Ephesians 4: 8-11
August 9, 1964
Genuine vs. Counterfeit Manifestations
Teaching about devil spirits and how they operate.
SNT – 278
Publication Date: 08-09-1964
Victor Paul Wierwille was a Bible scholar and teacher for over four decades.
By means of Dr. Wierwille's dynamic teaching of the accuracy and integrity of God's Word, foundational class and advanced class graduates of Power for Abundant Living have learned that the one great requirement for every student of the Bible is to rightly divide the Word of Truth. Thus, his presentation of the Word of God was designed for students who desire the in-depth-accuracy of God’s Word.
In his many years of research, Dr. Wierwille studied with such men as Karl Barth, E. Stanley Jones, Glenn Clark, Bishop K.C. Pillai, and George M. Lamsa. His formal training included Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology degrees from Mission House (Lakeland) College and Seminary. He studied at the University of Chicago and at Princeton Theological Seminary from which he received a Master of Theology degree in Practical Theology. Later he completed his work for the Doctor of Theology degree.
Dr. Wierwille taught the first class on Power for Abundant Living in 1953.
Books by Dr. Wierwille include: Are the Dead Alive Now? published in 1971; Receiving the Holy Spirit Today published in 1972; five volumes of Studies in Abundant Living— The Bible Tells Me So (1971), The New, Dynamic Church (1971), The Word's Way (1971), God's Magnified Word (1977), Order My Steps in Thy Word (1985); Jesus Christ Is Not God (1975); Jesus Christ Our Passover (1980); and Jesus Christ Our Promised Seed (1982).
Dr. Wierwille researched God's Word, taught, wrote, and traveled worldwide, holding forth the accuracy of God's "wonderful, matchless" Word.
Eph 4:8, 11
Eph 4:8, 12-14; 6:10-17
Act 16:1-9; Gal 5:1
Act 16:16-18; Mar 11:14ff
SUMMARY KEYWORDS: Paul, God, church, devil, counterfeit, speaking, Silas, spirit, spiritualist, word, ectoplasm, knowledge, woman, spirits, tongues
Bless your hearts turn to the book of Ephesians. Thank you, Rhoda. Thank you, Dorothy. Your delight? Can you remember? Can you imagine an entire government being run by Devil spirits? Can you imagine an entire denomination being controlled by Devil spirits? Can you imagine an individual making a decision for his business for his life, his family and everything else doing this entirely by influences of devil spirits. There are very, very few people who can understand this for a number of reasons. Number one, we do no longer believe that there are devil spirits. There are simply it a matter of psychology. All you need to do if you feel sick along some of these lines, you go to a psychiatrist, or you you get into the field of Psychosomatic Medicine. We do not believe that there are devil spirits that influence people. We do not believe that the Word of God is real and genuine. Therefore, we take those sections that deal with devil spirits. And we say well, the later writers just added that to the Gospels for instance, or to the church epistles. What if they added it later? Then how can you trust it at any other place? But you see, the reason we use all these crazy arguments is simply because we do not care to believe we do not care to understand the greatness of God's wonderful work. This is not for the rest of you this just for class members down here. So don't come up here and take these home with you. I'll jump sky high. But here in this magazine Argosy magazine is the record.
His name must be Gunny fly uppers. Don't let him disturb you. He's not to be on Mackenzie King rule Canada for many years from beyond the great.
