Papa God we thank you for today, and for Jesus, and for the Holy Spirit. We thank you for eternal life, and we come now and want to enter in your gates with thanksgiving in our hearts. We give you all our praise as we come and worship you. No Matter where we are.
We are so grateful and thankful that you allow us to partner with you like this again today and that we can be joint heirs with Christ covered by His precious blood. Thank you that you love us with an everlasting love and that you came and saved us; you tell us we are the apple of your eye. Thank you that you sent the Holy Spirit to get us really good and that we are a chosen generation, a Royal Priesthood, a blessed people. We are so grateful you have gathered us together to be of one accord like this.
We are grateful to be able to learn of your ways and have intimacy with you this day that you have made. We can come boldly anytime day or night into your throne room and make our request known to you, even as you know our request before we can even ask. You are so full of mercy, grace, and love. We can put on the mindset of Christ and think and talk, and do the things that you do according to John 14:12. This and greater things shall we do because Jesus went back to be with you and sent us the Holy Spirit to direct our steps.
We pray peace for your Holy City of Jerusalem that you protect those who even now are under such constant persecution. We can watch, and pray always that we may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass and that we can stand before you our Lord before the Son of Man.
We invite you Holy Spirit to come now and teach us and take us over. We ask that blessings overtake us and chase us down in Jesus of Nazareth’s name. Amen
I recall when I was back in college as an Art student that we were also required take some academic classes and so I ended up taking some psychology courses. My professor Dr. Wheeler befriended me as a young student and I greatly admired him. I recall I did a portrait study of him sitting in his office one autumn afternoon and some the other professors dropped by and seeing what I had done so far said Wheeler wait until you see what he is doing with your portrait, you never looked so good before. The Lord had gifted me in the ability to get a pretty close likeness of those people and things I painted and drew and bring out the best features. Being an artist people also seemed to assume perhaps you knew more then you really do. Back then I found I often said things without really thinking them through, just very spontaneously I comment about something, just by making an association with something from my own perspective and somehow the professors thought I was brilliant at times. I assure you it was more like out of the mouths of babes. Someone say to me I don’t believe I caught your name, I respond with I do not believe I tossed it and all that sort of thing.
So as I was sitting there working on this portrait of professor Wheeler, he started explaining some things to me about different personality traits in modern psychology and I remember looking up and saying to him so are you really saying that there simply are no normal people in this world? What a revelation that was to have. Everyone has got some stuff, even those who seem relatively sane and well adjusted. Everybody has stuff.
Where we differ in ministry with psychology is the psychologist wants to help you co exist with the dark side and we just want to teach you the truth and cast out those invisible evil dark things so they can not come back and torment you.
We often say we need to think about what you are thinking about, because this is where the battle begins in our thought life.
Is something manifesting in your thoughts that should not be allowed to do so? You know I wrote the book on that one.
It is important to take our thoughts captive according to 2 Corinthians 10:5Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
That means since you have free will and can decide what you will think on if you don’t control your thought life it will control you and not every thought you have is your own.
Only you can choose what you will think about, and only you can prevent a forest fire with all those thoughts that look like trees in your mind.
It maybe time we really learn to examine what is manifesting in our thoughts, and in our words, which what happens that brings us to act on them. You can not take any action unless you first have a thought to cause it.
We really only have a limited time to be here on earth and sort this all out.
James 4:14 Whereas ye know not what [shall be] on the morrow. For what [is] your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
Will we help leave this place a bit better or worse then we found it for the next generation if the Lord tarries? How have we invested our time and energy and talents. Have we really spent it advancing the Kingdom of God or the Kingdom of self? Are we helping bring some Heaven to earth as we are instructed to do, are we impacting the world for Christ or is the world impacting us with the devils lies?
Its time the church and all the sinning saints grab hold of the Biblical truths and examine what is manifesting through you?
All the visible things of Papa God are to be seen in the visible, through the church. We are to love one another and help bare each others burdens to fulfilled the law of Christ.
Galatians 6:2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
The Lord Jesus tells us in Matthew 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
45That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
46For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
The Lord Jesus tells us in John 31:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. 35By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
That may not always be easy to do, to keep on loving someone when they are being ugly and unlovable back to you. But it is a commandment of our Lord to do so.
Just before the Lord gives us these instructions He tells us in Matthew 5: 39But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
40And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.
41And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
42Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
This is not an easy assignment, but it is what it is, and we must obey the Lord if we want blessings to over take us.
Now the Lord tells us that we should each take up our cross daily and follow after Him
Luke 9: 23And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
24For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
25For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?
