The need for binding and loosening related to Satan, his evil spirits.

 
Interesting that my waiting for Internet provider this week to repair my non functioning internet services had been a great lesson on the need of patience as well.  Unfortunately patience alone here was inadequate. I had to also block, make void in Jesus name all the effects of the ruling evil spirits here. The same Evil spirits who did not want me to have access to the internet to spread, proclaim  God’s truths.
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(Rev 18:2 KJV)  And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
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 (Mat 12:29 KJV)  Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.
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1 Corinthians 2:14 Paul tells us – But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them because they are spiritually discerned.
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We always do need to all understand that once we Christians have been saved, and we are living righteously we do now also have the full, present authority, through the shed blood of Jesus on our own behalf,  to bind any and all the effects of evil ones on us personally that are being sent to distract, hinder  us, to buffet, control, or harm us through “Binding and Loosening”.
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I was lying in a Hospital bed next to a person  who had a controlling, dominating Spirit, he liked to do all the talking, and to be worshipped all the time as well.. he was a very evil man and I have met many others like him in realy life..So what I did I bound the evil spirits in him in Jesus name, refused to allow them to communicate with anyone else, or to each others, I commanded darkness and confusing upon all their plans, actions, and made void anything they did as well.. shortly the person started to act like any other normal person and he and I  had a peaceful rest also now..  http://thefocusonthefamily.wordpress.com/2008/08/12/more-about-control-freaks/
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We also do now have the authority to loose freedom, peace, and joy into our lives by appropriating freely, readily the word of God.   2 Timothy 1:7, For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.   (Gal 5:22 KJV)  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23    Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. ( note there is no restriction of having the fruit  of the holy spirit other than one must be born from above)
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Too many Christians falsely know or teach partial truths and now do falsely limit “Binding and Loosening” are to be used solely in the realm of  evangelism, or witnessing to others.
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“Binding and Loosening” can also be used in one’s personal life to dissolve the power, effect of evil spirits that are coming against us. We can bind ANY evil spirit that tries to interrupt,  disturb, terrorize, control, or destroy us, and we also do have the authority through Jesus to also now loose mass confusion, hindrances into the enemy’s camp, into an  evil persons life as well, and to  also  loose total love, joy, peace and contentment again in our lives. So go ahead and do so.
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We are often as Christians rightfully now taught that Presently Satan even though he is subject to Christ’s authority, empowerments, Satan he is very much presently alive and  active on earth, in our lives. 1 Peter 5:8 teaches us that Satan is “like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour”. But he Satan now only has as much power as we do allow him to have. We are in a war against him, we must use our weapons to fight him to overcome now all of his bad works on us too. Jesus has defeated Satan power over us at the cross, but that doesn’t prevent Satan from sending forth his evil spirits to try to steal, kill, and destroy you and all of mankind. That is what he Satan  does—the battle starts in the mind and he convinces us that he has power over us. He Satan next also sends evil spirits by means of evil persons against us as well.
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Matthew 16:19, “And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
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Jesus himself now referred to binding and loosing as the keys to the kingdom. Keys that every born from above believer has access too.
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What does it mean to bind on earth? It refers to your physical location; right now, where you are here on earth. Jesus is saying that the authority to bind and loose the effect of Satan and his cohorts  on us all are provided for us even still today, right now by Jesus paid price to use this right here on earth.
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Remember, Jesus gave us power over ALL of the effect, power of the enemy. Its time we all do stand up and use our power— 1 John 4:4  greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world.  (John 14:12 KJV)  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
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2 Cor.10:3-5 – “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
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Eph. 6:10-12 – “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole amour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 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.”
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(Mat 10:1 KJV)  And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
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(Mark 6:7 KJV)  And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;
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(Mark 1:27 KJV)  And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commands he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.
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(Mark 3:11 KJV)  And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, You art the Son of God.
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(Luke 4:36 KJV)  And they were all amazed, and spoke among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.
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(Luke 6:18 KJV)  And they that were vexed with unclean spirits:  they were healed.
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(Acts 5:16 KJV)  There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and thse who were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.
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(Acts 8:7 KJV)  For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed.
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“Who is Satan?  Who is Lucifer?  Who is Beelzebub?”  “Lucifer” comes from the Latin word luciferos, which means “light bearer”, i.e., someone who carries a light.  “Satan” means “the Accuser.”  These and Beelzebub are some of the names for the Devil.
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“Who or what is the Devil?”  Lucifer, the Devil, was the model of perfection 

  • most perfect
  • most wise
  • most intelligent
  • most powerful
  • most knowledgeable

being ever created. Ezekiel 28:12-15 [12] “Son of man, take up a lament concerning the king of Tyre and say to him: `This is what the Sovereign LORD says: ” `You were the model of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. [13] You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone adorned you: ruby, topaz and emerald, chrysolite, onyx and jasper, sapphire, turquoise and beryl. Your settings and mountings were made of gold; on the day you were created they were prepared. [14] You were anointed [specially selected] as a guardian cherub, for so I ordained you. You were on the holy mount of God; you walked among the fiery stones. [15] You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created till wickedness was found in you.  Ezekiel 28:16-19 [16] Through your widespread trade you were filled with violence, and you sinned. So I drove you in disgrace from the mount of God, and I expelled you, O guardian cherub, from among the fiery stones. [17] Your heart became proud on account of your beauty, and you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor. So I threw you to the earth; I made a spectacle of you before kings. [18] By your many sins and dishonest trade you have desecrated your sanctuaries. So I made a fire come out from you, and it consumed you, and I reduced you to ashes on the ground in the sight of all who were watching. [19] All the nations who knew you are appalled at you; you have come to a horrible end and will be no more.’ “
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Demons, even spirits  are the Fallen Angels who willfully sided with Satan and became his followers, to carry out Satan’s  will instead of God.
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Rev. 12:7-10, “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”

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..”…. if God spared not the angels that sinned but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into CHAINS OF DARKNESS, to be reserved unto judgement “,…(2 Peter 2:4), and Jude, obviously referring to the same matter, writes…..”….the angels which kept not their first estate , but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting CHAINS UNDER DARKNESS unto the judgement of the great day.”….(Jude.v.6).

