Dealing with the Hamans in your Life – Spiritual Warfare Prayer

Hi Everybody!

So today I have been contemplating on strategic intercession and spiritual warfare prayer. It is important that you understand that prayer is an important and integral part of your Christian walk. I admit that it was kind of hard for me to get into the habit of it when I was a babe in Christ, but we’ve got to wean off of the baby way of babbling to the Lord and now walk in maturity of mind and start learning to Command our mornings, to pray without ceasing and just have our spirits in tune and meditating on the Word so that we pray with authority.

James 5:16
Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

The Devil doesn’t know the meaning of sleep because he won’t rest until the children of God are destroyed. So in knowing that we have to step our game up in our prayer lives if we want to protect ourselves and our families from any hidden agendas and assignment(s) from our adversary.

1 Peter 5:8
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

Today, I feel led to talk about the Haman spirit.

What is the Haman spirit?

Read the Book of Esther Chapters 4-7

In my older post called Fasting with a Purpose – Hit the Target Pt. 1, I refer back to Queen Esther and how Haman the evil prince convinced King Ahasuerus to legalize an evil decree to kill every Jew in the Persian Kingdom. King Ahasuerus did not know that his concubine, Queen Esther was a Jew and that this evil decree would serve not only to harm her and the children of Israel, but it would potential harm her cousin Mordecai as well.

Queen Esther

Esther was a strategic prayer warrior for a queen and knew what Spiritual warfare was all about. She pronounced what I call a 3-day-crisis fast to pray against the plot of Haman. At this time, her cousin Mordecai had been arrested and was sentenced to the gallows to be hanged because of Haman’s scheme at work. You will see that at this point also, the assignment against Esther and the Jews were in full force and effect and she had to step her game up and act on the wisdom she recieved during her time of prayer and fasting that she initiated to convince the King to reverse this assignment plotted by the evil Prince Haman. When King Ahasuerus found out that Esther was in fact a Jew and how he was tricked by the evil Prince Haman into instituting this evil law that would not only jeopardize the children of Israel’s lives, but would also mean that his Queen would die as well with her cousin Mordecai that was already awaiting to be hanged in the gallows, King Ahasuerus was infuriated by Haman’s deception. The prayer and fasting that Queen Esther initiated gave her divine wisdom and strategy to overcome this evil plot which not only saved her life and her cousin Mordecai, but it also served to save the lives of all the Jews.

The end result is something I will quote from that fasting post:

 “The King loved Esther so much and was heavily enraged by Haman’s evil plot to trick him into killing her and the Jews that King Ahasuerus decided to free Mordecai from the unjust sentence and sentenced Haman into the gallows for his evil deeds. The evil plot and conspiracy against the Jews was reversed in this Fast. “

Esther 7  (NKJV)

Haman Hanged Instead of Mordecai

7 So the king and Haman went to dine with Queen Esther. And on the second day, at the banquet of wine, the king again said to Esther, “What is your petition, Queen Esther? It shall be granted you. And what is your request, up to half the kingdom? It shall be done!”

Then Queen Esther answered and said, “If I have found favor in your sight, O king, and if it pleases the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request. For we have been sold, my people and I, to be destroyed, to be killed, and to be annihilated. Had we been sold as male and female slaves, I would have held my tongue, although the enemy could never compensate for the king’s loss.”

Haman – The Evil, Conniving Prince

So King Ahasuerus answered and said to Queen Esther, “Who is he, and where is he, who would dare presume in his heart to do such a thing?”

And Esther said, “The adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman!”

So Haman was terrified before the king and queen.

Then the king arose in his wrath from the banquet of wine and went into the palace garden; but Haman stood before Queen Esther, pleading for his life, for he saw that evil was determined against him by the king. When the king returned from the palace garden to the place of the banquet of wine, Haman had fallen across the couch where Esther was. Then the king said, “Will he also assault the queen while I am in the house?”