I didn't ride up be surprised. But you see the church not knowing anything about this? Because they don't believe it to begin with. Then how in the world? Can you have good government? How in the world can you have a good denomination and run it like the word says it ought to be run because we don't know this side. The thing that I'm beginning in tonight, very few people know little about very little about about all they know about it is they don't believe in it. And that's just exactly what Satan wants you to do. Not to believe and to believe that his side is genuine. And this is where he's pulled the wool over our eyes. I said to you a little while ago that it's perhaps my knowledge of the whole spiritualist field, as well as of the field of extrasensory perception. Now I'm thinking in the terms of psychic research, Duke University, these kinds of places. It's my knowledge of this whole field and how it's so patterns and it's such almost almost just like the genuine that unless you have a tremendous knowledge of God's word, your tendency will be to flip the other way. Because there is more teaching in the spiritualist field and there is on the accuracy of the word all over the nation. Everything I'm going to teach you tonight, I have seen counterfeited not only do I see it in the word but I've seen it in experience. How there's a lot of differences. Because once a man has experienced something in other words, once lowest you have spoken in tongues and interpret it, it's awful hard to convince you that you've never spoken something certainly you know why because of experience right? But put it on the negative side. Now, once they have had experience once they have seen in manifestation and ectoplasm form their relative. It's hard to talk them out of their experience to write so it works both positive and negative experientially you understand why. Sure. This is why MacNab experience usually leaves me cold. I think you and I flashed over that one stone in the house almost kicked out. They still let him in the advanced class. Don't ever get worried if I keep hovering right back. That's right. The college experience. Mrs. Matthews doesn't mean very much to me. And you know why? Because of my knowledge of the spiritualist field, that's why they called you talk about experience they got a dozen to your one most of you, Christian. They have a dozen experiences tremendous experience to the average Christians. Why you know why I say that? Because many people have been Christians 20 3040 years have never had an answer to prayer that they really know that God has the right. And I can show you spiritualist have been in six months, and they have had 50 demonstrations of the Spirit in the state. Right. You see, this field that we're going into is the greatest field to understand today. And yet there's the the least amount of knowledge available in this field. This is why this is always a rough field it started because I've got to take you all the way through, we start from scratch and we go into post post post grad on the thing, that cause this is the field you have to understand if you're really want to walk if you really want to walk and experience does not count with me basically. Why? Because here is our rule of faith and practice. The Word of God is our rule of faith and practice. This word of God is God's wheel. And I can't go by experience. First and foremost, I have to go by luck. Now if my experience fits in with the Word of God, it's luck. Okay, but if my experience doesn't fit with a word, the word still stand my experience go to dog. Right. That's why you see you've got to learn first of all, that there's just as much experience on the negative side address on the positives.
My friend Norman Vincent Peale believes in spiritualism and he wanted he won't tell you this really nice.
Don't you don't have to say if you pinned him down in here tonight. He said Good god Where will you call me a believer in spiritual ism. I don't believe that at all. I believe in the true God. You baloney read his magazine. But he saw his dad coming down the aisle remember? The choir marched in in his dad's been dead for years marched with the choir. Now he saw this, he saw it. And on that experience, he has written that series of articles about the dead being alive now which has run in whatever his name is. Magazine is for good, but don't make it not a guidepost except the wrong way. So you have guideposts right, you have guideposts left. But now look at them. He speaks in tongues and interprets. He has experience right? But here comes Dr. Peale and 1000s. Like they see these things. They see them in concretion in manifestation in the census world, and they believe what they see. Therefore, experience is not the criteria on which you can build. You're not asked to be deeper than that knowledge has to be built upon the accuracy of God's word and the right dividing of it is the book of Ephesians chapter four. Here's where we begin. That was just the introduction. I like you. Here it says in the church. Verse 11. You all know that verse 11, is a carryover of verse eight. Wherefore reverse eight he said, when he that is Jesus Christ, ascended upon high he led one. And he gave what gifts unto what man? Now verse 11. He gave somewhat apostles and somewhat and somewhat and somewhat and somewhat right he gave to the church, the gift ministries, gifts, their gifts, he gave these as gifts. Speaking in tongues is not a gift. interpretation of tongues is not a gift. I just happen to pick up a magazine Rhoda has laying on her desk back there and they had a little note on please send this fellow some info, beaming information. And I read the just briefly read it just before I walked in at seven o'clock, where he said that speaking in tongues was a gift interpretation was a gift prophecy was a gift. And furthermore, he says that speaking in tongues was not nearly worth what prophecy was because he would rather speak 10,000 words in his church than ever to speak in tongues.
Bless his heart, that's what he said. That's not what the Word says.
