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The Hittites

First posted: June 19, 2004

 

This is the fourth article in a series of 7 articles on the 7 "categories" of evil spirits that the Scriptures describe. This article will focus on the "Hittites". It is very important to understand how each of these evil spirits operates in order to recognize if our hearts are currently "infected" with any of them, and to recognize them in the hearts of others. These spirits are real, and their effects in people's lives are devastatingly real, so it is important to recognize their modus operandi.

 

Since entire books could be written on each type of evil spirit, we could not possibly cover each type completely in a single article. Each article in this series, therefore, will serve as a brief overview of each type of spirit. God willing, we will post future articles that will expand on each of these types of spirits.

 

Throughout this series, whenever we refer to a "Hittite", for example, we may be referring to a Hittite spirit or to a person "infected" with that type of spirit.

 

Index

What's in a name?

Hittites are left-handed

God writes from right to left

A left-handed "gospel" draws the Hittites

Hittite roach-killer

"Public" grace draws the Hittites

So much more to say

 

 

 

What's in a name?

A great deal can be inferred directly from the meaning of the word "Hittite". As we mentioned in the first article of this series (under the section "The 7 types of evil spirits"), "Hittite" means, "sons of terror"; the Hittites were descendants of Heth, whose name means "terror". The word "terror" refers to an extreme manifestation of fear, and is always related to an element of mystery. For example, you may be afraid of a live wire because you know that enough electricity is running through it so as to hurt you if you touch it; this, however, does not qualify as "terror". Terror is when you are walking down a dark alley at night and you don't know if someone is about to leap out from either side and attack you. Terror is when you have heard that a serial killer has been attacking in your neighborhood and you don't know if your house is his next target. Since terror is related to the unknown, it has to do with things that your mind cannot see. As we have seen in previous articles when studying the three components of the soul, the mind is the part of the soul that acts and reasons based on what it can see or perceive, whereas the heart is the part of the soul that hears, using the emotions as its "hearing antennas". Therefore, we can say that terror is more emotional than mental, and is based more on what your emotions hear than on what your mind can see.

 

Hittites, being spirits of terror, are stealth operators that attack the emotions and are the spirits behind nightmares and non-rational phobias such as claustrophobia, agoraphobia, exaggerated fear of dogs, and fear of being in the dark. As anyone who has suffered from a phobia can testify, terror produces a sense of deep emotional despair and torment, and causes a desire not to live anymore. Hittite spirits, therefore, are also behind suicides (this explains why terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda and Hamas -- God curse them -- drive their followers to commit suicide). My dear friend, if you are undergoing deep emotional despair, and suicidal thoughts are haunting you, you are being attacked by Hittite spirits. I don't know if this serves as a consolation to you, but, as we will see in a future article, prophets in Scripture were constantly attacked by Hittite spirits. A strong prophetic calling usually implies Hittite (i.e.- terrorist) attacks throughout your life, so, cheer up (this word applies to the U.S.). That battle with despair throughout your life is the result of a strong prophetic calling. God has a mighty calling for you; you have a strong prophetic purpose. Bear the brunt of the Hittite attack; be brave in Christ, and, with the passing of time, you will see the Hittite spirits fleeing from you in humiliating defeat, and your suffering and despair will serve as seed in the kingdom of God to produce mighty victories in the spirit realm that will bless and liberate the lives of many.

 

A person who suffers from deep emotional despair usually falls into states of deep depression and sadness. If you ever look into a person's eyes and perceive a sense of deep sadness and despair, you are looking into the eyes of a person under Hittite attack.

 

Since Hittite spirits prey on people's emotions, they like to stay in the dark and remain unseen to the mind, whispering speculations into the person's emotions. This means that people who have the nasty habit of spreading rumors and speculations are people who harbor Hittite spirits in their hearts.

