We’ve been watching some awesome videos lately. I love how Perry Stone says this: (in the story of David and Goliath) that 5 smooth stones (OT) = 5-fold ministry (NT) and that we are called to 'slap giants in the face'; we are not called to just tease and mock them, then run, but to put a stone between their eyes, drop them to their knees, and remove their heads (in regards to demons on people). We are the Living Stones and Jesus is the Cornerstone. The battle is in the mind (where demons talk at you) and the stone (Jesus) goes to the center of their mind. The church, for centuries, has done the same old programs and methods – it is not working! In order to win converts, we have to go out to where they are and meet the enemy (demons on the people) face to face, through Jesus’ strength. We are in a battle for truth – Jesus is the truth! Spiritual giants think they can run over nations; they cannot stop God’s remnant. The enemy is all about division, division is from deception, deception is from the father of lies – truth cuts through division! Great faith was needed by Joshua and Caleb when they first got to the promised land to say that by God’s strength, they could defeat the giants of the land (they really were 13-18’ tall according to all the skeletons found, and there were a lot of them). It was the unbelief of the other 10 spies (and the older generation of people come out of bondage/Egypt) that kept the people out of the promised land for another 40 years! Unbelief keeps you in bondage!
I was in bondage for so many years: physically (abusive spouse/parent), bondage from various fears, etc.; however, in order to gain mastery over it all, I had to WALK IT OUT in the power of the TRUTH of Jesus! Not all these falsehoods propagated through the modern American church of fluff-and-stuff, watered down gospel. Now I can teach others, help others because of the truth that Jesus has taught me.
Jude 4-6: “For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not. And the angels which kept not their first estate [those that were cast out of heaven], but left their own habitations, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.”
We are the ‘seed’ of Jesus and those that follow Satan are his ‘seed’:
Genesis 3:15: “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman [the church], and between thy [satan’s’] seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head [Jesus did this], and thou shalt bruise his heel.”
It’s interesting how throughout all of time, satan has been deceiving the nations, time after time taking away their history so as to keep them in darkness, always coming after God’s people to destroy them, making them look like they’re the bad guy, etc. We have to have Jesus enlighten our minds to perceive truth from the lies. Our worldview is not just this world, it only tells us where we stand, but we need to perceive from our inner view (fed by the Spirit), which is bigger (inside, around, past where we can touch/see/hear). Right now they (those in government, scientists, organizations such as the Smithsonian Institute) are taking away our history/changing our history, and have been doing so since the beginning of time. As long as we are deceived to where we come from, where we are, our future, then they can keep us in bondage, under control as cattle, feeding at the trough of indifference and ignorance. They can strip from us our perception (past, present, future) and truth all the way back, give us false gods and ‘presents’ to keep us feeding at their trough, but if we keep our eyes on God, He will keep us in Truth. In order to be an overcomer, we have to pray always, be watchful for the coming of the Lord, be a witness, giving our life away for others, train this body through discipline, and keep from sin.
|I call this one "Perspectives" - it depends on one's perspective as to how you see life - through the 'broken' glass or the beauty of the leaves. Watercolor 36x24"|