First of all, they're not gifts. These are the gifts these are the gifts. It says so he gave what gifts charismata gifts of grace this way down not of works lest any man should boast. He gave gifts. And these gifts are apostles, prophets, evangelists, teachers and pastors. Now why do you give them for verse flail for the protecting of one for the work a lot for the edifying the building up of the bride know who the bride is gospels book Revelation, it's the body, the body of Christ, the church, that with you. All right. Now he's going to have these five ministries here on kill verse 13. We all come in the unity bless you have faith and have the knowledge of the Son of God onto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ which is his return. And the reason being, that we henceforth, verse 14, be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried away with every wind up by the sleight of men and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to DC, this slide of men and the cunning craftiness of men, is instituted by saying, ladies and gentlemen, this thing is real simple. When we rightly divide the Word and we have the word of God, we're on God's side, when we wrongly divided, or are off even one iota on the word we're on Satan side, because there are only two powers in this world. Why is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the other god is Satan. Satan is the god of this world. He's the prince of this one. The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ is the other god. A prophet, according to the Word of God is a man who speaks to God's people, and he called God's people back. Not a spiritualist speaks to His people. And he calls him back he says, No, don't do drop that whole country. You stay back here because if you do demonstrate, it's gonna teach you all of this, you know what a teacher is? Well, they teach. You know what an evangelist is the evangelist. You know what a pastor is, they pastor, everything in the other kingdom in the other category. The kingdom of Satan is an absolute counterfeit of that which is true. And Ephesians six verse 1110, verse 10, finally by Brother, be strong in one and in the power of his the Lord's work. Wherefore, verse 11, put on put on, put on anything you can put on is in what category works or great works Put on the whole armor of up Amen. It doesn't say pray about it. It says, Put her on. Get on, get loaded. Show her pull on the whole armor of God. Reason being that she may be able to defend your theology and build a new denomination. Know that she may be able to stand against what Okay, now I didn't write the word if we don't like it. Tell God. Verse 12. For we we wrestle you speaking here to the brother in the barn again, sons of God in verse 11. That's why I know what I'm talking about. For a week, born again sons of God, Christian believers, we wrestle not against one All right, if we don't wrestle against flesh and blood than we don't wrestle against flesh and blood, then our fight is not against flesh and blood. Our fight is not with Herman Bullock or Johnny jump up or snowball Peter McAdoo muggins. No up. Your fight is not with the PvP fight is never with you. It is always that we are either for God, and God is with us. And we're right. Or we're on the other side of the fence working for Satan.
But when we are off, we will be wrestling. Then where we're all we are flesh and blood. No, we're not wrestling with that flesh and blood where they're all but we're wrestling against one principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this one. And they're all spiritual, against spiritual wickedness in high places or on high. The literal reading here is against spiritual wickedness from high meaning from Satan, spiritual wickedness that comes from Satan, because Satan men, his whole body is organized to do this very thing. Verse 13, Wherefore take unto you you take unto you the whole armor of God, that he may be able to withstand in the evil day and having done all due up, stand up. Don't push, don't jump, don't get scared. That's right. Remember the other nights D or someone brought up here that some of the people were told they had to resist the devil. But in the church, you're never told to resist the devil, you're told to do a lot. Give no place to eat. Because he's not there. You don't have to resist him. He's not around there. So you don't have to resist it, but not there. Just don't give him any room. Give him no place. Because until you give him place. There is no resistance possible. It's only after he is there that you can resist. And he has no place in you as Christians. That's why this subject we're going into in this advanced class should be the most thrilling, the most dynamic, the most vital thing you've ever heard, because this is the kind of thing that will equip you, equipped you. And having done all having this armor on and having done all it will one thing what Stan, you don't give a hoot hailstorm what Satan says and all these out. If you know the Word of God, and have this wonderful word of God, You do one thing and that is Step. If your husband doesn't agree, stand if your wife doesn't agree, you still stand for nothing. Nothing is beyond the Word of God and the Word of God is beyond all. That's why he said his Word of God above his name. As the Scripture says in the book, some Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evening, evil day and having done all stand to stand. Stand there for verse 14. Having your lines good about with truth and having on the breastplate about your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace. Above all, above all, take the shield of believing they were was he shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. Verse 17. And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God at something. There are five ministries in the body. And there are nine manifestations in every born again believer, the five ministries in the body, keep the body build up the nine manifestations. Keep you walking with the armor on manifesting and bring victory in your individual life and bring edification, exhortation and comfort in the body of believers. And we wrestle not against flesh and blood. Never, never. There is no wrestling against flesh and blood in this world. It just looks like it never is. When you really understand the word rightly divided. It's always a battle between God's kingdom and Satan. And of course tomorrow night I'll lay these kingdoms wide open and I've drawn for you on the blackboard here and show you how they operate but tonight to get this They go on a road, just some of these foundational things that you need to know and understand that these five ministries are all counterfeit counterfeit, in a spiritualist field, that's a nine manifestations are all endeavored to be counterfeited, and they're all specifically counterfeited, uniquely counterfeited, except one, and that's speaking in tongues. Every other one is just counterfeited down to the T, right down to the minutus detail.
