The Secret Society


Ephesians 1:3  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us

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

So the fullness of what God has and what God wants to do is given to the church.

The church is the society which makes the invisible God, visible.

She is the most powerful human entity on planet earth, if she functions as God intends her to be.

The church is a secret society, for it manifests the invisible riches of God which dwell in mysteries, or secrets.

Spiritual gifts are used to take portions of God’s invisible riches dwelling in secrets, and energize them through the church in a visible form called glory, into the world.

The tools which the church uses to do this are spiritual gifts. This is why spiritual gifts cannot be prohibited.

The churches job is to make the invisible God visible, no more, and no less!

Ephesians 1:23  Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

The action of God’s fullness is to fill every part of every believer with His secret riches and then to fill every aspect of the world with His glory, utilizing the church, as she displays God’s secret riches visibly back into the world now as glory.

 Eph 1:17  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:

The invisible and secret mysteries of Christ are made known through revelation.

Our physical senses cannot access them.

This is why having a spirit of wisdom and revelation, for the saint, is the most important thing.

Without revelation, the mysteries of God dwelling in secret, will remain as secrets.

Revelation comes by the voice of the Holy Spirit.

This is why the saint must learn how to tune in into the voice of the Holy Spirit.

Col 1:27  To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

God desires to reveal His mysteries to the world, but only has the church to do so.

She is the secret society.

Eph 1:10 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:

A dispensation is defined as the administration or the management of a house or property.

It is God’s management or administration in  the fullness of times, to sum up all things into and for Himself.

God uses His church, to make manifest, progressively known, and effectively working the ongoing activity and consummation of this part of His administration.  She is the secret society.

For this purpose the church has received the fullness of God, His secret riches.

The church is used to  sum up all things in the world back to God. She is the secret society.

God uses His church, to make manifest, progressively known, and effectively working within this world and the universe the ongoing activity and consummation of this part of His administration.

Ephesians 1:17  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:

Eph 1:18  The 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 saints therefore are the element in which God’s fullness is deposited, energized and made known as riches in the mode of glory.

The hope of the calling is the call and invitation of God which is received with total obedience.

When the call is received with obedience and ministry is accomplished in oneness and identicalness to the Spirit, it becomes an effectual call, or a call that is full of the powerful energy of God to make it effective,  and to carry out what it is supposed to do through us.

The hope of our calling becomes a reality through each saint’s obedient response to the call of God.

The hope of our calling is based then upon an effectual call; or to those to whom God’s call has come with effect.  It is the call of God to a believer or church that has been answered by a totally obedient response.

When the call is received with obedience, it becomes an effectual call or a call that is full of the powerful energy of God to make it effective, operational and carry out the manifestations of the invisible mysteries of God in the visible form of glory.

Are you fulfilling this?

 Eph 3:21  Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

Praise to God is extracted by this revealed glory in the sphere of the church

She is the secret society.

“Refresh your memory 
We were the secret society 
Until eternity 
We are the secret society”   Todd Rundgren

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The Church’s Most Important Truth


“The One Most Important Truth for the Christian Believer”

John 14:20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.

“And Preached Christ Unto Them.”

Acts 8:5 Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them.

Acts 9:20 And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God.

· After I got saved in 1979, I used to be troubled by scriptures such as the ones above. These scriptures illustrate for us some of the evangelistic efforts under the ministry of Phillip, the evangelist. I could not figure out why, and how, Phillip could possible preach a person instead of preaching about things.

For me, Christianity was all about my relationship with Christ, and how He could impart eternal life, and innumerable amounts of benefits and blessings to me, and to a dying world. How can you preach a person anyways?

It was not until the Lord brought me in contact with the teachings of the great Chinese apostle and martyr Watchman Nee, did I began to understand why Phillip and others in the New Testament preached a person named Jesus Christ

I have to come to realize in my twenty-one years as a believer, that Christianity has little do with blessings, miracles, and all that we can get out of God. By itself, these things are not wrong! As a matter of fact, the Lord commands us to take all of our requests to Him. However, if your Christianity goes only as far as having a give and take relationship with the Lord, where the focus is to get your prayers answered, obtain blessings, and believe God for miracles, you will be miss out on most of what God has for you. I give you my word; you will be eating spiritual ground beef for your whole life, as an earthly believer, instead of the filet mignon and lobster that God is so desirous to feed you with.

Today I want to teach you the most important truth that you will ever learn as a Christian. Most believers, and most churches, never understand this truth, though the New Testament over and over teaches on it. Hence the great weakness, the inability to overcome sin, the powerlessness over the lies of Satan, and the helplessness to be freed from the love of the world, continues to be found in countless believers throughout the centuries.

The truth is that Christianity has little to with our obtaining of blessings, miracles, and answered requests. CHRISTIANITY COMPLETELY HINGES UPON AND HAS ALL TO DO WITH THE REVELATION OF THE PERSON OF JESUS CHRIST, OR THE FAILURE THEREOF. OUR PERSONAL SUCCESS, AND THE SUCCESS OF OUR CHURCHES AS BELIEVERS, IS DIRECTLY PROPORTIONAL TO HOW MUCH THE PERSON OF CHRIST IS REVEALED!

· As you shall see, Satan has successfully deceived the church in part, to divert it from understanding and valuing the supreme importance of the revelation of the Son of God in its midst. The fault is mainly ours! Our obedience to God is shallow, compromised, and limited; our knowledge of the Word of God is poor at best.

Secondly, we have been deceived to allow the second most important truth in Christianity to slip right through our hands!

THE SECOND MOST IMPORTANT TRUTH IN ALL OF CHRISTIANITY IS THAT THE UNDERSTANDING OF, AND THE EMBRACING OF THE CROSS-OF CHRIST, IS GOD’S ONE AND ONLY MEANS TO REVEAL THE PERSON OF CHRIST!

Do we ever hear in our churches about the preaching and revelation of the person of Christ? We instead are being made aware about prosperity, being blessed, getting a miracle and so forth. Lesser still, do you ever hear about the preaching of the cross of Christ? Do you understand the cross?

· We have indeed put the chicken before the egg. Everything that we seek as believers today must come out of a personal revelation of the Person of Christ, and our understanding and embracing of His cross.

· We are doing things backwards. We are asking God to bless us, and to perform all of these great miracles in our lives. Yet we remain, and shall remain in bondage, hurt, sin, and godly powerlessness, unless we understand and implement these two supreme truths into our lives.

·Let us study, learn, and become truly free, shall we?

Christ is God’s Treasure Chest

· Let us begin our study by observing the following scriptures found in Colossians and in Ephesians. In Colossians we discover that inside of Christ are hidden treasures. In Ephesians we find that Christ contains riches. It sounds like if Christ is a treasure chest, doesn’t it?

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

Ephesians 3:8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;

· So if Christ is indeed a treasure chest then He must contain treasures INSIDE OF HIM, correct? What kind of treasures can we expect to find inside of Him or “In Him?” Let’s look at a few of them together.

Colossians 1:20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto( INTO) himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

God the Father will reconcile and harmonize the universe into Christ, at His appointed time.

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:

Every last and tiniest “God given” blessing resides inside the Person of Christ.

Col 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

The fullness of the Trinity dwells inside the Person of Christ

Eph 1:20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,

21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:

Inside of Christ resides all accomplished victory, and hence all rightful authority over all the demonic, earthly, and angelic hierarchy of leadership. Christ also has that same authority over “ every name that is named”. Therefore, this includes the name of sickness, circumstances, and so forth, for all eternity.

So where does this “Christ laden with treasures inside of Him” live? He lives inside of us, right? Would it be a safe bet for us to say then, that we not only possess Christ, but we possess these immense and invaluable treasures, inside of us too? Wow!

This is the one thing devil is absolutely terrified of, and he does a good job keep the church’s’ attention diverted from this.

How Does the Church Really Operate?