 

Hittites are left-handed

In Judges chapter 3, the Word declares that the people of Israel did evil in the sight of God, and that God strengthened Eglon, the king of Moab, and sent him against the people of Israel, and conquered them. After God's people repented, God raised up a man called Ehud to deliver His people:

 

"14So the children of Israel served Eglon the king of Moab eighteen years. 15But when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, the LORD raised them up a deliverer, Ehud the son of Gera, a Benjamite, a man lefthanded: and by him the children of Israel sent a present unto Eglon the king of Moab. 16But Ehud made him a dagger which had two edges, of a cubit length; and he did gird it under his raiment upon his right thigh. 17And he brought the present unto Eglon king of Moab: and Eglon was a very fat man. 18And when he had made an end to offer the present, he sent away the people that bare the present. 19But he himself turned again from the quarries that were by Gilgal, and said, I have a secret errand unto thee, O king: who said, Keep silence. And all that stood by him went out from him. 20And Ehud came unto him; and he was sitting in a summer parlour, which he had for himself alone. And Ehud said, I have a message from God unto thee. And he arose out of his seat. 21And Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the dagger from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly: 22And the haft also went in after the blade; and the fat closed upon the blade, so that he could not draw the dagger out of his belly; and the dirt came out. 23Then Ehud went forth through the porch, and shut the doors of the parlour upon him, and locked them." (Judges 3:14-23)

 

Notice how Ehud was able to kill Eglon (v21) because he was left-handed. Since most people are right-handed, Eglon was caught off-guard by Ehud's move with his left hand. This shows how, in Scripture, the left-hand side is related to things that are unseen while the right-hand side is usually related to things that can be seen with the mind.

 

As many of you might already know, the right arm in the human body is controlled by the hemisphere in the brain that is in charge of logical reasoning, while the left arm is controlled by the hemisphere in the brain that is in charge of creative and intuitive processes. Logical, right-hand reasoning implies the knowledge of truths and the application of laws to combine these truths. Laws, by definition, set boundaries on what we can and cannot do, so they always imply limitations. Since limitations restrict our will, we can also say that abiding by laws implies the death of our will so that the will of another (in this case, the lawmaker) may be done. Laws are also public in nature; a law is useless if the lawmaker is the only one who knows it. Laws are also useless if there is no authority enforcing them, and as we saw in a previous article, Psalms 110 shows how the Lord associates the right-hand side with the establishment of authority. The right-hand side, therefore, is related to truth, laws, public openness, authority, structure, limitations, and death.

 

On the other hand (and I mean this literally), the left-hand side is related to creative and intuitive processes, so it implies freedom instead of limitations. In Scripture, freedom of access or movement is related to grace:

 

"Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need." (Hebrews 4:16)

 

"29Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another man’s conscience? 30For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks?" (1 Corinthians 10:29-30)

 

While the Scriptures link freedom to grace, grace itself is linked to life:

 

"That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 5:21)

 

"Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered." (1 Peter 3:7)

 

In Scriptures, freedom is also linked to the spirit:

 

"Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." (2 Corinthians 3:17)

 

When the Lord calls us to worship Him "in spirit and in truth" (John 4:24), He is calling us to worship Him with our left-hand side (spirit) and our right-hand side (truth).

 

The Lord also associates grace with intimacy:

 

"32For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous. 33The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just. 34Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly." (Proverbs 3:32-34)

 

Notice how verse 32 talks about God sharing "secrets", which speaks of intimacy, and how verse 34 ends by speaking of God giving grace to the humble. When the Lord invites us to "come boldly unto the throne of grace" in Hebrews 4:16, He is telling us that we have access to intimacy with Him. In ancient times, not anyone could approach the king:

 

"All the king’s servants, and the people of the king’s provinces, do know, that whosoever, whether man or woman, shall come unto the king into the inner court, who is not called, there is one law of his to put him to death, except such to whom the king shall hold out the golden sceptre, that he may live: but I have not been called to come in unto the king these thirty days." (Esther 4:11)

 

Only those who found grace in the eyes of the king could freely approach the throne:

 

"2And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favour in his sight: and the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre that was in his hand. So Esther drew near, and touched the top of the sceptre. 3Then said the king unto her, What wilt thou, queen Esther? and what is thy request? it shall be even given thee to the half of the kingdom." (Esther 5:2-3)

 

The word translated as "favour" in verse 2 above is the Hebrew word chen, which is translated as "grace" in 38 other verses in the King James translation (I am still amazed by most translators' inconsistent translation of words from the original texts!!) So, when Esther finds grace before the king, she then freely approaches the throne, and the king asks her what the desires of her heart are (v3). This shows how grace opens the door for intimacy and for the sharing of secret intentions of the heart.

