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Breaking Free of Generational Curses

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While there is much talk about this topic of generational curses, few seem to address some significant facts.

What are these “generational curses?” From the teaching I have heard it is believing that the miseries in our present life are due to curses invoked by previous generations. So there is deep searching to identify all the sins of our parents, grandparents, etc., to at least the 4th generation, if not the 2000th generation. Once these sins are identified, they then apply a series of remedies to “break the curses.”

There is a lot of activity, but significant results are few and far between.

This has created a cottage industry in previous generational analysis, books teaching this generational deception and supposedly getting free in week-long and week-end retreats and seminars.

It is very popular to blame others for the problems in our lives. Yet we are all promised to have troubles; it is how you respond to them that make the godly difference.

How to go over and list all their personal sins in their past up until now, is a wonder to me, much less my great grandmother’s. Not only that, but the cultural filters of our past means that we accept many sins as normal and right, and are not even aware of them. Add in the general scriptural illiteracy among Western Christians, and the task seems unprovable at best.

Remember the sins of lying, doubt, fear and unbelief have their part in the lake of fire and they usually do not have obvious outward expressions. Since these sins are just as deadly as murder and gluttony, who can keep a valid list? Yet this generational curse theology keeps being advertised as “the answer.”

Rev 21:8 “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers (witchcraft), and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

There are generational problems and God has answers for us today that are biblical. First God addresses generational curses, or their misapplication that they are from God in Ezekiel 18.

Here are a few verses:

Ezek 18:1“The word of the Lord came unto me again, saying, 2 What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge? 3 As I live, saith the Lord God, ye shall not have occasion any more to use this proverb in Israel. 4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.”

To get the full measure of this please go and read the entire Chapter 18. This whole chapter debunks the recent teaching on generational curses. “The father’s sins have set the children’s teeth on edge,” is generational curses. Here the false claim is that the children, descendents, are suffering due to the curses of the sins of the fathers. God specifically says assigning your troubles to the sins of your fathers is misunderstanding God’s principles and does not apply.  God is not sending any generational curses.

I guess because the people of Israel has such trouble giving up generational curses and dealing with their own sin instead, God repeats the message in Ezek 33.

Jesus addressed generational curses by not assigning them.

John 9:2 “And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? 3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. 4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. 6 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, 7 And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.”

Jesus said this birth defect was not the result of the sin of the man or his parents. So it was not a generational curse. Instead Jesus said that His job was to heal such and thereby be the light of the truth of God into the world.

In the Greek there is no period at the end of verse 4, this was added later. So it is just as accurate to read it this way, “…but that the works of God should be made manifest in him, 4 I must work the works of him that sent me….” Now Jesus is saying I found this problem and I must fix it to the will of God.

So there are no generational curses from God, and all attempts at generational curses are illegal before God. This is made clear in two major sections of the Bible, where people were complaining that the curse was coming on them due to the sins of their parents or ancestors.

Instead the message of the prophet is that there are generational blessings, where if they repented immediately of their own sins, they could break the curse here and now, yet they refused to acknowledge their own sins. And even if the current terrors came on others, they could live and prosper in the midst of them.

There are generational problems. There are cultures that have been in poverty for centuries. God is not doing this. If not God, how is the devil doing it? He does it by temporary and cultural sins. This is the process of making sin in any form an accepted part of your national heritage. The devil needs people to sin to keep his curses alive.

The same is true for us today. We may have inherited the cultural norms that allow and promote sin, but at any time we can repent and heal our land also.

2 Chron 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

That term “wicked ways” shows the heart of the problem. They had lost biblical truth and accepted as normal all kinds of sins, practices and attitudes. We call this “cultural sin.” This ranges from accepting a loss of gladness and joy in doing God’s commandments to keeping unforgiveness to idolatry.

For now in Jesus, your generation only goes to one generation in God. When you get born again, your generational line goes to one, God, then you, and there are no curses in His bloodline. Thus it is technically impossible for anyone to have a generational curse with God, but it is perfectly valid that you do have generational blessings to the same level Jesus has them.

But that is at the spiritual level and not at the soul level. You can command demons to be quiet, be bound and even to go, but you cannot immediately change the programing in a person’s heart, their “wicked ways.”

It is this evil or twisted mental programing that is the primary problem. If the mind is not renewed, the person will go back and do the same things again and again. And thus release demon-assignement curses again and again.

Casting out the demon to get mental relief and/or physical healing does not remove the mental programing. For that we are commanded to renew our minds into truth.

So the cure is at least three-fold:

1. Break the power of the devil and command them to go in the name of Jesus.

2. Engage in aggressive mind renewing into truth by seeking the Lord continually in the Scriptures to address the cultural and behavioral mind programing that leads to more sins.

3. Repeat above until freedom.

A curse is not a document in heaven. God cannot send curses as He already placed all the curses due us on Jesus. Instead it is a demon-assignment from:

a) Your own sin(s)

b) Other’s sin(s) [For example: if the captain of the ship runs it aground in a storm, similar to what happened to Paul in Acts 27-28, you will experience the effect of what he/she did. Life will be hard for you and the cure is to walk in Psalms 23 and 91, and bless the captain and all others until the situation gets better.]

c) Placed by witchcraft (amateur or professional)

The one that probably challenges most modern people is to think that sin is only personal. Thus item b) above is very strange to you. But if you were raised in a terrible home environment, you know exactly what that life can be like, under the curse of bad set of parents who curse you with abuse and evil programming. You did not pick your family, but you have to deal properly with whatever life throws at you.

In this ungodly family life you may be pressured by lots of demonic influences and active curses, and the answer is to work in authority with God in the name of Jesus, to get the demons quiet and then out.

Breaking a demon-assignment curse is very simple, and there are a few direct ways.

1)      Break the curse in the name of Jesus as all sins and curses are remitted by the blood of Jesus and healed in the stripes of Jesus.

2)      Take communion and judge that curse on Jesus and now you and all your household are healed by the stripes of Jesus.

3)      Confess you are a new creature in Christ Jesus and all things are new and no spiritual curse has any authority over you, and then aiteo command the devil to go in the name of Jesus.

NOTE: As with all things in God, if you are renewed in your mind like the early disciples, this may take only once or a few times, otherwise repeat while ingesting New Testament truth until freedom comes.

Now when you see symptoms you attribute to family or generational curses, or any other kind of curse, apply one of the three steps above. Here our goal is to get you free and moving in authority over the devil in the name of Jesus, because if you have been trained for a long time in the typical generational curse teaching, you have a lot of mind renewing to get done.

In  an era where we accept no personal responsibility for our lives, our families, our town and our country, this message takes some time in reprogramming.

You do not need to spend a lot of time in soul-searching and family history to define what is sin and sinful in your life, instead start attacking the devil with aiteo commands and ingesting truth.

So when you are aware of any symptoms, add to the three actions above prayers like this (words are not as important as your intent and that you know you are speaking for God),

“Devil, I break your power over me and my household. All curses I break now in the name of Jesus and devil, you and all your works go now, in the name of Jesus. I am in a new generation and I belong to God. So my life and all aspects of it, get like God wants, now, in the name of Jesus.”

Then start thanking the Lord per Phil 4:6-7. Repeat as necessary.

In this way you can attack any symptom or fear you attribute to a curse of any kind, generational or anything else. What you must know is that first, the curse of the law is greater than any human curse, and no curse is greater than the redemption we have in Jesus from any curse of the law.

Gal 3:13“Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: 14 that the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.”

After you have done this enough to believe by breaking out into instant thanksgiving when the topic comes up, consider the curses of others are broken in your life and now you have to deal with other issues. So instead of looking at generational curses, look first to your own sins or the impact of the sin of others on your life.

If your family was involved in any form or witchcraft, including the masons, they do keep family records, so you need to deal with that. On our website, www.CovenantPeaceMinistries.com there is an article on breaking demonic curses. Take a look at that and get those mason’s set free. Remember every attack by anyone on any Christian is a request from God to get both the perpetrator and the victim set free.

The power of the Gospel is that we are required to:

Matt 5:44“But I say unto you, Agape/love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.”

So I want to know who is attempting to curse me for my job is now clear.

I have the blessing of Abraham, and that includes:

Gen 12:2“And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”

So, just like everything else in God, you have to apply His word in faith to your situation for His Word to have power for you. The blessing of Abraham is even greater, God says He will do this (i.e., they will reap evil from their sowing evil on one of His) without you doing anything. If you believe God you will be having mercy on those who are the sure recipients of their evil sowing until they confess their sins and get set free.

