How to plead and pray “The Blood of Jesus Prayer”- Spiritual Warfare

How and why to plead and pray “The Blood of Jesus Prayer”.

The most powerful spiritual warfare prayer available to you!

Has your local church taught you about “The Blood of Jesus” Prayer?

It is a core precept of the Blood Covenant of the New Testament.

I recommend all born again Christians learn how to incorporate the following spiritual warfare prayers into their daily prayer life. But this isn’t something you just jump into and do. Please take the time to study this entire presentation.

This is an excellent explanation of the “Blood of Jesus Prayer”. It is one of the most powerful prayers one can learn. The most powerful prayer one can say. But, it has to be done right. There are a few ground rules to using this prayer.

This is possibly one of the most important lessons every Christian can learn during these days of the end. The Blood of Jesus shed for you.

Learn the importance of learning “The Blood of Jesus Prayer”.

First things first when learning to pray the “Blood of Jesus”.

First-it won’t accomplish anything unless it is said by a true believer. You should  be saved to use this prayer. With the assurance of salvation comes the justification to use this prayer and the power to direct it. Secondly-In order for this prayer to be effective the believer must be in a position of surrender or submission to God and His ways. I call it positional authority.

The believer’s heart should be in a state of repentance and a thorough examination of oneself should have been done before you attempt to use it. The spiritual health checklist request form, located at the bottom of this  page, should actually be the first thing one does before you use this prayer.

To get the most powerful results, every Christian should get their own house in order before attempting this. I encourage you to not skip this part. A healthy relationship with the Lord is the solid ground upon which we stand when conducting spiritual warfare. Examine yourself and seek righteousness.

Praying the “Blood of Jesus” can be powerful.

In the hands of a true believer, with a repentant and surrendered heart, one can truly see the mountains be moved. The enemy moved back. Victory over evil claimed.

‘Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of hosts. (Zechariah 4:6)

I personally witnessed its effectiveness in one of the most dramatic dramas of spiritual warfare I could ever imagine. A thirteen point occult group that was eight hundred miles from where we prayed the prayer was obliverated . There were over thirty people involved in an occult sacrifice ceremony and this prayer shut them down and scattered them like rats in a livestock feed room. The prayer was offered in an attempt to rescue a young woman from being abused in a satanic cult ritual. It worked better than I could have hoped for. Not only did the Lord save her from destruction, the young woman even had her witts about her enough, while the prayer was being said with her on the telephone with me, to use her second cell phone to snap a picture. When she arrived in Arizona, about three days later, she gave me the camera she had used to take the pictures. What I saw when I viewed the photos was breathtaking. She had accidentally taken three pictures of actual demons which were inside the house where she was being held. I had never seen a real picture of one before. And yes, they are just as ugly as they are represented to be. (Obviously, others have seen them also.)

This prayer is real. This prayer works. This prayer is powerful. This prayer is effective. It is primarily a defensive prayer. A prayer of protection. But as shown above, when put into the hands or mouth of a true believer with experience…watch the offensive sparks fly. Even at eight hundred miles away. Please read, study and pray before attempting to use this prayer for offensive purposes. The Lord MUST be on your side or you could do much harm. None of us would want that. While studying for this post I found this excellent article on The Blood of Jesus Prayer. I  urge you to read and consider it prayerfully. The Holy Spirit will lead you in deciding if this type of prayer activity is right for you.

The following contains the prayer I use, almost word for word. It is best learned with a spiritual warfare partner. I reprinting the following article from www.Bible-Knowledge.com. It states part of this teaching very well. I could not have written a better article. Please visit their site. It is a very good resource. It is an excellent study guide on this very important subject.

I have a complete teaching on the biblical foundation for “Pleading the Blood” on the following post onsite. https://thejosephplan.org/is-it-biblical-to-plead-the-blood-of-jesus/

How to Plead the Blood of Jesus for Deliverance and Protection by Bible-Knowledge.com

Many of the non-denominational churches talk about the power of Pleading the Blood of Jesus – but they do not tell you exactly how to do it, what to plead it on, what to plead it against, and how frequently you need to do it in order to get God’s maximum protection on you and your loved ones. In this article, I will show you exactly how to plead the Blood, what to plead it on, some of things that you can plead it against, and how frequently you will need to plead it in order to get God’s maximum protection on you and your specific set of circumstances. I will also give you the Scriptural grounds that entitles all Christians to be able to use this form of offensive prayer. I will also show you how to incorporate the Pleading of the Blood in your own personal battle prayers, which is when you will need God’s deliverance and/or healing power to come into any type of adverse situation that you may have just fallen into.

In my own personal opinion – I believe that learning how to Plead the Blood of Jesus will give you one of the most powerful, if not the most powerful form of offensive prayer that you can use for any kind of deliverance and/or protection that you may need from the Lord. This form of defensive prayer can not only be used to get God’s protection on you before any type of adversity ever strikes you, but it can also be used for physical, emotional, and mental healing, for battling demons, and for battling any kind of storm cloud that may have just come your way.

I believe that we are truly heading into end time waters as prophesied in the Bible. Learning how to properly Plead the Blood of Jesus for deliverance and protection is going to be needed by all Christians in order to help keep them out of harms way as things really start to heat up in the years ahead. Too many Christians are getting robbed, raped, abducted, murdered, sexually and/or physically abused, slandered, cheated, scammed, etc. All you have to do is watch the daily news and it is one horror story after another. I believe the number one reason why so many Christians are coming under such heavy attacks from both demons and evil people in this world is because they do not have God’s full protection on them. And the reason they do not have God’s full protection on them is because they have never been taught how to spiritually defend themselves using actual spiritual warfare techniques!

There are numerous verses in the Bible telling all of us that we are to be good soldiers of Jesus Christ and that we have to fight the good fight of faith. Like it or not, we are all living in a war zone as a result of the Adamic curse that is still in full operation on this earth. We are living in a fallen, imperfect, and cursed world that is subject to death, corruption, demonic spirits, and evil humans who have chosen with their own free wills to live this life on the dark side. What this means is that anyone of us at anytime can come under direct human or demonic attack. Places where we thought we were safe are no longer safe. Criminals are getting more brazen and more evil. Children are literally getting abducted right out of their beds in the middle of the night with their parents and the other children in the house sleeping in the other rooms. 9/11 has forever changed our landscape as far as all Americans are concerned. Radical terrorists have now officially invaded our country and we will never know when or where the next attack will occur.

The Bible has already warned us that evil, lawlessness, and immorality will abound in the end times. There are verses telling us that in the end times men will become lovers of self, unholy, blasphemers, having no self-control and only living life for what they can get out of it. The Bible tells us that the love of many will grow cold during these times, and many people will only be out for themselves and for whatever pleasures they can get out of this life while they still can. As a result of this kind of deterioration in man’s moral state, many people will become more impulsive, brazen, and evil. This may help explain why some of these evil people are literally kidnapping children right out of their beds or front yards while the parents or babysitters are still in the home. They are losing all self-control over their evil sick desires and impulses, and they are acting out on them without any thought of the consequences of their actions. Since I really do feel that we have officially entered into end time waters as prophesied in the Bible, each Christian is going to have to make a big personal decision as to how they are going to live the rest of what time they still have left down here on this earth.

Christians can either choose to remain passive with their heads stuck in the sand, hoping that neither they nor any of their close loved ones will ever come under any kind of direct human or demonic attack – or they can choose to learn how to rise up in the power of their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and learn how to spiritually defend themselves using spiritual warfare techniques as given to us out of the Bible! When the enemy does come, and he will come at each one of us from time to time, you can either choose to run and hide hoping that you will somehow survive the attack and make it out in one piece – or you can choose to learn how to spiritually defend yourself and engage with the enemy head on like David did with Goliath.

The choice is yours. Too many Christians are taking the first approach, and they are literally getting killed and taken out of this life way too early. The pain, torment, and agony of losing loves ones, especially to any kind of violent crime, is beyond human comprehension.

Too many Christians are living defeated lives with no real joy, peace, or power in their lives. Storm cloud after storm cloud keeps coming after them beating them down to a pulp. Many Christians, since they have not been properly taught how to engage with the enemy when he does come their way, are drowning in their sea of troubles. Too many Christians could not pray their way out of a paper sack if they ever got caught in one because they have never established any kind of personal relationship with the Lord, have never developed any real working knowledge from His Word, have no real knowledge of the enemy, his tactics, and how he operates – and have no real knowledge on how to properly pray or stand in the gap for someone else to get God to move in with His supernatural power to bring freedom, healing, or deliverance to a particular situation. In my opinion, and from the personal experiences that I have had with this form of offensive prayer, I believe that learning how to Plead the Blood of Jesus may be one of the greatest, offensive, spiritual weapons that you can have in your arsenal. As you will see in the personal testimony section of our site, complete and total victory was granted to each person who had Pleaded the Blood of Jesus on their specific set of circumstances. And in most of the cases, the victory was granted very quickly! This is how powerful this form of offensive prayer really is.

For those of you who really want to learn how to arm and defend both yourself and your close loved ones when these attacks do come your way, read on. For those of you who will choose to remain passive hoping that nothing bad will ever come your way, at least keep this article on the shelf in the event that any serious adversity ever does strike you or any of your close loved ones down the road. Before I go into exactly how to Plead the Blood of Jesus and all of the different things that you can Plead the blood against, I will first give you the Scriptural grounds that entitles all Christians to be able to use this form of offensive prayer.

Partial Scriptural Grounds for Pleading the Blood of Jesus

There are many Christians who attack this form of prayer. They ask where in Scripture is there proof that we can use this kind of prayer for either protection or deliverance when we will really need it. There was no evidence that the early apostles ever pled the blood to heal, to cast out demons, or to get God’s basic protection on them. I believe there are three specific things contained in the Blood of Jesus – forgiveness, deliverance, and protection.

Many Christians only know about the first one – forgiveness. They have no idea there are two other things available to them that will enable them to live a victorious and overcoming life in the Lord while still living down here on this earth.

Here is a brief discussion on each one of these three things.

1. Forgiveness As Christians, we all know there is definitely forgiveness in the Blood of Jesus. This is the basic central message of true Christianity – that God the Father sent His one and only begotten Son Jesus Christ down to our earth in the flesh to physically die on a cross in order to save us and give us total and permanent forgiveness for all of our sins. Without Jesus dying and shedding His blood on the cross, there would be no forgiveness and remission of any of our sins. Here are some extremely powerful verses from Scripture specifically telling us this:

  1. “For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” (Matthew 26:28)
  • “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.” (Ephesians 1:7)
  • “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been made near by the blood of Christ.” (Ephesians 2:13)
  • “For the life of the flesh is in the blood … for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.” (Leviticus 17:11)

Notice the emphasis on the word “blood” in these verses. There is no question that in these verses, and others in the Bible, that the blood that Jesus personally shed for us on the cross is what leads all of us to be able to receive eternal salvation, the forgiveness of all of our sins, and entrance into heaven when we die and cross over. 2. Deliverance Now what are the Scriptural grounds that will give us the legal right to be able to use the blood of Jesus when taking on any attacks that may come our way? As you will see in some of the stories in the Testimonies section of our site, you can Plead the Blood of Jesus against specific types of attacks such as attacks from demons or other evil people, any kind of physical illness or disease, or any kinds of addictions like drugs and alcohol.

Many Christians are not aware of this second component that is in the Blood of Jesus which will entitle us to be able to use His Blood to go on the offensive against any adversity that may come our way. Something else happened that day when Jesus died on the cross for all of our sins. The Bible tells us that Jesus also defeated Satan and all of the powers of darkness that day! Here are several good verses from Scripture proving this point to you:

  1. “… that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” (Hebrews 2:14
  • “He has delivered us from the power of darkness and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.” (Colossians 1:13)
  • “Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.” (Colossians 2:15)
  • “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” (1 John 3:8)
  • “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.” (Revelation 12:11

What defeated Satan and all his dark powers? The physical death of Jesus on the cross. And what did Jesus do when He died that day on the cross for all of us? He shed His Blood! This is why Pleading the Blood of Jesus works so well in real life combat situations, when it really is needed to defeat attacks that are coming against us from the dark side.

Many Christians are not fully aware of this second fact about the Blood of Jesus – that the Blood of Jesus can also be used to engage with our enemies when they do try to launch any kind of an attack against us. I believe that all of the above Scripture verses definitely tell us that the blood that Jesus shed that day on the cross has totally defeated Satan and all of his dark powers. The only thing left is for all Christians to fully realize this incredible fact, and to grab a hold of this powerful truth and not to be afraid to use when they need it – especially when demons or other evil people are attempting to come against them with any type of unjust action or attack.

Here are four more good powerful verses from Scripture showing that all Christians now have God’s supernatural power and anointing available to them so they can use it to engage with the dark side of this life:

“Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” (Luke 10:19)

Notice in this verse we have God’s power over all the power of our enemies, not just against some or part of their powers. This means we have the ability to come out completely victorious in some of life’s battles and struggles, but only if we learn how to properly use what is now available to us.

“Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.” (Luke 9:1)

Notice in this verse that Jesus gives the twelve apostles power over all demons, not just some of them. If we have God’s power available to us to defeat all demons, then I believe that we also have God’s power to defeat any and all humans who may try to come against us with any type of unjust action or attack. “… but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.” (Daniel 11:32)

“Knowing their God” means that we have spent good quality time in establishing a good personal relationship with the Lord. If we do this, then this verse is telling us that God will strengthen and empower us when we need His power to be able to carry out great exploits and great adventures for Him.

“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.” (2 Chronicles 16:9) This verse is telling us that God is actually looking for people that He can anoint with His power and show Himself strong through, but the implication appears to be that He really cannot find many people who are willing to pay the price to be able to really walk with His anointing.

As you can see from the way all of the above Scripture verses are worded – true Christianity is not a weak, wimpy, or passive religion. As born-again believers, we all have the Holy Spirit literally living on the inside of us. As a result, our bodies have now become the actual temple of the Holy Spirit. His supernatural power is now fully available to all of us in order to help us handle some of the storm clouds that can come against us in this life.

Learning how to properly Plead the Blood of Jesus for any deliverance and protection that you may need is just one part of our arsenal. I will be doing other articles in the near future covering some of the other aspects on this part of our walk with the Lord.

3. Protection- As you will see in the next section, you can also Plead the Blood of Jesus on specific things that you will want protected before any kind of adversity could strike them – like your body, house, car, and finances. The goal is to Plead the Blood of Jesus on those things in order to protect you before any kind of adversity could ever come your way. If the above verses are showing us that we can Plead the Blood of Jesus against any attacks that may have already come our way, then I believe it only stands to reason that we can also go one step further with the Blood of Jesus – and that is to use it for protection before any kind of attack could actually come our way. In this case, you simply Plead the Blood of Jesus on whatever you want God’s full protection on before any attacks could possibly come your way.

I believe there is something else in the Bible that gives us another clue that entitles us to be able to Plead the Blood for this specific purpose. In the Old Testament, God the Father had it arranged with His chosen people, the Jews, that in order for them to be able to enter into a covenant relationship with Him, they had to have some kind of temporary covering for their sins. Jesus had not come yet, so there was no full remission for any of the sins that had occurred back at that time. What God the Father had set up was the sacrifice of blemish-free animals such as bulls, goats and lambs. Their blood had to be shed once per year on what was called the Day of Atonement. The shedding of these animals blood was what gave the Jewish people a temporary covering for their sins so they could then enter into a personal relationship with God the Father. This is why Jesus is called the “Lamb of God.” He is an extension of the lambs used by His Father in the Old Testament to give the Jewish people a temporary covering for their sins. Once Jesus had come to shed His own blood on the cross, there was no more need for any more animal sacrifices. His death on the cross had completed and fulfilled what His Father had started in the Old Testament with the sacrifice of these animals. Now watch this analogy. In the shedding of the lamb’s blood on the Day of Atonement, there was a temporary covering for the sins of the Jewish people. Then Jesus comes in the New Testament, and the shedding of His blood now gives all believers complete and total forgiveness for all of their sins. Now here is where I feel that something else occurred back in the Old Testament that may entitle us to be able to use the Blood of Jesus for divine protection.

In the story of the Passover, God had sent His servant Moses to rescue the children of Israel from their captivity to the Egyptians. God had thrown ten whopper plagues at the Pharaoh in an effort to try and get him to release His people from his rule. On one of those plagues, God tells Pharaoh that He is going to allow an angel of death to come through their camp to kill all of their firstborn children. However, before God sets all of this up to occur, He tells His own people to shed the blood of a blemish-free lamb and to put that shed blood on the door posts and lintels of their houses. God tells His people that the angel of death will bypass their house if he sees this shed blood put on their door posts and lintels. This angel of death will thus not kill any of the Israelite’s firstborn – but only if he sees the blood properly applied to the door posts and lintels of their houses. In other words, the blood of this blemish-free lamb was being used for divine protection before this attack would ever come their way. Had each person not properly applied this blood on their door posts, their firstborn children would have also been killed, along with the rest of the firstborn children of the Egyptians. Here is my argument on this: If the shed blood of the Old Testament lambs used for the temporary covering of sins eventually leads to the shedding of Jesus’ blood for permanent and total forgiveness of all of our sins – can we also use that same analogy and say that the shed blood of the lambs used in the Passover for divine protection could also lead to the shed Blood of Jesus having divine protection in it? I personally believe the answer is yes, and that is why God the Father seems willing to work with any believer who will plead the blood of Jesus on whatever they want protection on before any attack can come their way – just like He did in the story of the Passover with His own chosen people. Before I go into the specifics on how to Plead the Blood of Jesus for deliverance and protection, there is one more area that each Christian must make a big personal decision on before God will give you this kind of full divine protection.

You must be assured that you are Saved and Surrendered In order to be able to Plead the Blood of Jesus for any kind of deliverance or protection you may need, there are two requirements that must be met.

1. Saved You must be a saved and born-again Christian. A nonbeliever cannot use the blood of Jesus. In the story of the Passover, only God’s chosen people were allowed to apply the blood of the lamb on their door posts to get His full protection on them. It is the same way in the New Testament. Only born-again, Christian believers can use the blood of Jesus for deliverance and protection.

2. The Full Surrender However, for those who are already saved and born-again Christians, there is now one more big thing that you will have to do before you can start to get God’s best to start flowing into your life – which will include getting His maximum protection on you and your life. And that is to be willing to make a full and complete surrender of your entire being and your entire life over to God the Father. You have to be both saved and surrendered in order to be able to step from the dugout out onto the real playing field where the real walk with the Lord is really at. God is wanting you to fully surrender four specific things to Him:

  • Your body
  • Your soul
  • Your spirit  
  • Your entire life

The Bible tells us that we have three parts to our beings – body, soul and spirit. God wants all three parts of our being completely surrendered over to Him. The fourth thing that God will also want from you is for you to fully surrender your entire life over to Him. And when I say entire life, I mean literally everything in your life. The Bible tells us that with the measure we use, will be the measure that will be measured back to us. In other words, if you want God’s best to start flowing into your life, then you will have to give God your personal best – and your personal best is being willing to fully surrender every part of your being and every part of your life over to the Lord for His full direction and handling. It’s your all for His all.

This full surrender to the Lord is where many Christians are really missing the boat with Him. They are saved through the blood of Jesus, but they are not walking in this full surrender with God the Father. As a result, God is not working full force in their lives. The only way to get God to start working full force in your life is to come under a complete and full surrender with Him. Bottom line – God’s knowledge and wisdom is perfect on all matters – yours is not! God can see into the future and knows exactly what is going to happen to you – you cannot. God knows you better than you can ever know yourself, and as a result, He knows what your true potential and capabilities are going to be in this life – you do not. Your powers are limited, but God’s powers are not. The Bible tells us that God is all-powerful and that there is nothing that He cannot do or accomplish. Nothing is impossible with God. After chewing on all of the above, who do you want running your life? Yourself, with your limited powers, wisdom, and knowledge – or God the Father, who has maximum power and knowledge to do and accomplish anything He will want to do?

This lack of a full surrender to God the Father is what is getting so many Christians beat to a pulp in the playing field of life. They do not have God’s full protection on them, and as a result, they are coming under severe attacks from demons, evil people, and just some of the natural cause and effects that can occur at a moment’s notice such as different kinds of accidents, catastrophes, mishaps, and illnesses that can hit anyone of us at anytime. Without God’s maximum protection, anyone of us can get hit by these types of severe storm clouds. Only God’s divine protection can keep you safe and out of harms way from some of these types of storm clouds. And the only way to get God’s maximum protection on you and your life is to come under this full and complete surrender with Him.

If you want to take this last and final step with the Lord, then I can give you a very short, but powerful prayer to go to God the Father with to come into this full surrender with Him.

This prayer can be said at least once or twice a week after you do it the first time. You need to show God that you mean serious business with Him on this, and by continuing to recite this prayer back to Him on a once or twice per year basis, you will be showing Him that you are really serious about this full surrender, and that you will continue to let Him have full control of your entire life for the rest of your earthly life.

I will give you both parts of this prayer – the initial prayer that you will go to God the Father with to make the initial full surrender, and then the second part of this prayer that will continue to keep you under this full surrender with the Lord for the rest of your earthly life.

A)  The Full Surrender Prayer

“Heavenly Father, In the name of Jesus Christ, I now place my body, my soul, my spirit, and my entire life into Your hands. I now ask that You place me into Your perfect will for my life. From this moment on, I will choose to stay fully surrendered to You all the days of my life and will allow You to lead and direct my life in the direction that You will want it to go in. Thank you Father. Thank you Jesus.”

B)  To Stay in the Full Surrender

“Heavenly Father, In the name of Jesus, I continue to place my body, my soul, my spirit, and my entire life in Your hands. I choose to stay fully surrendered to You all the days of my life and ask that you continue to keep me in Your perfect will for my life. Thank you Father. Thank you Jesus.”

The above prayer is short, sweet, and simple, but extremely powerful! With this prayer, you have now just turned the reigns of your life over to God the Father – and He will now start to guide and direct your life in the direction that He will want it to go in. God now has a perfect plan and destiny all set up for your life. If you are willing to make this full surrender with God the Father, then you are now ready for the next big step, and that is to learn how to Plead the Blood of Jesus for His deliverance and protection. There are two ways that you will use the Pleading of His Blood. One is for protection – where you will Plead the Blood of Jesus on whatever you want protected before any attacks or adversity could come your way. By Pleading the Blood of Jesus on the things that you want specifically protected, you will go a long way in preventing a lot of needless attacks, mishaps, and accidents from ever coming your way in the first place. This is preventative medicine at its best.

The second way that you will use the Pleading of His Blood is for deliverance – where you have already been hit by some kind of adversity, and now you will need God’s deliverance and/or healing power to help set you free. I will first show you how to Plead the Blood of Jesus for basic protection.

  • How to Plead the Blood of Jesus for Protection The first thing you are going to want to do is make a personal list of everything that you would like to have God’s protection on. These are what I call the basics. I will give you my recommendations as to what some of these basic things should be. You will then have to add your own personal things to this list to properly complete it.
  • 1. The Basics The basic things that you will want covered under the Blood of Jesus for His divine protection are the following:
  1. Your body, soul, and spirit
  • Your house
  • Your car
  • Your finances
  • Your office – if you work
  • Your spouse and children if you are married

Any one of these could come under demonic or human attack at any time. Pleading the Blood of Jesus on your car will help prevent you from getting into any type of serious auto accidents, along with helping to prevent any type of break-ins or theft of your car. Pleading the Blood of Jesus on your finances will help protect you from all of the scammers and con artists who are out there trying to scam and steal all of your hard earned money. Identity theft has become a major problem in our country. Pleading the blood of Jesus on all of your credit cards and bank accounts will stop thieves dead in their tracks if they try and target you for identity theft. Pleading the Blood of Jesus on your house and office building will help protect you against any fires, break-ins, burglaries, natural catastrophes, or any type of bad accidents. Pleading the Blood on all of your children will help protect them from any possible abductions, serious accidents, or life-threatening illnesses. I do not have to tell you how many sexual predators that are out there looking for their next victim. Literally a day does not go by when someone is not getting abducted, robbed, raped, or murdered. Pleading the Blood of Jesus on your own body, soul, and spirit will also help keep you personally protected from all of the above.

I could go on and on with the number of bad things that could happen to either you, your children, or your spouse. Bottom line – only God knows when any attack will be coming your way, and only God can protect and shield you from these attacks before they do come. And the way that you can get God to move in with His full divine protection before any of these attacks can come your way is by Pleading the Blood of Jesus on each of the specific things that you will want protected.

Here is how to specifically Plead the Blood on each of the above items.

2. Pleading the Blood on the Basics In order to get God’s full protection on something, you have to do the following three things:

  1. Plead the Blood on the object that you want protected.
  • Plead the Blood against whatever possibly could come against that object.
  • Then seal the prayer with a statement of faith and belief to God the Father telling Him that you are now going to have full faith and belief that He will now protect you from all of the things that you just Plead the Blood of His Jesus on.

Here is a sample prayer on how to Plead the Blood of Jesus on your body, soul, and spirit:

“Heavenly Father, Father, in the name of and under the authority of Jesus Christ, I plead the Blood of Jesus over my physical body, over my soul, and over my spirit. I plead the Blood of Jesus against any demons who may try and come against me. I Plead the Blood of Jesus against any bad and evil people who may try and come against me. I plead the Blood of Jesus against any natural accidents or catastrophes that may come against me. I plead the Blood of Jesus against any diseases, viruses, or illnesses that could possibly come against me. Father, in the name of Jesus, I now have full faith and belief that the Blood of Jesus will fully protect me against all of the things that I have just Pled His Blood on. Thank you Father. Thank you Jesus.”

This prayer is short, sweet, simple and straight to the point. You can add whatever else you want in the prayer that will fit your own personal set of circumstances. You will have to Plead the Blood of Jesus on each of the above six items to get God’s full protection on it. You have to be very specific on the things that you will want covered and protected under His Blood.

This is why each of you will have to make up your own personal list. The above six items should be absolute minimums. When you Plead the Blood on the other five items, just substitute the appropriate wording on the next item that you are Pleading the Blood on. When Pleading the Blood on the basics, you can choose to either say the prayer out loud or silently to yourself, which ever way you would be more comfortable with.

“I plead the Blood of Jesus ON__________, FOR __________.”

Feel free to Plead the Blood as often as you feel is necessary during the day. There isn’t a recommended number. For some it many be ten times a day, while others twice.

Short version “Father, in the name of Jesus, I plead the Blood of Jesus on …………. I now Plead the Blood of Jesus against ……………. Father, in the name of Jesus, I have full faith and belief that the Blood of Jesus will protect me against any of the things that I have just Pled His Blood on. Thank you Father. Thank you Jesus.”

On one little index card, you will have everything you need on how to properly Plead the Blood of Jesus on whatever it is that you want His protection on. You will have all of the basics as to what needs to be covered with the Blood in your life on the front of the card, and then the exact prayer written on the back as to how to properly Plead the Blood on each of those basic things.

How to Plead the Blood of Jesus for Deliverance

It gets a little trickier when Pleading the Blood against something that may have already come against you. These are what I call battle situations. You, or someone else you know, may have just been hit with a life-threatening illness or disease such as cancer. You may know someone who is an alcoholic or drug addict and they cannot seem to break free from it. You may know someone else who is severely depressed and they are seriously contemplating suicide. Another person may be under severe demonic attack as a result of engaging in some type of occult activity.

There are a million and one things that could come against anyone of us at any time. If something has already come directly against you and you are now caught in its evil grip, then you are now going to have to go on the offensive and try to take it out by Pleading the Blood of Jesus directly against it!

When you run across a situation that will need God’s supernatural power to fully deliver you, you will usually need some kind of battle strategy in which to war against it. The person may not be saved and you may have to get them saved before God can move in to deliver them. Another person may be saved, but not walking in a full surrender with the Lord, and you may have to get that person to commit to making a full surrender before God will move in to help them out.

This is where the Holy Spirit is really going to be coming in big time. Depending on the kind of predicament you are dealing with, you will have to be totally guided and led by the Holy Spirit as to how to handle each one of these battle situations. Each one of these battle situations are completely unique and different. No two battle situations are ever alike. This is why you are going to have to be totally dependent on the Holy Spirit on how to handle each one of these battle situations. And this will now lead us right into the next section, the personal testimonies of our website where I have written up some of the victories that have been obtained by giving the appropriate battle advice on each one of these unique and different battle situations. As you will see as I explain what happened on each case, I always go the Lord in prayer first and ask Him how He wants me to handle each one of these unique battle situations. I also give you some of the specific battle prayers that I gave to some of these people to help get them delivered out of some real nasty predicaments. As you review each one of these testimonies, you will then get an idea on how to handle something that may have already come against you where you will need God’s deliverance and/or healing power to help get you out of it.

All of these powerful testimonies have one major thing in common – and this is where many Christians are really missing out on being able to get delivered from some of their bad predicaments – and that one common denominator is that all of these people had to be taught how to go on the offensive against whatever adversity had just come their way. Too many Christians are way too passive when confronted with any type of severe adversity. The Bible tells us that all Christians carry the power of God on the inside of them through the Holy Spirit.

The Bible tells us that we are all soldiers of Jesus Christ. If God is telling us that we are all good soldiers of His Son Jesus Christ, then this means we all have His power at our disposal in which to engage and defeat any enemy that may try and come against us.

The problem is that most Christians have never been taught how to go on the offensive when the enemy does launch an all-out, full scale attack against them. Most Christians have never been taught how to use spiritual warfare so they can directly engage with an enemy head on like David did with Goliath. As a result, many Christians are literally getting their heads knocked off in the arena of life when adversity does come knocking on their doors.

Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of hosts. (Zechariah 4:6) This one little verse should be memorized by all Christians. In one powerful sentence, God is telling us that things get accomplished not by our power or by our might, but by the power of the Holy Spirit.

  1. “But you shall receive POWER when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
  • “For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in POWER, and in the Holy Spirit …” (1 Thessalonians 1:5)
  • “… in mighty signs and wonders, by the POWER of the Spirit of God …” (Romans 15:19)

These verses are talking about the signs and wonders that the early apostles walked with. These verses are specifically telling us that all of the signs and wonders that were done by the early apostles were done by the power of the Holy Spirit. And if we have the same Holy Spirit that the early apostles did, then we too are capable of having God manifest His power to us through the Holy Spirit like He did with them. The Bible tells us that God is no respecter of persons – which means what He will do for one, He will do for another.

  1. “And with GREAT POWER the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all.” (Acts 4:33)
  • “I CAN DO ALL THINGS through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)

Notice the word “all” – that there is nothing that God cannot do through you or for you if He should choose to do so.

“Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over ALL the power of the enemy, and NOTHING shall by any means hurt you.” (Luke 10:19)

I am repeating this verse once again. Again, notice Jesus is telling the apostles they will have His power to defeat all of the power of their enemies and that nothing shall be able to hurt them! This verse should burned into all of our memory banks so that we never, ever forget who we serve and follow in this life, and how powerful our Lord really is! This one verse is telling us that we all have God’s supernatural power and authority operating through us. We just have to learn how to walk and flow with God’s power that has been made available to all of us through the Holy Spirit. *** In prayer the Lord will guide you. Please give the above prayer and information good prayerful consideration.

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Are You Saved from damnation,the eternal fate of so many?

Are you sure? Ask Him. Find out and be assured.

Rom 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that  we are the children of God.

When we ask the Lord, in Jesus Christ’s name, He assures us with His peace and understanding.

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Deliverance from all the evil in and around you! An Introduction.

Deliverance from the evil strongholds of the enemy!

One of the promises and free gifts of Jesus is that we can be delivered from any stronghold and influence the enemy has in our lives! We can find freedom from all sin and the demonic through Jesus Christ.

You can be free of the influences of the evil one with the right spiritual warfare prayers that are based on the Word of God.

Remember the saying that possession is nine tenths of the law. That is a general rule of law in society. In spiritual warfare possession is 100% of the law. Regardless of our spiritual condition, if we leave the demonic free to operate in just one part of our life, we are giving the devil legal permission to operate within much of our lives! Because, in spite of our good intentions, the devil has a stronghold.A place from which to operate.


A stronghold is a base of operations for the demonic. It is a house of wrong thinking, a fortress of bad thoughts or ideas. We get them from our natural self, our parents, society and from bad teachers. Sometimes we have them because we are under a curse of some sort. The breaking of curses is dealt with in the “Biblical Spiritual Warfare Manual”.

A stronghold of sin occurs when our thinking develops a sinful bad habit, attitude or a belief that is contrary to God’s will and Word. Through our thinking or non-thinking we give that sinful habit, situation or attitude permission to be present in our life. Once we accept sin as part of who we are we have given the demonic permission to operate from their new stronghold on us. The evil one has established a base of operation.

2Co 10:3  For though walking about in flesh, we do not war according to flesh.
2Co 10:4  For the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds,
2Co 10:5  pulling down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought into the obedience of Christ;
2Co 10:6  and having readiness to avenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
2Co 10:7  Do you look at things according to appearance? If anyone has persuaded himself that he is Christ’s, let him think this again as to himself, that as he is Christ’s, even so we are Christ’s.

The roots of most stronghold’s are based in sin. Unrepentant Sin! One of the gifts that God gives us, when we are born again, is the ability to be delivered from the spiritual strongholds of sin. When a “born again believer” repents of this sin, the Holy Spirit has the power to remove the spirit that has been using the stronghold that the sin created. But one must be born again.

Spiritual Warfare and Deliverance must be used to become free of many of them

Spiritual Strongholds are sins, ideas or attitudes that get us into a place of spiritual bondage or slavery to the evil one.

We can get into bondage to the:

Spirit of Fear- Yes, we can be slaves to fear.
Spirit of Pride
Spirit of Anger
Spirit of Shame
Spirit of Resentment
Spirit of Deception
Spirit of Lies
Spirit of Rejection
Spirit of Death
Spirit of Greed
Spirit of Sexual Gratification
Spirit of Materialism

To list some primary ones.

We have more complete lists available onsite and a 188 page ebook on spiritual warfare to help, entitled the Biblical Spiritual Warfare Manual.

Spiritual Strongholds are also created when we have human reasoning’s that exalt themselves over the revelation of God’s will for our lives as revealed in Scripture.

One of the primary sources of us developing strongholds is because of society’s religion of Agnosticism.It is even taught in some churches.

It can be summarized by: “If we think it, we can create it and do it!” Or, “if we hope it goes away and say a little prayer, it will!” It includes the idea that, We or I can reason or hope our way into peace, comfort, prosperity and well-being, based on our own thinking or desires. The problem we all get into is that when we, maybe with all good intentions, reason our way into a way of thinking or action that is outside of God’s will. When we do that and accept it as part our life style, we have formed a Stronghold from which the demonic can operate. The women’s liberation movement of the 60’s and 70’s is a good example. When we accept those secular teachings we have made the choice to give the demonic legal authority to screw with our lives. Whether we understand it at the time or not! And our only hope for freedom from the aftermath of those actions is spiritual warfare through prayer.

