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Florence and Revelation 12:15

“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: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. 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. 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. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. 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 ‭12:1-17‬ ‭KJV‬‬

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I testify today:

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I TESTIFY TO SATAN PERSONALLY AS TO WHAT THE WORD SAYS THE BLOOD OF JESUS DOES FOR ME.

THROUGH THE BLOOD OF JESUS, I AM REDEEMED OUT OF THE HAND OF THE DEVIL

Rev 12:11- “they (the believers on earth) overcame him (satan) by the blood of the Lamb (Jesus Christ), and by the word of their testimony.” (That is, they testified to what the Word of God says about the blood of Jesus.)

Psa1ms 107:2 – “Let the Redeemed of the Lord say so, whom He hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy.”

THROUGH THE BLOOD OF JESUS, ALL MY SINS ARE FORGIVEN

Ephesians 1: 7 – “In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.”

THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST, GOD’S SON, CONTINUALLY CLEANSES ME FROM ALL SIN.

I John 1:7 – “But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanseth us from all sin.”

THROUGH THE BLOOD OF JESUS, I AM JUSTIFIED, MADE RIGHTEOUS, JUST AS IF I’D NEVER SINNED.

Romans 5:9 – “Much more than, now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.”

THROUGH THE BLOOD OF JESUS I AM SANCTIFIED, MADE HOLY, SET APART TO GOD.

Hebrews 13:12 – “Wherefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered without the gate.”

MY BODY IS A TEMPLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, REDEEMED, CLEANSED, BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS

I Corinthians 6:19-20 – “What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost, which is in you. which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price; Therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

SATAN HAS NO PLACE IN ME, NO POWER OVER ME, THROUGH THE BLOOD OF JESUS.

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“Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the Lord’s hand double for all her sins. The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it. The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field: The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God! Behold, the Lord God will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young. Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance? Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord, or being his counsellor hath taught him? With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed to him the way of understanding? Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing. And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering. All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity. To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him? The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains. He that is so impoverished that he hath no oblation chooseth a tree that will not rot; he seeketh unto him a cunning workman to prepare a graven image, that shall not be moved. Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in: That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity. Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown: yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble. To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth. Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the Lord, and my judgment is passed over from my God? Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭40:1-31‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Christ Jesus is the King of all kings and the Lord or all lords❣️

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“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.”

‭‭John‬ ‭1:1-18‬ ‭KJV‬‬

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”Behold, the Lord God will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young. Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance? Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord, or being his counsellor hath taught him? With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed to him the way of understanding? Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing. And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering. All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity. To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him? The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains. He that is so impoverished that he hath no oblation chooseth a tree that will not rot; he seeketh unto him a cunning workman to prepare a graven image, that shall not be moved. Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in: That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity. Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown: yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble. To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth. Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the Lord, and my judgment is passed over from my God? Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭40:10-31‬ ‭KJV‬‬

The gathering of armies

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“Thus saith the Lord God; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought: And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates, To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land. Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil? Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord God; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it? And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army: And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes. Thus saith the Lord God; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them?”

‭‭Ezekiel‬ ‭38:10-17‬ ‭KJV‬‬

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Philippians 1:6 (KJV)

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform [it] until the day of Jesus Christ:

2 Timothy 2:21 (KJV)

If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, [and] prepared unto every good work.

Coach Dave…evil spirit in HIGH places.

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August 2, 2018

Coach’s Weekly Word

 

Evil Spirits in High Places

By Coach Dave Daubenmire

“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 6:13

Some of you will get this and some of you will not.  You laugh it off at your own peril. So much of what we see going on around us borders on the unexplainable.  The absolute madness that the Trump-haters display is one of those things.  Many of us had a strong dislike for the Obama administration but we didn’t take it to the streets in order to undermine what we viewed as an anti-American administration. We simply swallowed hard and complied.

The day Obama left office was a time of great joy for many of us.  As things begin to unfold in all of the investigations surrounding President Trump it is becoming obvious that for the previous eight years the American government has bordered on lawlessness.  There is so much to be revealed I am not sure we will be able to handle it once it is fully exposed.

How could government of, by, and for the people become so diabolical?  Where did America go wrong?  Why do so many Americans look the other way at wrong doing simply because their “party” is in power?  How have Americans become so divided?

Evil spirits in “high” places is the answer.  (Here is where I am going to lose some of you.)  The Bible teaches that the natural (non-born again) man does not understand the things of the Spirit.  Without an understanding of the spiritual world you CANNOT decipher what is happening in the natural world.  Let me dig into this a bit.

A human is a spiritual being that happens to live in a natural world.  In fact, although you have a body you are not a body.  You are a spirit that LIVES in a body…much as a car transports us around town…your body carries your spirit around in this “material” world.

Every human being enters the world the same way – which is through the womb of a woman.   The Bible teaches that at the moment of conception a new creation is formed complete with his/her own DNA which science calls the “blueprint of life’.  Everything that makes you, you, is present at the moment conception occurs. The Bible teaches that at that same moment, a living SOUL is present.

The soul is made up of the mind, will, and emotions.  The soul is actually YOU.  When people communicate with another human it is the soul to which they speak…not the body.  The body is merely the encasement in which the soul is housed.

Hence, you are first and foremost a soul (mind, will and emotions) that is given life by the Spirit (Breath of God), and you operate in this natural world with a body of flesh.  You are a soul…not a body.  When you die, the spirit/life leaves the body (natural world) and the soul leaves this natural world for a place we have been taught to call “heaven.”

But heaven is not necessarily the place where “God” lives but represents a non-material world where human flesh cannot operate.  This non-material world is what we commonly call the “spiritual” world. This is where the “spirits in high places” live and operate.

I don’t have the time to go into it now so do your own research, but suffice it to say that the “spiritual” world is made up of different dimensions.  This “spiritual” world, although not a material one like this earthly realm, is very real.  There is a gulf (area of separation) between the natural and spiritual dimensions.

The only way you can enter the earth realm is by occupying a physical body.  That is what God did.  He was born in human form, Jesus, through the womb of a natural woman, Mary.  Possessing a body is the only way to enter this earth (natural) realm.  The human soul is currently trapped in this natural world but is able to communicate with the spiritual realm.  That is the realm where the “evil spirits in high places” operate.

The Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit is the only way that a “natural man” (human) can ever get victory of “evil” spirits that bombard the natural world continually. The evil spirits attack humans through the mind.  Every evil action begins as a thought.  That is why we are taught to “take captive every thought”, because bad thoughts lead to bad behavior.  It is the MIND that the evil spirits try to influence.  This influence of the spirit realm comes through our natural senses…taste, touch, sight…and the desire to fulfill the “natural desires” of the flesh are what causes calamity in the natural world.  The Bible calls it sin.

The Bible teaches that when Satan was vamoosed from heaven he took one third of the angels with him.  It is from that fall from God’s presence that all of the evil has entered into the natural realm.  From the time Satan entered the garden he and his minions have been trying to oppose everything that is good.

Everything that is good comes from God and Satan and his offspring have worked tirelessly to destroy everything that is good. That is what we wrestle with…all of us…every human…principality and powers…evil spirits…determined to destroy all that is godly.

What occurs in this natural world is a direct result of what has been occurring in the spiritual (high) realm.  The devil and his children fight humanity through thoughts…planting lies that seem true…“did God really say?”

God sent His Son into this natural realm by the same method in which we all got here…through the womb of a woman; so that we might gain access to a Spirit greater than the spirits operating in this world.  That is the “wrestling” that we all do.

Without the Holy Spirit we are powerless against the forces of darkness IN THIS NATURAL realm.  The root cause of ALL of America’s problems is SPIRITUAL.  Sadly, there is no political answer to a spiritual problem.

The “high places” (positions of authority) in America are occupied by natural (non born-again) men.  Natural men are prisoners to flesh, natural influences and desires.  Money, fame, sex, and power are what drive America’s leaders and without the Holy Spirit they are incapable of doing what is right.

That is it in a nut-shell.  You can ignore it, or pick at my examples, but we are in the mess we are in because our leaders, and (sadly) our churches have no understanding of what is really going on around them.

The spirits that influence natural men are driving the nation over a cliff.  Evil flourishes when good men give yield authority to wickedness.  Read Genesis 6 and you will see that the battle has never changed…good versus evil…One will win.

Evil spirits in high places are ruling the world and the average Christian has no idea why.  How can we hope to win if we don’t understand the fight?!

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Chapter 5
IT IS WRITTEN: “1 Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. 2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. 3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days. 4 Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth. 5 Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter. 6 Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you. 7 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. 8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. 9 Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door. 10 Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience. 11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy. 12 But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation. 13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. 14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: 15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. 16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. 17 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. 18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit. 19 Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; 20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.” =                    Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth = B.I.B.L.E. using only the King James Version Bible all other so-called Bibles are all GMOed versions and the New Internation Version = NIV; alone took out over 6,000 words – WHY?

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Scripture for today☺️

• ”But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves. Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men. See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. Brethren, pray for us. Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss. I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.”

‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:1-28‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Isaiah 64 for today🤠🙏🏾🙏🏻🙏🏽

“Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence, As when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at thy presence! When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for, thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence. For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him. Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be saved. But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities. But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. Be not wroth very sore, O Lord, neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all thy people. Thy holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation. Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised thee, is burned up with fire: and all our pleasant things are laid waste. Wilt thou refrain thyself for these things, O Lord? wilt thou hold thy peace, and afflict us very sore?”

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭64:1-12‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Coach Dave asks:

🙏🏿🙏🏾🙏🏻July 26, 2018

Christian men are so soft. I don’t think there is a nice way to say it…especially if you are not really concerned about being nice.  It has reached the point where I am almost embarrassed to identify with the sissified men I see representing Christianity.

What in the world has happened to us?!  Why is the average Christian man so unlike the Christian men that we find in the Bible? 

Pick your Bible hero…my favorite is my namesake David…and take a good hard look at him and see if you see his prototype in America today.  Biblical men were real men.  The fought evil, spoke the Truth, and usually ended up in trouble with the authorities of their day.

It is only modern Christian men who find solace and comfort in bowing their collective knees to the forces of darkness.  Has there ever been a time in the history of the world where Christian leadership regarded compromise as a sign of godliness? 

