Have you ever been tested? Very few people like taking test but the truth is all of us are being tested wether you like it or not and even if we are not aware that we are being tested!
This is exactly where Hezekiah found himself after he was healed and God gave him 15 more years to his life! In 2 Chronicles 32:31 Hezekiah finds himself unaware that God had left him to test his heart! (And so in the matter of the envoys of the princes of Babylon, who had been sent to him to inquire about the sign that had been done in the land, God left him to himself, in order to test him and to know all that was in his heart.)
Hezekiah made the mistake of showing the envoy sent from Babylon all of his riches and because of the pride of life he brought judgement once again on Israel!
The funny thing about all of it in 2 Kings 20 when Isaiah came to him and prophesied judgment Hezekiah thought it was good because at least in his days there would be peace!
Have you ever been unaware that you where being tested? Here are some signs that you are either going through a test or you are about to:
Signs that you are being tested!
*When you find yourself going through circumstances that you have never gone through before!
*When you have a dream that you are back in school and you are taking a test!
*When you are being tempted in ways that you have never been tempted before!
*When you are being persecuted in ways that you have not been before!
*When you have been betrayed by someone you trusted!
*You have just received a powerful prophetic word!
*You have just had a vision of your future!
*Everything is going wrong and you don't know why!
*When you are right on the edge of breakthrough and then it falls apart again!
If you are being tested take heart every test was designed to promote you and not kill you!
Jesus was lead into the wilderness by The Holy Spirit and came out of the wilderness in the power of the Spirit!
God is the one who leads us into testing and He is the one who leads us out!
We even have a promise in I Corinthians 10:13, that we will not be tempted above what we can handle, God will always provide a way to stand up in the midst of it!
So when testing comes don't give up! The power that raised Christ from the dead dwells in you if you belong the The Lord!
This was a test and only a test of the emergency broadcasting network! :)
Monday, January 20, 2014
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Seven Aspects of Prayer
James 5:16 Says, Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one
another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great
power as it is working. (ESV)
I. Prayer of Supplication
A. In Hebrews 5:7 we see Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud
cries and tears.
*The Hebrew word for supplication is Tachanun it means supplication, supplication for
*The action of asking or begging for something earnestly or humbly.
B. In I Timothy 2:1 We see supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be
made for all people.
*The Hebrew word for prayer is Tefilah and it means to judge oneself.
*Another Hebrew word for prayer is Techinnah and it means favor, supplication,
supplication for favor.
C. Phil. 4:6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and
supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
D. Eph. 6:18, Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To
that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.
II. Prayer of Intercession
A. In Genesis 18:22-33 We see Abraham Interceding for Sodom.
B. The Hebrew word for Intercession is Paga and it means to encounter, meet, reach,
entreat, make intercession.
C. In I Kings 18:41-46 Elijah goes into intercession for it to rain again.
D. Acts 12:1-18 Intercession is made for Peter to be released from prison and the
prayers are answered by an angel of the Lord released him.
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E. Hebrews 7:25 Consequently, He is able to save to the uttermost those who
draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for
F. Exodus 33:11-23 Moses’s intercession is answered by God showing him His glory.
G. In I Timothy 2:1 We see supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be
made for all people.
H. In Hebrews 5:7 we see Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud
cries and tears.
* To truly intercede we plead or mediate on behalf of another person. We
earnestly pray for the needs of others and God’s will for their life. Jesus is our
model of Prophetic Intercession.
III. Prayer of Faith
A. In James 5:15 He says; And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick,
and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be
B. Mark 11:20-25 As they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree
withered away to its roots. 21 And Peter remembered and said to him, “Rabbi,
look! The fig tree that you cursed has withered.” 22 And Jesus answered
them, “Have faith in God. 23 Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this
mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his
heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.
24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have
received[c] it, and it will be yours. 25 And whenever you stand praying, forgive,
if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in
heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”
C. The Hebrew words for faith are:
D. Aman means believe, trust in, rely upon, believe in, have faith.
E. Batah means trust in, trust or rely upon.
F. Mibtah means trust, confidence or confidence….security.
G. Hasah means seek refuge, flee for protection.
H. Galal means to commit…trust….roll. To roll oneself on the Lord.
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I. Mahseh means refuge, shelter or to seek refuge.