Let us suppose that you and your family go on vacation to a beautiful secluded island on the Caribbean. One morning, as you meandered through the ivory color sands, a dark corner of barely protruding object suddenly grabs you attention. Totally shocked, you uncover a rusty treasure chest hidden by English pirates of old as they had fled from their enemies, the Spaniards.

To compound your amazement, when you finally break open the chest you find it laden and overflowing with pounds and pounds of gold and silver bars and trinkets, precious gems, brilliant stones, huge diamonds, superb rubies, exquisite rings, brooches, precious coins and so forth.

Let me ask you one simple question. Is it more logical to have you and your sons close and secure the chest, grab it by each of its handle and wheel it home laden with all of it bounty so that you can forever enjoy it and use it as you have need? That is one alternative!

However, you chose to sit for hours under the broiling sun of the cloudless Caribbean skies, and laboriously search through the chest for certain items of jewelry that your family deemed necessary. You dig and pull out the jewelry, breaking your fingernails and cutting your hands, and finally quit the process totally exhausted. In a deep frustration and an awful consumption of time, your family finds the fifteen or twenty pieces that they need. You then leave the treasure chest still have buried in the sand, still nearly full with hundreds pieces of jewelry now discarded around it, book a passage on a local sea plane, and go home.

We would have to agree that this family acted it in total ignorance and foolishness! Yet this is a perfect description of the church, and its relationship and depth of understanding to the Lord Jesus.

It Is Not “Where is The Beef”, But “Where Is The Treasure?”

Inside the Person of Christ dwells as we have seen, all of who God is, all of what God wants, and all that God possesses for this word and for the next. Here is the key to the puzzle! When Christ is revealed or manifested in us, all the treasures within or inside of Him will be manifested along with Him. The more revelation of the Son of God, the more will be the revelation of all that dwells IN HIM. It is an automatic reality.

The secret to the manifestation or revelation of the Son of God in our lives has to do with our uncompromising obedience. The more that we obey God, the more that Jesus Christ living in us will become revealed or manifested in our spirits or hearts. The less that we obey God, the less will be the manifestation of the Son of God in our lives. It is that simple!

John 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

(Today, we cannot cover in this lesson how the Lord becomes manifested in our lives. We shall study this in later teachings.

Remember; God has not given to us things! God has given us a Person, His Son! This is a very important point!

We are always asking God for things. God in turn wants to reveal His Son to us who CONTAINS ALL THINGS!

Heb 1:1  God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

Heb 1:2Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

CHRIST IS GOD’S POWER!

1Co 1:24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

With this foundation in place we can start to partake and enjoy of the goodness of God when He gave us this one thing, His Son. Let us begin by understanding, that when we ask God to give us His power, in reality we are asking amiss. He has given us His Son! Look with me at the scripture above please. Jesus is the power of God. Therefore when He is revealed in our lives, God’s power is revealed with Him, in Him, or along with Him. The more that Christ is revealed in our lives, the more that we will automatically work in the power of God. We don’t need power; we need the Son of God to become a reality to us and the power will be ours!

CHRIST IS GOD’S SPIRITUAL GIFTS, CALLINGS, AND MINISTRIES

1 Cor 1:5 That in every thing ye are enriched by (By or In Him) him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge;

1Co 1:6 Even as the testimony (the revelation) of Christ was confirmed in you:

1Co 1:7 So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming (The revelation) of our Lord Jesus Christ

Re 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony (The revelation) of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy

Please look with me at the scriptures contained in 1 Corinthians 1:5,6 and 7. In verse five it tells us that “by Christ” and “In Christ” (The Greek grammatical structure is interchangeable here), we are made rich in spiritual gifts. Two of the gifts mentioned in this passage could be the utterance gifts, which could include tongues, their interpretation, and the gift of prophecy. The other is the gift of the word of knowledge, which God uses extensively in healing. Verse six goes on to direct us to the fact, that the enrichment or increase of these spiritual gifts in a believer’s life is directly proportional to the revelation of Christ within him or her. Right? Verse seven instructs us that if the revelation of the Lord is complete in our life, we will lack in no spiritual gift. Therefore, the more that Christ is revealed in our lives, the more that we will automatically flow in the gifts and ministries that God has called us to. The gifts are IN HIM. As Christ is revealed, the gifts IN HIM will be automatically revealed along with Him.

Now please look with me at Revelation 19:10. Please be careful to see with me that Jesus does not give us prophecies per se. Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy! Therefore, the more that Jesus is manifested in our lives, the more that we shall automatically flow in prophecy! Let’s look at one last one.

Christ is God’s Righteousness, God’s Redemption, and God’s Sanctification.

1Co 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

In Corinthians 1:30 we see that Christ has been made into righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. Christ does not dispense these blessings! He Himself is the blessings! If we ask God to make us righteous, are prayers will be only halfway answered. If we ask God to sanctify us, we have missed God’s best.

God’s righteousness has to do with the manifested or outward qualities of God that originate from His inward holy character.

Sanctification is defined as the progression of our being purified by the Spirit of God.

Redemption has to do with the process of our being rescued from the power of Satan, bondage, sin, and the love of the world.

Christ does not produce these things in us as separate blessings. He has been made into these attributes. As Christ becomes revealed within our lives, God’s righteousness becomes more and more of a reality in us. It is automatic! As Christ becomes more discernible in us, we automatically find ourselves more and more free from sin, bondage and the schemes of the enemy. I know that I am redundant, but this is so important!

“And Ye In Me, and I in You”
John 14:20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.

Let us end our study today by observing what it says in John fourteen and twenty. The “YE IN ME” has to with our uncompromising obedience to the Lord. If we love the Lord with all of our hearts, we shall want to obey Him. If we obey Him, He will manifest Himself to us, as I said early.

John 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

Christ’s manifestation in you will also manifest along with Him, all of God treasures, which live in Him; we have talked about already. This is now the “I IN YOU”; Christ, and all that He has and is, becomes automatically assimilated in us by revelation. In other words His reality becomes our reality. The revelation of the Son of God in us becomes assimilation, and assimilation becomes reality, and with Him comes our assimilation of all of God’s inheritance.

Ephesians 4:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

Understanding the Armor of God


· The full armor of God comes from a Greek word that in reality means the “full array of the weapons that belong to God.”

· My experience as a believer concerning the putting on of the armor of God has been one where I have been taught to every day by prayer or “positive confession” put on the armor piece by piece. Though these things are not wrong in themselves, I believe that there is a great deal more to effectively and correctly put on the full armor of God.

· I would like to make a comment concerning “positive confessions.” The scriptural definition of “confession” is the outward testimony or evidence that our mouths give as to the reality of what is happening inwardly with us. Confession is the outward act that our mouths give in agreement to our spiritual state with the Lord.

Rev 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

· The word of our testimony that causes us to overcome the enemy is more than a simple spouting off of scriptures and prayers at the devil. The devil must see the testimony or evidence of our lives before him. A believer’s life that is pure and free because it has gone through the cross of Christ and has been raised up to manifest His glory, is the word of our testimony or evidence that will overcome the devil because he sees the presence of the Lord in our lives and flees.

· Yes, it is supremely importance to confess who we are in Christ, but it will not be enough to overcome the Evil One if the confession of our position in Christ does not agree with our obstinate disobedience and bondages inwardly in our lives. The devil sees, laughs, and will leave us alone so that we may continue blinded and rebellious. He has no fear of us, he only fears the revealed Lord.

· We can confess scriptures at the enemy until we are blue in the face. However if we have unrepentant sin in our lives, right at that very spot, the enemy will have a claw dug deep into us until the time that we repent or until the time we die in our unrepentance.

· The same thread of thought can be found in the concept of binding and loosing. I am not against verbal binding and loosing. I use it all the time in spiritual warfare and deliverance and see the powerful effect of it. However the completion of binding and loosing has to do with forbidding and permitting. Absolute binding of the enemy can only come through a life that is whole and free in the Lord and permits not part of the enemy’s methods to touch it.