Compromise is weakness.  Jesus didn’t compromise.  He didn’t go along to get along.  The greater the opposition for his revolutionary message the more he doubled-down.  Despite what may be modeled for you in your own church, the King of Kings was not a passive I’m-ok-you’re-ok kind of guy.

They crucified Him, you know. 

This topic is near and dear to my heart because I am often reminded that my “harshness” is a turnoff to some sissy Christian men who wouldn’t recognize a jock strap if it hit them in the face.  John the Baptist didn’t wear skinny jeans.  Jeremiah was not into “friendship” evangelism, and Jesus did not surround Himself with cookie-cutter senior pastors, ministers of music, or youth ministers that dot the landscape of America’s churches today.  He went after the hard core guys…guys who knew how to get their hands dirty…as opposed to today’s Pastor/CEO’s so prevalent in Evanjellyfishism today.

Where did we come up with the idea that Jesus was a softie…a pushover…a Mister Roger’s clone?  Help me here.  Can you point out for me even one “hero” in the Scriptures that was a weenie? 

Christianity is in dire need of a reformation.  How in the name of all that is holy have we come to the point where any man who speaks his mind is un-Christian?  Have you read the book of Acts?  Don’t you understand that those in the Bible who are most famous are the ones who opposed the status-quo?  Paul wrote most of the New Testament FROM JAIL.  A jail cell was his pulpit.

Not today.  No sir.  Anyone who stands up and speaks out is considered a troublemaker.  Challenging “the authorities” is now taboo…”sewing discord” is what the religious folks call it.  Standing up for the Truth, exposing sin, pushing back against the darkness just isn’t very Christian any more. 

 I heard from one of the listeners to my show last week that I would be more effective in my ministry if I was more Christ-like in my approach. “What do you mean by that?” I replied to the email.

Well, you just seem to be so harsh in your approach.  You can catch a lot more flies with honey than you can with vinegar.

“Well,” I responded.  “What makes you think I am looking for flies?  Flies swarm around things that are dead.  Jesus called us to be salt, not sugar.

Good one,” he jabbed.  “Our pastor is very soft-spoken and he has built a wonderful ministry at our church.  Hundreds come to hear his encouraging message every week.”

Hmmm.  It sounds like he has drawn a lot of flies.” I quipped.  “I like the fly swatter approach better.”

Christian men have become so soft. Despite what they want you to believe, it was harsh, non-compromising, Christian men that built this nation.  Compromised, soft, milquetoast, Christian men are giving it away.

Christian American men are so deceived.  Soft men do not fight.  Soft men look to “reach across the aisle.”  Soft men pride themselves on their ability to compromise.  Soft men tolerate evil.   Soft men have soft hands.  Soft men go down with a whimper.

Harsh men say harsh things.  Harsh men take harsh action.  Harsh men inspire real men.  The Bible is the story of harsh men taking harsh action during harsh times. 

The American Left is harsh.  They are Christ-less.  They are intent on destroying everything that strong Christian men built.  The Left advances only because the Right is soft.

Iron sharpens Iron, the Bible tells us.  Well, not today.  Iron SOFTENS iron.  That is the message of the American church.  Sit down, shut up, and get with the program.  Don’t make waves.  God is love.  Don’t be angry.

Silence in the face of evil is evil itself.  Not to speak is to speak.  Not to act is to act.  Bonhoeffer.

America is being bombarded with evil.  Why do we think submission to evil is strength?  What type of man cowers in the face of evil? 

Soft men.  Soft CHRISTIAN men.  That’s what our churches are producing.

 

Coach Dave

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Brother Isaiah today…

“Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness. None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity. They hatch cockatrice’ eggs, and weave the spider’s web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper. Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands. Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths. The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace. Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness. We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men. We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us. For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them; In transgressing and lying against the Lord, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood. And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the Lord saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment. And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him. For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak. According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompence. So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him. And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the Lord. As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the Lord; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the Lord, from henceforth and for ever.”

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭59:1-21‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Times of refreshing – A great privilege!

Street Faith and Works - From Faith to Faith. Romans 1:17 “For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.” KJV

Acts 3:19 “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.”  The Lord promises to blot out our sins if we repent and he promises times of refreshing from his presence. Wait on the Lord and see what he will do. We can count on him because the times of refreshing are coming.

Acts 3:21  shows that the times of restitution are ahead.  “Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.”   Jude 1:14  “And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints.”

What is the great privilege? That our sins will be blotted out!

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There is a greater need for us to Watch and Pray as never before Saints❣️

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Look up…Look up❣️

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A STREAK OF LIGHT SHOT DOWN FROM ABOVE,

REVEALED TO ME IN A MOMENT GOD’S GREAT LOVE,

AS HE CALLS ACROSS TIME TO THOSE WHO BELONG TO HIM,

HIS VOICE THUNDERS AND SAYS: “CHILDREN IT IS TIME TO COME IN”.

PREPARE, COMFORT AND HOLD YOUR GROUND,

WITH ALL THOSE I HAVE PLACED YOU AROUND.

FOR THE LIGHT YOU CARRY IS ALL THEY MIGHT SEE,

FOR WHAT I HAVE PREPARED FOR ALL ETERNITY—-.

TELL THEM, TELL THEM! YELL IT ALOUD!

TAKE IT TO THE ROOF TOPS AND CRY IT TO THE CROWD.

FOR THE INGATHERING IS SOON TO TAKE PLACE,

SO RUN NOW WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND FINISH MY RACE.

GRAB THOSE YOU “RUN” PASS BY THE HAND

AND BRING THEM WITH YOU TO THE PROMISED LAND.

ALL WHO WILL COME I WILL NOT TURN AWAY…

FOR IN CHRIST JESUS, MY SON I MADE FREELY THE WAY.

CHOOSE THIS DAY WHOM YOU WILL SERVE;

TAKE MY PATH AND DO NOT VEER, OR TAKE OFFENSE AT THOSE WHO LEER.

What do you all say…let us pray for Maxine Waters this weekend…I would want others to pray for me if I was as lost and deceived as Maxine Waters is.

❣️ Christ Jesus the Nazarene says so: “Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 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; That 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. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” KJBible Matthew 5:43-48.

My Spiritual Warfare manual … free to all! Un-edited version. When you finish this manual…join me in binding these evil spirits in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Christ/Anointed One. Still working on it…a work in progress like me. It is free to all and shareable. However, I am human like most folks…and none of us are perfected just yet…so please read your King James Bible for yourself each day…Christ Jesus is the only One I trust!!! Along with my KJBible!!!

U           KNOW THE ENEMY OF THE GOOD LORD, AND WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO OVERCOME AND DO EXPLOITS IN THESE LATTER DAYS.

Pamela Brodt: AKA:“The Map”– with Holy Spirit helping me, I pray.

Specialized information for our time

New Life Publishers, a Branch of

The Watcher’s Information Center, of Santa Rosa, CA

    BRIEF OUTLINE OF THE THEME OF THIS PUBLICATION

If you love a good mystery, as I do… you will appreciate this book!  If you are looking for information about the supernatural… you just found the right book; with bits of information, you may find helpful. If you enjoy a good war story… this is it!  You talk about LOVE… you cannot find a better story of love anywhere! And the Book I am talking about here is the 1611 King James Version of the Bible.

Do you want to know more about “UFO’s” and “ALIENS”?  Can we read the stars?  The answers are in your KJBibles!  This book will tell you things you cannot learn in public schools… AND… this book is non-fiction!

“Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately.  Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something.  They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.”

President Woodrow Wilson

The New Freedom (1913)

As the spiritual warfare involving this planet earth escalates, these are the final days of the end of this age.  We must be prepared!  This warfare is being swiftly brought to a new intensity.

This is a spiritual warfare syllabus with specialized information. Having the weapons, strategies tactics that “Believers” are going to find extremely valuable for this new millennium.  Should you really be hungry for the real KJBible truth you can subscribe here                                       https://youtu.be/q1PmRmPCTrE

Preface

This manual is offered to Saints around the world… to help them understand the unseen world.  I surely do not have many answers… but a small bit.

I believe these insights were given to me by the Person of the Holy Spirit through the Word and the witness.  I, therefore, relinquish all claim to ownership. I would like the Saints to be entirely free to use these insights in your homework for the Lord Jesus, The Anointed One of the Most High and only Creator; and any material here which the Holy Spirit may quicken to you, subject only to the terms of the Truth of God.  Should you find one tidbit.

Know who the real enemies are.

Have you realized there is more to life than what meets the eye?  Do sometimes feel like you are being watched and would you like to know who it is watching you and why?  After you do all the “right things,” do you wonder where your problems originate?  What is the real cause of famines, disease, and wars on planet earth? How can a good God allow these things to happen?  Is there something we can do to bring a good change to this earth of ours?  I desire to answer these questions and more as we study together the following information.

I would like to say right from the beginning of this book:  This information is for Christian Believers only!  Should you not be a Christian Believer; knowing Jesus Christ through the rebirth of the Spirit… “Being born from above”; you are on the losing side of this war!  This manual is a work and study that God has inspired me to put together in handbook form so that people may understand how many things in their lives is brought into play… AND what can be done to change the different experiences that may come their way.  A man of God once told me,”…it is straightforward to know what is from God and what is not…if it is good, it’s God…if it is bad, it’s from the devil”.

Here is a study of the world of the supernatural, paranormal, and the spiritual; how it is affecting our material world right now and what we can do to make changes for the good. It is all in the King James Version of the Bible.

From the beginning of this manual, I would like to make myself clear!  As Christians, our focus is NOT the Devil or demons!  Our focus is to be on and in Christ Jesus!  We are called to bring the Gospel; {the Good News} to the unsaved.  During this “Journey with a purpose,” we need not look for the Devil or demons, BUT because we are God’s, the Devil WILL target and attack anyone that is active for Jesus; we need to be prepared and know what to do when the devil attacks us.  We all were born into a war zone we call Earth.  Knowledge just isn’t enough:  IT IS KNOWLEDGE ACTED UPON THAT BRINGS RESULTS!  It is not the lack of faith that brings destruction on an Anointed Believer… it is the lack of knowledge and proper information.  Forgiveness of others is a must!

