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Hello, I Am Apostle So and So (Part Four)


We live in times where many want to be called an apostle. But what does the Bible say about apostles? Are you one of them? You may, if this lifestyle is the motivation of your heart.

2 Timothy 1:13Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

Greek: Hold fast the outline or pattern of healthy word, in a world that belongs to faith and love.

1 Timothy 6:3  If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;

 2 Timothy 1:13  Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

 2 Timothy 4:3  For the time will come when they will not endure sound > doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

 Here is one way of our fulfilling all that Paul has spoken to us since the chapter began. Only the outline of the healthy words (comprised of the gospel) placed before our eyes can carry out this.

The apostle has the grave responsibility of knowing the scriptures soundly, as well as maintaining a walk of intimacy with the Lord.  He or she can present and reveal the mystery of the Son of God to the church as it is found in the written word, as well manifesting Him through His ongoing works by the rhema word.

The revelation of the mystery of the gospel, as well as that of the Son of God by the apostle, must have enough richness so that believers within a local assembly can understand what is their participation and levels of involvement into the unsearchable riches of the Son of God, which are Jesus callings, giftings, and ministries to them; Hence the fellowship of the mystery.

1 Cor 9:1 Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord?

 2 If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.

The scriptures above in Ephesians three, eight and nine, and First Corinthians nine, one and two, tell us much about the apostolic ministry.  I would like to teach the verses in Ephesians chapter three in the following manner.

I have been approached by people whom have presented our family with an offer to become part of a company that sells a host of different services to the community, all from on location.  In other words I could become a person who could sell life insurance, mortgages, stocks, mutual funds, and bonds with proper training and licensing.  The folks who visited us gave Mary and I an elaborate presentation of what their company offers, as well as the levels of participation in which we could get involved with them.  We could simply purchase one or several of their services, or participate as a company partner in progressive levels of involvement, by selling the different products that would be offered to others.  This is precisely what the fellowship of the mystery means.  A mystery is what is unknown to us.  In this case we knew nothing about the company.  When these friends taught us the company presentation, the mystery was revealed and we understood what the company was all about.  The fellowship of the mystery is our understanding of what our participation and levels of involvement could now be with the company.

The apostle primarily reveals the mystery of the Son of God through the written or logos word of God. The prophet reveals the Son of God primarily through the rhema word. Both of them functioning together provide the fullness of the revelation of the Son of God, who becomes the foundation on which any local assembly must build.

The apostle has the grave responsibility of knowing the scriptures soundly, as well as maintaining a walk of intimacy with the Lord.  He or she can present and reveal the mystery of the Son of God to the church as it is found in the written word, as well manifesting Him through His ongoing works by the rhema word.

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

Limited to the proportion of Christ’s labor given unto me that produced the anointing of a wise architect, the foundation I completely laid in such a way that it will have a continuing impact.

The architect himself does not work but is the leader of the workmen.

The apostle is a spiritual architect.

Lays the revelatory foundation of the person of Jesus Christ .

11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

There is no other foundation that has been appointed which Jesus the Christ. The foundation is not things, but a Person.

This foundation always being the very person of Christ.  His direction, His will, wisdom, gifts, power.

Eph 2:19  Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God.

 Ephesians  2:20  And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

Foundation consisting in the apostles and prophets. Case of location, or the building up of the church must occur IN what the apostles and prophets lay.

Being built up in the Lord while resting on the revelatory foundation of the prophets and apostles.  This foundation being the very person of Christ.  His direction, His will, wisdom, gifts, power.

The article not before prophets shows that apostles and prophets are of the same kind of people.

2Peter 3:2  That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:

The apostles and prophets are both exclusive bearers of revelation.  The prophet’s revelation is progressive while the apostles can run in complete revelation based on the written word of God.

 Mark 1:2 As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send (apostello) my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

Which shall prepare or who will lay down all of the needed gear, utensils and equipment at another’s disposal.” In this case, we furnish the Lord with a crucified life that will allow Him to operate in His wisdom and prudence through us.

Titus 1:5  For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:

To set in order from the word “ortho” which means straight as with the orthodontist’ “one who straightens teeth.”

Ac 14:23  And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.

To set straight besides or after.  To arrange what was left after Paul’s departure.

Epidiorthoo  .To what remains to be set in order.

Wanting the things that are failing, lagging or, inferior.

Ordain:  To appoint or set down in every office.

2 Corinthians 12:12  Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.

Indeed the signs of an apostle were worked out in the realm of all endurance; both by signs and wonders, and works of God’s dunamis (miracles)

Signs: The miracle from the point of view that gives proof to the reality of God, and to the authenticity of the apostle as a sent ambassador of God commissioned with His credentials.

