SNT 0280 Whole Armor: Ephesians 6
Whole Armor: Ephesians 6
July 21, 1968
How we use the whole armor by our freedom of will because we have been given the ministry of reconcilation with which to combat the enemy.
SNT – 280
Publication Date: 07-21-1968
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.
Phi 4:13; Eph 3:20; 6:10-12
Eph 6:12-18; 2Ti 2:2, 26; (Phi 4:13)
2Ti 2:26; Mar 5:1-10
Mar 5:15; 2Co 8:23; 5:20; Phi 2:25; Eph 6:20; Luk 24:48; Act 1:8, 5:32; 13:31; 2Ti 2:3, 4
SUMMARY KEYWORDS: God, devil, witnesses, armor, possessed, Christ, messengers, spirits, spirit, power, tombs, mind
In Philippians, chapter four, verse 13. I can do all things through Christ, which strengthens me. This is the greatness of the advanced class. Just so get the word of God within our life, and to so believing that we can stand on that word, and we can again say I can do, I can do it. One of the curses has been that we've always said, well let God do it. God can do it with you. And I know good and well, that's a ministry of reconciliation, and the word of reconciliation has been committed unto us. We are responsible for bringing men and women to the Lord Jesus Christ. God is responsible for what he wrought in Christ Jesus and sets within us as BORN AGAIN sons of God. But once we are born again of God's Spirit, filled with his Holy Spirit, God has given to us the ministry of reconciliation and the word of reconciliation. And we must carry that word. And the Apostle Paul declaring God's word said, I, I can do it, I can do it. I can do it. When I call on you, people to speak in tongues and interpret and prophesy in this class, you get up and do it, I can do it. I can do it. Never in this class, do I ever want to one person to say I can't do it. When the word says you can you say what the Word says. You believe what the Word says. And you stay put right on that word, irrespective, irrespective of what your feelings may be. Because this is one class, we don't go by your feelings because I don't give a hoot what you feel. I'm concerned about the greatness of God's word living causes. It's that word that makes the difference between truth and error. And the Word declares, I can do all things. I can do it through home through Christ. That's right, not in my own strength, but in the strength that he gives to us when he comes in. It is He that quickens us, it is he who makes us alive, it is He Who gives us that certain something that makes it possible for us to be more than conquerors through him who loved us and who gave Himself for us. It is He Who makes it possible for us to manifest a life which is more than abundant. And that is why I can do all things through Christ, through Christ, who strengthens me, it is He Who gives us the strength. It is He Who gives us that spiritual perception. And you can so discipline your mind, and work the Word of God and renew your mind that you become spiritually alive, spiritually sensitive, spiritually able to recognize truth from error. Out of this advanced parts must come men and women who can pick up any piece of literature or any place at any time, or listen to any newscast, or read any book, and who will be able to separate truth from error, just a sharp aside. I'll set the principles of the word before you, but I cannot equip you, you have to equip yourself, you have to come to the conviction of the greatness of the word when he says I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, you have to know that. And now in order to be able to do that, we have to fill our minds with an abundance of God's Word. And that's exactly what we're going to be doing throughout this advanced class. In the third chapter, be patient.
