“And one has said: “Build up! Build up the road! Prepare the highway! Remove every obstacle from my people’s way.” (Isaiah 57:14)
The other day when I arose from bed I looked down and there on the floor beside my bed was a large centipede! Not really the kind of greeting you want to see first thing in the morning! Centipedes are commonplace here in Hawaii and they are not friendly. As a matter fact they have a very painful bite and often inject paralyzing venom. This unfortunately, I know all too well.
I scrambled around to try and find something to kill it with before it got away. As I was searching I kept an eye on the centipede to make sure it didn’t escape. As I did I noticed something peculiar. The centipede was not moving. There was no movement at all. Even when I approached it, it did not move. I thought to myself, “is it dead?” It did not look dead. It looked very healthy but it was not moving. So I finally found something to kill it with but when I poked at it, it still did not move. I realized, sure enough, it was already dead! This was very odd as I had not sprayed the room and it was not injured in any way. How is it that there is a seemingly healthy yet dead centipede in the middle of my floor? And then I heard the voice of The Lord say,
“I have put to death what was . . .
I then had the revelation of what I was seeing. This was a prophetic sign from God for what He is doing, not only in my life but also in the lives of many in this hour.
For years the enemy, because of the obstacles that he has sent to impede our way, has thwarted destiny. Centipedes along with spiders and scorpions are symbols of the demonic. I knew that the Lord was killing off demonic blockages in my life. That he was showing me prophetically that he was clearing a way, preparing a highway for destiny!
Some have been battling the same obstacles for years and years. As a result your walk has literally been paralyzed. Perplexed you may have been wondering how in the world you were going to kill off this impediment. As I was starring a the dead centipede wondering how it died I again heard the voice of the Lord, very clearly, say,
“The battle is the Lords”
Which is from the scripture in 2 Chronicles 20:15,
“He said: “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the LORD says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.”
We are in a season where God is simply going to remove the obstacles many have been battling in their own strength for years. Welcome to your,
SEASON OF VICTORY!
The Lord himself is going to do it!
The long season of warfare where Satan has blocked your way,
“For we wanted to come to you–certainly I, Paul, did, again and again–but Satan blocked our way.” (1 Thessalonians 2:18)
It is time to build yourself up. Hallelujah! The Lord has prepared a highway!
There is another reveal that I would like to share with you. Just like I was wondering how the centipede died you may be asking yourself how exactly is the Lord is going to remove the obstacle that you have been battling for so long? Well, I discovered that the name,
“One hundred legs”
Yet a centipede does not have one hundred legs. Depending on the species, a centipede can have as few as 15 pairs of legs, or as many as 171 pairs. Centipedes always have an odd number of leg pairs, so they never have exactly 100 legs (because 50 pairs is an even number). A centipede’s name therefore is –
The way God is going to free you is by causing you to stop believing the lies of the enemy!
I want to encourage you to join me in being expectant today.
Begin to praise and rejoice. God has heard your cry and he is killing off old mindsets. The Lord has prepared a highway. He is removing the obstacles from HIS PEOPLE! It’s time to march on to victory because just like the centipede, the lies that were, sent-to-impede you, are finally being put to death!