It should be all of ours goal to get free of that Bondage and the good news is that we can. Yes. each and every one of us, including you. I guarantee you that you are not the exception. Jesus loves you and wants you to be clean and whole.

God made spiritual rules for our lives and when we violate them, there are consequences. Whether good intended or not and whether we acknowledge them or not.

But through Jesus and the Word of God we can be free of all the Strongholds in our life.

John 8:32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
John 8:36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Romans 6:18 You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.

Jesus came here to set us free. Free of sin and its resulting Strongholds. Only He has the power to cleanse us of this sin.

Romans 8:2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.

1 Corinthians 7:22 For the one who was a slave when called to faith in the Lord is the Lord’s freed person; similarly, the one who was free when called is Christ’s slave.

2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

Galatians 5:1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery (bondage).

There is a wonderful passage in Scripture that demonstrates how to use the Word of God in prayer, to demolish the strongholds in your life. It is James 4:7-10.
 
James 4:7  Therefore submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.                                                                                    James 4:8  Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, sinners; and purify your hearts, double-minded ones.                             James 4:9  Be afflicted, and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to heaviness.                                                                           James 4:10  Be humbled before the Lord, and He will lift you up.

 

 

These passages identify the four steps we should take to defeat the devil’s work in our life. They are advised before we do deliverance and spiritual warfare.It also gives us two promises that will happen in our life if we do.

We should use God’s Word in prayer as our primary tool for submitting to God and conquering any of the strongholds. 

James says, ” Submit yourselves to God.”  We acknowledge from God’s Word that Jesus is Lord (see Romans 10:9)

To be spiritually cleansed, we use the power of God in prayer. It is instructive and so very powerful. 

Do you want to be cleansed? Do you need Deliverance?

James writes, “Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” 

We acknowledge that the blood of Jesus cleanses us from sin (1 John 1:7)
Draw near to God by reading and studying His Word.

James instructs us, “Cleanse your hands, sinners; and purify your hearts.” We ask God the Father to draw us near and cleanse us. In order for that to happen, we must be totally willing. (John 6:44.)  Then we enter with confidence into His Holy Place (see Hebrews 4:16).

Stand against Satan’s temptations with God’s Word.

James commands us to resist the devil.  We expose Satan’s lies with the truth of God’s Word (Hebrews 4:12) and exercise our authority over him by commanding him and taking back our ground.  (Matthew 16:33.)

God’s promise through this passage in James is that when we take these four steps of submitting to God, two things will happen.

Promises He makes to each of us. 

1- God will “come near to [us]”
2- Satan will “flee from [us].”  

The bottom line is that our relationship with God will be strong and the strongholds that Satan had in our lives will be destroyed.It is evidence that we are truly “born again”.

There are conditions for complete Deliverance from demonic strongholds. That is right. Deliverance is conditional and you must do your part.

The first condition is fairly straight forward.

Are you a saved, born again, spirit filled Christian? Because without this foundation, Spiritual Warfare and Deliverance will be temporary or non-existent.

·      Unforgiveness. We cannot have any unforgiveness in our heart.

We must crucify self. That means that as a Born Again Christian we must have given it ALL over to Jesus!

We must be free of all Idols in our life. There are a number of kinds of Idols that can interfere with Deliverance and Spiritual Warfare. Those that are representations of demonic beings or altars like Gnomes in our yard is an example of one. Those items or symbols that we hold above our relationship with Christ. A picture or likeness of the virgin Mary is a good example.

Willingness. We must be involved and be willing to do whatever it takes to rid our souls from the demonic influences in our life.

I invite you to listen to the following presentation by Pastor Frank Hammond, the author of “Pigs in the Parlor” and one of the premier deliverance teachers of our day. This is an introduction to a five part teaching.

Do you meet the conditions for Deliverance?

Here is a sample  Deliverance prayer. We have a number of them onsite and a complete presentation in the “Biblical Spiritual Warfare Manual”. This is a short version, but it will give you a good idea what a Deliverance prayer should contain.

In the hands of a true believer, with a repentant and surrendered heart, one can truly see the strongholds of sin by moved out of the way. The enemy moved back. Victory over evil claimed.

The short version.

PRAYER FOR DELIVERANCE

“In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ I pray. Lord Jesus, you are all powerful, only You are fully God! I beseech You for the deliverance of (myself) or (our brothers and sisters names) who are enslaved by the evil one.

I beseech you Lord Jesus to free me (or?) from all anxiety, sadness, and obsessions. I beg You Lord-Free me O Lord. Break my bondage from all hatred, fornication, envy. Free me, O Lord, from thoughts of jealousy, rage, and death. Free us, O Lord. From every thought of suicide and physical harm. I beg You Lord to free us from every form of sinful sexuality. Free us Lord, from every division in our family, and every harmful friendship.  Free us Lord, from every sort of spell, curse, witchcraft, and from every form of the occult activity.

We beg You: Free us, O Lord. Break our (my) bondage.

I repent of (name the sin(s) of_____ ) and declare that I am willing to have you change me.

Lord Jesus, it is You who said, “I leave you peace, my peace I give you,” through the power of the Holy Ghost of God, we may be liberated from every evil spirit and enjoy Your peace always.

In the name of Jesus Christ, Yeshua. Amen.” 

There is a lot more on this subject that we make available. We have a lot of resources on this topic and more coming. Please refer to the category of teachings on “Spiritual Warfare”.

If you are seeking good, biblical information and teachings on Spiritual Warfare and/or Deliverance I have written a complete handbook to help you. The “Biblical Spiritual Warfare Manual” is almost two hundred pages and contains everything you will need to protect yourself, your family and defeat the enemy.

If you believe, like we do, that the internet will not be available when the times get really tough, you are going to want this manual in your possession. Our real battle is not with the physical but the spiritual. Arm yourself and be an overcomer.

This book is an ebook. It can be downloaded unto your computer or directly unto an ebook reader. It is also available on Amazon Kindle. It also the textbook for the Spiritual Warfare Training available on the blue message bar above.

You can check it out at: Biblical Spiritual Warfare Manual

You may also like to check out the “Break the Bondage of Fear” ebook. It is a complete Christian resource, which will show you how to live your life free of all fear.  The “Break the Bondage of Fear” ebook” by Pastor Thomas.

Both of my Spiritual Warfare Ebooks contain the core teaching on “Pleading the Blood of Jesus”.

In Christ we find the solutions to our daily living problems. We can receive deliverance from the strongholds of sin and protection from the demonic working through other people..

Satan will have lost the permission we had given him to operate in our lives!

We provide many ways for you to strengthen your faith.

There are hundreds of posts here for you to study. There are free downloads and our acclaimed Biblical Spiritual Warfare Training can be accessed at the top of the page. We even have books for your computer library.

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There is only one way to know and be assured– Ask our Father in heaven in Jesus Christs’ name in prayer today!

Are You Saved from damnation, the eternal fate of so many? Are you sure? Ask Him. Find out and be assured.

Rom 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that  we are the children of God.

When we ask the Lord, in Jesus Christ’s name, He assures us with His peace and understanding. If for any reason you question your salvation, go to a quiet place, alone, and talk to Jesus. Repent of your sins and commit your life to Him. Then go to a bible believing church and get baptized.

He is faithful! He always listens and always responds!

The Salvation Prayer (click here) is in the Blog in the right column of this page. You can walk without fear. Start nurturing An Enduring Faith, today.

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Deliverance Prayer- To rid yourself of evil spirits, curses or demonic influences

Through Deliverance, you can be victorious in the war against all evil spirits, curses and demonic entities!

There is a spiritual war going on and all of us are feeling the effects. None of us are immune from the demonic that is rising all around us. This ministry is here to pronounce to all that we need not be the victims in this spiritual battle. With the proper knowledge and tools we can all be Overcomers over the evil that is rising.

The Joseph Plan freely gives the body of Christ the tools and spiritual warfare prayers that will make a dramatic difference in you daily walk and that will help you to be a true overcomer.

Whether your battle is with the enemy around you or the enemy within, there is help in God’s word. There are lessons we can all use to be Overcomers in this war for our souls and lives.

If your battle is from within we offer you a solution within this page.God provides us with answers. What is sad is how few of us have received the proper teachings.

If you are in a personal battle with the evil one the prayer of Deliverance may be your solution. I invite you to study it and try to understand its significance. It is not new, although if you have only been taught by a modern denominational church, the odds are you may never have heard of it. I want to assure you that this is solid teaching for every Christian. It has been used for centuries and is being used by millions of us today. It is probably the most effective prayer I am aware of to rid yourself of all demonic spirits that may have been given permission to enter your life. It can be used by all born again Christians and everyone. Although in order for it to be effective you may want a prayer partner and you must be sincere and mean the words that you pray.

The Deliverance prayer is a very powerful prayer. Many of us are in need of deliverance, at one time in our lives or another. Deliverance is a foundational teaching for our spiritual walk and our overall health.

If in your past or your families past, you have had familiar contact or personally interacted with anyone or anything that was demonically influenced you could be under a demonic oppression of some kind. This prayer can be prayed to rid and free yourself from all past and present sinful or evil relationships. Regardless of how innocent they may have seemed at the time.

It is important to remember that the Blood of Jesus and what He accomplished for us on the cross is powerful enough to wash us from all past and present sin. As long as we repent of it and accept His forgiveness. I offer this prayer to everyone as an added tool for your spiritual warfare tool box. It will help you to make sure you have covered all the bases. But it is all about our Lord Jesus Christ and His authority. Not only which prayer we are taught to say.

Read it through a few times before you try to offer it in prayer. But I wouldn’t try to second guess the wordage too much. Feel free to omit the parts that you are positive not apply to you. But be a little careful, sometimes we have associated with occult practices and people or demonic activities and not even know or remembered it.

We consider this prayer and pleading of the Blood of Jesus to be foundational in our spiritual battle during these end times. The battle is evident, many of us are under attack.  These teachings and prayers can be your greatest defense.

If you are seeking good, biblical information and teachings on Spiritual Warfare and/or Deliverance I have written a complete handbook to help you. In addition to what is contained on The Joseph Plan, The “Biblical Spiritual Warfare Manual” is almost two hundred pages and contains everything you will need to protect yourself and defeat the enemy.

If you believe, like we do, that the internet will not be available, when the times get really tough, you are going to want this manual in your possession. Our real battle is not with the physical but the spiritual. Arm yourself and be an overcomer.

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How to pray for Freedom from all demonic oppression. Deliverance and how and why to pray the Blood of Jesus Prayer.  These topics and much more are covered.

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Below is a short synopsis of one of the very important prayer we are introducing for the first time to most. Before you start using this prayer I recommend you first examine yourself and take a simple inventory.

This prayer, as with many others, will work better when we are in the proper spiritual position with the Lord.

The Word helps us here. In order for this prayer to be the most effective you should be in a position of surrender or submission to God and His ways. For this prayer to be the most powerful and effective one should be in a “positional authority” under Jesus. In other words totally believe from your heart that only He is the One True God and that you aren’t. Your heart should be in a state of repentance and a thorough examination of oneself should have been done before you use it. 

Every Christian needs to get their own house in order before going into battle. We have prepared a very helpful report on spiritual conditioning.

A healthy relationship with the Lord is the solid ground upon which we stand when conducting spiritual warfare. Although many of us need to pray the Deliverance prayer in order to clean house first. You decide. In the hands of any honest person, with a repentant and surrendered heart, one can truly see the mountains be moved. The enemy moved back. Victory over evil claimed. I guarantee you —- that YOU ARE NOT THE EXCEPTION to God’s love and protection. 

“SELF DELIVERANCE” AND “FREEDOM” FROM THE  BONDAGE OF EVIL SPIRITS!

Repeat the following prayer loudly to be delivered from the Occult, Evil Spirits and evil thoughts, words or deeds.

Thank you Lord Jesus for dying for my sins, thank you for your glorious resurrection and for making me a new person through faith in your precious blood. Dear Lord, I confess that in the past through ignorance, curiosity, foolishness or wilfulness, I have disobeyed your Word. I now ask you to help me as I renounce all those things. Lord cleanse me in body, mind, soul and spirit. Satan, I am closing any door which I may have opened to you and your demons through contacts with the occult.

Under the authority of Jesus Christ and by the power of the Holy Ghost, I renounce all contacts or any involvement with Satan, Satanism, black mass and demon worship.(See our complete posting on “The authority of Jesus Christ.) I renounce all contacts with Witchcraft, White Magic, Black Magic, Voodoo, Dungeons & Dragons (used for advanced training of witches), Spiritist, Black Mass, Ouija boards and other occult games. I renounce all kinds of fortune telling, tea leaf reading, coffee ground reading, palm reading (Chiromancy), crystal balls, Contumacy (tarot and other card) playing, all dependency on astrology, biorhythm and feedback, Irisology (fortune telling by the iris of the eye), birth signs and horoscopes, spirit guides or counselors, pendulum swinging, false cults and wearing charm earrings. I renounce all water witching or dowsing, levitation, body-lifting, table tipping, automatic handwriting and handwriting analysis. I renounce all Psycometry (divination through objects), Geomancy, Promancy, Aeromancy, Arithmancy, Capnomancy, Rhapsodmancy, Phrenology (fortune telling by bumps on the head) and Augury that are part of fortune telling.

I renounce the heresy of reincarnation and all healing groups involved in metaphysics and spiritualism. I do renounce every psychic and occult contact that I have had. I renounce all kind of hypnosis, self hypnosis under any excuse or authority. I renounce all transcendental meditation, yoga, Zen, all eastern cults and religions, mysticism, idol worship and false religions. I renounce every cult that denies the blood of Jesus Christ and every philosophy which denies the Divinity of the Lord Jesus and the Trinity. Lord I confess the sin of seeking from self or Satan the help that should have only come from God.

I confess as sin (name all occult contacts and occult sins committed) and also those occult sins I can not remember. I renounce all psychic heredity that I may have had and break any demonic hold and curses over myself and my family line back to Adam and Eve on both sides of my parents through the power of the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. I renounce all forms of the martial arts, including judo, Kung fu, and Karate. I renounce all literature I have ever read and studied in all of these fields and I will destroy such books in my possession. Lord I now repent and renounce all those sins and ask you to forgive me (1John 1:9).

I renounce Satan and all his works. I count them as my enemies. I now close the door to all practices and command all such spirits to leave me in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. I renounce the Prince of Occult Sex and all the sex spirits which entered through the occult involvement, eyes, participation, transfer or by inheritance and command all of his demons to come out of the sex organs, the lips, tongue, the taste buds, throat, and mind in the name of Jesus Christ my Savior.

Heavenly Father, I come to you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that he is the Son of God Who takes away the sin of all those who repent and confess him as Lord. I believe that the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses me from all sin.

I claim freedom from all filth which has come through my eyes, my ears, my mind or through actual participation in sin. In particular, I confess the following: all preoccupation with sensual desire and appetites, and indulgences of them; all longing and ardent desire for what is forbidden; all inordinate affection, all unnatural and unrestrained passions and lusts; the promoting or partaking of these which produce lewd emotion and foster sexual sin and lust. In the name of Jesus Christ, I now rebuke and loose myself and my family from any and all evil curses, fetishes, charms, love potions all psychic powers, sorcery, bewitchments, enchantments, hexes, spells, every jinx, and psychic prayers which have been put upon us, from both sides of generations of my father and mother back to Adam and Eve.

I break and loose myself from any connected or related spirits from any person or persons or from any occult or psychic source. I hereby reclaim all ground that I have ever given to Satan in body, mind, soul, or spirit.

I dedicate myself to you Dear Lord, to be used for Your glory alone. I want You to control and empower every area of my life, including all my emotions; including my sexual powers; that from now on that I might be used according to your will. I also now give to You my affections, emotions and desires, and request that they might be motivated and controlled by Your Holy Spirit. I here by claim, total victory and freedom from all my former Bondages     In Jesus Christ’ name I ask. – Amen.

Repent of any sin in your life and place yourself under The Blood of Jesus for protection. Walk confidently in the freedom and victory that only Christ provides. He has done it all for you. Rejoice!!

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All of our books are also at Amazon Kindle Books. When purchased, you receive the book to be read like a book on your computer or any of the available readers that are on the market. We provide a complete category of teachings on spiritual warfare. On top of the right side bar. Along with the main spiritual warfare page . You can access that page at the top of each page. https://thejosephplan.org/category/an-enduring-faith/

People like yourself, sharing this knowledge with their friends and loved ones is the primary way new visitors are introduced to this ministry site. We have provided a share link below. Please don’t keep it to yourself. My friend, Are you confident where you are going to spend eternity when this all ends? There is an end for all of us some day. Some of us maybe today. There is only one way to know we are saved and be assured– Ask our Father in heaven in Jesus Christs’ name in prayer today!

Are You Saved from damnation,the eternal fate of so many? Are you sure? Ask Him. Find out and be assured.

Rom 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that  we are the children of God.

When we ask the Lord, in Jesus Christ’s name, He assures us with His peace and understanding. If for any reason you question your salvation, go to a quiet place, alone, and talk to Jesus. Repent of your sins and commit your life to Him. Then go to a bible believing church and get baptized. He is faithful! He always listens and always responds!

The Salvation Prayer (click here) is in the Blog in the right column of this page. You can walk without fear.

Start nurturing An Enduring Faith, today. Visit the Joseph Plan Blog and be blessed. There are scores of articles for you to enjoy.

May God Bless You and keep you safe from the evil one!

Pastor Thomas Holm

The ministry of The Joseph Plan

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Nuclear radiation from Fukushima, Japan threatens life in North America

The Fukushima nuclear disaster NOW rated as three times, some say seven times, worse than Chernobyl.

Deadly radiation NOW spreading across much of the Pacific Ocean and North America!

There are three nuclear China Syndrome’s  happening in Japan right NOW. (January 2014)

A Flash News end times report from The Joseph Plan to all Christians.

Two years ago The Joseph Plan reported that the nuclear disaster at Fukushima, Japan qualified as an end times event that we should all pay close attention to.  

We put out the call for all Christians to physically move if they lived within fifty miles of the west coast of the United States at that time. The spirit of God was speaking. Warning us! Now the physical evidence for that spiritual call is evident.

https://thejosephplan.org/fukishima-qualifies-for-matthew-24-prophesy-fulfillment/

https://thejosephplan.org/is-fukushima-one-of-gods-judgements-on-the-us/

https://thejosephplan.org/fukushima-the-problem-may-be-increasing-not-going-away/

https://thejosephplan.org/massive-fukushima-nuclear-debris-field-floating-across-pacific/

It is an ecological worldwide disaster so horrific that it may pose a major threat to much of the life in North America and even great parts of the Northern Hemisphere. This is the hardest subject we have had to tackle.

WARNING! If you are under doctors care for anxiety or depression we encourage you not to read this.

Joshua 1:9  I’ve commanded you to be strong and brave. Don’t ever be afraid or discouraged! I am the LORD your God, and I will be there to help you wherever you go.

If you have only been watching the corporate beast controlled news channels you probably are under the impression that the problem was short lived and had gone away.

It has far from gone away. In fact NOW it has degenerated into the worlds worst possible nightmare.

There are three nuclear plants at the Fukushima Japan nuclear facility in complete uncontrolled meltdown.Over the last year there have been onsite explosions and fires. The water being used to cool the “hot” nuclear fuel has been dumped into the Pacific ocean and is killing or poisoning all sea life it comes in contact with.

Please read that again. It is hard to get one’s mind around what is happening as you read this. But God does.

Prov 3:5: Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

Phil 4:6: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Here is the latest on the situation at Fukushima and how serious it is.


Have no Fear. The Lord will be with us and will guide and strengthen us.

Phi 4:13  I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

National media declares Fukushima “Biblical in proportions”!

The above video was taken off You Tube. Most likely to keep the sheeple uninformed.

Nuclear radiation from the out of control Fukushima nuclear disaster has moved across the Pacific Ocean and is now moving onto the west coast of North America and many other regions of the US and Canada. It is documented to be traveling through the waters of the Pacific and also being carried eastward by the jet stream in the atmosphere. International organizations are tracking its progress. But good information is hard to find.

The California State Threat Assessment Center Office was called on January 8 and a recording told us that they were not taking any more calls. That alone tells us a lot. There seems to be a news blackout on this most critical disaster. Their phone number is (916) 845-8539. Try it. (During the first week  of Feb we called these people back and were told they are actively working on getting good information. About time.)

On Jan 8th this headline appeared on InfoWars.com.

1400% Radiation Hot Spot Found on San Francisco Beach

But the problem is much bigger than that. The following video is a summary report of what we are facing today. I encourage everyone to take the time to watch this. Check out the facts. Be Informed and Warned so you can prepare and take the necessary action.

The next video explains the risks of what is happening along most of the west coast and other parts of North America. This is a life threatening disaster that we all need to educate ourselves about. Why isn’t the government informing the people? Isn’t that their job?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85BTQZ0moSA

Let us all put Psalm 91 on our heart. We should all put our trust in the Lord for guidance and protection. Only He is the great protector.

Psa 91:14  Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

Psa 91:15  He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I [will be] with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

Dr. Stephen Hosea explains in the following video what it was like learning about the seriousness of the radiation entering California, just minutes after having a delicious meal of fresh caught Blue Fin Tuna. He then goes on to explain the dangers we all face and the medical consequences we all may face soon.

A good reference that we used to gather this report is ENEnews.com.

Probably the best independent authorities can be found with the Union of Concerned Scientists.  Google “Arnie Gundersen”.

In one area of ocean floor, just off the coast of California, 98% of the ocean floor is now covered by dead sea life. where just one year ago it was about 1%. All sea life in the Pacific is being affected and will remain that way for over 300 years. Very, very sobering. Thankfully Jesus is coming back real, real soon. Are you spiritually prepared?

Is this Fukushima disaster one of the judgements of God? The Joseph Plan believes that the judgements of God are end time events, that are used by Him outside of the tribulation timeline. As God removes the grace He has so freely given us, it exposes us to His judgements. God’s grace has been upon all for two thousand of years.

On Aug 15th, 2014 we received the following report and proof of the effects of this biblical disaster. These two professionals, one is a doctor, took their own time and did a survey of the sea life off the Western Canada Coast. There findings are very sobering. These men are trying their best to hold on to the idea that we, mankind, can find a solution. ???? But the end is here.

The Joseph Plan was the first to issue a warning to all Christians concerning this disaster. Here is one of our first posts about this in April of 2012: https://thejosephplan.org/fukishima-qualifies-for-matthew-24-prophesy-fulfillment/


The United States has turned its back on God and His ways. It surely deserves His judgement.

Is Ezekiel chapter 7 sounding an alarm for us today? Is it repeating now?

Ezek 7:5  So says the Lord Jehovah: An evil:(disaster) Behold, an only evil has come!
Ezek 7:6  An end has come, the end has come. It awakes against you; behold, it has come.
Ezek 7:7  The encirclement has come to you, O dwellers of the land. The time has come, the day of tumult is near, and not a shout of the mountains.
Ezek 7:8  And I will soon pour out My fury on you, and fulfill My anger on you. And I will judge you according to your ways, and will repay you for all your abominations.

Pray for America. Pray for the people of Japan.

Promises from God. Whenever we are in trouble, IF we will call on Him, He will answer and deliver us out of trouble into His safe keeping.

Psalm 91:15  He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I [will be] with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

Rom 8:28  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose.

Rom 8:31  What shall we then say to these things? If God [be] for us, who [can be] against us?

Psalm 91 is the Assurance of safety for all born again Christians during these last days.

The Psalm of Divine Protection! The Psalm of Divine Refuge! The Psalm of Divine Strength! Psalm 91 commentary here. Pray a prayer of Psalm 91 daily.

https://thejosephplan.org/psalm-91-with-commentary-a-foundational-teaching-of-the-joseph-plan/

John 14:6: Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

This appears to be the big wake up call for all of us. People are going to get sick from radiation poisoning over the next few months and years. Some already are. There are physical things we can do to protect ourselves however. But before taking any “special preventative treatments” please talk to a doctor.

Let us each examine our own situation and then put together an action plan. The most obvious obvious action is that if you live within 50 miles of the west coast—Move your family NOW, before the media is forced to cover this story! Then there will be mass panic selling.

The second most obvious action is that you stop consuming ALL sea food and plant life from the Pacific Ocean. Ocean map shows the directional flow of the radiated water currents.

Currents

Our goal should be how to remain as healthy as possible, so we can be of maximum service today and each of the days the Lord gives us. Pray with each other about what action you should take. But I encourage you to take the appropriate defensive action immediately. Seek out a professionals advice. I am a minister, NOT A DOCTOR or nuclear radiation expert.

An internet search of medical advice sites reveals that there are some supplements that can help and protect our thyroid gland. The thyroid is the most vulnerable of the major organs. It is affected the most by nuclear Iodine. Potassium Iodine supplementation can block Radiation from being absorbed by the thyroid. But be careful and talk to your doctor.  Potassium Iodine, if not taken properly, can be harmful and even dangerous.

The governments recommendations on how to prevent radiation sickness. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000026.htm

Here is advice from Web MD http://answers.webmd.com/answers/1198019/what-is-the-best-way-to

Potassium Iodine seems to be the universal preventive medical treatment. Ask your doctor.

Please inform all your family and friends. Pass this post on to every one that you feel should know the facts. Oddly, some of us simply cope better living in an escape or dream world. Void of many realities!!!! We should all pray how to best be of service to them.

It took months of research, prayer and deep thought before I decided to post this information. It is adult food and hard to comprehend. But after all the soul searching the decision was made to report the facts. For some reason the Lord had put them in front of us to use. It is now our prayer that you can use this information wisely and maturely.

Pray, pray and pray some more for the protective covering of “The Blood”.

Have you had a vision or dream from God about this that you would like to share?

Do Not Fear! God will help and guide us. Fear is the work of the devil.

If you are a born again Christian you need not fear the times we live in or the events that will be coming upon this world of ours. Concerned yes, taking action yes but not fearful. We have many teachings onsite about living your life without fear and IN Him! I encourage you to seek them out.

My signature book is a complete teaching on how to “Break the Bondage of Fear”. God’s way! Regardless of how it is influencing your life. We need not fear the days ahead.

You can download a free 5 chapter sample of “Break the Bondage of Fear” here.

The book can be purchased in The Joseph Plan Book Store. If you honestly cannot afford the seven dollars, please contact the ministry for a complimentary pdf copy. ministry (at) thejosephplan.org. It is also on Kindle and others.

Check out “Break the Bondage of Fear” here in the book store.

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People like yourself, sharing this knowledge with their friends and loved ones is the primary way new visitors are introduced to this information. We have provided a share link below. Please don’t keep it to yourself.

My friend, Are you confident where you are going to spend eternity when this all ends? There is an end for all of us some day. Some of us maybe today.

There is only one way to know we are saved and be assured– Ask our Father in heaven in Jesus Christs’ name in prayer today!

Are You Saved from damnation,the eternal fate of so many? Are you sure? Ask Him. Find out and be assured.

Rom 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that  we are the children of God.

When we ask the Lord, in Jesus Christ’s name, He assures us with His peace and understanding. If for any reason you question your salvation, go to a quiet place, alone, and talk to Jesus. Repent of your sins and commit your life to Him. Then go to a bible believing church and get baptized.

He is faithful! He always listens and always responds!

The Salvation Prayer (click here) is in the Blog in the right column of this page. You can walk without fear. Start nurturing An Enduring Faith, today.

Visit the Joseph Plan Blog and be blessed. There are scores of articles for you to enjoy.

My wife Kate contributed greatly to this piece. She is much more technically knowledgeable than I.

May God Bless You and keep you safe from the evil one!

Pastor Thomas Holm

The ministry of The Joseph Plan

https://thejosephplan.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The “Blood Red Moons Tetrad” of 2014 and 2015

THE Blood Red Moons OF 2014 and 2015

Is the occurrence of the upcoming Blood Red Moons a sign from God?

Is the occurrence of four Blood Red Moons prophetic?

During the years 2014 and 2015 there will be four Blood Red Moons that will happen on a Jewish Feast Day.. That has only happened seven times since the birth of Christ.

Should we take notice and try to understand the importance of this phenomenon within God’s timeline?

We at The Joseph Plan believe so.

The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: (Acts 2:20)

What is a “Blood Red Moon?

A Blood Red Moon occurs when it appears red during a full lunar eclipse.

They only occur when the earth is positioned between the sun and the moon. The Earth’s shadow blocks the sun’s light, which would normally reflect off the moon, and darkens it. The small ribbon of dust that surrounds the earth reddens and fills the dark behind the earth with a red glow. Thus a Red or Blood Red Moon effect is what we see.

Blood Moon lunar eclipses are not uncommon. They have happened since the beginning of time. But we are looking at a different phenomenon that is going to take place over the next eighteen months. We are going to be able to witness four Blood Red Moons, which is called a tetrad of Red Moons when it occurs on Jewish Holy Feast Days.

There have only been seven Blood Moon Tetrads between the time of Jesus Christ’s birth and 2013.  The first of these occurred at the time of His birth. Was it a sign for those alive at that time? To make this phenomenon even more interesting is that every time this has occurred, some important event which affected the Jewish people has also taken place within a year or so.

NASA established that these “Blood Red Moons” have occurred on the stated dates. Simply check their website to verify this. NASA and many other independent astronomers have told us when they will be occurring over the next one thousand years. And according to NASA the only time this will occur over the next one thousand years again is during 2014 and 2015. This next occurrence of the “Blood Red Moons Tetrad” will be the eighth and final time this happens over the first three millenniums (AD).

The only time during this Millennium (2000 AD – 3000 AD) that a Blood Moon Tetrad will take place is the year 2014-2015. A growing group of researchers believe something significant is going to happen in 2014 and 2015 which will involve Israel and possibly the rest of the world. What will the next important event be?

The coming Tetrad of blood moons, with a solar eclipse in the middle, begins in April of 2014.

This is very rare! According to Jewish tradition, a lunar eclipse is a warning to Israel while a solar eclipse is a warning to the gentile nations. Each of these blood moons are during a Jewish religious Feast Day, with the first one occurring during Passover. Is this a coincidence? Could this possibly be happening by chance. In God’s world?  We don’t think so.

Here is a very factual and good video presentation explaining this.

Is this next “Blood Red Moon Tetrad” a sign? Is it a warning to the Jewish nation? Is it a warning of a very important date or event that we should be looking for? If you search the internet you will find all sorts of opinions and analysis on this potentially very important topic. Some even claiming that it represents the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Forgetting that Jesus Himself gave us instructions as to what would be the signs of His coming. One of which is the ”signs in the heavens”. Signs of the season, the season of The End Times.

Here is a list of the Jewish Feast Days and the signs in the heavens of the last three “Four Blood Red Moons”. On each of these Feast Days there was a Blood Red Moon. Notice the correlations.

The Spanish Inquisition — 1492

* Passover, April 2, 1493
* Sukkoth, Sept. 25, 1493
* Passover, March 22, 1494
* Sukkoth, Sept. 15, 1494

The War of Independence — 1948

* Passover, April 13, 1949
* Sukkoth, Oct. 7, 1949
* Passover, April 2, 1950
* Sukkoth, Sept. 26, 1950

The Six-Day War — 1967

* First Day of Passover, April 24, 1967
* First Day of Sukkoth, Oct. 18, 1967
* First Day of Passover. April 13, 1968
* First Day of Sukkoth, Oct. 6, 1968

What will occur in the 2014–2015? Can dreams and visions help us?

* First Day of Passover, April 15, 2014
* First Day of Sukkoth, Oct. 8, 2014
* First Day of Passover, April 4, 2015
* First Day of Sukkoth, Sept. 28, 2015

Here is another timeline of the Feasts and Four Blood Moons.

The dates are established in the Holy Bible and the facts above are supported by science. We have a lot of very dependable information to research and pray about.

In Genesis Moses spoke to us about watching the heavens.

Genesis 1:14  And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

Joel the prophet told the Israelites.

Joel 2:30  And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.

Joel 2:31  The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.

Here is Jesus telling us that these things would be happening. In the words of Jesus Christ from the Sermon on the Mount.

Luke 21:11  And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.

Luke 21:25  And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;

Luke 21:26  Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

In the Book of Acts Luke tells us:

Acts 2:20  The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:

Acts 2:21  And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

And John’s great prophesy concerning the opening of the sixth seal.

Revelation 6:12  And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;

This ministry believes that the Blood Red Moons Tetrad is a great sign from the God of all creation to us, during this final age. The only true Living God that always has been, Is Now and always will be.

The Joseph Plan believes that this dramatic occurrence in the heavens is a sign of the last season. We cannot find any biblical evidence that would allow us to make more specific predictions. But the Spirit of God is warning His children.

Will you join us in trying to discover the meanings of these events?

The answers may come in the form of Dreams and Visions! Have you had one? If so please send it in to The Joseph Plan. When we start to get two or more dreams or visions that agree with each other, we will post them and let you decide.

If you have had a dream or vision about this phenomenon, please send it to us.

Contact: ministry (at) thejosephplan.org and put “my dream” or “my vision” in the subject line please.

Above all, you need not fear. If you are a born again Christian you need not fear the times we live in or the events that will be coming upon this world of ours. We have many teachings onsite about living your life without fear and IN Him! I encourage you to seek them out.

My signature book is a complete teaching on how to “Break the Bondage of Fear”. God’s way! Regardless of how it is influencing your life. We need not fear the days ahead.

I have written this ebook on how every Christian can live their life free of FEAR. We need not fear and the Word of God tells us why and how. You can see it in our little book store. See: Spiritual Warfare Book Store. Or you can go to the menu bar on top of this page. If you honestly cannot afford a donation for the ebook, please contact the ministry for a complimentary copy. We understand.

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People like yourself, sharing this knowledge with their friends and loved ones is the primary way new visitors are introduced to this ministry site. We have provided a share link below. Please don’t keep it to yourself.

My friend, Are you confident where you are going to spend eternity when this all ends? There is an end for all of us some day. Some of us maybe today.

There is only one way to know we are saved and be assured– Ask our Father in heaven in Jesus Christs’ name in prayer today!

Are You Saved from damnation,the eternal fate of so many? Are you sure? Ask Him. Find out and be assured.

Rom 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that  we are the children of God.

When we ask the Lord, in Jesus Christ’s name, He assures us with His peace and understanding. If for any reason you question your salvation, go to a quiet place, alone, and talk to Jesus. Repent of your sins and commit your life to Him. Then go to a bible believing church and get baptized.

He is faithful! He always listens and always responds!

The Salvation Prayer (click here) is in the Blog in the right column of this page. You can walk without fear. Start nurturing An Enduring Faith, today.

Visit the Joseph Plan Blog and be blessed. There are scores of articles for you to enjoy.

May God Bless You and keep you safe from the evil one!

Pastor Thomas Holm

The ministry of The Joseph Plan

https://thejosephplan.org

 

 

 

 

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Rick Warren’s recommended Gnos-christian salvation prayer.

Rick Warren recommends praying a Gnos-Christian Salvation prayer.

