Last week’s message was on forgiveness: Some may struggled and feel like you can’t forgive: Forgiveness is an act of the will not of the emotions. In fact, your emotions won’t get healed until you forgive.
Gary will be preaching about demons. I’m going to do a quick introduction into deliverance ministry.
The Body of Christ (that means you) has authority to deliver people from demonic bondage. Jesus Said:
“Afterward he appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at table, and he rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who saw him after he had risen. And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.” So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by accompanying signs.” (Mark 16:14–20, ESV)
Not everything is a demon:
PTSD, Trauma, Satanic ritual abuse, and sexual abuse can result in Split personality disorder. There is no demon to cast out here, but the past needs to be faced,
Difference between demons and principalities and powers. We have authority over demons, but not principalities and powers. Against those we wrestle, we don’t cast out:
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:10–12, ESV)
“Now I want to remind you, although you once fully knew it, that Jesus, who saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day— just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire. Yet in like manner these people also, relying on their dreams, defile the flesh, reject authority, and blaspheme the glorious ones. But when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, was disputing about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a blasphemous judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you.” But these people blaspheme all that they do not understand, and they are destroyed by all that they, like unreasoning animals, understand instinctively. Woe to them! For they walked in the way of Cain and abandoned themselves for the sake of gain to Balaam’s error and perished in Korah’s rebellion. These are hidden reefs at your love feasts, as they feast with you without fear, shepherds feeding themselves; waterless clouds, swept along by winds; fruitless trees in late autumn, twice dead, uprooted; wild waves of the sea, casting up the foam of their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved forever.” (Jude 5–13, ESV)
How the devil disarms us…through fear
Entrance of Fear (my story)
Opening Doors for the evil one to oppress you
Signs of oppression:
addictions to sex, drugs, alcohol, gambling
fear of the occult
compulsions and uncontrolled anger
Unforgiveness – cause and/or result of oppression
Habakkuk 2:4 “The Righteous Shall Live by his Faithfulness.” – Quoted by Paul. In Hebrew, faithfulness means trustworthy or steadfast. It is different from faith. It is being faithful to do what is right and follow the Lord’s leading even when you don’t have faith to move mountains.
Genesis 16, 17:15–21 1 Samuel 21:10–22:2 Mark 14:26–31 Matthew 26:69–75 John 21:15–19
God uses people who are broken of faith in themselves. Examples: Abraham, David and Peter.
I have given up reason in order to see with the eyes of faith, for only through faith does the world make sense. Reason reaches its limit with what it can see and hold and measure, but it cannot see what is yet to come. Faith, it says, is the substance of things hoped for and the conviction of things unseen. These things are not accessible in the natural realm of reason or the senses.
Reason stands at the precipice of mystery and can only look into its abyss with wonder and awe. It cannot measure the unseen, nor count the power of resurrection. It is beyond the mind of man.
Ecclesiastes says “God has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.” In other words, man can ponder the infinity of time and space, but does not have the ability to comprehend it. Not by natural reason can one understand eternal things or things unseen.
Reason scoffs at faith because it does not understand it. It mocks what it cannot know as if what it does not know cannot be. Who are you, oh finite creature and small of mind, to think that because you cannot fit eternity in your small hand, that things beyond you cannot exist? Were you there when the foundations of the earth and the universe were created? In your blip of existence on this earth, do you think you can see all and know all? You are but dust and to dust, you shall return. What hubris to think we can know there is no God when we cannot even understand why this universe holds together? Could it be that it is held together by Love? Quarks, muons, and bosons are expressions of love holding things together?
It is impossible with Reason alone, but with the eyes of faith, we can see the beginning from the end; for we have the mind of Christ.
“The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. “For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 2:14–16, ESV)
It says we have been given the mind of Christ. What is that? For those who are in faith, in whom the Holy Spirit resides, it is to see truth through a reborn spirit and a spiritual communion with the divine. In the mind of Christ, God speaks to the human soul, and it is heard not with the ears but by the spirit within us. Reason and logic can be an impediment to this communication because they confine understanding to the material world; to that which can be measured by natural means through the physical senses. What has not been seen or experienced with the physical senses cannot be true; or if hoped for, cannot be believed unless encountered.
But the eyes of faith see beforehand what is yet to be, believes, and calls it into being.
By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. (Hebrews 11:3)
We are to walk (or live) by faith, and not by sight, which only the man who has the Spirit of the Living God within him can do. Only by yielding to God’s wisdom and His understanding can we surrender our own and then walk in the presence of Living God. His ways are above our ways and his thoughts above our own. Only in faith and by faith can we be free of the constraints of our self-centered thoughts and deeds. Then our limited minds can be transcended by a heavenly invasion of divine thoughts spoken into our spirits.
