The spirit of Satan…

I really feel as I’ve come into a deeper place in terms of my experience of God – my experience of His nearness to me – that this issue of the spirit of Satan is really coming up before my mind…

There are people out there – either in our local congregations or in the internet gatherings which we belong to – who are actually not there to Glorify the Lord but to trick the people who really are there to worship the Lord into thinking that they’re also there to worship the Lord…

The Lord told me ages ago – like in 2011 – that one of the people who were “following” (who’d signed on as an email follower of) my blog was actually a Satanist…

When we see these things it’s really hard to know what to do about it…

There’s a scripture which says,

‘Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into my barn.”‘” (Matthew 13:30 NASB)

This would tend to suggest (or could be used to suggest) that we shouldn’t do anything about it – we just have to “tolerate it” (like Paul did with the slave-girl who followed himself and his companions with the spirit of divination) – and leave it to Jesus to “sort it out” in the “hereafter”…

Or does it?

No it does not…

Paul did “sort it out”… 🙂

It happened that as we were going to the place of prayer, a slave-girl having a spirit of divination met us, who was bringing her masters much profit by fortune-telling. Following after Paul and us, she kept crying out, saying, “These men are bond-servants of the Most High God, who are proclaiming to you the way of salvation.” She continued doing this for many days. But Paul was greatly annoyed, and turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her!” And it came out at that very moment. (Acts 16:16-18 NASB)

Paul got “nailed” after this but the Lord was with him… 🙂

Awesome story…

Anyway, once the Lord gives us discernment that there is someone “in our midst” who is operating under the spirit of Satan, i.e. for the enemy, then we have a responsibility – in the Power of the Holy Spirit – to do something about it…

The removal of that person – that presence – that evil presence – through that person – will release the Presence of the Holy Spirit to come to that place or that internet forum or whatever…

The ones who can’t see through that person’s – or the spirit behind that person’s – flattery are surprised when they see us confronting that spirit in that person – and some are offended…

What could have been wrong with what the slave-girl was saying?

That’s good publicity right?

Wrong…

It’s publicity which casts doubt on the message…

Those who operate in this “slimy”, “greasy” spirit of “suck up” and flattery are just trying to win our confidence so we’ll “Amen” them and then when they bring in their destructive heresies we’ll not be “on our guard” to come “straight out” and oppose them…

That is their “trick” – that is their scheme – that is their modus operandi…

But we are not unaware of his schemes – as Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians…

We must “fight this one through” in prayer knowing that we’re not fighting against people but against the principalities behind them…

Recently though I have had some prayers coming out of me that if these ones who are wilfully serving Satan do not want to repent that the Lord would remove them from the earth – they are stumbling-blocks on this earth – and if they are not going to be saved – not willing to repent and believe in Jesus for their salvation – that they would be sent to await their eternal judgement…

Obviously we pray that they would be saved but if they are not willing to be saved they cannot remain on earth – the reason Jesus came was to destroy the works of the devil and He must reign in heaven until He (the Father) has put all things under His Feet – this includes those who willingly serve the devil – as the gates of Hades will not overpower the Church of the Living God…

He (Satan – and his works) must be put down under our feet as we are Christ’s representatives on earth…

The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. (Romans 16:20a NASB)

We are the ones – Christ’s seed – as He is the Seed – who will inherit the promise made to our father Abraham – who is the father of us all (who believe in Jesus)…

And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them. (Genesis 24:60 KJV)

And we will…

Praise Your Holy Name Jesus…

We must be aware of those described in the scripture below…

These are the men who are hidden reefs in your love feasts when they feast with you without fear, caring for themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn trees without fruit, doubly dead, uprooted; (Jude 1:12 NASB)

Jesus does not want these in His Church…

This is clear from His admonition to the Church at Thyatira…

But I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray so that they commit acts of immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. (Revelation 2:20 NASB)

That you tolerate…

That you “put up with”…

We are not meant to tolerate evil – we are not meant to “put up with” evil…

We are meant to expose and remove it…

Love in the Lord,

Andrew

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Hi, my name is Andrew James Horton... I am a Kiwi (New Zealander), born in Christchurch (05 September 1971), now in my mid-forties (I feel so old saying that)... I am blessed to be married with five children and six grandchildren... :-) I am at present a Technical Director - Design, Director working in Christchurch, New Zealand... I am passionate about prophetic intercession and about revival both in New Zealand and throughout the world... I am passionate to pray that the Church, the Body of Christ, the Bride of Christ, will be all that He - the Lord Jesus Christ - desires her to be in our generation... I felt that the Lord gave me the name of this blog site, "a house of prayer for the nations - prophetic intercession for worldwide revival" and wanted me to "put it out there" and start recording the prayers which are on my heart to pray in the hope that others would also be encouraged to share the prayers which are on their hearts to pray and that in the unity of the Spirit we could participate together in this activity in different locations around the world as He leads us... If the Lord leads you, let's join in prayer for the Lord's will to be done on earth as it is in heaven in our generation... Love in the Lord, Andrew
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28 Responses to The spirit of Satan…

  1. GaryB says:

    Andrew,
    I have heard over the years that satanists, witches, and mormons, and various other cults were purposely going into Christian circles and try to sow division. Whether this is true or not I do not know. Why would someone waste their time doing this? I do know Mormons will work to deceive Christians to win them over. Long story but I have witnessed to a number of these people trapped in this cult.

