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Scripture reading: II Corinthians 1-5

I want to give you a revelation that God has given to me. Many of you know how we have walked through many dark places and have overcome many evil spirits. But what you do not know is that we had been trained by God step-by-step over these years on how to build a foundation in order to be able to stand in the storm. I will explain it to you; I am going to share with you about “The Weapons of Our Warfare.”

Every man who goes to war must be equipped with weaponry and he must be practiced in handling his weapons, or else he has no right in a war. There are different types of weapons and there are different types of people who use the different types of weapons. In war, you have men who fire the big guns; then, you have men who fire small guns and men who use explosives. Each man has his particular department wherein he is an expert. When you need explosives, you do not go fooling around putting explosives together. You call in the group of men who are used to handling explosives. We are talking about the Body of Christ. You do not go to war without all the people and the equipment you need. You do not go to war without the explosives men, without the gunners, without the bombardiers, without the airplanes and the pilots that fly the planes, without the ships. All these are absolutely necessary in a war and no one man is going to handle all that equipment. Therefore, God is calling a body of people together. In order to survive and to overcome, this body of people must recognize one another. When there is a situation where I need bombardment, I must call in the gunners, give them the coordinates of where to drop the shells, because that is where the enemy will be hurt the most. I must know what kind of a battle it is and I must have a knowledge of my own capabilities.

“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but they are mighty….” If these weapons are so mighty, why is it that so many of us are being chewed up by the enemy? Why is it that so many of us are being knocked down, or hurt, or destroyed by the enemy? Why is it that so many of us cannot see where we are now in time? Why is it that so many of us cannot perceive the goodness of God and see what God is doing at this hour? How come, if our weapons are so powerful, so many of us are going to miss it?

OUR WEAPONS ARE ONLY POWERFUL WHEN WE BELIEVE IN THEM. Yes! You have to trust the man in the bomber to come and drop the bombs in the right places. You have to trust the man who is firing the missiles over your head. You have to trust him that he is going to fire over your head and hit the enemy. You have to trust the other men. Your life is in the hands of all the others and their lives are in your hands.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, January 1997, pg. 2-4)

Thought for today: Let us trust our fellow soldiers and pray that they as well as us use the weapons of our warfare effectively.

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Scripture reading: John 8:36

Let us look at this one spiritual principle: Dirty devils come to you and they say, “You are no good. You cursed yesterday; you have sinned since this morning. You are no good!” When the devil told me that one time, I said to him, “Look at YOU. Look at YOU! Who are you to tell me that I am no good? You were in heaven, you saw all the glory of God, and you left heaven to go to HELL! WHO ARE YOU TO TELL ME I AM NO GOOD?” Hallelujah!

Jesus said, “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed” (John 8:36). He also said, “What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common (unclean) (Acts 10:15). And then, “…And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous” (1 John 2:1). He said that those who walk in Jesus, those who walk under the canopy of Jesus Christ, those who are part of the body of Christ, because they obey Christ – they have no sin! Amen! Remember now, even if you have just killed seven men, you can say, “I HAVE NO SIN BECAUSE JESUS HAS FORGIVEN ME! I have asked Him to forgive me, and He said that if any man sins, he has an advocate with the Father, even Jesus Christ the righteous. I ask You, Father, forgive me of my sins now! Now, Mr. Devil, you have nothing against me, for my sins are forgiven and they are under the Blood of Jesus Christ.”

In the spiritual warfare, we need weapon against weapon! Firepower against firepower! It is amazing, you know. In Iraq, when Hussein heard that the American army was coming, he moved his mighty brigades to meet them. Most of them never saw what hit them. The American army destroyed them from twenty miles away before they even got to them. They were being destroyed from twenty miles away! Some of them never got a chance to fire a shot. Amen!

God is talking about “powers!” He has given us power over the power of the enemy, even against “…spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12) What does “…spiritual wickedness in high places” mean? That means that there is a wickedness that is higher than you. You have to rise up to combat that wickedness, because it is higher than you are. God is speaking to a people that He has ordained to be overcomers, but as I have said before, you cannot overcome unless you overcome in yourself. You have to overcome in your dining room. Some of us cannot overcome there. We keep stuffing our mouths and lose the battle from before we start fighting. You have the temple of the living God and you are going to have to learn to put the temple of the living God in order!

Stop eating so much! Oh, yes! Listen, when I am talking about eating, I am talking about “appetite.” If you cannot control your natural appetite to eat, you won’t control yourself sexually, or any other way. Men have to learn to control themselves. Amen! Paul said in 1 Corinthians 7:29, “But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none.” “BE AS IF YOU HAD NONE!”

