THE ATTACK OF THE WORM PART 3!
Scribed by Robin Kirby-Gatto
In the first and second part of The Attack of the Worm we saw where pride and bitterness lead to us speaking death that injures others through inconsiderate blurting otherwise known as devouring. When the enemy begins to operate at this point a person is given over to the delusions of their own heart and believes that they are not in sin when in fact they simply are blind. A lifestyle of circumcision keeps us from walking in error and delusion. Remember too that when this worm is operating it is first lying to the person causing them to walk in an offense and in that offense they have in turn allowed a root of bitterness to wiggle its way in them through the worm (satan) himself planting lies that continually feed a wound in their own heart and from that wound they speak death. Moreover, the operation of the worm, is to worm its way in between others causing division; James 3:16 shows the contention that results from this offense and bitterness. My parents said something that blew my mind on Thanksgiving Day as I was sharing out about the inconsiderate blurting or utterances that satan causes people to operate in. They told me that the pastor at their church instructed every new member that they are never allowed to talk negatively about another person at that church; he would not tolerate it. Holy Spirit showed me that the worm causes division by talking negatively about others to other people. However, when we give our ear over to that talk we are participants to it and as a result the worm is worming his way in us causing us to be a devise that if not dealt with in time can lead to deluding our own hearts.
19 Drought and heat consume the snow waters; so does Sheol (the place of the dead) those who have sinned. 20 The womb shall forget him, the worm shall feed sweetly on him; he shall be no more remembered, and unrighteousness shall be broken like a tree [which cannot be healed]. Job 24:19-21
The worm if not dealt with will begin to feed on our soul! In a moment we will look at that which is in scripture and I will give a testimony that I heard by someone given over to this attack to truly that which is in the spirit will manifest in the natural. Moreover, the enemy uses also a self-pity spirit and controlling spirit to cause us to walk in this error. We see this in Isaiah 51.
7 Listen to Me, you who know rightness and justice and right standing with God, the people in whose heart is My law and My instruction: fear not the reproach of men, neither be afraid nor dismayed at their revilings. 8 For [in comparison with the Lord they are so weak that things as insignificant as] the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool. But My rightness and justice [and faithfully fulfilled promise] shall be forever, and My salvation to all generations. 9 [Zion now cries to the Lord, the God of Israel] Awake, awake, put on strength and might, O arm of the Lord; awake, as in the ancient days, as in the generations of long ago. Was it not You Who cut Rahab [Egypt] in pieces, Who pierced the dragon [symbol of Egypt]? Isaiah 51:7-9
Those that operate in this bitterness are seen as those who would bring a reproach; the word compares the attack to the reproach of man and the reviling behavior in which they operate. Revile means to despise, condemn, insult, berate and scorn. The deception as a result of bitterness which are truly not against you but against God are in the fashion of despising, condemning, insulting, berating and scorning another. When we give over to this fashion of communication or our heart begins to do this then we are being used of the enemy for the attack of the worm. If you are being attacked in this fashion the enemy hopes to get you to do the same thing but we are to love those who spitefully use us and scorn us so that we are not given over to this attack and revile back! God is our defense and the battle is the Lord’s battle not ours! We are being tested for promotion which always comes through maturing in the Love of Christ Jesus.
I know for me personally, when I have known others that have operated in tearing others down and speak in a means by which they despise them I cut myself off from having conversations with them. Moreover, my discovery was usually that they not only were talking negatively about everyone else, but most likely were doing the same against me; it was the worm in them doing it. Their soul was being devoured so the only thing which they knew to do was devour others by exalting self and putting others down. If we participate in this communication then we are perpetuating death and not life. Here, God caused me to allow the Hebrews 4:12 Sword of the Spirit to come into my heart so that He could cut away that which was not of Him and bring forth the fire of His Covenant, His Word to heal me. If we do not allow God to deal with our heart on this point then we will in time be led as the loose woman into the bowels of hell because of bitterness.
23 And it shall be that from one New Moon to another New Moon and from one Sabbath to another Sabbath, all flesh shall come to worship before Me, says the Lord. 24 And they shall go forth and gaze upon the dead bodies of the [rebellious] men who have stepped over against Me; for their worm shall not die, their fire shall not be quenched, and they shall be an abhorrence to all mankind. Isaiah 66:23-24
Here is where I want to share God’s word and a testimony I heard so that you can see the reality of this attack of the worm. Moreover, afterward we will look at how to come against this attack in your own life and how to repent if you have given over to this attack. The example given in scripture of the attack of the worm is demonstrated in Acts 12 when we see Herod who had “bitter animosity” that resulted in increased arrogance and pride causing him to glorify himself instead of God and as a result he was eaten by worms!