Wonders: The same miracle from the point of view of its startling, astonishing, amazing qualities, which the world beholds, and causes it to believe in God.

Romans 15:19  Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached( I have filled up the gospel) the gospel of Christ.

  It is important for us to be aware that if we are to do our part in filling up the gospel of Christ it will never be accomplished through our mere preaching of God’s word.  The gospel must be proclaimed in the power of the signs and wonders that accompany our spiritual gifts.

Ephesians 2:20  And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

 21  In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:

The apostle Paul always categorizes apostles and prophets together. They are in the same class because their revelatory functions in many ways are similar.  Ephesians chapter three, verses four and five tells us that apostles and prophets have been specifically called to a ministry of revealing the mystery of God, which is the person of Christ into a local body.  Though every believer has been called to reveal the Person of Christ through their ministries, the revelatory anointing in apostolic and prophetic people is especially emphasized.  When the prophetic flow is curtailed or prohibited in our assemblies, we in fact cut our own necks off.  The revelation of the Person of Jesus Christ is crippled at best.

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Hello, I Am Apostle So and So (Part Two)


We live in times where many want to be called an apostle. But what does the Bible say about apostles. Are you one of them? You may, if this lifestyle is the motivation of your heart.

Conduct and Character

 1 Corinthians 4:9  For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.

  Hath set forth: To expose to view; or to exhibit.

Last in receiving honor, last in being recognized by men and by the body of Christ, last in being raised up by Christ, and smallest in importance and in the estimation of men.

Appointed to death: Greek: Upon the death     “Doomed to die”

A spectacle unto the world.  Greek: A theater unto the world.

God has exhibited, showed off, and exposed to view. The apostle becomes a man exhibited, or to be gazed at.  Last in rank, importance, recognition and so forth.

The apostolic calling to those who are destined to be God ambassadors.

As His representatives, apostles are called to be a portrait or a painting of God’s ways, will, and timing upon the earth.  The Lord allows the apostle to go through the humiliating and frustrating circumstances of being last so that he is whittled away from all that does not represent the voice of the Lord, His ways, and His timing.

1 Corinthians 4:13  Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth (As soap being rinsed off from dirty plates) of the world, and are the offscouring (scrapings of food thrown away) of all things unto this day.

Filth and offscouring:  The food scrapings on a dirty plate, and the sweepings gathered from a dirty floor, which are rinsed off or thrown away.

The Lord engineers all of this in the apostle’s life, as He whittles him or her into a walk by the simple rhema word, and continuously humbles them so that they only walk in His ways.

Ambassadorship requires living by God’s rhema word and conforming to His ways.  Only then can there be true a representation of the Lord here on earth.

1 Cor 4:10  We are fools for Christ’s sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.

 We are morons on the account of Christ

We are frail and weak, you are confident and strong

We are those who get no respect from people

 1 Cor 4:11  Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace;

 We are hungry and thirsty

We are dressed scantily or with poor quality of clothing

We are treated poorly

We have no home of our own

12  And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:

We labor for the gospel’s sake to the point of exhaustion

When we are abused by men, we bless back

When we are persecuted, we patiently endure it.

1 Cor 9:12  If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ.

We did not make use of the different rights given to us by the gospel as apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ.  We do not make use of our rights, but instead put up with all things so as not to impede the pioneering progress of the gospel.

Where is the offense, or do you have time to get offended?

2 Cor 1:8  For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life:

 Excessively we were burdened beyond our power.

It is throwing beyond magnitude. We were utterly at loss, destitute of earthly and fleshly measures and resources.

9  But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:

It is a judicial sentence of death. “An official resolution that stamps a matter as done.’

(Literally Paul asks, “Am I going to save myself by earthly efforts? My answer is NO!! I MUST DIE!!  ONLY IN CHRIST AND THROUGH CHRIST)

Whether on asking myself, should I die or whether I should come out of mortal peril, I answered, “I must die”.

So as to trust in God alone who is raising the corpses.

2 Cor 3:5  Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;

 Our sufficiency and ability and our qualifications is not found in ourselves as a source but only in God, his grace and power as its root sources.

2 Cor 4:1  Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not Because by the mercy of God, we were called into this ministry, we do not become discouraged. (We know that if God divinely summoned us, He will take care of us, and see us through; therefore we do not lose heart.)