So it is more correct to say that the generational curses are sins that people accept and even call normal from generation to generation. So maybe it is better to call them “generational lies.,”  or cultural sins. Stop sinning and the bondage and death of the curse will go.

There is also a scripture that says the Lord will give you double for what Satan takes, (but I don’t seem to find it now). The life of Job is a great example of this. There is another scripture that says the devil must pay seven times what he steals.

Prov 6:30 “Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry; 31 but if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.”

How do you know you are believing this? Simple, when you see these truths and you break out into thanksgiving, praise and joy, you know you got the message. If not, start training your soul how to react to the Word of God and start thanking, praising and rejoicing.

James 1:2 “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations …”

Since obedience is better than sacrifice, start obeying and start rejoicing and the rest will come. And if it takes a while for the emotion of joy to come, know that you have been offended in your heart somewhere, so seek the Lord for who else to forgive, bless and help.

See OK, God, Now What? on a very effective way to do this in the “Ten Step Burn-It-Now Process.

Anybody know that scripture where God promises to bless double for any curse on you?

God Bless You and Yours, In the Name of Jesus!

Don

www.CovenantPeaceMinistries.com

 

Does God Make People Sick?

 

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Baby with cancer.

For the one who says, “God put this (sickness, disease, situation, etc) on me and is keeping it on me.”

God does not sit in heaven making arbitrary decisions on who to bless and who not to bless. He leaves that up to man.

On His side, God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing it is possible to have for us to manifest with Him into the earth (Eph 1).

Eph 1:3 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.”

We are told in James 1 to never accuse God as the source for our problems of any kind.

James 1:13 “Let no man [or woman] say when he [or she] is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man.”

But as Paul is the example, while God has given us every spiritual blessing in heavenly places, someone needs to believe God to bring them to earth. Therefore in that same letter to the Ephesians, Paul prays two powerful prayers specifically aimed at bringing those spiritual blessings to earth.

And Jesus included the same thing in the “Our Father,” when He told us to pray, “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” (Matt 6:8-15)

So how could Jesus heal all those people in the Bible where He spent so much time healing them by bringing heaven to earth for them if God put sickness on them? Jesus is the exact representation of God so we could get and keep a right picture of the love of God.

God is never the problem. God has left the manifestation of Himself into the earth in the hands of man. Jesus came to show us what it looks like when it is done right.

Luke 18 tells us to keep in prayer night and day until we get the answer. Jesus even wondered if when He returns will He find people still praying for God’s will to be done on the earth like He said in the Our Father. “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

No persistent, reverent and effective prayer means God’s will is not done, even though God wants it done.

I recognize your disappointment and frustration in delayed answer. We are destroyed, and your (problems or sickness) remain, by a lack of knowledge of God’s ways properly applied, not by a lack of the will of God. (Hosea 4:6)

I may want to build a jet airplane, but if I do not organize the creation of God properly, then whatever I do will not fly. Prayer battles are the same. It is not just passion but passion in truth and grace that makes the difference. Sincerity without truth does not produce anything of God on the earth.

“Anything between you and a promise of God is a devil either resisting you, or in lies of the devil we believe.” The only hindrance on the part of God is people believing God is hindering anything of His will. Our battle is not against people or God, but the devil and his lies.

Overcome the resisting devil with aiteo commands, lies with God’s Word of Truth, imputed Righteousness and Grace, and stay in thanksgiving, praise and joy until you know you have the answer (Phil 4:4-9).

God’s bold declaration on healing of any kind is in Isaiah 53 and the resurrection of Jesus unto His glorification of being seated at the right hand of the Father.

In Isaiah 53 we are told Jesus became our sin, sickness, defeat, pains, sorrows and failure, bore them fully, and satisfied and paid to completion the price for them, and was fully healed of them to the level of God. Jesus got that job done. When Jesus went to hell, He took us with Him. He did not need to go for Himself; He did it for us, to the level of the satisfaction of Father God.

When God raised Jesus from the dead that could only happen as Jesus was healed of every sin and the curse of the sin, which includes everything and anything that is not like heaven on earth, including your (problems or sickness) (Rom 4:25).

When God raised Jesus from the dead, every sin and curse of sin for all mankind – past, present and future – was healed by those stripes at the whipping post for the physical aspects, and in that resurrection for the soul and spiritual aspects.

God tells us in Rom 4:25 that Jesus could not have been raised from the dead until both He and you and all mankind were justified by God in Jesus. If that job had not been done, Jesus could not have been raised as He became all that sinful man was and is, and thus would have to still be in Hell if Father God had not seen that Jesus made the full, total and complete payment for all mankind.

Jesus got His job done and that included your and my healing of everything that is not just like Jesus forever. Thus there is no legal ground since that day 2000 years ago for the devil to inflict the law of sin and death on anyone ever.

The devil enforcing the law of sin and death does not make it legal.

Our job is to destroy the works of the devil, including your (problems or sickness). We do not deny that problem exists; we deny its right to remain in the name of Jesus. We are destroyed by a lack of how to properly apply this knowledge, not by the will of God in delay.

Peter explained this when he and John healed a man crippled from birth at the Gate Beautiful.

Acts 3:11 “And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon’s, greatly wondering. 12 And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk? 13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go. 14 But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you; 5 and killed the Prince of zoe/life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses. 16 And his name (Jesus’) through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.”

Notice in verse 12 Peter says is was not by his own power or holiness that the man was healed. And in verse 16 Peter states that it was the name of Jesus and faith in that name that did the miracle. This has never changed.

So how do you build this kind of effective faith in yourself or others right now?

Now you know why we wrote the Power Trilogy, so we could be more effectively about our Father’s business as Jesus was and still is.

I know a woman who had the top half of her body burned in fire. Even her fingernails melted. All of her skin, including her face and hair, was horribly disfigured. It took a while and she never stopped doing those faith actions of Phil 4:4-9. Then one day the dead skin fell off and now she looks as young as her daughters. Often her husband is asked which daughter is that when they see her. Through the pain and suffering, and torment she held onto the truth that by Jesus’ stripes she was healed.

Faint not. And do not join the devil by agreeing this is God holding the blessing back.

Jesus showed what a right thinking human could do concerning healing and blessing of God. If you are not seeing the results Jesus got, then work to think more like Jesus. The answer is in knowing Jesus to effective renewing of the mind, and not in finding fault with God.

There are no wrong answers here, only seek more of Jesus who already paid for every failure we ever made, are now making, or will make. Since He was healed of it, so are you.

It will be shameful for you to show up on the Day of Judgment and see that every hardness of heart was already healed and waiting for you to do the right labour to get that hardness of heart healing already done in Jesus.

A Bible not devoured is like bags of seed stored away. The potential of God into the Earth is there, but never a harvest is made. Jesus is the Seed. The only soil that matters is your heart.

Keep Working the Word so God can Work!

God Bless You and Yours in the Name of Jesus to be more Noble in Him (Acts 17:11-12)

Jesus is Lord of Heaven and Earth!

Don

Donald C. Mann

Speaker, teacher, navigator and author of:

OK, God, Now What?
Discovering Our Redemption
Battle Prayer for Divine Healing-Field Manual 2

www.CovenantPeaceMinistries.com

Marianne Williamson and A Course in Miracles Quote Unmasked and Redeemed

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As we turn from Bible studies to discipleship, evangelism and revival, we will have to deal the myriad of popular misconceptions and deceptions that ensnare so many. People are not passive and waiting for us to show up. They are solving their problems in the best ways they know, usually discarding a powerless Christianity that emphasizes form and not results like Jesus commanded us to produce.

Besides debunked sovereignty of God delusions, [I mean why did Jesus command us to pray if we are not key players on Earth?] to various oriental mysticisms running rampant in Christian groups, why should we not have to deal with these deceptions as revival hits the church, with truth, love and power running in the streets?

One of the main deceptions is that delivered by A Course in Miracles, that like Christian Science, offers answers that the form driven, powerless church cannot answer. People need answers, not just for what they are doing wrong, but what to do right. And the offerings of A Course in Miracles are not the answer, yet many espouse its principles and ideals.

Below is a modified quote from Marianne Williamson, (not the author of A Course in Miracles) but who wrote the bestselling book, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles in A Course in Miracles. For us this means that a lot of nice but undiscerning people have read these books and not found a problem with them.

For starters, the original quote by Marianne Williamson is nothing more than Hinduism disguised in Christian terminology.” It teaches that all roads “lead to God in the end.”

This challenges the clear statements of the Bible that Jesus Christ of Nazareth 2000 years ago, as God in human flesh, was the exclusive Son of God, and made the singular way back to God from the sin of Adam.

