One to One: Day 16
By Tracey Armstrong
Exodus 33:2 “And I will send My Angel before you, and I will drive out the Canaanite and the Amorite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite. (NKJV)
The Hivites were thought to be descendants of the Canaanites. I have been looking at the root definition of the enemies of the children of Israel to see if there may be any symbolic significance for us, the modern church.
“Hivite” is thought to derive from the word “chavvah” (khav-vaw’), “an encampment.” Encampment could describe a military camp, or it could describe an ambush. It could also describe squatters.
In my mind I believe that the enemy wants to apply all of the above to us. He wants to set up military camps in your territory; these camps will act as a place of intelligence or a stronghold for the enemy. The enemy sends spirits to watch and to document our weaknesses and patterns. After much documenting on your life, he will set up a strategy or a plot against you. He will use all information that he retrieved against you. He will use it to sabotage, set up an ambush, or to create confusion. But you can protect yourself by not allowing him to invade any area of your life. Sometimes the enemy will find a place in your life that you surrender to him because you think that area is protected, and he will camp in that place until he sees his opportunity to take more ground. Guard every area and he will not be able to camp out in your life.
The enemy will also squat in the territory that the Lord has promised you. When you go to possess the territory that God has planned for you to possess, you find him sitting there as if it is his own.
Any and all encampments of the enemy are illegal. The angels of God are warriors who have been sent to enforce what we pray. I want you to understand that when you pray, God has already put a system in place that dispatches the angels of God; they will go to war for you and me. We do not war against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers. We can’t win in the flesh; we can and must win in the spirit realm.
Father, I refuse to allow the enemy to have any area of my life. Father, I pray that you will send your angels into my life to gain victory on my behalf and to kick the enemy out of my territories.
You know the areas in your life in which the enemy has some level of influence or is encamping. Today, declare Jesus as Lord over these areas and ask the Father to release His angels to establish His Kingdom there. Then, write these areas down on paper and declare war over them. Pray over them and declare the promises and design of God over these areas in your life. Ask Him to help the ONE overcome any encampments of the enemy.