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Hearing the Voice o f Go d M od ul e 2 (Intermediate)

L es s o n 1 The Gifts of the Holy Spirit Hendrik Vorster

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Table of Content

1. The Spirit of God 2. Pursue Love 3. Purpose of the Gifts 4. To become like Jesus 5. Ever increasing Glory 6. The Mountain of the LORD 7. For Those who believe 8. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit 9. Spiritual Endowments 10. The Work of the Holy Spirit 11. The Gifts of the Holy Spirit - 1Co 12:8-10 12. The Gifts of God 13. Filled with the Spirit 14. His Energy in Me 15. Attitude of Prayer for the Gifts 16. God’s attitude towards our prayer 17. Practical 18. References

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1.1 The Spirit of God

1Co 2:12 Now we have not received the spirit [that belongs to] the world, but the [Holy] Spirit Who is from God, [given to us] that we might realize and comprehend and appreciate the gifts [of divine favor and blessing so freely and lavishly] bestowed on us by God. 13 And we are setting these truths forth in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the [Holy] Spirit, combining and interpreting spiritual truths with spiritual language [to those who possess the Holy Spirit]. The Holy Spirit make us aware of the gifts The Gifts are freely given to those who believe 1.2 The Spirit of God

1Co 2:14 But the natural, nonspiritual man does not accept or welcome or admit into his heart the gifts and teachings and revelations of the Spirit of God, for they are folly (meaningless nonsense) to him; and he is incapable of knowing them [of progressively recognizing, understanding, and becoming better acquainted with them] because they are spiritually discerned and estimated and appreciated. 15 But the spiritual man tries all things [he examines, investigates, inquires into, questions, and discerns all things], yet is himself to be put on trial and judged by no one [he can read the meaning of everything, but no one can properly discern or appraise or get an insight into him]. We must be willing to take a risk To try is to test and to risk Learn to perceive in the spirit 2. Pursue Love

1Co 14:1

Eagerly Pursue and seek to acquire [this] love [make it your aim, your great quest]; and earnestly desire and cultivate the spiritual endowments (gifts), especially that you may prophesy (interpret the divine will and purpose in inspired preaching and teaching). We must always pursue love above all – The more excellent way Be eager and desire or thirst for the gifts of God Learn to cultivate and practice the gifts of God The Spiritual gifts are from Heaven and from God

3.1 Purpose of the Gifts

Eph

4:11 And His gifts were [varied; He Himself appointed and gave men to us] some to be apostles (special messengers), some prophets (inspired preachers and expounders), some evangelists (preachers of the Gospel, traveling missionaries), some pastors (shepherds of His flock) and teachers. 12 His intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints (His consecrated people), [that they should do] the work of ministering toward building up Christ's body (the church), God wants His body – the church of Jesus Christ to be perfected – Grow to full manhood God want to equip His body so that it could minister to each other and to the unbelieving world

3.2 Purpose of the Gifts

Eph 4:13

[That it might develop] until we all attain oneness in the faith and in the comprehension of the [full and accurate] knowledge of the Son of God, that [we might arrive] at really mature manhood (the completeness of personality which is nothing less than the standard height of Christ's own perfection), the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Christ and the completeness found in Him. God wants us to become one in the faith – the way we think about God and His word exc. God want us to grow to maturity in becoming like Jesus We must follow Jesus and learn from the gifts which God gave (Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Teachers and Shepherds)

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Gal 4:19

My little children, for whom I am again suffering birth pangs until Christ is completely and permanently formed (molded) within you, 1Co 11:1 Pattern yourselves after me [follow my example], as I imitate and follow Christ (the Messiah). Mat 10:24 A disciple is not above his teacher, nor is a servant or slave above his master. 25 It is sufficient for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant or slave like his master. If they have called the Master of the house Beelzebub [master of the dwelling], how much more will they speak evil of those of His household. [II Kings 1:2.] God want us to become like His Son. Our spiritual labour and purpose is to become like Christ

5. Ever increasing Glory

2Co 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (emancipation from bondage, freedom). [Isa. 61:1, 2.] 18 And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit. To be come like Christ Jesus is a process of unveiling by the Holy Spirit We must compare with Jesus’ Glory and not that of man We are growing from one degree of God’s Glory to another 6. The Mountain of the LORD

