Posts Tagged ‘Warfare’

Scripture reading: Matthew 16:13-20

The Bible records in Matthew 16:16-17 that when Peter said, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God,” Jesus answered him and said, “Blessed art thou…for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.”  Then, it says that Jesus went on to say in verse 18, “…I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” 

What He said is very peculiar, for He did not say the “armies of hell,” but He said the “gates of hell.”  You do not attack people with your gate.  You do not do that unless you are in a defensive position and the people are attacking your gate.  What Jesus actually said was that when the Christians move to attack, hell’s gates will not stand!  Amen! 

We saw the example of it with Samson.  We read in Judges 16 that Samson got up at midnight while there were men behind the wall waiting for him.  They were ready to jump him as he came through the gate.  But by the time he got to the gate, the Spirit of God fell on him and he rushed upon the gate and took it off.  It was nothing short of an earthquake for the men who were behind the gate.  Samson shook the whole gate, pulled it backwards and out at the roots. 

He was not that tall.  You might be thinking that Samson was a man-mountain and that he lifted up the gate off its hinges.  No!  No!  He pulled the gate out at the root, going backwards, and the men who were lying in ambush behind the wall fled for their lives. 

Now Samson, in that section of the story, is a type of the Body of Christ that will rise at midnight out of the harlot’s house, out of the place of spiritual harlotry!  Out of the place of mixture!  Mixture!  Mixing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the works of the devil.  Mixing it with the words of the devil: half right/half wrong!  Three-quarters right/one quarter wrong!  You know what I am saying!  God is going to redeem us from the harlot’s house by the Spirit of God falling on the Church at midnight. 

I will tell you the secret.  You cannot, overnight, get up and get the power of God to bring down the kingdom of the devil.  Do you hear me?  You cannot overnight just get up and say, “I am going to bring down the kingdom of Satan.”  God did say you are going to bring it down, but it is not an overnight action.  To understand what God is saying, look at the example when you take a gun in your hands.  Let us say that you take a nine-millimeter gun and fire it.  What happens inside of that gun?  The first thing that gets the shock is the gun!  The gun gets the shock (the recoil) of the bullet before the bullet can go forward to hit the enemy.  If you do not have the fortitude in you, then how do you expect to overcome a devil with your words?  Do you understand what I am saying, brethren?  We will get help from God, but God wants us to be in a position to fight back.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, January 1997, pg. 7-9)

Thought for today: Let us use the circumstances we find ourselves in to gain our strength in God and rise into a position where we will be able to attack the gates of hell and they shall not prevail against us.

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Scripture reading: II Thessalonians 2:1-10

God is bringing forth an army and this army is going to face some things that the men of old did not face.  Paul said in I Corinthians 15:32 that he fought “with beasts at Ephesus…after the manner (similitude) of men.”  Paul, however, never faced some of the things and the kind and the quality of man beasts that we are going to have to face in our time and in this end of the age.  God put it in the Word that it is at the end of the age that “the beast” is formed.  It is “THE” beast, not “a” beast.  Not “one of” the beasts, but the epitome of all the beasts—the beast of beasts.  The “666” is going to be formed before you come forth in Christ.  That means we have to face him before we get the deliverance.  We are asking God, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done…” in this earth, Lord God, “…as it is in heaven.”  We are going to have to face the beast before we get that deliverance!

Now what are we talking about?  We are talking about “666”—the fullness of man—all that man can be.  This will be the greatest man that ever walked the face of the earth.  This will be the man that is scientifically wise.  That is, he will be physically, mentally, and psychologically wise; powerful, and strong.  This man that is being created is the man who will have the fullness of all that man can be.  This is the man we face. 

We are facing this man in the people and in the very minds of the children.  The government now is fighting for the minds of the children.  If they can, they are going to make laws to get your children.  Home schooling is a bother to the government and to the plans of the One World Government.  Soon there will be no home schooling.  Soon they will take your children from you and teach them what they must know and your children will have such scientific knowledge that they will be so high above you that you will not be even able to cope with what they teach them.  Look at what the kids can do with computers.  When you were kids, you did not know anything about that, but the thing is coming to a head.  Therefore, God told me some secrets concerning the man He wants us to be, in order to be able to combat the “man of sin” (Ref. II Thessalonians 2:3-4) and to combat everything that is coming forth in the world to overtake and overcome us. 

They do not believe they are going to be overcome by us.  They believe they are going to overcome us!  We, therefore, must know that we were born to be the dwelling place of God!  We were born to be the home of the Spirit of God.  We must know that no man can cope with a man who is filled with the Spirit.  A man who is filled with the Spirit is absolutely not even man.  He is beyond man!  He will perceive what man cannot perceive.  He will rise to any occasion. 

We think of Daniel.  They were going to kill him, because the order went out to kill all the wise men (the magicians and soothsayers) and they had classified Daniel among these.  They said, “Kill them!”  The man who was to kill him came to him to tell him what his fate was.  Daniel said, “Tell the king not to be so hasty, but to give me a little time.”  Daniel believed in his God.  I want you to hear what Daniel said.  He said, “Give me a little time and I will tell him what his dream was.”  Daniel had no doubt that his God was going to tell him so he went down into prayer and fasting and God came to him in the night and told him and He showed him the dream of Nebuchadnezzar.  Daniel was immediately exalted above humans.  He was exalted above the scientists.  He was exalted above the great soothsayers.

Did I talk about different guns?  Different weapons of warfare?  Different men who handle different weapons?  If tanks are coming against you, do you grab your rifle and shoot the tanks?  No!  You had better get out of the way and get something heavier.  You had better get somebody who handles a heavier thing like a bazooka or something similar to it in order to hit those tanks.  You do not stand up and shoot a tank with your little gun.  This is the reason why God is telling us now the secrets of how to get our guns to be bigger and how to fight the warfare that He is preparing for us. 

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, January 1997, pg. 4-6)

Thought for today: We cannot fight our enemy in these last days with the small weapons we have been using so far. Let us go before God and have Him increase the power of our guns so that we will overcome the enemy and not be overcome by him.

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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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