Giants Will Fall
This past Saturday night in Indiana I was led to speak on taking out spiritual giants. Shortly into my message, a very strong - and very different - presence of God came into the room. This was not a warm and intimate presence, it was a visit from the Captain of the Lord’s host. I was given the mental image of Christ staring intensely at a principality. I then heard Him say, “I am now going to deal with this spirit.” His countenance was fierce. I experienced a very great fear of the Lord.
I believe I know which principality/giant the Lord was referring to. I am still praying into it and seeking further confirmation before stating it publicly. Whether or not I am correct in that, I am very certain He is about to take out this “giant,” which I knew had ruled portions of the earth for centuries. In light of this, I feel it is time to share some from the small book Holy Spirit gave me a short time ago, adapting it to today. The book is Giants Will Fall. I have shared snippets from it before, but not significant amounts. And NOW is the time.
“I’ve heard a word from God,” Chuck Pierce told me. I was excited. Chuck is a prophet, after all. What pearl of wisdom was he about to share with me? Directions for my future? A profound nugget of revelation? If nothing truly spiritual, perhaps at least something exciting, like who would win the Super Bowl.
Don’t laugh - he’s done that before.
I was expectant. We were in Israel, the place where Jesus had lived and ministered. Who knows what he had picked up from the revelation-filled airwaves of Jerusalem!
“I heard Holy Spirit say, ‘I’m going to pioneer Hebron again,’” he stated with a great deal of confidence.
I, in return, gave him a mix of “deer in headlights” and “you’ve got to be kidding” looks. “What does that mean?” I asked the prophet.
“I don’t know.”
“What do you mean you don’t know? You’re a prophet, for crying out loud,” I reminded him.
“Well, I heard Holy Spirit say it, but I don’t know what it means,” he stated. “It’s for you. He’ll tell you what it means.”
Prophets can be annoying.
I wasn’t completely surprised. Chuck has done this to me before. God will sometimes give him a word or phrase - just enough to entice me. I, then, have to discern for myself what it means. It must be a game God and prophets sometimes play with us normal folks.
So I locked in on Hebron.
The names of people and places in Old Testament times were important, their meanings often holding prophetic significance. Bethel, for example, where Jacob had a profound encounter with God, means “the house of God.” Jerusalem means “the city of peace or wholeness.” Hebron - the place Holy Spirit said He would pioneer again - means “friendship.” It also means “league, confederacy, or federation.” Though the word itself doesn’t refer to a covenant, the concept is certainly there. The name “Hebron,” then, would convey the idea of covenantal friendship. Because of this meaning, God made it the final resting place of Abraham, the covenantal friend of God (as well as other patriarchs). With this meaning in mind, Hebron became a picture of several things:
It is the highest city in Israel; therefore, covenantal friendship with God is the “highest” privilege we are afforded. It is also the thing satan most wants to steal.
Hebron was the city where King David first set up his throne. Authority is released as we walk in covenantal friendship with God.
Later in Israel’s development, Hebron became one of its “Cities of Refuge.” These were cities structured and managed to protect individuals who had accidentally taken a person’s life. The individuals fled to a city of refuge in order to prevent a family member of the slain person from enacting revenge. It was inconvenient but better than vengeance killings. Later the New Testament tells us these cities of refuge became types or pictures of Christ, who conquered death and to whom we “have fled for refuge” (Hebrews 6:18, KJV). Hebron, then, pictures the salvation, safety, and refuge we find in Christ.
Satan hates geographical locations that have become meaningful to God and His people. When possible, he seeks to defile them, using perversions, violence, covenant-breaking, idolatry, and the shedding of innocent blood. Hebron, as a type of Christ and picture of covenantal friendship with God, became a prime target, and in the four centuries between Abraham and Joshua, evil giants had overtaken the city. In fact, the greatest of all the Anakim (giants), Arba, made it his stronghold and renamed Hebron after himself: Kiriath-arba, meaning “the city of Arba” (see Joshua 14:15).
By the time the 12 spies of Israel were sent by Moses to check out the Promised Land, three more giants, direct descendants of Anak from whom the giants were spawned, had inherited Hebron (see Numbers 13:22, 28, 33). This holy place, representing friendship and covenant with God, was now ruled by giants and was a place of terror. It so terrified ten of the twelve spies, in fact, that they brought back an evil report of fear and unbelief to the rest of the nation. “There is no way we can take our promised land,” they stated. “The giants are simply too big and powerful.” This is how many Christians feel today: some giants are just too big.
Caleb, one of the 12 spies, was indignant. Seeing that Arba and the other giants had defiled this holy city and desecrated the final resting place of Abraham and other patriarchs, he was angry. His response was to ask Moses for this very mountaintop city as his inheritance. “We can conquer these giants and their fortified cities, guys,” Caleb told the fearful Israelites, “and I’ll take the biggest.” Because of the Israelites’ fear and unbelief, however, Caleb had to wait for this opportunity. Forty-five years later, after 40 years of wilderness wandering by the unbelieving generation and another 5 years of war, it was time. Caleb, now 85 years old, said, “Give me my mountain!” (Joshua 14:12). In asking for this piece of land, this warrior was asking for more than a city; he was requesting the assignment of conquering the greatest stronghold of the giants.
Caleb was BAD.
The great warrior did, indeed, conquer Kiriath-arba and its giants, then renamed it Hebron. In the words of my prophetic friend, he pioneered Hebron again. In that special place, Caleb enjoyed a covenantal friendship with God. He also paved the way for it to become David’s first capital and a picture of Christ, our Savior, and our Refuge.
When Holy Spirit declared through Chuck that he was going to “pioneer Hebron again,” He was making an encouraging and wonderful announcement: “I am going to use My people to confront and take out spiritual giants ruling regions of the earth, transforming these regions into strongholds of life. You are going to transform spiritually dark cities and nations into places where covenantal friendship with God can be experienced, and from which the rule and authority of Christ - He who sits on the throne of David - can be seen again."
A New Era
We, the church, are moving into a new era. We will soon experience our finest and most productive season of harvesting souls. As I have stated before, I believe we will see at least a billion people saved in the next 10-20 years, perhaps more than have been saved in the previous 2000! Portions of the earth that have been ruled by evil, spiritual giants since Adam’s fall, will be liberated.
Let’s ask for our mountain! All that God does on earth is birthed through His intercessors. The praying Church is about to step into its highest authority and its greatest history-writing role.
Pray with me:
Father, raise up many in this hour who have Caleb hearts. Please do this on every continent and in every nation. Warriors! Fearless, bold men and women who hate oppression and love You with a tremendous passion. I know You have been training them; we are asking now for their release. They were born for such a time as this. They are Esthers, Deborahs, Joshuas, Elijahs.
We ask for the Captain of the Lord’s host - Jesus, the Head of the church - to demonstrate that He is, indeed, a Man of war. May the same indignation that rose in Him when lucifer tried to take over Heaven, rise up in Him now. May the same shout of triumph that resounded from the Cross - “It is finished!” - be heard in the spirit realm once again. May the One with fire in His eyes release that consuming fire against our spiritual giants now. Jesus, we ask that You rescue a billion souls!
We, as Your intercessors, confidently declare that “It still works.” We state our faith that the Mercy Seat is still in operation - the throne of grace is still the highest throne and it still releases all-sufficient grace. We pray and declare these things in Jesus’ name, amen!
We decree that spiritual giants on the earth will now fall!
Much of today’s post was taken from my book Giants Will Fall.
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