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09/24/2017

Thought for the Day

Filed under: Thought for the Day — kellporten @ 13:27

King Saul offered David his armor, but it didn’t fit so David took it off again (1 Sam. 17:38-39). The ’David people’ will not follow wrong traditions and thoughts of men. They will follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

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09/23/2017

Thought for the Day

Filed under: Thought for the Day — kellporten @ 15:05

When David’s older brother heard that David planned to fight against Goliath, he got furious. He delivered a lot of false accusations against David.
In the same way the ‘David people’ today will be falsely accused by ‘reasoning’ brethren in the body of Christ. However, the ‘David people’ will not get upset and start a fight. They will just go on in their calling.

09/22/2017

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Psalms – 299

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 17:40

Scripture:

Ps. 144:9
I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.

Comment:

I will sing a new song unto thee, O God …

David knew the importance of worship. It is not by sheer accident that he talked about worship right after he had talked about the attacks of the enemy. Worship drives the enemy away.

Jesus also talked about worship as a way to resist the enemy.

Matt. 21:15-16
15 And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; they were sore displeased,
16 And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

Jesus was quoting from Ps. 8:2.

Ps. 8:2
Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

This scripture talks about rendering the enemy harmless, and Jesus showed that worship is a way of doing so.

Ps. 144:9 talks about a “new song”. It is time to expect new songs from heaven, but it is also time to look at worship in a new way. It is time to rediscover the enormous capacity worship has to drive away the enemy.

09/21/2017

Thought for the Day

Filed under: Thought for the Day — kellporten @ 13:47

David knew that Goliath would lose because he was fighting against God. It is the same thing with the “David people” today. They don’t look at the visible, but from a spiritual perspective.

09/20/2017

Carnality or evil spirits? – part 1

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 15:34

Have you heard the expressions ”You can’t blame everything on demons” and ”Don’t look for demons behind every bush”? There is some truth in these quotes, but they can also be misleading.

Can we blame everything on demons?

Of course not. Everything that is wrong is not because of demons. We must realize that people’s carnality can cause a great deal of trouble as well.

What do we mean by carnality?

In the post Spirit-soul-body – part 3 we talked about the flesh, and we said that it is our sinful nature. Sinful nature may also be called the nature of Adam.

Before you received Jesus in your life, your flesh was in control as the sovereign ruler of your soul. There was no influence from the Holy Spirit, since he hadn’t moved in yet. Your behavior was carnal, i.e. controlled by the flesh.

When you invited Jesus as Lord in your life, the Holy Spirit moved into your spirit, and He started to claim the reign over your soul. Suddenly there were two forces, the Holy Spirit and your flesh, who fought each other to determine who would be in control, and that fight is still going on inside of you.

We make choices on a daily basis, and what we choose determines if the Holy Spirit or the flesh is in control. In the latter case the way we act is carnal. Carnality, therefore, is allowing the flesh, instead of the Holy Spirit, to control us.

A person who isn’t saved is always carnal, while a saved person can choose to be carnal.

09/19/2017

Thought for the Day

Filed under: Thought for the Day — kellporten @ 15:51

David became a great warrior, and the foundation for that, was laid when he fought against lions and bears in order to defend his father’s sheep.
The ‘David people’ that God is rising up today will be attacked, and they will often be alone when they face the attacks. But, from that they will become a trained people, armed for war.

09/18/2017

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Psalms – 298

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 15:50

Scripture:

Ps. 144:8 (ESV)
whose mouths speak lies and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

Comment:

… whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood

There are many who have been deceived by having been offered ’a helping hand’ from the evil spiritual world. The ‘help’ from the evil spirits can vary. Let’s have a look at some variants:

  • A person who feels lonely can be offered a ’spiritual friend’. There are many who can tell how they were visited by an evil spirit who seemed to be nice and caring. But the purpose of every evil spirit, regardless of how nice it acts, is to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10). Remember that even Satan can be transformed into an angel of light (2 Cor. 11:14).
  • A person who is wounded can be offered ‘help’ to build up walls against other people. It might seem to be a way of protection in order to not be hurt more, but what it really does is isolate the person.
  • A person who has been treated in a wrong way, can be offered ’help’ to feel irritated, i.e. the person is inspired to think he has the right to be irritated.
  • A person who is tempted to sin can be offered ’help’ to think it is not that bad, and that others have done the same thing.

The list could go on and on. The important thing is, we must realize that help from the evil spiritual world always leads to disaster. We need to reveal the deceits of the enemy, against ourselves as well as against others.

09/17/2017

Thought for the Day

Filed under: Thought for the Day — kellporten @ 14:05

God saw David when he was watching the sheep. The ‘David people’ that God seeks for today are not necessarily in the biggest churches. On the contrary, they probably live unnoticed, looking like ‘nobodies’. But God finds them where they are at.

09/15/2017

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Psalms – 297

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 16:30

Scripture:

Ps. 144:8 (ESV)
whose mouths speak lies and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

Comment:

whose mouths speak lies

David is talking about the “strangers” he mentioned in verse 7, and he states that they speak lies. Here we can see the “strangers” symbolize evil spirits, and their most important weapon is lies.

Jesus says that the devil is the father of lies.

John 8:44
… He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

The enemy often uses ’qualified lies’. By that we mean statements that include a lot of truth, and also a little bit of a lie, which makes the statement totally wrong. It is very deceitful, since you first meet a lot of truth, which makes you uncritical about the rest.

The enemy attacks you with deceitful thoughts, and if you receive them you will open up for more attacks. That means you need to be aware that the enemy lies, so you don’t start meditating on the thoughts he sends.

How can we know if the thoughts are from the enemy? You need to ask yourself if the thought is in line with the Word of God, and if there is a confirmation inside of you. If the thought doesn’t correspond with the Word of God you can be sure it is wrong. On the other hand, if the thought does correspond with the Word of God, you need to test it anyway. Even the enemy uses scriptures. A thought that is inspired by the Holy Spirit is always confirmed in our spirit.

Finally, did you know you can turn the lies of the enemy around? For instance, if the enemy sends the thought “I will always be a failure” you can turn it around. Since the enemy is lying, the opposite must be the truth. Therefore you can boldly say to yourself, “I will make it!”

09/14/2017

Thought for the Day

Filed under: Thought for the Day — kellporten @ 13:22

The Holy Spirit, the Helper, lives in you. He is there to lead you forward in God’s plan, and He is there to give you strength to do what you have been called to do. Don’t forget Him!

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