Saturday, May 19, 2012

ALEPH: WALKING IN GOD’S LAW

The weapons of our warfare to defeat the spirit of the world.

22 Meditations on Psalm 119, PART 1

For an overview of the Scriptural basis for pulling down strongholds, and to define the terms, please visit the Targeting Our Weapons page. There is also the initial posting on this blog:

STRONGHOLDS, IMAGINATIONS AND HIGH THINGS. This is the central focus of the Jericho Daily concept.

ALEPH. (Psalm 119:1-8)

1Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.

What does it mean to be undefiled in a world where ones senses could be constantly assaulted with impurity? The media constantly flood the airwaves and print with defiled thinking, to the point where many fail to recognize it as they are so desensitized to it. The devil has not changed his original strategy of introducing doubt and unbelief into the human mind with regard to the Word of God. This is a direct challenge to faith in God, without which it is impossible to please Him. (Heb 11:6) Satan has been practicing his tactics for many centuries, and as he is the prince of the power of the air (which includes the airwaves), he has taken full advantage of modern technology to advance his evil agenda. It is essential for the believer to respond to the prompting of the Holy Spirit, and to keep in mind that every piece of technology can be turned off when it is a source of defilement. This selection process is similar to the parable of the wheat and the tares, with one major difference: we can easily send the defiling information to the threshing floor to be discarded, without tearing up the pure information that the Lord wants us to receive. (Mat 13:24-29) As we stay in tune to the Holy Spirit, He will lead us and guide us in this process.

The exchange between Eve and the serpent in the Garden of Eden is the pattern for the way the devil attacks mankind now. In order to defile the soul of God's people, the devil will attempt to twist God's word and get us to accept concepts that are not from God. To remain undefiled the believer must be immersed in the pure word of God. This is the primary way that we can know and understand God, His laws, and His will. Time spent in the word every day, at the beginning of each day, is essential to keeping oneself unspotted by the world. This is the diligence that God requires. (Psa 119:4) When we do this, we can quickly identify the false doctrines that the devil sprinkles into the word to try to subvert it. God's Word (Christ), written on our hearts, will rise up as the sword of the Spirit, and we can then defeat every lying stronghold.

It would be very dangerous, even presumptuous, to suggest that this is anything but a process. It begins at the rebirth of our spirit and continues outward into our soul, inspiring our mind, will, and emotions to new levels of faith in walking with God. But never be deceived into believing that you do not have an active part in this process. We as believers must continue to practice these things on a regular basis. (2Co 10:3-6) As we submit to the Holy Spirit, the Lord will identify areas that we need to change, and we can walk out the promises He made to us in Psalm 23. One of the greatest benefits God intends for us to receive through Christ is the restoration of our souls. As we are purified in our hearts and minds, and increasingly so for the rest of our days on the earth, we can truly receive and walk in the law of the LORD. This is the miraculous transforming power that God wants to, and WILLS to bring to bear in our lives. This is His free gift of redemption, according to His plan and purpose, by which we can inherit His original intention of being His creation, in His image. (Eph 2:8; Gen 1:26-27)

1Cor 2:12
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

WALKING WITH GOD THROUGH THE BLOOD

I want to take a little time in this post to develop the concept of personal prophecy. If you have not read the page entitled Jericho Daily: The Book and The Concept please do so now. This is the basic scriptural foundation for the concept.

Man is a three part being, composed of spirit, soul and body. This is the way God built Adam, in His image. On the most basic level of creation, mankind is a reflection of the same aspects that comprise the LORD God. He also is a Spirit, Who has a soul and a physical body.(John 4:24; Isa 53:12; 1Cor 2:16; John 12:37-38) As believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, He has given us the Holy Spirit to dwell in our hearts, so that His nature and commandments are no longer mysteries to us. In order to tap into His wisdom, knowledge, and understanding all we have to do is seek Him diligently and listen for His response. One method for doing so is praying in the Spirit in other tongues, and by faith receiving interpretations back to our understanding, in our own language. The function of prophesy is for edification, exhortation, and comfort. This basic operation I have just described is what I have chosen to call personal prophecy. Applied properly, and practiced often, a believer can receive instruction from the Lord through the Holy Spirit and apply it to every situation of life. This is an incredible tool that the Lord has given us so that we may be constantly connected to Him. By using this supernatural prayer method, we truly do abide in the True Vine. This is the fullness of what Jesus meant when He said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you", and fulfillment of His promise to send "another Comforter" to dwell in believers.
(John 14:16; Deut 31:8; Heb 13:5)

Keeping this in mind, here is another excerpt from Jericho Daily: Walking with God. In this chapter, He was interpreting His own word back to me through His Spirit, after praying in tongues. The Holy Spirit will always witness to the glory and honor and power of the Lord Jesus, so over time it becomes much easier to recognize and understand these interpretations.