As the word left the king’s mouth, they covered Haman’s face. Now Harbonah, one of the eunuchs, said to the king, “Look! The gallows, fifty cubits high, which Haman made for Mordecai, who spoke good on the king’s behalf, is standing at the house of Haman.”

Then the king said, “Hang him on it!”

10 So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the king’s wrath subsided.

The most important thing to note here is that the curse that was directed to harm Queen Esther, the Jews and Mordecai was reversed and was sent back to sender who was Haman – the evil, corrupt and conniving prince.

This is just a Biblical example of how prayer and fasting (if necessary) can work to reverse an outcome and also work to backfire the plans of your enemies.

People, you may have some Haman’s in your life trying to plot things against you and your family. When you discern their agenda, this isn’t the time to crack under pressure and let them have their way with you.

Stop being complacent! You’ve got to go to God and petition to the KING of KINGS, and if necessary, YOU’VE GOT TO GET ON YOUR KNEES!!!! 

You are a Child of the Most high God so prayer and fasting maybe required in some cases to deliver you from the assignment that some people may have against your life depending on the degree of the assignment. The stronger the attack the higher measures you have to take.  If you have several Hamans in your life, you’ve got to step your game up in prayer so that you receive divine wisdom and strategy to overcome their assignments.

Rather than reacting to the assignment, respond to it strategically. Seek God to reverse the curse/assignment so that it goes back to the source. This is serious stuff folks. You cannot afford to be passive in your prayer life. The days are evil and your enemy the Devil, isn’t playing around with you. If the assignment is huge, then you’ve got to do something greater in your prayer life to counter-act the assignment. The greater the assignment, the more important it is to up the ante in your prayer life.

I stress the importance of having a prayer partner and seeking even elders in the church to pray with you as you go about your prayer life business if you have no idea what to do. Don’t act in isolation, seek people to pray with you in agreement. Call prayer lines or something but you’ve got to Pray. Sometimes, in the wee hours of the Morning like around 12 midnight-6:00am (the witching hours) you might have to wake your lovely head up and pray. For those of you that think Sleep seems too good to do that, I’m here to tell you that it won’t feel so good when the enemy of your soul has petitioned for your life on the line and/or has petitioned against your family as well and you didn’t do anything to counter-act that petition because you enjoyed your sleep. The Devil never sleeps, so make no mistake about this because he’d rather see you cry a river rather than you picking up your armor and doing your sword work out routine on a daily basis.

Some people maybe going through some court battles involving their children…parents…step your game up in prayer…

Some people may have heard a bad report in the medical room, step your game up in prayer.

Some people have heard rumors of firings in the workplace….step your game up in prayer.

Some are on the verge of losing their homes and/or businesses….step your game up in prayer.

Some have heard that they only have a few months to live….step your game up in prayer.

Some are being harassed and have no peace … step your game up in prayer.

Some have heard there is a plan to uproot you from your place of destiny…step your game up in prayer.

People…I hope you are catching my drift here. STEP YOUR GAME UP IN PRAYER! I don’t know how to emphasize this enough, but this has been in my spirit for that past few days, so if you don’t know how to pray or are not even part of a church…the first step is get yourself in a Bible-believing church. The second thing is get some prayer partners, the third is to get some books on the topic of prayer especially, intercessory prayer, the fourth thing is get into a cell group, the fifth thing is get involved in ministry so that you are surrounded with like-minded people that can serve as intercessory partners and guide you in your pray life dependent on the level of their spiritual maturity. Isolation only serves to make you vulnerable to being attacked. You have to guard yourself up and get with the program and realize you need help! At the end of the day, you make the decision on how you are going to proceed from here on out.

Wisdom says, step your game up and PRAY with the WORD as your Spiritual WEAPON of WARFARE. Foolishness says, sleep, sleep, sleep….need I say more?

