Everything that tries to stand in His way will get swept away by the force and velocity of His coming!
By Anita Alexander
A Fire to Burn Up Your Enemies
“A fire goes before Him, and burns up His enemies round about.” (Psalm 97:3)
HIS enemies are YOUR enemies. Recently one Sunday, as I was driving to our church service, I had this overwhelming feeling of something big brewing in my spirit. I had this strong feeling where I just knew there is about to be a BREAKOUT! The only way to describe this feeling is it felt like a power generator was inside my belly. (I know this feeling, as I have had it time and time again before the hand of the Lord moves and performs by His Spirit.) It was a very familiar feeling to me. As I was experiencing this with the Lord, I had an open-eyed vision of a pile of hay and straw. I was reminded of 1 Corinthians 3:12-15, regarding people building with wood, hay and straw. These are elements that do not survive the test of fire. These are the elements that burn up and are consumed by fire.
For the first time, I saw this in a different light, and the Lord said to me as a prayer began to erupt from my spirit, “Set fire to the wood, hay and straw that seeks to hinder and stand in the way of My purposes in your life in this season.” I saw man’s agenda before me. Agendas of jealousy, competition, rivalry, strife, accusations, judgments, opinions, selfish, self-seeking ways, and I saw it placed right in the middle of a road to act as a stumbling block. This stumbling block created frustration and hindered people’s smooth paths forward into an accelerated breakout. When I saw the vision, I saw the ease of the release and how simple it was as His Word went forth like fire and consumed His enemies. As I noted before, YOUR enemies are HIS enemies.
In your season of advancement and promotion, the enemy is trying his best to use people’s unrenewed nature to act as a hindrance and cause disruption and confusion and in some cases, a detour.
The Decree of Fire!
As I was seeing this vision, a decree and declaration erupted from my spirit. I invite you now into that decree:
I DECREE every work of the flesh that is built upon wood, hay and straw – every plan of the enemy – has no power to endure the test of the fire. That which is only made of wood, hay and straw will be consumed with the fire of the living God. May the fire of the Lord be released upon our enemies as HIS enemies are OUR enemies. May the hills and stubborn resistances that try and stand strong against the purposes and plans of the Lord be smashed into pieces, for “…is not My Word like FIRE [that consumes all that cannot endure the test]? says the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks in pieces the rock [of most stubborn resistance]” (Jeremiah 23:29 AMPC)?
It is interesting to note that in the last part of verse 28, it says, “For what has straw in common with wheat?” Wood, hay and straw cannot stand the test. They are the things that get consumed in the fire of the Lord. We see in Matthew 3 that the Lord separates the wheat from the chaff (straw) and then sets fire to the straw (chaff). Fire is the only destiny for straw.
I encourage you today to decree the fire of the Lord to burn up those pillars of straw, wood and hay, that would seek to hinder and act as a stumbling block to the breaking out that is upon you!
The Holy Ghost Breakout
As I was continuing to bubble over in my spirit with the feeling of anticipated break out, I felt another decree burst forth from my spirit that I invite you into now. For the enemy would seek to hinder at any cost the breaking out of the Spirit, because simply put: “…where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom” (2 Corinthians 3:17)! Freedom is the key result of any Holy Spirit breakout.
Isaiah 61 broke forth like a river from my belly and I began to decree: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for the LORD has anointed me to preach the Gospel to the poor, to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and the opening of the prison and the eyes of those who are blind. To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, the year of His favor and the day of vengeance of our God!”
I decree: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, to comfort all who mourn, to grant consolation and joy to those who mourn, the garment of praise instead of heaviness, the planting of the Lord that He may be glorified! Spirit break out!
Let this be your decree in this season. Let your faith rest in the anointing that destroys every yoke. Let your expectation be in the mighty arm of the Lord that is ready to move across the earth! Let me tell you, we are on the brink of BREAKOUT. It’s a breakout of the Spirit like a flood upon this earth!
Dream of a Flood
On the weekend I was talking with one of our Kingdom Academy students, Jessica Wilson, and she began to share a most profound dream she had about the outpouring of the Spirit of God.