The Purpose-ly Driven away from Jesus Salvation Prayer. It’s Gnos-Christian. We invite you to discover the truth.

In his Purpose Driven Life program, Rick Warren suggests the use of the salvation prayer for new followers or members. That should be a good thing.

But there is a very big problem with what his recommended prayer contains. It’s focus is on his own Purpose Driven Life program, not the saving grace of our Lord Jesus. It doesn’t lead a person to a salvation relationship with Jesus. It omits the commonly understood biblical elements for salvation. It has the person commit to the desire of a new purpose. Commit to “The program”. No surrendering of ones will and life to the Jesus. Which is what the purpose and nature of a conversion is. It is the time when one begins the change from the “old man” to the “new man.” (or woman, of course)

Can someone still get saved attending one of the tens of thousands of Purpose Driven adherent churches?

Of course they can. God does all the saving. We will never suggest that limits can be put on the power of God. We would never even insinuate that an individual can’t or doesn’t get saved at any church. The Lord is moving in many places. Seeker friendly churches should be venues where a lot of conversions take place. And they are.

But the question we are raising is “converted to what”? Saved to serve what or whom? An old axiom that is always right is:

“Whatever a person is saved to is what they will serve”! Rick Warren and his Purpose Driven life multi-million dollar corporation know this very, very well.

The pastors job is to prepare the persons heart and give him or her the truth, the tools and the way. Then after a conversion happens to guide and shepherd that individual for their walk with Jesus.

In his book “The Purpose Driven Life” Rick Warren encourages his readers to “quietly whisper the prayer that will change your eternity”.

  • “Jesus, I believe in you and I receive you.”[1, page 58]  [br]

This appears to be Pastor Warrens recommended version of the salvation prayer. I would like to point out that Muslims “receive him”. They accept that Jesus is a good teacher and respected prophet. As for believing, even Satan believes in his own non-biblical form of Jesus. [br]
In his small group study guide for Purpose Driven Life, Warren recommends a slightly longer version of the same prayer. In the course teaching video for the 40 Days of Purpose, participants are led in a slightly longer prayer. They hear Pastor Warren speak these words:

  • Do you have a relationship with Jesus Christ? If you aren’t sure of this, I’d like the privilege of leading you in a prayer to settle the issue. Let’s bow our heads. I’m going to pray a prayer and you can follow it silently in your mind:
  • ‘Dear God, I want to know Your purpose for my life. I don’t want to waste the rest of my life on the wrong things. Today I want to take the first step in preparing for eternity by getting to know You. Jesus Christ, I don’t understand it all, but as much as I know how, I want to open my life to You. I ask you to come into my life and make yourself real to me. Use this series to help me know what You made me for. Thank you. Amen.’
  • If you just prayed that prayer for the very first time, I congratulate you. You’ve just become a part of the family of God.” [br]

Is this a response to the gospel message of Jesus? Where is repentance, acknowledgement of need, or confession of personal sin? Where is the cross?[br]
The Bible tells us that saving “faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” [Romans 10:17-18] On what page does Rick Warrens Purpose Driven “creed of self” appear in the bible? [br]
Biblically illiterate friends and neighbors who join the church would pray this prayer without any real knowledge of the biblical requirements for salvation. Most likely without real biblical knowledge of the cross, of the Savior, or of God’s view of sin. [br]

In fact, the meaning of salvation according to the Purpose Driven teaching suggests that we are primarily saved from a purposeless life — not from bondage to sin. That’s purposeless according to Rick Warren, not according to God, by the way. Or Purposeless because of the emptiness we feel when we aren’t walking In Jesus Christ.[br]

There are two things missing from this agnostic salvation scheme. Saved FROM what and saved TO what? [br]
For Purpose Driven Life deals with “the consequences of not knowing your purpose” versus being lost because of your sin and that the only way to freedom and salvation is through repentance and committing your life and soul to Jesus Christ and His teachings. [br]

Warren gives His followers the promises that knowing the purpose of your life will: [br]
“give YOUR LIFE FOCUS.”
“SIMPLIFY your life.”
“increase MOTIVATION in your life.”
“PREPARE YOU FOR ETERNITY.” [br]
He goes on to say that all who pray the prayer will be affirmed and celebrated as new members of the family of God. But are they? We don’t know. We hope and pray so. But, unfortunately, one is left assuming that they will only be transformed (maybe) into a person with a new purpose and (they hope) a new path or direction. [br]

We submit that Warrens faith appears to be more of a self help course like the old Dale Carnigie personal success course. At the minimum it is “Gnos-Christian”. This program is designed to create a mass of followers. Not Spirit led Christians.
We submit that, unfortunately, most are being Purpose-ly Driven away from the truth of the Gospel, the Blood and the saving grace of Jesus Christ. [br]

My friend, Are you confident where you are going to spend eternity when this all ends? There is an end for all of us some day. Some of us today.

There is only one way to know and be assured– Ask our Father in heaven in Jesus Christs’ name, in prayer today!

Are You Saved from the eternal fate of so many? Are you sure? Ask Him. Find out and be assured.

Rom 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God.

When we ask the Lord, in Jesus Christ’s name, He assures us with His peace and understanding. If for any reason you question your salvation, go to a quiet place, alone, and talk to Jesus. Repent of your sins and commit your life to Him. Then go to a bible believing church and get baptized.

He is faithful! He always listens and always responds!

The Salvation Prayer (click here) in a video presentation is in the Blog on the right column of this page. You can walk without fear and with confidence. Start nurturing An Enduring Faith, today.

Visit the Joseph Plan Blog and be blessed. There are scores of articles for you to enjoy.

Please share this mesage on salvation with your friends. There is a link share provided below.

“Come out of Her” (Rev 18:4)
God Bless,
Pastor Thomas Holm

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Babylon is Falling! The Judgements of God on the US!

   The daughter of Babylon, America the great is falling!

The Judgements of God are falling on the US very soon

America is dying and won’t be resuscitated.

We are all watching the death throes of a once great, God fearing nation.

America is dying of its unrepentant sin and its rebellion against God and His ways.

God had covered and kept this great nation safe–for over two hundred years.

America is dying of its sin and won’t be resuscitated because of its rebellion against God.

It has turned away from its heritage and gone to the dark side. The people have spoken.

We appreciate all the men and women that have served this country so honorably and well.

But in spite of all your efforts–America is falling. This once great land of freedom and liberty is falling; it’s dying, just like the prophets said it would.

“In God We Trust” has been buried!The liberties that made this country great are being obliterated.

The people have chosen. The people have actually decided its fate. A majority of Americans have chosen the ways of the dark side. They have chosen a president who now is going to, step by step, dismantle the “bill of rights”, all of them. All designed to strip the life out of America and enslave her. Sharia law may be right around the corner.

This is a very sad time. But there is one, Jesus Christ, who is the source of our great hope, who will carry and sustain us.He alone is strong enough. He alone has the power to protect and keep us. Please join us in prayer that the Lord delay His judgements.

To the prayers of our people, you can be assured, that the one true God of the universe will react. He had His hand of protection over this land for the last two hundred years keeping us safe and secure.

Judgment is now coming on America and there is nothing to stop it, except an act of God Himself.

Dreams and visions are pouring in. They carry a similar theme.

Most are saying that three judgements have been placed on America as they are explained in the two videos below.

They are:

1- Judgement by financial ruin

2-Judgement War. A World War and possible Civil War

3- Judgement by Spiritual Deprivation

As are their sins, so shall be their judgement! And these judgments will be starting very shortly on the United States and on the people that propagated this.

Here is a video explaining the Warnings to America. But the times of Warnings seems to be up!

The Spirit of God is speaking.

Is America modern day Babylon? The Daughter of Babylon?

All because America has turned its face away from God and His ways.

I suggest you read Jeremiah ch 50 and 51. The Word of God is talking about the fate of America. It is a very sad fate, but undeniable.

So-What are we to do?

Are you prepared to Endure? Are you prepared to be an Overcomer? Or are you going to throw in the towel and join the dark side and take their Mark?

Jesus warned us. He has given us our operations manual. The Bible.  He is King, He makes the ultimate rules and when this foolishness and rebellion of man is all done……He will rule.

Mat 24:10  And then many will be offended, and will betray one another, and will hate one another.

Mat 24:11  And many false prophets will rise and deceive many.

Mat 24:12  And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many will become cold.

Mat 24:13  But he who endures (in faith) to the end, the same shall be kept safe.

(“In faith” is editorial on my part)

Yes, those of us that have a faith that can endure, will be kept safe.

That is a promise of Jesus. Repentance and turning to God is the only remedy. There is Hope. We have God on our side. And He has made us promises.

Now is the time to clean up our act, our personal life, and surrender to the Lord’s will for our life. Now is the time to gather together with other true believers and fellowship with them.

If you are a member of or attend a Purpose Driven or other non bible believing church, now is the time to make a change.

This is a harsh message for a time when so many of us had such high hopes. But it is a truthful one. I’m going to take the next day or two off and collect my thoughts, pray and seek wisdom. If you are a regular with the Joseph Plan we need you now more than ever. Please make sure you are signed up for the flash Alert and pray real hard for us. We need your prayers and financial support more than ever. We aren’t going anywhere. We just have to take care of some business and catch our breath.

Together, with An Enduring Faith, we can do this. Have you committed to helping The Joseph Plan help you. The time of one man doing this alone is over. This was my hardest post to write. It just tears my heart out at what is happening to this country. The once great U S of ………………………………..

Miss Liberty is leaving the building. But the most powerful name in the universe, Jesus Christ, is on duty. Let’s walk with An Enduring Faith together.

We are living in the most dramatic times in human history. Most of the world will not recognize the times.

Be strong. Be faithful. Our protector will not forsake us. Jesus Christ rules. Please pray for the peace of Israel. Please pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Have No Fear! No Fear! Jesus Christ is coming soon and until He comes He has provided the Holy Spirit to comfort us!

Please send this posting to everyone with eyes to see. Spread the word!

You may also like to check out “Break the Bondage of Fear” ebook. It is a complete Christian resource, which will show you how to live your life free of all fear.  The “Break the Bondage of Fear” ebook” by Pastor Thomas.

Come quickly Lord Jesus!

Are You Saved? Are you sure?  Please, please make sure! There is only one way to know and be assured.   Ask Jesus!

Rom 8:16  The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God.

When we ask the Lord, in Jesus Christ’s name, He assures us with His peace and understanding. If for any reason you question your salvation, go to a quiet place, alone, and talk to Jesus.

Repent of your sins and commit your life to Him.  Mean it and it’s a done deal. Guaranteed! He is faithful! He always listens and always responds!

The Salvation Prayer is in the Blog in the right column of this page.

You can walk without fear. Start nurturing An Enduring Faith, today.

Visit the Joseph Plan Blog and be blessed. There are scores of articles for you to enjoy.

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Biblical Warning To Prepare

Rev 18:4 ….. Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

Come out of her! Come out of what? Come out of the global economic system of the beast of Revelations 13.

If we are called to “Come Out of Her”, we must make plans now to conduct our lives in a different way.

This is a message from God to all His children- To “Come Out of Her”!

This is a biblical warning for all born again Christians, to separate yourself and prepare to take care of your family without the “beast and its economic system”.

There is an economic collapse coming soon. In our opinion it will come in mid to late 2014. Please try to prepare yourself to sustain your family and be in a position to help those that the Lord puts on your heart. ie. widows, the elderly and orphans.

A global economic collapse will mean a shortage of food, clean drinking water and other essentials required for survival. This is a warning from God to detach ourselves from reliance on the economic system of the beast and prepare for hard times to come. Stock up on food, clean drinking water, medicines  and emergency supplies, and keep extra cash, or gold, if you can afford it, so that you aren’t dependant on supermarkets, banks, or credit cards for your survival. There is no telling how much time will elapse between the coming global economic collapse and the arrival of the Kingdom of God. It may be months. It may be a few years. But we believe that an economic collapse is one of the upcoming judgments of God upon the United States and probably the rest of the world. “For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.”

For no man will survive, unless the number of days were shortened. (by the rapture)

 May God Bless You and Keep You Safe from the evil one and all his minions!

Love and God Bless,

Pastor Thomas

the ministry of www.TheJosephPlan.Org

 

 

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Is Fukushima one of God’s Judgements on the US?

Is Fukushima and its radioactive fallout a Judgement of God?

This report is recommended reading for mature Christians only. PLEASE, if you are not a believer, are new to the faith or are having emotional difficulties— PLEASE SKIP THIS ONE! It is brutally honest.

The following is a reprint of a report released by the Bellona Foundation concerning the risks associated with the Fukushima Nuclear accident and the potential for a world wide radiological disaster. It’s a sobering report. I thought and prayed long and hard before posting this information. I don’t like being the bearer of this type of alarming information. Especially when it has such potentially harmful ramifications to each of us. Not the information itself, but the nuclear catastrophe that may be developing right before us.

The Fukushima catastrophe appears that it should be considered as one of the “Judgements of God”. (See the posting on the “Judgements of God on America” in the Blog.)

This is the type of story that you will not see or hear on government national news.

Do you believe God will protect you from the terrible events that we may be asked to live through before we are raptured? I ask myself that question and the answer is always the same. The Lord has a limitless amount of love for us, the faithful. So why do we try to restrict Him?

The Bellona Foundation is an international environmental NGO based in Norway. It is a scientific think tank. So read it considering the source. Question and pray about everything. I try to.

Founded in 1986 as a direct action protest group, Bellona has become a recognized technology and solution-oriented organization with offices in Oslo, Brussels, Washington D.C., St. Petersburg and Murmansk. Altogether, some 75 engineers, ecologists, nuclear physicists, economists, lawyers, political scientists and journalists work at Bellona. This is an independent, social mindset, secular organization.

For further research and verification I refer you to Arnie Gundersen of Faire Winds Research. Arnie is a US nuclear scientist, a member the Concerned Scientists organization and outspoken critic of the nuclear industry.

You can refer to this site for current, up to date information. http://www.fairewinds.com/. The powers that be are doing everything they can to keep this type of information from the general public.

The following report comes from BELLONA. http://www.bellona.org/

Collapse of spent fuel storage pool at Fukushima Daiichi could be worse than initial accident, says new report.

Part of: Nuclear meltdown in Japan

A collapse of the already tilting reactor No 4 building at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi plant, ¬atop which sits a spent nuclear fuel storage pool containing 1,535 fuel assemblies – including 204 unused ones – would lead to a “significant global impact,”– by far topping last year’s triple meltdown at the plant, a new report says.

The devastation of buildings at Fukushima Daiichi makes it unclear how long it will be before the spent fuel from the pond and reactors is safely stored.

A collapse of the already tilting reactor No 4 building at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi plant, ¬atop which sits a spent nuclear fuel storage pool containing 1,535 fuel assemblies – including 204 unused ones – would lead to a “significant global impact,”– by far topping last year’s triple meltdown at the plant, a new report says. Charles Digges, 03/07-2012

According to the report (available at right) released by Holpchi CH, a Swiss-based industrial analytics think-tank, even a 10 percent release of the storage pool’s inventory of radioactive cesium and strontium would “represent 3 to 10 times the March 11, 2011 release amounts, substantially increasing risk levels in Japan and marine life.”

“This is an acute example that we will have to live with the threats emanating from Fukushima for years to come,” said Nils Bøhmer, Bellona’s nuclear physicist and general manager.

The spent fuel pool was singled out by Bellona early in the Fukushima crisis as a possible source of catastrophic radiation releases due to water loss, which took a back seat to the chaos of trying to restore cooling water to reactor Nos 1, 2 and 3 with fire trucks, water cannons and seawater dropped from helicopters.

A tsunami following a 9.0 magnitude earthquake devastated primary and back up cooling to Fukushima Daiichi, causing three reactor meltdowns within three days of the March 11, 2011 disaster. All of Fukushima Daiichi’s reactors are currently in cold shutdown.

But water loss or collapse of the structure housing the spent fuel storage pool continues to pose a cataclysmic threat.

If cooling water for the pool is lost, said the report, “a major release of radioactive material could result,” adding that, “Given the large amounts of heat generated by the fuel rods, the temperature would rise quickly. These rods are surrounded by zirconium cladding and at high temperatures, this cladding catalyzes hydrogen production, can generate additional heat and even explode and burn.”

The report states there are many ways such a catastrophe could occur, from loss of water in the pool through cracks or evaporation due to the heat of the spent fuel elements, leading to a radiological fire, fuel melts, to a complete collapse of the pool, which would shed spent fuel assemblies and irradiated water in total disarray. Each fuel assembly contains approximately 50 to 70 rods of uranium fuel.

Removal of the waste in the spent fuel storage pool is hindered by debris, high radioactivity and the fact that the equipment for removing the assemblies was destroyed in the disaster.

Media reports state that removal of the spent fuel is scheduled for removal 2013. But the Holophi CH report indicates that should continue safely only in the absence of no further damage to the pool or its contents.

But Bøhmer pointed out that the spent nuclear fuel problem was not constricted to the spent nuclear fuel pool.

“All of the reactors, including those that were devastated by the tsunami, haves spent fuel in them that must be put into safe storage and that will take decades,” he said.

Radiation released from the damaged nuclear reactors is 500% higher than reported in the US.

See- http://enenews.com/japan-tv-500-times-radioactive-particles-released-atmosphere-fukushima-reactor-claimed-surprising-surge-radiation-levels-before-explosions-understanding-happened-plant-very-limited-video

TEPCOs troubled efforts to cool the pool

The waste assemblies themselves produce 1 megawatt of thermal waste energy, even immersed in water. This is down from 2 megawatts of waste energy last year.

But cooling apparatus for the spent fuel pool continues to glitch.

It was only Sunday that improvised cooling systems were brought back online after they failed for unknown reasons on Saturday, the Japan Times reported.

The fuel assemblies must be kept at 33.3 degrees Celsius, and the weekend outage brought them to 42 degrees. A similar outage occurred on June 4, according to the paper.

The original cooling system for the pool was destroyed by a hydrogen explosion that seriously damaged reactor No 4’s building and integrity, and plant owner Tokyo Electric Co (TEPCO) has been cooling it with hoses.

Fuel pools open to the environment atop tilting building

Unlike reactor cores, spent fuel ponds are not protected from the atmosphere, meaning there is no second line of defense in the event of a leak, collapse or evaporation of the water holding the fuel elements.

The pool is perched 30 meters above the ground, and the No 4 building is reported to be leaning.

TEPCO confirmed this in a June report to regulators, saying that at least two of the walls of the No. 4 reactor building are bulging outward at various points and that the building is tilting.

TEPCO has installed steel pillars to help support the pool.

“If the pool collapses or develops serious cracks allowing the cooling water to drain, the fuel rods will be exposed to the environment,” warned the Holphi report.

Many experts say that the building would not withstand another quake – and further quakes of at least a 7.0 magnitudes are predicted in the Holphci CH report.

“Because of the great damage inflicted by the tsunami and the earthquake, there is doubt about the integrity of the other structures at Fukushima Daiichi as well,” said Bellona’s Bøhmer. “The waste inside these structures and the damaged fuel within the could trigger even larger catastrophes as time passes.”

Scenarios for disaster

The Holophi CH report analyzed contamination scenarios that may result from further damage to the pool and laid out radiation emissions that compare radioactivity released in March 2011 to what could be released from the spent fuel storage pool.

If collapse or breakage leads to only 10 percent of the pools radioactive isotopes being releases, said the report, an even distribution on land of cesium would equal some 100,000 Becquerel per square meter, compared to the 12,000-14,000 Becquerel per square meter that were measured in the Fukushima prefecture in March 2011 and the 1,500-5,000 Becquerel per square meter found in neighboring prefectures.

Strontium contamination on land is likewise projects to be far high: some 30,000 Becquerel per square meter evenly distributed on land compared the measured 3,600 to 12,000 measured in Fukushima prefecture in March 2011, and 450 to 1,500 in neighboring prefectures.

Sea contamination at only 10 percent contamination would also increase. According to the modeling structures used by Holophi, some 640,000 Becquerel per square meters would be deposited on the surface, with a volume concentration to 100 meters of 6,400 Becquerel per cubic meter.

This compared to March 2011 cesium measurements near shore of 210 to 8,000 Becquerel per cubic meter, and 6 to 1,400 Becquerel per cubic meter off shore.

Worst case scenario

According to the report, radiological fires would lead to some 30 to 100 percent of the cesium and strontium being released from the pool.

“If a radiological fire occurs and further cooling is impossible, more than 10 percent of the radioactive material of the [spent fuel pond] could be released,” read the report. “Release of 100 percent of the cesium, strontium and other isotopes would scale the base case results by a factor of 10 and would clearly present a dire situation for areas of Japan, marine life in the Pacific and the global environment.”

The report acknowledges that it is not fully comprehensive, saying that many modeling structures about what could happen should the spent fuel pool fail “have been developed by government, but appear to be classified.”

Recommendations

Therefore, it says that, “the sequence of events that might follow a failure of [the spent fuel pond] is difficult to determine.”

It encouraged governments and other organizations with advanced modeling capabilities to draw their own conclusions and publicize them.

It also recommended an acceleration of the fuel removal process if there is still a significant possibility of a radiological fire.

Industries in Japan that may be affected by a failure of the pool and following radiation should draw up contingency plans for further events like earthquakes and other eventualities that might impact the pool.

The Holophi CH report also said that, “Members of the public, particularly in Japan, and the US, should pressure authorities to perform accurate and honest assessments of risks, to prepare plans to handle further earthquake or other damage to the [spent fuel pool] and the rest of the plant, and to accelerate mitigation activities.”

Related articles

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This is a good explanation of the situation today. The Alex Jones show interviews Arnie Gundersen.

Is this Fukushima disaster one of the judgements of God from the Isaiah 9:10 prophesy? The Joseph Plan believes that some of the judgements of God are end time events, that are used by Him outside of the tribulation timeline. As God removes the grace He has so freely given us, it exposes us to His judgements. God’s grace has been upon all for thousands of years.

Is Ezekiel chapter 7 sounding an alarm for us today? Is it repeating now?

Ezek 7:5  So says the Lord Jehovah: An evil:(disaster) Behold, an only evil has come!
Ezek 7:6  An end has come, the end has come. It awakes against you; behold, it has come.
Ezek 7:7  The encirclement has come to you, O dwellers of the land. The time has come, the day of tumult is near, and not a shout of the mountains.
Ezek 7:8  And I will soon pour out My fury on you, and fulfill My anger on you. And I will judge you according to your ways, and will repay you for all your abominations.

1John 4:4 You are of God, little children, and you have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

Psalm 91:22 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”

Through Him, We will overcome.

In prayer the Lord will guide you. Please give the above information good prayerful consideration.

Through An Enduring Faith and in the hands and through the mouth of a true believer mountains can truly be moved.

But not by our own strength. See this post on the power and strength of, our Lord.

https://thejosephplan.org/fukishima-qualifies-for-matthew-24-prophesy-fulfillment/

Jan 2014 Update https://thejosephplan.org/nuclear-radiation-from-japan-threatens-life-in-north-america-and-the-entire-pacific-ocean/

People like yourself, sharing this knowledge with their friends and loved ones is the primary way new visitors are introduced to this ministry site. We have provided a share link below. Please don’t keep it to yourself. But please us your discernment when sharing. This posting is truly for the mature Christians.

If you are a regular with the Joseph Plan PLEASE contact us today. Because of the events and conditions developing WE NEED to develop relationships NOW. You can use the contact form in the right sidebar or e-mail me. the joseph plan (at) aol.com. We are going to start a special information section of the ministry site for regulars only.  Please join us. Limited to those striving to live with An Enduring Faith. Your denomination is irrelevant. GB, Thomas


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My friend, Are you confident where you are going to spend eternity when this all ends? There is an end for all of us some day. Some of us maybe today.

There is only one way to know and be assured– Ask our Father in heaven in Jesus Christs’ name in prayer today!

Are You Saved from damnation, the eternal fate of so many? Are you sure? Ask Him. Find out and be assured.

Rom 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that  we are the children of God.

When we ask the Lord, in Jesus Christ’s name, He assures us with His peace and understanding. If for any reason you question your salvation, go to a quiet place, alone, and talk to Jesus. Repent of your sins and commit your life to Him. Then go to a bible believing church and get baptized.

He is faithful! He always listens and always responds!

The Salvation Prayer (click here) is in the Blog in the right column of this page. You can walk without fear. Start nurturing An Enduring Faith, today.

Visit the Joseph Plan Blog and be blessed. There are scores of articles for you to enjoy.

May God Bless You and keep you safe from the evil one!

Pastor Thomas Holm

The ministry of The Joseph Plan

https://thejosephplan.org

 

 

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The judgements of God on America are coming–Isaiah 9:10 prophecy!

These two questions are asked all over our land. “Where is America in the bible”? and “Where is America during the end times”? These are questions that are guaranteed to come up in many biblical end times discussions. Isaiah 9:10 provides us with much of the answer. Isaiah 9:10 is about the judgements of God. Judgements in the old testament that are appearing today.

The verse explains, in so few words, why God rejected and destroyed Israel and why the United States may be facing the same fate. I highly recommend you don’t skip this teaching.

America, our protected and ever so blessed nation for over two hundred years, it seems, is about to receive the judgements of God. Unless, we as a nation repent. In fact, it may have already started.

Our nation has turned away from God and His ways. America is in rebellion to God. We are refusing to repent and turn to Him.

This short film, produced by WND, explains the answer to the question.  “Where is America in the bible during the end times”?

A little warning. This short film is so enlightening about America’s judgement during the end times, that you will not want to stop until it is done. If you don’t have an hour, you may want to wait until you have time.

Our leaders have determined God’s judgement. They have pronounced this counties fate.This once God fearing country has turned its back and embarassed many of the very sins He warned us about as accepted “standards of behavior”.

Thank-you to the creators of the Isaiah 9:10 film. It is based on the book “The Harbinger”. Written by Jonathan Cahn, a messianic Rabbi and president of Hope of the World prophetic ministry.

Can America still repent? I don’t know, but stay tuned! Please Pray for America. Pray for the promises of Psalm 91. Pray the blood of Jesus for protection and put your faith (trust) in Jesus Christ.

                                                                                                                                                               Psalm 91 is the foundational teaching of the Joseph Plan that establishes, absolutely, that God is our defender and that God is our protector. [space size=10]  
Here is a shorter interview with Rabbi Jonathan Cahn ont he Sid Roth show.

                                                                    Are you confident where you are going to spend eternity when this all ends? There is an end for all of us some day. Some of us maybe today.There is only one way to know and be assured– Ask our Father in heaven in Jesus Christs’ name in prayer today!Are You Saved from damnation, the eternal fate of so many? Are you sure? [space size=10]

Ask Him. Find out and be assured.  [br]                                       Rom 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that  we are the children of God. [space size=10]

When we ask the Lord, in Jesus Christ’s name, He assures us with His peace and understanding. If for any reason you question your salvation, go to a quiet place, alone, and talk to Jesus. Repent of your sins and commit your life to Him. Then go to a bible believing church and get baptized.

He is faithful! He always listens and always responds!

The Salvation Prayer (click here) is in the Blog in the right column of this page. You can walk without fear. Start nurturing An Enduring Faith, today.

Visit the Joseph Plan Blog and be blessed. There are scores of articles for you to enjoy.

You may also like to check out “Break the Bondage of Fear” ebook. It is a complete Christian resource, which will show you how to live your life free of all fear.  The “Break the Bondage of Fear” ebook” by Pastor Thomas.

May God Bless You and keep you safe from the evil one!

Pastor Thomas Holm

The ministry of The Joseph Plan

https://thejosephplan.org

 

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Pray that the rapture comes quickly. Prophesy from 1968 about today.

A prophesy made in 1968, by a 90 year old woman, about the times we live in appears to be very accurate. There is only one event in this woman’s prophesy that hasn’t happened yet and we all need to pray that the rapture happens before it does.

God is so good. He has promised us that nothing would happen to us during these last days that He hasn’t warned us about first. The Lord has promised all who are saved that we will  be spared from His wrath. Take a look.

Are You Saved from the eternal fate of so many? Are you sure? Ask Him. Find out and be assured.

Rom 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God.

When we ask the Lord, in Jesus Christ’s name, He assures us with His peace and understanding. If for any reason you question your salvation, go to a quiet place, alone, and talk to Jesus. Repent of your sins and commit your life to Him. Then go to a bible believing church and get baptized.

He is faithful! He always listens and always responds!

The Salvation Prayer (click here) in a video presentation is in the Blog on the right column of this page. You can walk without fear and with confidence. Start nurturing An Enduring Faith, today.

Visit the Joseph Plan Blog and be blessed. There are scores of articles for you to enjoy.

Please share this mesage on salvation with your friends. There is a link share provided below.

“Come out of Her” (Rev 18:4)
God Bless,
Pastor Thomas Holm

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Psalm 91 with commentary. A foundational teaching on God’s Divine Power.

Psalm 91 is the Assurance of safety for all with An Enduring Faith during these last days.

The Psalm of Divine Protection! The Psalm of Divine Refuge! The Psalm of Divine Strength! With An Enduring Faith commentary.

Psalm 91 is a foundational teaching of The Joseph Plan.

There are three speakers in this Psalm. First we hear from a group of people. Secondly, the Psalmist speaks. Thirdly, from God Himself.

1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

All of us who live and TRUST in God each day, with An Enduring Faith, will be under His protection. There’s a place where you and I can live at peace in Christ Jesus. A place of glorious safety, a place of glorious peace and joy. A place where we can always go to experience God’s love, power and protection. God’s genuine goodness.

2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”

3 Surely He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence.

You are our safe place Lord, a strong, defended place.  We can truly trust You-Jesus.

    You only God will save us from the temptations of Satan and the new illnesses that are coming upon the land.

4 He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.

He will cover you like a mother bird protects her young. You will be safe under His “wings”. God will do what he promised. Put on the armour of God. Pick up the truth, your shield of faith, which the Psalmist calls the buckler. The full armour of God was present in the Old Testament. It is all available for us today.  As is Jesus.

5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day,

Do not be afraid of the bad spirits of the night. Or the words shot at you during the day. Or the illnesses that sweep the land.                                

 Or the fear caused by the quakings of society and of most peoples soul. Jesus will protect us. See “Spiritual warfare” in the Blog.

6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

Do not fear the illnesses and destruction sweeping the land. God is to be trusted for His protection. Call on the Lord and trust Him.

7 A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you.

During this final age, death from nuclear radioactivity and diseases and wars will kill many. But your belief and faith in the Almighty One will protect and keep you His.

8 Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked.

During these times God will give you the strength to see and watch the lost die of their hate, anger, compulsions, and sin. But you will be given the power to avoid or stay away from it, what ever it is. We will watch them fall, but we will be able to stand strong.

9 Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place,

10 No evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;

Jesus Christ is our defender. Jesus Christ is our protector. Jesus Christ is our strength and refuge. Call on His name. Believe that He will. No evil can withstand the power of the Blood of Jesus!

For you, the LORD only, makes you safe. Because the Most High is the home they cannot take away.  We call on His name for protection every day. When Jesus was being tempted by Satan, Satan quoted this passage to Him, as he took Him up to the pinnacle of the temple and suggested that He jump off. Satan said to Jesus, “It is written, ‘He shall give His angels charge over thee: to keep thee in thy ways, to bear thee up, lest at any time you dash your foot against a stone.’ So why don’t You jump? See if the angels will hold you up.” Jesus said, “It is written again, ‘Thou shalt not tempt, or test, the Lord thy God'” (Matthew 4:6-7).  

11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.

Orders have been given to our guardian angels. They are to take charge and help keep us in the ways of God. The angels were created as servants of God, and their duty is that of serving the Lord and of serving those who are following after the Lord. “He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy way. To bear thee up lest at any time you would dash your foot against a stone.” (Stumble because of sin.)

We do not worship the angels, however. They are a special class of God’s creation that are there to serve God and us.

12 In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.

The enemy wants us to stumble. The Holy spirit is there to guide us through the mine field. The Angels can run interference.

The angels can protect your every step. When authorized they will turn the sin away. They may even do so without being called upon. Walk confidently. The angels are on a mission. A mission from God.

vs 13-16 is God’s response

13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, the young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.

You have been given spiritual power and authority over the demonic and all evil. The evil ones and the devil will be put down, cast away. Through the mouth of a believer, who is under the authority of Jesus Christ and through the power of the Holy Spirit all demonic MUST FLEE! Walk and live each day under His authority.

14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name.

     God will make all people safe that love Him. Danger will not hurt him that knows and trusts in God. The name of Jesus Christ is the most powerful name in the universe. ALL knees must bow.

15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.

When we call on His name, God will answer us- you and me. When the enemy attacks, God will be there on our side with all His forces. When we call on his name, the Lord will never forsake us.

16 With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.”

When all this comes to an end, we will be able to look back and be well satisfied. We will then understand and praise Him even more! Always remember the last chapter of the Word. GOD, you and me win!!

Fight a good fight. If not before, see you in heaven.

May God Bless and Keep you Safe,

Pastor Thomas Holm

The big lesson of Psalms 91 is “who” is going to keep us safe and do the battle until the end. This applies to believers or saved Christians. Are you confident where you are going to spend eternity when this all ends? There is an end for all of us some day. Some of us maybe today.

There is only one way to know and be assured– Ask our Father in heaven in Jesus Christs’ name in prayer today!

Are You Saved from damnation, the eternal fate of so many? Are you sure? Ask Him. Find out and be assured.

Rom 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that  we are the children of God.

When we ask the Lord, in Jesus Christ’s name, He assures us with His peace and understanding. If for any reason you question your salvation, go to a quiet place, alone, and talk to Jesus. Repent of your sins and commit your life to Him. Then go to a bible believing church and get baptized.

He is faithful! He always listens and always responds!

The Salvation Prayer (click here) is in the Blog in the right column of this page. You can walk without fear. Start nurturing An Enduring Faith, today.

Visit the Joseph Plan Blog and be blessed. There are scores of articles for you to enjoy.

May God Bless You and keep you safe from the evil one!

Pastor Thomas Holm

The ministry of The Joseph Plan

https://thejosephplan.org

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Apostasy of the Church verses The undeniable doctrines of Christianity

Apostasy of the Christian church—How would one know?

Apostasy means to “fall away”. Is there a “falling away” from the primary tenants of the faith in your church?

Definition of Apostasy: The term apostasy comes from the Greek word apostasia (“ἀποστασία“) meaning defection, departure, revolt or rebellion. It has been described as “a willful falling away from, or rebellion against the core truths contained in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Apostasy, thus means “to fall away” or to leave the Christian faith.  In order for a church or individual to be in Apostasy they must first have been a believer in Jesus Christ.

Paul warned the church in 2 Thessalonians about the Apostasy. Here are two bible translations of that verse.

2 Thess 2:3 Let no one in any way deceive you, for it Jesus’ return will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,” nkjv

2 Thess 2:3 Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the [a] apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, nasb

Apostasy means to fall away from the truth and thus An Enduring faith.  Therefore, an apostate is someone or a denomination who has once believed in and then rejected the truth of God. Apostasy is a rebellion against God because it is a rebellion against His truth. 

