Continuing my personal notes from Sandie Freed's Conquering the Antichrist Spirit. These are just my own notes, you definitely want to have her book in your hands. Here's how.
The way to develop faith is to draw near to the Lord. When we draw near to Him we also gain the power to shift governments.
What we submit to will govern us.
12 tribes and leaders.
Shammua-from Reuben, the seer and discerning tribe. Shammua meant desolate and devastated, bent in a certain direction.Horrified focused on being afraid because of past horrors.
Shapat-from Simeon, the hearers tribe ordained to hear the voice of God. Shaphat means judged. Saw himself as a grasshopper rather than conqueror. He heard defeat and reported back.
Igal from Issachar, gifted in knowing times and seasons of God and what Israel should do. Igal means redeemer but didn’t view the land as God’s redemptive plan. Rather than viewing the threshing floor experience as ordained by the Lord, Igal saw it as insurmountable.
Palti-Benjamin, blessed. Palti means deliverance and safety but didn’t see self blessed or see God as deliverer. He kept circling the wilderness and died.
Gaddiel from Zebulon. Gaddiel means God is my fortune b ut something must have robbed him of focus and self confidence. Zebulon means exalted. Gaddiel was hand picked to be a leader who pierces the darkness, invades and ocercomes. He could have claimed that He could do all things through Christ who gives me strength but instead he gave a negative report.
Gaddi from Manasseh. Gaddi was fortunate and should have seen that God is our fortune. Manasseh means forgetting.. Gaddi had ability to forget past pain and move forward but chose to not reap spoils of his tribe connection.