For those that would like some reading material, I would recommend John Eckhardt’s prayer books and Mary K Baxter’s book called The Divine Revelation of Prayer as starters, but you can look for others on your own. Spiritual warfare is what it is…. a WAR in the spirit. Feed your spirit with the Word and use the Word when you pray. Essentially, we have to learn to use the weapons of our warfare that are not carnal and are mighty in God for the pulling down of strongholds (2 Corinthians 10:4) otherwise we will succumb to the schemes and assignments from the enem(ies) in our lives. Don’t wait to be on the defensive when you can be on the offensive right now.

Here are snap shots of the books. There are obviously more you can get at a Christian bookstore but it’s up to you to get serious in your prayer life. I recommend They have a valuable resource of books that are discounted and they also use Paypal and credit cards for your convenience.

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I have a song to minister to you today from  Kurt Carr called We Declare War. I love this song and it always gets me going. I pray that it ministers to your spirit today. God Bless you everybody!

Scriptures to Meditate

John 10:10
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

Romans 1:9
For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of His Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers,

1 Thessalonians 5:17
pray without ceasing,

2 Timothy 1:3
[ Timothy’s Faith and Heritage ] I thank God, whom I serve with a pure conscience, as my forefathers did, as without ceasing I remember you in my prayers night and day,

Joshua 1:8
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

Psalm 1:2
But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.

2 Corinthians 10:4
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,

John 12:35
Then Jesus said to them, “A little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you; he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going.

Deuteronomy 28:2
And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the LORD your God:

2 Chronicles 20:15
And he said, “Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the LORD to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s. Registered & Protected

The Importance of Detecting False Humility

So I finish off this Sunday with yet another contemplation. Today I thought that with all the character building posts I have written, I need to identify different things that affect us from really walking with Integrity. Humility is a key character that we should cultivate on a daily basis but in all this we must understand that there are also counterfeit behaviours that undermine the whole concept of upholding ones integrity. This is where we have to learn to detect the subtle bad behaviours that some people carry that “appear” upstanding in the presence of people but in essence, I call these individuals “actors” that know how to act the part but don’t practice actually walking the part. My focus will be on False Humility and how to detect it. I am going to state for the record that I’m just going to speak based on my personal experience and you are welcome to agree or disagree that’s fine. I’m just stating things from what I have observed from my perspective and will use biblical scriptures as references since I am discussing it from a Christian point of view. Even if you aren’t a Christian, I am sure this post will help you anyway in regards to identifying the kinds of people that operate with this behavior. You need to be able to discern these individuals in your life because they cause so much chaos that they break friendships, destroy marriages, families and businesses as well. Keep that in mind as you read my post.    

So what is False Humility?

I’m not going to say that I’m an expert on this topic but to me I think  it’s a subtle form of self-righteousness; and yes it is also tied to PRIDE yet again.  Think about it; if False Humility isn’t Humility then it is the exact opposite of it clearly by definition. However, in this case it is more of an “act” of humility rather than the true heart-conditioned practice of it. People who operate in False Humility take on the “appearance” and perform the actions characteristic of a humble person but do not believe in being humble as a heart conditioned decision. In a nutshell, it’s a form of pretentiousness. This is why in the church you will find that there will be those that will have to form of “Godliness but deny it’s power”(2 Timothy 3:5). In the Bible, we are even instructed on how to deal with these people when we encounter them in our lives in the same verse and that is to TURN AWAY from such people [ also observe (Matthew 7:21 & 23)].

Now that I have defined it let’s start to analyze it for what it is and what it is NOT. We can view it in the light of everyday life. Have you ever encountered a person in your social life that seemed to be “good” on the outside but later found out that they really had a bad/rotten personality behind closed doors? You should question why some people portray one personality in front of people at one moment and then show up as a completely different person in a different environment. Why the double-standard personality? Why are they one way in one instance and completely different in another instance?

