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Paul made in one of his letters to the Corinthian Christians:
“For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.” 1 Cor. 16:9
Had Paul just said, “for a great door and effectual is opened unto me” and stopped, we would have every cause to jump and shout. However, notice how he continues: “and there are many adversaries.”
That’s War at the Edge of Breakthrough.
The door was opened, and it was not an ordinary door. Paul described it as a great and effectual door. The moment the enemies saw that the door was opened, they showed up to close it, thereby hindering Paul from going through his breakthrough.
We are at the edge of breakthrough – are you going to cross over? We have all struggled to get to this point –will we follow Holy Spirit into our destiny –or – will we hold back and just test the waters?
Lets look at a place in the word called Kadesh Barnea. Biblical names of people, places and things have meanings that teach profound spiritual lessons.
Kadesh Barnea was a transit point in the pilgrimage of the children of Israel to the Promised Land. Kadesh Barnea was a stopping point on their journey just like the Oasis is a stopping point or staging area for you. You have the same options as the children of God
Kadesh Barnea was a point of retreat at the edge of the Promised Land. Kadesh Barnea is symbolic of a negative turning point. We have learned that there is always war at the edge of breakthrough.
Geographically, from Horeb, the mount of God, to Kadesh Barnea was eleven days journey. The presence of God experienced at Horeb – Mount Sinai – was to strengthen the faith of God’s people to enter the Promised Land. However at Kadesh Barnea, the awesome encounter with the Almighty and his mighty manifestation at Horeb was an experience, just eleven days old. Canaan itself was only two days journey away from Kadesh Barnea. Between the Promised Land and Horeb was the place where the powers of failure at the edge of success attacked, forcing the children of Israel to fall back from the place that was so close.
This journey is described in Deut 1. They had travelled for 11 days with only 2 more to go to reach their destination. Yet after all the efforts, the severity of the journey so far from Egypt, just two days to enter their rest – what happened? God’s Chosen people faltered, failed and fell to their own doom. The spirit of Kadesh Barnea was at work.
You have worked on a project. You have pursued your career to graduation level. You have prayed fervently almost getting the desired results. You have waited patiently just about to obtain the desired blessing. But something strange happens and you forfeit, you walk away from the completion of the project, the career, obtaining answers to the prayers and the patience that have cost you so much. It’s the work of the spirit of Kadesh Barnea. It makes people miss their blessings just when they are about to get them. Instead of receiving a miracle pass, the opposition intercepts and take over.
This spirit worked so much against the children of Israel that the anointed exhortations from the fire brand lips of Moses, a mighty servant of God, didn’t work. Will that happen here? The people were hardened to their own hurt. Some people are like that under the attacks of this spirit. There is nothing anybody or servant of God can say to encourage them or to help them carry on. They just want to quit their career, quit their jobs, and quit their projects, quit their counselling at the edge of their breakthroughs.
Deut. 1:40. 45-46: But as for you, turn around and set out toward the desert along the route to the Red Sea. … You came back and wept before the LORD, but he paid no attention to your weeping and turned a deaf ear to you. And so you stayed in Kadesh many days—all the time you spent there.
WHAT IS THE SPIRIT OF KADESH BARNEA IN YOUR LIFE?
? It is when you cannot point to anything tangible you have achieved with your life.
? It is when you stand at a cross-roads, not knowing what to do or where to turn.
? It is staying at a satanic bus-stop meaning staying where you are. Your life is the same now as it was last year; it is like you are drifting in the ocean of life.
? It is becoming shepherdless even when you have a shepherd. You do things your own way. You will not allow leaders to guide you.
With fervour and urgency in your heart, pray. With a sincere heart before the Lord, you will discover the secrets you ought to know about your life. With sincerity in your heart, He easily reveals secrets to you. In your dreams, He will show you the operation of the spirit of Kadesh Barnea against your life.
When you begin to dream,
1. if you are seeing dead relatives,
2. if you are going back to your primary school,
3. if you are going back to the old house you once lived,
4. if you are wearing old clothes you used to wear when you were young
5. if you are going back to your birthplace
6. or, if you see yourself playing with your kindergarten playmates
This means there is something, some evil spirit that wants to return you to the beginning of the journey of life, all over again. — It is the spirit of Kadesh Barnea.
1. see yourself climbing a mountain and yet not going anywhere;
2. if you find yourself in a vehicle without a driver or steering wheel;
3. if you are lost in the wilderness and your wandering only returns you to the same old spot,
4. if you find yourself in a particular place or building you really don’t know in the physical world.
5. if you experience that something good is coming your way and then you have a dream and it prevents the good coming your way
6. if you experience some over powering force always press you down or oppressing you
7. if you experience taking some exams you had already passed years ago,
8. or if you see yourself in your former primary and secondary schools
These are evidences of the spirit of Kadesh Barnea in your life and areas that you have to deal with.
If you have been observing a trend in your life of missing your timing, it is the spirit of Kadesh-Barnea. You are always wrongly positioned. If you ride a dead horse, it does not go anywhere. As a person, if you park your vehicle behind a stationary man of God, you will remain there.
