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Stop Camping Out In The second Heavens!


2Co 12:2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago–whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, God knows–such a one was caught up to the third heaven.

Romans 6:7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.

What does a dead person do?

  • He is free from sin.
  • He is delivered
  • He is free from sickness.
  • He is free from his past.
  • He is free from his old identity.
  • He is not susceptible to rejection.
  • The corpse in fact is the freest person in the earth.

Many times the devil will make you feel that you are the one with the problem.

You are the one who is sick, or depressed, or without energy.

In more than half of the cases, you don’t have the problem.

It’s a lying attack from the outside.

But the devil will make you feel that it’s you, so you can never break free.

I have known for many years that I am dead with Christ, but the revelation never sank in to the point that I could deal with it and go on to the next level.

As long as the revelation of being a corpse in the grave with Jesus is not a total reality, and I still behave like an alive man in any way, the devil will hit me!

The devil would hit me with a sickness, or a problem, or with things that affect alive people, but not dead ones.

As much as I tried to break out into freedom I couldn’t, because freedom belongs to the dead.

So by the devils tactics he kept in the limbo of living in the second heavens.

The first heavens is where we naturally live, on earth.

The third heavens is the one which Paul talk about.

Its where God’s throne is.

It’s what Paul calls heavenly places.

Its where God has raised us up to, to sit at the right hand of God.

In between these two heavens is the second one, where Satan’s principalities, powers, dominions and spiritual wickedness in high places function.

When Christ resurrected, He did so by going through the first heavens, and through the second where He disarmed these principalities and powers and took them as the captive prisoners of a triumphant king, by His victory on the cross.

From there, He proceeded to the third heavens and now sits on the throne of God.

For the Christian, God sees him or her already seated with Him on His throne in the third heaven.

Bu the experience for most of us, is just not so!

Most of us are stuck somewhere in limbo land between the first and the third heavens!

Really, most of the church camps out somewhere in the second heaven, trying and trying to break out on the third, but finding herself in a never ending see saw war.

As long at the revelation of you being as dead as a door nail, and only Christ in you doing all the work through you, has not sunk in, the demons will hit you with things belonging to alive people, and through that, keep you tied up in the slime pits of the second heavens.

The moment that you realize that you are a corpse, you become free from the sin and the sickness and the attack of the demon, and from the slime pit of the second heaven, and suddenly thrust in and through into the third one, to walk and live from above, in heavenly places.

Some rules of engagement to get out of the second and into the third heavens.

What does a dead person do?

He is free from sin.
He is delivered
He is free from sickness.
He is free from his past.
He is free from his old identity.
He is not susceptible to rejection.
The corpse in fact is the freest person in the earth.
The devil does not mess around with a corpse for too long.
The biggest problem that Christians have is that they are way too alive.

Have you ever had an enemy?

God gave me a vision of Jesus Dying on the cross.

Surrounding Him were hundreds of Roman soldiers with menacing spears in their hands.

Sometime during the vision Jesus dies. A little while later, the soldiers begin to realize that the Lord had expired. One by one they left the scene of the crucifixion, their menacing spears no more. Jesus was dead. Everything was over and done.

As long as one is alive, the enemy feels threatened and might attack.

Once the person dies, the enemy has nothing that threatens him and departs. He gets bored with a corpse.

2 Timothy 2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

 Greek: That they may return to soberness or awake out of the snare of the devil, after having being hunted down, taken captive, and caught alive by the devil, to do his will.

 The devil is always actively hunting to “catch alive” by trapping our free will and make it to become passive, so that his will in us can then become active.

 1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

 Be temperate dispassionate and serious in your life, be awake and watchful, because your opponent in a suit of law, the devil, as a roaring lion, conducts himself around, arduously and earnestly seeking, whom he may drink down, swallow, consume, and destroy.

 Eph 4:27 Neither give place to the devil.

To give place to the devil as constructing an airport runway on our back for the devil to land upon! Only our sin and disobedience can do that. Any time that we are in willful disobedience to the Lord, we automatically open up an airport on our backs, where the enemy can land and take off at his personal fancy!

 Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

 Many of us imagine that this focuses on non-Christians. That’s false. The devil is an equal opportunity deceiver.

 The Greek word for worketh is defined as giving energy to.

The sons of disobedience energize the schemes or plans of the devil. The word for disobedience is being non-compliant. If a Christian is continually noncompliant in an area of his or her life to the will of God, will he or she energize the works of the devil? Yup.

Any obstinate, stubborn, defiant, person, Christian or non, will energize the devil’s schemes

 Mat 12:43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

 He travels continually throughout differing arid places “seeking a cessation of his now unpleasant circumstances” (because he has been cast out of the man), and in no way finds it (showing the necessity the demons have to possess a living being).

 44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.

