Monday, May 1, 2023

only JESUS has power

 


Matthew 3:17

King James Version

17 And lo a voice from heaven, 

saying, 

This is my beloved Son, 

in whom I am well pleased.


In the previous post, we saw GOD's power over angels.

And what ONE angel can do.

In this post, we shall further reinforce JESUS' power over EVERYTHING.

As born again, we rely on Scripture to tell us all we need to know.

Matthew 28:18

King James Version

18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, 

saying, 

All power is given unto me 

in heaven and in earth.


John 1:3

King James Version

3 All things were made by him; 

and without him was not any thing made 

that was made.


Colossians 1:16

King James Version

16 For by him were all things created, 

that are in heaven, and that are in earth, 

visible and invisible, 

whether they be thrones, or dominions, 

or principalities, or powers: 

all things were created by him, 

and for him:


JESUS exercised power over devils:

James 2:19

King James Version

19 Thou believest that there is one God; 

thou doest well: 

the devils also believe, 

and tremble.


Through His Resurrection, JESUS defeated death, and the devil:

Hebrews 2:14

King James Version

14 Forasmuch then as the children 

are partakers of flesh and blood, 

he also himself likewise took part of the same; 

that through death he might destroy him 

that had the power of death, 

that is, the devil;


Without JESUS, we can do nothing.

John 15:5

King James Version

5 I am the vine, 

ye are the branches: 

He that abideth in me, and I in him, 

the same bringeth forth much fruit: 

for without me ye can do nothing.


Through JESUS, we can do everything.

Matthew 19:26

King James Version

26 But Jesus beheld them, 

and said unto them, 

With men this is impossible; 

but with God all things are possible.


JESUS did so much more.

Much, of which we don't know about.

For the world could not contain it.

John 21:25

King James Version

25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, 

the which, if they should be written every one, 

I suppose that even the world itself could not contain 

the books that should be written. 

Amen.


Now you see why I am not impressed with any form of power.

Whether of man.

Or of Satan.

I only believe in the LORD JESUS.

It's time to give GLORY to the ONE, TRUE GOD.


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every time man boasts

 

Hebrews 1:14

King James Version

14 Are they not all ministering spirits, 

sent forth to minister for them 

who shall be heirs of salvation?


Every time man boasts, I can only think of GOD's POWER.

The times Satan boasted, I could only think of JESUS.

To point things out, we shall quote Scripture here.

And you shall see what JESUS is capable of.

In the previous post, JESUS reminded His disciples:

Matthew 26:53-54

King James Version

53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, 

and he shall presently give me 

more than twelve legions of angels?

54 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, 

that thus it must be?


That's truth.

JESUS could have prayed to the Father on the spot.

And GOD would have sent "more than twelve legions of angels".

How many soldiers comprise a "legion"?

In a 9 August 2021 post, SPIRIT and I wrote:


"A legion is between 4,000 to 6,000 soldiers.

Multiplied by 12 legions?

That's 48,000 to 72,000 angels 

who could have easily assisted the LORD JESUS.

And if ONE could easily slay 185,000 enemies of God, 

can you imagine what 72,000 angels could do?"


Yes, it only takes ONE angel to slay 185,000 in one night .

2 Kings 19:35

King James Version

35 And it came to pass that night, 

that the angel of the Lord went out, 

and smote in the camp of the Assyrians 

an hundred fourscore and five thousand: 

and when they arose early in the morning, 

behold, 

they were all dead corpses.


Not only that.

It also only takes ONE angel to bind CHRIST's main enemy.

Apostle John saw it for himself:

Revelation 20:1-3

King James Version

20 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, 

having the key of the bottomless pit 

and a great chain in his hand.

2 And he laid hold on the dragon, 

that old serpent, 

which is the Devil, 

and Satan, 

and bound him a thousand years,

3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, 

and shut him up, 

and set a seal upon him, 

that he should deceive the nations no more, 

till the thousand years should be fulfilled: 

and after that he must be loosed a little season.


Now you see why I laugh at man's foolishness.

Thinking he's all powerful.

Smart.

Invincible.

We don't know what we speak of.

Only JESUS has power. 

Know more through the next post.


Related posts:

The MAGNIFICENCE and MAJESTY of GOD

the LORD's restraint

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the LORD's restraint

 

The PRINCE of PEACE:

John 14:27

King James Version

27 Peace I leave with you, 

my peace I give unto you: 

not as the world giveth, give I unto you. 

Let not your heart be troubled, 

neither let it be afraid.


What did JESUS think of war?

What did He think of violence?

How much did He love us?

Let Scripture tell us the ways of the LORD.

One particular instance stands out:

Matthew 26:46-56

King James Version

46 Rise, let us be going: 

behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.

47 And while he yet spake, 

lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, 

and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, 

from the chief priests and elders of the people.

48 Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, 

saying, 

Whomsoever I shall kiss, 

that same is he: 

hold him fast.

49 And forthwith he came to Jesus, 

and said, 

Hail, master; 

and kissed him.