    My other thoughts are that if the gifts of the Spirit are functioning in a person that they will have discernment if this was to take place, but in some cases the Lord may allow it to go on to test our hearts. Whether we will follow him or some easier route.

    For myself I was taught the Bible by a man who said; he was a conservative of the conservatives. The power and presence of God was very evident in our meetings. We were what one brother labeled us, “purists”. We never took medicines, or went to doctors, did not watch tv, etc.etc.. We believed in totally walking by faith. We were not a part of any WOF movement, in fact our pastor exposed doctrinal errors these men taught.

    To be honest with you Andrew to this day I have to deal with suspicion of people who call themselves Christians because of the many doctrinal errors being promoted in Churches around the country.

    I am finding out there are so many views on the Bible that I cannot agree with, that is does little good to debate with everyone. I have tried to just be kind to people and let them rant as I know that God does have a people out there. I do try to look at what people are sharing to see if maybe some areas I was taught a wrong view as well. I personally want the Holy Spirit to lead me into all truth as the Bible promises.

    When following Jesus and holding to His words it sets us apart from people at times even though it is not intentional on our part as we have the Lord of God in our hearts to all.

    I am not disagreeing with you as I know that the Bible tells us the deceivers will come. Only sharing some thoughts here. Deception will be so great in the last days that if it were possible even the elect would be deceived.

    I pray that God includes me into this elect, because I think this is only something the Lord himself knows who is a part of for sure.

    As we see in the Bible many thought they were pleasing God but found in the end they were not accepted. An example is on the internet, I see so many with very strange beliefs people who think they are the chosen ones, and are quite arrogant about it. They become easily angered, and forceful in their beliefs.

    This is why we have to work out our salvation with fear and trembling.

    Any rate, I wanted to share a few thoughts on your post here. I sometimes wonder on the internet when someone promotes error or deception it seems like everyone jumps in to support them if anybody starts quoting the Bible. I guess its just part of the whole end times scenario.

    GaryB

    • Thanks for sharing your thoughts Gary, you are one of God’s Elect because you believe in Jesus and as such although we might get a little confused and “tossed about” at times by what people share – like you say – the Holy Spirit is in us and He will guide us into all truth and all Truth – as you know all of the word of God is truth and all of Jesus is Truth – for He is full of Grace and Truth – and the word of God and Jesus are never in contradiction…

      Regarding the spirit of suspicion – I believe this is from the enemy also…

      Because suspicion leads to paranoid fear…

      Which is not from the Lord…

      I suppose what I’m talking about is when the Lord gives you an “inner knowing” which is settled and not based on fear that someone is operating under the spirit of Satan – it would be at that point that like Paul – as released by the Holy Spirit – that you would address the spirit operating in that person…

      Maybe not publically as Paul did but maybe publically – but it’s the spirit we’re addressing behind the person – not the person themselves…

      I love you brother and believe that you’re a gem… 🙂

      All the best, Love in the Lord,

      Andrew

  2. GaryB says:

    Andrew,
    I think the Christians who are raptured out of the earth will have a glorified body in the millennium. It’s only those who overcome in all things that will be raptured.

    I don’t think that everyone who professes to be a Christian will be raptured. The Bible speaks of a man child that will go to the throne of God as soon as he is birthed. Some say this is Jesus but we know that Jesus never went directly to the throne when he was born. This manchild is those who have made themselves ready and are taken out of the earth at the beginning of the seven years of tribulation. They will return with Jesus Christ after the tribulation and live during the millennium.

    If you notice in the scripture that the woman who gives birth to the man child will flee to the wilderness for three and a half years to be fed by God. I believe this is the unbelieving church world who denies portions of the Bible. They will be in a wilderness that God has prepared for them.

    Revelation 12:5-6
    5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
    6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

    If you notice the message to the seven churches; those who overcome will be given a rod of iron to rule the nations. I believe this is the people who have the glorified bodies and will be ruling nations during the millennium under the Lordship of Christ. It says they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with Him for a thousand years.