I am walking along the street (I am speaking on a different level now) looking at the people, and I see written across their minds, “SEX.” They are walking and looking at you to make sure that you see them. The whole world is taken up by this! Why? It is because it is the best thing the devil has going for him. He has caught many men of God on that score.

Do you know that the Communists found out that if they tempted their captives, they would get more out of them? They were going through all kinds of things to put Christian man into torture to get them to deny God. But then, they found out that all they had to do was to get a naked woman and put her in the cell with them; the only ones who survived were the overcomers. If they had not already learned to overcome, it would be too late at that time. Amen!

We then must begin to address these areas. We must begin to come face to face with this battle that is before us. If we do not, we cannot win! We cannot win! There are many losers in our midst and the losers are going to lose until they receive the power of God in the various chambers of their souls to give them the victory. Amen!

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 2003, pg. 51-52)

Thought for today: Let us not be counted among the losers but among those who do and will overcome!

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Scripture reading: Matthew 28:18

Have you ever wondered why it is that even though “all power is given unto me (you) in heaven and on earth” (Matthew 28:18), we are suffering so much? Why do we have our houses being broken up? Why are we being smashed to pieces? It is because God is ALLOWING it! Now, why would my God allow that? You see, God has given you a weapon, but if you do not use it, you are going to die.

I remember David moaning for Abner (2 Samuel 3:33). He said, “Abner, oh Abner is a fool!” He said, “He died with his weapon in his sheath. He allowed the man to take him and kiss him, plunge his sword into him and kill him when he had his sword in his sheath.” David would have been pleased if he had died fighting instead. This is the situation with the church!

Brethren! Psalm 91:1 says, “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” “…shall!” Amen! There is NO excuse for failure! NO excuse! The first thing that happens to you, when something begins to happen to your life, is that the devil starts telling you, “Oh, it is natural. It is natural.” IT IS NOT NATURAL! Sister, it is not natural for your husband to be taken away from you. Do not believe anything else but that God gave you that man! Do not believe that it is God’s will for him to be away from his children. You have to believe the truth! Hallelujah! Begin to command it! You have a blood covenant with him! Yes! You have a blood covenant with him, but many times we do not exercise our blood covenant because we are afraid that God might kill him. Isn’t that true? Many times we are afraid that he might die if God goes to arrest him, but that man is part of your blood and your body and you must command God to release him! But you see, because he might be held by a prince, it is necessary for you to rise up to the place where the power of the prince is, before you can overcome him. Amen.

The church could do it. Now, what do I mean by that? I mean that God has given us power. I remember my brother, Frank. He was a wild, wild, fun loving fellow! Oh, he would be just going! When I would see the man, it would just grieve my soul. Do you know what I said? I put my life on the line and I said to God, “If that boy does not come to Jesus Christ, kill me! My life is not worth living if Your Word is not true to me! Kill me!”

Now, you cannot fool with God. You cannot say that if you do not mean it, and you cannot mean it unless you have the spiritual energy. There is one level of energy down here, and there is another level up there. If a prince up there holds your family, you have to get up there also to knock him out. YOU CANNOT STAY DOWN HERE AND WIN UP THERE! Don’t you understand? The frequency on which he operates is up there; the powers that bind your person or your family are on a higher level. If you stay down here, the spirit does not even hear you. You rebuke him, but he does not hear you. Amen!

So you have the power! Remember, “All POWER is given unto me (you) in heaven and in earth” (Matthew 28:18).

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 2003, pg. 48-49)

Thought for today: Let us stop fighting in the natural, but let us start using our spiritual weapons and set the captives free.

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Scripture reading: II Corinthians 1-5

I want to give you a revelation that God has given to me. Many of you know how we have walked through many dark places and have overcome many evil spirits. But what you do not know is that we had been trained by God step-by-step over these years on how to build a foundation in order to be able to stand in the storm. I will explain it to you; I am going to share with you about “The Weapons of Our Warfare.”

Every man who goes to war must be equipped with weaponry and he must be practiced in handling his weapons, or else he has no right in a war. There are different types of weapons and there are different types of people who use the different types of weapons. In war, you have men who fire the big guns; then, you have men who fire small guns and men who use explosives. Each man has his particular department wherein he is an expert. When you need explosives, you do not go fooling around putting explosives together. You call in the group of men who are used to handling explosives. We are talking about the Body of Christ. You do not go to war without all the people and the equipment you need. You do not go to war without the explosives men, without the gunners, without the bombardiers, without the airplanes and the pilots that fly the planes, without the ships. All these are absolutely necessary in a war and no one man is going to handle all that equipment. Therefore, God is calling a body of people together. In order to survive and to overcome, this body of people must recognize one another. When there is a situation where I need bombardment, I must call in the gunners, give them the coordinates of where to drop the shells, because that is where the enemy will be hurt the most. I must know what kind of a battle it is and I must have a knowledge of my own capabilities.

