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10/08/2017

Thought for the Day

Filed under: Thought for the Day — kellporten @ 14:50

David continued to serve Saul, even after his big victory over Goliath, but it eventually became impossible because Saul wanted to kill him.
The ‘David people’ will follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Eventually, there will be a separation between ‘the David people’, and those who follow their own ambitions and their own ideas. The latter will attack the ‘David people’ but they will not be able to conquer them.

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10/06/2017

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Psalms – 303

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 13:38

Scripture:

Ps. 144:10
… who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword.

Comment:

Jesus has disarmed the enemy.

Col. 2:15
And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Jesus won a total victory over the devil and his evil spirits. He said: “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth” (Matt. 28: 18). But he has not liberated us from being attacked. We are going into battle in what could be called “cleanse-up” phase. The battle is won, but the enemy has not stopped fighting. It is up to us to bind the evil spirits who are active here on earth and in the “middle heaven”.

But how can the evil spirits continue to fight if they are disarmed? They use our passivity and our disobedience. We have been commissioned, on the basis of Jesus ‘ victory, to deal with the evil spirits. But if we do not do what we are supposed to do, we are allowing the evil spirits to continue their destructive works. And if we put our weapons to the disposal of the evil spirits, they can do a lot of harm.

What do we mean by, “put our weapons to the disposal of the evil spirits”? We have received spiritual weapons, which are intended to be used against the enemy. One such weapon is our mouth, which we are called to use for commanding the enemy to leave and for praying for people. But, if we use your our mouth to criticize people, the enemy benefits from it.

Let us stop lending our weapons to a disarmed enemy! It is time for us to use our weapons in the right way, so the enemy will be completely defeated.

10/05/2017

Thought for the Day

Filed under: Thought for the Day — kellporten @ 18:00

David ran towards his enemy, Goliath. The ’David people’ will do the same. They will not cower in fear, but they will rush ahead to stop the enemy.

10/04/2017

Carnality or evil spirits? – part 3

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 16:17

Should we deal with our flesh, or should we deal with evil spirits?

In part 1, we mentioned the common expression “You can’t blame everything on demons”, and we said that “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”. So, what will it be, should we deal with our carnality, or should we deal with evil spirits? The answer is: Both!

How do we deal with carnality?

In the previous post we talked about how to deal with carnality. Let’s review:

Rom. 8:13
… but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

When we allow the Holy Spirit to take over the reign over our soul, area after area, the flesh is forced to stand back.

Therefore, to deal with carnality is allowing the Holy Spirit to transform every area of our lives.

How do we deal with evil spirits?

We deal with evil spirits in different ways, depending on if they are inside or outside of us. If the evil spirits are on the inside of us they need to be cast out, but, if they are outside of us, their influence needs to be broken.

10/02/2017

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Psalms – 302

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 15:05

Scripture:

Ps. 144:10 (ESV)
who gives victory to kings …

Comment:

Jesus gives us victory.

In the previous section, we noted that Jesus is the King of Kings, and that every believer has a royal, i.e. ruling, position, on earth. In this section, we will focus on the fact that Jesus gives His victory to us.

Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil, and He completed His part on the cross. Jesus’ mission was to take the ruling authority from the devil.

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

Jesus has given us the mission to carry out this victory by casting out, and binding, the evil spirits in His name.

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

When we carry out the mission that has been given us, it is important to realize that we are not fighting for victory, but FROM the victory! Jesus’ victory is our starting point. It is because of Jesus’ victory that we have victory.

Rom. 8:37
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

09/29/2017

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Psalms – 301

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 14:42

Scripture:

Ps. 144:10 (ESV)
who gives victory to kings …

Comment:

Jesus is the King of kings.

Rev. 17:14
… for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings …

Who are the kings that Jesus is King over? We might think of all the rulers of the world. But the fact is that everyone who has received Jesus as Savior is a king.

Rev. 1:6
And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

It is important that we view ourselves from the position we have in Jesus. We are ‘kings’. That doesn’t mean we should act as kings against each other. Our royal power is against the evil spiritual world. We should rule, not the enemy.

The evil spiritual world can only act as long as we allow it. Therefore the enemy tries to make us view ourselves in a wrong way. If we accept the lie that we are weak and just have to wait for a better time in heaven, we will be no threat against the enemy. But as soon as we realize that we have received authority, and start using it, the evil spirits will be forced to back off from people, churches and geographical areas.

09/28/2017

Thought for the Day

Filed under: Thought for the Day — kellporten @ 15:45

David came against Goliath in the ‘name of God’. In the same way the ‘David people’ will use the ‘name of Jesus’. They will know what that name represents.

09/27/2017

Carnality or evil spirits? – part 2

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 16:47

What does the bible say about the flesh of man?

The bible has a lot to say about our flesh. Here are a few of such scriptures.

John 6:63
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing …

It couldn’t be any clearer! The flesh is totally worthless.

Rom. 7:18
For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing …

There is nothing good in the flesh, however evil can dwell there.

Rom. 8:7
Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

Notice what it says! The flesh in you is hostile towards God. It cannot subdue to God and his orders.

Rom. 8:13
For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die …

The consequence, of letting the flesh control us, and living a carnal life is that we will die spiritually. God’s plan is for the Holy Spirit to control us, and the result of that is life (John 6:63).

Rom. 8:13
… but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

When we allow the Holy Spirit to take over the reign of one area after the other, in our soul, the flesh is forced to stand back. Death must back off because of life.

Also read:

Rom. 8:5-6, 9, 12; 1 Cor. 3:3; Gal. 3:3, 5:16-17, 19, 24; Gal. 6:8; Eph 2:3; 1 Peter 2:11

09/26/2017

Thought for the Day

Filed under: Thought for the Day — kellporten @ 18:23

David used his sling instead of the traditional weapons that Goliath was used to. The ‘David people’ will fight in unusual ways. God will always put the right weapons in their hands.

09/25/2017

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Psalms – 300

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

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:

… upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee

When we think about worship we often think about singing, and not so much about musical instruments, and those who play them. However, we need to realize that musical instruments are very strong weapons against the enemy.

A shofar is one of the oldest musical instruments of the world. In the bible it is called a trumpet. It brings forth just one tone, but the tone can be drawn-out or consist of several short blows.

The shofar, in the hands of an anointed musician, becomes a mighty weapon. We have heard several reports about people blowing a shofar and releasing miracles.

Not just the shofar, but any musical instrument, can release God’s miracles. However, it is not the instrument itself, but the person using it. An instrument, played by an anointed musician can bring forth the presence of God, but it might not have any effect when someone else plays it.

We need more anointed musicians, but we also need to pray for the ones we have. There is a war against them, and we can not leave them alone to fight the battles. It is the responsibility of the entire church to stand in the gap for musicians and worship leaders.

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