Her dream went like this: There was a flood coming, and she was telling people there was a flood coming, but no one would believe it. Like in the days of Noah, no one would believe that there was a flood coming. And the Lord told her He is coming to wash away unbelief.
A Breakout is Different Than a Breakthrough
“Breakout” means: “a violent or forceful break from a restraining condition of situation; especially a military attack to break from encirclement.”
“Breakthrough” means: “an offensive military assault that penetrates and carries beyond a defensive line. An act or instance of moving through or beyond and obstacle.”
Now please, don’t get me wrong…I am not denying that we are in a season of breakthrough. However, where the Holy Spirit is leading me to is to emphasize BREAKOUT!
I believe He is saying that we, as a people, have been “breaking through”. We have been advancing past enemy lines and we have been taking back ground through much warfare and standing by faith. As a result, there have been great victories and great ground taken for His Kingdom. Now I believe He is saying that there is about to be a “bursting forth of His Spirit” like a flood, like a flood of rushing rivers and every restraining factor – whether it be religion or tradition, or the Antichrist cultures of our day – and these things will bend and fold under the power and force of this breakout!
Breakout is a Takeover
When you think of the word breakout it’s usually used in a negative form. For instance, a breakout of a plague or a breakout of a rash, or a breakout of prison, etc. So a breakout refers to a takeover by means of breaking past a hindering restraint. When a rash breaks out over your body it has managed to “breakthrough” the defense of your immune system to then “take over” your body.
So in light of that explanation, I see the Holy Spirit is about to breakthrough the immunity to His presence that the Church has put in place (sometimes unwittingly) via religious rituals, traditions of men and inviting the spirit of the world in. He is going to “take over” and move sovereignly by His Spirit like a flood. Everything that tries to stand in His way will get swept away by the force and velocity of His coming!
How will this break out? It will break out of you and me! For doesn’t His Word say that out of our hearts will flow rivers of living water (John 7:38)?
That is why the Lord would have you decree over yourself Isaiah 61 in this season. Decree and declare it, for you are about to see the Spirit of the Lord breakout through you like a rushing river. Everything Isaiah 61 spells out, you will see take place by the Spirit of the Lord! “‘For it’s not by might nor by power, but BY MY SPIRIT,’ SAYS THE LORD” (Zechariah 4:6 emphasis mine).
Decree by the Spirit of the Lord: My mouth shall declare and preach the good news of the Gospel and I will see the power of the Gospel bring those who hear to salvation! Healing power to heal the broken hearted will flow from my being. The Word of the Lord to proclaim deliverance to the captives and the opening of prison doors to those who are bound and spiritually blind, will break out upon my tongue and surely those who are oppressed and bound will be set in their right mind. Proclamations of the vengeance of the Lord will come forth from my mouth to be released upon the enemies of His people, to upturn and overturn and make wrongs right by the justice of the Lord in the year of His favor.
Decree by the Spirit of the Lord: I have the anointing to release the comfort of the Holy Spirit to all who mourn, to declare unto them a new season of the oil of joy for mourning, beauty instead of ashes and the garment of praise instead of depression and oppression.
It’s time folks. It’s time for the SPIRIT TO BREAKOUT upon humanity and for the Spirit of the Lord to move upon His people and through His people in such force and velocity that it would break past all dividing walls of religion and tradition and bring freedom to a sick, dying, lost and largely forgotten world. Spirit breakout!
Anita Alexander is a prophetic revivalist who has a heart for revival, healing and transformation. Motivated by an intense love for the Body of Christ, Anita’s passion and compassion is to see the Church forsake religion and tradition, awaken to the Father’s love and arise and walk in the overcoming identity as sons and daughters of the Kingdom. Anita and her husband Dr. Sasha Alexander travel nationally and internationally ministering in revival fire that brings resurrection life, healing and awakening to the Body of Christ. They are co-founders and senior ministers of Revival Flame Ministries, Golden City Church, and University of the Spirit Ministry Training School and reside in Gold Coast, Australia.
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