20 Now [Herod] cherished bitter animosity and hostility for the people of Tyre and Sidon; and [their deputies] came to him in a united body, and having made Blastus the king’s chamberlain their friend, they asked for peace, because their country was nourished by and depended on the king’s [country] for food. 21 On an appointed day Herod arrayed himself in his royal robes, took his seat upon [his] throne, and addressed an oration to them. 22 And the assembled people shouted, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man! 23 And at once an angel of the Lord smote him and cut him down, because he did not give God the glory (the preeminence and kingly majesty that belong to Him as the supreme Ruler); and he was eaten by worms and died. Acts 12:20-23.
God in His Word allowed the writing of this occurrence for us to understand the seriousness by which this attack of the worm (satan) can operate in us and in time if not dealt with allow that bitterness that was initially an offense in our own heart against another to grow thereby causing us to walk in rebellion against God and exalt ourselves that in time if we are not careful we could be eaten by worms.
Here is the testimony I wanted to share. About four or five years ago I was in Sunday school class and a person gave a testimony of a minister whom God at times led me to pray for because of the work He was doing for the Lord and the attack he endured. This minister is in another country and their daughter is here. There was one lady in particular that continued to come against this man of God to his face and speaking poorly of him to others. She was warned of the Lord if she continued to do so she would end up in a place in which would result in death. Even with the warning the woman continued to speak against this man of God. Shortly thereafter the woman was found dead and when she was opened up they found that she was consumed by worms! This is present day not in the time of the Apostles! God showed me how this woman’s intent was to injure this man of God, blurting inconsiderate words against him, against the anointing that despised him and would try and bring scorn against him. It was God’s will that this woman repent and turn around and still she did not. Rather, in time she was consumed entirely by the worm in which she was used to revile another, which lead to her own death.
If we are not careful, this attack of the enemy in time, little by little cause us to be led down a path in which we are led to our death spiritually and physically. We are warned in scripture of this delusion that can result as the attack of the worm in 2 Timothy.
But understand this, that in the last days will come (set in) perilous times of great stress and trouble [hard to deal with and hard to bear]. 2 For people will be lovers of self and [utterly] self-centered, lovers of money and aroused by an inordinate [greedy] desire for wealth, proud and arrogant and contemptuous boasters. They will be abusive (blasphemous, scoffing), disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy and profane. 3 [They will be] without natural [human] affection (callous and inhuman), relentless (admitting of no truce or appeasement); [they will be] slanderers (false accusers, troublemakers), intemperate and loose in morals and conduct, uncontrolled and fierce, haters of good. 4 [They will be] treacherous [betrayers], rash, [and] inflated with self-conceit. [They will be] lovers of sensual pleasures and vain amusements more than and rather than lovers of God. 5 For [although] they hold a form of piety (true religion), they deny and reject and are strangers to the power of it [their conduct belies the genuineness of their profession]. Avoid [all] such people [turn away from them]. 6 For among them are those who worm their way into homes and captivate silly and weak-natured and spiritually dwarfed women, loaded down with [the burden of their] sins [and easily] swayed and led away by various evil desires and seductive impulses. 7 [These weak women will listen to anybody who will teach them]; they are forever inquiring and getting information, but are never able to arrive at a recognition and knowledge of the Truth.8 Now just as Jannes and Jambres were hostile to and resisted Moses, so these men also are hostile to and oppose the Truth. They have depraved and distorted minds, and are reprobate and counterfeit and to be rejected as far as the faith is concerned. 9 But they will not get very far, for their rash folly will become obvious to everybody, as was that of those [magicians mentioned]. 10 Now you have closely observed and diligently followed my teaching, conduct, purpose in life, faith, patience, love, steadfastness, 11 Persecutions, sufferings—such as occurred to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra, persecutions I endured, but out of them all the Lord delivered me. 12 Indeed all who delight in piety and are determined to live a devoted and godly life in Christ Jesus will meet with persecution [will be made to suffer because of their religious stand]. 13 But wicked men and imposters will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and leading astray others and being deceived and led astray themselves. 14 But as for you, continue to hold to the things that you have learned and of which you are convinced, knowing from whom you learned [them], 15 And how from your childhood you have had a knowledge of and been acquainted with the sacred Writings, which are able to instruct you and give you the understanding for salvation which comes through faith in Christ Jesus [through the leaning of the entire human personality on God in Christ Jesus in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness]. 16 Every Scripture is God-breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, [and] for training in righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God’s will in thought, purpose, and action), 17 So that the man of God may be complete and proficient, well fitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:1-17
The counterfeit operates because of the bitterness the depravity caused in our hearts leading to false prophets and teachers identified here. They did not start out false but rather were slowly turned toward the work of the enemy that initially started out because of offense and that offense in time led to bitterness causing scorn and insult to be hurled in the form of injury to another; to come against the anointing and to walk in a false anointing. That is why we need to pray for those in deception because they are walking in way that is devouring God’s people as it is they themselves.
