Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Sovereignty and Control

...when I say, God is not in control, of course I'm not saying that, God is not all powerful—I believe God is all powerful. God is all knowing, but what I think many people mistake is the difference between the concept of sovereignty and control. I believe God is sovereign, but not in control, and the reason...control implies: using your power to manipulate people and circumstances to force a desired outcome. And sovereignty is instead having ownership over everything, but working through delegated authority; offering people choices with consequences.—Hill, Craig. It's Supernatural with Sid Roth 2015. June 5, 2015.

Craig Hill did an excellent job defining and contrasting control and sovereignty, which is an essential understanding.

But Hill should have also elaborated upon divine guidance, which is one key aspect of the ministry of Holy Spirit. And something which the illuminated elites do not have—true divine guidance.

One example is how Holy Spirit led Jesus in the wilderness: And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness...—(Luke 4:1 ESV) So not only did Jesus send Holy Spirit to teach us, but also to sovereignly lead us.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Bind or Loose, Forbid or Permit

Jesus taught us in Matthew 16:19: I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven... Which means that authority was given. Then, Matthew 18:18 states: Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

There are various interpretations. But the two key terms of course are bind and loose, which can be understood in the ancient senses of forbid and permit.

Based upon that, Matthew 18:18 could be paraphrased: ...whatever you [declare forbidden] on earth shall be [declared forbidden] in heaven, and whatever you [declare permitted] on earth shall be [declared permitted] in heaven.

Just as an example: if the Jews rose up to demand that even the Gentiles should become circumcised, Paul could declare circumcision forbidden, or bind it, based upon Colossians 2:11-12 ESV:

In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead.

Another example is found in Mark 10:4-9

They said, Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce and to send her away. And Jesus said to them, Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment. But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female. Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Dream of Miniature Creatures: Eagle and Lobster (2015)

Dream of Eagle and Lobster

While sitting in some type of auto repair shop, and talking to a conservationist activist, I basically challenged him to prove his position to me. Then he left the building, only to return with a small white bowl which had two miniature creatures in it: a white eagle and a lobster. And above me, near the ceiling were a row of two foot high screens on which he played a conservation documentary. Then he moved the container right in front of my lips, so I shut my eyes tightly in order to avoid injury. I could feel the creatures grabbing my lips and pecking at my eyes, but I did not turn away. And the dream ended before I had a chance to open my eyes. While below is the work of understanding what the dream means:

Symbolism: Eagle

The mostly-white eagle probably symbolizes prophecy, just as it is a creature which soars very high above the ground—higher than all other birds. And since it was grabbing my lips and pecking at my eyes, this might symbolize both the seer anointing and the prophetic gift of hearing the word of God. So the white bowl might symbolize being fed the word of God via both visions and spoken word.

Symbolism: Lobster

The lobster, on the other hand, tends to remain below sea level, while its migration is basically coastal. And since the ocean can symbolize the word of God, the waves lapping against the sandy beaches can symbolize God speaking. In addition to that, lobsters are blind. And a female can lay 10,000 eggs in one nest.

After Waking Up

After waking up in bed, and returning to consciousness in the real world, I realized that an audio book of Romans was playing in my headphones, then I heard verses which related the senses of seeing and speaking. So I looked up verses that might relate to the dream described in the first paragraph.

Bible Verses

For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.—Romans 8:24-25 ESV
...for that which has not been told them they see,
and that which they have not heard they understand.
—Isaiah 52:15c-d ESV

Friday, April 24, 2015

Early Occult Hollywood

The occult trend in Hollywood didn't happen overnight. It started way earlier in the 1920s and 1930s with directors like Rudolph Valentino. Of Valentino's wife, one actress declared, Every night, Natacha would hold a séance, calling forth help from the spirit world in her creative undertaking. Then, pencil and paper in hand, she would go into a trance and start writing. Valentino himself declared, The more we investigated this remarkable gift of automatic writing, the more convinced we became of the great truth which lay behind it. The truth of...evolution and the truth of communication with the so-called dead. One biographer of Valentino, Emily W. Leider, writes: [Valentino] spoke openly about his psychic teacher and spirit guide, an American Indian named Black Feather, and posed for photographs costumed, like him, as an Indian brave. With his second wife, Natacha Rambova, he engaged in automatic writing and attended séances that they believed broke through boundaries of space, time, and mortality to put them in direct touch with the dead of ancient Egypt or the more recent past. Valentino credited June Mathis, an actress, for guiding him along the road to success. June Mathis was a spiritualist who believed in reincarnation, she always wore an opal ring when she wrote, convinced that its magical powers brought her ideas.—Alexis, Jonas E. In the Name of Education: How Weird Ideologies Corrupt Our Public Schools, Politics, the Media, Higher Institutions, and History. Longwood, Fla.: Xulon, 2007. Print.