7.1 For Those who believe

Mar 16:16

He who believes [who adheres to and trusts in and relies on the Gospel and Him Whom it sets forth] and is baptized will be saved [from the penalty of eternal death]; but he who does not believe [who does not adhere to and trust in and rely on the Gospel and Him Whom it sets forth] will be condemned. 17 And these attesting signs will accompany those who believe: in My name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new languages; This promise is for those who believe and are baptized Signs will naturally accompany those who believe the truth of the Holy Spirit

7.2 For Those who believe

Mar 16:18

They will pick up serpents; and [even] if they drink anything deadly, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will get well. 19 So then the Lord Jesus, after He had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and He sat down at the right hand of God. [Ps. 110:1.] 20 And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord kept working with them and confirming the message by the attesting signs and miracles that closely accompanied [it]. Amen (so be it). The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


Jesus will work with those who goes out to preach the word of God Jesus will confirm that His work is spoken by signs and miracles 7.3 For Those who believe

Gal 3:2 Let me ask you this one question: Did you receive the [Holy] Spirit as the result of obeying the Law and doing its works, or was it by hearing [the message of the Gospel] and believing [it]? [Was it from observing a law of rituals or from a message of faith?] 3 Are you so foolish and so senseless and so silly? Having begun [your new life spiritually] with the [Holy] Spirit, are you now reaching perfection [by dependence] on the flesh? We receive the Holy Spirit and / or gifts by believing We can do nothing / can not earn the gifts of God 8. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit

Act 2:2

When suddenly there came a sound from heaven like the rushing of a violent tempest blast, and it filled the whole house in which they were sitting. 3 And there appeared to them tongues resembling fire, which were separated and distributed and which settled on each one of them. The Gifts of the Holy Spirit is endowed by the Baptism of the Holy Spirit The Holy Spirit separated and distributed the gifts by settling on each one according to His determination

9.1 Spiritual Endowments

1Co 12:1

Now about the spiritual gifts (the special endowments of supernatural energy), brethren, I do not want you to be misinformed. 2 You know that when you were heathen, you were led off after idols that could not speak [habitually] as impulse directed and whenever the occasion might arise. Spiritual gifts are special gifts from God The Gifts manifest in different ways and can often be experienced as supernatural energy or vibrations / radiations

9.2 Spiritual Endowments

1Co 12:3 Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking under the power and influence of the [Holy] Spirit of God can [ever] say, Jesus be cursed! And no one can [really] say, Jesus is [my] Lord, except by and under the power and influence of the Holy Spirit. When under the Power of the Spirit we can speak or operate through the influence of the Holy Spirit It is not difficult but very easy – As easy as saying: “Jesus is my Lord!” 10.1 The Work of the Holy Spirit

1Co 12:4 Now there are distinctive varieties and distributions of endowments (gifts, extraordinary powers distinguishing certain Christians, due to the power of divine grace operating in their souls by the Holy Spirit) and they vary, but the [Holy] Spirit remains the same. 5 And there are distinctive varieties of service and ministration, but it is the same Lord [Who is served]. We serve the Lord by the gifts of the Holy Spirit The gifts are extraordinary powers, which vary in the way God distribute them This gifts can be administered in difference ways of service to the Lord Jesus 10.2 The Work of the Holy Spirit

1Co 12:6 And there are distinctive varieties of operation [of working to accomplish things], but it is the same God Who inspires and energizes them all in all. 7 But to each one is given the manifestation of the [Holy] Spirit [the evidence, the spiritual illumination of the Spirit] for good and profit. The Way God allow the gift to operate is determined by Him God gives the desire and passion in our hearts to serve Jesus through the Holy Spirit No one come to Jesus unless the Father draws Him

11.1 The Gifts of the Holy Spirit - 1Co 12:8-10

1 - To one is given in and through the [Holy] Spirit [the power to speak] a message of wisdom, The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


2 - and to another [the power to express] a word of knowledge and understanding according to the same [Holy] Spirit;