That's why you could take the average person that sat through my foundational classes for time and take them into a spiritualist meeting. And if they heard a person prophesy, they nine times out of 10 sit there and say amen to it. They still wouldn't know. That's right. I'd like to prove it to some of you I wouldn't have to I gave you an exam last week. Oh, they cause boy you see this genuine is so much like the the counterfeit is so much like the genuine, that you really have to study the genuine to be able to spot the counterfeit. But your life boy well, where I really wanted to go was Luke so we'd go x rather x I want to go x 16 Bless your heart. I think we're ready to begin in some of these things now with chill should be a real blessing to you, and not to help you very, very much. Sometime I hope we can do a piece of research, not research. I've done all the research, all you do is get it printed on in the field of deluded searchers for truth, that's what I like to call it. They're searching for truth. But they're all deluded. Or another phase of this whole field is the other side. I'd like to write a good book on the other side who's on that other side? Not to grant Oh, surely you think but these are tremendous things. Well, tonight, chapter 16 of Acts. Then came he this is Paul and Silas. You'll see in a moment why solitaire to Eve to Derby and let's pray and behold, a certain disciple was their name, to meet this Timothy, that son of a certain woman, which was a Jewess and believed that his father was a great Gentile, which was well reported of Timothy was well reported on by the brethren that were at least three and I conium. Him, Timothy, would Paul have to go forth with him, and talk and circumcised him? Because of the Jews, which were in those quarters? Or they knew all that his father was a Greek? Can you imagine Paul, the man who writes in Galatians five one standfast therefore the Liberty where with Christ Jesus is actually free and be not entangled again with a yoke Amandi to put the yoke of bondage on old Timothy, that's the yoke of bondage is the law. And the old Timothy, Timothy circumcised fast Timothy didn't know I was happy to do it. Why? Because there were so many Jews in that particular territory. And Paul thought that he beat having circumcised he'd be acceptable more so and he gets the word of reminds me the Scripture were, Paul said, I became all things unto all men so that I might win some. Boy, we'd never have a fellow like Paul in our church, you know? Because we'd say he doesn't track you know, he says, does one thing and says something else. He walked by leveling. Sure, the law was over with he knew this. He knew the law was over with at least a part of the revelation had been given to it. But in order to win men and women, he did it. He did a tremendous thing. Well, I'm not interested in that just that's an extra thrown and won't cost you anything. First Four. And as they went through the cities, this is Tim Silas and Paul Timothy, as they went through the cities, they delivered them, the decrees for to keep that were ordained of the apostles and elders which were Jerusalem, and so forth, the churches established in the faith, the faith of Jesus Christ. That is, they were established. They were rooted in this faith and increased in number daily, verse six. Now when they have gone throughout Phrygia and the region of gelation and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the Word in where a were forbidden of the Holy Spirit, by the Holy Spirit to preach the Word in Asia. How could the Holy Spirit forbid them?
By walk by revelation, but word of one word of knowledge, word of knowledge there er, told them not to go to Asia, very seven, after they were come to Misia my Sia, they assayed they wanted to go into Bithynia but the spirits suffered them up, not to go were up to that place. How did the spirit again, tell them not to go? by revelation, word of what? Sure. And where their wisdom where the knowledge wisdom don't go verse eight, and they passing by Misia came down to throw us and Asian appeared to Paul in the lot. And this again is one revelation, word of knowledge and word of an occasional picture. TV show Technicolor? Sure. That's what he's talking about. Word of Knowledge, verse six, verse seven, verse nine, all word of knowledge. There stood a man a Macedonian prayed him saying, come over into Macedonia. And what help is see here was the vision, he saw this man standing there. This man standing there, and the man saying to him, come over to Macedonia and help those of you in this advanced class, I've asked you to read the magnificent counterfeit or something, whatever the title of it is, that's what I called it. I like to call it the challenging counterfeit. I'd call it the magnificent counterfeit. You will remember someplace in the opening part of that book, I'd say the first 10 or 12 pages, I don't recall exactly. I got to read mine yet before tomorrow night, I hope. But someplace in there, if I recall correctly, it tells about how he got into the spiritualist field. And that he was either walking or standing or praying or doing something and he saw himself standing in front of himself. It's in there. I know. Right? All right. There's the counterfeit of this thing. And we'll see a lot more of them. We'll see how in ectoplasm form they produce grandma she's been dead for 10 years, five years, but usually by the time they're dead 10 years we forgotten about grandma we're not so interested get your back but all this real stuff you know the people are really interested in getting to talk to their relatives and their loved one or not those who have been dead 10 or 15 years but if you lose one tonight of all tomorrow you're interested in this kind of all you warriors and for the first six months or a year after that, you see and the spiritual is say say to them we know where your people are we can put you in contact the Church says to them yeah we know there are there up there in glory land eaten cookies, but we have no connection what the church thinks the Word of God says they're dead and the dead know nothing. You're not up in heaven you're dead bodies you see if you get them up in heaven where the church is God then Spiritualism is right and now what about all around because if you're up there all you have to bring back how the church has dropped ever they can't get anything back the spiritually
