Job 26:5 "Dead things are formed from under the waters, and the inhabitants thereof."
Upon researching this powerful creature featured five times in the Old Testament, Leviathan is closely related to witchcraft, particularly in the curses laid upon innocent others. In European witchcraft, for instance, a type of talisman is used in magical evocation, and there is the symbol known as a 'Leviathan Cross' or 'Satan's Cross'.
I have personally been party to this spirit since COVID19 and returning from Israel with my husband - a direct onslaught from the enemy where just recently, I have had to deal with the spirit of witchcraft that came into my home through a ministry group (unbelievably, but yes!). It has appeared in two forms in the spirit: an old man, and a strong man: the old man was a well-known and familiar attachment to the person (warning bells!) much like a spirit guide, or sage, and the strong man to a strong young individual who had confessed to having a recent 'spiritual awakening'. Having this strong man in two representations caused alot of disturbing spiritual activity in a home which is normally filled with the Spirit and peaceable. They were accompanied by dreams and tangible witnessing of spiders, webs, "venom" poison indicated by warnings and witnessed by others praying in the spirit into this area that happened in my church and ministry. We need to be ON GUARD, to be paying attention! Even though I could not see all that was to be discerned because I was in the middle of the web of deception, and yes it is difficult to see and recall everything needed to get to the root. No matter how long we have been a Christian, how experienced, in knowledge of the Word, in ministry, a prayer group or whatever - even a worshipper, no one is quite prepared for the onslaught of Leviathan and the spirit of witchcraft, no one is immune to the power of this spirit.
Here is my recent testimony to this:
WITCHCRAFT AND LEVIATHAN: THE COILING SERPENT
I have recently found in my home so far: a pink crystal angel from new age shop, buddhist prayer on my fridge also from nurcha new age shop, white stone given to me but yet to be recovered and this is just in the last few weeks! In the past: old books I had not paid attention to, antique furniture (we had to return a certain item my husband had bought before we were married, it had to go back to a local dealer because of the spiritual attachments to it), talismans, various symbols in clothing, furnishings, objects, jewellery, calendars, false teaching and new age philosophies and more. My father when I was growing up had books on witchcraft in the UK, and other books which I read as a young girl growing up - I had to repent of the root of this in my life and have a clear testimony of the house my family lived in which was brand new. I shared this at church a few years ago here on the Sunshine Coast. My parents were divorced by the time I was 5 and my sister 3, and the cause of my family's split was spiritual without a doubt: primarily adultery through sexual idolatry, ancestral adultery, covetousness and deceptive spirits.
Many 'things' can appear attractive on the surface, beautiful even in its presentation, but without discernment we are opening ourselves up to the possibility of spiritual deception and access for the enemy to work into our lives. The LORD will reveal in dreams, visions and specifically in prayer (THANK YOU 🙏 PROPHETIC LIONESSES) that which the Holy Spirit wants us to see that has taken a stronghold. He wants to set us free, to get this spiritual influence out of our homes, regardless of being aware of them or not, He will show us. The point is, unless you are sensitive in the Spirit or you are paying attention, the enemy can slide in under the rug for he is subtle and his primary agenda is he wants spiritual access. Why? Because he is the father of lies, and his duty is to steal, kill and destroy families, lives, homes, marriages, your physical and mental health, holy righteous living. If he cannot get to you through your thoughts, through your insecurities, he will find other ways, like through DECEIVING SPIRITS, yoga, tai-chi and other physical practises that will tell you this is "harmless" but it goes deep, also talismans, twisting scripture, through any person who walks into your home or calls you who has a hidden agenda, who is not transparent, who is not lifting up Jesus but who is deflecting the LORD's due glory onto themselves. These specific people walk in persuasion, seduction, excellence even, or they may feel that God 'owes them' esp financially. These types of people are always seeking to influence others in numerous capacities, and are often accompanied by a 'strong man'. A good indicator is that the person will find it virtually impossible to recognise Jesus let alone talk about Him, and will profess to having a strong relationship only with the father. I have found that this 'father' is a twisted representation of our Father in Heaven. Jesus said:
"I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6.