 I will return into my house whence I came out, and having come, finds it vacant and occupied, and in a perfected state of being swept, and cosmetically adorned.

 How many people’s lives are cosmetically adorned on the outside but empty on the inside. They are great target practice for the devil.

2Co 2:11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.

 Lest Satan exploit us, for we are not without knowledge of his schemes.

 The word devices for devices is “noema”, or thoughts. The devil has a big thought life which he can interject into an individual’s mind. Thus we must be led by the voice of the Holy Spirit .A mind doing its own thing and independent of the voice of God is a target practice for the devil’s own huge thought life. The devil cannot interject thoughts into the spirit of a person if the Holy Spirit dwells there. Is your mind doing its own thing? If it is you are a practice range for the devil to volley the golf balls of his thought life into it.

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Why Does God Love The Delete Button?


I attended the Keith Miller, Anointed for Impact meeting, in Miami yesterday.

Keith spoke about becoming free.

I was praying in tongues, confessing my sin and breaking connections with my past.

Suddenly the “Delete” button sprang up in my mind.

It was the Holy Spirit.

“Jose,” He said, “just hit the delete button in a simple prayer.”

I did, and was freed in one moment from my entire painful past, as the Holy Spirit deleted and wiped it out.

Now, mind you, I have to believe what I did, and walk it out in faith, so that its reality becomes my experience.

Yet the Holy Spirit makes things so easy when we live by His voice.

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Are You Alive or Dead to Sin ?


  • Can a corpse be enticed to sin?
  • No, because He is dead!
  • Can a corpse be enticed to do drugs, or pornography, or sleep around with someone else’s wife?
  • No, because he is dead!
  • So, a corpse is dead to sin!
  • Look at what Paul says about the Christian!

 Romans 6: 2  God forbid! How shall we, who are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

  • A corpse is dead to sin, or dead to being enticed by it!
  • Though sin is very much alive in this world, a corpse does not respond to it. It’s unable to!
  • Therefore it is dead to sin, though sin continues to be alive to it.

Differentiating this is really important!

Why does Paul tell us this?

  • The Christian died with Christ on the cross.
  • When Christ became a corpse she became a corpse.

6  knowing this: that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

  • Now mind you, we are alive, because we have been resurrected with Christ.
  • But as to our pre Christ person, we are a corpse!

6  knowing this: that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

  • The body of sin is the sinful nature which we were born with.
  •  It’s a sin producing engine that keeps people sinning because it never stops running.
  • People cannot do anything else but sin, because of this engine inside of them.
  • That sin producing engine stopped running when you and I became a corpse in Christ.
  • We still sin because the deeply ingrained habits of sin.

The Holy Spirit takes care of that!

  • But that sin producing engine is gone, because a corpse cannot keep it.

7  For he that is dead is freed from sin.

  •  So Paul tells us that he is that is dead is freed from sin, because a corpse is freed from sin.
  • The corpse is the freest of all people!

Are you free?

Romans 12:2  And do not fashion yourselves after this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and well pleasing and perfect will of God.

  • Transformed, is the word metamorphosis.

It’s just like a caterpillar becoming a butterfly.

  • We need to be metamorphosed by the renewing of our minds into the new creature who knows that is dead to sin and no longer needs to respond to or be enticed by it.

This is why I am a stickler for the renewing of the mind.

This is why the hyper grace only message will leave you sinning.

  • Finally, a corpse cannot have sickness.

Sickness is alive around him, but he is dead to it and cannot keep it or respond to it!

Have you ever seen a sick corpse?

 Romans 8;12  Therefore, brothers, we are debtors–not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.

Therefore we are not debtors to live by what the flesh tells us.

For sure, a corpse is not in debt to sin or sickness.

  • Are you dead to responding to or being enticed by sin or sickness? Or do you live as if you are still alive to it?

Think about this today!

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How Do You Get Rid of a Demon?


I wrote this several years back!

I will describe one of my biggest battles in dying to my old life and having the Christ take full control.

Until today, I was still one of those children of the onion. Let me explain.

Today one huge stronghold of my control over that of Christ’s fell today.

Any area where our lives are not under the loving control of Christ is an area where the demonic will have its spidery legs wrapped around our soul, health, wealth, and body.

I call it spidery, because God has revealed demons as spiders. Spiders do not have to move much. They are simply there. They suck the life out of you. They roost on top of the sin which you love. They slowly destroy you from this beach head of sin. From there, they weave their spidery webs in the recesses of your soul.  Their long legs wrap themselves into the subconscious areas, and by them, create fortresses of hostility towards God, all in your mind.

The work of demons is obscure. Demons are onion lovers. They hide in onions.  These onions are their cocoons. These types of onions are sins. As the layers of sin peel off, as that of an onion, the demon spider is finally exposed, and Christ expels it out from your life. At the core of every onion called sin, there is always a demon. He is the last one to come out, and only when you have pealed the onion, with the knife of repentance. You can never get to the demon, until you get to the sin. You can never get to the sin as long as you love it.  As long as the onion is there, the demon is right in there, too. The only knife that works is that of repentance.

