“The Holy Scriptures are the word of God. When God sets it home by His Spirit, it convinces powerfully, converts powerfully, and comforts powerfully!” Matthew Henry (1662 – 1774)
Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is quick and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and a discerner of the thoughts and intents 0f the heart.”
PRE-AMBLE by Robert
Blessings and greetings to all, in the link below, I am introducing an important article just released August 31, 2018, “A SPIRITUAL CALL TO ARMS” which I believe is better understood when combined with the information of this article. Please forward the link as far as you can, it is a battle cry to all who are following our Lord Yeshua (Jesus).
When I first saw the aforementioned scripture, I was excited and thought about what a weapon we have in God’s word, if used accurately it reaches right to who this individual is in the spirit. I believed it to be an effectual weapon when praying in Spiritual Warfare, and it was. We stood on this verse as the basis of reaching to the very spirit of the individual as well the evil vexing them.
However, I did not comprehend what depth and to where these words were leading us. This article, will bring forward and reveal what that power is and the real purpose behind those words. We will find the soul which has long been proud, to be humble and a perverse spirit, to be meek and obedient. Sinful habits which have become natural to the soul, and rooted deeply are separated and cut off by this sword. God’s words will reveal to men their thoughts and purposes, the vileness of many, the evil principles they are moved by, the sinful ends they act to. These words will show the sinner all of which is in his heart. Let us hold fast to the doctrines of the Assemblies and the believers’ faith, its enlivening principles in our hearts, the open profession of it in our lips, and be subject to it in our lives.
OPENING PRAYER by Robert
Heavenly Father, as we bow before your throne and lay our petitions before you, we ask you to hear our prayers. As our days become more treacherous and dangerous, we pray Lord for your guidance. We recognize Father those who desire to harm or prevent us from doing your work, they do not accept you or your compassion, forgiveness, or love. We give praise Lord for the protection you place us under and acknowledge You alone are our helper and uphold our souls. We know Father you will reward evil unto our enemies cutting them off in your truth. We know Father it is You who will deliver us from all sin. This we give thanks for in the name of your Son, Yeshua, Amen, and Amen.
OPENING STATEMENT by Robert
Gods’, words make a soul which has long been proud, humble; and a perverse spirit, meek and obedient. We can tell how men look, but God understands what they are. He judges men by the heart. We often form a mistaken judgment of characters; but the Lord values only the faith, fear, and love, which are planted in the heart, beyond human discernment. And God does not favour our children according to our fond partiality, but often most honours and blesses those who have been least regarded.
Matthew Henry (1662 – 1774) through commentary sheds additional light. We should be aware of our own infirmities, and think humbly of ourselves, even when men reproach us. The work of the ministry is a spiritual warfare with spiritual enemies, and for spiritual purposes.
Outward force is not the method of the gospel, but strong persuasions, by the power of truth and the meekness of wisdom. Conscience is accountable to God only; and people must be persuaded to God and their duty, not driven by force.
Thus the weapons of our warfare are mighty; the evidence of truth is convincing. What opposition is made to the gospel, by the powers of sin and Satan in the hearts of men! But observe the conquest the word of God gains. The appointed means, however feeble they appear to some, will be mighty through God. And the preaching of the cross, by men of faith and prayer, has always been fatal to idolatry, impiety, and wickedness.
Research in Luke 21:34 – 36, Yeshua left us a specific warning of what was to come and what we needed to be cautious about, and spiritually prepared to fight as a good battle. “v34. And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life. And so that day come upon you unawares. v35. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. v36. Watch ye therefore and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. Isaiah 14:12 identifies the enemy who would draw us from the truth: How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! Who will attempt to cause many to stumble?
Then in Rev. 3:10 -13 we are shown what reward will be brought forward for those who are obedient. “Because thou hast kept the word of patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. v11. Behold I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. v12. Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God. And he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. v13. He that hath an ear let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
Now recognizing our battle is within the spiritual realm and God is not only gathering His army together but bringing forward crucial information that reveals how the enemy has permeated the Assembly. How Satan has brought about delusion within the ranks. Jessie Penn Lewis (1861 – 1927) in her book “War on the Saints” unabridged edition, first published in 1973, in Chapter three page 46 relates the following: “Some of the members of Christ are yet in the stage of babyhood, and others do not even know the initial reception of the Holy Spirit. To such this book has not much to say, as they are among the weaker ones who need the “milk of the Word.” But there are others, which may be described as the advanced guard of the Church of Christ. Who have been baptized with the Holy Ghost, or who are seeking that Baptism; honest and earnest believers. Who sigh and cry over the powerlessness of the true Church of Christ. And who grieve that her witness is so ineffective; that Spiritism and Christian Science, and other “isms,” are sweeping thousands into their deceptive errors, little thinking, that, as they go forward into the spiritual realm, the deceiver, who has misled others, has particular wiles prepared for them, so that he might render ineffective their aggressive power against him. These are the ones who are in danger of the special deception of the counterfeit “Christs,” and false prophets. And the dazzling lure of “signs and wonders,” and “fire out of heaven,” planned to meet their longing for the mighty interposition of God in the darkness settling upon the earth, but who do not recognize that such workings of the spirits of evil are possible, and so are unprepared to meet them. Remember these words were written in the latter part of the 1800s, and take on a prophetic meaning today, as we see the condition of the modern-day churches being described here.
