Free from Control or Under Control?

The only way to be free from the control of sinful men is to put yourself completely under the control of God.

If you become so called “free” from control of men but then lean on your own understanding you’ll just end up under the control of your sinful, ignorant and selfish nature… Which is worse because you’ll be responsible for your own error.

The fear of the Lord makes your actions wise. The knowledge of what’s Holy causes you to have understanding on how to structure your lifestyle for growth and fruitfulness.

Proverbs 9:10
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

1 Corinthians 7
22 For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord’s freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ’s servant.
23 Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.

1 Corinthians 9
19 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.

Give Satan an Inch, Guess what he takes?

Take Your Inches Back!

Give Satan an inch, and he takes a mile. So instead of worrying about the miles Satan has in this world, focus on the inches you gave him in your life. #authorityofthebeliever

Samuel, the Original Kingmaker: Don’t preach peace to Eli and mourn for Saul as an excuse not to fulfill your purpose

It’s so hard to find good leaders, when men are so brainwashed to follow man instead of Christ.

A lot of people would rather preach peace to Eli, and mourn for Saul rather be the priest and king that God has called them to be in Christ for their generation.

When Samuel was young, he was tempted not to preach the real word of the Lord to Eli, out of respect for his elder, father figure, and high priest.

When Samuel was old, he was tempted to mourn for Saul instead of find a new king, because Saul was his first appointed king, and he had a personal relationship with Saul.

But the authority in the kingdom of God was never in titles or human relationships in the first place. Priestly and kingly authority is in prayer for people, teaching the word, and doing the Word for an example. Samuel understood this:

1 Samuel 12
23 Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way: 24 only fear the Lord, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you.

Read 1 and 2 Samuel

The 4 Things You Need to Know about “7 Mountains”

The 4 Things You Need to Know about “7 Mountains”

1. GOD’S HOLY MOUNTAIN IS ON TOP

Isaiah 2:2 And it shall come to pass in the last days,
that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established
in the top of the mountains,
and shall be exalted above the hills;
and all nations shall flow unto it.
3 And many people shall go and say,
Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the house of the God of Jacob;
and he will teach us of his ways,
and we will walk in his paths:
for out of Zion shall go forth the law,
and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

So those that try to separate the Word of God from the mountains like they each are of their own authority are misleading you. Really they all submit to the Lord… Because their authority comes from the Lord.

2. GOD IS KING OVER EVERYTHING

Psalms 2
2 The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying,
3 Let us break their bands asunder,
and cast away their cords from us.
4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh:
the Lord shall have them in derision.
5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath,
and vex them in his sore displeasure.
6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

Kings or leaders that try to cast Gods laws, standards, commandments away from them are ridiculous. God laughs at them, then puts Jesus in charge anyway.

Whoever attempts to mock God will be mocked by God. They will be reaping what they have sowed, in a long term time frame. God is not mocked.

3. 3 of the 7 Mountains are IMPOSTORS

There are only 4 authorities authorized by GOD and they ALL must submit to God.

– Family is the highest authority.
– Church is the next authority.
– Government is the next authority.
– Business is the last authority.

MEDIA, EDUCATION, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT are NOT AUTHORITIES!

These next 3 are not authorities, they are only supports to the separate “mountains” or God established authorities.

Education is run by the family, and by apprenticeships and trainings in business. Public education has its own purpose and is run by the Government. Religions train their own priests. Education in itself does not exist as its own authority.

Art is used to express the glory of God, or as a commercial for a Business, or propaganda and communication for the Government. Art does not have its own authority, it’s just forms of expression.

Media is also just a form of communication, it has no God given authority. It’s not a “mountain.” A media company is just a business.

4. Most People have the order of the Mountains backwards, in terms of INFLUENCE.

People with no understanding put money (business) first, power (government) next, religion (priests) next, family last. They have it completely backwards.