 

Besides being related to grace, freedom, life, and secrecy, creative and intuitive processes are also related to discovery. While the right-hand side is used to establish known truths, the left-hand side is used to explore and discover truths that are yet unknown.

 

Let us now compare the characteristics associated with each side:

 

Left-hand side

Right-hand side

Spirit Truth
Grace Law
Freedom Limitations
Life Death
"New", unknown truths Established truths
Intuitive randomness Structure
Unseen Seen
Secrecy Public openness
Hearing Seeing

 

From all of the above, we can infer that the mind is on the right side of the soul while the emotions are on the left side of the soul. "Emotional" people (i.e.- people who give freedom to their emotions) tend to be more creative than those who are by nature logical thinkers. This is why most singers, composers, painters, and poets are emotional people. The Lord placed emotions in our souls as a vital element for intuitive creation. Emotions can hear what the mind cannot yet see. Since the soul is made up of heart, mind, and emotions, we can now make the following representation of the soul:

 

 

The heart is in the middle, since the heart is where the will resides (Ephesians 6:6), so it acts as the soul's decision-maker. It works with the mind and with the emotions to make decisions.

 

Since Hittite spirits are terrorists, they attack the emotions and always make an effort to go unseen by the mind. We can safely say, then, that Hittite spirits are "left-handed" spirits. This is confirmed by the following passage:

 

"3Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses. 4From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast." (Joshua 1:3-4)

 

Notice that, when speaking to Joshua, the Lord first refers to the "eastern" side of the Promised Land (the wilderness and "this Lebanon", all the way east to the Euphrates, in modern-day Iraq). Then he refers to the "western" side of the Promised Land (the land of the Hittites, all the way to the "Great Sea", i.e.- the Mediterranean Sea). When you look at a map where the north side is up, the east appears on the right-hand side, while the west is on the left-hand side. Since the Lord refers to the Hittites as being on the western side of the Promised Land, God is telling us that the Hittites are left-handed spirits. This apparently trivial fact is very important for the modern-day Joshuas who are called to take the spiritual Promised Land. It is interesting to note that, of all the peoples in the Promised Land (the Canaanites, the Jebusites, the Amorites, etc.), the Lord only mentions the "Hittites" by name when speaking to Joshua in the passage above. This is the reason why terrorist organizations such as Al-Qaeda (God curse them) are so prominent today. There is something happening in the spiritual atmosphere. The modern-day Joshuas are in spiritual anonymity, and the time is coming for them to take back the spiritual Promised Land. Since we are on the verge of a mighty spiritual revolution that will transform the spiritual atmosphere of the Earth, the Hittite spirits are currently very active. They fear for their "lives" because they know that the Joshua spirit is coming, so they are doing everything they can to prevent it from being manifested.

 

God writes from right to left

Now that we know that the Hittites are left-handed, we must consider an important spiritual fact that will help us to defeat them. As most of you might already know, the Lord gave us this commandment:

 

"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." (Matthew 6:33)

 

As we saw in the table above, the right-hand side is related to law, truth, and authority. Since laws are for the purpose of establishing justice, which in Scripture is usually translated as "righteousness", we can infer from Matthew 6:33 above that God wants us to start on the right side (literally). When the intentions of our hearts and the thoughts of our minds are selflessly geared towards the execution of His will on Earth, not ours, then God Himself, not us, will move us towards the left side, where we find grace before God and He gives us gifts, the greatest gift being the joy of being close to Him and to know that we are considered beautiful (i.e.- full of grace) in His eyes.

