(Ver 1.1) Today is “Part 19” in the Bible study series describing the subject “Understanding Bible Faith”. Faith is a Bible essential theme and topic. I will warn you up front that I have been working on this lesson very fast for only a short time today. It probably has more than one typing and grammar items that is less than perfect and needs to be fixed and I will attempt to do that in subsequent revisions, the Lord willing. Please just extend me mercy as God does to us all and forgive my haste to get out what I believe, the Lord was saying to me today and wanted to say to everyone around the world and especially in the United States during these challenging times. As a reminder the document version number begins every Bible lesson. Version 1.0 (Ver 1.0) is the initial publication and this is what is emailed to everyone initially who subscribes. But later I will usually make changes and improvements as time and the Lord permits me.. Therefore, if you get an emailed version it is still advisable that you go and review the online version because this one will be improved over time. I hope that helps new readers and subscribers understand my geek computer programmer style of writing updates. Let us go back to the subject of faith.
Faith can be found and has been described by God from Genesis to Revelation. We should have learned from reading Hebrew 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please God”. That should cause us all to stop and evaluate yourself and ask “Am I in Faith?” In 2 Corinthians 13:5 we are all commanded to “Self-evaluate or do a self-examination to determine if we are in the faith”. This means if we are worried about what we prayed for, or in fear it is not going to happen in time, or just simply doubt that God hear or will answer us, then we are not in faith and must change course as soon as possible. I know that we can all be challenged to fall into Satan’s trap of doubt and unbelief almost daily. I’ve been there and if you have been saved very long, you also have been through the exact same test. This is why we must learn to recognize the signs of faith failure during the tests of time and delays.
Uh oh? What did God say to us? Are there delays? What does the factor of extensive time do to cause us to doubt God? What is different about today from when we first started to believe and stand over 70)\+ days earlier? Are we feeling any stress? Are we experiencing any pressures, or fear of what might happen if God does not come through to answer us? Wow, if you are human like I am, we all have been there and done that and can buy and wear that faith vacation T-Shirt. I am trying to recommend that we do not depart from the lifestyle of faith to leave it and take a vacation from it. Amen!
INTRODUCTION TO FOCUSED FAITH
This election process that we have been going through in the United States of America is one of the greatest trials of faith that I have ever witnessed. It appears that evil has declared victory and appears to have won at every turn removing our natural hope. Just when we appear to have seen a way to victory a door is slammed shut by the devil. Do you know God allows this to happen on purpose to cause our “faith” to be stretched? Satan tries to break our faith by turning every hopeful situations into sudden defeat and lost opportunity for victory. This happens in almost every trial of our faith whether, physical illness, emotional challenges, financial needs, relationships, jobs, etc.
What we must begin to learn is that when all of the natural possibilities for human solutions have been exhausted, it should be the beginning for us to finally stop and just relax to trust in God’s supernatural possibility of us believing in His Word only. It is a severe mistake to leave God as our last resort possibility for our solution. Do you know what I mean? I recall the story in 2 Chronicles 16:12 where King Asa was diseased in his feet. Asa failed to seek the Lord first and to expect God to answer to what he should do about his problem. Instead, Asa went to physicians and he died, never seeking or trusting God.
In another example found in 1 Chronicles 10:13-14 King Saul enquired of an evil spirit rather than focusing upon the LORD only and he was also killed for doing evil in the eyes of God. God turned over the kingdom of Saul to David. These were just two examples of humans not seeking and trusting in God first but they teach us what we should not be doing right now by not seeking God first and ignoring the other possible solutions.
Now let us examine a different type of challenge. God came to Abraham in Genesis 15 and promised him personally that he would have children that numbered like the visible stars of heaven. That was an incredible promise directly from the mouth of God. That sure sounds like that should have caused Abram to never doubt what was going to happen. Then over the course of time and many years going without the promised son coming from his wife Sarah, they began to waiver and look for their own solutions. Sarah gives up completely that she will have the child and she turns over her slave woman Hagar to her husband and they had a child of the flesh named Ishmael in Genesis 16.
It only took one chapter for Abram and Sarai to lose their faith and try a human possible solution without trusting in God. It would appear from reading this that it was the factor of time that played into causing their belief that they needed to have God solve their problem. Wow, is that not what is happening in the church today? Are not one Christian after another giving up the fight and losing heart not to believe and trust in God? I believe it is exactly what is happening in the U.S. 2020 elections.
We have placed all of our focused confidence and trust in looking for human possibilities instead of just focusing our faith and trusting in the Word of the LORD only. Just as Abram and Sarai got their eyes off of God’s promise and trusting that He would fulfill His promise so are many people doing the exact same thing right now because of what the circumstances and long delays appear to be saying. We are focused upon only what is possible and failing to focus only upon the God of the impossible.
OUR GOD IS STILL A GOD OF THE IMPOSSIBLE
Luk 18:27 And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.