3 - To another [wonder-working] faith by the same [Holy] Spirit, 4 - to another the extraordinary powers of healing by the one Spirit; 5 - To another the working of miracles, 6 - to another prophetic insight (the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose); 7 - to another the ability to discern and distinguish between [the utterances of true] spirits [and false ones], 8 - to another various kinds of [unknown] tongues, 9 - to another the ability to interpret [such] tongues. 11.2 The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

1Co 12:11

All these [gifts, achievements, abilities] are inspired and brought to pass by one and the same [Holy] Spirit, Who apportions to each person individually [exactly] as He chooses. The Holy Spirit is the distributor of the gifts of God All though the gifts are different and operate different it is the same Holy Spirit who operates in all

12.1 The Gifts of God

1Co 12:28

So God has appointed some in the church [for His own use]: first apostles (special messengers); second prophets (inspired preachers and expounders); third teachers; then wonder-workers; then those with ability to heal the sick; helpers; administrators; [speakers in] different (unknown) tongues. 29 Are all apostles (special messengers)? Are all prophets (inspired interpreters of the will and purposes of God)? Are all teachers? Do all have the power of performing miracles? God has given gifts to His church with a purpose Apostles / Prophets / Teachers / Wonder workers / Healers / Helps / Administrators / Tongues

12.2 The Gifts of God

1Co

12:30 Do all possess extraordinary powers of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? 31 But earnestly desire and zealously cultivate the greatest and best gifts and graces (the higher gifts and the choicest graces). And yet I will show you a still more excellent way [one that is better by far and the highest of them all-love]. Not ALL are called to these responsibilities of service God wants to give His gifts to those who desire and hunger for more of Him Receiving a gift from God is grace God gives the gifts to build up and to encourage Jesus want His church to become mature in His love and in spiritual gifts

13.1 Filled with the Spirit

Luk 1:15

For he will be great and distinguished in the sight of the Lord. And he must drink no wine nor strong drink, and he will be filled with and controlled by the Holy Spirit even in and from his mother's womb. [Num. 6:3.] Luk 1:41 And it occurred that when Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with and controlled by the Holy Spirit. Luk 1:67 Now Zachariah his father was filled with and controlled by the Holy Spirit and prophesied, saying, We must always live and walk and be filled with the Spirit of God Never try to enter without being filled – Warning!

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Act 4:8 Then Peter, [because he was] filled with [and controlled by] the Holy Spirit, said to them, Rulers of the people and members of the council (the Sanhedrin), Act 4:31 And when they had prayed, the place in which they were assembled was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they continued to speak the Word of God with freedom and boldness and courage.  Act 9:17 So Ananias left and went into the house. And he laid his hands on Saul and said, Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, Who appeared to you along the way by which you came here, has sent me that you may recover your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit. Act 9:18 And instantly something like scales fell from [Saul's] eyes, and he recovered his sight. Act 13:52 And the disciples were continually filled [throughout their souls] with joy and the Holy Spirit.

13.3 Filled with the Spirit

Eph 5:17

Therefore do not be vague and thoughtless and foolish, but understanding and firmly grasping what the will of the Lord is. Eph 5:18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but ever be filled and stimulated with the [Holy] Spirit. [Prov. 23:20.] Do not allow vagueness and thoughtless but focus on God It is God’s will for us be focused on pleasing Him God commands us to be filled – I must do it! It is my responsibility to stimulate my spirit / soul and mind with the word and the Spirit of God

14. His Energy in Me

Php 2:12 Therefore, my dear ones, as you have always obeyed [my suggestions], so now, not only [with the enthusiasm you would show] in my presence but much more because I am absent, work out (cultivate, carry out to the goal, and fully complete) your own salvation with reverence and awe and trembling (self-distrust, with serious caution, tenderness of conscience, watchfulness against temptation, timidly shrinking from whatever might offend God and discredit the name of Christ). 13 [Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight. It takes both your godly effort and God’s energy and desire placed inside of you to complete the task

15.1 Attitude of Prayer for the Gifts

Luk 11:5

And He said to them, Which of you who has a friend will go to him at midnight and will say to him, Friend, lend me three loaves [of bread], 6 For a friend of mine who is on a journey has just come, and I have nothing to put before him; 7 And he from within will answer, Do not disturb me; the door is now closed, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot get up and supply you [with anything]? 8 I tell you, although he will not get up and supply him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his shameless persistence and insistence he will get up and give him as much as he needs. If the door is closed we must persevere and persist until breakthrough comes for us

15.2 Attitude of Prayer for the Gifts

Luk 11:9

So I say to you, Ask and keep on asking and it shall be given you; seek and keep on seeking and you shall find; knock and keep on knocking and the door shall be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks and keeps on asking receives; and he who seeks and keeps on seeking finds; and to him who knocks and keeps on knocking, the door shall be opened. We must ask God and keep on asking (God wants to answer your requests) We must seek and not give up we will find the answer (Do you need understanding?) We must knock and keep on knocking God will open (Do you need open doors?)

