Sunday, August 27, 2017

AN OVERWHELMING WEIGHT OF EVIDENCE (Part 3)

THERE IS AN OVERWHELMING WEIGHT OF EVIDENCE TO PROVE THAT SATAN IS NOT A SPIRITUAL BEING OR INDIVIDUAL DEVIL.
Where madness comes from Etc..........

THE BODY OF MOSES
Acts 7:37-38
37 This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear. 38 This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sinai, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us:
Jude 1:9
9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.

Church: A body of people who are called out by God for a particular purpose. The church here stated was not the body of Christ. Christ means Messiah or Anointed.The church in the N.T. was anointed on the day of Pentecost. This was the church of Christ because the Holy Ghost that was in Jesus Christ came to his body the church. The church in the O.T. had Moses as the teacher and lawgiver. He went to Sinai and received the law. This church in the wilderness was the body of Moses. This church contained the teachings of God through Moses.

UNCLEAN SPIRITS
Rom 1:20
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

The secret to understanding spiritual things is revealed here in this verse. All things that are made are allegory or types of things not seen. The things not seen are spiritual, like spirits, God, etc.... Jesus used the literal serpents and vipers to relay understanding about the spirits of the Pharisees. Jesus used leaven as the type of false teaching of the Pharisees. He used meat as a type for doing the will of God, saying my meat is to do the will of him that sent me. He used a literal temple in reference to his body, destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up, making reference to his body and not the literal temple. All things spiritual, like what type of person we are, can be clearly seen by the things that are made. On this premise I begin concerning unclean spirits.
A soul that is not cleansed by the washing of the water by the word of God is still in its uncleanness. The heart is not guarded, the individual not having the truth of God’s word to detect any evil thought the heart might produce. Thus the heart will produce uncleanness.
Rom 1:24
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
Our hearts not guarded by the word of God will produce uncleanness.
Prov 4:23
23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
Gal 5:19
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
The very works of the flesh produce uncleanness. The flesh here is referred to as the heart which only is affected by the five senses which is our carnal nature. Judgment from a heart which is only influenced by what it sees, hears, smells, touches, tastes. Being destitute of the knowledge of truth through the word of God.
Eph 4:18-19
18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: 19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

Uncleanness is produced when understanding is darkened. When men revert back to their own understanding without the light of the word of God, they begin to feed once again upon their own thoughts and ideas. This is ignorance that causes the mind of man to become blind to the reality of God. Their heart will once again take rule and eventually produce actions of uncleanness.
THE OLD TESTAMENT IS FULL OF HOW MEN TAKE UNCLEAN SPIRITS
Lev 11:7-8
7 And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you. 8 Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you.
Matt 7:6
6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
Jesus called men swine and dogs. Certain foods could not be eaten else they who ate were considered unclean. They were not allowed to come into the camp of Israel for this trespass in touching or eating the unclean thing. Here is the type we want to explain as an unclean spirit. If a man eat of the wrong thoughts, of surmising thoughts, slanderous thoughts, covetous thoughts or thoughts of strife, he can become unclean. Thoughts of rebellion, hatred and resentment also, he can become a man with an unclean spirit. The unclean spirit is produced by eating words that are unclean. The Pharisees words were unclean and they were as swine. The Lord warned not to cast your pearls before the swine. They would just gobble it up and turn it into uncleanness.
Num 19:13
13 Whosoever toucheth the dead body of any man that is dead, and purifieth not himself, defileth the tabernacle of the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from Israel: because the water of separation was not sprinkled upon him, he shall be unclean; his uncleanness is yet upon him.
People that are dead spiritually cannot be touched. This touch here is referring to having conversation spiritually. Listening to their heart through words in conversation. Here are the things that cause men to become unclean and possess unclean spirits.
GOD IS THE GOD OF THE SPIRITS OF ALL FLESH
In this we will endeavor to show that spirits are in the flesh and produced out of the
heart of man.
Acts 8:7
7 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.
Unclean spirits in people can be multiple in type and vary.  An unclean spirit in a person will cry out of that person. If a person thinks they have lost their dope they will cry out in anguish. If a person struggles with conviction after a Holy Ghost church service, many times they will cry out because they are being loosed from their habit or sin and the pain and effort it takes to make the transition is expressed through crying aloud. An unclean spirit must be in a human being to cry out with loud voice. Unclean spirits are in people.
Acts 19:15-16
15 And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?
16 And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.
Why didn't the evil spirit leap on the sons of Sceva? Because evil spirits are not in a bodily form nor are they spirits separate and apart from the flesh. Unclean and evil spirits are in fact spirits taken by a person with evil thoughts.
Mark 7:21
21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
Evil thoughts originate from within out of the heart. Evil thoughts produce evil spirits.
A man who has an evil spirit can project evil to another man through his thoughts being relayed by his actions and words. If one man tells another how he feels about a brother and what he has observed, this will relay whatever spirit he has to that man.
Mark 8:31-33
31 And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.
32 And he spake that saying openly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him.
33 But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men. This evil spirit was in Peter. Peter had just rebuked Jesus teaching revealing he had thoughts that were contrary to the Lords teaching. This is an evil spirit or devil called Satan.
ORIGINAL SIN
There is no supporting scripture or evidence anywhere that Lucifer is anything but a spirit in a man. Lucifer was the name given by God to the spirit of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon in Isaiah 14. But nowhere does the scripture suggest that what was written in Isaiah 14 is a picture of original sin. This scripture may reveal the pride of life in the actions of the king of Babylon but it in no way intimate’s original sin. To couple this scripture with revelation 12 and say original sin occurred between verse 1 and 2 of Genesis is merely guess work with not supporting scripture. Genesis 1 and 2 work together showing the steps in creation. The same way we make something out of a substance God made the worlds. First without form and void and then he began to create it. Not there was a devil that was in the earth and cause the earth to be without form and void. God had not yet said let there be light or there would still have been light. The earth being without form and void merely shows a stage in Gods creative process. Moses wrote the book of beginnings, don't you think he would write of the original beginning of sin as well as the beginnings of the heavens and earth?
Certainly!
Gen 3:6-7
6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. 7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
Gen 3:17
17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat [of] it all the days of thy life;

