July 9. 2020 {17th of Tammuz} through July 30. 2020 {9th of Av}

original source: http://zionsgate.wordpress.com/2011/07/15/the-season-of-the-basilisk-2011-and-beyond/

This term means “between the straits” or “dire straits”.

This season is a three-week cycle beginning on the 17th of Tammuz extending until the 9th of Av in the Judaic calendar.

It is a time when this spirit is prevalent even predominant when unchallenged by the authority of Christ given to the Church through His shed blood. This high-level authority cannot be combated individually but must be engaged through corporate united intercessory prayer.

Basilisk Dates for 2020

July 9. 2020 {17th of Tammuz} through July 30. 2020 {9th of Av}

Basilisk in History

Throughout history the spirit has sponsored plagues at various times causing great numbers of people to

experience death. During those periods of time in history, especially the Dark Ages, man attempted various superstitions and fables in his attempt to combat this evil spirit and the death that it had brought, rather than applying the blood of Christ and accepting the victory [of the Cross] through His revealed Word. This spirit promotes religious superstition in place of faith. This resulted in Christians praying out of their superstitious imagination rather than the Holy Spirit anointed promises of God. In his address to the Athenians, the apostle Paul described them as being “too superstitious” or “religious as some translations rendered it. Paul presented the truth of the Gospel to replace misguided trust in fables and superstitions. The Lord desires to do the same today.

Lamentations 1:1-3… How lonely sits the city that was full of people! How like a widow is she, who was great to among the nation! The princess among the provinces has become a slave! She weeps bitterly in the night,her tears are on her cheeks; Among all her lovers She has none to comfort her. All her friends have dealt treacherously with her; they have become her enemies. Judah has gone into captivity, Under affliction and hard servitude; She dwells among the nations, She finds no rest; All her persecutors overtake her in dire straits.

Isaiah 59:5… They hatch vipers’ eggs, and weave the spider’s web; he that eats of their eggs dies, and from that which is crushed a viper breaks out.

Psalm 91:5,6… You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day, Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

Basilisk in Scripture

The word Basilisk is derived from basiliskos meaning “kinglet” or “king” signifying a mythical reptile hatched by a serpent from a cock’s egg. In Scripture, Basilisk is sometimes translated “cockatrice” or “adder”. The Hebrew word for Basilisk occurs in Psalm 91:13, Isaiah 14:29, Isaiah 11:8, Isaiah 30:6, Isaiah 59:5, Proverbs 23:32, and Jeremiah 8:17.

The Scripture declares our foot shall be placed upon the scorpion and the basilisk, not because of any strength of our own, but because of the great victory appropriated to us through Christ. The Church has been given authority to deal with this spirit, yet mankind has perished throughout history because of lack of knowledge concerning this enemy and the appropriate application of our Savior’s triumph over all opposition. In Luke 10:19 the Lord promises that He has given us authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy and nothing shall by any means injure us [from an eternal perspective].

This evil spirit is also described in Deuteronomy 32:24, according to the rabbinical writings.

Deuteronomy 32:24… And they shall be wasted with hunger, devoured by pestilence and bitter destruction; I will also send against them the teeth of beasts, with the poison of serpents of the dust.

The early rabbis taught that this passage could accurately be rendered “and I will fight against them with flaming demons”. The “flaming demons” would be a reference to the spirit that the Lord desires that we understand.

Defeating Basilisk

Our Lord in His grace has given us this insight into the plans of the enemy for the purpose of equipping us with the blueprint for success in defeating this adversary. The more we understand his plans and purposes the more capable we will be to pray with pinpoint precision.

The Lord also has His plans and purposes; plans for welfare and not for calamity toward those obediently

following His divinely ordained strategy. Nothing could be more rewarding for a Christian than to find favor with God by willingly offering ourselves as instruments of righteousness, hating what He hates and loving that which He loves. This can be accomplished, at least in part, by committing ourselves faithfully to this battle both individually and corporately.

Foremost in our preparation for this battle is sincere repentance for our sins and the sins of our ‘fathers’.

Repentance will always bring forth times of refreshing from the Presence of the Lord. Genuine sorrow that is not merely the articulation of our mouths but the incentives of our hearts will also paved the way for the impartation of righteousness and divine authority necessary for defeating our enemies. The Scriptures declare that our Savior came into this world to destroy the works of the devil. He has chosen His Church as the instrument through which this victory is to be manifested.

Daniel 9 records the great prophet repenting for his sins and those of his people, leadership and forefathers for not having obeyed the Word of the Lord to obediently walk in His teachings. Like Israel of old, we have allowed the spirit of the world to invade our lives promoting compromise and spiritual error. We are now being given the divine opportunity to make this right to individually and corporately. City and regional repentance is especially crucial in the south eastern United States, the target zone for Basilisk. Sincere repentance will touch the heart of the Father releasing the spiritual ‘ammunition’ to defeat Basilisk.

This victory will be achieved through corporate intercessory prayer. When the early believers worked together praying IN ONE ACCORD, great and mighty things were accomplished for the Kingdom of Heaven. [EVEN MORE SO IS REQUIRED OF US AT THIS TIME- THE VERY END OF THE CHURCH AGE!!!]

Romans 15:5-6… Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus; that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Few things please the Father more than to see His people in unity:

Psalm 133:1-2… How good and pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, coming down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard.

Though often geographically separated, we are united in purpose with one mind and passion… to defeat the enemies of our God. As one expositor put it, “As the instruments of a great concert under the direction of a concert master, so the Holy Spirit blends together the lives of members of the ekklesia of Christ.”

Psalm 91 has been given to us as a Scripture of protection, an instrument of war against this evil

spirit. The Church has been given authority over all the power of the enemy… authority and victory in Christ must be rightly appropriated through the Body. Like the sons of Issachar, we must be equipped with the knowledge of the times and seasons of the Spirit, dedicated to the Lord’s plans and strategy. As many as are lead by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God. The Lord is calling for repentance and corporate intercession against the specific plans of the enemy here outlined.

2 Corinthians 10:4-6… For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through GOD to the pulling down of strongholds, casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the Will of GOD… bringing every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, and BEING READY TO PUNISH ALL DISOBEDIENCE WHEN YOUR OBEDIENCE IS FULFILLED.