There are many books on the market, that teach us about who Satan is and where he and his origin.  There are just as many books we can read which tell us about people who have had experiences with Satan; although, I cannot find much note worthy information about what the KJBible says about Satan’s system, where the demons and the unclean spirits fit into our picture today and what we can do about it.  As far as I know, the King James Bible that includes data about our weapons and the different kinds of maneuvers we can use in this war.  There are over 200 references in the KJBible concerning Satan alone.  There are many more verses referring to demons and unclean spirits… one can conclude that God must want us to have the information or He would have never have entered it into the Holy Scriptures.  There are also so many verses on “the Watchers” …who are they?  We must start asking ourselves these questions…

The KJBible (short for King James Version; is very clear on how we are to treat this subject. There are many movies and books out that may cause people to believe lies about Satan and the power he would like people to believe he has.  If Satan can cause people to believe these things, he can gain ground.  Satan has limited power…nothing compared to the power of Jesus Christ the Son of God.  “Satan cannot mislead you if he cannot deceive you.”  One of these deceptions is; Satan wants us to believe he does not even exist.  To find out what is really going on visit Pastor Mike Online… here is a link:  http://bethelchurchmo.com/page/gods_amazing_time_prophecies_revealed

The Bible says…”…He (God) has cut asunder the CORDS of the wicked”, Psalms 129:4.  Cords are used for binding.  Let us also understand that the KJV Bible is the only true source of information from which we can glean this information with full confidence that we are gaining TRUTH.  One must ask oneself: “Why over the ages has there been such a battle over the King James Version of the Scriptures?”  “Have I investigated the pages of this book called the KJBible and seen for myself what is written there?”  “Do I allow others to convince me that it is not TRUTH because I have been too pre-occupied or lazy to investigate for myself?”  “Do I fully understand how the Bible was compiled?”  “Do I even have the knowledge right now, to understand that the Bible is 70 books in one… with the Psalms being a total of 5 books in itself?”  Counting the Book of Psalms as one; there are only 66.

I’ve noticed that many of the people I have interviewed are… either afraid of Satan or do not believe that Satan even exists, and even others have chosen to serve the forces of evil openly!  Therefore, I intend to reveal what the KJBible has to say on this subject in a way that makes it easy to understand, and I will do my best to point out why we need this information.

After being born again, (Read John 3:3-17), the authority we as Christians have in the name of Christ Jesus is all the power we will ever need to resist the Devil and regain areas Satan has held for too long!  {Matthew 10 is also a must see right now.}  We need not ever fear Satan or his hordes.  We must realize that the Devil is a sly & clever foe and we must not underestimate him.  Satan is one of the names by which we call the Devil.  There seems to be the real Jesus and many false ones, like the Jesus the Vatican has…he is a false Jesus, the Jesus of the Mormons is false, the Jesus of the Jehovah Witnesses is a false Jesus, the Jesus of the Masons is a false Jesus…and many more!  This includes the so-called SEEKER FRIENDLY FELLOWSHIPS…that have done away with the KJBible.

In chapter six we will learn why the persistence of vision is important.  As we battle in this warfare, we can be quite certain our AUTHORITY WILL BE CHALLENGED, and we will see what we can do when this happens.  Before any Spiritual battle, we must BIND Satan and his hoards in the Name of Christ Jesus and ask the Good Lord to help you.  If we who are in authority, do not use our authority, there will be great confusion and needless suffering.

For those readers who are not sure what it means to be “born from above” … this is when we have realized that we are a sinner in need of a Savior, asking God to forgive us of our sins and ask Christ Jesus to come and live within our heart.  We know that Jesus Christ is our only Savior and died for our sins, rose the third day and is our soon coming King.  The Blood Jesus shed on the Cross at Calvary cleanse us from all unrighteousness… God then places within our heart His life, and we become a New Creation.  We will then receive the seal of the Holy Spirit of God as a witness in our hearts that we are the children of God.  Then getting into the King James Version of the Bible is like getting your first meal after getting born again.

Since we are all at different points in maturity; I can suggest you use what you can from this manual and set what you may not understand aside until a later date.

Sometimes we can understand information better as we gain more of it… but it is also very important for us to always make sure we are getting the whole TRUTH.

There are many different versions of the Bible; all but the King James Version is correct and not missing verses and words that have been changed in other versions, so the publishers could put a copyright on them to make money…I call these GMOed un-authorized versions!  The KJV of the Bible has no copyright.  The KJV of the Bible can be proven His written Word for our time and these days.  Pastor Mike Hoggard online has some of the best YouTube study video available.  You can find http://www.PastorMikeOnline.com and search Pastor Mike Hoggard on YouTube.  The New International Version (NIV) has removed over 6,000 words alone…WHY?  And none of the other GMOed Bibles are Books of Truth.

CHAPTER ONE

The best way to use this manual!

One of the reasons I have not printed text on both side of the pages of this manual is so that you can make notes…take advantage of this; of course, if you download this manual, you will need to make your notes elsewhere.   You will not have to worry about losing information this way, and it will be easy to find as the Spirit of God reveals what He has for you, and as He leads you in His timing, you will be able to pass this knowledge to others who He brings your way.

As we begin this study, it is essential for the readers to understand that mankind is a creation which is made up of spirit, soul, and body.  In other words, we are a spirit with a soul in a body…we are not our bodies; which were Created Male or Female!  Our body is what contacts the material world as we know it; the third dimension.  The soul [the conscious part of the mind or brain], is made up of our character, our will, our emotions and our intellect.  The spirit of mankind is what communicates with God and the spirit world, (one could identify the spirit as a part of the subconscious; located in the heart.  Some people refer to this as the “gut feeling”).  However, until we are born from above…our spirits are dead; so to speak.  There are many great books available that can give you a greater understanding of this subject should you desire more information…pray and ask the Good LORD.  Always read your KJV Bible every day.

Please compare the Scriptures in this manual with the King James version of the Bible.  I would suggest that you have your Bible, a pen, a notebook Webster’s Dictionary to begin.  If you do not own a Bible, I would suggest you buy a King James version.  Also www.purebiblesearch.com you can download a FREE KJBible software program.  You may even enjoy using a Strong’s Concordance to dig deeper into these words.  Just reading the KJBible asking the Good Lord to help you understand His Words and the Historical records in the pages of this great and wonderful Book.  B.I.B.L.E. = Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.  In this way, you are learning to get the “meat of the Word,” food for your ‘spirit man.’  Many times, the Hebrew or Greek language can define a word that the English language may skim over. Do not be afraid to make notes in your Bible.  Underlining certain words or verses in your Bible helps you find them later.  I also use many different color pencils in my KJBible.  Certain colors are for certain subjects.  Do not change what the KJBible says!

Can you keep a secret?

A key to the great success of mighty armies is their complete secrecy and their ability to know what the enemy is thinking and doing.  “Loose lips, sink ships!”  This statement is true in the material world and the world of the spirit.  Without secrecy, our armies are defeated BEFORE they march.  Especially now, in this age of technology: Satan does his very best to get us to talk about what we intend to do before we do it; and with this information he can, many times; thus spoiling our efforts.  Since the devil cannot be everywhere, he places people around us as his spies, and since this world’s system is used by him…he can and does use the technology it offers to keep an “eye” on those that are a threat to him and his minions.   Investigate the untimely death of Chris Putman.  Secrecy is an idea Satan is very aware of, and he does his very best to keep people believing he does NOT exist at all…that their “karma” is what is causing the problems in their life (karma involves the “New Age” type of thinking and is very deceptive).  How or why would people war against an enemy if they did not believe that enemy even exists?  How cunning Satan has been to cause people to believe that they are the cause of their problems, or that demons use others against us and we are divided.  Our battles are not with flesh and blood:  IT IS WRITTEN:  Ephesians 6: 10 “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle notagainst flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; 19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, …”

God KNOWS the secrets of ALL hearts, and He had the best espionage system ever!  He tells His prophets what is about to happen, “Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he reveals his secret unto his servants the [prophets].”  — Amos 3:7. The Good Lord speaks to men and women today, and many times these words save lives; changing the course of destiny.  Anyone who makes the statement that Christ Jesus does not talk to people today…. does not know the real God/Christ Jesus!  And you must realize there is no privacy anywhere.

Satan goes out of his way to make the Christians, who are aware of him and know how to defeat his attacks, look very crazy or wrong in their belief if he can.  He doubles his efforts against these mature Christians and causes them much persecution, trying to get them to back out of this war and using the carnal/meat head Christians against the spiritual Christians is one of the devil’s favorite ways to cause strife in the body of Christ.  We will be learning more about this method of his in chapter six.  A heart of love is a great weapon against this type of attack, realizing that the carnal Christian has limited knowledge of the things of the Spirit and will someday come to an understanding.  Remember; we are all maturing at different rates…take some time to pray for these people!

We will begin our study with 2 Timothy 2:15 and work from there into a detailed study.  I would also suggest that as we develop these verses, you take the time to read the verses before and after each verse, so we keep it in its proper context.  There are many verses I have referred to in this book which I have not quoted; you need to take the time to read them from your Bible as you follow along with this probe into the realm of the supernatural.  Get these Scriptures into your heart, and the Holy Spirit can use them to guide you in the affairs of life.  You can find the best KJV Bible software online from the link I have placed here:  http://www.purebiblesearch.com/

It is natural for Christians to be supernatural!  DO NOT BE IN A HURRY AS YOU STUDY!  Always pray and ask the Good Lord about reveal His Truth to you.

Here we go.

Let us begin with 2 Timothy 2:15…”STUDY to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that need not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth”.  The very first word we begin with is the word study, as we examine it closely we find it to mean:  To investigate, probe, explore, research, scrutinize, inspect, contemplate, examine and analyze.  Taking some time of course.  It is is exactly what we will be doing.  So, prepare yourself for one of the greatest adventures of your lives…as we begin this, ‘Journey with a Purpose’!  I believe that your faith will become stronger and you will gain greater wisdom into an arena of your life, an arena that you have been unfamiliar with before. It is exciting to be alive on earth in these days and to be able to take part in what God is doing at the end of this age!  Now, I did not say the end of the world!  I say the end of this age.