When you discover disappointments at your turn of goodness, something is wrong. When tragedy comes upon those that want to help you, something is wrong. When your helpers become uncooperative and your high hopes become shattered, something is wrong. It is the spirit of Kadesh Barnea. If you are prone to unpardonable errors and always experience last minute disappointments, the spirit of Kadesh Barnea is at work.
How do you get out of these? It is great to find out about all this stuff but what are you to do with it?
You must deal with sin, rebellion and unbelief as a first step in your life. The next thing to do is to pray anti-witchcraft prayers.
1. Every power prolonging stagnancy in my life, die, in the name of Jesus.
2. Every power prolonging poverty in my life, die, in the name of Jesus.
3. Every power that wants to waste my destiny, be wasted, in the name of Jesus.
4. Every arrow fired into my head to return me to square one, back fire, in the name of Jesus.
5. You yoke of Kadesh-Barnea in my life, break, in the name of Jesus.
6. Every vehicle of stagnancy in my life, I kill you today, in the name of Jesus.
7. Every stronghold, binding me to Kadesh Barnea, die, in the name of Jesus.
8. You, power of failure, frustration and backwardness, die, in the name of Jesus.
9. May the power to find my bearing in the journey of life come upon my life, in the name of Jesus.
10. Desert arrows fired against me, backfire, in the name of Jesus.
11. Holy Ghost fire — cut off every unbiblical cord still attached to satan, in the name of Jesus.
12. Every bondage of circular spirit, break, in the name of Jesus.
13. I withdraw my name from the book of born for nothing, in the name of Jesus.
14. 1 shall get to my destination at the appointed time, in the name of Jesus.
15. I shall not take a longer journey to my inheritance, in the name of Jesus.
16. Every power prolonging my stay in the wilderness, die, in the name of Jesus.
17. Every witchcraft agenda for my destiny, I kill you now, in the name of Jesus.
18. Every local Kadesh Barnea, I kill your power, in the name of Jesus.
19. Oh Lord, let the anointing of the Holy Spirit break every yoke of backwardness in my life.
20. I frustrate every demonic arrest over my spirit-man, in the name of Jesus.
21. Let the blood of Jesus remove any unprogressive label from every aspect of my life, in Jesus’ name.
22. Anti-breakthrough decrees, be revoked, in the name of Jesus.
23. Holy Ghost fire, destroy every satanic garments in my life, in the name of Jesus
24. You the enemies of my career, be paralyzed, in the name of Jesus.
25. Every evil word spoken in my home town against my family, backfire, in the name of Jesus.
26. I shall reach my goal whatever anybody says about me, in the name of Jesus.
27. Every power magnetizing me to the pattern of confusion, I bury you alive today, in the name of Jesus.
28. You pattern of confusion turning me back at the edge of breakthroughs; enough is enough, die, in the name of Jesus.
29. Every cycle of confusion operating in my life, break, in the name of Jesus.
30. Every lying tongue against me, roast by fire, in the name of Jesus.
31. Any evil lie planted in anybody’s heart against me, be melted by fire, in the name of Jesus.
32. Any satanic agent that has ever lied against me, receive angelic slap; receive divine hammer and die, in the name of Jesus.
33. Every family fountain chasing away my helpers, dry up by fire, in the name of Jesus.
34. Lord, pour your anointing of favour upon my life, in the name of Jesus.
35. Every power attacking my blessing day and night, vanish, in the name of Jesus
36. God arise and give me the anointing of the winners, in the name of Jesus.
37. Every hidden curse of evil pattern, riding upon the horses of my destiny, I pull you down by fire, in the name of Jesus.
38. Every re-arrangement of my destiny through the curse of evil pattern, be reversed by fire, in the name of Jesus
39. I . . . , begin to follow divine pattern for my life from today, in the name of Jesus.
40. Every evil pattern of slavery in my family die, by fire in the name of Jesus.
41. I refuse to work like an elephant and eat like an ant, in the name of Jesus.
42. Lord, let all my problems become my promotions in the name of Jesus.
43. Every pattern of laziness and slavery in my foundation, break, in the name of Jesus.
44. Any evil pattern of laziness sponsoring fear and wastage in my life, break, in the name of Jesus.
45. My life, refuse to co-operate with the spirit of laziness, in the name of Jesus.
46. I break free and lose myself from the grip and control of family idol spirit in the name of Jesus.
47. Every problem in my life promoted by idol worship, die in the name of Jesus
48. Lord, deliver me from every evil pattern, emanating from evil family idol, in the name of Jesus.
49. Every arrow of mental disorder, fired into my brain, go back to your sender, in the name of Jesus.
50. Every evil computer system against my life in the demonic world, shatter to pieces, in the name of Jesus.
51. Any evil pot cooking my destiny, break by fire, in the name of Jesus.
52. Evil pattern of horrible dreams in my life, break by fire, in the name of Jesus.
53. Let every evil pattern of satanic discipline in my life be terminated, in the name of Jesus.