God has been waiting for the church believers and the world to get their eyes off of all of the possible human avenues of winning the election to defeat evil. We have placed our confidence in the election, the vote counters, the President, the Vice President, the Attorney General, the Justice Department, the FBI, the state legislatures, the State and Federal Courts, the Supreme Court, Congressmen, Senators, the Electoral College, etc. and have had our hopes dashed every time. I wonder why? Could this be our wrong focus?
Now finally with only a couple of days before the apparent looming deadline, a lot of Christians have totally given up all hope and resigned to believe the evil will rule us for the next 2 or 4 years completely. So many have abandoned their faith in God’s promises to hear and answer their prayers simply because it looks so bad and too much time has passed. Wow, but this is when God always comes through for His people if they do not give up.
Over and over in the Bible God waited patiently for all possibilities of human solutions to be eliminated so that He would receive all of the Glory for the victory that He is about to give us. Did you hear what I just said? I am sticking out my neck in faith saying God’s victorious breakthrough is about to come to pass, don’t give up!
What do I base my faith upon? How can I claim victory is still going to happen? I first have learned from reading the Bible that this is exactly when God never failed to show up for His people and show off His majestic hand and arm of power. Remember Abraham and Sarah? Abraham was 100 and Sarah was 90 when their victory came. It was totally impossible for them to have a baby for themselves. Yet they DID! That was just one example of a God miraculous victory being placed upon display as an example to learn from. Only God could get the praise for their son named Isaac.
Take the children of Israel being freed from captivity from Egypt. There was 400 years delay of them in captivity before God’s process of deliverance was initiated. There was pharaoh’s edict for murdering all of the male children so that a deliverer could not be born. There was a delay of the deliverer escaping Egypt for 40 years because he killed an Egyptian. There was the intense delay with the battle of wills between the ruler Pharaoh and the man of God Moses. Whose will, would give in or give up first?
There was the display of God’s power in 10 plagues. Yet the evil ruler lied and did not let the people of Israel go until the last plague. Finally, the death angel took the first born of every creature except those that had the blood on the door post. That was finally the straw that broke the back to defeat the evil ruler’s will. Moses led the children of Israel from Egypt and proceeded to go forth following God. Then the evil Pharaoh had a change of heart and started to pursue them. He brought his soldiers and chariots and overtook them.
The children of Israel were at the ends of their pathways of human possibilities for escape, freedom and victory and faced certain death. Their backs were up against the Red Sea and the Egyptians were on the other side of them. There was no possible way to escape the apparent end. From the natural perspective of circumstances, it would be certain defeat. Yet God was not concerned and when the human possibilities were ended, the supernatural possibility opened up by God’s design.
Do you see how this is a perfect parallel to how we are right now on January 16, 2021? There are only three days till evil triumphs and we can choose to believe that report of impossibility or we can stop and take our eyes off of the human impossible pathways for victory, to remain looking at only the unseen God of the supernatural possible pathways to victory. He can open a brand new way where we have not even imagined just as He did for the children of Israel and the Red Sear. This will allow God to get all of the Glory and all we need to do is believe. Why is that hard to stop looking at the natural and praise God for the victory?
Do you trust God? Do you believe God is still powerful enough to be able make a way when there appears to be no way? I do! I choose to believe in a God of miracles and it really does not matter if January 20, 2021 comes and goes and I still do not see the answer. I’m not going to allow the circumstances to overcome my beliefs. By beliefs in God’s Words and Promises will overcome my circumstances. I will stand with God’s promises until I see the victory. Aman!
BELIEVE IN HOPE
Rom 4:18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
Rom 4:19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb:
Rom 4:20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
Rom 4:21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
Remind yourself of these verses for every faith situation you find yourself in. God uses Abraham in these verses as our example of a man to be repeated and followed because, he believed in supernatural hope when in the natural realm of possibilities there was no other hope available to him. Again, this is when victory can manifest and only God is given the glory.
These are some of the most amazing verses of faith in the Bible. God teaches how one man took his eyes off of his natural circumstances to place all of his beliefs and confidence only in his God’s ability to answer no matter what the world declared against his victory. Abraham is commended to not waiver in his faith by giving all of the Glory to God even before he saw his child named Isaac be born. Can you believe and praise God even before the answer comes? Can you say “Glory to God for the answer” even if you do not see how it could happen? If you can, then you are in the right place at the right time for victory. If you can praise God and say glory to God you are strong in faith no matter if you feel strong or not. Clearly the 100 year old Abraham did not feel strong and he still had a child.
Let us not go by our feelings. Let us ignore the news media and circumstances. Let us ignore the calendar. Let us ignore what our spouse, family and friends are telling us to do, to give up. Please just join with me and get back into faith and give God all of your praise and give Him all of the glory just believing He is the same God that He was to Moses, Abraham, Joseph, David, etc. All of these people had significant delays before their victory came forth.
