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Alabama has been revealed recently – through the Holy Spirit – as a state that needed prayers. While praying for Alabama last week, a large, looming and very dark tornado was shown.  There was a town or city nearby.  Immediately, I prayed in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ that this thing be mitigated and pushed out of harm’s way.  The tornado began moving from the left side on to the right side behind a populated area.  Afterwards, while thinking about this vision and wondering whether it was symbolic or not, the following words were spoken: “Demons” and “Spirit” followed by: “Authority Daughter”.   Then a few days ago while wondering if this thing had been pushed away, the word “Behind was spoken.

This dark tornado was composed of a whirling mass of demons – legions of them! Why Alabama?  I have no idea.  But it certainly behooves the children of the most High GOD during these critical days to know and understand that HE does anoint and empower them with the authority to expel these things. (Eph.1:5; 1 Jn.12;13).  And that we should exercise this authority when and as moved by the guidance of the Holy Spirit.  In brief, when we pray under the Lord’s anointed authority, the destructive darkness of the evil one is expelled by the indwelling Christ – the Light within, the Light of the world!   The Lord Himself does this powerful work in and through the Believer – and unless anointed, it can be a futile and dangerous battle. But prayer and praising the Lord affords protection for all faithful Believers.

The Spoken Word “Behind as it relates to the evil one is disclosed in scriptures twice.  When rebuking the devil in the wilderness, Jesus said: “Get Thee Behind Me Satan”.   The Word “Behind” in this statement is most revealing considering that Jesus in the higher realms – as the creative Word and God from the beginnning (Jn.1:1-5) – made everything in existence, including Satan. (Jn.1:3; Col.1:16; 1 Cor.8:6; Jn.1:1-3) When Jesus spoke this admonishing phrase to the fallen one, He was reminding him of His identity as that Lord God – Satan was lower and truly “behind” Him.  It can be discerned that the one who had been appointed to serve Him was in effect attempting to trip and trap Him in this lower world by enticingly subjugating Him to himself.   Satan’s goal, from the time of the fall, was to aggrandize himself above GOD and advance his own kingdom of darkness on earth. And Jesus was a huge threat! Evenstill, he most likely did not know – and for good reason – that the sacrificial plan of redemption by which the world would be saved was waiting in the wings.

“And the devil, taking him (Jesus) up into a high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.” (Lk. 4:1-8)

Jesus spoke “Get Behind Me Satan” a second time through a misguided Peter.  This time as Jesus was casting out Satan, He was also displaying to Peter His authority through the “Sword” of His mouth! (Spoken Word: Eph.6:17; Rev. 19:15). In this, He was showing Peter that he could and would empower him with the same authority. And since the implementation of the New Covenant, the indwelling Christ (2 Cor. 13:5) transfers the same authority to Holy-Spirit filled Believers to be His selected mouthpieces!

Scriptures prophesy that a wrathful Satan is foreshadowed to increase his attacks on a threatening latter-day remnant (Rev.12:12). Not surprising considering that the indwelling Light and Word in them will expose him; it is the greatest threat to his fallen kingdom. And though even the anointed are targeted – and the battle can be intense – they are greatly heartened to know that they have been granted legal authority over this dark one through the redeeming blood of the Lamb and the authority of His Spirit-filled Spoken Word.  “Get Behind Me Satan”!

And He (Jesus) said to them “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. BeholdI give you the authority (selected and annointed) to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.” (Lk.10:18-12)

Keep the Faith, Suzanne