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Blessings From Heaven

Victory Ministries
Walter Kambulow
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March 1, 2010
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Walter Kambulow, is a man like King David, "after God's own


heart." I encourage you to read his books. It will fill your souls with
hearty spiritual food and give you new strength to live your faith in
Jesus. He is Jesus centered and saturated with the Word of God and
strong in the Spirit of the Holy Ghost. He is a great fighter for His
King and an encourager of the true Saints. –
He is a man of God with a sincere burden for the Body of Christ and
its attack from these wolves in sheep’s clothing.
He spends his time trying to warn the sheep that the Wolves are not
coming into the sheep pen, they are already there and ravaging God’s
people with their horrible witchcraft powers.
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Dr. Pat Holiday, Jacksonville, Florida

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Ever Increasing Faith


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"House of David/House of Saul"
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House_of_Saul.pdf
The Delusional World Of Mark Stibbe & St Andrews Chorleywood
http://www.moriel.org/articles/discernment/church_issues/delusional_world_of_mark_stibbe.htm
False Prophet Rick Joyner & Todd Bentley’s Adulterous Re-Marriage
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Content
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 1
Having Done All, Stand
CHAPTER 2
The Anointing
CHAPTER 3
Fight The Good Fight of Faith
CHAPTER 4
Kept By The Power Of God
CHAPTER 5
The God of Increase
CHAPTER 6
Blessings From Heaven
CHAPTER 7
Evil Men And Impostors
CHAPTER 8
If You Continue
CHAPTER 9
They Will Speak With New Tongues
CHAPTER 10
I Wish You All Spoke With Tongues
CHAPTER 11
The Kingdom
CHAPTER 12
Doing Good
CHAPTER 13
Exceedingly Abundantly
Through it All
CHAPTER 14
Who Performs All Things For Me
CHAPTER 15
I Will Bless You
CHAPTER 16
God Is Great and Mighty?
CHAPTER 17
The LORD Is My Strength, Song, And Salvation
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CHAPTER 18
Life In Jesus Name
CHAPTER 19
He Is Also Able To Save To The Uttermost
CHAPTER 20
Love Is The Greatest
CHAPTER 21
Just For the Asking
CHAPTER 22
Head Not Tail
CHAPTER 23
He Who Sins Is Of The Devil
CHAPTER 24
The Evidence Of Things Not Seen
Got Any Rivers
Not Down, But Through
CHAPTER 25
You Will Find Rest
CHAPTER 26
Arise, Shine; For Your Light Has Come!
CHAPTER 27
You Can Be Rejected
CHAPTER 28
So That You Come Short In No Gift
CHAPTER 29
God Wills To Heal!
CHAPTER 30
God‘s Will Is Prosperity
CHAPTER 31
Let The LORD Be Your Fear!
CHAPTER 32
Do Not Love The World
CHAPTER 33
The Right Kind of Fast
CHAPTER 34
You Shall Remember The LORD Your God
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Introduction
Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the LORD, O
my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your
diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and
tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like
the eagle's. Psalm 103:1-5
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater
than he who is in the world. 1 John 4:4
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
For I rejoiced greatly when brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, just as you
walk in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. 3 John 1:2-4
The kingdom of God is not only righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit but is also divine
health, divine favor, divine blessings, divine prosperity, divine health and divine victory! And it‘s all
wrapped up in Jesus Christ who became poor so that we might be rich. It‘s a fact that we are immensely
rich because we have Jesus Christ and He is priceless. He is our all our, our brother, our friend, our Lord,
our reward and our all. He is the best thing that we ever have or will have! And there is no one like Him or
greater than He is.
The Blessings from heaven is in the atoning work of Christ on Calvary. ―Who forgives all your
iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with
lovingkindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is
renewed like the eagle's.‖ The blessings are for whosoever will look unto Jesus.
In Moses‘ day when the people were bitten with serpents and dying, ―the LORD said to Moses, "Make
a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole; and it shall be that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, shall
live." So Moses made a bronze serpent, and put it on a pole; and so it was, if a serpent had bitten
anyone, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived. ‖ Numbers 21:8-9.
When we continue to look unto Jesus for the things we need for soul, mind and body, we are promised
life. Faith in what God has promised brings faith results. We are to continue to keep your eyes upon Jesus
no matter how bad things may look around us. He promised life and more abundantly. His word is true:
"The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they
may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10
You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are
pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:11
Let them shout for joy and be glad, Who favor my righteous cause; And let them say
continually, "Let the LORD be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant."
Psalm 35:27
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Chapter 1
Having Done All, Stand
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 do not wrestle
against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the
darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take
up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done
all, to stand. Ephesians 6:10-13
Dust mites such as ourselves have very little understanding about the principalities and power and
rulers of darkness or the wiles of the devil, who use all kind of devices including deceivement, oppression,
depression, sickness and disease to afflict people. Flesh and blood are almost useless against these
spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places but only the strength of the Lord and the power of His
might will prevail against them. Yet God‘s word is unchanging:
"The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they
may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10
He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the
Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. 1 John 3:8
Yes, what is required is more of the anointing of the Holy Spirit to destroy the works of the devil just
like Jesus did. God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, and He went about
doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. It‘s the anointing that
destroys the yoke that the devil has put on men, be it yokes of poverty, lack, sickness and disease. God‘s
word is true:
Until the Spirit is poured upon us from on high, And the wilderness becomes a fruitful field,
And the fruitful field is counted as a forest. Then justice will dwell in the wilderness, And
righteousness remain in the fruitful field. The work of righteousness will be peace, And the effect
of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever. My people will dwell in a peaceful habitation,
In secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places, Though hail comes down on the forest, And the
city is brought low in humiliation. Blessed are you who sow beside all waters, Who send out
freely the feet of the ox and the donkey. Isaiah 32:15-20
"The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good
tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the
LORD, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, To console those who
mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of
praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting
of the LORD, that He may be glorified." Isaiah 61:1-3
There is nothing like a good outpouring of the Holy Spirit to bring justice, righteousness, peace,
quietness and assurance to the land. The Holy Spirit can and will do in a split second what years of
perspiration can never do being health, healing, blessing and prosperity to desolate and dead places.
God‘s word is unchanging:
The hand of the LORD came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the LORD, and set
me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones. Then He caused me to pass by them
all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were very dry.
And He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" So I answered, "O Lord GOD, You know."
Again He said to me, "Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, 'O dry bones, hear the word
of the LORD! 'Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones: "Surely I will cause breath to enter into
you, and you shall live. "I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin
and put breath in you; and you shall live. Then you shall know that I am the LORD." ' "
So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and suddenly
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a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to bone. Indeed, as I looked, the sinews and the
flesh came upon them, and the skin covered them over; but there was no breath in them.
Also He said to me, "Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath,
'Thus says the Lord GOD: "Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that
they may live." ' " So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath came into them, and they
lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army.
Then He said to me, "Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They indeed
say, 'Our bones are dry, our hope is lost, and we ourselves are cut off!' "Therefore prophesy and
say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, O My people, I will open your graves and cause
you to come up from your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. "Then you shall know
that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O My people, and brought you up from
your graves. "I will put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land.
Then you shall know that I, the LORD, have spoken it and performed it," says the LORD.' " Ezekiel
37:1-14
What we need more in life is not new homes, cars and boats but a great outpouring of God‘s Spirit
upon the land so that dead bones can have life and dead flesh can live! Then the blessings of God will be
every where and the works of the devil be destroyed. There is a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit par of
the latter rain where abundance and plenty will be restored to God‘s true people. What was stolen and lost
from God‘s people will also be restored:
Be glad then, you children of Zion, And rejoice in the LORD your God; For He has given you
the former rain faithfully, And He will cause the rain to come down for you- The former rain, And
the latter rain in the first month. The threshing floors shall be full of wheat, And the vats shall
overflow with new wine and oil. ―So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has
eaten, The crawling locust, The consuming locust, And the chewing locust, My great army
which I sent among you. You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, And praise the name of the
LORD your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you; And My people shall never be put to
shame. Then you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel: I am the LORD your God And there
is no other. My people shall never be put to shame. ―And it shall come to pass afterward That I
will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men
shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions. And also on My menservants and on My
maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days. ―And I will show wonders in the heavens
and in the earth: Blood and fire and pillars of smoke. Joel 2:23-30
The Lord will allow nothing to come upon the earth unless He first reveals His secret counsel to His
servants the prophets. As a result He is giving divinely granted understanding. The scriptures declare that
the breadth of God gives understanding. He is breathing upon His true people to give understanding of
these times and the things that they must do to survive and even prosper during this season of judgment.
It has been prophesied that a new holy canopy is being released in the church of apostolic anointing
and authority. There will now be the good shepherds upon whom the favor of the Lord will be apparent. It
will be the mature restoration of the judges and counselors as at the beginning. The coming judges will
be apostolic and the counselors will be the prophets. For the foundation of the church consists of the
apostles and prophets revealing the chief cornerstone, the Lord Jesus.
The prophets will emerge first revealing the mind of Christ through Godly counsel during these final
days of preparation and release for the apostolic authority. These will appear, anointed with Holy Spirit
power displaying the Lord‘s victory over demons, disease and death. God‘s will fulfill His word:
When the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and purged the blood of
Jerusalem from her midst, by the spirit of judgment and by the spirit of burning, then the LORD
will create above every dwelling place of Mount Zion, and above her assemblies, a cloud and
smoke by day and the shining of a flaming fire by night. For over all the glory there will be a
covering. And there will be a tabernacle for shade in the daytime from the heat, for a place of
refuge, and for a shelter from storm and rain. (Isaiah 4:4-6).
The apostolic anointing will function as cloud by day and the prophet will serve as flaming fire by night.
Each of these will provide a canopy of glory over the believers who have been washed and purged by the
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―spirit of judgment‖ and the ―spirit of burning‖. This canopy of glory will provide shade from the heat of
judgment and a refuge and protection from the raging storms of persecution and accusation. The Lord will
be the light of that canopy and His Glory will provide divine insulation.
The apostolic leadership emerging will provide a pillar of cloud over the body illuminating the hidden
manna for this day. The prophets will be as a flame of fire at night displaying awesome power and
miracles. The entirety of this ministry will be based on the fact that ―Love does no wrong to a neighbor;
love therefore is the fulfillment of the law‖. This emerging ministry of the apostles and prophets will
display divine love born in the heart of the Father and not of man.
It has been prophesied that God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son. Hence the
coming apostolic ministers will be as pillar of cloud by day and the anointed prophet will be as a pillar of
fire by night. Each will provide a canopy of protection through the Holy Spirit even as Israel was protected
during the judgments of Egypt. The shelter of Goshen will become apparent in the coming season. We will
actually see the beginning of the captivity for Egypt and the plainly defined provision for God‘s people.
There will be a release of genuine Holy Spirit POWER. Some have stated that it will be ―Power that
travels with the speed of thought. Power to confront. Power to read people‘s hearts. Power to run through
a troop of the enemy and power to jump over their walls. Power to bless and power to curse. This power
to curse is a righteous power from the Holy Spirit enabling the church to curse sickness and disease and
all the power of the evil one.‖ For God‘s word is true:
―Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power
of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. ―Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that
the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.‖
(Luke 10:19-20)
―how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about
doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.. (Acts 10:38)
The Lord is going to release the power and authority to curse all that is in opposition to His purposes in
the church and on the earth. There is coming power to open and power to close and power to bind and
loose even God‘s judgments on the false and wicked ones:
Indeed, the LORD will throw you away violently, O mighty man, And will surely seize you.
He will surely turn violently and toss you like a ball Into a large country; There you shall die,
and there your glorious chariots Shall be the shame of your master‘s house. So I will drive you
out of your office, And from your position he will pull you down. ‗Then it shall be in that day,
That I will call My servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah; I will clothe him with your robe And
strengthen him with your belt;
I will commit your responsibility into his hand. He shall be a father to the inhabitants of
Jerusalem And to the house of Judah. The key of the house of David I will lay on his shoulder;
So he shall open, and no one shall shut; And he shall shut, and no one shall open. I will fasten
him as a peg in a secure place, And he will become a glorious throne to his father‘s house. Isaiah
22:17-23
―And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will
be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.‖ (Matthew 16:19)
The other side of the picture when the Holy Spirit came to earth on the day of Pentecost in the first
century church, the enemy, the devil or the spirit of anti-Christ will be doing his thing with his counterfeit
miracles and prophets and preachers, both in the religious and secular world as well as through witchcraft,
sorcery and other movements. Major catastrophic disasters will escalate in the earth such as devastating
volcanoes and earthquakes, war famine, and pestilence will accelerate to new levels with ravaging results.
The only thing of value is a peaceful flowing of the river of the Spirit through a person‘s life. Nothing
else is of much worth. The rest are all gifts. First the river must flow purely through the lives of His true
ones and then they can teach others to do the same. God‘s word is unchanging:
I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts
against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that
you do not do the things that you wish. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the
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law. Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness,
lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions,
dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you
beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not
inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness,
goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are
Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also
walk in the Spirit. Galatians 5:16-25
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Chapter 2
The Anointing
LK 4:18 "The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the
poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight
to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed;

ACTS 1:8 "But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be
witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."

1JN 2:27 But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that
anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a
lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.

THE ANOINTING IS PRICELESS AND PRECIOUS. WHEN THE ANOINTING IS FLOWING MIRACLES
HAPPEN

After Christ the most important precious gift that a Christian can have is the anointing. It will bring to the
Christian and others all kinds of success, prosperity, blessings and wholeness. And without it a Christians
is nothing. He is impotent, useless and anemic! What is the anointing? What can it do? When is it needed?
Who can have it? What can hinder or prevent it from functioning? These are very important questions that
need to be answered by each Christian or his life will be a waste of time and energy. ONE WAY OF
KNOWING THAT ANOINTING IS FLOWING IS WHEN MIRACLES HAPPEN
It‘s to be noted that many Christian look for short cuts to the power of God, there is power in Godliness.
Jesus was holy and He was powerful, there is tremendous power for us in God, but not without holiness.

1. HOLINESS PRECEDES POWER

God will empower what He first makes holy, humility precedes holiness, holiness is the product of grace
and God gives grace to the humble by this you will be confronted with the truth about yourself. Hypocrites
love to judge, it makes them feel superior, every season of significant spiritual growth always happen by a
time of deep repentance.

II Tim. 3:5; Ps. 62:11; II Sam. 22:23; Ps. 101:6; Acts:13-14; Phil. 2:5-9; Matt. 11:29; I Pet. 5:5-6; Luke
18:9; John 8:1-10; Rom. 2:1; I Cor. 4:5; Luke 13:3-5; Matt. 3:8; I John 8:9.

FAITH IS A SWITCH THAT CAN TURN ON THE ANOINTING

Other lessons in the story including (iv) the devil may fight but he cannot overcome the anointed, (v) sin
is an insulator to the flow to anointing (vi) anointing can conquer death too and (v) faith is a switch that
turns on anointing.

Rom. 8:31, 37; Heb. 1:9; Acts 8:5-8; I Kings 17:17-24; Acts 9:39-42; Matt. 8:5-13; Matt. 15:21-28;
Matt. 9:22-29; Luke 8:43-48; I John 4:8; Gal. 5:6.

THE SECOND MANTLE

A good number of us might have received just the first mantle and there is a small amount of success and
little manifestation of power, for the second mantle which is the Spirit of God, you should stay in close
fellowship with those who have already received. Thirst for the double portion of the anointing, may the
Lord grant us the grace to get the best from Him, as we study at His feet in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. THE FIRST MANTLE


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An honest calling in the world does not preclude us from receiving a higher and more heavenly and call.
Jesus had given us a message to take to others, until we are willing to leave all, we will not be fully
committed. In order for us not to backslide, we must burn every idea of going back to the world. To
effectively serve as God‘s representative on earth, you need to cultivate a servants heart.

I Kings 19:19-21; Matt. 4:18-22; Mark 10:28; Luke 18:28; II Tim. 4:2; Deut. 6:5; Matt. 6:24; Rom.
12:1-2; Rom. 8:38; I Sam. 3:1; II Tim. 2:1-2.

2. THE SECOND MANTLE

The second mantle is the double anointing, we should be hungry and thirsty for this blessing. Ask for a
great thing that could only be done by God, our righteousness must be removed, manifestation of
miracles and power is fruit of receiving the anointing.

Matt. 2:10-15; matt. 5:6; Ps. 42:1-2; Jer. 33:3; Ps. 91:15-16; Matt. 5:16; Isa. 64:6; Phil. 3:9; Acts 1:8;
John 14:12; Mark 16:17.

3. THE ANOINTING BREAKS THE YOKE

The closest way to describe the anointing is ―Divine electricity‖. Like physical electricity, it can produce
heat, light, sound etc. Handled wrongly it can kill. But principally it is to enable humans to do supernatural
things. It can break any yoke of the enemy.

Judg. 13:1-14; Is. 10:27; Is 61:1-3; Matt. 9:12; Rom. 5:20.

4. ANOINTING FUNCTIONS BEST IMPURE VESSELS

Just like electricity, anointing flows best when the conductor is purest. The one through whom anointing
must flow is a privileged person. And special privileged implies by special responsibilities.

Rom. 9:20-21; Ps. 127:3; Deut. 28:1-2; Ex. 19:5-6; Eph. 5:18; Pro. 20:1; Pr. 31:6; Acts 2:4-15, 13-18;
Jer. 1:4-5; Eph. 1:3-5; Ps. 62:11; Num. 22:7-35; Jos. 1:6,7,9, Heb. 1:9.

5. THE ANOINTING ATTRACTS BLESSING TO THE ANOINTED

One of the conditions for receiving Divine visitors is hospitality. Also, those who receive Divine visitors
always receive miracles, not death. Just as the anointed grows physically, so also can the anointing grow
in intensity. Moreover, the anointing brings to the anointed blessings because of the presence of the Holy
Spirit.

Judg. 13:15-21; Gen. 18:1-15; Gen. 19:1-3; Judg. 6:17-19; Judg. 13:22-23; Gen. 19:21; Judg. 6:22-23;
I Kings 17:17-24; II Kings 4:17-37; Judg. 13:24; Ps. 119:89; Is. 40:8; I Sam. 3:19; Luke 1:80; Luke
2:40; II Sam. 5:11-12; II Kings 6:21; I Sam. 3:1-10.

6. THE ANOINTING ALSO ATTRACTS FROM THE ENEMY: BUT THE ANOINTED ALWAYS LAUGHS LAST

The anointing precipitate attacks from the enemy. In fact, the greater the anointing, the greater the
attacks. But the Divine purpose is so that the enemy might be put to shame openly.

Judg. 14:1-6; I Sam. 17:34-35; II Kings 1:7-12; II Kings 6:8-14; II Kings 1:13-17; I Sam. 17:45-50; I
Kings 18:25-40; II Kings 6:15:23.

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Whenever the enemy tries to cheat the anointed, the enemy ends up being the cheated. This is because
anointing goes hand in hand with fire, our God being himself a consuming Fire. The fire purifies the
anointed as it burns the planting of the enemy.

II Sam. 15:31; II Sam. 17:4-11, 51-54; II Sam. 15:13-14; II Sam. 18:9-15; Judge 14:7-20; II Sam.
17:23; Judge 15:1-8; Heb. 12:29; Acts 18:9-15; Acts 2:1-4; II Kings 2:9-12; Ex. 3:2-3; Is. 6:1-7; Is.
43:2; Dan. 3:26-27.

8. EVERYTHING PROSPERS IN THE HANDS OF THE ANOINTED

The anointed is a live wire and must be handled with care. Everything prospers in his hands either for the
destruction of the enemy or for the meeting of the needs of himself or others.

Judge. 15:9-10; I Sam. 25:9-39; Acts 5:15; Ps. 105:15; I Kings 13:4; Num. 12:1-2, 9-10; Dan. 5:1-31;
Judg. 15:14; II Kings 2:23-24; Acts 13:6-12; Acts 16:16-18; Is. 54:17; Acts 12:5-7; Acts. 16:25-26;
Judge. 15:15-20; II Kings 4:38-41; II Kings 4:42-44; II Kings 6:1-7.

9. DIVINE PATIENCE IS NOT THE SAME AS DIVINE APPROVAL

Anointing is no excuse for a sinful life and anyone who goes to the enemy‘s territory to play will surely be
attacked by the enemy‘s soldiers. Whenever God decides to be patient with the anointed, he should be
careful to note that God never approved of sin, never.

Judge 16:1-3; Rom. 6:1-2; Matt. 4:5-7; Gen. 13:10-13; 14:1-2, 12; 19:1-9, 26; II Thess. 2:9; Ex. 7:11,
22; II Pet. 3:9-14; Rom. 9:22; Isa. 16:14.

10. THE ANOINTED MINUS GOD EQUAL DUST

Samson did not fall suddenly in one day. He took 7 gradual steps from the mountain top of power to the
pit of powerlessness. He broke all the rules of a Nazarite only to discover that without God the anointed is
nothing but dust.

Judge 16:4-20; I Cor. 10:21; Eph. 5:18; Hab. 2:15; I Cor. 6:18; 6:19-20; I Cor. 6:15-16; 12:27; Lev.
21:14; II Cor. 6:14-18; I Cor. 10-12; John 15:5.

11. WHEN THE BACKSLIDDEN, ANOINTED ONE REPENTS, GOD WILL RESTORE HIM.

When the anointed backslides, the enemies revenge, rejoice and laugh at God. But when the Backslidden
anointed repents, though he may suffer a while, God will restore him.

Judge 16:21-27; I Sam. 31:1, 6; 31:8-19; II Sam. 1:19-20; 12:13-14; I Sam. 28:7-10; II Sam. 12:15-
24; Mark 10:46-47; II Tim. 4:6-7.

12. THE PRAYER OF THE ANOINTED MAY BE ANSWERED TO THE LETTER: WATCH YOURS

What happened after Samson prayed his only prayer shows clearly that an anointed one should watch his
prayer carefully. The prayer of an anointed one may be answered to the letter be careful how you pray.

Judge 16:28-31; Jud. 15:18; II Pet. 2:4-9; Luke 1:7; Hag. 2:9.

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The reason why God releases His anointing on man is always because (i) there is an assignment that is
superhuman (ii) God wants the assignment achieved by a human being (iii) therefore the man chosen by
God to do the assignment needs to be supernaturally equipped to do what ordinary human frame cannot
do. A singly portion of anointing can do fantastic things as is evident in the life of Elijah and Samson.
Consequently, a double portion of the anointing can do breath-taking thing: things that could be called
―special miracles‖ even through ―ordinary‖ miracles are special intervention of God in the affairs of men.

I Kings 17:19-22; 18:36-38; Judge 14:5-6; 15:11-15; 16:1-3, II Kings 13:20-21; Acts 5:12, 15-16; Acts
19:11-12.

14. THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS OBTAINING A DOUBLE PORTION IS A CALL

The first step towards obtaining a double portion of anointing is a call into Divine Service. Now there are
various types of call e.g. into the ministry of helps. But each call is a call to salvation and rest, to a life of
meaning, fulfillment, true prosperity, higher service and power. And of course a life of separation.

I Kings 19:19-21; Luke 8:1-3; Matt. 11:28-30; I Kings 2:38-41; Pr. 2:44; II Kings 5:15-16; II Kings 4:8;
4:32-35; I Sam. 16:4; II Kings 6:21; 5:9-12; II Cor. 6:14-18.

15. THOSE WHO CAN HAVE THE DOUBLE PORTION

The double portion is normally for the first born of the family. But there could be ―First born‖ by adoption.
Those who can have the double portion must in addition to being called and adopted also be hard working,
humble, compassionate and bold.

Deut. 21:17; Ex. 13:2; Rom. 8:28-29; Rom. 8:14-17; I Kings 19:19-21; Acts.. Pro. 22:29; II Cor. 6:17-
18; Matt. 4:3-4; I Kings 5:26-27; II Kings 3:11; Matt. 14:14; II Kings 5:1,9-12.

16. HOW TO OBTAIN THE DOUBLE PORTION

A rugged determination, a desire that shuts out all else except God, spiritual alertness, an expanded
horizon and of course faith are parts of what must be present in an individual who would obtain a double
portion of anointing.

II Kings 2:1-15; Luke 9:62; Jam. 1:5-7; Deut. 4:29; Gen 13:14-15, 17; Eph. 1:15-19; Isa. 29:18; Ps.
84:2; Luke 11:9-40; Mark 11:23-24.

ELISHA: A STUDY IN DOUBLE PORTION OF ANOINTING –


PART 3, II KINGS 2:13-25

17. THE DOUBLE ANOINTING CAN WORK FOR THE ONE WHO HAS IT AS WELL AS OTHERS

The first miracle that Elisha performed with his double anointing was to cross-river Jordan. By so doing, he
removed the major obstacle to his progress and ministry; next he went on to help the people of Jericho to
remove the curse that had been placed on their city long ago. Next, he silenced forever those who dared
to mock him. From these three miracles, it is clear that the double anointing can work for the one who has
it as well as for others in deed.

II Kings 2:13-35; Mark 11:23; III John 2; Ps. 23:5; John. 10:10; I Sam. 17:34-37; Phil. 2:10; II Sam.
22:45-46; Jos. 6:26; I Kings 16:34; Isa. 54:17.

18. ONE WAY OF KNOWING THAT ANOINTING IS FLOWING IS WHEN MIRACLES HAPPEN
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In the story recorded for us in II Kings 3, there are several points of interest. Some of these are (i) the
flow of anointing can be interrupted by anger (ii) the flow can be restored by worship (iii) when anointing
flows, prophecy flows too (iv) Miracle will reveal the presence of the anointing.

II Kings 3, I Sam. 16:14-23; Ps. 22:3; I Kings 18:45-46; Eze. 3:14; Joel 2:28: I Cor. 12:4-10; Ecc. 11:5;
John 3:8; II Cor. 5:7; John 11:40; John 11:39-40, 44; Acts 12:5-11; Acts 19:11-12; I Kings 17:8-16.

19. WHEN ANOINTING SOLVES A PROBLEM IT IS PER MANENTLY SOLVED

In the story under consideration today, there are many points of interest. Some of which are: (i) the
anointing breaks the yoke of poverty and the debt (ii) the anointing delivers from bondage generally (iii)
most of the times the anointed requires material things to produce material miracles. (iv) anointing can be
limited by the extent obedience of the one being helped and (v) when anointing solves a problem it is
permanently solved.

II Kings 4:1-7; II John 2; John 10:10; Phil. 4:19; Acts 16:16-18; II Kings 6:8-16; Luke 13:10-17; Acts
10:38; John 15:5; Phil. 4:13; Mark 8:18; II Kings 2:19-20; I Kings 17:8-16; John 2:-11; John 2:6.

2. THOSE WHO NEED THE HELP OF THE ANOINTING MUST PLAY THEIR PARTS TOO.

Before the physician can be of much use to the patient, the patient must cooperate with the physician.
Those who need the help of the anointed must play their parts too through (i) a distinct request for help
(ii) obedience and (iii) willingness to use what they have to obtain what they need.

Ps. 34:6; Ps. 34:17; Is. 1:8; Deut. 28:1-14.

THE FRUIT OF REVIVAL

INTRODUCTION:
Revivals have not maintained their peak of favour over any length span of years. In this study, we shall
know, the undeniable fruits of revival, may the Lord bless us as we study at His feet in Jesus Name.
Amen.

1. REVIVAL BRINGS A NEW SENSITIVITY TO SIN

Revival is accompanied by a deepened conviction of sin, men will be constrained to cry for their sins, men
who though themselves to be good religious people have been led to search into the foundation upon
which they were resting.

Isa. 44:3-5; Num. 23:23; Mark 7:20, 17; Job 42:6; Ps. 73:22; Jer. 31:10; Luke 18:13; II Cor. 7:10;
Matt. 7:24-27.

2. REVIVAL BRINGS A NEW CONSECRATION TO GOD

Holiness becomes the goal of God‘s children; men and women are so renewed in the spirit. The hypocrites
will face the challenge, by this, people will know, what is require of them.

Eph. 4:23-24; Matt. 23:25-26; Eph. 5:96; Mic. 6:6-8; Heb. 12:14.

3. REVIVAL BRINGS A NEW LOYALTY TO THE CHURCH

The goings of God is seen in His sanctuary, members will be concerned for the souls of their neighbour.
The appetite for God‘s word is immeasurably sharpened.
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Ps. 68:24; Eph. 2:21-22; Acts 2:47; Ps. 119:105; Heb. 4:12;

4. REVIVAL BRINGS A NEW

It is gloriously impossible for those who are reconciled to God to be permanently unreconciled to one
another.

Gal. 5:22-23; Acts 4:32; John 17:20; Acts 2:46-47.

5. REVIVAL BRINGS A NEW CONCERN FOR THE LOST

It rekindles the passion for souls and stimulates the zeal to win other for Christ; the message of salvation
is taken to the people where they are.