I have had 2 strong man spirits brought in to my home in the last six months by two different people. We PRAYED for these dear ones to be released and we saw these spirit-men leave my home through the front door and the side door where we were praying at that time. I was so shocked, but more importantly very relieved! I could recognise the influence of the strongman in my home over the months since they arrived. Discord, disharmony, inability to break through in the spirit, and ultimatums. I say to you: PRAY for the spiritual climate of your home at this hour, THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!
2 Chron 20:15 This is what the LORD says: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army, for the battle does not belong to you, but to God.
Witchcraft is on the increase, matriarchal spirits, deception, false teachers and prophets, emotionalism in worship and ministry. If there is no mention of JESUS, I would be very careful of the spirit behind whatever is going on. If it has anything to do with card reading, stars and voyeurism, get rid of it. Acupuncture, yoga, body balance and other new age practices - there is NO CHRISTIAN version of these - the gentle physical aspects are very harmful because the spirit behind it is a PYTHON spirit, and it parks itself on the spine: affecting thinking, posture, diet and identity. It very nearly took my life. I have personally witnessed this deception - it has subtle attractions masking vanity, sexual seduction, almost hypnotic brain seductions, and I have had to break it off my life. Acupuncture also has its roots in Indian mysticism and certain alignments, very cleverly disguised, but if you are close to Jesus, He will show you! He is your LORD! not these ancient eastern practices that are alive with the Leviathan spirit, that play on our psychology. Your body, if you are born again, is the LORD's temple. When your spirit was born again, it was made perfect in Him. Our outwalking of our faith is to renew body and soul - the mind will and emotions - and if we are corrupting this, the body will manifest in negative ways.
LEVIATHAN is everywhere in our society! It has been noted as a great writhing serpent under cities, and generally moves through water systems, even in the spirit! The Leviathan is mentioned five times in the Tanakh (the Hebrew Bible of the Old Testament).
In Job 3:8 Let those who are experts at cursing— whose cursing could rouse Leviathan— curse that day.
If you believe you have been cursed: usually indicated by a weight in the spirit and you are feeling you are not making a breakthrough, please get two others to come into your home to pray with you, ask the Holy Spirit to reveal what it is so you can identify it and pray it out, receive healing and filling of the oil of the Holy Spirit. Often we come across things from previous tenants or owners of our properties we live in: some stories I have heard recently, one where a mother left her deaf mute son to clean a room in a house she left when she finished renting. It was dirty and numerous sex tools were left in the room all over the place. How a mother can leave her garbage behind for her challenged child to clean up like this is just beyond me. My friend who is now in the property communicated to the young man with pen and paper and told him to leave it, she would deal with it. It took a lot of spiritual cleaning to cleanse her home of sinful activity, where a marriage split, sexual idolatry, chaos and a bitter spirit dwelled. Witchcraft. Leviathan.