In the 20th, verse of this third chapter is another one of the foundational scriptures that is very well known to all of us. Now on to him, verse 20, who is able to do exceeding Watts exceeding that which is abundant, exceeding abundantly, above all that we ask are what they are according to the power at work within us. And as wonderful according to the power, that work is in us. God is able right. And whatever God is able to do is also willing to do, he is able and willing, because he'll do exceedingly abundantly. He will exceed abundance to us, according to everything that we can ask or think according to the power that is at work within us. Now the power that's at work within us is a two fold kind of thing. It's one Christ to you. And then the other is the renewed mind the utilization of that dunamis that power. That's the word denim. It's by the way, the utilization of that power to make it concrete in reality, workable in our day and in our time. Now, when Paul said I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. He did it by the gift of new Mahajan. The gift of Holy Spirit's, which is power from where online. The gift is special. The gift is special. The gift of God in Christ in you, the Holy Spirit, that special, very special. Not the doing or the working of it is special. For the individual believer, the individual Son of God must do the working. They're up according to his or her own believing. And since we cannot believe beyond what we're taught, we must be taught abundantly, if we're going to manifest abundantly, we're going to have to have a great knowledge of God's word, if we're going to work this word and bring it into manifestation in our life, and the blessed and a blessing to the lives of all of God's. Now in Ephesians, chapter six. We have to become in this class, that God's vocabulary is our vocabulary. We have to say what he said. Even if all the circumstances around us indicate that which is contrary to His Word, you and I have to say what the Word says in Ephesians, chapter six. It says in verse 10, finally my brother and be strong in who? In the Lord and in the power of what? That's exactly what we have to do. We have to be strong in the Lord. Now how are we going to be strong in the Lord, Lord, except we know his word. It is His word and knowledge of that word that makes us strong in the Lord. Lord, if you're going to be strong in Shakespeare, what do you do? Great Shakespeare. If we're going to be strong in the Lord, we got to go to the word to get the Lord's word. But the Lord's word is much the our word. His vocabulary must be our vocabulary. Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his mic. In this advanced class, we when we get to God's Word, we believe God's Word, we put it on, we walk in and we say, Lord, you said it, I didn't you do it. You carry it out, as we minister the word, trust. Many times when I minister healing to people, I remind the Lord that he said it. I did. The Bible says he said his word and what healed him.
Just yesterday afternoon, some of you may have I know, two or three of you girls, were lovely enough that when you saw, there was an opportunity, somebody had come to see me and I had to minister to that person. Instead of just walking by and talking, you immediately sat down, and I know you spoke in tongues because God showed it to me. And two of those three are in the advanced class. That's what you have to learn that spiritual perception. You don't see this at times happening all over the headquarters at different places, while stopping just doing that yesterday, as far as I'm concerned qualifies you for the advanced class, at least in one field, you had the spiritual perception, there was a need, and that I was ministering to that need. And the best thing you could do at that time was quit talking and start speaking in tongues for that person, and you did exactly that. But I reminded the father, it was a real sort of a fine opportunity. I said, Lord, You sent Your Word to healer. Therefore, we minister healing in your stead as having the ministry of reconciliation and the word of reconciliation. We take the place of Christ, here upon Earth, your place Father, in the name of Jesus Christ. Now you sent your word to heal the Father, I thank you for healing her, just like that she was liberated. You see, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Finally, my brother, Dan fast in that word. Now to do that, we've got to put on the whole armor of God. You and I cannot settle for anything less than a hole armor if we're really going to wage a warfare whose armor didn't fit somebody? Saul's armor didn't fit David Wright, fat. Boy, don't you try to put anybody elses armor on. You put on the armor that said in the Word, and it'll fit you because it will be your armor. Don't try to think any more in terms of any theologians or any commentaries. If after the advanced class, you ever own one of those, because you believe what they say you ought to have your head examined by God Almighty or somebody, because you and I have to be so versatile in God's word that we put on the armor of the word, not the armor of what people may say. Nevada theologian may say our commentary may say our Sunday School quarterly, our Victor Paul were with our any other preacher unless what he says is exactly what the Word says. And it has to fit all the way from Genesis to Revelation was a mathematical exactness and scientific precision. This is why we put on the whole armor of God. Verse 11, says the whole armor the whole armor, not half a bit, not two thirds of it. Not 99 and 44 100. Peter has something else for that. Thought knee magazine this week of the camp I forget what it was yes, Kim, but even 94 and 44 100. I tell you in the foundational classes, soap and not the word of God. The Word of God is the whole armor the whole arm you got to put on the whole thing if you're going to fight a war, and I'm telling you like Pat told you then I remember Mrs. Talley, we're in a fight. And it's a dandy attack. Good one. It's a big one. That's right. And sometimes it looks like the enemy's chopping them down, left and right, right left. But he hasn't chopped them all down, because I'm still here, and you're here. And we're standing. But the only way we can stand is to put on the whole armor of God. Where if we do not have that whole armor in the odds, take no slip a fiery dart in there and deliver but on the whole armor of God, that he may be able to stand against the wiles of what the devil for verse 12. We wrestle not against what?