God warned the Jewish people about their idol worship, their unfaithfulness to the commandments and their lack of trust in Him in the old testament. In the New Testament the epistles warn us to not fall away from the truth of the faith. The true faith. But, it plainly states that the falling away will happen. Apostasy is a very real and present danger to the body of Christ today.

Is there Apostasy in the church today? You judge.

2 Thess 2:3 tells us that there will be an apostasy that is associated with the appearance of the Antichrist.  Most Christians are alert for the possible arrival of the Antichrist on the scene. But very few have their radar up for “the apostasy” that must come first.  The apostasy of the church. The arrival of the Antichrist cannot occur until sufficient apostasy has happened in the world.  The Antichrist, who is the great deceiver, cannot sell his lies in a world where the truth of the Word is widespread.  This is why the Bible says that the apostasy will come first and then the Antichrist will be revealed.

Therefore, we as Christians, must ask ourselves, “Is there an apostasy occurring in the Christian church today?”  How about in my church? Is my church leading its members into “the falling away”? Are there church leaders in America today leading parts of the church of Christ into Apostasy? How many souls are going to be lost because of Apostate teachings?

The only way we can definitely determine that an apostasy is occurring in any Church is by comparing what is being taught within a particular church or denomination to God’s Word. The Bible or Word of God contains all the major teachings that we have incorporated into the Christian Faith over the last two thousand years. I refer to the major teachings of the Bible as “major tenants”. The tenants or doctrines which form the rock upon which our faith is built.

The following is a list of the major tenants of our Christian Faith that the Joseph Plan believes  one cannot deny and be Christian. Since they are explicitly stated as required in scripture.

I use the following criteria in determining if a concept or teaching in the bible is a primary doctrinal issue or not. Primary doctrines or tenets of the Christian faith are those teachings in the Word of God that are necessary for salvation and those that we can stake our very lives on that they are truths from God. In order for a teaching to fall into that category may I suggest the following test. A teaching should be:

  • Stated clearly in the old testament.
  • Preached by Jesus.
  • Explained in one of the Epistles.

We believe that all of these should be at the heart of ones belief system to have a Christian Faith that Endures! There are doctrines that are held in the highest esteem by differing denominations that may not be mentioned here. It is my prayer that this list is one most of us can agree to as a minimum baseline. But I am just one small voice in this vast religion and am not infallible.

False teaching on any of the following doctrines or tenants can be a symptom of church or teacher going into Apostasy. They are all key tenants or precepts of the Christian Faith. The emerging One World Faith will convince many that these tenants are false or incomplete teachings. The false prophet and leader of this faith will probably claim some sort of “higher knowledge” or supremacy.

  1. Jesus Christ is both fully God and fully man. John 1:1,14;8:24; Col. 2:9; 1 John 4:1-4.
  2. Jesus rose from the dead in His physical body. Luke 24:34, 1CO 15:7, John 2:19-21, John 21:14
  3. Salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone. Rom. 5:1; Eph. 2:8-9; Gal. 1:4, Gal. 5:1-5, Romans 5:15,
  4. The gospel is the life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. 1 Cor. 15:1-4; Gal. 1:8-9. Eph 2:8,
  5. There is only one God. Exodus 20:1-3; Exodus 20:23, Deuteronomy 4:35, 4:39,  Isaiah 43:10; 44:6,8 Zech 14:9
  6. Inerrancy of Scripture, Spirit inspired Word of God. 2 Titus 3:16, 2 Timothy 3:16, Rev 22:18-19
  7. God exists as three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit-“the Trinity”!  The word Trinity does not appear in the Bible. It is an English language Faith created word. The meaning of which encompasses the following verses. Gen. 1:1-2, 26-28, Mat 3:1,11, 16-17, 12:31-32, 28:19, Luke 1:12, John 1:1, 1:3, 1:14, 5:23, 26, 14:9, 16, 16:7, Acts 2:17, 5:3, Rom 1:4, 5:12-21, 8:9, 1Cor 3:16, 8:6, 12:4, 15:24, 28, 2 Cor 13:14, Eph 3:9, 1Thess 3:11, Hebrews 1:5, 14, 9:14, 11:3, 1 Peter 1:2, 3:18, 1 John 5:7, Rev 1:4, 7:5-8, 9:20,21.
  8. Virgin Birth of Jesus – establishes the birth and incarnation of Christ as God and man. Rom 1:3, Col 1:15, Matt 1:18, 23, Mat 2:2,  Luke 1:27
  9. All have sinned and are in need of Repentance and Salvation. 3:23, Rom 5:12, Jeremiah 2:29, Matt 3:11, Matt 9:13, Mark 2:17, Luke 3:3, 2 Cor 7:10, 2 Peter 3[space size=10 sc_id=”sc1″]

The above list is not meant as a representation of official church doctrine. It may be incomplete. It is simply the fruits of my bible study, schooling and understanding. The above list is an accumulation of learning from the men I have studied under and the bible. If you believe there are others, please send them in.

Can anyone be lead into Apostasy?

The true saints do not depart from us. They cannot. They are slaves of Christ.  But they can become involved in a church that is in Apostasy. Causing all kinds of confusion and keeping them from growing and realizing all the fruits and rewards of our faith. One can be involved in a church that does not provide the full teachings of God. Thus, leaving one open to unnecessary or preventable demonic attack. The truth sets us free! Through false or incomplete teachings a true Christian can also be deceived into believing that certain lifestyles or life habits may not be sinful. If sin is allowed to exist in our lives we can develop a stronghold from where the demonic is given permission to operate.

1 John 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they were of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out so that it might be revealed that they were not all of us.

1 John 2:20  But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.

1 John 2:21 I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and know that no lie is of the truth.

1 John 2:22 Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He who denies the Father and the Son is antichrist.

1 John 2:23 Everyone who denies the Son neither has the Father. The one confessing the Son also has the Father.

1 John 2:24 Therefore what you heard from the beginning, let it abide in you. If what you heard from the beginning remains in you, you will abide in both the Son and in the Father.

1 John 2:25 And this is the promise that He has promised us: everlasting life.

1 John 2:26 These things I have written to you concerning those leading you astray.

1John 2:27 But the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as His anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true and no lie, and as He has taught you, abide in Him.

and….

1Tim 4:1 But the Spirit expressly says that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and teachings of demons,

1Tim 4:2 speaking lies in hypocrisy, being seared in their own conscience,

Walk with an Enduring Faith all the days of your life. It is our prayer that this analysis is received with the same heart it was given.

May God Bless and keep you Safe!

People like yourself, sharing this knowledge with their friends and loved ones is the primary way new visitors are introduced to this ministry site. We have provided a share link below. Please don’t keep it to yourself.

My friend, Are you confident where you are going to spend eternity when this all ends? There is an end for all of us some day. Some of us maybe today.

There is only one way to know and be assured– Ask our Father in heaven in Jesus Christs’ name in prayer today!

Are You Saved from damnation,the eternal fate of so many? Are you sure? Ask Him. Find out and be assured.

Rom 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that  we are the children of God.

When we ask the Lord, in Jesus Christ’s name, He assures us with His peace and understanding. If for any reason you question your salvation, go to a quiet place, alone, and talk to Jesus. Repent of your sins and commit your life to Him. Then go to a bible believing church and get baptized.

He is faithful! He always listens and always responds!

The Salvation Prayer (click here) is in the Blog in the right column of this page. You can walk without fear. Start nurturing An Enduring Faith, today.

Visit the Joseph Plan Blog and be blessed. There are scores of articles for you to enjoy.

May God Bless You and keep you safe from the evil one!

Pastor Thomas Holm

The ministry of The Joseph Plan

https://thejosephplan.org

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An Enduring Faith that will sustain and keep you safe

Part of the mission of the Joseph Plan is to help the body of Christ be aware of the events and sorrows mentioned in Matthew 24 that we are experiencing today. These all must happen before the day of our great Hope and Promise. All saved Christians being united for eternity with the Lord in heaven.

Another great hope is Gods’ promise to spare His children from the wrath of God that will be poured out during the great tribulation. That is called the rapture.

The Joseph Plan will always stay on top of world developments and the status of God’s jewel, Jerusalem. But our mission is much bigger than that. Physical preparation is carnal. It is smart and important, but it is only part of the answer.

Our greater mission is found inside Matthew 24:13  He who endures to the end, the same shall be kept safe. (Some versions say saved, instead of safe. But in the original language safe is totally correct,) A primary focus of ours will be on the word “endures”. It’s a very big word. We believe that all of us who are saved, will be saved from the demonic attacks of Satan by our faith and the terrible wrath of God by the rapture.

Mat 24:22  And unless those days should be shortened, no flesh would be saved. But for
the elect’s sake, those days shall be shortened. 
 
He who endures……..shall be kept safe! Safe from the evil one and his minions.
Endures means to Endure In Faith! Endures means to “not lose faith”! Endures means to walk the  walk of a true believer with An Enduring Faith!A Sustaining Faith! A Faith that overcomes!
Enduring to the end is–Living our lives in the liberty and freedom of An Enduring Faith to our appointed time! Depending and relying on the Lord for our protection and guidance. God tells us that the spirit within us is more powerful than any spirit of the world. That is part of the anointing all saved Christians receive when they are reborn and baptized. We are overcomers. Overcomers of the world.
Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts are weighed down with headaches and drinking and anxieties of this life; and that day should suddenly come on you;

Luke 21:35 for it shall come as a snare on all those sitting on the face of the whole earth.

Luke 21:36 Watch therefore, praying in every season that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things which shall occur, and to stand before the Son of Man. 

1Th 4:13 But I would not have you ignorant, brothers, concerning those who are asleep, that you be not grieved, even as others who have no hope.

1Th 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will also bring with Him all those who have fallen asleep through Jesus.

1Th 4:15 For we say this to you by the Word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord shall not go before those who are asleep.

1Th 4:16 For the Lord Himself shall descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ shall rise first.

1Th 4:17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air. And so we shall ever be with the Lord.

He or she that walks and lives with an Enduring Faith will be kept Safe! Safe from temptation and safe from the acts of the evil one. This is one of  the great promises of God in Matthew 24. His coming back, in the flesh, is the greatest.

 Endures to the end! End of what? End of time? End of the age? End of the tribulation?

He or she that walks and lives with an Enduring Faith to our appointed time, will be kept Safe!

Developing and living In “An Enduring Faith” is the rest of The Joseph Plans mission.

The most important question we all need to ask ourselves is: Are we saved? Are we guaranteed eternal salvation through the saving grace of Jesus Christ?

A faith in Jesus Christ and with the knowledge that He is fully God! A faith that the Lord has accomplished everything. There is nothing we can accomplish or work for that will earn our way to heaven. A faith that assures you that your sins have been forgiven, once you have repented. A faith that will sustain, carry and guide you through all hardship!

A faith that will sustain and keep you for your promised eternal destiny!
 
Ps 55:22 (NIV) Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.
Rom 10:13  For everyone, “whoever shall call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Rom 6:23  For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Luke 21:28 “And when these things begin to happen, then look up for your redemption draws near.”
John 6:47  Truly, truly, I say to you, He who believes on Me has everlasting life.

Soon we will be studying various biblical lessons on this, including the book of Acts!
What is your thinking? We ask all to participate.
 

How to walk each day in an ENDURING FAITH that Jesus Christ CAN and WILL protect and guide us through these times will be the theme of this new section of The Joseph Plan.               

We will be exploring the core teachings of the Holy Word that instructs us in how to live with an Enduring Faith that will sustain and protect you.                                                                    

But this has never been done before and the Joseph Plan does not pretend to have all the answers. God didn’t sit me down one day and explain all the ultimate truths for surviving the end times. I read the same bible you do. I pray to the same God you do and am guided by the same spirit. But many of us have different gifts. 

At least in the beginning, we will focus our attention on God’s core precept teachings. These are the teachings that God wants us to understand are primary tenants of our faith. They would include tenants like salvation or the grace of God or our sin nature. They each pass the three way test. Each of these are stated in the old testament, preached by Jesus and explained in the epistles. The teachings that meet this three part test should be at the core of an Enduring Faith. The entire bible is, of course, totally relevant and we will need the entire consul of God to maintain our faith and survive the upcoming hard times. 

The armor of God is a core teaching that we should all endeavor to put on each and every day. Simply knowing about it will not be enough. Believing that they are God’s word and thinking about them will not help you or me to Endure in our faith. We each will have to believe in them as tools that God has provided us and actually DO Them! Not just on Sundays or at a bible study meeting.

I have posted a vast number of core bible verse teachings that are and will be invaluable. Feel free to download them and use them. It is recommended that we each try to memorize as many of these as possible and I will be reminding you about this a lot. The Lord tells us on a number of occasions that we are supposed to take the word inside of ourselves. He even suggests that we go so far as to eat it, if that is what we need to do to have it become part of us.  Living a life IN the word does not mean carrying a bible around in the back seat of your car.

There are many other bible learnings that we can and will be discussing, along with some practical, worldly suggestions and techniques that will benefit us all.

You may like to check out the “Break the Bondage of Fear” ebook. It is a complete Christian resource, which will show you how to live your life free of all fear.  The “Break the Bondage of Fear” ebook” by Pastor Thomas.

My friend, Are you confident where you are going to spend eternity when this all ends? There is an end for all of us some day. Some of us even tomorrow.

There is only one way to know and be assured– Ask our Father in heaven, in Jesus Christ’s name, in prayer today!

Are You Saved from the eternal fate of so many? Are you sure? Ask Him. Find out and be assured.

Rom 8:16  The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that  we are the children of God.

When we ask the Lord, in Jesus Christ’s name, He assures us with His peace and understanding. If for any reason you question your salvation, go to a quiet place, alone, and talk to Jesus. Repent of your sins and commit your life to Him. Then go to a bible believing church and get baptized.

He is faithful! He always listens and always responds!

The Salvation Prayer (click here) is in the Blog in the right column of this page. You can walk without fear. Start nurturing An Enduring Faith, today.

Visit the Joseph Plan Blog and be blessed. There are scores of articles for you to enjoy.

May God Bless You and keep you safe from the evil one!

Pastor Thomas Holm

The ministry of The Joseph Plan

https://thejosephplan.org

 

 

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Prayer of Salvation

  Prayer of Salvation.

We submit to Him in prayer. We repent of our sins and thoughts and turn our will over to His care. We ask for His Grace in the name of Jesus Christ.

We go to a quiet place and humble ourselves before the Lord!

Are you assured of eternal salvation? Ever have questions? I invite you to watch this short video and meditate on its message.

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13

” for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” Rom 3:23

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23

Is it time to set down your old ways and try His? Have your old ways worked?

Because if you confess the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.” Romans 10:9

 “For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the  mouth one confesses unto salvation.” Romans 10:10

Do you want to find peace and true love? True peace and love in your life and the guarantee of that peace for eternity?

It’s all available to you from God. This may be your moment. Please don’t let it pass. God’s tugging at your heart right now! This is your moment of grace.

If you are confused about what your heart is asking you to do, I offer this wonderful presentation by Eric Ludy. He is a man of God presenting the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

If you want to be assured eternal salvation today, just pray this simple prayer with sincerity, humility and from the bottom of your soul. Print it out and read it, if you need to. But mean it!


“Dear Jesus, I believe in YOU. I believe You are the only Son of God and that You shed your blood and died for my sins, and that you were buried and rose again as it is written in the bible. I’m sorry for the things I’ve done that hurt You. Forgive me for all my sins Lord Jesus.

Come into my heart today, take charge of my life and make me the way You want me to be. With Your ever present help, I renounce all my sinful practices of the past. Cleanse my heart with Your precious blood.  I believe You are the creator and the only way to salvation. I surrender my will and my life to you.  Fill me with your Holy Spirit. In Jesus Christ’s Name I ask, Amen.

My friend, if you prayed that prayer and meant it from the bottom of your heart your eternal salvation is assured! You will never be alone again! Please make sure that you get baptized soon and receive the Holy Spirit. You are becoming part of something that is so special and that will be with you for the rest of your days. Your eternal destiny has just been assured. No amount of “good works” could do what you are doing! And the eternal gift is free! You can now live each and every day with An Enduring Faith that will help you to overcome.

Now, to make your days full of joy and freedom, study your bible daily. Start with the book of John in the New Testament. Let the Love of Jesus wash over you. We recommend using a verse memorization program. Place a verse on your heart every couple days or so. Be relentless. Place your will and your life into the Lord’s care every morning and thank him every night.

Now, take a moment and thank the one who saved you from eternal destruction and–Enjoy “!”

You can walk without fear. Start nurturing An Enduring Faith, today.

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Pastor Thomas Holm

The ministry of the Joseph Plan

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Spiritual preparation for Enduring in Faith. God can and will!

GOD HAS EMERGENCY PLANS FOR EVERY BELIEVER
by David Wilkerson  No matter how unsettled the world becomes, God’s people can relax and keep their joy flowing, because our Lord has promised special protection when it is most needed.Didn’t God have an emergency plan for the children of Israel during the worldwide famine? He sent Joseph ahead to Egypt, promoted him to prime minister and filled the warehouses with enough grain to last out the famine. He then transported his people within walking distance of those storehouses and fed them to the full all through the raging famine.Didn’t God have emergency plans for Elijah? While his nation reeled under the impact of an economic collapse and food was scare because of severe famine and a wicked king had a ransom on his head. God put his emergency plan for Elijah into effect. He hid him by a quiet brook and fed him by having a bird deliver his food. The survival plan also included a mysterious barrel of grain that never ran out.What about Noah? What a detailed survival plan God had for him and his family! An ark floating him and his family safely above all the death and destruction of a worldwide flood.And Lot? God actually sent angels to personally pull him and his children out of the doomed city of Sodom. God’s hands were tied until Lot was safely out of the suburbs. It was more than a loss of his job, more than a collapse of the economy, more than a downfall of the government, it was total annihilation of his society. But Lot was delivered safely.

Paul proved God’s emergency contingencies over and over! This apostle was shipwrecked, chased by thieves, imprisoned, accused of treason and plotted against by assassins yet, in every crisis, God had a contingency plan for deliverance. Only when God determined his race was over did he call in his last contingency plan. He called him to his resurrection.

We, too, have an emergency plan for survival, designed specifically for each believer. Let there be no question about it, God will see us through every crisis!

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My friend, Are you confident where you are going to spend eternity when this all ends? There is an end for all of us some day. Some of us today.

There is only one way to know and be assured– Ask our Father in heaven in Jesus Christs’ name, in prayer today!

Are You Saved from the eternal fate of so many? Are you sure? Ask Him. Find out and be assured.

Rom 8:16  The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that  we are the children of God.

When we ask the Lord, in Jesus Christ’s name, He assures us with His peace and understanding. If for any reason you question your salvation, go to a quiet place, alone, and talk to Jesus. Repent of your sins and commit your life to Him. Then go to a bible believing church and get baptized.

He is faithful! He always listens and always responds!

The Salvation Prayer (click here) is in the Blog in the right column of this page. You can walk without fear. Start nurturing An Enduring Faith, today.

We need not live in Fear! You may like to check out the “Break the Bondage of Fear” ebook. It is a complete Christian resource, which will show you how to live your life free of all fear.  The “Break the Bondage of Fear” ebook” by Pastor Thomas.

Visit the Joseph Plan Blog and be blessed. There are scores of articles for you to enjoy.

May God Bless You and keep you safe from the evil one!

Pastor Thomas Holm

The ministry of The Joseph Plan

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Wars and rumors of wars!

Wars and rumors of Wars!                                                                      the Joseph Plan

Mat 24:6  And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all [these things] must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

Are we hearing about wars and rumors of wars more today than any other time? Are nations threatening other nations like never before? How many wars are going on in the world as you read this? The US is involved in over six alone!  There seems to be wars or threats of wars on almost every continent.  Islam is threatening or involved in wars in many diverse places. The world used to be divided into the communist countries against the free or almost free world. Today it is viewed as Islam (the religion of peace) against or at war with everyone who isn’t Islam.

The mid-east is so troubled that the Psalm 83 war could breakout at any time. Talk about rumors! The tensions are so intense that the rumors of war are major headlines in the news daily. Consider these facts concerning the possibility of a regional war breaking out between Israel and its enemies in the next two or three months. As you are probably aware the Palestinian Organization has demanded that they be given Israeli land so they can form their own country. (Even though they already have one, it’s called Jordan.) A resolution is being brought to the UN general assembly in September that would partition Israel into two separate states and formally recognize the state of Palestine, occupying part of the division and having half of Jerusalem as its capital. If that were to happen it could be catastrophic for Israel. The Palestinians have not agreed to recognize Israel’s right to exist and have not rejected their overall goal of eliminating the country of Israel from the face of the earth. Israel knows this, thus they will not stand for it. It is a matter of national survival. Israel would be forced to strike out and defend itself. When this war erupts it most likely will be nuclear and the bible says that Damascus will be destroyed.

On top of all that, some Palestinian groups have promised to make war against Israel regardless of the outcome of the UN resolution. The war will most likely start in the Gaza territory.

Psalms 83, verses 4-8 says:

Psa 83:4  They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, so that the name Israel may be remembered no more.

Psa 83:5  For with one heart they have plotted together; they have made a covenant against You.

Psa 83:6  the tents of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarites;

Psa 83:7  Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the people of Tyre;

Psa 83:8  and Assyria has joined with them; they have helped the sons of Lot

The people groups mentioned in the above passages all live in the countries that immediately surround modern-day Israel. The Psalm 83 prophesies is very profound. It establishes that those countries immediately surrounding Israel will be destroyed. Those countries are Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and surprisingly Iraq. We also may want to consider including Iran. Iran has defense treaties with Syria and Jordan and have actual command control over their missiles and much of their military. They are all Muslim Arab countries. None of these first ring countries are mentioned in the Gog – Magog war of Ezekiel 38 & 39. So the inference is that they are left impotent or gone.

The Psalm 83 war is profound in another big way. If, as the Word insinuates, the countries involved in this war with Israel are defeated and Israel controls their land. Israel will have reclaimed most of the land God originally had promised Moses. You don’t hear about that very much. Wow! In a very few months from now Israel could be whole again for the first in many centuries. Real beat up from war, but whole again!

The United States has been Israel’s primary defender, at least until now. Our president is negotiating and has adopted the position that Israel give up half of Jerusalem, (the jewel of God’s eye) along with the Golan Heights and the Gaza Strip. That type of forced settlement would lead to the destruction of Israel. The UN is in the process of trying to impose that fate. The Psalm 83 war will be the actual outcome. But what will be the consequences to our country and much of the world that cooperates with these actions?

These actions are not to be taken lightly. All countries that participate in helping with the attempted destruction of Israel will be cursed and the USA is not an exception to God’s rules. We have already seen what happened to the countries that fought Israel in the Psalms 83 war.

The word of God:

Genesis 12:3 says: I will bless anyone who blesses you, but I will put a curse on anyone who puts a curse on you…..(talking to Israel)  This verse has been a promise of God for thousands of years. It has repeatedly been carried out during Israel’s history. The consequence to any nation that harms Israel has been demonstrated over and over again. The Lord is serious about His promises

An example would be God’s response to Japan. Japan had an earthquake, tsunami and a nuclear meltdown, almost exactly, one year after it decided to support a new Palestinian state, financially and politically. It announced that it supported the establishment of the state of Palestine and splitting of Jerusalem for the location of the new capital. It also sent the Palestinian Authority something like a billion dollars. Was Japan cursed for its actions? Much of the island may be radioactive by the end of this year. That includes the entire city of Tokyo. The 50 mile area around Fukishima is already toast. Please pray for the people of Japan!   

Get prepared. Make your plans. Do whatever you can afford. Simply start by stocking something off of our Big 60 list of the items that disappear first from the stores. Remember that if a major crisis happens, the grocery and drug stores will not be open.

Drinking water, food and medicine are the number one priorities. A person can live for 3 days without water. Seven days without food. Only you know how badly you need any medicine. We encourage everyone to have two quarts of colloidal silver in stock, per person, for emergency medical and disinfectant care. That’s in addition to a regular first aid kit. Doctors and pharmacies will be missing in action.

When we ask the Lord, in Jesus Christ’s name, He assures us with His peace and understanding. If for any reason you question your salvation, go to a quiet place, alone, and talk to Jesus. Repent of your sins and commit your life to Him.  Mean it and it’s a done deal. Guaranteed! He is faithful! He always listens and always responds! The Salvation Prayer is in the Blog in the right column of this page.

You can walk without fear. Start nurturing An Enduring Faith, today.

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The Joseph Plan Get Prepared!

Throughout the bible the Lord warns us about these trying times. Are you ready?

Some day in the very near future, having the necessities of life available for our basic survival will become very, very important and difficult to accomplish.  We believe we are fast approaching a day when the stores may be mostly empty of many of life’s essentials.  We are talking about any time between today and THAT DAY when the Lord returns to bring His children home to escape His wrath.

Our society and the world around us are in trouble! Sin is becoming the normal and accepted. Gods’ rules are being tossed aside and ignored. Anger, moral depravity and revolt are the result and are rearing up all over. We see it in the break down of families, brothers turning against brothers and nations against nations. In the tribulation times, the world will be changed. Our country will be changed and our cities and towns will be changed. In the days ahead, the Sorrows, the wise will have prepared for these changes. The unwise will be wondering what happened and be in great need or worse.

The parable of the ten virgins is a classic teaching on preparation for what’s ahead. It speaks of preparing lamps for the darkness and the coming of the Lord. The wise women prepared; the unwise went without and were left behind. The story of Noah is another good example of preparation. Noah built an ark as God instructed Him, to provide refuge, food, and deliverance from the flood for both the animals and his family. He was obedient. The story of Joseph is a perfect example of using the time before the calamity that he was warned about, to prepare for the times of need ahead.

The Lord wants us to be prepared for these final hard times! He wants us strong in our faith, not fearful of upcoming events.

God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.                                  (2 Timothy 1:7)

 If you agree……there are six basic physical areas in our lives that make up “the Joseph Plan”!  We believe each category in the Joseph Plan needs our attention and preparation for us to survive through the coming hard times. So we can be of service to our family and others until THAT GLORIOUS DAY of His Return!

The Joseph Plans addresses the following six basic areas of physical preparation that all of us should be focused on.

1- Clean drinking water– How to always have clean, purified drinking water for very little cost.

2- Food– What foods should we stock up on and how much?

3- Medicine– Stock up on essentials. How to get or make your own antibiotics and anti-viral that work!

4- Shelter– Is your home safe and secure?

5- Hygiene– Without it we all get sick!

6- Stored supplies- to take care of your family and loved ones for three weeks to three months.

Alert!

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And work on developing “An Enduring Faith”!

Some say that America cannot be found in the bible. Babylon can be. Is America the “new Babylon”? We aren’t sure! What we believe is that America has turned its face away from God and deserves to be cursed. So…

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My friend, Are you confident where you are going to spend eternity when this all ends? There is an end for all of us some day. Some of us today.

There is only one way to know and be assured– Ask our Father in heaven in Jesus Christs’ name, in prayer today!

Are You Saved from the eternal fate of so many? Are you sure? Ask Him. Find out and be assured.

Rom 8:16  The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that  we are the children of God.

When we ask the Lord, in Jesus Christ’s name, He assures us with His peace and understanding. If for any reason you question your salvation, go to a quiet place, alone, and talk to Jesus. Repent of your sins and commit your life to Him. Then go to a bible believing church and get baptized.

He is faithful! He always listens and always responds!

The Salvation Prayer (click here) is in the Blog in the right column of this page. You can walk without fear. Start nurturing An Enduring Faith, today.

Visit the Joseph Plan Blog and be blessed. There are scores of articles for you to enjoy.

May God Bless You and keep you safe from the evil one!

Pastor Thomas Holm

The ministry of The Joseph Plan

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The Perfect Spiritual Storm – Fall 2012

 A “Perfect Spiritual Storm” is forming over Israel today!

The spiritual, political and natural events that we are about to witness will be like none the world has ever seen. As the events of the next couple of months unfold, it will be evident that we are in “The beginning of Sorrows”!

 If you believe as we do, that we are fast approaching the long prophesied time of Matthew 24 and the return of our Lord, we invite you to read on.

You’ll be blessed to learn about “An Enduring Faith“, brought to you by The Joseph Plan!

There is a perfect Spiritual Storm gathering over the middle east. A Spiritual Storm that is going to usher in the “last days of Matthew 24”. We are witnessing it today. We read about it in the news and watch it, in live action on the TV or internet. Perfect Spiritual Storm clouds are indeed gathering for the final battles between good and evil. Between nations and people groups. The haves and the have not’s. And between the forces of darkness and the forces of light.

The great eternal conflict between God and the religion of the anti-christ, Islam, is about to unfold.

Prepare your soul! Develop An Enduring Faith. A faith that can truly carry and sustain you through these perilous times ahead. Prepare to physically take care of your household and others. Prepare to withstand the temptations and attacks of the evil one.

Prophetic dates of the troubles started culminating in Fall of 2011. That doesn’t mean that some big catastrophic event happened then. But the world, through the UN and most countries began choosing sides and turning against Israel. Physical and spiritual powers are organizing. Sides are being taken. Nations are gathering together and forming alliances. Major population areas are going hungry. There are diseases spreading that are overwhelming many health providers and systems. The world today is becoming an even more dangerous place.

But all of that is almost insignificant compared to the Spiritual Storm that is gathering in the middle east. It is almost overwhelming. We invite you to go on a spiritual journey with us as we research and study the areas of our faith that we will need to live in the fullest to survive and live out god’s role for our lives during these times of approaching great hardship. The end times..

Elsewhere in the site we address the important calendar dates to be aware of, their history and what the theologians are saying is the possible meanings.

Prepare starting today, for the times that are at your door! Knocking!!!!!!

The time for the second return of Jesus Christ is fast coming upon us. This ministry is here to help you to know the signs. The signs of His second coming and to help us all develop An Enduring Faith that will bring us victoriously to our appointed time to be gathered up with Him.

And the Lord’s disciples asked the same questions most of us are asking.

Jesus was asked by His disciples how they would be able to know when He was going to return. Many of us are asking the same question today. The question is always…. How can one know?

How can we know for sure? When Jesus was asked by His disciples, He answered by saying…………….

 Mat 24:6  And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled, for all these things must occur; but the end is not yet.

Mat 24:7  For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines and pestilences and earthquakes in different places.

Mat 24:8  All these are the beginning of sorrows.

Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to happen, then look up for your redemption draws near.

Yes, there will be and are:

*Wars and rumors of wars

*Nations rising against nations

*Kingdoms rising against kingdoms

*Famines

*Pestilence

*Earthquakes

We will look at each in-depth.

All these are the signs of the soon return of our Lord Jesus Christ to claim His rightful place in His Kingdom. You are free to believe or not to believe. That is your God-given right. Either way you will be in our prayers, because choosing not to believe will not change the facts or the inevitable.

This fall, the fall of 2012 the world is going to change. There will be war, a failing economy and the Evil that exists in this world will be rising up to try and take power. We may be seeing the demise of our once great country, the United States of America.

The last great act, the final age,  the end times should be upon us.

Jesus Christ Is  Coming Back……..Real Soon!

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My friend, Are you confident where you are going to spend eternity when this all ends? There is an end for all of us some day. Some of us today.

There is only one way to know and be assured– Ask our Father in heaven in Jesus Christs’ name, in prayer today!

Are You Saved from the eternal fate of so many? Are you sure? Ask Him. Find out and be assured.

Rom 8:16  The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that  we are the children of God.

When we ask the Lord, in Jesus Christ’s name, He assures us with His peace and understanding. If for any reason you question your salvation, go to a quiet place, alone, and talk to Jesus. Repent of your sins and commit your life to Him. Then go to a bible believing church and get baptized.

He is faithful! He always listens and always responds!

The Salvation Prayer (click here) is in the Blog in the right column of this page. You can walk without fear. Start nurturing An Enduring Faith, today.

Visit the Joseph Plan Blog and be blessed. There are scores of articles for you to enjoy.

May God Bless You and keep you safe from the evil one!

Pastor Thomas Holm

The ministry of The Joseph Plan

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The Blood Covenant — What is it?

The New Covenant is God’s contract and promises for His children.

SO, what is the New Covenant?

The New Testament is the New Covenant, which was formulated and instituted by the blood sacrifice Jesus made at the crucifixion. 

The first Covenant was given to Moses in the form of the Ten Commandments and the 613 precepts of the Jewish faith.

Both the Old and New Testaments are the story of the same God, a God of love and mercy, who gave his people the freedom to choose and who gives his people the opportunity to come back to him any time by choosing Jesus Christ. They both contained promises for all those who truly believed.

The Old Covenant was for a specific people in a specific place and time. God’s children couldn’t keep it, however. The New Covenant has been in effect since then and extends to the entire world: 

In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away. Heb 8:13 

Most of us have heard of the New Covenant that God has made with His people. In this teaching, I will be explaining what the New Covenant is and what it means to all those who are saved, spirit-filled, Christians.

The New Covenant is the Blood Covenant

The Blood Covenant explained.

The Prophets wrote about the New Covenant.

Jer 31:31  Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: 
Jer 31:32  Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: 
Jer 31:33  But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. 
Jer 31:34  And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. 

The New Testament explains.

Heb 8:4  For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law: 
Heb 8:5  Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount. 
Heb 8:6  But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises. 
Heb 8:7  For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. 
Heb 8:8  For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: 
Heb 8:9  Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. 
Heb 8:10  For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: 
Heb 8:11  And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest. 
Heb 8:12  For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. 
Heb 8:13  In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away. 

Heb 12:18  For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest, 
Heb 12:19  And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more: 
Heb 12:20  (For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart: 
Heb 12:21  And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:) 
Heb 12:22  But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, 
Heb 12:23  To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, 
Heb 12:24  And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. 

Heb 13:20  Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, 
Heb 13:21  Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever.

Heb 9:17  For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth. 
Heb 9:18  Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood. 
Heb 9:19  For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book and all the people, 
Heb 9:20  Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you. 
Heb 9:21  Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry. 
Heb 9:22  And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. 
Heb 9:23  It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. 

Heb 10:16  This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; 

Heb 9:20  Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you. 

Mat 26:28  For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. 

The Blood Covenant is explained in the New Testament. The Blood Covenant IS the New Testament.

The New Covenant — The Blood Covenant — The Blood of the Lamb!!!

REVELATION 12:10-11 NKJ
10 . . . the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.
11 “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.

They overcame him, Satan, by the Blood of the Lamb, Jesus!
You and I can overcome all sin and demonic influences and attacks by the power of the Blood of Jesus.

How to plead and pray “The Blood of Jesus Prayer” for protection, care and healing. I have a full teaching to help you. See- here.

Evil is rising everywhere. We all need to rise up and be IN the fight.

Thank Jesus for the Love that He provides you.

Are you confident where you are going to spend eternity when this all ends? There is an end for all of us someday. Some of us maybe today.

