V-MAIL TO THE FRONTLINE
ABIDING IN THE BLOOD VII
“And they overcame him (the devil) by the blood of the Lamb, and the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death”. (Revelation 12:11)
“For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even OUR FAITH”.
(I John 5:4)
“Ye are of God, little children and HAVE overcome them: because greater is HE that is in you, than he that is in the world.” (I John 4:4)
This is the seventh part of the series and I had planned to stop here but as I continued to write I sensed the direction (and excitement) to keep going. I will make no plans of my own to stop but rather just take these insights one week at a time. They are such a joy to my spirit as I long to become “melted” into God’s Word! All glory and honor to His Name! All praise and worship to God who is worthy of all love and adoration!
The earth knows who we are with our birth certificate but the spirit realm recognizes our “spiritual birth” certificate with those who are in covenant! The angels rejoice and are committed to helping us in our journey. “For God shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in ALL thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone”. (Psalm 91:11-12) “Are they not all ministering spirits, sent to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?” (Hebrews 1:14) And as darkness flees when light is released – the kingdom of darkness knows exactly who we are and how much light is generating with us. Most people live in a world of worry and are confused about believing and receiving what Ephesians 3:20 promises because they believe in the evening news more than God’s covenant. Selah. “Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us”. Did you notice the word “ACCORDING”? That means OUR faith! Father wrote that scripture for us and knew that we would read it and meditate on what this could possibly mean. And He wanted to make sure we understood that He is “willing and able” to do all that His disciples ask or think – and that He meant what He said!
Notice how verse 11 in Revelation 12 mentions they DID overcome the devil! So let us agree that – “IT IS POSSIBLE” to defeat Satan through the blood of Jesus. This is a key point that supports the view of it being God’s will for US to “engage” the enemy and to use the power and authority of the blood in accordance with our obedience and faith. If God wants us to defeat everything associated with the devil then why do Christians sit around and cry about being defeated? We have been seeing how God has provided the treasures of His grace to equip His children with not only everything He owns – but with the legal, spiritual RIGHTS to take their legal POSITIONS and manifest the super-natural miracles that God wants us to do in our journey. We have not only been called to guard and defend, but to be aggressive and alert to be on the offense. “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace but a sword”. “And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me is not worthy of me.” (Mathew 10: 34 and 38) We will never need to worry about God fulfilling or backing us with His end of the covenant which is the power-source of all signs, wonders and miracles. It is OUR part of the covenant which is “shaky” because it is hard to find a remnant believer that desires to be completely sold-out! Father is unlimited in His spiritual power but is waiting for His children to receive the revelation of what they have been called to do. He desires for His disciples to become so intense in their prayers and worship, that His love will be a “glow” of God’s genuine compassion and mercy. But, it requires commitment, courage and sacrifice to put on His armor and run to the battlefield. It’s much more comfortable to go to church, sing a song, listen to someone speak and go home and watch football. Beware of being a tare.
The second part of the verse mentions the “word of our testimony”. What is that? Well, a testimony is being an eyewitness that can describe the truth of an event. In this context it is spoken in future tense as prophecy and I interpret this as; we (are, will be and were) witnesses to stunning miracles and glorious manifestations of God’s presence as we “PROCLAIMED” what we experienced to everyone we met. Our boldness and aggressiveness was so convincing that even the demons were intimidated. As we “decreased” our identity and allowed Jesus to increase His presence inside of us, the power of God became more intense. As He is triumphant in all things we became vessels for Him to reach through and speak through. His anointing became so strong that people were saved, healed and delivered just like when He walked the earth. Our testimony was that we confessed God’s Word and lived in His presence. We declared to the devil, “No, you will not defeat me in the Name of Jesus! I declare that I know my spiritual rights and the authority God has given to me! In the Name of Jesus, I bind you and cast you out of my life! I plead the blood of Jesus over me and I walk in the divine reality of God’s will. Jesus is my King and the Lord of my life and I will abide according to His Word and be what He died for me to be. I operate in the REALITY of His Word because His covenant makes it true and now I am the temple of His presence.” YES!
Let’s look at some foundational principals of our faith and try to discover the difference between thinking and knowing. One of the most common questions that people have is, “why did faith not work for some people that were dear to me and while we’re on the subject, it doesn’t seem to work for me either”. To begin with, let us presume that we are talking about a Christian because anyone that is not born again is not a child of God and cannot access His covenant. Non-Christians cannot operate in God’s divine reality because blood identifies family and only His children are authorized to interact in that realm. Let me stop here just for a moment because I need to make a bold statement that will no doubt offend the politically correct. People around the world that put their hope in other religious world views other than Father being the only true God of the universe are wasting their time praying, believing and devoting their life. There is only one true God and the only way to heaven is through the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Since the one true God only allows those who are His heirs to be in Him and He in them, there is allowed no other idols, belief systems, cults, philosophies or religions. He does not tolerate, respect or compromise with any person that does not have Jesus Christ sitting on the throne of their heart as Lord. No matter how religious or how many good deeds are done in the name of whomever – it is no more than an act of compassionate, moral self-righteousness. The unsaved are candidates for the Fathers grace to be saved but must feel the drawing power of His Word that will convict them to the point of asking Jesus to forgive, redeem and be the Master of their life. Without being spiritually transformed there is no relationship, no “real” faith, divine love, being led by the Holy Spirit, revelation knowledge, heavenly communication or covenant power connection. For those who are born-again, it is crucial to nourish the new spirit with large doses of meditating on His Rhema Word, fervent prayer and worshipping in His presence to develop a personal, intimate, covenant relationship with Father. One God – one way. Amen.
I believe there are times when answers are not given because people had the “head knowledge” of God but never really found the spiritual connection of what “total salvation” was intended to be. It is more than thinking and more than just confessing. Just because you know there is such a thing and you mumble the words that it can happen – that might not be any more powerful than singing, “twinkle, twinkle little star”. You must KNOW that your Father owns everything and that as His CHILD you ALREADY “posses” what He owns! Selah. There is nothing you could ask for that God cannot afford. But the world is enjoying, possessing, occupying and selling OUR inheritance. Adam lost dominion, authority and possession of the earth as the devil deceived and stole it. But through the covenant God has unlocked the door and offered the opportunity for us to reclaim what was lost by faith. The restoration and regaining of what was taken from us can now be recovered through the power of JESUS BLOOD and the AUTHORITY of the believer. “And this is the CONFIDENCE that we have in HIM, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us: And if we KNOW that he hears us, whatsoever we ask, WE KNOW THAT WE HAVE THE PETITIONS THAT WE DESIRED OF HIM.” (I John 5:14-15) Now that is a covenant promise! Praise God!
When God speaks, demons tremble and flee and darkness tries to hide. God lives inside of us – so the only thing that holds God’s people in bondage is how they think! It is poverty of thought that keeps poverty in our life! Small thoughts are the results of small faith and this in turn produces small results. There is nothing small, weak or intimidating about God and He wants us to not only KNOW IT – but to SHOW IT! God does everything big and dramatic because HE IS GOD! Overcomers are not panicking about what is going to happen to them or afraid about being defeated. That’s because they KNOW they are on the WINNING side! Worry and anxiety is not in their vocabulary because they are more than conquerors in the Spirit – because that is who GOD IS! There is no limit to our imagination and asking – only in our thinking! We have built walls of doubt, skepticism and fear within our own mentality and until these are removed, we will not be an instrument for the Fathers glory that Jesus shed His blood for us to be. Selah.