From Pat Cocking
She may now be Pat King from Extreme Prophetic and may not be as true to the calling as she once was. She needs prayer if this is true.
This month, our prayer directive takes us into the birthing of the "kingly" anointing in the Body of Christ. The kingly anointing involves the manifestation of the power and authority of Christ through the church. The Lord has impressed me concerning a spiritual assault that needs to be prayed through for the Body of Christ as the kingly anointing surfaces in manifestation. It is concerning a spirit called "leviathan". Jezebel attempted to assault the prophetic move but leviathan will attempt to thwart the kingly.
In Job 41:34, it says that leviathan is "king" over all the sons of pride. This spirit is desiring to claim the "power" for it's own glory and will seek to tempt believers into pride in order for them to ultimately give him the glory (without knowing it).
The kingly anointing of Jesus and the release of power in the Kingdom is going to be wide spread and awesome under a corporate anointing but it MUST be protected from pride.
Please pray for alertness and protection from the subtle temptations that this spirit brings. "Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil".
Please pray especially for leaders and preachers.
The following is a list of some possible temptations initiated by leviathan in regards to the kingly anointing:
1. Condescending attitudes towards others in the Body. We are to esteem others as higher than ourselves. If we catch ourselves thinking of another as less than ourselves in any way but especially in regards to spiritual gifting, understanding, etc...we must repent quickly.....this attitude could become a landing strip for pride.
2. Independent attitude. The Body of Christ is "one" and we are united in heart although we might all have different functions. If we ever feel "out there...just wanting to do our own thing"...while forgetting the fuller Kingdom purpose which embraces the whole...we must beware.
3. Self glory. Although it is good for one to enjoy the workings, dealings, giftings and blessings that the hand of the Lord brings to us, we must be careful not to think that it is because of our own greatness. All things are given to us as a gift of grace (undeserved, unmerited favour) and all the worship and delight in these blessings must be returned to Him who authored them....remembering our helpless and humble estate without Him. We can never glory in our own righteousness...it is as filthy rags.
4. Self confidence. When we begin to feel a confidence in our own abilities to produce the anointing and the fruit of the Kingdom, we must be alert to the tempter.
5. Lack of time in His presence. Often times this is a sign that a temptation to pride has come. It indicates a possibility that we have become self sufficient and self ruled and no longer need all that we have and all that we are to flow from His Presence and Counsel. This is dangerous in that it can produce a mindset of "self rule" that subsequently asks God to bless and serve what man has initiated.
6. Judgment and critical attitudes and thoughts. The heart of a "judge" is postured "above" others. The heart of a "savior" is postured in servant hood.
7. Boasting over achievements and revelation. (Often times this is not an outward action but an inward attitude)
8. Dishonor of authority. We are to esteem and honor those in authority (even if they are NOT under Holy Spirit control....i.e. David's attitude towards Saul). Attitudes of dishonor towards leaders often indicates pride in the heart.
9. Desiring to be served. Jesus did not come to be served but to serve. This is the posture of humility.
10. Desire for reputation. Jesus was a man of no reputation. He emptied Himself. If we have inner desires to be esteemed by others, we need to be watchful. Pride could be lurking.
11. Desiring to control others.
12. Use of a position of authority or gift to fulfill selfish ambition and vision.
I take this piece because the listing of those things which do damage to the Kingly anointing are real and it is a good message to both the intercessor of ministers and ministries and to the minister his or herself, and personally I add that we ought well to look in the mirror of scripture to the ways in which we conduct ourselves before God.
Something to think about