There is only one way to know and be assured– Ask our Father in heaven in Jesus Christs’ name in prayer today!

Are You Saved from damnation, the eternal fate of so many? Are you sure? Ask Him. Find out and be assured.

Rom 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that  we are the children of God.

When we ask the Lord, in Jesus Christ’s name, He assures us with His peace and understanding. If for any reason you question your salvation, go to a quiet place, alone, and talk to Jesus. Repent of your sins and commit your life to Him. Then go to a bible believing church and get baptized.

He is faithful! He always listens and always responds!

The Salvation Prayer (click here) is in the Blog in the right column of this page. You can walk without fear. Start nurturing An Enduring Faith, today.

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Psalm 91

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Rejection is the most negative force in all of creation!

The Two most powerful forces in the world are LOVE and REJECTION!

Love is the most positive spiritual force in the world and Rejection is the most negative.

Have you suffered from the hurt and pains of being rejected? So many have and the effects can be devastating and seen everywhere.

Hearts broken, families destroyed and lives ruined and even lost.

Rejection and thus the fear of rejection can play a major role in the development and expression of the personality and moral fiber of each and every one of us. It can be one of the most powerful negative forces in the development of ones character and well being. 

Rejection can be defined as the sense of being unwanted, unloved and even betrayed. You desire people to love you, and yet you feel or believe that they do not provide that love. Or worse, that the ones you love have or will hurt you. You want to be part of a group, but you feel excluded. Somehow you are always on the outside looking in, trapped unable to do what you desire most

Rejection steals the love we so deeply are in need of. Sometimes rejection is so wounding and painful that the mind refuses to focus on it. It is in our nature to ignore or diminish it.

But, rejection can be so hurtful and damaging. 

Nevertheless, down deep you may know something is there, even though it may be deeper than the mind, deeper than reason, deeper than any memory. Rejection takes root in your spirit. The book of Proverbs describes this as:

Pro. /5: 1) A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

Pro. 18: 14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?

Rejection causes a wounded spirit.

Love and rejection are emotional and spiritual.

The most powerful positive spiritual force in the universe is the love of God. 

1 John 4:8, 16: “The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love. And we have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love and the one who abides in love abides in God, God abides in him, and he in God.”

God is love; therefore, love is God’s most powerful force.

If love is the most powerful positive spiritual force in creation, it follows that lack of love is the most powerful negative spiritual force in creation.

Rejection is the denial or betrayal of love and acceptance in our lives. It is one of the most painful, the most neglected, yet the most common emotional wounds from which we suffer.

When someone has suffered from the trauma of rejection and has a Spirit of Rejection, two things happen.

1-They reject themselves, which is referred to as “Self Rejection”.
2- They live with and are guided by the Spirit of the “Fear of Rejection”.

Both are very powerful and controlling forces in one’s life.

Proverbs 15:13: “A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, but when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken. One of the products of rejection is a broken spirit.

Proverbs 17:22: “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.” A broken spirit, brought about by rejection is capable of “drying up,” or taking away the desire for life.

Proverbs 18:14: The spirit of a man can endure his sickness, but a broken spirit who can bear?” If the desire for life has gone, there is no chance for healing to take place.

The Spirit of Rejection can become the dominate, controlling spirit in ones life.

When someone is rejected and thus self rejected, they often develop low self esteem, a poor self concept, a fantasy friend or friends, multiple personalities, paranoia, suspicious of other people and institutions. They then can live in a fantasy world that they can slip into during times of stress.

In this fantasy world they can often find peace because they are accepted and not rejected.  They can be “in control” because they are not threatened by the fear of Rejection.

A child never picks up a rejection spirit receiving unconditional love, care and understanding.

There is always something bad going on in a child’s life when the spirit of rejection is brought in. A glaring example is when two parents get divorced and the rejection spirit comes in constantly telling the child that they are not loved and that it was their fault.

There is medical scientific evidence that a fetus, in the womb, senses rejection. There is also a large body of experiential evidence that a fetus can be affected painfully by rejection way, way, way before birth. The Spirit of Rejection can enter a person at or shortly after conception.

Yes, parents or a single parent can and sometimes do reject their children in the womb. Prenatal emotional traumas can cause rejection when emotionally or verbally expressed during a pregnancy. Emotional traumas like:

1- Parents are scared and overwhelmed because this pregnancy was totally unexpected or too soon after the prior child was born or the marriage.
2-Parents are upset because of the financial strain this pregnancy is putting on the family unit.
3- Parent(s) are disappointed because the child is the wrong sex.
4- Parent(s) are disappointed because the child is disabled and doesn’t meet their dreams and hopes.
5- Mother contemplated or attempted to have an abortion.
6- Mother contemplated or attempted to commit suicide.

The Spirits of Rejection and the Fear of Rejection are allowed to enter and form stronghold’s on one’s life because of any one of the above emotional traumas.

Rejection can happen to children in many ways also. The trauma of rejection can happen when:

1- Parents get divorced
2- From physical, verbal or sexual abuse.
3- When peers reject you from friendships or relationships
4- When figures of authority, like an older sibling, relative, pastor or teacher demeans, tells you, you are worthless and gives you guilt, shame, blame a feeling of worthlessness.
5- When love is withheld and healthy relationships are not formed.
6-When a child is raised by a single parent.

So many of us have been taught that demonic oppression can only come into our lives because of our own sin. To that I ask, “How can a child, who has never sinned, once in their life, have a spirit of Rejection?”

Psalm 58:3-4 The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.

58:4  Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear;

The wicked ones or naughty children are estranged from the womb, often because of the spirit of Rejection. They are afraid and often liars. They may seem to be cursed in one degree or another, because they are. But as you will see, those curses can all be broken.

2Peter 2:14  Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:

Dysfunctional families are an open door for rejection to happen to a child and for the Spirit of Rejection to be ushered in. Satan has a heyday in all dysfunctional families.

Some causes of dysfunctional families are sinful people, life styles, addiction, when the female is the dominate adult in the family and single parent families. God created a right order for a family to be healthy.

Eph 5:22  Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

Eph 5:23  For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

Eph 5:24  Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

Eph 5:25  Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

The above perfect instruction works beautifully when the spirit of Rejection is not present within the family unit. For when it is present, there is always, to some regree, a lack of love, respect and healthy relationships.

God has given us perfect instructions for a healthy and whole family to operate. The head of the household must honor Christ and His teachings above all others. Then He honors his wife above himself and then his children and himself, in that order. When the husband takes the time and has his priorities right, He and his wives relationship is loving, balanced and healthy. It takes time listening, even though you may not understand her emotions totally and a loving heart. Any other order opens up the door for the enemy and the results can be anger, fear, guilt, shame and resentments.

Eph 5:25  Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved    the church, and gave himself for it;
Eph 6:4  And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

Many of us react to the wounds of rejection we received early, for our entire lives. The Fear of Rejection can haunt us. Rejection wounds our spirit. This is because we were wounded at an early age, and we have been reacting through those wounds ever since. Without being delivered from this bondage, our spirit is never healed and always suffering. The trap is set for the revolving door to a counselor or doctor for the magic medicine to cure ones pain.

Sometimes rejection is so wounding and painful that the mind refuses to focus on it. Nevertheless, you know something is there even though it is deeper than the mind, deeper than the reason, deeper than the memory. It is in your spirit. The book of Proverbs describes this as:

(Pro. /5: 13) A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

(Pro. 18: 14) The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?

A vibrant, free spirit helps a person through great difficulties, but a crushed or wounded spirit has a crippling effect in all areas of life.

All Fear is Spiritual in nature. There is a second spirit that takes hold from rejection and it is called the “Fear of Rejection” spirit. This is the spirit that hinders us from having full and healthy relationships with God and all those that we love.

Once present the Spirit of Rejection causes emotional and mental havoc. Everyone experiences rejection at some time, but here are twelve symptoms of a demonic spirit of Rejection at work in ones life. You may suffer from a couple or many. If you identify with any of them please bring it to the Lord and ask for revelation on its cause to see if its source was Rejection. If you identify with multiple symptoms you can be assured you are dealing with the Spirit of Rejection and that God can free you and heal you.

ALWAYS HAVING TO PROVE YOURSELF WORTHY
LONELINESS
SELF-PITY
SELF DOUBTING
DEFEATISM
MISERY
ADDICTION
DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY
DESPAIR OR HOPELESSNESS
PARANOIA
SCHIZOPHRENIA
DEATH OR SUICIDE

All of which are also called psychological afflictions or issues. Big Pharma makes billions of dollars treating them.

Please review the above list. If any of these are major issues in your life and you have a sense that you were rejected, at some point in your life, it may be because of the presence of the Spirit of Rejection.

The primary consequence of the Spirit of Rejection is the inability to receive healthy love from others and to communicate true love to them in a wholesome, healthy way. So many have never been told and shown that they are loved. That is why rejection is one of the greatest hindrances to divine love.  When allowed, God works in our lives to bring us to the knowledge of His divine love and how to Godly love the ones we love.

And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. (Romans 5:5)

Love is never disappointed when it is fixed and centered in God. In God’s love, He withholds nothing. God’s love is perfect.   

Simply recognizing and accepting what Christ has done for you may bring release from the oppression of the Spirit of Rejection. The act of forgiveness is absolutely necessary in getting healed from a traumatic Rejection.  Some may need to take more direct deliverance action to rid themselves of the controlling Spirit of Rejection. But I guarantee you, you can become healed of the effects of being rejected.

I encourage you to watch this fifteen minute video. If you are under the bondage of the Spirit of Rejection, this is your time to get free!

God has provided all Christians with the tools to free us from controlling Spirits like Rejection and the Fear of Rejection. If you are a saved, born again Christian God has given you solutions. If you have any doubts please take the time to be assured. Through the Salvation grace and power given us by the name of Jesus Christ you can be freed. Spend some time here to be assured you have the saving foundational grace and power of Jesus Christ.

Today is your day for action and freedom! Here is a simple freedom plan.

1.  Let the Holy Spirit help you identify how or where you have been wounded by rejection. Try writing it down, it is important that you try to identify the person, people or institution that caused your Rejection.
2. Forgive all those involved in rejecting you. Truly forgive them.
That can be very hard, but absolutely necessary in getting healed. Forgiveness is a very powerful healing tool. I have a thorough teaching on forgiveness available onsite in a post entitled “God’s Prescription for freedom from Resentments and Anger”. Forgiveness is the answer.
3. Deliverance from the bondage and grasp of the demonic.

Bring it to Him and allow Him to do what He does best. He is here with you to help you.

Share with God honestly and let Him heal you – Tell God what happened to you and how you feel. Focus on Him and His faithfulness. Spend time with Him, and let Him restore where sin and rejection has destroyed. Forgiveness releases God’s divine healing power and takes away the ground that allows the Spirit of

Rejection to keep a hold of you.

“O lord my God, I called to you for help and you healed me” (Psalm 30:2).

Father, I wait now for You to bring to my mind, through, the Holy Spirit’s ministry any specific person or situation I need to forgive. I will to forgive: (Pause here to see what the Holy Spirit brings to mind.

Then specifically forgive each person or situation that rejected you. Spend as much time here as you need. Then:

Father, Your Word says that whoever calls on Your name shall be delivered. I ask now for deliverance from the curses and effects of unforgiveness and bitterness in my life, and I do now renounce and rebuke the unclean spirits involved. I renounce, rebuke, and CAST OUT all spirits of:

UNFORGIVENESS, ANGER, VIOLENCE, HATRED, REJECTION, FEAR, RETALIATION, MURDER AND MEMORY RECALL OF ALL OFFENSES AGAINST ME.

I curse the roots, the Spirits of Rejection and Unforgiveness in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, to wither and dry-up to its roots and never again bear fruit in my life.

In the name of Jesus and by the power of His Blood, I break every curse that has come upon me and my family because of Rejection, Unforgiveness and all of their effects.

In the Name of Jesus Christ and under the authority of His Blood, I renounce, rebuke and cast-out all unclean spirits of rejection, guilt, condemnation, unworthiness, shame, infirmities and fears that have come in because of a bitter heart. I stand now, believing I am forgiven, knowing there is no condemnation in Christ Jesus. I am forgiven and have been washed clean by the power of the Blood of Jesus. Father. I am loved. I am Your child.

Thank you Jesus, for cleansing us from all the effects of rejection, unforgiveness and bitterness.

Amen

Here is another sample Prayer for Forgiving those that rejected you and finally finding Peace.

It should be said when you can spend some quality time, alone, with God.

Mat 18:34-35 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

Father in heaven, I behold you as God of all the heavens and earth. I believe You sent Your Only Begotten Son, Yeshua, the Lord Jesus Christ, to the earth to destroy the works of the flesh and the devil.

I believe Jesus, the son of man, died on a cruel cross like a common criminal.
Believe that He shed His precious Blood to absolve me of my personal sins, the sins of my parents of my forefathers, and the sins of the world, to wash us cleanand heal us. I thank you, Father in heaven, for raising Jesus from the dead, to live forever as my Savior, my Lord, and my God.

Thank you, Father, for sending the Holy Spirit, to set all of those apart who receive Him as the baptizer, the Comforter and the One who empowers us to live the life of a true believer.

Father, in the Name of Jesus Christ and under the power of His Blood, I confess that I and those of my family as far back as Adam have not loved, but have rejected and resented certain people or groups who have hurt, slandered, offended, betrayed or disappointed us.

I have held: UNFORGIVENESS, BITTERNESS, PREJUDICES, HATRED, ANGER, RAGE, DESIRE FOR RETALIATION, EMOTIONAL MEMORIES, AND MURDER, IN MY HEART.

I confess I have caused hurt to others by my behavior and lack of love. You have told me in Your Word, that to be forgiven, I MUST forgive. I choose to obey Your Word, I choose to forgive individually, and in behalf of all those in my family tree all those carrying the Spirit of Rejection. I choose to forgive all those or she or he that rejected me. Please give me the grace and power to forgive Father.

Father, I plead the blood of Yeshua, my Lord Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, on all those in my family lineage for the power of your healing love to be poured out upon them.

As God of the living, who lives outside of time, I pray You would bring all of the (Father’s name) and (Mother’s last name) families and all their generations before You that we may be absolved of our curses of unforgiveness and rejection. In Jesus name.

I rebuke and break all curses brought upon myself and my family because of any and all Spirits of Rejection.

I forgive (my mother, father or figure of authority that rejected me). It is only because you first loved me that I can forgive. Thank you Jesus!

I declare and confirm my and our forgiveness to:

Each and every person, living or dead, who has rejected me, in any way hurt, disappointed, betrayed, failed, abused or caused unjust pain to me.

 “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you” (Ephesians 4:32).

Release the offender to God – Repent of your desire to punish or take revenge. Let God deal with the offense. Focus on today rather than the past. Let the offender off the hook. Declare God as judge over the person and the situation.

“Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the lord” (Romans 12:19).

 “Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse” (Romans 12:14). 

God will give us the grace to fully set everyone free. May we be like Jesus, who was the first one to love. When God forgives us, He gives us the power to forgive. May the river of God’s life flow through us in that we bless everyone.

“Forgiveness is the very spirit of heaven removing the hiding places of demonic activity from the caverns of the human soul. It is every wrong made right and every evil made void. The power released in forgiveness is actually a mighty weapon in the war to save our soul!”

Thank Jesus for the Love that He provides you.

Are you confident where you are going to spend eternity when this all ends? There is an end for all of us some day. Some of us maybe today.

There is only one way to know and be assured– Ask our Father in heaven in Jesus Christs’ name in prayer today!

Are You Saved from damnation, the eternal fate of so many? Are you sure? Ask Him. Find out and be assured.

Rom 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that  we are the children of God.

When we ask the Lord, in Jesus Christ’s name, He assures us with His peace and understanding. If for any reason you question your salvation, go to a quiet place, alone, and talk to Jesus. Repent of your sins and commit your life to Him. Then go to a bible believing church and get baptized.

He is faithful! He always listens and always responds!

The Salvation Prayer (click here) is in the Blog in the right column of this page. You can walk without fear. Start nurturing An Enduring Faith, today.

We offer a free “Spiritual Warfare Training Course” on the top blue bar above.

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Psalm 91

May God Bless and raise you up,

Pastor Thomas Holm

 

 

 

 

 

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What the Spirit saith unto the churches

What the Spirit saith unto the churches. 

Let us imagine together what our world could have been like if our pastors had preached and taught the people the truth about sin and how it separates us from God, Love, Joy and Peace!

Let us imagine together what our world could have been like if our pastors had stood in the Gap and proclaimed the truth about God’s ways and the consequences of rebelling in sin against it.

Let’s try to imagine together, what a difference it would be making in everyone’s and their families live’s, if they would have been taught the truth of God’s saving grace and on how to realize a life of peace, joy and love!

The modern Christian Church has, to a large part, failed in its mission. As a result, the world and so many of our families are angry and in rebellion because of their sin.

Sin separates one from God’s true Love.
Sin separates one from all of the blessings that God has for His true kids.
Sin brings sickness, anger, bitterness, guilt, shame and resentments into one’s life.
Sin prevents a person from walking each day being protected and empowered by the “Blood of Jesus”.
Sin prevents one from healings that only God can do.
Sin is a major cause of cancer, depression, anxiety and countless other human sicknesses.

All this is known to the pastors of hundreds of thousands of Luke Warm, Seeker Friendly, Christian churches.

Yet, some can only just imagine a life filled with love, joy and peace. So many can only just imagine a life that is not consumed by anger, depression and fear. Why? Because the people are not being taught, they are not repenting and the truth is not be declared by the modern church!  

God said it would be like this.

God said that the church would fall down on the job. In His Word, He has told us that in the last days the church would be in Apostasy. In Rev 3 it says that it would be:

*A church that was simply luke warm, instead of on fire for the truth.
*A church that honored prosperity and materialism as much or more than the Gospel.
*A church that no longer taught the one thing necessary for Eternal Salvation. The absolute need for every Christian to Repent to be saved. For without repentance there can be no salvation.

In Revelations 3, in His letter to the Laodocians, God through John states: 

Rev 3:15  I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 

Rev 3:16  So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

God hates the lukewarm church.

If God hates a lukewarm church, what is His opinion of a lukewarm Christian?

Being Lukewarm to God’s truths would make someone vulnerable to to false teachings and the “Doctrines of Demons” that has been brought into many churches. See the teaching on the “Doctrine of Demons” in the modern church here.

Rom 1:21  Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 

Rom 1:22  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 

Rom 1:23  And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 

Rom 1:24  Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 

Rom 1:25  Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 

Rom 1:26  For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 

Rom 1:27  And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 

Rom 1:28  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 

1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

2 Timothy 4:3 – For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

Galatians 1:8-9 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 

Hebrews 10:26-29 – For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

Hebrews 3:12 – Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.

Adam Clarke Commentary

Thou art neither cold nor hot – Ye are neither heathens nor Christians – neither good nor evil – neither led away by false doctrine, nor thoroughly addicted to that which is true. In a word, they were listless and indifferent and seemed to care little whether heathenism or Christianity prevailed. Though they felt little zeal either for the salvation of their own souls or that of others, yet they had such a general conviction of the truth and importance of Christianity, that they could not readily give it up.

I would thou wert cold or hot – That is, ye should be decided; adopt some part or other, and be in earnest in your attachment to it. If ever the words of Mr. Erskine, in his Gospel Sonnets, were true, they were true of this Church:

The church of Laodocea is symbolic of the period of Church history that we are in today, the Last Age, the End Times. The period of Church history just before Jesus Christ comes again. This final letter to the church at Laodicea, in Revelations 3, was the most severe of the seven letters. There is no commendation. There is nothing positive ever said to this church in this letter, only criticism, only condemnation. This church definitely needed to rekindle the fire. This church had lost its fire for the true Gospel. The need for the Blood Sacrifice that our Lord had made on the cross was no longer being taught in the endtimes church.

To clarify, “Repentance means that you realize that you are a guilty, vile sinner in the presence of God, that you deserve the wrath and punishment of God and that you are hell-bound. It means that you begin to realize that this thing called sin is in you, that you long to get rid of it, and that you turn your back on it in every shape and form. You renounce the world whatever the cost, the world in its mind and outlook as well as its practice, and you deny yourself, and take up the cross and go after Christ.”

Rev 3:17  Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: 

The nauseating state of the church that is focused on Prosperity and physical wealth.

Interesting how the church observes itself versus how Jesus observes the church.

In the church of Laodocea, Christians are judged by their prosperity and materialism more than the fruits of their Spirits and fruitful works.

Rev 3:18  I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried (refined) in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. 

That is of the Holy Spirit.

Gold is refined in a fire. Our Faith is also refined by fire. By trials, temptations and tribulations. Materialism and wealth can get in the way of our refinement, growth and thus reliance on God. Materialism can blind us from seeing God as being the answer to all of our problems.

He refines our faith to grow our trust in Him for ALL THINGS. Is your church encouraging you to put your trust in Him for all things, thus stronger and spiritually powerful OR trying to empower you to be strong and self-reliant, based on your self-will and personal wealth?

God doesn’t want us to have a shallow faith, but faith that has been refined and strengthened in difficult times.

God is looking for people who will trust Him during the storms of life.

Peter and the other disciples were on the Sea of Galilee during a bad storm.  Jesus came to them walking on water.  Peter tried to get out of the boat and walk with Jesus.  When Peter took his eyes off of Jesus, he began to sink.

Peter wrote later-

(1 Pe 1:6–7 NKJV) —6 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

We want to run from difficult times, but they are the things that produce in us the most precious kind of faith, faith that is pure and refined.

Rev 3:19  As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent

And here He is loving the church enough, in this sad condition, to care enough to rebuke it.

Oh, how patient the Lord is. He still loves the church in this apostate condition. “As many as I love, I rebuke.” If the Lord has rebuked you, then be thankful He loves you. Listen to Him and be obedient. If the Lord chastens you, be thankful you are His child and He loves you.

1 Corinthians 11:32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

Revelation 2:5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

He is rebuking many right now for participating in and suppoting a Luke Warm, Bloodless church.. Are you listening? 

Rev 3:20  Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. 

Luke 12:36 And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.

John 10:3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.

John 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

Matthew 24:33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.

Actually, much of the church has put Christ and His New Covenant Gospel on the outside. Replacing them with New Age teachings. You can read the Gallup Polls and find it to be rather frightening to find out how many ministers do not really believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, do not believe in the virgin birth, do not believe that there is an actual heaven or hell. The percentages are down around fifty to sixty percent that don”t believe in these things. It is sad. You wonder why they are ministers.

There may be people in the modern church who have never allowed Jesus into their lives and repented.

Why? Because they have not been taught or have been mistaught.

Let today be the day that you say “yes” to Jesus.
“Repent and be saved!”

Jesus doesn’t come into a person’s heart without their permission.  You have to open the door of your heart.  You have to invite Him in, Repent and say “yes” to His invitation.

For without Repentance there is no Salvation. Does your church teach that? There are so many that don’t.

Rev 3:21  To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. 

Matthew 25:21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Revelation 2:7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

See- Mat 24:13  But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

In the original language the word “endure” means to maintain faith.

Rev 3:22  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. 

Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

Revelation 4:1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.

Revelation 4:2 And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.

Revelation 4:3 And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.

Are you listening? Can you hear the message being poured out to Christians all over the globe?

“Heavenly Father, give us ears to hear what the Spirit is saying to the church. May we tonight, O God, listen to what you would say to us. Search us, O Lord, know our hearts, try us, O God, know our thoughts, if there is a way of unrighteousness, if there is a way of deceitfulness, God help us that we would not deceive ourselves, and be blind to the truth. Lord, if there is something wrong in what we are doing, how we are doing it, if we haven’t been washed clean by your precious Blood, by repentance, let your Spirit reveal to our hearts. God, we don”t want to go on living in a lie from bad teachings. We long to know Your truth. Thy Word is truth. Teach us the whole Word that we might live in its precepts and live in its light. In Jesus” name, Amen. “

Today’s modern form of Christianity has mostly taken the need for true repentance out of its teachings.

The lack of teaching of the absolute need for repentance for salvation is one of the primary signs of the end times church of Laodocea.

FOR, Without REPENTANCE there can be NO SALVATION!
I have a complete teaching on the biblical commands for each of us to repent entitled “There is NO Salvation without Repentance” here!

Without Repentance the Light of God, the Holy Spirit, thus the Authority of the Believer cannot dwell and work inside of us.

If a part of any outside teaching, brought into your church, differs in any way from the Word of God, reject it. Leave that church now. But please, examine and pray about the heart and teachings of your pastor before leaving. Your church may be preaching and teaching the truth.

God provides us with the tools to be overcomers. Walk each day with a Faith that Endures!

You can be cleansed and healed by repentance, forgiveness and by the power of “The Blood of Jesus”!

Please pray for your pastor and church elders, that they may have God’s discernment, during these trying times!

Have you taken the “Spiritual Warfare Training” on site? It’s all free and many thousands of lives have been transformed because of it. Sign up on the top blue bar above.

My friend, Are you confident where you are going to spend eternity when this all ends? There is an end for all of us someday. Some of us maybe today.

There is only one way to know and be assured– Ask our Father in heaven in Jesus Christs’ name in prayer today!

Are You Saved from damnation, the eternal fate of so many?

Are you sure? Ask Him. Find out and be assured.

Rom 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God.

When we ask the Lord, in Jesus Christ’s name, He assures us with His peace and understanding.

If for any reason you question your salvation, go to a quiet place, alone, and talk to Jesus. Repent of your sins and commit your life to Him. Then go to a bible believing church and get baptized. He is faithful! He always listens and always responds!

The Salvation Prayer (click here) is in the Blog in the right column of this page.

You can walk without fear. Start nurturing An Enduring Faith, today.

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Please keep this ministry in your prayers.

Psalm 91

May God Bless and protect you,

Pastor Thomas Holm

The World Wide Ministry of The Joseph Plan

 

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Deborah – God’s chosen Warrior

Deborah – God’s Chosen Warrior

Deborah is one of the most well known and respected women of the bible. 
She was a Judge, a Prophetess, a Spiritual Leader, a Wife, and a Warrior! She was not a pastor or a priestess. Her story can be found in the book of Judges chapter Four. 

Of all that Deborah was known for, she was most respected for her Belief and Faith in God and courage to act on it!  And because of that belief and trust, God used her greatly. She was a leader in the Deliverance of Israel from one of its worst enemies. God knew that Deborah would act on His instructions and provide the spiritual forcefulness and guidance to deliver Israel’s army from the more powerful Canaanites. 

Deborah was a true spiritual warrior. Always listening to and fighting for God.

Judges 4:4  And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at that time.
Judges 4:5  And she dwelt under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in mount Ephraim: and the children of Israel came up to her for judgment.
Judges 4:6  And she sent and called Barak the son of Abinoam out of Kedeshnaphtali, and said unto him, Hath not the LORD God of Israel commanded, saying, Go and draw toward mount Tabor, and take with thee ten thousand men of the children of Naphtali and of the children of Zebulun?
Judges 4:7  And I will draw unto thee to the river Kishon Sisera, the captain of Jabin’s army, with his chariots and his multitude; and I will deliver him into thine hand.
Judges 4:8  And Barak said unto her, If thou wilt go with me, then I will go: but if thou wilt not go with me, then I will not go.

Deborah believed God and had faith that He would deliver them.

Judges 4:23  So God subdued on that day Jabin the king of Canaan before the children of Israel. 
Judges 4:24  And the hand of the children of Israel prospered, and prevailed against Jabin the king of Canaan, until they had destroyed Jabin king of Canaan. 

The Song of Deborah and Barak— A Celebration of Deliverance.

Judges 5:1  Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day, saying, 
Judges 5:2  Praise ye the LORD for the avenging of Israel, when the people willingly offered themselves. 
Judges 5:3  Hear, O ye kings; give ear, O ye princes; I, even I, will sing unto the LORD; I will sing praise to the LORD God of Israel. 
Judges 5:4  LORD, when thou wentest out of Seir, when thou marchedst out of the field of Edom, the earth trembled, and the heavens dropped, the clouds also dropped water. 
Judges 5:5  The mountains melted from before the LORD, even that Sinai from before the LORD God of Israel. 
Judges 5:6  In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways were unoccupied, and the travellers walked through byways. 
Judges 5:7  The inhabitants of the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel, until that I Deborah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel. 
Judges 5:8  They chose new gods; then was war in the gates: was there a shield or spear seen among forty thousand in Israel? 
Judges 5:9  My heart is toward the governors of Israel, that offered themselves willingly among the people. Bless ye the LORD. 
Judges 5:10  Speak, ye that ride on white asses, ye that sit in judgment, and walk by the way. 
Judges 5:11  They that are delivered from the noise of archers in the places of drawing water, there shall they rehearse the righteous acts of the LORD, even the righteous acts toward the inhabitants of his villages in Israel: then shall the people of the LORD go down to the gates. 
Judges 5:12  Awake, awake, Deborah: awake, awake, utter a song: arise, Barak, and lead thy captivity captive, thou son of Abinoam. 
Judges 5:13  Then he made him that remaineth have dominion over the nobles among the people: the LORD made me have dominion over the mighty. 
Judges 5:14  Out of Ephraim was there a root of them against Amalek; after thee, Benjamin, among thy people; out of Machir came down governors, and out of Zebulun they that handle the pen of the writer. 
Judges 5:15  And the princes of Issachar were with Deborah; even Issachar, and also Barak: he was sent on foot into the valley. For the divisions of Reuben there were great thoughts of heart. 
Judges 5:16  Why abodest thou among the sheepfolds, to hear the bleatings of the flocks? For the divisions of Reuben there were great searchings of heart. 
Judges 5:17  Gilead abode beyond Jordan: and why did Dan remain in ships? Asher continued on the sea shore, and abode in his breaches. 
Judges 5:18  Zebulun and Naphtali were a people that jeoparded their lives unto the death in the high places of the field. 
Judges 5:19  The kings came and fought, then fought the kings of Canaan in Taanach by the waters of Megiddo; they took no gain of money. 
Judges 5:20  They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera. 
Judges 5:21  The river of Kishon swept them away, that ancient river, the river Kishon. O my soul, thou hast trodden down strength. 
Judges 5:22  Then were the horsehoofs broken by the means of the pransings, the prancings of their mighty ones. 
Judges 5:23  Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the LORD, curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof; because they came not to the help of the LORD, to the help of the LORD against the mighty. 
Judges 5:24  Blessed above women shall Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite be, blessed shall she be above women in the tent. 
Judges 5:25  He asked water, and she gave him milk; she brought forth butter in a lordly dish. 
Judges 5:26  She put her hand to the nail, and her right hand to the workmen’s hammer; and with the hammer she smote Sisera, she smote off his head, when she had pierced and stricken through his temples. 
Judges 5:27  At her feet he bowed, he fell, he lay down: at her feet he bowed, he fell: where he bowed, there he fell down dead. 
Judges 5:28  The mother of Sisera looked out at a window, and cried through the lattice, Why is his chariot so long in coming? why tarry the wheels of his chariots? 
Judges 5:29  Her wise ladies answered her, yea, she returned answer to herself, 
Judges 5:30  Have they not sped? have they not divided the prey; to every man a damsel or two; to Sisera, a prey of divers colours, a prey of divers colours of needlework, of divers colours of needlework on both sides, meet for the necks of them that take the spoil? 
Judges 5:31  So let all thine enemies perish, O LORD: but let them that love him be as the sun when he goeth forth in his might. And the land had rest forty years. 

God used Deborah mightily in Delivering the Israel army from the more powerful enemy, the Canaanites.

Do you have powerful enemies or bondages in your life that you need to overcome?

Do you trust the One True Living God to win the battles for you?

Has God been talking to you about becoming “a Deborah”?

All Christian families and lives are under attack today. With God’s help, guidance and power you can overcome.

I invite you to sign up for our free Spiritual Warfare Training Course. (Off the blue bar at the top of each page) If you have the desire to become “a Deborah” for your family, church or community, these teachings will give you the knowledge and tools to succeed.

Psalm 91
God Bless,
Pastor Thomas

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There is NO Salvation without Repentance


How important is it for each of us to repent of the sin and evil in our lives?

For-Without repentance, there can be NO SALVATION?

This is a very important lesson for each of us.
Many teachers, like Joyce Meyers and many of the modern churches do not teach that it is necessary to repent and turn away from our old sinful ways in order to be saved. (Please do your own research. It’s important. The majority of modern churches seem to have fallen into this trap of Satan.)

I am referring to true repentance, not just the mouthing of the words in a prayer or a corporate pronouncement about repentance and the remission of sin. 

Let’s do some discovery and find out what the Word of God says about our need to repent. The Word of God seems to say it is crucial.

The New Testament contains many verses that deal with repentance. Many more on sin. Taken together they clearly state that without repentance there is no forgiveness and without repentance, one cannot receive eternal salvation. I believe that most regulars on The Joseph Plan understand that we entering the final age. These times are going to require of us to be even more vigilant about our walk with the Lord. This doesn’t suggest that we need to commit our self to a doctrine of works. But instead, concentrate on deepening our belief in HIM! Sin stands between us a full relationship with the Lord. It also is an open door for the demonic. Unforgiven sin gives the demonic a place of permission from which to oppress us. Here is the New Testament verses. Next, we are featuring three biblical teachers to help us all understand the importance and absolute need for true repentance.

Mat 3:2  And saying repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Mat 4:17  From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Mark 1:15  And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

Mar 6:12  And they went out, and preached that men should repent.

Luke 13:3  I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

Luke 16:30  And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.

Luke 17:3  Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.

Luke 17:4  And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying,  I repent; thou shalt forgive him.

Act 2:38  Then Peter said unto them, repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Act 3:19  repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;

Act 17:30  And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:

Act 26:20  But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and [then] to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.

2Cor 7:8  For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though [it were] but for a season.

Heb 7:21  (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou [art] a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:)

Romans 11:27 – For this [is] my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
(Paul is referring to the “New Covenant” of Jesus Christ. Also called the “New Testament”)

Rev 2:5  Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

Rev 2:21  And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.

Rev 2:22  Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.

Rev 2:16  repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

Rev 2:22  Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.

Rev 3:3  Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

Rev 3:19  As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

The Word is perfectly clear. Without repentance there can be NO forgiveness of sins and without repentance, there can be no guarantee of eternal salvation.

How can we know what we should repent of, in addition to the nine commandments of the New Testament?

The Word of God tells us to EXAMINE our self. Examine our self and identify our sins. Examine ourselves and discover our faults. Examine ourselves and find out where we fall short of God’s perfect will for us.

When we ask the Lord in prayer, He will reveal to us the truth. The Holy Spirit is the spirit of truth. He’ll always be honest with us. We need to be honest with Him also.

2Co 13:5  Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? MKJV

The CEV states it this way.

2Co 13:5  Test yourselves and find out if you really are true to your faith. If you pass the test, you will discover that Christ is living in you. But if Christ isn’t living in you, you have failed.

