Spirit of Fear

2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him

2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

Fear and faith are opposites, intangibles, that project into the future. They have no power until we receive them, submit to them and act upon them. We cannot submit to both at the same time, only one can exercise authority in us at any given time. When faced with any crises, trials or hardships, both God and the devil are going to attempt to draw us in a direction; through our thoughts or through others.

The devils modus operandi is fear; a spirit of fear that comes to tempt us and lead us to take a course of action that gives him more authority in our life. When we are facing a very important decision or dealing with an event, the Spirit of fear will come; and if we yield to it, we will be afflicted with torment and worry; and if we yield more fully it can affect our health, lead us to make damaging decisions, even unto death.

The alternate is acting in faith. When we yield to faith in God,
– we gain a sense of empowerment through God (an acceptance that when we are weak, He is strong, leading us and in control);
– we allow the presence of God to enter into our hearts through our yielding to His leading; and
– we have peace. Peace is always a by product of the presence of God’s love.

1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

The real and only battle we face is choosing which vision of the future we are going to yield and submit ourselves to. Will it be to that of the demon of fear or will it be to the conviction of the Holy Spirit. Truth is, what we choose to yield to is decided long before we face a crisis or a decision. We will yield to that spirit which we yield to in our daily, routine lives.

The more time we spend with God, the more likely we are to hear and yield to the Holy Spirit. The more time we listen to the evil of this world, to the media, to the spirit of this age, the more likely we will to yield to them in a time of crisis.

And once we yield to the spirit of fear, it will pursue and oppress us all the days of our life without relent. There is no mercy; we either get used to the torment, submit ourselves to mind numbing medication or alcohol or we turn to God. When we fully submit to God;

Isaiah 14:3 And it shall come to pass in the day that the Lord shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve,

But it takes faith to yield to God, and faith only comes from hearing the Word; either reading the written word or receiving a word of conviction from the Holy Spirit. Without this, it is impossible to act in faith, because it is contrary to the ways of this world in which we live.

If you find yourself in a place of affliction, trial and hardship, realize it is not the will of God. God’s plans is to bless us, give us abundant life… but we have to walk in faith and submit to the leading of the Holy Spirit to receive this.

Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Start each day reading the world of God; spend regular time in prayer and praise; cut out the evil of this world and you will start to hear from God. Slowly as a plant begins to grow after being watered, so your soul will become more open and receptive to the Lord as you water it with time in His presence. As you do, faith will begin to arise and you will start to think and make decisions of faith, which oppose the spirit of fear.

Be consistent, be persistent, fast and dedicate 1 day a week for a closer walk. You will be changed from within and fear will have no part of you life or your destiny.

Inner Healing

Have you ever found yourself in a cycle of failure, disappointment, suffering, rejection or abuse? Chances are you need inner healing. The saying “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never harm me” is the biggest lie ever spoken. The psychiatry wards are not filled with people who have been physically beaten, but by people who have been verbally tormented, abused and cursed and medicine are more often than not prescribed for mental conditions.

God spoke everything into existence and acted on the spoken words of His prophets. In the New Testament the Word took on flesh and the power of God was made manifest through Jesus Christ. And God says if we can control our tongues we are a perfect man. This is because our words are the evidence of the state of our hearts and what we speak is ultimately what we become. Because words have power.

The power of words is increased dramatically when there is authority behind those words. A parent speaking to a child, a spouse to a partner, a teacher to a student, a boss to an employee, a Spirit led Christian to a demon, a person cursing them-self… When there is authority and power, things begin to change and come in line according to the spoken word.

If anyone, especially those that have legitimate authority to do so, curses you,(speaks evil about you, prophesies a negative future for you, or condemns you) there will be an impact on your future. If you openly state something negative about yourself, your capabilities, your future, you have established your destiny in some way.

If your parents, grand parents or even great grandparents have made vows, uttered curses or yielded to demonic/spiritual authorities, their actions will have an impact on your life.

If you have been to a spiritualist, shaman, clairvoyant, witch doctor or other spiritual practitioner, you have allowed your destiny to be redirected.

If a doctor, psychiatrist or other practitioner has pronounced a curse upon you, you have allowed your destiny to be altered.And if you are taking mind altering drugs, your perception is being clouded and you may be opening yourself up to demonic interference.

If you have experienced trauma, rape, violence or other highly stressful situations, you may have received spiritual impartation and bondage in the process.

If you have yielded to eastern philosophies, exercises and sports,which all have a root in spiritual and occultic practices, you have allowed a spiritual yoke to be placed upon your neck and your destiny.