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Evil angels, however, are those who have fallen from their first estate (see Jude 1:6) since the Creation. The Bible records several different times when angels fell to earth. Some have already fallen (Genesis 6:2; Amos 5:26; Revelation 12:4) and some will fall in the future (Revelation 6:13, 8:10-11, 9:1). It is Satan, the great dragon, who entices them (Revelation 12:4), perhaps with promises that they will be worshipped by men as gods or rule over an earthly kingdom. Fallen angels learn wickedness and become apprentices of their new master Satan.
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Unlike humans, fallen angels cannot be redeemed. Once angels rebel against God, they are permanently banned from God’s glory and presence. Some fallen angels are currently imprisoned until God’s day of judgment (I Peter 3:19-20; II Peter 2:4; Jude 1:6), and some rule the realm of darkness with Satan. They, too, will face the wrath of God (Matthew 25:41).
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What Was the Sin of These Angels? 
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The Bible confirms that there are angels who sinned: “Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker? Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly” (Job 4:17-18; also see Job 15:15, 25:5). In addition, the Bible tells us the origins of some fallen angels. 
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Every time the Old Testament mentions sons of God it is a reference to angels (compare Job 1:6, 2:1, 38:7 and Psalm 89:6). In Genesis 6:2, sons of God (angels) took on human form — which angels can do (see Genesis 19:15-16; Hebrews 13:2). But these sons of God transgressed their created purpose by lusting after the daughters of men and marrying wives who bore them children. This evil brought mankind to a new realm of wickedness so frightening and terrible that God saw it necessary to destroy the earth with a flood, saving only Noah and his family.
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Here is the Genesis account: “It came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown” (Genesis 6:1-2).
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The fall of these angels is also told by Enoch, great-grandfather of Noah, who walked with God (Genesis 5:22). Copies of the Book of Enoch were found among the Dead Sea Scrolls. Although this book is not a part of canonized Scripture, it does line up with the Genesis account and is, in fact, quoted in Scripture (see Jude 1:14).
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Enoch told how these angels not only took human wives but also taught them the secrets of good and evil (remember that Adam and Eve ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thus opening the door to all knowledge). In this way fallen mankind became corrupted very quickly, soon requiring a world-wide flood to purge the human race. “And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Genesis 6:4-13).
Enoch’s account also describes the consequences for the sin of these fallen angels. The angels felt remorse for their sin but were not allowed to return to their former estate in the heavens. They were bound (and are still bound, according to II Peter 2:4 and Jude 1:6) to await judgment. The children of those angel-human relations died, but their spirits would go throughout the earth as evil spirits to harass mankind. They would look for human bodies to inhabit; the male ones being malevolent spirits and the female ones being seductive spirits (or sirens).
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In the last days, the earth will again become corrupted to complete wickedness. Jesus told us, “as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be” (Matthew 24:37). In the end times the world will become just as wicked as it was before the Flood. Because of today’s heightened fascination with the occult and spirit world, it is entirely plausible that fallen angels and humans will mix once again, creating terrible chaos to bring about the final wrath of God.‘
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Note we MUST come against the evil ones of the spiritual realm AS WELL. OH, YES!!! The spiritual realm DOES exist! There are those of you who would rather not believe that there is, but we must ask you right now. . . What is God? (Spirit) Where is heaven (in the Spiritual realm) What is Satan? (spirit) Where is he? (in the Spiritual realm) All of Satan’s evil ones (spirits, demons—whatever you prefer to call them) are in the Spiritual realm. They are very real even in our lives today. . . yes, in each and every one of our lives today.
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Often that whatever happens in the natural realm happens in the Spiritual realm first. That is where the battles (the ones we don’t see) are fought out—in the spiritual realm. Satan has his workers (evil spirits) and God uses also His angels to fight out the battles in the heavenlies. The outcome of those battles, are what actually manifests itself in our lives, here, in the natural realm.
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Our free will  prayers and our free will  binding and loosening are what moves God’s hands as well  in our situations, and as we pray, He releases more of His angels to war for us.  (Heb 1:14 KJV)  Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
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When confronted by a demon-possessed individual [the direct, inward control by a demon(s)], there are generally two possible reactions, namely the offensive approach and the defensive approach. The offensive approach includes the eventual. hopeful casting out the demon( s )
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“Binding is like a temporary spiritual handcuffing. You can bind a demon spirit, much like tying something up with rope or chains. You cannot bind a person’s free will, but you can bind the demons affecting or influencing that person. Binding is NOT the same practice as casting out demons, casting out demons brings fourth lasting results, whereas binding is only to tie them down for a period of time. If you are trying to talk to or minister to somebody, and they seem impossible to get through to it can be helpful to bind up the spirits inside that person, which will handcuff the enemy so you can directly and effectively minister to that person without having them continually held back by the enemy’s interference. Another good time to bind is when the person isn’t ready for a deliverance and you are not willing to put up with their demonic personality. I have a friend who bound demon spirits which were in her teacher, who was a lesbian, and she stopped giving her any troubles since then! Was the teacher ready to be delivered? Highly unlikely. But that doesn’t mean you must live with her demonic personality, simply bind it whenever you are around that person, and it handcuffs the enemy from doing his work around you. Another good time to bind, is when you are half way into a deliverance (let’s say you got 20 out of 40 demons out) and you need your rest, like say it’s 2 am and you have to work the next day. You could simply bind the demons overnight, and finish the deliverance the next day.
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Binding is a powerful witnessing tool: What keeps a person from accepting Jesus? The god of this world, which is Satan (working through his army of demons) has blinded their minds from the light of the gospel (2 Corinthians 4:4). Jesus taught us to bind the strong man, then we can plunder his house (Mark 3:27). If you have been trying to witness to somebody, and seem to be getting nowhere, try binding the spirits of darkness that are preventing that person from seeing the light in the gospel. You cannot bind a person’s will or force them to accept the gospel, but you can do something about the demons which are holding the person back. Once you take the demons out of the picture, you will be able to talk directly to that person without demons whispering in their ears and trying to combat what you are telling them.”
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“Loosing, like binding, can be done here on earth, and takes effect in the spiritual realm. Loosing however, refers to the loosing of a captive or person in bondage. You bind demons, and you loose the captives. When Jesus set free the woman with the issue of blood, He said unto her, “Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.” (Luke 13:12)”
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In contrast, the defensive approach  teaches the Christian to resist Satan and or the demon by submitting to God. WE HAVE TO DO BOTH BE DEFENSIVE AND OFFENSIVE
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(Mat 16:15 KJV)  He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? 16   And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17   And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. 18   And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock ( JESUS)  I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19    And I will give unto thee ( ALL) the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