I’m not going to have time to tell you everything that I base my faith upon in this quick encouraging faith lesson. But I will tell you that on December 8, 2020 God woke me up in the middle of the night and said “Joe Biden would admit defeat and fraud had taken place”. Wow, does that sound impossible or possible? Most people would say that is impossible. Yet I believe that this is what the LORD said to me and I choose to believe Him and not what I see. God tells us that the “just” shall live by faith and not walk according to what we see. There are other things that I have been encouraging myself daily with, but I will end upon this that occurred recently. I listen to the Bible almost every night using an MP3 player while I fall asleep. Whenever I wake up, I become conscious that the Word of God is still playing in my ear and many times God is saying something to me that really stands out and this is what I recently was given by the LORD:
Luk 1:49 For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.
Luk 1:50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.
Luk 1:51 He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
Luk 1:52 He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.
Luk 1:53 He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.
Luk 1:54 He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;
Wow, these verses spoke volumes of hope to me. I know these verses come from the Song of Mary in Luke and they do not appear to directly apply to our faith lesson or the current election. But until we analyze what was really said don’t throw these words away too quickly. I believe these words were given as a prophetical statement for what is about to happen in the United States.
Verse 49 starts with God has done mighty things for us and this is exactly what is needed against this evil enemy trying to overtake us. Next notice verse 50 is spoken to a people that fear Him and they are given His mercy. We qualify for this to be written to us because we should fear the LORD and this will cause His mercy to be extended in our current situation. Next verse 51 was what caught my attention in the middle of the night. The arm of the LORD is not mentioned that many times in the N.T.
The first time the arm of God is mentioned is here in Luke. The next time it is mentioned is in John 12:38. John quotes a verse from Isaiah concerning the church. “Who has believed our report and to who is the arm of the Lord revealed”. This is a verse about a people that have faith and that should be the church. God clearly says that His arm will be revealed to people that believe Him. Wow, that is encouraging. Finally, God’s arm is mentioned in the book of Acts. In Acts 13:17 Paul is preaching and informing people that the arm of the Lord was displayed to them when God took the children of Israel out of Egypt.
Therefore, God has made a direct connection to Israel’s deliverance being parallel to the church’s deliverance from the bondage of this world and the ruling god of this world (2 Cor 4:4) as being a type of Pharaoh. This makes the prophecy of Luke 1 spoken and sung by Mary apply to us. So what else does God claim to do with His arm to help these people?
Verse 51 ends with “He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts”. Wow, we can observe very proud people in the government that appear to be very unconcerned with being caught in doing obvious evil acts within our government. I have not seen any of these crimes that have been committed in the last 12 years be judged. It appears they are covered up or either just ignored like noting ever happened. But that is about to change according to God.
Verse 52 continues with judgments of evil people taking place. God says “He has put down the mighty from their seats”. Wow, again we see people in government today that are so consumed with having their power that they will do anything illegal to take it and keep it. These people are about to be put down and removed from their seats of power permanently. Verse 52 ends with God’s exaltation of the lowly people with humility that have a servant’s heart not containing a motivation for greed or power to be raised up to these positions of authority. The Bible says when the righteous rule it will bring forth joy to all that have elected them to office (Prov 25:2).
Finally verses 53 and 54 prophecy a reversal of the financial classes. God declares the hungry will be filled with God’s good things and those that are extremely wealthy will be taken away void of their money that used to corrupt and try to overthrow our nation. God’s mercy of deliverance has been extended in these last days. It will be our time for victory and celebration before He returns. No this is NOT ALL ABOUT US! God is doing this to show mercy to the nations of the world. God wants to show mercy to the unborn children in the womb that have not had the opportunity to be born. God wants a great end-time harvest and revival in the church to go into the entire world to preach the gospel to every nation.
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We love you and hope this Bible lesson was encouraging. I have really declared some very bold things that God said would happen. I believe I heard from God and I believe they will happen in His perfect timing. I have not heard that this will happen in the next 3 days. I can only tell you what I heard and leave it at that trusting Him to make it happen.
Remember the principle of Hebrews 6:12 that it is through faith and patience that we inherit the promises of God. This literally means faith is required and there will be delays to God bringing us the answer in most situations because, Satan is trying to keep it from coming to pass. Satan has been doing everything possible to keep God’s chosen servant out of the White House. But it will not work this time. It is not yet time for the antichrist to manifest and control the world. How do I know that? Because you and I are still here. It is time for church to overcome the devil and then we will be taken out of the world and then Satan will be allowed to rise to world domination and control. That will only be a short time of 7 years when we come back to the earth with Jesus and Satan will be thrown into hell for 1000 years.
Keep the faith! Stand strong! Do not let the circumstances sway your faith. Do not allow the absence of human solutions get you down either. Do not allow delay to discourage you. Remember when it looks impossible for man, it is still entirely Possible for God. All we are required to do is to give Him all of the Glory and praise Him for the victory before we see it happen. This is a Bible principle. Joshua and the people of Israel marched for days around the walls of Jericho and then shouted and blew the trumpets to sound the victory and then the walls fell down.