This is what bothers the Oriental religions so much. Jesus is not “a” way; He is “the only” way to Father God.

The original quote by Marianne Williamson can be found here: http://skdesigns.com/internet/articles/quotes/williamson/our_deepest_fear/ Apparently Nelson Mandela used parts of it for a speech he did.

This site talks about A Course in Miracles: http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/courseinmiracles.htm

I modified this infamous quote to better reflect the true Gospel of Jesus Christ. My modifications are in italics.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we can be more than any human could possibly think. Our deepest fear of the old-man flesh mind is that we will discover that only in God by Jesus Christ can we be powerful beyond measure. It is our capability to be the light of God because of Jesus, not our darkness that most frightens the mind of the flesh in us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are made to be a child of God by faith in Jesus Christ and made a dwelling place of Holy Spirit, who is the ultimate blessing of the Ages. Your playing small by being independent of God in Jesus does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. Instead we are to give grace to all so they can see Jesus and God’s love more clearly. We are all meant to shine with the love and glory of the risen Lord, Jesus Christ, the only way, truth and life to Father God, as children of God do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God by the redemption that is in the blood of Jesus Christ that puts that glory within us. Adam lost it, the unique and exclusive Jesus made the way to restore and expand it for mankind. It’s not just for some of us; it’s in everyone who is born again by faith in the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ of Nazareth 2000 years ago. And as we let our own portion of Jesus’ light shine by Jesus dwelling within us, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear of the carnal mind, our walking in the presence of God by Jesus within us automatically liberates others as did Jesus, and as Jesus does now. Some we bless, some we terrorize, but we always make an impact for God.”

My editing makes this a better and more accurate Christian statement. But look at how much editing I had to do to redeem it. This is a measure of just how non-Christian the original quote is. By Christian, maybe I should say, more biblically correct.

The Christian revelation of “Christ in you the hope of glory” means that humans are the hope of God for God to fill the Universe with Himself through Jesus. I can quote it, but I have meditated on this for years and am still awed by the potential we have in Jesus for this life now, much less the next age.

Starting with the first line of this passage, things have to be going pretty well for you to not be concerned about your inadequacies. If the Bible is any indication of our deepest fear, it is not that we are inadequate for the problems of life, but the fear that God will not help us and we must look another way, or watch disaster unfold around us.

Only a fool thinks he (or she) can do it alone, and he (or she) has not yet met a big enough challenger, or he (or she) does not love another. Just like with Adam, the temptation to accuse God often looks near and more real than God by His Word.

If by inadequate we mean we do not possess the power to overcome major challenges or impending doom, then yes, perhaps our greatest fear is that we are inadequate because we are not like God, we are limited.

I may be able to pick a certain style of chair or even open a business or use a knife or a gun. I may even be the most exciting and powerful person you ever met with major armies and wealth at my command. But I am inadequate to raise the dead or make the blind to see with brand new body parts.

In a land of wealth and plenty, then ideas and options abound and Marianne Williamson can have a large audience. But if lost in the Sarah desert with no help, no water, no shelter, a broken leg and your child unconscious, it is a different matter. At that point, it is not about me, but can and will God help?

Here is one of the key error statements Marianne Williamson makes:

“We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.”

This has an element of truth in it and a lie. One definition of evil is the twisting of truth. And this is a great modern twist. The glory of God does not dwell in all men. That indwelling glory is exclusive to new creation people called Christians. What makes a biblical Christian is Holy Spirit dwelling in a human, which is the glory of God. The glory of God is Holy Spirit manifesting HImself into the Earth realm. God’s desire is that mutually the human and Holy Spirit manifest the glory of God into the Earth.

The lie of that statement by Marianne Williamson is that all unregenerate man (not born again or made a new creation in Jesus, not with indwelling Holy Spirit) is reflecting now is fallen man, not what God has made us capable of being in Jesus. This recognition of sin and its impact on man is the opposite of various versions of humanism.

Man was never made to be independent of dwelling with and in God, yet that is the path Adam chose. With that man stepped out of God’s great love plan and sin entered the world. But by the exclusive Jesus of the Bible, that love plan can be restored. As one said, “There is a God-sized hole in each one of us and only the true and living God can fill it.” It is what we are made for. To deny this is to deny the reality of God.

And to acknowledge this is to proclaim your own divinity as entirely inadequate.

How it All started:

When Eve sinned and did not die, Adam chose to follow her and not go to God for help. His fear was that God would not help. In my own life that is probably my greatest challenge. Should I trust another, or go another way than God? Has God-given a path that leads to Him?

The cry of God is the opposite, “Live my word. Be bold; be strong, for the Lord God Almighty is with you.” (Joshua 1:5-9)

When Adam was made, he started as the image and likeness of God. Adam lost that for mankind when Adam sinned and chose to call God a liar and believe the devil. So the original aspects of Adam that reflect the original creation are wonderful and of God. But that is a mere shell or residue of the original after the fall.

By Adam sin entered the world and men died spiritually and produced all the evil we see in the world today. We no longer have what God calls His glory in us when we are physically born into this Earth. For God’s glory being in a human, we must start with being divinely born again by believing that God raised Jesus from the dead.

The Way Back: Jesus came to show how Father God really is, and provided THE way back to Father God for intimate oneness with God in this life and forever. The glory of Jesus, as He walked the Earth 2000 years ago, was the best of what unredeemed man could be, God in human flesh. The risen Christ, now glorified and seated besides the Father is what a redeemed human can be.

That is so great as to compare a grain of sand to the entire Universe. Fallen Adam (and the humanity Ms. Williamson talks about) is the grain of sand, and Jesus, the risen and glorified Lord of Creation, the full image of God in man, is the Universe in this analogy. The grain of sand, all that man can be without God dwelling in them by Jesus, is nothing compared to “Christ in us, the hope of glory.” Not a theory, but a person in fullness. Today that is called Christianity in spirit and in truth.

So instead of man being deity, we are meant to be man with indwelling deity – Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Thus each individual human is designed to be a quartet of entities, and not a singularity. When a human is born again by belief so God can enter and dwell within, that is the start of our real potential.

Titanic Deception: The best I could describe Ms. Williamson’s theology is like the guy who sold tickets for the Titanic. A beautiful construction, but going nowhere you want to be, and alas, few survivors when it arrives.

So What? A Course for Miracles was released in 1976. More recently Oprah Winfrey gave the course daily on her XM radio station in 2008/2009. Many people have heard and use the perverted or syncretism terminology of “The Course.”

So, as we evangelize, we will meet people who hear what you say and understand what we are saying very differently. They use many Christian words, but significantly change the meaning. This is similar to talking with Mormons or Christian Scientists.

That is why I prefer miracle healing evangelism or power evangelism in either one-on-one, street ministry or in large crowds. True power miracles by Jesus through men confirm that He is alive, loves people and He is truth. That gives the conversation a much different starting place.

As a result on the ever-increasing number of deceptions aimed at distorting and confusing the message of the Bible, I have learned that as soon as you suspect you are dealing with one deceived with such teachings, to silently bind the spirit of antichrist and error, and command it to go in the name of Jesus, as you talk to them. Usually it takes a few minutes to release their minds, so be patient.

In a few minutes you will be talking to the person free of the demon. That will not change the lies written on their heart, but it will give their cognitive mind a chance to hear truth and start to work on their heart.

As we expand our ministry in forming cell group churches, we have discovered we need to spend time going over basic Christian concepts as these teachings have redefined sin, miracle, God, Jesus, atonement, justification, salvation, Holy Spirit, grace, mercy, redemption, the cross, the blood of Jesus, forgiveness, remission, the new birth, the new creation, born again, Heaven, son, sonship, unity, love, light, Christian, devil, demon, angel and grace.

The devil has taken every key Christian term and redefined it in a network of confusion that is illogical within itself, and totally contradicts the clear teaching of Scripture.

This is how terrified the devil is of the Word of God. the devil is afraid of that dull and dry Bible study or Sunday school because any truth exposes the lie and can make him powerless.

The good news is that since these are all devil deceptions enforced by demons, when we exercise the power and authority of the name of Jesus over the deceived or practitioners, their supernatural “abilities” are removed rather quickly.

The bad news is that these concepts from A Course in Miracles have pervaded our society over the past 36 years (as of 2012), and in most of our Christian churches that do not operate significantly in the dunamis power of God through the name of Jesus. So it is not a matter of “if” you come across such people, but “when” or “as” you come across such people.