But have renounced (we gave up once, and now forbid) the hidden things of dishonesty (anything that brings shame or disgrace to the gospel, or to us), not walking in craftiness (not conducting ourselves in the doctrines of men), nor handling the word of God deceitfully(by trickery, adulterating or corrupting God’s word for base gain) ; but by manifestation of the truth (but by manifesting the gospel in its accuracy and genuineness through the Word of God and by our lives) commending ourselves to every man’s conscience( we present ourselves to every type of men’s conscience)   in the sight of God. (Before the constant gaze of God).

Paul here says, that the soundness of the apostle’s doctrine and the genuineness of his or her life in accordance to the gospel must be so great, that it must hold up to the scrutiny of the voice of God bearing witness or passing judgment to what the apostle ministers in their hearer’s consciences.   Secondly, the apostle must also deal with the scrutiny of God Himself, whose penetrating look is ever upon the apostle.

2Cor 4:7  But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

The power is the property of God.

2Cor 4:12  So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

The manifested death of Christ within the apostle is as an “energy dynamo” that never ceases but always works with effect.  We are always being handed over to death, so that the very life of Christ can be like wised energized with effect for the sakes of others.

Death is actively energized and efficient in us. The death of Christ is effectual in the apostle.  Christ’s death always mighty in the apostolic workings.  This death is for the benefit of others

  2 Cor 4:16  For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

To rot thoroughly being disabled or being brought to decay, consumed, or ruin.

2 Corinthians 5:13  For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause.

If we are out of our minds; out of our wits or insane

If Paul goes beyond the bounds of normalcy, into an out of the box lifestyle, it is in his highest devotion towards the Lord; but on the other hand wisdom and prudence towards his disciples.

 2  Cor 5:14  For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:

Not urging or driving us, but shutting us up to one line, or one side of the road and one purpose, as in a narrowed wall road.

 2Cor 6:3  Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:

 Not even one occasion of sin or offense.  No occasion for stumbling.

2 Cor 12:14  Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours, but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

I am not seeking your possessions, I am seeking you (the person)

2 Corinthians 12:15  And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.

Spend:  Incur personal cost

Spent : To exhaust by spending; To spend oneself totally up for the person and for the sake of the gospel

Incur personal expense for your Christian well-being.  I will pour my very soul out for your progress in the faith.  I will exhaust myself by spending and using myself up for your spiritual maturing in Christ.

2Cor 13:4  For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.  

The apostle lives out of the power of God as the root system in his life.

Oneness With The Lord.

 1 Timothy 1:12  And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who endued me with His power (only as He found me dependable.) The gift of His power was given to me as He found me worthy of trust. Once that the trust and power were there God placed me into my ministry.

John 6:57  As the living Father hath sent me ( Greek: apostolic sending), and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.

The apostle or the one sent on an apostolic mission lives moment to moment through the Father who does the works.

As I have taught, the works of the Father are translated into rhema words. The apostle must continuously discern and carry out the rhema word.  That is the apostle’s whole aim in life.

Any time that the apostle acts in the flesh, he or she will experience a loss of the full credentials of the Lord’s power, which is found only in the voice of the Spirit.

John 8:42  Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

The apostle, or the one on an apostolic mission, is birthed from God and lives continuously out of God just as a tree must live out of its roots. Not only is their ministry birthed from God, but also their constant presence in this world must be accomplished out of this same dependency.

The apostle has no agenda.  His or her agenda is the Lord.

The apostle therefore lives in utter dependency upon the Lord.  The apostle has been broken by the Lord and lives out of the voice, strength and the power of God. There has been a death to his or her ability to overcome, so that their overcoming now comes through the revelation of the Son of God.

His or her whole existence is sustained and originates through his or her relationship with the Father.

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Hello, I Am Apostle So and So ( Part One )


We live in times where many want to be called an apostle. But what does the Bible say about apostles. Are you one of them? You may, if this lifestyle is the motivation of your heart.

I Cor1:1  Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,

An apostle is a divinely summoned and divinely appointed ambassador belonging to Christ Jesus.  The formation of the apostolic office comes as the apostle learns to do everything through the will of God. An apostle is the product and a vessel of God’s will, ways and timetable.  The apostolic office is not a ministry, which one chooses for himself or is conferred upon by men.  It is divinely willed by the Lord.

He is divinely picked and divinely sent out and his life is result of the will of the Lord.

John 5:30  I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.

 John 8:28  Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.

 John 8:42  Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

 Through the agency of God’s will.  The apostle called to be an apostle has no other choice than to fulfill everything through the will of God, in that His will is the agent or vehicle for the apostolic ministry to be executed successfully.

The apostle does not matter but the one giving him the commission, the Lord.

The apostle sacrifices all programs and agendas to become a vessel of God’ ways, will, and His timetable.