Lest someone think that by liberation from reason, we can engage in lawless imagination and create our own truth, it cannot be. For the mind not subjected to Jesus Christ and the Word of God written in Scripture, cannot have the mind of God. Many occult and lawless cults are so led astray, creating their own “revelations” that have nothing to do with the immovable truth set in stone by the Law of God. They are led astray by the imaginations of their own minds. They have not transcended, they have descended into darkness.
To abandon reason as our chief cornerstone of truth is to subject reason to its proper position: to become a servant of faith and not the master of it. For in searching the riches of Scriptures and meditating on the mind of God, the sweet reasonableness of faith is revealed in a relationship of love for God and of God for us. Yes it makes sense, through the eyes of faith and there is a reason in it, but it is not subject to reason; any more than love is subject to reason.
The heart has reasons that the mind cannot comprehend, and chief among those is Love. Love fulfills the heart and the soul in a way that reason cannot. Reason can stand at the edge of love and point to it, but cannot grasp it or reduce it to a mathematical formula. For anyone who loves, has been in love, or longs for love, reason is not and cannot be your master. Reason must sit before the mystery of love and be in awe. Who would not abandon reason for the sake of true love that does no harm? Yet it says: “God is Love.” To be loved by God is to be taken far above these earthly bounds to the glory of a heavenly intimacy that calms all fears, heals all wounds, and restores all hope. Faith and love working together make one truly whole.
Only when we give up trying to confine God to our rational understanding and leap the leap of faith to trust in Love can we find our place of peace and contentment. Reason alone is a faulty guide, like a broken crutch that sends us in circles as we lean upon it. But reason as a servant of faith can lead us straight into the deeper things of God.
I have been burdened with a restless mind always seeking answers and desiring proof but never settled. I have found myself wanting in so many ways. Trying to understand God with my mind has caused me so much doubt and confusion. “How can these things be?” My broken crutch would send me in endless circles. Thinking could point me to the mystery of healings and miracles and faith, but it would not let me cross over. Bound by reason, the thoughts of my natural mind, were prison bars that would not let me trust the God of all creation. Yet slowly yielding my right to be right and my mind to be my master, I have opened the door for God to come in to my house and be all that He wants to be in me. I am just beginning to yield my mind with its limitations to the open-ended possibilities of all that God wants to do. O Lord, let my thoughts be taken captive by you, King of the Universe.
Come, Lord Jesus, Holy Spirit, and Father: take captive my thoughts and mind and yield them to your will and your way, for the sake of your glory and beauty. Amen.
“Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are not you my workmanship in the Lord? If to others I am not an apostle, at least I am to you, for you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 9:1–2, ESV) “I have been a fool! You forced me to it, for I ought to have been commended by you. For I was not at all inferior to these super-apostles, even though I am nothing. The signs of a true apostle were performed among you with utmost patience, with signs and wonders and mighty works. For in what were you less favored than the rest of the churches, except that I myself did not burden you? Forgive me this wrong!” (2 Corinthians 12:11–13, ESV)
In Greek, apostle merely means someone who is a messenger, “he who is sent. ” In that sense, missionaries can be apostles if they plant churches, disciple people, and oversee plantings. Few of the current day “apostles” do signs and wonders, and many who claim that title are not church planters. Instead, they seem to be more like CEO’s of large coporations. I have met some true apostles who, by their humility, seek no title, but who have given their lives away for Jesus, planting churches in hostile lands; or who have done the same in our country. I cringe at the title of apostle, but I honor the function of an apostle, which is to build upon the foundation of Christ and correct the church if it is off kilter.
I also think we need to disttinguish between an Apostle and an apostle with a little a. The founding Apostles carried a weight of transmitting the Word of God and have it written down for us. They had all seen the Lord.
I also believe that there are and will be apostles who will do signs and wonders, correct and direct the church, whose hallmarks will be humility and love, and who will be recognized by the Body for their character and effectiveness, and be honored as such in this coming Great Harvest of Souls. They will not seek to a place of honor, but will want to be the servant of all.
“Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” (Ephesians 1:1–2, )
Paul was called, Paul was chosen by the will of God. He did not seek, ask, or desire. He was chosen by the Grace of God.
In fact, he was radically opposed to God and hated God. He fought God with all his might!
“Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God’s grace, which was given me by the working of his power. To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,” (Ephesians 3:7–8, ESV)
“I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service, though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent (violent) opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life. To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.” (1 Timothy 1:12–17, ESV) (He knows your destiny!)
“Then he (Jesus) appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.” (1 Corinthians 15:7–10, ESV)
Paul’s will was involved. He had to yield to God and say yes to the calling., BUT WHO WOULDN’T? But God is the one who called him to this ministry. He didn’t invite himself!
But the Good News for Paul is the Same as it is For YOU. You are called and You are Chosen! (if you be in Christ) :
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,” (Ephesians 1:3–7, ESV)
Note here that Paul continually repeats that God is accomplishing everything according to the purpose of his will!
“In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.” (Ephesians 1:11–14, ESV)
People don’t like the word “predestination,” because it implies we don’t have free will. But we have to be faithful to what the scripture says, and Paul mentions it several times here in this passage. Predestination has to do with the Sovereign will and ability of God to accomplish everything according to his will in spite of the resistance and rebellion of mankind. And the key here is that you are predestined in LOVE to be conformed to the image of Jesus.
Predestination has to do with the ultimate plan of salvation, but it does not mean we cannot resist or choose to cooperate. We still have temporal freedom of our will, to the degree we are not enslaved to sin, addictions, and oppression. For if we are under the devil’s power, we are indeed not free in our will, but enslaved. Jesus came to free us from slavery and restore the freedom of our will.
Jesus Said: “Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:34–36, ESV)
Because before we come to Jesus, our wills are indeed enslaved, just as Paul was to hatred and violence, it makes sense why Paul says, :
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:7–10, ESV)
We cannot throw out predestination because it makes us uncomfortable or because we are concerned for those who have not yet accepted their calling to Jesus. A pastor I know once said wisely, “Preach grace and let election happen.” Our calling is to call all to repentance, and let him who will come Come! But the Good News is God is working to bring to salvation all He has called and HE CANNOT BE STOPPED! He will have his own! No man can stop him and that should give us hope and courage when we preach the good news of God’s grace and forgiveness. And you should be encouraged because you were called and chosen!
Paul does indeed paint a picture of the natural man outside this grace of salvation. We don’t have the ability to choose God unless God chooses us:
“And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.” (Ephesians 2:1–7, ESV)
There are plenty of scriptures that indicate that God is indeed in control. We preach the good news of God’s forgiveness, but the Sovereign God is a faithful judge of humankind. He is able to judge the human heart and know whether someone truly wants God or prefers hatred. Paul was in rebellion, but God saw his heart. He chose Paul in spite of his rebellion, just as he offered forgiveness to the thief on the cross next to him.
While we may not like the idea of God’s right to judge the souls of men, there are plenty of scriptures that reveal God’s ability and right to do so.
“All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.” (John 6:37, ESV)
“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”” (John 3:17–21, ESV)
“Jesus answered them, “Do not grumble among yourselves. No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day.” (John 6:43–44, ESV)
“In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.” (Luke 10:21–22, ESV)
Finally the Good News: Your destiny is kept in Him, and not by yourselves, your own strength or power. Your salvation is not dependent upon how good you are or how good you can be; it is dependent upon the grace of God and his love for you. In Him you are secure. In ourselves we have no hope!
Joseph is 17, a tattletale, and not very humble or smart. Joseph Enslaved, He Prospers Falsely Accused & Thrown into Prison While in Prison, He Prospers. God is more interested in the development of your character than in giving you things. Faith and Confession cannot shorten the process. https://wimberleychristianchurch.com
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.” (James 1:5–8, ESV)
Double-Mindied = Two Souled, Two Thoughts, Two Minds, Undecided.Vanilla or Chocolate? Will God or Won’t He Heal? Is it God’s Will to heal or not?
Doubt: evaluate and judge for oneself. Adam set himself up as a judge and evaluator of God’s Word about the fruit. It isn’t so much a doubt as the opposite of trusting God.
The Three types of faith: knowledge, agreement, and trust.
The Word of Faith Movement has a lot of truth to it. God does want you to “prosper and be in health,” as John says. But what is prosperity?
Having everything you need to do what God has called you to do.
Would God want you to fail in what he has told you to do?
The problem of the Word of Faith movement is that it can take away your focus from Jesus and put it on yourself, your efforts, your faith and upon how much faith you have, OR DON’T HAVE!
Faith can become a form of works of self-improvement and a cycle of performance so that your focus is no longer on Jesus, but upon you: are you doing enough? Do you have enough faith? What if you don’t have enough faith?