J. Yahal means wait, tarry for, wait for equalling hope for.
K. Rechats means to rely on, put one’s trust in.
L. Emunah means faithfulness, trust.
* In order for us to fully understand the prayer of faith we must first understand
what faith truly encompasses and it’s full meaning!
M. Matt. 9:18-26 We see the woman with the issue of blood for 12 years healed by her
prayer of faith!
N. Luke 7:1-10 We see the Centurion’s servant healed because of the prayer of faith of
the Centurion soldier.
IV. Prayer of Agreement
A. Genesis 11:1-9 the power of agreement is clearly seen at the Tower of Babel!
B. If nothing that they purposed would be impossible then think of the prayers of
agreement of the saints when praying with one accord in the will of God!
* The prayer of agreement is when two or more people come together and agree
with one another and with the Word of God that something specific will be done.
C. Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will
be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are
gathered in my name, there am I among them.” (Matthew 18:19, 20 ESV)
D. Exodus 17:8-13 God taught the children of Israel the power of agreement through
the holding up of Moses' hands!
E. Psalms 133:1-3 Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in
unity! It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the
beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes! It is like the dew of
Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! For there The Lord has
commanded the blessing, life forevermore.
F. Acts 4:23-31 When Peter and John were released they went back to their friends and
then all lifted their voice together to God and when they had finished praying the place
they had gathered had shaken and they were filled with the Holy Spirit!
G. In Hebrews 10:24-25 We are encouraged not to neglect the meeting together!
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H. Matthew 28:16-20 Jesus sends out the disciples on the great commission to make
V. Prayer of Thanksgiving and Praise
A. Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he
who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to
him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations. (Psalm 100:1-5 ESV)
B. The Hebrew word for Thanksgiving and praise is Yadah and it means to throw; to
give thanks, laud or praise; to confess something about God; to confess one's own
C. Another Hebrew word is Towdah and it means Confession, praise, thanksgiving;
giving of praise to God; thanksgiving in songs of worship; thanks choir or
procession; thank-offering, sacrifice of thanksgiving; confession.
D. The Hebrew word Huy'dot means songs of praise and is only found once in
scripture in Neh. 12:8
E. Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel. (Psalm 22:3 ESV)
F. About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and
the prisoners were listening to them, and suddenly there was a great
earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. And
immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s bonds were
unfastened. When the jailer woke and saw that the prison doors were open, he
drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners
had escaped. But Paul cried with a loud voice, “Do not harm yourself, for we
are all here.” And the jailer called for lights and rushed in, and trembling with
fear he fell down before Paul and Silas. Then he brought them out and said,
“Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus,
and you will be saved, you and your household.” And they spoke the word of
the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. And he took them the same
hour of the night and washed their wounds; and he was baptized at once, he
and all his family. Then he brought them up into his house and set food before
them. And he rejoiced along with his entire household that he had believed in
God. (Acts 16:25-34 ESV)
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G. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for
this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV)
H. First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and
thanksgivings be made for all people, (1 Timothy 2:1 ESV)
I. rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were
taught, abounding in thanksgiving. (Colossians 2:7 ESV)
J. And let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, and tell of his deeds in songs of
joy! (Psalm 107:22 ESV)
K. We enter into His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise means
we open the door with thanksgiving and the secret place with praise!
L. give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for
you. (1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV)
M. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord
Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:17 ESV)
VI. Prayer of Contemplation or Soaking Prayer
A. Over the centuries, one of the key ways that believers have sought to know
God in a more intimate way was through this kind of contemplative prayer. In
recent years this practice has come to be known as ‘Soaking Prayer’.
According to the Miriam-Webster Dictionary, the word ‘contemplate’ means,
“To view or consider with continued attention. To meditate on.” The word
‘meditate’ means, “A definite focusing of one’s thoughts on something so as
to understand it deeply.” Soaking prayer is often referred to as an inward
journey in the Spirit. In simple terms, it’s just ‘hanging out’ with Jesus, and
letting Him do whatever He wants to do in our lives. In previous revivals
believers referred to this intimate communion with God as ‘waiting on the
Lord,’ or ‘tarrying’ as they lingered in prayer, expecting God’s revival
blessings. Although ‘soaking’ includes waiting on the Lord, in this present
move of the Spirit it means much more than that. To ‘soak’ in God’s presence
is to rest in His love rather than to ‘strive’ in prayer.