Thus the apostle becomes an ambassador or a representative of the Lord.

Gal 1:1  Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)

In absolutely no way is his calling from men, or his ordination or authorizing from men. Neither is it through their help, support, influence, or the open doors that they can provide.

Paul, an apostle not from men as a source. Not raised up by men but by Jesus Christ

Thusly the apostle is never intended to please man outside of God’s will, but to please God who chose and raised him up.  Not pleasing man, but a bond slave of God.

Eph 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:

An apostle by the agency, influence, and the open doors willed by God.

Col 1:1  Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother,

The apostle can proclaim the will of God, because he or she lives strictly out of the will of God.

 1Tim 1:1  Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;

He or she can proclaim God’s commandments, because the apostle lives strictly out of the commandments of God.

2Tim:1:1  Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,

With the apostolic proclamation of the resurrection life in Christ Jesus there it the promise and ability for us to live in this quality of life now.     Hence the apostle in proclaiming Christ’s power and life must be an ambassador of the life of Jesus.  In other word he or she must live in the resurrection life of God, which comes forth from the death of Christ’s cross, which has touched everything in their lives.

The apostle can only proclaim the life of the resurrected Christ to us to the degree that he lives in it.   No cheap grace message here.

Titus 1:1Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;

(Greek: and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the full knowledge of the truth.)

The apostle lives in accordance with God’s level of faith for His saints.  God’s level of faith is His rhema word, or the voice of the Spirit. Therefore the apostle lives out of God’s rhema word.

The apostle stimulates and promotes the faith of God’s chosen ones. The stimulation of this faith is to make others thirsty for the Son of God and not just simply for the blessings, prosperity, social justice issues and other things that come from God.

True promotion of faith by the apostle is to reveal the Son of God, and give the saints the knowledge of what is their participation, ministries, and callings into the riches found in the Son of God whom the apostle has just revealed to them. This called the fellowship of the mystery.

Secondly, the apostle reveals to the church an exact witness of the Word of God found both in the logos and rhema word.  This allows the saints of God to take part in the truth of the Word, which will produce godliness in their lives.

The apostles thus must live themselves in that accurate recognition and participation of the truth so that they may be able to testify to it and bring others into its participation or fellowship.

In accordance with the faith of God’s chosen out ones as a precise and full knowledge of the truth, which is in accordance with godliness towards God.   He leads the saints into the correct discernment, recognition and participation of the truth, which belongs to and harmonizes with what tends to godliness.  He must live in that accurate recognition and participation of these very truths.

Romans1:5  By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:

The apostolic ministry promotes obedience to the gospel, and through it makes disciples among all the nations.  The gospel must be testified to in such an accurate way by the apostle that it will have the power to promote obedience to others.

He or she promotes obedience to the faith and make disciples among all the nations.  It is a traveling ministry.

The apostle can only promote obedience to the gospel to the extent that they are themselves living in accordance to it.  I limit the administration of the kingdom to my hearing of the rhema word, or voice of the Spirit.

The apostle does not have the power to do anything from myself as a source.

The apostle does not matter who sent him and His mission.  The emphasis on the commissioning is the author of the mission, Christ Jesus.

None can be sent but the one who is under orders.

The man commissioned is always the representative of the one giving the commissioning. The apostle represents in his own person the Lord and His rights.

He must be as good as the one who sent him.

God’s commission cannot be fulfilled unless there is an absolute subordination and death of the sent one’s will.

God’s authority is given to the one who lives under God’s authority.

God’s power is given to the one who lives out of God’s power as the source of life.

The sent one by the Lord should be as the Lord Himself.

A man that is sent with full authority must stand fully under the authority of the Lord and as a slave of the Lord derives all that He is and has from the Lord,

He forfeits his own initiative and unites his won will to the one who sent him.

An apostle is always a mathetes (disciple).

The commissioning to represent Jesus and His cause means humiliation and not exaltation.

There is no special position or personal privilege.

The apostle has no personal influence on how his ministry will turn out.  He is brought under the will of God who destroys his autonomy and leaves the apostle with no other choice but to a full and obedient dedication to the will of God and a military walk to the voice of the Spirit.

Gal 5:25  If we live in ( Instrumental (By)) in the Spirit, let us also walk (Greek word which is defined as “marching in the footsteps of a soldier”) in (Instrumental (By)) the Spirit.

Greek paraphrase) (It is a given that we should be living our lives not in the present day world system, but in the domain, influence, and sovereignty of the world of the Holy Spirit.