· Please look with me at the one example of true binding as found in John 14:30

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

Eph 6:10 ¶ Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

· As I did this study I was amazed to find that almost every instance in which Paul commands us to take a step of action in putting on the full armor of God, it occurs in the Greek aorist tense.

· By steps of action I am talking about such instances as “putting on”, “to stand”, “take unto you” and “having done all to stand” to name a few.

· A while back we had studied the Greek aorist tense. This Greek verbal tense is similar to the English past tense, but it is actually stronger. The aorist tense is called the tense of punticular action, which is fancy word for a “punctuation mark.”

· The aorist tense is an event that produces a punctuation mark on history’s time line. It is one such as the death of the Lord Jesus on the cross. At one set instance of time in history, the Lord said “it is finished” bowed down his head, and gave up the Ghost. This event is a punctuation time on the face of history, forever more marked, and recorded.

· Our putting on the full array of the Lord’s weaponry must be done as a once and for all putting on which produces a historical punctuation mark, and then never taking it off again. Sounds confusing? I will explain.

· Let it suffice at this moment to say that if we through our prayers and positive confession are to put on the full array of God’s weaponry daily, then Paul could not have used the aorist tense. He should have said, “Continue to put on daily the full armor of God.”

· Secondly, the weaponry of God put on by daily prayer and positive confession will only be partially effective in a believer’s life that has unrepentant sin and significant bondage. The word of our testimony won’t line up right in the eyes of the devil.

· It is my belief that the absolute and complete putting on of the Lord’s armor can only be progressively accomplished as we attain to the maturity of the stature of Christ by becoming as free and holy as He is and conformed to His image.

· The full armor of God is nothing else then the fullness of the revelation of the Son of God in our lives. This is why Paul tells us in Romans 13:14…

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

Eph 6:10 ¶ Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

· For us to begin our study on the armor of God we must first look back to Ephesians 3:16 & 17.

Eph 3:16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

· We have taught before that the glory of the Lord is the invisible God made visible.

· Whenever the Lord is made visible there are riches that belong to the glory or to His visibility.

· It is the riches that make the Lord visible that likewise inwardly strengthen us with the dunamis power of the Lord. This is because the glory of the Lord contains within it the dunamis power of God.

· The dunamis power of God is the vehicle that transports the riches of the glory of God from the spiritual realm, and manifests them out into a lost and dying world through us.

· Verse seventeen tells us that this same dunamis power working in us reveals the Person of Christ within us. In other words, God’s dunamis power manifests the Person of Christ to us through revelation. Dunamis power is God’s great transporter from the spiritual to the physical.

· The fullness of the revelation of Christ in our lives is “the Christ that dwells in our hearts.” There is a difference between living in a house and dwelling in a home. The person that dwells within a home has taken residence and settled down in that home. She or he feel welcomed in their home, they have absolute control over the home, and do as they please within it. Conversely speaking, as we allow the Lord Jesus to dwell and have full sway in our hearts, He will reveal Himself fully.

John 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

Eph 6:10 ¶ Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

· Ephesians chapter six and ten commands us to continuously receive this dunamis power of the Lord so that He can be progressively revealed in our lives as the Christ that dwells in our hearts. This is the fullness of revelation.

· The dunamis power of the Lord in verse 10 is defined as the display of the Lord’s outward dominion brought about by His inward strength. This is what it means by “the power of his might.” This is sort of what happens to Pop Eye when he eats the can of spinach. The tremendous inward strength that is multiplied within him at the eating of the can of spinach is translated into a manifestation of outward strength which caused him to dominate and conquer all, even Bluto the bad man who ran after beautiful Olive Oil.

· This domination of external circumstances is called “dominion” and is in indeed the same as Lord’s dominion over all His creation.

· The Lord’s dominion or manifested expression of the strength that resides within Him is found in His dunamis power. The extent of the Lord’s dominion that is transported by his dunamis power is His ability to subdue all things unto Himself.

Philippians 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

· The amount of God’s dunamis power working in us is measured as to how much are we allowing the Lord to subdue or bring the dominion of all things unto Himself. The fullness of revelation of the Son is the fullness of the Lord’s power. The fullness of revelation is the Christ dwelling, and not struggling, or competing with something else in our hearts.

· The more that we live out of the dunamis power of the Lord because we have yielded our life in all meekness to the Lord the more that we shall see the Lord subdue all things underneath our feet. This is the reality of our taking up the full armor of God.

1 Corinthians 1:24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

· The apostle Paul tells us in First Corinthians one and twenty-four that Christ is the dunamis power of God. Christ does not give us the power of God. THE LORD IS THE POWER OF GOD! Therefore the more that Christ is revealed within us the more that the dominion of God to subdue all things under our feet becomes an automatic and effortless reality that is assimilated into our being.

Eph 6:10 ¶ Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

· We seen therefore that this is the key to our putting on the full armor of God

· The full armor of God is the revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ brought to us by his dunamis power as an expression of the outward dominion of His inner strength.

11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

· “That ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil” is defined in verse eleven as having enough of God’s dunamis power manifested inwardly so as to allow us to hold our ground against the “methods” of the enemy and to never to lose it again.

· My friends, we can never accomplish this by putting on a daily armor through prayer and positive confession. This is the result of the revelation of the Lord that subdues every part of our lives into submission to His will.

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

· We can translate verse thirteen like this. Take (aorist tense) therefore the fullness of the revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ into your lives so that you will have the dunamis power to stand face to face against (the whole of the demonic hierarchy) in the evil day…

· “And having done all, to stand.” Do you remember the cartoons of the Coyote and the Road Runner? These guys would get into a tizzy of a fight and kick up a ball of dust so big that they would be lost within it. When the dust finally cleared up the coyote was on the ground and the roadrunner was always left standing.

· This is exactly what it means to “and having done all, to stand”. Simply speaking in every spiritual dust ball that is kicked up in our lives, as we struggle against sin, Satan, and the world, we must remain standing at the end of every contest, and our spiritual foes must be found powerless at our feet. We can only attain this through the revelation of the Son of God.

14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

· In verse fourteen, the apostle Paul begins his step-by-step explanation on putting on the armor of God.

· “Having your loins girt about with truth”. A belt is used to keep our clothing intact. When we put our shirt our blouse inside our pants or skirt, and place some type of belt around our waist, the belt itself keeps these articles of clothing in place.

· Truth is what is genuine, accurate, and in accordance to fact. It is not what we believe from error or in misunderstanding of the word of God that will set us free, but what we believe about the Word which is its essence, reality, and accuracy.

· Understanding and living out the word of God in truth will keep the revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ intact in our lives. There are no shortcuts to knowing the Word of God in truth. It takes time in the research and study of the Word, and an intimate walk with the Lord that will bring forth revelation knowledge of His Word.

· The breastplate of righteousness is a breastplate made purely out of righteousness. Now, I know, that we are the righteousness of God in Christ, but this alone is not sufficient for us to come face to face against the devil and leave him limp on the ground before our feet. Our hearts must be purified to become as righteous as the Lord Himself. The pure in heart will have the Lord Jesus revealed in their lives. Revelation takes purity, and purity is the result of a very intimate walk with the Lord. Intimacy allows us to dwell frequently in the presence of the Lord. It is His presence that sets us free.

2 Thessalonians 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

· Greek; He shall render the Wicked one useless and non-operational with the manifestation of His presence.

15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

· Greek: Having your feet undergirded (aorist tense) so as to walk with the readiness of the good news that brings peace.

· Paul tells us here that the conducting of our lives in this world among believers and non-believers must be accomplished by our being ready or prepared to offer the good news that brings peace to them.

