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12/21/2017

Thought for the Day

Filed under: Thought for the Day — kellporten @ 14:49

There is a life, in Christ, where we not only endure evil, but overcome it. The church is not meant to be a gathering of complaining wimps, but a gathering of believers who resist the enemy and overcome him.

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12/20/2017

The two spiritual kingdoms – part 2

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 19:23

How do the two spiritual kingdoms relate to each other?

The two spiritual kingdoms are involved in a constant war against each other.

What if I don’t want to be involved in a spiritual war?

Your attitude towards the spiritual war does not change anything. You ARE involved in a war. The fact that you belong to one of the spiritual kingdoms automatically makes you involved in the battle.

How important is it that we are aware of the spiritual kingdoms and their constant presence?

Being aware of the spiritual kingdoms and of their presence is extremely important. We need to be aware so we will be able to understand what is going on around us, regardless of whether it is about the relationship we have with our neighbor or what is going on between nations of the world.

Can people who don’t belong to the kingdom of God understand the war between the two spiritual kingdoms?

The answer is, Yes and No. People who actively belong to the kingdom of the devil are often aware of the war between the kingdoms. But, in order to fully understand the war, and to be able to see it from the right viewpoint, we must receive the Holy Spirit.

1 Cor. 2:13-14
13 These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
14 But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

What do we mean by ”People who actively belong to the kingdom of the devil”?

People can belong to the kingdom of the devil in two different ways:
• There are many who have not chosen the kingdom of the devil. They belong to that kingdom just because they have not received Jesus.
• There are also those who have made a deliberate choice to serve the devil. They are not ignorant. They have chosen the devil instead of Jesus.

Can a person who belongs to the kingdom of God be affected by the kingdom of the devil?

We are affected by the kingdom of the devil because we are involved in a constant war. And, even Christians can have problems with demons.

12/18/2017

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Psalms – 324

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 16:20

Scripture:

Ps. 145:12
To make known to the … glorious majesty of his kingdom.

Comment:

In the previous part, we said that we are called to make known God’s mighty acts, and that we do that by releasing His power.

In this part we will have a look at the last of the scripture. There the kingdom of God is talked about. So, what then does “the kingdom of God” mean? We can define it as the rulership of God.

How does God rule here on earth? The answer is, through us, the believers. Jesus, who has received all power in heaven and on earth, has given His authority to those who have received Him as their Saviour.

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

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 the Greek word exousia, meaning authority)

When we allow God to rule through us, there is restoration. That is a way to make known the glorious majesty of God’s kingdom.

12/15/2017

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Psalms – 323

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 13:32

Scripture:

Ps. 145:12
To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts …

Comment:

What does it mean to make known God’s mighty acts?

Our first thoughts might be to tell others about what God has done for us. He has forgiven our sins, given us eternal life, and He has done many other wonderful things for us. We are called to witness about all that to others.

But, we are also called to help people understand that God is able to help them. He has the ability to change circumstances which might look impossible. We need to teach people what the bible says about God’s power, and in that way give them hope and faith for a change.

Finally, to make known God’s mighty acts is to release them. When we lay our hands on the sick, and cast out demons in the name of Jesus, we release God’s power. That way, people will see God’s mighty acts manifested.

Jesus said that we would do even greater works than He did. We are not going to discuss what those greater works would be, but we will just state that there are such works prepared for us.

John 14:12
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

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.

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!

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