This is because a person practicing False Humility is double-minded (James 1:8) in all their ways and they are neither hot nor cold but lukewarm individuals (Revelation 3:16) which makes them difficult to detect because they are fence-sitters that seem agreeable in the presence of an audience and yet in their heart they are tricksters that will do anything to get what they can get out of you. They care more about their reputation than upholding their integrity because they lack moral standards and choose to be deceitful as a way of life. Make no mistake in that they know the game and know how to play it too so you can identify even with male and female relationships where they are identified as “players”.  Players always use this excuse as a justification for their infidelities in that they work with a “Don’t hate the Player, hate the game” philosophy. They always operate with a “How far can I go” mentality and never think of long term consequences for their actions. You may even suffer betrayal at their hands and be wounded by their actions so the purpose of this post is to expose their nature and probably help you identify such people working against you in your life.

False Humility is Pretentiousness. These people know how to pretend to do the right thing in front of others but it’s all for the sake of maintaining their VANITY. Let’s make it clear what I’m referring to here. I’m not talking about people who honestly try to work earnestly at correcting their bad behaviours and tendencies be it in the presence of people or not, because such people are aware of their weaknesses and work hard to better themselves. In this post, I’m referring to those that know they have bad behaviours and habits but choose to conceal their sinful nature in front of others that would bring them to be accountable for their actions. They do not take responsibility for their actions and try hard at hiding their behaviour by pretending to be reformed when it’s still an act. They don’t work on their weakness, they work at nurturing, facilitating, and cultivating their bad habits and inclinations while on the down low. They fear those that have the power to stop them from continuing in that psychotic behavior and that is why they have doctorates in the art of deception. They prefer to continue sinning behind closed doors but will portray a different picture that is agreeable to others in order to:

1) appear acceptable to the masses and receive favour from others by maintaining this FACADE;

2) continue sinning behind closed doors while others aren’t watching…but God is watching…hmmm (clearly; they don’t fear GOD); and

3) avoid confrontation, rebuke, correction and PUNISHMENT for bad behaviour if “discovered” (they are unteachable by nature and lack remorse which is also pathologically psychotic in behaviour). You will notice criminals such as serial killers have this train of thinking when they commit their crimes such as the Green River Killer.

The only way for a person to continue operating in false humility is by avoiding being discovered by someone who is able to discern their pretense. When they sense someone that is able to discern their true nature, they work hard to destroy those that do in order to continue walking in their deception. Pretenders do that by slandering, removing these people out of your lives by isolating you from them, and can go as far as killing people just to hide their true nature. Remember that they are pathologically PSYCHOTIC. Think of the types of people that abuse people physically and act normal in front of others; think of serial killers, think of boyfriends/or girlfriends that have possessive and obsessive behaviours; stalkers; harassers play games too in the work place; etc, these types of individuals mask their evil motivations in front of the masses in order to continue operating in that behaviour for as long as possible. I find that the truly humble can become victims of these pretentious individuals because they are able to discern these individuals easily and are targeted by these fakesters FIRST because with humility carries wisdom and that wisdom is enough to stop these deceivers from continuing to deceive others by EXPOSING them for who they TRULY are. What better way than to remove those that are able to discern these pretenders.

False Humility is DECEPTION wearing a mask. Why would I say that? If you pretend to be something that you are not, you are indeed wearing a mask that conceals your true nature. You find that the “Pretenders”  in your life could be friends, co-workers, people you visit in your places of worship, family members, and can even be found in politicians if you want to go far in this analysis. They KNOW how to deceive people by failing to observe:

Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.

A typical characteristic of those that walk in False Humility are those that do things to please others for selfish reasons because they are driven to fulfill their evil motivations to get ahead in life. If they have to suck up to you just to “make it” in the world, they will do it. They will even do the things that they HATE doing and pretend to love the job just to get into your good graces so that you can validate them as legitimately “good” and “humble” people. Be weary when you announce their “humility” in front of a crowd because that is what fuels their pride even more. They will feel proud of their so-called “humility” which will fuel their ego and you will notice soon enough that they will have a tendency of “acting” SELF-RIGHTEOUS and HAUGHTY! They will think that they are better than the next person and this is where I find that some people end up shocked by these individuals because they cannot understand where that behaviour came from. Let me spell it out for you, IT WAS ALWAYS THERE ALL ALONG BUT IT WAS WEARING A MASK OF HUMILITY IN ORDER TO DECEIVE YOU! However, if you want to test when these people break their masks…give them a little bit of POWER by promoting them into positions and the higher they climb, their masks will start to crumble because PRIDE hates going unnoticed at a high place of elevation (Proverbs 16:18).