· Peace is the same word as “shalom” in the Hebrew, and talks about the wholeness and freedom of the Lord worked into our lives through His revelation that finally brings us into a state of tranquility and peace. This peace is the result of the Lord having subdued all things, which are not of Him underneath our feet and settings us free.

· We can only preach the gospel prepared in such a way that it will bring others into this same state of “shalom” only when we first experience it. We can only give to others what we have inside of us.

· Secondly, Paul’s definition of the gospel that brings peace teaches us that the gospel that bring cannot be mere words, but it must include our discipling and mentoring people and setting them free so that they may do the work of the ministry.

16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

· Literally it is a shield that is made up purely of faith.

· As we have discussed before, the standard of God’s faith for us is found in His rhema word, or the voice of His Spirit.

· We must not walk in accordance with our own flimsy faith but with the Lord’s faith.

· Therefore taking the shield, which is made up of God’s faith, is a command for us to walk by the voice of the Holy Spirit from moment to moment. The rhema word of God not only has resident within it God’s measure of faith and power to make it come to pass, but God’s rhema word also reveals the Person Lord Jesus Christ into every situation in which it is spoken.

John 17:8 For I have given unto them the rhema words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.

· Diversities of operations as found in 1 Corinthians 12:6 tells us that the Lord will manifest Himself through the rhema word in accordance with how the circumstances warrant it and in accordance to the personality and the giftings of the human vessel that He manifests Himself through. Every rhema word will manifest the Lord through the diversities of operations.

1 Cor 12:6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.

· When we walk taking the shield of God’s faith, we operate by His rhema word, and the faith, power, and the revelation of the Son of God will subdue all the “methods” of the enemy against us, thus quenching all of his fiery darts.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

· The sword of the Spirit is defined in the Greek as the “rhema word” of God and not the logos word. I believe that this is self-explanatory to all of us.

18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

· Greek: Using all general prayers and specific petitions at all times in the Spirit to accomplish the state of being awake and attentively guarding all saints. This guarding in the Spirit for all saints is executed through the means of a constant steadfast devotion and individual petitions for them.

· My friends, I will be the first one to confess right here that I am not too close to fulfilling the requirements of verse eighteen.

· Selfishness is nothing else than our attentive indulgence upon ourselves because we are still bound up with hurts, fears and sin. Selfishness is introspective self-absorption because we are hurting, and still need to become free, and we focus upon ourselves so as to make ourselves free. As we become free in the Lord our attention starts to become diverted to others needs rather than ours, and we become “selfless” instead of selfish.

· The result of having put on the full armor of God, which is the full revelation of Christ, is that our prayers are now so “others centered” that through our constant devotion to individual petitions for many Christian brethren, we keep them spiritually guarded. It takes a person that is really, really, free in the Lord by His revelation to do something like this!

19 ¶ And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

· Greek: ( paraphrase)And for me that words may be given so that when I open my mouth to proclaim the mystery of the gospel I will do it without fear, embarrassment, intimidation, or hindrances. In other words I will tell is as it is.

· There are two points of importance in this scripture. First, the result of conducting our lives in the revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ is that His revelation subdues and conforms us to the image of His liberty and wholeness. His Person has no fear, or embarrassment, or hindrance associated with it. This is the definition of scriptural “boldness” and only a believer that is approaching wholeness in the Lord can preach the word of God with “boldness.”

· Secondly, we cannot, and must never preach the gospel, with the dry and crusty words of religion, but in the power of the rhema word of God.

Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the rhema word of his dunamis power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

· The mystery of the gospel is the Christ that is hidden within each of us. As we obey the Lord without compromise, and walk by His Spirit, The Lord is revealed within us. It is the revealed Christ within us that we must preach without. THIS IS THE DEFINITION OF MINISTRY, MY FRIENDS!

· The Christ that we reveal to the world through our preaching must be done in relationship to the spiritual gifts, ministries and callings that the Lord has given to us.

· Paul here defines for us in one verse the true minister of the Lord. “In all liberty, freedom, fearlessness, and absence of bondage, manifest to a lost and dying world the Christ within you through your spiritual gifts and ministries.”

20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

Finally, I would like to in this last scripture divert your attention to the words “as I ought to”. In the Greek these are translated as “is necessary for me, or is the necessity in every case”. Paul leaves us in his great discourse of the full armor of God with the following injunction. “It is the necessity in every case that I reveal the Christ within me in the liberty and freedom that has come to me because I have been conformed to the image of Christ.”

A Planet Call Deception


Matt 24: 4   And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

Look continually to yourself that nobody will “planetize” you.

I love the word “deceive” in the Greek. It is the word “planet”.  In Greek mythology, planets were called wanderers or the wandering ones. If you look at an astronomical chart you will see that our nine or maybe ten planets circle or “wander” round the sun. Thus, this suggests the word deception. An person whom is being deceived aimlessly wanders away from the truth. The word planet is also used for “error”.

In the United Sates we see the prince of the authority of the air using technology to “planetize” people.

Eph 2:2(EB)  In which at one time ye walked, according to the age of the world, according to the prince of the authority of the air, of the spirit that now energiseth in the sons of disobedience,

Mind you, technology is an awesome tool which greatly benefits humanity and the work of the kingdom of God. The devil uses technology in the lives of those whom are not paying attention to their walks with God to cause them to planetize or wonder from the truth of the Word of God. Whereas Africa gets hit by a demon of poverty, the USA is getting wacked by a demon of distraction.

I am amazed at how many Americans the devil has planetized to cause them to look  down at their technological gadgets. Many are consumed with self-entertainment. Everybody, everywhere, is always looking down. How can you see what is ahead of you?  Fewer still are looking up to heaven, from where their true helps lies.

When you get on an airplane to go to east Africa, you will find many looking down as well.  They, however, are looking down at their Bibles! This is a phenomena for many Americans to see!

It was Watchman Nee who said, that you never save a drowning man until he goes unconscious in the water, lest his kicking and flaying will cause you to drown as well.  One must wait until he goes unconscious and then pull him out of the water. I think that America is a nation that will have to go unconscious before it gets saved.

Eph 2:2(EB)  In which at one time ye walked, according to the age of the world, according to the prince of the authority of the air, of the spirit that now energiseth in the sons of disobedience,

Ephesians 2:2  tells us that the efforts of the devil is to energize in the lives of those whose to stubbornly and obstinately reject God. This verse not only talks to non-Christians, but to Christians as well. This supports my supposition that a person, or for that sake a nation, will open up doors on itself for the energizing of the devil if it becomes stubbornly defiant and arrogant towards its creator.

America is on a slippery slope towards this. As a matter of fact, the energizing of the devil upon our land is quite clear. In the 50’s America was the head of the world. Today we are descending to become a tail.

Matt 24:5  For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

Many for will be coming upon the name of me, saying I am the anointed and will planetize many.

The word “deceive” in verse 5 is in the active voice. This means that deceivers will actively planetize unassuming people who are not paying attention to themselves and their relationships with God.

2 Thess 2:7  For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

For the mystery of lawlessness, or what is void of all law, is now energizing, until the one who has the power to detain and keep it in check even now, is from the midst becoming.

This complicated verse has been interpreted in different ways.  I would like to highlight some of the most prevalent points. A mystery is something that is hidden or that lives in the darkness of secrecy. A mystery must be revealed, since it cannot be accessed through our physical senses.  A mystery once totally veiled is now progressively revealed.

At the moment that Adam and Eve disobeyed God, the mystery of iniquity kicked in. Men in those days lived to be over 900 years of age. The progressive revelation of the mystery of iniquity has eaten up into the lifespan of mankind throughout the centuries.

This mystery of iniquity or better said, the absence of all law is active today in our generation and continues to unveil itself until the consummation of this age, when Jesus Christ comes to set up His new kingdom.