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Luk 11:11 What father among you, if his son asks for a loaf of bread, will give him a stone; or if he asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, evil as you are, know how to give good gifts [gifts that are to their advantage] to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask and continue to ask Him! God is a Good Father compared to us God wants to give good gifts to His children that are to their advantage

17. Practical

Pray for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit Learn to persevere in prayer Learn to ask and wait on God Pray for spiritual illumination of the eye of the heart Ask for a Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation

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Hearing the Voice o f Go d M od ul e 2 (Intermediate)

L es s o n 2 The Gift of different Tongues

Hendrik Vorster The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


Table of Content Lesson 1 1. Stammering lips 2. Pursue Love 3. New Tongues 4. Filled with the Spirit 5. Under the Influence of the Holy Spirit 6. Righteousness and Faith 7. Faith and Confession 8. The Gift of Tongues 9. Different types of Tongues 10. Why Tongues? 11. The Tongue 12. Giving up control 13. Praying in the Spirit 14. A Willing spirit 15. Edification of your spirit 16. Pray with an Unfruitful mind 17. The Incense altar 18. Praying Mysteries 19. Ministry in the Spirit 20. Tongues for unbelievers 21. Spirit of Intercession 22. According to the Will of God 23. Stirring up your spirit 24. One Fountain 25. The Fountain of the water of Life 26. Different types of Tongues 27. Practical 28. References

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1. Stammering lips

Isa 28:10 For it is [His prophets repeating over and over]: precept upon precept, precept upon precept, rule upon rule, rule upon rule; here a little, there a little. 11 No, but [the Lord will teach the rebels in a more humiliating way] by men with stammering lips and another tongue will He speak to this people [says Isaiah, and teach them His lessons]. 12 To these [complaining Jews the Lord] had said, This is the true rest [the way to true comfort and happiness] that you shall give to the weary, and, This is the [true] refreshing-yet they would not listen [to His teaching]. God uses the foolish things of this world to shame the wise and to bring refreshing 2. Pursue Love

1Co 14:1 EAGERLY PURSUE and seek to acquire [this] love [make it your aim, your great quest]; and earnestly desire and cultivate the spiritual endowments (gifts), especially that you may prophesy (interpret the divine will and purpose in inspired preaching and teaching). 1Co 13:1 IF I [can] speak in the tongues of men and [even] of angels, but have not love (that reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion such as is inspired by God's love for and in us), I am only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. LOVE never fails We must cultivate the gifts of God To Cultivate is to look after / pay attention to / water grow / protect and purify from all contamination

3. New Tongues

Mar 16:17 And these attesting signs will accompany those who believe: in My name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new languages; Those who believe – not your power of effort Jesus prophesied that we would be able to speak in a new languages which we have not learnt 4. Filled with the Spirit

Act 2:4 And they were all filled (diffused throughout their souls) with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other (different, foreign) languages (tongues), as the Spirit kept giving them clear and LOUD expression [in each tongue in appropriate words]. The Holy Spirit will fill you up Receive the Love of God being poured out in your hearts Then you will give LOUD expression We must take a step in faith when filled with the Spirit of God God gives the words and you speak

5. Under the Influence of the Holy Spirit

1Co 12:3 Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking under the power and influence of the [Holy] Spirit of God can [ever] say, Jesus be cursed! And no one can [really] say, Jesus is [my] Lord, except by and under the power and influence of the Holy Spirit. To be focused of Jesus is come under the power or influence of the Holy Spirit It is as easy as saying: “Jesus is Lord!” Under the power of the Holy Spirit we can trust God to speak through us To Speak under the influence is to speak by faith and trust in God 6. Righteousness and Faith

