Monday, May 17, 2010


You don't want to be a needless casualty of war....but you look around and things keep getting worse & worse.  "God is bigger than this" say....  And He replies..."Obedience".

I'd like to shed some light on a growing trend of confusion within the church.  This confusion is caused by fear, the tendency to run to and fro and being led by man, not, the spirit of God.

I'd first like to talk about placement within the body.   Yes, it's true that within the body we each serve a different purpose, thus, making the body a complete church.   Because of God's hand of ordination for each into his proper place....some have jobs with more spiritual authority than others, because they are found faithful in the little things & thus the anointing grows.  It is true that it would be foolish to compare ourselves with others of higher callings and get in over our heads over something the Holy spirit never invited us to take on.  It is foolish to do anything apart from what the Holy spirit is churning within our hearts.

But something disturbing i'm beginning to see is a very stubborn apathy in the church that is counter to the bible's command.  The bible clearly states that the Gates of Hell will not prevail against the church.  It doesn't say....the gates of hell will not prevail against this particular man of God.  It's the Church in it's entirety--no matter the level of anointing, no matter the call of the individual. 

It is very clear now what a gate of hell is a passageway for entrance of the demonic into the earth.  Some are created in a hidden manner & God calls upon hidden intercessors to stand in the gap that it indeed shall not prevail.  But others like the tibetan buddhist rituals - the mandalas that openly usher in the demonic - are done in light for all the world to see. 

So 2 things need to be separated....God's intercessory call to each of us individually vs. Gods command for all of us as a church.   They are absolutely 2 different things.   They need looked at in 2 different ways.   Contending with principalities and powers is in a defensive nature---those demons have been welcomed in and must be contended with and placed at His footstool.  That involves God forming a unique weapon through an obedient servant.    Conversely....when you look at the job of a gatekeeper in regards to the gates of hell it is an offensive is a needs to be the standard of the entire church.  It is not dependent on a feeling or a special call from God, it cannot be compared to a 'burden' God's placed for intercession on one individual--it is clearly spelled out in the bible. 

God gave me a parable....
There's this girl named Barbie.  She is the campaign manager for Trixie who is running for president on a small campus.   You see Barbie out there passing out buttons, registering students to vote, she's on the phone, she's making banners &'d say she's Trixie's best friend.  Now it's voting day, and there's been a change of location....and Trixie's the one that approved the change that was requested upon by her opponent.  The voting location is at a campus bar at a dark end of town.  Barbie is aghast at this change....her whole world is turned upside down by this change...all she can focus on is what others will think if she is seen at this bar...after all there will be publicity.   So Barbie cowers in some shrubbery watching everyone else go in & she begins to get frightened in seeing all the 'roughfiens' going in.  Finally 9pm rolls around and Trixie leaves the bar notably shaken up.  Barbie comes over & taps on her car window as she gets ready to leave.
Trixie exclaims..."Oh where were you all night?  I needed you."
"Did you win?" Barbie asked.
Barbie jumps in excitement but Trixie is not happy.
Barbie says..."I knew all that hard work would pay off."
"But you didn't vote!", Trixie exclaims.
"So what....we won...we won!"
"No, WE didn't was a tie....a coin was flipped and it landed in my favor....if YOU would have voted....WE would have won."

So picture a very disheartened & sad Trixie driving away and correlate this to the bible.  Barbie did everything but actually go into the darkness and physically tip the scales (getting a visual from the temple of Dagon??).  We know in the end He wins.  You can blow your horn all you want and educate the masses....but when it comes down to it....God asks for obedience....he needs your physical temple with His holy spirit inside to be that ark of the covenant.  There is absolutely no excuse for the church body to sit in apathy and expect that 'somebody else will do the job', or say 'Jesus already did the job'---and ignore the fruit of the times.  Jesus was, Is, and Is to come Through YOU.
Remember that we are to be seated in heavenly places ruling & reigning with our Lord.

What is does the sign over this path read?  "OBEDIENCE"   If you want to go onward in the anointing you must first be a doer of the word, so throw out the excuses and the fear and I'll see you in the Gates! 

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