say sure they're up there we've been back that's why spiritually have the attendance or more church people go to spiritualist meetings and you'll ever three
they will tell you that they go by I saw a lot of this during the Second World War. I saw things that you nearly a boy reported missing in two nights later. They're already spiritually to try to find out is he dead? Is he alive? If he is dead, can we still talk to church? Sunday morning they sit on the front pew and yell hallelujah. Right. But during the week they're out there trying to get in contact with you see the church As Malachi just below has had, for a century or more has no answer, because they don't know this feeling. I even personally don't believe it in any way. They don't have to they die. So they operate on every area. I have seen people come into manifestation, and ectoplasm form I have touched and handled ectoplasm I thought if there's any of you here that have, right, you know how it feels. You ever shake hands with anybody that doesn't shake hands? Like a cold dead fish that's ectoplasm that's just the way it feels. That's slimy and cold and since chills up down the spine now, but bother me and I'd be willing to do it all over again If the good Lord anything to teach me. But had I not undergone this field had I not understood these things? Had I not been in it? I couldn't teach it to you. But Major I can tell you there's nothing that I can't teach you in this field by the grace of God if I just take time, because I've been through the whole gambled in and out backwards, forwards upside down. And because of the knowledge of the word thing, these things. Here was the Apostle Paul and all at once he had a lot of patience. This I know is genuine. that I know is genuine. Why? Because I believe God's word is what God's will. But if you went by experience, then the moment I see the ectoplasm farm of John Bosco friends, then I would say he also is genuine, right? They reproduce men and women they say it's men and women. It isn't this devil spirits taking on forms. I teach you all this pack. Yeah, be interesting. But that devil spirit, Mrs. Poli will look exactly like let's say you had a sister. And that sister had died. They'd reproduce that in ectoplasm form where certain parts of her body would be visible to you. And you'd spot and see what that's my signature looks just how do you like that for a counterfeit? And then you sit there when I say speaking tongues I don't I can't do it my knees Oh, you see why when we get the advanced class that I know you have to have men and women who have got some guts some bold the devil spirits produce these what are you producing? Came speaking Tom scared to death a lot the neighbors think, Huh? Boy, that is? You said it boy. That's why That's why knowing this field you see I get older, I get hurt because man Allah to something. If Jesus is all renewed and they think you're working for the wrong, you're believing in the wrong word. You want to get out of the business and work for the other side. But I am if Jesus Christ is what the Word of God says He is right there in us that he got to know well, let me see. Let me see this visible I want to see the manifestation because then you can speak in tongues, you can interpret the prophesy, but I told the class the other night. A couple of weeks ago somebody said they didn't know they didn't want to bring any people here reading on Sunday night. Because they'd like to but they were afraid that the people might be offended if we spoke in tongues and interpreted her prophesied it we're going to spiritually meaning I hope you have anybody to have are they afraid? Are they ashamed? That darkened the whole bless of room we speak in tongues in life. Perhaps if you don't like this much, put another 100 watts so you don't bother me any action I put another 10,000 but if I were to produce ectoplasm for you tonight, I'd set myself back here, move the Oregon out and get myself a little corner here with little blue light in it. You'd have to operate the semi dark and produce light. And people say to me, they'd like to bring someone they're afraid we might speak to how you think about the home. Because you see they're already thinking the words of the devil because we've been speaking God's Word or speaking safe. And let me tell you, Mr. Goodbar sincerity has nothing to do with the devil is just as sincere as I am right now back alive. But I know one thing that Christ in me is greater than he that's in the world. What the words what you see the counterfeit part Hear these revelation right down the line I saw this person standing there standing there saw the birth, but it was revelation understanding whether or not a toilet is dumb revelation. Not a rookie poop. Not some double spirit from the other side, but live delation like the right thing on the wall when old Belshazzar was having a feast, remember? Revelation. That's the genuine part where it's gone. It isn't terrific WORD OF GOD people. And after you've seen the vision, immediately we endeavor to go into Macedonia. Verse 10, Assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them at something. Before this, the Lord told them what not to go. And when the Lord told them not to go, what to do? Didn't go now the Lord says go and do up. In other words, they got their commission by operating Revelation where the knowledge and when we get our calls from the different churches as to lack of ministers we're out of a minister we got to have one so to give us a call, and the call is frequently depend on on how much can you pay and what are the benefits
you see, though I why the early church had something ma'am. Today we have you know, preachers come we give them a trial sermon.
