The Sword of the Spirit: The Sound of Many Waters
Chapter: Beast of Burden (Pages 347-349)
John 1:29 “The next day he saw Jesus coming to him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.”
Revelation 21:14 “And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.”
Acts 2:23-25 “…this Man, delivered up by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of the godless men and put Him to death. And God raised Him up again (and again), putting an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in its power. For David says of Him, “I was always beholding the Lord in my presence; For He is at my right hand, that I may not be shaken.”
The Passover Lamb is the blood and sweat of Christ, which is the symbol that God will not allow the angel of death to take anyone bearing the Holy Spirit to eternal death. The Son of God is placed on this earth as a living sacrifice to remove the beast of burden. The beast of burden is only temporary for those who seek God, and know that this burden is cast upon Jesus, out of God’s love and his desire, for the world to be saved. This is key to understanding the battle that is waged between the beast and Jesus…What greater love could a Father have in giving up His only Son in order that the world might live for Him?
“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?”
John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.”
Therefore, beloved, be without burden and overcome the beast which is weighing you down. Overcome evil with truth and seek to share your gift with others by following your heart. For a heart that is molded by God is a winning heart and is able to overcome the world. For He was placed on this earth in order that we might understand the example of God’s Son, in order that we might all be saved. May that Spirit of truth and love exist within all members of the body, for a body without the Holy Spirit is dead and without form. May God form you into the person that He predestined from before your birth. May God open your eyes to His Grace which surpasses all understanding. May we never lose His Grace, for in the moment that we do the beast of burden overcomes us. Allow Jesus to take away that burden and may we live in peace and truth.
For the Word says that in the end…
Revelation 17:11-14 “And the beast which was and is not, is himself also an eighth (open your eyes to the current circumstances), and is one of the seven, and he goes to destruction. And the ten horns which you saw are ten kings, who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour (these have all sold out and been deceived). These have one purpose and they give their power and authority to the beast. These will wage war with the Lamb (despise Him, call Him blasphemous names, hate Him on account of His Father), and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful.”
Key Note: This is what has taken place…
For the chosen and faithful, stand firm and do not listen to those who are no trying to cover up what they have done in persecuting Jesus and His church, for they are many…
1 John 4:4-6 “You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak as from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.”
Recognize the difference. You see, the body knows the battles…therefore we do not have to explain…we all feel the strife and effort…we all are one in the battle together. We are a tight unbeatable unit…How AWESOME is that?!
The Sword of the Spirit: The Sound of Many Waters
Chapter: God’s Reasoning (Pages 237-239)
In God’s eyes, there is so much that He refuses to reveal to us, for a very specific reason…The simple fact is that mankind could not handle it. Mankind would be shocked to hear the crude and horrific truth behind what has taken place here on earth. The truth is that mankind knows it, yet they remain quiet.
Deuteronomy 1:17-18 “You shall not show partiality in judgment; ye shall hear the small and the great alike. You shall not fear man, for the judgment is God’s. And the case that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it. And I commanded you at this time all the things that you should do.”
The horror of the truth is that Satan takes many forms…Satan attacks those who love God. Satan uses the limited power here on earth to control peoples lives. Every individual on the face of this earth must be considering how this has all taken place for so long and how Satan has deceived the entire world.
God’s question to you is: “Do you believe that this is all made up or some type of fictional book?”
The simple truth is hard to face. The amount of subtle molestation of God’s people by Satan is a reality. This is how sick and crude the dragon is in our society. It is not to be joked about or taken lightly…Like I have said before, the Angels know EXACTLY how to handle it…
Has society yet to realize the magnitude of this entire situation?
Do you believe that God’s Son knows the truth, and has been working behind the scenes to put together a conclusion to the existence of the world?
For all of the brilliant minds of the world, have you connected the dots and can you hear God’s thoughts without a Word being said?
The key is first realizing the subliminal messages that Satan communicates in order to persecute Christians. Satan loves to push your buttons and provoke you…Just like someone trying to “set you up”…
In this present time, if you do not know what side you are on, then you are under control of evil power. You better know!
Think like this for a brief moment, Satan has attacked God’s Son over the course of His entire life. In all of God’s efforts to teach his Son, the distractions and distortions of the truth were beyond human comprehension…(Remember the training of Jesus in the Bible…made for a little while lower than the angels) You better believe it.
This is why it is your job to study the Living Word of God. Without it, mankind is doomed and lost, without any direction to EVER being saved and finding a home with God…
If God were to reveal the horror of what has taken place, people would not be able to handle it. It will and would be the worst wake up call that anyone has ever received.
The hardest challenge that any individual has ever had to face is being a Christian in this world, that has become so lost and blinded by the dark forces of evil…
It is God’s hope that simple words and truth will be sufficient. God does not want to have to reveal to you the truth of what has happened. You would be shocked and unable to bear the truth…
Our time here on this earth is temporary. We are to live life to the fullest extent and to protect ourselves from the evil that is all over this world. How many more times does society need to hear it before they understand? This is not a game, and for those who do not believe, it only gets more severe…there are very serious consequences…God is looking right at you at this very moment…
As Christians, we remain constant in God’s Word. We are to live out God’s Word as well as we can. We are to be mindful of our surroundings and where we are at any given time. God’s will give you the words and the senses to see all things for what they truly are…
Galatians 6:7 “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.”
The Sword of the Spirit: The Sound of Many Waters
Chapter: One Dimensional Minds (Pages 351-352)
Can any of us imagine what God looks like? Do we believe that our minds may capture the image of God in a single human being?
Jesus gave us the image…His face is that of His Father…
Exodus 33:23 “Then I will take My hand away and you shall see My back, but My face shall not be seen…”
The Lord speaks here in a way that we must carefully observe…It all began with the finger of God, that which judges righteously, in order for all of creation to come into being. What did God mean when He said that He would take His hand away and you would see His back but His face would not be seen?
God’s command to the world is simply this…for the ungodly…
Exodus 34:13-17 “But rather you are to tear down their altars and smash their sacred pillars and cut down their Asherim–for you shall not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God–lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land and they play the harlot with their gods, and sacrifice to their gods, and someone invite you to eat of his sacrifice (symbolism); and you take some of his daughters for your sons, and his daughters play the harlot with their gods, and cause your sons also to play the harlot with their gods. You shall make for yourself no molten gods.”
Exodus 20:4 “You shall not make for yourselves an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.”
Symbolism is one of the most critical aspects of God…He has used symbols since he created the heavens and the earth…His mind is full of deep symbolism…His Son was the design for the world that is and the world to come, in the second coming…How else could we understand what heaven will be like without images and sacred design? Think about it…
The moment that we begin to think that we know what God looks like is the moment that we put God into the tiny box of our basic human intelligence.
”You have just reduced the infinite size of God to the size of your human imagination.”
(Ten Requirements for America’s Survival- Dr. David O. Dykes)