Sunday, July 4, 2010

And the earth is glad

On June 25 I wrote a blog entitled "Can This Really Happen?" It referred to the decree we need to make that our land is no longer under a Baal structure.  What is a Baal structure? I would recommend that you go to the Teachings on Baal on the Heartland Apostolic Prayer Network.

But briefly, Baal is identified by Jesus as the ruler of the demons in  Matthew 12:24  (Beelzebub is another name for Baal).  Baal is a ruler that desires to govern the people of God.  This was evidenced throughout the Old and New Testaments as well as in present day experience.  His names (or titles) give us a clue to his intent.
  • Baal-hamon, one of Baal's names, means "the lord of wealth or abundance." Baal desires to control your wealth.  But he doesn't just control - he steals! 
  • Baal-berith, another of his names, means "the lord of the covenant." The Hebrew word baal actually means "husband" or "marriage." This spirit always attempted to cause Israel to "divorce" or break covenant with God and "marry" or align with him. Consistent with this, in so many ways America has broken covenant with God and married Baal. This is why we decide to divorce ourselves from him and be married to Jesus.
  • Baal (because he is a fertility god that has phallic images) is the strongman behind sexual perversion. America is, to one degree or another, under Baal's orchestration. You will continue to see God expose leaders in the church who aligned themselves with this spirit. But he was also worshiped because he was believed to be the deity who controlled the fertility of the land - rain, crops, etc.  Fertility of the land was secured through the sexual acts of prostitutes in the temple.
  • Baal is also attached to Molech (child sacrifice) and always goes after the next generation, trying to cut off the extension of God's covenant purposes. He is a violent spirit and even required human sacrifice. Abortion is under Baal, as is the "cutting" of today's young generation (see 1 Kings 18:28), the vampire and goth movement, and the death culture in general that has so invaded America. Baal is leading the fight to avert the great awakening planned for the young generation of Americans today. (Edited from a teaching by Dutch Sheets)
All of us are influenced in some way by Baal. And when we decree our divorce from him and announce that he is no longer in charge - WE SEE A RELEASE in the areas that he was controlling - finances, covenants, fertility of the ground and redemption.  


Sooooo.... it should not surprise us that when we corporately and individually declare that we will not be married to this deity that life springs forth.  We witness rain where there was drought.  On a trip through Texas just yesterday I was in awe of the beautiful fields of corn.  This year was a banner year for wildflowers.  My dad announced that the hill country of Texas is experiencing a bumper peach crop.

And this doesn't just affect the fertility of the ground.  The Forbes report just announced the following: "Looking for a place to take advantage of the recovery? Try Texas.The Lone Star state's major metro areas--Austin, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston and San Antonio--are all emerging from the recession better than their counterparts in many areas of the country. Austin is a government and tech center. Dallas and Ft. Worth get a boost from major corporate operations located there. Houston is a hub for the profitable oil industry and the U.S. military gives San Antonio a lift. The places that are likely to recover the fastest seem to be places that have suffered the least during the recession,” says Howard Wial, who heads up research on metro and regional economies at the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program. Texas, he notes, has a fiscally stable government buttressed by oil and gas revenues and spending from Uncle Sam." 
You can read the whole article clicking HERE.  Texas, as well as many other states, has officially divorced Baal.  And we will and must remind him and ourselves constantly of that fact.  When it comes to Texas - the Lord reigns...and the earth is glad.
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