In just over one generation, from the 1960’s to the present, we can see the progressive revelation of the mystery of lawlessness in our world.  TV programming is just one aspect of it as the filth of bad language so naturally flows through the mouth of actors. Many times I close the door to my office as not to hear verbosity that truly offends me, and this emanating from innocuous family oriented TV programs. Forty years ago, not even one single of these filthy words would be dreamed of being on TV.

The mystery which is being revealed and planetizes people into more and more lawlessness will probably culminate in the anarchies of societies.  Whereas, nations in Africa are welcoming the gospel, western nations such as the USA are rejecting it. It won’t be long until we perceive so-called third world countries arising to be heads as the richer western nations are becoming tails.  I think that America is a humpty dumpy, sitting on the wall.

8  And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

And then will the Unlawed one will be uncovered whom the Lord will consume with the spirit of his mouth and will make useless and nonoperational with the epiphany of His presence.

This verse obviously talks about the Antichrist. The prevalent thing to notice here is that the Anti-Christ a man whom is void of all law, obviously a figure who thrives on anarchy, will be uncovered at a set season.  For an anarchist to be adored by the world, it must have also embraced anarchy.  I was reading yesterday, that a new form of terrorism being executed in Europe is promulgated by anarchists.

It does not take much to see the mystery of lawlessness, or better said anarchy, at work than in those who today contest that the legitimacy of the constitution is not prevalent or foundational to our country.  The function of the mystery of lawlessness can be seen in all of those who want to strip foundational premises which have supported the beneficial growth of nations.

The voiding of the constitution if it were to succeed will bring anarchy. We must see with the eyes of the Spirit and perceive that the prince of the authority of the air is attempting to ram the mystery of anarchy at full speed into America. Where there is anarchy, another type of government can step in.

As Christians we can sit passively by, then die, and leave this mess to our children, or we can pray and fast and refuse to planteize from the truth of God’s word, no matter what comes.

Wherever the manifestation of Christ is, there is His work of making non effectual or non-functional all that is sin. This is why it is so important to spend time in the presence of the Lord Jesus.

9  Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

Whose presence is in accordance to the energizing of Satan (diabolos/ the one who hurls or throws accusations) with every ability, signs and wonders found in what is pseudo.

The word for “lying” in the Greek is pseudo. Something pseudo is a falsehood, a sham, something spurious.  What is pseudo, does not have to be entirely false. It just needs to contain enough half-truths to cause people to planetize from the truth.

10  And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

And with every seduction, guile, and deceitfulness of doing what is not right in the eyes of God.

Every disobedience towards God brings guile and deception as it seduces you.  This mystery of anarchy is energized in all of those that without an agape or unconditional love for the Word of God do not heartedly welcome it into their lives. The Word of God must be loved and welcomed, there is no other way!

11  And for this cuse God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

And through this act of unwelcoming His Word, God sends them “ an energy of planetizing” for the purpose of them believing what is pseudo.

I can’t think of a more convicting verse probably in the Bible.  For those who obstinately reject God in their arrogance, He allows the devil to energize in their lives. This type of energizing is an activation that will cause people to wonder aimlessly into error for the express purpose of believing what is false.

We cannot blame God for this. God did everything in sending His only Son into the world to save humanity. If people choose to reject God and mock Him, they open up a door into their minds and hearts for the demon that administers the energy of planetizing to cause them to aimlessly wonder.

12  That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

In order those might be judged who choose not to believe the truth but rather take delight in sin and disobeying God.

A Planet Call Deception


Matt 24: 4   And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

Look continually to yourself that nobody will “planetize” you.

I love the word “deceive” in the Greek. It is the word “planet”.  In Greek mythology, planets were called wanderers or the wandering ones.

If you look at an astronomical chart you will see that our nine or maybe now ten planets circle or “wander” round the sun. Thus, this suggests the word deception.

An individual whom is being deceived aimlessly wanders away from the truth. The word planet is also used for “error”.

In the United Sates we see the prince of the authority of the air using technology based entertainment to “planetize” people.

Eph 2:2(EB)  In which at one time ye walked, according to the age of the world, according to the prince of the authority of the air, of the spirit that now energiseth in the sons of disobedience,

Mind you, technology is an awesome tool which greatly benefits humanity and the work of the kingdom of God. The devil uses technology in the lives of those whom are not paying attention to their walks with God to cause them to planetize or wonder from the truth of the Word of God.

Whereas Africa gets hit by a demon of poverty, the USA is getting wacked by a demon of entertainment induced distraction.

I am amazed at how many Americans the devil has planetized to cause them to look  down at their technological gadgets. Many are consumed with self-entertainment. Everybody, everywhere, is always looking down. How can you see what is ahead of you?

While politicians know exactly what they do, most American’s don’t know what course politicians charter for them. How can they, when their heads are buried down in their I Phones or Facebook.

The devil is successfully using entertainment to planetize and dumb down America, even as we speak.

Fewer still are looking up to heaven, from where their true helps lies.

When you get on an airplane to go to east Africa, you will find many looking down as well.  They, however, look down at their Bibles! This is a phenomena for many Americans to see!

It was Watchman Nee who said, that you never save a drowning man until he goes unconscious in the water, lest his kicking and flaying will cause you to drown as well.  One must wait until he goes unconscious and then pull him out of the water. I think that America is a nation that will have to go unconscious before it gets saved.

Eph 2:2(EB)  In which at one time ye walked, according to the age of the world, according to the prince of the authority of the air, of the spirit that now energiseth in the sons of disobedience,

Ephesians 2:2  tells us that the efforts of the devil is to energize in the lives of those whose to stubbornly and obstinately reject God. This verse not only talks to non-Christians, but to Christians as well. This supports my supposition that a person, or for that sake a nation, will open up doors on itself for the energizing of the devil if it becomes stubbornly defiant and arrogant towards its creator.

America is on a slippery slope towards this. As a matter of fact, the energizing of the devil upon our land is quite clear. In the 50’s America was the head of the world. Today we are descending to become a tail.

Matt 24:5  For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

Many for will be coming upon the name of me, saying I am the anointed and will planetize many.

The word “deceive” in verse 5 is in the active voice. This means that deceivers will actively planetize unassuming and gullible folks who are not paying attention to themselves and their relationships with God.

The devil is the ultimate conspiracy theorist, always theorizing how to bring one conspiracy after another.  Yet to have a conspiracy theorist mindset that can comprehend a bit what the devil is up to is a taboo.

This already shows me how he has planetized people to inoculate them against questioning the very ploys which he uses.

2 Thess 2:7  For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

For the mystery of lawlessness, or what is void of all law, is now energizing, until the one who has the power to detain and keep it in check even at present, is from the midst becoming.

This complicated verse has been interpreted in different ways.  I would like to highlight some of the most prevalent points.

A mystery is something that is hidden or that lives in the darkness of secrecy. A mystery must be revealed, since it cannot be accessed through our physical senses.  A mystery once totally veiled is now progressively revealed.

At the moment that Adam and Eve disobeyed God, the mystery of iniquity kicked in. Men in those days lived to be over 900 years of age. The progressive revelation of the mystery of iniquity has eaten up into the lifespan of mankind throughout the centuries.

This mystery of iniquity or better said, the absence of all law is active today in our generation and continues to unveil itself until the consummation of this age, when Jesus Christ comes to set up His new kingdom.

In just over one generation, from the 1960’s to the present, we can see the progressive revelation of the mystery of lawlessness in our world.  TV programming is just one aspect of it as the filth of bad language so naturally flows through the mouth of actors. Many times I close the door to my office as not to hear verbosity that truly offends me, and this emanating from innocuous family oriented TV programs. Forty years ago, not even one single of these filthy words would be dreamed of being on TV.

I feel that part of the agenda of profanity on television is to intimidate people such as me.

The mystery which is being revealed and planetizes people into more and more lawlessness will probably culminate in the anarchies of societies.  Whereas, nations in Africa are welcoming the gospel, western nations such as the USA are rejecting it. It won’t be long until we perceive so-called third world countries arising to be heads as the richer western nations are becoming tails.  I think that America is a humpty dumpy type, sitting on the wall.