    Revelations 20:6-7 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
    7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,

    Andrew You probably have not heard this view but many over here believe this is how it will happen. I have not shared all of the scriptures that back this up but wanted to let you know how I felt about the teaching on the millennium. Those who pay the price now will be given glorified bodies, and will reign with Christ during this time.

    GaryB

    • Hi Gary,

      There’s an amazing scripture in 1 John 5 which I believe will really bless you with respect to what you’ve posted above… 🙂

      for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. (1 John 5:4 NIV)

      I believe it will really set you free…

      Love in the Lord bro,

      Andrew

      • GaryB says:

        Andrew,
        I believe this and it is true. But can you honestly say every Christian who has been born of God is overcoming the world in our day and age? Seriously most people who profess to be Christians are barely making it in life.

        Many deny basic truths of the Bible and say they are not for today, many go to man any time they need help and turn to the Lord as a last resort. I believe a lot of these people are truly born again but have been taught wrong doctrines. They live their Christianity the best they know how.

        What I shared with you is something that everyone needs to get the mind of the Lord on. Remember what Jesus told the church of Thyatira, He said, 29 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”’

        This is not some new view on the rapture but many saints of old believed this as well. Some of the old time turn of the century saints who were used mightily of the Lord believed this way.

        I tried to share this with Kitty but probably should of held off as she has a strange outlook on the Bible.

        Which thinking about it if you never heard this view it may sound strange as well.

        I believe your a man of God who listens to the Spirit. At least for this moment set aside what you think about the rapture and seek the mind of the Lord on this. Jesus said; we must listen to what the Spirit says if we have ears to hear.

        That is what the Berean’s did when they were told about the Christ they sought the Lord whether these things are true.

        Any rate Andrew you have to do what you feel is right, and I am not trying to push a doctrine at you only sharing what God has showed me. No hard feelings here on what ever you do. Our beliefs on the end time very widely in most circles.

        Please let me know how you feel though as I do not get easily offended can accept the fact other people believe differently on the end times.

        I’ll probably get raked over the coals on Strom’s board as many there are quick to pull things out of context and make an issue over it. Or they may avoid it, like I said I tried to share with Kitty, but she is already giving me her view, I probably will not share any more over there about this issue unless someone asks me directly. But I had to share what God has shown me. If no one understands, then Praise God life goes on.

        Thanks for being kind and understanding here.

        GaryB

        • Hi Gary,

          We all have a “vertical” relationship with God along with a “horizontal” relationship with each other…

          In terms of my “vertical” relationship with God – and in terms of yours and every other believers – we are the Righteousness of God in Christ through the Blood of Jesus and our faith (which He gave us) has overcome the world…

          In terms of our “horizontal” relationships with others who are on the planet – they don’t always see that – they see the remains of “sin within us” – they don’t see us perfectly demonstrating the reality of Christ – and this affects the testimony of the Church – but God is in control…

          Jesus had a desire when He prayed in John 17 before going to the cross – that we would all be one – all those of us who believe in Jesus – all who believe in Jesus are born of God and Elect – and what He saw as He looked through time will be fulfilled – we all will be one – as Tommy Hicks also saw in his vision (which we’ve discussed previously) – just because we don’t see something now that doesn’t make it untrue – that is the essence of faith – we walk by faith and not sight…

          If we said, “because when I prayed for that person they were not instantaneously and miraculously healed it mustn’t be God’s will to heal them” then we would fall into serious error…

          It’s our experience which needs to change not the truth…

          We can’t believe the truth and then disbelieve it when we don’t “see it with our eyes” in our own experience…

          Our experience needs to be “brought up” to the truth not the truth “brought down” to our experience…

          Love in the Lord,

          Andrew

  3. GaryB says:

    Andrew
    Have you ever heard of a minister named Dr. Hobart E. Freeman? This is the minister I sat under as a young Christian for twenty some years till he went to be with the Lord.

    Just wondering if you have heard of this man.

    GaryB

    • GaryB says:

      Andrew
      I just wanted to say that during this time of his ministry we were attacked by local Christian churches and the media for believing in divine healing. Many articles have been written that are complete lies and are not based on truth.

      When you said: [quote] We can’t believe the truth and then disbelieve it when we don’t “see it with our eyes” in our own experience…

      Our experience needs to be “brought up” to the truth not the truth “brought down” to our experience…[quote]

      We did have some people who died while trusting the Lord but the bulk of the stories are untrue and exaggerated. We also had many confirmed healings take place but these were always forgotten by the media.

      If I remember correctly Smith Wigglesworth asked a woman how her relative was that he had prayed for, the woman said she got worse, then Smith groaned and left his body to go be with the Lord.

      Any rate I was thinking about what you shared here and thought of all of this.