Deuteronomy Walk > Redemption Washed in the Blood

Deuteronomy 5:33

33 You shall walk in all the ways which the Lord your God has commanded you, that you may live and that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which you shall possess.

Personal Prophecy

Now I have shown you the roots of My laws Jericho. These are the basis for My covenant walk with you. Know that I will do My part. That is the only Truth. See the sun rise every morning and set every night, this happens by My word. See the clouds form and witness the rain, and again the sky is clear. See the trees drop their leaves; bend in the wind; stretch forth the branches, and clothe themselves with leaves once more. Count the number of stars if you can, call them all by name. All these things belong to Me and I give them to you as a gift. I give you eyes to see and ears to hear the wonders of My word.

Adam cut you off. I sent My word to heal you and deliver you from all your destructions. I have walked through the blood to get to you, and by this act I will perform My oath to you as surely as the sun and moon and stars and planets all hold the places I ordained from the beginning. You must seal your part too. Do your blood walk through the cross. I have given you My Very Own Blood, shed on My altar as atonement for your soul. I have washed you in the water and the blood to cleanse you and reclaim you for My own. I have taken back your life out of the hands of the curse. Walk with Me through the blood of the covenant, Jericho Daily.

Jericho. Jericho. How I long to gather you under My wings. Know in your blood that the Son did arise. Keep a vigil for the Sun of Righteousness in the marrow of your bones. That is where the blood arises. With every beat of your heart the blood of the Lamb seals your life in Me. Your very heartbeat is the rhythm of My covenant flowing through you and to you.

The blood of Jesus Christ springs up in your heart, flows through your veins, and saturates your entire being. You are redeemed by My blood.

Revelation 5:9-10

9 And they sang a new song, saying:

"You are worthy to take the scroll,

And to open its seals;

For You were slain,

And have redeemed us to God by Your blood

Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,

10 And have made us kings and priests to our God;

And we shall reign on the earth."

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

PERFECT LAW OF LIBERTY – Part Two: Lightning Strike!

The groundwork for this discussion was first posted on Saturday, December 17, 2011 as "TREE OF LIFE – Perfect Law of Liberty". Please refer to that post before reading this one.

The perfect law of liberty is a comprehensive fulfillment of Mosaic law in the two commandments described by Jesus within Mat 22:36-40:

Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

Liberty in Christ describes freedom from spiritual death through right relationship with God, by faith and the empowerment of the Holy Spirit Who dwells in the hearts of believers. It most certainly does NOT describe the twisted paths of excessive "personal liberty" that characterize the conversation (lifestyles) of wicked mankind. Without the fruit of the Spirit there is no perfection, only a long slow deterioration of morality and character that ultimately ends in an accelerating spiral of decay, similar to an aerial crash and burn. Jesus said, "I saw Satan fall like lightning." He was describing to the disciples that their hearts were experiencing a sinful type of joy. They were not being mindful of the source of their authority. (Luke 10:17-20)

Satan fell like lightning because he tried to exalt himself above God. Prior to that he had been the "anointed cherub who covers", but then iniquity was found in him. By the multitude of his merchandise he became filled with violence. (Eze 28:14-16) He chose to ignore the true source of his authority and focused on material gratification. This eventually led him to outright rebellion and an attempt to wage war on heaven.

(Rom 3:3-6) What follows is my interpretation, clearly labeled as such:

As the fallen angel attempted to approach the Ancient of Days Who is infinite light, his own darkness gathering in his heart slowed him to a standstill, as God is light and no darkness may exist in Him. (1John 1:5) Then spiritual gravity took him and slammed him back into the surface of the earth like a meteorite! The Presence of the Self-Existent One was all sufficient to repel him with the same potential energy that was stored up by the momentum of his own wicked imaginations! The impact would have driven him deep beneath the surface of the earth, creating a superheated mass of molten rock: a lake of fire. The resulting devastation of this impact thrust the planet into the chaos and confusion described in Genesis 1:2. This age will end with full restoration when Christ comes and redeems the earth from its fallen state.