Then our fight is not against flesh and blood. Never is our fight against flesh and blood. It's always a spiritual fight. It looks like a fight against flesh and blood. But it is never. Now right here you you renew your mind tonight in this advanced class, or you're already done before we get started. If you think that there's any site any place with which you're confronted or have been confronted, are will be confronted in the future, that it's simply one man against another man or one woman against a man or man again, woman against woman, you're wrong. Because the wrestling is not against flesh and blood. It never is. It's always a spiritual fight, because there are only two great spirits. One is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. The other spirit is Satan. And Satan is the prince of this world, and you are a son of God. Therefore as the Son of God, you walk as the Son of God, Satan is trying to chop you down. That's always the fight. Oh is the point where we wrestle not against flesh and blood. Even when two Christian believers fight like cats and dogs, it is not a wrestling against flesh and blood. It's a wrestling against spiritual power, spiritual wickedness, Devil spirits, that's what it's wrestling against. Because as you and I well know, a person can be born again of God, Spirit and still be loaded with devil spirits, because they can occupy the mind. They cannot occupy the eternal life, the new birth, which is Christ in you the hope ago, we know all this. Otherwise, you can't be in the advanced class you do. Now, look at verse 13. Wherefore? Because we were told in verse 11, we're going to put on the whole armor of God. Now wherefore, verse 13, take on to you take unto you anything you can take, you can put on take, not upgrade but it works. Take on you, the whole armor of God that he may be able to with sanded wants, the evil day and having done all the one thing look at having done all that. Just don't budge, not even one iota. The moment you budge one iota, you're already wrong. You're already off. And if you're budge one iota, you won't budge to. And if your bugs to your will bugs three, if your bugs three, no bugs four. And by that same token, you're going to set out to the enemy may be able to withstand withstand anything that oh boy can throw. And having done all that you can, putting on this armor, you do one thing, your stand for the fight your stand, you don't knock the laundry, you don't back up, it's never a retreat, I want to tell you that it's always an adventure. We are never on the defensive, we're always on the open. That's right, because the armor is our defense, we move out with it. And therefore, verse 14, having your lines going about with what and having on the breastplate of righteousness that came your feet shod with was the preparation of the gospel of art piece. Verse 16, above all the one taking the shield of believing the word faith there is the word believing. Take the shield of believing. Take the shield of believing you know what the shield is for. It's to ward off the dark, remove that shield, you're moving back and forth. If the enemy sends a Dart for your right side of your body to put the shield over here, so it hits it, he sends it for your face and put it up here sends it over here. But when he down here, you use the shield. That's what it is. That shield not believing.
If that shield up believing that quenches them that does not allow them to penetrate your life and to defeat you and frustrate you. And your feet shod with the preparation or read that didn't 70 And take the helmet of salvation. And what the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, there we have it, the shield up believing, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, these are the only two things that you can really move. So you're believing you're moving around to protect yourself with and the sword to cut them up with the sword and the word of God you're chopping down to size with taking the shield of faith and a sword, the sword of the Word of God, the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of loss. And to do this, you have to do number 80. You've got to pray always. with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit and to pray in the Spirit is to pray in tongues. You not just spend oodles of time praying in the Spirit, oodles of it. Dry watching there onto with all perseverance and supplication for the saints.
Now all nine manifestations of the new Maha Gill and all nine manifestation or the operations are possible because of the gift which is special.
The gift is always the spiritual ability or enablement. It is this gift of new Mahajan that enables you to do the job if you really want to do it. But it does not mean that you will automatically do it. Because a person can have the ability to do something, but he refuses to do it. He refuses to carry it out. In Second Timothy take a look at Second Timothy chapter two. Second Timothy, verse two on the things that Tao has heard of me, among many witnesses, the same commit dial to what? faithful men who shall be able to teach others also. Commit to faithful men who shall be enable, enable enable They're April man. Well, what is enablement. And Abel man is one who has enable men. The enablement is what makes the man able. The enablement are the manifestations of the Spirit. These are the abilities. But as I told you, it does not mean that you will automatically utilize them, even if you know you've got them. Like a tool, chest full of the best tools in the world, does not mean that you will use them. You could have the best carpentry tools in the world and the most beautiful tool chest in the world. And you could just keep them in there under lock and key and sit on them. You still got the tools, but you're not getting anything built. You're not utilizing those tools will not work automatically by themselves, you have to work, you have to do the same in the spiritual field, you must operate these enablement, these abilities, you must do it by the power of God that that you This is why Paul declares in God's word, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. You know, before anybody can properly manifest anything, he must believe that it's available, he must know how to receive it. And he must know what to do with it after he's got it. In other words, how to operate, how to utilize it, according to the capacities that he has received. In this advanced class, we'll be dealing with six of the great manifestations of the Spirit, we'll be dealing with the word of knowledge, the word of wisdom, the discerning of spirits, faith, miracles, and healing. This is where we're going to spend the next three weeks of our time. And I want to tell you, when we get through spending those three weeks, you'll wish you had another three weeks. And when you get through it those second three weeks, you wish you had another three, because we're not going to be able to read all of God's word in the next three weeks dealing with those manifestations. But we're going to read enough of them that every one of you will understand every key which will unlock every revelation, every power manifestation, everything else, if you want to, if you don't want to, that's your fault. Right? Because it does not automatically operate. You must operate it you must operate. You see, the reason that I start here in the advanced class is, is singularly significant. That same as where I begin in the foundational class with John tan tan here with Philippians 413. Because in every other round, and I'm thinking every other round, I'm thinking in terms of spiritual ism, and all these other things on the other side of the accuracy of God's Word. These people never do anything of their own volition. Never.