26For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels.
It seems most born again spirit filled Christians think of the cross as a really positive thing, we use it to show that we are meeting in a church building, but the cross represents the curse. It’s like if you wore a little guillotine or an electric chair around your neck. Praise God for the cross of our Lord Jesus but truthfully it represents punishment it represents the curse.
The curse represents all those things that are opposite of God and His love.
Is the Bible saying we are to just pick up your cross, go to church and sing a few songs and get it over with? Is that what it means?
The Lord is saying to us who have ears to hear and eyes to see, and a convicted heart, deal with the stuff in your life that is not yet sanctified. What you do not defeat in your life now may defeat you later on. For example if you do not defeat the spirit of fear now, it will just grow and gain more strength and it will be an even bigger battle later on. Ministry is helping to separate your thinking from ungodly thinking which has merged itself with you and become one with you.
This is why we must understand the battle ground and train for possible combat as part of God’s end time army. If you do not deal with the enemy of your souls he comes to kill, steal and destroy you. As we shared some last week.
The Lord Jesus said in Matthew 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
Over in Luke 22:35 And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing. (you went without credit cards and cel phones and the Lord followed you with signs and wonders, healings and miracles. He provided everything you needed)
36Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.
Yes Gentle Jesus told his men to buy swords, and this obviously is not talking about the sword of the Word, because that is free, you can not buy that. Peter had a sword in the garden and cut off a man ear if you recall.
John 18:10 Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus.
On that most memorable of nights as the angry mob gathered and came to arrest Jesus of Nazareth, it appears Peter, and the others disciples, still believed that Jesus was preparing to lead all His followers in an revolution against the cruel and mean spirited Roman government (which may have been comparable with how the Nazi’s treated people,)
They thought Jesus would lead them in a revolution against the religious leaders as well as the Sanhedrin who rejected Him and were angry that Jesus was doing miracles and healing people .
It appears to me that when Peter drew his sword out against the mob, it was intended to prevent Jesus' from being arrested. Peter probably knew if Jesus was arrested it would lead to death. Remember Peter told Jesus I will not let you go be crucified.
Matthew 16:21From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.
22Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee. (can you imagine telling Jesus off, sadly many people try that)
23But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
Did Peter need ministry after that rebuke did it ruin his day?
24Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. (get rid of that yucky stuff in your thinking in your life)
Peter had only just a short time before had a revelation from the Lord and answered Jesus question of whom do you say I am, with You are the Christ.
In Matthew 16: 15He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
16And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
So here is evidence of someone hearing from God and then only a short time later hearing from the devil. Surly being rebuked like that Peter would have recalled. Even though Jesus was not addressing Peter as much as he was addressing the devil that tried to use Peter at that moment.
Jesus saw Peter was manifesting something evil there. So here Peter is at the garden a while later still trying to prevent the sacrifice of the Messiah at all costs! Because he simply did not understand how it all play out yet.
Despite all of the time that Peter and the disciples spent with Jesus Christ of Nazareth, he still didn't quite get it. They surly understood much of His teachings, as far as the could at this point, but the Holy Spirit had not yet fully come upon them yet which happened after the Resurrection like it still does for us.
They understood that Jesus was their awaited Messiah, and that He came to rule, they watched Him perform miracles and they were given power just as we are and they saw creative curse and healings but at this point they must have believed that the Kingdom of God was here and that Jesus would soon rule as a human king, (which is sadly why the Jews today are still awaiting for a human messiah).
Even though Jesus carefully explained all this to his disciples, so His apostles would later understand about what was going to happen, they just didn't quite understand what He was telling them yet at this point.
For example it sort of be like trying to explain to someone what it is going to be like to be a parent before they become one. There is no way to really comprehend it all yet.
This fellow Malchus mention here in the Scriptures was the personal servant of the high priest Caiaphas. Malchus had the unfortunate fate of being the first person that Peter began physical combat with to keep the crowd away from His Jesus.
Peter with sword drawn that Jesus instructed him to buy cuts off this man right ear, I read somewhere that might suggest that Peter was left-handed because as they faced each other, Malchus' right ear would be on the same side as Peter's left hand which he held his sword, here in the garden of Gethsemane.
I am just guessing but it probably seems that Peter wasn't just trying to cut off the man's ear, he may have been trying to take off the man's head, such a middle eastern thing to do. Like David after he defeated Goliath, it only took one stone to get the job done and the enemy never got a head again. David then took a sword and cut off Goliath’s head.