B. Regarding contemplative or ‘soaking’ prayer, Andrew Murray wrote, "Here is
the secret of a life of prayer. Take time in the inner chamber to bow down and
worship; and wait on Him until He unveils Himself, and takes possession of
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you, and goes out with you to show how a man can live and walk in abiding
fellowship with an unseen Lord." 2
Bible reading and prayer are not enough to fulfill the longing in our soul for
intimacy with God. Through soaking prayer we can take time alone with the
Father, not asking for anything, but merely enjoying more of Him.
But soaking prayer is nothing new. In a Seventeenth Century monastery, a cook
named Brother Lawrence gave his life to the art of “practicing the presence of
God in one single act that does not end.” He learned to cultivate the deep
presence of God so thoroughly in his own heart that he was able to joyfully
proclaim, “I am doing now what I will do for all eternity. I am blessing God,
praising Him, adoring Him, and loving Him with all my heart.” (Craig Von Buseck)
C. “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be
exalted in the earth!” (Psalm 46:10 ESV)
D. To still our hearts long enough to hear Him speak to us and actually have a two
way relationship "This is apart of soaking prayer"
E. We should have regular times of being still and just waiting on The Lord!
F. Steps for soaking:
• Establish a daily time
• Focus on Him
• Be Still and Listen
• Meditate on Scripture
• Be aware of your spiritual senses
* Your five senses in the natural are also your spiritual senses as well!
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* Don't be afraid God will not give you a snake or a rock when you ask for bread
• Journal your prayers
G. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of
discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil. (Hebrews
VII. Prayer of Declaration or Declarative Prayer
A. You will also declare a thing, And it will be established for you; So light will
shine on your ways. (Job 22:28 NKJV)
B. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its
fruit. (Proverbs 18:21 NKJV)
C. The Hebrew word for Declare is nagad and it means: 1) to be conspicuous,
tell, make known 1a) (Hiphil) to tell, declare 1a1) to tell, announce, report 1a2)
to declare, make known, expound 1a3) to inform of 1a4) to publish, declare,
proclaim 1a5) to avow, acknowledge, confess 1a5a) messenger (participle) 1b)
(Hophal) to be told, be announced, be reported
D. When we pray prayers of declaration we are making known the truth of God's
word, proclaiming His promises and power in our lives and our
circumstances! We are confessing His names over our families and
relationships proclaiming the advancement of His kingdom in us and through
us! We are making known the counsel of God to any given situation! We are
being messengers of His sovereign will to our towns, cities, states, and
E. Here is a declarative prayer taken from Streams Ministries:
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His authority, I cut off every curse that
has been spoken against me to try to stop me from walking into God’s purpose
for my life. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in His authority, I cut off all
bloodline and spiritual curses that any person or persons may have placed upon
me, whether by their actions or by any form of verbal declaration at all,
Through the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ, I pronounce that, in His name, all
these things are null and void as of this moment. Nothing that is against His
purpose for me shall flourish. Nothing, in the name of Jesus, that is anti what He
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has created me to become will flourish from this moment on. And therefore, in His
name, I declare that:
my family will prosper,
my children will prosper,
my finances will prosper,
my authority will prosper,
my favor will prosper,
my influence will prosper,
my understanding of Scripture will prosper,
my wisdom will prosper,
my discernment and discretion will prosper.
The power of the Living God will flow in greater measure through me,
unencumbered. It will increasingly become more unencumbered and flow at
greater rates, greater speeds, to change people’s lives and advance the glorious
Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ within me.
I declare that God has determined the pre-appointed time for my life, the exact
place that I would dwell, the exact time that I would be born, the exact location for
my anointing. He has placed me where I am in order for me to touch and change
that area, and that the enemy — the powers of darkness — would be broken
because of the power of the Living God upon my shoulders.