Because we are being continually affected and influenced by the Spirit, in that influence and effect we must march in step as soldiers so that the Spirit’s influence can go on, deepen, intensify, and continue interrupted.

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Prophecy In The World of The Holy Spirit


Prophecy in The World of the Spirit.

John 1:33  And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with (Greek case of location: into the domain, world, and sphere of) the Holy Ghost.

The baptism of the Holy Spirit is our ticket into the oceans and rivers of the Spirit. The baptism of the Spirit will not become a reality unless we dive deeper and deeper into these oceans .

 2 Cor 2:17  For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.(prophetical speech must be done in the domain or sphere of the Spirit.)

 Acts 2:4 And they were all filled (by being baptized into the world of the Holy Ghost) with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak( not just the content of what is being said, but mainly the utterances or the expressions used) with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them(The instrumentality of the Spirit now working back through them as they were “located and filled inside the domain of the Spirit”, to give them prophetic utterance) utterance. (The language of prophets, ecstatic speech, miraculous verbal impulses, the oracles of seers)

The Holy Spirit not only gives to us, the content of our speech, but the expressions and utterances used to manifest it.

The deeper our lives are in the realm of the Spirit, the clearer will the content of what we must speak prophetically, and the stronger will be the verbal expressions and utterances through which it is manifested.

The prophetic flow of speech, or what the Old Testament calls the oracles of the Lord, is a flow of God’s speech, which bubbles up in our spirits.

As we are filled with the Spirit of God, the bubbling of God’s speech, which rides on the surface of the waters of the Spirit, as He progressively fills us up with them, arises higher and higher upon these rising waters until it reaches the level of our mouths and flows out.

John 12:49  For I have not spoken of myself ( LOCATION: (Jesus is located within, or submerged into the Father) I absolutely have not uttered anything from my independent and exclusive self); but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment (The instrumentality of the Father working back through Jesus), what I should say, and what I should speak. (So permeated Jesus the Father, as to give to Him both the utterances and expressions of speech, and the content of the speech carried by them)

 John 8;28  Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he ( I am) , and that I do nothing of myself (and that from my independent and exclusive self I do nothing); but as my Father hath taught me( but as the Father has instrumentally penetrated, affected, and influenced me) I speak these things (these things I utter and express prophetically, by that divine influence which has permeated me.)

 Mat 10;19  But when they deliver you up, take no thought ( don’t try to figure out or speculate) how or what ye shall speak (how the expressions and utterances of prophetic speech will come out, or what their content will be): for it shall be given you in that same hour( in the very moment that you need it) what ye shall speak.(what you shall speak prophetically)

For it is not ye that speak (For it is absolutely not you expressing and uttering forth out by your own strength), but the Spirit of your Father which speaks in (instrumentally BY) you.

1 Cor 12:3  Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by(both the domain, location, and sphere, of the world of Christ and the instrumentality or influence of its working back through us) the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.

2 Cor 13:3  Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me,(Location; domain, sphere) which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you (Instrumentality:

The greatest display of Christ’s power and prophetical speech as He is located within us, is in His ministry through us to others.)

1 Cor 12:8  For to one is given through the Spirit ( Agency)  the (A)  word of wisdom; and to another the ( A)  word of knowledge, according( reference, respect to, or in relationship) to the same Spirit:

·A word of knowledge, or wisdom, is a mode of prophecy. The King James is incorrect in calling it “the” word of wisdom or knowledge.  It should be “a” word of wisdom or knowledge.

In other words, the word (of wisdom and knowledge), which is given to us by the Spirit of God, is a type of word, which has a “wisdom or knowledge content”, exclusive of being made up of any other contents.

We have studied location and instrumentality.  I would now like to discuss with you agency.

The agent of action, or agency, in grammar, is the vehicle through which the second item is able to instrumentality work back to affect the first item, which had been baptized into it.

In other words when we immerse ourselves into the world of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit works back through us.  However the Spirit needs a vehicle or agent THROUGH which He can work back to affect us.

As we will study later on, the Spirit of God uses on many occasions, our mouths and hands as an agent to work back through.

1Cor 12:8  For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

1Cor 12:8 tells us in this case the Spirit of God is the agent or vehicle by which the word of prophecy works itself back through us as we are immersed in the Spirit of God.

It would go to say, that the more that we immersed into the world of the Spirit, the greater will be the ability for prophecy to flow through us, in that the Spirit Himself, is the vehicle for prophecy to flow through.

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.

The second term of significance is the preposition “according, or according to”.

Defined, this means: “With reference or respect to, limited to, in relationship to, or bounded by.”

In other words, only the portion of the prophetical word, which is done in, and by the Spirit of God, will be correct.