– Godly Family actually has the most power in the earth.
– Then the Church that speaks prophetically for God.
– Then Government where God decides who is in charge of the boundary lines.
– Business and money is the weakest form of power there is.

If you don’t understand that, then you have no understanding of the kingdom of God. That’s for all the “We Got to Get the Money First for the Kingdom to have Influence” people. Faithfulness in the little things doesn’t mean “Get rich then obey God” first. Sometimes faithfulness with money means making it the “littlest thing” so you can be entrusted with big things. Remember the wise steward treated money like it was least important.

Actually, it’s really the anti-Christ spirit that flips those authorities and operates completely backwards. The Anti Christ gets the money first, then the power, then tries to control the church and corrupt the families.

Also, all of these authorities submit to God.

But We Don’t Need to Stay in A Christian Bubble Do We!? Don’t Christians Have to Reach All 7 Mountains

I’m not trying to call an everlasting huddle or create a Christian Bubble.

But we do have to apply kingdom principles with accuracy. Mixtures of authority is tricky because its the easiest way to decieve. There are some things that Christians are under, that we actually need to be OVER.

I agree that awareness of different areas and strategies is a first step. Next step is the correct application of the truth. That’s what’s going to bring the fruit for the Kingdom.

CONFUSED AUTHORITIES!?

CONFUSED AUTHORITIES

What does “obey” really mean?

Obey in Hebrews 13:17
Greek Word Peitho : be persuaded
(Ministry)

Hebrews 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

Obey in 1 Peter 3:6
Greek word – Hoopakouo: be commanded
(Family)

1 Peter 3:6 Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.

Call husband Lord: ruler
1 Peter 3:6
(Family)

Pastors don’t be Lords, be examples
1 Peter 5:3
(Ministry)

1 Peter 5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; 3 Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being examples to the flock.

As you can see by the slightest dig into those scriptures, the word “obey” means different things depending on if it’s in the context of family or church.

Beyond that, government and business also have different rules of engagement.

Different Spheres of Authority Exercise Authority in Different Ways

Family Authority is exercised by headship and commanding.

Spiritual Authority is exercised by preaching and by persuasion.

Government authority is exercised by taxes and by the sword (weaponry) against criminals. (Romans 13:4-7)

Business activity is governed by government with rules of fair exchange, honesty, and covenant keeping.

Beware of people that try to mix the authority applications in different spheres.

Matthew 20

25 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.

26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;

27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:

Matthew 23

8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.

9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.

10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.

11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.

No preacher is your Daddy (Matthew 23:9). Their job is to persuade by preaching the Word, your job is to be persuaded by truth and submit to truth. Your families blessing comes from your obedience to God and commanding your family, not from sitting in the right pews.

No government runs your family. Your job is to obey the laws unless they violate Gods law. Their job is to manage their infrastructure and punish criminals, not supply your every need.

No pastor influences government with guns or politics- only by preaching and persuasion and prayer. You can’t save a nation by carnal warfare any more than you could save a soul by sticking them up and forcing them to repeat a sinners prayer.

No government has the right to limit anything a preacher talks about.

I could go on and on but I’ll finish up by saying this: God is the final authority over all the different spheres of authority. Everyone will have to reckon with HIM on how they used their authority.

Not Like the Scribes

The Church has come full circle. They told Jesus He preached with authority, not like the scribes. Nowadays, people want you to preach like the scribes – apologize, don’t have too much authority.

If We Only Knew the Power of our Words

Brethren,

If we really knew the power in the faith- filled word- filled, spirit-filled tongue of a believer that walks in integrity, we would realize that we are the absolute most powerful thing on this planet, the very conduit of God on earth… We would realize how much authority we have in this earth and how much the entire spiritual realm trembles and watches for our words.

Saints We ARE the Authority! God gives us this Honor as We Abide in Jesus Christ and Live in Praises to His Name.

Psalms 149
5 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.
6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand;
7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;
8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;
9 To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the Lord.