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(Ver 1.1) I was not gong to post any more about the United States election. However, I believe with all of my heart that God is not finished yet and is waiting to see who will stand with Him in faith, patiently expecting Him to fulfill what the church of Jesus Christ has prayed. I know it looks really bad like the evil has won. It looks like we are against an overpowering enemy that has defeated us. But this is when God works best and our God is still doing some amazing things in these last days, even if it does not always seem that way to our human viewpoint based upon circumstances. Has God ever really done that before? Read your Bible and tell me a story where God answered a problem in the way that a human wanted Him to answer it or when they wanted Him to answer it?
God is very gracious and kind, but His love is also balanced with the need for our faith’s participation to receive His free Grace heavenly provisions. We are never to tell God how or when He should answer our prayers. That is not our choice. We just know that God will answer and many times it will be at the last second before we think the world is about to end and Satan is about to win. Remember God is faithful (Deu 7:9) and He will always answer believing prayers(Mk 11:24), so let’s believe, stand (Eph 6:13) and fight a good fight of faith (1 Tim 6:12) until we see the answer. Because it will be our faith that will give us the victory to overcome Satan and the evil world (1 Jn 5:4).
If God would have answered our prayers immediately, the way we all thought He would on election day, November 3, 2020, we would not have seen all the works and plans of the devil. We would also not have seen how Satan overplayed his hand of cards to expose himself. This delay by God was an exceedingly wise plan but it looks like a very foolish plan to the carnal human mind. Watch and see God continue to work and see what He is desiring to accomplish in the world and simultaneously in the church.
If God would have answered our prayer on election day, He would not have been able to expose all of the crime, evil, corruption and fraud in our government, politicians and the election processes. God would not have been able to expose the lengths that Satan was able to overreach to use evil people to try to steal all of the votes for our President to get him out of office. God would not have been able to expose the Jezebel false prophets in the media as being such corrupt liars. These are people being used by demons to prophesy lies of propaganda to attempt to brain wash the American people and the world to cause us to get into fear. God would not have been able to expose the corrupt Tech-companies that have been used by Satan on a mission to silence the truth of the righteous people on the earth.
WILL GOD GET THE GLORY OR MAN?
Now that brings me to today’s main topic. God would not have been able to get all of the Glory for re-electing the President, if He had won the election in a landslide without the criminal fraud, foreign interference and all of the hidden activity taking place in the collusion under the disguise of hidden darkness. Our President could have claimed that it was him, his personality, his accomplishments, his fame or fortune, etc. that gave him the election results of victory. But those that know God realize that it is only God that put him into office in 2016 because of prayers and it will only be God that gets him back into office in 2020 because of faithful prayers. Yes, God heard our prayers and God answered our prayers to save human lives. I still believe that 100%. I am not moved by what is going on in the news. In fact I don’t watch fake news anymore. But God’s answer was not done immediately as we expected and this is causing a lot of people who call themselves Christians to not stand with God anymore agreeing with the evil report of the 10 spies that said “we are not able to take the land because we are just grasshoppers”.
Now that brings us to topic number two about a faithful remnant with faith that did get the victory even if the majority failed to enter into it. Remember the two spies with the good report “we are well able to overcome this enemy so let us go up and take it now” had to experience a delay of 40 years because of all of the unbelief. yet they still got the victory. Ok, I’m not saying we must wait 40 years to see the victory. I’m not even saying we have to wait another 4 years. No, I’m saying there will be a delay but victory will take place sooner than you think. Let us go and read another story that shows us what is happening in this delay period.
ARE YOU ONE OF GOD’S 300?
This is one of the main messages that God spoke to me this morning. In the book of Judges chapter 7 we will find a man named Gideon. This man had an army of 32,000 soldiers. This army seemed big enough to defeat the enemy quickly with no problems. But God told Gideon it was too many and they would think they got the victory without the need of Him. That is how it would have been if the landslide for our President took place on Nov 3 without any crimes being committed. But God told Gideon to gather the army and ask them “whoever is fearful and afraid depart and go home” in verse 3. That left 10,000 soldiers. Those that left the army were never in faith and they represent Christians that have already admitted defeat or are afraid of what might happen if God does not answer our prayers. These are usually types of Christians that know very little about the Word of God. We will see why I said this next.
10,000 soldiers were still too many for God and God told Gideon to take all of them down to the water. Water usually represents the Word of God in the Bible. For example, Jesus told the disciples now you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you (Jn 15:3). To a woman at the well Jesus said “If you knew who it was that spoke with you, you would ask of me a drink, I would give to you living water…” (Jn 4:10). And I could give you other examples. The men that never came to the water going home did not get to come to the Word of God. But the 10,000 men of Gideon that remained were instructed to come to the water and drink. God said to Gideon that He would “try” them there. That Hebrew (H6886) word literally means to refine/melt metal. I think you may have heard that in the New Testament regarding our faith being tried by fire in 1 Peter 1:7. Our faith is being tested and we are in need to remain bold and courageous.