      Lord Bless,
      GaryB

      • I’ll share the way I see Divine Healing at the moment Gary…

        Sickness must bow to the Name of Jesus…

        When Jesus through someone commands sickness to leave someone’s body then it must leave…

        Jesus is the Healer…

        Sometimes we who are the vehicle through which the prayer for Divine Healing comes do not know whether it is Jesus praying/commanding through us or whether it is we ourselves in our desire to see healing come to that particular person…

        If it’s Jesus who is praying/commanding through us then the sickness will leave…

        If not, it won’t…

        There are also some things which don’t “come out” but by prayer and fasting – so if we haven’t reached “that place” in our experience/surrender to God and we pray and “nothing happens” then instead of getting depressed we need to press in harder to God…

        Not depressed but press in (Praise You Jesus for that “play on words” which I didn’t notice until I wrote it)… 🙂

        I was at a Conference on Grace and Glory the other weekend and during the worship on Friday evening the Lord clearly indicated to me that He wanted me to pray for a girl who had serious skin issues and deformities in her fingers (the ends of some of her fingers were missing – some from the last knuckle up)…

        I hesitated because I didn’t want to look stupid if nothing happened…

        I mentioned it at the prayer meeting the next morning before the Conference started again and the lady leading prayer at our fellowship said I should just ask the mother if it was OK for me to pray for her daughter…

        They sat on the same row as me that morning and again the desire came to pray for her so just before lunch (probably an hour or so before) I turned and asked the mother if I could pray for her daughter…

        Anyway, I ended up praying for her (I asked the lady who leads prayer at our fellowship to “sit in” also) for around an hour and saw some amazing things in prayer but the Lord put the burden on me to tell her that I would continue praying for her until she was completely healed…

        The mother shared that when the girl was very young the Lord had given her a promise that He would heal her – she is now 17 years old but looks like a 12 year old…

        We – the mother and I (with the other lady agreeing also) – agreed in prayer on earth that she would be completely healed – new fingers grown back and fingernails – which I saw in prayer – and skin completely healed (which I didn’t see but felt as I was praying – I felt the healing – the clean skin)…

        The Holy Spirit was releasing into her all that He’d released into me – I was crying and feeling the burden…

        It will be a process but she will be healed…

        I put no burden on her but just told her that as the Holy Spirit inside her began to speak out His intention for her life through her to just let Him and to voice it out audibly…

        I also told her she didn’t need to try to believe or anything like that but that I would pray for her…

        I believe that her mothers faith and mine (and anyone else who is praying) will be enough…

        Her name is Holly if you’d like to agree with us in prayer…

        I shared my testimony about how the Lord healed me from severe acne (this happened when I got engaged to my wife)…

        And also how He healed me from severe eczema (which was an interesting one – I went to a healing meeting where the leader of the prophetic intercessors group which I’m attending was leading – he saw my faith – I knew I was going up in faith for healing from my eczema and he saw it and we both rejoiced in the Spirit but then nothing happened, but… later my wife was given a book on eating right for your blood type and I was constrained to follow what the book said for my blood type and then after doing this religiously for around 10 months the eczema just disappeared – Praise the Lord – it left – I only get it back when I don’t eat the right foods – but this is my healing to date on that one – a mixture of the Divine and just the Lord leading me “naturally”)…

        Also how He healed me from asthma (one day I just knew that I didn’t need to take my ventolin & becatide – which I’d taken religiously for years – anymore and I stopped – it was my own choice and no one forced me to make it – I just knew it was time to let it go – I did go on one or two runs and started getting wheezy but never took it again – since then I’ve run a half marathon and other runs – and only very occasionally have I ever felt wheezy – I feel fit and healthy in this respect – Praise the Lord – I see healing as progressive – a brother once shared that healing is progressive but miracles are instantaneous – I believe this)…

        How He is healing me from allergies (which are a lot better than they used to be – when I was small I was tested – pin pricked – for 40 different allergic reactions and was allergic to all of them – if I remember correctly – I’ve also never been able to breathe properly through my nose only through my mouth but as I eat more rice and less wheat – one of the things I was allergic to if I remember correctly – my nose is clearing – I believe the Lord leads us in different ways with respect to healing)…

        I didn’t go into all this “bracketed” detail with her about eczema, asthma and allergies…

        And how I believe He will one day heal me of short-sightedness…

        When I got engaged to my wife – I still remember sitting in the car outside my flat when He told me – He told me that He would heal me completely – I believed Him – the first thing was that severe acne…

        Praise You Jesus…

        I could see that Holly was believing and she’d received prayer the weekend before also and a prophetic word (not from me but from someone else) which was very encouraging…

        Her Dad doesn’t know the Lord and isn’t necessarily supportive…

        Let’s join in prayer for Holly to be completely healed…

        She’s just starting to turn her heart to the Lord…

        Hallelujah!!!