So-called Dead

Valentino probably quoted the author Henrietta Lovi, with the phrase: ...the truth of communication with the so-called dead.
Probably no one person at any time has done more to diffuse the idea of proving after-death existence than has Sir Oliver Lodge. When a noted physicist—knighted because of achievement in scientific fields—expresses his conviction of the truth of communication with the so-called dead, naturally a far greater number give attention than would heed all the hue and cry that could be raised by a host of obscure individuals.—Lovi, Henrietta. Best Books on Spirit Phenomena. Boston, Mass.: Gorham Press, 1925. Print.(emphasis added)

Physicist Sir Oliver Lodge believed that he was contacted by his deceased son through a medium. But as an aficionado, he actually stood among a subclass of spiritists who attended séances, while the primary class were privy to what contacting the dead truly involved. Because of their familiarity with fallen angels, this higher class of spiritist knew that mediums actually channeled demon spirits.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Family Greater Than Family

Many Bible verses relate to familial relationships, but—above and beyond that—our eternal family consists of those who do the will of God. In other words, our true brothers and sisters in Christ are more of a family to each of us than our immediate families.

And his mother and his brothers came, and standing outside they sent to him and called him. And a crowd was sitting around him, and they said to him, Your mother and your brothers are outside, seeking you. And he answered them, Who are my mother and my brothers? And looking about at those who sat around him, he said, Here are my mother and my brothers! For whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother.Mark 3:31-35 ESV

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Freedom of Conscience in Matters of Religious Sentiment

In 2013, after a proprietor refused to provide wedding flowers for a LGBT couple, she received a $1000 fine from Washington State, according to Christian Science Monitor. But her decision was not a matter of severely exclusive religious bias, since she would typically serve homosexual customers, and even employ homosexuals. So in this particular situation, she was exercising her state-sanctioned freedom of conscience based upon religious sentiment. In other words, she did not hate homosexuals, nor did she have a track record of discriminating against them, but was simply exercising her right as a citizen not to participate in the institution of gay marriage. While her religious conviction was based upon a divine standard of morality which predates humanity. Then the defendant responded with a letter:

Washington's constitution guarantees us freedom of conscience in all matters of religious sentiment...

The defendant also wrote:

Your offer reveals that you don't really understand me or what this conflict is all about. It's about freedom, not money. I certainly don't relish the idea of losing my business, my home, and everything else that your lawsuit threatens to take from my family, but my freedom to honor God in doing what I do best is more important.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Inner Voice as Central Intelligence

Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons...

CIA's Inner Voice

The CIA was established by the Illuminati. In the movie, The Recruit, a CIA recruiter named Walter Burke informs his recruit about a little voice inside, which the Freemasons commonly refer to as an inner voice, but which is a spirit guide—actually an unclean spirit providing guidance through an apprentice's career life:

Walter Burke: [if] you want answers, you're in the wrong car kid—I only have secrets. [pause] You can't trust your best friends, your five senses, only your little voice inside you [which] most civilians don't even hear. Listen to that. Trust yourself. I think that's what your father would have said. Trust yourself James.

But such intel comes from spirit guides who had abandoned their dwelling in heaven, along with their positions of authority, so the Lord has kept them in darkness. And how could fallen angels have a country's best interest at heart?
And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling—these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day.

Hate Manifest Sin

No sense in hating the devil. Instead, hate his sins, or the fruit of wickedness which demons produce in each of us. Which are first seeded in our minds as thoughts, then drop down to take root in our hearts and manifest as deeds of wickedness. So we should hate manifest sin.

Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.


God said that Job was blameless, based upon the fruit which He produced in Job. So when God looks at each of us, He looks for His goodness in man, or the works of God which were displayed in him.