Question 1: Do you know people who have been deceived and lost in A Course in Miracles or A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles in A Course in Miracles?

Question 2: What do you think is the appeal of messages like Marianne Williamson’s?

Question 3: How would you help someone lost in such deceptions and error?

Question 4: Would you start your conversations by silently binding the spirit of error and antichrist first?

For basic information in this deception, check out http://www.letusreason.org/BookR3.htm.

This Let Us Reason article is a good primer for understanding the adapted Hinduism and Christian Science teaching that entrap so many today.

Please do not consider this an endorsement of the whole letusreason.com website, but, on this topic, they are clear on the basic issues.

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Did You Know You have to Make the Blessing Work for You? – Now That You are Blessed, What Next?

THIS - is NOT what I expected or wanted!

THIS – is NOT what I expected or wanted!

We hear the term blessed and blessing often and in a variety of situations. Before we deal with this awesome subject, we need to first understand what the terms mean and how they are used in the Bible to them apply them to our lives now.

The following comes from “The Abrahamic Blessings” found at www.JaySnell.org

What Does “Bless,” “Blessed,” and “Blessing” Mean?

These terms translate into English as different forms from the same Hebrew word BARAK.

The BARAK root is translated “bless” 214 times, “blessed” 61 times, and “blessing” 67 times in the Hebrew statement.

John W. Oswalt says the major function of BARAK “seems to have been to confer abundant and effective life upon something (Genesis 2:3; 1 Samuel 9:13; Isaiah 66:3) or someone” (Genesis 27:27 ff; Genesis 49) (TWOT,I, p.132).

He further states “To bless in the Old Testament (OT) means “to endue with power for success, prosperity, fecundity, longevity, etc.’” (TWOT,I, p. 132). “Fecundity” means fruitful in childbearing. Consequently, Oswalt says, “In the patriarchal narratives, blessing is linked specifically to reproductive powers. The lesson is clear. God gives life” (TWOT,I, p.132) [zoe]

In the Old Testament, BARAK is used in those contexts which present God alone as the source of blessing. “Whatever may have been the ancient, near eastern conception of the source of blessing the OT sees God as the only source” (TWOT,I, p.132). Therefore, “It is clear that for the OT the abundant life rests directly upon the loving and faithful nature of God” (TWOT,I, p.132).

From Dr. Oswalt’s article cited above, the following emerge:

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:

[3. This blessing is called zoe eternal life in Greek, i.e. the life of God]

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 [in this life and the next].

5. He endues with power for prosperity [this is not just money, but anything needed for a good and happy life with an abundance to give away to others. For example, an oasis in the desert is not money, but without that water you may die. Or having the right words to encourage and lonely or defeated. This is all included in prosperity.].

6. He endues with power for fecundity.

7. He endues with power for longevity.

In addition, the Greek Old Testament, the Septuagint (designated by the symbol LXX) translates the Hebrew word BARAK with the Greek word EULOGIA. This word combines EU, which means “well” with LOGOS, which means “speech.” EULOGIA, then means “well-spoken” and in its various is translated into English by “bless,” “blessed,” or “blessing.”

In the LXX, EULOGIA is the usual translation of the BARAK group. Dr. H. G. Link, writing about the meaning of EULOGIA as the translation of BARAK, says, “basically BARAK means endue with beneficial power. This meaning involves both the process of enduing and the condition of being endued. Hence, blessing originally involved a self-contained beneficial force which one could transmit to another…” (NID,I, p.207).

Dr. Link equates “blessing” (both BARAK and EULOGIA) with “well-being.” He says, “The nature of the blessing is that of conferring and transference of beneficial power, which produces fertility in men and in livestock and lands. Blessing works vertically in the continued growth of succeeding generations. Horizontally, it affects peace, security from enemies, good fortune and well-being for a tribe or group (expressed most comprehensively in the concept ’salom’, well-being)” (NID,I, p.208). He summarizes by saying that blessing “portrays the earthly well-being of the people and the land” (NID,I, p.208).

Concerning the use of BARAK and EULOGIA in the Abrahamic Covenant, Dr. Link states that, “It is a striking feature of the formulation of the promise that in these programmatic promises, the root BARAK occurs five times, each time in a different form, as the key word…” (NID, I, p.209).

But, “blessing” is the key word in the Abrahamic Covenant, not only for the history of Israel but also all families of the earth. For this reason, “Genesis 12:3b sets before ‘all tribes of the earth’ a history of blessing. It includes liberation from vain toil (Genesis 3:17), care-fraught wandering (Genesis 4:11ff.), base servitude (Genesis 9:25) and the destructive chaos of the nations (Genesis 11:1ff.). Thus in Genesis 12:1-3, the Yahwist spans the histories of patriarchs, nation, and mankind with his promise of blessing” (NID,I, p.209).

The “blessing” that spans the histories of patriarchs, nation, and mankind includes within its borders the twenty-three concepts gleaned from the article of Dr. Link cited above.

A concise list follows:

1. Conferring and transference of beneficial power.
2. Fertility in men, livestock, and land.
3. Continued growth of succeeding generations.
4. Peace (nothing missing, nothing broken, everything working well to the abundance of God and all enemies that rise up are defeated and any damage repaired, replaced seven times).
5. Security from enemies.
6. Good fortune.
7. Well-being.
8. Posterity.
9. Liberation from vain toil.
10. Liberation from care-fraught wandering.
11. Liberation from base servitude.
12 Liberation from but sending destructive chaos of the nations.

In addition, Dr. H. G. Link includes within the borders of “blessing: these additional concepts:

13. Unconditional.
14. Irrevocable.
15. Permanent.
16. Political unity.
17. Harmony with neighbors.
18. Victory over enemies.
19. Abundance in the kneading trough.
20. Protection.
21. Grace.
22. Quiet life.
23. Prosperity.

From the above discussion of BARAK-EULOGIA, three great facts emerge:

1. “Blessing” comes only from God.

2. “Blessing” requires an enduement of God’s beneficial power [produced by God inhabiting by His Spirit to produce this “blessing” or good fruit by the force of zoe life].

3. Included within the scope of God’s beneficial power is “well-being” for every area of life, that is, salvation for the soul, material wealth, (at the very least, having our needs met), and physical health, etc. From these three great facts, we derive the following concise definition of BARAK-EULOGIA: “God’s beneficial enduement of power to produce well-being in every area of life.” (Although neither Link nor Oswald mentioned healing specifically, we will demonstrate shortly that BARAK-EULOGIA does in fact include it.)

Implications: With this understanding from Dr. Snell’s excellent Bible scholar approach, of the Hebrew word barak, and the Greek word eulogia, both translated as blessing or blessed, we look at the implications of these definitions.

Well Spoken to Envy: Since eulogia means “well spoken” and men mostly judge by physical or outward observation or demonstration, the what (of what is well spoken of) is basically in the material world of what men admire and desire for themselves as beneficial. The concept of spiritual blessing or “well spoken” is basically not seen except as perhaps some future state of promise, or as it is related to manifestation of the spiritual into the physical world. Thus if one can use spiritual control to produce healing or abundant crops, then the power to achieve such results may be spiritual blessing, but the blessing is defined by the physical manifestation and it’s desirably to other people, i.e., the world, and not the internal “joy” of the one receiving the blessing. Thus blessing means you getting what others esteem.

Where Do Spiritual Blessings Fit In? If spiritual blessing is to be of benefit in this life so they can be observed and “well spoken of”, then the things “well spoken of and be envied of” must also be good things of this life. This is summed up in words such “rich” and “prosperity.” Rich implies abundance of value or money, while prosperity includes financial wealth, situational wealth, protection, power and desirability, and even water in a desert, or warmth and comfort in ice and snow.

Simple Definition: So a simple definition of God’s blessing may be: the physical manifestation of God’s zoe life seen in abundance and prosperity in this physical world now and in the future for you and that other people see and envy.

Final Day Rewards: As God’s stated purpose is to bring Heaven to Earth as the final condition of Earth, then any current blessing must also have value again in the Earth when Heaven comes to this physical Earth. So the phrase “to be blessed” or “blessed” means the physical manifestation of God’s zoe life seen in goodness, ability, love, nature, power and abundance in this physical Earth now and in the future. So blessed things are those things in and of this present Earth (life works) that survive and are rewarded on the Day of Judgment.

