Satan’s kingdom is divided into three main strongholds. The stronghold of the heavens: the stronghold of the earth and the stronghold of the sea or waters.
Of these three the least understood by man, especially Christians, is the stronghold of the sea. Let us look at the first two briefly before we examine this largely unknown stronghold.
Stronghold of the Heavens
Satan dwells in what is called the second heavens. The bible talks about the Queen of heaven.
Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying; Ye and your wives have both spoken with your mouths, and fulfilled with your hand, saying, We will surely perform our vows that we have vowed, to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her: ye will surely accomplish your vows, and surely perform your vows. (Jeremiah 44:25)
They worship of the Host of Heaven:
And hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, either the sun, or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded; (Deuteronomy 17:3)
While also, Satan is referred to as the Prince of the air.
Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: (Ephesians 2:2)
Stronghold of the Earth:
So many evil altars are spread all over the earth including Satanic temples. In the bible such spirits were referred to as earth ruling spirits. They are referred to as Baal which literally means Lord or master.
(There are various gods that went by this title. These include Baal-berith-worshipped at Shechem after the death of Gideon, Baal-gad- meaning Lord of good luck worshipped in Gad in Palestine and Baal-peor – worshipped by the Moabites to mention a few. There is also Baal-zebub the Lord of the flies worshipped in Ekron and referred to in the New Testament as Beelzebub.
Being a mere title of “Lord” or “Master” Baal was initially also used by the Israelites to refer to God. It was when the preponderance of its usage as a title for all of these false gods came to be that the Lord himself told the Israelites to no longer refer to him as Baal. This is later reflected in the book of Hosea:
And it shall be at that day, saith the LORD, that thou shalt call me Ishi; and shalt call me no more Baali. For I will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth, and they shall no more be remembered by their name. (Hosea 2:16-17)
This equally led to the suffix Baal being dropped by the Israelites in their names. Thus Jerubbaal became Jerubbesheth and Merib-baal became Mephibosheth to mention a few. )
Stronghold of the Sea
Unfortunately however a lot of Christians find it difficult to understand how the sea is a spiritual stronghold. The truth however is that the sea, water, rivers and their powers will always play a major role in a person life and your ability to exercise dominion over them will determine how far you go in the ministry.
You cannot be a very successful minister of God or spiritual warrior without understanding and exercising dominion over water powers.
You cannot ignore water powers; you must encounter them at one point in life.
The influence of water powers in the world today cannot be ignored. Many names that relate to the daily affairs of men are derived from the sea. Below are a few examples:
Nigeria -derived from river Niger.
Cameroun- literally means land of shrimps
Jamaica-means wood and water or marshy land
Cyprus, -name of a sea god.
Madrid- derived from the name of a major sea (now a dried river bed) in Spain.
There are certain spirits/ powers that dwell in the sea.
Let’s establish a few facts from the bible that emphasises the importance of the need to master these powers:
If you cannot exercise dominion over the waters, you can not be set free from bondage.
The children of Israel had to pass through the Red Sea before they could experience deliverance from the land of Egypt. Thus they had to exercise dominion over the marine Kingdom.
If you cannot exercise dominion over the water powers you cannot walk into you breakthrough.
The children of Israel had to walk through the River Jordan before they enter the Promised Land.
And it came to pass, when all the people were clean passed over Jordan, that the LORD spake unto Joshua, saying, (Joshua 4:1)
A more concealed case of having to overcome the marine Kingdom before entering into ones breakthrough is seen in the life of Joseph. Water sprits are responsible for sexual immorality. When Joseph was tempted by Potiphar’s wife he was actually being confronted by the Marine powers. If he had succumbed his ministry and calling would have drowned in the waters of life. But he was able to avoid the pitfall. He was able to walk through the waters.
Before you can attain your glory and anointing you have exercise dominion over the waters.
Elijah had to part the River Jordan to reach the point where the chariot of fire appeared to take him to heaven.
Elisha also had to cross the river Jordan with Elijah to get to the point where he could request for the double portion of anointing.
To exercise your anointing you have to exercise dominion over the waters.
When Elijah left, Elisha had to exercise powers over the waters by dividing and crossing river Jordan to go to where he would commence his ministry.
After overpowering the marine Kingdom to commence your ministry or wilderness experience you will still encounter the marine kingdom powers along the way.
After coming out of the Red sea the children of Israel still had to encounter the marine kingdom in the form of the waters of Marah :
And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah. And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink? And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them,
Again, during the wilderness experience they had to see water gushing from the rock.
Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.
At the beginning of Jesus ministry the Lord stood the test of exercising power over the water powers by converting water into wine:
So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum.
As Elisha crossed the Jordan to begin his ministry the first challenge he faced was from the marine kingdom:
And the men of the city said unto Elisha, Behold, I pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord seeth: but the water is naught, and the ground barren. And he said, Bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein. And they brought it to him. And he went forth unto the spring of the waters, and cast the salt in there, and said, Thus saith the LORD, I have healed these waters; there shall not be from thence any more death or barren land.