Rom 10:6 But the righteousness based on faith [imputed by God and bringing right relationship with Him] says, Do not say in your heart, Who will ascend into Heaven? that is, to bring Christ down; 7 Or who will descend into the abyss? That is, to bring Christ up from the dead [as if we could be saved by our own efforts]. [Deut. 30:12, 13.] 8 But what does it say? The Word (God's message in Christ) is near you, on your lips and in your heart; that is, the Word (the message, the basis and object) of faith which we preach, [Deut. 30:14.] The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


We must remain in God’s righteousness accepting by faith that God will do what He said He promised It is not difficult – God will put the word on your lips and in your heart – Just speak it! 7. Faith and Confession

Rom 10:9 Because if you acknowledge and confess with your lips that “Jesus is Lord” and in your heart believe (adhere to, trust in, and rely on the truth) that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart a person believes (adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Christ) and so is justified (declared righteous, acceptable to God), and with the mouth he confesses (declares openly and speaks out freely his faith) and confirms [his] salvation. 11 The Scripture says, No man who believes in Him [who adheres to, relies on, and trusts in Him] will [ever] be put to shame or be disappointed. [Ps. 34:22; Isa. 28:16; 49:23; Jer. 17:7.] By faith, in our hearts, we need to speak out LOUD, in trust, because of God’s righteousness. The Mind and the heart is directly connected to the Spirit of God God will not disappoint us 8.1 The Gift of Tongues

1Co 12:10 …to another various kinds of [unknown] tongues, to another the ability to interpret [such] tongues. There are various kinds of spiritual languages These tongues can be interpreted by the gift of the interpretation of tongues These two gifts strengthen each other 8.2 The Gift of Tongues

1Co 12:30 Do all possess extraordinary powers of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? 1Co 12:31 But earnestly desire and zealously cultivate the greatest and best gifts and graces (the higher gifts and the choicest graces). And yet I will show you a still more excellent way [one that is better by far and the highest of them all--love]. Which type of tongue is Paul referring to? Earthly or Spiritual? Do all speak in tongues yet? No We must earnestly desire to grow in the gifts We must practice and test all things Always remain in the love of God

9.1 Different types of Tongues

1Co 13:1 IF I [can] speak in the tongues of men and [even] of angels, but have not love (that reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion such as is inspired by God's love for and in us), I am only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. There is a heavenly tongue or language and a earthly tongue or language The Earthly language = A Language I have not learnt which is spoken on this earth The Spiritual language = The Spirit praying through me in a language of angels 9.2 Different types of Tongues

1Co 14:7 If even inanimate musical instruments, such as the flute or the harp, do not give distinct notes, how will anyone [listening] know or understand what is played? 8 And if the war bugle gives an uncertain (indistinct) call, who will prepare for battle? 9 Just so it is with you; if you in the [unknown] tongue speak words that are not intelligible, how will anyone understand what you are saying? For you will be talking into empty space! 10 There are, I suppose, all these many [to us unknown] tongues in the world [somewhere], and none is destitute of [its own power of] expression and meaning. 11 But if I do not know the force and significance of the speech (language), I shall seem to be a foreigner to the one who speaks [to me], and the speaker who addresses [me] will seem a foreigner to me. All ‘Earthly languages’ in the world has meaning to the one who can interpret it The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


9.3 Different types of Tongues

1Co 14:19 Nevertheless, in public worship, I would rather say five words with my understanding and intelligently in order to instruct others, than ten thousand words in a [strange] tongue (language). 20 Brethren, do not be children [immature] in your thinking; continue to be babes in [matters of] evil, but in your minds be mature [men]. 21 It is written in the Law: “By men of strange languages and by the lips of foreigners will I speak to this people, and not even then will they listen to Me, says the Lord.” [Isa. 28:11, 12.] God is a God of order God is not only concerned about believer but the foreigner also. When tongues are interpreted it is a sign for the unbeliever or foreigner Tongues can be interpreted in two ways – Foreign language or The gift of interpretation of tongues

10. Why Tongues?

Language of the Spirit The Tongue Giving up control Sign of Baptism of the Holy Spirit Do not know what to pray Pray according to God’s will Intercession 11.1 The Tongue

Jas

3:2 For we all often stumble and fall and offend in many things. And if anyone does not offend in speech [never says the wrong things], he is a fully developed character and a perfect man, able to control his whole body and to curb his entire nature. 3 If we set bits in the horses' mouths to make them obey us, we can turn their whole bodies about. 4 Likewise, look at the ships: though they are so great and are driven by rough winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the impulse of the helmsman determines. 5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and it can boast of great things. See how much wood or how great a forest a tiny spark can set ablaze!