As the end of this age approaches (not the end of the world), it is vital for believers to be able to understand spiritual warfare.  There are very few Christians that know much about this subject as most of them are afraid to approach the subject…when we as believers are to be binding up evil spirits and casting demons out of others, as the Person of the Holy Spirit leads.  Take time right now and read the book of the Acts.  The Apostle Paul warned believers in 2 Timothy 3:1…”This know also, that in the last days’ perilous times shall come”.  The word perilous includes treachery, danger, uncertain, menacing and instability.  Realize we were born naturally into a war zone, like it or not.  And who is going to teach us about the many dimensions and realms?

To properly equip ourselves for these perilous times, continued emphasis must be placed on the strategies and tactics of spiritual warfare.  II Timothy 3:1-5 — “Know this, that in the last days’ perilous times will come:  For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong (obstinate), haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God having a form of godliness but denying its power… and from such TURN AWAY!”  Learn to identify these traits and remember this has nothing to do with judging others but rather inspecting the spiritual fruit of their tree.  Be quick to forgive everyone…take NO offenses because offenses will come.  Do not be involved in any gossip or ill speaking about others!  Only say what you will say to their faces.

In the military world, strategies are the science and system of forming and carrying out military operations.  Tactics are the methods, plans, and procedure which provides us with the proper approach for each situation, giving us the greatest victories possible.  Information about the Devil is important because he works in darkness and once he is exposed he knows his operations can be halted.  We are to absolutely know the WILES of the devil and understand he sends FIERY DARTS…THAT BURN; when the dart hits…and many times the devil uses the mouths of those closes to you; and that one may not know they are being used… this is why we must be quick to repent and quick to forgive others…the evil ones FEED on division!  Let us check ourselves and pray for others in the love of Christ Jesus and our enemies!

During past ages Satan had ownership of the dominion on earth, given to him by Adam in the Garden of Eden, because of disobedience to God…but Christ Jesus; because of His obedience to the Father in Heaven, brought back that dominion.  Because of Christ Jesus’s death at Calvary, Satan lost all rights to anything, and the evidence of this is Christ Jesus’s RESURRECTION.  Christ Jesus then gave this authority to His obedient followers, along with a detailed instruction book we call the King James Bible…The KJBible!  Read your Bible.  The Bride of Christ will be those who have overcome, and she will rule with Him in the Eternal Future, Revelation chapters 2 and 3.  We must have our minds established!  We must learn who we are, and what the Most High’s purposes and plans for us are.  If we do not know who we are, or why we are here on Earth … how can we do what we are created to do?

I might add ~ at this time…it is extremely important that we LEARN to recognize our fellow laborers in God’s fields.  Read I Corinthians 3:6-9, we should be able to identify our fellow laborers…”For we are laborers together with God: you are God’s husbandry, <you are> God’s building.”    — 1 Corinthians 3:9 The KEY word here is LABORERS; this lets us know that we are not alone in God’s field. We have already wounded many of our troops because we did not recognize them or walk in love towards them; because maybe they do not agree with us.  Galatians 5:14-16: “14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. 15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another. 16 This I say then, walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.”  When we battle “flesh and blood” we will end up shooting ourselves in the foot.  In Ephesians 6:10-18, we must also know the weapons we have available and against who we battle.

We must realize the importance of being aware of the exact nature of our enemy, so we can be quick to recognize when we are under attack.  Many time the enemy will use our feeling and emotions against us.  Feeling change moment by moment…they are to be used as signals…however, it is the carnal nature of the human soul where feelings live.  And this is one of the main reason I’ve taken the time to break down so many words for you in this manual.  These words describe the different sides of the nature of our enemy and his troops, thereby making it easier to identify the sources of our problems and giving us different ways of viewing this enemy.  There is a real devil, and he has deceived many into following him.  Look around you.

Hosea 4:6 – “My people are [destroyed] for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.”  It does not tell us we are destroyed because of a lack of FAITH.  One might also remember that FAITH works by LOVE…1 John is a great study on the LOVE WALK; we must not take up the bait of offense ~ that the devil and his evil agents will offer us.  He will use others against us ~ IF WE LET HIM ~ to do things or say things that could offend us if we do not walk in love and forgiveness always.  You can choose NOT to take offense; because you can be sure others could offend you…if you take the offense to heart…this is where forgiveness comes and understanding that others may not know what you know…change the subject and get on with imparting the information that could very well change the person’s life for the good and maybe the first real love they have encountered in their life.  1 Peter 4: 8 “And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. 9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging.”  Sad to say that so many humans have never known real love, so they cannot give it back to you or others.  This does not mean you will not receive persecutions or heartaches, but when they come be quick to give that burden to the Good Lord in prayer…for He cares for you.

With this in mind, let us find and identify the place of this ongoing war.  In case you are not aware of where the war is going on…we were born into a war zone and nowhere in the Bible does it tell us that this life would be easy…the Bible does reveal to us that there will be trials and tests.

CHAPTER TWO

“Planet Earth, the war zone.”

In case you have not noticed, planet earth is a war zone…it is a war between good and evil; God and Satan.  Satan, the Devil; is our enemy and was once called Lucifer.  He is “the prince of the power of the air.”  Satan has many hordes of workers …demons, unclean spirits and evil people (I might say here; I am about to believe that humans are just as evil as the devil, when these people refuse to receive the Gift of Grace), familiar spirits, and many others…like pride, deceiving spirits, etc., all agents of his.  And yes, the devil has children…called TARES.  We will come to understand how “UFO’s” fit into this picture and who “they” are.  In chapter five, we will see how these demons control world leaders and places of power…until they are cast out.  {* The “New Age” teaching about who Satan is, and the reason the world needs him is so twisted.  In the long run, “New Ager’s” believe they need evil to balance the good…of course is a lie!}

We are also going to learn about the unclean spirits referred to in the Holy Scriptures and who they are.  Of course, please remember what I have written here comes from my studies, meetings I have attended over the decades, and what the Good LORD reveals to me…I am a human…a sinner saved by His Wonderful Mercies and great Graces.  Born from above and made a New Creation.  We must also understand that demons and fallen angels and unclean spirits are all different beings with different abilities.

This Great War being waged in the world today is not just a clash between nations, tribes or government leaders, although it involves all these theaters.  It is an unseen battle taking place in the world of the spirit.  We must understand how to win this war, despite losing a battle or two, (battles take place during the war).

The Bible states that God’s people are destroyed because of a lack of knowledge, “My people are destroyed for lack of [knowledge]: because you have rejected [knowledge], I will also reject you, that you shall be no priest to me: seeing you have forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget your children.”   — Hosea 4:6. One of the main areas in which Christian believers are being defeated in; is the area of spiritual warfare and I might add…many of the problems we have as humans is overcoming our flesh!  The “old man.”  The KJBible instructs believers to CRUCIFY the flesh daily!  The exposing of the enemy and his strategies is one of the greatest revelations in the Word of God.  Even greater is the revelation that as believers, we have authority over ALL the powers of the enemy.

Is it any wonder why Satan has done his best to discredit the KJV Bible?  If he cannot discredit the Bible, he sends his little demons to keep people from reading it.  When that does not work, he entices people into excessive busyness so that they never have the time to really study the Bible in detail or to pray as they should.  Prayer is a great part of this battle, and it takes time to pray.  The Devil also deceives some people through false teachings about him if he cannot stop them from looking for some answers.  Many of the books out about EXORCISM are full of misinformation; just as many of the churches in the world are full of misinformation.  [Oh, YES – the Devil goes to church every time the doors open. I can tell you ~ his agents of evil are behind many pulpits, calling themselves Pastors…when in Truth these so-called Pastors are wolves, snakes, and vipers, messengers of darkness, deceiving spirits, unclean spirits and evil agents from other organizations…fleecing the “sheep”.]  In so many fellowships and assemblies in America have more demons lead by the Jezebel evil spirit who teaches lies to the humans who like their sins.  Teaching others, it is ok to fornicate…or that sin is ok because God will forgive you.  Satan knows that most human beings will not look too far for answers and if he can make things sound right and give the people what they want to hear…he wins.  If people would study what the word “exorcism” means, I am quite certain they would not use it… it involves the conjuring up of demons… Jesus says we are to cast them out in His NAME; not conjure them up!  Nowhere in the Bible are we told to throw “holy water” at demons or show them the cross.  The Devil loves religious things, and he loves people to become religious.  True Christianity does not involve religion, but instead, it is a relationship with God.

Another way the devil tricks Christians, is to get them involved with questions and doctrines, using these different questions and doctrines to distract them and to cause strife; and because of strife the devil can render the Christian helpless through confusion: James 4: 1-11 says “1 From whence come wars and fightings among you? Come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? 2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. 3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. 4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. 5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? 6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. 9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. 10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. 11 Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.” James 3: “14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. 15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. 16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. 17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. 18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.”  Satan is also very aware that if he can cause Christian believers to be in strife with each other, God will not hear their prayers…until the Christians involved in the strife meet with each other and work out their differences… Matthew 5:23-26.  Especially in our marriages.  Forgiving others is KEY.  LOVE COVERS A MULTITUDE OF SINS.

Throughout the New Testament, the military terminology is used. The early church was very aware they were engaged in a serious spiritual struggle.  “Therefore, we wanted to come to you; even I, Paul, time and again; but Satan [hindered] us.”  1 Thessalonians 2:18, Paul was very aware that Satan opposed him and was not afraid to say so.  This same spiritual battle continues today.  I will also add, with great intensity (The Devil is very aware that his day is very short).  We must be so attuned to our Commander in Chief (Jesus); who is the CAPTAIN OF THE HOSTS…so we can understand our position and the part we are to have in this great army of God.  This needs a personal commitment to action and personal involvement.  We must be able to hear and obey our Lord.  We must take time to come to know Him and know for certain when He speaks to us… not being fool by “other voices” ~ His voice will always line up with the Bible… ALWAYS!  We must examine ourselves…pointing at others is not our business!  We have been forgiven so very much.  We must also forgive others, as we have been forgiven.  Forgetting others sins and trespasses that others made have committed against us.

