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 5:16-21

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.

Galatians 5:22-23

King James Version

22 But the fruit of the Spirit 

is love, joy, peace, 

longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

23 Meekness, temperance: 

against such there is no law.

Galatians 5:24-26

King James Version

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 2:1-7

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.

Ephesians 2:8-10

King James Version

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?

Lastly, the most difficult lesson of all:

Romans 12:19

King James Version

19 Dearly beloved, 

avenge not yourselves, 

but rather give place unto wrath: 

for it is written, 

Vengeance is mine; 

I will repay, 

saith the Lord.

In GOD is peace.

In GOD is strength.

In GOD is justice.

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?

How to be free of this wicked spirit?

Turn to the next post.

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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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prophecy through Peter


2 Peter 3

King James Version

3 This second epistle, beloved, 

I now write unto you; 

in both which I stir up your pure minds 

by way of remembrance:

2 That ye may be mindful of the words 

which were spoken before by the holy prophets, 

and of the commandment of us 

the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:

3 Knowing this first, 

that there shall come in the last days scoffers, 

walking after their own lusts,

4 And saying, 

Where is the promise of his coming? 

for since the fathers fell asleep, 

all things continue as they were 

from the beginning of the creation.

5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, 

that by the word of God the heavens were of old, 

and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:

6 Whereby the world that then was, 

being overflowed with water, perished:

7 But the heavens and the earth, 

which are now, 

by the same word are kept in store, 

reserved unto fire 

against the day of judgment and perdition 

of ungodly men.

8 But, beloved, 

be not ignorant of this one thing, 

that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, 

and a thousand years as one day.

9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, 

as some men count slackness; 

but is longsuffering to us-ward, 

not willing that any should perish, 

but that all should come to repentance.

10 But the day of the Lord will come 

as a thief in the night; 

in the which the heavens shall pass away 

with a great noise, 

and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, 

the earth also and the works that are therein 

shall be burned up.

11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, 

what manner of persons ought ye to be 

in all holy conversation and godliness,

12 Looking for and hasting 

unto the coming of the day of God, 

wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, 

and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

13 Nevertheless we,

according to his promise, 

look for new heavens and a new earth, 

wherein dwelleth righteousness.

14 Wherefore, beloved, 

seeing that ye look for such things, 

be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, 

without spot, 

and blameless.

15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord 

is salvation; 

even as our beloved brother Paul also 

according to the wisdom given unto him 

hath written unto you;

16 As also in all his epistles, 

speaking in them of these things; 

in which are some things hard to be understood, 

which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, 

as they do also the other scriptures, 

unto their own destruction.

17 Ye therefore, beloved, 

seeing ye know these things before, 

beware lest ye also, 

being led away with the error of the wicked, 

fall from your own stedfastness.

18 But grow in grace, 

and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. 

To him be glory both now and for ever. 


We've heard the prophecy of the LORD JESUS.

We've also heard the prophecies through Paul, and Peter.

Now, what do you think causes wars?

That's for the next post.

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prophecy through Paul


2 Timothy 3:1-17

King James Version

3 This know also, 

that in the last days perilous times shall come.

2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, 

covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, 

disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, 

false accusers, incontinent, fierce, 

despisers of those that are good,

4 Traitors, heady, highminded, 

lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

5 Having a form of godliness, 

but denying the power thereof: 

from such turn away.

6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, 

and lead captive silly women laden with sins, 

led away with divers lusts,

7 Ever learning, 

and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, 

so do these also resist the truth: 

men of corrupt minds, 

reprobate concerning the faith.

9 But they shall proceed no further: 

for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, 

as their's also was.

10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, 

manner of life, purpose, faith, 

longsuffering, charity, patience,

11 Persecutions, afflictions, 

which came unto me 

at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; 

what persecutions I endured: 

but out of them all the Lord delivered me.

12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus 

shall suffer persecution.

13 But evil men and seducers shall wax 

worse and worse, 


and being deceived.