So this was not to be considered an act of attempted murder by Peter, but rather it was a military act of war. Peter must have thought the revolution had just started.
Malchus must have duck and dodged quick enough so that Peter’s sword missed his head, and only completely severed off his ear.
When I was a boy I took some fencing lessons, and to do what Peter did he must have been swinging that sword in a serious way with great strength and control.
Simon Peter was one of the first to become a disciple of Jesus of Nazareth. He seems a rather outspoken and loyal type of individual and one of Jesus closest friends. Jesus called him to be an apostle, and called him the rock to build the church upon. Matthew 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Peter seems to have been rather a bold enthusiastic, impetuous sort of fellow. Probably very strong-willed, very impulsive, and that got him into trouble at times. How about the rest of us who get into trouble here and there?
As the Lord works all things together for good for us who are called to His plan and purposes. Romans 8:28
That we are all being molded and changed daily to be more Christ like. 2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, [even] as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Peter seems like many of us who love the Lord we have strengths and we have weaknesses and our Lord loves us through them all and sent the Holy Spirit to help us overcome those places of weakness in our lives.
In several places in Scripture we read how Peter acted boldly and rather impetuously to the point of rashness. Talk about a risk taker.
For example, if you recall Peter was the only one who left the boat and actually walked on the water to Jesus as we read in Matthew 14:28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
He was actually walking on the water until he noticed the waves and probably started listening to the devil giving him some rational sounding thinking,” I can not be doing this,” which caused him to take his eyes off Jesus and looking at his surroundings instead. All the more reason we are to walk by faith not by how things look. 2 Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight We serve a supernatural God.
How disappointing to have walked on water and been affected by the devil whispering in his mind, you can’t do this man and he immediately started to sink and freak out help me Lord. Matthew 14: 30But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
31And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
When you bow down to a spirit of fear its like you cancel out your faith and without faith it’s impossible to please the Lord. When you bow down to a spirit of fear and doubt and unbelief you are saying these dark evil things are greater then God. Then God stands back because you just chose the curse instead of the blessing. That is as simply as I know how to explain it.
Do you think Peter was acting in faith after Jesus explained to him and the others how He must go into Jerusalem and be crucified? Without considering and understanding Peter is quick to rebuke Jesus for speaking of His death in Matthew 16: 21From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.
22Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.
Peter was then swiftly corrected by the Lord for allowing the devil to influence his inner thoughts that he rashly spoke out. “Get behind Me Satan, Jesus understood through theta brain waves that Satan was trying to manifest through Peter. How many believers fall into that trap? An evil spirit can not manifest itself and express its evil nature unless it can channel itself through some body.
Matthew 16: 23But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
Maybe Peter should have learned to count to 20 before he ever made a comment? Be quick to hear slow to answer
James 1:19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath
My wife and kids will tell you that sometimes they think I am not really listening because I tend to weigh things carefully before I will comment. Something the Holy Spirit taught me over time as I continue to study to show myself approved.
That reminds of another example wasn’t it Peter who was quick to suggest they build three tabernacles to honor Moses, Elijah, and Jesus.
So here is this amazing connection where the Lord Jesus wants Peter, James and John to understand Peter's confession that Jesus is the Christ. As Jesus shared prophecies of about his death and resurrection and glorious coming. The transfiguration here was to give them understanding to the truth of Jesus' words that his suffering and death are not his ultimate end but a prelude of what was going to happen after His resurrection. But Peter was too quick to comment here as well.
Matthew 17:1 And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,
2And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
3And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.
4Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
5While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
6And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.
7And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.
Another example would be how it was Peter who boasted that he would never forsake the Jesus, even if everyone else did Matthew 26:33 Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended.
34Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
Now the high priest Caiaphas must have had a spirit of envy and jealousy, he wanted Jesus dead because Jesus was doing things he could or would not do. Performing miracles and healings. Caiaphas must have thought his job was being threatened by this carpenter son, that soon the people will want to replace him with Jesus.
So Caiaphas must have had all those unclean spirits, unloving, bitterness, self hatred all the way up to a literal spirit of murder.
When Peter who drew his sword and attacked the servant of the high priest, Jesus stopped him and told him to put that sword back in its sheath.
John 18:10 Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus.
11Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?
Then Jesus heals Malchus ear which is the last recorded miracle during His time here on earth in the flesh.
We find in Luke 22: 50And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear.
51And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him.
52Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, which were come to him, Be ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves?
53When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.
54Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest's house. And Peter followed afar off.
Jesus then explained that if He were about to take over the world at that time He wouldn't need the help of Peter and the other to do it:
Matthew 26:52 Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
53Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
54But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?