Though I am innocent, my own mouth would pronounce me guilty. Though I am blameless, it would prove me wicked.
And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Glorifying God Is Greater Than Preaching Precepts

They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom
And talk of Your power;
To make known to the sons of men Your mighty acts
And the glory of the majesty of Your kingdom.
They will glorify God, by talking about His power and mighty acts. The same root word appears twice in those verses, which means strength, might, valor, bravery, and especially the mighty deeds of God.

In the kingdom of heaven, actively glorifying God is more influential than preaching precepts. So our words and works should have more to do with praising and glorifying God(to reveal how amazing He is in the eyes and ears of others). Just as He is infinitely amazing.

The parables are mundane metaphors which illustrate the ways of the kingdom of heaven. But, without the illumination of God's glory, they are just stories. Just as Jesus seemed mundane to most people, but then Holy Spirit inspired Peter to proclaim, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. Or just as Adam was inanimate before God breathed life into him. Also, Paul revealed how the saying of a philosopher actually reflected the truth of God: In him we live and move and have our being... But without the revelation of the Spirit of God, it was just Greek philosophy. So Father God is the One who breathes life into the whole earth.
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Healing Visuals

Striking Healings

Healing miracles of sudden weight loss, or instant hair growth can become the most striking, since we are able to see them manifesting in the physical realm right before our very eyes—or on our video screens.

Healings Underneath

While a man whose back was miraculously healed, observes, there's no more pain, which is awesome, but we could not actually see the metal screws dissolving into bone tissue. In a situation like that, an instant radiograph would be helpful.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Conquering King

From the final verse of Revelation 19, we read: ...the rest were slain by the sword that came from the mouth of him who was sitting on the horse... Now look back at verse 11, where it states: righteousness he judges and makes war.

So understand that—based upon the righteousness of Christ—judgment must come. How could His righteousness be perfect otherwise? When the time comes to avenge the blood of his servants, He will come, because the Bible says so.

From the first few verses of Revelation 20, we read: angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain. And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended.
Next, understand that—after slaying His enemies—Jesus will dispatch a single angel to bind Satan, and seal him in the abyss for 1000 years—the duration of the millennial reign. After that, the redeemed will reign with Christ for a thousand years.

How can divine judgment—based upon flawless wisdom and the fullness of authority—ever be denied?

Father God or Father of Lies

Jesus judged the Pharisees: If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and I am here. I came not of my own accord, but he sent me. So the Pharisees needed only to repent and love Jesus in order to restore their relationship with their true Father, the God of the Old Testament, the Father of Jesus. Instead, they chose to reject the prophesied Messiah, and to have Him killed. So by choice, they became children of the devil, since their will was to perform Satan's desires. And by refusing to perform the will of God, they put themselves under the headship of the devil. Jesus also said: You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Invasive Vines Covering Mountains

Seven Dimensions of Culture

One prince demon rules over each dimension of culture. Altogether, there are seven mountains which God calls us to take back for the Lord:

  • family
  • church
  • education
  • media
  • arts/entertainment
  • economy
  • government

Perhaps some believers would prefer to list government first, or economy, but that does not matter, since all dimensions work together, and each must be taken over for the kingdom of heaven. The body of Christ needs to become like an invasive vine which covers the mountains. But the question remains, if I want to become kingdom kudzu, which mountain should I start on? Ask Jesus.

David the Giant Slayer

Then David said to the Philistine, You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you down and cut off your head. And I will give the dead bodies of the host of the Philistines this day to the birds of the air and to the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, and that all this assembly may know that the Lord saves not with sword and spear. For the battle is the Lord's, and he will give you into our hand.
First of all, David knew that the battle was the Lord's. Second, he knew that he was not waging war according to the flesh, as with carnal weapons.
For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Above and Below

There is one Bible verse in which not only did Jesus use above and below to differentiate between heaven and earth, but He also clarified their meanings.

In that verse, Jesus said, You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. Which makes heaven above a much better place to be, while the phrase this world, refers to this world system which lies in the power of the evil one.

In the book of Isaiah, the word of God states, I will punish the world for its evil... so a distinction can be formed between good people and bad people in the world, based upon their choices. Also in the book of Matthew, Jesus states, The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the people of the kingdom. The weeds are the people of the evil one... where the weeds symbolize people who reject and deny Jesus, but also choose to do many things that do not please Him.