We must also be able to properly name the needs and problems as they arise, with detailed plans.  We must be able to communicate procedures to God’s warriors – without getting into gossip.  As people are “born from above,” (born of God’s Spirit); they must be trained.  Jesus spent three years training the twelve men and made them disciples.  Paul spent years learning from the disciples what Jesus had taught them.  We are also to be trained and in turn; train others in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  I would strongly suggest that you know the one you are learning from and know what type of life they live… if you should believe a lie … as the “truth” … your foundation will crumble and bring destruction into your life.  Always take the time to find out for yourself what the Bible has to say about any given subject others teach you… do not swallow anything… it could be poisonous.

Satan is a fallen angel and called the Devil ~ he is not a demon.  He uses our flesh against us.  There are more than four realms or dimensions we are in at the same time…the world, the flesh, the devil or walking in the Holy Spirit; where we have the victory.  Satan is the enemy of our souls, 1 Peter 5:8-9 says …”Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour:  Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world”.  The word adversary means… enemy = betrayer, foe, nemesis; antagonist = assailant, challenger, belligerent, unruly, rebellious, aggressive, argumentative; rival = opposing, defiant, disobedient, mischievous, obstinate, stubborn, perverse; perverted = degenerate, corrupt, and depraved.  All these words describe with whom you battle, the archenemy of our soul, Satan.  These words also describe his evil agents and children… oh yes!  The Satan has children.  The Devil is also the “prince of the power of the air” as we read in Ephesians 2:2-3, “And you hath He (God), quickened who were dead in trespasses and sins; wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the “prince of the power of the air”, the spirit that NOW works in the children of disobedience”.  I John 5:18-21 — “We know that whoever is born of God does NOT sin, but he who has been born of God KEEPS HIMSELF, and the wicked one does not touch him.  We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.  And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, and His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.  Little children, keep yourselves from idols.  Amen.”

In the realm of the natural, our Lord says we will be among wolves, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening [wolves].”    — Matthew 7:15. “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of [wolves]: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.”    — Matthew 10:16. “Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among [wolves].”    — Luke 10:3. “For I know this that after my departing shall grievous [wolves] enter in among you, not sparing the flock.”    — Acts 20:29. One of the rudest awakenings I ever had was to realize that false prophets come into our “fellowships” disguised as ‘sheep.’  You and I may as well realize that these false prophets appear as Christians; they say all the right words and they hardly ever miss a meeting.  Satan knows the Bible better than most Christians…when Satan confronted Jesus, he quoted Scripture to Jesus… “And said unto Him, ‘if thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in <their> hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a [stone]’.”    — Matthew 4:6.

Why do these “wolves” come to our meetings?  What they are looking for are the young and/or weak Christians, wanting to devourer (destroy) these Christians. In chapter six I will detail how and why this takes place.  It is much easier for demons, used by fallen angels to destroy a young Christian than a Christian who is mature and who has had time to study the Scriptures for them self.  The Devil knows that most people will go to a “church” looking for God when God calls…what these people do not know is how religious the Devil is, and how the Devil has planted his agents all through the churches to stop and destroy people’s faith.  You see ~ Satan plans ahead; as his evil agents’ worm their way into position before they need to be there… so they are seen as leaders when someone new comes on the scene.

“Why me?”

There are many times when as Christians, we are doing our very best to please God and obey His Word.  But somehow, it appears everything goes wrong.  There is a spiritual battlefield we are in every day of our lives regardless of our awareness of it or not.  Ephesians 6:10-18 states this fact very clearly:  “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.  Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood (human beings), but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.  Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God:  Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints…”  It stands to reason that we would not be instructed to put on armor if we were NOT in a battle.  Only by being strong in the Lord Jesus and knowing the power of His might, can we expect to stand?  The word finally, means from this point on.  The words be strong, means to be empowered, which includes mastery over one’s self = self-control (which is one of the fruits of the Spirit).  The word might, has to do with physical strength.  One might conclude that mental strength and knowledge along with physical strength are needed to engage with Satan in battle.  Over 200 times — Satan is mention in the Scripture — God does NOT want us ignorant in this matter!  Getting the proper amount of rest with a proper diet is also very important.  I like to refer to our bodies as “earth suits” since we are not our bodies and as Christians our home is Heaven.  As Christians, our bodies are the dwelling place of God.  Wiles are Schemes, strategies, tactics, plans, tricks, maneuvers, methods, manipulations, lures, systems, plots, seditions, subversions and conspiracy that Satan works against us and ultimately God.  To STAND AGAINST these wiles means we are to resist with great opposition, rise up, and endure in our position and to withstand in such a way as to overcome Satan.  “Submit yourselves therefore to God. [Resist the devil], and he will flee from you.”    — James 4:7. This word resist means:  to withstand, defy, foil, oppose frustrate…oppose means:  to combat, fight, hinder, obstruct, (impede or block), thwart…foil means: defeat or prevent…defy means: counter, spurn, challenge, confront.  We can clearly see that our battle is not against “flesh and blood”!  One of Satan’s greatest weapons against us is just to wear us out and to cause us to become discouraged.  We are to resist the devil and he will flee from us.

James 4:7-8 “Submit yourselves therefore to God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.”

Satan is the one who used Hitler to destroy millions of Jewish people in Germany.  Satan has used leaders of nations down throughout the ages.  “Desert Storm” is another example of good and evil in conflict.  Saddam had to be stopped and put in his place.  Saddam just had to much gold.  Satan is using people throughout American to kill millions of unborn humans.  How terrible we think war is!  Or the murder of an innocent child… But we have allowed abortion to continue in the name of choice.  Furthermore, our tax money pays for these millions of abortions that murder innocent children.  Truly, the “wages of sin is death!”  The parents’ sin and the babies die!

In the verses from 2 Corinthians 2:10-11 we are told to BE AWARE (beware) of Satan and his devices.  To beware means:  watch out, awaken, revive, stir, stimulate, guard, vigil, examine, probe, inspect, patrol…all these different words are exactly what we need to do.  “…Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not [ignorant of his devices].”    — 2 Corinthians 2:11. We have been given armor for standing against Satan:  Three pieces for endurance = Girdle, breastplate, and shoes; Two are weapons of defense = Shield, and helmet; One for offense = the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, (we will get acquainted with other weapons we have available in chapter six).  This armor and these weapons are given so we may be able to STAND AGAINST the wiles of the devil.  Notice, we are to be watching as we pray and wrestle.  This reveals to me along with our natural eyes being open and watching, our spiritual eyes should remain open.

We are in a warfare, not in a campaign to make “friends.”  We battle the “foes” of our souls.  With “Desert Storm” behind us it is easy to understand that you cannot be nice to an enemy!  You want to hammer away until the enemy gives up.  We are the over-comers… not Satan.  Read the end of your Bible.  You also must understand that the ENEMY will dispatch spies to infiltrate your group.  Sneaks and creeps…read Jude for that information.

In the next few verses, we can recognize one of the missions Jesus was given.  Hebrews 2:14-15, “For as much then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death HE MIGHT DESTROY him that had the power of death, that is the devil; and DELIVER them, who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” Then in 1 John 3:8, “He that commits sin is of the devil; for the devil sins from the beginning.  For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might DESTROY the works of the devil”.  God sent Jesus to destroy Satan’s work.  The word destroy means to demolish, devastate, wreck and annihilate.  This does not paint a pretty picture for the devil.  Jesus has commissioned His followers to continue to triumph over the devil in the same fashion.  We must be actively involved with what our Lord has come to carry out.  It certainly is not the time to be passive or allow others to change your mind, thereby altering your involvement.  If you are doing your part in spreading the message of the Gospel of God, you are going to encounter demon spirits, evil agents, and the like ~ and you had better know what to do and what not to do.  Every time you win someone to Jesus you are taking territory and advancing for God.  The devil does not like this. A lot of the time Satan will work behind the scenes to cause problems, and unless you know what to look for, you will find yourself hindered on every side.  The Word and the Holy Spirit will guide and instruct us as we move forward into time.  Here it is 2018 already.

It goes without saying that before anyone can defeat an enemy, they should be able to recognize their enemy, know the enemy’s ways of operating, and know his methods of operation…his “MO,” know the enemy’s location and the strength of their troops, exposing the weaknesses of the enemy’s troops to use for advantage. I cannot emphasize this enough!  God has the greatest ways of spying out Satan’s camps and relaying that information to His troops!  Again, it is important to realize a KEY to the success of mighty armies is their complete secrecy. Without secrecy, our armies are defeated BEFORE they march.  I believe therefore Jesus instructs us to enter our closets to pray, in complete private communication with God ~ knowing God will give us the discernment, instructions, and directions we need.  We must exercise caution with whom you share your thoughts and information!

Satan has assigned demons to watch you, and he is very aware of your weaknesses and strengths.  The devil will use whoever he can to spy out your situation.  Satan fights unfairly and is a dirty fighter.  The only goal he has is destruction.  Since Satan cannot be everywhere at one time and does NOT know everything, he must assign his demon agents to a person, so he can know what that person might do.  There is no niceness about these demon spirits!  They are vicious, with the intent to destroy all they can.  I might add here; Satan knows who a threat to him is and does not waste his time on those who are not.  Sometimes Satan will send a person he can use, to a Christian; to gain a false friendship and gain the trust of the Christian.  Many times, Christians are taken in by this tactic and spill their “guts” to the wrong person.  The Bible clearly teaches us to “try the spirits and see if they are of God.”  Prove all things—whatever you hear, examine by the words of the Bible, and by the doctrines which, from time to time, have been delivered unto you in preaching and writings. Try the spirits—the different teachers, by the word of God.  Hold fast that which is good—whatever in these prophesying’s tends to increase your faith, love, holiness, and usefulness, that receive and hold fast. There were prophets or teachers even at the beginning of the “Church” time who professed to be of God, and yet were not.

