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First, let me tell you a short story about an event that happened to me a little over a week ago: I was driving home from the university alone, and was speaking aloud to the Lord in my car saying â€œLord if anyone offers me money I am not going to take it. I will get through this rough financial patch on my own with your helpâ€. That evening a very good Christian friend who is a deacon in his church called me and said: John I want to stop buy and give you five pounds of ground beef fresh from the farm will you be home? I said sure come on by. He came over and gave me the ground beef which I placed in my freezer he then proceeded to take out his wallet, and pulled three (remember this number) one hundred dollar bills and said I want you to have this! Immediately I recalled in my mind the scripture where Peter is used by the Devil to temp Jesus: Matthew 16:23 But He (Jesus) turned and said to Peter, â€œGet behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.â€
He was not talking to Peter but the evil spirit of the devil, which had entered Peter and used him as a vessel to temp the Lord.
Back to the story; simultaneously as the wallet came out, and a bill fell, and I recalled my promise to the Lord my mind recalled the scripture. The money came out of his wallet into his hand and one of the bills dropped I bent down to pick it up, and for a split second after touching the money I felt deep inside a voice saying â€œtake it - take it, you want it, you need itâ€ I rose and handed it back to my friend saying I promised the Lord this morning I would not take any money from family or friends in my hour of deep financial distress and thanked him for his kind gesture. This was all happening (intertwined) at that moment I saw the money, I recalled the scripture, and I touched the money. I did not say to my friend â€œget behind me Satan but I understood the attack which was happening to me. Now back to the three one hundred dollar bills. First three is the sign of the trinity and the time from when Jesus was crucified and raised from the dead. Second, the number three hundred represents attack recall the three hundred men Gideon used as in Judges 7 The Lord told Gideon, â€œWith these 300 men I will rescue you and give you victory over the Midianites.
This is why I tell everyone to study their bibles not only to reveal Godâ€™s good nature but to reveal the things Jesus is telling us about this vessel (our bodies and minds) and world we live in; a spiritual battleground of good and evil see Ephesians 6:12 â€œFor we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.â€
. I like to call it the â€œnaked truthâ€ the things most people do not or will not want to know or understand. The bible is revealing greater things than just doing good.
Now let me tell you about the physical structure of this mystery found in the Bible.
In Genesis, the first chapters of the Bible we read about the sonâ€™s of God taking daughters of men and producing offspring. We then read about giants being born to these daughters of men. Then God is distressed over this and tells Noah He will destroy man for his wickedness (why because of the intermingled flesh/spirits). Here is when and where the evil entered the flesh of men and women. Now, I am not sure if it is DNA based as I thought in previous post or an evil energy (spirits) that pervades throughout the air but recall Paul when he said â€œit is not with flesh and blood but evil spirits; principalitiesâ€ so maybe it is in the air meaning these evil spirits roam the earth as in Job 1.
In the flood story before and after that, there were Nephilim (means; to fall, cast down, fugitive etc.) in those days and after the flood. The nephilim became raphaim. Raphaim are the disembodied spirits of the nephilim offspring of the giants; rapha means spirit, ghost, shade etc. Fast forward to Jesus and his teachings we read in many of his diatribes with the Pharisees that he calls them sons of vipers and the devil. John 8:37-47.
Some would say here on the internet and me included (in past post) that the Jews were the only inhabited humans of this evil seed but after great study they are the ones being used or attacked the most as scripture points out but not the cause of all the worlds woes so banish that idea that only the Jews are of Satan because anyone is liable to be a pawn, Jew first, then gentile. Jew first because God chose them first to deliver the message and lead in Holiness; so Satan will go after them first. It is all making sense now; the spiritual warfare we are under.
A thought for the DNA concept: Look at our selves as vessels! Picture in your mind a jar filled with water and oil; you are the jar, God as the water, and Satan as the oil. We all know that water and oil do not mix even when shaken meaning the oil is separate but still in the vessel with the water? Note once the vessel is broken (the clay pot ) the oil and water spill out into the environment meaning the water goes to God and the oil back to Satan to roam see: Job 1, Ecclesiastes 12:6, John 4:28, Isaiah 45:9.
Folks there are signs flooding in from everywhere in this battle. You and I need to be able to â€œdiscernâ€ using Godâ€™s Word (revelation by Jesus through scripture) to know and understand the difference between good intention and bad; Satanâ€™s work against the flesh or Godâ€˜s helping grace. Jesus said to the Pharisees harlots and tax collectors will enter into heaven before you vipers, Matthew 21:31.
I believe that in Matthew 21:31 Jesus was talking about a premeditated conscious a conscious that is swept up by the oil or evil spirit nature or beings in either the DNA or air (I tend to think of the air concept using the DNA as a bridge or tool). When one premeditates evil, they are doing the work of Satan but if we are simply duped because of ignorance or weakness but know in our hearts we have done wrong then God understands this. The things of God are etched in our hearts a metaphor for being able to distinguish this battle and not confuse it with hearsay or read the bible as some fairytale but be able to see and feel the nature of the good vs. evil. That said we always have the redeeming feature of repentance; remember the crucifixion and the sinners on the left and right hand of the Lord. Recall the sinner on the left whom even in that last moment Satan used his flesh vessel to tempt the Lord. Now recall what the thief on the right; Luke 23:40-43. What did Jesus say and do for him at his last moments and why? Jesus forgave him and said he would be in paradise that day with the Lord! Why? Because the sinner had fulfilled the first commandment, see John 3:16 and John 16: 8-9. Simply stated the only sin is not to believe in God and with true belief comes repentance then the eyes are opened and the soul begins itâ€˜s long battle and walk to the Lord and the third heaven: paradise.
Are we in control and if not will God understand and forgive us through our weakness maybe so if this weakness is from an innocent nature/ignorance but if we are premeditating the things of evil then I do not think so. The mystery of our salvation is not of our deciding but of God for all souls belong to God not Satan; Ezekiel 18:4. It is not necessarily we that decide our fate but we have the ability to fight back or fall so low into evil and enjoying it, that God will then send us to Hades.
Scripture is not to be read literally in all circumstances but spiritually and mystically this is why Jesus spoke in parables; he who has ears let him hear. Jesus (God) wanted to see who would be able to understand, and who is paying attention, who is reading and learning versus simply parroting scripture and words. Remember Satan is the greatest scripture lawyer and will use scripture to temp you see the temptation of Christ in the wilderness Matthew 4:1 and Luke 4:1. The battle rages on and we need to come back to God and study his word (the bible), and Word (Jesus) because the knowledge of the mysteries as Jesus and His apostles point out is the deciding factor as to whether we as souls have everlasting joy or damnation and destruction both here on earth and in the afterlife.