Mike and Deb Parsons
with Jeremy Westcott –
We are going to be looking at some difficult subjects in this post. Please do not get drawn into feelings of guilt and condemnation because of anything we write here. Let’s be sure to remember that there is no condemnation for us. The Holy Spirit will certainly bring conviction of sin where sin exists; but we can repent (that is, stop thinking about ourselves [and how we act] according to our own understanding, change our minds and see ourselves the way God does instead), turn from it and renounce it, receive forgiveness and look for transformation.
Adam and Eve traded with the accuser and gave their DNA for position and power to be like God (humanism, rationalism). That inclination to ungodly trading was passed on to each one of us.
Whenever we do not seek first God’s kingdom we are trading for ourselves; seeking to be gods of our own lives (just what Adam and Eve were offered). Esau traded his birthright for a bowl of stew, and we trade today on things that are coming tomorrow.
We even need to consider for whose benefit we are doing ministry: the approval of man is temporal, not eternal. In Matthew 6 Jesus spoke about practising righteousness before men, drawing attention to our giving, fasting and praying: there is nothing wrong with these activities except the motive.
Anything we do should be for God, for His glory, not for us. Jesus introduced a new standard, based not on external adherence but on heart motive. Anger equals murder, lust equals adultery; love your enemies, pray for those who persecute you:
“For I say to you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matt 5:20).
If our righteousness does not bring glory to God it is not righteousness at all.
Earthly, natural, demonic wisdom
This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing (James 3:15-16)
What source of wisdom influences, motivates and directs our decisions?
- Whenever we seek to use our own knowledge as opposed to God’s we are falsely trading.
- Whenever we use a substitute instead of God’s provision we are falsely trading.
- Whenever the motives of our heart are selfish we are falsely trading
This gives access to the demonic world to influence and affect us, to restrict us and take away our inheritance.
When I first came to teach on this subject, I knew I could not do so without having gone through it in my own life, but I kept putting it off. Ian Clayton was a forerunner in this, and he took 8 months to work through it in his own life. In the end, I did it in three weeks, because I was part way through teaching this series already and I was running out of time. It was the hardest thing I have ever done. I had to recognise how I had been meeting my own needs in my own way, and deal with the reasons for this in my heart.
There are at least seven ungodly trading floors I have recognised. I went through every one of them, asking God on each one how and where I had traded on them. God showed me in detail, and emotionally it was really difficult to deal with it.
Then I needed to outwork my repentance. I asked God to sharpen my conscience so that I would stop if I found myself going down that route again. I have found that with perseverance, it is possible to take captive the thoughts, to recognize the whispers, before I even get on that pathway.
I will just say a few words about each of the trading floors here, but if you would like to work through them in your own life, you may find it helpful to download the full Trading Floors document which you can find here: Negative Trading Floors – Mike Parsons
1.Tyre – money, materialism.
The King of Tyre ransacked and robbed God’s temple, using the gold to build a trading city for his own glory and gain.
This is often about money taken from God and used for our own purposes. This includes areas such as offerings, gambling, financial cheating and debt.
2. Jezebel – manipulation, control, domination, witchcraft
Jezebel was the daughter of Ichbaal (the King of Tyre), who married the King of Israel to gain control of the religious system.
This covers issues such as the use of emotions, politics, sexual wiles, bribery or blackmail, and using substances to alter how we feel.
3. Athaliah – kingly seed
Athaliah was Jezebel’s daughter (or by some accounts, sister-in-law). She married the king of Judah and tried to control the future seed by killing all the possible heirs. She used the political system to usurp authority, and became the only queen Judah ever had.
Poor self-image, believing lies and familiar spirits, and masonic involvement all belong to this trading floor.
The King of Tyre, Jezebel and Athalia were all Baal worshippers – involved in idolatry, the cult of fertility, sensuality and child sacrifice.
4. Cain – murder
Cain was the son of satan, serpent seed, who murdered Abel his half-brother because of jealousy and the nature he inherited from satan.
This is not only physical attacks, but any kind of anger, character assassination, accusations, and selfishness.
5. Delilah – seduction
She offered pleasure and gratification, seducing Samson in order to rob him of his destiny.
This trading floor is where we find people living in a fantasy (especially romantic or sexual), finding ways to gain (or hang on to) acceptance, approval, or affirmation; and a lust for money, power or influence.