Paul says I can do all things through Christ who's going to do the doing, he's going to do the doing if Paul possessed. Is he controlled? No. Is he a medium? Is he a channel? No. He says I can do it. I can do it. But in the counterfeit field. The spiritualist never do anything of their own volition never.
They're always possessed. They're always taken over. They're always controlled. They're always channeled. They're always medium. They have what they refer to as helpers. Paul said I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
We are not possessed. We are not controlled. We are not channels. We are not mediums. And if there's any one thing you're going to after learned in this class is directed lies. Does sharp lines of demarcation between the genuine and the counterfeit Because up until this time, time and time again, you may have played in the counterfeit field one minute and in a genuine field and other without being cognizant of the fact that you were. And I think we all recognize that sincerity is no guarantee for truth. If you don't, you still don't belong in this club. Dr. Sincerity is no guarantee for truth, because the devil is just as same as you are. And sometimes I believe in a little more sincere than I am, or something. Look at Second Timothy chapter two verse 26, listen to this. Part of our job is verse 26. And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, those people who are taken captive by him at his bluff. If you're taken captive, then you're no longer free. That's right in an army, same things true. Marines, anything else. If the enemy takes you captive, then you're enslaved, you're no longer free during camp of the enemy. And are people living by the barrel, who are taken captive by the devil at his will. And once he comes in, he possesses he controls the people just become mediums channels for him.
You and I are not his channels, we are not his mediums. We are not possessed. And we have to come to the place that we can certainly say that. And I want to tell you, if your budge one in toward Satan side, he'll beat you every step of the way. The moment you give one, you're already defeated. And certainly I need not remind an advanced class of the fall do I have Genesis dot first thing, all he did was to hold a conversation. Right. And then she changed the word around and all the rest. She didn't give very much only one word. But that one word caused me to hold settles and flat onion seeds that are going the wrong places or something right? That just flip it on one word. People when we have one word out of place, we no longer have the word of God. When we delete a word, or when we add one, or when we change one, that's no longer God's word. There are people many of them. Living today who are taken captive, add his we'll double dispatch get into their mind. They operate very effectively and efficaciously for a period of time, then it goes out they go to somebody else live in them awhile, then they come back again, the people have that trap doors open. And the devil comes in and takes captive at his will. Whenever he wants to. He comes in because the door is open. We have to learn in this class, how to keep the trap door shut. I trust but suppose you know how to keep the trap door shut but you don't want to keep the job door shut. You're gonna have a few visitors that truck and they will increase with ferociousness according to the way that they're able to work themselves into your mind. This is a class advanced class on not only how to keep the door shut, but on recognizing what type of spirits devil spirits that like to get into people so that they can control them possess them. And I will read to you and show you from God's word how there's a progression of development. The first time they play with devil spirits or go to a spiritualist meeting or have a little palmistry or do a Luigi board or a few little other minor things. They call a minor. That's the way to get to the major start with the minor. They open up a little old devil spirit comes in boom, boom, boom. Pretty soon they become climatized they're like what's going on then? larger ones Come in, they'll finally get to the place that you got Genie Dixon's and all the rest of them. That's right. And the people do not know the difference between truth and error between the genuine and the counterfeit. And the story plot is, some of them don't give a darn, they don't care. As a matter of fact, they've arrived at the place that they think that which is, air is truth. And that truth is air. Man, you've really come to it when you've come up in the Gospel of Mark, in chapter five remember, I'm trying tonight in this opening session to show you that our fight is not against flesh and blood, but that there is a big fight on and that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, the other side never says that they say, give yourself over to the Spirit. Who drives, you get into some of those meetings and they say, well, sister, let the Lord let the Spirit have his way with your sister.
