The Lord often speaks to me through nature with Kingdom parallels. Recently my husband and I hung outdoor curtains for shade against the sun on our porch. The next day, we were sitting there, seeking the Lord and a giant grasshopper flew into a fabric pocket in the hem of the curtain right in front of my eyes. The grasshoppers have been eating our plants! I handed my husband two shoes and he smashed the grasshopper while it was trapped in the pocket. Immediately I heard the Lord saying, “I am delivering the enemy to you.”

Even as we used shoes to kill the grasshopper, we heard that this is symbolic prophetically and declare that the enemy is under our feet, and that the grasshopper mentality is now being destroyed. As I sought the Lord further, I heard, “I will use ordinary situations to bring them to you; keep your senses alert so that you can see as I bring about traps that make it easy for you to destroy them. Yes, I am bringing about opportunities for swift victories. I have told you that I am increasing vision to see the enemy’s strategies, and now as you see My hand bringing the enemy to you, and the ease with which they can be destroyed, you will no longer see yourselves as grasshoppers in your own sight. Rise up in the knowledge that I am sovereign and desire that the Kingdom come to the earth through you. I am working on your behalf.”

“And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, [which come] of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.” (Num. 13:33 KJV)

The next day my husband reminded me of what happened a few weeks ago when we were out of town. My husband had seen a large insect and then it disappeared. The day we packed to return home, my husband opened his suitcase and the insect was laying there, upside down; alive, but not moving. It was easy to kill it! Also, in recent days I have seen the Lord moving mightily in our family and bringing about circumstances that have caused great shifts and openings spiritually; divine opportunities to speak the right word at the right time and strongholds breaking. It is in the midst of great attacks that our God is revealing the enemy to us…to destroy him!

“The eternal God [is your] refuge, And underneath [are] the everlasting arms; He will thrust out the enemy from before you, And will say, ‘Destroy!'” (Deut. 33:27 NKJV)

I hear Holy Spirit saying, “Yes, in the days ahead you will see the enemy seemingly paralyzed before your eyes. It will seem that I am causing time to stand still so that you can recognize what you need to do in the moment to take down the enemy from your midst. The battle is mine, not yours; rest and continue to praise Me, for I am well able to bring the enemy to you in ways that will shock and astound you. Do not war as in the days before; this is a new day and I have resources beyond what you can see or understand. Rest in Me; rejoice, for I am with you. I will open your eyes to realize, even as the enemy is paralyzed, that My army has been mobilized. Be on guard, ready to advance; know that nothing is left to chance; on the enemy’s head you will dance! Rise up in faith, declare and decree, the God of all flesh is fighting for me!”

“”Behold, I [am] the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?” (Jer. 32:27 NKJV)

“And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle [is] the LORD’S, and he will give you into our hands.” (1 Sam. 17:47 KJV)