One of my own stories when I worked in a Christian School while teacher training: Upon leaving a flat in a catholic institution that was then a school and pentecostal church in the '90s, the LORD caused me to pray on the back porch of my home and repent on behalf of the nuns. Great atrocities happened in the 1950's and '60's, and I knew this because a number of us residing at the school witnessed a lot of spiritual activity that was quite frightening. The bursar's wife knew she was being followed in the hallways after school hours by a spirit with a knife threatening her. I saw many things as did others and there was a lot of prayer that went into that place. On that porch, Jesus gave me the names of the women in charge - to repent on their behalf, in the courtrooms of heaven, so the property could be free of the sins of those in the past. I did not plan to do this, it was all the hand of the Holy Spirit, and I can confidently say it put some spirits to rest. There was alot of harmful and heinous spiritual activity in that place when it was an orphanage also, a pastor and friend we ministered in sunday school together had exactly the same stories of the spirits that visited the boys at night. So LEVIATHAN, incubus spirit was still working in the place where we then lived and worked for a period of time; I taught there for a number of years being a school after it was a home for boys and before that a home for unmarried girls who were pregnant and gave birth there. It did eventually close 15 years ago and a new primary school was built next to it. I believe my Bohm piano I donated is still with the school! (now in a new building) I was the Performing Arts specialist teacher there for 3 years. "60 Minutes" did a television special when we were there, and there was a number of 'brave women' who came back who wanted closure, but most did not. A few - 8 or 9 were interviewed by Janet McIntyre, some I was told had taken their lives it was so horrific. I was taken aback by the trauma of every one of these women, not so much of their predicament at the time, but their grief with the memory of how they remembered the place and what I knew and recognised to be the spirits behind that. I believe people do know this to be true, but they struggle to name it because in the natural it is "crazy". I remember the school hall alone had a cornice of grape vines with little foxes running through it all the way around the room. The church was also held in that hall for a number of years and although it was spirit-filled, there was a visiting prophet who brought a false anointing. I received a powerful vision of the four angels while he was there who showed me the 'false anointing' on this man and to warn the pastor. Which I did, but for many it was too late because they worked to change their lives according to the word they were given - even a marriage that lasted just months from the directional word they were given from this prophet.
Deceiving spirits speak through the mouths of ones deceived, curses also unwittingly come through the mouths of ones not aware and under deception, and they may be having judgment or even worse specific agendas against a person. It might just be even one thing a person is perceived to have done, an offense is taken by the perpetrator and the Leviathan is given authority. Careless stewardship where some people believe they are entitled, owed or excused to do and say whatever they want (covetous - interested only in their own hearts desires, which can lead to 'extravagance' in its sin) also leave an unwelcome feeling behind when they have left, including rebellion, discord, shame, and humiliating spirits. I can recount for so many I have witnessed in my own life and others I have had the privilege to disciple, pray with and who have shared with me, I could probably write a book!
Here are some SCRIPTURES on this spirit:
LEVIATHAN IN THE NATURAL HAS THE CHARACTERISTICS OF LEVIATHAN IN THE SPIRITUAL.
THE STRENGTH OF LEVIATHAN IN DETAIL:
Job 40:15–41:26, “Behold, Behemoth, which I made as I made you; he eats grass like an ox. 16 Behold, his strength in his loins, and his power in the muscles of his belly. 17 He makes his tail stiff like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are knit together. 18 His bones are tubes of bronze, his limbs like bars of iron.
19 “He is the first of the works of God; let him who made him bring near his sword! 20 For the mountains yield food for him where all the wild beasts play. 21 Under the lotus plants he lies, in the shelter of the reeds and in the marsh. 22 For his shade the lotus trees cover him; the willows of the brook surround him. 23 Behold, if the river is turbulent he is not frightened; he is confident though Jordan rushes against his mouth. 24 Can one take him by his eyes, or pierce his nose with a snare?
41 “Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook or press down his tongue with a cord? 2 Can you put a rope in his nose or pierce his jaw with a hook? 3 Will he make many pleas to you? Will he speak to you soft words? 4 Will he make a covenant with you to take him for your servant forever? 5 Will you play with him as with a bird, or will you put him on a leash for your girls? 6 Will traders bargain over him? Will they divide him up among the merchants? 7 Can you fill his skin with harpoons or his head with fishing spears? 8 Lay your hands on him; remember the battle—you will not do it again! 9 Behold, the hope of a man is false; he is laid low even at the sight of him. 10 No one is so fierce that he dares to stir him up. Who then is he who can stand before me? 11 Who has first given to me, that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is mine.
