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Five Demonic Spirits In The Book Of Joshua Defined PDF Print E-mail


Are they active in your life right now?

Consider how these five demonic spirits may be operating in your life today? In Joshua 10 is the story of Joshua and the Israelites fighting against the five Amorite kings. While they battled the Amorite armies, the five kings that represent five demonic spirits still in operation today went and hid in the cave of Makkedah [pronounced Makida].

The story in Joshua 10:10 reads, “… so the Lord routed them before Israel and struck them down as far as Azekah and Makkedah …”

Joshua 10:16 reads, “But these five kings had fled and hidden themselves in a cave at Makkedah …”

Joshua 10:24 reads, “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."

Joshua 10:25 reads, “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.”

The Lords tells us that we have victory over these five kings that are really demonic spirits that can come against you, your church, nations and the Body of Christ.

Jane Hamon helped research the meaning of each of the king’s names to understand the demonic spiritual implications for the Body of Christ today.

As you read the descriptions below of each demonic spirit, consider how these demonic spirits may have access to your life.

1st demonic spirit
Adoni-Zedek, king of Jerusalem [this is before the Israelites took possession], represents a demonic spirit of oppression that leads to injustice, fear, poverty confusion and defeat. This demonic spirit is after your peace and tries to instill worry and fear. The oppression can cause head pain and constriction in the chest.

2nd demonic spirit
Hoham, king of Hebron, represents the demonic spirit of religion that 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. This demonic spirit Hoham causes an inability to move forward in the things of God and will always resist spiritual warfare.

3rd demonic spirit
Piram, king of Jarmuth, represents a demonic 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.

4th demonic spirit
Japhia, king of Lachish, represents a demonic spirit of blindness. This demonic 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.

5th demonic spirit
Debir, king of Eglon, represents a demonic 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. This demonic spirit's 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 [representing demonic spirits] 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 five demonic spirits [and all other demonic spirit]. Put your feet on their necks [prophetically]!

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

Bill Hamon
Christian International Ministries Network

The information shared here came from a prophetic word from Bill Hamon, October 16, 2007. The prophetic word titled It’s Time To Put Our Feet On The Neck Of The Enemy is posted on www.CovenantLife.co.za’s Web site.

It is Healed People, Heal People's sincere hope that reading this article has not made you nervous. If after reading the definitions, you see the demonic spirits are active in your life, calm down. By your authority in Christ, you can command these demonic spirits out of your life. If you have any questions, please post a comment here to receive a response.

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