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Now  the keys speak of our won, OWN  entrance into the kingdom of Heaven here on earth.
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The 2 places that Jesus mentioned keys are Luke 11:52 and Revelation 1:18.
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In Luke 11:52, he says, “Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge. You did not enter yourselves, and you hindered those who were entering.”  Hosea 4:6, says “My people perish for lack of knowledge.”
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TOO MANY PERSONS FALL PREY TO THE ENEMY, THE EVIL SPRITS, THE DEVIL BECAUSE OF THEIR OWN IGNORANCE ON HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM.
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Also in Revelation 1:18, Jesus says, “I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and ( also ) have the keys of Death and Hades.”
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“We CANNOT and MUST NOT try to bind or loose THE DEVIL, EVIL SPIRITS  in our name (or on our own accord). We MUST do so only “in the name of Jesus” under the leading of the Holy Spirit. a Christians is always to be lead personally  by the Holy Spirit still too. .
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Remember the Scripture in Acts 19:20, that says: And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? (You see, God had done some mighty works and performed miracles by the hands of Paul, and of course, Jesus. So, when the 7 sons of Sceva decided they would like to go and be able to do that, they found out really quick that the evil spirits did not have to obey them—We can only bind them in the name of Jesus. Suffice it to say, right here, that one must be born again and blood-washed in order to bind anything spiritually in the name of Jesus.) “
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Still  “binding and loosing”.   these two are actually different words, with totally different meanings, but they can used together,  they can be done in conjunction with one another. A good example of this is: I bind confusion off this troubled person, and I also do  loose, set free  his  freedom and clear-thinking . Or I bind the effects of the evil spirit on this persons and let loose the angels of God, the Holy Spirit to minister to him now instead.Simple too
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To Bind, tie up, or secure as with a rope or cord; to hold or restrain with; to unite; to be tight or restricting.
To let loose; to release; not fastened, restrained, or contained; not bound; to make less strict; to release pressure.
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Spirit filled,  Baptized of the Holy Spirit  persons  who  do have and use  the gifts of the Holy Spirit in operation now many times will feel led to bind a particular spirit, and/or to loose a particular spirit. These acts still are discerned by the Holy Spirit of God, are under the Holy Spirit leading, submission too,  where  it becomes necessary sometimes to pray openly for a release of the bondage that a certain spirit or spirits has that person bound in.
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Jesus cast evil spirits, demons out by the Holy Spirit, healed the person  by the Holy Spirit, and in order for us to be able to do that, we firstly MUST be born from above  Christians and do it by the Holy Spirit,. That is why Jesus also  said that whatsoever we bind on earth, will be bound in heaven, etc.
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Jesus  told us in John 14:12, Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. All , this was not just for His disciples . . .it was for all of us! In Luke 10:19, He said, Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
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Matthew, Chapter 18 :18 & 19—Jesus said: 18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 19 Again, I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
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(Gal 1:16 KJV)  To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:
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Ephod 6:10  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 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. 13  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
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“Spiritual warfare” now still means different things to different people. The term itself is not found in the scriptures, but the concept is often defined, rightfully taught as being led by the Holy spirit’s empowerment over the spiritual forces of darkness set against us all. .The Bible makes that clear. All  teachings on spiritual warfare must still be  rooted and grounded in the teaching of scripture, the Holy Spirit. Spiritual Warfare is a very important aspect of the Christian life because we do need to engage in it every day.  The true Biblical “spiritual warfare”is simply indirect confrontation with Satan our principle enemy. We believers in Jesus Christ  have been given weapons and strategies by Our heavenly Father to use now.  The key to successful spiritual warfare is also now finding the full Biblical truths, balance. . Spiritual warfare is done according to  Our source of authority which is the Word of God.  Scripture provides everything that we need for salvation and sanctification
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(2 Tim. 3:16,17; 2 Peter 1:3), therefore the Word of God should be our final authority. 2 Tim. 2:15 “Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the word of Truth.” Thus we must be on our guard, contending for the faith which was once delivered to the saints because certain men have crept in. (Jude 3 and 4). We are warned in 1 Tim. 4:1 and 6  that in the latter times some will turn away from the faith giving attention to deluding and seducing spirits and we are admonished to to be worthy stewards of Jesus Christ, ever using, nourishing our own selves on the truths of the faith so that we can always TRULY live victorious in Jesus Christ.
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Now Binding and loosing alone are not enough.. the whole situation has to be next put personally under the control, lordship, power of God the teaching of scripture, the Holy Spirit. . being now obedient to God in all things..  (John 14:21 KJV)  He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
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Mat 12:43  When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walks through dry places, seeking rest, and fends none. 44  Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he finds it empty, swept, and garnished. 45  Then goes he, and takes with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.
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This true Christianity and true  spiritual warfare includes now also every person  also next living a life of consecration, obedience and fellowship with God in such a way that we enable God to effectively use us to deal with the evil spirits,  persons working against us, and against other people. It is the  form of fully abiding in Christ as well that fully overcomes all of Satan’s legal and illegal grounds against us and others.  We are unable to deliver any Satan possessed persons for example from all the evil spirits if they still do  refuse to repent off, renounce their sins still.
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Again, how are we rightfully Biblically  instructed to basically overcome Satan and his followers?
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1. Peter instructs us to “withstand him; be firm in the faith and by the use of our faith as well  against any and all of  his onset – rooted, established, strong, immovable, and determined, knowing that while  the same sufferings, oppositions, hardships, tribulations, difficulties  are also now appointed to our brotherhood (the whole body of Christ) throughout the world.” we have also all the same empowerment to overcome it. (1 Cor 10:13 KJV)  There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.9 (Or overcome it) (Rev 3:21 KJV)  To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. (Rev 12:11 KJV)  And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
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2. Paul teaches us daily to put on the whole armor of God. Our provided weapons include truth, righteousness, the gospel of peace, faith, salvation and the word of God   (Eph 6:14 KJV)  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15   And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16  Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17    And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
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3.  (1 Tim 1:18 KJV)  This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare; 19   Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:
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The scripture also teaches us all that we must wage a good warfare holding fast to an active  faith delivered to the saints by Jesus Christ, the Apostles, and the  Holy Spirit, and each one of us now also having a clear conscience.
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And to our faith we must add knowledge as well  2 Cor 8:7 KJV  Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us..  (2 Pet 1:5 KJV)  And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6   And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;  7   And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.
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And we do also know that we must also continue take control of our own thought life by refuting arguments, theories and reasoning’s and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the true knowledge of God. We are to ongoing  lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (2 Cor 10:5 KJV)  Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exaltS itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; :6    And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
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(1 Sam 15:22 KJV)  And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. 23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
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Again Scripture teaches us how to have victory over the devil and it is firstly  by putting on the whole armor of God (Truth, Righteousness, Gospel of Peace, Faith, Salvation, and the Word of God). All these are aspects of consecration, obedience to and fellowship with God. The Lord uses also our consecration and obedience to overturn Satan’s hold over matters in our lives and the lives of those we’ve been assigned to minister to –spiritually, socially, materially and physically. “We will be ready to punish every act of disobedience once (when) your obedience is complete,” 2 Corinthians 10:6  I know this is a hard pill to swallow but we must  even with good intentions be  careful that we are not walking in disobedience and error, but be always subject to the will of God as Jesus was .
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Our Christ given authority is also to deal with demons in our ministry with other persons still depends on how God personally leads us by His Holy Spirit.
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(Mat 7:21 KJV)  Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.  22  Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
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(Mat 12:50 KJV)  For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
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4. In James 4:7. We are directly  taught to be subject to God and to Resist the devil – stand firm against him and he will flee from us.
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We are  taught  in the scripture to   to STAND FIRM against Satan – even  the same way Jesus stood firm against him while being tempted in the wilderness. He did subject himself to the devil, do what the devil asked but stood against him even with the Word of God and we must do the same.
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Some of us are taught that if we “bind Satan” in the name of Jesus or threaten him, if we pull down spirits in the air preventing their activity, they will leave us alone forever, no longer tempt us, or try to lure us away from our faith. This is simply not true. It is an ongoing process, war. We do  have to daily stand firm against Satan with the tools God gave us (obedience, prayer, His Word, His Spirit and etc.) and all of the ways that God has established for us.  Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and the Word of God should be our final authority for all of our acts still too
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Revelation 20:1-3 (AMP) “Then I saw an angel descending from heaven; he was holding the key of the Abyss (the bottomless pit) and a great chain was in his hand and he gripped and overpowered the dragon, that old serpent (of primeval times], who is the devil and Satan, and [securely] bound him for a thousand years. Then he hurled him into the Abyss (the bottomless pit) and closed it and sealed it above him, so that he should no longer lead astray and deceive and seduce the nations until the thousand years were at an end. After that he must be liberated for a short time.”
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Revelation 20: 10 (AMP) “Then the devil who had led them astray [deceiving and seducing them] was hurled into the fiery lake of burning brimstone, where the beast and false prophet were; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.”
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One day Satan will be bound for 1,000 years shortly after Christ’s Second Coming. Following the Millennium, Satan will be deposited into the lake of fire for all eternity.
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Therefore, the idea that believers can remove Satan and his demon armies permanently from all spheres of influence, from tempting us, afflicting us or harassing us and to try to distract us from serving and living unto God simply unbiblical and the realted teaching that many of us had which is to “bind him permanently  in the name of Jesus”is not found in the Bible and is  unbiblical.
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Further more in Matthew 16:19 The meaning of this verse in context with the surrounding verses mean that Jesus gave Peter as well and indirectly all who will be His disciples, authority to bind believers, given   to the whole Church with the authority to exclude or loose from the Church those who did not believe.
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This scripture teaches us that there is heavenly authority behind the disciples’ (and our) earthly actions. Peter was to bind things upon the earth, but only what had already been bound in heaven. The Apostles and Peter were to set the standard on earth for entrance into the kingdom of heaven based upon the standard which God has already set in heaven, spelled out by the Holy Spirit, Jesus. Peter one of  the mediators of the Word of God between God and man (by preaching it), as stated in Matt.16:16, namely, that Jesus was “the Christ, the Son of the living God” who has all power now in heaven and on earth.
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In Matthew 18:18 The meaning of this verse in context with the surrounding verses (before and after it) teaches us all that about even church discipline and order. Not just the discipline of the evil spirits.  (1 Cor 14:33 KJV)  For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. (James 3:16 KJV)  For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
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The Lord thus also was speaking about how to deal with unrepentant brothers and sisters lead by evil spirits even  in the Church .  Jesus is saying that believers can have confidence that when they justly excommunicate someone on earth, that they are fulfilling the will of God which has already been determined in heaven, the final authority to “bind and to loose” had to do with, the permitting or forbidding anything that was to be determined by a doctrinal decision.  (1 Cor 5:5 KJV)  To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
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An acceptable condition for a believer to rebuke anyone is when he lovingly corrects a brother fallen into sin (Lk. 17:3; 1 Tim. 5:20). Throughout the New Testament, any rebuke is understood as also being under the sole prerogative of the Lord, the Holy Spirit. (Acts 5:4 KJV)  Whiles it remained, was it not  5    And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.
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This is why Michael said when challenged by Satan, “The Lord rebuke you” (Jude 9).
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“Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers,” Luke 22:31-32.
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Jesus Christ, who was, is God made flesh, had prayed to the Father, for Peter’s deliverance. His spiritual warfare prayer or deliverance prayer in this case was addressed to God as well.. but he rebuked the Devil in Apostle Peter.
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(Mat 16:23 KJV)  But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men. 24  Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
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(Mat 4:10 KJV)  Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
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 Now realize this Satan will continually not stand for the proclamation, application of these truths but will also try to detour, distract you, divert you, try to discredit the truth, even by using false teachers who will try to discourage you from following after this  revealed word of God, revealed will of the Jesus and his Holy Spirit. Who will you follow still God or Satan?
 