14 But continue thou 

in the things which thou hast learned 

and hast been assured of, 

knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, 

which are able to make thee wise unto salvation 

through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, 

and is profitable for doctrine, 

for reproof, 

for correction, 

for instruction in righteousness:

17 That the man of God may be perfect, 

thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

The SPIRIT of GOD inspired apostle Paul to share those prophecies.

The next post will share what coursed through apostle Peter.

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the LORD's prophecy


Matthew 24:3

King James Version

3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, 

the disciples came unto him privately, saying, 

Tell us, 

when shall these things be? 

and what shall be the sign of thy coming, 

and of the end of the world?

What was the LORD's prophecy?

About the end of the world.

And what to expect?

Scripture tells us:

Matthew 24:4-13

King James Version

4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, 

Take heed that no man deceive you.

5 For many shall come in my name, 


I am Christ; 

and shall deceive many.

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.

7 For nation shall rise against nation, 

and kingdom against kingdom: 

and there shall be famines, 

and pestilences, 

and earthquakes, in divers places.

8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, 

and shall kill you: 

and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.

10 And then shall many be offended, 

and shall betray one another, 

and shall hate one another.

11 And many false prophets shall rise, 

and shall deceive many.

12 And because iniquity shall abound, 

the love of many shall wax cold.

13 But he that shall endure unto the end, 

the same shall be saved.

That's the state of our world now.

And more sorrow to come.

For believers, and unbelievers.

A prophecy came through apostle Paul.

Check the next post now.

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it takes a soldier


Hebrews 4:12

King James Version

12 For the word of God is quick, 

and powerful, 

and sharper than any twoedged sword, 

piercing even to the dividing asunder 

of soul and spirit, 

and of the joints and marrow, 

and is a discerner 

of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

It takes a soldier to know war.

Especially if one has engaged in war.

Early this morning, SPIRIT led me to this video:

WAR IS A RACKET by Maj. Gen. Smedley D. Butler - FULL AudioBook

I've come to know war does that.

Giving birth to industries.

Thus, it must be kept going.

General Eisenhower warned us about the "military industrial complex".

As I was listening to the audiobook, I learned Maj. General Butler was a Quaker.

That he was a "fighting Quaker".

So, I look into those keywords.

And found other fighting Quakers:

The Fighting Quaker: The Southern Campaigns of General Nathanael Greene

Making me look more into General Greene.

And learned he was a trusted officer of George Washington.

Curious about Generals Butler and Greene, I looked into "Quakers".

Why are they called Quakers?

What do they stand for?

I learned it's probably because of these two sets of verses:

Isaiah 66:1-2

King James Version

66 Thus saith the Lord, 

The heaven is my throne, 

and the earth is my footstool: 

where is the house that ye build unto me? 

and where is the place of my rest?

2 For all those things hath mine hand made, 

and all those things have been, 

saith the Lord: 

but to this man will I look, 

even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, 

and trembleth at my word.

Ezra 9:4

King James Version

4 Then were assembled unto me 

every one that trembled 

at the words of the God of Israel, 

because of the transgression 

of those that had been carried away; 

and I sat astonied until the evening sacrifice.

Quakers "tremble" at the word of God.

Then, I looked at a list of Quakers.

Quite an impressive list of who's who.

But I'm curious about "fighting Quakers".

So I found more:

The Fighting Quakers: A True Story of the War for Our Union

Soldier Stories: The Fighting Quaker

Jim Dixon shared his Nam experiences through his book:

Things I'll Never forget: Memories of a Marine in Viet Nam

It took Dixon 47 years to muster writing the book.

Soldiers scarred from battle know what they went through.

Surely, they're never the same.

May the battles they're asked to fight, mean something.

May their lives not have been in vain.

May they not have been sacrificed for other people's personal gain.

As born again, and soldier of CHRIST, I observe the world.

And know future events have been prophesied by JESUS.

But that's for the next post.

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