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08/20/2017

Thought for the Day

Filed under: Thought for the Day — kellporten @ 13:59

Most of the time, when we rejoice in our soul, it is because everything is good, or because we have made progress, but in the spirit we can rejoice regardless of our circumstances.

08/18/2017

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Psalms – 289

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 13:33

Scripture:

Ps. 144:2
My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust …

Comment:

my deliverer

Jesus came as our deliverer. He came to destroy the works of the devil.

1 John 3:8
… For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

Jesus, who was sent by the Father to destroy the works of the devil, has given us the same mission.

John 20:21
Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

God wants to deliver people today. He wants everybody to be saved, i.e. delivered from eternal damnation. But, He also wants to deliver everyone from sickness, poverty, depression, loneliness and much more. In that deliverance process He has chosen to use us, the believers.

We need to realize that salvation and deliverance go hand in hand. When we see a person in need of change, we normally pray, and of course, that is the right thing to do. But we must also be ready to command every evil spirit, attacking the person, to leave.

When we speak commands against the evil spirits, we release God’s power for deliverance. Jesus is the Savior and the Deliverer, but we must not forget that He has chosen to act, through us.

08/16/2017

Spirit-soul-body – part 1

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 19:17

Man – three but still one

You could say that man, just like God, is three in one. You consist of spirit, soul and body but you are still one single person.

It can be expressed like this: You are a spirit, you have a soul and you live in a body.

Can the division of man, into spirit, soul and body, be found in the bible?

Yes, one example for that division can be found in 1 Thess. 5:23.

1 Thess. 5:23
And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Isn’t the spirit and soul of man the same thing?

No, the bible talks about God’s Word being able to separate the spirit from the soul.

Heb. 4:12
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit …

If the soul and the spirit were the same, it wouldn’t be possible to separate them, would it?

Why is it important to understand that we are spirit, soul and body?

Since our spirit and our soul are two different parts, it is important that we know how to distinguish between them, and it is also important that we know how they work. It will, have significance when we look upon the question, ‘Can those who are saved have demons?’. It will also be important when we talk about the difference between being possessed, and being demonized.

The outer and the inner man

Finally in this post we want to look at another way to separate man, there is an outer and an inner man. Your body is your outer man, while your spirit and soul are your inner man.

08/14/2017

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Psalms – 288

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 14:27

Scripture:

Ps. 144:2
My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust …

Comment:

my high tower

The original text uses a word meaning ’being too high’. David says he is safe because of a position OVER the enemy. We have that position too. In the previous part we said that, spiritually seen, we are seated “in Christ Jesus” (Eph. 2:6). Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father. It is not possible to go any higher, and there is no safer place.

Eph. 1:20-21
20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:

We need God’s protection from our enemies in the spiritual war, and at the same time we need to realize that we have a position of authority over the evil spiritual world. But, we also need God’s protection from ourselves. King David, who wrote Ps. 144, also wrote Ps. 61.

Ps. 61:2
… lead me to the rock that is higher than I

We must never enter into spiritual warfare in our own power and ability. We can be tempted to fight in the flesh, but there is no victory in that. The fight must be fought from a position far above our own ability, i.e. our position “in Christ Jesus”.

08/13/2017

Thought for the Day

Filed under: Thought for the Day — kellporten @ 12:54

God wants to use you to release His will here on earth. Listen to the Holy Spirit, and speak out what He inspires you to say!

08/11/2017

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Psalms – 287

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 16:31

Scripture:

Ps. 144:2
My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust …

Comment:

my fortress

David called God his fortress. A fortress is a fortified building surrounded by walls, and we understand that David saw God as his protection.

David also talks about being surrounded and protected by God in Ps. 139.

Ps. 139:5
Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.

When the attacks are coming against us, we can easily feel alone and abandoned, but spiritually we are surrounded by God. That doesn’t mean we are never attacked, but with God’s protection it is easier to handle the attacks.

Now, let’s have a look at another scripture which talks about God surrounding us.

Eph. 2:6
And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

We, who have received Jesus into our lives, have been seated ”in Christ Jesus”. Jesus, who has been seated “far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion” (Eph. 1:20-21), is surrounding us. It is from that safe position that we are fighting.

08/10/2017

Thought for the Day

Filed under: Thought for the Day — kellporten @ 16:15

The name of the LORD is a fortified tower … (Prov. 18:10).

Let’s proclaim the name Jesus, believing in the strong protection that name gives.

08/09/2017

The authority of the believer – part 7

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 17:26

What should we do with our authority?

As a believer you have…

• the right to all that God has planned for you to have, and
• the right to be able to do all things God has planned for you to do
God wants to build you up to the point where you have access to all that God wants for you. At the same time there is a thief who wants to steal all this from you.

Joh 10:10
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: …

The thief, that is, the devil and his spirits, will do everything and anything to take from you the things that are rightfully yours. The list of what they want to steal from you is almost unending. Let’s mention three examples here:

• The enemy wants to steal your health, and at the same time make you believe that God wants you to be sick.
• The enemy wants to steal your economy, and make you believe that you don’t deserve better.
• The enemy wants to steal your relations with people, and make you blame yourself or others.

Jesus gives you authority to push away the enemy from your life, and He gives you the right to take back all that has been stolen. But not only that. He also gives you the authority to cast away the enemy from others in your surroundings, so that they too can be built up. Finally, Jesus also gives you authority to serve Him in the fullness of the calling he has given to you.

08/08/2017

Thought for the Day

Filed under: Thought for the Day — kellporten @ 13:42

Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted … (Prov. 11:11).

We believers have a wonderful opportunity to change the spiritual climate over a place by speaking blessings.

08/07/2017

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Psalms – 286

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 13:11

Scripture:

Ps. 144:2
My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust …

Comment:

In Ps. 144:1 David talked about God, who taught him to fight, and here he describes God even more in depth.

My goodness

In other scriptures the original word for ’goodness’ has been translated:

  • Mercy
  • Kindness
  • Lovingkindness
  • Goodliness

The Swedish bible from 1917, besides what is listed above, also translates the word as:

  • Glory
  • Love
  • Friendship

God has all the characteristics listed above, and many more. Unless we are firmly established in God being all that, i.e. that He is good and only good, we won’t have the right starting point for spiritual warfare. It is when we see God’s goodness that we can expose how evil the enemy is, and also understand God’s eagerness to set people free.

It is important that we remind ourselves about God’s goodness, but at the same time it is important that we realize that we are called to use the authority which has been given to us. It is from God’s unlimited goodness, mercy, kindness, lovingkindness, love, friendship and power, that we are able to fight in the right way.

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