 
 
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Staying in-tune with God

 

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>> How does one get so in-tune with God that God will show him what to do in all situations?   That is a good legitimate Question we all should ask and have answered too.

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I too was really shocked when I heard for the first time that God can and will speak to us even decades ago.

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God said if you seek me with all of your heart you will find me..   Not only does the devil speak to us but God can  speak to us in many ways too

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For God to speak to us we have to talk to him but also listen to him.. most people seem to like to tell God what they want him to do but few ask for his will to be revealed first.

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Often when I complain to God as to why he allows the devil to lie to me, to harass me, disturb me God next replies why do you allow the devil to talk to you/ Bind him in the name of Jesus and forbid him to talk to you in any shape or form.   We firstly need to humble ourselves before God, even to silence ourselves before God,  and ask him to speak to us, and next praise Him, for all he is and the good he does for us,  and that is a really sure way to have God next talk to us..  Jesus said my sheep hear my voice.

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Another way to get answer from God is to ask God a direct, specific question and wait for the answer, and when I am in a hurry for the answer I read my Bible anywhere, non stop till I get the answer.. Often I  have a problem and I do  merely ask God to tell me what to do about the specific problem, and eventually an answer comes that I  know is from him too.   Asking unwise people for advice can be really dangerous.. even asking some pastors.. if you listen to all the avdice people tell you you will go crazy instead..

see http://pbulow.tripod.com/voice.html hearing the voice of the Lord and

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Does God speak to you?   Some people seem amazed that God can, and will now speak to his children, given the proper conditions being met, but me I am often amazed how is it that so many people cannot hear God, as to what un-confessed, un-repented of sins are obstructing their relationship with him now.

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God will speak to us   -but we also do need to write it down because our memories tend to be very short. -and we need to share it with others next as well for as we sow more will be given back to us..   If you know beforehand the Bible well you will also know the reality of his revelations which will not contradict the Bible.

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  God’s voice. Elijah described it as a still, small voice (I Kings 19:12).   I do always listen  for an inner audible voice, and I say too “Speak lord for they servant is ready to hear”..   – Doubt may eventually next hinder you at first, but throw it off, reminding yourself that it is a biblical concept, and that God is present, speaking to His children.   – Don’t take your own way,  yourself, or your own personal importance too seriously which is also a sin.. of pride, rebellion, stubbornness,   When you do, you become tense and get in the  way of the Holy Spirit’s movement. It is also  when  we cease our labors and enter His rest that God is free to flow

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Therefore  turn your attention  toward God in praise and worship, seeking His  face. As you wait before God, fixing your gaze solely on Jesus,   in a humble state of mind  and become all still before him, fixing your gaze on Jesus,  God  is present with you, you will become more real to you and you too will discover that you are indeed  dialoguing with God.    

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You Can Hear God’s Voice! ( and here is one of many approaches to do so)    

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Four keys to consistent, powerful, life-giving conversations with God by   Mark Virkler www.cwgministries.org email cwg@cwgministries.org   also see https://wittnessed.wordpress.com/2009/01/21/does-god-speak-to-you/

While I try to answer the question simply  I try to also insure I miss nothing important, touch on all important aspect

There are clearly certain reasons you will not hear from God

1: you are to busy doing your own mostly sinful, prideful thing.. trying to be in control of your own life for you have not even died to self, are serving self only

2: or you are busy following after some man or women and/or their teachings

3:  You refuse to daily read the Bible and to daily pray, practice the Bible

4: You are really not born again, born from above, do not know Jesus, have not made him your personal savior from all of your sins and have not made him the sole lord of your life now too..

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I know of  pastors who cannot hear God, one came and asked me how come I could and he could not, so I revealed to him 3 of his unrepentant sins and he asked me to pray for his forgiveness

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So does God speak to you or why not?

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(1 Sam 3:9 KJV)  Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, LORD; for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place. 10   And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.
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(1 Sam 3:19 KJV)  And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground….. (1 Sam 3:21 KJV)  And the LORD appeared again in Shiloh: for the LORD revealed himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the LORD.
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I have seen a lot in the last 50 years, MANY REAL miracles too, but I have noticed often now too that absolutely nothing,  absolutely nothing brings me as much joy AS when Jesus talks to ME, in fact HIS TALKING TO ME it often next becomes an overflowing stream of joy and peace. I can remember one time I was really depressed standing in the hall by a door and I openly had said to God that if Heaven is like hell on earth then I do not want to go to heaven.. God immediately, immediately spoke to me and said Heaven is  nothing at all  like hell or earth for nothing evil, bad will ever enter into Heaven.. Men have often disappointed me here on earth, but God does not let us down, we are blessed in full when we have a relationship with him. 
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(John 14:21 KJV)  He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
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The Bible says that God inhabits the praises of his people.. when a person  starts to praise God, next  the devil quickly runs and God appears INSTEAD..
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ALSO  I USED TO BUY AND LISTEN TO A LOT OF CHRISTIAN SONGS BUT GOD DID NOT SPEAK TO ME THOUGH THEM, NEXT ONE TIME I GOT A SET OF BIBLE VERSES, SCRIPTURES  IN SONG AND GOD NEXT IMMEDIATELY STARTED TO SPEAK TO ME.
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Does God speak to you?