Yes, Examine or test one’s self. Test your self in a very deep and prayerful examination. Now is the time to take an honest inventory. Compare your thoughts and actions to the will and commandments of God. Recognize your sins. Give them to the Lord and change your ways. Only because of the power and help of God.
Repent, Repent, Repent!

“Whoever conceals his transgressions (sins) will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.” – Psalm 28:13

Here is John MacArthur on all of our need to repent.

The following is reprinted from: Calvary Chapel- Farmington, NM

What is repentance and why is it so very important? 

John continually preached repentance; And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. (Luke 3:3) Jesus preached on it; From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matthew 4:17) Paul talked about it; As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because you were grieved into repenting. For you felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us. For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death. (2 Corinthians 7:9-10)

Jesus calls many of the 7 Churches in Revelation 2 and 3 to repent. So I think its safe to say that Repentance is important, but what is Repentance? Is it saying, “I’m sorry,” is it admitting that you’ve done wrong, or is it doing something really nice after doing something bad in order to make people like you again? Culture today really hates responsibility and therefore hates the idea of repentance, but society still understands that when something bad is done there should be some kind of apology or recompense for the wrong doing.

So in trying to define True Repentance, lets first define what True Repentance is not. True repentance is not Religious Repentance, where I confess your sin but not my own. The Pharisee does this in Luke 18:10-14 where the he prays arrogantly, and Jesus says that the humble sinner that prayed quietly went home justified not the Pharisee. True Repentance is not Pagan Repentance; this can manifest itself in many ways but at the core pagan repentance is trying to appease God through some sort of sacrifice to make God good to you to make God love you, this is incorrect because it assumes we need to do something in order to make God good, when God is good all the time.

True Repentance is not Worldly Sorrow; feelings guilt and sorrow when you are caught. It is also not Mere Confession; simply confessing your sin is not True Repentance. True Repentance also does not include Blame Shifting, Excuse Making or Minimizing Sin.

Conviction———Repentance———Confession of Belief———-Change

Now that I have gone on and on about Repentance, you may be saying; but I am a Christian, I have already repented and God forgave me so why must I repent now if He already forgave all my past, present and future sins? We as Christians repent not to make God love us again, nor to make God good to us, as Christians we repent to keep the list short between us and God that we may gain His power to overcome the sin in our life and turn from it as an act of worship.

Tim Keller said it like this; “But in the Gospel the purpose of repentance is to repeatedly tap into the Joy of our union with Christ in order to weaken our need to do anything contrary to God’s heart.” So next time you are in need of repenting, instead of treating God like He needs to be appeased remember that He wants to help you overcome sin and run to God not from Him.

For His Glory and our joy,

Pastor Eden

Come to Know Christ – Calvary Chapel Farmington. NM

Repentance! It is at the heart of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We all need to have it become part of our daily life.

I invite you to listen to Pastor John MacArthur explain Repentance.

Here is a study that was written by my mentor and good friend, Jim Searcy of MoreSureWord.com. This is a very good teaching on the need for repentance. Jim is a Messianic Christian. This is for those that want an even deeper understanding of what repentance entails. In the simplest terms, “Jesus Christ and what He accomplished on the cross…..DID IT ALL”! Be WARNED. There are wolves who are trying to remove it from the Gospel message of our Lord. The biggest offender is the Purpose-ly Driven away from Christ program.

Repentance
What it is.
What happens if it is not part of the Gospel.
Why it is so dangerous to ever think repentance is for the other guy.
Jim Searcy


If we know anything about God we should know how important that REPENTANCE is. The Gospel cannot be preached without preaching Repentance.

Luke 24:46-48 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these things.

The central command of Acts 2:38 is REPENT.
Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Yet today this precious gift of Repentance which is ONLY available by the grace of God seems misunderstood, forgotten, or misapplied. Many seem to somehow think that REPENT is something you tell someone that you do not like. Many seem to think it is a word of insult when someone says it to you. Many seem to think that repentance is something everyone else should do. Why? It is a sign of the times. Everyone does what is right in their OWN eyes because iniquity abounds, the love of many has waxed cold.


What is REPENTANCE? Repentance is a changing of the mind, or a turning from self and sin to God.

Is anyone perfect? Can anyone walk through walls? Do we have a glorified resurrection body? Then there should be a way this word repentance still applies to ME and You. REDEEMED SINNERS is what we ARE and hope to be at the end. If, and when, we develop the mindset that repentance is for the other guy, we may have fallen from grace, and not have a clue about. May all brethren understand that the grace of God is found in repentance. May we never think that repentance is for the other guy.

If we know God at all, we must have some BIBLICAL understanding or REPENTANCE, and what the word Repent means. Repentance would never be thought of in such a way as to make it a ground for thinking that we are somehow GOOD, and God accepts us because of how we have made ourselves good. The real problem is that people have little or no understanding of the FEAR of God. People do not fear God. That is the real base problem. The Fear of God is LEARNED. The fear of God is His TREASURE. People today have not been taught, they have not learned, or they have forgotten, and do not walk in the Fear of God.

Repentance is more than just regret for sin. Repentance is more than a change of mind. Repentance is a reorientation of the sinner to God. Therefore, I hope that we can see why thinking that repent is for the other guy, is so very dangerous. We are called by God to walk in Forgiveness. It is impossible to walk in Forgiveness and Unforgiveness at the Same Time. Unforgiveness is the Unforgivable sin. If you have not read the message on the Unforgivable Sin, it is an important good short read. http://www.dccsa.com/greatjoy/unforgiv.htm

The Bible prophets cry out and consistently and constantly attack the feigned worship, feigned affection, and lack of genuine heart reality in religion. The bible prophets call for genuine contrition on the part of the individual. This call of the bible prophets to reality of heart and mind toward God and not to impress the church folk is the characteristic biblical concept of repentance. What was needed was not ritual or outward expressions that were different than the INTENTS of the heart which God sees. It is I, who needs the grace of God to make the right and radical change within the heart (Ezek. 18:31) and in seeking a new direction for one’s life. What is wrong with us to think we are perfect? What makes us think we have somehow arrived at a state of perfection this side of glory? We do not arrive until we get there. The cause for thinking repentance is for the other guy most often is not understanding or walking in the Fear of God. Another good article for these days is the Fear of God article. The fear of God is LEARNED. If you have not read this article or it has been a long time, just try it. It will greatly help us understand this thing called repentance. Here is the URL for the Fear of God article. http://www.dccsa.com/greatjoy/fearofgo.htm

All of us today have the Elijah call and anointing upon us to do as John the Baptist did. We all have this call to our terminal generation for this radical kind of turning to God. Yet unless I FIRST do make the turn, unless I do FIRST respond to the message, when I proclaim it to others it is HYPOCRISY. REDEEMED SINNERS is what we ARE and hope to be at the end. If, and when, we develop the mindset that repentance is for the other guy, we may have fallen from grace, and our preaching of repentance becomes hypocrisy and a work of iniquity. We demonstrate by our actions the change which we FIRST have made in our OWN minds and hearts. Such a change will be openly shown in justice, kindness, and humility.

Micah 6:8 He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

Amos 5:24 But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.

Hosea 2:19-20 And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies. I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the LORD.

Y’all pray for me. I understand the fear that Paul had – lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. There are those who do feel like serving God by proclaiming me to be a castaway. Alleluia Yeshua. That make Luke 6:26 one woe of no concern. Alleluia Yet, that is God’s call, and at least I do know that repentance is for me FIRST, and not just for the other guy. I preach the gospel of Yeshua. Repentance is CENTRAL to the Gospel, and therefore I MUST preach repentance. 1 Cor 9:16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel! 2 Cor 4:5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.


2 Cor 7:10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

Rom 9:30-32 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith. But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;

Phil 3:12-13 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this ONE THING I DO, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

We are REDEEMED SINNERS. Let the Redeemed of the Lord say so. Alleluia. We are redeemed sinners, who are being sanctified, being changed, into His likeness. We are being changed by His GRACE, through repentance, in a process called sanctification. We are not GOOD because we have made ourselves to be good. We are not saints because of how well we keep torah. WHAT AN ABOMINABLE LIE and self delusion that is. We are Redeemed Sinners, BEING sanctified, or else we are on one of the many broadways to HELL. All of our self righteousness STINKS. We do not do anything good to be saved, we do right because we are BEING SAVED, PRESENT TENSE. If Paul did not consider himself to have attained, to have gained some state of sanctification where he was perfect, if Paul said he had not yet attained or apprehended by the END of his ministry, then who do we think we are to think repentance is for the other guy?

Brethren, we need to understand this thing called repentance which is the way of sanctification, whereby we are being changed into His image. The problem today is, that people do not know, or understand, or walk, in the Fear of God. Where there is no fear of God you will find people who think that repentance is for the other guy. They will think themselves right in their own eyes. For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. (2 Cor 10:12) The Word of God says this is NOT Wise. That is not the way of repentance. Take a real look at the INTENTS of our heart the way God sees it. Not pretty. Not fun. When we see what we should see, we will NOT see that repentance is for the other guy. Repentance is for ME and YOU or else we are DECEIVED. If we think, for whatever reason, we do not have some changes to make regarding the intents of our heart, we are very deceived. When we do not think we have some things to fix in our own heart, we KNOW NOT the truth. Yet here is some good news:

1 John 3:20-21 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.

The big problem we have, in this crooked and perverse generation, is that people somehow think we can know other people’s hearts, when we do not even look at our own heart, to see it as God sees it. They that compare themselves among themselves are not wise. Yet God is greater than our heart. If our heart is not condemning us – it better not be because we are spending time looking at other people’s hearts. Our heart better not be condemning us because we have found God’s grace to REPENT.

When there is no change of orientation toward God and away from sin and self, where there is no change of our ways, then repentance is of necessity, vain. Such a form of repentance lacks the fruit for which God gave grace to find repentance, and that purpose for which God gives grace to find repentance, is for our salvation.

God is still gathering a people together for Himself. God gives GRACE to these people who are the objects of His love. After so often finding them most ungrateful, He still continues to urge them to repentance by the foolishness of preaching. True preaching of the true gospel today is considered foolish by 90% of those who would call themselves Christians. For the gospel must have repentance as part of the gospel or it is not the gospel Jesus said to preach. Luke 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

God has promised freely the grace which in the last times He was intending to pour as a flood of light on the world by His Spirit. There is still a place for the baptism of repentance to begin this process of sanctification in the way of repentance. The sign and mark of recognition of the true believer, as the true gospel is this sign and seal of GRACE seen in repentance.

We enter this grace of God and this walk of Forgiveness and process of sanctification by repentance. The true gospel calls for repentance as a way of life and the way the Lord, brings salvation according to God’s promise. Repentance which was preached by the apostles would not be popular today. Repentance purifies the mind, and allows us to see the contamination in the heart, and making it clean as the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit should be clean. Repentance works salvation, and is central to the on going sanctification. All of repentance is about God’s mercy and His grace. For without the grace of God no one will KNOW THEIR NEED of repentance, they will think it is something for the other guy.

Can we see through our ingratitude. Godly sorrow works repentance unto salvation. There is not much gain to do good even to a grateful man, and even less to one who is ungrateful. If we do something that is truly a good deed and if it will have eternal value it will be because God by His Spirit empowered us to do it for the Glory of God.

Prov 19:17 He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

Mat 25:31-41 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:


2 Cor 7:10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

A good deed is something is done to please God, and ONLY for the glory of God. Justice and Judgment is very important to God. Ultimately God will work perfect justice and hell is being enlarged for that reason.
Jer 9:24 But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.
Isa 5:14 Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.

God, as Judge, presides over the exacting and maintaining of justice. God is a God of perfect justice. It is with an eye to justice that He does discipline. There is no doubt that in the case of repentance, God will have justice. Only as repentance is brought to bear on sins, is God’s infinite great mercy and GRACE, seen in IN the Lord Jesus Christ, His perfect judgment and justice, Jesus Christ showed the perfections of God’s Justice, Mercy, and Grace. Evil deeds, transgressions of God’s Royal Law of Love, Life, and Liberty are called sin. We do not sin when we do that which is right and just and in accord with God’s royal law. If we do not sin why would repentance still be important to us? Isn’t repentance just for those who are still blatantly sinning and do not know Jesus? Why does God impose on His goodness a duty for proper punishment to wickedness, hell seems a bit harsh to many, so harsh some refuse to believe in the reality of hell? What things, then is it for which repentance seems just and right? What do we call sin for which repentance is a MUST, or else damnation will be sure?

When we come to know the Lord Jesus Christ, our spirit, having been given grace by God, sees the need of repentance. We deserve hell, and we know it, when we really first come to the Real Lord Jesus Christ. By the gift of God’s grace, and only by our response to God’s grace, is it possible for any human being to find repentance. By His Holy Spirit of Truth we are given to be able to recognize and acknowledge the truth and understand our need for repentance. We come to know that sin is a transgression of God’s Royal Law of Love, Life, and Liberty. We come to know that it is not the degree of sin but the FACT of sin that is the problem. God is awesome and perfect in His Holiness. ALL Sin is an affront to God’s perfect holiness. That truth causes us to want to find His grace and that grace is what makes repentance possilble. That same grace will keep us looking for that way of repentance, to make our crooked path more and more straight. All the while we are in this way of repentance and sanctification we do also know that our goodness will never make us acceptable before such an awesomely perfect God of Holiness. We do depend completely and totally on His mercy, and His grace to save us, by our Faith IN the Lord Jesus Christ. Yet, the sad truth is that when we develop a mindset that repentance is for the other guy and that we do not need repentance, we have likely fallen from His grace and KNOWEST NOT. Rev 3:17

Many today do not seem to realize that there are sins of the flesh and there also sins of the spirit. For since man is composed of both flesh and spirit, the sources of his sins, may be of the flesh and also of the spirit. Jesus made this point many times. (Mat 15:19 and Mark 7:21 In fact, if we can get the sins of the heart fixed, the flesh sins will also be brought under control. Again do NOT lose sight of the FACT of sin being our problem and not the degree. If we do not understand this then we simply have insufficient understanding of God’s Holiness. There is no less necessity for repentance if the sin be of the flesh or of the heart. The guilt of either the flesh or heart is the same. God will Judge either. The only healing medicine for either is repentance and that healing power of God is only by grace that works repentance unto salvation. Sins of the body, mind, or spirit or will are all still sin and the only cure is repentance and repentance is only found in the grace of God. The only way sin is purged is by repentance. Agreeing with God that we were wrong and He is right, and by His grace receiving pardon and that turning from sin and self-will unto to God and His perfect will, only comes by what is called REPENTANCE.

Some people will go to great extremes to make outward shows of holiness. Yet the heart is just as big of a problem and perhaps even more of a problem than the body. Sometimes there is a tendency for those who meet the standards of expected performance of outward shows of holiness in some group to think we are pretty good. That is a LIE. Jesus gives us the truth. Matt 9:17 There is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. Jeremiah gives us the truth in Jer 17:9 – The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? THAT IS THE PROBLEM AND WHY WE NEED TO ALWAYS THINK REPENTANCE IS FOR OURSELVES FIRST. God knows our heart and we do not unless we go to His Word, which ONLY can, separate the soul and spirit so that we may have a look at what God sees regarding our heart.

Brethren, we should not make light of crimes of the will in God’s sight. God is all-sufficient. Nothing is hidden from God’s sight. God knows our every move, word, thought and even the INTENTS of our heart, which we cannot and will not know apart from His grace and the gift of repentance. Mat 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. That hunger and thirst for righteousness may be said to be an attitude of repentance. We can hide NOTHING from God. Everything deed, word, thought, and intent of our heart is clearly seen in His sight; because He is neither ignorant, nor will He omit to decree it to judgment. The truth is that most sin proceeds from the heart. It is our will that is the origin of our deeds. Mat 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

It is dangerous for us to allow our mind to entertain that which is forbidden. The power of this will is such that, even without fully satisfying its self-gratification, it stands for a deed, and as a deed, it shall become subject to judgment. It is vain to say, that it is OK because no one saw you do it. WRONG. God saw it.

Now the good news for us sinners. God is a merciful God. He delights in mercy. However there is a requirement, we must agree that we need His forgiveness and grace. That is why we need this right understanding toward Repentance. Keep it personal. We need to know that repentance is not just FIRST but ALWAYS for me. The other guy has his own problem. If we get into that mindset where we think repentance is for the other guy more than ourselves, we are in great danger. We may very well have fallen from grace and not even know it.


Yeshua The Messiah came preaching a message of repentance saying – The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel. (Mark 1:15).

Jesus made it clear and emphatic that ALL men needed to repent. Repentance is central to the teaching and preaching of the Lord Jesus Christ. Many times He would say things like – Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. (Luke 13:2-5) Jesus very clearly taught that REPENTANCE is a central part of the Gospel and that we need to keep it in the right focus of PERSONAL Repentance, every day, this side of glory.

If we are to be disciples and followers of the Lord Jesus Christ we MUST become like children. Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Mat 18:3 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. Mat 19:14 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. Mark 10:15

The ministry of Yeshua IS that of calling SINNERS to repentance. The whole bible should convince us of two things: 1) ALL humans except Jesus are born SINNERS. 2) The True God forgives Sin.

Jesus said – I came not to call the righteous, but SINNERS to repentance. (Luke 5:32).

One of the best illustrations and understandings of repentance that Yeshua gave us is in the parable of the prodigal who returned to the father. (Luke 15:11-32).

Jesus said, A certain man had two sons: And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

It is very important for us to notice that while no one could take that prodigal son out of the Fathers hand, the Father allowed that prodigal son to leave the Father. The son was FREE to LEAVE. We do not become robots who lose our freedom of will and choice when we come to the Lord Jesus Christ. The testimony of the Father was that His son was DEAD and LOST. What does this teach us regarding the number one doctrine of devils that destroys the foundation of the fear of God? What does this teach us about the “once saved always saved” preachers and teachers?

Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing. And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant. And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound. And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and entreated him. And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends: But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf. And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.

Brethren, notice that Yeshua makes the point and says it AGAIN so that we are sure NOT TO MISS THE POINT. The prodigal son was FREE to leave the Father. The Father AGAIN testifies that His son was DEAD and LOST. More used to be Christians will probably end up in hell over this “once saved always saved” doctrine of devils than any other false doctrine. No other false doctrine so effectively destroys the foundation of the Fear of God, or generates the mindset that we no longer have a need of PERSONAL Repentance. When Jesus tells us something like this TWICE, we better not miss it.

Could we possibly be like the elder brother who TOOK OFFENSE? One thing we do know about bondservants is that they NEVER TAKE OFFENSE. Is it possible that our attitude could be like the elder brother? Could we be envious of the blessing of the Father on some younger or unfaithful brother? Brethren, do we understand how that there are only three sins which are UNFORGIVABLE? One unforgivable sin is to RECEIVE the 666 mark of the beast in our right hand or forehead. Suicide is another. The ONLY other UNFORGIVABLE sin is unforgiveness.

The EVIDENCE that we really KNOW the Lord Jesus Christ is the changed life, with the obvious “fruit” that is evident in the life IN Messiah. In Luke chapter 6 Jesus said – Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh. Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake. Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets. But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation. Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep. Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

Yeshua went on to tell us in that chapter how that we would recognize His people:

1) Love your enemies, and do good to them which hate you,

2) Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

3) Him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other;

4) Him that taketh away thy cloak forbid not to take thy coat also.

5) Give to every man that asketh of thee;

6) Him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.

7) And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

Sadly, today, the world seems to love its own, more than many so called Christians love one another. Very few today seem to have a clue regarding the kind of LOVE that the Lord Jesus Christ taught and lived. Yeshua taught us that we are to love our enemies and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. Hanging on the Cross of Calvary, Jesus said, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. Yes, they were dividing up his raiment, and cast lots for his cloak as He prayed to the Father to forgive them who were crucifying Him.

Jesus was different than all of the prophets who delivered the message of repentance before Him. Jesus had an important difference in how He proclaimed repentance. Jesus linked the preaching of repentance closely to the arrival of the kingdom of God. Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,

And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel. (Mark 1:14-15) Access to The Kingdom of God is very specifically joined with one’s acceptance of Yeshua THE Messiah. REPENTANCE IS ALWAYS CENTRAL TO THE TRUE GOSPEL. Those who were unrepentant, or always thought repentance was for the other guy, and could not walk in PERSONAL repentance were those who rejected Him. Those who received Him were truly repentant and PERSONAL repentance was a way of life to them.

His disciples were to manifest the Kingdom of God by casting out devils, and healing the sick. Their mission was to preach Repentance and remission of sins in the Name of Yeshua. Those who received Yeshua were the truly repentant, and personal repentance became their lifestyle. It was not possible to get them to TAKE offense or withhold Forgiveness from anyone coming in repentance. Yet they were quick to rebuke the proud and the hypocrites and the unrepentant. Yeshua told them that wherever they were NOT received with the message of repentance and remission of sins in the Name of Yeshua, that were to say, Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. (Luke 24:47, 10:8-15;).

Brethren, let us make our calling and election sure. Let us be careful that our names are not blotted out of the Lambs book of Life.

Luke 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

Luke 10:20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

Rev 3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

Rev 3:6 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

The Central Command of Acts 2:38 is REPENT. Do you know an Acts 2:38 professor that thinks repent is for the other guy? Sad. Sad. If we know of a specific sin or error of our brother we have a duty of love to call our brother to repent. We do not just say repent. We must give the specific call to repent of the particular sin or error. Yes we are our brother’s keeper. The brother overtaken does NOT KNOW he is overtaken and will normally attack you. Therefore we need meekness, the ability to endure insult without retaliation. Yet, even if it puts the whole relationship on the line, and usually it does result in a Jude 19 in this crooked and perverse generation, the duty of Love will take that risk to give our brother the truth. Unless one can receive and acknowledge the truth, the grace of God to be found in repentance is not available.

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. When we get the Holy Ghost we do not forget the central command of Acts 2:38 we get the power to live a personal repentance lifestyle. Acts 3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; Acts 5:31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. Acts 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Acts 20:21 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. Acts 26:20 But showed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.

There will soon be a topic on the GJiGT by the title of REPENTANCE. That article on Repentance will include these 4 parts and a few other important things about repentance. Know this – the grace of God is found through PERSONAL repentance. Recognize that we are in trouble if we think repentance is for the other guy and not for us. When we have a mindset that repentance is for the other guy and not for us we may have cut ourselves off, and fallen from the GRACE of God and NOT KNOW IT. The preaching of the Apostles kept personal repentance inseparably linked to belief in Messiah. Repentance and remission of Sins is what the Apostles preached and lived. When you read the book of Revelation in those first 3 chapters it is clear that it is a call to renew our commitment. The way is through PERSONAL repentance. Whenever we see that word return it means repent. The call is clear there for the BELIEVERS to repent.

Brethren, the greatest example that any man of God can ever give to the people of God is the EXAMPLE OF PERSONAL REPENTANCE. Rev 2:5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. Rev 2:16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. Rev 2:21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.

Rev 3:3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. Rev 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.


Regarding ALL sins, committed whether by flesh or spirit, whether by deed or will, God has destined the penalty by means of judgment. There is only one way around it. By His grace and mercy through the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ. Guess how we find this grace so that the Just, Holy God will grant the pardon? According to the Word of God it is by means of repentance.

So many times in the scriptures God and His prophets say to the people, Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin. The Lord says – For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye. (Eze 18:30&32) As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel? Eze 33:11

Repentance, then, is “life,” since it is preferred to “death.” By repentance, even a big sinner like me can hold on to the cross of the Lord Jesus Christ, and believe that there is a blessed hope, like one who grabs hold of a floating timber from a shipwreck. Cleaving to the perfect sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ, by repentance, is the way.

IT IS NOT THE WAY TO THINK THAT THE CROSS OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST GIVES ME A LICENSE TO SIN OR REMOVES MY NEED OF CONTINUAL SEEKING THE GRACE OF GOD TO CONTINUE TO HOLD IN THE FAITH OF JESUS CHRIST BY REPENTANCE.

Repentance is an attitude that it is ME, not the other guy, who is in need of the grace of God, available only through repentance. This is how we survive when we are sunk in sin. It is cleaving to the Cross by Repentance that brings us through and keeps up pressing on to perfection, in this process of sanctification. By the continual attitude of repentance, we will find and stay on the way of Forgiveness, and the Kingdom of Heaven.

It is by repentance that we hold on to the opportunity of God’s grace and find the power to say no to sin and maintain fellowship with God. Before we came to know the Lord Jesus Christ, we were enemies of God. Before finding the grace of God to come to Him by repentance, and faith in the sacrifice of Messiah Yeshua, there really was not much hope for us. Then as enemies of God, we did not have much concern about sin and holiness. Now it is different. Now we hunger and thirst for righteousness. We do now delight in the Law of the Lord and by repentance, cleaving tightly to Yeshua, Jesus the vine, we grow and will bring forth fruit in time. Without this cleaving to the vine by this attitude of PERSONAL REPENTANCE, we will not remain fastened to the Vine. Having found “the truth,” we repent of errors; repent of having loved what God hates. We now want to serve Him and obey Him who has shown us such great love and mercy.

Brethren, Jesus preached repentance. Mat 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. AND I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Today a big part of the great falling away from THE FAITH is that somehow people begin to think that repentance is for the other guy, and fail to keep personal repentance as the way that we are instructed by the Lord Jesus Christ to cleave to Him. Many saints today seem to forget that a saint is a Redeemed Sinner, who continues in the Way of REPENTANCE.

Is it good to repent or not? Why would anybody give a split second’s consideration. Yes – Repent, the quicker, and more complete, the repentance, the better. Salvation does depend upon our response to the grace of God, and that right response to the grace of God in Jesus Christ is REPENTANCE. When we think that repentance is for that other guy and not for me, the truth is that other guy may enter the Kingdom of Heaven. And I may be too dumbed down to even know, that the way we hold IN the grace of God, is by PERSONAL Repentance. God invites us to repent as the ONLY way to the reward of salvation. He even by an oath, says – As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn (repent) from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel? TURN YE is the Command and that command is REPENT.

The Word of God, over and over commands us to repent, through God’s grace. Repentance is the way we find grace with the Lord. When we learn and begin walking in repentance, we become quicker to repent and less likely to repeat the sin. We no longer plead ignorance, when we have come to know the Lord Jesus Christ. Not just know about Him but to KNOW Him. We hunger and thirst for righteousness. We delight to know and do His commandments because we KNOW Him. And hereby we do KNOW that we KNOW him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby KNOW we that we are in him. (1 John 2:3-5)


No longer do we want to remain in ignorance of His will. Now that we have come to KNOW the Lord, we accept His precepts. His commandments are not grievous, not something we have to do, now they are something we get to do, something we want to do. After we have repented of (past) sins, we have purposed to stop sinning. That still remains an impossibility for born sinners, without God’s grace. Yet, Jesus says, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. John 5:14 and John 8:11. Sinning no more is the goal. We are Redeemed SINNERS. The goal of not sinning is hopeless, even for Redeemed sinners, without the Holy Spirit. Alleluia. We can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth us. We do need the grace and mercy of God, and according to the Word of God, we find His grace by means of repentance, and the work of the Holy Ghost. This is the process of sanctification, that we grow in this grace, and sin less, and sin less, and the goal of becoming sinless is part of the blessed hope we have IN Christ. Yet we do know that we do NOT arrive, until we get there. The way is the way of repentance, agreeing with the convicting work of the Holy Ghost, and being empowered to say no to sin. When we fall into sin, it is not that God did not provide the grace, it is because we have frustrated the grace. Yet by repentance we may find grace to effectively be born again, AGAIN. This is by REPENTANCE. No other way. Self will, and being right in our own eyes, is the block to repentance.

Here are some things that Jesus said to BELIEVERS who had fallen, encouraging them to find His grace by repentance, and thereby effectively be born again, AGAIN.

Rev 2:5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

Rev 2:16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

Rev 3:3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

Rev 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

Rev 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

Rev 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

Some say, God knows my heart, and go right on sinning. That is a strong delusion. YES, GOD KNOWS OUR HEART, AND WE DO NOT. 1 Cor 8:2-3 And if any man THINK that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know. But if any man love God, the same is known of him.1 John 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, IF we keep his commandments. We may fool ourselves, and we may fool the other church folk, but God is not mocked. God sees right through any hypocrisy and vanity. When we sin, we need to acknowledge the truth, as the Holy Spirit brings us the conviction, and we repent. The Holy Spirit may bring that conviction through a brother, and if we do not receive the truth, if we are unteachable, we will not find the way of repentance and restoration. The big block to repentance is self, pride, and vanity. We turn away from self and sin, in the way of repentance.

It is sad when we see some of the strong delusion of these last days. Some people are even so vain as to think that the way they walk in some religious observance of torah will keep them in the way of repentance, when in fact it usually will feed their vanity, and harden them in self-righteousness. It is sad to see people having confidence placed in false doctrines, false teachers, false prophets, rationalizations, and self justifications. Deceived and deluded people can never seem to understand the lifestyle of repentance. Many have confidence in some sort of spiritual experience that somehow makes them exempt from all of the admonitions of the Truth. They find it impossible to receive the truth of never having found repentance, having fallen from the way of repentance, becoming unteachable, and waking in the path of destruction, which is right in their own eyes. At the base of this strong delusion, one generally finds, ignorance and/or disregard for the Word of God. Many have never regarded the Word of God, enough to read the KJV Holy Bible, even one time. Many have never read the Holy Bible like any other book from Gen 1:1, in the order God preserved it, straight through to Rev 22:21. Some do not even know the difference between the Holy Bible and the non holy perversions. Some may have at one time read the word of God on a disciplined basis every day. Yet some where along the way, they left off that disciplined reading of the scriptures every day. Now they do what is right in their own eyes, and will not receive the truth for correction to find repentance from you, or the Holy Ghost. This is a sad sign of the times in these last days.

While the scriptures command us prove ALL things, and test spiritual experiences in particular, most hang on to some spiritual experience, and presume a confidence that they are all right. Presumptuous confidence in some spiritual experience can keep them from repentance. Confidence in spiritual experiences can keep them feeling sure of undoubted pardon of their sins.

Brethren, we need each other. There is no justification for doing a Jude 19, other than gross unrepentant sin, with the 3 steps of Matt 18 carefully followed, or heresy after the second admonition. Otherwise doing the Jude 19, proves that one is out of the way of repentance, and is carnal or sensual, and does not have the Spirit. Very often today, people may FEEL very spiritual, and THINK themselves to be spiritual, but it is a deceiving demonic spirit. Jude 19, These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.

Sadly today we see the name of God is blasphemed among the unsaved world. Even the heathen can see the inconsistency to expect pardon of sins to be granted without repentance, which shows no fruit consistent with KNOWING the Lord Jesus Christ. It is like holding out your hand for merchandise, but not paying the money for the merchandise. Repentance is the price at which the Lord has determined to award the pardon: He proposes the redemption of release from penalty, and the obligation of the believer is the lifestyle of repentance. If the Lord is going to grant us something so precious as eternal life, He has every reason, and so should we, that the life of repentance, and the fruit of repentance be evident.

BRETHREN THIS ONE THING WE DO, WE FORGET THE PAST. WHEN WE HAVE PUT PAST SINS UNDER THE BLOOD WE WILL NOT ALLOW ANY PERSON OR ANY THOUGHT TO EVER BRING OUT ANY SIN THAT HAS BEEN PUT UNDER THE BLOOD. WE KNOW IMMEDIATELY THAT IT IS ONLY THE ACCUSER FROM THE PITS OF HELL. WE CAN NOT CHANGE THE PAST. THERE IS NO RECORD IN HEAVEN OF ANY SIN PUT UNDER THE BLOOD IN GENUINE REPENTANCE. ALWAYS BE QUICK TO TELL ANY SUCH VOICES OR THOUGHTS OF THE ACCUSER OF THE BRETHREN TO STOP IMMEDIATELY.

A sinner has a godly sorrow which works by repentance on sins of the present condition, NOT THE PAST. We KNOW that IF we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Yet we are quick to admit that we are sinners. Redeemed sinners is what we are. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us. I John 1:9-10. We do have a godly sorrow working the repentance to put that sin under the blood and depend on the power of the Holy Ghost to say no to that sin in the future.

There is nothing hid which shall not be revealed. There is no veil of darkness which can hide our deeds, because God is light. It is strange how common is the thought today, as if God were under some necessity of granting grace without repentance. The FAITH is the faith of repentance from dead works to serve the living God. We have no license to sin, and we have every good reason to STOP sinning. As soon as we know the Lord, we should fear Him; as soon as you have looked to Him, we should reverence Him. But what difference does knowing Him make, if there is not a change to the lifestyle of repentance? Anyone who comes to KNOW the Real Lord Jesus Christ becomes permanently astonished, as Paul was when the Lord knocked him of his high horse on the road to Damascus.

Disciples are disciplined ones. When repentance is granted by the GRACE of God in Christ Jesus we cut sin no slack. Man’s fear is an honor to God. But the greater honor to God is man’s faith. Faith works by love. Love can not be love without truth. Don’t think it is strange when we meet fierce attacks of the demonic host of hell when we come to the walk of FAITH in repentance. Man has been given pardon, man is freed from the grip of the devil which is sin and vanity. So many works of death in man have been overthrown by the man coming to the Cross. So many marks of the condemnation, which the devil had to accuse the man have been totally and forever erased. The devil is grieved that the sinner who is now Christ’s servant, is destined to judge him and his angels. Alleluia Yeshua. So the demonic host watch for every opportunity to assault the believer. The devil and his demons try to tempt with the lust of the eyes. The devil will try harder to entangle the believer’s mind with worldly enticements, or else to subvert his faith by fear of earthly power. The devil is never short in stumbling-blocks or temptations to bring at the believer.

IF God is so gracious to grant us repentance to be born again, AGAIN, we should hate sin more than ever. Let none be ashamed. Repeated sickness must have repeated medicine. You will show your gratitude to the Lord by not refusing what the Lord offers you. You have offended, but can still be reconciled. You have One whom you may satisfy, and His mercy endures FOREVER.

Never INSULT the God who forgives sin in such a great demonstration of love and mercy as we see at the Cross by doubting the Lord’s Willingness to Pardon. Think about what the Spirit saith to the churches in Revelation. He imputes to the Ephesians “forsaken love; reproaches the Thyatirenes with “fornication,” and “eating of things sacrificed to idols; ” accuses the Sardians of “works not full; “censures the Pergamenes for teaching perverse things; upbraids the Laodiceans for trusting to their riches; and yet gives them all encouragement to repentance. The bible teaches that all men are sinners and the True God forgives sin.

Luke 15:7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

Prov 24:16 For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.

Jim Searcy, Cyprus

I hope that this teaching about the need for all of us to walk each day with a repentant heart has been a blessing to you. If you want to be one of the Overcomers during this new age that we are entering we must develop An Enduring Faith. A faith that will protect and sustain us during these times of trials and tribulation.

This teaching is fundamental and separates us from the Purpose=ly Driven away from Jesus group. The Gnos-Christian, feel good, Churchianity of today’s America and around the world.

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Let’s all walk each day under the covering and protection of Jesus and the Holy Spirit, with an Enduring Faith.