He has done this, so that I would grope for Him, and that I would seek Him, and
that in hope I might find Him, for in Him I live and move and have my being. As
Paul wrote, “We are all His offspring,” and therefore I declare that I am flesh of
His flesh in the Kingdom of the glorious Lord Jesus Christ. I am bone of His bone.
I was born for such a time as this. No matter what has happened in the past, or
what has been happening in the present, I will walk in victory, and I will see the
goodness of God in the land of the living! In Jesus’ name, amen.
F. Declarative prayer will get you out of self-pity, anxiety, confusion and self-doubt.
They will change your mindset and reorient your thinking.
G. So we need to come into agreement and declare who we are in Christ!
Angels, Spirit Beings, Demons, and Unclean Spirits
Angels and other heavenly beings are referred to more than 371 times in scripture
They can appear to you in the dreams, visions, trances and even in the flesh
They seem to move at the speed of thought
Depending on how they show up determines if you get to stay standing are not (Daniel 10)
They can come so cloaked you think they are really human (Hebrew 13:2)
They can come and eat with you (Genesis 18:8) The Lord and two Angels
They can cook you food and feed you even (1Kings 19:5-8) Elijah
However they show up is not any less important either through a dream or vision or in the natural all ways are valid and equally important
Angels have never been commanded by humans only God
Psalms 91:11 For He (God) will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.
Psalms 103:20 Bless the Lord, you His angels, who excel in strength, who do His word, heeding the voice of His word.
Angels discern good from evil
2 Samuel 14:17b for as the angel of God, so is my lord the king in discerning good and evil.
Angels are God’s ministering spirits
Hebrews 1:14 Are they (Angels) not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?
Angels help, protect, proclaim, bring revelation, guard, minister and execute the will of God.
They sent plagues on unbelieving nations (Revelation 15-16)
They fight against the armies of the Antichrist (Revelation 12, 14)They stirred the waters in the pool of Bethesda (John 5:4)
They opened the prision doors twice in the N.C. (Acts 5, 12)
How many angels are there?
Hebrews 12:22b to an innumerable company of angels
One Third of the angels fell from Heaven (Revelation 12:3-9)
Angels have a choice to serve God or not (Jude 6)
We have personal angels assigned to us from childhood (Matthew 18:10)
Angels are assigned to Nations (Daniel 12:1)
Michael is assigned to the Hebrew people.
What are angels made of? - Celestial composition
Angels are Spirits Hebrews 1:7 And of the angels He says: Who makes His angels spirits and His ministers a flame of fire.
1 Corinthians 15:40 There are also celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
Angels can’t die (Luke 20:36)…. after the resurrection we will be like the angles and will not be able to die
Some angels actually collect our prayers (Revelation 8:3)
Angels have great authority (Revelation 18:1)
Angels fight all wars in heaven (Revelation 12:7)
Angels fly through heaven (Revelation 14:6)
An angel will declare the end of time (Revelation 10:7)
We are not to worship angels (Colossians 2:18 & Revelation 19:10a)
We are not to disrespect angels (1 Corinthians 15:40, 2 Peter 2:10 and Jude 8)
Angels rejoice when someone gets saved (Luke 15:10) Joy in the presence of the angels.
Angels can destroy people and cities (2 Samuel 24:16, 2 Kings 19:35 and Acts 12:23)
The Angel of the Lord will deliver you (Psalms 34:7)
Angels have their own language (1 Corinthians 13:1)
The bible only give us two names of angels: Gabriel and Michael ( Luke 1:11-12,19, Daniel 10:13)
Angels have none of the attributes of God
They are not Omniscient (Mark 13:32) - They don’t know when Jesus is returning
They are not Omnipotent - They can be removed from heaven
They are not Omnipresent - They move from one place to another and are not everywhere at the same time
Angels were created (Colossians 1:16)
Angels were created before the earth (Job 38:1, 47)
There are different sizes of angels (Revelation 7:1)
Angels can speak with a very loud voice (Revelation 7:2)
There are 16 types of Spirit beings in the co - existing spiritual realm:
Angel of His (God’s) Presence (paw-neem)
ANGEL OF GOD
Angel of Eloheim (God)
Exodus 14:19 And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them:
✴430. Elohiym, el-o-heem ́; plural of 433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrate.
Angel of the Lord (YHWH)
Exodus 3:2 And the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed.