Never heard a silly thing like that the word of God gave you a badger brigade, the apostle Paul did say that we're gonna have a trial server, the Apostle Paul's coming tonight. I have the Apostle Paul wouldn't have got it got passed the first week, the entire congregation voted him out. Joe, where did you ever hear? Putting a man of God on the carpet? Both whether he's a man of God, or whether he isn't a man of God's call this way thing doesn't make any difference in the whole pleasant. Budge says he's no good. God said he had that settled because God makes the majority in every set choice. Right? Sure. But we go through the machinery of baloney, you know, well feel like baloney habit, I suppose. Not for me. Therefore, they did what? Where am I? Verse 11. They went from troll us. They came straight course to this other place the next day that got this other place in verse 12. It says, From thence to Philip by which is chief city of that part of Macedonia, and a colony and I don't know what else happened here. All they were in that city of biting certain days. And on the Sabbath. Here we are, verse 13. On a Sabbath, we went out of the city by a riverside where prayer was want to be made. And we sat down and speak unto the women, which resorted desert And a certain woman named Lydia acelera, purple of the city of fire Tyra, which worship God heard us, whose heart the Lord opened, whose heart the Lord open, how did the Lord open her heart? No, no, no. They've come a towel. By hearing what it said in verse 13, they sat down and they spoke on the woman. But what do you think they spoke about? Why show the word because Paul preached it in season, out of season, wherever he went, he preached the word that's how the the heart the the believing of the person is opened. By hearing the Word, you hear the word, then you're believing is opened and your believing is what gets you to the place where you accept that she attended under those things which were spoken of what all are 15 and when she was baptized in her household, cheapest thought I say, if you have judged me worthy or faithful to the Lord, come into my house anyone abide there and she did want to constrain us compelled them almost like in the Gospels where Jesus was walking along on the day of the resurrection appearance with the 220 minutes and they constrained him and of course those of you have heard the bishop know what it is to constrain you ask somebody to eat with you and they have to give how many reasons for not eating with you how many times how many I forget 567 times seven is three. Okay, that's pretty good amount anyways. So the first time you invite me for dinner, I say, Well, I just ate I haven't had anything for a whole day but I Say I just ate because I have to give a reason why I can't eat not lying it's just custom
so you asked me again you say all the doctor where will you have to eat bologna with me nicely all but honey unlike blody just can't stay with you not just can't stay with you because I've got to get back home. And then you did say But doctor will please stay with us that's constraining you know, then I finally say Well, okay. Ah, they constrained, they constrained he gave all these oriental excuses but they constrained him. That's the key to that verse. He saw he stayed with whenever he wanted to. And it came to pass, verse 16, as we went to prayer, and from the context your I would say, they went back along the riverside, wherever they were, in verse 13. As we went to prayer, went back there for their different times of prayer, a certain Damsel, next word, possessed, possessed. Now here you have the satanic spirits on the other side of the good spirit, here with the devil spirit, and the devil spirit always does one thing what possess, possess. While the true spirit is always under freedom of wheel, freedom of wheel, no possession, no possession whatsoever. A certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination, the word divination is the word Python. And Python is a very vicious one. This spirit of Python, I will endeavor to teach you further about later in the week, met us which brought her masters much gained by what soothsaying by the operation of this spirit which possessed her, they made a lot of money. The same follow Paul, the same woman, follow Paul and us. This is Silas and Paul, Timothy, they followed us and cried, saying, this woman said this, these men are the servants of the Most hierarchy, God, which show unto us the way our blood. Boy, isn't that something? Did she tell the truth? Sure, right down the line. But it's truth, which is told for a deliberate purpose. And the deliberate purpose is to throw you off the track. And if at all possible to finally and golf you into spiritualism. You'll see this kind of thing happen. You'll see this happen in every spiritualist meeting, you'll see it happen in every magazine, like this report on McKenzie key one line will be real true. The next one will be just perfectly common. You'll see it in, in every magazine I've laid out. Of course, this is the modern. This is the greatest book. They're preaching today. You're ranked Shia, which some of the evangelical reformed ministers back up right down the line. A president of a certain center that can tell you evangelical reformed people goes to these meetings all the time in Chicago, president of one of your students. One of the professors of the ANR church is one of the writers of your MC book. You want a few Methodists in I'll give you some Presbyterians, Lutherans, I know the fields who don't go jump. You'll want to document it, I'll document it but your CAD document it wouldn't make you believe at all, as the scripture says if one rose again from the dead, you wouldn't believe anyways. You're either gonna believe God's word, no use anything else. Don't come unto me. Right. But you see, when you read that stuff, one line will be real genuine. I call it kosher. Another line, the next line right after it'll just chop the word to pieces. Right? This woman, you know what we would have ordinarily done with her. We'd have made her a deaconess in the church prompt. Wouldn't we now surely would have because she said, I want two people to listen to me. She said, these man, Paul, Silas and Kennedy are that great man of hope. And they preach unto us the way of salvation. A wonderful drug. You would have expected Paul to give her a seat of honor. Because she was telling the truth. Not It was with a different kind of purpose in mind watch the thing and that she did verse at many what many days well house comm Paul didn't spotted the first day house COMM He didn't do something about it the first time it occurred no Remo lace that now watch it develop hallelujah. But Powell being grieved, turned and said to the Spirit. How come not to the woman did you ever want Mrs. Johnson said the woman was was possessed and we wrestle not against flesh and blood. Did it look like the woman who was walking around the woman job but when it came right down to it, who was doing the speaking how was he speaking through the woman by possession by possessing they use their vocal cords they use their lips Sure sure. You can see that woman standing there is beating spiritualist and it would just be the woman perfect. You're right there and you'll see her lips move brought to you know some of your Bergen when you're gonna talk. Sally does all the talking. And there's one or two headroom but there's one Man United States with a tendency, his mouth