There is a lesson in this that even after finding the empty tomb after the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, Peter, and the others, still did not quite understand that Jesus had to rise from the dead. Because just prior before His ascension to Heaven, the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth gathered with the Disciples and breathed on them to receive of the Holy Spirit so they could now fully understand what He had been teaching them for several years? Now the Lord "opened their understanding, that they might at last understand the Scriptures?"
John 20: 4So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.
5And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in.
6Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,
7And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.
8Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.
9For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.
In verse John 20: 19Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. (walking through walls)
20And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the LORD.
21Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
22And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:
23Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.
This was not authority to just forgive individuals, as Christians we have to practice that and follow Christ example. But this seems more to help establish in all the churches the terms and conditions on which we might be pardoned for our sins and transgression against the Lord and Him alone.
This is a promise that Papa God would confirm all that the Apostle were now sent out to teach so that all might have assurance of forgiveness who would comply with those terms and conditions; and that those who did not comply should not be forgiven, but that their sins should be retained. That they had and the power of delivering over to Satan those who refused to forgive. In the hopes that after they been blessed by Satan they might finally come into true repentance and get saved and converted while there was still breath in them.
Everyday we are forced to make choices how we will spend our time and we can not get it back we have to spend it. You can not save it up for a rainy day. This is it. Will we follow the kingdom of God and obey His commandments or will we disobey and follow the kingdom of the devil?
God will never tempt us to do wrong, He will not tempt us at all. James 1:13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
The devil sends you the temptations and then you have to decide how you are going to respond. For example, you can be tempted with all sorts of things. Maybe you are simply tempted to fear, or allow spirits of doubt and unbelief enter you like Peter obviously did. That which is not faith is sin. Romans 14:23
What you will not deal with now, will deal with you. What you do not defeat in your life will defeat you. The Bible talks about your eyes, your feet, and your hands: where your eyes take you, what your hands do where they go, and where your feet take you. Mark 9 graphically illustrates this as it says in
Mark 9: 43And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
44Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
45And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
46Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
47And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:
48Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
49For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.
50Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.
There may be times the devil tempts you to look at and do things you know are not drawing you closer to heaven.
Places where your eyes see things, or your hands and feet take you that are going the opposite way of heaven. Need I say more? Nudge Nudge!
How many of us can confess before each other so we can be healed and be made free before the Lord that there have been places we went that may not be of heaven? Then its time to turn a face the cha cha changes. The Holy Spirit of God wants us to take this seriously. Papa God wants to save us from destruction, and keep us safe, and we need to practice being a saint not a sinner. The Bible says,
For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. 1st Corinthians 11:31
Every true born again believer is called to travel on this highway of holiness, its a journey. Every born again believer is called out of darkness to be light and salt. Maybe it's time to be more light and more salt than we have been in the past. So we are like an English salty dog? (A Salty dog means a professional sailor or someone who works near the ocean, like a professional whaler or fisherman.) We are to be fishing for people.
The Spirit of God is calling us and our families out of darkness into the light. Jeremiah 3:14 says,
Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion: Jer 3:14
Let us stop practicing our sinning way and start practicing God’s winning way. It's time to be an overcomers.
Revelation 2:7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
There are too many believers everywhere we look who are prisoners of Satan in some area of their life, who are held captive by Satan at his will. We need to get in their and help them get free. Amen we who are ministers of reconciliation.
As we study the Bible and look around you see too many believers bound by Satan. And there are churches who deny that is possible for a true believer. Who do they think is behind all the many psychological and biological manifestations and problems in Christians life’s?
And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
The Devil got believers held captive in certain places and addictions in their life.
It says in Psalms 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
If there is light to see where you are going you will not fall into a trap easily. The Holy Spirit is here to help us, guide us and direct us so. Papa God is all about relationship. Treat others the way you want to be treated. Matthew 7:12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
If you will line up with how God thinks, what He says and what He will do, you're going to find that He, invisibly, will rebuke the devourer for your sake. Jesus taught about what we should look like as human beings. He began to show us what we should look like in creation according to the way He thinks. Its time to imagine things the way God sees them. The church is filled with all this knowledge of things that it does not practice.
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James 1:22
Seems a good idea that we check in often to see if we manifesting some heaven here on earth or is it hell that is manifesting through you? If you are not in peace than we need to find our way back to Godly thinking and seek the Lord and His righteousness. No matter what is going on keep your peace and your joy in the Lord.