Just relinquish yourself to the Spirit. Let him speak through you. Let him control you. Give him your tongue. I want to tell you I wouldn't give anybody my tongue. I'm not trouble with myself.
What do you want to credit? For? I certainly wouldn't allow anybody to possess my mind. I wouldn't. I would never pray all. God, please control me, please possess my mind. Because there happens to be to God. And the first true God never possesses. Therefore, if you pray that prayer, you know what you've opened your top there do all the whole sub hell that the devil wants to put in. In Mark chapter five. You have one of these wonderful records that you ought to become very, very versatile in understanding on chapter five verse one, listen to this. And they came over onto the other side of the Sea of the country, the Gadarene. And when he was come out of the ship, this is Jason. Immediately there met him out of the tomb or some among the tombs in the cemetery. A man with an unclean wad. He had he was living among the two. That's where I live. That's where he slept. So in verse three, who had his pajamas, his crest all among the lot? That's right dwelled, right. Okay. And no man could want bind him. No, not with chains, handcuffs, police chains is what they're talking about. When the boys came down to handcuffs, he just take those old cases like that. I have seen men under spirit possession. Who would take a bar three quarters an inch thick, solid steel and take just his hands twist it like this banded together. I challenge you big men in this class to try it tonight. I want to talk to you women about it. I challenge any of you men to do or deny. Why can't you do it? Because you're not present, but under possession. Tremendous things happen like that. Or this man was drawing among the tombs and no man can bind him. No, not with chains. The critics say that's must just be a little you know, overstatement. They the writer is sort of blowing the subject. He's all there is not blowing the subject. He's telling the truth. That's all. This man was possessed. He was controlled. He was a medium he was a channel for devils spirits. unclean spirit as unclean spirit was a big one gave him a lot of strength, much beyond human strength. That when they put those handcuffs on him, he broke them like a knife goes through soft butter or something that they'd often bound him with fetters and chains. The chains have been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces. That must have been a dandy huh? Neither could any man came him. No man could that man really was ferocious, wasn't it vicious. But we wrestle not against us. And always night and day he was in the mountains and in the term crying and cutting himself with stone.
Perhaps later on in the class, I'll take some of these other things apart and show you that this is the same thing we're having today are people who run around, cut themselves with knives, a lot of other things, inflict these things on wrestle not against flesh and blood. Would you like to take your pocket knife and cut yourself a few times now? Why not? You're pretty sober, spiritually speaking, but under certain types of possession. That's exactly what they do. I'm going to show you something in this class. That law Thomas, I think it was photographed many years ago in a certain country was a man to prove the greatness of God in his life. As fish hooks in his back, big long I call him fish hooks. They're like if you use catch turtles with only bigger, got him hooked all over his back down here through the this part of his back, all the way down and up. And he's pulling 400 pounds on a coaster wagon. And he's got it all hooked in his back, just plain old Facebook's and he's do plow like this. And he's pulling that 400 pounds in that coaster wagon. And all the time he's going he's praising the Lord. John Hallelujah. And he's not hurting one bit, not one bit or hurting. going to show you things about Firewalkers. Man who barefooted women who barefooted walk over white hot coals come off at the other side. And there is not even a smell of smoke on them. Their finger not burned or scorch. You want to try it tonight. Why you couldn't even walk over somebody who's smoked his pipe for a half hour burn your flesh. See, people think these are just happening. They are happening. But it's a rifling, not against flesh and blood but spiritual power. And today, and these are United States among Oh, Christian circles. We don't know anything about devil spirits, much less. We don't even believe in them. We just don't pay any attention. We say all that rubbish. Is it. When you see a foot still move from this corner back to that corner. Nobody's touching it. I wasn't bind. And I'm not stoked. But why don't you pay people not stupid in the sense I'm thinking I'm a stupid lot of things maybe. But boy, when it comes to spiritual field that I understand that I can see the genuine and counterfeit and I can smell it a mile away. Right? Walk into any home in