Summary of Principalities and Strongholds that will Bow to Jesus Tonight in Detroit | Countdown to The Call Detroit 11-11-11: Day 1 –

Summary of Principalities and Strongholds that will Bow to Jesus Tonight in Detroit

This is a summary of the revelations of Principalities and Strongholds in Detroit that God has given me and my wife through dreams, interpretations, our testimony, and the Word of God. We will be sharing the testimony in our upcoming book.

A local Bishop asked me to send them to him because God had shown him something similar about 5 points of repentance that were needed in the church. So I listed them in a nice pretty outline, with some links to teachings on this blog about them. It was deep, I actually sent them on October 31, which happened to be the same day Martin Luther posted his 95 theses for the Reformation. I did’nt even know that at first. Now you get to see the outline!

These are things that we have been repenting about at DaHOP (Detroit Area House of Prayer).  Our basic premise is Matthew 16 and Matthew 18. The Church already has All the Authority. “If it’s bound, the Church bound it. If it’s loosed, the Church loosed it.” When our obedience is fulfilled, God can revenge all disobedience (2 Corinthians 10). Therefore, we must repent and allow God’s word to change our minds if we want to see change, because it’s mostly our fault (Daniel 9, iRepent). We must repent from:

  1. Tolerating Jezebel– Toleration of Compromise, Spiritual Fornication, Teaching Idolatry
    1. Music and Ministry that mixes, and partners with the World (fornication). Christian musicians and singers and preachers that partner with the world usually end up in spiritual or natural fornication or adultery, or divorced. The natural is just a reflection of what they’ve already done spiritually.
    2. Music and Ministry that copies and follows the World (teaching God’s servants to eat food that has been sacrificed to idols). The best way to teach is by example. If our singers, rappers, and musicians copy and remix with the world, they pollute the whole church.
    3. Detroit has been the prototype city for allowing our Levitical sons and daughters to be seduced by Jezebel instead of giving God pure worship. From mammon and politically focused preachers to our compromising singers, we let God’s Levites make music about money and adultery instead of worshipping Him.
    4. There is a famous Detroit pastor who sang, sold his sermons, charged exorbitant fees to speak, had several adulteries, broken marriages (apostasy is divorce), and had a baby by a 13 year old in his own congregation. He encouraged his daughter to mix with the world and sing soul music for money. All this was done in the 1930s and 1940s, and we tolerated it – even celebrated this. Now we have generations that worship talent instead of God, so they are easily deceived.
    5. Afterwards, Motown became the prototype record label to all the labels that exist now. Their first hit song was “Money, That’s what I want.” Their second was “Gotta Shop Around.” Idolatry and Adultery. Most of their musicians and singers were children from the Church. Even the Beatles first hit song was a Motown song (Money, That’s What I Want). The negative and positive influence of Detroit on the world is mind-boggling.
    6. Even some of our gospel music copies and steals from the world – rejecting God’s creativity. We think it reaches more people, but according to Jesus – Jezebel’s doctrine is the depths of satan.
    7. There are serious repercussions to tolerating Jezebel, some of the most serious repercussions in the 7 letters to the Churches Revelations 2-3.
    8. Lustful looks among men, Sexual Dress among women
    9. Jezebel Exposed (in the Church)
  2. Judas’s Pragmatism– Betraying the Will and Purpose of God by following our own Mind and doing “What Works”
    1. The Detroit region is a stronghold for pragmatism. The industrial mentality can become “pragmatic” which is an extreme version of practicality. Henry Ford was known to be very practical, and influenced by pragmatism. Obviously, practical thinking can be used for good. However, pragmatism as a philosophy can be very evil. Henry Ford was known to be anti-Semetic. We do not know if his pragmatic way of thinking was the cause of his anti-Semetism.
    2. “Enemies of the cross, mind earthly things” – Philippians 2. Practical thinking that is not rooted in obedience to God’s will is pragmatism and self-worshipping disobedience. Earthly mindedness leads to satan entering in your mind. Jesus called both Judas and Peter satan when they exhibited earthly mindedness.
    3. Judas was earthly minded. God got His will done anyway, but “woe to him that betrays the Son of man.” We betray the purpose of our single lives, our families, our ministries, our churches when we put our will to do what we think will work above the scripturally stated will of God for each ministry.