12 “I will not keep silence concerning his limbs, or his mighty strength, or his goodly frame. 13 Who can strip off his outer garment? Who would come near him with a bridle? 14 Who can open the doors of his face? Around his teeth is terror. 15 His back is made of rows of shields, shut up closely as with a seal. 16 One is so near to another that no air can come between them. 17 They are joined one to another; they clasp each other and cannot be separated. 18 His sneezings flash forth light, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the dawn. 19 Out of his mouth go flaming torches; sparks of fire leap forth. 20 Out of his nostrils comes forth smoke, as from a boiling pot and burning rushes. 21 His breath kindles coals, and a flame comes forth from his mouth. 22 In his neck abides strength, and terror dances before him. 23 The folds of his flesh stick together, firmly cast on him and immovable. 24 His heart is hard as a stone, hard as the lower millstone. 25 When he raises himself up, the mighty are afraid; at the crashing they are beside themselves. 26 Though the sword reaches him, it does not avail, nor the spear, the dart, or the javelin. 27 He counts iron as straw, and bronze as rotten wood. 28 The arrow cannot make him flee; for him, sling stones are turned to stubble. 29 Clubs are counted as stubble; he laughs at the rattle of javelins. 30 His underparts are like sharp potsherds; he spreads himself like a threshing sledge on the mire. 31 He makes the deep boil like a pot; he makes the sea like a pot of ointment. 32 Behind him he leaves a shining wake; one would think the deep to be white-haired. 33 On earth there is not his like, a creature without fear. 34 He sees everything that is high; he is king over all the sons of pride.”
Psalm 74:4-23 Your foes roared in the place where you met with us; they set up their standards as signs. 5 They behaved like men wielding axes to cut through a thicket of trees. 6 They smashed all the carved paneling with their axes and hatchets. 7 They burned your sanctuary to the ground; they defiled the dwelling place of your Name. 8 They said in their hearts, “We will crush them completely!” They burned every place where God was worshiped in the land.
9 We are given no signs from God; no prophets are left, and none of us knows how long this will be. 10 How long will the enemy mock you, God? Will the foe revile your name forever? 11 Why do you hold back your hand, your right hand? Take it from the folds of your garment and destroy them!
12 But God is my King from long ago; he brings salvation on the earth.
13 It was you who split open the sea by your power; you broke the heads of the monster in the waters. 14 It was you who crushed the heads of Leviathan and gave it as food to the creatures of the desert. 15 It was you who opened up springs and streams; you dried up the ever-flowing rivers. 16 The day is yours, and yours also the night; you established the sun and moon. 17 It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth; you made both summer and winter.
18 Remember how the enemy has mocked you, Lord, how foolish people have reviled your name. 19 Do not hand over the life of your dove to wild beasts; do not forget the lives of your afflicted people forever. 20 Have regard for your covenant, because haunts of violence fill the dark places of the land. 21 Do not let the oppressed retreat in disgrace; may the poor and needy praise your name. 22 Rise up, O God, and defend your cause; remember how fools mock you all day long. 23 Do not ignore the clamor of your adversaries, the uproar of your enemies, which rises continually.
LEVIATHAN LIVES IN THE DEEP WATER
Psalm 104:26 There the ships sail about; There is that Leviathan Which You have made to play there.
PUNISHMENT AND JUDGMENT IS IMMINENT
Isaiah 27:1. In that day, the LORD will punish with his sword, his fierce, great and powerful sword, Leviathan the gliding serpent, Leviathan the coiling serpent; he will slay the monster of the sea. I, the LORD, watch over it; I water it continually. I guard it day and night so that no one may harm it. I am not angry.
LEVIATHAN RETURNING IN REVELATION
Reviving the gliding serpent of Isaiah 27:1, the red dragon reappears in Revelation 12:3-6
3 And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. 4 His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born. 5 She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne. 6 Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.
Note that in Revelation 12:1-2 the first sign is of a woman in heaven surrounded by sun, moon and twelve stars. If you follow MTV -Hollywood - media and symbolism and logos in corporate business, and have done your research on pagan worship, these signs are very clear today – Statue of Liberty, film and banking corporation logos, obelisks, and more blatantly in the last 6 months or so, devil and satanic worship and statues, and so on. The dragon is waiting for the child to be born of the pregnant woman in order to devour it (12:4). Eve and the serpent are mirrored here but the interpretation is different, where the contention is over the child now, not the initial fruit from the tree of good and evil (Gen 3:16). Revelation 12:9 equates the dragon with the serpent in the Garden of Eden:
And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
LEVIATHAN LINKED TO CURSING
Be wary! The Word has much to say on the tongue, as small as a rudder but can wreck a great ship (James) and
Job 3:8 Let those curse it who curse the day, who are ready to rouse up Leviathan.