Act. 5:22-23; Num. 10:29; Matt. 22:10; Isa. 58:6; Jer. 20:9.
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Chapter 3
Fight The Good Fight of Faith
But the LORD said to me: "Do not say, 'I am a youth,' For you shall go to all to whom I send
you, And whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of their faces, For I am
with you to deliver you," says the LORD. Then the LORD put forth His hand and touched my
mouth, and the LORD said to me: "Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. See, I have this
day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, To root out and to pull down, To destroy
and to throw down, To build and to plant." Jeremiah 1:7-10
But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love,
patience, gentleness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also
called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 1 Timothy
6:11-12
"Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will
come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. "To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with
Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne Revelation 3:20-
21
Evangelicals and Christian religionists never seem to talk about the fact that in fighting the good fight
of faith we have been given the authority over the nations and over the kingdoms, To root out and to pull
down, To destroy and to throw down, to build and to plant and to him who overcomes Jesus will grant to
sit with Him on His throne, as He also overcame and sat down with His Father on His throne. They
somehow conveniently forget Hebrews 11 and what faith will accomplish:
And what more shall I say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon and Barak and Samson
and Jephthah, also of David and Samuel and the prophets: who through faith subdued kingdoms,
worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of
fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle,
turned to flight the armies of the aliens. Women received their dead raised to life again. And
others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection.
Hebrews 11:32-25
Mind you in a middle of a fight of faith against any adversary it‘s too late to start finding and learning
about the promises of God which will subdue kingdoms, more mountains, work righteousness, see
justicedone, and quench the violence of fire and of enemies! God‘s word promises success and victory to
those who know the word, stand on and use it:
Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of
sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His
law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings
forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.
Psalm 1:1-3
"Therefore hear the parable of the sower: "When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and
does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his
heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside. "But he who received the seed on stony
places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; "yet he has no root in
himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the
word, immediately he stumbles. "Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears
the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he
becomes unfruitful. "But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and
understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some
thirty." Matthew 13:19-23
But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing
from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures,
which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture
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is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for
instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for
every good work. 2 Timothy 3:14-17
The Holy Scriptures both Old and New Testament make us wise for salvation through faith which is in
Christ Jesus and what Jesus did on the cross of Calvary! The good news is that God cut with the sons and
daughters of Abraham, those of faith, a new and superior covenant established in Jesus‘ blood as a result
of His sacrifice that ratified our covenant with God. A covenant where He gave us His Name (John 16:23),
His authority (Matt. 28:18-20), His armor and weapons (Eph. 6:10-17). God‘s word is unchanging:
Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints,
do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: that the God of our
Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the
knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is
the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what
is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His
mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at
His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and
dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.
And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church,
which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. Ephesians 1:20-23
Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every
name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on
earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is
Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9-11
As a result of what Jesus did on the Cross on Calvary, by faith everything is ours now. Jesus Christ
has substituted all things on the cross for us and exchanged it there for us. Our death, defeat and poverty
and curses have been nailed to the Cross. On the Cross Jesus Christ not only won real victory and
redemption over sin and death and the world, but also over the wicked arch enemy Satan and all his
angels who had made the Cross necessary by what he did to Adam and Eve.
The enemy had deceived and entrapped Adam and Eve to sin against God and live a life that was
cursed and full of toil and trouble. But on the Cross Jesus Christ did the great exchange. He exchanged
His sinlessness for our sins, His righteousness for our unrighteousness, His strength for our
weakness, His boundless supply for our needs, His stripes for our healing, His riches for our
poverty, His victories for our defeats, His glory for our shame, His triumphs for our
disappointments, His Honor for our nothingness, His prosperity for our lacks, His joy for our
sadness, and His fullness for our emptiness. But all of this is also something that must be revealed to
us by the Holy Spirit before we can understand and partake of it fully. Yet it is all our birthright and the
blessing of the fullness of the gospel of Christ.
The message of the cross and the Gospel is not only that Christ died for our sins according to the
Scriptures. He was buried and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures. He is now is
seated at the right hand of the Father with all power given unto Him in heaven and earth waiting for His
enemies to be made His footstool. But the message of the cross and the Gospel is also that as a result of
the victories Jesus won on the cross, He has now given and shared all that He has with us (John 16:14)
and He is also with and for us continually (Matthew 28:18-20).
God in Christ Jesus has literally become our inheritance and great reward; as well as everything else
which we need, including our healer and deliverer. As result of the Cross, God said about Jesus and of us
who have become strong and overcomers:
Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, And He shall divide the spoil with the
strong, Because He poured out His soul unto death, And He was numbered with the
transgressors, And He bore the sin of many, And made intercession for the transgressors. Isaiah
53:12
As a result of the cross, in Christ Jesus, we are rich, victorious and have a new life in Christ Jesus, as
we walk in the Spirit and not in the flesh. The empty Cross now also stands as a reminder and says to the
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world and to all the demons of Hell ―You did your worst, but God gave His best.” Now things are no longer
the same, because Jesus is sitting at the right hand of the Father waiting for His enemies to be submitted
to Him. He has also now given us the power to subdue all His and our enemies through the use of His
name and Word and dependence of the Spirit. Hence the Cross is also a real testimony of what God‘s
power can do no matter what the Hell or injustice that the world or the devil will throw at us. For Jesus‘
resurrection after a cruel and awful death signifies the real possibility of total and complete victory in our
lives, hearts and circumstances as well in the current time of life as we trust in God just like Jesus did.
The empty Cross of Christ at Calvary now says to you and I, that for every defeat there is victory
in its place, for every failure there is success, for every endeavor there is prosperity, for every
weakness there is grace, for every sickness there is healing, for every hatred there is love, for
every injustice there is justice and for every poverty there is riches. All of this and much, much
more belongs to each child of God because of what Jesus did and won on the Cross. Hence we can by the
Holy Spirit understand what the Lord said to Apostle Paul:
―My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.‖ Therefore most
gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I
take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ‘s
sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.‖ (2 Corinthians 12:9-10)
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Chapter 4
Kept By The Power Of God
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy
has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to
an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for
you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last
time. In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved
by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that
perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of
Jesus Christ, 1 Peter 1:3-7
Through the power of His resurrection, we have a living hope of all that Jesus paid for. Jesus paid the
price for our total redemption. What the enemy took from man when Adam sinned, Jesus (the second
Adam) bought back when He became our sacrificial Lamb. Yes, He was sacrificed us, but thank God, He
arose. He won over death, hell and the grave. He did it all for us.
Through the power of His resurrection and the use of our faith, we can have divine overcoming power
against all the powers of the enemy. We can have divine peace and contentment every day of our life as
well as healing, blessings and prosperity. Healing is the children's bread; it's on the table all the time. God
is able to move for us and supply all things needed today. He has all power so we can trust Him and
receive daily that which is needed. God‘s word is unchanging:
In God is my salvation and my glory; The rock of my strength, And my refuge, is in God. Trust
in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah
Surely men of low degree are a vapor, Men of high degree are a lie; If they are weighed on the
scales, They are altogether lighter than vapor. Do not trust in oppression, Nor vainly hope in
robbery; If riches increase, Do not set your heart on them. God has spoken once, Twice I have
heard this: That power belongs to God. Also to You, O Lord, belongs mercy; For You render to
each one according to his work. Psalm 62:7-12
Now when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter.
Therefore the name of it was called Marah. And the people complained against Moses, saying,
"What shall we drink?" So he cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a tree. When he
cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet. There He made a statute and an ordinance
for them. And there He tested them, and said, "If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your
God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I
will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD
who heals you." Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve wells of water and seventy
palm trees; so they camped there by the waters. Exodus 15:23-27
Jesus Christ, who is God manifest in the flesh, demonstrated God‘s will for us by healing all kinds of
sickness and all kinds of disease among the people. When they brought to Him all sick people who were
afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and
paralytics, He healed them (Matthew 4:24). Sickness, disease, demons, poverty or lack are not our friends
but our enemies and Jesus came to destroy these things!
Yes, God who is the same yesterday, today and forever wants to give His people the victory over all
this enemies just like He gave the children of Israel victory over the Egyptian enemies, spoiled them with
the wealth of Egypt and brought the out of all their bondage and afflictions. God‘s word is true:
Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to the LORD, and spoke, saying: "I will
sing to the LORD, For He has triumphed gloriously! The horse and its rider He has thrown into
the sea! The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; He is my God,
and I will praise Him; My father's God, and I will exalt Him. The LORD is a man of war; The
LORD is His name. Pharaoh's chariots and his army He has cast into the sea; His chosen captains
also are drowned in the Red Sea. The depths have covered them; They sank to the bottom like a
stone. "Your right hand, O LORD, has become glorious in power; Your right hand, O LORD, has
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dashed the enemy in pieces. And in the greatness of Your excellence You have overthrown those
who rose against You; You sent forth Your wrath; It consumed them like stubble. Exodus 15:1-7
"Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe
carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the LORD your God will set you
high above all nations of the earth. "And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake
you, because you obey the voice of the LORD your God: "Blessed shall you be in the city, and
blessed shall you be in the country. "Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, the produce of your
ground and the increase of your herds, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks.
"Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. "Blessed shall you be when you come in,
and blessed shall you be when you go out. "The LORD will cause your enemies who rise against
you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you
seven ways. "The LORD will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which
you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the LORD your God is giving you.
Deuteronomy 28:1-8
"These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will
have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." John 16:33
Yes, for those who obey His voice and walk in His ways, Jesus Christ causes their enemies to be
defeated. He blesses them coming in and going out! He is the God of all and unlimited power and
resources who has overcome the world for them! God‘s word is true:
So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" And bowing His head, He
gave up His spirit. John 19:30
On the cross of Calvary when Jesus said, "It is finished!" He had achieved everything that we need for
our redemption and salvation, be it spiritual, physical, and financial. He has removed from us all the
curses the Adam and Eve had brought upon us by their transgression as outlined in Deuteronomy 28:15-
66. Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written,
"Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree"), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in
Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith (Galatians 3:13-14). By our
works we cannot add or remove on thing that Jesus had done for us, except to enter into the rest God‘s
has prepared for us since the foundation of the world by mixing with faith the good news of the gospel
(Hebrews 4:1-12).
Because of Jesus death and resurrection we now enjoy great benefits. Jesus was punished in our
place, because of that, we are forgiven. Jesus became a sin offering; we are made righteous. Jesus
became a curse; we are blessed, Jesus was beaten and whipped; we are healed. Jesus died in our place;
we have been given life eternal. Jesus was rejected by man and was also rejected by God; we have been
accepted in the Beloved and we will never be forsaken by God. Jesus suffered unbearable trauma; we
have been given peace. Jesus was resurrected; we were made a new creature. Jesus became poor with
our poverty and we have become rich with His riches. Jesus bore our shame and we now share His glory.
Jesus endured our rejection and we now have His acceptance as children of God.
The good news is that the stone at Jesus‘ grave site was miraculously rolled away for us as we now
serve a resurrected glorious Christ whose power and glory and riches and victory has been restored to
Him. God‘s word is unchanging:
Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome
bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him. Very early in the morning, on the first day
of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they said among themselves,
"Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?" But when they looked up, they
saw that the stone had been rolled away-for it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw
a young man clothed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. But he
said to them, "Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He
is not here. See the place where they laid Him. "But go, tell His disciples-and Peter-that He is
going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you." So they went out
quickly and fled from the tomb, for they trembled and were amazed. And they said nothing to
anyone, for they were afraid.
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Now when He rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene,
out of whom He had cast seven demons. She went and told those who had been with Him, as
they mourned and wept. And when they heard that He was alive and had been seen by her, they
did not believe. Mark 16:16-8
When Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had cast seven demons, went and told those who had been
with Jesus, who mourned and wept. But when they heard that He was alive and had been seen by her,
they did not believe. And Jesus Himself had to appear to His disciples and friends to prove that He was no
longer dead. Similarly we need for God by the Holy Spirit to open our eyes and understanding to see and
understand the truth of magnitude of the victories of the cross and the great exchange Jesus did there.
God‘s word is unchanging:
"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid;
and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. "Again, the kingdom of
heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, "who, when he had found one pearl of great
price, went and sold all that he had and bought it. Matthew 13:44-46
It‘s just like God to take the useless and worthless things of our lives and to replace it with something
priceless. We get from God in return for what we give up:
Christ's Righteousness for Our sin
For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness
of God in Him. 2 Cor. 5:21
Peace with God for Wrath of God
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus
Christ, Rom. 5:1
Father's House (Heaven) for Condemnation (Hell)
Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints
and members of the household of God, Eph. 2:,19
Life for Death
"I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life
which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for
me. Gal. 2:20
The New Man for The Old Man
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold,
all things have become new. 2 Cor. 5:17
Grace for Law
Therefore, my brethren, you also have become dead to the law through the body of Christ,
that you may be married to another- to Him who was raised from the dead, that we should bear
fruit to God. For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions which were aroused by the law
were at work in our members to bear fruit to death. But now we have been delivered from the
law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit
and not in the oldness of the letter. Rom. 7:4-6
His Strength for Our weakness
And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in
weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ
may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in
persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Cor.
12:9-10
His Purity for Our Impurity
Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and
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living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High
Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having
our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold
fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. Heb. 10:19-22
Every Spiritual Blessing for Being His Children
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every
spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the
foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, Eph. 1:3-4
God's Power for Weakness and Self strength
He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. Even
the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, But those who wait on
the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run
and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:29-31
Wisdom and Redemption for Hopelessness and Despair
But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God-and righteousness
and sanctification and redemption- 1 Cor. 1:30
Good Cheer for Tribulation
"These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will
have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." John 16:33
Victory for Defeat
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.1 Cor. 15:57
Joy for Sorrow
"These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be
full. John 15:11
Hope for Despair
To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the
Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Him we preach, warning every man and
teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. Col.
1:27-28
Fullness for Emptiness
For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is
the head of all principality and power. Col. 2:9-10
Goodness for Evil And Self Control for the Flesh
Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness,
lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions,
dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you
beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not
inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness,
goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are
Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Gal. 5:19-24
Love for Fear
And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides
in love abides in God, and God in him. Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may
have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear
in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not
been made perfect in love. I John 4:16-18
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Rest for Busyness
There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. For he who has entered His rest has
himself also ceased from his works as God did from His. Heb. 4:9-10
Freedom for Bondage
"Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. John 8:36
Deliverance for Darkness
He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son
of His love, Col. 1:13
Truth for Lies
Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, "If you abide in My word, you are My
disciples indeed. "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:31-
32
Riches for Poverty
For I want you to know what a great conflict I have for you and those in Laodicea, and for as
many as have not seen my face in the flesh, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit
together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the
knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ, in whom are hidden all the
treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Col. 2:2
Spiritual mind for Carnal mind
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we
might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. These things we also speak, not
in words which man's wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual
things with spiritual. But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for
they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he
who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. For "who has known
the mind of the LORD that he may instruct Him?" But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Cor. 2:12-16
Boldness for Fear of Judgment
Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of
judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love
casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in
love. 1 John 4:17
Abundance For Lack
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes
He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich. 2 Corinthians 8:9
Healing for Sickness
who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live
for righteousness-by whose stripes you were healed. 1 Peter 2:24
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Chapter 5
The God of Increase
And He spoke a parable to them: "Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into the
ditch? "A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his
teacher. "And why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but do not perceive the plank in
your own eye? "Or how can you say to your brother, 'Brother, let me remove the speck that is in
your eye,' when you yourself do not see the plank that is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First
remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck that is in
your brother's eye. "For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.
"For every tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they
gather grapes from a bramble bush. "A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings
forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the
abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. "But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do
the things which I say? Luke 6:39-46
Christianity today is full of religionists who call Jesus 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do the things which He
told them. It‘s full of the blind who are leading the blind and then they wonder why they fall into the ditch!
It‘s not an unkind thing to tell the truth because Jesus did it all the times when He told men the facts of
life including "A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of
the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
And God‘s word is unchanging:
Then the LORD put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the LORD said to me: "Behold,
I have put My words in your mouth. See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the
kingdoms, To root out and to pull down, To destroy and to throw down, To build and to plant."
Jeremiah 1:9-10
So Jesus said to them again, "Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you." And
when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. "If you
forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained."
John 20:21-23
Nothing in the world can overcome faith that is active in Christ Jesus based on the Word of God word!
It‘s a fact that we have been given the grace and blessing to be sons and daughters of the King of kings
and Lord of lords and all the authority and responsibility that goes with it including to root out and to pull
down, to destroy and to throw down, to build and to plant nations and kingdoms and to forgive or retain
the sins of any.
If we choose not to act or use our God given authority that is in and through the name of Jesus that is
above every principality, power, sickness, diseases, mountain, foe, enemy, kingdom or problem, that is
our right as children of God created in the image of God with freedom of will and choice. We can choose to
have a form of godliness and deny God‘s power and authority He has given to us. Yet Jesus Christ has
made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth (Matthew 28:18-20, Revelation
5:10). We can reign in the present or the future. That is our choice but God‘s word is unchanging:
"And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will
be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." Matthew 16:19
"Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him
alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother. "But if he will not hear, take with you one
or two more, that 'by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.' "And
if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him
be to you like a heathen and a tax collector. "Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth
will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. "Again I say
to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for
them by My Father in heaven. "For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am
there in the midst of them." Matthew 18:15-20
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God given freedoms, rights and privileges can only be abrogated by God or ourselves for we are
complete in Christ, who is the head of all principality and power who has disarmed principalities and
powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it and causes us to triumph and be
more than conquerors. The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, has blessed us with every spiritual
blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. And since we are primarily spiritual beings created by God then it
makes sense that the solutions to all our problems are spiritual! God‘s word is unchanging about any
mountain, foe, kingdom, problem, sickness or lack:
When evening had come, He went out of the city. Now in the morning, as they passed by,
they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. And Peter, remembering, said to Him, "Rabbi, look!
The fig tree which You cursed has withered away." So Jesus answered and said to them, "Have
faith in God. "For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be removed and be
cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be
done, he will have whatever he says. "Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you
pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. Mark 11:19-24
But what does it say? "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart" (that is, the
word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe
in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one
believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the
Scripture says, "Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame." For there is no distinction
between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For "whoever
calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved." Romans 10:8-13
Yes, if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him
from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth
confession is made unto salvation. Yes, God created His children for victory and through the cross of
Christ He has given them victory and the power over all things (Deuteronomy 28:1-14, Isaiah 51:1-
3,61:1-11,65:13-16, John 14:12-14,16:7-14, Romans 12;6, 1 Corinthians 3:21-22, 2 Corinthians 8:9,
Ephesians 4:8, Galatians 3:3, James 2:5).
Through Christ Jesus, we who once were poor have became rich in faith for through the grace of our
Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for our sakes He became poor, that we through His
poverty might become rich and inherit the blessings of Abraham, spiritual and physical. And as a result
whatever we bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever we loose on earth will be loosed in
heaven and whatever things we ask when we pray, believe that we receive them, and we will have them.
Now if we allow ourselves to be deceived or blind to what God in Christ Jesus has done for us that is
our right and God will not interfere with our right to make mistakes and our own choices! Negative
circumstances, the size of the enemy, or demons have nothing to do with us for God‘s word is
unchanging:
Your sandals shall be iron and bronze; As your days, so shall your strength be. There is no
one like the God of Jeshurun, Who rides the heavens to help you, And in His excellency on the
clouds. The eternal God is your refuge, And underneath are the everlasting arms; He will thrust
out the enemy from before you, And will say, 'Destroy!' Then Israel shall dwell in safety, The
fountain of Jacob alone, In a land of grain and new wine; His heavens shall also drop dew.
Happy are you, O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD, The shield of your help
And the sword of your majesty! Your enemies shall submit to you, And you shall tread down their
high places." Deuteronomy 33:25-29
With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the LORD our God, to help us and to fight our
battles." And the people were strengthened by the words of Hezekiah king of Judah. 2 Chronicles
32:7-8
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:10
And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in
abundance, so that you may always {and} under all circumstances {and} whatever the need be
self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for
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every good work and charitable donation]. 2 Corinthians 9:8-11 Amplified Bible
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
For I rejoiced greatly when brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, just as you
walk in the truth. 3 John 1:2-3
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Chapter 6
Blessings From Heaven
"I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. "However, when He,
the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own
authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. "He will
glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. "All things that the Father has
are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you. John 16:12-15
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and
faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual
blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the
world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to
adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the
praise of the glory of His grace, by which He has made us accepted in the Beloved. Ephesians
1:1-6
It‘s a fact that the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual
blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, and made us has made us accepted in the Beloved. It‘s also a
fact that all that belongs to Christ belongs to us whether we avail of it or not! It‘s to be noted that the
prodigal son availed himself of all that belonged to him but the good son did not and complained about it.
His father‘s reply was very interesting:
"And he said to him, 'Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours. Luke 15:31
God is not poor and He doesn‘t have any shortages. Heaven is a place of abundance and wealth,
including streets of gold. And the Bible has much to say and many promises about prosperity, body soul,
spirit and financial including the blessing as defined in Deuteronomy 28:1-14. And God has promised to
meet and supply all our needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Yes, God is not restricted by the limited resources of this world and operates by unlimited riches of His
kingdom. The troubled economy on the earth, the shortages and scarcity that surrounds us doesn‘t limit
or restrict God to bless us in any way. His word is unchanging:
For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask
that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and
increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power,
for all patience and longsuffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be
partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has delivered us from the power of
darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption
through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:9-14
The Bible says God has "delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the
kingdom of his dear Son." To be translated means to be taken out of one place and put into another. In
other words, our citizenship is not primarily of this earth. We are not primarily American or Canadian or
Australian—we are first and foremost a citizen of the kingdom of God. That means this planet doesn't
have any right to dictate to us whether our needs are met or not. The Bible says God will meet your needs
according to His riches in glory! (Philippians 4:19). We can live by heaven's economy, not earth's
economy--and in heaven there is always more than enough.
We can wake up to the abundance of heaven that's been made ours through Jesus. Wake up to the
fact that we've been translated out of a world of poverty into a kingdom of abundance. We can rejoice as
heaven's unlimited resources have been made available to us by faith and faith is the substance of things
hoped for and the evidence of things not seen! God‘s word is true:
He also destroyed all the firstborn in their land, The first of all their strength. He also brought
them out with silver and gold, And there was none feeble among His tribes. Egypt was glad
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when they departed, For the fear of them had fallen upon them. He spread a cloud for a
covering, And fire to give light in the night. The people asked, and He brought quail, And
satisfied them with the bread of heaven. He opened the rock, and water gushed out; It ran in the
dry places like a river. For He remembered His holy promise, And Abraham His servant. He
brought out His people with joy, His chosen ones with gladness. He gave them the lands of the
Gentiles, And they inherited the labor of the nations, Psalm 105:36-44
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did
not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give
us all things? Romans 8:31-32
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
For I rejoiced greatly when brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, just as you
walk in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. 3 John 1:2-4
Yes, if God be for us, who can be against us? God is in us now; the Master of creation is in us! Greater
is He that is in us than all the forces that can be arrayed against us including poverty, lack, bills, sickness,
disease, demons, and frail mortal men. We can with boldness proclaim ―You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. (Psalm 23:5)!
For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, But joy
comes in the morning (Psalm 30:5).
Yes, we are filled with joy and victory because God has taken us over; He is fighting all our battles.‖
We are not afraid of negative circumstances because we can do all things in Him who strengthens us. And
He is not only our strength but He is at our right hand. He is our salvation, our shield, our defender, our
rewarder, our all. He gives us light in the dark and songs in the night. He is our present help in trouble,
our salvation, our deliverance from every trap the enemy sets for us, from, every snare in which he
would enslave us. God is the strength of our life, of whom shall we be afraid?‖ We are not afraid of
anything! We have no fear because this God of Omnipotence is on our side.
We have a redemption that God planned and wrought in Christ. We are a new creation of which God,
Himself, is the Author and the Finisher. We have a righteousness that permits us to stand in His
presence as though sin had never been done. We have not only have righteousness reckoned to us we
have righteousness imparted to us in the new nature that we have received from Him. We have received
His nature His life. And in this life and nature is-the Life of God. This makes us righteous even as He is
righteous. God‘s word is unchanging:
No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has
been perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given
us of His Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the
world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. And
we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love
abides in God and God in him. Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have
boldness in the Day of Judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in
love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not
been made perfect in love. 1 John 4:12-18
There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch shall grow out of his roots.
The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of
counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD. His delight is in the fear
of the LORD, And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, Nor decide by the hearing of His
ears; But with righteousness He shall judge the poor, And decide with equity for the meek of the
earth; He shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, And with the breath of His lips He
shall slay the wicked. Righteousness shall be the belt of His loins, And faithfulness the belt of His
waist. Isaiah 11:1-5
God abides in us and we abide in God. As He is, so are we in this world. We are fearless and righteous
and bold as a lion and do greater works than Jesus did. We are not hemmed in by limitations because we
are united with the Limitless One. He is the Vine and we are the branch. As a branch we bear His fruit
because the Vine is imparting to us the fullness of His life. We love because He has shed abroad His love
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in our heart through the Holy Spirit. God‘s very nature in us is love. His love ability has gained the
mastery for now we can love in whatever circumstances we are placed especially the brethren.
We have not only God‘s life in us and the great Holy Spirit who rose up Jesus from the dead in us to
give us wisdom, discernment, knowledge, understanding and power but we have the use of Jesus' name.
Jesus has given to us a legal right to use it. Hence whatever we ask of the Father in His Name, He gives to
us. He has given to us the power of attorney. And we can use that that power to help men. We can let
Jesus working His own work through us and live His own life in us. Our hands and mouths s become the
medium through which His life pours out through us. Our words are His words. His words ‗broke the power
of death, of demons, and healed the sick. They do the same things in our lips. God‘s word is unchanging:
"The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good
tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the
LORD, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, To console those who
mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise
for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the
LORD, that He may be glorified." And they shall rebuild the old ruins, They shall raise up the
former desolations, And they shall repair the ruined cities, The desolations of many generations.
Strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, And the sons of the foreigner Shall be your plowmen
and your vinedressers. But you shall be named the priests of the LORD, They shall call you the
servants of our God. You shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, And in their glory you shall boast.
Isaiah 61:1-6
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Chapter 7
Evil Men And Impostors
But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering,
love, perseverance, persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at
Lystra-what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yes, and all who
desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. But evil men and impostors will grow
worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. 2 Timothy 3:10-13
I wrote to you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral people. Yet I
certainly did not mean with the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the covetous, or
extortioners, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world. But now I have
written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or
covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner-not even to eat with such a
person. For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those
who are inside? But those who are outside God judges. Therefore "put away from yourselves the
evil person." 1 Corinthians 5:9-13
The disgraced adulterous Sorcerer and Canadian Revivalist Todd Bentley advertised ―Healings Miracles
Signs And Wonders Equipping Schooli‖
―The school includes a miracle healing study manual. Each day Todd and the Fresh Fire USA
healing team will personally minister healing to the students, demonstrate the word of
knowledge, prophecy and pray for the students to receive a mighty impartation of healing
anointing. These school meetings will be much smaller than a conference setting providing more
time for personal ministry and fellowship.
This training school is great for pastors, evangelists, ministries, hungry saints and those who
want to move in a greater dimension of healing. The school is also a great time of preparation for
individuals who need healing and want to sit under powerful teaching. Practical examples of how
to receive and maintain your healing, how to overcome hindrances to healing, build your faith and
understanding of the function of miracles will also be taught.
At the end of the 4 day school there will be a final time with the students to receive more
prayer, anointing & impartation from “Todd Bentley and the fresh fire ministries prayer and
healing team. Come and receive fresh anointing, new wine, impartation & vision for these latter
days.‖
It has caused many true Christian to wonder where does this "impartation" lies have come from?
These charlatans somehow lead us to believe that you can pass on something to someone that God
already gave us! It pays the bills when you sell it? ...They have not read the verse in the bible where
Jesus said woe to those who attempt to sell, or make money off the Holy Spirit! How come these so called
men of God who only wanted to "spread the word of God" wouldn't give it out for free as Jesus instructed
them to do it (MT 10:8 "Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you
have received, freely give). But instead, they sell every "revelation", every word, every tape, every DVD...
it's disgusting.
This "impartation" comes from the twisting of the Greek word, "metadidomi" which simply means to
give (part of), impart, share. It is used only a few places in the New Testament: Luke 3: 11 where Jesus
said, "He who has two coats, let him impart to him who has one." In Romans 1: 11 where Paul says, "I
long to see you, that I might impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you." There are three other
places where the word is used: 1 Cor. 2: 6 & 7& 13; Eph. 4: 29. It simply means to share or to give
something to somebody. It has been twisted by these false prophets, apostles and whoever, to imply that
they have special spiritual authority more than other believers.
The only place where that is the case where certain people, not those who want to misuse this
particular ministry, have authority to pray with people to receive spiritual gifts (Rom. 1: 11). This kind of a
ministry has to be used carefully under the guidance of the Holy Spirit This does not give the anybody the
right to sell or make money off the work of the Holy Spirit. Certainly, the Scriptures tell us that "a
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workman is worthy of his hire" (Lk. 10:7) but the greed in so-called ministries is not about that.
In fact, there is one place where a man tried to work that angle. His name was Simon the magician
who saw the possibilities of using the power of the Holy Spirit for making money and so he offered to pay
Peter and John, saying, "Give me also this power, that any one on who I lay my hands may receive the
Holy Spirit." Peter said, "You and your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the
gift of God with money! You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart is not right before God.
Repent therefore of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, if possible, the intent of your
heart may be forgiven. For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and in the bond of iniquity." (Acts
8:18 - 24).
Attempting to sell or make money from the grace of God is called "Simoney". These people of whom
many of us are disgusted are all caught up in this sin of Simoney and are caught up in "the gall of
bitterness and the bond of iniquity". It's too bad they do not know the Scriptures nor the power of God.
Fortunately, Simon repented! These ones today are not that wise.
These people especially those in the Third wave such as Todd Bentley, John Arnott, Patricia King, and
Peter Wagner are not part of the House of God . In fact, they have left the Household of God which is
clearly seen by the counterfeit ministries which are outside of the Scriptures (1 Cor. 4: 6). They cannot
tell the difference between the work of the Holy Spirit and demons. We must warn people all the time to
stay away from those kind of counterfeit ministries because of the damage that they cause both to
individuals and churches.
Jonas Clark in his article AVOIDING STRANGE FIREii tells us:
The Holy Spirit is not strange, weird or mystical. He is the third part of the Trinity. He is a gentleman,
statesman and a loving God that lifts up Christ the only begotten son of God. He is not a female presence,
an it, a thing, a midst, a feeling or some orphic force.
There are many people interested in prophetic ministry and there‘s much confusion about it.
Throughout your ministry you will be faced with many odd, even strange things that will require much
spiritual discernment. Spiritual discernment will come from the Holy Spirit and be verified by many
Scriptures throughout the written Word of God. History has introduced many divagating prophets with
strange manifestations. Your advantage is four thousand years of written biblical history to use as your
guide for accuracy from Adam to Christ. One corner stone for staying biblical is using that written history
as your foundation for measuring truth. When strange things happen look to the Word for biblical
examples. If you can‘t find any then something is terribly wrong.
Experiences, even vivid, powerful, and supernatural ones are not measurements for truth. In my
generation some have gold dust, feathers, gems, and people barking and roaring like lions in their
meetings. A search through the Scriptures gives no evidence that the Holy Spirit used any of these things
to confirm Christ‘s Word. Others say female angels are healing people. There is no evidence of the
existence of female angels in the Word. These are only a few examples of strange fire. Someone may tell
you that the things of the Spirit can‘t be understood by the natural man. That‘s not true at all because the
Holy Spirit can be understood. He never violates the written Word. The things of the Spirit are understood
by the logos, the Bible (Hebrews 4:12). The Holy Spirit is not strange, weird or mystical. He is the third
part of the Trinity. He is a gentleman, statesman and a loving God that lifts up Christ the only begotten
son of God. He is not a female presence, an it, a thing, a midst, a feeling or some orphic force.
PROPHETS OF DECEPTION
In my generation Jezebel and Baalim prophets are the prevailing enemies of true prophetic ministry. In
the last twenty years these spirits have become sophisticated, built their own network of churches,
followers, training schools, written many books and produced many training videos. These spirits intend to
hijack the prophetic ministry and hold themselves out to be the experts in the field. They condemn any
criticism by outsiders as irrelevant, unloving, ignorant and judgmental. Hopefully by the time you read this
material their folly will be known to all and your generation will escape their deceptions. More than likely
things are much worse. If so, you will find them as your strongest opponents.
Both these prophetic groups and others you will encounter have all types of strange signs and wonders
in their meetings. Just remember not all wonders, no matter how mystical and exciting are from the Holy
Ghost (1 John 4:1). Even legitimate miracles in meetings do not confirm these ministers are flowing right.
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Scripture says, ―Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in
thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess to
them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity‖ (Matthew 7:22-23).
One particular trait among them is the love of money that finances extravagant lifestyles. Those that
embrace these spirits are merchandisers. A merchandiser sells prophecies, healings, religious oils, potions
and various products that reinforce their beliefs. Typically they work within their own networks focusing on
getting as much money from people as possible. They have all kinds of gimmick offerings that manipulate
people. They are always recruiting followers to join their groups. I have seen them work every kind of evil
when it comes to stealing from God‘s people.
One young man met with me that hooked up with one of these merchandising networks. He gave me
his ordination papers from the various ministers within the network and renounced his involvement. He
said the purpose of their many conferences is to raise money, not to advance the ministry of Christ. After
services they divide the offerings among themselves. He shocked me when he said the amount of money
one raises confirms the level of their prophetic anointing. For several hours he spoke of many individuals,
some well known and others obscure, gave their names and explained numerous evil strategies for
meetings across our nation. They even merchandise one another. They look for young naïve upstarts to
turn into devils like themselves. There is every sort of evil working behind the scenes among these people.
These are ―professional prophets‖ that watch videos and listen to audios to learn the sayings and
particular mannerisms of true ministers of the Gospel and from their own they think are effective
deceivers (Jeremiah 23:30). Avoid them and don‘t do any meetings with them or for them and don‘t
attend them. Beware their accolades, flatteries and smiles toward you. At first they will flatter you. If that
works then they will merchandise you. If that doesn‘t work they will blackball you. Just remember, if you
can be flattered, you can be bought. Christ‘s servants are not prostitutes.
A spirit of rejection may attack you if these leaders shun you. If you feel that way just think of it like
this, rejection is protection. You don‘t need anybodies approval save Christ‘s. God‘s servants can‘t be
bought at any price! Don‘t try to learn anything from them. You are not a psychic, mystic, spiritist or
soothsayer. You are a minister of Christ. You have a responsibility to use your gift as a faithful steward to
serve the body of Christ. The purpose of the anointing is to establish and advance the Kingdom of God,
give witness to the love of God and confirm to the world the resurrection of Christ our Savior. You will also
be called to turn the heart of people toward God, walk in holiness, confront sin and build the Church of
Christ. Avoid fame, accolades from men and vain glory, and mind your motives in all things (Proverbs
4:23).
As a New Testament prophet your prophetic flow is primarily used for edification, exhortation and
comfort (1 Corinthians 14:3). Your gift also helps turn logos, the written Word to rhema, life giving Word
as the Holy Spirit wills. Again, you are not a physic. A physic uses demon powers to prophesy. As already
said, you are not a mystic. A mystic is one that uses spirit counterfeits to appear like they have some sort
of special access or favor with God.
False prophets can release fear and curses. I have heard them tell people if they don‘t obey they
endanger themselves. That type of stuff is nothing but witchcraft. Bind it up and carry on for Jesus. No
prophet is anointed by the Holy Spirit to curse people. Paul said ―bless and curse not‖ (Romans 12:14).
Cursing is a sure sign of a false prophet. Baalim, a true prophet gone bad, did the same and lost his life
for it. God doesn‘t send storms, hurricanes and earthquakes to judge people, cities and nations for their
sins. Jesus said these things would increase before His return. Yes, one day their will be a judgment of the
living and the dead but fear does not lead people to Christ. God‘s loving kindness, the good news does,
and the offer of forgiveness of sin to the repentant (John 3:16).
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Chapter 8
If You Continue
Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but toward
you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also will be cut off. Romans 11:22
if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the
hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of
which I, Paul, became a minister. Colossians 1:23
Conservative Fundamentalist Baptists say that the people who backslide and did horrible things were
never saved in the first place and are not Christians and others state that Christians who become
demonized and do horrible and wicked things were never Baptized in the Holy Spirit in the first place! But
the fact remains that all the Pentecostals in the Third Wave including Karl Strader, Rodney Howard
Browne, John Arnott, and Todd Bentley have testified they were born again, filled with the Spirit, spoke in
tongues and God confirms their word through accompanying signs. Yet their actual words and deeds prove
they are evil and wicked men as per "Not Innocent‖iii and Liars and Perjurers in Revival John Arnott and
Todd Bentleyiv
Many so called Christians including pastors cannot handle the real problems in life including marriage
breakdowns. There is so much about marriage that the denominations have set aside in the Scriptures
that they cannot understand the importance of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and the Gifts of the Holy
Spirit being utilized in marriage so the family functions like a mini-church under the guidance of the Holy
Spirit according to Scripture. It is "The Forgotten Key to Christian Marriage" and all others.
Yes, most pastors cannot deal with the marriage problem amongst Christians because they have
excluded the Baptism of the Holy Spirit from their lives and churches. And, they don't see the root of
the problem. Pastor/Evangelist Gordon Williams and I discussed these matters and he stated:
I am not a "securist" but I do recognize that people can lose their salvation and that our security rests
in our daily faithfulness to Jesus within the pages of the New Testament. That is the reason why Jesus
said to each of the Seven Churches, "He who has an ear, hear what the Spirit says to the churches" (Rev.
2 - 2). It is in our relationship with the Holy Spirit everyday because we are not saved by good works but
we are saved and Baptized with the Holy Spirit so we can do good works. And, if we are not willing to do
the good to look after those who are hungry, naked, thirsty, sick and in prison and many other "good
works" which also means witnessing to people for salvation, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, using the Gifts
of the Holy Spirit in order to meet other people's needs we can lose our salvation at a time when it is too
late to repent.
Jesus told us how we can identify those who have received the Holy Spirit by the "signs following" (Mk.
16: 17 - 20) which confirm the preaching and ministry that we are equipped to do. Paul makes it very
clear that, "But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone
who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him" (Rom. 8: 9 - 10). Our security rests in our
faithfulness. Unfaithful and disobedient and disobedient servants are "cast into the utter darkness; there
men will weep and gnash their teeth" (Matt. 25: 30). One interesting point about Israel when Moses led
them out of Egypt. The Israelites thought that they were safely saved or better and some of them
thought they had the security to rebel and were immune to sin. They believed the bad report that the 10
spies had given and encouraged the people not to go into the promised land. God, Yahweh, changed the
promise and Covenant to exclude them from the Promised land.
The King James translation is the only translation that makes it clear in Numbers 14: 34 where God
said, "After the number of days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall
ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise" There is an exclusion
clause in the New Covenant by which people who think they can sin with immunity will lose their salvation
and be sent to the Lake of Fire. And you know the rest of that story. Only Joshua and Caleb were allowed
to go into the Promised Land and none of that generation was allowed to go. Our security rests in our
faithfulness to do all that Jesus wants us to do empowered by the Holy Spirit. There are, as you have
seen and experienced many people who want to call themselves Christians but who think that they can
amend the Bible of all the things they do not want to do. The only person who can change the Covenant
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is our God and He is not doing so, because the New Covenant is the final covenant and our protection
comes from living the law of Christ which we can only do when we have had our sin forgiven and received
the Holy Spirit and then go and do the "works and greater works" of Jesus without apology.
I searced the Scriptures for the answer to those questions some years ago. Unlike the Old Testament
where the Holy Spirit left Samson, today there is no place in the New Testament that says that He does
that. However, Paul tells us that "The gifts (charismata: gifts of the Holy Spirit) and calling of God are
without repentance" (Rom. 11: 29). In order for this to be true, it means that regardless of our sin, He
will not leave us. There are some good Scriptural reasons for this. First, when Jesus said that when the
Holy Spirit, the Counselor, comes he will "convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgments" (Jn. 16:
8f). This means that when somebody has received Him, He does not leave but continues constantly to
convict them of sin and judgment every day. This is the reason why we see people like Bentley so
rebellious that he gets drunk, commits adultery, steals money. He then turns and starts cooperating with
demons because they give him a religious experience that imitates the work of the Holy Spirit with
counterfeit gifts and does immoral and works of the flesh.
The Greek word for "Counsellor" comes from the Greek courts. It means "defense lawyer, advocate".
He knows the whole of God's law and the New Covenant and so once He sees that a person turns away
because of he grieves (Eph. 4: 30), quenches (1 Thess. 5: 19), outrages (Heb. 10: 29) and blasphemes
(Mk. 3: 28 - 29) and commits apostasy (Heb. 6: 4 - 6) against the Holy Spirit.
We are told in Heb. 6: 4, that it is "impossible to restore again to repentance those who have once
been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers (3 Greek verbs in this
verse here indicates the Holy Spirit comes once and for all) and have tasted the goodness of the word of
God and the powers of the age to come, if they commit apostasy, since they crucify the Son of God on
their own account and hold him up to contempt." The Holy Spirit who is supposed to give evidence at the
Judgment of our salvation by grace and faithfulness to Jesus Christ will give evidence of the rebellion and
apostasy that such people have committed.
It is also interesting that the devil is called "the accuser of the brethren" (Rev. 12: 11) which means
that will give evidence against such people before God's throne. The word devil also comes from the
Greek court system where the diabolos is the "prosecuting attorney for the state" and that is the devil's
job which is to test, tempt people to see if they are going to be faithful to God (Job) however, since he
lost the war in heaven and was cast down to earth (Lk. 10: 18) and cannot go back to heaven, he will lay
the charges of sin against those who were foolish enough to sin and did not repent and to followed him.
Those who lose their salvation do not lose the Holy Spirit because they are living under daily conviction
of their sin which the Holy Spirit will confirm the devil's charges of sin against them and then, the devil
and the fallen angels and those who continued in sin will go to he lake of fire (Rev. 19: 20: 20: 10). Such
people live their lives out under the constant wrath of God and the result is that they will call evil good
and good evil and many people will follow them because they prefer the works of the flesh and to worship
the devil and demons.
With Grace, we cannot have the Holy Spirit to leave us and then come back. They are, please excuse
the word, "stuck" with the Holy Spirit and they live out their days in sin, torment, disgrace, and rebellion
as people whose "consciences have been seared" (1 Tim. 4: 2) and the works of the flesh is their life style.
There is no way that they can escape the daily conviction of sin because when Jesus said that the
Comforter will convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment, the Greek verb word or convict
means every day. By the way, the New Testament tells us that we actually have two "defense lawyers" /
"advocates": One on earth is the Holy Spirit (Jn. 15: 26; 16: 7) and the One in heaven is Jesus (1 Jn. 2:
1). No person who has received the Holy Spirit can escape the daily conviction of sin that comes from the
Holy Spirit's constant daily conviction of their sin from within their hearts.
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Chapter 9
They Will Speak With New Tongues
"And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they
will speak with new tongues; 16:18 "they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly,
it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover. Mark 16;17
"Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power
of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Luke 10:19
Jesus gave authority to the seventy disciples He sent out. Then in Mark chapter 16, Jesus gave this
same authority to everyone who believes in Him. When Jesus gave this authority to all who believe, He
was giving the authority to the church. Christians are the church! Christ is the head of the church and the
Church is His body, his arms, leg, etc. When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, our spirit within us
becomes ―born again.‖ We become a part of the church.
When the Bible talks about the church, if we are a believer in Jesus and His words, it‘s talking about
us. And, as a Christian, we are an heir to the authority Jesus gave. So when Jesus said ―I give you
authority ...over all the power of the enemy,‖ He‘s talking to us. As a believer we have been given
authority over the demonic forces of this world and sickness. They are subject to us because everything
has to submit to the name of Jesus which is above all other name.
When people where saved in the New Testament and became part of the Church of Jesus Christ they
spoke in tongues just like Jesus said believer would. God‘s word is true:
"And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained
by God to be Judge of the living and the dead. "To Him all the prophets witness that, through His
name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins." While Peter was still speaking
these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word. And those of the
circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because the gift of the
Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. For they heard them speak with tongues
and magnify God. Then Peter answered, "Can anyone forbid water, that these should not be
baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?" And he commanded them to be
baptized in the name of the Lord. Then they asked him to stay a few days. Acts 10:42-48
But so called men of God have espoused different theories such as The Perfect Canon Theory that has
denied the words of Jesus concerning signs and wonders that follow believers.
This theory states that simultaneous with the writing of the last book in the New Testament, all the
supernatural and the miraculous were removed from the Church. This includes tongues, knowledge,
prophecies, hearings, etc. This theory leaves the Church with pastorteachers, evangelism, helps and
administrations. But the supernatural, miraculous intervention of God in the affairs of the Church,
consistently delivering healing and prosperity as their inheritance, according to this theory, terminated
with the writing of the Book of Revelation. This theory is based on a faulty interpretation of 1 Corinthians
13:8-13, but more specifically, verse 10.
The best, most solid, conservative Bible scholarship, confirms that the completed "perfect" process in
verse 10 is in fact the second coming of Christ (at least our tenure in heaven), and not the completed
Canon.v See the comments on this passage by the following:
1. John Calvin states that the completed process in verse 10 begins at death and completely manifests
itself at the day of judgement, (and not during the Church age).
2. Matthew Henry views the conditions future to the Corinthian Letter as occurring during our future
life in heaven (and not during the Church age).
3. Matthew Poole asserts these future conditions will occur when we come to heaven (and not during
the Church age).
4. Adam Clarke ascribes these future conditions to the state of eternal blessedness (and not to the
Church age).
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5. The Expositor's Greek Testament declares that these future conditions begin with the second
coming of Christ and not at the completion of the Canon (and therefore are not ours during the Church
age).
6. The Pulpit Commentary says that these future conditions will occur when the Church reaches the
measure of the fullness of the stature of Christ. Then, this commentary says the "face to face" meeting
will only occur at the second coming of Christ (and not during the Church age).
Finally, 1 Corinthians 13:8-13 boldly declares just the opposite of what The Perfect Canon Theory says
the passage teaches. Rather than tongues, prophecy out of part, and knowing out of part being somehow
done away with during the Church age, all three continue in full force until the second coming of Christ.
Furthermore, not only do the above continue in full force to the end of the age, but so does the
supernatural and the miraculous. Therefore, nothing, including this theory and God himself, can ever
terminate the Abrahamic Covenant, which includes for the Seed Group, the blessings of healing and
prosperity as well as salvation.
Every person has the right to choose not to believe in tongues, prophecy, knowledge, healing, the
miraculous, the supernatural, prosperity, and the Abrahamic Covenant. But no one can sensibly, credibly
base his/her disbelief on 1 Corinthians 13:8-13.
Southern Baptist Evangelist Jay Snell in His book, ―What are Abraham's Blessings, Anyway?‖, also
deals with other theories that rob God‘s people of their blessings in the current time of life includiing
Christian's Abrahamic inheritance of health and wealth. Theories such as The Fulfillment Theory, The
Residential Theory, The Example Theory, The Division Theory and Paul's Notorious Thorn Theory. A
summary of this theory is as follows‖
The Fulfillment Theory
This theory states that the Abrahamic Covenant was completely fulfilled in Joshua's day. Since it was
fulfilled then, the Covenant simply "ran its course" and is no longer in force.
The Residential Theory
This theory states that the blessings of Abraham were in force only as long as his physical descendants
were "in the land." This theory ties the "blessings" to the "land." It declares that when Israel was driven
from the land because of disobedience, it also had "the blessings" taken away. Consequently, Abraham's
blessings are no longer in force for his Seed Group since the Seed Group no longer occupies and controls
the land in the manner spoken of by Moses.
The Example Theory
This theory says the passages in the New Testament concerning Abraham and his covenant simply
mean Abraham possessed a strong faith and that we should copy him as our example of faith. Christians
are simpy to learn to "trust" God as Abraham did. We should "copy" his strong faith and learn to "believe
hard" as he did. This view contradicts Galatians 3. Neither Abraham's faith, nor his lack of faith, nor the
strength of his faith has anything at all to do with Paul's thesis in Galatians 3.
The Division Theory
This theory divides the Abrahamic Covenant into sections. It states that Section One is the salvation
part of the covenant. According to this theory, Section One, or salvation, is still in force. It says that this
"Salvation Section" is what Paul is referring to in Galatians 3 and other New Testament passages. Section
Two of the Abrahamic Covenant contains the provisions of land, health, wealth, etc. These provisions of
Section Two of the Abrahamic Covenant are not valid any more.
Paul's Notorious Thorn Theory
How can physical healing be the Christian's inheritance when "everyone" knows that Paul had a thorn
in the flesh? Why, "everyone" knows that Paul got the "big head," and God made him sick (his thorn) and
refused to heal him of it, even though he asked him three times to do it. And, "everyone" knows that God
refused to heal him of this devastating sickness that he gave him so he could use this sickness to make
and keep him humble. Why, "everyone" knows this "Bible Truth"since we've heard it all our lives.
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Chapter 10
I Wish You All Spoke With Tongues
There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the
same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. But
the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given the
word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to
another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the
working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different
kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all
these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills 1 Corinthians 12:4-11.
Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually. And God has appointed these in
the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of
healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues. 1 Corinthians 12:27-28
After being born again and being Baptized with the Spirit the greatest blessing for Sandy and I was to
speak in tongues for it not only made real to us all the other gifts of the Spirit but it allowed our spirit to
communicate directly with God about anything that troubled us. Hence we understood why Apostle Paul
stated:
Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. For he who
speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in
the spirit he speaks mysteries. But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and
comfort to men. He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the
church. I wish you all spoke with tongues, but even more that you prophesied; for he who
prophesies is greater than he who speaks with tongues, unless indeed he interprets, that the
church may receive edification. 1 Corinthians 14:1-5
Even so you, since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, let it be for the edification of the church
that you seek to excel. Therefore let him who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret. For
if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful. What is the conclusion
then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding. I will sing with the
spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding. Otherwise, if you bless with the spirit, how will
he who occupies the place of the uninformed say "Amen" at your giving of thanks, since he does
not understand what you say? For you indeed give thanks well, but the other is not edified. I
thank my God I speak with tongues more than you all; 1 Corinthians 14:12-18
The devil, using carnal Christians, just like he used Peter to speak to Jesus not to go to the cross
(Matthew 16:12), has tried to stop believers from praying in tongues and they have been thrown out of so
called Christian churches for do it, even though God‘s word says Therefore, brethren, desire earnestly to
prophesy, and do not forbid to speak with tongues. Let all things be done decently and in order. (1
Corinthians 14:39-40). Yet Jesus would say to carnal Christians what He said to Peter:
"Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God,
but the things of men." Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone desires to come after Me, let
him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. "For whoever desires to save his life will
lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. "For what profit is it to a man if he gains
the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
Matthew 16:13-16
Most Christians don‘t understand and appreciate that the carnal man, who is the enemy of God, has to
die so that the spiritual man might live! And the spiritual man doesn‘t steal the glory from God or seek his
own will? God, who has made man's mouth, who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind,
(Exodus 4:11) doesn‘t need what the flesh can give Him in anything at all, but He can do all kinds of
things for and through those who live and walk in the Spirit and are truly spiritual and a new man in Christ
Jesus! God‘s word is unchanging:
The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles The
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LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit. Many
are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all. Psalm 34:17-19
"You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. "No longer do I call you servants, for
a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things
that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. "You did not choose Me, but I chose you
and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that
whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. John 15:14-16
We are the friends of Jesus if we do what He commands us including speaking in tongues and putting
to death the deeds of the body, including our carnal thinking so that the life of Jesus also may be
manifested in our mortal flesh! Yes, there are basically two kinds of "baptisms" of the Holy Spirit. The
baptism by the Spirit which we receive when we are saved we are baptized into the Body of Christ. "For
you were baptized by one Spirit into one Body." This is the Spirit baptism that makes us "one". As a
result, the Holy Spirit indwells us and we have this seal of redemption. And the baptism in the Holy Spirit,
is where the Holy Spirit comes upon us to fill us with power (Acts 1:8) and where the gifts of the spirit
become available (1 Corinthians 12)
Jesus had two spirits, a born again, human spirit and the Holy Spirit, or Spirit of God. When we are
saved, we receive a born again spirit in His image called the ―Spirit of Christ.‖ Only then are we capable
of receiving the ―Spirit of God‖ into the holy, born again temple for power and capable of demonstrating
power. God‘s word is unchanging:
For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those
who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but
to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is
not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot
please God. But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you.
Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. And if Christ is in you, the body is
dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him who
raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to
your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors-not
to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if
by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the
Spirit of God, these are sons of God. Romans 8:5-14
And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom
declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except
Jesus Christ and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. And
my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in
demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but
in the power of God. 1 Corinthians 2:1-5
Apostle Paul demonstrated that because of the new birth and the Baptism of the Spirit he was now a
son of man and a son of God just like Jesus who was the Son of God (spiritual man) dwelling in and
empowering the son of man (natural man, Romans 1:3). Paul knew that the authority that was given to
man though Adam (Genesis 1:26-28) and was usurped by the devil was now restored back to the sons of
God. Hence God‘s word records:
Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria and preached Christ to them. And the
multitudes with one accord heeded the things spoken by Philip, hearing and seeing the miracles
which he did. For unclean spirits, crying with a loud voice, came out of many who were
possessed; and many who were paralyzed and lame were healed. And there was great joy in that
city. Acts 8:5-8
Then all the multitude kept silent and listened to Barnabas and Paul declaring how many
miracles and wonders God had worked through them among the Gentiles. Acts 15:12
Now God worked unusual miracles by the hands of Paul, so that even handkerchiefs or aprons
were brought from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out of
them. Acts 19:11-12
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Chapter 11
The Kingdom
While the word was still in the king's mouth, a voice fell from heaven: "King Nebuchadnezzar,
to you it is spoken: the kingdom has departed from you! And they shall drive you from men, and
your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field. They shall make you eat grass like oxen; and
seven times shall pass over you, until you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men,
and gives it to whomever He chooses." That very hour the word was fulfilled concerning
Nebuchadnezzar; he was driven from men and ate grass like oxen; his body was wet with the
dew of heaven till his hair had grown like eagles' feathers and his nails like birds' claws. And at
the end of the time I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my understanding returned
to me; and I blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him who lives forever: For His
dominion is an everlasting dominion, And His kingdom is from generation to generation. All the
inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; He does according to His will in the army of
heaven And among the inhabitants of the earth. No one can restrain His hand Or say to Him,
"What have You done?" At the same time my reason returned to me, and for the glory of my
kingdom, my honor and splendor returned to me. My counselors and nobles resorted to me, I was
restored to my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added to me. Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise
and extol and honor the King of heaven, all of whose works are truth, and His ways justice. And
those who walk in pride He is able to put down. Daniel 4:31-32
"Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Luke
12:32
Because of his arrogance and pride the kingdom was taken away from King Nebuchadnezzar. He was
driven from the sons of men, his heart was made like the beasts, and his dwelling was with the wild
donkeys. They fed him with grass like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till he knew
that the Most High God rules in the kingdom of men, and appoints over it whomever He chooses. As a
result Nebuchadnezzar learned the hard way that God was the King of heaven, all of whose works are
truth, and His ways justice. And those who walk in pride He is able to put down. But his foolish son King
Belshazzar who knew what had happened to his father learnt nothing from it! The bible tells us
Belshazzar the king made a great feast for a thousand of his lords, and drank wine in the
presence of the thousand. While he tasted the wine, Belshazzar gave the command to bring the
gold and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the temple which had
been in Jerusalem, that the king and his lords, his wives, and his concubines might drink from
them. Then they brought the gold vessels that had been taken from the temple of the house of
God which had been in Jerusalem; and the king and his lords, his wives, and his concubines drank
from them. They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold and silver, bronze and iron, wood and
stone. In the same hour the fingers of a man's hand appeared and wrote opposite the lampstand
on the plaster of the wall of the king's palace; and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.
Then the king's countenance changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his
hips were loosened and his knees knocked against each other. Daniel 5:1-6
"O king, the Most High God gave Nebuchadnezzar your father a kingdom and majesty, glory
and honor. "And because of the majesty that He gave him, all peoples, nations, and languages
trembled and feared before him. Whomever he wished, he executed; whomever he wished, he
kept alive; whomever he wished, he set up; and whomever he wished, he put down. "But when
his heart was lifted up, and his spirit was hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly
throne, and they took his glory from him. "Then he was driven from the sons of men, his heart
was made like the beasts, and his dwelling was with the wild donkeys. They fed him with grass
like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till he knew that the Most High God rules
in the kingdom of men, and appoints over it whomever He chooses. "But you his son, Belshazzar,
have not humbled your heart, although you knew all this. "And you have lifted yourself up
against the Lord of heaven. They have brought the vessels of His house before you, and you and
your lords, your wives and your concubines, have drunk wine from them. And you have praised
the gods of silver and gold, bronze and iron, wood and stone, which do not see or hear or know;
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and the God who holds your breath in His hand and owns all your ways, you have not glorified.
"Then the fingers of the hand were sent from Him, and this writing was written. "And this is the
inscription that was written: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN. "This is the interpretation of each
word. MENE: God has numbered your kingdom, and finished it; "TEKEL: You have been weighed
in the balances, and found wanting; "PERES: Your kingdom has been divided, and given to the
Medes and Persians." Then Belshazzar gave the command, and they clothed Daniel with purple
and put a chain of gold around his neck, and made a proclamation concerning him that he should
be the third ruler in the kingdom. That very night Belshazzar, king of the Chaldeans, was slain.
Daniel 5:18-30
The word of God is very clear the Most High God rules in the kingdom of men, and appoints over it
whomever He chooses. And those who think they are exempt from the consequences of their evil and
wicked doings and the judgments of God are very foolish and greatly mistaken and pay for their errors
with their lives! However for the righteous who wait upon the LORD that is not the case. The bible tells us:
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret-it only causes harm. For evildoers shall be
cut off; But those who wait on the LORD, They shall inherit the earth. For yet a little while and the
wicked shall be no more; Indeed, you will look carefully for his place, But it shall be no more. But
the meek shall inherit the earth, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. Psalm
37:8-11
For those blessed by Him shall inherit the earth, But those cursed by Him shall be cut off.
Psalm 37:22
For the LORD loves justice, And does not forsake His saints; They are preserved forever, But
the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off. Psalm 37:28
Wait on the LORD, And keep His way, And He shall exalt you to inherit the land; When the
wicked are cut off, you shall see it. Psalm 37:34
"Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall
we wear?' "For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you
need all these things. "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these
things shall be added to you. "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry
about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Matthew 6:31-34
God has already given His true children the kingdom which consists in righteousness, peace, and joy in
the Holy Ghost, and has undertaken to protect and save them to the uttermost. Therefore they are to fear
nothing because God‘s word is unchanging:
Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling
place, No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; For He shall give
His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone. You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young
lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot. "Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore
I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me,
and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long
life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation." Psalm 91:9-16