“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but they are mighty….” If these weapons are so mighty, why is it that so many of us are being chewed up by the enemy? Why is it that so many of us are being knocked down, or hurt, or destroyed by the enemy? Why is it that so many of us cannot see where we are now in time? Why is it that so many of us cannot perceive the goodness of God and see what God is doing at this hour? How come, if our weapons are so powerful, so many of us are going to miss it?

OUR WEAPONS ARE ONLY POWERFUL WHEN WE BELIEVE IN THEM. Yes! You have to trust the man in the bomber to come and drop the bombs in the right places. You have to trust the man who is firing the missiles over your head. You have to trust him that he is going to fire over your head and hit the enemy. You have to trust the other men. Your life is in the hands of all the others and their lives are in your hands.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, January 1997, pg. 2-4)

Thought for today: Let us trust our fellow soldiers and pray that they as well as us use the weapons of our warfare effectively.

Read Full Post »

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Scripture reading: John 8:36

Let us look at this one spiritual principle: Dirty devils come to you and they say, “You are no good. You cursed yesterday; you have sinned since this morning. You are no good!” When the devil told me that one time, I said to him, “Look at YOU. Look at YOU! Who are you to tell me that I am no good? You were in heaven, you saw all the glory of God, and you left heaven to go to HELL! WHO ARE YOU TO TELL ME I AM NO GOOD?” Hallelujah!

Jesus said, “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed” (John 8:36). He also said, “What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common (unclean) (Acts 10:15). And then, “…And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous” (1 John 2:1). He said that those who walk in Jesus, those who walk under the canopy of Jesus Christ, those who are part of the body of Christ, because they obey Christ – they have no sin! Amen! Remember now, even if you have just killed seven men, you can say, “I HAVE NO SIN BECAUSE JESUS HAS FORGIVEN ME! I have asked Him to forgive me, and He said that if any man sins, he has an advocate with the Father, even Jesus Christ the righteous. I ask You, Father, forgive me of my sins now! Now, Mr. Devil, you have nothing against me, for my sins are forgiven and they are under the Blood of Jesus Christ.”

In the spiritual warfare, we need weapon against weapon! Firepower against firepower! It is amazing, you know. In Iraq, when Hussein heard that the American army was coming, he moved his mighty brigades to meet them. Most of them never saw what hit them. The American army destroyed them from twenty miles away before they even got to them. They were being destroyed from twenty miles away! Some of them never got a chance to fire a shot. Amen!

God is talking about “powers!” He has given us power over the power of the enemy, even against “…spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12) What does “…spiritual wickedness in high places” mean? That means that there is a wickedness that is higher than you. You have to rise up to combat that wickedness, because it is higher than you are. God is speaking to a people that He has ordained to be overcomers, but as I have said before, you cannot overcome unless you overcome in yourself. You have to overcome in your dining room. Some of us cannot overcome there. We keep stuffing our mouths and lose the battle from before we start fighting. You have the temple of the living God and you are going to have to learn to put the temple of the living God in order!

Stop eating so much! Oh, yes! Listen, when I am talking about eating, I am talking about “appetite.” If you cannot control your natural appetite to eat, you won’t control yourself sexually, or any other way. Men have to learn to control themselves. Amen! Paul said in 1 Corinthians 7:29, “But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none.” “BE AS IF YOU HAD NONE!”

I am walking along the street (I am speaking on a different level now) looking at the people, and I see written across their minds, “SEX.” They are walking and looking at you to make sure that you see them. The whole world is taken up by this! Why? It is because it is the best thing the devil has going for him. He has caught many men of God on that score.

Do you know that the Communists found out that if they tempted their captives, they would get more out of them? They were going through all kinds of things to put Christian man into torture to get them to deny God. But then, they found out that all they had to do was to get a naked woman and put her in the cell with them; the only ones who survived were the overcomers. If they had not already learned to overcome, it would be too late at that time. Amen!

We then must begin to address these areas. We must begin to come face to face with this battle that is before us. If we do not, we cannot win! We cannot win! There are many losers in our midst and the losers are going to lose until they receive the power of God in the various chambers of their souls to give them the victory. Amen!

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 2003, pg. 51-52)

Thought for today: Let us not be counted among the losers but among those who do and will overcome!

Read Full Post »

[Printable version]

Scripture reading: Matthew 28:18

Have you ever wondered why it is that even though “all power is given unto me (you) in heaven and on earth” (Matthew 28:18), we are suffering so much? Why do we have our houses being broken up? Why are we being smashed to pieces? It is because God is ALLOWING it! Now, why would my God allow that? You see, God has given you a weapon, but if you do not use it, you are going to die.