 

Notice that, in Esther 5:2-3 quoted above, it is the king who authorizes Esther to draw near by extending his golden scepter and having Esther touch it. This is symbollic of Esther recognizing his "kingship" over her life. Once she placed herself on the king's right-hand side, recognizing his law and his authority, she could draw near and have access to his grace. In the same way, God wants us to place ourselves in the right-hand side first, in the side that implies truth, limitation, and death to our will. The right side is the "ugly" side, the "nasty" side, but it is the side we must place ourselves in so that we may enter into God's grace:

 

"14The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant. 15Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net. 16Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted." (Psalms 25:14-16)

[The word translated as "mercy" in verse 16 is the Hebrew word chanan, which comes from the word chen meaning grace; therefore, verse 16 should really say "be gracious upon me"]

 

Notice that God shares His secrets with those who fear Him. Since the sharing of secrets is a sign of finding grace before God, Psalms 25 above is saying that we find grace before Him when we have a heart that fears Him, a heart that is constantly concerned about His will and His spiritual laws, i.e.- a heart that abides in truth, on the right-hand side. You and I are beautiful in His eyes when our heart desires to abide in His will and judgments. We begin to look ugly when our heart swerves from justice and judgment and starts seeking its own selfish will.

 

"6But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. 7Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." (James 4:6-8)

 

Once again, finding grace before God is related to a humble heart that submits itself to His will. God wants us to start on the right-hand side and He will automatically move us to the left-hand side. He calls us to die first so that He may resurrect us to life in Him; death comes before resurrection. God gives you natural life so that you may give it back as a seed in order to reap eternal life in Him. This spiritual process takes place during a believer's entire life, and is stymied only when the believer decides to hoggishly cling to his or her natural life and to live as if there was no spiritual inheritance to fight for.

 

Truth produces death to my self-will, but death, ironically, produces freedom. For example, people who have died and come back to tell the story speak of how their souls were able to freely move about and how they were able to see events that were happening many miles away. The Word declares that, upon the death of the husband, the wife is free to marry again (Romans 7:2-3). 

 

"For he that is dead is freed from sin." (Romans 6:7)

 

Since truth produces death, and this death produces freedom, the Lord declares that the final result of truth is freedom:

 

"31Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." (John 8:31-32)

 

What most preachers refuse to understand about this passage, however, is that truth produces freedom through death of self. When we start on the right side, the side of truth, God will take us to the left side, the side of freedom and resurrection life.

 

As most of you might know, the Hebrew language is written from right to left, as opposed to most Western languages, where words are written from left to right. The spiritual reason why God made the Jewish people to write from right to left is because the right-hand side must come first. When the sun comes up every morning, it appears in the east, which is the right side, and makes its voyage across the heavens to disappear in the west, which is the left side. God writes things from right to left. It is carnal man who has turned the Gospel into a left-handed affair, emphasizing grace, liberty, life, and all the "goodies" while downplaying the Word of justice and judgment, the Word of Truth and Righteousness that God wants us to preach first. When the Church finally understands that things must start on the right side, the greatest flow of "left-handed" grace and power in human history will begin to be manifested. The river of God starts on the right side and flows to the left:

 

"Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar." (Ezekiel 47:1)

[The word "eastward" here is referring to the threshold, not to the flow of the waters; in other words, the waters were issuing from the threshold that looked towards the east, as the rest of the verse explains]

 

A left-handed "gospel" draws the Hittites

When pastors preach a "gospel" that tries to sidestep the "not so gracious" right-hand side, they automatically draw in the Hittites. Many pastors seem to believe that the New Testament God is a God of "kindness and blessings", where everything is "good and happy", and where believers are not called to die or suffer in the slightest bit. Any type of inconvenient suffering and heartache is automatically labeled as "satan's work", and is immediately "rebuked". The Gospel has unfortunately been distorted by man into a "gospel" where we study the Bible to see what we can get from God, not to know what God is requiring of us. When the right-hand side (which deals with truth, law, judgment, justice, and death) is ignored, the mind of the believer is weakened and the only thing that is being "fed" is the believer's emotions, which lie on the left side of his or her soul. Emotions are not bad in and of themselves; in fact, they are very important to unleash God's prophetic power. But, when they are unrestrained by a "right" mind focused on God's judgments and justice and by a "right" heart that seeks to be submitted under God's will, emotions are prone to hear and be stirred by Hittite spirits of deceit.

