The mountain of debt that the enemy owes you is about to be paid back with interest. He has stolen all that he is going to steal and I have already started an intervention procedure that will not only pay you back what he has stolen; but he will pay it back with interest.
You are My Beloved Ones and I am working constantly on your behalf to restore all that the palmer and canker worm have stolen. Whether it be health, business, monetary, family, whatever he has stolen has to be restored one hundred fold.
Rejoice My little ones. It is payback time – it is liberation time.
Joel 2:25 (NKJV)
25 “So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, The crawling locust, The consuming locust, And the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you.
While searching out Joel 2:25, I ran across this article and thought it was very informative so I am passing it along to you this morning. Be doubly blessed.
And I [The Lord] will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.” – Joel 2:25
Many of us have claimed the promise of this verse, coming into agreement with God restoring the years that were ravaged. And we should.
However, how many of us ever focused on the four insects mentioned in this passage? I never have until the Lord put it in my spirit. I must admit, that after I researched the Hebrew origins of these four critters, I still didn’t see it.
I said “Lord, what are you trying to show me for your people on today?” Without going into specific detail for each insect, their Hebrew origins as referenced by Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance, are (respectively): arbeh (pr. ar-beh), yeleq (pr. yeh-lek), chaciyl (pr. khaw-seel), and gazam (pr. gaw-zawm), and each represent a type of locust at a different stage of development (larvae, young locust with rapid increase, non-winged, and winged).
Locusts swarm quickly and mercilessly, and they breed rapidly. These powerful fliers travel great distances and consume all green material. They must breed rapidly to keep the species alive, as their average life span is only several months (animals.nationalgeographic.com).
Green represents life. Just like the locusts that eat all the green; thus devouring life, when we allow sin to germinate, it explodes out of control and eats away at our existence, consuming our blessings along the way.
When I came across the phrase “travel great distances,” God’s Holy Spirit spoke to me and said that these locusts also represent generational curses; that sins we commit and do not acknowledge and allow God to destroy in our lives then can travel great distances through our bloodline affecting our children, our children’s children and beyond until if and when they are finally dealt with and broken.
Exodus 20:4-6 warns “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.”
This last sentence (after the semicolon) also gives us the strategy to break any generational curse! Let us remember that God’s intent is always redemptive by any means possible, and up to the very last moment of an individual’s life.
Locusts, for our purposes here, represent the progression of sin, and how not addressing it at the beginning stages because of looking the other way, false rationalizing, justifying, or condoning, causes it to manifest quickly, spiral out of control, and open doors of destruction and devastation in our lives and for generations to come. Perhaps, for some sons and daughters, a generational curse is holding up the promise of restoration. Maybe, for others, it is something that has not been dealt with at its root; as evidenced by its swarming rebirth every several months.
The Lord then took me to Joel 1:4 and lit up the order for me. This verse laments “That which the palmerworm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the cankerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpillar eaten.” Are you catching this, family? It doesn’t end with the palmerworm, but rather begins again with the locusts.
Sin and its brutal effects don’t just stop on their own; but rather it continues to spiral out of control, growing stronger and larger–from the palmerworm, to the locust, and to the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and back to the palmerworm. Sin is recursive, meaning that it can repeat and replicate itself indefinitely, even down to future generations, until it is stopped and destroyed.
What’s been eating you, my brother? How has your harvest been, my sister? It is time to go deeper, past the remnants of a harvest long since plundered; beyond our own understanding, and back through the ages to where this worm first hatched. Allow Holy Spirit to take you where you need to go, and to show you what is holding up your harvest. And then wait with expectation and anticipation as your Faithful Father restores the years that were lost. While you are waiting, thank Him in advance for what He is about to redeem through His mercy.
Father, right now in the Mighty Name of Jesus, we repent for generational curses that came through our bloodline and have been allowed to enter into our lives and even our children’s lives.
We come into agreement with You now, Mighty and Righteous God, and decree and declare “this far and no farther!” (Job 38:11). We repent for tolerating any sin in our lives that we watched our grandmothers, grandfathers, fathers, mothers, aunts, uncles and anyone else who tolerated and passed down this heresy to us. We come out of the agreement of sin that spawned and produced any generational curses that we are affected by, which originated with any of our ancestors.
In Jesus Name, we thank You for restoring to us the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm. Amen and Amen.
Take action! Challenge your thinking! Choose to not tolerate any sin or any of its forms. Choose to be more sensitive to God’s Holy Spirit in what He shows you and convicts you concerning sin in your life, your family’s life, and in the lives of your ancestors that may still be in your bloodline. Determine to be quick and heartfelt to repent of sin that you commit, so you do not open any doors or cause any seeds to spawn. And continue to fight the good fight of allowing your Holy Father to restore you; for God, your Great Grace Grower, has already given you the victory!
By: Matthew Gargano