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Scripture reading: Colossians 1:13-16

Today, I want you to understand one important thing: God is Almighty for me, but He is not Almighty for the enemy that is coming against me. The enemy still looks down on you and says, “I can beat that thing called man.” You see, God has to use you to teach the principalities and powers of hell Who God is.

Colossians 1:13-16 says, Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him.

We see that this scripture tells us about principalities and powers being created by Him. Yes. Let us read in Ephesians 3:9-10, And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: 10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God.

The word “church” in this passage signifies the church militant. In other words, we as living people are teaching their princes and all of their areas of influence the manifold wisdom of God. Let’s see if we can analyze that a little bit. For instance, when we gather together in His name, the place is more than full because there are more gathered with us than what we see in the natural. They have ways of seeing us and hearing us, although they can’t be contained in this little building. So then all the people who have passed on and gone to the heavenlies are listening to the revelation that God gives us here now in the church. Those who are in hell are studying us to see how they can get at us. So the people to whom God is giving revelation and who are walking in truth become a target for hell and become a school for those who are in the heavenlies. Can you imagine a man who never knew God and died but on his deathbed he called upon the Lord and was saved? Where do you think he is going to learn about God? The Bible says, “from the church” and “the angels desire also to look into it” (Ephesians 3:10, I Peter 1:12). The angels are learning from us. Paul, in speaking to the brethren, said that you must be careful how you walk and how you talk and how you live, because the heavenly host is watching you.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, July 2011, pg. 15-16)

Thought for today: Remember, in every situation you find yourself in, you are teaching the princes and all of their areas of influence the manifold wisdom of God.

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Scripture reading: Psalm 24

We are children of the Almighty God. Can you understand that? We are children of the Almighty God and, as children of the Almighty God, we really have no problem, except of course, ourselves. If we can get rid of this self and just trust God, we will become overcomers. An overcomer is not someone who just sits and puts his feet up and says, “I’ve got it all made.” But he is someone who overcomes the problems that other men couldn’t overcome. And the chief key to our overcoming is obedience to the Spirit of the Living God.

But now, how are you going to obey Someone Who you can’t hear? Amen. How are you going to hear Someone Who you can’t see? God Almighty planted within us His Spirit so that what you must obey is the Spirit within. That is the reason why you don’t have a pastor or a bishop, because you would have to obey the bishop. But then, if you obey the Spirit within you, you will do what God wants you to do and you will feel good about it. You see, when you obey the Spirit of the living God, you feel free inside. Sometimes it is hard, it is not something that you want to do, but you obey God because God is speaking inside of you.

Now, let’s talk about this Almighty God a little bit. He is able to control your spirit, to control your mind, to control your body. Let’s look at the chain of command: Father, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, my spirit, my soul (which means my mind, my emotions, my will, and my desires), and my body.

Many times I don’t desire what God desires. I don’t have the will that God has. My emotions are leading me a certain way and my mind is not always stayed on God (Isaiah 26:3). But then, I notice that when you come to service, you start by singing. The Scripture speaks about opening up the doors of our hearts. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me (Revelation 3:20). There is a knocking and sometimes the song service opens the door. You now, we start to sing Unto Thee O Lord, Do I Lift up My Soul and, as you sing that, your heart begins to open to Jesus. He is not waiting, He is pouring in. God is pouring in and by the time you sing it a few times, you feel lifted up in the Spirit. So God is saying to you that you have to practice opening your heart to God.

You see, what happened is that God never promised to open your heart. He is always saying, Lift up your heads, O ye gates (Psalm 24:7). I am talking to my gate now. Lift up your heads. It is like approaching the gate and the gate just opening for us. Somebody gave a command to the gate, “Gate open!” and the gate opened. This is what God is saying. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in (Psalm 24:7). This everlasting door is no more than your soul. He is talking about your mind opening up. He said of the bride, …the bride hath made herself ready (Revelation 19:7). So while we are feeling small before God, we should realize that we have the key to the door, the gates and the bars and the Almighty God will come in.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, July 2011, pg. 12-15)

Thought for today: God never promised to open your heart but He has given you the power to do so.

This message entitled “Comprehensive Bible Study – Part 8“ was given by Brother Cecil duCille in the United States.

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Scripture reading: Revelation 11:1-3

Did you know that all of the mighty deliverances that you have read about in your Bible are about to happen to you? The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob is our God. He has never changed and He will never change. He promises you protection; hold onto that. Praise God.

The reason why the Bible says, “If anyone says that Jesus is out there, don’t go,” is because the first appearing of Jesus is in our souls, it is not out there (Matthew 24:23). Please believe me that we are not much and God wants us to acknowledge that nothingness in order that we might be able to trust Him for everything. Do you see what I am saying? He wants us to put the flesh down. The carnal things, the human operations, the power that we have, put it down. It is not going to stand in the day of battle, but the God in you is going to stand. This is the reason why God said not to believe that Jesus is out there, because Jesus is coming in you.