 

As we have mentioned in previous articles, the most "emotional" of all the ministries, as portrayed by the Scriptures, is the prophetic ministry. This is why the prophetic ministry is the one most linked with music in Scripture (2 Kings 3:15, 1 Samuel 10:15), since music is a powerful evoker of emotions. This is also why the people who seemed to do the craziest things in Scripture always seemed to be prophets (if you don't believe this, I strongly invite you to read these chapters, to get a taste of how wild and crazy prophets can be: Isaiah 20, Ezekiel 4, Ezekiel 5, and Jeremiah 13). A person goes "crazy" when his emotions override his natural mind, and prophets are called by God to allow God's emotions to flow through them, overriding any inhibitions set by the natural mind. This is why the speaking of tongues was the first thing believers did when receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-4), since speaking in tongues implies saying things that your natural mind cannot comprehend. The baptism of the Holy Spirit, i.e.- being enveloped in the Holy Spirit, is constantly related in Scripture to the prophetic anointing specifically (Joel 2:28) because the Holy Spirit is prophetic in nature. Prophets are called to do and say things that they may not fully understand with their natural minds, and that is why they sometimes seem to be crazy "drunkards" who have "lost their mind" (Acts 2:12-13, 1 Samuel 1:14-20).

 

Having said all of the above, we must also say that, if a prophet is not restrained by a mind bound by God's judgments and a heart submissive to God's will, he or she is prone to let his or her emotions be taken over by left-handed Hittite spirits that take advantage of those emotions and use them to drive them into purposelessness. In 2 Chronicles chapter 18, the Holy Spirit shows us how a group of prophets was prophesying before kings Ahab and Jehoshaphat, saying that God would grant them victory against the Syrians. Ahab, who was an evil king, believed in "consulting the Lord" when he could be sure that he would hear a "good report", but ignored God's word when it went against his carnal desires; in other words, Ahab, king of the northern kingdom of Israel, was "left-based", a believer in "truthless grace". Jehoshaphat, on the other hand, was a righteous king who sometimes committed the sin of "hanging out with the wrong crowd". Since Jehoshaphat, king of the southern kingdom of Judah, believed in a "right-based", "truth-first" relationship with God, he was able to discern a spirit of error in these prophets, and asked Ahab if he had some other prophet who could confirm or refute this "word of victory". The Bible then records the following,

 

"7And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, by whom we may enquire of the LORD: but I hate him; for he never prophesied good unto me, but always evil: the same is Micaiah the son of Imla. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so. 8And the king of Israel called for one of his officers, and said, Fetch quickly Micaiah the son of Imla. 9And the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat king of Judah sat either of them on his throne, clothed in their robes, and they sat in a void place at the entering in of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets prophesied before them." (2 Chronicles 18:7-9)

 

Ahab hated Micaiah, because Micaiah always told him the truth; in other words, Micaiah always prophesied (a left-handed act) while abiding in truth (a right-handed base). The other prophets were more interested in submitting to the will of human authority, i.e.- king Ahab, than to the will of God, so they always ended up prophesying the king's will. As you continue to read, it becomes obvious that the "false prophets" were real prophets. They really did have a prophetic calling on their lives. What made them "false" was not the fact that they were not prophets, but the fact that they did not abide in truth, and anyone who ignores the truth automatically enters into falsehood, since whatever is not true is false by definition. A "false" U.S. dollar bill, for example, is a real bill; it is not imaginary. What makes it false is that it claims to be printed by the U.S. Federal government when, in fact, it was probably printed on a modern color printer in someone's home.

 

A false prophet, therefore, might give a false prophecy and actually "feel" a strong spiritual presence as he or she gives the prophecy. He or she might utter words that are not coming from his or her mind but are actually being given to the prophet by a spirit moving through his or her emotions (as is always the case when one prophesies). In the case of the prophets of 2 Chronicles 18, the spiritual presence they felt was not God's presence, but, rather, a spirit of deceit sent by God Himself to deceive Ahab and the prophets, as Micaiah declared when he was brought before the kings:

 