But even though the world has good and bad people in it, the whole world lies in the power of the evil one. So it is nearly impossible for anyone not to be affected by the devil's temptation network. Consider how the media influences lifestyles and public opinion through music, movies, news, etc.

When Heaven Trumps Earth

Heaven Will Trump Earth

When we are in heaven, we will not be considering how precious our moments on earth were, because heaven will trancend every single aspect of our lives on Earth. If anything, we will have regrets about not loving enough while living below, or not praying enough—our shortcomings. And from our perspective in heaven, we will realize the amazing potential that God had placed in each one of us, and how we wasted so much time on frivolous activities.

Moses Saw Heaven

Moses was kept from entering the promised land, but he did not mourn over his nearing death—having already gone up to heaven to see the God of Israel.

Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel went up and saw the God of Israel. Under his feet was something like a pavement made of lapis lazuli, as bright blue as the sky.

Beyond Our Imagination

The reality of Heaven will transcend our imaginations, just as Jesus has prepared mansions for those who love him.

But, as it is written, What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him...

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Because of the Temptation of Sexual Immorality

Basis for Remaining Unmarried

The basis for the significant advantage that an unmarried man has over men who are married can be found in the first verse of 1 Corinthians 7: It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman. And those who are gifted to remain single are in a position to prove to Jesus that they have overcome the temptation of sexual immorality, which should both be recognized as an honorable cause, and a virtuous human characteristic.

Agreement to Separate

As a married individual, you may enter into an agreement with your spouse to separate for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. That passage not only emphasizes the importance of daily devotions. But it also reminds you of the purpose for marriage to help protect you from sexual immorality brought into the relationship through your lack of self control. As it relates to the phrase because of the temptation to sexual immorality. Thirdly, it serves to illustrate the distraction of marital devotions from prayer devotions.

It Is Better Not to Marry

The last clause of Matthew 19:10 states, is better not to marry, which you can take literally from the mouth of Jesus. Next, the last clause of verse 11 states, ...but only those to whom it is given, which tells us that remaining unmarried is a special gift, just as the last sentence of verse 12 states, Let the one who is able to receive this receive it. In other words, not everyone is able to remain unmarried without struggling with sexual immorality.

Essential Point

One essential point is this: Jesus desires to be closer to you than a spouse could ever be, but because of the division of interest, the spouse who a man is responsible for treating with loving care will basically get in the way. For example, a husband will take time to please his wife, which then detracts from devotion to the Lord. And while a married couple can agree to separate for the purpose of devotional prayer, they can only do it for a short time, because of the potential damage that sexual immorality can cause within a relationship when a spouse burns with desire for someone else.

When the Father Turned His Face Away

Two Excruciating Scenes

In the Gospel, there are two excruciating scenes which revealed something about the depth of the relationship of the Father and the Son.

Scene One: The Garden

And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

Luke was a doctor, and must have had an idea about the superextreme emotional pain that Jesus had experienced, as His extreme agony had manifested in the physical.

Jesus knew that He was facing execution, but had mentioned it other times without breaking down emotionally. Which proves that the Lord was clearly unaffected by the pain of crucifixion that He faced. So there was something else that He had not spoken about among His disciples, until it had manifested.

Scene Two: The Cross

Psalm 22 is well-known for its depiction of what the Son of God felt during the execution. In it, the Lord describes His humanity, how He was treated by men, and His intense physical torture, but the first thing Jesus actually describes is how the Father turned His Face away:

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning?
O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer,
and by night, but I find no rest.

So the Lord's extreme anguish in the Garden of Gethsemane was not brought on by fear of execution. Instead, He was acutely aware of the fact that—for the first time ever in his existence—the Father was going to turn his Face away. And while on the cross, darkness covered the land, even though there would not be an eclipse during a full moon. At that time, Jesus actually felt the Presence of the Father leave Him. How could any one of us ever have any idea about what kind of impact that must have had on an infinitely loving heart?

Contemporary Revelation; Actionable Intelligence

Feeding Upon Contemporary Revelation

Testimonies about what Jesus is doing right now are one thing our faith feeds upon, and the streets are where miracles can happen. We need to continue to feed upon contemporary revelation.