Chapter 12
Doing Good
Many, O LORD my God, are Your wonderful works Which You have done; And Your thoughts
toward us Cannot be recounted to You in order; If I would declare and speak of them, They are
more than can be numbered. Psalm 40:5
"how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about
doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. Acts 10:38
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Sis. Evangeline Paul Dhinakaran in her article ―Many miracles‖ writes
The thoughts of our Almighty God concerning us is to perform innumerable miracles and
wonders in our lives. Generally, as parents, when we celebrate the birthday of our children our
mind is overloaded with novel ideas to make them happy. It is our deepest desire that our
children should wear new clothes and particularly the best ones. We purchase so many things to
gladden their hearts.
Likewise, our loving Lord wants to provide you – His child, with the best on this day. Since
God‟s thoughts about you is to make you happy, you can make a long list of all those things you
expect God to do for you on this day. None can stop you from receiving the goodness which He
intends to grant you (Job 42:2). When the favour of the Lord comes upon you, He will open the
floodgates of heaven and would shower upon you blessings beyond your comprehension. The
blessings of the Lord are “perfect goodness”. One could say that Job bore almost every form of
torment and struggle that a man could yet he firm during those testing times (Job 23:10). Job
waited patiently for this “perfect goodness” to fall upon him. For all the troubles and trials faced
while traversing through the valley of tears, God is going to bless you in a double measure. You
know about the virtue called „patience‟ that Job had as well as his end (James 5:11). How did
Job‟s life turn out to be? It was indeed a glorious one (Job 42:10).
Not only the material blessings but God also lengthened his life span to enjoy those blessings.
When God restored blessings in the life of Job, all those who visited his house gave him coins and
ornaments of silver and gold. The thoughts of God about you are many (Job 9:10). When we sit
back and ponder over everything which God has done in our lives it is breathtaking. When Jesus
Christ sojourned on this earth numerous were the miracles that He performed that they could not
be recorded (John 21:25). When we diligently seek the Lord Jesus Christ, He performs many
miracles in our lives also.
Many Christians say they believe that the bible is the inspired word of God and they are suffering for
God just like Job did but they don‘t have a testimony of how God‘s favor came upon them and they were
not only healed and delivered but blessed financially with double blessings? I was raised upon in a church
denomination that believed and taught that suffering and poverty were the will of God and wealth and
riches were from the devil! And if you had any money you were to give it all away to the Lord‘s work or
the pastor who are one and the same!
Joe Dumais in his book Christ The Healer writes about Does God teach through Sickness? and states:
There is a mixed up notion even among devout Christians that God teaches His children
through sickness. Many believe that God sends sickness and suffering in order to educate His
children. Such notions are totally inconsistent with the Father‟s love and compassion as revealed
in the life, ministry and atoning work of Jesus. Learning from sickness is our way of learning. It is
true that all who live for Jesus will be called to suffer for the sake of Christ, but sickness is not
part of this suffering. Also remember that satan, the messenger of sickness, is NOT THE TEACHER
OF THE CHURCH.
Christ is our example in suffering and we are called to suffer like Christ, obediently, patiently
and humbly.
• For righteousness sake (1 Peter 3:14)
• For the Faith (1 Peter 4: 12-16)
• In the face of injustice, being accused falsely (Matt 5:11)
• For doing good. (1 Peter 3:17)
• For rejection. (Luke 6:22)
But Christ was also our substitute for suffering at Calvary for
• Sin (Isa 53:4, 2 Cor 5:21)
• Sickness (Isa 53:5, Matthew 8:17)
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• Curses (Galatians 3:13)
• Poverty (2 Cor 8:9)
• Sorrow (Isa 53:4, Isa 61:3)
• Death (John 3:16, Isa 51:6, 2 Timothy 1:10)
In these, He took our place so that we may not suffer. Let us not redo or improve on Jesus‟
finished work. May God give us grace that we may see the Redeemer – as our Substitute and as
our Example, clearly.
Obviously some Christians don‘t know their bible or understand what Jesus did on Calvary which
caused the Psalmist to state:
Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the LORD, O
my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your
diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and
tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like
the eagle's. Psalm 103:1-5
Joe Dumais also writes in the Introduction and states
Sickness and disease is playing havoc in the lives of the people of God today. Lives, careers,
families and even ministries are devastated by ailments that cost hundreds and thousands of our
money. Sickness and disease has come to be an accepted and expected way of life. Medical
science and doctors, though a gift from God, have taken the place of the Word of God in homes.
Cases of people not being healed despite strong faith and prayers, the illness and untimely
passing away of those serving God, have all added to weaken faith in Christ as the Healer.
There is no doubt in the minds of any of God's people that God can heal all sickness or
disease. But the lingering doubt is.... will God heal this time ? Incorrect teaching, genuine doubts
from a casual reading of scriptures, using scriptures out of context and experiences of failures,
force God's people to twist the scriptures to apply to their conditions rather than to bring their
experiences around to match the perfect will of God.
Is there no balm in Gilead to make the wounded whole ? Where is the God that healeth us?
Why is there rampant sickness in the temple of God, His Church? Where is the One who went
about doing good and healing all that were oppressed by the devil ? Where is the One who is the
same yesterday and today and forever, the One who healed all manner of sickness and diseases
among the people ? Has He stopped forgiving all our sins and healing all our diseases ? What
would Jesus do if He were in our midst today ?
If there is no divine healing today, then let us leave it. But if there is divine healing in the life
and cross and present day ministry of redemption of our dear Lord Jesus Christ, let us take it with
all our might.
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Chapter 13
Exceedingly Abundantly
LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will prepare their heart; You will cause
Your ear to hear, To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, That the man of the earth
may oppress no more. Psalm 10:17-18
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think,
according to the power that works in us, Ephesians 3:20
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8
Sis. Evangeline Paul Dhinakaran of Jesus Ministry in her article INNUMERABLE, INCALCULABLE writes:
When Jesus Christ sojourned on this earth, multitudes thronged Him. Moved with compassion,
He placed His hands on everyone and He performed innumerable mighty miracles of healing.
(John 21:25).
Everyone who was touched by Jesus, received their blessings. Likewise, when we diligently
seek the Lord whole-heartedly, by following Him, He does such acts which are beyond our
comprehension (Ephesians 3:20). On this day, He is in our midst. The one who is in us is mightier
than the one who is in this world (1 John 4:4). While offering prayers, we receive this unique and
divine experience.
Whatever be your predicaments, perhaps the problem persists even from your birth but our
loving Lord Jesus Christ desires to make you whole on this day. The power of God will descend
upon you now. The Lord is mindful of you. God will grant the desires of your heart which you
have been longing thus far.
Prayer: Loving heavenly Father, I praise and thank You for being mindful of me. You are
aware of the thoughts concerning me and they are to give me a bright future and hope. Help me
to receive the gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit. Fill me with the anointing of the Holy Spirit to an
immeasurable extent. Change me like unto Christ. Heal my soul, body and mind and make me
whole. In the matchless name of Jesus I pray. Amen.
Jesus Christ who is the same yesterday today and forever is still a miracle worker and is mightier than
the devil who is in the world! And there isn‘t a problem that He cannot solve a need that He cannot meet,
and a desire of a heart He cannot fulfill just like the Psalmist testified:
The king shall have joy in Your strength, O LORD; And in Your salvation how greatly shall he
rejoice! You have given him his heart's desire, And have not withheld the request of his lips.
Selah For You meet him with the blessings of goodness; You set a crown of pure gold upon his
head. He asked life from You, and You gave it to him- Length of days forever and ever. His glory
is great in Your salvation; Honor and majesty You have placed upon him. Psalm 21:1-5
Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight
yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to
the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your
righteousness as the light, And your justice as the noonday. Psalm 37:3-6
The LORD is for me among those who help me; Therefore I shall see my desire on those who
hate me. Psalm 118:7
He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them.
Psalm 145:19
The strength of Christians is not in any thing that they have or are except that that they have Jesus
Christ who is their all and everything that they need! As they abide in Him and His words abide in them
they can do what Jesus told them to do:
"If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be
done for you. "By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My
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disciples. John 15:7-8
Victory is given only in battle and not outside of it. God has promised to bring His true children
through everything including poverty, lack, afflictions and want and not keep them there. He has an
answer and solution for every problem His people face and need that they have. But it‘s not a standard
solution for God is not limited in any way as to how He will work a miracle for them that will bring glory
and honor to His name. If they could solve the problem or work out a solution they would not need God
and they wouldn‘t know what faith in God will achieve? Andre Crouch wrote about this in his song entitled
―Through it All.‖
Yes, without the troubles and the storms we would never know what faith in God can do. Through it all
we can learn to trust in Jesus, learn to trust in God, learn to depend upon His word! The battles of Life are
fought and won not by human logic or reasoning but by the obedience to the Spirit of the Lord, to the
same Spirit that was on Jesus and is on His true ones.