6. Leviathan – gossip, lies, deception
A demonic sea creature, a twister.
This is about lying or cheating to make others think better of you; half-truths; self-promotion, looking to impress, gossip… and what are you sharing on Facebook?
7. Apollyon – opposes the gospel
A fallen angel who opposes preaching of the gospel.
Whenever we have watered down the gospel of the kingdom, offered a cheap salvation gospel, been involved with false cults, been ruled by fear or embarrassment, or failed to share the full truth of the gospel for any reason, we have traded on this floor.
But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet and the people are not warned, and a sword comes and takes a person from them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require from the watchman’s hand (Ezek 33:6).
What should we do?
None of this is easy to admit to when we discover it in our lives. But the truth is, we all have it, and plenty of it. It is keeping us from what God has for us. He wants us to come into His glory, but that is impossible with all this in place. We need to get rid of it!
We must be ruthlessly honest about our past, not covering up or pretending. It is really hard to face the horrible things we have done, but the reality is that unless we do we will not be free of them.
Remember that God loves us. His love is a canopy over us, which gives us a safe place to deal with these things. Remember all the things I wrote in the first paragraph of this post. There is no condemnation for us.
This is not easy, but because forerunners have already gone there, they have made it a little less difficult for us (and our doing it will make it a little less difficult for those who follow us). We must:
- own our past trading and motives
- confess our trading as sin
- seek revelation about any family trading that may influence us (we will look at this more fully in a future post on iniquity).
We may find it useful to use this diagram that we have seen before:
We can use the court system in heaven. The mobile court is a very effective place to deal with all this:
- Accept the accusation and receive God’s judgment for our own and our family’s trading
- Repent and renounce false trading (be very specific)
- Be separated from false trading
- Invite God to activate our ‘reverence’ and ‘fear of God’ spiritual gates, so that our ‘conscience’ gate will be sensitive and activated.
Armed with this revelation and experience, in future we may recognise when we are going down the route towards negative trading. The earlier we can catch ourselves (or hear the Holy Spirit’s warning) and turn around, the better. We really want to get to the point where our conscience kicks in right away, so that negative trading is no longer even an option for us.
This is all part of the process of renewing our mind so that we can be transformed into the image of Jesus.
Before using this prayer, I recommend you work through a section (or even just a few lines) of the full Trading Floors document for yourself, so that you can be very specific about each trading floor, and how you have traded on it.
Father, I thank you that you love me
And that your kingdom is based on righteousness and justice.
By faith I step into the court of accusation.
I face my accusers and I accept and agree that I have wrongly traded.
I accept that I have followed the pathway of the knowledge of good and evil
I accept that I have been influenced and motivated
By earthly, natural and demonic wisdom.
I stand here representing myself and my forefathers, identifying with them.
I repent of and renounce all false trading for myself and my forefathers
(be very specific here about what trading you have recognised).
I receive the judgment of God
And I am justified and made righteous through my advocate, Jesus.
I release the judgment of God against my adversaries and accusers.
I receive a mandate to be separated from all false trading.
I step back into this realm
With the authority to identify and reject
All demonic, natural and earthly influences and motives.
I choose to be identified as your son
Walking in the light
Following heavenly wisdom on the earth.
Next Post: Godly Trading Floors
Related articles by Freedom ARC
- Information For Elevation – Trading (1)
- Seeds, Roots and Fruit
- Beholding As In A Mirror
- The Fire of Transformation
Other resources from Freedom ARC
- Trading Floors document (our grateful thanks to Alison Cain for compiling this)
- Transformation 20-part audio series with slides (this post is based on extracts from Mike’s notes for session 9).
- Kingdom Realms (audio series and blog series).
- Freedom Apostolic Resources website
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20 thoughts on “172. Seven Trading Floors – Trading (2)”
Does this courtroom prayer work for those who had falsely traded on Delilah specifically pornography and needs deliverance? I have been struggling with this for a long now with gaps between. Eventually, it comes back again. I want to pursue an unhindered relationship with God. I need help on this. Thank you!