any place in the world. And know whether it's clean or dirty spiritually, and got anything to do with whether you're wash the dishes, or the diapers, but has everything to do with either genuine presence of the true God or the wrong god. This whole Salah was in that those among the tombs night and day. And verse six says But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and what? Worship Him. They should have given him a front seat in the church service they would have today he would why short? Because he worship toe Jesus. And as long as they say, Well, I come along and say well, I worship Jesus. You can have any seat almost any church you want to that boy that had given him a seat any place right? And yet the Bible says the Bible says that he was constantly in the tombs cutting himself something wrong when he read the next verse. And he cried with a loud voice and said, What have I to do with the Jesus now Son of the Most? That's a more accurate statement than many ministers in the Prophet today. believe this man who was possessed? Who was touching himself? He among the two day after day, look at that testimony. But is it really the testimony of the man or that which is in the man controlling him? He said, I a jersey by God, that's how torment me not very safe for Jesus said unto him, come out of the man. Thou unclean spirits. And he asked the spirit, what's your name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion. We are many. And he, the devil spirits beside him, Jesus much that he would not send them our way out of the country. There is an operation of a possession. In various 15 says. They come to Jesus, and they saw him that was next word, possessed with the devil by the devil, the one who had the Legion, they came, and they saw this man sitting and close, and in his one, right mind. So the moment you are possessed, you are no longer in what? That's what the word says. That's what it means. If you're possessed, to be see, we don't be it's already lost possession and you're no longer what? in your right mind. That's right. And they were was afraid this is just great. When he was cutting himself among the toes, living among the tombs, nobody got shocked. Nobody got excited. Oh, they just knew that was just a normal way for that old fella. But when he came to Jesus Christ, and Jesus Christ delivered him, took those devil spirits out of him. He took them out of his mind. The man was then in his right mind, and then they were scared to death. That's like today, you teach people the accuracy of God's word, they think you're not. You teach them Aaron Baloney, and they think you're the greatest person in the world. We raffle not against thought. That's why they think so go, they're possessed. Some are so blind by Satan. They just see nothing. He has blinded eyes to the end, that when a man sets the truth of God's Word, the phone, they couldn't see it because they just totally possessed in buying this other level. And unless you get revelation to deliver them, they stays that way. Don't kid yourself. You see, the Bible says, I can do all threes. Alright, if I'm going to do it, I've got to have the equipment of Christ Jesus in my life to do spiritually. I know I have it when I'm born again of God's Spirit. So a lot about the renewed mind. What about the mind up here? How much of the word have I put up here? How much of that word do I know? Because I can't operate any more than what I know. The reason that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me the word Zed is because we are His messengers. Not only are we God's messengers, we are His ambassadors. Not only are we not just messengers and ambassadors, the Bible says we are His witnesses. Not just messengers, ambassadors and witnesses. But the word of God says we are his soldiers. Not just messengers, ambassadors, witnesses or soldiers. Don't worry that God says we are His workmanship. Not one place does it ever say in the Bible that you as a Christian believer are possessed or controlled or taken over and always says that you are either his messenger you are his ambassador, you are his witness. You're a soldier. Are you are his workmanship. Every place in the Bible read speaks of the Christian believers. in second Corinthians chapter eight. Matthew, Mark Luke, John X Romans, second Corinthians chapter eight. Verse 23, listen to it whether any during patatas he is my partner and fellow helper concerning you are our brothers implies they are the messengers of the last churches, and these messengers.
They are the glow re of us. Is that wonderful now for going to be the glory of Christ we got to be the messenger is for him right? And you can't be a screwball messenger. You got to be a messenger with the truth that's what is the... right of Christ.
keep your finger in Corinthians and go to Philippians chapter two Ephesians Philippians chapter two verse 25 Yet I suppose it necessary to send to you ever diagnosed my brother and companion in labor and fellow soldier.
