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12/13/2017

The two spiritual kingdoms – part 1

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 12:54

What are the types of kingdoms mentioned in the bible?

The bible mentions both natural and spiritual kingdoms.

What is meant by ’natural kingdoms’?

Every human lives in a nation, whether they live in cities, villages or in the countryside. These nations have one or more leaders who rule the nation. Natural kingdoms are visible, i.e. the nation, and its inhabitants can be seen.

What is meant by ’spiritual kingdoms’?

In the same way that there are natural kingdoms that can be seen, there are also spiritual kingdoms that cannot be seen. These kingdoms are inhabited by spiritual beings, but humans also belong to them. Just as there are rulers over natural kingdoms, there are also rulers over the spiritual kingdoms.

What spiritual kingdoms are there?

There are two spiritual kingdoms, the kingdom of God and the kingdom of the devil. There are no neutral zones between the two kingdoms. Either we belong to one, or the other.

Is a natural kingdom connected to a certain spiritual kingdom?

No, both spiritual kingdoms are represented in every natural kingdom.

Are there neutral spiritual zones in a natural kingdom?

It is important to understand that there are no neutral spiritual zones, just the kingdom of God and the kingdom of the devil.

What determines which spiritual kingdom we belong to?

Everyone who has received Jesus as his personal Savior belongs to the kingdom of God, whereas everyone who has not received Jesus belongs to the kingdom of the devil. That means, we belong to the kingdom of the devil until we receive Jesus, and become part of the kingdom of God.

If someone appears friendly and caring, does it mean that he belongs to the kingdom of God?

The way we behave does not determine which spiritual kingdom we belong to. It should, of course, be natural for us to act friendly and caring when we belong to the kingdom of God. But, it is the choice whether to receive Jesus or not, that determines which spiritual kingdom we belong to, and nothing else.

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12/11/2017

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Psalms – 322

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 21:21

Scripture:

Ps. 145:11
They shall … talk of thy power;

Comment:

We need teaching about everything that has to do with God, for instance that He loves us and wants the best for us. But we also need teaching about God’s power. We need to understand how great God’s power is, in order for us to receive the promises in His word.

Let us first state the truth; ‘Jesus has ALL the power’.

Matt. 28:18
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

Jesus delegates His power, His authority, to everyone who receive Him.

John 1:12
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

The word ‘power’ in John 1:12, is a translation of the Greek word ‘exousia’, meaning power, authority.

We are supposed to use the power that we have received from Jesus. It should be used for deliverance, healing etc.

Matt. 10:1
And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.

Two reasons (among others) for the need to learn about God’s power are:

  • We, the believers, need to become much more aware of God’s power, and the fact that He wants to use us as channels for His power.
  • We also need to remind the enemy about who has the power. The evil spirits know who has the power, but it is important that they are made aware of the fact that we know too.

12/09/2017

Thought for the Day

Filed under: Thought for the Day — kellporten @ 15:00

The more we walk with God, the more the enemy will hate us. Sometimes we think that we must have done something wrong since we are attacked by the enemy. But, we are being attacked because we are doing what is right! The more we walk with God, the more dangerous we become to the evil spirits. Should we stop walking with God in order to have an easier life? No, there is no other real way than with God.

12/08/2017

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Psalms – 321

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 18:08

Scripture:

Ps. 145:11
They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom …

Comment:

Who are they that shall speak of the glory of the kingdom of God? It is we, the believers, who shall speak of the glory of the kingdom.

All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; thy saints shall bless thee. They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom …” (Ps. 145:10-11).

To praise the Lord means, among other things, to speak of the glory, or splendor, of the kingdom of God.

Let’s now look at the Hebrew word that has been translated as ’kingdom’. The word derives from a word meaning ‘rulership’. So, when it talks about the kingdom of God, it means His rulership.

Jesus said the following about the kingdom of God:

Luke 17:21
Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

We, who have received Jesus as our Savior, have the kingdom of God, i.e. His rulership, within us. We have received the Holy spirit, God’s ruling power, and He is within us. When we speak, under the leadership the Holy Spirit, we release His power which can transform people as well as places.

Let’s summarize:

  • We, the believers, are called to speak of how wonderful it is when God rules our lives.
  • We are also called to be tools for God’s rulership. By speaking of His kingdom, we are releasing the power of the Holy Spirit.

12/07/2017

Thought for the Day

Filed under: Thought for the Day — kellporten @ 15:10

Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. (Jam 4:7)

Often we are tempted to look at our own, human capability, and to our circumstances. However, The Word of God will not change because of your weakness or your bad experiences. The Word of God is true! Always! This means that even when you are under the attack of the enemy, and it might seem as if you would never again be able to rise again, the truth is, if you resist the enemy he will flee from you.