✴3068. YHWH; from 1961; (the) self-Existent or Eternal; name of God—the Lord. Compare 3050, 3069.
• Can Speak from Heaven to Earth
Genesis 22:11 But the angel of the LORD called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” And he said, “Here am I.”
• Can appear and speak on Earth
Judges 6:12 And the angel of the LORD appeared to him and said to him, “The LORD is with you, O mighty man of valor.”
i. Highest form of Cherubim
ii. Guard the sanctuaries of heaven
• There must be more than one (sanctuaries)
iii. They have great splendor (Ezekiel 28)
iv. The wisest of all of Heavenʼs creation (Ezekiel 28)
v. The most beautiful of Heavenʼs creation (Ezekiel 28)
vi. They are covered with nine precious stones/eyes (Ezekiel 28)
vii. They are covered with gold (Ezekiel 28)
viii. They walk the closest of any of Heavenʼs creations to God—in the midst of the fiery stones (Ezekiel 28)
CHERUBIM (referred to 91 times in the Bible)
There are at least 7 of them (Ezekiel 9:1-11)
Each has the face of a Lion, Man, Eagle, and Cherub/Ox (Ezekiel 1:10)
They have feet (Ezekiel 1)
They have four wings (Ezekiel 1:6)
Their wings make noise when they fly (Ezekiel)
They fly around the Throne of God
They stand on each side of the Throne of God (1 Samuel 4:4)
They stand on each side of the Mercy Seat of the Ark of the Covenant
They are covered in amber like gold
They have higher "Glory" (Hebrew 9:5)
They are in perfect tune with and perfectly follow the Spirit of God (Ezekiel 1:12)
They have an appearance like polished brass or torch
Lighting comes out of them (Ezekiel 1:13)
They guarded the Garden of Eden
Seraphim (referred to 2 times in the bible)
Seraphim translates - Fiery Ones
They surround the throne (Isaiah 6)
They fly around the throne of God
They do not have feet they hover
They attend to God's throne
They continually cry Holy, Holy, Holy
The cry is so loud it shakes the door posts of heaven
They have six wings (Isaiah 6:2)
Watchers (Daniel 4)
They carry great authority
Observe, Report, Judge and sentence and make unchangeable decrees
Rulers / Principalities (arche, ar-khay) Arch angel or chief angel
Inspire kings and peoples to raise or fall
They put kings in their place.
Thrones (Thronos, thron-os)
To control nations or kingdoms
Powers / Authorities (exousia, ex-oo-see-ah)
They move armies or they cause nations to rise above other nations
Ephesians 1:21, 3:10
1 Peter 3:22
Dominions = Master (Kuriotes, Koo-ree-ot-ace)
Regions and tribal issues
Mights = Power (Kuriotes, Koo-ree-ot-ace)
To empower to conquer or throw another nation, tribe, city
Heaven's logistical agents
They boast of God and celebrate His presence (Psalm 103:20)
They excel in strength (Psalm 103:20)
They cause things to happen (Psalm 103:20)
They arrange for things to happen (103:20)
They serve only God's commands/voice (Harkin=sh'mah) (Psalm 103:21)
Like the butler's of God
They minister to God (Psalm 103:21)
They seek to please God (Psalm 103:21)
They fulfill the pleasure of God (Psalm 103:21)
They are witnesses of heaven's intent on earth
Living Wheels or (o-fawn) Owohan
The wheels of Ezekiel Chapter 1 were called "Owphan" or living wheels - apparently they were spiritual beings (Ezekiel 1:20)
These (owphan) living wheels do not turn (Ezekiel 10:16)
They make "great and thunderous noise" (Ezekiel 3:13)
They have numerous eyes
They are the color of beryl stone (most likely aquamarine in color)
They contain coals of fire to purity and for judgement (Ezekiel 10:6)
They appear as a wheel of burning fire below the throne of God (Daniel 7:9)
Ishshah (ish-shaw) Ashiym (naw-sheem)
Winged women who carried the evil woman away to Babylon (Zechariah 5:9)
These winged women come from heaven
They have feathered wings (kaw-nawf)
The wings were filled with the wind - the hebraic word for spirit (ruwach, roo-akh)