1 John 4:1 ~ it is plain, from the whole tone of the epistle, that St. John is guarding the Christians against seducers and deceivers, who were even then disturbing and striving to corrupt the Church.  In consequence of this he desires them to try the spirits whether they were of God, 1 John 4:1.  But how were they to try them?  How are we today to try them?  Principally by that anointing—that spiritual light and discernment which they had received from God; and also, by comparing the doctrine of these men with what they had heard from the beginning.  The Anointing here mentioned seems to mean the Spirit of illumination or great knowledge and discernment in spiritual things. By this, they could readily distinguish the false apostles from the true.  Now get out your Strong’s Concordance and look at the word TRY: G1381 below.

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We can clearly understand what God is saying in “we wrestle not against flesh and blood…” Ephesians 6:12; wrestling shows there are close encounters when we struggle with Satan and his realm.  Anyone who has seen people wrestle realizes that it involves close contact.   We are in hand to hand combat… in the realm of the Spirit.  We are to take hold of — to thwart and cast down the devil’s strongholds. Thwart means: block, defeat, halt, confine, limit and restrict. Confronting and resisting all that Satan stands for.  We begin to comprehend that we are NOT in conflict with other human beings, {flesh and blood} regardless of how things may seem to us in the natural,  but “…against principalities,  against powers,  against the rulers of the darkness of this world,  against spiritual wickedness in high places”, Ephesians 6:12.  Other human beings are NOT our enemies even though the demons may use them as vessels against us…we must remember there are powers behind these people that are out to destroy us.  Best just to forgive the human agents satân uses.

Principalities are; Fallen angels that serve Satan and have been given authority by him to do his desires…they control, manage, oversee, repress and subdue empires, kingdoms, governments, countries, lands demons and peoples.  These would include “overlords” and “demigods.”  There are several different ranks of these fallen angels, which we will identify in chapter five.  By the way, Satan is referred to as the prince of this present world, John 12:31, “Now is the judgment of this world:  NOW (that was then,) shall the prince of this world be cast out.”  It sounds like a done deal to me.  These fallen angels will continue to control these areas UNTIL the Bride of Christ stands against them…binding them and casting them down!  Then these Christians must bring the good news of the Gospel to these areas so that a void is not created…and the Darkness gain ground…so to speak.

Powers are Forces; squadrons, battalions, troops, legions, and groups these evil agents have available to influence mankind with their abilities to deceive and to lure people away from God.  These troops and groups included demons and unclean spirits and unregenerate humans.  A great point of interest in Mark 5:1-20 concerning the word Legion “1 And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. 2 And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, 3 Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains: 4 Because that he had often been bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him. 5 And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones. 6 But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him, 7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, what have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not. 8 For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit. 9 And he asked him, what is thy name? And he answered, saying, my name is Legion: for we are many. 10 And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country. 11 Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding. 12 And all the devils besought him, saying, send us into the swine, that we may enter into them. 13 And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.”

 “Jesus asked him, saying, “What is your name?” And he said, [“Legion],”… Because many demons and unclean spirits had entered him.” — Luke 8:30. We can clearly understand what type of power was at work in this man’s life…and in reading the complete texts we can see that when Jesus set this man free and cast out this Legion, the people became afraid of Jesus.  The man also CLEANED himself up… it was one of the first things that took place after his deliverance.  These are the types of foul spirits that have a hold of many of the “street people” of today.  All these folks need is some information to make good choices to become OVERCOMERS!

Rulers of the darkness of this world are: Human leaders, dictators, emperors, monarchs, senators, congressmen, police, people, mayors, governors, “false church” leaders (false pastors, false teachers, false apostles, false deacons, etc.) and people in the media who refuse to serve God but rather serve their own selfish ambitions… these are the ones who Satan and his demons have available to freely use to bring destruction and confusion to this world.  In fact, it is my personal belief that many of the “News Media” in America are members of an elite form of witchcraft… they are doing their very best to cause people to believe only the things this media wants them to believe and to cause much strife in America.

Spiritual wickedness is; Ungodliness, unrighteousness, vileness, and immorality that generate vengefulness, maliciousness, corruption, and depravity.

“…you will know them by their fruit.”

I believe that the Principalities rule over and direct these rulers of the darkness, bringing about Satan’s will for this realm.  These are only two of the many levels of demons and unclean spirits that cause wars and destruction using the “powers” they have accessible.  There are five or six levels of demon spirits which will be detailed in chapter 5.

We read in 2 Corinthians 10:3-5…”For though we walk in the flesh, we DO NOT war after the flesh: “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;) casting down imaginations (bad ideas), and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God. Bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ”. As we take a closer look at what strongholds are, we discover who and where they are: Controllers (a strongman over others), that would restrain or hold people back.  They do it through ideas and thinking processes.  Planting ideas into the minds of others.  Hence the real “stronghold” is the mind of man.  The “controllers” use parents, friends, associates, literature, TV, radios and/or situations whenever possible.  Many times, people are blamed for the results of this controlling demons, but in reality, these people are only vessels.  Demons gain these strongholds when they can charm or mesmerize people through flatteries, deceptions, Ungodly soul ties and addictions brought on by a combination of ignorance and a lack of self-control.  (* When you cannot do without something, you lack self-control and have entered the realm of addiction.  This includes the areas of eating also.  We may cover the “Belly god.”)

  • 3:17-9 “Brethren, join in following my example, and note those who so walk, as you have us for a pattern. For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame—who set their mind on earthly things.”

Lands are held captive by the Powers of darkness.  The rebel troops of Satan still war throughout the world.  Along with “Religion,” demons often use tactics of terror to carry out these purposes.  Let us never forget the lesson of September 11th, 2001.  The day called “9/11”.  They try to take possession of territory not rightfully theirs and influence men and women for evil.  One of the greatest of all weapons against humans is the FEAR factor.  As the UN takes over America.

                “From the POOLS of reflection comes great insight…”

I am quite certain that if each one of us takes a moment and reflects back into the experiences in our lives, we can recognize how Satan has done his best to cause us problems.  Getting us to believe that our problem was all our fault, some other person’s fault, that God was trying to teach us something and/or that God was punishing us for a wrong we may have done.  When all along, Satan’s purpose has been to keep or get us to focus on either our circumstances or other people as the source of our troubles and problems.  Jesus states in John 10:10, “The thief (Satan) comes only to steal, to kill and to destroy:  I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly”.  John 14:26-27 Jesus says, “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, He shall teach you ALL things, and bring all things to your remembrance; what so ever I have said unto you.  Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you:  Not as the world gives, give me unto you.  Let NOT your heart be TROUBLED, neither let it be afraid”.  This is something we can do. Our Father in Heaven has given us enough GRACE for all areas of our lives.  We are not to serve fear.  I know people who believe that God sends troubles to teach us lessons.  We read here Jesus tells us not to be troubled. I also have one question for this type of thinking:  The Bible states clearly that the Holy Spirit was sent to us as our teacher, guide, and comforter.  I put it to you; troubles are not at all comforting, and with the Holy Spirit as our teacher, we do NOT need troubles to teach us anything.  It seems clear to me that God is not the source of our troubles at all.  I might add at this point, there are those times that because of ignorance or disobedience we will find ourselves in uncomfortable situations, BUT by going to God in prayer with these incidents, they can be cleared up … although, some things may take longer to straighten out than others.  Remember it was not overnight we get ourselves into jams… However, our Father in Heaven is full of Mercy!  Nowhere in the Bible does it say life is easy.

God is our deliverer:  Psalms 34:4-7, “I sought the Lord, and He heard me and delivered me from ALL my fears.  They looked unto Him and were lightened:  And their faces were not ashamed.  This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him and saved him out of all his troubles.  The angel of the Lord encamps round about them that fear Him and delivers them”.  As our guide, the Holy Spirit delivers us out of troubles…DELIVERANCE includes; rescue, recovery, relocation, protection, preservation, shelter and emancipation.  As we see God does not bring us through our troubles but instead delivers us out of our troubles.  We are always brought to better places as we continue to trust and obey God in His will for our lives.  Regardless of how we may have gotten ourselves into these troubles or if Satan and his demons caused the trouble, God brings us out of them, not into them or through them.  I have found the struggles I have gone through made me not only stronger ~ they were the very thing that developed my character.  God always leads His army into victories.  We can use these verses to detect who is responsible for the troubles and woes in our lives and of this present world.  “He [delivers] me from my enemies. You also lift me up above those who rise against me; you have delivered me from the violent man.” — Psalms 18:48   “The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him, and [delivers] them.” — Psalms 34:7 “<The righteous> cry out, and the LORD hears, and [delivers] them out of all their troubles.” — Psalms 34:17   “Many <are> the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD [delivers] him out of them all.” — Psalms 34:19   “You who love the LORD, hate evil! He preserves the souls of His saints; He [delivers] them out of the hand of the wicked.” — Psalms 97:10    “A true witness [delivers] souls, but a deceitful <witness> speaks lies.” — Proverbs 14:25

As we continue to investigate and probe into our adversary’s mode of operations (his ‘MO’), we will discover the mind as a battlefield we must conquer and check at all times.  Because the mind is one of the most complex and least understood parts of the human body, Satan uses many subtle methods of attacking it.  This is why we must meditate on the Word of God… then our focus will be at a higher level, and we can understand better what is taking place.  The Devil uses depression, the flesh and seducing spirits, causing wrong attitudes, improper motives, rebellion, confusion, wrong mental focus and tormenting thoughts – having the wrong “friends”; to keep people bound in a world of suffering and focusing on their problems.  Satan’s motive is to distract Christians from the solution and to keep people “boxing at shadows.”  “And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious [mind].” — Luke 12:29 “Because the carnal [mind] <is> enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.” — Romans 8:7     “And do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your [mind], that you may prove what <is> that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” — Romans 12:2    “Be of the same [mind] toward one another. Do not set your [mind] on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.” — Romans 12:16 …”and be renewed in the spirit of your [mind],” — Ephesians 4:23   “Let this [mind] be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,” — Philippians 2:5    “Set your [mind] on things above, not on things on the earth.” — Colossians 3:2   “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound [mind].” — 2 Timothy 1:7   “Therefore gird up the loins of your [mind], be sober, and rest <your> hopefully upon the grace that is to be brought to you by the revelation of Jesus Christ;” — 1 Peter 1:13   “Finally, all <of you be> of one [mind], having compassion for one another; love as brothers, <be> tenderhearted, <be> courteous;”  — 1 Peter 3:8.  To be able to do these things we must take the time to learn and know what the Word of God teaches and place these teachings into action.