If you listen to dark and violent music and mouth the words as you sing, you are cursing your destiny.

If you have joined a secret society or group, made oaths and vows, you have cursed and altered your destiny.

If you have had sex outside of marriage you have received spiritual impartation from your partner. Not only is there a spiritual yoke connecting the two of you, but every spiritual authority running through his /her bloodline now has legitimate access to your life.

Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us

What is the solution for recovery?

1. Fast 1 day on water.
2. End of day spend an hour asking God to bring to mind every decision,word and action that has contributed to your current suffering.(write it down)
3. Ask God to reveal everything you you have said and done to others that you need forgiveness for (write it down)
4. Ask God to reveal every person and word that has been spoken against you and to you and every action that has been carried out against you that has contributed to your current suffering(write it down)

5. Confess your sins, renounce them and ask God for forgiveness for everything that He reveals to you. This includes the ungodly responses you have when people committed evil against you. (yes even if you were 1% at fault – God is interested in your 100% recovery)
6. Forgive those that have harmed you.(you know when you have truly forgiven them when you can pray for their well-being and salvation without resentment – until then you have not forgiven them) You cannot have a single normal relationship if you have any bitterness in your heart to any person.
7. Pray for restoration and wisdom in future decisions.

If at first you don’t see total success, increase to 3 days / repeat weekly until there is complete recovery.
Then give thanks and share your testimony.

Associations Cost Christians

Joshua 7:4-13. So there went up thither of the people about three thousand men: and they fled before the men of Ai. And the men of Ai smote of them about thirty and six men: for they chased them from before the gate even unto Shebarim, and smote them in the going down: wherefore the hearts of the people melted, and became as water.And Joshua rent his clothes, and fell to the earth upon his face before the ark of the Lord until the eventide, he and the elders of Israel, and put dust upon their heads.And Joshua said, Alas, O Lord God, wherefore hast thou at all brought this people over Jordan, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us? would to God we had been content, and dwelt on the other side Jordan! O Lord, what shall I say, when Israel turneth their backs before their enemies. For the Canaanites and all the inhabitants of the land shall hear of it, and shall environ us round, and cut off our name from the earth: and what wilt thou do unto thy great name? And the Lord said unto Joshua, Get thee up; wherefore liest thou thus upon thy face? Israel hath sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant which I commanded them: for they have even taken of the accursed thing, and have also stolen, and dissembled also, and they have put it even among their own stuff. Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies, but turned their backs before their enemies, because they were accursed: neither will I be with you any more, except ye destroy the accursed from among you. Up, sanctify the people, and say, Sanctify yourselves against to morrow: for thus saith the Lord God of Israel, There is an accursed thing in the midst of thee, O Israel: thou canst not stand before thine enemies, until ye take away the accursed thing from among you.

What’s truly amazing about this story is that the offender who caused the death of 36 men did not suffer in the battle.

I have seen it many times where the transgressor gets away without suffering whilst others nearby suffer instead. From the only sober Christian boy dying in a car crash whilst all the drunk non Christians survive to Christian women suffering greatly through their marriage to non believers…. there is a rule of association where God, almost non-sympathetically says, “Stop complaining and whining about your suffering; rather make the decisions that are right in my sight and you will see a change in your situation.”

Below are some very real instances of association that are causing Christians to suffer unnecessarily:

1. the workplace – If you work for a secular company and are not praying for the leadership and your superiors you are either going to be under continual affliction or you are drawing away from God without knowing it. Spiritually, you will not stay in the same place. You will either be impacting that company or it will be impacting you. Do not stay in a non Christian business if you are not praying for your company on a daily basis.

2. Family – if you are tolerating members of your family (under your house) living in an ungodly manner, your entire family will be under duress and affliction. By accepting their ungodly behavior in your home, you accept the devil’s influence and must be prepared to suffer the consequences. Earnestly pray for that family member and contest any behavior that is not acceptable. Fight in the natural and spiritual with all you have. (In this regard do not cast them out, which is to give the devil even more authority over them)Be Christ in every way, which includes strongly contesting in the spiritual and voicing strong opposition whenever appropriate. The pain of contention is far less than the suffering that comes by doing nothing.