Carry the evil woman away to Babylon
Heavenly Spirits (at least 23 kinds)
Deaf Spirit (Mark 9:25)
Mute Spirit (Mark 9:25)
Spirit of Infirmity (Luke 13:11)
Spirit of Stupor (Romans 11:8)
Spirit of Judgement ( Isaiah 4:4)
Spirit of Burning (Isaiah 4:4)
Spirit of Justice (Isaiah 28:6)
Spirit of Deep Sleep (Isaiah 29:10)
Unclean Spirit (Zechariah 13:2, Matthew 12:43)
False Spirit (Micah 2:11)
Spirit of Harlotry (Hosea 4:12)
Spirit of Heaviness (Isaiah 61:3)
Perverse Spirit (Isaiah 19:14)
Spirit of Egypt (Isaiah 19:3)
Lying Spirit (1 Kings 22:23)
Deceiving Spirit (1 Kings 22:21)
Distressing Spirit (1 Samuel 16:15)
Spirit of Ill-will (Judges 9:23)
Spirit of Jealousy (Numbers 5:14)
Spirit of Wisdom (Ephesians 1:17)
Spirit of Revelation (Ephesians 1:17)
Spirit of Grace (Zechariah 12:10)
Spirit of Supplication (Zechariah 12:10)
Evil Spirits, Demons and Unclean Spirits
Evil Spirit (Ra' Ruah)
Teraphim are idols, or household gods they are the lowest form of fallen spirits
Demon (Shedim) (Deuteronomy 32:17, Psalms 106:37) (Seirim, meaning to be hairy)
Unclean Spirit (Tum' ah Ruah)
Nephesh Ra' (Evil soul either human or animal)
Nephesh - means soul or translated living being and is used both for human and animal and is used starting in Genesis.
Evil Spirits, or Demons and Unclean Spirits are not fallen Angels
So if they are not fallen angels then were did they come from?
Genesis 6:1-8 (So began the The hybrid race of man and animal)
Bene Elohim which translates sons of God
There are two schools of thought here,
Bene Elohim is another name for the sons of Seth
Bene Elohim is the name for Angels/ Watcher
This term for angels occurs four times in the Old Testament in the Septuagint version (the Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures) it's meaning is always used as angels of God, never of man.
The of spring of this unholy union of angel and women created a hybrid race called in the hebrew Nephilim which is translated giants.
We find in the scriptures that angels have the ability to appear as men even though they are spirit beings. They are able to perform numerous human functions such as eating food as in their encounter with Abraham in Genesis 18. They are able to perform other bodily functions as well, they can walk and talk among us in such a way that we may not be aware of them unless they reveal themselves, Heb. 13:2 “do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels.” The angels that came to warn Lot were mistaken for men and were sought out for homosexual use by the men of Sodom. Angels are also able to carry out God's plans on Earth by supplying food for man 1 kings 19:5-7 Mt. 4:11. They are able to execute God's judgment Rev. 7:1, 14:17, inflict punishment upon man Ez.9:1-8, Acts 12:23. There seems to be some change of substance that takes place on Earth that they can become physical, contrary to their original nature. So if they are able to possess a body of a man and can eat and carry out other functions then why not other abilities. The term Son of God is never used of man in the Old Testament, only of angels. (Job.1:6,2:1, 38:7). The only exception is Nebuchadnezzar who said of the one who was in the fire with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, was like the Son of God” (Dan. 3:25). This was written in Aramaic and he was probably stating this from his Pagan perspective.
We also see Rephaim and Gibborim
Gibborim means mightiest, valiant, mighty of great stature. (Genesis 10:8)
The Amorites are mentioned more than 80 times in Scripture and They were descendants of Noah's grandson Canaan (Genesis 10:15-16)
In Amos 2:9-10 the Amorites are described to be as tall as cedar trees and strong as oaks!
Enoch and Jasher
Enoch was the 8th from Adam and walked with God so close that he was taken up to heaven and never tasted death!