In Judges 7, God was showing there was a special way that the qualified must drink. Those that lapped the water like a dog were accepted for the battle. How does a dog drink water? They are always on their feet. They use their tongue as a scoop to bring the water up into their mouth. But there were those that drank laying on the ground which required them to get on their knees first and then lay down on the ground to reach their mouths to the water like a snake. These people were rejected. The Hebrew word translated as “bowed down” (H3776) in verse 6 means they needed to be prostrate on the ground in a laying position with their face down to reach the water. These were the ones that disqualified for battle. There were only 300 men that used their hand to scoop the water with their heads up, feet on the ground looking alertly for the enemy that were approved by God for battle (v6).
Wow, I hope you saw the typology in this example. Those that lapped water like a dog were prepared for a surprise attack of the enemy. These were the 300 that had wisdom to stay alert, aware and were ready for the fight of faith no matter if it happened at that moment or many days later. They were ready no matter if there was a delay or the fight was now. This is the type of Christian that God is hoping we are. He is calling out a people that are ready at every moment and remain in faith no matter how long it takes to achieve the victory. We must be prepared because the enemy can surprise us at any unexpected moment.
Did you notice what type of Christian did not go to battle and get the victory? These were people that were worldly and acted like a snake laying on their belly on the ground unaware. It is virtually impossible for a human drinking on their belly to see what is happening around them and they can easily be surprised and killed by a sly predator. A Christian with one foot in the world and one foot in church is not going to be able to stand with God. God wants someone who spiritually alert and aware and is fully committed to Him. These are too many Christians that are trying to please the world to not offend them with the truth, while going to church to try and make God happy. Jesus said to the church in Revelation 3:15-16, “I would that you be hot or cold, because you are lukewarm, I will spew you out of my mouth”. Wow, that is a very strong warning.
This election delay is causing a lot of Christians to depart from their faith and become joined with Satan and his world agenda. Christian have been sitting on a fence with one foot in the world’s party system and one foot in the Kingdom of God party on Sunday and this is still unacceptable to God. God desires a victorious church (Rom 8:37), but first, He is returning to the earth to see if there is anyone that still has the faith to receive the victory (Lk 18:8). Remember God eliminated the fearful and those that were afraid from Gideon’s army FIRST! These were people with NO faith in Him. Then God got rid of the carnal worldly people that wanted life in the world with a future hope of going to heaven with His victory too. These were types of people that were double minded and easily swayed between two opinions. But only the faithful that believed God and were constantly alert, aware, believing, and faithful were the soldiers that received the victory of God.
Which one of the Christian types are you? Do you believe God is still “ABLE” to give us the victory? Do you believe God “Will” give us the victory even if it looks like we are totally outnumbered and about to get slaughtered with only our 300-soldier army? God is giving everyone that says they are a Christian a chance to choose right now. Whose report will you believe? Will you believe the report of the Jezebel false lying prophet media? Or will you believe and stand with the God that is able to do exceedingly and abundantly more than we can ask or think (Eph 3:20)? God is still God! God still rules! God is still for Life (Jn 10:10)! God is not a liar (Num 23:19).
I’m standing with God no matter what happens or how long it takes to win the spiritual battle. Just like the Hebrew children in Babylon in the book of Daniel, when the king told everyone to bow or burn. They said to the king “Our God is able and will deliver us and even if He does not we will not bow”. This is what God is looking for today. I would rather die in faith without receiving the promised answer rather than to bow and allow death to take another innocent life from the womb.
If this strong message offends you, that is very sad and heartbreaking to God and myself. But please take your negative comments somewhere else! You are free to go and bow to the false gods of Baal in the world and join them in their slaughter and sacrifice of innocent babies. My God will deliver us, some us will believe and have faith no matter what the world says. IT IS TIME TO KEEP STANDING! God has already started the exposure of the massive crimes that were committed in this election. Justice is coming as God the Supreme Judge in heaven has already ruled in our favor. All we do now is stand and praise Him for the victory! Thank you Jesus! Please rise up and continue to stand with God. There are more in the spiritual realm that are for us than there are against us. God bless you. I love you and God loves you. He has given to us the victory and He receives all of the glory. Be one of God’s 300!
(Ver 1.1) In the last blog posted before the election of Nov 3 in the United States, I had a short message asking Christians with faith to “Pray, Vote and Stand for Life”. Since this day has come and gone and it seems like God has not answered our prayers (to many people), I wanted to come to you again to say “it is not over”. Do you need to hear a message from the LORD to encourage you today? Do you believe it is over? Today is His reminder that we are now in the third phase of God’s design for us praying and receiving our answers. This 3rd phase is called “the Stand”. God is saying “Through faith and patience we inherit His promises” (Heb 6:12). I believe God is NOT DONE! God is hardly ever early, never late, but will always deliver the answer on His perfect time schedule, if we do not give up.
