On February 10, 2022, I had a dream where I found myself in a big house that wasn't mine. (I have had several dreams where I have been, or appear to have been, translated into different homes and places, where the Lord would often give me assignments to set people free.)
In this home, the door was left unlocked when it should have been locked. A woman entered the house who carried an evil and oppressive personality and atmosphere (I believe this was an evil spirit in the form of a woman).
It appeared as if she had come to look for the owner of the house. She introduced herself, telling me her name was "Kaja," and told me the name of the person she was looking for. Almost instantly, as she declared her intention, I could feel the intensity of the oppressive spirit around her increase. The Lord took me out of the dream encounter and I woke up. I began to pray, especially for the person the evil being in my dream had come looking for, knowing she meant the person harm.
After the dream, I looked in an online dictionary for the meaning of the word "kaja," as I had never heard of this before. The dictionary gave several different meanings, including the jackdaw, or dark bird. I also read that, in Hindi, kaja means the shadow of death, or to fall under the shadow of death. In essence, this spirit in my dream was a symbol of death that was looking for someone whose covering, or door of protection, was unlocked and compromised.
The house I saw in my dream was a symbol of our abiding place where we feel most secure. Our abiding place can be a physical home, relationship, marriage, church, city, etc. Houses in dreams can also be symbolic of our hearts. I therefore felt led to send an important prophetic alert to guard and lock your door this year.
Here are five keys to lock your doors from enemy intrusion:
1. Make Sure There Is No Breach in Your Prayer Life
This is a time to rebuild the walls of your prayer life so that there is no exposure that would allow the enemy in who is looking to devour. (Photo via Max Pixel)
Be watchful in prayer in all seasons. The place of prayer is a place of revelation where you can discern the plans of the enemy and guard against them.
2. Ask the Lord for an Increase of Wisdom and Discernment
The second key area is discernment. Ask the Lord for an increase of wisdom and discernment. Discernment will redeem our lives from evil days.
Late last year, I had prayed for a brother who seemed to have a mild case of Covid. However, as I prayed, I discerned a spirit of death hovering around him. I addressed and rebuked the spirit, commanding it to leave, as the brother's life did not belong to him. However, this brother (who, again, seemed to have a mild case of Covid) rapidly deteriorated within a week and ended up on a ventilator at a hospital. We continued to pray for him. Thankfully, he made a miraculous recovery and is now recovering well and breathing on his own.
After recovering, he told me that he believed my prayer to rebuke death on his behalf before he went to the hospital had saved his life. He told me that the medical team said he almost died several times while he was on the ventilator.
I believe the Lord's discernment, which allowed me to discern the spirit of death around him and take authority against it, had guarded the doors of this brother's life against the spirit of death that attempted to take it.
3. Let His Word and His Voice Be Your Guard
Be keenly aware of His voice, as God's voice will protect you from evil even when you have no knowledge of it.
I will always remember with humble gratitude a time when the voice of the Lord guarded me from evil. In 2019, I had just moved to a new place in London. The following morning after moving in, I got up and started getting ready to attend my home church. The travel operator had advised me to be en route to my church at a particular time that morning in order to get their on time.
As I was getting ready, the Lord spoke to me and told me to stop getting ready for church and to just stay with Him. To the natural mind, this didn't make sense, but I knew His voice and obeyed. I stayed and worshiped.
That evening, in the news, I was shocked to see that at the time I would have been on a particular road on the way to church, a psychopath was on that same street, looking for someone to kill.
Sadly, he stabbed a man who was on the road at that time. The enemy's intention was to harm my life that day, but heeding the Lord's voice guarded and protected my life.
I encourage you to be intimately acquainted with the Lord's voice and the Scriptures. His voice is a necessary provision to guard us from evil.
4. Put on Your Full Armor - Especially the Belt of Truth
Be watchful to put on your full armor, especially the belt of truth that sets your armor in place. Be watchful to guard your heart with God's truth, especially in the areas that the enemy will want to attack, where you have already had victory in the past. (Photo via Piqsels)
I was supernaturally healed of high blood pressure in 2017 (you can read the full testimony of my healing in this article published by the Elijah List: "Facing Battles? God Has Your Back! His Voice and Glory Are Your Rear Guard"); but recently, on December 26, 2021, a day before my travel back to England from my ministry trip to the USA, my blood pressure had a very high reading of about 180 – even though I had been having readings of 120/80 or less since I had been healed. Upon telling a good friend about this, she told me to be very worried, as terrible things could happen to me while traveling the next day at such high altitudes.
I was not worried, and throughout my journey on the flight back to England, despite increasing headaches and the enemy's attempts to put thoughts in my heart about the consequences of traveling with high blood pressure and without any medication, I resisted him with the truth of God's words – that the enemy was not allowed to afflict my body with what the Lord had already healed me of.
I rebuked him with this scripture in my heart: "What do ye imagine against the LORD? He will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time" (Nahum 1:9). By doing this, I was putting the belt of truth around my heart while decreeing God's truth against the enemy's lies. God's truth had locked my heart from the lies of the enemy, so he could not gain access through my heart and put sickness in my body.
I returned to London with all headaches gone and blood pressure perfectly normal – even up until now – without any medical intervention. Be careful who or what you allow to have access to your heart when you are at your most vulnerable, as even words from dear friends and family, though meant well, might put fear into us instead of faith.
5. Keep Away from Offense, Discord, Fear, Unforgiveness and Impurity - Resist the Enemy!
There is a demonic strategy to cause you to fall in these areas in order to compromise your covering. Resist the enemy!
Beloved, I pray that any doors in your life that need to be locked would be locked with Heaven's keys so that the devourer can not enter in. I pray for His Spirit of truth to guard and keep you, for your walls of prayer to be restored, and for the power of the Most High to overshadow you in His covering of protection.
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Harvest of the Nations
Ella Onakoya¬†is the founding leader of Harvest of the Nations and the director of Harvest of the Nations School of Ministry. She is an evangelist, a prophetic watchman and an author. She preaches a message of revival and awakening in various churches and conferences in the UK, Europe, America, Africa and Asia. She also teaches at equipping schools where she trains and equips the Body of Christ. She often ministers as a prophetic speaker to release God's heart and voice to churches, communities and nations. God releases salvation, miracles, prophetic insights and various moves of the Holy Spirit where she ministers. For further information about her ministry please visit www.harvestofthenations.com.
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