    4. We Are Responsible for Abortion (The Judas Kiss). Racist eugenicist Margaret Sanger got family planning and birth control accepted in the church for “pragmatic” reasons nearly 40 years before abortion was legalized. She had genocide in her philosophies, but she didn’t say it outright. In the name of women’s health, contraception, and family limitation, she convinced us that children were a loss, not a profit; we should limit our families to what we think we can afford pragmatically. Her motto in her publication – Woman Rebel was “No Gods, No Masters.” We let her in the church and loosed it with our own authority.
    5. Contrary to popular belief, Margaret Sanger was NOT pro-abortion, she was against abortion, and she promoted birth control and family limitation. The anointing of motherhood is the only thing that stops the spirit of abortion which comes from family limitation. The root of abortion is not a law, it’s a mindset of pragmatism related to family.
    6. Some of us lose the anointing for increase because we purposefully limit God’s increase of godly seed. Earthly mindedness makes us think backwards. Purpose creates income, income doesn’t create purpose.
    7. We can’t point at Democrats, or Republicans, Obama, or Perry/Cain/Ron Paul to end abortion when we have all the authority. We are above them. Get birth control and family planning out of the church and abortion falls in the government, guaranteed.
  3. Dog-tongues and Wolfpacks– Using Our tongues against our brothers, Ministries who’s purpose is to tear down and steal from other ministries
    1. Using our tongues like dogs. Speaking negatively about other people, other ministries, other races, other churches.
    2. In many churches, every sermon has a “diss” of someone elses ministry in it. “That big church” “That small church” “That Baptist dollar” “Those Holy rollers”. “White people”
    3. We have authority over the atmosphere in our city… so Why is our city so violent? How is gang warfare any different from using our tongues against other churches? Our mouths and especially our pulpits create atmosphere.
    4. Destroying Dog-tongues and Wolfpacks. We need to create a culture of thanksgiving, blessing, honor, and intercession for people made in the image of God.
  4. Dead Men’s Bones and Hypocrites– Worshipping Traditions and Dead Men instead of following the Holy Ghost
    1. Resisting the Holy Ghost instead of at least supporting the new things that God Sovereignly does in each generation. Traditions make the Word of God void of power. In the past Detroit has been one of the most tradition – loving cities.
    2. We need to honor the old, and support the new. Both the New Wine and the Old wine can be preserved.
    3. Return the hearts of the Fathers to the Children, and the Hearts of the Children to the Fathers.
    4. Dead Men’s Bones and Hypocrites – It affects the legacy of the next generation. We destroy our children spiritually when we don’t allow them to create new wineskins for God’s new wine to flow in.
  5. Division and Thieves: racial division and denominational division, not being a house of prayer for all nations.
    1. We need to stop being the world’s best example of racial division on every Sunday. It’s loosed in the world because it’s loosed in the Church. We need desegregation in the Church.
    2. Being a place where thieves can hide, instead of a house of prayer for every ethnic group. Our di-vision makes our vision smaller, and therefore we don’t feel the need to pray night and day for all nations.
    3. This is also related to Judas and Jezebel, because it has to do with the purpose of God for the Church, and also the Music Ministry. If thieves steal the house of prayer from the Church, it’s a den of thieves. If Levites can’t or won’t be employed to worship God day & night, Jezebel and Judas have victory over them and steals their calling.
    4. Real Unity – One Mind on Jesus and Mouth on Christ
    5. The House of Prayer for every nation requires unity, regionally and racially.
    6. A House of Prayer for Every Ethnos
    7. Dividing ourselves from each other instead of finding agreement in our different roles.
  6. *Bonus* Babylon Business Principles in the Kingdom of God: brand warfare, usury, false balances, manipulation, slavery, witchcraft (pharmakia)
    1. Building our brands over being concerned with people.
    2. Putting profit before truth.
    3. Defrauding each other to the point where we need lawyers to judge.
    4. Embracing usury and debt, enslaving Gods’ people.
    5. Not keeping communication and transactions in simplicity (Romans 12).
    6. The Fear of the Lord is the Key to Economic Development.
    7. Whiskey River?
    8. Spiritual Sharecropping.
    9. This one is a bonus, because originally I didn’t have it as an iRepent event. I saw it as a Christian business problem more than a church problem. But I included it here because I heard a local presentation – on how Industrial Sharecropping effectually continued some to the basic tenets of slavery in Detroit until the 1980s – that enlightened me to the possibility of spiritual sharecropping.
    10. The church has all authority, so if it’s loosed, it’s because we loosed it. If slavery lasted until the 1980’s here, then the Church here was responsible. We may need repentance in some of these areas of our business principles.