Some people seem amazed that God can, and will now speak to his children, given the proper conditions being met, but me I am often amazed how is it that so many people cannot hear God, as to what un-confessed, un-repented of sins are obstructing their relationship with him now..
God will speak to us
 
-but we also do need to write it down because our memories tend to be very short.
-and we need to share it with others next as well for as we sow more will be given back to us..
If you know beforehand the Bible well you will also know the reality of his revelations which will not contradict the Bible..

God’s voice. Elijah described it as a still, small voice (I Kings 19:12).

I do always listen  for an inner audible voice, and I say too “Speak lord for they servant is ready to hear”..

– Doubt may eventually next hinder you at first, but throw it off, reminding yourself that it is a biblical concept, and that God is present, speaking to His children.

– Don’t take your own way,  yourself, or your own personal importance too seriously which is also a sin.. of pride, rebellion, stubbornness,

 
When you do, you become tense and get in the  way of the Holy Spirit’s movement. It is also  when  we cease our labors and enter His rest that
God is free to flow (Heb. 4:10). Therefore  turn your attention  toward God in praise and worship, seeking His  face. As you wait before God, fixing your gaze solely on Jesus,   in a humble state of mind  and become all still before him, fixing your gaze on Jesus,  God  is present with you, you will become more real to you and you too will discover that you are indeed  dialoguing with God.
You Can Hear God’s Voice! ( and here is one of many approaches to do so)
   
Four keys to consistent, powerful, life-giving conversations with God
 
How to receive revelation knowledge
 
An example of revelation knowledge is when you are reading the Bible and a verse leaps off the page, hits  you between the eyes, and God says, “This is for you right now.” These are precious experiences for the believer. However, for many, they do not happen often enough. There are seven things I do which allow me  the privilege of receiving revelation knowledge every time I read the Bible. Truth and insights leap off the  page and an understanding of how they are to adjust my life permeates my spirit and soul. I love this  experience and hunger for it every time I read the Scriptures. That is why I prepare myself by doing the  following seven things. Prayerfully reflect on these steps and determine which ones you do and don’t use. 
 
 
Biblical Meditation  Resulting in illumination, revelation knowledge, anointed reasoning  
Do Not Do This:
LEFTBRAIN
STUDY/RATIONAL HUMANISM
1. Have unconfessed sin
2. Have a pre-conceived attitude
3. Be independent: “I can…”
4. Read quickly
5. Rely on reason & analysis only 
6. Read without specific purpose
7. Take credit for insights
 
But Do This:
WHOLEBRAIN/HEART
MEDITATION/DIVINE REVELATION
1. Be washed by Jesus’ blood
2. Have a teachable attitude
3. Pray: “Lord, show me”
4. Slow down, ponder, muse
5. Combine anointed reason,  flowing pictures, music &  speech
6. Read with focused purpose
7. Glorify God for insights
 
The Seven Steps of  Biblical Meditation Explained: 

 

1. LORD, CLEANSE ME BY YOUR BLOOD: Since receiving divine revelation is at the heart of biblical meditation, you must prepare yourself to receive from the Holy Spirit by repenting and being cleansed by the blood of the Lamb. You must be obedient to previous revelations from God (Matt. 7:6), and confess any sin in your life, so you are not cut off from ongoing revelation (Is. 59:1,2; I Jn. 1:9).

2. LORD, GRANT ME A TEACHABLE ATTITUDE: Revelation is given to those who maintain an  attitude of humility, and it is withheld from the proud and the arrogant. So keep an  open, humble attitude before God, allowing Him the freedom to shed greater light on  any ideas you currently hold and to alter them as He sees fit (Jas. 4:6; II Pet. 1:19).

3. LORD, I WILL NOT USE MY FACULTIES MYSELF: You can do nothing of your own initiative but only what you hear and see by the Spirit (Jn. 5:19,20,30). You do not have a mind to use, but a mind to present to God so He can use it and fill it with anointed reason and divine vision (Prov. 3:5-7; Rom.  12:1,2). If you use your mind yourself, it is a dead work (Heb. 6:1,2).

4. LORD, I PRAY THAT THE EYES OF MY HEART MIGHT BE  ENLIGHTENED: Slow down as you read, mulling the text over and over in your heart and mind, praying constantly for God to give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him (Eph.  1:17,18; Ps. 119:18).

5. LORD, I PRESENT THE ABILITIES TO REASON AND TO IMAGINE TO YOU TO FILL AND FLOW THROUGH BY YOUR SPIRIT: Meditation involves presenting your faculties to God for Him to fill and use. These include your left-brain reasoning capacities as well as your right-brain  visual capacities. Look for the river of God (i.e.  “Spirit flow”) to guide and fill both hemispheres, granting you anointed reasoning and dream and vision (Jn. 7:37-39). Music can assist you, as can muttering, speaking, and writing as you go through the discovery process (II Kings 3:15).

6. LORD, SHOW ME THE SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM I AM FACING: Focused attention brings additional energies of  concentration of heart and mind, which help  release revelation. For example, note the difference between a ray of sunlight hitting a piece of  paper, and sunlight going through a magnifying  glass to hit a piece of paper. The focused energycreates a ray so concentrated that the paper bursts into flames. When you have a hunger to master a new understanding and discipline, that hungry and searching heart will cause you to see things you  would not normally see (Matt. 5:6).

7. THANK YOU, LORD, FOR WHAT YOU HAVE SHOWN ME: Realizing that the revelation came from the indwelling Holy Spirit, give all the glory to God for what has been revealed (Eph. 3:21). 

