Leviathan – Gone With the Parting of the Waters

Posted on February 8, 2015

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As I write this please consider that for most people this is for knowledge of the workings of God not to go out and to do. Those that are to take some action have a specific calling and are anointed specifically for the task. Too often ministers today are equipping the entire church as if everyone had a high level apostolic anointing when it is a call of a few. The results are groups and individuals are going out and salting rivers, blowing shofars, and anointing things that they want to do, not being called of the Lord to do and results in most cases is ineffective.

Leviathan

So what is Leviathan? There are a few teachings about Leviathan in the world today and even Hollywood likes to use the name but how relevant is the teaching for the church today?  In 2006 God began unfolding from His word to me and developed some thoughts on how the church should be taught and how some are called to bring down this giant. Jobs description of Leviathan tells us of a large reptilian creature much of which we hear similar stories of dragon slayers of the dark ages like Saint George.  Much of the considered myth of Saint George matches Job’s description of leviathan. The legend of the Locke Ness monster is considered by some to be a Leviathan creature. In the East dragons are central too much of their culture and respected as a powerful spiritual force. If the dragon is not real where did all the stories come from? You decide.

Leviathan Too Powerful for the Individual

In the 41st chapter of the book of Job, God himself as he speaks to Job describes leviathan. In this description we can take those physical appearances and translate them using the Bible to spiritual terms. God’s words as well as our words are often represented by sharp objects such as a sword, a knife, a spear, thorns, or even teeth.  As weapons are described in Job they are said to have no effect on Leviathan but Leviathan is said to have powerful teeth implying his words against use will harm. Remember as you are quoting Matthew 28:18 about all power, that all power has to be used in God’s complete plan not just a whim of the moment, and Leviathan is given rights and power due to the sinful nature of various people groups.

Job 41: 26 The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon. 27 He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood. 28 The arrow cannot make him flee: slingstones are turned with him into stubble. 29 Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear.

Why Leviathan in the Book of Job?

The book of Job in the third chapters mentions Leviathan mysteriously.  This is often missed if you read the KJV. The KJV translates leviathan to “mourning” for strange reason.

Job 3:8 Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to raise up their mourning (leviathan). KJV

Job 3:8 May those curse it who curse the day, Those who are ready to arouse Leviathan. NKJV

Is this the Message of Job?

Since Leviathan in mentioned in beginning of Job and described in detail in the latter portion of Job, is the book of Job a message about living under the power of Leviathan over a region? I believe that the book of Job is just that, about life under the oppression of the spirit of Leviathan. Look at Job’s life before God brought revelation and relief and you see a very fearful religious man in Job that loses everything, family, health, and wealth and then is surrounded by judgmental believers that give advice but no real help. Sound familiar? By the names mentioned in the book of Job we can deduce that Job was an Edomite and most likely a contemporary of Jacob’s period of time. Malachi prophesied about the land of Esau, Edom being a place of dragons.

 

Malachi 1:3 And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.

Consider the life in Egypt of the children of Israel; it was much like Job’s life, yet by the masses.  The Israelites began life in Egypt some of the most blessed people and their life evolved into one of bondage and oppression by Pharaoh. So I think we can look around us and find regions of people that are much like Job, lots of traditional religion that lacks real relationship with God, critical judgmental believers, and lots of poverty and sickness. People are trying so hard yet they never seem to get ahead in life. I think this is the signs of the spirit of Leviathan or similar driven spirit on an area.

The Solution: Elijah-Elisha

Please don’t run down to the Bible Book store and by an Elijah costume, this is a mandate and call of God to a people that have interceded for help. II Chronicles 7:14

 

Exodus 3:7 And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;

When the intercession of the people hits God’s threshold for that city or region, God sends in an Elijah first, followed by an Elisha. Moses and Joshua were the first set, then Elijah and Elisha next, and lastly John and Jesus. I believe God raises up these calls today too in what we would call apostolic leaders in New Testament terms.  All these people were born for their task in life and most did not know the greatness of their call until it was revealed to them later in life. God has to call and raise up those apostolic leaders, you cannot go to enough conferences to become one, if you are not called of God.

Special Powers

Back to all power again…. God has always had specific leaders that he anointed to lead. When the Word uses references to the body, just remember a body has one head and many members.  The entire body of Christ has Jesus as the head and the local body of Christ whether it be a single church, a city, a region, a country, or a denomination should only have one head as well.  Two minds of thought in one head is called schizophrenia and this is the problem in many places, God’s will is not a show of hands!  God anointed Moses and called him for a great task and he lead with the support of the people for the call and it was not always easy either.