3. If you are in a relationship with a non Christian person, be prepared to suffer regularly and painfully. Both partners in a physical relationship become open to spiritual impartation from one another. Any demonic authority from 3 generations up the bloodline of your partner will be allowed access into you life. Demonic possession outside of the marriage environment is routine. Prepared to see changes in your thought patterns and spiritual state. Women are especially affected as they move from under the spiritual covering of their father to that of their partner. Multiple relationships leads to multiple spirit ties and ultimately lead to demonic possession. Each of these demonic powers, will either openly or in a hidden manner, lead to torment and ruin our life unless they are dealt with through repentance and deliverance. (And any person engaged in pornography is developing similar bondages and spiritual yokes)

4. Yielding to ‘professional’ authority – There are many areas where Christians routinely yield to bad counsel and advice, under the supposed leading of the Lord. In this area I include nutrition, education, the use of technology etc, but count the greatest culprit to be that of pharmakeia or the medical fraternity which is subordinate to corporate interests, whose goal is to treat you for the rest of your life, rather than see your recovery. Modern medicine is one of the biggest killers of this age and too many Christians are quick to take whatever they are offered regardless of whether the product is appropriate, needed or safe. We live in an age of information and if we choose not to seek God’s solution for our health we can at least properly research our condition and find better options.

5. Spiritual engagement. This is willful opening up of ourselves to demonic authority and could be from visiting clairvoyants, to alternate healing practices that evoke spiritual powers and authorities, to carnal / ungodly Christians laying hands and praying for you, to being yoked with a Church that teaches false doctrine. Each instances give the devil authority into your life. Pray for discernment.

If you have succumbed to any such practices, stop crying out to God for relief but fast for 3 days on water and pray earnestly for God to lead you to repentance, the forgiveness of others, seeking forgiveness from others, the renouncing of sins and the breaking of spiritual ties, bondages, authorities & other influences. God has raised up various Christians and groups throughout the world who deal with spiritual healing and cleansing to bring breakthrough.Find them and be restored.

Alternatively suffer on gladly as many Christians choose, but please don’t blame the Lord and say it is His will.

Christian Revival is on the Horizon

Revival is Coming

One can always tell when the Christian church is in revival. The impact of a church on fire for God is felt by those in the faith and those without. Everyone is a recipient of God’s outpouring when the church is yielding to God. The opposite is also true. When the church is compromised or lukewarm the whole world suffers and right now we are in a time of compromise, a time of backsliding and a time of lukewarmness.

The Charismatic movement, the most recent response to God’s outpouring, has come and is now fading and like every other denomination before it, all that will remain will be the works of man. No one can doubt the works for the Lord, but these are increasingly man’s works and not those of the Spirit of God. The gifts in action are natural, not spiritual; the focus on earthly things, not heavenly and the fruit that is born is earthly, no longer of the Lord. As each day goes by the Charismatic church becomes increasingly ineffective and irrelevant to God. This is becoming more and more obvious to those within the Body of Christ who are rejecting the excesses, the corruption and the lusts of this movement as well as those without the faith who are increasingly condemning the Church.

God is moving on from the Charismatics and nobody has noticed. This is a good thing really, because it means revival is coming. Yes spiritual revival is coming to the body of Christ. Praise God. And when God begins to move people in a new way we will see the same breakthroughs, the same impact on society, the same healings and the same transformations Christians have seen in revival throughout the ages. Once again Christianity will begin to influence and shape society for good, for excellence, for beauty, for life and abundant life.

Hopefully we will see the blindness removed and spiritual revelation bringing back discernment to the body of Christ. These are the things that I personally would like to see addressed by Christians under the new revival:

1. Exposing the fakery of modern day Israel. This is not a nation restored by God. There has been no repentance, there has been no acceptance of Christ, there has been no fruit of the Spirit, and there has been no restoration to the faith, not even to the laws of the Old Testament. What we have is the Antichrist at work, and the fruits thereof are for all to see, if they choose to look and see. I hope God will expose this evil once and for all to prevent many falling away. Modern day Israel is a nation of non Jews (by their own genetic analysis) who reject the Old Testament as myths and false stories, who have a Satanic symbol as their flag emblem and who oppose Christ at every turn. The misery and suffering this work has spawned is only accepted because of a belief in the US that God has restored the Zionists to the land of Palestine. The reality is modern day Israel will lead to spiritual bondage for the Body of Christ in the future. Ever since America started supporting Israel, it has gone into steep decline; morally, socially, economically and spiritually. May God open the eyes of those that lead the new revival in Christ.