The result of this misplaced focus is humanism. Man becomes the center of your theology instead of what Jesus has done for you on the cross.
The reason this happens is because when faith is treated like an object that we can possess or own, faith becomes separated from the One who is Faith and the One who gives Faith.
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:1–2, ESV)
Faith is not something we have separately from a relationship of intimacy with Jesus. It says
“faith works through love” (Gal. 5:6). And it says faith is a gift:
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”
(Ephesians 2:8–10, ESV)
If Jesus is the author and perfecter of our faith and faith is a gift given to us by the Father, how so is faith something we can exercise ourselves outside a relationship with God? Is the focus on our faith or upon Jesus whose faith we share by his faith working in us? If we are his workmanship, is it not his faith which works in us to perfect us and make us like him?
So, let us look a the kind of faith Jesus had as our model.
The word for faith in Greek is the same as the English word TRUST. In almost every instance in the New Testament, everywhere the word faith appears, you can substitute the word trust. And it would be good for you to do so, as it changes the meaning of the scriptures as it applies to us. It becomes a term of relationship, rather than a term describing our performance or ability.
First of all, Jesus shows that he is totally dependent upon the Father for everything he does.
“Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, the Son can do nothing on his own, but only what he sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, the Son does likewise.” (John 5:19, NRSV)
“Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves.” (John 14:10–11, ESV)
Why is this: Jesus operates in his flesh as a perfect man: as Adam without sin, who is in perfect fellowship with his Father. The supernatural power working through him came not as an innate ability of his human nature, but because the Holy Spirit rested upon him and enabled him to do these works. As proof of this, there is no recorded miracle of Jesus until AFTER he was baptized by John and the Holy Spirit descended upon him like a dove.
In other words, Jesus is showing us what it is like to be a perfect human being who never defied God, ate fruit he wasn’t supposed to, and he never broke trust with God.
The Key here is that not only did Jesus never sin against the Law, but he NEVER doubted God. It wasn’t just his obedience to the Law that made him Just, but that his faith or trust in the Father was never broken. He trusted God even unto death.
Before Eve sinned, both she and Adam doubted and did not believe God’s word to them. They entertained what the serpent said. It was their unbelief that then motivated them to disobey God’s law. All unbelief is sin. Romans 14:23 says, whatever doesn’t come from faith is sin.
This is why Jesus’ righteousness was not based upon obedience to the Law but upon his unbroken faith and trust in God. Paul says this very thing in Romans:
“But now the righteousness of God has been revealed apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets point to it— the righteousness of God through the faith of Jesus Christ for all who believe in him. For there is no distinction:” (Romans 3:21–22)
Note here: in the original Greek, and in the King James version of the bible, the Greek is correctly translated. What made Jesus righteous was his faith. In fact, the whole book of Romans is revealing Jesus as the new Adam who did for us what we could not do for ourselves: believe God perfectly. He is our champion, like David, slaying the Giant of unbelief, to bring us to God with the gift of his perfect faith: his righteousness…
We are made God’s righteous children through God’s perfect Son, who gives us HIS faith as a gift.
“the righteousness of God through faith of Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.” (Romans 3:22–25, ESV)
So if faith is God’s work in us and not our work, trust in God is the sign of faith. How then do we apply faith?
So why is Faith translated so often as it is? After the Reformation the Anabaptist movement made faith a kind of personal decision leading to an evangelical emphasis on one’s individual faith.
In the Reformation it wasn’t so: they just preached the scriptures in the common language and the people believed. They never asked people to receive Jesus as their personal savior. They confessed their faith, but there wasn’t such an emphasis on their personal ability to believe. After the Anabaptists, there was much more focus on the individual decisions, confessions, and experiences.
“As they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots. And Peter remembered and said to him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree that you cursed has withered.” And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”” (Mark 11:20–25, ESV)
“Trust God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not waiver in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”” (Mark 11:20–25)
What is trust? Sit in a chair?
Trust in God like a child being carried to bed.
Letting GO and Let God. Giving up, Surrender, relying upon God. Trusting him with your life. Resting in him. This all comes through challenges that lead us to surrender. And through intimacy, as we get to know Him better and his love, we will trust him all the more.
To do miracles? Only God can give us that kind of faith. It doesn’t come from us.
“Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” (Matthew 6:9–13)
Verbs in the Lord’s Prayer are IMPERATIVES, not pleadings.
“He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”” (Matthew 16:15–19, ESV)
The church is not on the defense but on the offense. The gates of hell are on the defense and will not withstand the advance of the church.