This is the revelation God gave me recently when we watched the movie Halo 4 Forward into the Dawn.
In the movie there was a school of cadets of military science that were being trained and equipped. In the midst of their training they were abruptly intruded upon by aliens that were sent to destroy them. In their escape, only three survived in their school. The alien creature that was attacking them was at least 11-12 feet tall. When it looked as if all hope was lost to their survival a super soldier of sorts that was fighting on their behalf arrived, his name was John 117. John 117 led the survivors to the Ark where they would be safely escorted to the main ship for protection. In route to the Ark there was an attack by the alien against the survivors. John 117 jumped on the alien’s back and put a grenade of some sort in him that splattered him. However, after the grenade exploded the alien on the ground was a huge fat worm! All of sudden John 117 crushed the worm under his feet.
Are you ready for the revelation and by the way there is more to come! The enemy attacked the equipping place, the church of Ephesians 4 where the fivefold ministers were operating and the saints were building the church. When the enemy attacked he came to devour the entire school and all the students and people within. However, John 117 showed up to bring them to the Ark. John 117 as we look at it as John 1:17 is this in scripture: 17 For while the Law was given through Moses, grace (unearned, undeserved favor and spiritual blessing) and truth came through Jesus Christ. John 1:17
Therefore we can look at John 117 as the grace and spiritual blessings of the New Covenant the Word! When John 117 put the grenade in the alien that had brought destruction and devoured it still had a worm that crawled out from it. The huge alien was dead but the worm was still alive and crawling. However, John 117, the Word crushed the worm! THE HUGE ALIEN CREATURE WAS DEMONSTRATIVE OF LEVIATHAN and it all started with a worm! Once we take care of the Spirit of Leviathan with Isaiah 27:1 we have too do Romans 16:20 and crush the worm under our feet by the Word of God and His peace!
20 And the God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) be with you. Romans 16:20
It was God’s peace, the Word that crushed the worm! God’s Word in us will destroy the devil and if it is not dealt with,offense, it will lead to a root of bitterness from pride and self-righteousness that if not dealt with will begin to devour all that is around us!
Now finally how worms can be killed by salt/salt water! We are the salt of the earth and if we lose our saltiness we are good for nothing! We are the light of the world to shine in the darkness! God in the Word forms a Salt Covenant, which cannot be broken with the priest and King David. The Salt Covenant is the Word! Therefore, the way in which to combat this attack of the enemy is through the Word and knowing the Word! THE ARK IN THE MOVIE WAS INDICATING THE ARK OF THE COVENANT, GOD’S WORD! THAT WE ARE COVERED INACCESSIBLE TO THE ENEMY IN GOD’S COVENANT, THE WORD!