8  And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

And then will the Unlawed one will be uncovered whom the Lord will consume with the spirit of his mouth and will render useless and nonoperational with the epiphany of His presence.

This verse obviously talks about the Antichrist. The prevalent thing to notice here is that the Anti-Christ a man whom is void of all law, obviously a figure who thrives on anarchy, will be uncovered at a set season.  For an anarchist to be adored by the world, it must have also embraced anarchy.  I was reading yesterday, that a new form of terrorism being executed in Europe is promulgated by anarchists.

It does not take much to see the mystery of lawlessness, or better said anarchy, at work than in those who today contest that the legitimacy of the constitution is not prevalent or foundational to our country.  The function of the mystery of lawlessness can be seen in all of those who want to strip foundational premises which have supported the beneficial growth of nations.

The voiding of the constitution if it were to succeed will bring anarchy. We must see with the eyes of the Spirit and perceive that the prince of the authority of the air is attempting to ram the mystery of anarchy at full speed into America. Where there is anarchy, another type of government can step in.

As Christians we can sit passively by, then die, and leave this mess to our children, or we can pray and fast and refuse to planetize from the truth of God’s word, no matter what comes.

Wherever the manifestation of Christ is, there is His work of making non effectual or non-functional all that is sin. This is why it is so important to spend time in the presence of the Lord Jesus.

9  Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

Whose presence is in accordance to the energizing of Satan (diabolos/ the one who hurls or throws accusations) with every ability, signs and wonders found in what is pseudo.

The word for “lying” in the Greek is pseudo. Something pseudo is a falsehood, a sham, something spurious.  What is pseudo, does not have to be entirely false. It just needs to contain enough half-truths to cause people to palletize from the truth.

10  And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

And with every seduction, guile, and deceitfulness of doing what is not right in the eyes of God.

Every disobedience towards God brings guile and deception as it seduces you.  This mystery of anarchy is energized in all of those that without an agape or unconditional love for the Word of God do not heartedly welcome it into their lives. The Word of God must be loved and welcomed, there is no other way!

11  And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

And through this act of unwelcoming His Word, God sends them “ an energy of planetizing” for the purpose of them believing what is pseudo.

I can’t think of a more convicting verse probably in the Bible.  For those who obstinately reject God in their arrogance, He allows the devil to energize in their lives. This type of energizing is an activation that will cause people to wonder aimlessly into error for the express purpose of believing what is false.

We cannot blame God for this. God did everything in sending His only Son into the world to save humanity. If people choose to reject God and mock Him, they open up a door into their minds and hearts for the demon that administers the energy of planetizing to cause them to aimlessly wonder.

12  That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

In order those might be judged who choose not to believe the truth but rather take delight in sin and disobeying God.

The Coriolis Effect at the equator at Subukia, Kenya, on this, our planet earth.

A Planet Call Deception


Matt 24: 4   And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

Look continually to yourself that nobody will “planetize” you.

I love the word “deceive” in the Greek. It is the word “planet”.  In Greek mythology, planets were called wanderers or the wandering ones. If you look at an astronomical chart you will see that our nine or maybe ten planets circle or “wander” round the sun. Thus, this suggests the word deception. An person whom is being deceived aimlessly wanders away from the truth. The word planet is also used for “error”.

In the United Sates we see the prince of the authority of the air using technology to “planetize” people.

Eph 2:2(EB)  In which at one time ye walked, according to the age of the world, according to the prince of the authority of the air, of the spirit that now energiseth in the sons of disobedience,

Mind you, technology is an awesome tool which greatly benefits humanity and the work of the kingdom of God. The devil uses technology in the lives of those whom are not paying attention to their walks with God to cause them to planetize or wonder from the truth of the Word of God. Whereas Africa gets hit by a demon of poverty, the USA is getting wacked by a demon of distraction.

I am amazed at how many Americans the devil has planetized to cause them to look  down at their technological gadgets. Many are consumed with self-entertainment. Everybody, everywhere, is always looking down. How can you see what is ahead of you?  Fewer still are looking up to heaven, from where their true helps lies.

When you get on an airplane to go to east Africa, you will find many looking down as well.  They, however, are looking down at their Bibles! This is a phenomena for many Americans to see!

It was Watchman Nee who said, that you never save a drowning man until he goes unconscious in the water, lest his kicking and flaying will cause you to drown as well.  One must wait until he goes unconscious and then pull him out of the water. I think that America is a nation that will have to go unconscious before it gets saved.

Eph 2:2(EB)  In which at one time ye walked, according to the age of the world, according to the prince of the authority of the air, of the spirit that now energiseth in the sons of disobedience,

Ephesians 2:2  tells us that the efforts of the devil is to energize in the lives of those whose to stubbornly and obstinately reject God. This verse not only talks to non-Christians, but to Christians as well. This supports my supposition that a person, or for that sake a nation, will open up doors on itself for the energizing of the devil if it becomes stubbornly defiant and arrogant towards its creator.

America is on a slippery slope towards this. As a matter of fact, the energizing of the devil upon our land is quite clear. In the 50’s America was the head of the world. Today we are descending to become a tail.

Matt 24:5  For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

Many for will be coming upon the name of me, saying I am the anointed and will planetize many.

The word “deceive” in verse 5 is in the active voice. This means that deceivers will actively planetize unassuming people who are not paying attention to themselves and their relationships with God.

2 Thess 2:7  For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

For the mystery of lawlessness, or what is void of all law, is now energizing, until the one who has the power to detain and keep it in check even now, is from the midst becoming.

This complicated verse has been interpreted in different ways.  I would like to highlight some of the most prevalent points. A mystery is something that is hidden or that lives in the darkness of secrecy. A mystery must be revealed, since it cannot be accessed through our physical senses.  A mystery once totally veiled is now progressively revealed.

At the moment that Adam and Eve disobeyed God, the mystery of iniquity kicked in. Men in those days lived to be over 900 years of age. The progressive revelation of the mystery of iniquity has eaten up into the lifespan of mankind throughout the centuries.

This mystery of iniquity or better said, the absence of all law is active today in our generation and continues to unveil itself until the consummation of this age, when Jesus Christ comes to set up His new kingdom.

In just over one generation, from the 1960’s to the present, we can see the progressive revelation of the mystery of lawlessness in our world.  TV programming is just one aspect of it as the filth of bad language so naturally flows through the mouth of actors. Many times I close the door to my office as not to hear verbosity that truly offends me, and this emanating from innocuous family oriented TV programs. Forty years ago, not even one single of these filthy words would be dreamed of being on TV.

The mystery which is being revealed and planetizes people into more and more lawlessness will probably culminate in the anarchies of societies.  Whereas, nations in Africa are welcoming the gospel, western nations such as the USA are rejecting it. It won’t be long until we perceive so-called third world countries arising to be heads as the richer western nations are becoming tails.  I think that America is a humpty dumpy, sitting on the wall.

8  And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

And then will the Unlawed one will be uncovered whom the Lord will consume with the spirit of his mouth and will make useless and nonoperational with the epiphany of His presence.

This verse obviously talks about the Antichrist. The prevalent thing to notice here is that the Anti-Christ a man whom is void of all law, obviously a figure who thrives on anarchy, will be uncovered at a set season.  For an anarchist to be adored by the world, it must have also embraced anarchy.  I was reading yesterday, that a new form of terrorism being executed in Europe is promulgated by anarchists.

It does not take much to see the mystery of lawlessness, or better said anarchy, at work than in those who today contest that the legitimacy of the constitution is not prevalent or foundational to our country.  The function of the mystery of lawlessness can be seen in all of those who want to strip foundational premises which have supported the beneficial growth of nations.