Ancient Prozac? To relate blessing as some happy state one walks in while troubles are in this life, as if drunk with wine or “high” on a modern drug such as Prozac, where you wear a smile and feel no pain, is not part of either the Hebrew or Greek concepts of “blessed,” except as they relate to real physical conditions such as a fortress that cannot be broken, un-ending delightful food, clothing, shelter, friendships, love, power, clear and strong mind and ability to reproduce and multiply anything good of this Earth of the one blessed, and any and everything evil of this Earth for those not blessed or cursed, or enemies of those in the “blessed” category.

Included in that is when Abraham went to rescue Lot in Genesis 14. Abraham’s blessings included: enough trained men, other friends to help him, unity among the men, not being seen while arriving, enough weapons for the job, tactics that worked, discovering where Lot was, success in battle, recovery of all of Lor’s family and possessions, capture of many goods, wisdom with the king, and the blessing of Melchizedek.

Abrahamic Blessing: As God promised Abraham:

Gen 12:2 “And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 3 and I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”

To Be Blessed Still Means You Get to Overcome: Thus the concept of being blessed as some happy state in the midst of poverty, lack, suffering, sickness and anything evil is not in the definition of blessed, except as it relates to the eventual removal of these unhappy conditions and restoration to an abundant and prosperous physical state.

This is described here:

Deut 28:7 “The Lord shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.”

Knowing and doing those things to produce the happy and expected outcome over enemies is part of being “blessed.” Also note that being blessed does not mean to be without trouble, but it means that you will overcome and win over any trouble or enemy in this life now. The blessing is in effective fighting to victory. Thus part of being blessed is the attitude of an agape love warrior of God.

Cursed Enemies: The next level is how to produce the benefits of this blessed state. God said it to Abraham this way: Gen 22:17 “That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea-shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; 18 and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.”

Blessing in Action: Here in verse 17 “in blessing” means as you think, speak and do things of God that He can fill and manifest Himself in, then God will produce His abundance and prosperity as you do those right things.

God cannot bless evil thoughts, words or actions except to get you to stop doing them and for you to start thinking, speaking and doing things He can “bless.” And again in verse 17, “in multiplying” means if you never do those things to have children, God cannot extend your family line in abundance of numbers, quality and prosperity, so you must do those things that produce legitimate children. This of course was the key issue for Abraham in the eventual birth of his son Isaac through Sarah.

Blessed Payback: Notice the blessing is applied to those who bless the one in a blessed state. Gen 12:3 “And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee ….” So if you relate to a blessed one and do words and/or actions that are beneficial to them, then you will be blessed by the one who blesses them, God.

Conversely, if you do evil, non-beneficial words and/or actions to one blessed, then God will make sure you are cursed, by the one who curses, Satan. And per other Bible principles – that which you meant for evil will be done again to you. Or, what you sow, you will reap.

God Inhabits the Blessing: So from a practical perspective, as you, the blessed one, do and keep doing those thoughts, words and deeds that God can inhabit and magnify, then you will walk in God’s blessing and produce abundant prosperity in anything righteous or godly you do and keep thinking, speaking and doing.

No right thoughts, words or actions means no or limited blessing, for you are not doing what God can bless or inhabit. You may have the zoe life of God available to you but you are not doing those things to allow that zoe life to flow and do good.

Limiting the Blessing:  If you are not doing righteous or godly thoughts, words or actions, then the blessing is limited to keeping you from being successful in evil. God is working to get you do right things and to stop doing evil things.

This is seen in this sad verse when the generation that came out with Moses all died in the desert with bitterness toward God. In the process they delayed God’s blessing of getting them into the Promised Land.

Ps 78:40 “How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness, and grieve him in the desert! 41 Yea, they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel. 42 They remembered not his hand, nor the day when he delivered them from the enemy.”

You Must Work the Blessing for It to Work for You: So the definition of blessing as empowered or enabled for godly success in this life and the future, is dependent upon doing those right works that will result in present life benefits and ultimately survive and be rewarded on the Day of Judgment.

That can mean not only right Bible knowledge but also education, skill development, reliability, diligence and a pleasant attitude.

Thus as God is no respecter of persons, do the right things and you will get not only the right results, but those results with be in the abundance and prosperity of God that will be of such magnitude that others will easily “speak well” of them.

Sowing and Reaping: This basic law is stated this way:

Gal 6:7 “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap zoe/life everlasting. 9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. 10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith (other blessed ones).”

For Whosoever Willsoever: Peter described this objective standard of blessing this way:

Acts 10:34 “Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: 35 but in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted [for blessing] with him.”

In this case it was the house of Cornelius and the blessing was the promised blessing of Abraham, Holy Spirit.

Acts 10:44 “While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. 45 And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. 46 For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God… .”

Of course Holy Ghost dwelling in and on a person is the great blessing of God.

God Defines the Blessing: Here Paul re-affirms that Holy Spirit given since the Day of Pentecost 2000 years ago is the blessing of Abraham promised in Genesis 13:3 and 22:17:

Gal 3:13 “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: 14 that the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.”

Thus the blessing is that not only could God inhabit the works of men a seen in the Old Testament, but that now, in the New Testament, by the work of Jesus, God could inhibit men directly by His Spirit. This is the potential for ultimate blessing of abundance and prosperity.

Earthly Manifestation of Spiritual Reality: This earthly manifestation of blessing is almost the exact opposite for this present life for those definitions for “blessed” that use the term “spiritual,” as if godly abundance and prosperity are not relevant in this present physical world.

For both the Greek and Hebrew words translated as “blessed,” they absolutely are defined by visible and measurable benefits in this life that cause “well spoken and envious descriptions.” If there is no current, in this physical life, things that are “well spoken of and envious of” by others not so blessed, then there is no real “blessing” at all.

Blessed is Physical Only: So no matter what our usage of the term “blessed” in our culture today, the original Hebrew and Greek words used in the Bible are only talking about physical, in this life, while you are alive on this Earth, benefits that can be readily seen by others as good and desirable.

Jesus described it this way:

Matt 6:32 “(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

And Jesus warned not to worry because worry is essentially calling God and His goodness a lie, and thus will stop or hinder the blessing.

Matt 6:34 “Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”

While worry is a form of self cursing, wise preparation is part of the blessing. It is not the issues of life that we all face, but how you deal with them in God.

Christians Already Have All the Blessing There Is! The reality is that as a Christian you have all the spiritual blessings there are. So for the new creation or born-again Christian, there are no more spiritual blessings to be had.

Eph 1:3 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.”

So for the Christian, the issue is not to get more blessing, but how to walk in and manifest the blessings we already have.

Blessing Shortage: The shortage is the manifestation of these spiritual blessing in the Earth by godly people so that others will speak well and be envious of what benefits God’s people have in this physical Earth.

Since God is pure and holy with no iniquity in Him. The failure for success in life is not God, but on our part. God is not making administrative decisions on who to bless or how to walk in the blessing.

Instead God says:

Hos 4:6 “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge (of the right ways to God that lead to controlled and right thoughts, words and actions): because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.”

Blessing Persecution: So even being persecuted, tortured and killed in this life for righteousness, Jesus said we will still have within these unhappy events an abundance of “blessing” in mentality, speaking and physical things. Thus this included the calm assurance and joy that filled the martyrs as they were tortured, burned or killed as Christians. Their killers spoke well of, and were envious of, the way they died. The historical record is that some even joined the Christians to die with them as they saw how they died.

SUMMARY: In summary the Bible term “blessed” means desirable things in this life that are well spoken of by other people, and this abundance and bounty is so great that is leads to admiration, respect and even envy in those of the world who observe and measure these godly benefits. And this blessing or godly fruit is produced by continued godly thoughts, words and deeds.

Working the Blessing: So if you are in a state or condition where God can bless, then to produce the blessing you must think, speak and do those godly things God can inhabit or “bless.” Here is how this applied to Abraham:

Gen 18:18 “Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? 19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment (destroy evil and help people); that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.”

Right Behaviors Work The Blessing: Notice the prime condition that God sought and found in Abraham was Abraham’s way of thinking, speaking and doing that God could inhabit and magnify. And the prime characteristic God desired was that Abraham was an effective and godly teacher, and would command his family and household in such a way that they would walk in “the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment.”

Thus God could bless Abraham’s line as they would be eligible for and walk in that which God could “bless” or “inhabit by His Spirit” to produce things that would make others admire and be envious of in this physical world.

Blessed = Rich and Prosperous: Abraham knew walking with God would make him rich, and Abraham wanted to make sure all who saw his wealth knew it was from the blessing of God and not even the favor of a grateful earthly king.

Gen 14:22 “And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the Lord, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth, 23 That I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich.”

What It Looks Like: Thus at the end of his life, Abraham is described this way:

Gen 24:1 “And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things.”