The book of Enoch was considered scripture by many Jews up in till the counsel of Nicea 325 AD
In chapter 15 of Enoch we see that evil spirits come forth from the Nephilim
1Then addressing me, He spoke and said, Hear, neither be afraid, O righteous Enoch, you scribe of righteousness: approach hither, and hear my voice. Go, say to the Watchers of heaven, who have sent you to pray for them, You ought to pray for men, and not men for you. 2Wherefore have you forsaken the lofty and holy heaven, which endures for ever, and have lain with women; have defile yourselves with the daughters of men; have taken to yourselves wives; have acted like the sons of the earth, and have begotten an impious offspring? (23) An impious offspring. Literally, "giants" (Charles, p. 82; Knibb, p. 101). 3You being spiritual, holy, and possessing a life which is eternal, have polluted yourselves with women; have begotten in carnal blood; have lusted in the blood of men; and have done as those who are flesh and blood do. 4These however die and perish. 5Therefore have I given to them wives, that they might cohabit with them; that sons might be born of them; and that this might be transacted upon earth. 6But you from the beginning were made spiritual, possessing a life which is eternal, and not subject to death for ever. 7Therefore I made not wives for you, because, being spiritual, your dwelling is in heaven. 8Now the giants, who have been born of spirit and of flesh, shall be called upon earth evil spirits, and on earth shall be their habitation. Evil spirits shall proceed from their flesh, because they were created from above; from the holy Watchers was their beginning and primary foundation. Evil spirits shall they be upon earth, and the spirits of the wicked shall they be called. The habitation of the spirits of heaven shall be in heaven; but upon earth shall be the habitation of terrestrial spirits, who are born on earth. (24) Note the many implications of vss. 3-8 regarding the progeny of evil spirits.
9The spirits of the giants shall be like clouds, (25) which shall oppress, corrupt, fall, content, and bruise upon earth.
(25) The Greek word for "clouds" here, nephelas, may disguise a more ancient reading, Napheleim (Nephilim).
10They shall cause lamentation. No food shall they eat; and they shall be thirsty; they shall be concealed, and shall not (26) rise up against the sons of men, and against women; for they come forth during the days of slaughter and destruction.
The book of Jasher
We see the book of Jasher referenced in 2 Samuel 1:18 and Joshua 10:13
Jasher deals with the mixing of animals in Chapter 4:18
And their judges and rulers went to the daughters of men and took their wives by force from their husbands according to their choice, and the sons of men in those days took from cattle of the earth, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and taught the mixture of animals of one species with the other, in order therewith to provoke The Lord, and God saw the whole earth and it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its ways upon earth, all men and all animals.
We see half human and half animal creatures in Jasher 36:31-34
So Nephesh ra can be evil animal souls or unclean spirits
The Three Laws of God
1. Sacrificial - was fulfilled by Christ.
2. Ceremonial - Spring feasts were fulfilled by Christ, fall feasts will be fulfilled upon His return.
3. Moral - is God's character and will never change.
PROPHECY OF THE SEVEN JEWISH FEASTS
In Leviticus 23, we find that the Festivals of the Lord were to be observed forever and that they are types and shadows of Yeshua and the New Covenant.
The first four feasts have been fulfilled and the Jewish community celebrates them historically. They are Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits and the Feast of Weeks or Pentecost. These four Spring Feasts are considered to be an interrelated whole where Pentecost is the completion of the process begun at Passover.
*** Passover – pictures the Death of Jesus Christ
*** Feast of Unleavened Bread – pictures the Burial of Jesus Christ
*** Feast of First Fruits – pictures the Resurrection of Christ
*** Pentecost – pictures the Descent of the Holy Spirit & the Birth of the Church
While the first four Festivals occur in close proximity, an entire season passes before the Fall Feasts begin. This long period represents the dispensation of grace that we now live in. The last three feasts (Trumpets, Atonement and Tabernacles) are celebrated in the Fall season and are yet to be fulfilled so they remain prophetic in nature.
*** Feast of the Trumpets – pictures the Rapture of the Church
*** Feast of Atonement – pictures the Second Coming of Jesus Christ
*** Feast of Tabernacles – pictures the Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ
The final three feasts are also known as Rosh HaShanah (Feast of the Trumpets), Yom Kippur (Feast of Atonement), and Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles).