False Humility is disguised Hypocrisy. Ok so now I’m getting deep into this. Those who fake humility know how to do certain things masterfully. They are deceptive characters that are:

vain; selfish; they DO NOT Practice what they preach; they know how to slander (Proverbs 11:9) someone quickly in order to protect being “discovered” for their hypocrisy; they are conceited because  they love being praised by people for their talents as “actors”; and are paranoid about being revealed for their true nature which makes them cowards to the truth; therefore, they are LIARS and they love lying. 

The weakness of a person who operates in False Humility is EXPOSURE. When a hypocrite is caught RED-HANDED, they are not necessarily sorry for their False actions and fake acting skills, but they are deeply sorry for BEING CAUGHT. Please understand that False Humility is a characteristic of PRIDE. Even when exposed, they are not necessarily repentant for their actions because they have cultivated a mindset that enjoyed deceiving others and getting away with it.

WORD OF CAUTION: Do not assume that the initial display of remorse from a person acting in False Humility is an act of true repentance and sorrow for their conniving behaviour because from what I have seen and experienced, such individuals seek to deceive you to the very end even when they are caught red-handed in the act because they have nurtured a heart that loves to continue deceiving others even when they are exposed. These fakesters know NO bounds and are quick to betray you because they have no concept of loyalty with their peers.

False Humility is Self-driven ambition. It must never be mistaken for selflessness. False Humility is selfish characteristically and it strives at self-preservation. The idea of “Keeping up Appearances” is its Modus Operandi (Latin: Mode/method of operation). Make no mistake in that it is over-confident about its abilities to maintain its status quo on the down low, but those that are practictioners of this character and behaviour don’t realize that you maybe able to fool a lot of people most of the time, but you can’t fool everyone ALL of the time.

False Humility is PRIDE. It is the exact opposite of Humility and yet hypocritical people work hard at pretending to be humble. You will find that they can easily betray you when they face trouble because their default personality is to opt for self-preservation when the time calls for it. Down below I have attached a comparison of Pride and Humility to give you a general scope of the difference between them in action.

My Last Note: What have I learned about False Humility? It’s one thing to identify it and analyze the behaviours and traits of a person operating in this way, but essentially, we have to recognize that we must avoid becoming such a person. Individuals who practice False Humility have psychotic pathological behaviours that aim at self-preservation to continue doing evil things while no one else is noticing. This is characteristic of criminal behaviours found in serial killers and can also be identified with people in your everyday life. They are good “actors” but even good actors have patterns of behaviour that make them easy to identify. Remember that False Humility is PRIDE in disguise of Humility. It is a deceptive mask and is over-confident in its abilities to deceive others so it’s up to you to recognize the signs of such behaviour and literally, TURN AWAY from them when you do. They lack remorse for their actions and do not know the meaning of TRUE REPENTANCE. You have to kick these people to the curb once you are able to identify them or they will wreak havoc in your life if you entertain their behaviours. Remember that they don’t care for you at ALL. They only care about themselves and what they can get out of you so avoid them as much as possible and don’t ignore your gut feelings or instincts about such people that display such traits. I hope this post helps you weed out these crafty characters in your life to avoid unnecessary pain and danger. They are Stumbling blocks that keep those who are truly humble from reaching the top and achieving their dreams. Don’t let them be dream killers and don’t entertain their behaviour anymore. You will save yourself from losing so much of what you have to these thieves of time, money, and emotions. Registered & Protected

So you lied to me – Trust is Earned My Friend

Broken trust and broken promises have a way of chipping at the core of a persons being that trust is diminished. I was thinking about the various instances where the people I trusted broke my faith in them. Anger filled me like a raging tornado. It’s one thing to know the principle of forgiveness but to operate when the time calls for it is the time when we are truly tested. 