1John 4:4 You are of God, little children, and you have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
Psalm 91:22 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”Through Him, We will overcome”.

Through An Enduring Faith and in the hands and through the mouth of a true believer mountains can truly be moved. We need not Fear!

But not by our own strength.

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My friend, are you confident where you are going to spend eternity when this all ends? There is an end for all of us some day. For some of us- maybe today.

There is only one way to know and be assured– Ask our Father in heaven in Jesus Christs’ name in prayer today!

Are You Saved from damnation, the eternal fate of so many? Are you sure? Ask Him. Find out and be assured.

Rom 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that  we are the children of God.

When we ask the Lord, in Jesus Christ’s name, He assures us with His peace and understanding. If for any reason you question your salvation, go to a quiet place, alone, and talk to Jesus. Repent of your sins and commit your life to Him. Then go to a bible believing church and get baptized.

He is faithful! He always listens and always responds!

The Salvation Prayer (click here) is in the Blog in the right column of this page. You can walk without fear. Start nurturing An Enduring Faith, today.

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May God Bless You and keep you safe from the evil one!

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Does a Christian go straight to Heaven when they die?

When a Christian dies, do they go straight to heaven?

It appears that most Christians believe so.

Biblical scripture makes it clear that once a person dies, he or she either goes to Heaven or Hell. Only those who have personally received Jesus Christ as personal Savior and become “born again” will go to Heaven. For those who have not will end up in a place of eternal torment called Hell.

But the Bible tells us that we don’t go directly there. All need to wait a while before going to their final destination for eternity.   

Luke 16:22  And it came to pass, that the (saved) beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom.

Every person, when they die go to a holding place created by God. It’s called hell, but it isn’t the hell we normally think of. It is called hell or Hades in the Greek and Sheol in Hebrew. Only modern English translations call it hell. Hades or Sheol has two parts. Those destined for heaven go to the upper portion of Sheol. All those destined for hell are sent to the lower part of Sheol.

The upper part of Sheol is a peaceful and loving place. There is no fear, worry or pain. Everyone there knows that they are with God and that their eternal resting place will be in heaven. They are the ones who have repented and been washed by The Blood of Jesus! It is called Paradise and Abraham’s Bosom!

The lower part of Sheol is quite different, however. All those their know that their eternal destiny is in hell and it would be full of fear, anguish, torment, anxiety, and pain. The time for negotiations is over for them. They are there with the full knowledge of their eternity. They are committed there because of their nonrepentence.

Luke 16:19  There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: 

Luke 16:20  And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, 

Luke 16:21  And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. 

Luke 16:22  And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; 

Luke 16:23  And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 

Luke 16:24  And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. 

Luke 16:25  But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. 

Luke 16:26  And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. 

And eternity is a long, long time.

 (Abraham’s Bosom) ref minutes 16-19)

No one goes to heaven except by and through Jesus Christ

John 14:6 (NKJV) Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

There are some that teach that Jesus descended into hell—the eternal hell, and wrestled with the devil for three days before ascending into heaven. That appears to be a false teaching. The scriptures seem to be clear.

The scriptures teach that all born-again Christians go to Abraham’s Bosom immediately upon death.

When Jesus died He descended into Sheol or Paradise, prepared it and make a peaceful resting place for all those to come.

Ephesians 4:9  (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? 

Eph 4:10  He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) 

When a saved, born-again Christian dies, the Word of God tells us that we will go directly to a resting place prepared for us by God, Jesus Christ called Paradise and Abraham’s Bosom! Hope to see and meet you there someday.

My friend, Are you confident where you are going to spend eternity when this all ends? There is an end for all of us someday. Some of us maybe today.

Are You Saved from damnation, the eternal fate of so many? Are you sure? Ask Him. Find out and be assured.

Rom 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God.

When we ask the Lord, in Jesus Christ’s name, He assures us with His peace and understanding. If for any reason you question your salvation, go to a quiet place, alone, and talk to Jesus. Repent of your sins and commit your life to Him. Then go to a bible believing church and get baptized.

He is faithful! He always listens and always responds!

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Doctrines of Demons within the Church!

The Doctrines of Demons is a mutating Virus within the Church!

A Virus has infected the modern Christian church. A Virus that has mutated and spread over the last thirty years and today infects over 50% of all of the Christian Churches in America, from one degree or another.  Some say as high as 70%. It has seeded itself and taken root. Sprouting new Doctrines and allowing philosophies and practices into church doctrine that has left much of modern Churchianity ineffective and powerless. No longer able to carry the saving grace message of our Lord Jesus Christ contained in His Gospel.

As a result of this virus now being firmly entrenched in America’s modern church, most churches have been rendered bloodless, powerless and with their pews filled each week with worldly, fleshly and non-regenerated people that live their lives the same as society in general. Existing and serving primarily themselves.

1Ti 4:1  Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 

This virus is a spiritual pathogen called “The New Age”, that has always been with us, but until recently mostly kept outside the church. It was widely adopted in the 1960’s and 70’s and on a large scale accepted into the Christian community about ten to fifteen years ago when it was slickly packaged and sold by an organization called “Purpose Driven Life” out of California. It is taught by many or most TV pastors and ministries, in one part or another. It is my opinion that it is impossible, today, to receive good solid Bible teaching over television.  We took cable tv out of our home almost ten years ago. All for His glory and our sanity.

Through His Word, God warned us this could happen.

Gal 1:8  But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 

Gal 1:9  As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

2Pe 2:1  But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 

2Pe 2:2  And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 

These liberal spiritual virus’ have almost neutered the Gospel in many Christian churches in America and many other parts of the world today.
When these doctrines or teachings are brought into a church, the presence and power of the Holy Spirit and the Blood of Jesus, is diminished or pushed out.

Evidence of this phenomenon can be identified in America, the once great Christian nation. A recent poll of Americans showed that over 60% identified themselves as a Christian.

YET, America is generally today, a heathen nation. It is said that Russia actually has more Gospel believing and observing Christians than the United States. The corporations that make the most money on pornography in the world are US corporations.

I believe a major reason for this is because the Christian Church has failed in its mission of declaring sin as sin and that it has supplanted the true Gospel, all too often, with:

Doctrines of Demons

Doctrines of Demons are Doctrines that have demonic roots and lead the congregant or believer away from the true Gospel and toward or into “another Gospel”. There presence in a church can render a church “Bloodless and Powerless”.

Doctrines of Demons have been brought into many churches over the last thirty years and are strong today. Please stay with me here. It is my prayer that you accept this teaching with the same heart that it is offered. There are reasons for the moral decay of society. The acceptance of sin as socially acceptable and normal, being the main one. The introduction of any of the Doctrines of Demons would be the second.

Doctrines of Demons are being incorporated into many liberal church teaching doctrines. These doctrines diminish the importance and effectiveness of the true Gospel.

The following list is extensive and hopefully, it doesn’t pertain to your church. I provide this list for your prayerful consideration. Do your own research to find out if any of these doctrines are being taught. Read the resources provided in the links. Just don’t make assumptions, please. Do some study here. 

We are entering the end times and we all need to walk forward with An Enduring Faith. A faith that is free of the influences and bondage of sin and the Doctrine of Demons. Having the full presence of the Holy Spirit should be our goal, always.

Gal 5:1  Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. 

The strength of our Faith is based entirely on what we are taught and believe in. Faith IS TRUSTING in what we believe in.

Yes, It is the opinion of this minister and ministry, that the infestation of the Doctrine of Demons into the Doctrines of the body of Christ is one of THE major reason for the failure of the church during these last days.

So much of the church has become Bloodless and Powerless.

Has or is any of these demonic doctrines infected your churches doctrines?

Doctrines of Demons Christian Virus List

 Documentation videos provided in X links in the below list for your reference. They contain the truths that establish the need and reasons for this list.

1- “Once Saved Always Saved” doctrine (x) (x) (x)
2- Fake Faith Healers like Benny Hinn (not to be confused with Prayer and Holy Spirit healing) (x) (x)
3-  Prosperity and Word of Faith Heretical Gospels- ex: Joel Osteen & Joyce Meyer See (x) (x) (x) (x) (x) (x) (X)
4-  Spirit of ISIS (Egyptian) worship (Mary) The Roman Catholic Church- Catholicism (x) (x)
5-  Jehovah Witness
6-  Islam
7-  Meditation
8-  Hypnotism
9-   Any New Age teaching of “All can be as a god” and “There are many paths to Salvation.”
10-   Christian Yoga
11-   Christian Science
12-   Mormonism
13-   Spirit Guides
14-   Communication with the dead
15-   Visualization healing 
16-    Astrology, Psychics and Astro projection (x) (x) (x)
17-    Reincarnation (x)
18-    Spirit of ISIS (Egyptian) worship (Mary and Diana worship) The Roman Catholic Church- Catholicism (x) (x)

This is my top Christian Virus List, you may have more to add. If so, please note them in the comment section below. Every misguided teaching of God’s word or technique brought into the church, which ultimately leads people away from the Gospel of Jesus Christ of the Holy Bible, is a doctrine that can be laid at the feet of Satan. Always ask what you are being asked to focus on with any new teaching. The Healer, Protector, and Savior or yourself?

Gal 1:8  But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 

Believe Gal 1:8. It may explain a lot that is happening in your life and home if you are participating in or supporting any of the above. Participating in any of these doctrines or financially supporting a church that allows and teaches these may/will bring a curse of some sort upon you and/or your household. See my post on “Can a Christian have a curse?” here

“Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little” (Isaiah 28:9-10).

I encourage you to do your own research on these activities or doctrines. I’m just a messenger. The message comes from the Word of God and almost twenty years of ministerial study.

From a careful study of 1 John 4, the great theologian and pastor Jonathan Edwards was able to identify five distinguishing characteristics of the Holy Spirit’s work. In short, a true work of the Holy Spirit:

1-Exalts the true Christ
2-Opposes Satan’s interests
3-Points people to the Scriptures
4-Elevates truth
5-Results in love for God and others.

“By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God; and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world” (John 4:2-3).

“You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak as from the world, and the world listens to them.” (1 John 4:4-5)

“We are from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error” (1 John 4:6).

“The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love” (1John 4:8)

If a part of any outside teaching, brought into your church, differs in any way from the Word of God, reject it.

God provides us with the tools to be overcomers. Walk each day with a Faith that Endures!

You can be cleansed and healed by repentance, forgiveness and by the power of “The Blood of Jesus”!

Please pray for your pastor and church elders, that they may have God’s discernment, during these trying times!

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My friend, Are you confident where you are going to spend eternity when this all ends? There is an end for all of us someday. Some of us maybe today.

There is only one way to know and be assured– Ask our Father in heaven in Jesus Christs’ name in prayer today!

Are You Saved from damnation, the eternal fate of so many?

Are you sure? Ask Him. Find out and be assured.

Rom 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that  we are the children of God.

When we ask the Lord, in Jesus Christ’s name, He assures us with His peace and understanding.

If for any reason you question your salvation, go to a quiet place, alone, and talk to Jesus. Repent of your sins and commit your life to Him. Then go to a bible believing church and get baptized. He is faithful! He always listens and always responds!

The Salvation Prayer (click here) is in the Blog in the right column of this page.

You can walk without fear. Start nurturing An Enduring Faith, today.

Please keep this ministry in your prayers.

Psalm 91

May God Bless and protect you,

Pastor Thomas Holm

The World Wide Ministry of The Joseph Plan

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Resist the Devil – God’s perfect battle plan

God’s perfect plan for Deliverance!

There is a War going on for your soul and life!

All Christians can come under attack by deceiving and evil spirits. Demons!

But God has given us teachings and tools to help us overcome.

The demonic wants us to live our lives in sin, ruin our testimony about Christ’s workings in our life, make us sick, and even to kill us. Whether a Christian realizes it or not, a war is being waged against us every day.

It is our job to be awake and aware of what is going on in and around us, asking ourselves little questions to check ourselves. Active Christians should constantly allow our righteousness meter to run, monitoring our thoughts, actions and associations. Always listening for the leading of the Holy Spirit to guide us.

It is when we let our guard down and start listening to the deceiving spirits speaking to us that we can get into trouble. Whenever we buy into the lies of deceiving demons we are pushing the Holy Spirit aside.

Deceiving spirits are always at work to gain ground and gain access into our flesh or mind. Once the deception of sin or thought has been believed or accepted it has gained a possession. It has acquired a legal right to be there and do its dirty work. It is now possessing a small part of you. (Not to be confused with Total Possession)

So what do we do? We are obedient and do what the Word of God tells us to do.

Resist the Devil and He will flee!

In James ch 7 it teaches us:

James 4:7  Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 

James 4:8  Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. 

James 4:9  Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. 

James 4:10  Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. 

James 4:11  Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge. 

1-Submit yourself to God: You must surrender yourself to God. You can no longer be in charge. Turn your life and your self will over to Him. When we are saved and living in submission to God, we gain the “Authority of Jesus Christ. We ask, but we receive not. We receive when we are in submission to Him and ask…humbly and believing.

2-Resist the Devil: You must make a decision to go to war with Satan and all of his  workers of evil. Declare war on any sin in your life and develop a hatred toward all of his workings. Under the Authority of Jesus Christ, we rebuke and resist the temptations and influences of Satan.

3-Draw near to God: Thirst for God’s presence. Desire Him more than anything in your life. Commune with the Holy Spirit. The presence of the Holy Spirit in your life is your key that will open up the victory. Draw near to God and He will draw you to Him. Praise Him.

4-Cleanse your life from the bondage of sin and all demonic oppression. Examine yourself to make sure you are being faithful to the Lord and all of His ways. Sin is what the demons feed on. It is the source upon which they have permission to affect us. Repent and cleanse yourself with the Blood of Jesus. Refuse to listen to the Prince of Darkness and all of his lies. (John 8:44)

5- Purify and cleanse your heart and soul: Purify yourself of all resentments, negative thoughts, anger, fear, false pride, bitterness, jealousy and envy in your heart completely. Develop a forgiving heart. Try to feel the pain you have caused yourself or others.  Identify all those who have hurt you and that you haven’t forgiven.

6-Be afflicted and mourn: Demons and all oppression can cause a person to develop a casual attitude toward sin, thus may not feel the effects of sin your life. We must feel the pain of sin and have remorse for pain caused by it. Pray that God opens up and softens your heart to the pain we have caused in others and in the Lord. These Demons often cause a person to develop a hardened heart toward sin and those we have hurt We must have remorse for our sin and hurts that we have caused and be willing to apologize and make amends. So then we confess our sin with our lips. (1John 1:9, James 5:16)

7-Humble yourself: False pride is the great deceiver and cause of much of the emotional pain in our lives. False pride will allow any demon or sickness to remain in your body. The key to being delivered is a humbled and broken heart. (Ps 34:18, 51:17, 147:3)

8-Do not speak negatively about yourself or others: Satan is the author of negative thoughts and words. When we are self-critical we are speaking against God’s creation. When we speak negative convictions and words against another we are speaking a curse upon them and ourselves. When our mind and speech are captured by negative thoughts and words we are leaving an open door for the demonic to come in and operate.

Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. 

But we can’t do it alone.

Deut 20:4 – For the LORD your God [is] he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.

We resist the devil by refusing to listen to or follow all demonic Deceiving Spirits of temptation. We refuse their ideas, therefore their workings. Thus denying them any ground from which to work in our lives.

God created us with a free will and HE EXPECTS TO USE IT! AND

Phil 4:13- I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

The believer must revoke the consent he unknowingly gave to the lies, temptations and workings of the deceiving spirits.

The refusal of the lies and workings of deceiving spirits is necessary. Refuse as well the ground upon which they have obtained a foothold. The believer may say as his declaration of decision:

By the Power of the Blood of Jesus, we boldly Rebuke and Refuse.

I refuse the “influence” of evil spirits.

I refuse the “power” of evil spirits.

I refuse to be “led” by evil spirits.

I refuse to be “guided” by evil spirits.

I refuse to “obey” evil spirits.

I refuse to “pray” to evil spirits.

I refuse to “ask” anything of evil spirits.

I refuse to “surrender” to evil spirits.

I refuse all “knowledge” from evil spirits.

I refuse to listen to evil spirits.

I refuse “visions” from evil spirits.

I refuse the “touch” of evil spirits.

I refuse “messages” from evil spirits.

I refuse all “help” from evil spirits.

I rebuke you in the name of Jesus Christ!

On a moment by moment or day by day basis we can reclaim any ground lost to the evil one and his workers and regain the victory of our life in Christ.

Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

John MacArthur Resisting the Devil

Romans 8:31 – What shall we then say to these things? If God [be] for us, who [can be] against us?

Romans 8:1-39 – [There is] therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.  

God provides us with the tools to be overcomers. Walk each day with a Faith that Endures!

You can be cleansed and healed by repentance, forgiveness and by the power of “The Blood of Jesus”!

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My friend, Are you confident where you are going to spend eternity when this all ends? There is an end for all of us some day. Some of us maybe today.

There is only one way to know and be assured– Ask our Father in heaven in Jesus Christs’ name in prayer today!

Are You Saved from damnation,the eternal fate of so many?

Are you sure? Ask Him. Find out and be assured.

Rom 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that  we are the children of God.

When we ask the Lord, in Jesus Christ’s name, He assures us with His peace and understanding.

If for any reason you question your salvation, go to a quiet place, alone, and talk to Jesus. Repent of your sins and commit your life to Him. Then go to a bible believing church and get baptized. He is faithful! He always listens and always responds!

The Salvation Prayer (click here) is in the Blog in the right column of this page.

You can walk without fear. Start nurturing An Enduring Faith, today.

Please keep this ministry in your prayers.

Psalm 91

May God Bless and protect you,

Pastor Thomas Holm

The World Wide Ministry of The Joseph Plan

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There is only one way to receive Eternal Salvation and the Holy Spirit


Time For a Reality Check on some of the common teachings within the modern Christian Church today.

Is your pastor and church preaching and teaching the truth about the gospel of Jesus Christ? We pray so.

Does your church teach the absolute need for you to repent? Many don’t.

Does your church teach that there is only one way to eternal salvation? 

If yours truly does, you are blessed. Tens of thousands of churches today teach otherwise.

Jesus came for a reason, and the Bible was written for you, for a specific purpose.

“These things have I written unto you that believe on the Name of the Son of God, that ye may know that ye have eternal life.” 

If you have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ into your heart, repented of your sins and been baptized, you needn’t wonder where you will spend eternity. You can know, beyond a shadow of a doubt. It doesn’t matter how good or bad you were. Everyone who ever lived is a sinner. “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” writes Paul in Romans 3:23.  It is a theme in both the Old and New Testaments. Only Jesus walked this earth a perfect man.

Romans 3:10.  And there is a place prepared for the unrighteous sinner.
Romans 6:23 says “For the wages of sin is death.”
Revelation 21:8 provides further detail; “All liars shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

All people are liars, for example. At least from one degree to another. Especially ones who claim they are not sinners. Does that mean we are without hope? Absolutely not.  Romans 6:23 says “the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”  Note two things. The ‘wages’ of sin is death. ‘Wages’ are earned. But the ‘gift’ of God is eternal life.  Gifts are not earned or they would be wages. God loves us and wants us to accept the gift of Pardon He extends us, when? HOW? When we repent.

“But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” [Romans 5:8].  Think of that.  Jesus Christ, Creator of the Universe, allowed Himself to be crucified to pay the penalty for your sin, when we repent of it.

Having died for our sins, He then rose again to prove that He held the keys to death and Hell, as well as the key to eternal life. “Christ died for our sins . . .was buried. . . and that He rose again” [1 Corinthians 15:3-

There is Only One Way To Heaven

If there were many ways to heaven as Rick Warren, through his Purpose Driven Life and his minion pastors suggest, then there is no assurance of salvation. If there are many ways, then how can you know you are on the right path?  “Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6. Jesus made it very clear. I am THE WAY, He said. Not one of many ways.

John 1:12 “For whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved.” [Romans 10:13].  Note the unconditional promise here. “Shall” be saved, not ‘might be’, or  ‘could be’,  but ‘shall’ be saved.

Romans 10:9 says “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Salvation is an unconditional covenant between God and all saved, true believers. Sin is a debt that must be paid for to be canceled. Jesus paid that debt at the Cross. 

John wrote this eyewitness account at the Cross. “When Jesus, therefore, had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.” [John 19:30] “It is finished.” John chose the Greek word “tetelestai” [it is finished], the word that was stamped upon a paid contract, meaning ‘paid in full’.  Jesus paid for our sins in full.  He purchased our unconditional Pardon for our sins.

That Pardon, marked ‘tetelestai’ over your name is waiting for you in Heaven. All you need do is claim it. Simply bow your head, and pray a simple prayer.

Something like, “Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and that the penalty for my sin is Hell. I believe You died and were buried and rose again to pay for my sin. Please forgive me of my sins. I am a sinner. I repent of my sins. (Name them as the Holy Spirit puts them on your heart.) Come into my heart Lord Jesus and save me and take me to heaven when I die.”It’s just that simple.

If you prayed that prayer and meant it from the bottom of your heart, you are forgiven, clean, and clothed in His righteousness. You are now saved from damnation and guaranteed eternal life. We will be meeting you in Heaven!

Part of the above message was received by this minister a number of years ago. It was authored by an “unknown Christian”. It is particularly good for these days that we live in.

Then get baptized in water at a Christian, bible believing church.

When you are saved and baptized, God further fulfills His promises to you.

John 14:12  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. 
John 14:13  And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 
John 14:14  If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it. 

Jesus Promises you the Holy Spirit
John 14:15  If ye love me, keep my commandments. 
John 14:16  And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; 
John 14:17  Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 
John 14:18  I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. 
John 14:19  Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. 
John 14:20  At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. 
John 14:21  He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. 

All because of the Blood of Jesus being shed for you and your willingness to repent.

If you are being misled, is it time to get real serious about your relationship with the Lord and find a new church? Is it time you “Came out of Her?” There are many good, Christian bible believing, spirit filled churches and pastors.

Let’s all walk each day under the covering and protection of Jesus and the Holy Spirit, with an Enduring Faith.

1John 4:4 You are of God, little children, and you have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
Psalm 91:22 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”Through Him, We will overcome”.

Through An Enduring Faith and in the hands and through the mouth of a true believer, mountains can truly be moved. We need not Fear!

But not by our own strength.

People like yourself, sharing this knowledge with their friends and loved ones is the primary way new visitors are introduced to this ministry site. I encourage you to share this important teaching with all of your Christian friends.  Please don’t keep it to yourself.

My friend, Are you confident where you are going to spend eternity when this all ends? There is an end for all of us someday. Some of us maybe today.

There is only one way to know and be assured– Ask our Father in heaven in Jesus Christs’ name in prayer today!

Are You Saved from damnation, the eternal fate of so many? Are you sure? Ask Him. Find out and be assured.

Rom 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that  we are the children of God.

When we ask the Lord, in Jesus Christ’s name, He assures us with His peace and understanding. If for any reason you question your salvation, go to a quiet place, alone, and talk to Jesus. Repent of your sins and commit your life to Him. Then go to a bible believing church and get baptized.

He is faithful! He always listens and always responds!

The Salvation Prayer (click here) is in the Blog in the right column of this page. You can walk without fear. Start nurturing An Enduring Faith, today.

Visit the Joseph Plan Blog and be blessed. There are scores of articles for you to enjoy. Have you contacted The Joseph Plan and signed up for our Flash Bulletin. We can’t send it to you if we don’t know your name.

Also, if you are a regular with The Joseph Plan, please contact us. We are putting together a special feature especially for you.

May God Bless You and keep you safe from the evil one!

Pastor Thomas Holm

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An Active vs a Passive Faith

An Active Christian Faith is present when one lives in submission to the Authority of Jesus Christ and under the Power of His Blood!

When we are living our life with an active faith IN the One True God, Jesus Christ, He protects us, guides us and gives us spiritual power.

When we don’t, we become powerless and open to the attacks and leading’s of the enemy.

Is your faith Passive and thus oppressing you?

Or worse, Passive and thus allowing the enemy to work within you?

This is an in-depth study on the symptoms and remedies to one having a Faith that is Passive.

Most of the followers of The Joseph Plan understand that when a born again, spirit filled believer is living IN JESUS and walking in the fullness of the faith that only He provides, we can overcome ALL Evil and realize the fruits that He has so liberally given us.

Spirit filled Christians can be as open to oppression and/or direct influence by evil spirits as other men.

How? By living with a faith that is Passive, instead of alive and Active!

Always remember, the evil ones goal is for our faith to be powerless and ineffective.

Christians can become oppressed and influenced because they have, in most cases, unwittingly fulfilled the conditions upon which evil spirits work. Apart from the cause of willful sin, given ground to deceiving spirits, through (1) accepting their counterfeits of the Divine workings, and (2) cultivating passivity, and non-use of the faculties; and this through misconception of the spiritual laws which govern Christian life.

It is this matter of ground given, which is the crucial point of all. All believers acknowledge known sin to be ground given to the enemy, and even unknown sin in ones life. However some do not realize that every thought suggested to the mind by wicked spirits, and accepted, is ground given to them; and every faculty unused invites their attempted use of it.

The primary cause of deception and oppression/possession in a surrendered believer may be condensed into one word, passivity.

(A spirit filled, born again Christian cannot be possessed as the world understands possession)

Passivity is a ceasing of the active exercise of the will in control over spirit, soul and body. It is, practically, a counterfeit of “surrender to God.” The believer who “surrenders” his “members”–or faculties–to God, and ceases to use them himself, by the use their free will, thereby falls into “passivity”, which enables evil spirits to deceive, and possess any part of his being which has become passive.

Let us look at an example of the deception over passive surrender. Let us say a believer surrenders his “arm” to God. He permits it to hang passive, waiting for “God to use it.” He is asked, “why do you not use your arm?” and he replies “I have surrendered it to God. I must not use it now; God must use it.” But will God lift the arm for the man? No, the man himself must lift it, and use it, seeking to understand intelligently God’s mind in doing so.

THE WORD “PASSIVITY” DESCRIBES AN OPPOSITE CONDITION TO ACTIVITY OR MOTION

The word “passivity” simply describes the opposite condition to activity or faith in motion; and in the experience of the believer it means, briefly,

(1) loss of self-control–in the sense of the person himself controlling each, or all of the departments of his personal being; and

(2) loss of freewill–in the sense of the person himself exercising his will as the guiding principle of personal control, in harmony with the will of God.

All the danger of “passivity” in the surrendered believer, lies in the advantage taken of the passive condition by the powers of darkness. Apart from these evil forces, and their workings through the passive person, “passivity” is merely inactivity, or idleness. In normal inactivity, that is, when the evil spirits have not taken hold, the inactive person is always holding himself ready for activity. However in “passivity” which has given place to the powers of darkness, the passive person is unable to act by his own volition.

The chief condition, therefore, for the working of evil spirits in a human being, apart from sin, is passivity. Passivity is in exact opposition to the condition which God requires from His children for His working in them. Granted the surrender of the will to God, with active choice to do His will as it may be revealed to him, God requires co-operation with His Spirit, and the full use of every faculty of the whole man. The powers of darkness aim at obtaining a passive slave, or captive to their will. God desires a regenerated man, intelligently and actively willing, and choosing, and doing His will in liberation of spirit, soul and body from slavery.

The powers of darkness would make a man a machine, a tool, an automaton. The God of holiness and love desires to make him a free, intelligent sovereign in his own realm–a thinking, rational, renewed creation, created after His own image (Eph. 4: 24). Therefore God never says to any faculty of man, “Be thou idle.”

God does not need, nor demand non-activity in the believer, for His working in, and through him. But evil spirits demand the utmost non-activity and passivity.

God asks for intelligent action (Rom. 12: 1-2, “Your reasonable service,”) in co-operation with Him.

Satan demands passivity as a condition for his compulsory action, and in order to force, subject, and control men to his will and purpose.

God requires the rejection of the evil actions of believers, primarily because they are sinful, and secondly because they hinder co-operation with His Spirit.

Passivity must not be confused with quietness, or the meek and quiet spirit,” which, in the sight of God, is of great price.

Quietness of spirit, of heart, of mind, of manner, voice and expression, may be co-existent with the most effective activity in the will of God (1 Thess. 4: 11,

There is a CLASS or GROUP OF BELIEVERS WHO ARE OPEN TO PASSIVITY. Please examine yourself as you read and pray through this. It isn’t just about the other guy or gal.

The group of persons open to “passivity” of whom the evil spirits can take advantage of, as ground for their activity, are those who believe they have become fully surrendered to God and His ways.

They have been brought into direct contact with the supernatural world by surrender and receiving the Baptism of the Holy Ghost. These people misunderstand the meaning of the word- surrender. There are some in this group who use the word “surrender,” and think they are surrendered fully to carry out the will of God. Actually they are only so in sentiment and purpose, for in actuality they are walking by the reason and judgment of their natural man. Although they submit all their plans to God, and because of this submittal, they sincerely believe they are carrying out His will. But those who are really “surrendered,” give themselves up to implicitly obey, and carry out at all costs, what is revealed to them supernaturally as from God, and not what they themselves plan and reason out to be the will of God.

Believers who surrender their wills, and all they have and are to God, yet who WALK BY THE USE OF THEIR NATURAL MINDS, are not the ones who are open to the “passivity” which gives ground to evil spirits, although they may, and do, give ground to them in other ways. THREE CLASSES AMONG BELIEVERS

  1. Unsurrendered.
  2. Surrendered, Deceived, Possessed.
  3. Surrendered but Undeceived, Dispossessed and Victorious.

1) The Unsurrendered: These use the word “surrender,” but do not really know it, or act it out in practice.

2) The Surrendered, Deceived, Possessed: These seem more “foolish” than those in Class 1, but in reality are more advanced.

3) The Victorious: The mind is liberated, and all the faculties are operating IN THE SPIRIT.

1) Unsurrendered: Believers in this stage are more reasonable than those in No. 2, because their faculties have not been yielded into passivity.

2) The Surrendered, Deceived, Possessed: In order to understand what is motivating these people, it is needful to read them from their inner standpoint, for to them all that they do seems right.

3) The Victorious: These are open to THE LIGHT and all that is Divine, but they seek watchfully to close themselves to all that is Satanic.

1) The Unsurrendered: These believers call those in the next class “cranks,” “faddists,” extremists,” etc.

2) The Surrendered, Deceived, Possessed: These are open to both Divine and Satanic or Demonic power.

3) The Victorious: These can read Nos. 1 and 2 intelligently.

Class No. 1 are “surrendered” in will, but not surrendered in fact, in the sense of being ready to carry out “obedience to the Holy Ghost” at all costs. They consequently know little of conflict, and nothing of the devil, excepting as a tempter or accuser. They do not understand those who speak of the “onslaughts of Satan,” for, they say, they are not “attacked” in this way. But the devil does not always attack when he can. He reserves his attack until it suits him. If the devil does not attack a man, it does not prove that he could not.

Another class among believers–Class No. 2–are those who are surrendered in such a measure of abandonment that they are ready to obey the Spirit of God at all costs, with the result that they become open to a passivity which gives ground for the deception and possession of evil spirits.

These surrendered believers (Class No. 2) fall into passivity after the Baptism of the Holy Ghost, (1) because of their determination to carry out their “surrender” at all costs; (2) their relationship with the spiritual world, which opens to them supernatural communications, which they believe to be all of God; (3) their “surrender” leading them to submit, subdue and make all things subservient to this supernatural plane.

The origin of the evil passivity which gives the evil spirits opportunity to deceive, and then possess, is generally a wrong interpretation of Scripture, or wrong thoughts or beliefs about Divine things. Some of these interpretations of Scripture, are wrong conceptions, which cause the believer to give way to the passive condition.

The passivity may affect the whole man, in spirit, soul and body, when it has become very deep, and is of many years’ standing. The progress of this passivity is generally very gradual, and insidious in growth, and consequently the release from it is gradual and slow.

PASSIVITY OF THE WILL

There is a passivity of the will; the “will” being the helm, so to speak, of the ship. This originates from a wrong conception of what full surrender to God means. Thinking that a “surrendered will” to God means no use of the will at all, the believer ceases to (1) choose, (2) determine, and (3) act of his own volition. The serious effect of this, he is not allowed by the powers of darkness to discover, for at first the consequences are trivial, and scarcely noticeable. In fact, at first it appears to be most glorifying to God. The “strong-willed” person suddenly becomes passively yielding. He thinks that God is “will”-ing for him in circumstances, and through people, and so he becomes passively helpless in action.

After a time no “choice” can be gotten from him in matters of daily life; no “decision,” or initiative in matters demanding action; he is afraid to express a wish, much less a decision. Others must choose, act, lead, decide, while this one drifts as a cork upon the waters. Later on the powers of darkness begin to make capital out of this “surrendered” believer, and to work around him evil of various kinds, which entangle him through his passivity of will. He has now no power of will to protest, or resist. Obvious wrong in his environment, which this believer alone has a right to deal with, flourishes, and grows strong and blatant. The powers of darkness have slowly gained, both personally and in circumstances, upon the ground of passivity of the will, which at first was merely passive submission to environment, under the idea that God was “will”-ing for him in all things around him.

The text that such believers misinterpret is Phil. 2:13, “It is God which worketh in you, both to will, and to do of his good pleasure.” The “passive” person reads it, “….God which worketh in me the willing, and the doing.” This wrong thinking reckons, God working in the soul up to the point of the action of the will. The passive person would also interpret Phil. 2:13 to read That God “willeth instead of me,” assumes God actually “will”-ing instead of, and “working” instead of the believer. This wrong interpretation gives ground for not using the will, because of the conclusion “God wills instead of me”; thus bringing about passivity of will.

GOD DOES NOT WILL INSTEAD OF MAN, He gave us FREE CHOICE!

The truth to be emphasized is that God never “wills” instead of man. Whatever a man does, he is himself responsible for his actions.

The believer whose “will” has become passive, finds, after a time, the greatest difficulty in making decisions of any kind, and he looks outside, and all around him for something to help him to decide the smallest matters. When he has become conscious of his passive condition, he has a painful sense of being unable to meet some of the situations of ordinary life. If spoken to, he knows he cannot will to listen till a sentence is completed. If asked to judge a matter, he knows he cannot do it. If he is required to “remember” or use his imagination, he knows he is unable to. He becomes terrified at any proposed course of action where these demands may come upon him. The tactics of the enemy now may be to drive him into situations where these demands may be made, and thus torture or embarrass him before others.

Little does the believer know that in this condition he may, unknowingly, rely upon the assistance of evil spirits, who have brought about the passivity for this very purpose. The will, unused, lies dormant and dead in their grip. If used it is an occasion for them to manifest themselves through it. They are too ready to “will” instead of the man, and they will put within his reach many “supernatural” props to help him in “decision.” They will especially use “texts” used apart from their context, and supernaturally given. The believer, seeking so longingly to do the will of God, seizes upon, and firmly grasps as a drowning man a rope. He is blinded, by the apparently Divine given help, to the principle that God only works through the active will of a man. God does not work for him in matters requiring his action.