All things sums up all physical and spiritual aspects. To put it simply, Abraham was rich and prosperous in all things.

Here is another example of how God told Joshua that he would be successful in the great endeavor and life God had given him. Note it depended on what Joshua did once God had already spoken the blessing of inheriting the Promised Land.

Josh 1:5 “There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. 6 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them. 7 Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest. 8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. 9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”

Of course Jesus did the same to make His mission a success also.

How to Stay in Poverty: The opposite is also true, if you are one who is eligible for God’s blessing (by the covenant of Abraham in Jesus) then if you are not thinking, speaking and doing things God can bless, then you will walk in curse and not blessing.

You may be in a blessed state, but are not doing those things that allows the zoe life of God to flow and produce the good God has promised. Thus a blessed one can die in poverty, sickness and lack because they do not think, speak and do those things that can release the zoe life they have within them by Holy Spirit.

Case Study: For example, Friday in Philadelphia, I was standing in a line and saw an older woman who was limping. I asked what was wrong and she said, “Many things.” So I asked for her hand. She said, “What for,” as she gave it to me. I ministered zoe life and commanded infirmity and pain to leave her in the name of Jesus. This took all of 10 seconds or so. She gave a polite smile and walked away. Then she turned around and said, “It is better.” While I could not watch her for long, what I did see was that she was walking better and better as she kept going. This is the effect of God’s zoe life. I blessed her and I know I will be blessed. Sow healing and you get healing. Such is God’s blessing economy.

Christian Warning: Our great warning as Christians for this requirement to think, speak and do those things God can inhabit is the sad history of Israel and the great judgments of God on them.

1 Cor 10:11 “Now all these things happened unto them (Old Testament Israel) for ensamples: and they are written for our (Christians) admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.”

And again:

Heb 4:1 “Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. 2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.”

Hebrews chapters 3 and 4 make this message loud and clear.

Help Is Here Now: Of course our book, OK, God, Now What  and the other books in the Power Trilogy, are designed to help you renew your mind in the fastest way possible to produce a lifestyle for blessing by God.

Question 1: What are the thoughts you make sure you do that manifests God’s blessing?

Question 2: What are the words that you make sure you do that manifest God’s blessing?

Question 3: What are the actions that you make sure you do that manifest God’s blessing?

Other Question: What Question Did We Miss?

God is no respecter of persons. His ways apply to all, all the time. If you do not see God move, the problem is not on the “God” end.

We are destroyed, walk in failure, fear and confusion, by lack of knowledge and lies, not some administrative decision by God.

God is no respecter of persons. Do the right things and you will get the right results; do anything different and you will be unhappy sooner or later. Digital Universe.

Evil works inspired and powered by the devil are no match for the Living God, but they sure tempt fleshly leaky neurons, even in those spiritually righteous.

There are no wrong answers here, only seek more of Jesus who already paid for every failure we ever made, are now making, or will make. Since He was healed of it, so are you.

It will be shameful for you to show up on the Day of Judgment and see that every hardness of heart was already healed and waiting for you to do the right labour to get that hardness of heart healing already done in Jesus.

A Bible not devoured is like bags of seed stored away. The potential of God into the Earth is there, but never a harvest is made. Jesus is the Seed. The only soil that matters is your heart.

Keep Working the Word so God can Work!

God Bless You and Yours in the Name of Jesus to be more Noble in Him (Acts 17:11-12)

Jesus is Lord of Heaven and Earth!

Donald

Donald C. Mann

Speaker, teacher, navigator and author of:

OK, God, Now What? (OkGodNowWhat.com)
Discovering Our Redemption
Battle Prayer for Divine Healing-Field Manual 2

www.CovenantPeaceMinistries.com

Meditations on Ephesians Chapter 1, verses 1-16

Proclaiming the Facts of Our Redemption in the Blood of Jesus by the Grace of God!

Proclaiming the Facts of Our Redemption in the Blood of Jesus by the Grace of God!

These meditations on Ephesians are just beginning to scratch the surface of the revelation available in this little letter. In order to keep this to a manageable length, I did not include all the supporting verses that explain and enhance what God is saying in these passages.

Eph 1:1-16

1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:

Father God is to be praised and magnified because: God is sending out the message now of who Jesus is, what He did and what it means to you and to all men right now and for the future. And God chose Paul, a learned and devout Jew, who when he learned the truth devoted his learning and commitment to telling and demonstrating this awesome message of God for all men.

2 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.(*updated Oct 23, 2011)

Father God is to be praised and magnified because: God has given and continues to give and will not pull back His grace (the free ability of God to be just like Jesus in any and all parts of life) and peace (the victory that brings Heaven on Earth no matter what the challenge) and this is directed, aimed and applied with pressure upon you, and this pressure, intense desire and eagerness is from Father God and equally from Jesus Christ and Lord/Owner/Ruler of the Universe.

*This is a blessing or empowerment for you to read and understand all that is this letter of Paul by Holy Spirit. This blessing is to fill in any lack you have and to add to any blessing you now walk in so you can receive more of what you need to for the blessing to abound in you now. It is Paul, a human, providing Holy Spirit with words to enable Holy Spirit to help you get what you need to walk in more of the peace and grace of God already given. It is the mixing of spirit and word to produce blessing to those who read and stay in this letter. This is God saying you need help and here is where it starts, getting more of God from His Word as you read and meditate on this letter. This letter is a vehicle of how Holy Spirit is helping you know and understand how to respond to provide more for Holy Spirit to help you in all of life.

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: (*updated Oct 23, 2011)

Father God is to be praised and magnified for: Paul is telling us that God is to be praised, magnified and get His will and glory on Earth in all ways, and Jesus is to be praised, magnified and get His will, which is Father God’s will and glory, on Earth in all ways to the glory of Father God.

*Blessed means powered to abundance in the things of Heaven entering and abounding in Earth. This ranges from 100 fold increases of harvest while in a famine, to raising the dead and healing, to families that make Heaven on Earth. Heaven is the source of everything of God on Earth and what Earth is to be. Heaven is the source of what each person is called to be.

*Spirit is greater than what we call solid substance or energy in this Universe. The Universe was made from a combination of spirit and word. And all the goodness of God is abounded toward us with nothing left out. The fullness of God. There is no higher or greater blessing than spiritual blessings. They work in Heaven and on Earth, in any situation where a human can be or go. These blessings are in and of Heaven so they cannot be lost or corrupted by sin in the Earth.

*Since Heaven is eternal and all of God, these blessings are eternal and release all of God that can be in a human. They are there for bringing them to Earth. They are what we get when we say, “Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.” Their arrival is called the Kingdom of God; the maintaining of them is called the Kingdom of God. Therefore we are taught to pray, “Our Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come.” So we have all the empowerment of God to bring Heaven to Earth.

*And they are in Christ. They were earned by Christ in His incarnation, suffering, death, resurrection and glorification, that is our redemption in and by the blood of Jesus. By covenant we are in Christ Jesus, so God is legally bound to deliver these promises to us in Christ. Those we bring to Earth now, those we could have brought to Earth and did not, and those remaining when Heaven comes to Earth per Revelation 21 and 22. They are in Christ and we are placed in Christ. They are ours as joint heirs with Jesus. What Jesus got we have the right to prosper in also.

*God is no respecter of persons, so the receiving of these blessing into the Earth now are for those who go after them. God blesses no one in particular; those who go after them get them for themselves or others. If you have them and did not have faith for God to give them, some one else did.

*And Father God has blessed us, made available the full power of Holy Spirit in every part of life for each one of us as a permanent condition, pressure and intense desire of God, Jesus and Holy Spirit. Blessing is the extreme pressure of God for good things of God to abound on the Earth and in you. And Father God did this by giving every possible decree, Word, or blessing in the realm of the spirit in Heaven in Christ. God has placed all of His blessing in Jesus and put His intense desire for that to fill the Earth and the entire Universe in Christ, and thus made that a blessing or path for you to have all of God’s blessing in your life in Christ. God has made Jesus, the Christ, the method by which God will put all of Himself into the Earth, and He has chosen man, and you in particular, to be the vessel of how this happens by placing all of mankind, and you in particular, in Jesus.

These blessing, these words of power are already spoken. Nothing is left out, God has already met every need from His end you or yours will ever have. It is up to us to establish this Word that is established in Heaven and to bring it to earth by faith in God by His Word knowing Jesus has already met the conditions.