Philippians 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
12I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
13I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Over in Romans 1: 18For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
19Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
20For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
So basically God sees the invisible things as well the visible things seen in creation, nothing is hidden to Him.
"The things that are manifesting" are things of the invisible world from the second heaven ruled by Satan or things of from the invisible world from the third heaven which ruled by Papa God.
All the time one of these kingdoms must be manifesting here. Because every person is manifesting one kingdom or the other there is no getting round it.
Galatians 5: 19Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Strife alone can keep you out of heaven.
That word "flesh are manifest" here means those invisible satanic beings. "Flesh," "carnal nature" and "old man" all mean, those disembodied evil spirits, which are revealed in places like in Ephesians 6 by its nature and characteristics. When someone is ugly to you, you can see that it is not really them but something evil manifesting in them.
The battle starts in our thoughts and we are not at war with other people but with yucky stuff manifesting in them.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12
Our war is not with ourselves or others, but with disembodied beings who, by their fallen nature, want to overthrow us in God's plan. This kingdom wants to manifest through humans. Without humans, it cannot manifest, nor can it be seen. Did you ever see someone who was angry and bitter who had a spirit of unforgivness?
How could you tell they were angry? You observed the manifestation in their eyes and by their words and actions. You observed it because you watched invisible things manifesting into this visible world. The flesh manifesting is something happening in a human, but its origin is not human. In Scripture it means the carnal nature, the old man, the body of sin by its fallen nature, which is that old disembodied, intelligent kingdom as described in Ephesians 6. We most know the truth that makes us free.
Now if you really want God’s peace that surpasses all understanding.
Until you surrender to Papa God through Jesus and give up your right to understand you cannot experience the peace that passes understanding.
We need to pray together.
James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
Something Mr. Lucifer would not do, but something you can do.
Let us pray now because we do fully believe, that Jesus Christ of Nazareth was raised from the dead and is sitting at the right hand of Papa God in Heaven interceding for us here. That He preparing a place for all of us who believe, to spend eternity with Him in a paradise that we cannot really even begin to imagine how wonderful it will be for all eternity.
Papa God, we come to you now in Jesus Christ of Nazareth all mighty name and ask your forgiveness for all the evil, toxic and wrong thinking we have entertained in our minds. We come before you on behalf of our families, husband’s wife and children, grandchildren, parents and in laws and friends.
We come to stand in the gap for all those who are part of our lives and for their generations. Thank you for allowing us the awesome privilege of partnering with you now to bring healing and freedom to us, because we chose this day to receive your forgiveness and your deliverance. Amen.
I want you to take a moment and examine your hearts with the Holy Ghost that there is no spirits of bitterness, unforgivesness, resentment, retaliation, anger and hatred, violence or murder towards you or anyone else.
. If someone comes to mind I want you to choose to forgive them now and tell the Lord that you do so both invisible Kingdoms will hear you make this proclamation.
Please keep your eyes open and repeat after me from your heart.
Papa God, I choose to forgive from my heart, myself and You and any other person that I have ever been bitter against or unforgiving of. I repent and renounce in my life on both sides of my generations all the way back to Adam. For entertaining any sin of bitterness , unforgiveness, resentment, retaliation, anger, hatred, violence, and murder and suicide.
I repent and renounce all spirits of bondage, hostility, of the thief that comes to kill, steal and destroy, murder and suicide, the scapegoat, spirits of unworthiness, and every spirit of physical, verbal emotional, and sexual abuse… all slander, cursing, profanity and every idle word that I have ever spoken. Thank You for forgiving me now and I accept Your forgiveness.
In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth and in His power and authority I speak directly to every unclean spirit just named. I speak to every spirit of bitterness and unforgivness, resentment, retaliation, anger hatred and violence and murder, bondage, strife, to the thief who comes to kill, steal and destroy, to every tormenting spirit, spirits of death and suicide, scapegoats, spirits of unworthiness, spirits of verbal, physical, sexual and emotional abuse, all cursing, slander, vanity, all curses and all vows, all sickness and all disease.
I speak to directly to all generational iniquities, and every curse and vow, all idle words , coming out of programming and defense mechanisms, survival techniques, false pathways of coping coming out of programming and coming out of traumas.
I take authority over all the works of the enemy and I bind and break your powers and I cancel your assignments. I command you to come up an out of the lives of these loved ones.
Go now, go directly into the abyss in the Almighty name of my Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth. The Word of God is clear that we have been giving a spirit of power , love and a sound mind, Perfect love casts out all fear and we thank you Papa God for that and we give You all the praise and honour and glory this day.
In Jesus Christ of Nazareth name Amen!
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