I remember David moaning for Abner (2 Samuel 3:33). He said, “Abner, oh Abner is a fool!” He said, “He died with his weapon in his sheath. He allowed the man to take him and kiss him, plunge his sword into him and kill him when he had his sword in his sheath.” David would have been pleased if he had died fighting instead. This is the situation with the church!

Brethren! Psalm 91:1 says, “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” “…shall!” Amen! There is NO excuse for failure! NO excuse! The first thing that happens to you, when something begins to happen to your life, is that the devil starts telling you, “Oh, it is natural. It is natural.” IT IS NOT NATURAL! Sister, it is not natural for your husband to be taken away from you. Do not believe anything else but that God gave you that man! Do not believe that it is God’s will for him to be away from his children. You have to believe the truth! Hallelujah! Begin to command it! You have a blood covenant with him! Yes! You have a blood covenant with him, but many times we do not exercise our blood covenant because we are afraid that God might kill him. Isn’t that true? Many times we are afraid that he might die if God goes to arrest him, but that man is part of your blood and your body and you must command God to release him! But you see, because he might be held by a prince, it is necessary for you to rise up to the place where the power of the prince is, before you can overcome him. Amen.

The church could do it. Now, what do I mean by that? I mean that God has given us power. I remember my brother, Frank. He was a wild, wild, fun loving fellow! Oh, he would be just going! When I would see the man, it would just grieve my soul. Do you know what I said? I put my life on the line and I said to God, “If that boy does not come to Jesus Christ, kill me! My life is not worth living if Your Word is not true to me! Kill me!”

Now, you cannot fool with God. You cannot say that if you do not mean it, and you cannot mean it unless you have the spiritual energy. There is one level of energy down here, and there is another level up there. If a prince up there holds your family, you have to get up there also to knock him out. YOU CANNOT STAY DOWN HERE AND WIN UP THERE! Don’t you understand? The frequency on which he operates is up there; the powers that bind your person or your family are on a higher level. If you stay down here, the spirit does not even hear you. You rebuke him, but he does not hear you. Amen!

So you have the power! Remember, “All POWER is given unto me (you) in heaven and in earth” (Matthew 28:18).

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 2003, pg. 48-49)

Thought for today: Let us stop fighting in the natural, but let us start using our spiritual weapons and set the captives free.

Read Full Post »

[Printable version]

Scripture reading: II Corinthians 1-5

I want to give you a revelation that God has given to me. Many of you know how we have walked through many dark places and have overcome many evil spirits. But what you do not know is that we had been trained by God step-by-step over these years on how to build a foundation in order to be able to stand in the storm. I will explain it to you; I am going to share with you about “The Weapons of Our Warfare.”

Every man who goes to war must be equipped with weaponry and he must be practiced in handling his weapons, or else he has no right in a war. There are different types of weapons and there are different types of people who use the different types of weapons. In war, you have men who fire the big guns; then, you have men who fire small guns and men who use explosives. Each man has his particular department wherein he is an expert. When you need explosives, you do not go fooling around putting explosives together. You call in the group of men who are used to handling explosives. We are talking about the Body of Christ. You do not go to war without all the people and the equipment you need. You do not go to war without the explosives men, without the gunners, without the bombardiers, without the airplanes and the pilots that fly the planes, without the ships. All these are absolutely necessary in a war and no one man is going to handle all that equipment. Therefore, God is calling a body of people together. In order to survive and to overcome, this body of people must recognize one another. When there is a situation where I need bombardment, I must call in the gunners, give them the coordinates of where to drop the shells, because that is where the enemy will be hurt the most. I must know what kind of a battle it is and I must have a knowledge of my own capabilities.

“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but they are mighty….” If these weapons are so mighty, why is it that so many of us are being chewed up by the enemy? Why is it that so many of us are being knocked down, or hurt, or destroyed by the enemy? Why is it that so many of us cannot see where we are now in time? Why is it that so many of us cannot perceive the goodness of God and see what God is doing at this hour? How come, if our weapons are so powerful, so many of us are going to miss it?

OUR WEAPONS ARE ONLY POWERFUL WHEN WE BELIEVE IN THEM. Yes! You have to trust the man in the bomber to come and drop the bombs in the right places. You have to trust the man who is firing the missiles over your head. You have to trust him that he is going to fire over your head and hit the enemy. You have to trust the other men. Your life is in the hands of all the others and their lives are in your hands.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, January 1997, pg. 2-4)

Thought for today: Let us trust our fellow soldiers and pray that they as well as us use the weapons of our warfare effectively.

Read Full Post »

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