Demons make you feel that you are the one with the problem.  You are the one who is sick. You are the one who is anxious. When in fact it’s his attack from the outside. He will wound you by means of the spidery legs which work from the shadowy cocoon of sin’s onion.

This well hid spider deceives you.  Its deceptions create a false identity which you embrace.  The identity could be to become famous, or rich, take up a cause, or extol your personal rights, or worse still, to disobey God.

It could be a need to stay sick, in self-pity, to be a martyr, a victim, one who is offended, depressed or unable to forgive.  These breed negative attention. Others attend to you because you are a victim, a martyr, or someone who is ill.

This identity becomes a fortress, a citadel in your mind. You live and die for it. I was still holding to a false identity. Worse still, I was wishing for this identity, and asking God to make me into the person who owned it. This false person had become me. We call this a pseudo fantasy, a false imagination. We idolize our imaginations and fantasies and what we create in them.

The only real identity is Christ in me. Every other identity must die. Every other identity bows its knee to Christ.  Demons only respect Christ. They don’t respect me, or my false fantasies. They don’t respect any other identity, except the one which Christ has, and which is Christ.

So as long as you love any sin, remember that it is an onion, which has a demon at its core and which is still preying on you.  You are still the children of the onion.

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Nothing


John 14:30  Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

Jesus is discussing about His soon to come confrontation with Satan through the hands of Judah, and his subsequent arrest and crucifixion.

In all certainty, the words of Jesus are more emphatic in the Greek.

In His own words He says, “The prince of the cosmos comes, and it is impossible for him to have even have the tiniest connection with me.”

Christianity is not about our asking for things or blessings.  We have been deceived to think that our lives must be spent in asking God for a ton of things!

Col 2:3  In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

All of our victories are resident, and treasured up, in the Person of Christ living within us.  The more that this person within us is revealed, through our  Holy Spirit obedience, and the work of the cross, the more that we enter into all of the victories and blessings deposited in His very being, and attainable to us through His revelation within our spirits.

In other words, the more that Christ is revealed, the more that all the treasures inside His person are revealed alongside with Him, in and to you.

The church has neglected this principle. Her relevancy in the world is waning and will continue to, until she comes back her to main function, which is to reveal the Person of Christ.

God has no other human instrument than the church to reveal Him.

Getting back to the scripture.

Are you moving towards renewal with Christ and losing all connections with the demonic, and sin? .

This is essential if you will be effective for Christ.

We must move to the point in which we can say, “for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.”

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The Chronicles of Ephesians: Holy Spirit Obedience


Ephesians 1:1 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:

 Paul an apostle belonging strictly to Jesus Christ and only for Him, and through the will belonging exclusively to God.

This is an apostolic description.

The prophet ministers in the progressive revelation of the rhema word of God, which is also called the voice of the Holy Spirit.

The apostle ministers in the completed revelation found in the logos word.  The apostle is more of a foundation layer, an architect.

1Co 3:10  According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.

 We not Paul’s description of himself, an apostle.

Master builder is the word architecton, from where our word architect comes from.  An apostle knows intuitively what the correct foundation of the church is and knows how it should go. He knows when something is amiss in the church.

Combined, the revealed knowledge of the apostle and prophet is the foundation upon which the church builds.

 Ephesians 1:1 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:

The object of the apostle’s ministry is geared to the building up of the genuine saints of God, by the foundational knowledge that follows in this chapter, and Paul, in the ministry of an apostle reveals.

This is why a proper foundation of the revealed Word of God is so vital.

We are living in times in which things in the church are not being laid according to the foundation of God’s Word.

God is looking for those who will step up to the plate and begin to teach and minister according to what is in the Word.

Names, and personalities do not matter to God. Only the faithfulness of His people.

Saints as hagioi, or the sanctified ones.

  2Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

   Grace is defined as Christ’s  superhuman labor within us.  The result of Christ’s labor produces within us “shalom peace.”

1Cor 15: 10  But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

We note how Paul equates grace with the labor of God. Nowhere does he say, that grace is an allowance for us to do as we please. As a matter of fact, the revelation of God’s superhuman labor is proportional to how yielded we are to God. God’s labor is given to us so that we can continue to glorify God.

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us  (accusative case)with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

 Blessed, is in the past tense. God has blessed us with every kind and type of spiritual blessing possible.  They occur in Christ or as we walk step by step in obedience to the voice of the Spirit. We do not ask Christ for blessings, we obey Him so that every blessing already deposited within Him can be revealed in us.

The blessings occur in heavenly, not earthly places.

Our lives must be totally focused on things above, not on earthly things below.