"18Again he said, Therefore hear the word of the LORD; I saw the LORD sitting upon his throne, and all the host of heaven standing on his right hand and on his left. 19And the LORD said, Who shall entice Ahab king of Israel, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one spake saying after this manner, and another saying after that manner. 20Then there came out a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will entice him. And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? 21And he said, I will go out, and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And the LORD said, Thou shalt entice him, and thou shalt also prevail: go out, and do even so. 22Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil against thee. 23Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah came near, and smote Micaiah upon the cheek, and said, Which way went the Spirit of the LORD from me to speak unto thee? 24And Micaiah said, Behold, thou shalt see on that day when thou shalt go into an inner chamber to hide thyself. 25Then the king of Israel said, Take ye Micaiah, and carry him back to Amon the governor of the city, and to Joash the king’s son; 26And say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I return in peace. 27And Micaiah said, If thou certainly return in peace, then hath not the LORD spoken by me. And he said, Hearken, all ye people." (2 Chronicles 18:18-27)

 

Micaiah preferred to give a true prophetic word and go to prison rather than yield to the atmosphere of deceit that surrounded him at the moment (Revelation 2:8-11). Micaiah was a prophet whose emotions were used by God to give prophetic word because his heart and his mind abided in the not-so-pleasant-and-comfortable side: the right side.

 

Notice how Zedekiah slapped Micaiah and asked him, "When did the Spirit of the LORD go from me to you?" (v23). This means that Zedekiah, who had a legitimate prophetic calling, actually felt some type of spiritual presence flowing through him as he prophesied, and he thought that this presence was God. Those of you who have given a prophetic word know that, sometimes, you get goose bumps and feel a strong presence running through your physical being as you prophecy, and this is what Zedekiah felt. This physical sensation is not unusual when giving prophecy, since, as we said above, prophetic word is given when a spirit (hopefully God's!!) is flowing through your emotions, overriding your natural understanding:

 

"For we know in part, and we prophesy in part." (1 Corinthians 13:9)

 

However, if your heart is not right and if you keep avoiding to abide in His truth and to live under His constant judgments, God Himself will allow you to be exposed to a spirit of deceit that will "feel" just like God's Spirit. When God sees you placing your faith on your emotions and not on His truth (that kills self-will), He will make sure that those emotions deceive you. Don't idolize your emotions!! Don't put the left side before the right side. It's like putting the cart before the horse.

 

Some of you might be asking, "How can we know that the spirit of deceit that was in the prophets of 2 Chronicles 18 was a Hittite spirit?" A combination of facts provide the evidence:

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First, the fact that Hittites attack the emotions, and the false prophets felt strong emotions flowing through them

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Second, the fact that Hittites, like any "good" terrorist, disguise themselves to pretend to be friends when they are really foes. In 2 Chronicles 18:29, when Ahab and Jehoshaphat decided to fight against the Syrians (ignoring Micaiah's word), Ahab told Jehoshaphat to wear kingly robes while he would disguise himself for the battle. Jehoshaphat's obedience to this request almost cost him his life (2 Chronicles 18:30-32). The fact that Ahab decided to disguise himself and used Jehoshaphat as bait for the Syrian army is a "classical" Hittite move.

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Third, the death of Ahab in verse 32 was caused by an arrow shot at random. The arrow is different from the sword because you do not need to be close to your enemy to kill him. The arrow allows you to hide in a dark place and kill your enemy from a distance, much the same way a modern-day sniper can. Those of you who live in the U.S. surely remember the "D.C. sniper" who caused terror in 2003 by randomly killing people in the Washington, D.C. area. Ahab's death by a random arrow is God's prophetic way of telling us that Ahab died because he allowed Hittite spirits of terror into his heart. This "random" arrow was shot by Micaiah when he gave prophetic word in truth.

 

It is worth noting that, just as the Hittites can shoot arrows from the dark, their spiritual "parallels" in the realm of righteousness --- God's prophetic people --- can shoot prophetic word into the atmosphere and impact distant places. My brother and sister in Christ, you are called to move in the prophetic anointing (Revelation 19:10, Psalms 105:15). Engage in spiritual warfare against principalities and powers. Shoot prophetic word into the atmosphere in prayer, and rest assured that those arrows will impact places near and far, and you will be paving the way for God's glory to be manifested on Earth. No one might see you as you shoot your arrows from your prayer closet. You will probably not get any human recognition, but the One who sees the things that are hidden will reward you in public (Matthew 6:5-6), and, believe you me, the greatest reward is to see our Father's will fulfilled on Earth (Matthew 6:9-10). When you are dead to self, His desires become your desires, and His victories become your victories. As you continue to do this, you prepare yourself to be made One with Him for eternity -- this is the true eternal life.