(2 Kings 2:19-21)
Water powers will challenge and seek to sink a person’s ministry. You need to exercise dominion over such powers to silence them.
The bible explains how such powers sought to sink the boat that Jesus was in:
And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. (Mar 4:37)
And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.(Mar 4:41) And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him? (Mark 4:39)
It is obvious here that if Jesus did not know how to exercise dominion over the powers in the water his ministry would have came to an abrupt end. The storm, initiated by the sea, was designed to destroy the ship. The ship represents the vehicle of Jesus ministry. If the storm succeeded it would have destroyed both Jesus and all his disciples in the boat! So if you attend a ministry where they do not exercise dominion over water powers and you personally do not have such dominion when the storm of life attacks the ministry both the leader and the followers will be affected!
Waters powers hinder growth and steal a person’s source of livelihood
And the sons of the prophets said unto Elisha, Behold now, the place where we dwell with thee is too strait for us.(2) Let us go, we pray thee, unto Jordan, and take thence every man a beam, and let us make us a place there, where we may dwell. And he answered, Go ye.(3) And one said, Be content, I pray thee, and go with thy servants. And he answered, I will go.4) So he went with them. And when they came to Jordan, they cut down wood.5) But as one was felling a beam, the axe head fell into the water: and he cried, and said, Alas, master! for it was borrowed.6) And the man of God said, Where fell it? And he shewed him the place. And he cut down a stick, and cast it in thither; and the iron did swim.7) Therefore said he, Take it up to thee. And he put out his hand, and took it. (2Ki 6:1-7)
If you are successful financially and you marry or employ someone from the marine kingdom the spirits associated with such a person will ruin the business by introducing the spirit of the waster into your life.
At one point or the other in life every person must contact water spirits.
As said in the article on Deliverance from the Marine Kingdom, Spirit Husband and Spirit Wife” numerous problems in life originate from these marine kingdom spirits such as all forms of sexual immorality, ( lust fornication, perverseness etc) financial disaster etc)
In Revelations we are made to understand that certain powers dwell and will rise up from within the sea:
And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.2) And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. .(Rev 13:3)
When you cannot exercise control over the powers in the water you will be afraid to step out of your boat (going beyond your comfort zone or area of influence.)
And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.49) But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out.50) For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid. Mar 6:51) And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered. (Mar 6:48-51)
This is why on many occasions when we read about the waters in the bible what is actually being referred to are the powers that reside within these waters:
In the book of Psalms King David makes a startling statement:
He sent from above, he took me; he drew me out of many waters. (Psalm 18:16)
Likewise elsewhere we read:
Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.15) Let not the water flood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me. (Psalm 69:14-15)
In such verses what is the Psalmist referring to? As stated earlier all the spirits responsible for sexual immorality are from the waters. (Please read message on Deliverance from the marine Kingdom: spirit husbands and spirit wives.) The bible makes it clear that King David had affairs with many women. By saying that the Lord drew him out of many waters he was not referring to being drowned by waters physically. He was referring to the numerous water related spirits that he had to deal with as a result of the women all around him.
It is the same light he spoke in Psalm 69 where he states that he should be delivered from out of the deep waters and that the Lord should not allow the water flood overflow him. In other words the Lord should save him from all forms of destruction via involvement with these water spirits in such women. Solomon unfortunately, could not say the same.
That there are numerous spirits within the waters is evident in the book of Mark. Here we are told how certain spirits rushed to dwell in the waters:
And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains: Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him. And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones. But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him, And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not. For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit. And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many. And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country. Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding. And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them. And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.
From the above we can see that the wealth and industries of certain people are so tied to the sea that they do not want to be delivered. These people asked Jesus to depart from their coasts!
Aphrodisiac and Sea Food
There is certain food that is refereed to as Aphrodiasic. Aphrodite is the Greek god of Sex. (This spirit is otherwise known as eros) When people eat Aphrodisiac food this spirit enters there lives. Most food that comes from under the sea is Aphrodisiac.
There are spirits in the sea called Nymphs. These spirits accompany aphrodisiac food – These are thee same spirits that enter into the lives of people through all forms of sexual pervasiveness and make them have uncontrollable sexual desires. This is why such people are referred to as Nymphomaniacs.
May the anointing to deal with the marine kingdom fall upon your life in the name of Jesus!
Oh lord, empower me to deal with water powers in the name of Jesus.
Powers under the sea, withholding my glory die and release me in the name of Jesus.
I slay every dragon under the sea withholding my glory
You spirit of the octopus in my life come out and die in the name of Jesus
Every power of the water holding me in bondage break and release me now in the name of Jesus.
My anointing being withheld by Marine powers I take you back now in the name of Jesus.
Postscript: Remember Hell is real Heaven is real.(Matthew 11:23) No matter how long we spend here on earth it cannot be compared to the time we shall spend in eternity. Hebrews 12:14 states: Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.Jesus is the way, truth and life. No man cometh to God except through Him. (John 14:6)
Pastor, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Angel Branch (MFM Angel) U.K London. Website:www.mfmangel.com
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