a little dumb. And I have Earth voice because speaking through the medium of the person without seeing their lips. That's a little advance to save them to. Right now. Right now, I'm concerned about this story to explain to you exactly what this woman got just as a woman is a woman to be saved. Her name was man. He was still mad. But when she spoke in, wasn't she it was protection instead of the virtue of the devil's take over the controls, and they utilize her vocal cords. She doesn't want to say this tense knowledge life but she's not in control of her senses. When that devil spirit takes over he possessive. So they use her lips, her vocal cords and make her talk. And you can't speak income by freedom of your will. Do you want to get devil possessive possessive you talk like a trooper. And that's something or I'd rather speak in tongues by the Free Will I have wouldn't kill Sharia? What if you understood it? So they possessed her, this devil spirit possessed her. And if the devil spirit that caused her to say, these are the great man of God, who teach us the way of love? Do devil spirits know what you're teaching? Sure, do the devil spirits know what I teach in this class? That's why sites so darn hard to keep people away from it. Sure, if we were running a site show a slot machine a lottery or something else that come by the barrel. But he No. And he puts you through all kinds of obstacles if you give him a chance to keep you away from...
Hey, she said, she said And when Paul spoke. He didn't speak to her but he spoke to the devils. Last remember in the foundational class where I teach you if you ever want an answer on anything, you've got to get specific. Remember? I doubt it. But Mark 11 Remember he said to the fig tree tie up so on and so forth. He was specific and he said in Mark 11 If you want that old mountain to be cast into the same cycle Pacific I tried this in my foundational class because some time maybe I think some forget the advanced class they have to know this stuff. He didn't speak to her grandmother. And he say, Now look, Grandma, you raised this child wrong. Yeah, no, no, no. He spoke to the Spirit. He didn't borrow that out because it doesn't help any Kabbalah woman out or the man because we wrestle not against a lot. But just see that it's devil spirits in them what it says? Sure. So, being green tea turned and said to the spirit, I command D in the name of hope to come out of her and he said I will. And there's a law involved you know what? Only the greater can cast out the lesson. You know what that verse teaches you if you believe God's word, that this spirit of Python, whatever it is, can't stay there, if you can name the name of Jesus and commanded to come out. Because if this devil would have been bigger than the power of Christ, that devil would have stayed in her because she was making money for the outfit and they were living off of the top of the heap right? Sure. Come out her. And he the devil spirit came out that very same time that same hour means pronto. Real booms quick. Now watch the things change. And when her masters saw sa w, that the hope of their gains was gone. They caught Paul and Silas Silas and drew them into the marketplace under the rulers and bluffed them Paul and Silas to the magistrate saying, these man being Jews do exceedingly trouble our city and teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive neither to observe being Roman hadn't taught anything like it. They just taken a devil spirit out of a woman. That's all they've done, right? They didn't take him to the magistrates and say here, they took the profit motive away from us. They didn't take it. They got every other excuse except the one that really did, right. Because all he did. All he had done was take this devil spirit out. That's all. They didn't bring him up for that at all. And the multitude rose up together against them against Paul and Silas. And the magistrates read off their clothes and commanded to beat them. And when they had laid many stripes upon them upon Paul and Silas, they cast them into prison, charging the trailer to keep them up. Uh huh. Why didn't Paul tell them in verse 23, before they beat him, that he was a Roman boy, Paul allowed himself to go through this. He allowed them to beat him and never told them he was a Roman. Until after they'd be And don't tell me he didn't walk by revelation. Word of Knowledge man is why he suffered the beating. You see why without understanding these things? The Bible is a closed book to people No wonder they don't understand. They don't see where the knowledge in here at all. They don't see this. Now, having received such a charge verse 24, thrust them into the inner prison and made their feet fast in the stocks they just can't get out. Lock them in, you know, at midnight Paul and solid Silas praise nice. They sang standing on the promises sitting down, sir. They wouldn't stalks you know, or some. At midnight, Paul and Silas prayed and sang praises under God. Why? Word of Knowledge? Who? Sure? Word of knowledge. You wonder why, though, I tell you why. Because they already knew that we're getting out and they were just singing because we're happy. They knew they were getting out. Sure. But God had already told him that he's going to take them out. So they had them all instructional in their hands all handcuff couldn't move. And there they were singing standing on the promises or praise the Lord or thank you for saving my soul. And all these wonderful songs they prayed and they praise God. All because of word of knowledge, man, that verse show you why it comes up here. Bless your heart. I'm very sorry. And suddenly, there was a gray earthquake. When it says great, it means a lot so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. And Paul and Silas died under the debris. It said was a great earthquake right now whole building shook the foundations, all all splattered all over. And it says the doors were open and everyone's bans were one. That's what you call a miracle.