The Year of the Door
Seeing the Door
These are my notes from Collision on 1-1-14
The Hebrew Calendar, the Holiday of Rosh Hashanah, marks the beginning of the New Year. According to the Hebrew tradition, the earth turned 5774 years of age on Rosh Hashanah, Wednesday, September 4, 2013.
The Hebrew alphabet assigns each letter a numerical value which also has a pictorial meaning. Dates are picturesque, revealing the Divine design for that particular year. Ayin dalet is “74″ in Hebrew. Ayin is the number 70 and dalet the numeral 4. Ayin came from a picture of an “eye” and therefore speaks of “seeing” and “vision.” Dalet means “open door” and was derived from the picture of a tent door tied back.
The door means opportunity and combined with the eye for seeing this truly is the year of Breakthrough!
Regardless of the doors that are set before you this year we must keep our intimacy with The Door first! For He (King Jesus) truly is our first love!
“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” This figure of speech Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them. (John 10:1-6 ESV)
So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. (John 10:7-10 ESV)
There are other doors that will need to be shut permanently, For these doors are not doors of opportunity but destruction and if left open have the potential to allow the evil one to steal, kill, and destroy!
Then he brought me back to the door of the temple, and behold, water was issuing from below the threshold of the temple toward the east (for the temple faced east). The water was flowing down from below the south end of the threshold of the temple, south of the altar. Then he brought me out by way of the north gate and led me around on the outside to the outer gate that faces toward the east; and behold, the water was trickling out on the south side. Going on eastward with a measuring line in his hand, the man measured a thousand cubits, and then led me through the water, and it was ankle-deep. Again he measured a thousand, and led me through the water, and it was knee-deep. Again he measured a thousand, and led me through the water, and it was waist-deep. Again he measured a thousand, and it was a river that I could not pass through, for the water had risen. It was deep enough to swim in, a river that could not be passed through. And he said to me, “Son of man, have you seen this?” Then he led me back to the bank of the river. As I went back, I saw on the bank of the river very many trees on the one side and on the other. And he said to me, “This water flows toward the eastern region and goes down into the Arabah, and enters the sea; when the water flows into the sea, the water will become fresh. And wherever the river goes, every living creature that swarms will live, and there will be very many fish. For this water goes there, that the waters of the sea may become fresh; so everything will live where the river goes. Fishermen will stand beside the sea. From Engedi to Eneglaim it will be a place for the spreading of nets. Its fish will be of very many kinds, like the fish of the Great Sea. But its swamps and marshes will not become fresh; they are to be left for salt. And on the banks, on both sides of the river, there will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither, nor their fruit fail, but they will bear fresh fruit every month, because the water for them flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for healing.” (Ezekiel 47:1-12 ESV)
Things I see for 2014
This is a year that the remnant will see the glory of God return to the body, I believe the presence of God will be ever increasing in the year to come!
I see the division among the body of Christ increasing in the areas of Hyper-Grace and Cessationist, As a remnant rises so will the religious spirit!
I believe that the persecution of the church is just getting started in the US and we will see a ramping up of this as we go through this year and the years to come!
I have seen explosions, rioting and serious devastation to a huge bridge which looked like it was broken in half probably from an earthquake, Though I did not see exactly where this all took place I believe it all was in the US, It was all very dark and I believe that it can be everted by repentance and intercession.
The American Airlines Plain Dream
I was watching from a elevated platform an American Airlines plane taking off over a highway with power lines going over the highway and I thought the plane would never clear the lines but to my surprise it did and then suddenly I was in a car and watching the plane continue to ascend and then all of a sudden the wing broke in half and the plane flew in a 180 and crash landed and instantly their was fire trucks and ambulances there and I asked My wife did you see that and she said no.
When praying today for our nation specifically on the area of abortion I heard the phrase the cup is full!
II Chronicles 7:14
Without repentance I believe that we will begin to see many of things the Prophets have been prophesying for our nation as well as others!
I believe that we will begin to see the ancient ways of the interaction of God with the Prophets this will begin to become more common once again! Example Elijah.
This will be the best of times for the remnant and the worst of times for the world!
The Spirit and the Bride say Come Lord Jesus!
Justin Carpenter has a passion for Christ and His body. Justin longs to see the body of Christ be equipped and sent out into all the world preaching the gospel of the kingdom with authority and power.