So this means any and every blessing described in the Bible is already yours for the believing to bring it to earth. Since God is no respecter of persons, if He ever did it for one, He has already spoken it for you and yours to bring to earth by faith now. If you ever heard a testimony of how God answered prayer, that is yours also. That is included in “every blessing.”  So the issue is not the good will of God, but the faith to release God so He can bring it to earth through, by, for and in you.

These awesome blessings of the glory of God for the Earth in reserved in Heaven to be released wherever you are. So if you are on Earth, all of God intensely desires (as a present condition all the time) to come through you into the Earth for you to release His benefits, His blessing, His glory into the Earth. And that means every effect of sin, the curse of sin, the devil and every work of the devil, that is, the kingdom of darkness, will be replace by the Kingdom of God through mankind, human beings, and you in particular. God has given all to and in Jesus, the Christ and by the agency of the Jesus and placing mankind in Jesus so all of Jesus is now available in us, mankind, and you in particular, all of the blessings of Heaven by our redemption in the blood of Jesus.

Therefore you, in your present human, mortal body, are capable of being a vessel of God’s full glory (Holy Spirit) to enter, occupy and prosper in the Earth, because you are in the Earth and where you are is where God wants to fully have you enjoy, release and deliver His glory.

This means also that your body right now is sacred to God and He wants it to operate in perfect health, strength and ability right now. And Father God has destroyed any limitation in your body as part of His great work in Jesus by His suffering, stripes, blood, resurrection and glorification. So any part of you – spirit, soul and body – God has made a way to quicken into Heaven on Earth right now by Holy Spirit. You and your physical body are important to God and He wants you full well, now. So no limitation on your body or soul is from God, and God will help you get rid and/or overcome any such limitation in this life now by faith in the work of Jesus in the 50 days from the Last Supper to the Day of Pentecost 2000 years ago, and the present work of Jesus now.

4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

Father God is to be praised and magnified because: this plan is not new, but what God planned before He ever made the world (Earth and heavens, Universe) that we humans, and you in particular, should be holy (dedicated for His full and exclusive use to release His glory into His Earth now because that is where you are now)and without blame. This “without blame” means that He finds no fault with you to limit the free flow of His holiness and His glory into the Earth through you because that is where you are now. And God did this motivated, pressured by His agape love to deliver His full goodness, His full glory to mankind, and you in particular, right now where you are now. God did this because He agape loves you with perfect agape love which is intense desire to do good.

This agape love means God cannot stop looking at you, being around you, available for you and to you, and He cannot be hurt by you no matter what you do for He sees you in purpose as capable of being the exclusive use of you just as He did Jesus (holiness) and blameless, without fault in Jesus (the resurrected and glorified Jesus). All mankind, and you in particular, are the apple of God’s eye.

The main event or process Father God used to do this is by placing us in Jesus for our redemption in Jesus’ blood.

5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

Father God is to be praised and magnified because: this is absolutely part of His plan to place, adopt us (from another condition where we were not adopted or placed in Jesus) as full mature sons through the work and person of Jesus Christ back to Father God Himself. This starts as a legal condition and then we mature or grow into it to just like the fullness of the measure of the man Jesus.

This adoption is fully legal and, due to nothing on our part, places us in the position of full, mature sons as is Jesus before God and is a permanent condition because it is part of the blessing reserved for us in Heaven, and is not an “Earth thing.” And once this adoption takes place there is nothing on Earth that can change it because God declares us a holy and blameless, and to take it away would be an assignment of fault which God does not have toward mankind since before the foundation of the world, and toward you now in particular.

And all of this is God’s joy, delight and pleasure to do, it is not an enforced legalism, even though legal, it is the joy of a Father who had lost a son or daughter, and is now getting that son or daughter back. And this is His intense desire and passion, what He lives for and delights in.

The way God did this was to place mankind in Jesus for our redemption by the blood of Jesus.

6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

Father God is to be praised and magnified because: right awareness of this truth in this message results in praise to God to the fullness of Holy Spirit (glory) that is in the grace (royal decree that cannot be broken or changed of goodness, generosity, ability and power).

God has done a work through Jesus so that any limitation that could stop anything of God in mankind, or your life in particular, has been removed in Jesus so that all of mankind, and you in particular, God can fully embrace you as a full, mature and delightful son in Him.

Jesus is the Beloved, and you are made beloved in Jesus. That means the full blessing of all the covenant promises in the Bible are yours and whatever else can possibly be better or more like God on the Earth is already yours in Jesus.

And because you are beloved His intense passion and desire is to inhabit and bless every thought, word and action that reflects His holiness. Therefore any right action you do that allows God to move, you have released God and He will overflow what you are doing, because you are in the beloved.

The full measure of agape love as described in 1 Cor 13 are pressured upon you by God all the time with no gap or limitation. If anyone knows how to love it is God and He loves you, and has stationed you permanently in the place of the “beloved.”

We are accepted in the “Beloved” Jesus by our redemption in the blood of Jesus for the aphesis/remission of sins.

7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Father God is to be praised and magnified because: by the Beloved (Jesus) Father God has given us the full payment for our sins and the sin of Adam and his race through the blood of Jesus shed on that Passover Day 2000 years ago. And this blood gives aphesis/remission, removal, obliteration, purging, washing away and taking away your sins so they are never yours ever again – past, present or future.

So Satan has no authority ever to inflict any curse for our sins upon us, and if he does, we have the authority, commission and power of the blood of Jesus to command the devil and his works to go and to release the blessing of God into that situation. Any power Satan does exercise is as a rebel against God and the blood of Jesus. God is not your enemy, but your friend and helper.

And this redemption is the level of the super abundance of God so not even the tiniest or the largest of sin is exempt from this redemption and this remission of sin in the blood of Jesus. There is no sin or group of sins too great to limit the power of the blood of Jesus shed 2000 years ago.

This “have redemption” means this redemption is always right now, a steady state or condition, never to be removed or superseded. Redemption means the full price has been paid to complete satisfaction of the laws of God. And it is past tense. We have a redemption made 2000 years ago that will never need to be repeated. It is done in Jesus forever. And we have it now, forever.

And this redemption is done to the riches of Father God’s grace where no good thing is withheld in any way and available for us to bring from Heaven to Earth all the time and anywhere. Where in Heaven God intensely wants it to come to Earth and only waits our believing Him to release it. We make the path by our faith in God by His Word.

8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;

Father God is to be praised and magnified because: He has super abounded, way more than needed, toward us this redemption and remission of sin in Jesus. It is more than enough forever as Jesus will only shed His blood once and that was done 2000 years ago, and that work stands forever as super abundant and therefore super sufficient.

Father God did this in all His wisdom so there would never be a situation where His love and power are not available in this Universe to any person. He did it in His prudence knowing all the issues and situations His mankind will face so He made it so it is always more than enough. His grace is more than enough. His redemption in the blood of Jesus is more than enough to remove every work of the devil forever.

This is so great and “over the top” that no one on the Day of Judgment will ever be able to say that Father God did not do enough to prevent sin or to make available what it takes to remove sin or the effect of sin in this Universe by the blood of Jesus.

This is so great and “over the top” that the devil cannot resist the glory of God to remove sin and the works of the devil out of this Universe and send him and his works to the pit for eternal damnation. It is all done in Jesus and it is all available for mankind to use at any time. So the only limitation on this is in God’s mankind, those who are redeemed but do not use the authority or power in the redemption by the blood of Jesus to release the glory of God, Holy Spirit, into all the Earth.

Wonder of wonders, even our failure to walk in this truth is already remitted, forgiven and healed in Jesus and is waiting for us by faith to receive the necessary healing to get us walking in Him to the level of Jesus now.

This wisdom included placing mankind, and you in particular, in Jesus as our Substitute by the Law of Covenant Identification for our redemption in Jesus, the aphesis/remission, purging, obliteration, removal and taking away of sins 2000 years ago.

9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:

Father God is to be praised and magnified because: the ages of mankind have had dreams of such a great release from the power of evil, and God is now proclaiming the work of the great mighty arm of God, Jesus, the Christ. Once a carpenter from Nazareth but now Redeemer of the world and Lord of Lords and King of Kings.

The magnitude of this awesome work and Father God’s kind intentions have been hidden until Paul, and even today, because it is so wonderful few can grasp it or keep it in their hearts.

All of this, even having it hidden for the ages is according to Father God’s will, but us in our time have no excuse not to seek and live in this awesome truth. Father God purposed to get the Universe clean first through Adam, who failed. But Jesus and His great work was planned for before the foundation of the world, the Universe was laid, and before Adam was made, so God knew what it would take and set out to make it happen, which Father God did in Jesus, 2000 years ago.