        Amen?

    • I hadn’t heard of him – I don’t think – before you mentioned him Gary – I just went to Wikipedia to have a read…

      • GaryB says:

        Praise God will spend time interceding for Holly.

        Was blessed by your testimony on healing. We also believe Jesus is our healer. All the promises in God are yes and amen. I feel that Jesus died on the cross and provided healing in the atonement.

        I will share more when I have time I must get ready for work here.

        I also agree according to Matthew 18:19 for this young girls healing. With God all things are possible.

        Lord Bless your day,
        GaryB

      • GaryB says:

        Andrew,

        Sadly the article in Wikipedia is a very distorted view of this brother. He was not part of the word of faith movement and he constantly preached against the doctrines they promoted.

        This man spent the better part of each week in constant prayer, fasting, and study of the word. The presence of God was very evident in his ministry. Whoever keeps changing the article in Wiki has a vendetta against the church.

        There was never a dead baby laid on the pulpit beside a live baby. I cannot believe that so many things have been totally distorted.

        We had a number of healings take place that the doctors confirmed the disease was totally gone. If you choose to believe in divine healing in America it is generally looked down upon by the medical authorities here. One more thing when Jesus heals someone He is glorified and it proves that He is real and the same yesterday, today, and forever. No one wants a Jesus that is alive and still answering pray it may mean some need to repent and get their lives in order in the local community.

        Because of our rejection of paganism mixed into Christian holidays and the stand we took on divine healing the community was in an uproar. The media was constantly writing articles that were not true. Anyone who takes a strong stand on divine healing here in the states will go through persecution.

        I had a friend who ended up in the hospital for a bad fracture where he fell off of a truck at work. The doctor said if he did not operate on this the man would be crippled for life. The man told the doctor he was looking to Jesus to heal him. Several months later the man walked in the doctors office perfectly healed. They took xrays and the fracture was totally gone without even a scar. The doctor had to admit a miracle had taken place.

        I can share a lot of testimonies to this type but we never heard of this being told by the media. Anyway I know you realize this as you know the Lord and that is that God is still the same God that is written about in the Old and New Testament. He is Alive, Praise God our redeemer lives and is the giver of life.

        I just wanted to let you know that 85% of the information on wiki about this brother is distorted. John McArthur wrote an article in “Charismatic Mania, his book” attacking divine healing and this very church I am telling you about. He quoted the liberal media and did not research the events that took place to see it they were true.

        Lord Bless,
        GaryB

        • The verse which came to mind earlier on today when I wrote my reply about healing was where Jesus said to the Pharisees,

          In fact I’ll just quote the entire story (emphasis added)… 🙂

          One day He was teaching; and there were some Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting there, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem; and the power of the Lord was present for Him to perform healing. And some men were carrying on a bed a man who was paralyzed; and they were trying to bring him in and to set him down in front of Him. But not finding any way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down through the tiles with his stretcher, into the middle of the crowd, in front of Jesus. Seeing their faith, He said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven you.” The scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, “Who is this man who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?” But Jesus, aware of their reasonings, answered and said to them, “Why are you reasoning in your hearts? Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins have been forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’? But, so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins,”—He said to the paralytic—“I say to you, get up, and pick up your stretcher and go home.” Immediately he got up before them, and picked up what he had been lying on, and went home glorifying God. They were all struck with astonishment and began glorifying God; and they were filled with fear, saying, “We have seen remarkable things today.” (Luke 5:17-26 NASB)

          Sickness must bow before Jesus…

          But even Jesus only healed when the power of the Lord was present for Him to perform healing, i.e. He was surrendered to the Holy Spirit’s leading…

          He was looking to the Father in all things and being obedient to the Father – He was not operating under His own Authority but submitted to the will of the Father in all things – even though He was God…

          Seeing their faith – God had prepared faith in the hearts of the friends – it’s not necessary for the person being brought for healing to have faith as long as someone has faith for their healing – faith is a gift from God – it is a confirmation that healing will occur – it’s not something we can “conjure up” ourselves – you’ve either got it or you haven’t… 🙂

          Which is easier to say, “Your sins have been forgiven you” or “Get up and walk”…

          Wow, that is powerful…

          Jesus saw their faith and said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven you” – and this was before the cross – He was so sure that He would go through the cross and pay the penalty for all the sins and take upon Himself all the results of our sins – our sickness and death – and remove it from us – that He was able to say this and not just say it but demonstrate the power of it…

          Praise His Wonderful Name…

          It is this passage which is the truth and I need to bring my experience up to…

          When it is time for us – who believe in the Lord to die – to leave our natural bodies – then we will die – the Lord will take us so He can give us a resurrected (glorified) body – the last enemy to be vanquished is death – Praise His Wonderful Name…

          When the Lord places it on my heart to pray for healing – I pray for healing…

          I don’t make that decision myself – it must be in the Lord’s will…

          Love in the Lord,

          Andrew

          • GaryB says:

            Andrew,
            Unbelief in a persons heart will stop even God from doing a mighty work in peoples lives.