2. Exposing the fakery of jihadist Islam. Many believe the troubles of the Middle East are caused by radical elements of Islam. The reality is all these radical groupings have been formed, funded, trained and directed by elements within the western governments and Israel. Who knows what the ultimate goal of this evil is, but it is certainly not to advance Islam. Ultimately there will be a war in the Middle East between Israel and these radical elements. Great efforts will be made to draw Christians into this war because this war is purposed to be a religious war; to destroy religion, especially Christianity and usher in a new one world state govt. That is the whole goal of that which has been fermented in the Middle East at this time. Islam is just a convenient tool for this end and is only possible because of the blindness of those who have been convinced of a greater cause. Fools that are used to kill, steal and destroy and in the process destroy their own souls.

3. Exposing the fakery in western governments. Almost every government in the Western world is a puppet government. The real power lies with the corporations, the multinationals and the banking cartels that fund and place politicians in positions of power. The real purpose of these dual party states is to rob nations and thereby their citizens, of all the assets and wealth. Each year state assets are being sold off to private companies while money is spent on increased govt, useless endeavours and repaying debt to bankers. Eventually every national asset from rail to ports to electricity to hospitals to public transport and everything in between will be owned by private entities and the citizens will be paying a huge premium for every service that should be free. The poor will suffer and the rich will grow richer and no one sees it coming. This is the foundation of the one world government of the Antichrist. Hopefully Christians will rise up and expose this ongoing evil.

4. Exposing the fakery of Christian endeavours. The only gifts of note in the church at this time are natural gifts. There is very little healing, there is very little wisdom, there are no miracles, there is little knowledge, few tongues but a lot of babbling, no interpretation of tongues, hardly any spiritual discernment and prophecy is vague and almost never comes to pass. In truth, there are few spiritual gifts at work. The emphasis of the church has been to build natural empires, to own large properties and assets, to exult oneself at the expense of the poor and needy and to emphasise the need for money at every turn. God said, give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s. That is the end of the matter on money and all that which represents the riches of this world.

5. Exposing fake doctrine such as tithing of money, rock band musicians, the importation of secular doctrines, theories and teachings, natural based ministry empires and the turning of the gospel into enterprises.

Hopefully the church will sell all its natural assets and focus on its spiritual assets for the glory of God. Jesus was given the same option that Adam was and what we are; and that is to have a natural kingdom or to forsake all and have a spiritual kingdom. We know his choice – all that he left behind was in the hearts and minds of humanity. There is no Jesus ministry building, there are no natural assets and there is no enterprise or gold hoard belonging to Jesus.

Thank God revival is coming and all those that that cling to the old or refuse to yield to the Spirit of God will be left behind just like those churches of the past. All that will be left is their glorious buildings filled with dead men’s bones and the works of dead men’s hands and those that cling onto the old will despise the new works and workers God is raising up.

Come revival. Come Lord Jesus. Restore your Body. Forgive your children for hardness of heart, for compromise, for lack of discernment, for lack of interest and stiff necked stubbornness. Wash away the old and bring the new.

The Consequences of Sin

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1 Samuel 15:23-24 “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king. And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice.”

This is not God being difficult or mean, its simply that our destiny is set on a different path when we reject the Holy Spirit and yield to another authority. When we choose sin, God is cut off and His plan rejected for that area of our life. A blindness comes in and our perceptions, our thinking and our actions are altered. This often leads to excuse for actions or being led further down the same path with devastating consequences. Worst of all we may never be able to receive the conviction of our errors.

In rejecting God’s word because of his fear of others, Saul would never again be in a place to be led of God. His decision had changed his destiny and that of all his offspring forever.

The culture of backsliding in the Church of the west is endemic and this is mostly due to false teaching and poor doctrine. Christians don’t understand the consequences of rejecting the leading of the Holy Spirit, which under the new covenant is sin. Forgiveness may come, but the consequences of rebellion can last a lifetime.

Consider that single act of rebellion by Eve and all the suffering it has caused in the world to understand the potential consequences of your next action. Do you know that the temptation you choose to give into today, will change your destiny forever and impact your children and their children? They will be faced with the same temptation that you are and will most likely follow the path you are setting before them today.

Its not just the consequences of the action, but it is the amount of effort that is required to bring about restoration thereafter. Each time we err we take a step down into a pit of bondage that we must one day climb out of if we are to have restoration in our lives. Each time we stumble, each day we delay, we fall deeper into that pit of destruction, further away from the voice and leading of God. There is no static place; we are either coming into restoration or moving further into bondage, making it harder to recover.

Today, don’t take that first step of compromise, don’t give in to the pressure from others. Stand fast in that which you know is right. And if you have fallen, don’t delay the decision for restoration. Tomorrow will be harder; today is the day of restoration, today is the day of healing.

Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.