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It's Time To Put Our Feet On The Neck of The Enemy
It's very rare that I have prophetic dreams. When I had a dream on October 4, I knew it was significant, especially since our staff had been meeting daily for intercession. In my dream, I kept hearing, "Makida is the answer. Makida is the key. Deal with Makida." Then I woke up.

I didn't even know how to spell "Makida," but I wrote it down so that I wouldn't forget. The next day, I tried to look it up. I also asked my daughter-in-law, Jane Hamon, for input since she is good at researching words. She found "machi" and "da" in the concordance and discovered that together they mean "this is the one that will cause you to decrease, to become impoverished, to be depressed."

Then on October 15, the board of directors for Christian International (CI) gathered for our annual meeting. After the necessary legal business, we took some time to seek the Lord and prophesy over the ministry. One member felt that the spiritual warfare CI is facing was not just for our ministry, but for other churches, nations and the Body of Christ as a whole. Another member heard the Lord say that we were spiritually at a battle comparable to the battle Joshua and the Israelites fought after Jericho and Ai. We looked that up and discovered in Joshua 10, the story of Joshua and the Israelites fighting against the five Amorite kings. While they battled the Amorite armies, the five kings went and hid in the cave of Makkedah (same pronunciation as "Makida").

The story in Joshua 10 reads:

Verse 10. " the Lord routed them before Israel…and struck them down as far as Azekah and Makkedah...." Verse 16," But these five kings had fled and hidden themselves in a cave at Makkedah...." Verse 24, "So it was, when they brought out those kings to Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said to the captains of the men of war who went with him, 'Come near, put your feet on the necks of these kings.' And they drew near and put their feet on their necks. Verse 25, "Then Joshua said to them, 'Do not be afraid, nor be dismayed; be strong and of good courage, for thus the Lord will do to all your enemies against whom you fight.'"

Five Spirits Being Exposed

We knew the Lord was telling us that we have victory over these five "kings" (demonic spirits) that have been coming against us. Jane Hamon helped research the meaning of each of the king's names to understand the spiritual implications for the Body of Christ today. As you read these brief descriptions of each of them, consider how these spirits may have had access to your life:

Adoni-Zedek, king of Jerusalem (this is before the Israelites took possession), represents a spirit of oppression that leads to injustice, fear, poverty, confusion and defeat. This spirit is after your peace and tries to instill worry and fear. The oppression can cause head pain and constriction in the chest.

Hoham, king of Hebron, represents the spirit of religion, which drives people into religious performance to try to perfect themselves through legalism rather than the leading of the Holy Spirit. This can lead to passivity, retreat, moral corruption, exhaustion, weariness and broken relationships. It causes an inability to move forward in the things of God and will always resist spiritual warfare.

Piram, king of Jarmuth, represents a spirit of besiegement that can lead to barrenness, poverty, isolation and death. It wants to keep you wild, unbridled and too proud to submit to true spiritual authority so that you will be isolated.

Japhia, king of Lachish, represents a spirit of blindness. This spirit will try to get you to shine the light on yourself and demand your rights, so that you take God's glory for yourself and lose the ability to receive revelation from God. It can darken your spiritual understanding, bringing a lack of joy and a feeling of bondage.

Debir, king of Eglon, represents a spirit of accusation. It seeks to get you to attack others' reputations, to bring discredit to leaders, and to stop true prophetic revelation from going forth or to release false prophets. Its goal is to cut off the voice of the Lord, stop the war cry of the saints and remove the presence of God from your midst.

After Joshua and the Israelites defeated the Amorite armies, Joshua had the five kings removed from the cave. Joshua asked his military captains to put their feet on the necks of the five kings. This is what the Holy Spirit is saying to each of us: "I have given you the victory over these spirits that have come against you and tried to bring you into a place of decrease. It's time to put your feet on the neck of the enemy and enforce your victory!"

Jesus is waiting until all enemies are made His footstool. Let your faith arise to realize--the enemies that have been holding you back have been exposed! You have the victory in Christ over all these spirits. Put your feet on their necks!

I preached this message on October 16, at our annual International Gathering and the entire group did prophetic acts to portray putting our feet on the necks of these spirits and displaying their defeat openly. Following that message, confirmations came from several others. The next morning, a woman called one of our ministers and asked, "Do you know anything about the five kings or the word 'Makkedah?' The Lord has just spoken to me and said these are the five spirits that are holding the Body of Christ in bondage."

One of the speakers for the International Gathering missed the previous night's meeting, but the next day, he received a call from a business partner. He asked the Lord what was holding up a large money deal they were working on. He felt the Lord say that they needed to go to Joshua 10 and deal with the five Amorite kings, and then they would see it completed.

I have also learned that Kim Clement prophesied the following on September 2, 2007:

"I will shake the earth. The five powers that have tried to control My people are being shaken now," says the Spirit of God. "You may wonder what it is. I'm giving them to you--what the enemy stole at the turn of the century. Azusa, this they called the revival of the beginning of the last century." Now God says, "A greater than Azusa revival, greater than any century has ever delivered because I am bringing down the five powerful forces and they will never control My people again. I will come into your home over the season that they call My birthday, nevertheless, I will come into your house and what you have lost in 2007, I will give back to you in 2008," says the Spirit of the Living God. 

I encourage you to accept and decree your victory over these five spirits. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal any way these spirits have been holding you back, and receive your complete freedom today! The Church has won a great victory!

Yours in Christ,

Bill Hamon
Christian International Ministries Network

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