            Matthew 13:57-58
            57 So they were offended at Him.
            But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own country and in his own house.” 58 Now He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

            It’s interesting when you go through the New Testament and see every time Jesus dealt with healing He made comment about the person’s faith.

            God has dealt to every man the measure of faith.

            Was blessed to read what you shared here I just added a few thoughts.

            GaryB

  4. Hi Gary,

    Someone has to have faith for the healing to occur… 🙂

    It doesn’t have to be the person who is healed… 🙂

    I woke up this morning with this scripture on my heart…

    Precious scripture which I believe the Lord will give me insight on…

    Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?” (Luke 13:16 NIV)

    Why was she a daughter of Abraham? Because of her faith…

    Praise You Jesus…

    And we are also sons and daughters of Abraham by faith and the Lord blessed Abraham in all things…

    Praise You Jesus…

    But in God’s Timing…

    Not in ours…

    Love in the Lord,

    Andrew

    • GaryB says:

      Andrew,
      I recently mentioned somewhere that I had received some bad news. I do not remember if it was on this board or another. You made the comment that it was only going to get better in my situation.

      I just wanted to let you know, I just receive that as a word from the Lord and I have had a peace in my heart that God was going to work in my circumstances to bring it to pass.

      I just want to Praise Him for His faithfulness to me. Praise God. His name is Wonderful.

      GaryB

  5. That’s awesome Gary, To stand in faith before we see it in the natural, I stand with you, You are a son of promise, you stand under the blessing of Abraham who was blessed by God in all things and everything you need for life and godliness is yours in his Seed, Christ, You are blessed with Abraham the believer, you are not cursed and we stand together in agreement that you will have liberality in every good thing to be blessed and have enough to share as the Lord lays His “hilarious” (the word for “cheerful” in the Greek of 2 Corinthians 9:7) giving upon you (I’m laughing on the inside – sometimes we’ve got to stand and laugh in the face of our adversity), Love in the Lord brother, Andrew

    • GaryB says:

      Lord Bless you Brother, appreciate what you have shared.
      May God richly bless you and give you greater understanding of His Spirit in all things.

      GaryB

  6. When posters (whether they be brothers and sisters in the Lord or not) post things on this site – as I believe occurred this afternoon – which the Lord gives me discernment to see are an attack coming from the spirit of witchcraft then these posts will be deleted (this site is for what it says it is “prophetic intercession for world wide revival” – I am unapologetically committed to this with my entire heart and I will not permit the Jezebel spirit or any spirit of witchcraft to manifest itself on this site – or attack the work which God is doing here – this is a “safe place” on the internet for those who are wanting to be completely surrendered to the Lord)… 🙂

    I will not be intimidated by attacks from the spirit of witchcraft on this site – which I have dedicated to the Glory of God…

    Let the Blood cover us all and let us grow in His Image and His Likeness in all things as He leads us… 🙂

  7. V says:

    Amen.

    Thank you Andrew for taking responsibility over this place on the net. I don’t know what has been posted, but know that if some Chinese met in a house, and the conversation was taken towards questioning eachother, they would not feel safe.

    I too live in a life-threating situation, and like the Chinese, just want to meet with God.

    If I had been Lazarus’ sister Mary, and had poured out everything to express my love to Jesus, and the disciples had scorned it, and Jesus had let it…. Oh, what shame 😦

    I would never do that to my daughters… oh no! It could crush them. Their expressions of love are pure and unabandoned…. And likewise, no matter what I do wrong, they don’t accuse me or agree against me… No matter how many times I’m wrong, they are for me.

    Thank you Jesus for your love. Thank you my Rock :,)

    I want to be so recklessly abandoned in love with You that I don’t care what other people think. Please deliver me from all fear of man, and from how I’ve been cowering under that recently.

    ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
    Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
    Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
    Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.
    Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
    Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
    Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
    Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
    Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you because of Me, Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets before you.’ (Matt 5:3-12)

    Thank you our righeous Judge, for setting out so plainly who are blessed in your sight. THIS is what is important to our Father.

    Jesus, please help me to come to the place of rejoicing more in persecution. Please take whatever it is that I still have to lose to even care about it.

    I don’t want to save my own life!

    Andrew, the Lord said to me once, “Those who don’t choose it, will lose it… And then hopefully choose it.”

    😀 Oh hallelujah…

    Blessed be our God for His way…

    Andrew, I know you say to just let Him do it through us (which is fine for those who can hear from Him, and hear whatever it is He is saying for us to choose to let Him do whatever through us) but what if they can’t hear Him?

    Peter is still throwing himself out of the boat at the word, “Come.” (Sure, then the rubber hits the road, or the feet hit the water, and the reality of the wind and the waves are to be walked :-D)

    And then there are also those who cannot move on the word, “Come.” They’re bound by what they see, and will watch rather.

    And then those who don’t even hear it for what it means… i.e. hear it…

    Anyway, pardon the digression, but to anyone who’s reading, what may seem like a small, or non-important thing that God keeps bringing to your mind to do, do it! You might not think it will further your cause, or it might even spell out you losing in some way some right you have, but to throw all caution to the wind and be willing to die even in little things is worth being free to walk on water….

    Jesus walked to the cross. He didn’t just arrive there overnight.

    To anyone disapproving of Andrew, consider your Saviour who hung there naked, hurt, abandoned, and loved the ones doing it to Him. Surely Andrew isn’t doing that to you? Then surely, you are falling short.

    Surely Jesus is our pattern, our faithful martyr…

    ‘Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.’

    Has Andrew sinned against you? Well, forgive him. Forgive him, so that your own sins may be forgiven.

    ‘Those who have been forgiven much, love much.’

    Where is the love? Where is your need of forgiveness?

    And finally, to feel discharged, I just want to say that I love you Andrew. I love you so very much. Thank you for your obedience. I am secure in that your place of unconditional surrender of your will to the Lord, that He will have His way and move you into His perfect will, and perform it.

    Whether you are right, whether you are wrong, I am for you.

    Thank you Jesus :,)

  8. Thank you sister, I receive this, you are seeing my heart… 🙂

    And I love you too (whatever people may think about me saying that)… 🙂

    Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart, for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God. (1 Peter 1:22-23 NASB)

    Set V free completely Lord from the fear of man…

    And let her express her love towards You with abandon…

    In purity…

    To all who are around her…

    And help her to model that to her daughters and to her husband in Jesus Mighty Name, without fear…

    Knowing that You are Faithful…

    Praise You Jesus… 🙂

    Worship You Lord…

    You are Wonderful Lord and we love You…

    You are our First Love – and nothing else matters…

    I’m jointly leading worship at our local congregation tomorrow morning V if you’d like to pray…

    Love you sister,

    Off to rugby now… 🙂

    Andrew

  9. V says:

    Oh Andrew, I know you have been set free to say “I love you”, and not just safely to say, “I love you in the Lord”… Don’t let anyone steal that from you.

    Thank you for your prayer… oh, how I want that… What a legacy to leave for my girls and it is more than a dream for my husband to catch that…. 😦 Oh God…. please have mercy on him :,( Let him know that you have been faithful…

    Oh Father… :,(

    Andrew, I see him so broken…. Oh Jesus :,(

    Thank you for the song you posted.

    This is a precious song I used to hold him to:

    Which always ministered to him…. :,) The very next song is mine… Oh Jesus… I’ll worship You :,)

    When I asked Grace recently what her favourite song was, she said this one – ‘I’ll worship you’…. She’s just come down in tears while this has been playing…..

    Her young body has been wracked for over 10 years in intercession for her dad….

    Oh God.. whatever it takes.. Thank you for choosing us. No one less could do it. Thank you for your grace… Thank you for my daughter. Thank you for giving us ones who will bear the burden with us… Your provision is sufficient :,)

    Andrew, you are called to lead the saints into the presence of God…. :,)

    There is no question as to His calling. And He equips those whom He calls. I know tomorrow will go fine 🙂

    Be blessed congregation of God….

    Oh hallelujah… \o/

    Praying……

    All the time it has taken me to write this, and pray… which is your tomorrow, your time… Today 😀

    Oh hallelujah… Jesus, thank you for taking your place in the congregation…. \o/ Holy Spirit move amongst the people….