I believe that God has permitted this delay period for His divine purposes. First, to teach us to never give up. And second, to expose the evil plans of Satan in the United States of America. The last four years has shown us an increased level of evil like I have never seen before in my lifetime. If you have not been able to see this occurring, please pray and ask God to open your eyes. It is so obvious that when you see it you will wonder how you could have ever missed it.
The act of “standing” simply means to not be moved by what the circumstances of what the enemy looks like around you. “To Stand” literally means to continue to “face down” your enemy and NOT to turn and run away from them like a coward. Running is what Satan is supposed to be doing from us, according to James 4:7. God wants His people to believe that He heard their prayers, is able to answer and that He answered us even when it does not look like that it is possible. Wow! That is called having faith and confidence in Him instead of what we see with our eyes or hear with our ears.
Remember Daniel prayed to God and God sent the answer immediately but to Daniel’s perspective the answer did not arrive for 21 days because of an unseen spiritual warfare that was occurring in the spiritual realm. That is exactly what is taking place in our election. I believe Christians forget that there is still a devil and that he is doing everything possible to resist the plans of God from coming to pass.
Satan has had control of our Jezebel led false-prophet media for many years. So please do not listen to them or believe anything that they say. I estimate that most of the news from the mass majority of worldly media is at least 90% biased against real truth. There appears to be a hidden spirit of witchcraft controlling the news feed with identical talking points to fuel a hidden demonic agenda of brainwashing and deception. From what limited views that I have heard from these sources, I have learned that whatever the news is promoting in mass, that is usually what the other side is guilty of and the opposite of what is actually true.
Let us get into our first Bible verse on “Standing” and it comes from the book of Ephesians. In this context God describes the spiritual battle of warfare that Christians are in. We are told that we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers and rulers of the darkness of this world. God also said that our weapons are not carnal or natural. No, our weapons are primarily exercising our authority in prayer and praising God for the answer. Our spiritual enemies are not going to give in without a fight to test our stand of faith. The enemies of God and His church are defeated but still must be put under our feet in order to stand (Rom 16:20). I claim it is time for this to happen right now. Let us read our first verse:
Eph 6:13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to STAND.
We are in this position of warfare because the days we are living are certainly evil. But Jesus is still LORD and we are His body on the earth with the authority to resist the evil (Luk 10:19, Jas 4:7). This means we must “Stand” strong and not allow our faith to waiver because of any delay in His justice or righteousness. We live in an instant microwave it and eat it up NOW world. If there is ever any delay, we could easily think we are in trouble, but we must still believe that God has heard and answered us. We need to be more like a Daniel and keep praying in faith until the answer comes. Daniel was very confident and persistent. He knew that God is working whether he saw Him working or not for many days. Even though Daniel did not see it, things were happening in the unseen spiritual realm. The victory must be won in the spiritual realm before it is ever manifested in the physical realm.
God is telling His people today to guard our gates. Don’t allow the enemy an access to enter into our minds to defeat us. These human gates are our eyes, our ears and our mouth. When we hear or see evil reports, they cause many to move into fear, worry, and doubt. Then when some one speaks that fear out of their mouth it allows Satan to bring it to pass. Remember this lesson from the Old Testament. There were 12 spies sent into the Promised Land. Only two spies named Joshua and Caleb brought back a “Good” report that was designed by God to prophesy and produce faith in the rest of the nation. But there were these other false and fake media spies that came back with the “Evil” report and Satan filled their mouth with the majority report of “defeat”. Sounds familiar doesn’t it? The majority of the nation is buying into the majority opinion of defeat. As Christ followers we do not have to do that. We can choose to follow CHRIST and LIFE and see the glory of God wipe out our spiritual unseen enemies placing them under our feet. That is my encouragement for all of my readers. Please “STAND” for “LIFE” unwavering in your faith. What happens if we do this? Here is another verse about standing and believing God:
Exo 14:13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not,
STAND still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
This is a Word from God for such a time as this. That which has been is that which shall be again (Ecc 1;9), but this time in the church age, we have the opportunity to enter into our Promised Land in victory. Stand and watch the hand of the LORD expose the corruption, the fake voting process, the lies, the voter fraud, votes of the dead, the illegal and those that were unable to vote fairly. Watch how it is exposed how easy it was for Satan to try to steal an election using a false fear agenda from a pandemic. This year has been planned and coordinated by Satan, but this will be exposed in full and the victory will be the LORD’S.
If you are offended by this message, that is very sad to me and I believe to God. Joshua and Caleb were the only two with a good report that entered into the promised land of that generation. Please do not be a participant with the majority of the unsaved world that are dying in the wilderness and not entering into what God had already given to us by faith. Whose report will YOU believe? As for me and my house we will believe the report of the LORD. God is not done! Remember, if God is for us and life, who can be against us (Rom 8:31). Believe Him and see the salvation of the LORD for the voiceless unborn. Thank you and God bless you.