The voiding of the constitution if it were to succeed will bring anarchy. We must see with the eyes of the Spirit and perceive that the prince of the authority of the air is attempting to ram the mystery of anarchy at full speed into America. Where there is anarchy, another type of government can step in.

As Christians we can sit passively by, then die, and leave this mess to our children, or we can pray and fast and refuse to planteize from the truth of God’s word, no matter what comes.

Wherever the manifestation of Christ is, there is His work of making non effectual or non-functional all that is sin. This is why it is so important to spend time in the presence of the Lord Jesus.

9  Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

Whose presence is in accordance to the energizing of Satan (diabolos/ the one who hurls or throws accusations) with every ability, signs and wonders found in what is pseudo.

The word for “lying” in the Greek is pseudo. Something pseudo is a falsehood, a sham, something spurious.  What is pseudo, does not have to be entirely false. It just needs to contain enough half-truths to cause people to planetize from the truth.

10  And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

And with every seduction, guile, and deceitfulness of doing what is not right in the eyes of God.

Every disobedience towards God brings guile and deception as it seduces you.  This mystery of anarchy is energized in all of those that without an agape or unconditional love for the Word of God do not heartedly welcome it into their lives. The Word of God must be loved and welcomed, there is no other way!

11  And for this cuse God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

And through this act of unwelcoming His Word, God sends them “ an energy of planetizing” for the purpose of them believing what is pseudo.

I can’t think of a more convicting verse probably in the Bible.  For those who obstinately reject God in their arrogance, He allows the devil to energize in their lives. This type of energizing is an activation that will cause people to wonder aimlessly into error for the express purpose of believing what is false.

We cannot blame God for this. God did everything in sending His only Son into the world to save humanity. If people choose to reject God and mock Him, they open up a door into their minds and hearts for the demon that administers the energy of planetizing to cause them to aimlessly wonder.

12  That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

In order those might be judged who choose not to believe the truth but rather take delight in sin and disobeying God.

Understanding the Armor of God


· The full armor of God comes from a Greek word that in reality means the “full array of the weapons that belong to God.”

· My experience as a believer concerning the putting on of the armor of God has been one where I have been taught to every day by prayer or “positive confession” put on the armor piece by piece. Though these things are not wrong in themselves, I believe that there is a great deal more to effectively and correctly put on the full armor of God.

· I would like to make a comment concerning “positive confessions.” The scriptural definition of “confession” is the outward testimony or evidence that our mouths give as to the reality of what is happening inwardly with us. Confession is the outward act that our mouths give in agreement to our spiritual state with the Lord.

Rev 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

· The word of our testimony that causes us to overcome the enemy is more than a simple spouting off of scriptures and prayers at the devil. The devil must see the testimony or evidence of our lives before him. A believer’s life that is pure and free because it has gone through the cross of Christ and has been raised up to manifest His glory, is the word of our testimony or evidence that will overcome the devil because he sees the presence of the Lord in our lives and flees.

· Yes, it is supremely importance to confess who we are in Christ, but it will not be enough to overcome the Evil One if the confession of our position in Christ does not agree with our obstinate disobedience and bondages inwardly in our lives. The devil sees, laughs, and will leave us alone so that we may continue blinded and rebellious. He has no fear of us, he only fears the revealed Lord.

· We can confess scriptures at the enemy until we are blue in the face. However if we have unrepentant sin in our lives, right at that very spot, the enemy will have a claw dug deep into us until the time that we repent or until the time we die in our unrepentance.

· The same thread of thought can be found in the concept of binding and loosing. I am not against verbal binding and loosing. I use it all the time in spiritual warfare and deliverance and see the powerful effect of it. However the completion of binding and loosing has to do with forbidding and permitting. Absolute binding of the enemy can only come through a life that is whole and free in the Lord and permits not part of the enemy’s methods to touch it.

· Please look with me at the one example of true binding as found in John 14:30

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

Eph 6:10 ¶ Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

· As I did this study I was amazed to find that almost every instance in which Paul commands us to take a step of action in putting on the full armor of God, it occurs in the Greek aorist tense.

· By steps of action I am talking about such instances as “putting on”, “to stand”, “take unto you” and “having done all to stand” to name a few.

· A while back we had studied the Greek aorist tense. This Greek verbal tense is similar to the English past tense, but it is actually stronger. The aorist tense is called the tense of punticular action, which is fancy word for a “punctuation mark.”

· The aorist tense is an event that produces a punctuation mark on history’s time line. It is one such as the death of the Lord Jesus on the cross. At one set instance of time in history, the Lord said “it is finished” bowed down his head, and gave up the Ghost. This event is a punctuation time on the face of history, forever more marked, and recorded.

· Our putting on the full array of the Lord’s weaponry must be done as a once and for all putting on which produces a historical punctuation mark, and then never taking it off again. Sounds confusing? I will explain.

· Let it suffice at this moment to say that if we through our prayers and positive confession are to put on the full array of God’s weaponry daily, then Paul could not have used the aorist tense. He should have said, “Continue to put on daily the full armor of God.”

· Secondly, the weaponry of God put on by daily prayer and positive confession will only be partially effective in a believer’s life that has unrepentant sin and significant bondage. The word of our testimony won’t line up right in the eyes of the devil.

· It is my belief that the absolute and complete putting on of the Lord’s armor can only be progressively accomplished as we attain to the maturity of the stature of Christ by becoming as free and holy as He is and conformed to His image.

· The full armor of God is nothing else then the fullness of the revelation of the Son of God in our lives. This is why Paul tells us in Romans 13:14…

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

Eph 6:10 ¶ Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

· For us to begin our study on the armor of God we must first look back to Ephesians 3:16 & 17.

Eph 3:16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

· We have taught before that the glory of the Lord is the invisible God made visible.

· Whenever the Lord is made visible there are riches that belong to the glory or to His visibility.

· It is the riches that make the Lord visible that likewise inwardly strengthen us with the dunamis power of the Lord. This is because the glory of the Lord contains within it the dunamis power of God.

· The dunamis power of God is the vehicle that transports the riches of the glory of God from the spiritual realm, and manifests them out into a lost and dying world through us.

· Verse seventeen tells us that this same dunamis power working in us reveals the Person of Christ within us. In other words, God’s dunamis power manifests the Person of Christ to us through revelation. Dunamis power is God’s great transporter from the spiritual to the physical.

· The fullness of the revelation of Christ in our lives is “the Christ that dwells in our hearts.” There is a difference between living in a house and dwelling in a home. The person that dwells within a home has taken residence and settled down in that home. She or he feel welcomed in their home, they have absolute control over the home, and do as they please within it. Conversely speaking, as we allow the Lord Jesus to dwell and have full sway in our hearts, He will reveal Himself fully.

John 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

Eph 6:10 ¶ Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

· Ephesians chapter six and ten commands us to continuously receive this dunamis power of the Lord so that He can be progressively revealed in our lives as the Christ that dwells in our hearts. This is the fullness of revelation.

· The dunamis power of the Lord in verse 10 is defined as the display of the Lord’s outward dominion brought about by His inward strength. This is what it means by “the power of his might.” This is sort of what happens to Pop Eye when he eats the can of spinach. The tremendous inward strength that is multiplied within him at the eating of the can of spinach is translated into a manifestation of outward strength which caused him to dominate and conquer all, even Bluto the bad man who ran after beautiful Olive Oil.

· This domination of external circumstances is called “dominion” and is in indeed the same as Lord’s dominion over all His creation.

· The Lord’s dominion or manifested expression of the strength that resides within Him is found in His dunamis power. The extent of the Lord’s dominion that is transported by his dunamis power is His ability to subdue all things unto Himself.

Philippians 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

· The amount of God’s dunamis power working in us is measured as to how much are we allowing the Lord to subdue or bring the dominion of all things unto Himself. The fullness of revelation of the Son is the fullness of the Lord’s power. The fullness of revelation is the Christ dwelling, and not struggling, or competing with something else in our hearts.