Through it All
I've had many tears and sorrows
I've had questions for tomorrow
There have been times I didn't know right from wrong.
But in every situation - God gave blessed consolation
That my trials come only to make me strong.

I thank God for the mountains


I thank Him for the valleys
I thank Him for the storms He brought me through.
For if I'd never had a problem
I wouldn't know that He could solve them
I'd never know what faith in God can do.

Through it all -- through it all


I've learned to trust in Jesus
I've learned to trust in God.
Through it all -- through it all
I've learned to depend upon His Word.
And Jesus who is the Word used the Word to defeat and dismay His arch enemy Satan and so should
we especially when he comes against us with different afflictions including the spirit of infirmity! The bible
tells us:
Now He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. And behold, there was a
woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bent over and could in no way raise
herself up. But when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him and said to her, "Woman, you are
loosed from your infirmity." And He laid His hands on her, and immediately she was made
straight, and glorified God. But the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because
Jesus had healed on the Sabbath; and he said to the crowd, "There are six days on which men
ought to work; therefore come and be healed on them, and not on the Sabbath day." The Lord
then answered him and said, "Hypocrite! Does not each one of you on the Sabbath loose his ox or
donkey from the stall, and lead it away to water it? "So ought not this woman, being a daughter
of Abraham, whom Satan has bound-think of it-for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on
the Sabbath?" And when He said these things, all His adversaries were put to shame; and all the
multitude rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by Him. Luke 13:10-14
Jesus named and talked about an evil spirit, a spirit of infirmity and He brought healing and
deliverance to this afflicted daughter of Abraham! And Luke, who wrote the above passage, was a
physician. He probably knew as much about medicine and physical maladies as anyone in his day. He
recognized that an evil spirit (Jesus called it "a spirit of infirmity") had produced her sickness. Numerous
Scriptures verify Jesus assertion that sickness is demonic including:
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When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast
out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, Matthew 8:16
As they went out, behold, they brought to Him a man, mute and demon-possessed. And when
the demon was cast out, the mute spoke. And the multitudes marveled, saying, "It was never
seen like this in Israel!" Matthew 9:32-33
Then one was brought to Him who was demon-possessed, blind and mute; and He healed
him, so that the blind and mute man both spoke and saw. Matthew 12:22
Then they went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath He entered the synagogue
and taught. And they were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one having
authority, and not as the scribes. Now there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit.
And he cried out, saying, "Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You
come to destroy us? I know who You are-the Holy One of God!" But Jesus rebuked him, saying,
"Be quiet, and come out of him!" Mark 1:20-25
When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying
to it, "Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!" Then the
spirit cried out, convulsed him greatly, and came out of him. And he became as one dead, so that
many said, "He is dead." But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose. Mark
9:25-27
But Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be quiet, and come out of him!" And when the demon had
thrown him in their midst, it came out of him and did not hurt him. Luke 4:35
Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all
demons, and to cure diseases. He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.
Luke 9:1-2
"Whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you. "And
heal the sick there, and say to them, 'The kingdom of God has come near to you.' Luke 10:8-9
"Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power
of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you Luke 10:19
Then Peter said, "Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of
Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk." Acts 3:6
"how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about
doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. 9 "And we are
witnesses of all things which He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem, whom they
killed by hanging on a tree. Acts 10:38-39
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 do not wrestle
against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the
darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians
6:10-12
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Chapter 14
Who Performs All Things For Me
Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You; And in the shadow of
Your wings I will make my refuge, Until these calamities have passed by. I will cry out to God
Most High, To God who performs all things for me. He shall send from heaven and save me; He
reproaches the one who would swallow me up. Selah God shall send forth His mercy and His
truth. My soul is among lions; I lie among the sons of men Who are set on fire, Whose teeth are
spears and arrows, And their tongue a sharp sword. Psalm 57:1-4
Therefore we wanted to come to you-even I, Paul, time and again-but Satan hindered us. 1
Thessalonians 2:18
David the giant killer faced many calamities and cried out to God Most High, who performed all things
for Him and send help from heaven and saved him. Yes for a Christian no matter what the affliction or
trouble, there is salvation in Jesus Christ and the use of the name that is above every other name
including sickness, diseases, demons, people, kingdoms, principalities, powers and trouble! Jesus Christ
has become for His trusting ones everything that they have need off! Everything that belongs to Jesus
now belongs to them. God‘s word is true:
"I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. "However, when He,
the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own
authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. "He will
glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. "All things that the Father has
are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you. John 16:12-15
Many intelligent people including Christians write off Satan and his power as a nonexistent thing which
is a dangerous thing to do because Apostle Paul told us
Now whom you forgive anything, I also forgive. For if indeed I have forgiven anything, I have
forgiven that one for your sakes in the presence of Christ, lest Satan should take advantage of
us; for we are not ignorant of his devices. 2 Corinthians 10:10-11
And Apostle Peter tells Christians to be careful:
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion,
seeking whom he may devour. 1 Peter 5:8
While we are not to over emphasize the power and devices of our enemies we are not to be ignorant of
them! They are many conflicts, trouble, misunderstanding, contentions and fights in the life of a believer
whose origin is not from the flesh but from hell and different demons who use and speak through people.
The bible tells us of what happened to Peter who walked and talked with Jesus:
From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer
many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third
day. Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, "Far be it from You, Lord; this
shall not happen to You!" But He turned and said to Peter, "Get behind Me, Satan! You are an
offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men." Matthew
16:21-23
Yes the bible records that Jesus turned and said to Peter, "Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to
Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men."
There are many Christians who have a desire for the things of God. The deeper that desire becomes
and the more they attempt for God, the more they come under a demonic attack to derail and to sidetrack
them. This derailing demon usually messes up the mind of their loved ones be it a spouse or family
member and causes problems, friction, misunderstanding and sheer hell sometimes. And demon has many
other demons that he can call in to help him do it. Christians think they fight flesh and blood. They get
mad at their spouses or their children! That is silly. Their problem is not flesh and blood. The problem is a
spirit problem, for there is an assignment against loved ones. Sometimes these demons will team up, but
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their whole mission is to derail the God seeking and loving Christian one way or the other and they will hit
his or her weak spot.
The devil throws his biggest guns at their weakest point. He finds their weakness. It doesn't matter
what it is. Different people have different weaknesses. And we are not to be ignorant of these attacks or
to be dismayed by them! Rather we are to run to the LORD and stay close to Him trusting for Him to give
us the victory!
Most Christians are not aware that every child of God has a personal demon assigned to him, that
tracks him constantly, whose job is to derail him, one way or the other (including sickness). The devil has
given a personal assignment to one specific demon to harass and afflict each individual Christian. The
bible tells us in 2 Corinthians 12:7 that Paul had a personal demon. No, Paul was not demon possessed.
Neither are Christians. That demon never possessed Paul. His mission was not to possess Paul; his
mission was to kill him, to wipe him out, to buffet him with his fist until Paul lay dead with his lips silenced
and his job for God cut short by this death dealing power.
The demon that tracks each Christian is like a blood hound who knows their every weakness. His
assignment is to derail them from being and doing what God wants them to be and do. He fills Christians
minds with worries, cares, concerns and even filthy thoughts to try to stop or hinder them! And demon's
attacks on some Christians can become unbearable and unmerciful be it physical, financial, mental or in
the realm of relationships.
The word of God tells us in Psalm 57:2, that in the midst of all the trouble David battled against
people, He asked God to intervene. He tells us "I will cry unto God Most High, unto God, who performs all
things for me." Yes God can take that all the conflicts and demonic attacks against any believer and turn
it around for their good and make them more than conquerors! God‘s word is unchanging:
"And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
John 14:13
Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain
riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. 1 Timothy 6:17
James, a bondservant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes which are
scattered abroad: Greetings. My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,
knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work,
that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask
of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. James 1:1-5
God dislikes seeing us sit in a corner with tears trickling down. On the contrary, He wants to grant us
richly every good thing that we may enjoy life on this earth. Above all He gives us the joy of the Holy
Spirit that we may overflow with indescribable joy that descends from above. Quite often we have sought
the help of our fellow-beings instead of conforming with His simple statement, ―"And whatever you ask in
My name, that I will do‖.
God who is not respecter of person David that He would answer him; He would be with him in trouble;
deliver him and honor him. With long life He would satisfy him, and show him His salvation. And He wants
to bestow upon us the sure mercies of David. So we can look unto His for all the goodness that we need
and we will not be put to shame. His word is unchanging:
Kings shall be your foster fathers, And their queens your nursing mothers; They shall bow
down to you with their faces to the earth, And lick up the dust of your feet. Then you will know
that I am the LORD, For they shall not be ashamed who wait for Me." Isaiah 49:23
Instead of your shame you shall have double honor, And instead of confusion they shall
rejoice in their portion. Therefore in their land they shall possess double; Everlasting joy shall be
theirs. "For I, the LORD, love justice; I hate robbery for burnt offering; I will direct their work in
truth, And will make with them an everlasting covenant. Their descendants shall be known
among the Gentiles, And their offspring among the people. All who see them shall acknowledge
them, That they are the posterity whom the LORD has blessed." Isaiah 61:7-9
"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. "Take My yoke
upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your
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souls. "For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30
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Chapter 15
I Will Bless You
Now the LORD had said to Abram: "Get out of your country, From your family And from your
father's house, To a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And
make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, And I will
curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed." Genesis
12:1-3
Christian are deceived about their Abrahamic blessing that it doesn't belong to them - they believe the
devil more than God's word. But if we are of the seed of Abraham then were are entitled to all of the
blessings of Abraham including blessings of all kinds even financial and health and curses of all kinds to
our enemies. The word of God is clear that God‘s desires to bless people and allows negative to get their
attention and cause them to repent:
"When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or
send pestilence among My people, "if My people who are called by My name will humble
themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from
heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 2CHRON 7:13-14
Now the word repent means to repent from many things not only sexual sins, sins of greed, sins of
arrogance and pride, sins of self sufficiency but also sins of ignorance, foolishness, blindness and
deception. Many Christians are deceived into not understanding that those who are of faith are blessed
with believing Abraham for God‘s word is unchanging:
"You are sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying
to Abraham, 'And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.' Acts 3:25
Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure
to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of
Abraham, who is the father of us all. Romans 4:16
Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham. And the Scripture,
foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham
beforehand, saying, "In you all the nations shall be blessed." So then those who are of faith are
blessed with believing Abraham. Galatians 3:7-9
that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might
receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Galatians 3:14
And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Galatians 3:29
And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to
him for righteousness." And he was called the friend of God. James 2:23
Jay Snell in his EBook WHAT ARE ABRAHAM‟S BLESSINGS ANYWAY? VOLUME ONE Why Jesus Must
Heal And Proper You Now vi bring us some very good points including:
1. God is the source of blessing in the Old Testament.
2. As the source of blessing, God himself endues with power in the following seven areas of blessings:
SEVEN AREAS OF BLESSING
1. God endues with power for an abundant life.
2. He endues with power for an effective life.
3. Since life can be neither effective not abundant apart from the right relationship with God, we may
say that God also endues with power for the salvation of the soul. (See Promise 16.)
4. He endues with power for success.
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5. He endues with power for prosperity.
6. He endues with power for fecundity.
7. He endues with power for longevity.
And when God‘s word tells us in Genesis 24:1 Now Abraham was old, well advanced in age; and the
LORD had blessed Abraham in all things. "Blessed in all things," related to Abraham, certainly includes
material prosperity. "Blessed in all things" also includes salvation of the soul, as this is, above all, a
benevolent "thing." "Blessed in all things" also includes physical health. The expressions "old man" and
"full of years" demonstrates that no terminal disease killed him. The expression "good" relating to his old
age, demonstrates that his body was not debilitated by disease. He was not even sickly to the point of
discomfort. He lived out his days. He was full of years. He was comfortable. He died in peace.
Jay Snell in Chapter 1 What Are Abraham‟s Blessings Anyway? also talks about the The Sixty Promises
God Made to Abraham, Which Collectively Form the Abrahamic Covenant
Moses recorded God's Sixty Promises to Abraham in Genesis 12:1-3; 13:14-17; 15:1-21; and 17:1-
27. God sealed the promises with circumcision in Genesis 17:10, 11 and 23-27. He summarized the
promises and guaranteed them with his oath in Genesis 22:16-18. He reconfirmed them to Isaac in
Genesis 26:1-5 and to Jacob in Genesis 28:13-15 and 35:9-12. These Sixty Promises comprise,
collectively in this work, what we refer to as either "The Promise," "The Promises," or "The Abrahamic
Covenant." In Scripture, the singular "Promise" and the plural "Promises" are used interchangeably with
no apparent difference of meaning. It may be they are viewed as an aggregate. Or, they could all be
viewed as repeated at various intervals down through the centuries. At any rate, the singular "Promise"
and the plural "Promises" are used interchangeably (See WEV III, p.219).
THE SIXTY PROMISES OF THE ABRAHAMIC COVENANT
Genesis 12:1-3
1. I will show thee a land (v.1)
2. I will make of thee a great nation (v.2).
3. I will bless thee (v.2).
4. I will make thy name great (v.2).
5. Thou shalt be a blessing (v.2).
6. I will bless them that bless thee (v.3).
7. I will curse them that curse thee (v.3).
8. In thee shall all families of the earth be blessed (or bless themselves) (v.3).
Genesis 13:15-17
9. All the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it...forever (v.15).
10. I will also give the land to thy seed forever (v.15).
11. I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth (v.16).
12. Walk through the land...for I will give it unto thee (v.17).
Genesis 15:1-21
13. I am thy shield (v.1).
14. I am thy exceedingly great reward (v.1).
15. He that shall come forth out of thine own loins shall be thine heir (v.4).
16. Abraham believed in the Lord and he counted it to him for righteousness (v.6).
17. Thy seed shall be as the stars of heaven (v.5).
18. I am the Lord who brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees to give thee this land to inherit it (v.7).
19. Thy seed shall be in bondage (in Egypt) for 400 years (v.13).
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20. That nation whom they shall serve (Egypt) will I judge (v.14).
21. Afterward, I will bring them out (of Egypt) with great substance (v.14).
22. Thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace (v.15).
23. Thou shalt be buried in a good old age (v.15).
24. In the fourth generation, they (thy seed) shall come here again (v.16).
25. Unto thy seed have I given this land (v.18).
26. In my covenant with you, I will set the River of Egypt and the great Euphrates River as the
boundaries of the promised land (v.18).
Genesis 17:1-22
27. I will make my covenant between me and thee (Abraham) (v.2).
28. I will multiply thee exceedingly (v.2).
29. My covenant is with thee (v.4).
30. Thou shalt be a father of many nations (v.4).
31. Thy name shall be called Abraham rather than Abram (v.5).
32. I will make thee exceedingly fruitful (v.6).
33. I will make nations of thee (v.6).
34. Kings shall come out of thee (v.6).
35. The covenant between God, Abraham, and his seed in their generations coming after Abraham is
an everlasting covenant (v.7).
36. I will be a God unto thee (v.7).
37. I will be a God unto thy seed after thee (v.7).
38. I will give all the land of Canaan to you and to your seed as an everlasting possession (v.8).
39. And I will be their (thy seed's) God (v.8).
40. Circumcision is the seal of the covenant for both Abraham and his male children (vv.9-14).
41. Sarai's name shall be changed to Sarah (v. 15).
42. I will bless Sarah (v.16).
43. I will give thee a son of Sarah (v.16).
44. I will bless her (v.16).
45. Sarah will be a mother of nations (v.16).
46. Kings of people shall be of Sarah (v.16).
47. Sarah's son shall be named Isaac (v 19).
48. I will establish my covenant with Isaac for an everlasting covenant (v.19).
49. I will establish my covenant with Isaac's seed after him for an everlasting covenant (v.19).
50. I have blessed Ishmael (v.20).
51. I will make Ishmael fruitful (v.20).
52. I will multiply Ishmael exceedingly (v.20).
53. Twelve princes shall Ishmael beget (v.20).
54. I will make Ishmael a great nation (v.20).
55. But, my covenant will I establish with Isaac (v.21).
Genesis 22:16-18
56. God guaranteed the covenant with his oath, saying, "By Myself have I sworn..." (v.16).
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57. In blessing I will bless thee... (v.17).
58. In multiplying, I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is upon
the sea shore (v.17).
59. Thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies (v.17).
60. In thy seed shall all families of the earth be blessed (v.18).
If God who is no respecter of persons and shows partiality to no one made these promises to Abraham
and his seeds which Christian are and blessed Abraham He can definitely bless those who believe and
claim these promises and blessings. The onerous is not on God‘s part but on the believers part for God‘s
word is unchanging:
And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until
the end, that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience
inherit the promises. For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no
one greater, He swore by Himself, saying, "Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will
multiply you." And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. Hebrews 6:11-
15
And what more shall I say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon and Barak and Samson
and Jephthah, also of David and Samuel and the prophets: who through faith subdued kingdoms,
worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of
fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle,
turned to flight the armies of the aliens. Hebrews 11:32-34
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Chapter 16
God Is Great and Mighty?
I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a
blessing. (Genesis 12:2)
So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the LORD his God. (2
Chronicles 27:6)
God‘s word tells that Jotham became King of Judah at the age of twenty-five and he reigned
sixteen years in Jerusalem.
And he did what was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Uzziah had
done (although he did not enter the temple of the LORD). But still the people acted corruptly. He
built the Upper Gate of the house of the LORD, and he built extensively on the wall of Ophel.
Moreover he built cities in the mountains of Judah, and in the forests he built fortresses and
towers. He also fought with the king of the Ammonites and defeated them. And the people of
Ammon gave him in that year one hundred talents of silver, ten thousand kors of wheat, and ten
thousand of barley. The people of Ammon paid this to him in the second and third years also. So
Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the LORD his God. (2 Chronicles
27:2-67)
Jotham‘s greatness just did not happen He did things to make them happen. First of all he did what
was right in the sight of the Lord even though his people still acted corruptly.
Now if we do not learn this lesson or truth we do not need to go on any further in the Christian life for
it will be a complete waste of time and bring us no profit both on earth and in heaven. Doing right is not
an easy thing and it is many times costly and has real drawbacks, such as being miss-understood,
persecuted and maligned by others.
Jesus always did things that we right even though it cost Him much suffering, pain, agony and His life.
He prayed earnestly and said
"Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be
done." (Luke 22:42)
Everybody wants success, riches, popularity, fame and recognition but they do not want to pay the
price for it in God‘s Kingdom. But Jesus said:
"And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. "For which of
you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has
enough to finish it- "lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it
begin to mock him, "saying, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish.'
"Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider
whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?
"Or else, while the other is still a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks conditions of
peace.
"So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple. "Salt is
good; but if the salt has lost its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? "It is neither fit for the land nor
for the dunghill, but men throw it out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!" (Luke 14:26-35)
If we do not pay the price and give up all for Him and hold something‘s back, we will become salt that
has lost its flavor and men will throw it out. Nobody is forcing us to do to pay the price? It is our choice.
We can serve God or mammon and we can give all or nothing. This was the problem with Ananias and
with Sapphira his wife who sold a possession and kept back part of the proceeds. They lied to God and
brought only a certain part and laid it at the apostles' feet:
But Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep
back part of the price of the land for yourself? "While it remained, was it not your own? And after
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it was sold, was it not in your own control? Why have you conceived this thing in your heart? You
have not lied to men but to God."
Then Ananias, hearing these words, fell down and breathed his last. So great fear came upon
all those who heard these things. And the young men arose and wrapped him up, carried him
out, and buried him. (Acts 5:3-6)
We cannot fool or lie to God about whether we give Him our all or hold something back. He will send
trials and testing our ways to show us what we are made up and how much we have given to Him. Then
we will pay the price for holding things back through conceived lusts and evil works that will come out of
us and make everybody wonder why we did such things. Now one forced us to give God our all it was our
choice for we saw the benefits outweighed the costs and disadvantage.
Similarly it was our choice to hold things back and now some of us are paying for it by the selfishness
and greed that is being manifested in our lives to show who or what really possess us. As a result some
mighty and prominent ones even in the ministry around us have failed due to their lusts and not due to
the devil s actions or works.
The devil is only a magnet He can only draw from us what is inside of us. The Word of God is clear on
the subject that many will be deceived because they did not total act on the word and give God their one
hundred percent and as a result were drawn away by their own desires and enticed and received the
resulting by product:
Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by
evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.: But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his
own desires and enticed. : Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it
is full-grown, brings forth death.
Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren.: Every good gift and every perfect gift is from
above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of
turning.: Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of
firstfruits of His creatures.:
So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;:
for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.: Therefore lay aside all filthiness
and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save
your souls But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.. (James 1:13-
22:)
Is amazing that some who have preached to others themselves did not practice what they preached
and were cast out for Jesus said:
"If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather
them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. (John 15:6)
They who beat others did not follow what Apostle Paul warned them about:
Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. But I
discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself
should become disqualified. 1 Corinthians 9:26-27
Many of them preached that Christians cannot be cast out, disqualified or have their anointing
removed from them. Mind you this was never the teaching of Jesus who stated on the contrary about sons
of the Kingdom and unprofitable servants:
"And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac,
and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. "But the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into outer
darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth." (Matthew 8:11-12)
'And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and
gnashing of teeth.' (Matthew 25:30)
Jesus warned us to take heed lest the light in us is not darkness and our eye is not bad.
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"The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is
full of light. But when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness. "Therefore take heed
that the light which is in you is not darkness. "If then your whole body is full of light, having no
part dark, the whole body will be full of light, as when the bright shining of a lamp gives you
light." (Luke 11:34-36)
Jesus warned us on numerous occasions to take heed of His word and act on it. He warned us not to
hurt one of his little ones who put their faith in Him. To make sure that we do not sin, be deceived and
stay on the narrow way that leads to life and stay off the broad way that leads to destruction. He told us
to abide in Him and let His words abide in us and to live and walk with the comforter and listen to His
voice and words. So we have a responsibility, options and choosing of hearing God‘s voice, obeying His
word and acting on them.
These things do not happen by chance or accident. We do have and will have real decisions and
choices to make in life about whether we will chose God‘s way or our way, His will or our will, His way or
our way and His desires or our desires.
We will be given opportunities to search first His kingdom and righteousness and have all things added
to us or to put our own interests, hidden agendas and desires first. It does not matter what we do for it all
will come out. The storms, hurricanes and earthquakes of life will expose our foundation and show to
everybody what is inside of us and what has come out. The fruits of our deed, be they evil and wicked or
good and kind, will all come out. The Lord has promised it and stated in his word that:
"For everyone will be seasoned with fire, and every sacrifice will be seasoned with salt. (Mark
9:49)
concerning your faith: that no one should be shaken by these afflictions; for you yourselves
know that we are appointed to this. For, in fact, we told you before when we were with you that
we would suffer tribulation, just as it happened, and you know. For this reason, when I could no
longer endure it, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter had tempted you,
and our labor might be in vain. (1Thessalonians 3:3)
Now this, "Yet once more," indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of
things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we
are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God
acceptably with reverence and godly fear. (Hebrews 12:27-28)
According to God‘s word there will be labor that will be in vain and many will fall away when they are
season with fire. The tempter will tempt God‘s people concerning their faith and what is in them will come
out.
But the Word of God also states about a good, righteous, upright and blameless man:
A good man deals graciously and lends; He will guide his affairs with discretion. Surely he
will never be shaken; The righteous will be in everlasting remembrance. He will not be afraid of
evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD. : His heart is established; He will not be
afraid, Until he sees his desire upon his enemies. Psalm 112:58
Abraham. Daniel, Jotham and many others great men of God did not become great and mighty
because God waved his magical wand and made it so; as many foolish Christians believe and anticipate.
They not only believed God, purposed in their hearts to do right things, be blameless and upright, but
they acted on the word of God and did concrete things about it.
Abraham was willing to sacrifice his only son of the promise. Daniel refused to eat the King‘s meat and
went into the den of lions rather than den our God, and Jotham prepared his ways before the Lord. They
were not destroyed or deviated by the circumstances in life but became overcomers because their heart
was pure, blameless, full of integrity and they put God first. Ironically Daniel‘s enemies were destroyed in
the den of lions because they had not a living faith but a dead faith.
Now some of us are destroyed and devastated by the trials and testing in life because our hearts are
not pure, we are not blameless. We do not have integrity and accountability, and we have not put God
first in our hearts and deeds. The proof is in the pudding whether we become overcomers or whether we
are overcome! It‘s that simple the facts speak for themselves no matter what out theology says and what
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we think about it.
Jotham just like other real men of God had faith in God, which was manifested by His real works, and
the things that He did for God‘s people and God‘s house. He built the Upper Gate of the house of the
LORD He built cities in the mountains of Judah, and in the forests he built fortresses and towers. He also
fought with the king of the Ammonites the enemies of God‘s people and defeated them.
Jotham understood the word of God that James would preach a couple of thousand years later:
Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. But someone will say, "You have
faith, and I have works." Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by
my works. : You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe-and
tremble! : But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead? : Was not
Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar?: Do you see
that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect? (James
2:17-22 )
He understood what Jesus had said:
"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your
Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:16)
God‘s word tells us that Jotham reigned and was only a king for sixteen years. But in that short time
he was successful and prosperous and accomplished more than most of us. He also did it without many of
the things we now have. Such as the indwelling presence of the Holy Sprit and His fruits and gifts, the
written word of God, and the anointing of the Holy Spirit to lead, guide and teaches us into all truths and
understanding as well as to give us wisdom and discernment.
So what is our excuse that we do not accomplish me and become great and mighty in the sight of the
Lord and of men? The answer is that we do not have the persistent and enduring faith and integrity of Job.
Job; was blameless upright, feared God, shunned evil and the greatest of all the people of the East.
Well the Devil stretched his hand against Job. The Sabeans raided and took away the oxen and donkey
and killed his servants with the edge of the sword. A fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep
and the servants, and consumed them. The Chaldeans raided the camels and took them. When his sons
and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother's house a great wind struck the four
corners of the house, and it fell on the young people, and they were killed: Yet the word of God states
that Job said:
"Naked I came from my mother's womb, And naked shall I return there. The LORD gave,
and the LORD has taken away; Blessed be the name of the LORD." In all this Job did not sin nor
charge God with wrong. (Job 1:21-22)
Later Job was struck with painful boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head.
Then his wife said to him, "Do you still hold fast to your integrity? Curse God and die!": But he
said to her, "You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from
God, and shall we not accept adversity?" In all this Job did not sin with his lips. (Job 2:9-10)
As a result of all that came upon him, Job was to curse the day he was born and question why He did
not die at his birth and question many things. The thing that He greatly feared had come upon him and
what He dreaded has happened to him. Job had looked for rest and ease and got trouble instead. In spite
of all that he went through, lost and suffered Job held onto his faith and the integrity of God and said:
For I know that my Redeemer lives, And He shall stand at last on the earth And after my skin
is destroyed, this I know, That in my flesh I shall see God, Whom I shall see for myself, And my
eyes shall behold, and not another. How my heart yearns within me! (Job 19:25-27)
Then God himself stepped into the picture, rebuked Job for his errors, expressed his displeasure at the
words of Job‘s friends and told them to make amends. He restored Job's losses and gave Job twice as
much as he had before. He blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning. Job lived one hundred
and forty years, more and saw his children and grandchildren for four generations. Then Job died, old and
full of days.
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Now this is what God wants to do for us if we will let Him if we have faith and integrity then he will
bless heal and prosper us and make us great and mighty and make our latter days better than our
beginning. But we must do our part and it will not just happen somehow magically.
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Chapter 17
The LORD Is My Strength, Song, And Salvation
Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to the LORD, and spoke, saying: "I will
sing to the LORD, For He has triumphed gloriously! The horse and its rider He has thrown into
the sea! The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; He is my God,
and I will praise Him; My father's God, and I will exalt Him. The LORD is a man of war; The
LORD is His name. Pharaoh's chariots and his army He has cast into the sea; His chosen captains
also are drowned in the Red Sea. The depths have covered them; They sank to the bottom like a
stone. "Your right hand, O LORD, has become glorious in power; Your right hand, O LORD, has
dashed the enemy in pieces. Exodus 15:1-6
For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying
ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age,
looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,
who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself
His own special people, zealous for good works. Speak these things, exhort, and rebuke with all
authority. Let no one despise you. Titus 2:11-15
With God on your side you need no other! There is no one bigger, more powerful or more victorious
than God who triumphs gloriously over all our enemies whomever or whatever they might be! Yes we
have a God who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. A God who
has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in
whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins and all the benefits and resources of
heaven which the Psalmist talked about:
To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul. O my God, I trust in You; Let me not be ashamed; Let not
my enemies triumph over me. Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed; Let those be
ashamed who deal treacherously without cause. Show me Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your
paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait
all the day. Psalm 25:1-5
Consider my enemies, for they are many; And they hate me with cruel hatred. Keep my soul,
and deliver me; Let me not be ashamed, for I put my trust in You. Let integrity and uprightness
preserve me, For I wait for You. Redeem Israel, O God, Out of all their troubles! Psalm 25:19-22
Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the LORD, O
my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your
diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and
tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like
the eagle's. The LORD executes righteousness And justice for all who are oppressed. Psalm
103:1-6
God who has redeemed many from their troubles including David, Joseph, and Job doesn‘t have a
problem doing it again for His true children who trust in Him with all their heart! His word is true:
Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD. Who is the man who
desires life, And loves many days, that he may see good? Keep your tongue from evil, And your
lips from speaking deceit. Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it. The eyes of
the LORD are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their cry. The face of the LORD is
against those who do evil, To cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. The righteous
cry out, and the LORD hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles. The LORD is near to
those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions
of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all. He guards all his bones; Not one of
them is broken. Psalm 34:11-20
I love the LORD, because He has heard My voice and my supplications. Because He has
inclined His ear to me, Therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live. The pains of death
surrounded me, And the pangs of Sheol laid hold of me; I found trouble and sorrow. Then I
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called upon the name of the LORD: "O LORD, I implore You, deliver my soul!" Gracious is the
LORD, and righteous; Yes, our God is merciful. The LORD preserves the simple; I was brought
low, and He saved me. Psalm 116:1-6
The fear of the Lord causes us to keep our tongue from evil and our lips from speaking deceit. He
causes us to depart from evil and to do God. The fear of the Lord brings about the truth that the face of
the LORD is against those who do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. The fear of
the Lord is not a negative emotion that comes upon us but a relationship with almighty God and walking
in His divine protection and provision and prosperity. The bible tells us of the many benefits that come
from walking in the fear of the LORD:
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do
His commandments. His praise endures forever. Psalm 111:10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 1:7
"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is
understanding. Proverbs 9:10
The fear of the LORD prolongs days, But the years of the wicked will be shortened. Proverbs
10:27
In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, And His children will have a place of
refuge. The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, To turn one away from the snares of death.
Proverbs 14:26-27
Better is a little with the fear of the LORD, Than great treasure with trouble. Proverbs 15:16
The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom, And before honor is humility. Proverbs
15:33
The fear of the LORD leads to life, And he who has it will abide in satisfaction; He will not be
visited with evil. Proverbs 19:23
By humility and the fear of the LORD Are riches and honor and life. Proverbs 22:4
Do not let your heart envy sinners, But be zealous for the fear of the LORD all the day; For
surely there is a hereafter, And your hope will not be cut off. Proverbs 23:17-18
Yes, there is prosperity, peace, refuge, rest, reward, riches, life, wholeness, edification, joy, honor,
prolonged says, wisdom, knowledge and health in walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the
Holy Spirit. The bible tells us that there are great financial blessings as a result of the fear of the LORD:
And Asa cried out to the LORD his God, and said, "LORD, it is nothing for You to help, whether
with many or with those who have no power; help us, O LORD our God, for we rest on You, and
in Your name we go against this multitude. O LORD, You are our God; do not let man prevail
against You!" So the LORD struck the Ethiopians before Asa and Judah, and the Ethiopians fled.
And Asa and the people who were with him pursued them to Gerar. So the Ethiopians were
overthrown, and they could not recover, for they were broken before the LORD and His army. And
they carried away very much spoil. Then they defeated all the cities around Gerar, for the fear of
the LORD came upon them; and they plundered all the cities, for there was exceedingly much
spoil in them. They also attacked the livestock enclosures, and carried off sheep and camels in
abundance, and returned to Jerusalem. 2 Chronicles 14:11-15
And the fear of the LORD fell on all the kingdoms of the lands that were around Judah, so that
they did not make war against Jehoshaphat. Also some of the Philistines brought Jehoshaphat
presents and silver as tribute; and the Arabians brought him flocks, seven thousand seven
hundred rams and seven thousand seven hundred male goats. So Jehoshaphat became
increasingly powerful, and he built fortresses and storage cities in Judah. He had much property
in the cities of Judah; and the men of war, mighty men of valor, were in Jerusalem. 2 Chronicles
17:10-13
The bible also tells us that if we walk in the fear of the LORD we will have the beginning of wisdom; a
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good understanding; the beginning of knowledge; strong confidence and a place of refuge; a fountain of
life; humility and honor; life; riches; protection; provision. God‘s word is unchanging:
For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding; He stores
up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly; He guards the
paths of justice, And preserves the way of His saints. Then you will understand righteousness
and justice, Equity and every good path. When wisdom enters your heart, And knowledge is
pleasant to your soul, Discretion will preserve you; Understanding will keep you, To deliver you
from the way of evil, From the man who speaks perverse things, From those who leave the
paths of uprightness To walk in the ways of darkness; Who rejoice in doing evil, And delight in
the perversity of the wicked; Whose ways are crooked, And who are devious in their paths;
Proverbs 2:6-16
Happy is the man who finds wisdom, And the man who gains understanding; For her proceeds
are better than the profits of silver, And her gain than fine gold. She is more precious than
rubies, And all the things you may desire cannot compare with her. Length of days is in her right
hand, In her left hand riches and honor. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, And all her paths
are peace. She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy are all who retain her.
The LORD by wisdom founded the earth; By understanding He established the heavens; By His
knowledge the depths were broken up, And clouds drop down the dew. My son, let them not
depart from your eyes- Keep sound wisdom and discretion; So they will be life to your soul And
grace to your neck. Then you will walk safely in your way, And your foot will not stumble.
Proverbs 3:13-23
Yes, everything that we need is found in Jesus Christ and our Helper, the Holy Spirit,‖ the other
Helper,‖ who has become to us all that Jesus Christ was to His Disciples. God‘s word is unchanging:
"And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you
forever- "the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor
knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. John 14:16-17
"But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all
things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. John 14:26
"Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go
away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. "And when He has
come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: "of sin, because
they do not believe in Me; "of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no
more; "of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. "I still have many things to say to
you, but you cannot bear them now. "However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will
guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will
speak; and He will tell you things to come. "He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine
and declare it to you. "All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of
Mine and declare it to you. John 16:7-15