Look at Revelation 11. There is going to be trouble. People are going to be killed. There is a flock of the slaughter that is now being fattened for destruction (Zechariah 11:4, 7). Revelation 11:3, And I will give power unto my two witnesses… But verses one and two tell us that one section of the church will be trampled under foot. When we look at the Outer Court of the Tabernacle, we can see that it is the place where the people of God do not have the infilling of God. So any church that doesn’t believe in the baptism of the Holy Ghost is a church that is in the Outer Court. Read in Revelation 11:2 what it says about the Outer Court. But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months. When God speaks of 42 months, He is talking about a lunar year. Lunar means the moon going around the earth 42 times, 42 new moons. He says that they are going to be trampled for 42 moons.

But then He says in verse 3, And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days. When you speak of days, you speak of a solar year. It means that the sun will be rising and setting for a thousand two hundred and sixty times. Basically that will be three and a half years. He is talking about lunar years, too.

If this is so, you ask yourself the question, “When is this going to take place?” We hear that there are riots in Iran. Iran was a trigger that Satan was about to use to trigger this war. The riots in Iran are preventing Satan from pulling the trigger. You notice the little things that will happen to hold back, which are giving us time to prepare.

You have to be prepared in your mind; that is the chief preparation. God might speak to some of you about saving some food, water, solar energy and things like that. As sons of God, you should be well advanced in doing these things.

Somebody says, “But we are sons of God; we don’t have to make any preparation.” Sons of God obey God. If God tells you to jump, you jump. If He tells you to sit down, you sit down. That is the difference between the righteousness of this time and the past righteousness. You see, the righteousness before Jesus came that brought the Holy Ghost was that men would do certain things. They would read their Bible so many times a day, pray so many times a day, do this, do that, or do that. Now righteousness is doing what God wants you to do when He wants you to do it. So when the Holy Ghost wanted them to go into the corn field on the Sabbath day, they did it. They didn’t care about the law, as you know.

Can you understand then, what makes you righteous now? It is obeying the Holy Spirit. That is what makes you righteous now. So then, as righteous people, we are going to walk according to the plan of God and not according to our own thinking. I hope you can get that part, because this is the main thing that is going to get you ready for a time of trouble that will be greater than any other.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, July 2011, pg. 10-12)

Thought for today: Righteousness is doing what God wants you to do when He wants you to do it.

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Scripture reading: Matthew 24:21-27

Do you know that God’s plan is about to come to pass? Do you know what that means? That means that the worst is yet to come. If you believe that you have been tried and tested, if you have lived long to have some good sweet time, you are making a mistake. God is about to loose hell upon us as never was since God made man. Does that sound like good preaching? Please turn to Matthew 24 and read verses 21-27.

First of all, we read in Matthew 24 that there is going to be trouble such as never was since God made man until now, meaning to say that the holocaust will have been child’s play. All that Hitler, Stalin, the Catholic Church, and all the great killers did cannot be compared to what is about to happen presently.

You know, for years we have been preaching about things that are to come and then we could say, “They are coming.” But now I want to tell you, “It has come.” In other words, the devil is ready to loose all hell upon earth and God is holding him back. Why? Why is God holding back Satan at this time? But for the elect’s sake, He said He would shorten the time. Sin has come to its fullness; payment is overdue; the bailiff is waiting at the door to collect and God says, “You will not until I have finished sealing My servants.”

Brethren, we are being sealed with the truth. Remember now that we are sealed by the truth of the Holy Spirit. So the Holy Spirit is enlightening our minds and our understanding at this time, that we might understand what is about to take place.

In Psalm 91:1 He says, “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide (shall remain) under the shadow of the Almighty.” So that is what we are praying; we are praying that God would not only put His shadow over certain areas, but over all His people. It would not be the first time that God has done this. Can you imagine going through the desert with 3,000,000 people and thousands and thousands of cattle, sheep, and other animals? God held an umbrella of cloud over their heads. God was walking along with them. The slow ones, the little ones, He was walking along with them. If a little sheep were to stray out there in the desert, in half of an hour he would be dead. But instead a little cloud would detach itself and cover him. So when you lose your cattle, all you have to do is look up to see where the cloud is, and there is your cattle. I mean, it is amazing this God that we serve. He is so big and yet He is so small.

One time a brother was telling me about how his children lost their turtle. They prayed to God to tell them where the turtle was. Then, one of them made a drawing and when they finished the drawing, they saw that it showed exactly where the turtle was. They just followed the drawing in their yard to go to pick up the turtle. A big God does some little things. This is the Almighty God that we serve.

I am telling you this because this is what God told me to tell you. He will take care of you, He will protect you wherever you are. He will protect your little ones. Don’t be afraid. By faith begin to trust Him now for protection.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, July 2011, pg. 7-10)

Thought for today: Allow God to seal you by the truth of the Holy Spirit and begin to trust Him for your protection.

