, suffered, and agonized before the Lord. “Why this bondage?
A python spirit attacked me
Prophetic intercessors will often be sent into a territory to bring deliverance and healing to the land. When I say the word “land,” I’m referring to cities, regions, and nations. Land must be delivered from territorial spirits, such as Daniel’s Prince of Persia, and freed from the effects of iniquity committed by its current residents and from previous generations. (Lev. 26:40-42)
By definition, iniquity is different than sin and transgression. We transgress because of our sin nature, and this is comparable to doing something in the moment such as lying, not honoring authority, breaking the speed limit, etc. Iniquity is more deeply rooted, however, in that it is premeditated and intentional with no plan to repent. King David committed iniquity with Bathsheba, for example. Iniquity also brings a curse on the land and empowers demonic principalities to continue their siege of terror and bondage against the land’s residents. You’ll see and experience the impact of this physically, but its origin is in the spiritual realm. That is until the church, by the leading of the Holy Spirit, stands in the gap to repent for the iniquity of land, both present and past, which begins the chain reaction in the spiritual realm to “heal the land.” (2 Chron. 7:14)
We read about this spirit in Acts 16:16, “Now it happened, as we went to prayer, that a certain slave girl possessed with a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much profit by fortune-telling.” The spirit of divination referred to in this text is actually a python spirit and historically believed to be the guardian spirit of the oracle of Delphi. (http://biblehub.com/str/greek/4436.htm)
As I researched the area that I was traveling to, and to my complete surprise, I learned that it had been dedicated to a python spirit from the start! It was referred to as a “Wagyl” and according to Noongar culture (an Aboriginal tribe)
The first night of the conference I made a simple altar call just to test this all out. “If you can’t breathe, feel restricted, confined, and suffocated, please come to the front for prayer!” Enough people responded to confirm that I was on the right track and we did see a certain level of deliverance begin that night.
The following morning, I spoke at their regional intercessors meeting and didn’t hold back. “The Holy Spirit is instructing us to put a death order on this spirit in the court of prayer. God is judging this spirit, using us to do so, and it begins now.” Keep in mind that I never do these things flippantly or carelessly. I had already been attacked so viciously, that I would never take this kind of action against a territorial spirit unless I was sure I had heard His directives about the matter, and with plenty of confirmations. We went ahead and made the decree, which went something like this, “We decree judgment against the python spirit according to the word of the Lord and we decree according to Ps. 148:7 that the serpent will praise the Lord.” In other words, everything this spirit has impacted will eventually serve as an occasion for praise to Almighty God. We then went into a time of intense repentance and the power of the Holy Spirit began to move in unusually deep and powerful levels the rest of the weekend. He was truly honoring our words and we felt a tremendous shift take place. The rest of the conference, I began to teach, activate, and release the prophetic because I knew that was the counter measure needed to replace the effects of the python spirit.
Prophetic word for Western Australia:
God is turning everything around for good! You are being loosed from demonic constrictions, confinements, and restrictions! Everything this serpent has bound will be turned into praise to Almighty God. Your lungs will expand with His praise! With very loud and beautiful praise! Your song will go around the world. Your testimony will encourage the earth. The voice of the apostles and prophets, the voice of the church, will be loud, beautiful, and resonating. Your prophets are being surfaced now, and coming out of hiding to be revealed for the gifts that they really are. The church will be made strong being built up by the power of the Holy Spirit. I hear the sound of prayer throughout the territory. Intercessors are rising up out of the dust. It’s time for the church to prophesy to literally everything!
Prophesy to the people, the land, the air, the sea, and all the creatures. Prophesy to everything that looks dead. Prophesy to the next generations. See in the Spirit, your next 100 years, and call it forth. Dream as big as you can and then exaggerate it even further. He will reveal His glory to you and the deep pleasure of His countenance. Arise and shine West AU! His glory is coming upon you.
Jennifer Eivaz is a minister and international conference speaker with a heart to equip the church in the supernatural and for raising up passionate and effective prayer. She is a content contributor for many online Christian publications, has been featured on several Christian television shows, hosts the popular podcast Take Ten With Jenn, and authored several bestselling books. Jennifer and her husband, Ron, co-pastor Harvest Church, now meeting in several locations – in addition to hosting a thriving online campus. They also have two wonderful children.
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