So you lied to me…doesn’t mean that I’ll trust you so easily again. When people break that level of confidence we have in another, it is difficult to regain it at the same level as it were. Once it is broken it is broken. Count the cost before you lie to someone or do something that compromises the confidence they have in you.

I always keep saying to people I encounter “count the cost” but it seems that it runs through one ear and out the other. COUNT THE COST of your actions. You will notice that in many of my posts I emphasize on character building traits. This isn’t going to be a lecture on how to be a good person. I’m talking about learning to change for the better good for yourself and others.

Those that have lost my trust try harder to convince me to regain it but don’t understand that to earn back a person’s confidence and trust that you have broken, you have to PROVE beyond a reasonable doubt that you are actively seeking to change your ways. This is where we need to exercise prudence and discernment. TRUST IS EARNED. It’s unfortunate, but people have to work even harder if they want to regain the confidence they had established in the relationship that they broke.

I always say to my friends that you should “take your time to trust people” but even when you do, there are people that you may encounter in life that know how to deceive you masterfully. When the truth is revealed, the shock is so immense that it can cause one to implode from the inside. I encountered something like that recently and have been in shock for a while so I know what I’m talking about. Even though I have forgiven the person not out of my own strength but by seeking God in the matter, my confidence in the person has changed in that I can no longer trust them despite the forgiveness. It is true that “Love is Blind”.

Just because you forgive doesn’t mean you can trust so easily again. That I think is foolishness. Trust is earned…if the offender wants to regain trust they’ll have to work hard to convince me and that is what happens to us when we are betrayed. Betrayal is a terrible thing to experience but it has been a learning experience for me. I also take things into perspective and consider that it is good that I learned the TRUE CHARACTER of the person now so that I no longer continue to be deceived by them. Things could have escalated and turned out much worse if I was not revealed sooner rather than later.

A person once said to me “Be careful how you burn your bridges”. I agree with this statement. If you value a relationship, then treat it like how you would value Silver or Gold. If you seek a relationship of value, then you must understand that it is built through trust and if you break it, you have compromised the value of the relationship.

People can be fickle, but this fickle-mindedness doesn’t understand the value of trust because it seeks self-gratification and is also another characteristic of PRIDE. Why value trust when it can be so easily broken? Trust is needed in order to have a relationship to begin with. If you can’t be trusted with little, you can’t be trusted with much. We as humans are relational beings and TRUST is required in order to maintain relationships.

Even though I have experienced some disappointing characters in my walk, I must say that there are great people out there that have been my support. It hurts when you lose confidence in a relationship where trust is broken because you begin to contemplate whether or not the whole relationship was a farce?

Eventually, I must come to terms with all of this and decide to move on. This doesn’t mean I deny the pain, but I choose not to remain wounded by all of this forever. There is no point in doing that. I have had several bad experiences with certain people I trusted but I think that even when we are hurt, it shouldn’t change you so dramatically that you become too weary and distant towards people in general. When you start to do that, you’ll develop a sense of defensiveness that comes from being broken-hearted. It isn’t healthy to stay that way for too long so forgiveness is needed to release that bitterness from that betrayal.

Can I move on after the betrayal?

Yes, you can. You don’t have to stay there. If you become distrustful over every person that you encounter after the bad experience, you will lose chances of connecting with people that are there to help build you.

Don’t let one bad experience rob you from gaining a better relationship with another. 

My Last Note: In the end, when trust is broken, you should keep in mind that it is not so much that you learn about the other person, but you must learn about yourself.

Are you too trusting? Were there signs in the initial stages that should have been warning signs not to pursue this relationship? How deceitful was the individual? Has it changed you for the better or for the worse? Did you forgive and let go? Have you sharpened your discernment?

Don’t lose faith in people just because of a few bad apples. Instead, learn from these experiences and Thank God for revealing the truth from the lies despite the pain accompanied by the betrayal. The truth helps you to walk a wiser person. Learn from it and move on with appreciation. Registered & Protected