Where Sin Did Abound, May Grace Much More Abound! We believe that when these false heads and spiritual strongholds are repented of, chopped off, and destroyed, The Body will be able to put our full focus on Jesus Christ, the Beautiful One.

This has been a tough journey, so I feel like saying something really dramatic here… but I’ll just drop the mic and say “Amen.”

🙂

4th Message from Jesus – How to Rule the Nations and Governments!

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4th Message:How to Rule the Nations and Governments!

A Message from Jesus to Excellent Christians Dealing with a Seducing Spirit of Compromise

(Thyatira) Revelation 2:18-29

Jesus describes Himself to this Church:

“He that says these things is:

1.The SON of GODI’m GOD, not just a man. I’m on another level, different, and separate. My ways and thoughts and agenda is different than man’s.

2.With EYES like FLAMES of FIRE… My eyes are active and full of energy. Flames don’t stand still; they are active, powerful, and energetic. That’s the way I see and look at my Church.

3.With FEET like fine BRASS… Brass is heavy and solid. Jesus is not going anywhere! I will stand my ground in my Church, unmoveable and steadfast. Anything that is against me will not push me out, I will push it out!

Jesus is intimately acquainted with and understands this group of Christians’:

1.Works – They had good works, which is the first thing Jesus looks at with His Churches.

2.Charity – They had Charity, which is the greatest thing, and bond of maturity and perfection.

3.Service – They served well.

4.Faith – They were strong in faith, which is precious to God. They weren’t weak in faith.

5.Patience – They also were patient and longsuffering.

6.Works – the last works are more than the first works.

So according to Jesus, this is a very good and excellent Church. Not only did they do good works, they were commended twice for their works, and the last was better than the first. So they were getting better and better! They “had it going on.”

PROBLEMS:

Even with all that excellence and good works, Jesus has a few things AGAINST this group of Christians because they ALLOW Jezebel, a false prophetess to teach and seduce HIS servants to:

1.Commit fornication

2.Eat food (harmless things) sacrificed to idols.

Jesus keeps having BEEF with the same issues: fornication & idolatry. Or, better yet: “allowing the teaching and promoting” of fornication & idolatry.

He hates the doctrine of Balaam which puts a stumbling block and tricks people into fornication & idolatry.

He hates the Nicolaitan doctrine that conquers and corrupts people into idolatry and fornication.

Now He hates the allowing of Jezebel to teach and seduces His servants into fornication and idolatry with the world.

(See 3 Main Doctrines that Jesus Hates).

Why does JESUS HATE fornication and idolatry so much? Why does He keep emphasizing these things? Fornication is sexual activity outside of marriage. Idolatry is spiritual adultery. Adultery is a sexual relationship outside of your marriage. Spiritually, it’s anything you put before your relationship with God. THIS IS A RELATIONSHIP ISSUE! What is your relationship with God?