Needless Casualties of War

John Paul Jackson has a book of this title where he shares how God showed him that we as individuals do not war with principalities, such as Leviathan on our own. We have had that movement and I still hear people foolishly binding every principality of everything you can imagine in times of prayer. I specifically instructed people at The Father’s House to never pray this way, yet some still did, do to their previous programming. God showed John Paul that people were experiencing retaliation from spirits for stepping into areas they were not anointed to go in.  Remember God telling us in Job that we cannot tell this monster what to do and are weapons (words) have no effect on him.  Moses and Elijah both should have been killed on the spot by the leaders that they opposed but they had supernatural protection against those forces of evil, let’s say Leviathan. Many other prophets that were anointed by God but not called to take on Jezebel and Ahab died by the hands of Ahab and Jezebel, yet Elijah mocked there false prophets in Ahab’s presence on Mount Carmel.  This same principal I believe is in force today, we need to work within the realm of our specific anointing.  Disciples were sent to preach the good news, not to do spiritual warfare.

Parting of the Waters

God showed me a cause and effect found in Word back in 2006 regarding the parting of the waters. There are five times in the Word where the waters defy the laws of gravity four of those are where the waters are parted and once where Jesus walks on the water.  All five of these occurrences involve an Elijah-Elisha team member. Children to adults know well the stories of the Red Sea being parted but not only was the water parted but God was doing other things too!

Psalms 74:13 Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters. 14 Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness.

In the process of parting the waters, we learn that God broke the headship of Leviathan of the people of Israel and they received a blessing that belonged to the dragon. The Egyptians showered the Israelites with valuables as they left the land of Egypt.

Other Partings of Water

Joshua was next for a parting of the Jordon River.  Once the River Jordon was parted and the Israelites entered into the promised land, the powers in that land began to fall supernaturally beginning with Jericho. The Israelites began to see God move on their behalf and have a land and possession that they never had before.  The next parting was during a time of great oppression and sin in the land under Ahab and Jezebel and both Elijah and Elisha in one day part the Jordon River.  Shortly after this time both Ahab and Jezebel are removed.

John and Jesus

My teaching on parting waters and Elijah and Elisha takes a change with John and Jesus. Though Jesus defies gravity and walks on the water, waters are never parted, yet the greatest blow to evil takes place as Jesus cast out demons, heals the sick, and lays down his life on the cross. So what did I miss at the river? John’s ministry is centered around the Jordon River and Jesus is anointed for public ministry in the Jordon. In the past year I really feel that what we know and have been told in the four gospels about the Jordon River is what we need to put in place in our own communities. Not only is the water baptism is important but location, location, location!  We are told very little and most of miss Psalms 74 telling us of the destruction of Leviathan in the parting of the Red Sea so how is to say that a God that repeats patterns was not destroying spirits in a prolonged season of repentance and water baptism in the Jordon River. Think about the atmosphere created there on the Jordon River as John in the spirit of Elijah prepared the way of the Lord.  Was a part of the preparing the way of the Lord all the repentance and water baptism at the Jordon?  Did that make the Jordon into a conducive environment that the Spirit of God could fall like a dove onto Jesus? I say yes!!

Calaveras River

Here in Stockton we have flowing through the middle of our city the Calaveras River.  The river was named this because the Spanish explorers found the skulls of the native Americans in the river, thus naming it skull river in Spanish. Yokuts were said to live on one side of the river and Miwoks on the other side.  When a person of the wrong tribe was found on the other side of the river they were killed and their heads were thrown in the river.  This violence I believe is the root of gang behavior and territoriality both in the gangs and maybe in the churches of Stockton. Each murder and head in the river was literally a blood sacrifice to the spirits attached to the river giving them authority over the area. Kathy Walters is one of the few ministers that teaches on spirits attached to water ways I would suggest her resources for deeper study.

The Solution

Both for Stockton and other areas, baptizing in a public setting at local water way is just awesome, let alone the spiritual implication for the region.  Just think how dumb we are, if we have been dooped by the devil to baptize inside our churches, when we could be going to our local water ways and cleansing them by what we are doing anyway.  I have been planting this seed among some leaders and hope to see this start happening soon in Stockton.

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