50 And Jesus said unto him, 

Friend, 

wherefore art thou come? 

Then came they, 

and laid hands on Jesus and took him.

51 And, behold, 

one of them which were with Jesus 

stretched out his hand, 

and drew his sword, 

and struck a servant of the high priest's, 

and smote off his ear.

52 Then said Jesus unto him, 

Put up again thy sword into his place: 

for all they that take the sword 

shall perish with the sword.

53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, 

and he shall presently give me 

more than twelve legions of angels?

54 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, 

that thus it must be?

55 In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, 

Are ye come out as against a thief 

with swords and staves for to take me? 

I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, 

and ye laid no hold on me.

56 But all this was done, 

that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. 

Then all the disciples forsook him, 

and fled.


We really have no idea GOD's power.

Worse, we have no idea His long-suffering love for us.

And the restraint He shows, in not wiping out humanity.

Every time man boasts, I can only think of GOD's POWER.

Oftentimes coursed through His angels.

And that's for the next post.


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JESUS

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Sunday, April 30, 2023

being free of the spirit of war


 2 Corinthians 3:17

King James Version

17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: 

and where the Spirit of the Lord is, 

there is liberty.


How to be free from the spirit that induces the lust for wars?

In CHRIST is liberty.

In SPIRIT is liberty.

In Scripture is liberty.

These verses tell us more:

Mark 1:15

King James Version

15 And saying, 

The time is fulfilled, 

and the kingdom of God is at hand: 

repent ye, 

and believe the gospel.


John 3:5-7

King James Version

5 Jesus answered, 

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, 

Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, 

he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; 

and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, 

Ye must be born again.


John 14:1

King James Version

14 Let not your heart be troubled: 

ye believe in God, believe also in me.


Galatians 5:16-26

King James Version

16 This I say then, 

Walk in the Spirit, 

and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, 

and the Spirit against the flesh: 

and these are contrary the one to the other: 

so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, 

ye are not under the law.

19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, 

which are these; 

Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, 

emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, 

revellings, and such like: 

of the which I tell you before, 

as I have also told you in time past, 

that they which do such things 

shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

22 But the fruit of the Spirit 

is love, joy, peace, 

longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

23 Meekness, temperance: 

against such there is no law.

24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh 

with the affections and lusts.

25 If we live in the Spirit, 

let us also walk in the Spirit.

26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, 

provoking one another, 

envying one another.


Ephesians 2:1-10

King James Version

2 And you hath he quickened, 

who were dead in trespasses and sins;

2 Wherein in time past 

ye walked according to the course of this world, 

according to the prince of the power of the air, 

the spirit that now worketh 

in the children of disobedience:

3 Among whom also we all had our conversation 

in times past in the lusts of our flesh, 

fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; 

and were by nature the children of wrath, 

even as others.

4 But God, 

who is rich in mercy, 

for his great love wherewith he loved us,

5 Even when we were dead in sins, 

hath quickened us together with Christ, 

(by grace ye are saved;)

6 And hath raised us up together, 

and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

7 That in the ages to come 

he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace 

in his kindness toward us 

through Christ Jesus.

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; 

and that not of yourselves: 

it is the gift of God:

9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

10 For we are his workmanship, 

created in Christ Jesus unto good works, 

which God hath before ordained 

that we should walk in them.


James 4:7

King James Version

7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. 

Resist the devil, 

and he will flee from you.


James 4:8

King James Version

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

King James Version

9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: 

let your laughter be turned to mourning, 

and your joy to heaviness.


James 4:10

King James Version

10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, 

and he shall lift you up.


James 4:11-12

King James Version

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.

12 There is one lawgiver, 

who is able to save and to destroy: 

who art thou that judgest another?


In GOD is peace.

You shall find out how JESUS responds to violence.

Click here for the next post.


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spirit behind wars

 


Jeremiah 17:9

King James Version

9 The heart is deceitful above all things, 

and desperately wicked: 

who can know it?


Do you know that there's a spirit behind wars?

That there's a very ancient and powerful spirit responsible for chaos?

James, the brother of JESUS, reveals the cause of wars:

James 4:1-3

King James Version

4 From whence come wars and fightings among you? 

come they not hence, 

even of your lusts that war in your members?

2 Ye lust, and have not: 

ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: 

ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.

3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, 

that ye may consume it upon your lusts.


If lust is the cause of wars, do you know its MAIN source?

JESUS declares:

John 8:44-45

King James Version

44 Ye are of your father the devil, 

and the lusts of your father ye will do. 

He was a murderer from the beginning, 

and abode not in the truth, 

because there is no truth in him. 

When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: 

for he is a liar, and the father of it.

45 And because I tell you the truth, 

ye believe me not.


It is, indeed, spiritual warfare.

A warfare happening in the unseen.

A warfare translated in real time, through people.

A warfare carefully crafted by the enemy.

In great detail, and with great urgency.

For this particular reason:

Revelation 12:12

King James Version

12 Therefore rejoice, 

ye heavens, 

and ye that dwell in them. 

Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! 

for the devil is come down unto you, 

having great wrath, 

because he knoweth that he hath 

but a short time.


Know more about this spirit behind wars.

Out to get every soul.

With most souls unaware.

2 Corinthians 4:4

King James Version

4 In whom the god of this world 

hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, 

lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, 

who is the image of God, 

should shine unto them.


Ephesians 6:12

King James Version

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, 

but against principalities, 

against powers, 

against the rulers of the darkness of this world, 

against spiritual wickedness in high places.


1 Peter 5:8-9

King James Version

8 Be sober, 

be vigilant; 

because your adversary the devil, 

as a roaring lion, 

walketh about, 

seeking whom he may devour:

9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, 

knowing that the same afflictions 

are accomplished in your brethren 

that are in the world.


Is it any wonder the world is in such deep chaos?

Scripture tells followers of JESUS:

1 John 5:19

King James Version

19 And we know that we are of God, 

and the whole world lieth in wickedness.


How to be free of this wicked spirit?

Turn to the next post.


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Sin AWARENESS

FULL ARMOR


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GOD is a man of war

 

Exodus 15:1-19

King James Version

15 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel 

this song unto the Lord, 

and spake, saying, 

I will sing unto the Lord, 

for he hath triumphed gloriously: 

the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.

2 The Lord is my strength and song, 

and he is become my salvation: 

he is my God, 

and I will prepare him an habitation; 

my father's God, 

and I will exalt him.

3 The Lord is a man of war: 

the Lord is his name.

4 Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: 

his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea.

5 The depths have covered them: 

they sank into the bottom as a stone.

6 Thy right hand, O Lord, 

is become glorious in power: 

thy right hand, O Lord, 

hath dashed in pieces the enemy.

7 And in the greatness of thine excellency 

thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: 

thou sentest forth thy wrath, 

which consumed them as stubble.

8 And with the blast of thy nostrils 

the waters were gathered together, 

the floods stood upright as an heap, 

and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.

9 The enemy said, 

I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; 

my lust shall be satisfied upon them; 

I will draw my sword, 

my hand shall destroy them.

10 Thou didst blow with thy wind, 

the sea covered them: 

they sank as lead in the mighty waters.

11 Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? 

who is like thee, 

glorious in holiness, 

fearful in praises, 

doing wonders?

12 Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, 

the earth swallowed them.

13 Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people 

which thou hast redeemed: 

thou hast guided them in thy strength 

unto thy holy habitation.

14 The people shall hear, 

and be afraid: 

sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina.

15 Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed; 

the mighty men of Moab, 

trembling shall take hold upon them; 

all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away.

16 Fear and dread shall fall upon them; 

by the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone; 

till thy people pass over, O Lord, 

till the people pass over, 

which thou hast purchased.

17 Thou shalt bring them in, 

and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, 

in the place, O Lord, 

which thou hast made for thee to dwell in, 

in the Sanctuary, O Lord, 

which thy hands have established.

18 The Lord shall reign for ever and ever.

19 For the horse of Pharaoh went in 

with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, 

and the Lord brought again 

the waters of the sea upon them; 

but the children of Israel went on dry land 

in the midst of the sea.


Moses and the Israelites sang that song, in honor of GOD.

Calling Him "a man of war".

GOD makes war.

On those who make war upon His chosen.

But that's for another post.

Know there's a spirit behind wars.

The cause of all pain.

And hardship.

Click to know here.


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cause of wars

 

James 4

King James Version

4 From whence come wars and fightings among you? 

come they not hence, 

even of your lusts that war in your members?

2 Ye lust, and have not: 

ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: 

ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.

3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, 

that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, 

know ye not that the friendship of the world 

is enmity with God? 

whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world 

is the enemy of God.

5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, 

The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?

6 But he giveth more grace. 

Wherefore he saith, 

God resisteth the proud, 

but giveth grace unto the humble.

7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. 

Resist the devil, 

and he will flee from you.

8 Draw nigh to God, 

and he will draw nigh to you. 

Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; 

and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: 

let your laughter be turned to mourning, 

and your joy to heaviness.

10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, 

and he shall lift you up.

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.

12 There is one lawgiver, 

who is able to save and to destroy: 

who art thou that judgest another?

13 Go to now, ye that say, 

To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, 

and continue there a year, 

and buy and sell, 

and get gain:

14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. 

For what is your life? 

It is even a vapour, 

that appeareth for a little time, 

and then vanisheth away.

15 For that ye ought to say, 

If the Lord will, we shall live, 

and do this, or that.

16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: 

all such rejoicing is evil.

17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, 

and doeth it not, to him it is sin.


That's the inspired wisdom of apostle James.

All given, through the SPIRIT of GOD.

Now, we know the cause of wars.

But what does the Bible say about GOD, and war?

That's for the next post.


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only JESUS has power

  Matthew 3:17 King James Version 17 And lo a voice from heaven,  saying,  This is my beloved Son,  in whom I am well pleased . In the previ...