Chapter 18
Life In Jesus Name
"And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the
Father in My name He will give you. "Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you
will receive, that your joy may be full. John 16:23-24
And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in
this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,
and that believing you may have life in His name. John 20:30-31
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Jesus Christ is the author and finisher of the Christian faith and no other including any preacher,
teacher or evangelist. Salvation, healing, deliverance, blessing, victory and prosperity come through
Jesus name and no other even though some fools tell us they have a sure method to receiving things from
God including answered prayer! Jesus told us that all we need was to have child like faith and trust in God
and we will have life in Jesus name. God‘s word is true:
Jesus said to him, "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes." Mark
9:23
"And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or
children or lands, for My name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life.
Matthew 19:29
"Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive
them, and you will have them. Mark 11:24
In 1911 Barney E. Warren wrote a song which says it all
There Is Healing in His Name

Simply trusting in the Savior,


Healing virtue now receive;
You must never doubt or waver,
His unfailing word believe.

Refrain:
Casting all your care on Jesus,
Sickness, sorrow, grief, and pain;
Oh, believe His blessed promise,
There is healing in His name.

Come, ye helpless, sick and suff‘ring,


At His feet in meekness kneel;
Soul and body to Him off‘ring,
He will all your sickness heal.
He is just the same forever,

Cast away your doubts and fears;


From affliction He‘ll deliver,
Though you‘ve suffered many years.
Listen to the declaration:
Christ forever is the same;
All the pow‘r in earth and heaven
Is in His majestic name.

We have for us a good, rich, bountiful God who wants to bless us greatly with all His blessings. In
1911 J. H. Olinger, wrote a simple song with great truth:

Ask and You Shall Receive

If there‘s a want in your bosom,


Father will fill it, believe;
Do you need knowledge and wisdom?
Ask and you shall receive.

Open the kingdom of heaven,


Jesus all bounty will give;
Here is the pledge of His promise,
Ask and you shall receive.
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Refrain:

Ask, my brother and sister,


For all you need believe;
Ask the bountiful Giver;
Ask and you shall receive.

Yes Jesus came to give us victory, real victory over all things! In 1897 Barney E. Warren, wrote his
song
Victory

Hallelujah, what a thought!


Jesus full salvation brought,
Victory, victory;
Let the pow‘rs of sin assail,
Heaven‘s grace can never fail,
Victory, victory.

Refrain:
Victory, yes, victory.
Hallelujah! I am free,
Jesus gives me victory;
Glory, glory! hallelujah!
He is all in all to me.

I am trusting in the Lord,


I am standing on His Word,
Victory, victory;
I have peace and joy within,
Since my life is free from sin,
Victory, victory.

Shout your freedom everywhere,


His eternal peace declare,
Victory, victory,
Let us sing it here below,
In the face of every foe,
Victory, victory.

We will sing it on that shore,


When this fleeting life is o‘er,
Victory, victory;
Sing it here, ye ransomed throng,
Start the everlasting song:
Victory, victory.

And we definitely need the Baptism of the Holy Spirit about which Barney E. Warren wrote in his song:
Baptism of the Holy Spirit

Let cloven tongues of holy fire


Baptize each soul with pow‘r;
Come, blessed Spirit, sanctify
With Jesus‘ blood this hour.
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Refrain 1-3:
Like a peaceful dove
From the courts above,
Let Thy sacred presence steal
O‘er my trusting soul,
Taking full control,
As I here in meekness kneel.

Come, blessed Spirit, and restore


God‘s image in my heart;
By faith now cleanse me, I implore,
This crowning grace impart.

Come, blessed Spirit, Comforter,


Dwell in my heart, Thy throne;
Make me o‘er sin a conqueror,
Oh, seal me for Thine own.

Oh, let Thy glory, Lord, descend


Upon my waiting soul;
Preserve me spotless to the end,
And every whit made whole.

Refrain 4:
I believe just now,
As I humbly bow,
That the blood has been applied;
It is done, I know,
For Thy word is so—
I am wholly sanctified.
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Chapter 19
He Is Also Able To Save To The Uttermost
Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since
He always lives to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:25
The blood of Jesus will never lose its power, and no power is greater than the power in the blood. The
divine blood of Jesus is able to save to the uttermost. His blood saves, heals and delivers. Through His
blood we have been made nigh to God, and we can have heaven‘s divine help at all times. We are blessed
to have the precious blood of Jesus applied to our hearts. Without that blood there is no forgiveness of
sins or newness of life. There is miracle-working power in the blood! His blood was not shed in vain, and
we can have Calvary‘s benefits all the days of our life. We can look to Him in faith and expect miracles
for our loved ones and ourselves for we are made in the image of God. God‘s word is true:
Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have
dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth
and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." So God created man in His own image;
in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them,
and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over
the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth."
And God said, "See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the
earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. "Also, to every beast of
the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is
life, I have given every green herb for food"; and it was so.Genesis 1:26-30
"If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be
done for you. "By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My
disciples. John 15:7-8
"And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong, whom you see and
know. Yes, the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the
presence of you all. Acts 3:16
And in Lystra a certain man without strength in his feet was sitting, a cripple from his
mother's womb, who had never walked. This man heard Paul speaking. Paul, observing him
intently and seeing that he had faith to be healed, said with a loud voice, "Stand up straight on
your feet!" And he leaped and walked. Acts 14:9-10
The bible tells us that faith is not a set of religious beliefs but the substance of things hoped for, the
evidence of things not seen. And by it the elders obtained a good testimony. By faith we understand that
the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things
which are visible (Hebrews 11:1-3). True faith accomplishes things. By faith the walls of Jericho fell down
after they were encircled for seven days. By faith the harlot Rahab did not perish with those who did not
believe, when she had received the spies with peace. And what more shall I say? For the time would fail
me to tell of Gideon and Barak and Samson and Jephthah, also of David and Samuel and the prophets:
who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of
lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong,
became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens (Hebrews 11:30-34).
Yes, faith in God produces positive results. In Lystra, a cripple from his mother's womb, who had
never walked a certain man without strength in his feet, was sitting and Paul observed that he had faith to
be healed. So Paul with a loud voice, "Stand up straight on your feet!" And he leaped and walked. It was
said of Stephen, And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and signs among the people
(Acts 6:8). It was said of Barnabas, for he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a
great many people were added to the Lord (Acts 11:24). But unfortunately this cannot be said of most
Christians that they are full of the Holy Spirit, full of faith and power? Probably because they have grieved
the Holy Spirit, have delegated Him to some dark obscure room in their house of clay and have designated
faith to be some set of religious beliefs including that God doesn‘t heal today and tongues are off the
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devil? They are not full of the Holy Spirit but full of unbelief and demons! It‘s amazing what Christians
define faith to be but it‘s obvious that they don‘t have the real thing or they would be more like Stephen,
Philip or Barnabas. Yes, God‘s word is unchanging:
"And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they
will speak with new tongues; "they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will
by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover." So then, after the
Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of
God. And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming
the word through the accompanying signs. Amen. Mark 16:17-20
Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria and preached Christ to them. And the multitudes
with one accord heeded the things spoken by Philip, hearing and seeing the miracles which he
did. For unclean spirits, crying with a loud voice, came out of many who were possessed; and
many who were paralyzed and lame were healed. And there was great joy in that city. Acts 8:5-8
Then all the multitude kept silent and listened to Barnabas and Paul declaring how many
miracles and wonders God had worked through them among the Gentiles. Acts 15:12
Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does He do it by
the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?- Galatians 3:5
Yes, God is unchanging and is a miracle working God who not only supplies the Spirit to us but works
miracles amongst us by the hearing of faith! So if people are not seeing and receiving miracles it‘s
obviously they don‘t have faith or have the wrong kind of faith? They don‘t have faith that through faith in
Jesus name gives men perfect soundness including physical and emotional healing.
Because Jesus Christ is alive and well and has overcome the world including sin, demons and death
and has won the victory, He gives the victory to His trusting children to achieve great things for His honor
and glory. The size of their mountain or enemies is not a problem because their God, friend, provider and
Lord, is bigger than anything that they face or will face. He is still in the mountain moving and miracle
working business and none can stand against Him and the power of Jesus name. Everything must bow at
the name of Jesus including sickness, poverty, disease, demons, loss and governments. God‘s word is
true:
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not
consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a
bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He
humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and
of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the
glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:5-11
So the Lord said, "If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, 'Be
pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,' and it would obey you. Luke 17:6
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome
the world-our faith. 1 John 5:4
Faith operates outside our senses. It is born in the heart. Generally, all human beings have the
tendency to walk by sight and not by faith. We rely on what we see, forgetting there is a spiritual
realm that our eyes don‘t see. It does exist and is both real and eternal. Faith connects us to the
invisible and eternal world, where God‘s government and celestial court is found. Faith moves us out of
human limitations and transports us to the threshold of divine glory, where we leave our weakness and
feebleness at the feet of the cross in order to be clothed with the invincible strength of the Spirit of
God. We leave behind a world of failure and defeat to walk the solid streets of success and prosperity,
transform the absurd into something logical, the rotten and despised into something useful and
blessed for the world.
The writer of the letter to the Hebrews says that faith is the certainty of what you hope for. God
will give life to all those pictures that He has impressed on our hearts through faith. Then what you
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draw with the faith brush here on earth will be accepted in the heavens. Faith is the conviction of the
things we cannot see. As well as physical eyes, God has given us spiritual eyes. If we develop them we
will be able to see easily the biggest miracles prepared by God in the world of faith. The Apostle Paul
said:
"We do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things
which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal" 2 Corinthians 4:18).
Once you know the miracle you want and can see it clearly, you only have to give the word of
authority for it to be revealed exactly as you dreamt. Then what we conquer in the spiritual realm can
be brought by faith to the natural realm. And so in this way the Lord can transform the chaotic in
something beautiful. He had only to decide and then speak in order to see the miracle of creation
fulfilled. And we are participants in this divine nature. vii
Because of the name of Jesus and that our faith is not in the wisdom of men but in the power of God
we can speak to all the mountains in our lives and tell them to be moved into the sea. In Jesus name, we
can say 'Let the river of God flow amongst us. Holy Spirit come, move in power and let defeat become
victory, crooked be made straight, injustice become justice, wrong become right, poverty become plenty,
lack become abundance, negative things become positive things, sickness become health, weakness
become strength, curses become blessings, sadness become joy, despair become hope, depression
become praise, unbelief become faith, loss become restoration, bondage become redemption, wealth and
riches become a reality and mountains be moved into the sea and be no more!'
Faith or authority in the name that is not used produces nothing? Many of God‘s people have no one to
blame but themselves for not believing and acting on God‘s word to see real circumstantial changes in the
lives and their land. They don‘t appreciate that Jesus took their infirmities and bore their sicknesses,
therefore they can refuse to allow sickness to dominate their body for the Life of God flows within them
bringing healing to every fiber of their being (Matthew 8:17; John 6:63). They don‘t appreciate that they
are redeemed from all the curse as Jesus had become a curse for them (Galatians 3:13). But Jesus blood
is flowing in their blood stream to every cell of their body, restoring life and health as they activate it and
claim it by faith (Mark 11:23; Luke 17:6). The life of Jesus is a reality in their flesh, restoring every cell of
their body for by Jesus stripes they were healed (1 Peter 2:24).
Since they have presented their body to God, for it is the temple of the HOLY GHOST and not their
own, they can make a demand on their body in Jesus name to release the right chemicals, to be in perfect
chemical balance and their pancreas to secrete the proper amount of insulin for life and health (1
Corinthians. 6:19.). Through the Word, God has imparted His life to them and they can speak life to
restore their body for it is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. (John 6:63; Mark 11:23).
Because their heart beats with the rhythm of life, carrying the Life of God throughout their body they can
decree LIFE AND HEALTH ABUNDANTLY (John 17:23, Ephesians 2:22, Ex. 23:25; Mark 11:23). They can
command in Jesus name all blood cells to destroy every disease, germ and virus that tries to inhabit their'
body. They can command in Jesus name every cell of my body to be normal (Romans 5:17; Luke 17:6.).
In other words they can command divine health and life for God‘s word is unchanging:
My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart
from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them,
And health to all their flesh. Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of
life. Proverbs 4:20-23.
The law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus has made them free from the law of sin and death;
therefore, they don‘t have to allow sin, sickness or death to lord it over them. Jesus said that the Holy
Spirit is our Teacher and Guide, not sickness and disease. Believers have the keys of the kingdom of
heaven, and whatever they bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever they loose on earth will
be loosed in heaven. They can confess that the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead dwells in
them permeating God‘s life through their veins, sending healing through-out their body. The Spirit of Him
who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in them and gives life to their mortal body. (Romans 8:11.) They
are free from the control of men and from the law of sin and death. Christ has set them free from the
curse of the law having become a curse for them (Galatians 3:13).
Hence in Jesus' Name they can forbid their body, their soul and their spirit to be deceived in any
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manner. They can speak the Word of Faith and demand that every internal organ of their body perform a
perfect work, for they are the temple of the Holy Ghost. They can charge the body in the name of the Lord
Jesus Christ and by the authority of His Holy WORD to be healed and made whole for the tongue of the
wise promotes health. (Proverbs 12:18). They can resist the enemy in every form that he comes against
them. They can require their body to be strong and healthy, and enforce it with God‘s Word. They can
reject the curse, and enforce life in their body for God has forgiven all their iniquities; He has healed all
their diseases; He has redeemed their life from destruction. (Psalm 103:2-6) They can confess that
because they obey God‘s voice and do all that He speaks, He has blessed their food and water and has
taken sickness away from them and will fulfill the number of their days in health. His word is unchanging:
"So you shall serve the LORD your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I
will take sickness away from the midst of you. "No one shall suffer miscarriage or be barren in
your land; I will fulfill the number of your days Exodus 23:25-26
They are able to live in DIVINE HEALTH AND PROSPERITY continually because God says in His Word:
My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart
from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them,
And health to all their flesh. Proverbs 4:20-22
" Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul
prospers." 3 John 1:2
They can speak to Satan in the authority of Jesus' Name and say to all his principalities and powers,
his master spirits that rule this present darkness, and his spiritual wickedness in high places they are all
totally and completely bound here as they are already bound in Heaven. They are loosed from all his
power according to Colossians 1:13, as God has delivered them from the power of darkness and has
conveyed them into the kingdom of the Son of His love, which is above every thrones or dominions or
principalities or power, past, present or future. They can tell Satan that he has no authority to operate
against their family and them in this or any realm for they are the property of Almighty God and that He
lives within them. He who is in them is greater than he that is in the world as 1 John 4:4 declares. And
finally because they diligently obey the voice of the LORD their God, to observe carefully all His
commandments which He has commanded them, all the blessings God had spoken to Moses shall come
upon them and overtake them and they will be blessed and prospered in all things because God‘s words
says so. (Deuteronomy 28:1-14) His word is true:
"The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want!" Psalm 23:1
"Thus says the Lord your redeemer, the Holy one of Israel: I am the Lord your God who
teaches you to profit, who leads you by the way you should go." Isaiah 48:1
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 do not wrestle
against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the
darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take
up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done
all, to stand. Ephesians 6:10-13
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Chapter 20
Love Is The Greatest
Let no one seek his own, but each one the other's well-being. 1 Corinthians 10:24
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians
13:13
The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, has not only blessed us with every spiritual blessing in
the heavenly places in Christ, but has made us to sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus who is
seated at God‘s right hand in the heavenly places. Jesus Christ has redeemed us to God by His blood out
of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and made us kings and priests to our God and to reign
on the earth.
God is love and He sought not his own well-being but ours! God is love and while we were yet sinners
Christ died for us. God is love and He gave His only begotten Son that we should not perish but have life
ever lasting. Life ever lasting and Love is a person called Jesus Christ and not a set of doctrines or beliefs.
And if we truly are perfect and have Love inside of us we will seek not our own but each other‘s well-
being. God‘s word is unchanging:
In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not
practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother. For this is the
message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another, not as Cain who
was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works
were evil and his brother's righteous. Do not marvel, my brethren, if the world hates you. We
know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not
love his brother abides in death. Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no
murderer has eternal life abiding in him. By this we know love, because He laid down His life for
us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoever has this world's goods,
and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in
him? My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. 1 John 3:10-
17
Love is expressed primarily not by words but by deeds. God so loved us that He gave His only
begotten Son, Jesus Christ, His wonderful Counsellor, the Holy Spirit, and all things. His divine power has
given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by
glory and virtue (2Peter 1:3 ). He desires that we may prosper in all things and be in health, just as our
soul prospers (3 John 1:2). Our flesh and blood bodies are NOW the Temple of the Holy Spirit. We no
longer have the "Spirit of the Lord" upon us. We have the "Spirit of the Lord" IN US:
"Christ IN US, the hope of glory…"
"The Father and the Son will come and make Their abode IN YOU…"
"The Kingdom of God is WITHIN YOU…"
"The Spirit of truth will dwell WITH YOU and IN YOU…"
It‘s true EMMANUEL, "GOD WITH(in) US", the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are the ANOINTING
within us.
Jesus Christ dwells within us and that His anointing is our anointing! The same POWER that Jesus used
to preach, teach, prophesy and ministering healing to thousands is NOW resident within each and every
born-again, Holy Spirit baptized man, woman and child. All the anointing of God we will ever need to "do
the works of Jesus" and "greater works than these" are NOW possible because God lives in us. His word is
unchanging:
"Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and
greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. "And whatever you ask in My
name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. "If you ask anything in My
name, I will do it. "If you love Me, keep My commandments. "And I will pray the Father, and He
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will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever- "the Spirit of truth, whom the
world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He
dwells with you and will be in you. "I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. "A little
while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live
also. John 14:12-19
"Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received,
freely give. Matthew 10:8
Because God is love and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him, we will go into all the
world and preach the gospel to every creature. We will cast out demons; we will speak with new tongues;
we will take up serpents; and we will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover. The One who send us
will work with us and confirm the Word through the accompanying signs. God‘s word is true:
And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. "He who
believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. "And
these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak
with new tongues; "they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no
means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover." So then, after the Lord
had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.
And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the
word through the accompanying signs. Amen. Matthew 16:15-20
We don‘t have to go to Bible college and have several degrees after our name before we can become
a POWERFUL Holy Ghost filled witness for the Lord Jesus Christ. We don‘t have to know a lot about the
Bible and Christian doctrines before we can become a POWERFUL witness for the Lord Jesus Christ. We
don‘t have to FEEL THE POWER of the Lord upon we before we lay hands on someone to be healed,
delivered and set free from what the Devil has bound them under. All we need is simple child like faith to
DO THE WORKS OF JESUS! Lost, sick and hurting humanity is waiting for the sons and daughters of God
to be revealed. God‘s word is unchanging:
For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.
Romans 8:19
And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some
pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of
the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of
God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no
longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the
trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love,
may grow up in all things into Him who is the head-Christ- from whom the whole body, joined
and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every
part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love. Ephesians 4:11-16
Yes, we must all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect
man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed
to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness
of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head-
Christ- from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to
the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of
itself in love. Each one of us must do the works of Jesus and take our rightful place as the sons and
daughters of God. God‘s word is unchanging:
So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;
for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Therefore lay aside all filthiness
and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save
your souls. But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is
a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for
he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who
looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of
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the work, this one will be blessed in what he does. If anyone among you thinks he is religious,
and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one's religion is useless. Pure and
undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble,
and to keep oneself unspotted from the world. James 1:19-27
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Chapter 21
Just For the Asking
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of
lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. James 1:17
"If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will
your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! "If you then, being evil,
know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the
Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!" Luke 11:13
According to Jesus Christ, if we lack things in our life it‘s our fault because we don‘t ask. Our Father
God has everything that we need and more than enough of it. And He delights to give good things to
those who ask Him especially the Holy Spirit and ―The Kingdom.‖ Of course our enemy, the devil, will try
to do everything to stop us from asking, including showing how unworthy we are of anything. And then he
will even try to steal from us what God has given to us. And many people, even God‘s people, just freely
let him steal their health, their riches, their good name and other gifts that God has given them.
Nevertheless God‘s word is unchanging:
"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
"For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be
opened. "Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?
"Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? "If you then, being evil, know how to give
good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to
those who ask Him! Matthew 7:7-11
"Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Luke
12:32
The kingdom of God is not only righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit but is also divine
health, divine favor, divine blessings, divine prosperity, divine health and divine victory! And it‘s all
wrapped up in Jesus Christ who became poor so that we might be rich. It‘s a fact that we are immensely
rich because we have Jesus Christ and He is priceless. He is our all our, our brother, our friend, our Lord,
our reward and our all. He is the best thing that we ever have or will have! And there is no one like Him or
greater than He is. God‘s word is unchanging:
Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the LORD, O
my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your
diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and
tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like
the eagle's. Psalm 103:1-5
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater
than he who is in the world. 1 John 4:4
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
For I rejoiced greatly when brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, just as you
walk in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. 3 John 1:2-4
But the other side of the coin about lack is that we cannot treat what God has given us freely unwisely
and be unfaithful with the different gifts. One day we will give an account to God for all the gifts and
giftings that He has given us. So we need to ask the Father for wisdom and discernment to handle the
wealth and gifts that He give us and to use them all wisely. God‘s word is unchanging:
And Pharaoh said to his servants, "Can we find such a one as this, a man in whom is the Spirit
of God?" Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Inasmuch as God has shown you all this, there is no one
as discerning and wise as you. "You shall be over my house, and all my people shall be ruled
according to your word; only in regard to the throne will I be greater than you." And Pharaoh said
to Joseph, "See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt." Then Pharaoh took his signet ring off
his hand and put it on Joseph's hand; and he clothed him in garments of fine linen and put a gold
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chain around his neck. And he had him ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried
out before him, "Bow the knee!" So he set him over all the land of Egypt. Pharaoh also said to
Joseph, "I am Pharaoh, and without your consent no man may lift his hand or foot in all the land
of Egypt." Genesis 41:38-44
And you shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds the discerning and perverts the words of the
righteous. Exodus 23:8
For God is my witness, how greatly I long for you all with the affection of Jesus Christ. And
this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment,
that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense
till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the
glory and praise of God. Philippians 1:8-11
We must be filled with the Spirit of the LORD and be discerning and wise just like Joseph was if we
want God to promote us and to use us greatly. We must discern good and evil and not be perverted and
corrupted by others including the enemy. We must have an understanding heart to judge God‘s people
and to understand to discern justice and the unsavory. Yes, we must cry out for discernment, and lift up
our voice for understanding. God‘s word is unchanging:
Folly is joy to him who is destitute of discernment, But a man of understanding walks
uprightly. Proverbs 15:21
Strike a scoffer, and the simple will become wary; Rebuke one who has understanding, and he
will discern knowledge. Proverbs 19:25
"And they shall teach My people the difference between the holy and the unholy, and cause
them to discern between the unclean and the clean. Ezekiel 44:23
Then you shall again discern Between the righteous and the wicked, Between one who serves
God And one who does not serve Him. Malachi 3:18
For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not
discerning the Lord's body. 1 Corinthians 11:29
Yes, we must discern between the unclean and the clean, between the righteous and the wicked,
between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him. Otherwise we will find ourselves in the
judgments of God for supporting the unclean and wicked ones. We must discern the times we live in as
well as God‘s seasons and timings in life. And we must not be undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving,
unforgiving, and unmerciful or we will find ourselves in places we never expected to be. Yet God‘s word is
unchanging:
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we
might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. These things we also speak, not
in words which man's wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual
things with spiritual. But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they
are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he who
is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. For "who has known the
mind of the LORD that he may instruct Him?" But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:12-
16
But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have
their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. Hebrews 5:14
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Chapter 22
Head Not Tail
Then his father Isaac said to him, "Come near now and kiss me, my son." And he came near
and kissed him; and he smelled the smell of his clothing, and blessed him and said: "Surely, the
smell of my son Is like the smell of a field Which the LORD has blessed. Therefore may God give
you Of the dew of heaven, Of the fatness of the earth, And plenty of grain and wine. Let
peoples serve you, And nations bow down to you. Be master over your brethren, And let your
mother's sons bow down to you. Cursed be everyone who curses you, And blessed be those who
bless you!" Genesis 27:29
"And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be
beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and
are careful to observe them." Deuteronomy 28:13
When Isaac, the son of Abraham, the father of faith, blessed Jacob, he expressed the will of God for
His chosen ones of prosperity, protection and prominence. If God didn‘t want His people to have the best
in everything, He would not have given them the best His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, and His
wonderful Counselor, the Holy Spirit. Everything else that God gives His people is only gravy on the table
of abundance. If poverty was God‘s will for His people He would not delivered and blessed and made head,
not tail Naomi and Ruth and He would not have healed Job and restored to him double all his losses! But
God‘s word is unchanging:
So she fell on her face, bowed down to the ground, and said to him, ―Why have I found favor
in your eyes, that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner?‖
And Boaz answered and said to her, ―It has been fully reported to me, all that you have done
for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband, and how you have left your father and
your mother and the land of your birth, and have come to a people whom you did not know
before. ―The LORD repay your work, and a full reward be given you by the LORD God of Israel,
under whose wings you have come for refuge.‖ Ruth 2:10-12
Then she said, ―Sit still, my daughter, until you know how the matter will turn out; for the
man will not rest until he has concluded the matter this day.‖ Ruth 3:18
The story of Ruth in the bible is not just the story of two desolate and poverty stricken widows who
God Himself gave full rest, refuge, redemption, reward and renown, but a testimony of what God wants to
do for each one of His children. God wants to make each one of His children rich and to bless them
mightily in all things. For His word is unchanging:
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes
He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich. 2 Corinthians 8:9
Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the
Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot
sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us
therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in
time of need. Hebrews 4:14-16
God loves His own very deeply. He is not concerned for the future because He knows the future. It is
bright and beautiful for those who are His. He is not going to allow anything to come between them and
their promised future. He is not fickle or unreliable. He doesn‘t change. What He has promised is written in
Gold. They are pure like the Ten Commandments He has given to men on tablets of stone. They are
unchangeable. The road of life might be rocky and full of pitfalls but God Himself is on the road with
them. His word is unchanging:
―Behold, I send an Angel before you to keep you in the way and to bring you into the place
which I have prepared. ―Beware of Him and obey His voice; do not provoke Him, for He will not
pardon your transgressions; for My name is in Him. ―But if you indeed obey His voice and do all
that I speak, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries. ―For
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My Angel will go before you and bring you in to the Amorites and the Hittites and the Perizzites
and the Canaanites and the Hivites and the Jebusites; and I will cut them off. ―You shall not bow
down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do according to their works; but you shall utterly
overthrow them and completely break down their sacred pillars. ―So you shall serve the LORD
your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the
midst of you. ―No one shall suffer miscarriage or be barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of
your days. ―I will send My fear before you, I will cause confusion among all the people to whom
you come, and will make all your enemies turn their backs to you. ―And I will send hornets before
you, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite from before you. Exodus
23:20-28
God has made a covenant with His people to be their God and a God to them. He has made a covenant
to be their provider, defender, helper and everything they need. He has promised to abundantly bless and
prosper them if they will listen to and obey His voice and walk in His ways. For His word is true:
―Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go
away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. ―And when He has
come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: ―of sin, because
they do not believe in Me; ―of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no
more; ―of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. ―I still have many things to say to
you, but you cannot bear them now. ―However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will
guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will
speak; and He will tell you things to come. ―He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine
and declare it to you. ―All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take
of Mine and declare it to you. John 16:7-15
The Helper, the other One, whom Jesus sent in His name will guide them into all truth. He will speak to
them what He hears from the Father. He will tell them of things to come. He will glorify Jesus by taking of
what belongs to Jesus and sharing it with and giving it God‘s true ones. For all that belongs to Father now
belong to Jesus and hence they belong to God‘s true children.
All of heaven riches and resources are theirs because God, Himself, is their shield, rock, refuge,
strength, friend and their exceeding great reward. They are to be of good cheer. For in the world they
have tribulation but their brother and friend Jesus Christ has overcome the world. For God‘s word is true:
―These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will
have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.‖ John 16:33
Jesus Christ overcame the worst that the world, the flesh and the devil had thrown at Him. He is
literally the Victor and the ―more than a conqueror.‖ As a result all authority has been given to Him in
heaven and on earth including the power and the glory, the victory and the majesty. For all that is in
heaven and in earth is the Lord‘s including the kingdom of God and He is exalted as head over all. As
God‘s word is true:
For His dominion is an everlasting dominion, And His kingdom is from generation to
generation. All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; He does according to His will
in the army of heaven And among the inhabitants of the earth. No one can restrain His hand Or
say to Him, ―What have You done?‖ Daniel 4:34-35
Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, The power and the glory, The victory and the majesty; For
all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, And You are exalted
as head over all. Both riches and honor come from You, And You reign over all. In Your hand is
power and might; In Your hand it is to make great And to give strength to all. 1 Chronicles
29:11-12
Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the
seven Spirits who are before His throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn
from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us
from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him
be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Revelation 1:4-6
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Jesus Christ is the ruler over the kings of the earth and He has made us kings and priests to His God
and Father, His dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His kingdom is from generation to generation.
All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing and He does according to His will in the army of
heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth.
To Jesus Christ belong the greatness, the power and the glory, the victory and the majesty; as all that
is in heaven and in earth is His. Both riches and honor come from Him and in His hand is power and
might; to heal, deliver, make great and to give strength to all. Hence He desires and wills and works to
make His trusting ones also the victory and more than the conquerors in all things.
As a result, God‘s true ones are not to be concerned about the obstacles in their path. They are to take
each one as it comes and do what they do best—stand! They are to take authority over it and persevere
until it is out of their path by the Spirit of the Living God. For God‘s word is true:
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 do not wrestle
against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the
darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take
up 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 girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate
of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above
all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked
one.
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, being watchful to this end with all
perseverance and supplication for all the saints- Ephesians 6:10-18
The answers of life are not in men‘s wisdom or the world‘s system. It is not in the abundance of what
one possesses. It is in Jesus Christ, His truth and His wisdom and person in one‘s spirit. This closer walk
with God and His person brings a person into a position of unity with Heaven that is yet untapped and
totally miss-understood.
God doesn‘t want His teachers and preachers to point to themselves but to God. He wants His sheep to
turn to Him and He will give them their marching orders. Then, they will find victory in battle and they will
do the right kind of service to Him. They all have a part in His great plan and purposes. Yet, God is left
with a weak and hurt people. This will not be forever. He is coming through to strength His people and
unite them in a way unprecedented in the history of the church. He has ordained it from the beginning.
The church, His body, will learn to learn and hear His voice and follow their true shepherd. This day is
coming and all will see it.
But His true ones are not to be shy. They are to ask God what they will and He will do it because He
loves them so much. He has promised to do whatsoever they ask in Jesus name. They can come to His
throne boldly and He will hear their prayers and He will deal with their concerns. For they have His
promises, His person and Him. Hence they can walk in the assurance of God‘s Presence in their life. For
as God walked with Noah, Joseph, Moses, Daniel, Elijah, and Jesus so now He walks with them. God in
Christ Jesus has given to us His P‘s. The P‘s of His presence, promises, person, power, protection,
provision, prosperity, providence and promotion:
His Presence - God is always with His own. He has commanded them to be strong and of good
courage and not to be afraid, nor be dismayed. For the LORD their God is with them wherever they go and
His presence goes with them to give them rest and victory.
His Promises – Every promise and every line in the bible is theirs including that no weapon which is
formed against them shall prosper and those who rise against them shall become a nonexistent thing.
His Person - God is a Good God who is for them, with them and not against them. He is on their side
no matter what they are facing. There is no searching of His understanding. His ears are open to their
prayers and His eyes are upon the righteous to bless them.
His Power – When God‘s true ones have His presence, promises and power they can trust Him to use
His power for their good in all kinds of circumstances and situations. Just like God did for Jesus on Calvary
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when He raised Him from the dead, gave Him victory over all His enemies and seated Him at His right
hand.
His Protection - God is the shield and exceeding great reward of His true ones, as well as He is their
rock, refuge, strength, tower security and inheritance. He will bless and promote His own and He will
deliver and honor them.
His Provision - God has promised to meet and supply all their need according to His riches in glory by
Christ Jesus and He unlike others is able to keep His word.
His Prosperity – God is not poor or stupid and neither should His children be. He is their security and
inheritance and provision in the deserts of life. He is their hiding place! He will move out every mountain
and deal with every enemy and dispel every lack in their life. Their prosperity will come upon them as the
dawning of a bright and new day. They will not be able to contain their joy and ecstasy at the provision
and security He is providing. He will multiply back to them a hundred fold all they have done for Him.
His Providence - The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord and though he fall God will not
allow him to stay down but will lift him up.
His Promotion – God has promised that for those who set their love upon Him He will deliver them
and set them on high because they have known His name. He has promised to make them head and not
tail and above and not beneath. They shall call upon Him and He will answer them. He will be with them in
trouble and deliver and honor them. With long life He will satisfy His true ones and show them His
salvation.
As a result, the psalmist stated it very well about those who put their trust in God alone and not others
for their deliverance:
Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, Whose hope is in the LORD his God, Who
made heaven and earth, The sea, and all that is in them; Who keeps truth forever, Who executes
justice for the oppressed, Who gives food to the hungry. The LORD gives freedom to the
prisoners. The LORD opens the eyes of the blind; The LORD raises those who are bowed down;
The LORD loves the righteous. The LORD watches over the strangers; He relieves the fatherless
and widow; But the way of the wicked He turns upside down. The LORD shall reign forever- Your
God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the LORD! Psalm 146:5-10
For after all is said and done God has not changed. He still is a miracle working God who gives the best
to those who ask Him for the best. He gives His all to those who give Him their all and believe Him for His
all. His word does not change to His true ones:
―Moses My servant is dead. Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people,
to the land which I am giving to them-the children of Israel. ―Every place that the sole of your
foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses. ―From the wilderness and this Lebanon
as far as the great river, the River Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and to the Great Sea
toward the going down of the sun, shall be your territory. ―No man shall be able to stand before
you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor
forsake you. ―Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance
the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. ―Only be strong and very courageous, that
you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not
turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. ―This Book of
the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you
may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way
prosperous, and then you will have good success. ―Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of
good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever
you go.‖ Joshua 1:2-9
"These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will
have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." John 16:33
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Chapter 23
He Who Sins Is Of The Devil
Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He
is righteous. He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this
purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. Whoever
has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he
has been born of God. In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest:
Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother.
For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another, not
as Cain who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him?
Because his works were evil and his brother's righteous. 1 John 3:7-12
Todd Tomasellaviii in a comment on "Ignore the Enemy?" wrote:
Someone recently chided me for mentioning Satan in a post. To this the following response
was given:
―Ignoring the enemy is simply and clearly not biblical. The Bible addresses many specifics
about Satan, so to ignore him and all that Scripture has to say of him is not wise. We are not to
be ignorant of his devices (2 Cor. 2:11). Doesn‘t ignoring him only prove the effect he has had
upon our own minds? Jesus Christ is our focus and yet ..... know your enemy "who walketh about
seeking (aggressively) whom he may devour." (1 Pet. 5:8) Our Father's Word contains the name
and characteristics/devices of His enemy from Genesis to Revelation.....in fact, His arch enemy
and therefore our enemy, is given many names ..... "Satan" appears 56 times, and "devil"
appears 61 times in the Bible. To ignore a topic so prevalent in God‘s Word is to refuse to
acknowledge the full-counsel of Holy Writ (Acts 20:20, 27). There would have to be much
purposed ignoring of a myriad of Scripture if we chose to exclude the enemy of souls which God‘s
Word has much to say concerning - "ALL scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable
for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may
be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.‖ (2 Tim. 3:16-17)
Ignoring the devil doesn‘t make him go away and it‘s contrary to scriptures which tells us to submit to
God and resist the devil and he will flee:
Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for
pleasure that war in your members? You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot
obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not
receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures. Adulterers and
adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever
therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you think that
the Scripture says in vain, "The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously"? But He gives more
grace. Therefore He says: "God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble." Therefore
submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw
near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up. James 4:1-10
In our western culture we have been deceived by the ―Deceiver‖, the Devil, to believe that he and his
cohorts don‘t exist but have left the country when it‘s a lie from the pits of hell. In reality the supposed
―Acts of God‖ are acts of the devil who hasn‘t changed one bit since Jesus told us about him:

"You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a
murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him.
When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. John
8:44
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"The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they
may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10
So where every here on earth and even in the house of God we find pilfering, stealing,
murders, lying, stealing, raping, perjurers, and all kinds of bad and evil things, we see the devil‘s
handy work. Yet God‘s word is unchanging: Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able
to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual
hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up 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
girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod
your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with
which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 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, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for
all the saints Ephesians 6:11-18
Concerning the devil there are two extremes that many of God‘s people take. One is to see the devil in
every bush! And the other is not to see him at all. But he is a real adversary who walks about like a
roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. Apostle Paul used the terms ―the wiles of the devil‖ and ―we
do not wrestle.‖ The American Heritage Dictionary defines wile and wrestle as:
wile (wºl) n. 1. A stratagem or trick intended to deceive or ensnare. 2. A disarming or
seductive manner, device, or procedure. 3. Trickery; cunning. --wile tr.v. wiled, wil·ing, wiles. 1.
To influence or lead by means of wiles; entice. 2. To pass (time) agreeably.
wres·tle (rµs―…l) v. wres·tled, wres·tling, wres·tles. --intr. 1. To contend by grappling and
attempting to throw or immobilize one's opponent, especially under contest rules. 2. To contend
or struggle.
Wile also means ―A clever, often devious means for achieving an end: trick, maneuver, bluff,
contrivance, device, beguilement, feint, gimmick, ploy, ruse, sleight.‖ In sport to wrestle implies direct
bodily contact with the opponent. It means to struggle hand to hand against an opponent: grapple, fight,
scuffle, tussle. One of the wiles of the devil with results in real contact is to bring sickness upon a person
and financial losses just like he did to Job. The bible records for our profit and instruction:
Then the LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like
him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?" So Satan
answered the LORD and said, "Does Job fear God for nothing? "Have You not made a hedge
around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? You have blessed
the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. "But now, stretch out Your
hand and touch all that he has, and he will surely curse You to Your face!" And the LORD said to
Satan, "Behold, all that he has is in your power; only do not lay a hand on his person." So Satan
went out from the presence of the LORD.
Now there was a day when his sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their
oldest brother's house; and a messenger came to Job and said, "The oxen were plowing and the
donkeys feeding beside them, "when the Sabeans raided them and took them away-indeed they
have killed the servants with the edge of the sword; and I alone have escaped to tell you!" While
he was still speaking, another also came and said, "The fire of God fell from heaven and burned
up the sheep and the servants, and consumed them; and I alone have escaped to tell you!"
While he was still speaking, another also came and said, "The Chaldeans formed three bands,
raided the camels and took them away, yes, and killed the servants with the edge of the sword;
and I alone have escaped to tell you!" While he was still speaking, another also came and said,
"Your sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother's house, "and
suddenly a great wind came from across the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house,
and it fell on the young people, and they are dead; and I alone have escaped to tell you!"
Then Job arose, tore his robe, and shaved his head; and he fell to the ground and worshiped.
And he said: "Naked I came from my mother's womb, And naked shall I return there. The LORD
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gave, and the LORD has taken away; Blessed be the name of the LORD." Job 1:8-21
The devil, who is a believer and believes God‘s word and what He does, told the Lord ―Have You not
made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? You have
blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.‖ He acknowledged that the
Lord was the source of Job‘s blessing, protection and even health. So when he did his evil things and Job
didn‘t curse God, he told the Lord ―But stretch out Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and
he will surely curse You to Your face! The bible records:
Then the LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like
him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil? And still he
holds fast to his integrity, although you incited Me against him, to destroy him without cause."
So Satan answered the LORD and said, "Skin for skin! Yes, all that a man has he will give for
his life. "But stretch out Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will surely curse
You to Your face!" And the LORD said to Satan, "Behold, he is in your hand, but spare his life."
So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD, and struck Job with painful boils from the sole
of his foot to the crown of his head. And he took for himself a potsherd with which to scrape
himself while he sat in the midst of the ashes. Then his wife said to him, "Do you still hold fast
to your integrity? Curse God and die!" But he said to her, "You speak as one of the foolish women
speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?" In all this Job
did not sin with his lips. Job 2:3-10
It‘s to be noted that no matter what Job went through he held on to his faith in God that God would
deliver him and heal him! And he was not put to shame. It‘s also to be noted that God‘s power is greater
than the devil and He has to power not only to heal and deliver but to restore. The Word of God records
for our profit and instruction:
And the LORD restored Job's losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the LORD gave Job
twice as much as he had before. Then all his brothers, all his sisters, and all those who had been
his acquaintances before, came to him and ate food with him in his house; and they consoled him
and comforted him for all the adversity that the LORD had brought upon him. Each one gave him
a piece of silver and each a ring of gold. Now the LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than
his beginning; for he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of
oxen, and one thousand female donkeys. He also had seven sons and three daughters. Job
42:10-13
The other important term that Paul uses concerning our bout with the devil is ―Stand therefore, having
girded your waist with truth‖ for the devil loves to play mind games as well as use different tricks, bluffs,
beguilements, ploys or ruses such as bringing real fear and affliction to a person. Many Christians are
seduced in their minds by the devil‘s wiles! But God‘s word is unchanging:
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2
Timothy
Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. And we
have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love
abides in God, and God in him. Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have
boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in
love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not
been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us. 1 John 4:15-19
Yes, God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind and we are to
swing the sword of the Spirit, the Word of God, against the devil telling him what God‘s word says about a
matter and not what things appear to be like. When he brings sickness upon us we tell him ―by Jesus
stripes we are healed and God is our healer.” When he brings troubles and problems upon us we tell him
―the Lord is our deliverer and a very present help in time of trouble.” When he brings fear and doubt upon
us we tell him “God has not given us the Spirit of fear and He makes our way perfect.” As a Christian,
there are fights of faith we must fight in this life by declaring that what we have not seen is ours (Romans
4:17.) Despite the pressure, we must make a confession of faith and maintain our confession,
that we are a success, we are the healed of God, and we are rich in Jesus Name and live our life
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to the fullest in victory. Hence are some suggested confessions:
Lord, in the name of Jesus, I thank You for my deliverance from blindness, sickness, diseases,
debt, oppression, shame, sin, lusts, lack, poverty, defeat, despair, failure and unbelief and that
you have given me faith, hope, prosperity and love which is wrapped up in Jesus Christ. Your
Word says that I am to owe no man anything but to love him. Your word says you have become
unto me all things. As I continue to build my faith in this area, I fully expect to receive much
unexpected income(s), answers, miracles and debt cancellation and great and wonderful healings
and miracles and deliverance and blessings including financial breakthroughs. I confess for the
glory of God in Jesus name I am wealthy and prosperous and victorious and more than a
conqueror in every area of my life. I confess that all my needs are met and my storehouses
overflow with abundance and that I am a great and true and holy man of God.
In Jesus name I come against all oppression in my life and declare that I have supernatural
protection against the onslaughts of the enemy. In the name of Jesus I command the angels of
God to go now and bring to pass my financial and physical soundness and wholeness and
blessings and provisions and prosperity. I confess I am a wise and faithful and good steward;
therefore, I walk in manifested abundance and debt-freedom daily. Your Word says that You
delight in the prosperity of Your servants. As I serve You with my finances, I declare that I have
my harvest of debt-deliverance right now. Amen!
In the name of Jesus, I confess that right now I'm out of debt, my needs are met and I have
plenty more to put in store. I walk in abundance and good health daily. Lord, Your Word says that
it is Your will for me to prosper and excel in every area of my life. Because I am a faithful and
wise steward over my finances, the wealth of the wicked is being transferred into my hands. I
know what to do with it because I place You first in all things. You direct my path and give me
wisdom to manage what You have placed in my hands. As a believer, I am blessed to be a
blessing until all families of the earth have been blessed. I am a distribution center. I am a
money magnet. Money cometh to me now! I command unexpected and expected income to come
my way. Lord, I receive Your blessing-Your power to get wealth-right now. In Jesus' name, Amen!
In the name of Jesus, I declare that I have a blood-bought right to answered prayer. The
Word of God is my guarantee. Father, by prayer, supplication and with thanksgiving, I can make
my requests known to You. You hear the prayer of the righteous and answer them. Your eyes are
on me and Your ears are open to hear my prayers. I am connected to Christ Jesus, and I am
anointed. In everything I do I am more than a conqueror. Because I abide in You, and Your Word
abides in me, I see the manifestation of answered prayer. When I speak Your Word, it does not
return without accomplishing what it was sent to do Amen and amen.
Lord, I thank You that I walk in favor with man and with You. Wherever I go and whatever I
do, Your favor goes before me. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous person avails much.
Therefore, I believe I receive what I pray for right now. In Jesus' name, Amen!
In the name of Jesus, I do not neglect my great salvation-soteria. I declare that I am
established in "protection, preservation, prosperity, promotions, provisions, soundness, healing,
deliverance and the ministry of angels." I do not fear. No weapon formed against me shall
prosper. Every tongue that rises up against me, I will condemn, for it is my heritage. I loose my
angels to bring me great wealth, perfect health, great anointings, total victories, houses, lands,
cars and boats and every good thing and especially my miracle ministry.
Thank You, Lord, for being my help in the time of trouble. When I call, You answer me. You
are always with me. You deliver and honor me. No evil ever comes near my dwelling. With a long
and prosperous life You will show me Your salvation.
I declare that the healing power of God is flowing through my body right now. I declare that
every organ, tissue, cell and system in my body functions in the perfection to which God created
it to function. I command all infection and abnormality in my body to cease and die and pass out
now never to return in Jesus Name. Divine health is restored into my body in Jesus Name. I
rebuke every ear deafness blindness sickness disease and spirit of infirmity and command it to go
away and not come back in jesus name I speak the Word of God in Jesus name that by Jesus
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stripes I am healed and it will not return to me void.
I am established in Your Word. I declare that I am preserved from trouble. I overcome trouble
by the blood of the Lamb and the word of my testimony. I am established in righteousness
through Jesus. As the redeemed of the Lord, I declare this to be so right now. In Jesus' name, I
command and loose Your angels to go forth now and bring these confession to pass in my life. I
believe and I have received the manifestation of these promises and your great and wonderful
miracle working power.
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Chapter 24
The Evidence Of Things Not Seen
Then it happened, as they continued on and talked, that suddenly a chariot of fire appeared
with horses of fire, and separated the two of them; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into
heaven. And Elisha saw it, and he cried out, "My father, my father, the chariot of Israel and its
horsemen!" So he saw him no more. And he took hold of his own clothes and tore them into two
pieces. He also took up the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and went back and stood
by the bank of the Jordan. Then he took the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and struck
the water, and said, "Where is the LORD God of Elijah?" And when he also had struck the water, it
was divided this way and that; and Elisha crossed over. Now when the sons of the prophets who
were from Jericho saw him, they said, "The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha." And they came to
meet him, and bowed to the ground before him. 2 Kings 2:11-15
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the
elders obtained a good testimony. By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the
word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.
Hebrews 11:1-3
The bible tells us that Elisha took up the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and went back and
stood by the bank of the Jordan and struck the water, and said, "Where is the LORD God of Elijah?" And
when he also had struck the water, it was divided this way and that; and Elisha crossed over. Yes, God
specializes in things thought impossible He does the things others cannot do! He, who framed the worlds
by the word of God so the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible, is not
dependent on the any human element to do His miracles!
Oscar C. Eliason wrote in 1929 the chorus of Got any rivers. He was dying of TB in a Minneapolis
hospital and an elderly minister came by one evening and prayer was offered. The next day be began to
improve and he continued to improve to such an extent that the Doctors admitted that something out of
the ordinary had happened. As he was getting better he saw an adv. in the Minneapolis Star Tribune by a
construction company that used the slogan. He changed the words to:
Got any rivers you think are uncrossable
Got any mountains you can't tunnel through
God specializes in things thought impossible
He does the things others cannot do.
This little chorus has touched and encouraged so many lives and later became a song with some very
encouraging words.

Got Any Rivers


Be of good courage God spoke unto Joshua
When o'er the river God pointed the way
Jordan uncrossable, things seemed impossible
Waters divide as they march and obey

Chorus
Got any rivers you think are uncrossable?
Got any mountains you can‘t tunnel through?
God specialises in things thought impossible
And does the things that others cannot do.
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Battles to win they would meet with their obstacles


Jericho's walls too must, fall to the ground
God never failed He stood back of his promises
Walls had to crumble as they marched around

Chorus

God is the same and His Word is dependable


He'll make a way through the water's for you
Life's situations by Him are amendable
Mountains and Hills He will part for you too
God never promised to keep us in a negative circumstance but to bring us safely through. As a result
in life we are either in a storm, going into a storm, or coming out of a storm. But for those who are in a
storm we can know that the storm is almost over, and there is something we can do while we wait for the
sun to peep through the clouds. We can remember that storms in our lives are necessary to prepare us for
greater works. No one enjoys going through a storm, but it is preparing us for our breakthrough.
When God wanted to purge the earth of sin, what did He do? He sent a flood. When He wants to purge
us of some unpleasant thing in our lives, what does He do? He sends the rain as a cleansing agent to rid
us of pride, arrogance, selfishness, jealousy, idolatry and any other sin that may be blocking our
blessings.
Storms come and storms go. But what do you do while you are in a storm? Here's help from the
sanctuary . . . Don't let go of your HOPE. HOPE is the only thing that will keep you from drowning. Hold on
to your HOPE. So go on and put the H back in Hope. Hope will restore your health, healing, and your
happiness. Go on and put the O back in hOpe. Keep going On! It is the only thing that will help you get
over those difficult days and out of your storm. Go on and put the P back in hoPe. Continue to pray, praise
and have patience. And remember God's promises. Go on and put the E back in hopE. Everything will be
all right in the morning. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. (Psalm 30:5)
It is so easy to be hopeless when we are going through storms. The one who drowns is the one who
gives up all hope. The one who survives and goes on to do exploits for the Lord is the one who continues
to have hope when there seems to be no way out. Believe with each passing moment that the storm is
almost over. Be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord in spite of your storms.
God‘s word is true:
The LORD is slow to anger and great in power, And will not at all acquit the wicked. The
LORD has His way In the whirlwind and in the storm, And the clouds are the dust of His feet. He
rebukes the sea and makes it dry, And dries up all the rivers. Bashan and Carmel wither, And
the flower of Lebanon wilts. The mountains quake before Him, The hills melt, And the earth
heaves at His presence, Yes, the world and all who dwell in it. Who can stand before His
indignation? And who can endure the fierceness of His anger? His fury is poured out like fire,
And the rocks are thrown down by Him. The LORD is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble;
And He knows those who trust in Him. But with an overflowing flood He will make an utter end of
its place, And darkness will pursue His enemies. Nahum 1:3-8
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and
eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which
are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are
eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
There was no necessity for the disciples of Jesus to encounter a storm on the Sea of Galilee just
because they obeyed Jesus words "Let's go to the others side"? The storm's origin was demonic and hence
Jesus rebuked the demons and the sea became calm. Just because demons cause storms doesn't mean
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that God is in them or they are for our advantage as is implied by the unscriptural phrase "Storms in our
lives are necessary to prepare us for greater works" or "storms in our lives are heaven sent?"
You don't correct people by throwing stones at them? So the idea that God throws at us or allows
negative things to come into the lives of His people like sickness to correct us or teach us some important
lesson is hogwash? Most normal parents teach their children by speaking to them with kind words and
only resort to any use of force as a last resort if they are rebellious, stubborn or unteachable? So is God
any different? No! He teaches His people by His Spirit through His voice and spoken words and His written
word or by His true prophets and not by negative circumstance. His word is unchanging:
"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. John 10:27
But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that
anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and
is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.1 John 2:27
The bible tells us what when God spoke as a result of His word heaven and earth came into existence?
In other words, when God speaks a miracle happens? But not all of God's miracles are positive ones as
Pharaoh and his mighty army can testify when God parted the Red Sea and closed it on His enemies!
When Jesus spoke miracles also happened because He is God. So what happened when Jesus spoke to the
false ones of His day and our day and said "Woe to you?" They died in the judgments that followed in 70
A.D. at the hands of God's other ministers, the Romans, an avenger to execute wrath on him who
practices evil (Romans 13:4).
Jesus Christ is the Way-Maker and the World Changer. Life may not be fair but it is sure He is the only
answer in it. God true ones are to hold to Him and walk in Him and hear His voice in the midst of the
battles and storms of life. When the wind is howling around them and the storm is about to swallow them
that is when He is in the boat with them and helping them to walk on water. It is important to walk there
or they will be defeated by the sheer force of life. It is not always what they want or desire. It is what has
been ordained and allowed for their betterment. To make them strong in Him. To make them sure of Him.
To help them walk in the assurance of His provision and protection and position.
The ways of men are not God‘s ways. They are the ways of men who walk in their own understandings
and based on their own half-baked truths. He is not at all like them nor will He ever be like them. God‘s
true ones are not to fear them and stay close to Him and hold on to Him. They are not to let them
intimidate them or harass them or change them in their current course of action. They are foolish and
shifting sands but God in Jesus Christ is their Rock and High Tower and their hiding place in the midst of
the storm. He is their Wing under which they can take refuge and their Savior in the storm. He is the
Fourth Man in the fires of their lives. He is their victor in the battles of life. He is always with them. They
are not to look to the right or to the left, but look only to Him. He is going to do all He has promised them
and He above others keeps his word.
God has given His true ones all authority over the enemy. They have all strength and courage in the
face of the enemy. They are not to let a demon ever frighten them. No circumstance--ice, snow, or
pestilence or disease ever frighten them because He Himself is with them. He will let no one and nothing
ever overwhelm or harm them in any way. He is their safety and high tower in the midst of the storms of
life. He will not let them go for any reason. He is able to make the worlds and galaxies to come into being,
so He is able to do all them need or require. But He does it in His timing as He has important lessons of
spiritual life for them to learn.
Then, He will release them to do the work to which He has called them. They too are being established
and made ready for the battle to which He has called them. He has called them will keep and establish
them. He has promised it and He is able to do what they have committed to Him against that day. He has
promised it and it is so. Cause it was spoken forth from His very mouth. It can never be taken back or
changed. He has spoken it. They can consider it already done. Whatever, is of faith is to be considered
already done because He, their Lord, considers it already performed and done. Principles of law and truth
in the spiritual realm are not at all like those in the physical or fleshly realm and they transcend the
physical, overriding the events and circumstances of the physical world. If they live in the spiritual realm,
they cross all the barriers of the physical world and live on a new plane of understanding, gifts and the
very person of God. This new way of living is nothing anyone can teach them except by the Word of God
and the Presence of the Holy Spirit.
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Not Down, But Through


By Annie Johnson Flint

"When Thou passest through the waters,"


Deep the waves may be and cold,
But Jehovah is our refuge,
And his promise is our hold;
For the Lord himself has said it,
He, the faithful God and true;
"When you come to the waters
You will not go down, but through."