11.2 The Tongue

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And the tongue is a fire. [The tongue is a] world of wickedness set among our members, contaminating and depraving the whole body and setting on fire the wheel of birth (the cycle of man's nature), being itself ignited by hell (Gehenna). 7 For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea animal, can be tamed and has been tamed by human genius (nature). 8 But the human tongue can be tamed by no man. It is a restless (undisciplined, irreconcilable) evil, full of deadly poison. 9 With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse men who were made in God's likeness! We can control the body by controlling the tongue When God – the Helmsman – determines

12.1 Giving up control

Act 3:19 So repent (change your mind and purpose); turn around and return [to God], that your sins may be erased (blotted out, wiped clean), that times of refreshing (of recovering from the effects of heat, of reviving with fresh air) may come from the presence of the Lord; We must give up control of the mind to the Spirit in your spirit We must change our mind and way of thinking about God – We must let go of control When I am in control I am my own saviour and god Giving over to God will bring refreshing and reviving of the spirit The presence of the Holy Spirit brings freedom form God

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12.2 Giving up control

Isa 28:10 For it is [His prophets repeating over and over]: precept upon precept, precept upon precept, rule upon rule, rule upon rule; here a little, there a little. 11 No, but [the Lord will teach the rebels in a more humiliating way] by men with stammering lips and another tongue will He speak to this people [says Isaiah, and teach them His lessons]. 12 To these [complaining Jews the Lord] had said, This is the true rest [the way to true comfort and happiness] that you shall give to the weary, and, This is the [true] refreshing-yet they would not listen [to His teaching]. God’s way of wisdom to bring refreshing We must humble ourselves – GIVE UP CONTROL!! 13.1 Praying in the Spirit

Jud 1:19 It is these who are [agitators] setting up distinctions and causing divisions--merely sensual [creatures, carnal, worldly-minded people], devoid of the [Holy] Spirit and destitute of any higher spiritual life. 20 But you, beloved, build yourselves up [founded] on your most holy faith [make progress, rise like an edifice higher and higher], praying in the Holy Spirit; We must stop being carnal and worldly minded It might be foolishness to us but it is God’s wisdom Those who are worldly minded are devoid of the Holy Spirit – Not filled / lack the Holy Spirit No ability to understand the spiritual realm where God lives To pray in the Spirit is to pray in tongues Praying in the Spirit make our spirits rise within us

13.2 Praying in the Spirit Eph 6:18 Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God's consecrated people). Praying in tongues is a spiritual weapon from God We must always pray in the Spirit Praying in the Spirit can change as times and seasons change Praying in the Spirit – Different expressions of the Spirit – Joy / Burdens / Birth pains Praying in the Spirit keep our spirits watchful and alert in the spirit – Being watchmen Praying in the Spirit is also intercession

14.1 A Willing spirit

Mat 26:41 All of you must keep awake (give strict attention, be cautious and active) and watch and pray, that you may not come into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. When we pray or pray in the Spirit our spirits become willing When we pray we fill up our spirits with the oil of the Holy Spirit When we pray the Spirit help us to overcome our flesh and weaknesses

15. Edification of your spirit

1Co 14:4 He who speaks in a [strange] tongue edifies and improves himself, but he who prophesies [interpreting the divine will and purpose and teaching with inspiration] edifies and improves the church and promotes growth [in Christian wisdom, piety, holiness, and happiness]. Praying in tongues edifies your spirit & soul 16. Pray with an Unfruitful mind

1Co 14:14 For if I pray in an [unknown] tongue, my spirit [by the Holy Spirit within me] prays, but my mind is unproductive [it bears no fruit and helps nobody].  Praying in tongues is also called “Praying in the Spirit” When I pray in the Spirit my mind does not have any part or understanding of what I say My mind are being bypassed and my logic is out of the way The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