Eve ate the thoughts that sexual relations was good. She ate the thoughts of her own heart which was the serpent. Watch what the serpent said to eve. “Surely you won't die." A contradictory statement to what God had told them. This is exactly the same spirit that Jesus Christ addressed in Simon Peter in the N.T. God says: if you eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil you shall surely die. The serpent says ye shall not surely die.
Matt 16:21-23
21 From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. 22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offense unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.

Notice how Peter contradicted Jesus prophecy and Jesus called that spirit of contradicting the word of God, the devil. Eve gave her thoughts to her husband Adam and he ate of her thoughts and took part of the evil with her. It takes two to perform the sin Adam and Eve performed in the Garden of Eden. The serpent was in Eden at the time of the original sin. Any time there is sin the serpent will be there because the serpent is the spirit that is produce when men eat of their own mind and understanding rather than truth. Our thoughts are a tree of knowledge of both good and evil. This mind cannot be eaten of and us survive the penalty of sin. The original sin was in the Garden of Eden not in heaven.
Rom 5:12
12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
If Lucifer was cast into the world to become Satan why doesn't the scripture declare it? If Satan is a person that God created and loved, why didn't God make provision for him with a blood sacrifice?
Rom 5:14
14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
Why doesn't the scripture say death reigned from Lucifer or Satan until Moses? Because death was pronounce against the original sin which was committed by Adam and Eve.
Rom 5:15
15 But not as the offense, so also is the free gift. For if through the offense of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
It is clearly stated that it was by the offense of one not the offense of two. If Lucifer was the angel in heaven before Gods creation and he committed sin don't you think God would have made sure it was recorded in the book of beginnings instead of hiding it in the book of Isaiah in a prophecy against the king of Babylon? A record clear to us instead of leaving us in the dark on such an important happening? Surely so! If Adam was not solely responsible for the original sin why did Paul give him all the credit? Paul was an Apostle! Don't you believe he understood who committed the original sin? Of course he did! Adam was the one who committed the original sin. Sin started in the Garden of Eden not in heaven.
Rom 5:17
17 For if by one man's offense death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.
Scripture only talks about the offense of man and not the offense of the fallen angels. If the angels brought sin into the world shouldn't God have made provision also for the angels? If not, why not? If one of those angels was Satan, should not God have told us he was the serpent in the Garden of Eden? Yes by all means yes! God used Moses to write the book of beginnings and Moses used terminology that he was used to, which was explaining the unseen by things which are made. In this case it was the serpent. The truth is people who believe that Satan was Lucifer before the creation of the world have not scripture to stand on.
GODS PROPHETS WERE SPIRITUAL WRITERS
Judg 9:7
7 And when they told it to Jotham, he went and stood in the top of mount Gerizim, and lifted up his voice, and cried, and said
Judg 9:8
8 The trees went forth on a time to anoint a king over them; and they said unto the olive tree, Reign thou over us.
Why didn't Jotham use the names of those who the trees wanted to promote over them? Because he wanted to use something that would express the point concerning the worth and stature of the kings. Finally portraying Abimelech as the Bramble.
THE HEAVENS:
1 Cor 15:48-49
48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. 49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
Eph 2:6
6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
   To be obedient to scripture is to have a heavenly mind. The first image we bore was that of our earthly nature. The second image we shall bear is that of our heavenly Father Jesus Christ. Allowing the mind that was in Christ to also be in us. Although we are on earth yet there is a place in the spirit that is as high as the literal heavens are above the earth. This is the place Jesus is saying we are raised to.
Heb 3:1
1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;
Heb 12:22-23