God Almighty

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Scripture reading: Psalm 8

There is one thing that comes to me and that is the words Jehovah, Lord God Almighty. These are the most powerful words in all of our vocabulary and, I assure you, we will not understand it today or forever. There is a scripture where the Lord said to Moses, “You have not known Me by this name before” and He told Moses the name Jehovah (Exodus 6:3). We translate it badly as Jehovah, Yah Vah Che Vah. The Yah at the beginning means God in Hebrew. The rest of the phrase or word gives us the feeling of Almighty.

I just pray and wish that we could understand within ourselves what Almighty is. You think of someone who could make the moon, the stars, the sun and the earth, anchor them upon nothing and have them moving around like a big clock keeping time, without ever missing a second. We understand that they have been going now for over 6,000 years and we don’t even understand very much what 1,000 years means. But this God, He built this universe and did all these things and you ask yourself the question:

“Why did He do it? What is His intention? He must have some reason, don’t you think?”

I mean if I build a chair, I have a reason. I want to sit down. This God built all these things here and some of us take it for granted as though it were nothing. But that is the front of the Book. Let us go to the back of the Book. If we do so, we find out that what God wants is a temple to dwell in not made by hands. God wanted a temple to dwell in so He took up a handful of dirt and made a man. After He made that man, you would think that He would put a protection around that man so that nothing could touch him. But He did the opposite to that; He let him loose where the devil could get him. God’s reason is that if you cannot overcome the evil, you have no use for good. So in order to make man good, God let loose evil upon him.

Have you ever thought of why we have so much trouble as Christians? Next time we sing, let us start to praise God for the trouble that we have, for that is the only way that God is going to get sons of God. He has let us loose in a world that is very close to hell. Every circumstance seems to be designed to test us to the core, so therefore He sent Jesus, His only begotten Son (that is what we call Him).

It is like a man who marries a woman and they have a child from the seed of the man. So it is that God brought forth a Son out of His own being. This Son is a Pattern of what He is going to make us to be. Have you ever thought of it, that soon you will be walking this earth like Jesus Christ Himself?  But you ask yourself the question: “How can that happen from such a wretched existence?”

When I bow before God, I feel like a piece of earth. I feel dirty. I see my sins and weaknesses. I say to myself, “How could God make a son of God out of this?” Yet, this is God’s plan and God’s plan is about to come to pass.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, July 2011, pg. 5-6)

Thought for today: If you cannot overcome the evil, you have no use for good.

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Scripture reading: Revelation 19:11-14

Let us go to Daniel’s prophecy in Daniel 12:1 and 2, “And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.” This prophecy tells us that there is going to be a resurrection, and this resurrected army will be with Jesus.

Daniel tells us of the end of the matter when the antichrist will be defeated and who it is that is going to reign and rule. There will be no doubt after we read this. Daniel 7:25-27, “And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end. And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.”

I want you to notice that he talks about “the people of the saints of the most High,” and then he talks about “him.” This “him” simply means that they will be one in Christ and Christ will be one in them. This will be a one-man company. It is as if you start a conversation with one saint and finish it up with another saint. They would be on the same wave length saying the same thing: one people, one mind.

At this time, “Christ in us” (the church) will not just be “the hope of glory,” but it will be “the glory.” The glory which Jesus Christ asked the Father for in the 17th chapter and the 5th verse of John’s gospel He gave to the church in verse 22. “And the glory which thou gavest me I have given THEM; that they may be one, even as we are one.” Now this is the glory come home to the church. This is what we are seeing in Revelation 19:14 – the church and Christ. Christ in the church functioning as God in the earth. The church in Christ – absolutely, permanently, completely absorbed, made one. Therefore, humanity will be put aside completely forever, and divinity (the gold alone) will show.

The earth will see “The Word of God” in human flesh walking to and fro. If this is not accomplished then Jesus’ death on the cross would not have accomplished fully what God had intended – that we should become like Him and that God should have other sons on earth that “should be like him.” Romans 8:29, “He (was) the firstborn among many brethren.” John 17:22, “And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one.Verse 21 shows the oneness and verse 22 shows the glory that will be the oneness.

Revelation 6 is a summary chapter. Verses 10 and 11, “And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.” We see a special group of martyrs in the heavenlies (verse 10) and they are crying to the Lord asking when the judgment will be on the earth. “And white robes were given unto every one of them.”

In Revelation 19:14 we read that “the armies” were “upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.” A white-robed throng is coming. What are they coming for? They are coming to judge and to rule the earth. The “white horses” and the “white robes” are related to judgment. The moment one student in a class gets the lesson and passes the exam, it is a judgment against all the other students who heard the teacher teach the lesson. Here we are. The judgment of the world is the “white robes” that the children of God receive who have attained excellence in God.

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 3, pages 78-80)

Thought for today: Let us press for the glory that we be part of the resurrected army of Christ.

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