Realize that Jesus’s greatest relationship with His Church is that of a Bridegroom to a Bride!

THE REAL ISSUE

If your fiance’ or betrothed spouse was having sex with someone else, how would you feel?

Well, that’s how fornication and spiritual adultery (idolatry) makes JESUS feel. Jesus loves you and He wants you exclusively. He doesn’t want to marry a prostitute/whore. He forgives prostitutes and spiritual whores like we were, then asks us to love Him exclusively.

Spiritually, Jesus wants us to be faithful to Him as a spouse, not “leaving our first love” (like the Ephesus Church in the 1st Message), or allowing fornication and adultery (like Pergamos in the 3rd Message, and like this Thyatira Church). It all comes back to JESUS’s PASSIONATE LOVE AND DESIRE FOR YOUR SOUL. He LIKES YOU!

Back to the 4th Message:

REPERCUSSIONS

“I gave her (Jezebel) space to repent of her fornication, but she wouldn’t.” God gives compromising teachers in the Church time, space and chances to turn around and do something different. Evidently this false prophetess is really rebellious.

1.“I will cast her into a bed, and those that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds.” Jesus will put Jezebel and other adulterers with her into much trouble. But he still is merciful and gives them time to change.

2.I will kill her children with death.” Children born by her will die. Those spiritual “babies” that the Church allows her to teach will be killed, by Jesus.

3.All the Churches will know that I am He who searches the reins (thoughts & purposes of the soul) and hearts, and I will reward everyone for their works.” This is where you see Jesus’ initial self-description come back. “When they see what I do to compromisers, all the Churches will know that my flaming fiery eyes can see everything inside their hearts, and that I don’t back down from MY purposes. You will reap what you sow.”

Jesus is a BOSS.

Jesus doesn’t just look at appearances… (whether you are in Church or not and how your life appears on the outside). He sees your heart! Be faithful to Him only!

AS FOR THE REST OF YOU:

To the rest of you who are NOT running with Jezebel, and aren’t teaching the compromising doctrine (which is from Satan)… You all just keep doing what you are doing until I come back. You all are doing very excellently – just keep up the good works!

PROMISES:

If you excellent Christians: ignore the seductions of Jezebel – who tries to preach & prophesy you into relationships with idols, false gods, and sexual activity outside of marriage… AND you keep up the good works until the END:

1.I will give you POWER OVER NATIONS, You will rule them with a rod of Iron and will break them like clay pots.”That means that when Jesus comes back to the earth, He will set you in Authority over a country, or a few countries & nations. You will rule them, and He will have you break down former the government systems and infrastructures… and they will have to SUBMIT to Jesus through YOU!

2.And I will give Him the MORNING STAR. You will get authority over a star that is like the sun. An abundance of light, power, and energy is in it.

To any excellent Christians with political ambitions: Jesus can give you Political power and Power over light & energy. All you have to do is be excellent, and overcome the compromising spirit of Jezebel.

If you have a spiritual ear to hear, please pay attention to the deeper meanings that the Spirit of God is trying to get across to many different groups of Christians.

We all know that only Jesus can solve the biggest problems of the world right now (economic, oil, energy, war). Men may try to get together and accomplish progress. Progress is always good – but as long as mankind is sinful by nature, man will mess things up. That’s why Jesus is coming soon, literally and physically! He can give you the authority over NATIONS. Do you want to be on Jesus’ International Dominion team? Overcome the spiritual compromises of Jezebel!

Next:

5th Message: How to Stay Saved And Keep Your Name in the Book of Life

A Message from Jesus to the Dead Christians

(Sardis) Revelation 3:1-6

– Get the Book that exposes and confronts OT Jezebel AND NT Jezebel (they operate very differently): Killing Idols For REVIVAL. So you can overcome and rule nations and governments with Jesus Christ.