That's good, huh? A fellow soldier. But you're what? Messenger and he that ministered to my one. Your messengers, he was a messenger who carried God's word to God faithful. in second Corinthians chapter five parts a very familiar one of those of you that been in the advanced class because of the illustrations that go with adverse 20 Now then we are a lot ambassadors for hope. That's what it says we're ambassadors. Not only are we messengers, but we are ambassadors, any patients chapter six. Verse 24, which I am what an ambassador. I am an ambassador in bond. In Luke the 24th chapter. Matthew, Mark, Luke, chapter 24. Lesson A verse 48. And he our witnesses have us these things. We are messengers, we are ambassadors, but we're also witnesses of these things. We are not defense attorneys, because we never need to defend truth.
Truth needs no defense. Because truth is its own defense. Error needs defense. Why hire attorneys so drunk? So you got to defend the wrong roof is mostly used to say tell the truth and forget about it.
Tell a lie. Remember it. In Acts chapter one, in verse eight, But ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost has come upon you. You shall receive power after all, when Yamaha Giannis come upon you. And then you're going to be a lot witness us underneath, both in droves. limnology as a marina, the uttermost part of us. That's the innermost part includes the place you come from. Okay. But you're gonna be What witnesses, not defense attorneys. Anytime you have to defend something quick, but it isn't true enough. If it's truth, you just say it, forget about it. If nobody believes that it's still true. If nobody gets the results of it, it's still true. Look at chapter five of Acts chapter five verse 32, and we are kids, what are these things and so is also the vanilla Hagelin who's got it given to them that obey Him and to get repent and get converted. We are his last witnesses. Look at chapter 13 of x.
Chapter 13 Verse 31. And he was seen many days of them, which came up with him from Galilee to throw Islam, who are His witnesses until us, the people, we too are His witnesses unto the people. You know what I teach you in the foundation or class that to get rid of darkness, you don't introduce more darkness into your life. Remember that if you're loaded with sin, the way to get rid of sin is not to introduce Morrison. Just quit stewing about the scene introduce light deliverance. When you introduce light, the negative disappears. Father says there some of you in the class have been so cognizant of the devil that you just introduced him. It talks about the devil so much that you got your trap door open to the devil. Father says get the light of God's Word in your mind and the devil will take care of himself he'll be taken care of you introduce the light of the Word of God and quit stolen about the devil father says some of you think you're being attacked all the time. Well that's no secret quit thinking about it. We're we're more than conquerors right? Quit thinking about those attacks think I want jabbing Christ he shut up on our end. Our Father says gonna be a hard lesson to some of you buddy. Father also says the lessons don't get harder tomorrow if you don't learn it tonight. So don't come to me during this advanced classes. There were the old devil shirt pouring it on me. I want to tell you God poured more on in Christ Jesus, you, you renew your mind on what you got in Christ. You introduced that light into your mind you and as a student fret about the devil, Gods we'll take care of him by the word of God. So the more you think about the devil, and some people talk so much about him because I love him so much, I guess and they have so much fellowship with Him. And the more they talk about him the more you're witness to it, the more trouble they got with you. Why Kindred is the light of God's Word in your mind. And you don't have to stew and fret about the devil. The word will take care of him. You gotta say what the Word says. We are His witnesses. Well, look at Second Timothy chapter two familiar to you I'm sure. Look at verse three. Thou therefore endure hardship as a good walk. Soldier of home Amen to quit complaining if the devil lays yo lays one on here Shut up now try got that shield of believing I got the sword a lot that use it die I'm dead don't fly or do something working over for soldiers but bless your hearts if you're a soldier you got to have some equipment we've got our god he has equipped us in Christ Jesus right so we know we wrestle not against flesh and blood but you know good and why you got a fight on your hands right? What were soldiers will act like one and you know what to do you're never keep your gun clean. You never keep your armor shined up until just the time the enemy gets your crazy the boys clean their rifle when the battle is non they shine up themselves when the fights not there. You and I have to so get in the way to God and get the word of God so in us that we're shined up we're cleaned up our armor is ready to fire the rifles ready to show cheese plain of the lip when the enemy gets around. You can't wait to learn the way to God to you're on your deathbed I'll tell you that you can't wait to learn the accuracy of God's word until the time when you get possessed with all that will spirits and he's laid out you and I got to get our weapon shined up our guns oil. We got to get that knowledge of God's word. I hate to read your various four because I have to read it to you in the advanced class. Boy when I have first the non Christians are the people aren't even that forlorn. You sure hate to read that one? Because it says no man that worth entangled with him self with the affairs of this life. Some of you in the advanced class can have get untangled.