    Amen 🙂

  10. I got the link to work V… 🙂

  11. Yes, as I’ve said, I’ve seen your husband free in the Lord V, completely free – clothed and in his right mind – he loves you – he loves you o so much – he just can’t express it due to all the baggage he’s presently carrying – he loves you so much… Just wait, you will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living – you and your daughters – all your daughters with you – Praise You Jesus…

    The blessing of Abraham is for your family (and you will all be One in Him – it’s a “done deal” in heaven 🙂 ) – just you watch Him pour it out, Love you sister, Andrew

  12. Thank you for your prayers for a good time in worship tomorrow morning… I’ve got the joy… Praise You Jesus, Love you, Andrew… 🙂

  13. I asked our home group – we met for the first time on Thursday evening (very cool time sharing testimonies and we spent some time in prayer) – to pray for you V – it felt like the right thing to do – one sister prayed that you would take your place in the Body – that rang true to me, Love to you and all of yours, Andrew

  14. I’ve been thinking more about your husband V, How has the Lord spoken to him before? He (the Lord) has a specific style in communicating with each of His own and your husband must have encountered that – what was it? Whatever it was Lord we pray now that You would speak to V’s husband right where he is…

    V is saying that he is very broken – that is good Lord – that he is very broken – we pray now that the light of Christ would burst upon him – burst upon him like as if he were in a prison cell in Charles Wesley’s hymn “Oh for a Thousand Tongues to Sing” – yes Lord (not sure if you’re familiar with that hymn V but it is a very good one to look up)… “Long my imprisoned spirit lay fast bound in sin and nature’s night, Thine Eye defused a quickening ray, I rose the dungeon flamed with light, My chains fell off, My heart was free, I rose went forth and followed Thee” (I’m getting the joy again) – this is going to happen to your husband V and you will be reconciled – completely reconciled together as this occurs – I see the joy of your children in this reconciliation…

    I was praying for you all while I was out at the supermarket earlier and was reminded of the scripture where Elijah was sent before to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to the fathers and I also got for you that no matter how deep the hurt that your husband has caused you – you would be given supernatural ability to receive him again and accept him now for who he will be in Christ upon his turning again to the Lord…

    I saw that the Lord can heal every wound in you – in your heart – to make you one with your husband – and you will be – in God – and in His timing…

    God will do it V, I have seen it…

    Such unity between you and your husband, such intimacy in Him…

    A real sharing of your hearts…

    God has heard all your prayers and is now bringing them into fruition…

    I’m just confirming to you what you already know but need encouragement to believe…

    Forget about him now and live…

    Leave him with the Lord and get on with what the Lord puts in front of you…

    As you do this the Lord will work in him and bring him back to you in surrender to the Lord…

    And receive him – when he comes back – receive him – for God will have done a work in his life and he will be transformed and surrendered to Him…

    You will see this in his eyes – you will see this in his eyes…

    Your daughters are beautiful and they have good hearts…

    Hearts which have been protected – protected by the Lord – He has them in His Hands – you need not fret on their behalf…

    They are being brought up by the Lord…

    They are strong and they will do exploits for the Lord…

    Everything is being put in place – a great restoration work is about to unfold before your eyes – you will see the Goodness of the Lord in the land of the living – it’s so beautiful when God restores things – it fills a certain “space” in our soul – where hope deferred has made the heart sick – it fills it with a restful and satisfied sigh of relief and joy – that God is Faithful – He does keep His Promises – He is not slow with respect to His Promises…

    You are blessed and your whole household…

    I look forward to the testimonies which are going to come forth of the Lord’s Goodness on your – corporate – behalf as He knits you together for His Glory…

    Praise You Jesus…

    Let the Peace of God Abide over V, her daughters and her husband – let them know Your Peace Lord all over their lives like a wash of olive oil – anointing oil – all over them – in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen and Amen… 🙂

  15. Good news from this morning V, the Lord was definitely with me, the Lord has answered your prayer from above – there was a real healing and restoration which took place today…

    When Nancy and I were “booted out” of our previous fellowship when we got engaged something was aborted there and today the Lord showed me I was now back where I had always been meant to be and He could release blessing…

    And there was blessing – He told me before hand that as I started to lead His Spirit would fall – and His Spirit did fall – people brought forth many prophetic words as we supported in worship and then His Tangible Presence came and there was one of those silences when no body moved – everyone was feeling His Presence – it was Awesome – and then my brother who leads preached a beautiful sermon on the Finished Work of Christ – our Identity, Acceptance and Inheritance in Christ (right now Inheritance) – and then we shared communion after which we sang, “Salvation Belongs to Our God” as a prophetic declaration of where we’re heading – a statement to the Finished Work of Christ… 🙂

    We prophetically played, “Holy Spirit Rain Down” over Christchurch and over New Zealand – it was very encouraging…

    Beforehand one brother had a word for me “Renaissance” which confirmed for me what the Lord had told me…

    He was there…

    And as our leader shared we did what we did before an audience of One – I set the people free to worship the Lord in any way they wanted to – to dance, to sing, to shout, whatever – as I’d asked the leader if it was OK to do this – and he had said, “Yes” – Praise You Jesus…

    I had to leave fairly straight away afterwards but I’m catching up with the lady who leads prayer at the fellowship for lunch on Wednesday so will no doubt hear more testimonies… 🙂

    Just wanted to encourage you…

    Love you,

    Andrew

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