12/06/2017

Prayer, demands, commands and proclamation – part 4

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 12:59

Proclaiming – seizing by speaking out God’s truths

First of all, when we proclaim, we don’t talk to God, or to the enemy, but we speak out a truth that will apply to a place or situation. But, of course, we speak in front of both God, and the enemy.

To proclaim — the kingdom of God

Proclamation has an important function when we, for example, seize a place for the kingdom of God. Jesus taught the disciples to proclaim the kingdom of God, even though the word proclaim isn’t used.

Luke 10:9
And heal the sick there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’

To proclaim — Jesus as Lord

Sometimes when we come to a place, the Holy Spirit will lead us to speak out “Jesus is Lord in this place!”. We may also do the same thing many times when we travel. As we travel and come to a border separating cities, counties, states, or countries, we may proclaim Jesus as Lord over the area we are about to enter.

It is not just only over places or regions we should proclaim Jesus as Lord. We can, for example, proclaim Jesus as Lord in our lives, our families, our churches and so on.

To proclaim — the blood of Jesus

Sometimes the attacks from the evil spiritual world can be extra strong. At that time it’s good to proclaim the blood of Jesus. The blood of Jesus is a tremendously strong weapon against the enemy. Later in the study we will talk more about spiritual weapons, which God has supplied us with.

To proclaim — our position of victory

It can be good to proclaim to ourselves what our spiritual position is. For example, we could speak out:

I am above and not below, I am the head and not the tail! My position of victory is in Christ, I am seated in Him at the right hand side of the Father, high above the principalities and powers of the evil spiritual world, and above all names that can be named! No weapon can hurt me, for my righteousness is in the Lord!

12/04/2017

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Psalms – 320

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 14:02

Scripture:

Ps. 145:10
All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall bless thee.

Comment:

Everybody might not understand that giving thanks is a spiritual weapon, but that’s what it is.

The bible tells us to thank God in all circumstances.

1 Thess 5:18 (ESV)
give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Should we thank God for the bad things that happen to us? No, the attacks don’t come from God but from the enemy. But, we can thank God for being mighty to use even the attacks of the enemy for our good.

When the enemy attacks you, and you choose to thank God for who He is and for the mighty work He is to do for you, the power of the attack is broken. When you thank God, you focus on Him instead of focusing on the attack.

12/01/2017

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Psalms – 319

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 12:58

Scripture:

Ps. 145:7 (ESV)
They shall … sing aloud of your righteousness.

Comment:

To sing aloud is a way to gain victory. We need to realize how important it is to release joy in singing.

The enemy trembles when God’s children sing aloud with joy. Of course, we can also be still before the Lord. But, we must never forget that when the Holy Spirit leads us into loud worship, it is a whammy blow against the enemy.

We can be deceived to think we cannot be happy until our circumstances are good. The truth is, we need to release the joy that God gives us, for our circumstances to change.

You might say: “But I have nothing to rejoice over”. The Word of God not only tells us to sing aloud, and rejoice, but it also tells us why we should sing. We shall sing of the righteousness of Jesus. He won an eternal victory, and He gave us His righteousness.

1 Cor. 1:30 (ESV)
And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us … righteousness …

11/30/2017

Prayer, demands, commands and proclamation – part 3

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 12:26

Commands

We are called to cast out evil spirits

It’s very common for us, as believers, to pray that Jesus will intervene when we are attacked by the enemy. But concerning evil spirits, Jesus said that WE should take authority over them, and He will not do it for us.

Mark 16:17
And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils …

To command evil spirits, is to speak out orders to them

When we command the evil spirits, we speak out orders TO them, we don’t talk to God ABOUT them. Of course, we don’t command them to serve us, but we command them to leave.

Jesus commanded the devil to go away, when he was tempted in the desert

Matt. 4:10
Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! …

Most preachers emphasize that Jesus used scriptures against the devil, when He was tempted by him in the desert. But He also commanded the devil to go away. When Jesus spoke out scriptures the devil didn’t go away, but when Jesus said: “Be gone, Satan!” the devil left him immediately.

Your commands against the enemy release the power of the Holy Spirit

When you speak out a command to the enemy, you release the power of the Holy Spirit. It is not your words that drive away the enemy, but the power of God. However, it is your words that release His power.

11/27/2017

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Psalms – 318

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 13:29

Scripture:

Ps. 145:7 (ESV)
They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness …

Comment:

It is natural to interpret this scripture to mean, we shall witness about God’s goodness. And it is important that we tell people about His goodness. But, there is also another way to interpret the scripture.

It is also talking about pouring forth. Before we go on, let’s look at another scripture talking about the Holy Spirit flowing out from us.

John 7:38-39
38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive …)

As believers, we have received the Holy Spirit. He fills us with His presence, but He also wants to flow out from us, to others. When His power flows from us to other people, God’s miraculous intervention is released in their lives. The effect will be that the fame of God’s goodness is spread.

In other words, we shall witness about God’s goodness, and we shall also be channels for His power, so there will be even more to witness about.

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