We can see from this example, the importance of living as much and as deeply as possible in the world of the Holy Spirit.

Without an agent the Holy Spirit has no channel through which He can affect us as we submerge ourselves into His world.

Luke 1:70  As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began:

Because the gift of prophecy is a verbal manifestation of faith and the mouth is THE AGENT through which the Holy Spirit affects the world back through us, we must open our mouths with just a word or two.  We will find that our steps of faith will allow the Spirit to give to us more, as the process of prophecy goes forth.

Acts 5:12  And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon’s porch.

Acts 19:11  And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul:

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The Battle: Deception and Victory Over The Demonic


1Ti 4:1  Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

Shall depart- The word is to “apostatize.”

Seducing spirits.  The same word for that of “error.”  The word for error in scriptures is from where our word “planet” comes.  A planet is defined as a “wonderer”, and error means to wonder from the truth.

Doctrines of devils are promoted through teachers that have fallen into error, wandering from the truth through their own sins. and the influence of demons.

Please see Paul’s order. Seducing spirits, which cause to wander, allow us to pay heed to doctrines of devils.

2  Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

Speaking lies in hypocrisy; should read – Through the hypocrisy of those that speak lies.

Conscience seared with a hot iron; should read- Branded in their conscience.

Let us look at the progression of deception;

When Christians do not know and live by the truth of the gospel that is molded as a pattern of “sound words” (healthy words) they will pay heed to doctrines of devils.

This is what is rampant today in the Body of Christ.

We are brought to believe the doctrines of devils when seducing spirits, which causes the believer to wander from the truth or fall into error, deceive us.

1Tim4:7  But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.

Exercise thyself; Comes from the word for gymnastic which in turn comes from the word gymnos, which is defined as “being naked.”

The practice in the days of Paul was for athletes to exercise almost naked to be unhindered as possible for vigorous training.

Godliness is our way of life, which makes us pleasing unto God.

For us to attain to all that the Lord has for us, we must vigorously train in His will, spiritually naked, as to be untangled from distractions, idols, and worldly affairs.

1 Timothy 6:19  Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

There is big difference between getting saved, going to church and performing religious activities versus that of “laying a hold on eternal life.”

To lay hold on, is to grab on to, pull in, and make it our own possession

The Lord is never satisfied with our simple conversion and even our faithful attendance in church.  He wants us to experience as much of the fullness of eternal life as possible while in our earthly tent, which is to know God through the fullness of the revelation of His Son within our lives.

 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 Ephesians chapter two is Paul’s discussion focusing on unbelievers.  I disagree.

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

This particular verse is in the present participle.  It signifies that the sons of disobedience energize the scheme of the devil . The word for disobedience is being non-compliant.

If a Christian is continually non compliant in an area of his or her life, will he or she energize the works of the devil? I believe that there is no difference; the devil is a legalist.  He will always get in wherever he is given an open door.

I also feel that the same degree of obedience or disobedience to the Lord will result in the same degree of energizing or disengaging the works of the devil in our lives.

1 Cor 5:8  Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

2Cor 1:12  For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.

 2 Cor 2:17  For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ

In the above-mentioned three verses, we see that the word sincerity has within its root the word for “sun” in the Greek.  Only a life of purity before the Lord will make us into a clear windowpane by which the rays of the sun or “The Son” can shine through.

An impure life will make us into a dirty piece of glass through which the image of the Lord can hardly be seen.

If the enemy cannot see the sunlight of the Son of God, he shall not leave us alone until the day and the time that he does, and if he does.

Remember our enemy, the devil, is the greatest legal lawyer that this universe will ever see, apart from God Himself.  He will claw and cleave for every inch of us that has not pass by death into resurrection.

Secondly, part of our responsibility for generating purity before God, is found in our consciences.  Our conscience contains one of the most powerful manifestations of the voice of the Holy Spirit.  Its purpose is to either defend or reprove each, and every action of our lives.

 I Tim 3:9  Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.

2 Tim 1:3  I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;

To effectively serve God, we must serve Him through our conscience.  The subject of the conscience is extensive and we do not have time and space to study it here.

Yes, we must serve God through our conscience, but first of all our consciences must likewise be taken through the cross.  A guilty, condemned, performance oriented conscience found in many a believer, will be a poor barometer of the voice of God.

This type of conscience produces dead works, which in turn forces us to serve God in our flesh.  I urge you to re-read Romans six, seven and eight as found on the web site.

Once that we learn to serve God in the Spirit, and have become a son and daughter of God, our conscience will become an excellent barometer of our ministry unto God.