While it seems to us this has taken so long, God in His wisdom and prudence of doing the right things at the right time in the right way, has done it now. This is the Day of Salvation and it is available to us now. Jesus has done the work. Anything to stop the full redemption to make Heaven on Earth has been abundantly paid for in the blood of Jesus. If there were ever any limits on salvation they have been removed 2000 years ago in Jesus. The right of the devil to stop anything has been removed. The only limit is what the devil can deceive us of to be ignorant of these facts and/or to keep us confused so we do not enforce this great salvation on him and his works.

10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:

Father God is to be praised and magnified because: Father has done the work in and through Jesus that will allow Him at the right time to gather all of those things in Heaven and Earth in Christ. In Jesus, the man who is now glorified and seated at the right hand of the Majesty on High. So all the promises of the Bible will come to pass and nothing can stop the Word of God. And all of this is in Jesus Christ. And all those in Jesus Christ are part of that now.

And this is because Father God placed mankind, and you in particular, into Jesus for our redemption in Jesus’ blood for the remission, obliteration, purging, removal, washing and taking away of sin.

11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

Father God is to be praised and magnified because: in Jesus we have been given, never to be removed, a promise of location and possession as part of the eternal plan that cannot be stopped. And Father God does is fully and in agreement with His own will. He is not pressured except by His own agape love and desire to sozo/save His mankind.

Anything Father God does is only in accordance with His will and therefore His plan. If He answers any prayer, then answering that kind of good prayer for God’s goodness is always His will. He has given us the Bible to know His will, and He will do His will for He cannot resist His own will.

Father God did this by placing mankind, and you in particular, into Jesus as our Substitute for out redemption in Jesus’ blood for the forgiveness, aphesis/remission of sins and the curse of sin so that we can overcome the devil and his works, now, in this life to bring Heaven to Earth. This is the power of the Law of Covenant Identification, that is, our Identification in Christ.  Rev 12:11 “And they overcame him (Satan, the devil) by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they agape/loved not their psuche/lives (souls) unto the death.” KJV

And we will overcome the devil and his works, in this life, now, as we cooperate with Father God by Holy Spirit by renewing our mind into the new creation in Christ Jesus: Rom 16:20 “And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly (as shattered glass). The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you [to know, be and do this]. Amen. KJV

12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

Father God is to be praised and magnified because: all of this awesome planning and release of Holy Spirit is so that what He does in mankind, and you in particular, will cause praise from all sources to God for His goodness and power and ability.

And as examples to all of mankind, Paul and the early Christians were examples of what God can do and a taste of what even more God can do in anyone who will believe Him by trusting in the nature of Christ and His great work 2000 years ago. And any man gains access to this great super abundant grace by trusting in Christ.

Glory means that goodness of God that will never fade away. It will stand the Day of Judgment. It is attractive, delightful, happy, good and wonderful and can never be removed. So the great grace that has been put on mankind in Jesus will never fail.

All creation will glorify and magnify God for the great and good work He did in mankind in general and you in particular in His work in Jesus. It is total and complete and we enter in when we believe the truth of our salvation in Jesus. It is total and complete and we are given Holy Spirit to teach us what and how to use all we already have in Jesus to release more of the glory of God into the earth.

13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

Father God is to be praised and magnified because: He has made this wonder of the ages available to all who can hear the truth of His great love for mankind, and you in particular.

Father God has fully sozo/saved us into His so great soteria/salvation. All have been opened and all has been done already. And when you believe this word of salvation then God seals Holy Spirit to you. This is like a brand on the side of a cow that can never be removed. This is the glory of God sealed, bonded, attached, stuck and made one with you.

This is the great promise of God-given to Abraham where God said, “In you all the nations will be blessed.” Holy Spirit is this blessing. Holy Spirit is God Himself. He is the power, the teacher, the friend, the encourager, the mind of Christ, the wisdom of God, the fear of God and the strength of God for mankind to do those things of the will of God.

If God has sealed Holy Spirit to you then only God can remove Him from you, but God never will because Father God only sees you as holy and blameless before Him. So no sin is so great or so many as to break that seal. God has already decided there will never be a reason sufficient for anyone to ever remove that seal of Holy Spirit. And since God cannot lie, He cannot change it.

And if it is God’s will to have Holy Spirit dwelling in you, it is always His will for Holy Spirit to dwell in you. Holy Spirit is a person, He is God. So if you have Holy Spirit you have all of Him for He cannot be divided. So you always have God dwelling in you by Holy Spirit. You always have the Word of God made flesh, Jesus, always dwelling in you.

You may make the ride of Holy Spirit in you glad or sad, but Holy Spirit can go nowhere for He is sealed to you forever when you believe the word of your salvation in Jesus. So every believer who got sealed by Holy Spirit has the full power and wisdom and mind of God forever.

Any lack of Holy Spirit or Jesus power is through ignorance or deception because a Christian, which by definition is one who Holy Spirit indwells, already has all of God there is to have, just like Jesus had in the gospels, and just like Jesus has now at the right hand of Father God. There is no limitation that we face now that God has not already solved in Jesus and made the overcoming answer available to us by grace.

Holy Spirit is the anointing of God, so the issue is not what anointing you have but how much of it are you walking it. It is to the level or proportion of the faith in God you exercise. It is not God’s decision, but yours. Holy Spirit is all of God, the means by which the Almighty and Holy God can enter the earth without destroying it. The means by which, even when you sin, Holy Spirit can never leave. His presence is not about you, but Jesus!

14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

Father God is to be praised and magnified because: Holy Spirit in the Christian now is a down payment and guarantee that one Day God will fulfill His complete redemption in Christ. This assurance is as permanent as the seal whereby Holy Spirit is sealed to the Christian.

And when this redemption is complete (spirit, soul and body) it will cause great praise from all so saved, as well as from all those beings who see it.

Since we already have every spiritual blessing of God that it is possible for God to say, then Holy Spirit in us is available for us right now as we renew our mind into the truth and ways of God by the Scriptures.

15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, 16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;

Father God is to be praised and magnified because: by Paul Father God shows us in this prayer and other Scriptures that it takes prayer, Bible reading, study, meditation and good works of the God kind for us to learn by Holy Spirit of these awesome facts so we can use them to bring Heaven to Earth for, by through and with Father God. We have a part to play in the process. Each one individually and the leadership, and these prayers by Paul in the New Testament are the prayers of a godly leader. The work and paths are already done so we have to learn how to walk in them so we can be Jesus in the Earth now, today.

This prayer of Paul, and the other one in Ephesians 3, are essentially prayers asking God to get us to understand the message of the rest of Ephesians. To understand and receive the fullness of the work God did in and by Jesus for you. You as a believer and you as a leader should pray, read, study and meditate on these prayers often to get the mind of Christ in the New Testament revelation God gave to Paul.

Father God is to be praised and magnified because: All this work of God is in the past tense, we are to now use this information to renew our minds and walk as Jesus walked for our time and place.

So there is no limit for us to obey:

Matt 10:7 “And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. 8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have lambano/received, freely give.”

While Jesus commanded or gave this to the disciples, by the work of Father God as revealed in these above passages, we have now been given all that Jesus is now, so we are to lambano Jesus to walk as Jesus walked, now.

Rom 13:14 “But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

Please send us any similar mediations you have on these scriptures.

God is no respecter of persons. His ways apply to all, all the time. If you do not see God move, the problem is not on the “God” end.

We are destroyed, walk in failure, fear and confusion, by lack of knowledge and lies, not some administrative decision by God.

God is no respecter of persons. Do the right things and you will get the right results; do anything different and you will be unhappy sooner or later. Digital Universe.

Evil works inspired and powered by the devil are no match for the Living God, but they sure tempt fleshly leaky neurons, even in those spiritually righteous.

There are no wrong answers here, only seek more of Jesus who already paid for every failure we ever made, are now making, or will make. Since He was healed of it, so are you.

It will be shameful for you to show up on the Day of Judgment and see that every hardness of heart was already healed and waiting for you to do the right labour to get that hardness of heart healing already done in Jesus.

A Bible not devoured is like bags of seed stored away. The potential of God into the Earth is there, but never a harvest is made. Jesus is the Seed. The only soil that matters is your heart.

Keep Working the Word so God can Work!

God Bless You and Yours in the Name of Jesus to be more Noble in Him (Acts 17:11-12)

Jesus is Lord of Heaven and Earth!

Donald

Donald C. Mann

Speaker, teacher, navigator and author of:

OK, God, Now What? (OkGodNowWhat.com)
Discovering Our Redemption
Battle Prayer for Divine Healing-Field Manual 2

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