“And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” (Revelation 12:15-17)
Who is that woman? What is the flood? In the book of Revelation a lot applies to our generation. When a person reads it and gets confused…Confusion comes when someone was rooted in traditions of men and then he come across the verses that contradict their traditions. Confusion also comes when there is a lack of integrity, which leads to lack of the Lord be able to reveal His Word to you. Revelation from the truth of God’s Word begins with an honest heart. If we lack honesty God will actually withhold the truth from us, He will even send a strong delusion, as in Thessalonians, that you might believe a lie.
Men can deceive you, but it is another thing when God deceives you. Those who do not have desire for truth will be swept away with this strong delusion.
“And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” (Matthew 16:19 KJV)
Bible talks about the devil, but does not glorify him. An average person does not know how to handle this character. The difference between victorious person and defeated is who is in charge. If the Lord is, you are victorious, if the devil is in charge of your life, it brings defeat.
Did you make a point when you get up on the morning to give thanks to the Lord, to thank him, that I am more than a conqueror? Then you will see the results of it.
People like to study the devil. What is the Lord doing for you? What are the angels doing for you? Do you know how to resist the devil? It is not to ignore him, but to speak to him. “Submit yourself to God, resist the devil, and he shall flee from you” (James 4:7). This is a promise. The problem is – are you truly submitted to God? When you are submitted to God, you have authority over the devil, he does not have authority over you.
Many people take resisting as temptation, but it is only one thing. The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy. Do not give place to the devil. You resist him, “I am not yielding to you”, that is how the sword of the Spirit works. That how Jesus resisted. He could have sinned, but He did not. Satan will misuse the Word of God trying to defeat you. That is why we need to know the Word, to know what it actually says.
Part 3. How to RetainThe mind is really keeps us going. We start about restoration of the mind and learning to retain. We might retain negative things and forget the positive.
Why do we have to have restoration or renewing of the mind? “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” (Rom 12:2 KJV)
How do we get our minds working in love, joy and peace? Natural love is different, than the love of God. The love of God is enduring, steadfast, it cannot fail.
True love, joy and peace starts in the thinking capacity. Everything that enters your heart goes through the mind. “Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ” (1Pe 1:13 KJV).
You have total control of your mind. No matter what is going on in your mind you have to approve it. That is why Bible says, “Casting 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” (2Co 10:5 KJV). You take these thoughts into captivity.
“For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.” (Isaiah 9:16).1
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On September 16, 2001, I was ministering in one of the western states of the USA when I received a vision of a sinking ship. It was then the Lord spoke to me and said, “The ship is sinking. Some have seen the danger and have taken to life boats, but they are still too close to the ship. When it sinks, they will sink with it.” He said the ship is the system that many of the plain people and a few of the other more conservative denominations are following. Some of the people have come out from the system, but are still trying to hold on to some of the unscriptural doctrines and commandments which they have been taught. In some cases, they resist what they know to be truth and are suspicious of anyone who would reveal to them the truth. If someone comes to them with partial truth, for the most part, they will accept it.
The Lord said to me, “Some people will get mad and say, ‘This is not the word of the Lord. God does not speak through prophets today.’ Many of them will stop their ears to the truth and will reject any messenger who dares to try to correct their traditional system. If they were honest, they would have to admit something is wrong. I have warned them, but they do as the Pharisees — make the Word of God of none effect through their tradition. Many of them will mock and become enraged. Others will conclude that it doesn’t apply to them. Fear them not. Give the word as I have given it to you.”
In this vision, it became clear to me that there is some good in the conservative churches. This is an overall message for the church, rather than all churches being guilty of all the things that the Lord has spoken against this system. ((Note: The Lord made it clear to me that I should not open myself to discuss this matter with anyone who would try to criticize, condemn or cause an argument concerning this message. I have given this message as clearly as I know how as the Lord has delivered it to me. By no means, do I have any prejudice or hard feelings toward this people. I have delivered this message by the grace, mercy and love of God. It is my prayer that those who read this message will be very careful how they respond to it. The Lord has deeply impressed upon me that those who will not obey this word and turn from their wicked ways will find themselves sinking with the ship. I, in no way, consider this message to be infallible or equivalent to the inspired Word of God, but I must warn that the over all message is a word of the Lord and must be heeded.
It’s going to be a lot of chaos, especially for those who live in the natural. The opposite of that and the plan of God for our life is to experience peace wherever we are at.
Isaiah 32: 15-2015 Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest. 16 Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field. 17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever. 18 And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places; 19 When it shall hail, coming down on the forest; and the city shall be low in a low place. 20 Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters, that send forth thither the feet of the ox and the ass.
The manifestation of God’s promises is not so much in an appointed time in history as much as it is for the righteous of God to understand that these things belong to them, they are a part of the inheritance and the violent is going to take it by force.
The promises of God today are “yes” and “amen”. They are for us to get a hold of.
2Corinthians 1:20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
It is part of our inheritance and the violent take them by force. The people who do not really want it will not get it.
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Revelation 12:1 – 13: And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: 2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. 3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. Continue reading What Will Make the Remnant Prevail
The issue at hand here is the casting out devils. It is very important for you to understand this. Jesus was wrongly accused about casting our devils by the power of the devil. It response He say, “the house devided cannot stand”, i.e. it is not possible.
The wrong interpretation of Matthew 12:29 “Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house” has led to charismatics tradition and rendered this portion of the Scripture of none affect in people’s life. It has to do with binding devils. It also introduced spiritual warfare mindset, which really may cause some problems. I believe in rebuking and casting out devils. But I do not believe that binding the devil is scriptural.
The reason people bind the devil because they think that “strong man” in verse 29 is the devil. The interesting thing you never see Jesus binding the devil. You never see the early church binding the devil. They always loose the power of the devil.
You never see the devil bound until Revelation. I’ll prove to you that the strong man is not the devil.