Our conscience must be purged of all the dead works consisting of condemnation, guilt, duty and so forth.

Once that the cross has accomplished, we will serve God simply by His voice in our spirit and conscience; No more and no less. This is true sonship.

Hebrews 9:14  How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

2 Cor 4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not Because by the mercy of God, we were called into this ministry, we do not become discouraged. (We know that if God divinely summoned us, He will take care of us, and see us through; therefore we do not lose heart.)

But have renounced (we gave up once, and now forbid) the hidden things of dishonesty (anything that brings shame or disgrace to the gospel, or to us), not walking in craftiness(not conducting ourselves in the doctrines of men), nor handling the word of God deceitfully(by trickery, adulterating or corrupting God’s word for base gain) ; but by manifestation of the truth (but by manifesting the gospel in its accuracy and genuineness through the Word of God and by our lives) commending ourselves to every man’s conscience( we present ourselves to every type of men’s conscience) in the sight of God. (Before the constant gaze of God)

We must remember that the conscience of man is a component of the voice of the Holy Spirit. Paul here says, that the soundness of the apostle’s doctrine and the genuineness of his or her life in accordance to the gospel must be so great, that it must hold up to the scrutiny of the voice of God bearing witness or passing judgment to what the apostle ministers in their hearer’s consciences.

Secondly, the apostle must also deal with the scrutiny of God Himself, whose penetrating look is ever upon the apostle.

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

Binding the enemy is very similar in nature.

Once again we err in part, when we think that our binding of the enemy has to do solely with hurling scriptural phrases at him.

Yes, there is power in this, but the enemy is never completely bound.  Absolute binding of the enemy can only occur, when each and every part of our lives have come into conformity with the will of the Lord, and the enemy is forbidden a place or space where he can afflict us

Matthew 16:19  And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

In actuality Jesus tells us the following.  The word for bind is “is to forbid”.  The word for loose is “to permit”. Whatever we forbid or bind upon the earth shall come to pass, if it is of the Lord.  This is because God will honor our obedience and count it as forbidden in the heavenly realm.  He will then execute His righteousness to cause us to successfully carry out the binding on earth, which He decreed in the heavenly realm through our obedience.

The same is true of our loosing, or our permitting.  God will bless our obedience and will loose or let in the heavenly realm, when we loose upon the earth.  He then sends forth His power to cause us to execute the act of loosing as was decreed in the heavenlies.

Please remember, that anything, which God does on earth, must first be executed in the heavenlies.

Mark 1:23  And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,

Unclean spirit.  Greek: “a complete absence of purity.” This describes for us a bit about the nature of the demonic.

24  Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.

Greek:  There is absolutely nothing in common between you and us, Jesus (the) Nazarene, have you come to destroy us?

This is a highly crucial verse in that it teaches us about our true authority before Satan and his demons. The authority that the demonic discern in the Lord, and causes them to tremble is that because of the Lord’s absolute purity, and sinlessness, there is nothing in common between them and the Lord Jesus.

Herein lies our key to overcome the demonic within our lives, and then to be used by the Lord to deal with it in other people’s lives.

Purity is attained as we are baptized into the full revelation of the Son of God and become like Him.  The purity of Jesus baptizes us into His freedom, and His freedom allows for the full operation of God’s dunamis power that resides within Jesus to deal with the enemy. We see the same relationship between Jesus and the devil also spoken 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.

Hath nothing   (Greek absolute negative) “The devil has absolutely nothing in me or nothing in common with me.”

Herein lies the true meaning of Biblical binding.

To bind is not to allow or permit something to occur. Genuine binding of the demonic only occurs within a pure life, which has no defilement with what is common with Satan and his cohorts.

At every point of our lives in which purity reigns and the devil shares nothing in common to us, he has been bound.   Now mind you, we will never experience absolute purity and sinlessness on this side off heaven.

Let us be assure that if we live in habitual disobedience and chronic bondage our vocalized confessions of binding the enemy is scorned and mocked by him who will continue to afflict and latch on to us wherever he finds sin.

Matthew 16:19  And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Greek: (paraphrase) At whatever point you have once and for all prohibited or disallowed something from happening upon the earth it shall be at the same point eternally prohibited and disallowed in the heavens. At whatever point you once and for all let or allow for something to happen upon the earth, it shall be at that same point eternally permitted and allowed in the heavens.

Mat 12:29  Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.

Greek (paraphrase) No one will have the dunamis power to come into the strong one’s house to change the situation, thoroughly plunder his goods until they are laid waste, and then occupy.  (Like the USA is doing in Afghanistan.)  He must bind the strong one first and then he will be able to thoroughly plunder.