Every cereal offering you shall season with salt [symbol of preservation]; neither shall you allow the salt of the covenant of your God to be lacking from your cereal offering; with all your offerings you shall offer salt. Leviticus 2:13
All the heave offerings [the lifted-out and kept portions] of the holy things which the Israelites give to the Lord I give to you and to your sons and your daughters with you, as a continual debt forever. It is a covenant of salt [that cannot be dissolved or violated] forever before the Lord for you [Aaron] and for your posterity with you. Numbers 18:19
Ought you not to know that the Lord, the God of Israel, gave the kingship over Israel to David forever, even to him and to his sons by a covenant of salt? 2 Chronicles 13:5
You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste (its strength, its quality), how can its saltness be restored? It is not good for anything any longer but to be thrown out and trodden underfoot by men. Matthew 5:13
I cannot make someone that is offended with me turn if first of all I am unaware of the offense and second of all if they choose to hold onto the offense. I can go to them if they have a misconception or if there is a misunderstanding to settle any offense they may have and assure them of my position with them. However, we are to work out our own salvation. I cannot workout my husbands, my sons, my friends, my family, etc. The Word of God says that if we are offended with someone we are to go to them to settle the offense and reason being is so that no root of bitterness comes in. If that root of bitterness comes in then through pride and self-righteousness it can lead to the attack of the enemy to come against others. This is what God said I had been experiencing against myself and our ministry! That others through bitterness and pride had been speaking against me and I was to pray against the attack and for those given over to the attack. However, simultaneously God required that I search my heart and allow the Hebrews 4:12 Sword of the Spirit to come into my heart to ensure that I was not having a root of bitterness or offense against others that could cause me to operate in the attack of the worm. The enemy simply worms himself into the lives of Christians to see if there is a wound (injury) by which he can operate such as rejection, abandonment, pride, abuse, etc. What the attack of the worm does is meant to injure, revile. My husband, Rich, had been given a dream several weeks ago of another female stabbing me in the back and it ended up not prospering. Rich said that it barely braised my back but did not penetrate in my back and he said God is showing us someone was going to try and stab me in the back. Well shortly after that, the devil manifested and his dream came to pass with someone trying to stab me in the back through the attack of the worm. However, God warned us and we sought His Covenant Word against the attack to where it would not prosper and I did not revile back.
If we walk in the truth and in love, not giving our heart and our mouth over to the attack of the worm then God will grow us strong in spirit, maturing us in the love of Christ Jesus, whereby He promotes us!
THE WORM IF NOT DEALT WITH, IF WE ARE OPERATING IN IT WILL LEAD TO THE SPIRIT OF LEVIATHAN. I HAVE A 6 PART NOTE SERIES ON LEVIATHAN ON GODSFIREWALL.COM HERE IS LINK TO FIRST NOTE: http://godsfirewall.com/gf/index.php/multimedia/blogs/98-part-1-pulling-down-the-cursed-structure-of-pride-operating-in-leviathan
Prayer for repentance in operating in bitterness and pride leading to self righteousness: God forgive me for any means in which I have sinned against You, by word and deed, acting out of the deception of my own heart. I ask that You bring in Your Hebrews 4:12 Sword of the Spirit and divide between my motives and intent. I call in the Power of Your Word to bring life and life abundantly and remove all vile, offense and bitterness in Jesus Name! I also take authority over the attack coming against me through the worm and call in Romans 16:20 and declare God Your peace now crushes satan under my feet! In Jesus Name!
I NEVER KNEW THE FULLNESS OF WHY GOD WAS HAVING ME CUT OFF FROM SOMEONE, AND ONLY KNEW IN REALITY, WHEN HE GAVE ME DREAMS AND CONFIRMATIONS AND THEN OH MY!!! I PHYSICALLY FELT SOMETHING THAT SEEMED LIKE THREE HUGE POWER CORDS GETTING PULLED OUT OF ME AND GOD TOLD ME THAT HE REMOVED THE CORDS OF THE ENEMY THAT HAD ATTACHED TO ME THROUGH A PERSON OPERATING IN THE WORM AND JEZEBEL. JEZEBEL SPIRIT WAS TRYING TO PROMOTE A PERSON AND USURP MY AUTHORITY. WHEN I FELT THAT REMOVED LATER HE SAID “ROBIN READ PSALM 101” AND THERE IT WAS IN VERSE 5! DAVID SAID THAT HE CUT OFF THOSE WHO WOULD SLANDER HIS NEIGHBOR! I THEN KNEW ONE OF THE MANY REASONS THAT GOD CUT ME OFF AND OH THE PEACE!
1 I will sing of mercy and loving-kindness and justice; to You, O Lord, will I sing.
2 I will behave myself wisely and give heed to the blameless way—O when will You come to me? I will walk within my house in integrity and with a blameless heart.
3 I will set no base or wicked thing before my eyes. I hate the work of them who turn aside [from the right path]; it shall not grasp hold of me.
4 A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will know no evil person or thing.
5 Whoso privily slanders his neighbor, him will I cut off [from me]; he who has a haughty look and a proud and arrogant heart I cannot and I will not tolerate.
6 My eyes shall [look with favor] upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me; he who walks blamelessly, he shall minister to me.
7 He who works deceit shall not dwell in my house; he who tells lies shall not continue in my presence.
8 Morning after morning I will root up all the wicked in the land, that I may eliminate all the evildoers from the city of the Lord. PSALM 101:1-8
GOD BLESS YOU!
ROBIN KIRBY GATTO