(Ver 1.1) This Part 3 in the series of Bible lessons written during the Coronavirus Pandemic. People in the world today are being overwhelmed with a flood of negative words producing a spirit of fear. This spirit is also called Satan and he has been using the world’s news media as his mouthpiece to spread his evil terrorist agenda. At first the media denied the existence of coronavirus, then they denied the significance of the virus and now they are denying the source of the virus and blaming the President. Leaders in China (the source of the virus) have initiated a propaganda campaign to blame the U.S. military as planting the virus in China and the media cooperates with them. This is the classic distraction technique of Satan. What Satan is guilty of he points to it being God so that humans blame and fear God to not come to Him to be saved. For example, remember when Satan said this to Eve, “Has God said?” Then Satan speaks “You shall not surely die”. Then he said, “for God knows when you eat of the tree you will be like God knowing good and evil” (Gen 3). In other words, Satan pointed the blame to God as being the one that was not truthful. Satan seems to imply that God didn’t want them to become like Him. When in reality they were already made in His likeness. This satanic deception resulted in human rebellion from God and turned them into being afraid of God. It was like they forgot that God was the one that was the source and supply of their every blessing. This is a great deception that is still being followed and imitated today concerning the coronavirus.
If you have not read this series from the beginning, you are welcome to go and read from “Part 1” first and then “Part 2” next. However, this Bible lesson by itself should be a blessing to you. If you are blessed by this encouraging message, please share it with your friends and family. Also press the “Like” button and leave an encouraging comment to share with others. Thank you in advance and may God’s blessings fill your heart and mind with hope as we study about “God’s Victorious Church”.
This series is called “Corona Who” for some good reasons. We talked about one aspect in the last lesson when the “sons of Sceba” were casting out demons from one infected possessed man. The spirit in this infected man said to these foolish young men “Paul I know, Jesus I know but WHO are you?” That is an amazing spiritual question. In the spirit realm there is some people and things that are known and some that are not known. Jesus made a very similar statement when He came to a place called Gadara. He encountered a demon possessed man and asked, “What is your name?” (Mark 5:9). This story is a great Bible study but that is not my main subject. The primary point for mentioning it, is that Jesus asked the devils their name. They answered “Legion, because we are many”. Why didn’t Jesus already know that? Why did Jesus even need to ask the question? I believe it was to teach us an important concept.
Do you recall what Jesus said in Matthew 7:23 to some people that claimed that they knew Him and had even done great works for Him? How could demons in one example in Acts say they know Jesus but Jesus in other examples need to ask them their name? Obviously, Jesus did not know them even if they thought they knew Him. Wow, that is important.
Remember what Jesus said to these people in Matthew 7? Jesus said, “Depart from me for I never knew you”. To know someone intimately and personally is a claim of a covenant relationship. Jesus was saying to these legions of demons in an indirect way “I don’t know you because there is no covenant with you to me”. Wow, that is a lot to think about. Do you believe Jesus knows the coronavirus or the spirit behind this evil? I personally believe they both have no covenant relationship with Him and He would just say “Depart I never knew you”. As a Christian, we have a New Covenant with Jesus. But we better be known by Him when we think we know Him. Therefore, if we are known by Jesus, we should not know the coronavirus. We should be saying “Corona Who?”. Let’s get deeper into the lesson.
GOD’S VICTORIOUS CHURCH
Rom 16:20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly.
This is a very encouraging word from God written to us in the church, at the end of the book of Romans. What does this verse mean? Probably not much if you don’t understand the promise source in the Word of God. Paul was referring to a prophecy given in Genesis 3 being spoken to Satan. Perhaps you have read and studied the other lessons on this website about this matter. I hope you have. But, God spoke in Genesis 3:15 “I will put enmity between you and the woman, between your seed and her seed and it (her seed) will bruise your head and you shall bruise his (technically in the Hebrew “her”) heal. I don’t have time to explain this verse as in other lessons. But, know this prophesied hatred (enmity) is between us in the church (the bride, wife, woman, body of Christ) and Satan. We can clearly begin to understand that this verse in Genesis 3 is written about the church based upon this verse in Roman 16:20 being written to the bride and body of Christ. Both verses are speaking of the identical subjects.
What does the bruising of an enemy under our feet mean? It must be defined to be “when an enemy (in our case Satan) will be overcome and defeated”. God told Joshua in Joshua 1:3 “Everywhere the sole of your foot shall tread I have given you”. This land that was given to Joshua was still filled with big enemies that could of killed them and they still had to be overcome. Even though the victory was given to them they were required to believe, participate and cooperate to possess what was promised. This is the exact same for us in the church for this promise treading under in Romans 16. We are faced with a lot of invisible enemies including one called the great wall of “Coronavirus”. We are not to be afraid of taking on this enemy. However, we are to do as they did and seek God’s face for direction and instruction. Perhaps God is saying something new to the church today. Pray and ask for His guidance and wisdom to know what He wants us to do during this time to win this battle.
