Terry Casales - November 16th, 2021
I was meditating with the Lord about our crowns and how satan is fighting to take our royal crowns we have received in Christ when we became new creations. He does this so that we would never receive the revelation that we are all born into this world to become kings and priests for the Kingdom of God, to rule and to reign on earth with Jesus.
I feel like this helps to explain the importance of babies coming out of the birth canal head first. Not only is the head the biggest part of human body, it is also the heaviest part. It is also in the head where the baby’s nose is located for when he or she takes his or her first breath in his/her new environment.
At the point of conception, that is where the spirit of the baby enters his/her body. This is where life takes on a new form, growing in that dark place where there is a daily battle to stay alive. This is the place of 100% dependence, not only on the power of life given to the baby by God, but also through the nourishment provided by the baby’s mother. Everything the mother receives and eats is passed on to the baby as he/she grows in his/her mother’s womb.
During birth, crowning, when the baby’s head starts to emerge bit by bit doing each contraction, occurs during the second stage of labor. As you push, your baby’s head may appear, but after the contraction is over, it will withdraw from view once again. The moment when you can see the head and it doesn’t slip back in, that’s when crowning occurs. A fun way to think of it is that birth crowning occurs when you can see the part of the head where a princess would wear her crown. Once crowning occurs, your baby’s arrival is imminent.
There is a part in the birthing process where the mother experiences a sensation of burning and stretching that is called “the ring of fire.” This is because the baby’s head is stretching the mother’s vaginal tissue, and usually lasts only a few minutes. When this happens, the mother will be advised to change positions or told to ease up on the pushing, which can be difficult, but can also reduce the risk of vaginal tearing. Once “the ring of fire” feeling passes, the major part of labor is over.
After birth crowning, the rest of your baby’s head will emerge, followed by your baby’s body.
The mere act of the head being born ahead of the body is a reminder to the enemy that Jesus is the head and that we are each a part of His body. It is as if with every birth God is reminding the devil his place in the scheme of things. He knows very well that Jesus is the head and that we are a part of Him, born to rule and to reign with Him. It is also a reminder to the enemy that he is under our feet because all things are under Jesus.
You have delegated to them rulership over all you have made, with everything under their authority, placing earth itself under the feet of your image-bearers. - Psalm 8:6 - TPT
The enemy has tried time and time again to destroy the image of God in all of us. All of humanity have all been created in the image of God and satan really hates this!
The godly will celebrate in the triumph of good over evil, and the lovers of God will trample the wickedness of the wicked under their feet! - Psalm 58:10 - TPT
Yet it was David, inspired by the Holy Spirit, who sang: Yahweh said to my Lord, ‘Sit near me in the place of authority until I subdue all your enemies under Your feet.’ - Mark 12:36 - TPT
And the God of peace will swiftly pound Satan to a pulp under your feet! And the wonderful favor of our Lord Jesus will surround you. - Romans 16:20 - TPT
And our own completeness is now found in him. We are completely filled with God as Christ’s fullness overflows within us. He is the Head of every kingdom and authority in the universe! - Colossians 2:10 -TPT
The Father has placed all things in subjection under the feet of Christ. Yet when it says, “all things,” it is understood that the Father does not include himself, for he is the one who placed all things in subjection to Christ. - 1 Corinthians 15:27 - TPT
When a baby is born feet first, it is considered what is called a “breech baby.” The word “breach” can be defined as: “A violation or infraction, as of a contract, law, legal obligation, or promise.” Beloved, every single life that God has created is a carrier of His promise. Think about it. The enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy every single one of God’s promises. The enemy understands that every human is a carrier of God’s plan to overthrow the kingdom of darkness, and he is doing everything that he can to abort and prevent every one of His promises from being fulfilled. The enemy’s anger toward God is so intense that he forgets that he is no match for the King of the universe.
When the baby is born out of position, it puts him/her in great danger. This is where at time of birthing, the baby can get stuck in the birth canal and for the baby’s oxygen supply through the umbilical cord to get cut off. The enemy understands that it is the breath of God that gives us life and sustains us. Our natural bodies are not able to survive without oxygen.
Beloved, it may look like the thing that God has called you to give birth to is in the wrong position. Take heart because God is turning your baby around so that it is ready to come out. You may be saying, “Lord, this baby that has been growing in my womb for so long is so large and I am afraid of the pain of childbirth.” Beloved, even when you experience the pain when the time comes during labor, it will be short-lived because what you are giving birth to is far greater than you could possibly imagine.
Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, “Because I bore him in pain.” And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested. - 1 Chronicles 4:9-10 - NKJV
Beloved, the pain that you have endured in this past wilderness season is the very same pain that will propel you into your promised land, for I who promised Am faithful to fulfill My Word. Pain may endure for a night but My joy comes in the morning. Trust Me and lean into Me in the birthing process. The baby is coming! Press in, beloved, you are almost there!
For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning. - Psalm 30:5 - NKJV
A woman, when she is in labor, has sorrow because her hour has come; but as soon as she has given birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world. - John 16:21 - NKJV
The Lord will guide you continually, And satisfy your soul in drought, And strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. - Isaiah 58:11 - NKJV
Those from among you Shall build the old waste places; You shall raise up the foundations of many generations; And you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach,
The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In. - Isaiah 58:12 - NKJV