I pray directly towards God with my spirit The Holy Spirit prays with my spirit to the Father 17. The Incense altar

1Co 14:15 Then what am I to do? I will pray with my spirit [by the Holy Spirit that is within me], but I will also pray [intelligently] with my mind and understanding; I will sing with my spirit [by the Holy Spirit that is within me], but I will sing [intelligently] with my mind and understanding also. Praying in the Spirit is like incense in God’s nostrils I must pray in the Spirit and pray with my mind 50% praying in the Spirit & 50% praying with the mind We can also sing in the Spirit – very natural flow of ministering to God and my spirit

18. Praying Mysteries

1Co 14:2 For one who speaks in an [unknown] tongue speaks not to men but to God, for no one understands or catches his meaning, because in the [Holy] Spirit he utters secret truths and hidden things [not obvious to the understanding]. Praying in tongues is speaking to God through a Holy language It can not be understood unless interpreted These words are deep mysteries of the heart

19. Ministry in the Spirit

1Co 14:16 Otherwise, if you bless and render thanks with [your] spirit [thoroughly aroused by the Holy Spirit], how can anyone in the position of an outsider or he who is not gifted with [interpreting of unknown] and / tongues, say the Amen to your thanksgiving, since he does not know what you are saying? [I Chron. 16:36; Ps. 106:48.] We can do must more with the spirit which only the Holy Spirit can teach The word for not gifted = idio te s id-ee-o'-tace a private person, that is, (by implication) an ignoramus (compare “idiot”): - ignorant, rude, unlearned. We are allowed to pray in tongues in church, but need to be sensitive the uninformed 20. Tongues for unbelievers

1Co 14:22 Thus [unknown] tongues are meant for a [supernatural] sign, not for believers but for unbelievers [on the point of believing], while prophecy (inspired preaching and teaching, interpreting the divine will and purpose) is not for unbelievers [on the point of believing] but for believers. Tongues are a supernatural sign / gift The gift of tongues are for unbelievers – The ability to speak in their language without being learnt Or tongues with interpretation are prophecy Willem’s tongue & praying in German Intercession for unknown nations and languages God’s plan in the future for you 21. Spirit of Intercession

Rom 8:26 So too the [Holy] Spirit comes to our aid and bears us up in our weakness; for we do not know what prayer to offer nor how to offer it worthily as we ought, but the Spirit Himself goes to meet our supplication and pleads in our behalf with unspeakable yearnings and groanings too deep for utterance. The Holy Spirit is the comforter and wants to help us pray according to God’s will The Spirit goes between us an God – Interceding for us He does this in words which cannot be uttered when we by faith speak in tongues Then refreshing comes to our souls The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


22.1 According to the Will of God

Rom 8:27 And He Who searches the hearts of men knows what is in the mind of the [Holy] Spirit [what His intent is], because the Spirit intercedes and pleads [before God] in behalf of the saints according to and in harmony with God's will. [Ps. 139:1, 2.] 28 We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose. God knows all things – The Spirit knows God’s heart and mind and desire and plans The Spirit intercede according to God’s plan The Spirit wants to bring us into harmony with God 22.2 According to the Will of God

Saw a vision – Rail road becoming strait “Us and the Holy Spirit” A long lever – Moving the impossible Many prayers at the same time – Tongues / Languages Spirit is doing many things which we do not even know The Spirit knows what God’s plan for your life is The train of Siberia Two days ago – New Zealand – Clouds – News God needs a willing body – NOW!! Find out where God is working and work with Him More in Module 3 – Intercession 23.1 Stirring up your spirit

2Ti 1:6 That is why I would remind you to stir up (rekindle the embers of, fan the flame of, and keep burning) the [gracious] gift of God, [the inner fire] that is in you by means of the laying on of my hands [with those of the elders at your ordination]. God has given us gifts which must be kindled like a fire We can do it by laying on of hands / meditating on the word / Praying as the spirit leads / practicing the gifts of the spirit / taking risks 23.2 Stirring up your spirit