This verse in Romans 16, further warns the church people that will bruise Satan’s head, that they will also have their foot/heel bruised in the process of obtaining the victory. Anything that causes a bruise is usually something that is associated with a strike to that part of the body to cause the pain. Don’t think that Satan is just going to lay there helplessly waiting for us to bruise his head. He is going to resist the defeat with all his power. Jesus never promised that the church believer would experience zero troubles and tribulations (Jn 16:33). I think most of us can testify to this truth who have been saved very long. The more we do for God’s Kingdom, the greater the resistance appears to come out of nowhere. I heard one minister say when God promotes us to a new level there will come greater levels of devils to resist us. We are in a spiritual fight. But we are prophesied to be victorious. Is God a Liar? No, He is not. He even gives us His personal armor to help us (Eph 6). In fact Romans 16 says the God of Peace will do this and Ephesians 6 informs us that He equips our feet with the shoes of peace. Wow, praise God. Peace should be on our feet during this battle. Are you standing in peace? If not, put on His shoes.
When is this bruising of Satan’s head supposed to happen? This is a great hidden mystery. God clearly said when Paul wrote this letter to the Romans that it had not happened yet and that it would occur shortly. These two Greek words G1722 and G5034 that are translated as “shortly” here are also used in Revelation chapter 1 verse 1. Here God says “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to show unto his servant things which must shortly come to pass”. God appears to be making a connection to the book of Revelation and the end of the church age. This can surely become confusing to humans who have no reference to what eternity represents. Humans are limited to the dimensions of space and time, but God is not. To us 2000 years is a very long time to wait for something to happen, but to God this is only about two days according to 2 Peter 3:8. If I said to you “I’ll see you in a couple (two) days would you think that is a long time? I mean if I lived next door to you that might be different than if I lived in Arizona and you lived in Florida. It might take me two days to drive to where you are and then your perspective would change dramatically. We need to begin to see more things from God’s perspective. Even if the Coronavirus lasted one year of human time that would only be 86.4 seconds to God. Wow, I find that very interesting.
2Co 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
There will be times of pressure, affliction, tribulation and persecution in this world for Christians but, God informs us that this is nothing compared to eternal life in His presence. But God calls this a passing moment of light trouble, meaning it should not be regarded as significant. Remember, us getting a bruise on our foot is far better than Satan’s bruise upon his head.
If you have not read the Bible series on the “True Identity of the Woman in Revelation 12” I would highly recommend you do so. I believe the LORD has taught me that this woman in Revelation 12 represents the victorious, overcoming and raptured church. She is clothed in the Sun and standing on the moon under her feet with a victorious crown on her head. That is a description of the Bride of Christ. The woman is clothed with the Sun and that represents a people being clothed in the righteousness of Jesus Christ (Mal 4:2). Standing on the moon is the symbolic representation of bruising our enemy Satan under our feet (Rom 16:20). Satan is described to be the ruler of the darkness of this world (Eph 6:12) and God says in the Bible in Genesis, Psalms and the N.T. that the moon rules the dark night (Gen 1:18). I believe with all my heart that the church will be “caught up” very soon as an overcoming bride, not a defeated or beaten wife.
The main point of this Bible lesson is that Satan and his coronavirus are already defeated foes. God has already given to us the victory. But, that does not make Satan and coronavirus powerless. It does make them defeated and under our feet. Jesus and His bride/body are more than conquerors over Satan (Rom 8:37). Let us give thanks to God who always causes His church in Christ Jesus to triumph (2 Cor 2:14). But just as Joshua and the people of Israel had a choice to live in fear of the giants dying in the wilderness and to not possess the victory so the church must make the same decision today.
Let’s try to begin to see this present life more from God’s point of view. What we think is the end of the world today may seem insignificant to what could occur tomorrow or in eternity. Please do not think that I am making this to be as a nothing event. There have been a lot of people in a short time that have died. If anyone has lost a family member or friend during this crisis, we are all praying for you. I hope everyone that died knew Jesus Christ and were known by Him. If they did and He did, they are in a far better place according to 2 Corinthians 5:8. Let’s stand against this unseen enemy and put them under our feet. Let’s use any spare time to pray and ask God how we can reach someone that needs to know God. Live today like it was your last day on earth. Thank you and God bless you. If you need any specific prayer, please leave it as a comment. Jesus is LORD over Satan and over coronavirus!
If you like to continue reading in the series please go to “Part 4“.
~WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I DIED TODAY?~
Today, if you do not know Jesus Christ as your personal LORD and Savior or you do not have the confidence to KNOW what would happen if you died suddenly it is time to get your life in order. I believe NOW is time to resolve your uncertain eternal destination after this life ends and before it is too late. Some might think I’m not a bad person and have not committed any bad crimes, but God says our righteousness is like filthy rags compared to His standard of Holiness. By default, without making a choice we are all headed to a lake of fire that burns very intensely to be separated from a loving God that already forgave us. That is a very sad reality. One wise man has said NO ONE is ready to live, until they are ready to die. Please go to “Salvation” and read and pray the prayer to receive the free gift of forgiveness & eternal life. This will be the greatest decision that you will ever make. Thank you and God bless you.