It wasn’t until after hearing your teaching on the ”Seven Spirits” and “Mountains and Courts” last week that I understood why (since 1993) the Holy Spirit said that when this (never seen before) “Glory”comes in , it is going circle the earth seven times before settling. Now it makes sense. I had been seeing this in my spiritual eye all this time but did not understand the connection concerning the number seven. I would love sit face to face with you and share other things God is saying about the “seven designated houses” embodied with the sound that’s going to be sent up prior to the glory coming in and you confining that. That is one of the first aspect, instrumentally, for bring the glory in; the sound. It will not be our prayers that do it, prayers are to prepare us, to open up our hearts and to listen to God’s instructions about, yes, and position ourselves. So, far, you’re the only vessel to have and been able to put those many puzzles together about them coming glory that had never been seen nor seen again on earth as we know it. I and a brother in the Lord know exactly what we are looking and understand what we are hearing; prior to your teachings, as well as when listening to them. You’re what we call a “designated vessel.” This goes a little beyond being called a glory carrier. Furthermore, we can give confirmation. Know this though, if anyone says the glory is here, it will not be this one. You will hear it first before you see it in its demonstration. It is coming in with a SOUND. I wish I could sit down and talk with you face-to-face about the many facets to this story and you’re hitting on every section of it. I am originally from Massachusetts, but now residing in California where the “altar burns.”
Paul asked a very profound question… what is the kingdom of God like, and how do you want me to demonstrate it, not in the mere words but in power and demonstration.
One last thing. one of the reasons why I would love to visit England is to visit Yorkshire. You have a church there that has a rose stain glass and that glass is a replica of the human DNA which now we realize is God‘s DNA . We do have our Heavenly Father’s DNA.
God bless you an your family,
The reference to Cain being Satan’s seed is concerning me because you go so far as to say Cain and Abel were half brothers. Are you adopting the gnostic serpent/seed doctrine here to get this?
Not condemning you but I do need to know what bones to spit out because that doctrine doesn’t resonate with my spirit.
Can you tell me where I can find evidence that the King of Tyre took gold from God’s temple? I can find no reference in scripture nor does there seem to be an historical account.
I find this section on trading entirely discouraging and overwhelming. I’ve being doing inner work all year. (And seeing growth too; it’s been exciting!) And I’ve been finding this blog encouraging, enlightening, and inspiring as I pursue a deeper walk with God. But when I came to reading all the posts you have written on trading (with the exception of the heavenly trading areas) fear and discouragement hit me. And here’s why… I grew up in a legalistic, shaming background. They would say things like “we are under no condemnation” and that the “holy spirit would convict and we needed to just repent” but then as I watched that applied in real life; they would use a lot of rules and “things to do” to feel like you were a good believer.
I know that I tend to have a “sensitive conscience” (or perhaps this kinda of upbringing enabled this part of my personality, idk?) and this is what scares me about the trading post you’ve written. I don’t know how to separate out conviction from shaming/condemnation because I was the one that asked God to save me and multiple alter calls. I was the one that felt bad if I didn’t read my bible enough or knew I was not praying enough.
I don’t know if this is making sense to you, but as I ask God to show me the sins of the my past generations that have encoded in my DNA things I struggle with, and showing me past sins, that feels like a “witch hunt’ like I’m I”m dredging up things I’ve already moved past in my inner work; and it won’t be the Holy Spirit, but perhaps the familiar spirits, but I won’t be able to tell the difference because both shame/condemnation and conviction “FEEL” the same to me.
So I guess what I”m saying is I feel stuck now. I don’t know how to overcome this and feel encouraged and how to move forward. I understand the words you’re saying to do the work, but I don’t feel like I’ll know how to interpret as I’m doing the work. There is fear that I will spiral into a lot of self hate or… perhaps there’s a better word… maybe it would be better said “doubting if it’s really taken care of.
I”m also confused about how this applies to the finished work of the cross. If God took away all my sins, then why do i need to dredge up everything and be specific in what what I need to repent of?
I feel like this is sending me backwards in my development. Please help! I feel desperate and discouraged with the trading posts!
learning to live, love and see better,
On the section of Athaliah, could you explain to me what you mean when you said “Masonic involvement” and why it is bad? It seems like it’s a bad thing judging from others’ conversations. I just don’t know why. The internet explanation doesn’t sound like it is necessarily bad, but then I didn’t read the whole thing. Thanks!