 

When the Lord said the following through the prophet Hosea, He was referring to today's Church:

 

"14And they have not cried unto me with their heart, when they howled upon their beds: they assemble themselves for corn and wine, and they rebel against me. 15Though I have bound and strengthened their arms, yet do they imagine mischief against me. 16They return, but not to the most High: they are like a deceitful bow: their princes shall fall by the sword for the rage of their tongue: this shall be their derision in the land of Egypt." (Hosea 7:14-16)

 

Hittite roach-killer

Since Hittites thrive where the "right side" is ignored, they are automatically driven away when the right side is restored. Hittites are spirits of chaos and disorder, and they hate the establishment of law and justice. This is why the Al Qaeda Hittites (God curse them) are making such a concerted effort to cause chaos in Iraq and to prevent the establishment of a just government. It was God's prophetic purpose (not George W. Bush's) for Saddam Hussein to be toppled in Iraq. Hussein's fall acts as a prophetic seed that will unleash the fall of countless spiritual Amorites in the years to come. The fall of Iraq is a prophetic figure of the fall of Babylon (Revelation 17 and 18), which represents the fall of the pastoral matriarchy in the Church. This is why the war in Iraq has stirred up so much emotion. As we said in a previous article, it is amazing how people around the world who would move heaven and earth to save a stranded whale protested so fiercely to preserve the regime of a savage man who ruthlessly murdered thousands of his own people. God bless the men and women who have sacrificially given of themselves to liberate Iraq. Their sacrifice is unleashing powerful spiritual consequences that will bless millions and millions of people in the years ahead. Despite George W. Bush's initial hesitation, Tony Blair's UN-helpful interference, and a world of Canaanite protestors, Saddam Hussein the Amorite was toppled, and many more Amorites (spiritual and literal) will be toppled in the years to come. Hallelujah!!! (Revelation 19:1-3)

 

In Proverbs, the Lord declares the following:

 

"Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he." (Proverbs 29:18)

 

As we saw in a previous article, God provides the Church with vision through the prophetic anointing. When Hittites enter a place, they pervert the prophetic anointing, as we saw in 2 Chronicles 18. This means that, upon their entry, Hittites rob people of true prophetic vision, and, according to Proverbs 29:18 above, this causes the perishing of the people, which refers to the wasting away of the believers' gifts, ministries, and God's wonderful prophetic calling for their lives. Notice, however, that Proverbs 29:18 ends by referring to the "law". This means that the venom that kills vision-robbing Hittite spirits is God's law, i.e. - the "right" side. 

 

As the "right side" is re-established and the word of justice and judgment is restored in the Church, the Hittite spirits of purposelessness will be driven away. This is the Hittite roach killer.

 

"Public" grace draws the Hittites

Before ending this article, an important issue must be addressed concerning the Hittites. As we mentioned above, the Hittites are left-handed spirits, and the "left-hand side" is associated in Scripture with things such as grace; the word "grace" is related to the concept of beauty and elegance, so the word "grace" could very easily be replaced by the word "beauty". We also saw, however, that the left-hand side is also related to "secrecy". This means that, in a "strange" sort of way, "beauty" and "secrecy" are intimately linked. How?

