Leviathan, King of Pride
Canst thou draw out LEVIATHAN with a hook? Or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down? (Job 41:1)
He beholdeth all HIGH THINGS: he is a KING over all the children of PRIDE (Job 41:34)
His scales are his PRIDE, shut up together as with a close seal.
One is so near to another, that no air can come between them (Job 41;15-16).
Those involve in the deliverance ministry will be familiar with Leviathan, the spirit of PRIDE. You may be surprised when you encounter spirits that identify themselves as leviathan. Some translations refer to him as the crocodile, or a large sea serpent.
Leviathan’s scales are his pride. NO AIR can come between them. AIR represents SPIRIT, and ne of the manifestations of pride is the inability to flow in the SPIRIT.
Leviathan will attempt to block the flow and manifestations of the Holt Spirit in the assembly. Proud people can hinder the flow of the Spirit, and humility is a key to operating in the power of the Holy Spirit.
His SCALES are his PRIDE. Leviathan protects himself with armor. Proud people have a way of closing themselves off, and hiding behind the scale of pride. When attacking Leviathan, we attack and strip his scales.
Will he make many supplications unto thee? Will he speak soft words unto thee? (Job 41:3)
Supplication is prayer, and Leviathan does not make supplication because he is too PROUD. Leviathan will therefore attempt to block prayer, and attack prayer ministries. We have also dealt with people who get sleepy when praying and found that it can be connected to Leviathan.
Leviathan does not speak soft words. Harsh words are another sign of Leviathan. He speak s roughly, and does not speak with kindness.
Will he make a COVENANT with thee? Wilt thou take him as a servant for ever? (Job 41:4)
Leviathan does not KEEP COVENANT. Leviathan is a COVENANT BREAKING spirit. Many marriages have suffered because of the operation of Leviathan. A marriage will not survive if mates operate in PRIDE, and lack submission to one another.
Leviathan does not SERVE. Pride will prevent us from serving one another. Serving is an act of humility, and Leviathan hates it.
Wilt thou PLAY with him him as with a bird? (or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?Job 41:5)
Don’t play with PRIDE. He is not a PET.
Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more (Job 41:8)
The battle with pride may be one of the most difficult you will encounter. Pride is very strong in the lives of many, and it will take a fierce determination to defeat it.
In his neck remaineth strength…(Job.41:22)
Leviathan is stiffnecked. Stubbornness and rebellion are signs of Leviathan. Israel was always called a stiffnecked people. God judged them for their stubbornness and rebellion.
His heart is a s firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone. (Job.41:24)
Hardness of heart is another characteristic of Leviathan. It is also a root cause of divorce (Matt.19). Hardness of heart is connected to unbelief and inability to understand and comprehend spiritual things..
He maketh the DEEP to boil like a pot: he maketh the sea like a pot of ointment. (Job 41:31)
Leviathan dwells in the deep. Pride can be so deeply rooted in our lives, and can be difficult to pull out. He is in the sea, which represents the nations. He causes the deep to boil, and is responsible for restlessness.
Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness. (Psa.74:14)
God has the power to smite and break leviathans head (authority). God is our king working salvation (deliverance) in the earth.
I humbled my soul with fasting…(Psa.35:13)
Fasting is a great weapon against pride. When we fast we humble our souls. Leviathan is likened to a sea monster or serpent dwelling in the deep. God breaks the heads of the dragons in the waters (Psa.74:13)
Deliverance from Leviathan brings peace, favor, joy, and liberty. Pharoah was a leviathan. God released his people from his grip through terrible judgments. The people left Egypt, and journeyed to the promised land, a land flowing with milk and honey. Prosperity will come with deliverance from Leviathan.
Pride spirits include arrogance, haughtiness, puffed up, self exaltation, vanity, rebellion, stubbornness, scorning, defiance, anti-submissive , ego, perfection, Rahab, and Orion. Pride brings destruction. Pride brings a curse, causes a person to err (Psa.119:21). God resists the proud (James 4:6). The fear of the Lord is to hate pride and arrogancy (Prov.8:13). God attempts to hide pride from man through dreams (Job.33:14-17). Sometimes sickness is the result of pride (Job 33:17-26). Those who walk in pride, God is able to abase (Dan.4:37).