Applying Faith to Actionable Intelligence

From Galatians 3:5, we can understand how God gives us His Spirit, and works miracles among us, by our believing what we heard about His mighty hand. So if we keep hearing news about healing miracles down the street, and then to apply faith to actionable intelligence in a public setting...

I ask you again, does God give you the Holy Spirit and work miracles among you because you obey the law? Of course not! It is because you believe the message you heard about Christ.(NLT)

Debilitating Migraines

There are believers whose migraines get worse during church services when a spirit tries to keep them from hearing the message.

In 2011, I prayed with a couple where the man's wife had a terrible migraine, and when I began to pray, I could discern an unclean spirit manifesting from the woman. There was a slight odor of burning sulfur, but that discernment seemed to come in the spirit. I have discerned it other times, with other people. On top of that, her debilitating headache did not go away.

How Deep Your Relationship in Christ Can Go

With the understanding that our human relationships have spiritual depth, consider how deep your relationship in Christ can be.

...your life is now hidden with Christ in God which refers to the secret place hidden in God, a place where each of our spirits commune with God. Jesus is seated at God's right hand in the heavenly realms. God seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus—which means now, at this very moment. Anyone who is born again has such communion now; our spirits can experience heavenly visitation—meditate on this.

Spiritual Visions: Angel with Rows of Light and Dark Feathers

In 2011, I saw an angel ministering during a church service, but could only see it through closed eyelids. It had horizontal rows of light feathers overlapping rows of dark feathers. Twice, I saw its face close to mine, so I said, thank you angel while it was near—though I did not know exactly how it ministered, and it ministered so subtly that I could only discern it visually—I could not feel its touch. I also saw it ministering to another Christian in another part of the sanctuary.

Even before entering the building, I felt a strong presence of the glory of God, which seemed to bring an anointing of loving-kindness—so strong that I felt as if I could rub my fingers together to feel oil. it felt very good.

I had also gone up for prayer, and received a word of knowledge about my spiritual discernment being confused between light sources and dark sources—or good and evil.

That night, a few times while lying in the dark, I felt shifts in my mind, then something bizarre happened: a glowing rounded pattern with blended multiple colors appeared across my chest, followed by a strange comical sound which coincided with a shift in the color pattern shifted once. Next, I heard a short phrase spoken from a short distance above, but the words were unintelligible. The manifestation left me with a noticeable sense of peace and joy. Whatever happened was good.

Suddenly, that peaceful moment was disrupted by a dark spirit that put its hands over my face and said, you're gone. I denied that, because the devil wants us to agree with every negative word spoken against us. So don't feed these dark powers with your fear, or your anger, or gossip, or slander. Your mercy toward people takes their power away; your love defeats them. I was being tested and stengthened—as with every child of God.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Lay Hands Suddenly on No Man

Paul charged Timothy: ...observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality. Lay hands suddenly on no man...

Timothy was charged not to quickly ordain(which includes the laying on of hands) any fellow Christians who he became partial to, as with his favorites—or fast friends. In the sense of preferring one before another. Since favoritism would have caused problems for Timothy, just as much as pastors should not ordain members based upon personal preference.

Jesus Sees the Inward Appearance of the Heart

When they came, he looked on Eliab and thought, Surely the Lord's anointed is before him. But the Lord said to Samuel, Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart. Then Jesse called Abinadab and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, Neither has the Lord chosen this one. Then Jesse made Shammah pass by. And he said, Neither has the Lord chosen this one. And Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel. And Samuel said to Jesse, The Lord has not chosen these. Then Samuel said to Jesse, Are all your sons here? And he said, There remains yet the youngest, but behold, he is keeping the sheep. And Samuel said to Jesse, Send and get him, for we will not sit down till he comes here. And he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy and had beautiful eyes and was handsome. And the Lord said, Arise, anoint him, for this is he. Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers. And the Spirit of the Lord rushed upon David from that day forward. And Samuel rose up and went to Ramah.

Speaking in Tongues Quietly

But if there is no one to interpret, let each of them keep silent in church and speak to himself and to God. Paul said that they should speak in tongues to God quietly, which had to do with maintaining order.

All to Speak in Tongues

Paul expressed: Now I want you all to speak in tongues... He also encouraged speaking in tongues, when he said: I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you.