THE SOURCE OF LEVIATHAN AND WITCHCRAFT
John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
INSTRUCTION FOR TODAY
Be wise and alert! Jesus warned and PREPARED the disciples for just that in His teaching:
“Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves” - Matthew 10:16
Be sure to fight any thing in the spirit with the WORD of GOD. As Jesus was tempted in the wilderness, our LORD resisted every wile of the devil with "It is written...".
Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
Finally, ensure that you yourself, are not trying to 'fix' spiritual problems in another, for all you are doing is standing in front of a loved one who our Father requires direct access to. Our job is to Pray and STEP ASIDE for the LORD to do His Work. Also, there is a responsibility we have to Jesus, to ensure we are not dipping ourselves in far eastern practices, meditations and subconscious rituals - they are of the devil and NOT scripturally based. They pollute our lives with sin. We must cease giving Leviathan access. We are actually told to CEASE IDOLATRY or we will be cast out.
Jonah 2:8 Those who cling to worthless idols turn away from God's love for them.
Judges 10:14 Go and cry out to the gods you have chosen. Let them save you when you are in trouble!
Psalm 16:4 Those who run after other gods will suffer more and more. I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods or take up their names on my lips.
When this spirit moves in, it does devour and quickly!
Galatians 5:19-21 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy (who do you want to look like/fashioning yourself after??); drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who lives like this WILL NOT inherit the kingdom of God.
As I move in the prophetic, (hearing directly from God) I am convicted more and more to repent and not to continue to tolerate those things that hover on the fringe. I refer to other teachings that have become publicly questionable now because, well! we blindly go on in because the masses are running toward it like lemmings, before hearing from our LORD GOD directly. His grace is amazing, and His mercy unending, this blows me away continually! But we must develop a FEAR OF THE LORD. I greatly fear the ease by which we manipulate the purity of His loving Word that guides refreshes and saves us! What are we doing?! We MUST NOT give Him a polluted watered-down version of ourselves, a heart partially circumcised or not even sacrificed for Him at all, for we then have a foot in each camp (Rev 3:15-16). We might even go so far as to say we are 'comfortable' with the sin that has accompanied us for so long and it feels 'right' or 'I don't feel a check', but we have not been called to COMFORT, quite the opposite .
We do not want to run ahead in enthusiasm and eagerness to achieve either, to find when we stop, His presence left us some time ago, several kilometers behind when we took our eyes off Jesus. Yes, come on now, if you think about it, you know that moment!
So, the place of deception where we manipulate and use excuses is facing us EVERY day. FAITH cannot partner with work and play and 'trying things out'. FAITH is the call to action at the command of our Captain of the Faith. The Author and Finisher of our Faith. Nor can FAITH be a cut up into time portions like a pie, serving ourselves 'the rest / the most / the leftover' when we choose. All this is merely deceiving ourselves. The Leviathan is already at your door! Ready and waiting for the opportunity. It will even create the opportunities if you are not looking.
Jesus speaks directly to the Laodicean church in Revelation 3:
15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. 17 You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realise that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. 18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.19 Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. 20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.
There is much more the LORD has for us in our own sphere to attend to. The work is much and the harvest is plenty!
Awaken to the fact we are in a world ruled by powers and principalities. We do not fight flesh and blood. In grace and gratitude to Him who stands on the throne forever, as daughters and sons we are no longer our own, we are bought and paid for, belonging to Jesus in a blood covenant we will be aware and on guard for this Leviathan spirit in our homes, and in the church.
- Deborah Monro