If You Don’t have any Problems with the Devil, Congratulations!

If You Don’t have any Problems with the Devil, or with people inspired by the devil (with spirit of the world) then Congratulations to you!

You’re probably not advancing the kingdom of God either.

1 Corinthians 16
9 For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.

You might even be serving the devil… Why would he try to stop someone who’s serving him?

1 Peter 5
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

But when you are bringing pure revelation that advances the kingdom of God to people that need it, you have to resist the devil with your declarations and actions of faith.

John 15
18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

When you follow Jesus Christ those that have the spirit of the world are guaranteed to hate you. They hated Jesus first.

Stand Firm!

Popularity Contest Christianity is a Joke

In the Kingdom of God, the ones who win the popularity contest are the LOSERS.

The world should hate you, not love you.

The people that stand against the word of God should stand against you.

How will you love your enemies if you are scared to make enemies because you won’t stand for truth and holiness? Jesus said anyone who desires to live Godly in Christ WILL SUFFER persecution.

Popularity contest Christianity is a joke. If you are trying to get your message approved by the world you are not a Christian and you are a counterfeit.

John 15:18-20
King James Version (KJV)
18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.

Why the Swords and Axes? | Week of Swords and Axes Day #1

Why Swords and Axes?   |  Week of Swords and Axes Day #1

Why the Sword SoS? Why All the Axes? I thought you were a nice guy…

I’m still a nice guy. I’m the same SoS that I always was… To be honest, this was all just led by The Ghost. Isaiah 49:1-4 came to my heart a few days ago and I’ve been thinking about it for a week or so. One day I put a little post about something totally different on my facebook page and it just kept flowing. The next day my wife woke up early; flowing with a crazy powerful message for like 5 hours straight. She’s pregnant so she NEVER wakes up early. Her message is actually the biggest axe of the week! The next day I was woken around 4 am with another really hardcore message. This was blowing our minds, so I decided that this week would be the “Week of Swords and Axes.” Then a friend sent me another crazy sharp swordified video message that the Lord gave them. We couldn’t stop it, so we just decided to flow with it.

BIG SWORDS ARE FOR FIGHTING

Isaiah 49: 2 And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me

We don’t wrestle with flesh and blood. We fight with Spiritual principalities, powers, and false ideologies that they promote from the heavenly realm (Ephesians 6). When we pray and speak the Word angels fight. Obviously there are some big battles going on and God needs someone to speak those swords to get these battles won.

 

SMALL SWORDS ARE FOR PRUNING

John 15 1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit He taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

A plant has branches, leaves and fruit. If our lives are plants, our results are our fruit. When we produce good fruit of love and faithful discipleship for Jesus Christ, it’s a good thing. Why do we still need swords? Because God wants to produce MORE fruit… So He cuts off the branches in your life that aren’t bearing fruit, because they are taking energy and resources from the branches that are bearing fruit. God cuts off diseased branches that produce rotten fruit, spoiled fruit, fruit that is too small, or no fruit at all.

If the tree doesn’t produce any fruit at all, He burns it.

The sword represents God’s pruning knives, from the mouth of a messenger who will cut off wicked things in our life with the Word of God. It’s necessary for everyone. Swords don’t mean you are doing bad. When God gives you swords, it means you are doing well, and God wants even MORE out of you!

 

AXES GO TO THE ROOT

Matthew 3 10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down , and cast into the fire.

The axe is a little different from the sword. The sword is to trim leaves and branches, outside things. The Sword is for people that are doing well. The axe is for people that are doing evil, and aren’t producing good fruit at all.

Continuing our tree analogy, the tree draws sustenance from under the ground through roots. Satan comes from under the ground in hell and introduces poisonous influences and diseases. It goes throughout the tree through the roots. It permeates through to all the branches, all the leaves, and all the fruit.

So we get the axe. We dig up under the ground, and we take the axe to the root of the tree. We cut out the wicked root, and replace the poisonous dirt with new fresh clean dirt. Or we just kill the tree, let it fall and plant a new one in a better place.

The Role of God’s Messenger

Jeremiah 1: 9 …And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth. 10 See , I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out , and to pull down , and to destroy , and to throw down , to build , and to plant .

Jeremiah was told to speak God’s words and root out, pull down, destroy, throw down… then build, and plant.

Gods Words in Jeremiah’s Mouth was Authority:

Over Nations – governmental authorities – (as buildings)

Over Kingdoms – financial authorities – (as plants)

Actions That God’s Messenger Was Responsible to Do:

Root out: pull up what has grown up by the roots (as a plant)

Pull Down: pull down the branches that have grown up (as a plant)

Destroy: demolish, cause to vanish (as a building)

Throw down: tear down (as a building)

Plant (after pulling down)

Build (after tearing down)

So we’re not going to take shortcuts and step in as “blind visionary leaders” or “false prophets” to “Build and Plant” before we have done steps 1-4: “Root out, Pull down, Destroy, and Throw Down.”

So it’s the Week of Swords and Axes here at SoSpression blog. Why? God is fighting with big swords, pruning His people with small swords, and taking Axes to the poison filled roots of every wicked tree in His Kingdom.

So put #wosaa and #killingidols and #ifeargod on your facebook and twitter; with a link to www.sospression.com. If you have a friend who likes truth, tell them to follow @esosa on twitter or on www.sospression.com