PASSIVITY OF THE MIND

Passivity of the mind is caused by a wrong conception of the place of the mind in the life of surrender to God, and obedience to Him in the Holy Spirit. Yeshua’s call of fishermen is used as an excuse for passivity of brain. Some believers say, God has no need for the use of the brain, and can do without it! But the choice of Paul who had the greatest intellect of his age, shows that when God sought for a man through whom He could lay the foundations of the Church, He chose one with a mind capable of vast and intelligent thinking. The greater the brain power, the greater the use God can make of it, provided it is submissive to truth. The cause of passivity of mind, sometimes lies in the thought that the working of the brain is a hindrance to the development of the Divine life in the believer. But the truth is, that (1) the non-working of the brain hinders, (2) the evil working of the brain hinders, (3) but the normal and pure working of the brain is essential, and helpful for co-operation with God.

If the evil spirits can get the mind passive, the person will be incapable of action to discern their ways. The effects of passivity of the mind may be seen in inactivity, when there should be action. Passivity of the mind can also be over activity beyond control, as if a suddenly released instrument broke forth into unmanageable action. Passivity of mind can manifest in hesitation, or rashness, indecision, lack of concentration and lack of judgment.

Passivity does not change the nature of your mind, but it hinders its normal, God given operation. In the case of passivity hindering the memory, the person will be found looking outside himself for every possible “aid to memory,” until he becomes a veritable slave to note book, and helps, which fail at a critical moment. With this is also passivity of the imagination, which places the imagination outside personal control, and at the mercy of evil spirits who flash to it what they please. One danger is to take these visions, and call them “imaginations.” The passive state can be produced without crystal gazing if a person gazes at any object for a prolonged period the natural vision is dulled, and the deceiving spirits can then present anything to the mind.

In pure inactivity of the mind, the mind can be used at the will of the person, but in evil passivity of the mind, the person is helpless, and he “can’t think!” He feels as if his mind were bound, and held by an iron band, or by a weight or pressure on his head.

PASSIVITY OF JUDGMENT AND REASON

Passivity of judgment and reason means that the man in this condition has closed the mind to all arguments, and statements upon which he has come to settled conclusions, and all effort to give him further truth and light is regarded as interference. The person attempting to give truth is received as ignorant, or intrusive. The believer in this stage of passivity lapses into a state of evil positiveness, and infallibility; from which nothing can release the “judgment,” but the rude shock of seeing that he has been deceived, and possessed by evil spirits. To undermine the deception of a believer in this condition, almost means the re-laying of the very foundations of his spiritual life. That is why the few who have been saved out of this degree of the deception of the enemy, are called “fanatics” and “cranks” by the world.

PASSIVITY OF THE CONSCIENCE

When such believers have been taken into the passivity of the reasoning powers, take words spoken to them supernaturally, as God’s expressed will, they become law to them. Then they cannot be induced to reason over them. If they receive a “commandment” (supernaturally) about anything, they will not examine it, or reason or think upon that point. Instead they steadfastly determine to close themselves absolutely to any further light in this particular direction. This brings about, what may be described as, passivity of the conscience. The conscience becomes passive through non-use. When believers think that they are being guided by a higher law of being told to do this, or that, directly from God; that is, by direct guidance through voices, and texts, they have a passive conscience.

When believers sink into passivity of conscience, there is a manifestation of moral degradation in some, and in others stagnation, or backsliding in life or service. Instead of using their mind, or conscience in deciding what is good and evil, and right and wrong, they walk, as they believe, according to the “voice of God,” which they make the deciding factor in all their decisions. When this takes place, they will not listen to their reason, or conscience, or the words of others. Having come to decision through the supposed direction of God, their minds become as a closed and sealed book on the matter in question.

Ceasing to use their true reasoning powers, they become open to all kinds of suggestions from evil spirits, and false “reasoning’s.” For example, in regard to the coming of Christ, some have falsely reasoned that because Christ is coming soon, they do not need to carry on their usual work, overlooking the words of the Lord on this very matter: “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath set over his household, to give them their food in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord, when he cometh, shall find so doing.”

Because of what he will gain through it, therefore, the devil will do anything to engender passivity in any form whatsoever, in spirit, or mind or body.

PASSIVITY OF THE SPIRIT

Passivity of the spirit is closely associated with passivity of mind, because there is a close relationship between mind and spirit. A wrong thought generally means a wrong spirit, and a wrong spirit a wrong thought.

The human “spirit” is often spoken of in the Scriptures as having activities, and is described as being in various conditions. It can be moved, or be inactive, it can be “loosed,” bound, depressed, faint, free. It can be moved from three sources: God, the devil, or the man himself. It can be pure, or “filthy” (2 Cor. 7: 1), or in a mixed condition, in the sense of being pure up to a degree, with other degrees of impurity to be dealt with.

By the cleansing power of the Blood of Christ (1 John 1: 9), and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, the spirit is brought into union with Christ (1 Cor. 6: 17). Then the spirit should actively dominate the man in full co-operation with the Holy Spirit. But passivity of spirit can be brought about by so many causes, that believers may be scarcely conscious of having any “spirit” at all. Or else, through the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, which releases the human spirit into freedom and buoyancy, the man may become acutely conscious of the spirit life for a season, and afterwards sink into passivity of spirit, unknowingly. This, then, means absolute powerlessness in the warfare with the powers of darkness. Full liberty, and usage of the spirit in co-working with the indwelling Holy Spirit, is a supreme essential for personal victory, and wielding the authority of Christ over the powers of evil. (See example of Paul in Acts 13: 9, 10).

The shock is great when the believer first apprehends the truth of deception and possession as possible in himself, but as the ultimate issue is realized, the joy of the one who sets himself to understand, and fight through to full deliverance, is more than words can tell. Light pours in upon the unsolved problems of years. Both in the personal experience, and in the perplexities of environment; as well as on conditions in the Church and in the world.

As he seeks for light from God, the subtle inroads of the deceiving spirits into his life slowly become clear to the open minded believer. He begins to see their many devices to deceive him revealed. The searchlight of truth may go far back into the past, revealing the cause of unaccountable difficulties in experience and life. He begins to understand the many mysterious happenings which had been accepted as “the inscrutable will of God.”

Passivity! How many have fallen into it, little knowing their state! Through the passivity of their faculties much time is lost in dependence upon the help of outward circumstances, and environment. In the lives of so many there is much “doing,” with so little accomplished. There are many beginnings, and few endings. How familiar we are with the words “Yes, I can do that,” and the impulse is moved, but by the time the need for action has come, the passive man has lost his momentary interest. This is the key to much of the lamented “apathy,” and the dulled sympathy of Christians to really spiritual things, while they are keenly alive to the social, or worldly elements around them. The worldling can be stirred in acutest feeling for the sufferings of others, but many of the children of God have, unknowingly, opened themselves to a supernatural power which has dulled them in thought, and mind and sympathy. Ever craving for comfort and happiness and peace in spiritual things, they have sung themselves into a “passivity.” They have gone into a passive state of “rest,” “peace” and “joy”–which has given opportunity to the powers of darkness to lock them up in the prison of themselves. That can make them almost incapable of acutely understanding the needs of a suffering world.

Let us all pray that we are not simply a “Passive Believer”!

Always remember: Faith is an action word. It is our belief In Jesus, In-Motion! And sometimes our faith is best displayed by us simply praying with another Christian in need. “Where two or more are gathered”…!

An Active Faith is one of Love, Power and Peace!

We call on and put our trust In Him, for our next steps, thoughts and deeds.

I pray you have been blessed. My mentor and teacher for over fifteen years, Jim Searcy, provided much of the foundation for this writing. We miss you James. Be at peace.

Today you can live free. Free, to be all that God made you to be.

Thank Jesus for the Love that He provides you.

Are you confident where you are going to spend eternity when this all ends? There is an end for all of us some day. Some of us maybe today.

There is only one way to know and be assured– Ask our Father in heaven in Jesus Christs’ name in prayer today!

Are You Saved from damnation, the eternal fate of so many? Are you sure? Ask Him. Find out and be assured.

Rom 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that  we are the children of God.

When we ask the Lord, in Jesus Christ’s name, He assures us with His peace and understanding. If for any reason you question your salvation, go to a quiet place, alone, and talk to Jesus. Repent of your sins and commit your life to Him. Then go to a bible believing church and get baptized.

He is faithful! He always listens and always responds!

The Salvation Prayer (click here) is in the Blog in the right column of this page. You can walk without fear. Start nurturing An Enduring Faith, today.

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Psalm 91

May God Bless and raise you up,

Pastor Thomas Holm

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Deliverance from the stronghold of sin

How to rid yourself of evil spirits, curses or demonic influences

One of the free gifts of Jesus is deliverance from the stronghold of sin!

Remember the saying that possession is nine tenths of the law. That is a general rule of law in society. In spiritual warfare possession is 100% of the law. If we are complacent and allow the demonic to remain in a certain part of our life, we are giving the devil legal permission to operate within our lives! Because, in spite of our supposed righteousness, the devil still has a stronghold.

A stronghold is a base of operations for the demonic. The natural spirit centers in our mind and our mind will become a house of wrong thinking or a fortress of bad thoughts or ideas when a stronghold develops or is allowed to remain. We get them from unrepentant sin, our natural self-will, the examples of our parents, society and from bad teachers.

A stronghold of sin can occur when our thinking develops a bad habit, attitude or a belief that is contrary to God’s will and Word. Through our thinking or non-thinking, we give that sinful habit, situation or attitude permission to be present in our life. Once we accept sin as part of who we are we have given the demonic permission to operate from their stronghold on us. We have given them legal permission to operate around and within us. The evil one has established a base of operation.

Because He gave us free choice, God allows this to happen.

2Co 10:3 For though walking about in flesh, we do not war according to flesh.

2Co 10:4 For the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds,

2Co 10:5 pulling down imaginations and every high thing that God allow this to happen exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought into the obedience of Christ;

2Co 10:6 and having readiness to avenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

2Co 10:7 do you look at things according to appearance? If anyone has persuaded himself that he is Christ’s, let him think this again as to himself, that as he is Christ’s, even so we are Christ’s.

Spiritual Strongholds are sins, ideas or attitudes that get us into a place of spiritual bondage or slavery to the evil one’s ways. When we have a spiritual stronghold, we are slaves and in Bondage to sin, Spiritual Bondage.

Bondage to spirits.

We can get into bondage to the:

Spirit of Fear- Yes, we can be slaves to fear.

Spirit of Rejection

Spirit of Lies

Spirit of Deceit

Spirit of Pride

Spirit of Anger

Spirit of Rage

Spirit of Resentments

Spirit of Greed

Spirit of Sexual Gratification

Spirit of Sexual Perversion

Spirit of Materialism

Spirit of Laziness

And many others.

The spirits of Fear, Lies, Deceit and Pride are the most common enemies and oppress very many Christians.

Refer to your textbook for a much more complete list.

Spiritual Strongholds are also human reasoning’s that exalt themselves over the revelation of God’s will for our lives as revealed in Scripture. They can also be defined as anything that exalts itself above our relationship with Jesus Christ/God.

Another primary source of us developing strongholds is because of society’s religion of Agnosticism.

It can be summarized by: “I am a god “and “If we think it, we can create it and do it!” It includes the idea that we or I can reason or act through good works our way into peace, comfort, love and well-being. The problem we all get into is that we can, maybe with all good intentions, reason our way into a thinking or action that is outside of God’s will. When we do that and accept it as part our life style, we have formed a Stronghold from which the demonic can operate. We have made the choice to give the demonic legal authority to mess with our lives, brains and actions. Whether we understand it at the time or not!

Special note: Spiritual Bondage can also be brought to us from outside forces that are out of our control. Demonic oppression can be present because of childhood rejection, for example. Even in the womb rejection. The root cause of Schizophrenia, for example, is caused by the spirit of Rejection. Always accompanied by the spirit of the Fear of Rejection and the Spirit of Fear. Amongst others, possibly.

It should be all of ours goal to get free of that Bondage and/or to be in a position to help others live free.

God made spiritual rules for our lives and when they are violated, there are consequences. Whether good intended or not. Unfortunately, many of us do not realize that we have gotten ourselves into that position until we are suffering the consequences.

Through Jesus Christ, the Word of God and the Holy Spirit, we can be free of all of the demonic Strongholds in our life and become a slave to righteousness and God’s ways.

John 8:32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

John 8:36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Romans 6:18You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.

Jesus came here to set us free. Free of sin and its resulting Strongholds. Only because of His sacrifice and the Blood shed for us, can we be cleanses of this sin.

1 Corinthians 7:22 For the one who was a slave when called to faith in the Lord is the Lord’s freed person; similarly, the one who was free when called is Christ’s slave.

2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

Galatians 5:1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery (bondage).

There is a wonderful passage in Scripture that demonstrates how to use the Word of God in prayer, to demolish the strongholds in your life. James 4 contains wonderful base teachings.

It is James 4:7-10 

James 4:7Therefore submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.                                                                                 

James 4:8 Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, sinners; and purify your hearts, double-minded ones.                             

James 4:9 Be afflicted, and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to heaviness  

James 4:10 Be humbled before the Lord, and He will lift you up.

These passages identify the four steps we should take to defeat the devil’s work in our life. They are a pattern to use to do deliverance and spiritual warfare. It also gives us two promises that will happen in our life if we do.

We should use the Word’s teachings in prayer as our primary tool for submitting to God and conquering the enemy and any of his strongholds. 

James says,” Submit yourselves to God.”  We acknowledge from God’s Word that Jesus is Lord (see Romans 10:9

To be spiritually cleansed, we go to God in prayer. It is instructive and so very powerful. James writes, “Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”

We acknowledge that the Blood of Jesus cleanses us from sin (John1:7) Draw near to God by reading and studying His Word.

James instructs us, “Cleanse your hands, sinners; and purify your hearts” We ask God the Father to draw us near and cleanse us. In order for that to happen we must be totally willing. (John 6:44.) 

James commands us to resist the devil. 

Then we enter with confidence into His Holy Place (see Hebrews 4:16) Stand against Satan’s temptations with God’s Word.

We expose Satan’s lies with the truth of God’s Word (Hebrews 4:12) and exercise our authority over him by commanding him and taking back our ground.  (Matthew 16:33.)

God’s promise through this passage in James is that when we take these four steps of submitting to God, two things will happen.

Promises He makes to each of us. 

1- God will “come near to [us]”

2- Satan will “flee from [us-with the Holy Spirit].”  

The promises are that our relationship with God will be strong and the strongholds that Satan had in our lives will be destroyed. Satan fleeing from us is the same as sin fleeing from us.

In the hands of a true believer, with a repentant and surrendered heart, one can truly see the strongholds of sin will be moved out of the way. The enemy moved back. Victory over evil claimed

2Co 10:3 For though walking about in flesh, we do not war according to flesh.

2Co 10:4 For the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds,

2Co 10:5 pulling down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought into the obedience of Christ;

2Co 10:6 and having readiness to avenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

2Co 10:7 Do you look at things according to appearance? If anyone has persuaded himself that he is Christ’s, let him think this again as to himself, that as he is Christ’s, even so we are Christ’s.

Jesus came here to set us free. Free us of sin and its resulting Strongholds. Only He has the power to cleanse us of this sin.

Romans 8:2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.

Here is a sample Deliverance prayer. We have a number of them in the “Biblical Spiritual Warfare Manual”. This is a short version, but it will give you a good idea what a Deliverance prayer should contain.

In it we are declaring that God is God and that we are not. We are recognizing His authority over all evil and beseeching Him to take the righteous action of cleansing and purifying our lives.

In the hands of a true believer, with a repentant and forgiving heart, one can truly see the strongholds of sin by moved out of the way. The enemy moved back. Victory over evil claimed.

Under the authority of Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Ghost we all can live free of all the demonic that influences us.

The Deliverance prayer can be found in Lesson six of the training and the longer version in your course textbook.

The teaching you are getting through The Joseph Plan is about Real Christian Healing and Deliverance. The kind of healing and Deliverance that can only come from God. It can only happen when “The Blood of Jesus” is believed in and applied. Only then do true miracles occur.  Do you believe in miracles? You better start if you don’t already. Because that is what Real Deliverance is all about. When we take the battle to the enemy– Satan’s workers:

Lives are changed! Bodies are healed! Faith is restored! And miracles can happen!

All because the “Blood of Jesus” was shed for you and me and them.

Thank Jesus for the Love that He provides you.

Are you confident where you are going to spend eternity when this all ends? There is an end for all of us some day. Some of us maybe today.

There is only one way to know and be assured– Ask our Father in heaven in Jesus Christs’ name in prayer today!

Are You Saved from damnation, the eternal fate of so many? Are you sure? Ask Him. Find out and be assured.

Rom 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that  we are the children of God.

When we ask the Lord, in Jesus Christ’s name, He assures us with His peace and understanding. If for any reason you question your salvation, go to a quiet place, alone, and talk to Jesus. Repent of your sins and commit your life to Him. Then go to a bible believing church and get baptized.

He is faithful! He always listens and always responds!

The Salvation Prayer (click here) is in the Blog in the right column of this page. You can walk without fear. Start nurturing An Enduring Faith, today.

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Deliverance can be a Process

Why can deliverance seem to take so long?

WE MUST EACH LEARN TO RESIST AND ENDURE!

For some, Deliverance can be a process, instead of an event.

All of us want instant gratification and to be delivered—NOW!

That is just the way we are.

Many wonder, when seeking deliverance, why getting or saying the Deliverance Prayer one time does not necessarily accomplish full and complete deliverance the first time. Many find deliverance and the deliverance ministry difficult, because there often is a period of time involved, sometimes a fairly long one. Many have the mistaken idea that we can have one good deliverance prayer session, and then the miracles will instantly occur and all the demons will be cleaned out and we may walk in victory ever after.

Sometimes there are reasons why deliverance may take multiple sessions and additional time for the ground that the demon possesses to be prepared.

Demons sometimes can be difficult. There biggest desire is to continue doing the work that brought them to you. They are there to hurt you, deceive you and ultimately get you sick and even kill you. They are our enemies and each of us needs to hate who they are and what they are doing. They will fight back, sometimes real hard, lie, deceive and hide. Satan is the big deceiver. We need to always remember that.

In reality, the demons are often layered in like the layers of an onion. The outer layers come out easier. Demons are deceivers. The stronger ones may not manifest when the weaker demons are being cast out. The demons find rest in their position of control within the believer. They will work any deception to keep believers in bondage and prevent their effective warfare against the devil’s kingdom. Deliverance ministers, and those who seek deliverance, must be more determined and persistent as the demons. We call on God and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to us if there is anything hindering our deliverance.

Understand that, sometimes, deliverance can take some time. We all want instant relief, but just because the Lord always had immediate results, we should remember that, as God, He KNEW what was in all men, and we do not. Even His disciples (Mat 17:19 and Mark 9:28) asked Him why they could not cast out the demons from the man’s son.

Jesus answered: Mat 17:20  And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

Mat 17:21  Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. (Alone)

It is easy to think that we are not going the right way in deliverance, because the results are NOT immediate, as it was for Jesus. Especially in Deliverance we need to believe and have Faith and thus wisdom. When we get wisdom we then can get  understanding. It always comes back to the Word of God, and learning submission to the Word of God.

Often our lack of understanding may be because we did not diligently seek the Lord in prayer. Often too, it may be that we have failed to repent and turn from our wicked ways when we were convicted. Some people are way too quick to determine something is not of God, because it is time consuming, and is taking so much longer than what we may have thought. When we get God’s wisdom and understanding from the Word of God, delivered by His Holy Spirit, we will burst through the walls of demonic hindrance, confusion, and discouragement. Jesus said that the FIRST sign that follows those who BELIEVE, is that in His Name, we are to cast out devils. If Jesus said that He has given us power over ALL the powers of the enemy, then THAT SETTLES IT, REGARDLESS HOW LONG IT MAY TAKE.

So why does Deliverance sometimes take so long?

Psa 31:2 Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.

It is common to see people that have received great deliverance in demons being cast out, and see great and wonderful changes in their life. This instant deliverance is what everyone wants to happen. Yet, it is not always like that. Sometimes total deliverance, getting those innermost, stronger demons out, can take months or even years. Why does it seem like deliverance is so slow for some people? Some people who seek deliverance, may go through deliverance prayers and services several times with nothing seeming to be happening. REMEMBER demons are liars and deceivers. The lack of apparent manifestations may be part of the deception. Later, as people continue and are steadfast in going through the deliverance prayers, and continuing to stand in FAITH in the promises of the Word of God and RESISTING, later manifestations getting the strong principalities out, will come in due time. God Said So in Luke 10:19.

The KEY is not to give up. The key is knowing that disciples are the disciplined ones, and that God is a rewarder of those DILIGENTLY seeking Him and Resist the Devil, and that does NOT mean INSTANTLY. The BIG KEY is understanding that God has a plan, and a purpose, that is much bigger than instant deliverance of some spirit. The Lord wants us to GROW and that we might mature in being conformed to His image. There are many areas regarding SANCTIFICATION that ONLY Deliverance can bring, like tough growth and maturity in our faith.

It is so important that we never lose sight of the PURPOSE for which the Son of God was manifested – TO DESTROY THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL.

(I John 3:8) The King is away on a far journey. We, the redeemed, repentant, disciples are the legitimate occupying authorities on this planet.

The antichrist demonic minions are usurpers. Make no mistake about it, our purpose IS to carry on that SAME PURPOSE, for which the Son of God was manifested. It is the will of God that EVERY believer learns spiritual warfare against His enemy and our enemy. We wrestle not against flesh and blood. BUT WE ARE COMMANDED TO WRESTLE WITH THE ENEMIES OF GOD, AND HAVE BEEN GIVEN POWER AND AUTHORITY OVER ALL THEIR POWER. King David, the man after God’s own heart, expressed the RIGHT attitude in Psa 139:21 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?

Is it a lack of power or faith or ignorance which causes deliverance to take so long? Often it is the last two, but there is no lack of power regarding the power that God has given us, over ALL the powers of the enemy. However, failure to be submitted to God can cause the power we have been given, to seem to be lacking.

Lack of knowledge, yes, that is always a factor. More can be learned in the Spiritual Warfare Training and in actual deliverance sessions. However, the Holy Bible, and particularly the OId Testament, is where we find the answers to the tough problems confronting those seeking and doing deliverance ministry. It is amazing how the casting out of devils has been superseded in the modern powerless churches, of these last days. We even see such vain imaginations as psychology exalting themselves against the knowledge of God. What an abomination. It is a sad sign of the times when they will NOT endure SOUND DOCTRINE, that so many churches know NOTHING about casting out demons.

Three factors that can prevent, hinder or slow down deliverance are:

*Having a luke warm, dead faith, instead of one that is alive.
*Having any unforgiveness in our hearts. We MUST FORGIVE ALL.
*Having any unrepentant sins in our lives

All Three can allow a stronghold that gives the demon permission to remain. The second two issues should be addressed before one starts a deliverance session and a continual review should be done after each session, to make sure we are cleansed of the bondage they produce. This sanctification process will strengthen our faith and eliminate the first reason and prepare or loosen the ground that the demonic is possessing.

Examine yourselves, whether you be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know you not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except you be reprobates? 2Co 13:5

Faith without works is dead, right? James said you can talk about your faith, and he would show you his faith by what he did. Is any sick among us? How is God being glorified when people suffer from spirits of infirmity? Most people would be shocked to know how much physical illness is the result of spirits of infirmity. One good FAITHFUL brother, and medical doctor, says it may be as high as 90%, and BELIEVERS should KNOW it is over half.

One of the MAIN reasons why deliverance often requires endurance, diligence and persistence is found in Judges 3:1-4   

One can just hear the reactions of those in the powerless religions of the New Age rationalizing, saying “we’re not under law, but under grace.” My friend, God does not, and has not changed. Jesus did not come to do away with God’s law; but, to fulfill it. Heaven and earth have not yet passed away. People who quote verse 14 should check the context of where that comes from, and quote ALL of Romans 6:12-16. Maybe that would stop some of this foolishness. Jesus came to abolish the Jewish law, not God’s.

It is truly sad how few churches today know anything about the real war we are in and how to do true deliverance. Many do not know a thing about casting out evil spirits. They will call them character flaws, or besetting sins; but, they do not call them what they are, evil spirits, demons. Because of this denial of the truth, all that is left is a vain powerless form of godliness that denies the power and authority of God. Whole large churches today do not have anyone who knows how to discern, deal with, and/or to cast out the devils.

We need to understand that, at times, the Lord allows things into our lives to motivate us to LEARN the weapons of our warfare, to LEARN the Word of God, and to LEARN EFFECTUAL FERVENT PRAYER. The Lord wants to do more than just free us from demons. Freely we have received, FREELY we give. He wants us to learn DELIVERANCE and Spiritual Warfare to DESTROY THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL, not only in us, but in others as well.

We should understand that there is LESS LEARNING in quick deliverance. When we receive instant gratification, we do not learn much from the demons that are easily cast out. It is the hard cases that drive us to the Word of God, deep prayer and fasting. The tough deliverances are where the growth in God’s ways, Spiritual Warfare takes place. The tough demons teach us to develop Spiritual Warfare skills, tactics, and an understanding of the Word of God and fervent prayer. Fervent prayer does not have to be long prayer. Again the key is submission to God. There is nothing quite like fasting to bring the body under subjection. 1 Cor 9:27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

Every saint, in the final age before the return of the Lord Jesus Christ, will have a ministry of war with the antichrist, and his demon possessed minions. Although the Israelites failed the test coming out of Egypt, God does NOT want us to fail, and we should understand that the LORD is a Man of War, and Mighty in Battle is He. The Son of God was manifest to DESTROY the works of the devil.

Exo 15:3 The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name.

Isa 42:13 The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies.

Psa 24:8 Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.

Rev 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

Rev 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Friends, many KNOW they should have learned these things already. Often people do not accomplish much because they do NOT keep the MAIN THING- the main thing is the Word of God. First, when doing deliverance, we must have a basic understanding of the Word of God. Otherwise we will get nowhere, regarding learning spiritual warfare. We effectively limit what the Holy Ghost can bring to the battle from our REMEMBRANCE.

John 14:26  But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

The Word of God is one of the most important armaments we are given for spiritual warfare. That is the reason why the Word is so heavily used in the Spiritual Warfare Training Course.  If we make the full commitment to do what God teaches us in His Word, then the Holy Ghost will fill in ALL the gaps. Nothing compares to the Holy Bible to learn spiritual warfare and deliverance, NOTHING. The Holy Bible is beyond comparison to any spiritual warfare or deliverance material.

Heb 5:12-14 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

The use of spiritual senses and physical senses to discern both good and evil, is what we need in this war. The use of our senses is spiritual exercise which develops DISCERNMENT to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, regarding what is of God and what is NOT. Babes lack discernment. Babes think every feel good spiritual feeling, and every feel good spiritual experience, is of God. Babes do NOT know how to test the spirits, to see if they are of God. Even Babes should know better. If you have not read the Holy Bible, every word in order, cover-to-cover, I love you enough to tell you that you are in trouble. Someone has to tell you how likely it is, in these last days of Strong Delusion, that you may be deceived regarding your spiritual experiences. Or, deceived by the great Deception that is coming upon the entire earth soon.

James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

Religious pride must be broken, and purged, even though no human wants to give it up. God often uses the demons, and how they resist being cast out, to break our religious pride. Knowing that we have demons, or that we are dealing with demons that refuse to come out, is MOST Humbling. Also EXERCISING OUR SENSES would not be accomplished if the deliverance were always a simple one shot command or prayer. The Lord is perfecting us and causing our faith to grow from faith to FAITH.

Deliverance is just one of a number of vital steps in the process of sanctification. We do learn patience, perseverance, and dependence upon our Lord in the difficult deliverance experiences.

You may come against a stubborn demon, which resists being cast out. The problem either must be with the legal ground not being identified and worked with or within you or the deliverance minister, at the time, because the problem is certainly not with the power of Jesus or the Power of the Blood of Yeshua.

The Lord left the nations in the Promised Land to teach Israel to WAR with the enemy. God’s enemies are our enemies. They were left in the land to PROVE Israel, to test Israel, to find out whether or not we would pay attention to DO the commandments of the Lord by Moses. Many times the Lord will temporarily leave spirits in one’s life to give us the opportunity to prove whether or not we really love the Lord above all else. He deserves first place always and there is nothing like knowing a spirit is there, which is strongly resisting being cast out, to cause one to DILIGENTLY seek the Lord. Glory to God. Praise Jesus!

Daily, without doubting, we must submit to God and resist the devil. “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you”. James 4:7

 

Often it can be as simple as declaring ones Faith in the One True Living God, Jesus Christ and then binding, loosing and casting the devils out.

The demons MUST ALWAYS BE BOUND, regardless of the status of one’s deliverance.  We bind often and trust that He WILL

I cannot, MEANS I WILL NOT; because, it denies the truth of Phil 4:13, I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. We must FIRST find the PROBLEM of how we are NOT in submission to God. Then we can resist the devil and he will flee from us. The stubborn demons reveal to us that we are somehow out of submission to God. The deliverance minister needs to have the word of knowledge, if it is a problem dealing with the ground given by someone seeking deliverance. Since the Lord KNOWS our heart, and without His Word separating our soul and spirit, so that we may see the truth in our heart, we do not. Therefore, we should see even this as being for OUR BENEFIT. The Lord knows the depth of our love and commitment to Him but often we do not really know.

Some who come seeking deliverance, will never be seen again if they are not delivered quickly at the first deliverance prayer. Others, though they know they are still troubled by evil spirits, continue in faith being faithful, to return and continue pressing into the Word of God, their faith being sanctified. Over time one comes to know people of faith because they are faithful, enduring and genuine.

Pride and rebellion and religious spirits are the chief hindrances to being set free. The stronghold formed by the religious and rebellious spirit is very strong and difficult to cast down. Often through deliverance, God brings the hidden rebellion, disobedience, and religious spirits, to the surface. It is common for rebellion and disobedience to be buried so deep that many are completely unaware that the religious spirit or rebellious spirit is in them. When these hidden things are brought to the surface in the process of deliverance then finally the TRUTH may be received, acknowledged, and His grace be found to repent. Until the believer receives the truth and true repentance is found, those spirits will remain in the believer.

We should always hate the devil and his evil spirits. We should not yield, because of our pride, to make any agreement or bargain with the devils that we will leave them alone, REGARDLESS WHERE WE MAY BE IN THE PROCESS OF DELIVERANCE. We never come to terms with the enemy and always continue binding, loosing, and coming against the spirits until we are delivered, no matter how long it takes.

We try to always remember: James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

When we are in the battle, we must endure and not doubt the power of the Lord. We must believe that He Can and that He Will, if we maintain our Faith and Belief. We persevere and endure, confident that He and thus we will be victorious over the enemy. Trusting that He will use this time to sanctify us and grow our faith to the level needed for the battle that we are in.

This may be our big opportunity to grow our faith and live more fully IN JESUS!

If we do not repent and persist in a rebellion and resistance against Satan’s demons, it really is not likely that the Lord will drive the spirits out until we do. Very often our refusal to humble ourselves is the block to the deliverance. It may be part of the Lord’s chastening process that we remain stuck with the demon because of our refusal to repent.

One thing that is common within deliverance sessions is that the demons in those seeking deliverance will make accusations. Can you imagine that they could actually try to lie to us? (dry humor) They will try hard to intimidate the one doing the deliverance and put doubts into the mind of the Christian seeking deliverance. Meekness is a must in deliverance ministry. We MUST NOT retaliate. We must be prepared to endure any insult without retaliation. Avoid calling out each other’s demons. Expect to hear things like, I bind you Jezebel, I bind you Leviathan, I bind your rebellion, I rebuke your envy, coming from the demons in those seeking deliverance. Just say thank you, amen it is bound, and do NOT retaliate. It is a given you will be accused of pride when you begin to walk in deliverance. The scorpion that all must keep under our feet with our gospel shoes is envy. The snake that we all must keep under our feet is pride.

Few seem to realize how that affliction, disappointments and trials can be good for us. Not necessarily fun, but good. And growth can sometimes be hard. David makes that clear in Psa 119:67-69. Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word. Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes. The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart. And in verse 71 he says, It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes. Affliction can often drive us to the Word to seek understanding and repentance which is good for us.

Demons are eternal enemies of God and every child of God. They want us sick, deceived and even dead. It is godly to hate them; we must hate them with a righteous hatred. They hate us and seek to destroy us and we should be quick and constant in our binding, loosing, and rebuking of the demons, to let them know that we know, the state of war that exists. We also want to let them know we KNOW we have the victory, and will exercise the power and authority we have been given over all of their power.

The truth is that most of us do not HATE evil as intensely as we should. We need to hate the workers of Satan and what they are trying to do to us or our loved ones.

Remember the iron chariots when we wonder why deliverance may be taking so long. The iron chariots are like the strongholds and demonic principalities that are stronger in resisting being cast out. We will ALWAYS continue binding and loosing. Binding the demon spirits and asking the Lord of Hosts, to loose His mighty ministering spirits to enforce the bindings.

Heb 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? And remember the iron chariots. We will not fear the iron chariots.

Judg 1:19 And the LORD was with Judah; and he drove out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.

THE STRONGHOLDS AND PRINCIPALITIES MAY BE STRONG, BUT THROUGH THE POWER OF THE BLOOD OF JESUS, AND IN DUE TIME, BY LEARNING MORE FULLNESS OF SUBMISSION TO GOD, WE SHALL RESIST AND DRIVE OUT THOSE IRON CHARIOT DEMONS.

We must endure in our belief that God has made us promises and that He never lies.

Once again: James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

We will make no covenant with the enemy. We will resist the enemy and attack, attack, attack.

Do you believe that? Sometimes quickly and sometimes more slowly!  IF, we Endure!

Mat 24:13  But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

That is a promise from God to you. Notice that He doesn’t say that the devil will always instantly leave.  Often we must endure the process of God growing our faith and the strongholds grip on us loosened, before complete freedom during deliverance occurs.

The Lord is on our side, and He has already gotten us the certain victory. We have every reason to be MORE persistent and steadfast. Our Lord said, IT IS FINISHED. We may look with GREAT JOY toward our long term future. The demons tremble at their future. Be quick to tell the demons constantly that by the Power of the Blood of Yeshua, we are going to heaven, and every devil is going to hell. They have NO FUTURE with you or anywhere. The Lord Jesus Christ said IT IS FINISHED at the Cross. And all we have to truly do is believe that. Glory to God.

James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

Luke 17:6 So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.

We simply must believe, have the knowledge of God and TAKE A STRONG STAND AGAINST ALL EVIL. We put our Faith into action and trust the teachings and promises of God!!!!

Under the authority of Jesus Christ and the Power of Holy Spirit,
we will overcome. That is a promise of God and you are not the only exception. You too can be Delivered and that is a promise.

There is a special freedom In Christ! Live in it and enjoy it. Rejoice!

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