Welcome, from all of us at CTCI. Please join us today and the next six Mondays as we study, one at a time, the ancient enemies of Israel and how these spirits are still relevant to our world today. This is extremely valuable information to raise our awareness of the battles we fight daily. We know these battles are not of flesh and blood, but of spirits and principalities.
Part 1 – Who are the Hittites? ~~ by Susan Pons
“Behold, I will send you Eli’jah the prophet before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes. And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the land with a curse (Malachi 4:5-6).
This is the perfect Scripture to begin with in order for each of us to perhaps face the happening that a curse has been released across our land and the reasons for its release. As a culture the hearts of the fathers are not being turned towards their children which makes it almost impossible for the hearts of the children to be turned to their fathers. Malachi declares the consequence of the sinful divide between fathers and children, “lest I come and smite the land with a curse”. Amazing as it is, this is the final warning of the Old Testament.
When a curse comes upon a nation, it covers the nation except for those people who recognize its debilitating force.
What happens when enemies enter our land?
Exodus 34:10 says “As of right now, I’m making a covenant with you: In full sight of your people I will work wonders that have never been created in all the earth, in any nation. Take careful note of all I command you today. I’m clearing your way by driving out Amorites, Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites. Stay vigilant. Don’t let down your guard lest you make covenant with the people who live in the land that you are entering and they trip you up”.
Who were these enemies that had entered the land of Israel? Let’s define them and compare them to our America in today’s world. Today we will talk about the Hiitites.
- Hittites – This word literally translated means “sons of terror”; and as we know, the word terror refers to an extreme manifestation of fear. The Hittite spirit will bring intimidation and fear and discouragement. In Numbers 21:1-4, King Arad heard that Israel was coming. He fought against Israel and took captives. Israel made a vow to God and asked for His help. God accepted the vow and Israel, with God’s help, won the battle. But, the Hittite spirit did its damage.
“And the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way” (Numbers 21:4 KJV). The Hittite spirit had done its job of causing Israel to become fearful.
In America today it may do us well to recognize the Hittite spirit operating in our nation to bring fear to those who disagree with their agenda that goes against the peace and safety of our nation and citizens. Some examples are: school, church, and synagogue shootings; violent shows on our TV and movie screens; violent video games; and in Chicago 75% of Black homes are fatherless…thus the Hittite spirit is free to operate.
Father God, we come before You today and ask for Your healing in our land. We repent for all of the sins we commit against Your will. We especially today repent for allowing, unnoticed, this spirit of “Hittites” into our midst. We pray for wisdom and discernment and for Your Holy Spirit of righteousness to cover and fill our land and overcome the darkness of this enemy tactic. We know he loses. We pray for America, that changes in Your will be done, and Your kingdom to come here. We thank You for loving us and saving us and guiding us through it all, in Jesus name, amen.
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