The mind is where our imaginations originate, and we receive ideas.  These ideas form as we set our thoughts on them.  Ideas are like seeds…they grow and produce … either good or evil.  As we entertain these thoughts, we are liable to speak about them or even act them out, not even knowing their origin.  Spoken words create! Mark 11:23-24, Jesus teaches His disciples they can have whatever they SAY.  The thought realm is much like a television set.  With our minds, we not only hear different “channels,” but we can receive visions, dreams and mental pictures.  The mind of man is a type of soil in which ideas are planted and take root.  We must understand that the devil can and will use visions and dreams to mislead us.  All things must line up with the Bible, or we can be deceived… and lead to destruction.

Right now, I am going to address an issue that can easily be settled:  There are certain people who say the things we say are not that important and will change nothing; they deny the power of the tongue.  Often, THEY speak against preachers and teachers who preach and teach we CAN have what so ever we say.  Why then are there so many Scripture verses about the mouth and tongue?  (See chapter four in this manual, for a list of verses about the mouth and tongue). Why did Jesus say in Mark 11:23-24, we can have what so ever we say?  Why did Jesus speak to the storm, Mark 4:39?  In Genesis 1:3, 6, 9, 14, 20, 24, and best of all verse 26, God SAID!  In verse 26 of Genesis 1, we read that God created man in His image after His likeness…therefore, since God said things and it was so, meaning that God’s WORDS CREATED ALL WE SEE AND KNOW about this material world and we are made in His image after His likeness; our words, therefore, have creative power!  This is exactly why Satan wants to plant ideas in our minds… and cause us to speak them forth… creating things for his kingdom. What are we creating every day of our lives?  When we pray, we use words and God answers our prayers; so we can clearly see…our tongues set on fire the course of nature, “Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasts great things. Behold, how great a matter a little [fire] kindles!”    — James 3:5 AND “And the tongue <is> a [fire], a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defiles the whole body, and sets on [fire] the course of nature; and it is set on [fire] of hell.”    — James 3:6. Get your thinking right!  Get your mouth right!

It is our responsibility to know and understand God’s ways and His will, so we can learn to recognize where an idea originates… from God, our own creative abilities, Holy Angels of God, Satan, demons or suggestions from other people.  Every thought must be brought into captivity…

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Many of our ideas are wrong concepts or opinions that we have been taught.  We must personally take responsibility to examine all information for truth.  Let’s not just take someone else as an authority on any given subject but take the time to look into the origin of things and ideas for yourself.  It is amazing to study the origin of ideas and concepts.  Let us not be so lazy that we just believe what we are told by others but take the time to find out the base and foundation of each line of thought that comes our way…don’t just swallow anything!  Always take the time to investigate a person or situation that does not ring true… for whatever the reason… your very life could depend on you and the time you spend with God.

There will be times we must re-think and re-learn so we can no longer be deceived, KNOWING the Truth, “And [you shall know the truth], and the truth {that you know} shall make you free.”    — John 8:32. The truth you know that sets Christians free.  There have been times that our MINDS were blinded by Satan, who has been called the god of this world, 2 Corinthians 4:3-4…”But if our gospel (good news) be HID, it is HID to them that are lost:  In whom the god of this world (Satan), hath blinded the MINDS of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them”. Reading this Scripture, we understand that minds can be blinded.  It occurs to me that since they can be blinded, they can also become illuminated by the light of the *Gospel of Christ.  That means people can come to know and understand things they have not been able to before.         [* Note:  The Gospel is GOOD NEWS!  Sickness, poverty and the like, involve bad news.]

Remember in 2 Corinthians 10 verse 5 we are instructed to “cast down imaginations (thought and ideas) and bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ”.  To bring into captivity suggests confinement with restraint.  The easiest way to cast an imagination down is to “change the channel”.  Change what you are thinking.  After all is not imagination where images come from…?  Or did some fiery dart that sank that image/imagination into your mind?  Reading Philippians 4:8 we can know what kind of thoughts should occupy the arena of our minds; “Finally, brethren, what so ever things are true, what so ever things are honest, what so ever things are just, what so ever things are pure, what so ever things are lovely, what so ever things are of good report, if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, THINK on these things”. I do not know of better things to think about than the Scriptures, the many things that we have to be thankful for and concentrating on the best way we can terrorize the kingdom of darkness… by winning souls for our Lord’s Kingdom.

It may take some training, discipline and total concentration at first.  When all else fails, locate some worship music and turn it up loud.  Locate Scriptures about who you are in Jesus, who and what Jesus did for us while He walked the earth and what He restored to us when He ascended to Heaven on the day of Pentecost. Concentrate on the fact, in Christ Jesus, we are now seated at the right hand of God the Father, a position of power and authority.  Gather these Scriptures and read them out loud.  Copy Scriptures to little cards and tape them to your bathroom mirror and other places, to remind you of the promises of God.  Remember, it is our responsibility to keep our minds and hearts filled with good thoughts.

It is a very good idea to study the many ways bad ideas can enter our minds — I will list but a few here.  Through our:

1.)  The eyes — what we see.

2.)  The ears — what we hear.

3.)  Touch — another strong sense.

4.)  Memory — things we might remember from the past.

5.)  Smell — this can trigger thoughts of the past.

6.)  Music — this brings you into a certain mindset.

7.)  Associations — who are you hanging around with?

Take the time to find people of like faith to pray correctly for you and that you may become a strength to them, placing a prayer cover over each other.  Prayers become a type of shelter for us as we pray for each other.  This will give us proper covering for this war.  Without proper covering, we are left out in the open and become a conspicuous target.  Memorize Psalm 1 and make it part of your life.

About – face!

We need to realize there are ways to make these battles easier on us and rougher on the devil and his evil agents.  We really do not need to be under attack! We should be doing the attacking!  Please notice the Bible says, “…resist the devil and he will flee from you“, James 4:7.  How can the devil attack if he is running away?

Satan should know who we are and understand that he is in violent combat.  Do not be so proud you cannot ask for prayer ~ from the proper people.  The devil can sometimes browbeat young or carnal Christians and cause them to back down and UNLESS these young Christians have been taught and KNOW their authority; Satan could gain more territory.  On the other hand, demons and the devil are afraid of Spirit-filled Christians that know their “stuff”.  We need to attack areas of resistance Satan has held for years.  You had better start learning some things!  The Devil knows a lot.

There are steps we can take to get ourselves to the position in Christ where we are ready and able to become the aggressors of this war against the evil forces in the world today.  Through Christ Jesus, we are victors over the enemy rather than victims of the enemy.  We become OVERCOMERS!  Our Father in Heaven has given us all the tools we would ever need.

CHECK IT OUT

The following checklist will help equip you for the battle and can be used whenever you get the feeling you may be overlooking something.  I will put it on the next two pages so that you can use a copy machine and make copies to put into your Bible and notebooks — it is a good way to keep before you… solutions you may overlook until it’s too late.

How to face the opposition:  The numbered items are not in order… they changed when I reformated this for the inter net…right now I do not have the time or knowlede on how to correct this issue…thank you for your prayers and understanding.

  1. Know how to identify the enemy and his strategies.
  2. Line up sources of trouble.
  3. Line up sources of aid and reinforcements.  (A strong Holy Spirit prayer chain is a good beginning.)
  4. Develop spiritual counter strategies.
  5. Keep an eye open for snares.  (Prayer time opens eyes!)
  6. Do not go for Satan’s bait.
  7. If caught in a battle unprepared, use a “restroom” to get alone with God.
  8. Build battle strategies.
  9. Deal with the present situations.
  10. Examination…
  11. Confession…
  12. Confrontation.
  13. Have the proper mindset, a mind to overcome.
  14. Get the Word of God into your mind so it can get into your heart.
  15. Get Scriptures to build your faith in the areas you are dealing with.
  16. Speak the Word.
  17. Be diligent to pray!
  18. Have the proper heart attitude.
  19. Always examine your motive for every action or thought.
  20. Do everything to bring Glory to God.
  21. Practice humility… one of our Fathers greatest gifts.
  22. Develop a watchful eye.
  23. Pay attention to details!
  24. Be aware of what is going on around you.
  25. Set an example.
  26. Do not just talk the talk but live your life as you would in Heaven.
  27. Have high morals.
  28. Set a guard…this is how to meet opposition.
  29. One definite sign you are headed for trouble is leaving off daily prayer.
  30. Another sign is lack of daily Bible reading and study.
  31. Recognize you are unable to build spiritual walls alone.

(Again, I strongly suggest a Holy Spirit prayer chain.)

  1. Do not be diverted.

(*Distracted by worry, agitation and do not allow yourself to be provoked into confrontations that are not of God’s or your timing.  Keep yourself from becoming sidetracked by annoyances, offenses, and inconveniences that are to irritate you.  When we allow ourselves to become flustered we open up to misunderstandings.)

Do not allow “popular opinion” to sway you.  At the end of the day the only the opinion that matters is The Good Lord’s!  Protect your “walls” at vulnerable times. Be sure to get proper amounts of rest and put good foods into your body.   Establish your focal point.  Learn to concentrate on the Word of God and His ways so when your mind comes under satanic attack you will be able to focus on the will of God for the matter.  Arise and go forward into battle, Christian soldier. Satan should be the one being attacked!  Not the other way around. Find Spirit-filled Christians who really know how to pray and develop prayer covers for each other.  Just as in days of old when Israel was directed by The Almighty to go into the land He sent them to and possess it… we are to possess our “lands”.

CHAPTER THREE

“Know your authority”.

To qualify to be empowered with the authority of God’s …a person must first be “born again”:  That is born of the Spirit by receiving Jesus Christ as Lord…receiving within you the very life of God — becoming a “NEW CREATION”.  In the correct translation, it simply means:  Being born from above or born of Heaven.

Although many Christians may be unaware of this fact; this authority is the true possession of every child of God and has to be activated through the “Body” which is on earth!  It is His authority in us, which is essential as we come to end of this age. God’s authority is needed just as much as a police officer needs authority to control rush hour traffic or arrest a criminal.  It is not the police officer’s physical strength which causes cars to obey him but it is his authority.  The value of authority is the force behind it.  Authority is delegated power.