“He put another parable before them, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.’” (Matthew 13:31–32, ESV)
In Greek, the word for ekklesia, or assembly. It was used to describe the government of a city or state. The church is the governing body of Christ on the earth.
The Kingdom of God is where the God has control, dominion and where God’s will is carried out:
“And he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal.” (Luke 9:1–2, ESV)
“Heal the sick in it and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’” (Luke 10:9, ESV)
This is what the God’s Rule looks like, where is will is done: Healings, deliverances, people set free spiritually and emotionally.
“And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.” (Matthew 24:6–8, ESV)
“And this Good News of the rule of God on earth will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” (Matthew 24:14)
In order to accomplish this task, we need supernatural power to fill us, because in our own strength we cannot do it. (Psalm 110:3)
There will be a falling away and a coming Man of Lawlessness (2 Thessalonians 2), but it is not that time. The End is NOT YET.
The Church hasn’t fulfilled the Great Commission yet.
So what is it we face today? Wars, Rumors of wars, earthquakes, satan’s attempt to take over the world and forbid the Name of Jesus from being spoken.
But it says
“For the Lord God does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets.” (Amos 3:7, ESV)
“Now in these days prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. And one of them named Agabus stood up and foretold by the Spirit that there would be a great famine over all the world (this took place in the days of Claudius). So the disciples determined, every one according to his ability, to send relief to the brothers living in Judea. And they did so, sending it to the elders by the hand of Barnabas and Saul.” (Acts 11:27–30, ESV)
What are the Prophets saying today:
There will soon be a time where all looks lost as the dark side makes one last push to take control.
There will be darkness: loss of Internet, communications, electricity, and economic shutdown. A total collapse of the stock market and bond market.
God is doing it to deprive the globalists, the international corporations who fund this evil, the social media oppressors, and the deep state, of their finances and to disrupt their plans for a great reset, while God does one of his own.
The move of God will be like NOTHING anyone has ever seen before, similar in style to the Exodus, but multiplied by 1000% as He rocks the world. This move will not be just one of political changes, but supernatural.
There will be accompanied with volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tumult in the seas.
God will provide for and protect his faithful servants during this time and the wealth of the wicked will be transferred to the just, so that God’s purposes will be accomplished through his servants.
Many evil leaders will suddenly be removed either by death, resignations, arrests. Many false republicans will also be brought down. Many compromised pastors and church leaders will be exposed.
America will be restored, or rebirthed. There will be a great revival in the land, esp. As people become desperate.
The Republic will be re-established, as it was turned from a Republic to a corporation in 1871 by bank acts that made us subject to foreign financial powers, contrary to the Constitution.
All these events will lead to world-wide harvest of souls like the World has never seen!
00:00 – The Current Situation of Darkness: Rollerball 04:00 What God is Doing, Current Prophecies 06:50 The Supernatural Move of God! 08:00 Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Judgment of Church & Political Leaders 09:07 It is Impossible! How Can God Do This? 10:29 A Shaking is Coming! Protection for the Faithful in Times of Lack 15:23 Judging of the World’s Financial Tower of Babel 17:54 Praying “Thy Kingdom Come… On Earth” 20:25 God Alone Will Get the Glory! – A Great Awakening 25:15 We Are Living Isaiah Chp. 26 Now! Our Destiny is Freedom!
Get prepared: 1. There will soon be a time when all looks lost as the dark side makes one last push to take control. 2. There will be darkness: loss of Internet, communications, electricity, and economic shutdown. A total collapse of the stock market and bond market. 3. God is doing it to deprive the globalists, the international corporations who fund this evil, the social media oppressors, and the deep state, of their finances and to disrupt their plans for a great reset, while God does one of his own. 4. The move of God will be like NOTHING anyone has ever seen before, similar in style to the Exodus, but multiplied by 1000% as He rocks the world. This move will not be just one of political changes, but supernatural. 5. There will be accompanied by volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and tumult in the seas. 6. God will provide for and protect his faithful servants during this time and the wealth of the wicked will be transferred to the just so that God’s purposes will be accomplished through his servants. 7. Many evil leaders will suddenly be removed either by death, resignations, or arrests. Many false republicans will also be brought down. Many compromised pastors and church leaders will be exposed. 8. America will be restored, or rebirthed. There will be a great revival in the land, esp. As people become desperate. 9. The Republic will be re-established, as it was turned from a Republic to a corporation in 1871 by bank acts that made us subject to foreign financial powers, contrary to the Constitution.