Another Great Aid to “Seeing”: Writing Out Scripture

When you write or type out a verse, you discover words which you  otherwise might have missed. Therefore, I write out verses which I  know are key truths for my life. I pray over them, diagram them,  analyze them, meditate on them. That is why I have written many of  my books. I write so I can learn, so I can put truths I am understanding in my own words and in a framework which is meaningful for me.

The following is the law which God gave for new kings who had just  been crowned and were coming to sit upon their throne for the first  time: “Now it shall come about when he sits on the throne of his  kingdom, he shall write for himself a copy of this law on a  scroll in the presence of the Levitical priests” (Deut. 17:18). Since we are kings and priests, are we to do any less (I Pet 2:9)? Let  us make the writing out of Scriptures an important part of our lives.

When we hear of one actually claiming to be able to hear the voice of God. However, we do  not scoff, for several reasons. First, men and  women throughout the Bible heard God’s  voice. Also, there are some highly effective  and reputable men and women of God alive  today who demonstrate that they hear God’s
voice. Finally, there is a deep hunger within us  all to commune with God, and hear Him speak  within our hearts.

As a born-again, Bible-believing Christian, I  struggled unsuccessfully for years to hear God’s  voice. I prayed, fasted, studied my Bible and  listened for a voice  within, all to no avail. There  was no inner voice that I could hear!   God set me aside for a year to study, read, and  experiment in the area of learning to hear His voice. During that time, the Lord taught me  four keys that opened the door to two-way  prayer. I have discovered that not only do they  work for me, but they have worked for many  thousands of believers who have been taught  to use them, bringing tremendous intimacy to  their Christian experience and transforming their very way of living. This will happen to you  also as you seek God, utilizing the following  four keys. The key are all found in Habakkuk 2: 1,2. I encourage you to read this passage before  going on.

Key #1 – God’s voice in our hearts may sound  like a flow of spontaneous thoughts. ( confused also by the devil’s obstructions sometimes) Therefore, when I tune to God solely (  In prayer I first do ask the devil to stop talking to me, and I ask God alone to speak to me, God next he answers this prayer, I tune to spontaneity. The Bible says that the Lord answered me and  said…(Hab. 2:2). Habakkuk knew the sound of can and does speak that way at times. How  ever, I have found that for most of us, most of  the time, God’s inner voice comes to us first  as an interrupted spontaneous thoughts, visions, feelings, or impressions, (since we tend top have no room for god and often are busy pursing our own selfish, self centered ways and thoughts) . For example, haven’t each of us had the experience of driving down the road  and having a thought come to us to pray for  a certain person? We generally acknowledge  this to be the voice of God calling us to pray for  that individual. My question to you is, “What  did God’s voice sound like as you drove in your  car? Was it an inner, audible voice, or was it a  spontaneous thought that lit upon your mind?”  Most of you would say that God’s voice came  to you as a spontaneous thought.

So I thought to myself, “Maybe when I listen  for God’s voice, I should be listening for a flow  of spontaneous thoughts. Maybe spirit-level  communication is received as spontaneous  thoughts, impressions, feelings, and visions.”  Through experimentation and feedback from  thousands of others, I am now convinced that  this is so.

The Bible confirms this in many ways. The definition of paga, the Hebrew word for intercession, is “a chance encounter or an accidental  intersecting.” When God lays people on our  hearts for intercession, He does it through  paga, a chance-encounter thought, accidentally  intersecting our thought processes. Therefore, when I tune to God, I tune to chance-encounter thoughts or spontaneous thoughts. When I am poised quietly before God in prayer, I have found that the flow of spontaneous thoughts  that comes is quite definitely from God.

Key #2 – I must learn to still my own thoughts and emotions, so that I can sense God’s flow of thoughts and emotions within me.
Habakkuk said, “I will stand on my guard post and station myself on the rampart…” (Hab. 2:1). Habakkuk knew that in order to hear God’s quiet, inner, spontaneous thoughts, he had to first go to a quiet place and still his own thoughts and emotions. Psalm 46:10 encourages us to be still, and know that He is God. There is a deep inner knowing (spontaneous flow) in our spirits that each of us can experience when we quiet our flesh and our minds.

I have found several simple ways to quiet myself  so that I can more readily pick up God’s spontaneous flow. Loving God through a quiet worship song is a most effective means for me (For God inhabits the praises of his people, his nearness is made more real,  note  II Kings 3:15). It is as I become still (thoughts,  will, and emotions) and am poised before God  that the divine flow is realized. Therefore, after  I worship quietly and then become still, I open  myself for that spontaneous flow. If thoughts  come to me of things I have forgotten to do,  I write them down and then dismiss them. If  thoughts of guilt or unworthiness come to my  mind, I repent thoroughly, receive the washing  of the blood of the Lamb, and put on His robe  of righteousness, seeing myself spotless before  the presence of God (Is. 61:10; Col. 1:22).

As I fix my gaze upon Jesus (Heb. 12:2), be coming quiet in His presence, and sharing with  Him what is on my heart, I find that two-way  dialogue begins to flow. Spontaneous thoughts  flow from the throne of God to me, and I find that I am actually conversing with the King of  Kings. It is very important that you become still and properly focused if you are going to receive  the pure word of God. If you are not still, you  will simply be receiving your own thoughts. If  you are not properly focused on Jesus, you will  receive an impure flow, because the intuitive  flow comes out of that upon which you have  fixed your eyes. Therefore, if you fix your eyes  upon Jesus, the intuitive flow comes from Jesus. If you fix your gaze upon some desire of  your heart, the intuitive flow comes out of that desire of your heart. To have a pure flow you  must first of all become still, and secondly, you  must carefully fix your eyes upon Jesus. Again I  will say, quietly worshiping the King, and then  receiving out of the stillness that follows quite easily accomplish this.