This Chapter is going to cover a small amount of information about the authority in Jesus mighty NAME.  How we get this authority.  Then the steps we must take to be empowered with God’s power and for God’s service.  A person who has authority is one who has acquired special skills in or knowledge of something. Therefore, knowledge only adds to our authority.  When you have authority in an area you are certain of what you are doing and are not easily shaken.  Many people are placed in places of authority because of the knowledge they have.  The knowledge we need is in the Bible!  It’s all in there!  Learn from Jesus.  Learn about the ways of God. Police officers have authority because they are experts in their field.  Judges have authority because they know the law.  Have the demons distracted you with activity so that you do not have the time to study the Bible and gain knowledge in the ways of God and of who you are ~~ so that you are no threat to them?  Just as it is important for people to eat each day to maintain physical strength it is more important that they eat daily of the “Bread of Heaven”.

As we read the Scripture verses contained within this information let us concentrate fully on what we are reading and not just skip over the material.  It is very important for us to know and understand why we have authority and power in the name of Jesus and exactly what territory this authority covers.

Let’s take a moment to develop the authority and power of Jesus Christ starting with Colossians 2:9, “For in Him (Jesus), dwells ALL the Godhead bodily.”  In 1 Timothy 3:16, “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness:  God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” The only time this happened was in Jesus Christ’s death, resurrection, and ascension.  We can clearly understand the authority of Jesus in the verse from the book of the Revelation. Revelation 17:14, “These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them:  For He is Lord of lords, and King of kings; and they that are with Him are called and chosen and faithful.” In Acts 2:36, “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, whom you have crucified, both Lord and Christ.”   Romans 14:9, “For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that He might be Lord both of the dead and living.”  A Lord is supreme…a King and ruler.  A ruler is a leader, commander, guide and a superior.  Our Lord is a CREATOR, which makes Him an author and finisher of everything that is in existence…therefore, He has supreme authority over His creation and has delegated that authority and all that it represents to His Bride, the Church; of which each believer is a member of.  As Believers in Jesus Christ we are delegates of Heaven…ambassadors, representatives; authorized, commissioned, empowered, enabled, licensed, sanctioned and approved for our official position in God’s Kingdom here on Earth as ministers and messengers for Him. It is our responsibility to KNOW our parts and to participate here on this planet.  In other words, we have been deputized by Jesus.

The book of the Revelation, chapters 2 and 3 give us great details of what is necessary to become an OVERCOMER…Revelation 2:26, Jesus states clearly that the OVERCOMER will be given authority over nations.  In Revelation 3:21, Jesus grants the OVERCOMER to sit with Him on His throne.  To gain this authority it is clear to me that it is the OVERCOMERS who are granted authority.

Isaiah had much to say about Jesus long before He was born on earth, Isaiah 9:6-7:  “For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given:  And the government shall be upon His shoulder:  And His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselors, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.  Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David and upon His kingdom, to order it and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever.  The zeal of the Lord of Hosts will perform this”.

Now to establish Jesus Christ as head of His Body the Church we will look to Colossians 1:18, “And He is the head of the body, the church:  Who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things He might have the preeminence.”  Let’s look at Ephesians 1:22, “And hath put ALL THINGS under His feet, and gave Him to be the head OVER ALL THINGS to the Church.”

Let’s take a look at the believer’s part in all of this.  “But as many as received Him, to them gave He the power {AUTHORITY} to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His NAME,”  John 1:12. “For we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones,” Ephesians 5:30.  “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In My Name shall they cast out devils…” Mark 16:17.  Jesus confirms the right for believers to use His name.  Jesus has placed His robe of Divine authority around the shoulders of Christian soldiers.

They were and we ARE NOW, to bring to bear the authority Jesus had gained through His death and resurrection upon the territories He has assigned us.  Along with prayerful preparation, the Name of Jesus is all we need to use against Satan and his demons.

Learn to know Jesus and who you are in Him.  This is a personal relationship, not a religion!  Ephesians and Colossians cover the …”IN HIM” subject fully.

What good would a soldier or policeman be if he wasn’t sure of their authority? Through the centuries those who have believed in the power of Jesus Christ have obeyed the injunction:  “…resist the devil and he will flee from YOU”, James 4:7.  We can cast out the devil and his demons from those possessed because of the deadly wound Jesus Christ inflicted upon Satan at Calvary!

In all the years I have been casting out demons, not one time did I get hurt nor did the person that I was doing the deliverance on.  I believe because my mind is established on who Jesus is, who I am in Him, and I do my best to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, things have gone well one-hundred percent of the time!  In fact, I expect the devil and the demons to run (flee), from my presence because they know if God gives me the opportunity I will bind them and cast them out (dismiss them).  All I need to do is remain ready, staying in prayer.  Making sure my communication channel is open at all times so that I do not miss a beat, so to speak.  Prayer is constantly communicating our thoughts, needs, and wants to God…in return, we receive God’s communication to us about these thoughts.  We must follow the leading of the Holy Spirit!

Through the WEAPON of prayer, we can affect people across the world.  When we pray first we can win the war before we even engage in battle.  By prayer, we can stand in the gap for others and because of this prayer the enemy, Satan, and his evil spirits cannot get to their target — because the weapon of prayer is used against them.

Here are a few more Scripture verses for your further study:

Matthew 28:14                        1 Corinthians 6:17

Ephesians 1:3, 16-23               1 Corinthians 12:12-16

Ephesians 2:5-6                       Hebrews 1:13

Ephesians 3:14-19                  1 John 4:4

I believe this well proves Jesus and His authority and who He has designated that authority to.  I do not want to take time here to develop the authority we have as believers in Jesus as there are so many great books already written on the subject.

CHAPTER FOUR

Natural and Spiritual

This chapter will reveal this invisible war in which every believer is involved.  The fact is that even if you do not believe in Jesus Christ and have not received Him as your Lord and Savior you are still involved in this war… however, you are on the losing side! It is a war where no one wears a uniform (although Gods warriors are instructed to put on the whole armor of God in Ephesians 6:10-18), and everyone is a target.  The ARMOR of Light ~ Romans 13:12-14.

We must first develop an understanding of the two worlds, natural and supernatural.  The country, nation, and city in which we live is part of the natural world. The natural world is that which can see, felt, touched, heard, and/or tasted.  It is concrete and visible.  We live in a natural kingdom (or nation), located on one of the visible continents of the world.  We see the people who are part of our environment.  We can communicate with them.  We can experience the sights, sounds, and smells which are around us.

At the same time, there is another world in which we live.  We cannot see it with our physical eyes but it is more real than the natural world in which we live and is an area we must be concentrating on now; it is the world of the spirit.  We read in 1 Corinthians 15:40…”There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body”.  Our spiritual being is part of a spiritual world, just as our natural body is part of the natural world.  The mind contains our soul and is where the two worlds meet, so to speak. People’s hearts are referred to as doors in the Scriptures several times.  The Devil is on the look for “doors” he can use to gain greater access to this material world in which we live.  Jesus tells us in John 10:9 “I AM the door.  If anyone enters by Me, they will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture…”

Because spiritual warfare is just that…spiritual = super-natural…NOT natural; it must be understood with a spiritual mind:  1 Corinthians 2:14…”But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God:  For they are foolishness to him; neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned”.  Let’s look in 2 Corinthians 4:3-4…”But if our gospel (good news) be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:  In whom the god of this world (Satan) hath blinded the MINDS (souls) of them which believe not, lest the Light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them”.

There are two kingdoms in this spiritual world just as there are many kingdom’s in our natural world.  We must be fully aware of this and understand the principals involved in these two kingdoms:

1.)  The Kingdom of God consists of God; the Father, Jesus Christ, the Person of the Holy Spirit, spiritual beings called angels, all men who live in righteous obedience to God’s Word and the earth.  These are the spiritual forces of good.  In the near future, there will be an actual visible manifestation of God’s Kingdom.

2.)  The kingdom of Satan and the world system, which consists of Satan, spiritual beings called demons, unclean spirits, fallen angels and all people who live in sin and rebellion to God’s Word.  Satan does his best to maintain influences over carnal (immature) Christians. These, plus the world system and the flesh, are the spiritual forces of evil doing their evil work in and on the earth today, this gives us the answer to many unanswered questions of why so much destruction and pain cover the planet on which we live.

By the way, there is a great difference between the world system and earth itself.  We need to take the time to understand these differences.

The true enemy, of this planet we call Earth, is Satan and his kingdom.  God also has His kingdom.  It is between these two kingdoms that this invisible war takes place.  It is the Devil and his demons and fallen angels who are in charge of famines, diseases, and the wars between nations and the uprisings within nations…although many times God gets blamed for these things; God permits this for His purpose.  I have had many people ask me how a good God can allow these things to take place.  The answer is clear to me:  A good God has placed dominion and the authority of this planet into the hands of the Christians and the Christians are the ones that allow these things to continue.  Have you read your Bible for yourself?  …”Verily I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.  Again, I say unto you, that if two of you shall [agree] on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.”    — Matthew 18:18-19.  Now that’s the real chore…getting two people to agree… on anything.  The evil one loves strife and disunity… he knows the power of agreement all too well…

Every single person alive is engaged in this battle, whether they realize it or not.  Unbelievers are in bondage to evil and have been taken captive by the enemy forces, becoming victims. “And <that> they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken [captive] by him at his will.”    — 2 Timothy 2:26 you can be a carnal or immature Christian and NOT BELIEVE certain things about God or what He tells us about Satan; this is called unbelief.  There is a very good reason why unbelievers hate to admit what I’ve typed here as the truth:  If they acknowledge it — they have indicted themselves.

One-way Satan uses these carnal Christians and unbelievers is to persecute the Spirit-filled Christian believers who know Satan and his ways.  He gets these carnal Christians {these are those who are born from above but do things naturally} too bad mouth Spirit-filled believers, trying to discredit them so people will not listen to them and have their minds illuminated to his wiles.

When this type of attack comes our way, we are to rejoice as the Bible instructs us to in Matthew 5:10-12, “Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousne