Monday, June 26, 2017

Punching the demons out

When Ahava and I were in Scotland visiting the Curwen family, we met a man who wanted prayer because he'd been having trouble walking consistently with the Lord. Sin kept getting the better of him. When you come across someone in this situation and they're confessing faith in Christ, you have to be tough because the word says so.

Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path; the one who hates correction will die. - Proverbs 15:10

I recorded the deliverance situation and will be publishing it on my Youtube Channel on Tuesday June 27, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST. During this deliverance session I was punching the man in the gut to expel demons and it was bringing him peace.

Trustworthy are the blows of a friend, dangerous, the kisses of an enemy. - Proverbs 27:6

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Apostles' Creed

The Apostles' Creed is supposedly written by the Apostles themselves. Some Christians reject it because it's popular in the Roman Catholic Church and because the words, "holy catholic" are used in the creed. However, the word "catholic" means, "universal". The word doesn't specifically refer to the Roman Catholic Church. I believe this creed is good to meditate on. I especially like the part about the communion of saints because I believe this could refer to communion with saints in glory. John mentions communion with saints in his first letter. It could be that John was referring to those alive at that time, but since the scriptures are eternal, this particular verse could open the door for communion with saints in glory.

We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. - 1John 1:3

Here's the Apostles' Creed:

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
      creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
      who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
      and born of the virgin Mary.
      He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
      was crucified, died, and was buried;
      he descended to hell.
      The third day he rose again from the dead.
      He ascended to heaven
      and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
      From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
      the holy catholic* church,
      the communion of saints,
      the forgiveness of sins,
      the resurrection of the body,
      and the life everlasting. Amen.

*that is, the true Christian church of all times and all places

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Generational curses

I believe Jesus has broken every curse and because of that, we don't need to be plagued by the sins of our fathers. However, we continue to see believers dealing with the results of generational curses. A young Christian may struggle with Rheumatoid arthritis and there's no clear explanation as to why the believer is struggling with this at such a young age. However, a closer look tells us that the young believer's mom struggled with Rheumatoid arthritis and her mom struggled with it as well. How do we make sense of this in light of New Testament teaching and what Jesus did for us.

I believe I have some clear answers, but it's not new revelation from heaven. The answers are found in rightly dividing the word of God. In a couple days, I'll be publishing a new video on this topic that I believe will help many believers heal and overcome.

He will be a spirit of justice to the one who sits in judgment, a source of strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate. - Isaiah 28:6

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

All are welcome

Since Christ was crucified from the foundation of the world, God kept telling the Old Covenant Jews that He had redeemed them. The Lord says this through Isaiah.

But now, this is what the Lord says—he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. - Isaiah 43:1

When Old Testament people trusted in God and did the right thing in His eyes, it was evidence of trusting in Christ.

The people of today don't realize that God has redeemed them through Christ. Their sins are forgiven. All they have to do is humble themselves and receive the free gift. For those who aren't able to enter heaven at the end of their lives, it won't be because God had refused them, but because they'd refused Him. All are welcome.

My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. 2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. - 1John 2:1-2

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The blood of Jesus

When we come to Christ, we receive the forgiveness of sins because of his sacrifice on the cross, shedding his blood for us. The shed blood of Jesus is supernaturally eternal and always available, because it is continually needed throughout our lives on earth. Believing in Jesus is a day by day decision and we live amongst disobedient people being used by the enemy to try and entangle us in sin. There's no need to be afraid of the enemy. We just walk in the light as he himself is in the light and the eternal blood continually cleanses us.

1John 1:5-7 shows us this truth

This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. - 1John 1:5-7

Monday, June 19, 2017

Divine protection

One time when I was ministering by myself in England, I came across a group of young girls that were clearly underage, but I felt like talking with them about Jesus. The surroundings were good because it was a public setting with plenty of people walking around, so I didn't think I was setting myself up for trouble. As I shared with them, a man on a scooter became very agitated because I was preaching Jesus. He mocked and said, "If you're for real, heal me so that I can walk!" I replied, "How can you possibly receive from me, since you need an attitude adjustment?" At that point he took out a wand that he opened up to about 3 feet length and jumped up from the scooter to strike me with it. I just stood there and didn't even try to defend myself. As he was bringing the stick towards my head, a friend came out of nowhere from behind me and grabbed the stick out of his hand before I was hit by it. This particular friend knew I was in town, but we had no plans to meet up anywhere. About 30 seconds later, two police officers, who were watching the whole thing, came running over and tackled the man to the ground.

Psalm 121:7-8 show us the deliverance of the Lord.

The Lord will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul. The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forever. - Psalm 121:7-8

Friday, June 16, 2017

Is there still hope for you

I've had many people come to me for prayer, thinking they've fallen away and that there's no longer any hope for them. Although I do believe there's such a thing as a dead man walking, I also believe that it doesn't apply to the one coming to Jesus in repentance. The person who feels as if they've fallen away beyond hope, has been lied to by the devil and they've believed the lie. These people wouldn't be asking for prayer if they'd fallen away completely. We see in scripture how the dead man walking is the person who delights in wickedness without a repentant heart.

2Thessalonians 2:9-12 shows us this truth.

The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness. - 2Thessalonians 2:9-12