Well, that's, that's a real good earthquake. First 27 and the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep. Seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword that's his dagger, and would have killed himself supposing that the prisoners had fled, because the keeper of the prison was responsible for his prisoners. If one of them got away, they would kill the keeper of the prison. But Paul cried with a loud voice saying, do thy self no harm for we are all here. On a shocker that was then he called this is the keeper of the prison called for a life. He sprang into the prison, and he came trembling and he fell down before before Pauling Silas, and he brought them out and said, Sirs, what must I do to be one? Now isn't that a wonderful question from a man who a few hours before was tickled to death to have these fellows locked in? And a little thing like an earthquake brings him around to get and say, maybe the Lord oughta scare the something so and so on to more people I don't know. Anyways, it's like God saved. And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be one. And I house verse 32. This is why what they did in order to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ you have to do verse 30. Do they speak unto him the right a lot? For how can you get saved except to hear the word for Faith cometh out by hearing and hearing kind of the lot? That's right, because if he could have gotten saved any other way, the whole Bible fall to pieces. Gotta have the word ma'am. Getting tired, will go home pretty soon. You used to go Damson longer in this and sit and watch TV and all the rest of junk so don't get excited to go home when I say man. 33 I like you they took them the same hour at night wash their stripes was baptized he and all his straight way. And when he had brought them into his house, he said meet before them and rejoice believing in God with all his work. Amen. And when it was date, the magistrates sent to the sergeant saying, let those men go now. And the keeper of the prison told this same to Paul. He said, Well, you fellas are free to go now the magistrates simpler down by the sergeant and you're ready to go. Manage the offshore now therefore I go, depart and go in peace. And Paul said under them verse 37. They have beaten us openly. I'm condemned being lat now. You see, he was rolling before he got beat, right? I was coming didn't tell him in no lot. Revelation sing it. Now, in the morning they want to get rid of he said what is wonderful fellas, but I just want to remind you that I am a Roman boy that made them lose their dandruff of cast us interprets. And now do they trust us out secretly? No Valley what left them calm themselves and set us up. I told you this book was written in Kentucky now, and that sergeants told these words under the magistrates, and they feared when they heard that they were locked. Had Paul told them this originally, they never would have liked. But you know Revelation And the word says we walked by revelation by the Spirit and not by our sense knowledge. That sense now the thing for Paul to have done would have been that our boys don't get too rough. I have a rope. Right? Didn't say anything. So they beat him. 39 laces with the whip. Put him in jail. That's the story. Next morning, do I say okay, you're free to go. I'm not going. I'm not going on a roll. If you don't want me out of here, come and get me out and carry me out. And the fellows got all excited. Boy, you see this word of knowledge and word of wisdom and operation minute detail man. Oh, it's almost unbelievable. You can read this book a life. I've never seen this in this chapter. But there it is set like a diamond Ellen. All you need to do is show it to people once they can all see beside him to depart out of the city, verse 40. And they went out of the prison and entered were in the house of video went back to this woman who had constrained them to come. And when they had seen the lot, brethren, that comforted them and did what and departed went next joint. That's something any questions you want to ask that a wonderful chapter just took us a little while to get to it. But you see, I'm teaching a class Therefore when you got to bring your class along and I'm interested of course tonight in bringing my class starting them up in this field. And this I had to do accurately to set the pattern. The tremendous chapter people.