Thursday, December 24, 2020

2nd Signpost - Focus

2nd Signpost - Focus

The second sign appeared when I least expected it. Usually, I receive new instructions once I have completed the tasks given to me. There had been a feeling of building pressure; my workload was behind schedule from the previous week. Life was getting in the way and I hadn’t yet recorded the revelation about the first sign in this book. 

The gray-haired gentleman on a TV program, dedicated to supernatural occurrences within the church, was interviewing someone who had an incredible healing ministry. The pastor said that the Lord told him that the old ways to the Secret Place were closing. The new path He was opening would be available to all Christians who would seek it. 

Monday, December 21, 2020

Old and New Wineskin

Each new revelation from God seems to be so effective as it begins, then degrades over time. Why is this? God is always the same, so why does the flow of His power change?

We must find the answers to these questions now because the revelation of the Courts of Heaven is in danger of becoming ineffective; an “old wineskin.” If you have not been immersed in the Christian culture, this term may be unfamiliar to you. To understand why this is a danger, we need to know:

  • What does the Bible say about old wineskin? 
  • What does it mean to be an old wineskin?


Three out of the four accounts in the Bible record our Lord talking about this, so it must be important:

And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins. (Matthew 9:17, Mark 2:22, Luke 5:37)

In what context was this said? It is hard to tell because it was mixed in with a lot of other parables. One thing is consistent. The same story precedes the teaching on the wineskin in every account: the topic of fasting.

And they said to Him, Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees; but Yours eat and drink? And He said to them, Can you make the children of the bridal chamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days. (Luke 5:33-35 AKJV)

Jesus explains why His disciples do not fast, then He talks about wineskin. To place His words about wineskin in the proper context we must know why we fast and pray. In the Old Testament we see that God’s people fasted as they sought revelation:

Then all the children of Israel, and all the people, went up, and came to the house of God, and wept, and sat there before the LORD, and fasted that day until evening, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD. (Judges 20:26 AKJV)

When we fast, we set aside the basic physical demands of our body so that we can focus only on God. The disciples did this as well, and for the same purpose:

While they were serving the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul (Paul) for the work to which I have called them.” (Acts 13:2 AMPC)

And when they had ordained them elders, in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on Whom they believed. (Acts 14:23 KJV)

In each of these instances, they were seeking the Lord for guidance or direction. The main topic is receiving a revelation from God. We can apply this to the wineskin parable where the Lord also gives this example:

No man puts a piece of new cloth to an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up takes from the garment, and the rent is made worse.. (Matthew 9:16 AKJV)

Fabric that is new will shrink when laundered. Old fabric has already withstood that process and is now set in a permanent shape. This is just like a new wineskin that is supple and will bend and give, where an old wineskin’s shape is fixed. It is human nature to slip into inflexibility concerning God and how it is He wants us to operate in any given situation:
  • Prayer (formula prayers)
  • Traditions (the way our church or parents have always done it)
This is not what the Lord wants from us. The Pharisees asked Him about fasting because it was a custom based on tradition, not because God had asked them to fast at that time. The spiritual leaders of the day had lost all sensitivity to God’s leading and were following tradition blindly. If they had been listening to God, they would have recognized His Son and rejoiced. 

With these two metaphors, the Lord is in essence saying, “Fasting is good, but you should be listening to God about when it should be done or you won’t be able to receive new revelation.”

Unfortunately, Christians use the term “new wineskin” to speak of a new revelation from God. We often forget that there are two sides to what is being said. As stated, an “old wineskin” means that we are being inflexible when receiving these new revelations. We cannot follow any biblical practice blindly without His guidance, not even fasting. This will make it a tradition, a formula, an old wineskin. 

It is human nature to want to be in control or to have a path laid out for us. However, to hold new wine we must remain flexible like a new wineskin, lest the new revelation be torn from us like new fabric on an old cloth or new wine bursting from an old wineskin.

Every great revelation from past generations was turned brittle and inflexible, as we developed “formula prayers” based on that new revelation. The dictionary definition of formula is “a customary or set form or method allowing little room for originality to accomplish a desired result.” When we pray, repeating words to get the desired result, it doesn’t leave room for the Holy Spirit to guide us. We are more focused on getting the result we want, rather than listening to what God wants us to do.

In the large movements of the past where prayers were developed based on the revelation brought to the Body of Christ, it wasn’t long after that it began losing effectiveness. The formula prayers are not the root of the issue, it is the fact that they are taking priority over listening and following the guidance of the Holy Spirit, our Guide.

Jesus, who is God, was with the disciples and the Pharisees wanted them to fast to hear from God. We have the Holy Spirit, who is God, inside us. If we ignore Him and just do what we think is right then we are no better than the Pharisees. You can use a prayer written by another person IF the Holy Spirit says to use that prayer at a given time. Paul gave us a great example of this:
Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinks that he has whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more: Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee… (Philippians 3:4-6 AKJV)
The Apostle Paul was a very learned man. He knew much about God’s ways. He was a Pharisee: a religious leader in Israel.
But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yes doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ… (Philippians 3:7-8 AKJV)
We must follow Paul’s example. No matter how much we think we know, we must cling to the excellent knowledge of Christ Jesus. This is why formulas are so dangerous. We begin depending upon what we know instead of being led by our Lord and Holy Spirit.

The latest revelation about the Courts of Heaven is in danger of moving into an “old wineskin” category because the Body of Christ is creating formula prayers based on this revelation that are being used without the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Although our prayer team uses a template for entering into the Courts of Heaven and we learn the procedures of God’s courts, we wait and listen to the Holy Spirit and respond to what He says to us. Even with this concession, we had to remain flexible as the Lord revealed how to appropriate the fullness of His grace and mercy. Now we only enter the Courts if our Lead Advocate, Jesus, asks us to go before the Judge.

For many Christians, it is too easy to become dependent on others instead of God. We must be willing to invest the time and energy in prayer and learning God’s ways for ourselves. Our ministry is here to help you understand how and when you should operate in Courts. Our intercession team will pray with you when attacks of the enemy occur until you enter the Courts for yourself.

Hearing from our Teacher and Guide, the Holy Spirit isn’t for a privileged few, it is for every Christian. It does no good to have a Teacher if you cannot hear from Him. After you have come into agreement with the prayer to be placed before the Throne of Grace, you will begin to hear more and more from God as you are freed from the attacks of the enemy that may be hindering you. This, in turn, will allow you to spend time learning God’s ways so He can move more in your life.

God created you for a purpose; you have a destiny with Him that is good. You are not an accident or too messed up for God to use you — that is a lie from the enemy. Are your mistakes bigger than God? He used a murderer who was a fugitive (Moses) and the man who was pursuing His children to kill them (Paul). He can use you only if you are willing.

I hope you will take time to look at the revelation of grace and mercy found in the first workbook of this series so that you can become free from attacks of the enemy while you learn and grow in the ways of God!

It took more than 2,000 visits to the Courts of Heaven to realize that we had listened to some wrong teachings that created turmoil in our lives and produced little or no fruit in recent years. Through continued visits to the Courts, charges were revealed for things we had done thinking, at the time, we were taking ground for the Kingdom. Even with this evidence, it wasn’t easy to let go of what we had been taught, that old wineskin!

Looking back, it was clear that the methods had been effective for a while, but then gradually became less and less powerful. We followed what we thought were correct Christian practices, but instead of leading us into deeper levels of freedom, they blocked our ability to move forward in our walk with God. Many teachers took things out of context to suit the message they wanted to teach.

Today the Lord is challenging all of us about teachings. Even if they are based on actual scriptures, we must ask if they line up with what the Bible means or are they out of context? If something is revealed by the Holy Spirit in intercession or if we are called into the Courts of Heaven we have to be willing to receive correction and question our beliefs by verifying them with the Word of God. We need to be open to new revelations and question long-held traditions, listening to the Holy Spirit before we pray and not relying on formula prayers – this is God’s new wineskin.

As a born-again believer, are you open to new revelations and teachings that God wants to give you? If the Holy Spirit shows you something that lines up with the Bible but contradicts:

  • What your pastor, prophet, evangelist, or apostle has said
  • Church denomination has been teaching for many, many years

What will you hold on to? How fast are you willing to let go of false teachings? Our ability to be open to God’s new teachings indicates if there are blockages in our spirit. We need to be ready to receive truth from the Holy Spirit, which can be difficult if our soul is dominating our spirit. Some of us need to shed the old wineskin so that we can receive His fresh new wine that will revive us.

  • Do you want to hold on to the old, but wouldn’t mind hearing what God has to say?
  • Are not really looking to practice the new, we are just curious and prefer the comfort of our old ways?

Change is difficult and can really hurt the flesh. We have to be willing to accept correction from God. You cannot put new wine into an old wineskin. Shedding the old wineskin means literally tossing away all that is old stuff that’s not God’s truth. This is what God wants us to discern and remove from our life so that we can be empowered to do His will upon this earth.


An Intercessor Sheds the Old Wineskin

By Lydia Boucek

The old me, as an intercessor, believed I was doing a lot of good as I prayed for our church and the congregation because I followed everything I was being taught. I was very involved in deliverance ministry, prayer-walking in cities and around businesses, and I always tried to listen to the Holy Spirit. I saw some fruit, but I also watched a lot of people get “burned out,” myself included at times. Some said it was because we were on the front lines and because I didn't know better I just accepted this explanation. I used to ask the Lord when this would all end. Spiritual warfare prayers were tiring.

From 2015, I would hear the Holy Spirit regularly speak to me about a “new wineskin” but I didn't understand what He meant by it. I was continuously experiencing and discerning witchcraft that operated in the churches I attended and also in my own neighborhood. Because of it, I took authority over demons and situations on a daily basis. I only knew to do spiritual warfare prayers to stop the demonic presence. The more I researched the internet, the more it confirmed that I was praying the right prayers. Still, I sensed I was missing something.

I would ask the Lord, “what is this new wineskin all about?” I started really paying attention to what God was saying because I sensed this may be the answer to what I felt I was missing. I believed it was tied in with the way we “do church.” I knew I was hearing something, but I didn't know for sure what I was hearing or how it applied to me.

I researched and learned that new wineskins are supple, they stretch and give. This is how we need to be concerning revelations from God. Looking back over the years, I realized that my prayers were fruitful when I prayed for people not cities. When I listened to the guidance of the Holy Spirit there were many breakthroughs that took place, and I also realized that my prayers were not heard when I used written prayers that I found in books: they became “formula” for me. I would read a book and then try to use the same prayers word for word that the author taught.

  • The definition of a formula: a set form of words for use in a ceremony or ritual.
  • The definition of spell: a spoken word or form of words held to have magic power.

When we utter words given to us by man without the urging of the Holy Spirit and expect a certain result, this is akin to witchcraft. We are relying on our knowledge instead of being guided by the Holy Spirit.

Learning from the prayers of others is great. Sometimes the words of others can help us voice what we need to say, but there is no magic phrase or prayer that will give us what we want. That is saying we don’t need the Holy Spirit to guide us in our prayers. Old prayers are like trying to thrive on old manna. The bread God provided for His people in the desert, manna, would go bad if they kept it for more than a day. There is no nourishment left in old food, so how does our spirit grow on old manna? Our manna must come from God, not man.

Then Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Moses gave you not that bread from Heaven; but My Father gives you the true Bread from Heaven. For the Bread of God is He which comes down from Heaven, and gives life to the world. Then said they to Him, Lord, ever more give us this bread. (John 6:32-34 AKJV)

The Lord continued to speak to me personally about a “New Wineskin” and I was listening. I was growing tired of the prayers and rituals that were not producing results and sensed God was not pleased with the messages being preached at church. I would leave church feeling worse than when I entered the building.

All I knew was to repent for being part of it; I was carrying a heavy burden in my spirit. I began to repent for allowing myself to get caught up in teachings that were not fruitful. In fact, many times they contradicted the Word. How did I not see that sooner?

I was trying to read books that pastors had recommended but often the books irritated my spirit. I got too caught up in the wrongness I saw happening in the church (demonic influences I discerned) and it pulled me away from my own regular daily study of the Word. I was trying so hard to conform to the teachings in the church, but the more I tried the heavier my spirit got. Everyone was just copying each other; reading the same revelations given to others for specific situations and no longer relying on the Holy Spirit for new revelations. Figuratively, I was eating old manna and drinking old wine.

Looking back, I realize now that many teachings were just wrong. I rarely heard teachings about the cross or the power of the blood of Jesus. We were taught to engage in warfare because they said Jesus gave us the authority to do so, but the revelation was all twisted. No one challenged any teachings and I was losing peace over this. I hungered for the gospel and nothing but the gospel. I realized that it was not about prosperity; it was about Jesus. It was important to go back to the basics and clean up the foundations so that I could dig deeper into what God was saying today.

I no longer wanted to pray in groups. I just wanted to hear God for myself. I did not want to listen to people screaming at the devil and commanding the Holy Spirit to do this and that. My peace came back by spending a lot more time in prayer and reading my Bible. While I loved to read, I could not bring myself to buy a book unless God led me to it, which had now become a rare thing for me. I felt like things were being ripped away from me; I was shedding old skin.

How can you hear when you are yelling and screaming?

That is behavior allowing the flesh to operate.

God was teaching me that everything we discern can be confirmed in His Word. We need to stop relying only on books and TV for answers and more on God for each situation, to show you, teach you, and pour into you. We need fresh manna every day and for every situation. I kept asking “Lord, what does your new wineskin look like?”

In this new season, God began speaking to me about the sins of my ancestors. I didn’t have a clue what those sins were, so I turned to the ten commandments and by faith began confessing for every single commandment they broke. I felt deliverance happening. It was a good start, but there was more about generational deliverance I needed to learn. That same week, I received prophecies from several prophets and they basically talked about the “Courts of Heaven” and said, you will take many into the Courts and help them with generational curses.

The prophecies told me about my new journey with God. My spirit was quickened when I heard the words about the “Courts of Heaven” and I had a sense this was the answer I sought. This was part of the new wineskin. God was directing me to research the topic of His Courts. Months after that I sensed I was to look for a book on the topic, but I did not want to spend a lot of money. I came across Lynn Hardy’s four books at Amazon, the Boot Camp Series, and was pleased that one of them was called “Destroying Curses in the Courts of Heaven.” Best of all, they were free.

I read her books and was so grateful she was able to explain God’s ways in simple terms. I realized over the years how much the church had complicated the Word of God. I told friends about her free books and a friend encouraged me to contact her to see if she could help me to hear what other charges were against me.

When Lynn explained to me more about wielding unauthorized authority (described in the second workbook), I was certainly guilty of this and needed to repent for all the times I used spiritual warfare against the enemy when I could have just prayed in tongues. Finally, someone was able to tell me what I had been doing wrong all those years, and why so many Intercessors were burned out.

I began my new journey into the Courts of Heaven. I went through a season of recalling yet another prayer that I had wrongly used in the past, which I immediately repented for and covered with the blood. I truly had the fear of the Lord in me when I realized I had been following wrong teachings on prayer for years.

I was beginning to understand that when God was speaking to me about a new wineskin, He was asking me to shed those old prayers that I prayed by formula. I had been saying prayers and performing actions like prayer walks, vigils, and fasts because I learned them in a book, but never really had it confirmed by the Holy Spirit. I took much for granted.

God is calling individuals to shed the old wineskin because the Holy Spirit should be the one to guide us in our prayers. To pray without the Holy Spirit is pride. It’s saying I don’t need you because I already know what to pray and I prefer the prayers man gave me.

The new wineskin is learning how to pray with the Holy Spirit as He tells us, which includes asking Jesus if we can enter into the Courts of Heaven instead of barging in or relying on what we learned from a book or what we think we know. After the Holy Spirit reveals our sin, either inside or outside of the Courts, we need to turn from that sin (repent), then the blood testifies for us against the adversary and we win the battle every time. The key to victory is not a specific prayer or entering into the Courts. It is finding out what the enemy is using to gain the right to attack us.

In order to operate fully in the new wineskin, we must let go of formula prayers. It is crucial to keep in mind that the enemy may have legal rights in the Courts of Heaven where the charges need to be removed before we take authority over anything. By acknowledging the blood of Jesus after repenting, not only is all sin removed from all records in Heaven, but every time we repent, we acknowledge what Jesus did for us on the cross. Sadly, this gospel is not being taught by many leaders.

Being led in our prayers by the Holy Spirit quickly puts an end to spiritual warfare. We must never go back to the old wineskin. We must never attack the enemy where we have no legal right to do so or we will receive personal backlash in the areas of finances, jobs, health, and both our marriage and our children.

The Courts of Heaven have made me realize we were not born to fight the devil. We were born to commune with God. I now only focus on GOD and if trouble starts, I ask Him what sin have I committed? If I need to repent then I repent and cover my sin with the precious and powerful blood of Jesus. I then take authority over a demon if I am told to do so by God. My goal is to rest in Him.

While I have come to realize that most of the time, the battle is because there is a charge against us and the solution is to repent. The blood cries out and takes care of the rest. It washes us clean. I have no need to attack the devil and start binding and loosing like a madwoman. That is time-consuming and takes away my focus to listen to the Holy Spirit.

The new wineskin, which is knowing about the Courts of Heaven where the enemy may have gained a judgment against us, is the battlefront for our warfare. We have seen demonized people set free, not by commanding, but by clearing the charges in the Courts of Heaven. I'd rather confront the enemy in front of the Judge, with my Righteous Advocate Jesus and my Counselor, knowing the blood of Christ is a witness for me. They are all on my side. All I have to do is listen to the Holy Spirit and follow His instructions.

When you give up the old wineskin, you will walk in peace and you will not feel the need to yell when you are speaking to God. You will show respect and honor when you are before the Great and Mighty Judge. Prayer is not performance. God is not a robot, He is a person. He is our King, our Savior, and He deserves all the honor.

Prayer is allowing the Holy Spirit to guide us and say only what He tells us. He wants us to pray for others from our heart with love and compassion and we will see the fruits of the Holy Spirit manifest. It’s time for our flesh to die. God cannot pour new wine (new prayers) into an old wineskin.

…that no flesh should glory in His presence. (1 Corinthians 1:29 AKJV)

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ… (2 Corinthians 10:3-5 AKJV)

Since I have been operating in the new wineskin, I have seen prayer warriors go into the Courts of Heaven to deal with charges because they are in a crisis situation. After instructing them not to engage the enemy anymore whenever they feel like it, many still fall right back into their old habits and start praying formula prayers again. The enemy taunted them and they fell for it. This is usually because their flesh is ruling them.

When they realize something is wrong because of the backlash, instead of taking a good look at themselves first to see what they might need to repent for, they go back to Court again to wage war against the adversary. This is very dangerous. We need to humble ourselves and listen for instructions from the Holy Spirit. We need to understand that the new wineskin means letting go of all our old ways of doing spiritual warfare; letting go of teachings that are not exactly scriptural so that God can pour new wine in us.

Christians are many times called on to pray for others. Keep these things in mind before you begin praying:

  • When someone asks you to agree in prayer because of a situation they are struggling with and you are struggling with the same sin, you must repent for your own sin first before praying for them. We must always have a clean heart before God.
  • Do not agree in prayer with anyone, unless the Holy Spirit releases you to do so. Saying “Amen” makes you responsible for every word said.
  • Don’t just pray with a person because you don’t want to disappoint them. We have been misled to believe we must agree with them as an act of kindness only to get backlash because we had no authority to do so.
  • Prayer must come through your spirit and in unity with the Holy Spirit to be fully effective with no backlash. If you don’t know what to pray then pray in your Heavenly language only.

Shedding that old wineskin is not easy. We have old habits we have to break. We may slip back from time to time, but God gives us grace. I have had to throw away some old books and articles I was keeping for years so that I wasn’t tempted to read them again or share them with anyone. God is cleaning house and we must follow suit. What a relief it is to get rid of old baggage.

As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him.                (1 John 2:27 AKJV)

For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God. (1 Corinthians 2:10 AKJV)

The anointing that God gives us is the power to pray with results; the power to heal and the power to set prisoners free. This will happen when we remember that the ultimate authority is in the Courts of Heaven and when we understand that the enemy may have a legal right to afflict someone until the matter has been dealt with in the Courts. We must partner with the Holy Spirit every day and nourish our spirit with fresh manna (bread) and new wine.

This is the New Wineskin:

  • We must always look to the Holy Spirit and do only that which He tells us to do.
  • Formula may be removing the Holy Spirit from the process; just because we received a breakthrough with a certain type of prayer last week or last year doesn’t mean that’s what we pray for again. We must patiently wait and listen and be respectful of the fact that we are before God.
  • Once we ask the Holy Spirit for wisdom concerning a situation, He may choose to instruct us to go into the Courts of Heaven to present the case before the Mighty Judge where we will hear instructions in the Courts.
  • When praying with someone in the CoH, we may be told that the person needs to repent for something, forgive someone, or renounce something that happened in their generational line. Our role is to do what the Holy Spirit tells us even if we don’t understand it all. Waiting quietly for instructions is the key.
  • Upon hearing instructions, obey and remember that the powerful blood of Jesus has conquered it all. We wait for the judgment/verdict and then do only what we hear the Holy Spirit saying; nothing more. There’s no drama involved.
  • When there’s a breakthrough we should never take credit for the results of prayers. We must humbly thank the Mighty Judge, the Holy Spirit our Counselor, and the Lord Jesus Christ who is our advocate who shed His precious blood for us. We must give all the praise to Jesus for all He has done and continues to do for us.
  • Thank Him with praise and worship.

I pray you are now prepared to shed the old wineskin and receive the new one that God has for you. It can be painful to our flesh to release the old, but through prayer and fasting if necessary, you will have the strength to move forward and will never want to go back to your old ways. The new way is so much more peaceful. It’s giving God back permission to lead you beside still waters. He will prepare a table before you in the presence of the enemy.

For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the Earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8-9 AKJV)

 

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Many people think of boot camp as a place you train for combat. Any veteran will tell you that basic training is about three things:
  • Knowing what weapons are available 
  • Learning how to use those weapons 
  • Receiving orders and following them 
Believer’s Boot Camp series is a collection of books which teach us how to hear more clearly from God with the goal to ready ourselves for a face-to-face meeting with our Lord, Jesus. The series reveals the “weapons and tools” God has given us and how to use them, so we can bring God’s kingdom to Earth. Each book in the series focuses on a single topic to clearly define one tool or weapon from our Heavenly Father. 

The series uses the Word of God to reveal all that He has given us through Jesus. The Bible is our instruction manual and the Holy Spirit is our guide to understanding it.

Volume 1: Why Doesn't God Speak to Me?

Eager hearts cry out, hoping for a single word to confirm that He hears us. Yet, many times the only sound is silence. Over the years I have heard several reasons why God speaks to some and not to others. One night, as I tossed and turned, I brought each of these reasons before the Lord, stating why each of them did not line up with who I thought He was. 

Words rose from my soul, pleading for Him to reveal why He has remained silent when a single word from Him would mean so much to so many. For the next few hours, God used things I learned about years ago and things I had just discovered to show why He talks to some and why He doesn’t, and in demonstrative ways. 

In His grace, He also showed me how people could hear more from Him. Basic instructions on how to hear more from God and how to be led by Him are included in this book. Thank you for taking time to consider the answers I received and share with you now.

Keys to Authority for Every Believer

There is untapped power that is easy for every Christian to access in the form of authority. The keys to this authority will unlock weapons we can use to free ourselves from the attacks of the enemy. We must be intimately aware of the bounds and limitations of our weapon if they are to be used effectively. 

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1st Signpost - Communion

1st Signpost - Communion

After I had said the Aaronic blessing for 21 days, at lunch with a friend, I asked the Holy Spirit, “The vision You sent me had four words for the ‘Roadmap.’ If this information is part of that book I am now writing, which word is first?” 

The Holy Spirit now brought those memories vividly back to my thoughts. A word came instantly to mind, and inside my head, I could see it lying across a mountaintop. 

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Harvest Time in the Secret Place


 Harvest Time in the Secret Place 

Our family vacation had been very busy with visiting relatives we hadn’t seen in a few years. This kept me from spending as much time with the Lord as I usually do. Although He had given me the “core” of the message for the following week, I had yet to create it! 

The first day back, I sought the Lord as I worshipped Him and a scene opened up before me. This “vision” is what we now know as a visit to the Secret Place, where we can meet with the Lord to receive instructions from Him. The Secret Place is different from my very vivid imagination because of the surprising things that often happen there: they really are not what I am expecting to occur. The following  is what happened on the first day of our family vacation:

Friday, November 20, 2020

The Season to Seek the Lord

The Season to Seek the Lord

When the pandemic first began, the Lord said:

“If those who are called by My name will seek My Face and take refuge in Me, they will not need to fear the CoronaVirus.”

The word “christ” means anointed. As “Christians” we are stating that we are operating in the anointing of Jesus who is the Christ or the Anointed One of God. This is the first step to safety from the pandemic, but it is only one out of three steps:

  • called by My name
  • seek My Face
  • take refuge in Him

During morning prayers on Facebook live I have shown you how to “take refuge in Him.” In my private prayer time, the Lord spoke very loudly to me and said: “This is the season for those who are Mine to seek Me: they shall find Me. Show them how.”

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Heavenly Language

 

Heavenly Language - Speaking in Tongues

Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. (Ephesians 6:18 AMPC) 

But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life. (Jude 1:20–21 NIV)

Throughout the New Testament, there is mention of “praying in the Spirit” which is the same as praying in “an unknown tongue.” Dr. Andrew B. Newberg, a neuroscientist, Professor, and Director at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, did a study of the brain and compared brain scans of Buddhist monks and Franciscan nuns praying in their normal way, against the brain scans of people who were praying in the Spirit. The study showed that the frontal lobe of those praying in the Spirit was mostly dormant while the monks and nuns who were praying in their own language, the traditional way, had a normal level of frontal lobe activity. The frontal lobe region of the brain is where the “language center” resides. Even those who uttered gibberish showed activity in this part of the brain. This study concluded that when people were “praying in the Spirit,” it wasn’t coming from their own mind.

Monday, November 9, 2020

Grace and Mercy For Leaders

 

Grace and Mercy For Leaders

“Hindsight is 20/20,” is a saying which means, when looking at the past, everything is clearly seen. We can apply this saying when the Holy Spirit is speaking to us. Often when we are under an attack from Satan and his minions, we can look back at our lives and pinpoint how the Holy Spirit was speaking to us and where we missed His guidance..

God often warns us and gives us time to correct our path when we are going in the wrong direction. When we push ahead of God, we walk out of His covering and right into the hands of our adversary, the Devil.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Heavenly Hosts

Unauthorized Authority and the Courts of Heaven

The Book of Revelation shows us that we must be careful how we deal with angels. John was shown wondrous things when the Lord called, “Come up here.” He fell down at the feet of the angel and worshiped him...

Then said he to me, See you do it not: for I am your fellow servant, and of your brothers the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God. (Revelation 22:9 AKJV)

We should never pray to or worship anything but God. He alone deserves our adoration, and He alone can answer our prayers. The hosts of Heaven are the servants of God and include His servants, angels or messengers, and the army. This includes Michael, Gabriel, or even lesser angels. 

Here is a New Testament verse warning us about such things:

Nevertheless in like manner, these dreamers also corrupt the body, scorn and reject authority and government, and revile and libel and scoff at [heavenly] glories (the glorious ones). 

But when [even] the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, judicially argued (disputed) about the body of Moses, he dared not [presume to] bring an abusive condemnation against him, but [simply] said, “The Lord rebuke you!”                             (Jude 1:8-9 AMPC)

The word “glories” in the Amplified version and “dignitaries” in the King James Bible translates into the Greek word doxa, which can mean “of the angels.” We know this is the right translation because it goes on to give an example of Michael not condemning Satan but asking the Lord to do so. This is an example of how we are to act, and it occurred after Jesus had risen. He has been given all power. We have not.

Satan came to tempt the Lord in the wilderness when He was hungry. Jesus didn’t curse him or even speak disrespectfully to the leader of the rebellion in Heaven. He was respectful when addressing Satan and quoted the Word of God. Another example we should look at when dealing with angels is the time when Gabriel struck Zacharias, the high priest, mute because he spoke presumptively and questioned what the angel told him: 

And Zacharias said to the angel, “How shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is well advanced in years.”

And the angel answered and said to him, “I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, and was sent to speak to you and bring you these glad tidings. But behold, you will be mute and not able to speak until the day these things take place, because you did not believe my words which will be fulfilled in their own time.” (Luke 1:18-20 NKJV)

If we can’t even question angels, why do we think we can speak presumptively to command celestial beings? There is a very popular but incorrect teaching out that we can “command our angels” to do things. I believed this for many years. However, when someone asked me what verse I was standing on, I searched many books by well-known ministers to see where their Biblical support was. This was all I found:

Are not the angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation? (Hebrews 1:14 ESV)

When we examine this in the Amplified version, which goes back to the original text to give a fuller meaning, this is what we find:

Are not the angels all ministering spirits (servants) sent out in the service [of God for the assistance] of those who are to inherit salvation? (Hebrews 1:14 AMPC)

This makes it clear that our angels are in God’s service to help us. They are not our servants to command. Doing so would be another type of unauthorized authority. There is a woman minister who has been declaring that we can release or command the heavenly host to tear down strongholds. She quotes this verse:

Bless the Lord, you His angels, who excel in strength, who do His word, heeding the voice of His word. (Psalm 103:20 NKJV)

However, if you listen carefully to her video on this topic, she has changed a couple of words to say, “The angels hearken to YOUR words.” This is not what the Bible states. It is clear that the heavenly host heeds God’s, not man’s, words! This is also why we should not pray to them. They are listening to what God is saying, not us. When we pray to God, He will tell them what He wants them to do.

When Jesus was being arrested, He said: “Do you suppose that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will immediately provide Me with more than twelve legions [more than 80,000] of angels?” (Matthew 26:53 AMPC)

If our Lord had to ask His Father and wasn’t commanding the angels, what makes us think we can command instead of asking? The Bible also tells us that the angels are God’s servants, and the ones assigned to the “little ones” have their faces turned toward God. Angels are commanded by God the Father, not us.


Charges in the Courts of Heaven

We had a case in the Courts: The charge was Archangel. When asked, the petitioner admitted that she had been commanding Michael to come and fight. This was the first time we had heard that charge, but we have heard it over and over again since then. Each time, the person had commanded Michael into battle (it is a Catholic prayer) or angels in general. It is our Heavenly Father that is in charge of the Heavenly Hosts/Angels, not us. Commanding angels can bring charges against you in the Courts of Heaven!


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Monday, October 19, 2020

Revelation Seals 4-7

 

The first three seals saw the emergence of the Antichrist and two of the “horsemen of the apocalypse.”  These occur in the first part of the tribulation or the final of Daniel’s weeks. Let’s continue looking at the remaining seals the Lamb of God will break before God’s wrath is unleashed on this earth.

Fourth Seal

And when he had opened the fourth seal…  behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given to them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. (Revelation 6:7-8)

Death quickly follows famine for we see hunger is one of the tools used for death to take life. It is interesting to note that only one-fourth “part of the earth.” Since it is part of the earth and not a percentage of mankind, it is likely that only some countries will experience the effects of this seal.

First Three Seals of Revelation and the Antichrist


If we look at Daniel and Revelation, then we will know when the seven-year tribulation will begin as certain key events occur. Much of the world may be unaffected at first, so knowing what to look for is vital!

When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoever reads, let him understand:) (Matthew 24:15 AMPC)

We were told by our Lord that we should look for and recognize this event as being close to persecution and His return to rule and reign. This also means Christians will be around when it happens. What is the “abomination of desolation?” Discussing the events surrounding the return of our Lord should show us what to look for and help us pinpoint this event.

Studying the events around the second coming should invigorate the body of Christ. After all, we are all expectantly waiting for this time. Unfortunately, instead of uniting us as a body working for the Kingdom of Heaven, it often creates division and strife. As we continue looking into the Book of Revelation, please remember that what we choose to believe concerning the return of the Lord doesn’t affect our salvation.

We are all brothers and sisters, adopted into the family of God. If what you believe doesn’t line up with what I believe, that is okay. We can agree to disagree and celebrate the fact that one day, we will all know  the truth!

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Healing Your Soul

Healing Your Soul

If we go back to the Book of Genesis, we can see God’s original intention and plan for mankind through His created beings, Adam and Eve and how, through the fall and the ongoing influence of sin down through the generations we became damaged in our souls and bodies.

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them…” (Genesis 1:26–27 BSB)
...and the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and the man became a living being. (Genesis 2:7 NKJV)
There are two important things to note in these two accounts of the creation of mankind.
  1. God made man in the image of Himself the Godhead (Father, Son and Holy Spirit). We were designed to look and be just like Him (spirit, soul, and body). 
  2. God gave His breath of Life (His Spirit breath) and man became a living being. It wasn’t until man received the breath of God, His Spirit, that he lived.
This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. (1 John 1:5 AKJV)
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.  (John 4:24 AKJV)
You are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. (1 Thessalonians 5:5 AKJV)
We can see mankind was originally made in God’s image of light, there was no darkness, and they were clothed in light; they were light beings. When darkness entered them through sin that the light was quenched and they realized they were without covering, exposed and naked. And because there was no covering their souls were vulnerable, uncovered and also became exposed to darkness. 
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord... (Eph 5:8 BSB)
Their first instinct was to cover up and hide from God. We do exactly the same thing wanting to cover the sin and darkness in our lives and hide our true state from God and those around us. Why? Because being uncovered makes us feel insecure and vulnerable to attack. We look for ‘fig leaves’ to cover ourselves with. 

When Eve was tempted by the devil, he sowed doubt and mistrust into her by sowing a seed lie that God couldn’t be trusted, that He was withholding from them the ability to be like God, but we just read that they were made in the image of God, they were already like God!
Wherever there are lies there is darkness and if we doubt God’s Word or agree with and even entertain those lies, the darkness will result in an inability to see how things really are. As in this case of Adam and Eve, it led to spiritual blindness over all of mankind because the light was removed: “The blind are now leading the blind.” (Matthew 15:14) 
At this stage, Adam and Eve were still in His garden (the Secret Place) and when God came looking for them, they hid from Him, knowing He would see what had taken place. Because of their disobedience (that they were not to eat from the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil) God banished them from the Secret Place which resulted in them being cut off from their source of Life (God). They no longer had access to fellowship with God and their spirits were cut off from His life-giving breath, or spirit, which caused them to become starved of love because the breath of God is love.
God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them (1 John 4:16 NKJV)
He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. (1 John 4:8 NKJV)
With their spirits cut off from God, their soul and body were starved of love and they eventually died. God told them that death was the consequence of their disobedience and as a result, they died within a day. A day can be as a thousand years in God’s eyes: 
But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. (2 Peter 3:8 NKJV)
Adam was 930 years old when he died. They died within a thousand years.

God banished Adam and Eve from the Garden. Mankind now had to make their way, living by the strength of their own hand and their own cunning and ideas. They were now a living soul in a body, cut off from their eternal life supply (love), so they began looking to each other to meet that hunger for love and to consume their lusts on one another.

“It’s a dog eat dog world.” This type of attitude shows that mankind has turned on one another and will do whatever it takes to satisfy needs in their lives. The longer we have existed in this fallen state the more decay and destruction are produced resulting in the reduction of man’s lifespan which is approximately only 100 hundred years. This is a far cry from the age of those who lived to be close to 1000 years old. 

As a result of disobedience, this living soul (mankind) has to live life the best way it can because its source of life has now been cut off. As a result, it has to receive everything it needs from its source, the world, through the body. Now, instead of receiving life from the Spirit of God, keeping the soul in good health and harmony which in turn leads the body to live in health and wholeness - a reversal has taken place. The body receives life from the world around it, through the five senses that we were created with: seeing, hearing, smelling, touching, and tasting. 

Through sin all these senses are polluted which in turn influences and pollutes the soul resulting in an increased hunger and a void that needs to be filled with “something more.” That hunger for “something more” is an in-built desire to know God and to be connected to Him through spiritual senses:
  • Seeing
  • Hearing
  • Smelling
  • Touching
  • Tasting
The soul, which consists of all the functions previously listed, is now receiving all of its life through these experiences of the body, instead of the spirit as it should have been. The soul shapes, molds, and can control the following:                                                                                           
  • Conscience
  • Reason
  • Imagination (eyes of the heart)
  • Mind (conscious and subconscious)
  • Emotions
  • Choice
  • Will
  • Heart
One example of how the soul becomes affected is through sexual sin, which is any sexual relationship or act outside of marriage. The intimate act of sexual connection was intended to take place within the boundary and sanctity of marriage between a couple in a covenant agreement before God and man.

Outside of marriage, the act becomes defiled and makes the experience impure, and more traumatic if it is forced or manipulated by one of the parties involved. The first area to be defiled is the body – the sense of touch primarily, but the other senses can also become defiled.

This wrongness then flows into the soul where the emotions and choices you make can become damaged to a greater or lesser degree, along with all other areas of the soul depending on what has taken place. If you find yourself unable to stop sinning, though in your mind you wish to stop that behavior, your heart is not in it because the damaged or wounded soul may be the cause. The depth of trauma involved will determine:
  • How damaged or wounded the soul becomes.
  • If a spirit was imparted which leads you into sin.
  • How long the healing process may be without assistance from the Lord.
We are instructed to obey the laws of the land (Romans 13:1). A marriage is a legal covenant before God and man, even if it doesn’t take place in a church. Without a legal marriage, the wife may feel uncovered, insecure, resentful, and also feel the need to protect herself which opens the door to a Jezebel spirit. She does not have a spiritual covering or protection of the husband (house band = band surrounding the household).

The man in the relationship may come under an Ahab spirit because he has relinquished his headship. This can result in resentment of the emotional power the woman holds over him which will lead him to reject his emotions of resentment. He then loses his mantles of headship and spiritual authority.

The whole relationship becomes inverted with the woman exercising jezebelic illegitimate authority and the man submitting to her, resulting in one of two conditions:
  1. Emasculated and powerless man
  2. A frustrated and angry resentful man
They both lose their identity and unless the relationship is corrected, it continues in an unhealthy way because it is out of alignment. If they don't repent before they marry, the foundation can be unstable. Most marriages may not survive or be blessed by God until the couple repents for the sexual sin.

Obviously rape or molestation will produce more trauma and damage than a consensual act. The age it took place will also be a determining factor. Our enemy knows that if he can traumatize a small child whose language skills and understanding have not yet been fully formed then he can do more damage because they can’t express what has taken place, but they just “know’ as they get older that something isn’t right. 

Sexual sin is probably an extreme example of how a soul is wounded however, the devil knows that if he can break the boundary line, he could capture mankind and bring about untold destruction and damage. An example of this can be seen in the historical events of the 1970s when all restraints were abandoned for free love. The soul ties that are established with multiple sexual partners does incredible damage to the soul. But be aware that sin of any kind can also damage and defile the soul to varying degrees.

Until we are born again, our spirit is disconnected from God and has no life flow. Once we are born again, our spirit comes to life as we are reconnected to the Father. It’s important to grasp that because we are a three part being - spirit, soul and body - our body exists in time, but our soul and spirit exist in the eternal realm. God exists in the eternal realm unbound by the constraints of time:
The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms… (Deuteronomy 33:27 AKJV)
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8 AKJV) 
God is able to go back into our past lives and open up a damaged area in our souls. We are able to invite Jesus our healer to come into that situation and that particular time in our lives and rescue us from the horror, fear, terror, fright, shock... or whatever damage that happened to our soul and retrieve that part of our soul that has become trapped in the trauma.

Jesus will come right into the memory of it and rescue you where you have left your body through fear, fright, or shock (have you ever heard people say the phrase, “beside myself with fear” or “out of my mind with worry?”  These are things that actually happen in the realm of the soul and when that takes place the only way to get back into your body is through Jesus.

During a traumatic episode it is possible that a piece of your shattered soul can be stuck in that particular moment and not be able to get back into your soul. That piece of your soul is still part of you but on the outside in the eternal realm, it just exists in the trauma. 

The effect of this can be seen in rape victims. Often, they will speak in the same childlike voice that they had when the trauma occurred because that piece of their soul is still stuck in that moment in time. In other cases of trauma, the victim may find themselves unable to stop exhibiting childlike reactions to certain situations.

Consider that God who is in the eternal realm, is watching as you journey through life: He sees your life - past, present, and future – He is the Alpha and the Omega; He knows the end from the beginning. 

Imagine your life is like a bus carrying you along in life: A trauma or shock hits the bus and the door flies open, a part of you gets broken off and falls out of the door into the eternal realm. A demonic spirit (not always, but where there is sin there is a demonic spirit) is lurking looking for an opportunity to enter your life. It can be waiting right at that point to jump on the bus before the door closes and carries on with your journey through life. The piece or part of your soul that was fragmented and fell off or was pushed out, is now stuck in the eternal realm. This is the realm where people who astral travel enter into. It is at that time and in that place, the piece of your soul is unable to get back on the bus which has moved on.

There is now a part of you trapped on the outside of your soul, that if triggered by an event or a feeling in the present day, reverts back to that time and place and behaves and reacts the way you would at the age of that trauma.

This is why some adults may feel like they are still a little child when they get into a situation that reminds them of an experience they had back at that time.  It can also be the cause of many mysterious hard to locate body aches and pains in which there is no known explanation. Doctors call these types of aches and pains psychosomatic. 
  • Psycho: relating to the soul or mind. 
  • Somatic: relating to the body.
God is the only true answer to this type of damage. There can be parts of the trauma stored in the body and when the trauma gets healed, not only the soul, but the body also gets healed. 

Jesus, like God, exists throughout all time. He will come at your invitation through prayer, and with the leading of the Holy Spirit you may receive a memory or vision that will take you back to the trauma that is lodged in your innermost parts. Jesus will rescue you, put you back in your body, heal you, remove the trauma, retrieve you from that place where you are stuck, and put you back into the core “You” today. The end result is that the soul becomes healed, and submits to the strengthened spirit. (important to strengthen the spirit: see class: Your spirit)

We don’t need to go searching for traumas but rather yield to the Holy Spirit and ask Him to reveal in His timing what areas of your soul need healing and then leave it in His hands. He will take you at a pace you can handle. So, let's look at the basic steps to take to receive healing in your soul.

1. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal what He wants to heal right now. He will show you or you may already be aware of what it is. If you are already aware e.g.: sexual sin of some sort - ask the Holy Spirit to show you the first time it took place because that is where the door was opened. If it is a vague sensation or feeling, ask Him to show you how old you feel and once you become aware of the age, ask Him to show you what happened at that age.     
He that touches the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days. (Numbers 19:11 AKJV)
If you feel older than your actual age it will indicate that you have an opening to the grave through contact with a dead body most likely having touched them (like kissing a dead person at a funeral), or sleeping in a bed where someone has died. In that case you need to cut soul ties with them and whatever they died of - like a sickness. That will usually be all you need to do.

If you feel younger than your actual age it will relate to a past trauma where part of you is stuck in time. Expect to become aware of a particular memory or event, a picture, a word, a thought that won't go away, body pain or discomfort. You may have one or more of these. Focus on the memory and ask Jesus to come into that time and place with you.

2. Two things will happen in the memory that you will recall that will feel 'alive' and 'real'. a)You will feel emotions and feelings as if it's happening right then. Write down what you are feeling through the memory. b)You may look at yourself from the outside and see yourself in the memory, or you will be looking through your eyes at what is taking place.  It is like hovering above your body or watching from a corner in the room as the memory unfolds. 

You will feel all the feelings which took place during that event – shock, fright, terror, anger, fear, hatred, panic, hysteria, paralysis, etc. - which can be very scary and terrifying so ask Jesus to give you the courage to face what is happening and to come and rescue you. Look for Him to appear in the memory with you, He will never leave you to face it alone. He will always come and help you.

If you are outside of your body watching what is taking place (which happens in an attempt to get away or escape from what’s happening), you have left your body (astral travelled):
    • You must ask Jesus to forgive you for leaving your body. 
    • Ask Him to come and get you and place your soul pieces back in your body (inside the memory). 
    • You may see Him come and do that.
    • He will also block anything bad from continuing to take place, for example if you are being attacked.
    • He will come between you and the attacker or block whatever is happening so it can no longer hurt you. 
3. Once you are back in your body and now looking out of your own eyes, thank Jesus and ask Him to help you forgive the person or people involved in traumatizing you. 
    • Then take the Sword of His Spirit and cut all soul ties and familiar spirits between you and them, and between you and the place where it occurred. 
4. Also name any spirits that are associated with what is happening in the memory – spirits of terror, fear, panic, hysteria, powerlessness, helplessness, etc. - whatever Holy Spirit shows you, and cut them all off and command them to leave. 

5. Receive His peace (to fill the empty space that’s now there because they have left) and ask Him to seal the open doorways with His blood. 

6. Once you’ve done that, ask Jesus to now retrieve that part of you from the memory and take you back to the present today and watch as He does that. You can test it by looking at the memory and this time it should only be a memory that is fuzzy, blurry, or vague and it will not feel like it's alive anymore.

We don’t need to go searching for traumas but rather yield to the Holy Spirit and ask Him to reveal in His timing what areas of our soul need healing and then leave it in His hands. He will take you at a pace you can cope with, He will give you time to get ready to face those things especially if they have been serious traumas that have impacted your life. We may think we know what needs to be healed but our experience is that it’s not always what we think and often we end up being led in a totally different direction. We know that no matter what is revealed, the Holy Spirit knows what He is doing, and we can trust Him.

The Spirit manifests in the following ways in our lives through the seven characteristics of Holy Spirit -The Spirit of God, Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Might, Knowledge and Fear of God producing fruit through:
  • Revelation
  • Intuition
  • Fear of God
  • Prayer
  • Worship
  • Faith
  • Hope 
  • Reverence 
If the soul is damaged or crippled, then these areas of our spirit may not be able to fully engage so we cannot move into these places of strength until the soul is healed.  We should always be ready to immediately strengthen our spirit along with the healing of the soul to maintain and receive any breakthroughs. (See class: Your spirit)

We don’t want to slip into making anything into a formula.  We must always ask the Holy Spirit to reveal what He wants to do in us and to follow His leading. The aim is to have, equally: A strong spirit, a submitted soul, and a healthy body. How and when God chooses to do that will be revealed by the Holy Spirit. All we need to do is be yielded to His will and work with Him.

FREEING YOUR MIND

The Holy Spirit revealed that He could be blocked from helping us receive healing. It was a situation with my daughter that brought this to light:
For weeks my daughter had been seldom seen, which is totally unlike her. I told her about the freedom I had recently found. I asked, “Is it possible that something like this is the reason you’ve been in your room so much?”
“Something definitely feels off,” she shrugged.
When I asked the Holy Spirit to reveal what was causing her to hide in her room, she said, “All I get are glitching scenes with lines through them, I can’t make out what I’m seeing.” When I asked the Holy Spirit to clear it up, she got a headache.
My daughter has a keen gift of discernment. When exposed to defiled objects, it often manifests as a headache. This was a message from our Guide: a spirit was blocking her mind. Leaning on Him for wisdom, He revealed that my daughter had been turning to worldly entertainment and an active imagination (internal daydreams) as a coping mechanism for a situation she didn’t want to deal with. The actions were not sinful, but responding to the prompting of another spirit gave that spirit a place to operate in her mind.
Know you not, that to whom you yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants you are to whom you obey… (Romans 6:16 AKJV)
The action doesn’t have to be a sin. It could be something that is consuming your time or outside of God’s will for your life. If you give in to a demonic spirit over and over, then that spirit will gain influence over you. Participating in sin, brings the negative spiritual influence up to another level because sin separates us from God:
…but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear. (Isaiah 59:2 ESV)
Knowingly, continuing to break the Ten Commandments will cause us to lose connection with God. Paul spoke about this to fellow Israelites:
For if we go on deliberately and willingly sinning after once acquiring the knowledge of the Truth, there is no longer any sacrifice left to atone for [our] sins [no further offering to which to look forward]. (Hebrews 10:26 AMPC)
They intended to make their yearly sacrifice for sins that would keep them in good relationship with God. This is not so. Intentional sin will separate us from God and keep us from hearing the Holy Spirit. Now we know that if we follow actions that are not even a sin, but prompted by another spirit, it may give a demon a way to hinder us. When we submit to a spirit, it begins to have power over us. The first stronghold is often in our thoughts and our mind. In my daughter’s case, in order to remove the blockage, she had to take several steps:
  1. Confess that she had listened to another spirit by using worldly actions as comfort instead of seeking God to deal with it.
  2. State that she has no desire to follow any spirit but Holy Spirit.
  3. Confess that her ancestors were also guilty of this.
  4. Repent (turn from) for listening to any other spirit and using these activities as comfort.
  5. Ask the Holy Spirit to help her identify when a spirit is influencing her.
  6. Plead the blood of Jesus over these sins.
  7. Thank Jesus for contending for her in the CoH, asking Him to remove any cases where the blood had blotted out the sins.
  8. Renounce the spirit.
  9. Ask Jesus to cleanse her mind and soul with His blood.
These are the basic steps to removing a spiritual influence. If you have been knowingly committing a sin, such as living together outside of marriage, drugs, or getting drunk, you will need to follow the same steps to remove spiritual blockages. Please research the Ten Commandments (Deuteronomy 5:6-21) to refresh your memory about what God expects of His children. Ask the Holy Spirit to show you if they apply to your life.

When you are being influenced, it can be hard to spot. One of the jobs of the demons assigned to us is to keep us from being productive for the Kingdom of Heaven. Keeping this in mind will help you spot their influence as you look for patterns in your life. A few questions to ponder:
  • Is there something that you “can’t do without?”
    • You need it to comfort you
      • food or a type of food, movies, working out
    • Do you need something to get you started for the day?
      • coffee, energy drink or even hot tea
      • drinking these are not a sin - needing them to function is
    • Do you need something to sleep at every night?
      • wine, a beer, sleeping aids
      • a glass of wine or beer, an occasional sleeping aid is not a sin
      • if you need them for more than 3-4 days in a row, there may be a spirit influencing you
  • Are you “in hiding?”
    • Is most of your free time focused on entertainment, especially when you are facing an unpleasant dilemma? 
      • you may be avoiding interaction with people or certain people, especially those you are close to
    • Do you find it hard to worship or spend time with God?
      • it feels like a chore
These are only a few more common examples. If situations like these are recurring in your life, the enemy may be “pushing” or “nudging” you into them. Ask the Holy Spirit to show you if actions are in response to another spirit. Follow the steps above to remove the stronghold of the enemy. Once this is done, you are ready to have His help in healing a wounded soul. 

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