These blessings proceed or are worked out by the means of our abiding in the heavenly places, which is walking in the Spirit.

The source of every blessing has the saints as the object, the final goal, or the funneling ground. The church is the receptacle where God pours out everything that He is and wants to do. It’s in our ability to receive, by faith that this becomes a reality.

The church in this verse is in the Greek accusative noun case. The accusative is like the accused, or to whom the finger is pointed to. The church has the finger of God pointed to it, in that God has pointed out the church to receive all that He has.

This is the great purpose of the church, to be the receptacle of receiving all that God has.

“Spiritual” is defined that the blessings proceed from the Spirit of God, and not from our soul realm. The Christian must learn to distinguish the difference between the spirit and the soul.

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:

 God chose us.  We are the hagioi or sanctified ones. No where do we see that the Christian must like the world to attract the word to the Lord.

The limitations of God’s choosing are limited to our relationship with the Son.

Everything is birthed in the Son, occurs by the grace or labor of the Son, and is worked by God back to us through His Son. God per se is not blessings us, but His son in us. This is why the personal revelation of Christ Jesus within our lives is of the utmost importance.

The limit of the choosing is that we should be holy or set apart for His sacred purposes resulting in an unblemished internal character within us.

Col 1:22  In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:

Holy -denotes a cut from the world and from what is common and profane, to the sacred purposes of God.

Unblamable- Without blemish and spot; talks about our inner character.

Unreprovable- External character.  That in absolutely nothing outwardly can we be accused of, or have an accusatory finger pointed at us.  This is the outward fruit of being holy and unblamable. Nothing that the devil can point a finger at the church.

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

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

The purpose of our being blessed with every Spirit originated blessing in Christ has the goal of praise in mind.

Genuine saints who are walking in the way that we have just described above stimulate and extract praise from the world unto God. The purpose of the church must be a society that will give praise back to God for His glory and riches.

The unchurched must see the glory of God in the church and through that give praise back to God.

The saints are one of God’s primary vehicles to stimulate praise from the universe.   This praise had to do with the glory of God.  The glory of God is making the invisible God to become visible in His attributes and in that glory to make Him progressively known.

The saints are one of the main bearers of God’s glory. The saints make the invisible God to become visible. This is the great purpose of the church.

1 Corinthians 6:20  For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

The physical body is the entity, sphere or element in which the glory of God is manifested or and made progressively known. God uses the physical bodies of His saints and more so, His corporate body that is His church, as the element or vehicle in which His glory is made visible in such a way that He can be progressively known to the universe.

Eph 3: 10  To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

God’s Fullness

John 1:16  And of his fullness( pleroma) have all we received, and grace for grace.

God’s fullness is all of the attributes, essence, giftings, arrangements and dispositions of God that make Him God, exclusive of anything else in the universe.

 Colossians 1:19  For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell

All of God’s fullness is permanently resident within Christ, and Christ resides within His saints.

The fullness of God, which God now deposited in the saints, becomes the inheritance.

Eph 1:11  In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh ( WHO IS ENERGIZING in DUNAMIS POWER) all things after the counsel of his own will:

The more that the saints operate in the counsel of God, the more that His energizing power works within them to make His kingdom operational in the world, becomes a reality.

God only releases His energizing power in proportion to us doing His will. In no place does it say that the Christian can do as she feels.

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

Praise is created unto God because of the glory manifested through the saints.

17  That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

 18The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

The hope of His calling is the call and invitation of God to the saint that is received with total obedience.

When the call is received with obedience, and ministry is accomplished in oneness and identicalness to the Spirit’s voice, it becomes an effectual call or a call that is full of the powerful energy of God to make it effective, operational and accomplish what it is supposed to do through the saint.

The riches are the unsearchable arrangements and dispositions and arrangements of God that must be revealed. Each of the riches defines a portion of the inheritance, which is the deposit of the fullness of Christ within the believer. The riches are to be made known or manifested in the mode of glory. The riches are the inheritance of God within the believer, which is His fullness made visible.

Riches cannot be sought out, they must be revealed.

Ephesians 1:8  Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;

A spirit of wisdom and revelation knows God’s will and timing and then understands it to carry it out step by the step In the Spirit through what is called prudence.

Wisdom are the revealed blue prints of God which come out of God’s mysteries. Everything that God has, He keeps hidden in mysteries. He does this so that people who do not want to honor Him, cannot access the things of God.

Mysteries cannot be accessed through our physical senses, but only through revelation knowledge. This is why the prayer of revelation is the most important prayer that can be prayed.

Wisdom is the revealed mystery of God.

 Heb 8:5  Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.

God ia a God of patterns or blue prints. His wisdom comes out of patterns.

Ephesians 1:8  Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;

Prudence then, is the execution of  pattern of God, step by step by the voice of the Holy Spirit. This is the key to revival.

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