Seas of sorrow, Seas of trial,


Bitter anguish, fiercest pain,
Rolling surges of temptation
Sweeping over heart and brain...
They will never overflow us
For we know His work is true;
All His waves and all His billows
He will lead us safely through.

Threatening breakers of destruction,


Doubt's insidious undertow,
Will not sink us, will not drag us
Out to ocean depths of woe;
For His promise will sustain us,
Praise the Lord, whose word is true!
We will not go down, or under,
For He says, "You will pass through."

Chapter 25
You Will Find Rest
"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. "Take My yoke
upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your
souls. "For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30
Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: "They shall again use this speech in the land
of Judah and in its cities, when I bring back their captivity: 'The LORD bless you, O home of
justice, and mountain of holiness!' "And there shall dwell in Judah itself, and in all its cities
together, farmers and those going out with flocks. "For I have satiated the weary soul, and I
have replenished every sorrowful soul." Jeremiah 31:23-25
There is no one who can take away all our sorrows, heal our broken hearts and meet and supply all
our needs like Jesus Christ who is not only the same yesterday, today and forever but is moved with
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compassion for us!
When Jesus Christ grants us His joy, He takes away all our sorrows. He affectionately says, "Come to
Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.‖ (Matthew 11:28) "For I have satiated
the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul." Jeremiah 31:25. How can God refresh us?
As He fills us with the Holy Spirit, He plucks away all the sorrow in our heart and fills us with His joy.
When filled with His joy our joy is complete. When Jesus Christ saw the multitudes, He was moved with
compassion for them, Matthew 9:36. On this day, Jesus Christ is beside us moved with compassion for us.
He will take away all our sorrows. His word is true:
"The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good
tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the
captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; To proclaim the acceptable
year of the LORD, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, To console
those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The
garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The
planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified." Isaiah 61:1-3
When Jesus entered a town called Nain, He saw many people carrying a dead young man. He knew
what had happened there. The only son of a widow was dead. She had no one to help her except her son
and her only support was no more. Jesus walked close to the coffin and told, ―Young man I say to you
arise!‖
Immediately the young man came back to life. He got up and began to speak. Such is the amazing
and mighty power of our Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 7:11-15) Jesus said, "I am the resurrection and the life.
He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live (John 11:25).
It‘s important to note that God is for us and not against us and that Jesus Christ is the only One who
can give life and restoration to anyone. The widow whose son has been raised from the dead rejoiced
greatly. She got back the life of her son once again. And because of Jesus we can get back everything
that we have lost whether we have lost our fame or finances! If we have lost our home or our dear ones
have gone far away from us the Lord will bring them back to us. If we are facing ill-health, t There is
healing in the wings of our Lord Jesus Christ. We can turn to the Lord Jesus Christ and He will surely make
your joy complete. The Lord will fill us with His Holy Spirit. Our joy will be made complete by God. The
joy of your Lord is our strength. And He is still a miracle working God and our faith is to be in the power of
God to change and deal with things. His word is unchanging:
Then the LORD put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the LORD said to me:
"Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. See, I have this day set you over the nations and
over the kingdoms, To root out and to pull down, To destroy and to throw down, To build and to
plant." Jeremiah 1:9-10
"For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the
sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will
have whatever he says. Mark 11:23
And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom
declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except
Jesus Christ and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. And
my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in
demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but
in the power of God. 1 Corinthians 2:1-4
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the
elders obtained a good testimony. By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the
word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.
Hebrews 11:1-3
Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but
we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 1 John 3:2
As children of God we have been given great power and authority to bring all kinds of changes in us
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and around us and to root out and to pull down, to destroy and to throw down, to build and to plant.
God‘s word is true:
Then the men of the city said to Elisha, "Please notice, the situation of this city is pleasant, as
my lord sees; but the water is bad, and the ground barren." And he said, "Bring me a new bowl,
and put salt in it." So they brought it to him. Then he went out to the source of the water, and
cast in the salt there, and said, "Thus says the LORD: 'I have healed this water; from it there
shall be no more death or barrenness.' " So the water remains healed to this day, according to
the word of Elisha which he spoke. Then he went up from there to Bethel; and as he was going
up the road, some youths came from the city and mocked him, and said to him, "Go up, you
baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!" So he turned around and looked at them, and pronounced a
curse on them in the name of the LORD. And two female bears came out of the woods and
mauled forty-two of the youths. 2 Samuel 2:19-24
Now in the morning, as He returned to the city, He was hungry. And seeing a fig tree by the
road, He came to it and found nothing on it but leaves, and said to it, "Let no fruit grow on you
ever again." Immediately the fig tree withered away. And when the disciples saw it, they
marveled, saying, "How did the fig tree wither away so soon?" So Jesus answered and said to
them, "Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was
done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' it
will be done. "And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive." Matthew
21:18-22
Many have a very wrong approach to the word of God and have used the one shoe fits all approach to
develop or propagate an erroneous doctrines such as we cannot curse things in our lives in Jesus name to
bring about real change. Under an inferior Old Testament or Old Covenant Elisah had not problem to heal
the water or to pronounce a curse on forty two youths who mocked him. And Jesus cursed a fig tree that
was bearing fruit because it wasn‘t the season to bear fruit and it died. And when the disciples saw it, and
marveled, saying, "How did the fig tree wither away so soon?" And Jesus response to them was
""Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig
tree, but also if you say to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' it will be done. "And
whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive! In other words our faith determines what
we can believe God for and see the impossible because a reality! God‘s word is unchanging:
So Jesus said to them, "Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith
as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and
nothing will be impossible for you. Matthew 17:20
But Jesus looked at them and said to them, "With men this is impossible, but with God all
things are possible." Matthew 19:26
Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does He do it by
the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?- just as Abraham "believed God, and it was
accounted to him for righteousness." Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of
Abraham. Galatians 3:5-7
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Chapter 26
Arise, Shine; For Your Light Has Come!
By the God of your father who will help you, And by the Almighty who will bless you With
blessings of heaven above, Blessings of the deep that lies beneath, Blessings of the breasts and
of the womb. Genesis 49:25
Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For
behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the LORD will
arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, And
kings to the brightness of your rising. Isaiah 60:1-3
In a flea circus fleas are trained to do many things including tightrope-walking. Although fleas are
amazing jumpers and can jump up to 150 times the length of their bodies- sideways or up- equivalent to a
person jumping nearly 1,000 feet, they have been trained to believe that they cannot jump high in order
to be part of the flea circus. Unfortunately many of God‘s people are like fleas in that devil and their
negative circumstances have led them to believe that they cannot change things around them, including
their circumstances, and have to accept negative things as something they have to live with. But it‘s all a
lie from the pits of hell for with God they can jump as high as they want and achieve whatever they want!
God is with them all the way! His power, mercy and grace know no boundaries set by men. His word is
unchanging:
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and
on earth. "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the
Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, "teaching them to observe all things that I have
commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen. Matthew
28:18-20
"These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will
have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." John 16:33
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
Because Jesus Christ is alive and well and has overcome the world including sin, demons and death
and has won the victory, He gives the victory to His trusting children to achieve great things for His honor
and glory. The size of their mountain or enemies is not a problem because their God, friend, provider,
and Lord, is bigger than anything that they will face. He is still in the mountain moving and miracle
working business and none can stand against Him and the power of Jesus name. Everything must bow at
the name of Jesus including sickness, poverty, disease, demons, loss and governments. God‘s word is
true:
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not
consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a
bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He
humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every
name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on
earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is
Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:5-11
So the Lord said, "If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, 'Be
pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,' and it would obey you. Luke 17:6
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome
the world-our faith. 1 John 5:4
Because of the name of Jesus and that our faith is not in the wisdom of men but in the power of God
we can speak to all the mountains in our lives and tell them to be moved into the sea. In Jesus name, we
can say 'Let the river of God flow amongst us. Holy Spirit come, move in power and let defeat become
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victory, crooked be made straight, injustice become justice, wrong become right, poverty become plenty,
lack become abundance, negative things become positive things, sickness become health, weakness
become strength, curses become blessings, sadness become joy, despair become hope, depression
become praise, unbelief become faith, loss become restoration, bondage become redemption, wealth and
riches become a reality and mountains be moved into the sea and be no more!'
Faith or authority in the name that is not used produces nothing? So many of God‘s people have no
one to blame but themselves for not believing and acting on God‘s word to see real circumstantial changes
in the lives and their land. They don‘t appreciate that Jesus took their infirmities and bore their
sicknesses, therefore they can refuse to allow sickness to dominate their body for the Life of God flows
within them bringing healing to every fiber of their being. (Matt. 8:17; John 6:63.) They don‘t appreciate
that they are redeemed from all the curse as Jesus had become a curse for them. Galatians 3:13. But
Jesus blood is flowing in their blood stream to every cell of their body, restoring life and health as they
activate it and claim it by faith. (Mark 11:23; Luke 17:6.) The life of Jesus is a reality in their flesh,
restoring every cell of their body for by Jesus stripes they were healed. (1 Peter 2:24)
Since they have presented their body to God, for it is the temple of the HOLY GHOST and not their
own, they can make a demand on their body in Jesus name to release the right chemicals, to be in perfect
chemical balance and their pancreas to secrete the proper amount of insulin for life and health. (1
Corinthians. 6:19.) Through the Word, God has imparted His life to them and they can speak life to
restore their body for it is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. (John 6:63; Mark 11:23.)
Because their heart beats with the rhythm of life, carrying the Life of God throughout their body they can
decree LIFE AND HEALTH ABUNDANTLY. (John 17:23, Ephesians 2:22, Ex. 23:25; Mark 11:23.) They can
command in Jesus name all blood cells to destroy every disease germ and virus that tries to inhabit their'
body. They can command in Jesus name every cell of my body to be normal. (Romans 5:17; Luke 17:6.)
In other words they can command divine health and life for God‘s word is unchanging:
My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart
from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them,
And health to all their flesh. Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of
life. Proverbs 4:20-23.
The law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus has made them free from the law of sin and death;
therefore, they don‘t have to allow sin, sickness or death to lord it over them. They have the keys of the
kingdom of heaven, and whatever they bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever they loose on
earth will be loosed in heaven." (Romans 8:2; Romans 6:13,14.) They can confess that the same Spirit
that raised Jesus from the dead dwells in them permeating God‘s life through their veins, sending healing
through-out their body. The Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in them and gives life to
their mortal body. (Romans 8:11.) Hence in Jesus' Name they can forbid their body, their soul and their
spirit to be deceived in any manner. They can speak the Word of Faith and demand that every internal
organ perform a perfect work, for they are the temple of the Holy Ghost. They can charge the body in the
name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the authority of His Holy WORD to be healed and made whole for the
tongue of the wise promotes health. (Proverbs 12:18). They can resist the enemy in every form that he
comes against them. They can require their body to be strong and healthy, and enforce it with God‘s
Word. They can reject the curse, and enforce life in their body for God has forgiven all their iniquities; He
has healed all their diseases; He has redeemed their life from destruction. (Psalm 103:2-6) They can
confess that because they obey God‘s voice and do all that He speaks, He has blessed their food and
water and has taken sickness away from them and will fulfill the number of their days in health. His word
is unchanging:
"So you shall serve the LORD your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I
will take sickness away from the midst of you. "No one shall suffer miscarriage or be barren in
your land; I will fulfill the number of your days Exodus 23:25-26
They are able to live in DIVINE HEALTH AND PROSPERITY continually because God says in His Word:
....God's Word is health to all your flesh..." Proverbs 4:22
"Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as your soul
prospers." 3 John 2
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They can speak to Satan in the authority of Jesus' Name and say to all his principalities and powers,
his master spirits that rule this present darkness, and his spiritual wickedness in high places they are all
totally and completely bound here as they are already bound in Heaven. They are loosed from all his
power according to Colossians 1:13, as God has delivered them from the power of darkness and has
conveyed them into the kingdom of the Son of His love, which is above every thrones or dominions or
principalities or power, past, present or future. They can tell Satan that he has no authority to operate
against their family and them in this or any realm for they are the property of Almighty God and that He
lives within them. He who is in them is greater than he that is in the world as 1 John 4:4 declares. And
finally because they diligently obey the voice of the LORD their God, to observe carefully all His
commandments which He has commanded them, all the blessings God had spoken to Moses shall come
upon them and overtake them and they will be blessed and prospered in all things because God‘s words
says so. (Deuteronomy 28:1-14) His word is true:
"The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want!" Psalm 23:1
"Thus says the Lord your redeemer, the Holy one of Israel: I am the Lord your God who
teaches you to profit, who leads you by the way you should go." Isaiah 48:1
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 do not wrestle
against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the
darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take
up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done
all, to stand. Ephesians 6:10-13
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You Can Be Rejected
For the earth which drinks in the rain that often comes upon it, and bears herbs useful for
those by whom it is cultivated, receives blessing from God; but if it bears thorns and briars, it is
rejected and near to being cursed, whose end is to be burned. Hebrews 6:7-8
But I want to remind you, though you once knew this, that the Lord, having saved the people
out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. Jude 1:5
Many church people do not know they are wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked--spiritually
bankrupt. They are not aware they are not growing spiritually, and are not growing in grace, and are
contented to stay that way. They are too wrapped up in the flesh and all the goings on of the flesh to be
made aware of the need to take time to think soberly about whether they are maturing in the spirit, or
are they aborting spiritually, especially as it pertains to God's grace and the working of His Holy Spirit in
them. But God‘s word is unchanging:
"Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went
out to meet the bridegroom. "Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. "Those who
were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, "but the wise took oil in their vessels
with their lamps. "But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.
"And at midnight a cry was heard: 'Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!'
"Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. "And the foolish said to the wise, 'Give us
some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.' "But the wise answered, saying, 'No, lest there
should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.' 0
"And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him
to the wedding; and the door was shut. "Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, 'Lord,
Lord, open to us!' "But he answered and said, 'Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.'
"Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is
coming. Matthew 25:1-13
To many of God‘s people any understanding and teaching of the truth about grace and growing in
God's grace and His Spirit, as it pertains to conversion and perfection, is looked upon as another way of
salvation, and even deception to them because they already confess to know all about salvation and
grace. However, if believers are not growing in His grace and the oil of His Spirit, Christ calls these people
foolish virgins or luke warm Christians and says, He is not living in them nor does He really know them,
and will reject them. What God has done before He can and will do again! His word is unchanging:
For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because
you have rejected the word of the LORD, He also has rejected you from being king."
Then Saul said to Samuel, "I have sinned, for I have transgressed the commandment of the
LORD and your words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice. "Now therefore,
please pardon my sin, and return with me, that I may worship the LORD."
But Samuel said to Saul, "I will not return with you, for you have rejected the word of the
LORD, and the LORD has rejected you from being king over Israel." 1 Samuel 15:23-26
"And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, ' These things says the Amen, the
Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: "I know your works, that you are
neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. "So then, because you are lukewarm, and
neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Revelations 3:14-16
Yes, those who reject the word of the LORD will find that the LORD will reject them. The bible is full of
examples of people who have being rejected by the Lord because they rejected His word spoken by His
true prophets. His word is unchanging:
"But you are those who forsake the LORD, Who forget My holy mountain, Who prepare a table
for Gad, And who furnish a drink offering for Meni. Therefore I will number you for the sword,
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And you shall all bow down to the slaughter; Because, when I called, you did not answer; When I
spoke, you did not hear, But did evil before My eyes, And chose that in which I do not delight."
Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, My servants shall eat, But you shall be hungry;
Behold, My servants shall drink, But you shall be thirsty; Behold, My servants shall rejoice, But
you shall be ashamed; Behold, My servants shall sing for joy of heart, But you shall cry for
sorrow of heart, And wail for grief of spirit. You shall leave your name as a curse to My chosen;
For the Lord GOD will slay you, And call His servants by another name; So that he who blesses
himself in the earth Shall bless himself in the God of truth; And he who swears in the earth Shall
swear by the God of truth; Because the former troubles are forgotten, And because they are
hidden from My eyes. Isaiah 65:11-16
Now the good news of the Gospel is that if we make the right choices and accept and obey the Holy
Spirit, who will be and do all things for us, we will not be rejected. We need to pray and ask God ―Oh
Lord, send me Your Holy Spirit who is the Comforter. Let the Holy Spirit be within me always and make
me a winner in this world. Father, You fight the battles for me, and let the world know that You are with
me. In Jesus' mighty name, I pray.‖
Then as we trust in God and depend upon the Holy Spirit we will be more than conquerors. No one will
be able to defeat or dismay us because God Himself is on our side. Then our wilderness will become a
fruitful field and the fruitful field will become a forest for God‘s word is true:
Until the Spirit is poured upon us from on high, And the wilderness becomes a fruitful field,
And the fruitful field is counted as a forest. Then justice will dwell in the wilderness, And
righteousness remain in the fruitful field. The work of righteousness will be peace, And the effect
of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever. My people will dwell in a peaceful habitation,
In secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places, Though hail comes down on the forest, And the
city is brought low in humiliation. Blessed are you who sow beside all waters, Who send out freely
the feet of the ox and the donkey. Isaiah 32:15-20
The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them, And the desert shall rejoice and
blossom as the rose; It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice, Even with joy and singing. The
glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, The excellence of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the
glory of the LORD, The excellency of our God. Strengthen the weak hands, And make firm the
feeble knees. Say to those who are fearful-hearted, "Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God
will come with vengeance, With the recompense of God; He will come and save you." Isaiah
35:1-4
The church of Jesus Christ was born on the day of Pentecost through a mighty outpouring of the Holy
Spirit and it requires the same outpouring of the Spirit to be live, vital and powerful entity. God‘s word is
unchanging:
So when they heard that, they raised their voice to God with one accord and said: "Lord, You
are God, who made heaven and earth and the sea, and all that is in them, "who by the mouth of
Your servant David have said: 'Why did the nations rage, And the people plot vain things? The
kings of the earth took their stand, And the rulers were gathered together Against the LORD and
against His Christ.' "For truly against Your holy Servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod
and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together "to do
whatever Your hand and Your purpose determined before to be done. "Now, Lord, look on their
threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, "by
stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of
Your holy Servant Jesus."
And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and
they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness. Now the
multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any
of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common. And with great
power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon
them all. Acts 4:24-33
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So That You Come Short In No Gift
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God
always concerning you for the grace of God which was given to you by Christ Jesus, that you
were enriched in everything by Him in all utterance and all knowledge, even as the testimony of
Christ was confirmed in you, so that you come short in no gift, eagerly waiting for the revelation
of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will also confirm you to the end, that you may be blameless in the
day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 1:3-8
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit
be with you all. Amen. 2 Corinthians 13:14
God, who gave His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, and His wonderful Counselor, the Holy Spirit,
doesn‘t want His children to come short in no gift including grace. He wants them to be filled with the
knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that they may walk worthy of the Lord,
fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened
with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; being perfect in
Christ Jesus, complete in Him, lacking nothing. He is able to make all grace abound toward them, that
they, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have abundance for every good work. His word is
unchanging:
Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive
to one another, and be clothed with humility, for "God resists the proud, But gives grace to the
humble." Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in
due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because
your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist
him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your
brotherhood in the world. But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by
Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. To
Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 5:5-11
To the humble and repentant ones Christ gives His Holy Spirit and Salvation as starting gifts. It is
these gifts of His Spirit and salvation that saves a saint, not one's repentance and faith. Hence a sinner
realizes that there is nothing of his past life worthy of God's favor and mercy, and he repents of that
fleshly, wretched, miserable, sinful life, confesses his sins, and asks for God's forgiveness. Based on this
repentance, contriteness of mind and heart, and change of his life's direction, God grants him His loving
favor and mercy, along with his gifts of His Spirit and salvation and perfects, establishes, strengthens and
settles him just like He did for Job. God‘s word is unchanging:
My brethren, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord, as an example of
suffering and patience. Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the
perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord-that the Lord is very compassionate
and merciful. James 5:10-11
And so it was, after the LORD had spoken these words to Job, that the LORD said to Eliphaz
the Temanite, "My wrath is aroused against you and your two friends, for you have not spoken of
Me what is right, as My servant Job has. "Now therefore, take for yourselves seven bulls and
seven rams, go to My servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and My servant
Job shall pray for you. For I will accept him, lest I deal with you according to your folly; because
you have not spoken of Me what is right, as My servant Job has."
So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went and did as
the LORD commanded them; for the LORD had accepted Job. And the LORD restored Job's losses
when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before. Then
all his brothers, all his sisters, and all those who had been his acquaintances before, came to him
and ate food with him in his house; and they consoled him and comforted him for all the
adversity that the LORD had brought upon him. Each one gave him a piece of silver and each a
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ring of gold.
Now the LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; for he had fourteen
thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and one thousand female
donkeys. He also had seven sons and three daughters. And he called the name of the first
Jemimah, the name of the second Keziah, and the name of the third Keren-Happuch. In all the
land were found no women so beautiful as the daughters of Job; and their father gave them an
inheritance among their brothers. After this Job lived one hundred and forty years, and saw his
children and grandchildren for four generations. So Job died, old and full of days. Job 42:7-17
Yes, the Lord, who is the sun and shield for His trusting ones, gives grace and glory to His children
who trust Him no matter what and walk uprightly in their trials and tribulation. Upright being walking in
obedience to God-His commandments, living without sin, a life unblemished, perfect by the power of His
grace. God‘s word is unchanging:
For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD will give grace and glory; No good thing will
He withhold From those who walk uprightly. O LORD of hosts, Blessed is the man who trusts in
You! Psalm 84:11-12
Yes, the LORD withholds no good thing from those who walk and live uprightly. He has promised His
grace to those deserving to receive it, to those that are willing to and are abasing themselves, and have
submitted their heart to have God's law written in it. These are people that know and are growing in God's
Grace. Through grace He has called His children to inherit a blessing and to be a blessing to others. His
word is unchanging:
Now the LORD had said to Abram: "Get out of your country, From your family And from your
father's house, To a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you
And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, And I
will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed." Genesis
12:1-3
And the LORD said, "Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing, "since Abraham shall surely
become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? "For I
have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that
they keep the way of the LORD, to do righteousness and justice, that the LORD may bring to
Abraham what He has spoken to him." Genesis 18:17-19
For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He
swore by Himself, saying, "Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you."
And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. Hebrews 6:13-15
Abraham humbled himself and obeyed the LORD in all things and as a result God blessed Him greatly.
Yes, God demands a heart that is humble, because He says in James 4:6, "God resists the proud, but
gives grace unto the humble." Every sinner coming to Christ, must humble himself, as a small child, Mat.
18:3-4, to receive God's Grace and His kingdom, and he must remain humble to grow in God's Grace, or
God is going to resist him and eventually reject him.
Yes, God will and does resist the proud. He will resist any one proudly wrapped up in himself, and all
that he has done, as he thinks he is everybody's spiritual leader, instead of Jesus Christ. Yes, any
member, professed believer or minister, who thinks he is special, the spiritual leader over the rest of
God's anointed, and so dominates them to make them "his church," is a proud man and God will resist.
Church people are God's sheep, who God has chosen to be His people through His GRACE, His SPIRIT, His
POWER and His SACRIFICE. Any proud person, or minister, who loves to have the pre-eminence among
God's people is usurping Christ's authority and leadership over His people. God will resist and humble this
person, and he will not prosper in his endeavors. God‘s word is unchanging:
Have you an arm like God? Or can you thunder with a voice like His? Then adorn yourself
with majesty and splendor, and array yourself with glory and beauty. Disperse the rage of your
wrath; Look on everyone who is proud, and humble him. Look on everyone who is proud, and
bring him low; Tread down the wicked in their place. Hide them in the dust together, Bind their
faces in hidden darkness. Then I will also confess to you That your own right hand can save you.
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Job 40:9-14
Oh, love the LORD, all you His saints! For the LORD preserves the faithful, And fully repays
the proud person. Psalm 31:23
Blessed is that man who makes the LORD his trust, And does not respect the proud, nor such
as turn aside to lies. Psalm 40:4
Though the LORD is on high, Yet He regards the lowly; But the proud He knows from afar.
Psalm 138:6
It‘s to be noted that true faith and grace are established not based to any organization, any church,
any man, or any standard of behavior according to any man or of our own choosing or opinion but on our
repentance to God. God's commandments establish what God has determined in His all wise and loving
understanding as good and righteous and loving behavior. God, who is all wise and so much greater than
any thing men establish as wisdom, has commanded that human behavior toward Him and our neighbor
must be established on His law given to us in His ten commandments along with His added statutes which
are added laws God gave that magnify, detail, and describe in full perfection what God's commandments
are to accomplish in our life. In other words the fruit of love, faith, peace of mind, joy, patience,
gentleness, goodness, meekness, or humbleness, and temperance that will come from obeying His loving
and righteous commandments in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Our daily and continual repentance is to reform, correct, and humble our heart and mind to covenant
with Christ to follow and obey what God commands in repentance and not what man has establish as
being repentance to God. Based on the grace of God true faith accepts, believes and acts on the
acceptance of Christ death and shed blood for us and receive the power that comes from His Holy Spirit
and lives in that power according to the grace of God and His word. God has saved us and called us with a
holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to
us in Christ Jesus before time began and His word is unchanging:
He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them
He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born,
not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word
became 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 bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, "This was He
of whom I said, 'He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me.' " And of
His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. For the law was given through Moses, but
grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. John 1:11-17
"So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build
you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. Acts 20:32
Through Him we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all
nations for His name, Romans 1:5
Yes, of Christ fullness we have all received, and grace for grace for the law was given through Moses,
but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. We all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and
are justified freely by God‘s grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. Having been justified by
faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith
into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. We now have received grace
and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for His name and understand that:
 God's Grace is Jesus Christ though He was rich, yet for our sakes becoming poor, that we
through His poverty might become rich ( 2 Corinthians 8:9)
 God‘s Grace is God making all grace abound toward us, that we, always having all sufficiency
in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.(2 Corinthians 9:8)
 God‘s Grace is His mercy in forgiveness and justification of sins (Heb.4:16, Titus 3:7, Rom.
3:24).
 God's Grace is God's gift of salvation (Acts 15:11, Titus 2:11, Eph.2:8).
 God's Grace is His gift of His Spirit, that provides: help, comfort, hope, joy, peace and His
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inspiration, that inspires one to work out his own salvation, by making that gift of salvation
sure and secure, rather than trust in some man to work it out for him (Acts 2:38, Acts 4:33, II
Thes.2:16, I John 4:13).
 God's Grace is His working power of His spirit, that will enable one to obey God's law-His Ten
Commandments, to help one to grow in His LOVE and all the fruit of the spirit that His
commandments represents (Eph. 3:7, I John 5:2-5, Gal.5:22-23).
 God's Grace is Christ living in us, through His working power to bring about perfection in us, by
helping every saint to overcome their sins and establish greater faith, by believing God's
promises, to help all of His saints overcome all temptations of sin and endure to the end (Acts
4:19-20, Acts 20:24).
 God's Grace is Christ in us, helping us to develop and mature in His spirit-to be born again of
the Spirit now, not at the resurrection, I John 4:13, I John 4:7, I John 5:1.
 God's Grace is the fruit of Christ's Gospel working in a believer's life --the drawing of God's
chosen sons to repent, to believe, to accept and obey Christ's Gospel (Acts 20:24).
 God‘s Grace enables us to enter our rest in Christ and cease from our works as God did from
His. He encourages us to come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and
find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:9-16)
 God's Grace is God's manifold giving and bestowing His many gifts and blessings, I Pet. 4:10,
and given to any humble and repentant man, who trembles at God's Word. This is the man to
whom God looks, Isa. 66:2, and who can by this GRACE become a member of His glorious
Kingdom.
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God Wills To Heal!
When He had come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed Him. And behold, a
leper came and worshiped Him, saying, "Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean." Then
Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, "I am willing; be cleansed." Immediately his
leprosy was cleansed. Matthew 8:1-3
In Christ Jesus and His encounter with a leper who worshiped Him and saying, "Lord, if You are
willing, You can make me clean," we see the willingness of God to heal of an incurable disease. Jesus
immediately put out His hand and touched him, saying, "I am willing; be cleansed." And immediately his
leprosy was cleansed. This gives great hope and faith to a believer that the God of miracles is on their
side and is ready to use His power for their good if they will only believe and trust Him. As a matter of fact
God wills to heal more than His people will to believe for healing. Sin and the Adamic nature have left
most of God‘s people full of unbelief when it comes to the miracle working power of God. But God‘s word
is unchanging:
Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints,
do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: that the God of our
Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the
knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is
the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what
is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His
mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at
His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and
dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.
Ephesians 1:15-21
For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole
family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His
glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in
your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to
comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height- to know the
love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think,
according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all
generations, forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:15-21
Apostle Paul prayed for all the saints in Ephesus that God would give to them the spirit of wisdom and
revelation in the knowledge of Christ, the eyes of their understanding being enlightened so that they
might know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the
saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working
of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His
right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every
name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.
He also asked that God would grant them according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with
might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in their hearts through faith; that they
being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and
length and depth and height- to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that they might be
filled with all the fullness of God. In other words Paul wanted for all of them to know and experience in
their lives and circumstances the exceeding greatness of God‘s power towards those who believe. The
same miracle working power that was demonstrated when God raised Christ from the dead. The miracle
working power that is at work in them and as a result God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all
that they ask or think! God‘s word is unchanging:
Then all the multitude kept silent and listened to Barnabas and Paul declaring how many
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miracles and wonders God had worked through them among the Gentiles. Acts 15:12
Now God worked unusual miracles by the hands of Paul, so that even handkerchiefs or aprons
were brought from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out of
them. Acts 19:11-12
Truly the signs of an apostle were accomplished among you with all perseverance, in signs
and wonders and mighty deeds. 2 Corinthians 12:12
Yes, Apostle Paul, through whom God had worked many miracle and wonders with all perseverance, in
signs and wonders and mighty deeds, prayed that all the saints in Ephesus would experience and know
God‘s miracle working power in their lives and circumstances. Hence Apostle Paul also wrote to the saints
in Corinth not to be ignorant of God‘s spiritual gifts including the gifts of healing and the working of
miracles:
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant: You know that you
were Gentiles, carried away to these dumb idols, however you were led. Therefore I make known
to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed, and no one can say that
Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit. There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There
are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is
the same God who works all in all.
But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given
the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same
Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to
another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another
different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit
works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills. 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers,
after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues. 1
Corinthians 12:28
Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. For he who
speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in
the spirit he speaks mysteries. But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and
comfort to men. He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the
church. I wish you all spoke with tongues, but even more that you prophesied; for he who
prophesies is greater than he who speaks with tongues, unless indeed he interprets, that the
church may receive edification. 1 Corinthians 14:1-5
So how can God deny from His people the gifts of miracles, healings and varieties of tongues when He
has appointed them in the church? He cannot! It‘s only men who can deny and reject them. God cannot
because He cannot deny Himself or His people whom He has bought with the precious blood of Jesus. He
has divided the spoils with the victors, His own beloved children. His word is unchanging:
He was taken from prison and from judgment, And who will declare His generation? For He
was cut off from the land of the living; For the transgressions of My people He was stricken. And
they made His grave with the wicked- But with the rich at His death, Because He had done no
violence, Nor was any deceit in His mouth. Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put
Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong
His days, And the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand. He shall see the labor of His
soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, For He shall
bear their iniquities. Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, And He shall divide the
spoil with the strong, Because He poured out His soul unto death, And He was numbered with
the transgressors, And He bore the sin of many, And made intercession for the transgressors.
Isaiah 53:8-12
"The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good
tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the
captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year
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of the LORD, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, To console those
who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of
praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting
of the LORD, that He may be glorified. Isaiah 61:1-3
"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
"For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be
opened. "Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?
"Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? "If you then, being evil, know how to give
good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to
those who ask Him! Matthew 7:7-11
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Chapter 30
God‘s Will Is Prosperity
Praise the LORD! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, Who delights greatly in His
commandments. His descendants will be mighty on earth; The generation of the upright will be
blessed. Wealth and riches will be in his house, And his righteousness endures forever. Psalm
112:1-3
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
3 John 1:2
The American Heritage Dictionary defines ‗prosperity‘ and ‗prosper‘ as:
pros·per·i·ty n. The condition of being prosperous.
pros·per v. To be fortunate or successful, especially in terms of one's finances; thrive.
Biblical prosperity means great riches, honor, silver and gold in the current time of life. We have an
example of biblical prosperity in the life of Hezekiah:
Now it came to pass in the third year of Hoshea the son of Elah, king of Israel, that Hezekiah
the son of Ahaz, king of Judah, began to reign. He was twenty-five years old when he became
king, and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Abi the daughter of
Zechariah. And he did what was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father
David had done. He removed the high places and broke the sacred pillars, cut down the wooden
image and broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made; for until those days the
children of Israel burned incense to it, and called it Nehushtan. He trusted in the LORD God of
Israel, so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor who were before
him. For he held fast to the LORD; he did not depart from following Him, but kept His
commandments, which the LORD had commanded Moses. The LORD was with him; he prospered
wherever he went. And he rebelled against the king of Assyria and did not serve him. 2 Kings
18:1-7
Thus Hezekiah did throughout all Judah, and he did what was good and right and true before
the LORD his God. And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, in the law
and in the commandment, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart. So he prospered. 2
Chronicles 31:20
Hezekiah had very great riches and honor. And he made himself treasuries for silver, for gold,
for precious stones, for spices, for shields, and for all kinds of desirable items; storehouses for
the harvest of grain, wine, and oil; and stalls for all kinds of livestock, and folds for flocks.
Moreover he provided cities for himself, and possessions of flocks and herds in abundance; for
God had given him very much property. 2 Chronicles 32:27-29
As a result of his God given prosperity, King Hezekiah had very great riches and honor. He made
himself treasuries for silver, for gold, for precious stones, for spices, for shields, and for all kinds of
desirable items; storehouses for the harvest of grain, wine, and oil; and stalls for all kinds of livestock,
and folds for flocks. Moreover he provided cities for himself, and possessions of flocks and herds in
abundance; for God had given him very much property. So true prosperity is not just our soul being
prosperous but also our whole man body, soul and spirit?
The devil, who is a liar and a thief and is jealous of man, doesn‘t want man to be prosperous, rich and
wealthy but poor and sick. Through a religious spirit he has lied to many of God‘s people that abundant
prosperity is not God‘s will because he knows that whatever a person believes for he or she shall receive.
And as long as person believes a live he will not know the truth. The devil doesn‘t want God‘s people to
know that Jesus endured absolute poverty and degradation for their sakes. Imagine if they believed that
it‘s their divine call and destiny to have abundance in all things and to be blessed in spirit, soul, mind and
body? Imagine if they prayed and believed God that the healing and restoring power of God will come
upon every area of their life, upon their spirit, upon their soul, upon their body and upon their finances?
Imagine if they would break every curse and command every evil thing and every bad circumstance to
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flee from them? Imagine if they prayed that every attack spiritual emotional physical and financial would
turn into victory right now? Imagine if they prayed and received an anointing that would break every yoke
and destroy every bondage and wile of the devil? Why God‘s people by grace and faith would be living and
walking in divine health and prosperity here on earth and no demon would want this to happen?
But the truth is that all that belongs to God belongs to Jesus and all that belongs to Jesus belongs to
God‘s people, heirs of salvation and brothers and sisters of Jesus. The truth is that all good things of
heaven, including salvation, the baptism of the Spirit, divine health and abundant prosperity, come by
faith from a God whose thoughts towards His children are good and not evil. From a God who made His
sons and daughters to be royalty, kings and priests, who are reigning with Him (Revelation 1:6 & 5:10)!
Which normal parent delights in seeing his children poor, destitute, naked and sick? None! And neither
does God. He delights in seeing His children blessed, be made perfectly whole, and minister like Jesus in
the power of the Spirit with miracles, signs and wonders. Now all this is something that must be made real
and true by the Holy Spirit or the carnal mind will not accept it. But God‘s word is unchanging:
All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. John
1:3
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes
He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich. 2 Corinthians 8:9
Jesus Christ, who made all things, became a man for our sakes that we through His poverty might
become rich, spiritually and financially. But Jesus Christ was not financially poor on earth just because He
was born in a manger. The three wise man had given His parents expensive gifts of gold, frankincense,
and myrrh (Matthew 2:11) which was at their disposal. Later during His ministry Jesus had his own house.
The Bible records:
Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, "What do you seek?" They said
to Him, "Rabbi" (which is to say, when translated, Teacher), "where are You staying?" He said to
them, "Come and see." They came and saw where He was staying, and remained with Him that
day (now it was about the tenth hour). John 1:38-39
Now it came to pass, afterward, that He went through every city and village, preaching and
bringing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with Him, and certain
women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities-Mary called Magdalene, out of whom
had come seven demons, and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and
many others who provided for Him from their substance. Luke 8:1-3
And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man
has nowhere to lay His head." Luke 9:58
Yes, Jesus had many of donors who gave to His ministry and He had no place to stay in a local area
problem, for the Samaritans cancelled His meeting and He was not welcome in the city as they did not
receive him . (Luke 9:52-53) But Jesus who sometimes have as many as 120 people traveling with him
bought food for the disciples (John 4:8) and had a treasurer Judas, who was a thief (John 12:6). And
Jesus was also extremely rich as God had anointed Him with the Spirit in unlimited measure and angels
miraculously ministered to Him whenever needed (Matthew 4:11).
When Jesus was betrayed and arrested according to the plan of God, Jesus could have asked His
Father, and He would have provided Him with more than twelve legions of angels, but then the Scriptures
would not be fulfilled. Jesus didn‘t have a problem turning the water into wine at the wedding (John 2:6-
9)or giving Peter and friends net breaking boat sinking loads of fish (Luke 5:4-7).
Yes, the disciples of Jesus, Peter and Andrew, James and John, and Matthew, were not poor. A study
of Caperanum, the home of Jesus Christ during His Galilean ministry after He left Nazareth reveals this.
Capernaum was also the home of Matthew, the tax collector; Peter and Andrew the fishermen had left
Bethsaida and had settled in Capernaum, and there was James and John there in Capernaum also.
Matthew, as the tax collector, certainly had accumulated assets from his duty of tax collection,
particularly along the busy Via Maris which brought a great deal of trade to Capernaum, and a tax on
products, particularly fish would have given Matthew a substantial income.
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The home of Peter has been excavated and is relatively unquestioned. It was a multi-roomed home
with two courts, probably two stories with 14 rooms opening onto the two courts. Peter and Andrew,
James and John were fishermen, and fish was a productive product on the busy market where caravans
transversed from Damascus and Caesarea Maritime on the Mediterranean Sea. Dried fish was sold to be
delivered all over the area.
Jesus Christ definitely was not anemic, impotent, and poor like many of God‘s people who are bound
by religious spirits and in a Satanic cycle of poverty rather than God‘s cycle of prosperity unable to get or
perform miracles! Yet God‘s word is unchanging:
The LORD makes poor and makes rich; He brings low and lifts up. He raises the poor from
the dust And lifts the beggar from the ash heap, To set them among princes And make them
inherit the throne of glory. "For the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, 1 Samuel 2:7-8
Yes, the LORD makes poor and makes rich; He brings low and lifts up. He raises the poor from the
dust and lifts the beggar from the ash heap, to set them among princes and make them inherit the throne
of glory. God doesn‘t have a problem in making His people rich and prosperous. Jesus Christ suffered on
the cross intense pain and shame to set us free from sickness and poverty. By His stripes we were healed
in every sense of the word. Jesus was made manifest to destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8)
including sickness and poverty. He is still the great Savior, Healer, Deliverer, Provider and Miracle Worker.
It‘s Satan, our arch enemy, who wants God‘s people to suffer spiritual, physical and financial insufficiency
and be sick and weak for he is a thief, a murderer and a destroyer (John 10:10). God‘s word is
unchanging:
Now He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. And behold, there was a
woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bent over and could in no way raise
herself up. But when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him and said to her, "Woman, you are
loosed from your infirmity." And He laid His hands on her, and immediately she was made
straight, and glorified God.
But the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because Jesus had healed on the
Sabbath; and he said to the crowd, "There are six days on which men ought to work; therefore
come and be healed on them, and not on the Sabbath day."
The Lord then answered him and said, "Hypocrite! Does not each one of you on the Sabbath
loose his ox or donkey from the stall, and lead it away to water it? "So ought not this woman,
being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound-think of it-for eighteen years, be loosed
from this bond on the Sabbath?" And when He said these things, all His adversaries were put to
shame; and all the multitude rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by Him. Luke
13:10-17
Yes, the devil kept this woman sick for eighteen years and Jesus delivered her from her bondage. And
because He is the same yesterday, today, and forever He can and will deliver any one from any bondage.
There are many forms of bondage besides sickness. A person could be physically well but be bondage in
his finances. But God who owns the cattle on the thousand hills and all the silver and gold will deliver him
from his or her bondage (Isaiah 61:1-5). The lack of money is a great bondage but Jesus delivers from all
forms of bondage. Contrary to what some people believe money is not the root of all evil. The LOVE of
money is the root of all evil! Money is just a means of payment. It‘s is neutral. What a person does with
money makes it either good or evil. What is important is does a person possess money or does money
possess the person?
Now the devil wants God‘s people to be blind and ignorant about God‘s desires for them to be healthy
and wealthy and powerful. The devil is not stupid and he knows that whatever part of the word of God is
rejected by God‘s people it will not become a reality in their lives. So he causes many religious folks to
believe that sickness and poverty are the will of God and that prosperity and wealth and prosperity are
from the devil. But all this is nothing but a lie from the father of all lies – the devil. Poverty is like an
infectious disease. It is like a virus Satan brings upon the Body of Christ. He has infected many
individuals, families and whole churches with the "poverty virus". As a result for them poverty and
sickness have literally become a way of life.
But the truth of the matter is that Jesus had died on the cross to give us 100% victory over all things
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including to set us free from sickness and disease and poverty. He doesn't want us to be even 1% sick or
poor. He gave His blood for us. He purchased us. We are His own and all that belongs to Jesus belongs to
us- all of it! That is the reason why Jesus wants us to live a 100% healthy life. Every sickness in our life
and poverty is defeated by the blood of Jesus. Jesus gave His blood -- He died naked on the cross -- to set
us free from sickness or poverty. Every financial lack in our life is defeated by the blood of Jesus. He
wants us to live 100% wealthy and healthy lives. And All we have to do is to receive and confess God's
Word concerning our health, healing, blessings and prosperity and to act according to it. God‘s word is
unchanging:
Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, The power and the glory, The victory and the majesty; For
all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, And You are exalted as
head over "And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get
wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
Deuteronomy 8:18
Both riches and honor come from You, And You reign over all. In Your hand is power and
might; In Your hand it is to make great And to give strength to all. 1 Chronicles 29:11-12
"If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will
your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! Matthew 7:11
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of
lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. James 1:17
The power and the glory, the victory and the majesty and all that is in heaven and in earth is the
LORD and He has given it to His blood bought children who are to receive it by faith and spend it for the
furthering of His kingdom. Poverty and sickness are to be rejected by God‘s people as from the devil.
They are to seek from God His richest, honor, power and might for it‘s God who gives every good thing.
Yes, God‘s children must take a step of faith and to believe God to reverse and restore all things to them
including their health, wealth, good name and power just like they took a step of faith to be saved. And
the good news is that the very moment they pray, God gives them the answer. That very moment God
hears them and He commands His angels to bring the answer to them. However they are living in a
spiritual warfare where a war goes on and their enemy, the devil, will try to delay the answer from coming
through to them. He does this by many means just as Jesus warned us:
"Therefore hear the parable of the sower: "When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and
does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his
heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside. "But he who received the seed on stony
places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; "yet he has no root in
himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the
word, immediately he stumbles. "Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears
the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he
becomes unfruitful. "But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and
understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some
thirty." Matthew 13:18-23
Yes through thievery, tribulation, persecution, deceitfulness and cares of this world the devil robs the
word of God that is sown in the hearts of God‘s people so it becomes unfruitful. He doesn‘t want them to
stand on God‘s word that is unchanging:
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall
accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:11
"As for Me," says the LORD, "this is My covenant with them: My Spirit who is upon you, and
My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth
of your descendants, nor from the mouth of your descendants' descendants," says the LORD,
"from this time and forevermore." Isaiah 59:21
"Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. Mark 13:31
"If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be
done for you. John 15:7
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Jesus came to give us abundance in all things. He restored our right to sit at the royal table together
with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He came to bless us, not to curse us.
Prosperity is one of the many blessings God wants us to have. It‘s not the only blessing just like Salvation
is not the only blessing. God‘s has many blessings of different kinds for His people. God‘s word is
unchanging:
Let them shout for joy and be glad, Who favor my righteous cause; And let them say
continually, "Let the LORD be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant."
Psalm 35:27
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is
written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree"), Galatians 3:13
We need to remember that it is not God's will for us to be poor or sick because He delights in
the prosperity of His servants. By His death and resurrection Jesus has set us free from every
curse of the law and every evil thing connected to it. Jesus fulfilled every word of the law on our
behalf. As a result we are joint heirs with Christ! We are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.
And the Word of God is your passport to every blessing heaven has to offer. And heaven offers ...
"abundantly above all that we ask or think". And poverty is a curse not a blessing! God‘s word is
true:
"And you shall grope at noonday, as a blind man gropes in darkness; you shall not prosper in
your ways; you shall be only oppressed and plundered continually, and no one shall save you.
Deuteronomy 28:29
"You shall carry much seed out to the field but gather little in, for the locust shall consume it.
"You shall plant vineyards and tend them, but you shall neither drink of the wine nor gather the
grapes; for the worms shall eat them. "You shall have olive trees throughout all your territory,
but you shall not anoint yourself with the oil; for your olives shall drop off. Deuteronomy 28:38-
40
Through sacrificing the life of His only begotten Son, Jesus, God has provided our deliverance from
destruction caused by poverty and sickness. Poverty and sickness are part of the curses of the law and
Jesus has purchased our freedom from the curse of the law. Through lack of knowledge and generational
curses many of God‘s people have become poor and sick but Jesus Christ is still the Healer and Deliverer.
God is on our side and He wants us to be healthy and wealth but it‘s the devil who doesn‘t want us to
believe and receive this truth. Yet God‘s word is unchanging;
Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the LORD,
O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your
diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and
tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like
the eagle's. Psalm 103:1-5
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think,
according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus
throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. Ephesians 3:20
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Chapter 31
Let The LORD Be Your Fear!
For the LORD spoke thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk
in the way of this people, saying: "Do not say, 'A conspiracy,' Concerning all that this people call
a conspiracy, Nor be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. The LORD of hosts, Him you shall
hallow; Let Him be your fear, And let Him be your dread. He will be as a sanctuary, But a stone
of stumbling and a rock of offense To both the houses of Israel, As a trap and a snare to the
inhabitants of Jerusalem. And many among them shall stumble; They shall fall and be broken,
Be snared and taken." Isaiah 8:11-15
It‘s important for each one of us to determine whom we serve! Is it ourselves, our pastor, our
church, our denomination or our friends? We can mouth all the right words and even deceive ourselves
but God is no fool and He will render to each one based on whom he or she is truly serving. God‘s word is
unchanging:
"Now therefore, fear the LORD, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods
which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve the LORD! "And if it
seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve,
whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods
of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."
Joshua 24:14-15
"But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit
and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. "God is Spirit, and those who worship
Him must worship in spirit and truth." John 4:23-24
To worship God in spirit and truth has very serious and deep applications. First of all we must be born
of the Spirit and filled with the Spirit as Jesus has commanded us to be. The bible records for our profit
and instruction:
There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to
Jesus by night and said to Him, "Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no
one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him."
Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he
cannot see the kingdom of God." Nicodemus said to Him, "How can a man be born when he is
old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?"
Jesus answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he
cannot enter the kingdom of God. "That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born
of the Spirit is spirit. "Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again.' "The wind
blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and
where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit." John 3:1-8
And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem,
but to wait for the Promise of the Father, "which," He said, "you have heard from Me; "for John
truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from
now." Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, "Lord, will You at this
time restore the kingdom to Israel?" And He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or
seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. "But you shall receive power when the
Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea
and Samaria, and to the end of the earth." Acts 1:4-8
The most important need in life is not a new car, a new boat or a new house. The most important need
is to be born of water and the Spirit or a person cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of
the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Then the most important need is to
baptized with the Holy Spirit to receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon a person and to be led
by the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of truth. Failures to have these needs met in these two areas by God are the
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ultimate failures in all of life. Great material possession or prominence has no value if at the end you go to
hell or if God doesn‘t say to you well done my good and faithful servant. God‘s word is unchanging:
And He said to them, "Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one's life does not consist
in the abundance of the things he possesses."
Then He spoke a parable to them, saying: "The ground of a certain rich man yielded
plentifully. "And he thought within himself, saying, 'What shall I do, since I have no room to
store my crops?' "So he said, 'I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and
there I will store all my crops and my goods. 'And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many
goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry." '
"But God said to him, 'Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those
things be which you have provided?' "So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich
toward God." Luke 12:15-21
"A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. "It is enough for a
disciple that he be like his teacher, and a servant like his master. If they have called the master
of the house Beelzebub, how much more will they call those of his household! "Therefore do not
fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be
known. "Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach
on the housetops. "And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather
fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
"Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart
from your Father's will. "But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. "Do not fear
therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
"Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is
in heaven. "But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in
heaven. Matthew 10:24-33
Yes, whoever confesses Jesus before men, He will also confess before His Father who is in heaven.
But whoever denies Jesus before men, He will also deny before His Father who is in heaven. Without the
power of the Holy Spirit it‘s impossible to live the Christian live or to receive God‘s rebuke and
instructions. God‘s word is unchanging:
"And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, ' These things says the Amen, the
Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: "I know your works, that you are
neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. "So then, because you are lukewarm, and
neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.
"Because you say, 'I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing'-and do not
know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked- "I counsel you to buy from Me
gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that
the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you
may see. "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.
"Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will
come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. "To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with
Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. "He who has an
ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." ' " Revelations 3:14-22
You cannot be a nominal Christian, who is lukewarm otherwise God will vomit you out of His mouth.
You cannot serve God and mammon. You must serve only the Lord and buy with the price of your life His
faith and His anointing. You must hear His voice and allow Him to come in and rule your life and enable
you to over come all things just like Jesus did so that you can sit with Him on the throne. You cannot all
do this without being born again and receiving the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and obeying the Spirit of
truth. God‘s word is unchanging:
"Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go
away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. "And when He has
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come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: "of sin, because
they do not believe in Me; "of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no
more; "of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.
"I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. "However, when He,
the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own
authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. "He will
glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. "All things that the Father has
are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you. John 16:7-15
But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things. 1 John 2:20
But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that
anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and
is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him. 1 John 2:27
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Chapter 32
Do Not Love The World
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the
Father is not in him. For all that is in the world-the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the
pride of life-is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust
of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever. 1 John 2:15
To be a successful Christian and servant of God you cannot love the world or the things in the
world. You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and
with all your strength and you must love your neighbor as yourself. Of course it takes the power of the
Holy Spirit to make this all possible. God‘s word is unchanging:
"Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all
your filthiness and from all your idols. "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within
you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. "I will put My
Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do
them. "Then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; you shall be My people, and I
will be your God. "I will deliver you from all your uncleannesses. I will call for the grain and
multiply it, and bring no famine upon you. "And I will multiply the fruit of your trees and the
increase of your fields, so that you need never again bear the reproach of famine among the
nations. Ezekiel 36:25-30
Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has
sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee. 1 Corinthians 1:21-22
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold,
all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17
God has a specific plan and purpose for each person on this planet that is known by the Holy Spirit and
is revealed to the person as He walks and fellowship with God. And this plan and purpose includes
Salvation, healing, deliverance, blessing, prosperity and protection. God‘s word is unchanging:
Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of
sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His
law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings
forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.
The ungodly are not so, But are like the chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore the ungodly
shall not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the LORD
knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the ungodly shall perish. Psalm 1:1-6
Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the LORD, O
my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your
diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and
tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like
the eagle's. The LORD executes righteousness And justice for all who are oppressed. Psalm
103:1-6
Under the old and new testament the benefits of God included forgiveness of all our iniquities, healing
of all our diseases, redemption of our life from destruction, being crowned with loving kindness and
tender mercies, being satisfied with good things, and seeing righteousness and justice for all who are
oppressed. Just because many of God‘s people don‘t avail themselves of all that God‘s benefits doesn‘t
mean it‘s not God‘s will for them. His word is unchanging:
"Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe
carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the LORD your God will set you
high above all nations of the earth. "And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake
you, because you obey the voice of the LORD your God: "Blessed shall you be in the city, and
blessed shall you be in the country. "Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, the produce of your
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ground and the increase of your herds, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks.
"Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. "Blessed shall you be when you come in,
and blessed shall you be when you go out.
"The LORD will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face;
they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways. "The LORD will
command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He
will bless you in the land which the LORD your God is giving you. "The LORD will establish you as
a holy people to Himself, just as He has sworn to you, if you keep the commandments of the
LORD your God and walk in His ways. Deuteronomy 28:1-9
THE ELDER, To the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth: Beloved, I pray that you may
prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. For I rejoiced greatly when
brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, just as you walk in the truth. I have no
greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. 3 John 1:1-4
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Chapter 33
The Right Kind of Fast
"Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To loose the bonds of wickedness, To undo the heavy
burdens, To let the oppressed go free, And that you break every yoke? Is it not to share your
bread with the hungry, And that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out; When you
see the naked, that you cover him, And not hide yourself from your own flesh? Then your light
shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, And your
righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. Isaiah 58:6-8
Disobedience to the word of God doesn‘t produce prosperity but rather poverty and brings upon
men the judgments of God. Sincerity and presumptions are not a guarantee of anything including
salvation and God‘s blessing. It‘s doers of the word who are greatly blessed by God. God‘s word is
unchanging:
So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;
for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Therefore lay aside all
filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is
able to save your souls. But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For
if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a
mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.
But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer
but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.
If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his
own heart, this one's religion is useless. Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is
this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.
James 1:19-27
We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does
not love his brother abides in death. Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that
no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. By this we know love, because He laid down His life
for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoever has this world's
goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God
abide in him? My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. 1
John 3:14-18
God has called His people to do justice and the right kind of fast on earth. He has chosen them to
loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free, and that they
break every yoke! He has told them to share their bread with the hungry, and to bring to their house the
poor who are cast out; to cover the naked, and not hide from him. He has promised if they would do
these things their light shall break forth like the morning, their healing shall spring forth speedily, and
their righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. His word is
unchanging:
"Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Put away the evil of your doings from before My
eyes. Cease to do evil, Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor; Defend the
fatherless, Plead for the widow. "Come now, and let us reason together," Says the LORD,
"Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like
crimson, They shall be as wool. If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the
land; But if you refuse and rebel, You shall be devoured by the sword"; For the mouth of the
LORD has spoken. Isaiah 1:16-20
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared
beforehand that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10
Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain
riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. Let them do good, that they
be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share, storing up for themselves a good
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foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life. 1 Timothy 6:17-19
Yes, God people are to trust not in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives them richly all
things to enjoy. They are to do good, be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share, storing up for
themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life. They are to
fulfill the royal law of loving their neighbor as themselves. God‘s word is unchanging:
Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs,
fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor. Owe no one anything except to love one another, for
he who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, "You shall not commit
adultery," "You shall not murder," "You shall not steal," "You shall not bear false witness," "You
shall not covet," and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying,
namely, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore
love is the fulfillment of the law. Romans 13:7-10
Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is
good, that he may have something to give him who has need. Let no corrupt word proceed out of
your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all
malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ
forgave you. Ephesians 4:28-32
God has promised to all men that the measure they measure to God and to others is the measure that
He and others will use to measure to them. His word is unchanging:
"Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned.
Forgive, and you will be forgiven. "Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down,
shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that
you use, it will be measured back to you." Luke 6:37-38
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For
he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the
Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall
reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially
to those who are of the household of faith. Galatians 6:7-10
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Chapter 34
You Shall Remember The LORD Your God
"Beware that you do not forget the LORD your God by not keeping His commandments, His
judgments, and His statutes which I command you today, "lest-when you have eaten and are full,
and have built beautiful houses and dwell in them; "and when your herds and your flocks
multiply, and your silver and your gold are multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied; "when
your heart is lifted up, and you forget the LORD your God who brought you out of the land of
Egypt, from the house of bondage; "who led you through that great and terrible wilderness, in
which were fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty land where there was no water; who brought
water for you out of the flinty rock; "who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your
fathers did not know, that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do you good in
the end- "then you say in your heart, 'My power and the might of my hand have gained me this
wealth.' "And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get
wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
Deuteronomy 8:11-18
Arrogance and pride destroys many of God‘s people and causes them to be defeated in the storms
and battles of life because they boast and rely on their strength rather than on God‘s. They walk in their
own spirit and wisdom rather than God‘s. They forget that man is not to live by bread alone but by every
word that proceeds from the mouth of God and made real by Him. They forget that it‘s the Lord who gives
them power to get wealth that He might establish His covenant with them. God‘s word is unchanging:
For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His
name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister. And we desire that each one of
you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, that you do not become
sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. For when God
made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself,
saying, "Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you." And so, after he had
patiently endured, he obtained the promise. Hebrews 6:10-15
But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully
will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of
necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you,
that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.
As it is written: "He has dispersed abroad, He has given to the poor; His righteousness endures
forever." Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply
the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness, while you are enriched in
everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God. 2 Corinthians 9:6-11
Yes, God loves a cheerful giver. Yes, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows
bountifully will also reap bountifully. Yes, God is able to make all grace abound toward that His trusting
ones always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. As it is
written: "He has dispersed abroad, He has given to the poor; His righteousness endures forever. Yes, it
important to consider the cause of the poor and to give to the poor because our prosperity is directly
related to it. God‘s word is unchanging:
He who oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker, But he who honors Him has mercy on the
needy. Proverbs 14:31
He who has pity on the poor lends to the LORD, And He will pay back what he has given.
Proverbs 19:17
He who has a generous eye will be blessed, For he gives of his bread to the poor. Proverbs
22:9
He who oppresses the poor to increase his riches, And he who gives to the rich, will surely
come to poverty. Proverbs 22:16
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One who increases his possessions by usury and extortion Gathers it for him who will pity the
poor. Proverbs 28:8
He who gives to the poor will not lack, But he who hides his eyes will have many curses.
Proverbs 28:27
The righteous considers the cause of the poor, But the wicked does not understand such
knowledge. Proverbs 29:7
He who has a generous eye will be blessed, For he gives of his bread to the poor. Proverbs
22:9
Yes, he who oppresses the poor to increase his riches, and he who gives to the rich, will surely come
to poverty. Yes, He who gives to the poor will not lack, but he who hides his eyes will have many curses.
Yes, He who has a generous eye will be blessed, for he gives of his bread to the poor. Yes, many of God‘s
people are poor because they have ignored or oppressed the poor. While others have despised the
chastening of the LORD, and have become discouraged when they were rebuked by Him. They ignored
what the word of God stated about whom the LORD loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He
receives:
Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it
yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Therefore
strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your
feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed. Pursue peace with all
people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: looking carefully lest anyone fall
short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many
become defiled; lest there be any fornicator or profane person like Esau, who for one morsel of
food sold his birthright. For you know that afterward, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he
was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought it diligently with tears.
Hebrews 12:11-17
Yes, without holiness no one will see the Lord no matter who they are or who they think they are.
Fornicators and profane persons like Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright, will be rejected
by God. And those who allow any root of bitterness to spring up causing trouble will find themselves in
serious trouble for Jesus doesn‘t lie though others do:
"You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not murder, and whoever murders
will be in danger of the judgment.' "But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother
without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, 'Raca!' shall
be in danger of the council. But whoever says, 'You fool!' shall be in danger of hell fire.
"Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has
something against you, "leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be
reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. "Agree with your adversary quickly,
while you are on the way with him, lest your adversary deliver you to the judge, the judge hand
you over to the officer, and you be thrown into prison. "Assuredly, I say to you, you will by no
means get out of there till you have paid the last penny. Matthew 5:21-26
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http://healingherald.org/2009/12/healings-miracles-signs-and-wonders-exquiping-school/
ii
http://www.jonasclark.com/news/117/ARTICLE/1249/2009-11-09.html
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http://www.a2zbookdepot.com/xxcrxxoxxoks.pdf
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