These are the ones, also, who are recklessly ready to follow the Lord at any cost, and yet do not realize their unpreparedness for the contest with the spiritual powers of the unseen world, as they press on into fuller spiritual things. Believers who are full of mental conceptions wrought into them in earlier years, which hinders the Spirit of God from preparing them for all they will meet as they press on to their coveted goal.
Conceptions which also impede others from giving them, out of Scriptures, much they need to know of the spiritual world into which they are so blindly advancing. Conceptions which lull them into false security, and give ground for, and even bring about, that very deception which enables Satan to find them easy prey. Ms. Penn-Lewis in the following statement is definitely identifying the downfall of our modern-day Churches. “One prevailing idea, which such believers have deeply embedded in their minds, is that “honest seekers after God” will not be allowed to be deceived.
That this is one of Satan’s lies, to lure such seekers into a false position of safety, is proved by the history of the Church during the past two thousand years, for every “wile of error” which has borne bitter fruit throughout this period. The errors among groups of such believers, some well known to the present generation, all began among “honest” children of God. BAPTIZED WITH THE HOLY GHOST; and all so sure that, knowing the side-tracking of others before them, they would never be caught by the wiles of Satan.
CLOSING COMMENTS by Robert
In the past four years, the Lord through the Holy Spirit has shown, how over time a deep shadow of evil has encompassed the world. How deceptions have drawn many into the darkness and away from our Lord and the path to Eternal Life and Peace.
There is no effort for the preparation of believers to recognize the realm of “Spiritual Warfare.” The following video shows how deep our society has fallen away from the truth and the guidance of Yeshua. James 3:14 – 16 (v14.) But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. (v15.) This wisdom descendeth not from above but is earthly, sensual, devilish. v16. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
In closing, I am quoting Matthew Henry (1662 – 1774) ” A soul under Satan’s power, and led captive by him, is blind in the things of God, and dumb at the throne of grace; sees nothing, and says nothing to the purpose. Satan blinds the eyes by unbelief and seals up the lips from prayer. The more people magnified Yeshua (Jesus), the more desirous the Pharisees were to vilify him. Today the Pharisees, in my opinion, should be identified as the ANTIFA the real enemy of truth [the followers of Yeshua] and the Republic of the USA.
To further bring home what our society has fallen into and the how and why. It is best described by the Apostle Peter in 2Peter 2:1 “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privately shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2:2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom, the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words (o. logos) make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingers not, and their damnation slumbers not.
2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment. 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly. 2:6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an example unto those that after should live ungodlily. 2:7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked. 2:8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds). 2:9 The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: 2:10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Arrogant are they, self – willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities. 2:11 Whereas angels, which are higher in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord. 2:12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption; 2:13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the daytime. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceits while they feast with you. 2:14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: a heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children. 2:15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the direction of Balaam, the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness. 2:16 But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man’s voice forbad the madness of the prophet. 2:17 These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever. 2:18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. 2:19 While they promise them liberty, they are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
Now we know what is being revealed through the disguise of hating President Trump, the enemy (through multiple minions) is attacking the foundation of the nation as well those who worship God or Yeshua [in Judaism, or Christianity] which brings stability to the country and its people. We are witnessing evil personified and if it continues to be unrecognized as a spiritual movement, the Assemblies of God and Yeshua, along with those who are believers and followers of the truth in all sects, will suffer catastrophically in the near future.
CLOSING PRAYER by Robert
Our closing prayer is taken from Psalms 1:1-6 Heavenly Father we know: Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; in his law doth he meditates day and night. And shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season, his leaf also shall not wither, and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. The ungodly are not so. But are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous. But the way of the ungodly shall perish. We thank thee, Lord. for all, you have blessed us with. This we pray and accept in the name of Yeshua. Amen and Amen.
Remember I am a humble servant walking as a Watchman delivering the messages I receive through the Holy Spirit as warnings of what is to come. Ezekiel 3:18 -21.
I pray everyone hears the Trumpet and the call from God and heeds. Know God’s wisdom is going to be with all. John 7:24 Yeshua said, “Judge not according to the appearance but judge righteous judgment. Always remember you fall under this protection in Psalms 91: v1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most high shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. v4. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. v7. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. ” May the Lord bless you, keep you and uplift you in the days to come.” Please forward this to all who walk in the light so they might join in the good fight. Blessings. Just a reminder