 
Key #3 – As I pray, I fix the eyes of my heart upon Jesus, seeing in the spirit the dreams and visions of Almighty God.
We have already alluded to this principle in  the previous paragraphs; however, we need to  develop it a bit further. Habakkuk said, “I will  keep watch to see,” and God said, “Record the  vision” (Hab. 2:1,2). It is very interesting that  Habakkuk was going to actually start looking  for vision as he prayed. He was going to open the eyes of his heart, and look into the spirit  world to see what God wanted to show him.  This is an intriguing idea.

I had never thought of opening the eyes of  my heart and looking for vision. However, the  more I thought of it, the more I realized this  was exactly what God intends for me to do. He  gave me eyes in my heart. They are to be used  to see in the spirit world the vision and movement of Almighty God. I believe there is an  active spirit world functioning all around me. is world is full of angels, demons, the Holy Spirit, the omnipresent God, and His omnipresent Son, Jesus. There is no reason for me not to see it, other than my rational culture, which tells me not to believe it is even there and provides no instruction on how to become open to seeing this spirit world.

The  most obvious prerequisite to seeing is that  we need to look. Daniel was seeing a vision in  his mind and he said, “I was looking…I kept  looking… I kept  looking” (Dan. 7:2,9,13). Now  as I pray, I look for Jesus present with me, and  I watch Him as He speaks to me, doing and  saying the things that are on His heart. Many  Christians will find that if they will only look,  they will see. Jesus is Emmanuel, God with us  (Matt. 1:23). It is as simple as that. You will see  a spontaneous inner vision in a manner similar  to receiving spontaneous inner thoughts. You  can see Christ present with you in a comfortable setting, because Christ is present with  you in a comfortable setting. Actually, you  will probably discover that inner vision comes  so easily you will have a tendency to reject it,  thinking that it is just you. (Invalid Doubt is Satan’s  most effective weapon against the Church.)  However, if you will persist in recording these  visions, your doubt will soon be overcome by   faith as you recognize that the content of them  could only be birthed in Almighty God.

God continually revealed Himself to His covenant people using dream and vision. He did so  from Genesis to Revelation and said that, since  the Holy Spirit was poured out in Acts 2, we  should expect to receive a continuing flow of  dreams and visions (Acts 2:1-4,17). Jesus, our  perfect Example, demonstrated this ability of  living out of ongoing contact with Almighty  God. He said that He did nothing on His own initiative, but only that which He saw the Father doing, and heard the Father saying (Jn.  5:19,20,30). What an incredible way to live!

Is it actually possible for us to live out of the  divine initiative as Jesus did? A major purpose  of Jesus’ death and resurrection was that the  veil be torn from top to bottom, giving us access into the immediate presence of God, and  we are commanded to draw near (Lk. 23:45;  Heb. 10: 19-22). Therefore, even though what I  am describing seems a bit unusual to a rational  twentieth-century culture, it is demonstrated  and described as being a central biblical teaching and experience. It is time to restore to the  Church all that belongs to the Church.

Because of their intensely rational nature and existence in an overly-rational culture, some will need more assistance and understanding of these truths before they can move into them. They will find this help in the book Communion With God by the same authors.

Key #4 – Journaling, the writing out of our prayers and God’s answers, provides a greater new freedom in hearing God’s voice.
God told Habakkuk to record the vision and  inscribe it on tablets…(Hab. 2:2). It had never  crossed my mind to write out my prayers and  God’s answers as Habakkuk did at God’s command. If you begin to search Scripture for this  idea, you will find hundreds of chapters demonstrating it (Psalms, many of the prophets, Revelation). Why then hadn’t I ever thought  of it? (Or why have I refused to do it is the question too)

I called the process “journaling,” and I began  experimenting with it. I discovered it to be a  fabulous facilitator to clearly discerning God’s”

Many academic scholars study the Bible and they still fail at it drastically.
A Study (My use of one part of one hemisphere of my brain) 
1. Is nowhere endorsed in Scripture (II Tim. 2:15 is a mis-translation in the KJV Bible).
2. Is self in action (Humanism – a false god).
3. Is self using reason (Rationalism – a false god).

4. Results in wisdom from below – earthly, natural, demonic (Jas. 3:15). For example, reason caused Peter to be
at odds with the purposes of God (Jn. 18:10,11).

Study violates the following biblical principles:

1. Gal. 2:20 – I resurrect self, which no longer lives.

2. Rom. 12:1 – I am using my faculties rather than presenting them to God to use.

3. Is. 1:18 – I’m reasoning, rather than reasoning together with God.

4. Gen. 3:5 – I’ve fallen prey to the temptation of the Garden of Eden that “I can know good and evil.”

  

Meditation (Hebrew/Lamad) To murmur; to converse with oneself, and hence aloud; speak; talk; babbling;  communication; mutter; roar; mourn; a murmuring sound; i.e., a musical notation;  to study; to ponder; revolve in the mind; imagine; pray; prayer; reflection; devotion”  (Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance*)

Meditation (God’s use of every part of both hemispheres of my brain as He fills and flows out through my heart by His Spirit)

1. Is endorsed 18 times in the KJV Bible.

2. Is God in action within the individual.

3. Is God granting revelation through the heart and mind which has been yielded to Him.

4. Results in wisdom from above – pure, peaceable, gentle (Jas. 3:17).

Meditation applies the following biblical principles:

1. Gal. 2:20 – I let Christ live through me.

2. Rom. 12:1 – I am yielding my outer faculties to the indwelling Spirit (to “flow” – Jn. 7:38).

3. Is. 11:2 When reasoning together with God, I receive a spirit of wisdom and understanding and knowledge.

4. Jn. 5:19,20,30 – I’m living as Jesus did, out of divine initiative, doing what I see and hear my Father doing. “

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So did you start your journey with God in full, or are you still lost, in the wilderness? still in un-confessed, un-repented  sins, self centered, selfishly doing your own thing. Trying wrongfully to do it in your own strength. The unacceptable rebellious sin of pride is generally being self centered, selfish oriented. It also tends to be the Rebels who leave out the apostles, and prophets from the church these days as well..

 

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