22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, 23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
Isa 55:9
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
  Here is a picture of Gods thoughts opposed to men’s thoughts likened unto the difference between the heavens and the earth. God’s word is as the heavens in comparison to the earth. In other words higher. When a man thoughts change from his own to Gods word he dwells in the heavenly opposed to the earthy. The church is called in Heb 12 the Heavenly Jerusalem is speaking of the place where saints minds have been elevated from the earthy and carnal to understanding of the types and shadows being full of God’s word.
Isa 51:16
16 And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.
  God was here talking about his word being spoken from the prophets mouth. All those hearing the word would be the heavens which should be planted.
Ps 36:5
5 Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.
  David knew what Gods mercy was like. It could only reside in the heavens or places where Gods word had brought men to. His mercy was in confession and forsaking sin. His mercy was beyond the vail in the tabernacle. This was understood by David to be the place of the heavens. The place God had allowed men to reach by faith in the word of God.  No way was David here talking literally but spiritually. Again the spiritual is when a literal part of creation is used to explain a spiritual meaning. God using heavens as the place of higher thinking and the realm in which his mercy is found.
Ps 89:2
2 For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.
  Having faith in truth is heavenly thinking. When a man or woman finds this place, then they shall see Gods faithfulness. When their minds have reached the place of the heavenly God establishes his faithfulness there. He will not establish his faithfulness in the low and earthy thinking mind. The disobedient and self-lauding mind is earthy sensual and devilish.
James 3:14-15
14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. 15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
1 Cor 15:47
47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.
  This first man is the old man of the saint which must be destroyed. Put off the old man and his deeds and put on the new man. This new man is the Spirit of God and the word of God hidden in my heart. The old man is the old way of thinking, using my own understanding without the truth of God. The old man has envy, strife and a multiplicity of other sins it portrays. This second man is the Lord from heaven. In other words Gods word is in us and our minds become as the Lords mind.  David's prophecy in Ps 89.2 was first fulfilled and shown to us through David and his life but has since been fulfilled in the N.T. church. Here are the scriptures:
Eph 1:3
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
Eph 2:6
6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
Heb 3:1
1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;
  To this heavenly place in Christ Jesus is where we were called. We were brought out of the horrible pit of sinful thinking and degraded actions to a place of righteousness and holiness, which is the highway of the Lord. We are on a highway of holiness. God’s word has called us to this heavenly calling where our minds are elevated to the place of Gods faithfulness.
Heb 6:4-5
4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, 5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
  Our thinking has been elevated through faith in the truth of God’s word which had given us a mind to one day sit in the literal kingdom and domain with spiritual bodies. God’s faithfulness can be only found in the heavens. The dead in Christ shall rise first 1Thess 4.16 those which have died in the heavenly mind elevated by Gods truth will be in the category to see Gods faithfulness. He will show his faithfulness to all through those who dwells in the heavens. The church are those who dwell in the heavens.
Rev 12:12
12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
  The heavens here is the church that can rejoice because it has chosen to remain in the truth of the Apostolic doctrine of the Apostles of the Lamb. Because they cannot be removed from his promises nor find themselves under the wrath of Almighty God for disobedience and unbelief. The Devil here are those preachers and people who left the Apostolic truth changing the truth of God into a lie, who worshiped and served the creature more than the creator. These are wolves.

Ends part 3 of 4
Submitted by: Pastor W.J. Davidson

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