Summary: The Leviathan spirit operates by attacking ministries and people associated within a ministry by stubbornness, rebellion, disobedience, lies, miscommunication, condescending attitudes, self exhaltation.
Confronting the Spirit of Leviathan
Pastor M.L. Maughmer, Jr.
Matthew 11:12 says “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force”.
Luke 17:20-21 says “And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you”.
WATCH THIS:- the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence and the violent take it by force, yet the kingdom of God is within you; therefore the violence that is being fought is within me as well. James 4:1 says “From whence [come] wars and fightings among you? [come they] not hence, [even] of your lusts that war in your members” So when the kingdom suffereth violence it is me and you that suffer the violence because we must constantly fight against this flesh. This flesh is enmity against God and we must crucify it and bring it under subjection. See the biggest fight we have is not with demons but with ourselves. Demons are subject to the spirit of God so we can rebuke demons in the name of Jesus and they have to flee, but it is within us that spiritual warfare often takes place and the battlefield is the mind. Because demonic spirits try to influence my flesh to do certain things or act in certain ways and that is violence, but because I crucify flesh daily I am violent and take victory by force.
Paul said it best in Romans 7:15-25 “For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that [it is] good. Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but [how] to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin”. That’s Spiritual Warfare!!
The devil is upset with Apostolic Glorious Church we are destined to work the work of Him who has sent us. There is an anointing upon the church to be fruitful and make disciples for the Kingdom of God. We say that “We are the church that Loves everybody” and because we have this as our motto, the enemy is going to try to do everything in his power to see if that is true.
1st Corinthians 13:13 says “And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these [is] charity”. Charity is Love.
There has been an attack that has come against the church and us as members of the church. If we look at it and be truthful with ourselves we will see that there have been things in our individual homes as well as the church that has been under attack. We have come up against a spirit called Leviathan and in this lesson we will expose this principality and confront Leviathan and defeat him in the name of JESUS.
I read of one pastor who said he had a vision and saw this serpent, Leviathan, crawling into the church basement. See the adversary will try to sneak into the church in order to destroy it and if we are not aware of the tricks that he is trying we will fall victim.
Several weeks ago I taught on the spirit of Python and told you how this spirit will try to squeeze life out of you. Well this spirit of Leviathan operates in similar fashion; however, some of the characteristics of this spirit are more devastating. There are only a few references to this spirit in the scripture, but as we search these scriptures we shall receive some insights on the attack methods of this principality.