Baptism & Speaking in Tongues

Paul Layed Hands on Them

Paul found some disciples. And he said to them, Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed? And they said, No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit. And he said, Into what then were you baptized? They said, Into John's baptism. And Paul said, John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, Jesus. On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking in tongues and prophesying. There were about twelve men in all.

Not Necessarily in that Order

Receiving the Gospel, followed by water baptism, and then Holy Spirit poured out on them—but not always in that order. For example, the Gentiles in Caesarea received the Spirit of God before water baptism. While the man in this video may have already accepted the Gospel years ago.

Activation of Gift of Tongues

If you have not yet spoken in tongues, you are probably unfamiliar with how the gift operates. Many times, while there is stirring in my spirit, the gift may activate on its own. Then there will be involuntary pulsation in the upper throat and tongue. At first, the sensation can be subtle, but with practice, the gift can be stirred up and activated, so that believers can start to speak in tongues whenever they want to. Enough times, while watching healing videos, I will suddenly break out in tongues involuntarily.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

In Righteousness He Judges

From the final verse of Revelation 19, we read: ...the rest were slain by the sword that came from the mouth of him who was sitting on the horse...(ESV) Now look back at verse 11, where it states: righteousness he judges and makes war. So judgment must come, based upon the righteousness of Christ. For example, when it is time for the Lord to avenge the blood of his servants, He will avenge. In order to fulfill that which has been written, including the testimony of His servant, who testified to everything he saw—that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.(NIV)

From the first few verses of Revelation 20, we read: angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain. And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended...(ESV)

Understand that—after crushing His enemies—Jesus will dispatch a single angel to bind Satan, and seal him in the abyss for 1000 years. While the redeemed reign with [Jesus] for a thousand years, which some people refer to as the millennial reign.

Flesh Gave Birth to Flesh

I can understand why the idea of a fallen angel having flesh generally similar to human flesh would be challenging theologically, but consider the reality: there was a specific tribe of angels which procreated through the daughters of men. And in order to successfully impregnate a human female, the angelic sons of God(ben elohiym) must have had some form of flesh which was physically compatible with human flesh in order for an angelic sperm cell to fertilize a human egg cell. And for flesh to give birth to flesh.(John 3:6)

So—as a suggestion—I would like to form a distinction between the fallen sons of God(mentioned in Genesis 6) and the rest of the angelic beings. Especially considering how the typical heavenly angel of the Lord has a body made of light, which may make it physically incompatible. Also, consider how the Word became flesh, having been without human flesh beforehand.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Vision: Spirit of Infirmity, Demonic Head

A vision I received was like an open vision superimposed over what was happening in the room. I watched as a big demonic head slowly drifted across—from a part of the room where I thought idolatry was being practiced—straight toward a woman who was seated. Once it reached one of the woman's hips, it turned slightly to position itself, and seemed to attach the side of itself to one hip. Until the spirit's head faced forward, in the same direction as the woman, while remaining attached to her hip.

Among other things, what I saw could have been symbolic of a spiritual attachment, or even an actual spirit of infirmity. I later learned that the woman struggled with a nagging persistent hemorrhoid.

The length of the demonic head was approx. 1.5 feet. Its color was basically shades of grey. Its chin and nose were very long, and it had straight white hair. The appearance of its female face was very old.

In that place of worship, there was a table on which religious paraphernalia was being used in an idolatrous way. I remember watching a woman worship a gold-plated menorah, while she crouched on the floor prostrate.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Devil's Proposition

In the book of Job, Satan is portrayed as the accuser of mankind who roves the earth to steal, kill and destroy. Both propositions made by the devil before the Lord—as premises for accusation—sounded basically like this: destroy a man's well-being, and he will curse God.

In the end, Job remained faithful to God, and was rewarded for it.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Jezebel Demonization

The violent death of the biblical Jezebel relates to the way of demonization through vicious abuse, along with witchcraft. Just as satanic idolatry can include both sorcery and sexual abuse.

First, the eunuchs threw Jezebel out through her window, splattering her blood on the wall, as well as on the horses which trampled her corpse. Later, dogs ate her flesh to fulfill 1 Kings 21:23.

During her biblical life story, Jezebel epitomized idolatry and witchcraft, shared her table with prophets of Baal, instigated wickedness through the authority of Ahab, to even extort the land of a neighbor by having him falsely accused, then stoned. If that was not bad enough, she had the blood of many prophets of the LORD on her hands.