 

Physical beauty is a God-given gift. It is not the devil's invention. The underlying truth behind the grace of your physical beauty is to draw people to God's beauty, not to you, in the same way that the burning bush served to draw the attention of Moses to God's word for him, not to the burning bush itself. When you read the story of the burning bush in Exodus chapters 3 and 4, you will notice that Moses was drawn to "behold this great sight" of a bush that would not be consumed by the fire, in the same way that any of us might feel compelled to stare at a beautiful sunset, or a young man might feel compelled to stare at a beautiful young lady. In the early verses of Exodus 3, the word "bush" is mentioned 5 times (which is a figure of the fivefold ministry and represents "grace to minister"), and is not mentioned again in the rest of the passage. In fact, the Hebrew word cenah that is translated as "bush" in Exodus 3, only appears again in Deuteronomy 33:16, never to appear again in the Bible. This means that, after Exodus 3:4, Moses' focus was not on the bush but on the One who was speaking from the bush. If you are a pretty young lady, you might draw the stares of young men when you are out in the street walking, but, if you are in the Spirit, those few seconds of "stare time" will serve as a spiritual point of contact for that young man to experience God's holy presence, in the same way that Moses did when he approached the bush; remember that the first thing that God told Moses was to not get any closer and to take off his sandals because he was standing on holy ground. Young sister in Christ, if God gave you physical beauty, consecrate that beauty unto Him and allow that beauty to serve as a means to draw people's attention to the Almighty and Holy God that abides in you. Don't use that physical grace to be admired and worshipped by men. That would be self-glorification. Using your physical grace to promote "you" would mean removing that grace from the truth foundation for which God gave it to you, and a grace not founded on truth becomes, by definition, a "false grace", since the opposite of truth is falsehood.

 

Even if you consecrate your physical beauty unto God, you must also understand that there is only so much grace you may exhibit in public. In Exodus 3:5, God tells Moses not to draw any closer to the bush. God did not expose anymore of Himself to Moses until Moses committed to God's calling for his life. In the same way, there are certain dimensions of your physical beauty that must not be exposed in public. The deep enjoyment of another person's grace can only be done in intimacy that is covered by a commitment, i.e.- a covenant. For example, you cannot truly enjoy another person's friendship until that friendship reaches a level of trust where you can tell each other secrets, and share your deepest hopes and fears. Exposing yourself like that to a stranger who has not entered into a true friendship covenant with you would be suicide. Spouses can enjoy each other's physical beauty in a deep way because they know that the other person has made a commitment to share the rest of their lives with them, vowing to have such intimacy with no one but the other spouse. Doing this outside of a covenant is, again, an act of suicide. You can't throw your "holy things" (i.e.- your inner treasures) to the dogs, because they will trample on them and then try to destroy you (Matthew 7:6).

 

As you can see, grace (i.e.- beauty) and secrecy (or intimacy) are deeply intertwined. When you expose deep and intimate levels of grace or beauty in public, you are removing the truth foundation of your beauty, since true beauty can only reign in a righteous environment:

 

"That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 5:21)

 

The exposing of intimate beauty, when abiding in truth, demands a "death covenant" on the part of the person who will enjoy that beauty. The marriage covenant, for example, is a "death sentence" to your will. By marrying the other person, you are saying, "I am giving my natural life to you, and I will not have intimacy with any other person on the face of the Earth but you". When such a "death covenant" is not demanded, the exposing of intimate beauty loses its truth foundation and becomes false beauty, i.e.- left-handed beauty with no right-hand side, and, as we saw before, this opens the way for Hittite spirits of purposelessness to enter. This is why men and women who improperly expose themselves physically to other people end up having constant bouts with depression, despair, and sometimes even suicide. This is why prostitutes usually become drug addicts in their quest to flee from the torment of the Hittite spirits that they have drawn on themselves by their constant exposition of intimate beauty without demanding a "covenant in truth". This is also why many congregations have lost their true prophetic anointing, because young "sisters" go around the congregation wearing low-rise pants and other provocative clothes, exposing their physical grace in public, and thereby drawing Hittite spirits that slowly suck up the true prophetic anointing in their own lives and the lives of those in the congregation.

 

So much more to say

There is so much more left to say about the Hittite spirits!! God willing, we will post a future article that talks about the relationship between the Hittite spirits and Sheol (i.e.- hell); Hittite spirits can actually be called "spirits from Sheol".

 

 "5The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me. 6In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears. 7Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth. 8There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it. 9He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet. 10And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind. 11He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies. 12At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire. 13The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire. 14Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them. 15Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils. 16He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters. 17He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me. 18They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay. 19He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me." (Psalms 18:5-18)

 

[We discuss the Canaanite spirit in the next article of this series...]