I woke up from a dream this morning to the Holy Spirit saying, “I have given you power to tread upon scorpions.” I immediately open my Bible to find where this verse is and it is in Luke 10:19 “Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you.” As I am praying into this dream the Lord adds some puzzle pieces for me reminding me the Houston Astros won the World Series last night for the second consecutive year. And this month in the astrological calendar is the month of the scorpion. I do some Biblical research on the word scorpion and find out it lurks in walls, it is called a watchmen and the Holy Spirit immediately says, “The scorpion is a counterfeit watchman, but I have given you authority over every snake in the grass and scorpion in the wall.” Immediatley I see in the spirit a hammer smashing the head of the scorpion and the snake to death.
The Lord has been speaking to me this week about how the church has not dealt with the enemy correctly. We have tolerated rather than dominated the enemy. We have allowed him access into many places in the earth and the Lord is ready for us to pick up the hammer of His word (Jeremiah 23:29) and crush the head of the scorpions in the wall and the snakes in the grass. We are called to tread upon them, to put them under our feet, to crush them. It is not a passive act, this is a smiting, a striking we are to release. Our decrees of the word of God smite the enemy in our nation. But we must exercise our authority. The Holy Spirit reminded me of Romans 16 which says, “And the God of peace will soon crush Satan under His feet.” We do not need to be angry or violent, but we do need to exercise authority and use some force. I remember Jael in Judges 4:21 “Jael, Heber’s wife, took a tent peg and seized a hammer in her hand, and went secretly to him and drove the peg into his temple, and it went through into the ground; for he was sound asleep and exhausted. So he died.” Grab your Bible, grab your song and smite the enemy today, tomorrow and everyday going forward, if we are going to take our countries back, we must deal with the snakes in the grass and the scorpions in the wall.