After twenty-two years of serving the Lord Jesus, He is finally dealing with the strong man in my life.  I am of the belief that every believer has a strong man that afflicts him or her.  The strong man is the demon that is last to be bound from our lives.  He is the one that we can discern constantly standing before us face to oppose and withstand us every second of our lives in a variety of deceptive measures.

The Lord has allowed the strong man to afflict me until I have bound every major area of sin in my life through obedience to Him, which has led to liberty in those areas.  After completing this process, the Lord is now dealing with the strongman in my life.  Let us now look at the next set of scriptures.

Luke 11:21  When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:

Greek: When the strong one fully furnished with weaponry guards his palace, his goods, wealth, and property lie in peace.

22  But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.

Greek: But when a stronger one than the strong man comes upon him with a hostile intent, attacks him, and conquers him, he takes from the strong man the armor which he trusted in and thoroughly distributes out (to others) the strong one’s weapons and goods.

Jesus is obviously the stronger one.  My friends, the strong man must be defeated in two ways. His binding by us is the point in which there is not one significant area of unrepentant sin left in our lives. Secondly, it is only the revelation of the Lord Jesus laboring in us by His grace, and attacking the strongman as the stronger one, that is effective

With the strong man is finally bound and conquered we find ourselves running, leaping forward, and plundering for the Lord!

Mark 1:25  And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.

Rebuked him – Greek “To heap something upon someone’s honor.”

All created things have an honor that makes them up.

An honor that belongs to someone, or something, is the glory that makes it into what it is.  Even sickness and sin has a glory, though perverse, that identifies it as a particular sickness or sin, and gives to it its substance and power.

When we rebuke a sickness with faith in the name of the Lord Jesus, we destroy the very substance and power of the sickness.

Hold thy peace – From the word to muzzle something.  Effectively the Lord Jesus commands the demon to be reduced to silence and his activity to be placed in check.

Eph 4:14  That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

When the church does not have the revelation of the Son of God it grows into doctrines of men which are promoted by things instead than the truth which is promoted through the revelation of God’s son.

The church growing lopsided because it is growing lopsided and being blown around by ever wind of doctrine.

That we may be no longer children.  A transformation must take place.

Nepios literally infants, and other minors that are immature and untaught.

Tossed to and fro dashing or surging waves.  In changefulness and agitation the nepio is carried about by every wind of or degree or doctrine.

The sleight of men is the element of an evil atmosphere,

Dice playing and deception.  Instead of growing up into the revelatory knowledge of Christ, we make philosophies, or things , the so called progressive thought, social and cultural issues and wrong doctrine, the main focus.

Doctrines become divine truth.  Things, blessings, miracles, social and cultural issues becomes the major instead of the minors.

Christian philosophies lead into a false way of Christian life that diverts the nepio fatally from the truth. If we concentrate on things, we shall always be immature.

These philosophies of Christian “things” will not bring the revelation of Christ.  The church will not grow up into all things by Christ who is our all and in all.

The church becomes messed up.  Believers are hurting; the teachers of the doctrines of men become exalted.  Many of the doctrines of men only work when you throw money at them.

Philippians 1:9  And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge(thorough knowledge) and in all judgment;(discernment)

That your love may abound yet more (but always held bounded within the river banks of a) a full precise and exact knowledge of the things of God and in all discernment.

Judgment is defined as discernment. Likewise charity must be always held in check within the river banks of our discernment of God’s voice and our discernment of what is of God, and what does not come from Him.

We cannot love the world for Christ through our impulses and emotions, or by becoming its savior, our out of a fear and guilt that the world is going to hell in a hand basket.  Such love will never become charity and will eventually burn us out.

10 that ye may approve things that are excellent;( what differs or excels) that ye may be sincere (judged by the sun) and without offence till the day of Christ;

Greek: That you may recognize as genuine upon examination the things that are differing. Your recognition of what differs will allow you to choose only what is excelling or best towards your fulfillment of the things that pertain to Christ.  This will cause you to become so pure that it will allow for the beams of sunlight to shine through you unhindered.  Likewise you will become as one that has nothing that will make others stumble when they see your life before the Lord.

Charity is the product of an accurate knowledge of the Lord, His will, and His Word.  It is likewise the product of being led by the Holy Spirit. Thorough knowledge of the things of God and restricting our lives to His voice will allow for the distinguishing between the good and the excellent. If we choose the excellent God, will purify us so much that we shall be as a clear windowpane that reflects the glory of God to the world.  This develops charity in our lives because God is love.

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