· The more that we live out of the dunamis power of the Lord because we have yielded our life in all meekness to the Lord the more that we shall see the Lord subdue all things underneath our feet. This is the reality of our taking up the full armor of God.

1 Corinthians 1:24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

· The apostle Paul tells us in First Corinthians one and twenty-four that Christ is the dunamis power of God. Christ does not give us the power of God. THE LORD IS THE POWER OF GOD! Therefore the more that Christ is revealed within us the more that the dominion of God to subdue all things under our feet becomes an automatic and effortless reality that is assimilated into our being.

Eph 6:10 ¶ Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

· We seen therefore that this is the key to our putting on the full armor of God

· The full armor of God is the revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ brought to us by his dunamis power as an expression of the outward dominion of His inner strength.

11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

· “That ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil” is defined in verse eleven as having enough of God’s dunamis power manifested inwardly so as to allow us to hold our ground against the “methods” of the enemy and to never to lose it again.

· My friends, we can never accomplish this by putting on a daily armor through prayer and positive confession. This is the result of the revelation of the Lord that subdues every part of our lives into submission to His will.

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

· We can translate verse thirteen like this. Take (aorist tense) therefore the fullness of the revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ into your lives so that you will have the dunamis power to stand face to face against (the whole of the demonic hierarchy) in the evil day…

· “And having done all, to stand.” Do you remember the cartoons of the Coyote and the Road Runner? These guys would get into a tizzy of a fight and kick up a ball of dust so big that they would be lost within it. When the dust finally cleared up the coyote was on the ground and the roadrunner was always left standing.

· This is exactly what it means to “and having done all, to stand”. Simply speaking in every spiritual dust ball that is kicked up in our lives, as we struggle against sin, Satan, and the world, we must remain standing at the end of every contest, and our spiritual foes must be found powerless at our feet. We can only attain this through the revelation of the Son of God.

14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

· In verse fourteen, the apostle Paul begins his step-by-step explanation on putting on the armor of God.

· “Having your loins girt about with truth”. A belt is used to keep our clothing intact. When we put our shirt our blouse inside our pants or skirt, and place some type of belt around our waist, the belt itself keeps these articles of clothing in place.

· Truth is what is genuine, accurate, and in accordance to fact. It is not what we believe from error or in misunderstanding of the word of God that will set us free, but what we believe about the Word which is its essence, reality, and accuracy.

· Understanding and living out the word of God in truth will keep the revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ intact in our lives. There are no shortcuts to knowing the Word of God in truth. It takes time in the research and study of the Word, and an intimate walk with the Lord that will bring forth revelation knowledge of His Word.

· The breastplate of righteousness is a breastplate made purely out of righteousness. Now, I know, that we are the righteousness of God in Christ, but this alone is not sufficient for us to come face to face against the devil and leave him limp on the ground before our feet. Our hearts must be purified to become as righteous as the Lord Himself. The pure in heart will have the Lord Jesus revealed in their lives. Revelation takes purity, and purity is the result of a very intimate walk with the Lord. Intimacy allows us to dwell frequently in the presence of the Lord. It is His presence that sets us free.

2 Thessalonians 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

· Greek; He shall render the Wicked one useless and non-operational with the manifestation of His presence.

15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

· Greek: Having your feet undergirded (aorist tense) so as to walk with the readiness of the good news that brings peace.

· Paul tells us here that the conducting of our lives in this world among believers and non-believers must be accomplished by our being ready or prepared to offer the good news that brings peace to them.

· Peace is the same word as “shalom” in the Hebrew, and talks about the wholeness and freedom of the Lord worked into our lives through His revelation that finally brings us into a state of tranquility and peace. This peace is the result of the Lord having subdued all things, which are not of Him underneath our feet and settings us free.

· We can only preach the gospel prepared in such a way that it will bring others into this same state of “shalom” only when we first experience it. We can only give to others what we have inside of us.

· Secondly, Paul’s definition of the gospel that brings peace teaches us that the gospel that bring cannot be mere words, but it must include our discipling and mentoring people and setting them free so that they may do the work of the ministry.

16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

· Literally it is a shield that is made up purely of faith.

· As we have discussed before, the standard of God’s faith for us is found in His rhema word, or the voice of His Spirit.

· We must not walk in accordance with our own flimsy faith but with the Lord’s faith.

· Therefore taking the shield, which is made up of God’s faith, is a command for us to walk by the voice of the Holy Spirit from moment to moment. The rhema word of God not only has resident within it God’s measure of faith and power to make it come to pass, but God’s rhema word also reveals the Person Lord Jesus Christ into every situation in which it is spoken.

John 17:8 For I have given unto them the rhema words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.

· Diversities of operations as found in 1 Corinthians 12:6 tells us that the Lord will manifest Himself through the rhema word in accordance with how the circumstances warrant it and in accordance to the personality and the giftings of the human vessel that He manifests Himself through. Every rhema word will manifest the Lord through the diversities of operations.

1 Cor 12:6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.

· When we walk taking the shield of God’s faith, we operate by His rhema word, and the faith, power, and the revelation of the Son of God will subdue all the “methods” of the enemy against us, thus quenching all of his fiery darts.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

· The sword of the Spirit is defined in the Greek as the “rhema word” of God and not the logos word. I believe that this is self-explanatory to all of us.

18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

· Greek: Using all general prayers and specific petitions at all times in the Spirit to accomplish the state of being awake and attentively guarding all saints. This guarding in the Spirit for all saints is executed through the means of a constant steadfast devotion and individual petitions for them.

· My friends, I will be the first one to confess right here that I am not too close to fulfilling the requirements of verse eighteen.

· Selfishness is nothing else than our attentive indulgence upon ourselves because we are still bound up with hurts, fears and sin. Selfishness is introspective self-absorption because we are hurting, and still need to become free, and we focus upon ourselves so as to make ourselves free. As we become free in the Lord our attention starts to become diverted to others needs rather than ours, and we become “selfless” instead of selfish.

· The result of having put on the full armor of God, which is the full revelation of Christ, is that our prayers are now so “others centered” that through our constant devotion to individual petitions for many Christian brethren, we keep them spiritually guarded. It takes a person that is really, really, free in the Lord by His revelation to do something like this!

19 ¶ And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

· Greek: ( paraphrase)And for me that words may be given so that when I open my mouth to proclaim the mystery of the gospel I will do it without fear, embarrassment, intimidation, or hindrances. In other words I will tell is as it is.

· There are two points of importance in this scripture. First, the result of conducting our lives in the revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ is that His revelation subdues and conforms us to the image of His liberty and wholeness. His Person has no fear, or embarrassment, or hindrance associated with it. This is the definition of scriptural “boldness” and only a believer that is approaching wholeness in the Lord can preach the word of God with “boldness.”

· Secondly, we cannot, and must never preach the gospel, with the dry and crusty words of religion, but in the power of the rhema word of God.

Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the rhema word of his dunamis power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

· The mystery of the gospel is the Christ that is hidden within each of us. As we obey the Lord without compromise, and walk by His Spirit, The Lord is revealed within us. It is the revealed Christ within us that we must preach without. THIS IS THE DEFINITION OF MINISTRY, MY FRIENDS!

· The Christ that we reveal to the world through our preaching must be done in relationship to the spiritual gifts, ministries and callings that the Lord has given to us.

· Paul here defines for us in one verse the true minister of the Lord. “In all liberty, freedom, fearlessness, and absence of bondage, manifest to a lost and dying world the Christ within you through your spiritual gifts and ministries.”

20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

Finally, I would like to in this last scripture divert your attention to the words “as I ought to”. In the Greek these are translated as “is necessary for me, or is the necessity in every case”. Paul leaves us in his great discourse of the full armor of God with the following injunction. “It is the necessity in every case that I reveal the Christ within me in the liberty and freedom that has come to me because I have been conformed to the image of Christ.”