2Ti 1:7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control. We must not be afraid and timid to speak up Allow the Holy Spirit to do in you what He wants The Spirit is full of wisdom and love The working of the Holy Spirit is powerful and full of love and balanced or self control The true worshippers will worship in Spirit and Truth – Balanced To whom is this word / for what purpose? We become so spiritual we are no earthly good

23.3 Stirring up your spirit

Isa 64:7 And there is no one who calls on Your name, who stirs up himself to take hold of You. For You have hidden Your face from us, and have melted us away because of our iniquities. When we pray in tongues we stir up our spirits We stir up that which was lying dormant within us We allow the spirit to rise up within our soul and body We are ‘being filled’ with the Spirit of God The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


When we become full of the Spirit of God the Spirit start to overflow out of us through tongues and other expressions – prophecy / heart for the lost / abused / the future / the country / the church exc.

24. One Fountain

Jas 3:11 Does a fountain send forth [simultaneously] from the same opening fresh water and bitter? Mat 7:16 You will fully recognize them by their fruits. Do people pick grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every healthy (sound) tree bears good fruit [worthy of admiration], but the sickly (decaying, worthless) tree bears bad (worthless) fruit. 18 A good (healthy) tree cannot bear bad (worthless) fruit, nor can a bad (diseased) tree bear excellent fruit [worthy of admiration]. Are you bring forth contaminated water from the fountain inside of you? Are you bearing fruit of light or darkness?

25. The Fountain of the water of Life

Rev 21:6 And He [further] said to me, It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I [Myself] will give water without price from the fountain (springs) of the water of Life. [Isa. 55:1.] Yashua – ‘Jesus’ – is the Alpha and the Omega Yashua – ‘Jesus’ – is the Beginning and the End Yashua – ‘Jesus’ – will give us the Water of Life We must learn to drink and be filled with the Fountain of the water of life 26. Different types of Tongues

Praising Intercession Prophecy Healing Deliverance Warfare Singing Many expression of the Holy Spirit 27. Practical

Speaking in French - Exercise Be Filled with the Holy Spirit Praising God with all your being Expressing that which the Holy Spirit has put upon your heart Crying / Laughing / Joy / Brokenness Praising or thanking God in an unknown tongue

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Hearing the Voice o f Go d M od ul e 2 (Intermediate)

L es s o n 3 The Gift of the Interpretation of T o n g u es

Hendrik Vorster The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


Table of Content Lesson 3 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit Speaking in Tongues The Gift of Tongues Interpretation of Tongues Different expressions of Tongues The Gift of Interpretation The Gift of Interpretation Interpreting of Specific Tongues Different operations of the gift The Interpretation of Tongues Scripture from God Hearing in the Spirit Seeing in the Spirit Feeling in the Spirit Practical References

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1. The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

1Co 12:8 To one is given in and through the [Holy] Spirit [the power to speak] a message of wisdom, and to another [the power to express] a word of knowledge and understanding according to the same [Holy] Spirit; 9 To another [wonder-working] faith by the same [Holy] Spirit, to another the extraordinary powers of healing by the one Spirit; 10 To another the working of miracles, to another prophetic insight (the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose); to another the ability to discern and distinguish between [the utterances of true] spirits [and false ones], to another various kinds of [unknown] tongues, to another the ability to interpret [such] tongues. 11 All these [gifts, achievements, abilities] are inspired and brought to pass by one and the same [Holy] Spirit, Who apportions to each person individually [exactly] as He chooses. It is God’s grace and decision to give gifts The Holy Spirit knows what you need now God grants His gifts for a purpose God knows your destiny and your heart The Gifts operate according to our level of faith We must grow in our faith and in our knowledge of God 2. Speaking in Tongues

Act 2:6 And when this sound was heard, the multitude came together and they were astonished and bewildered, because each one heard them [the apostles] speaking in his own [particular] dialect. 7 And they were beside themselves with amazement, saying, Are not all these who are talking Galileans? 8 Then how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own (particular) dialect to which we were born? Acts 2:9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites and inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and [the province of] Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and the transient residents from Rome, both Jews and the proselytes [to Judaism from other religions], 11 Cretans and Arabians too--we all hear them speaking in our own native tongues [and telling of] the mighty works of God! 12 And all were beside themselves with amazement and were puzzled and bewildered, saying one to another, What can this mean? The Holy Spirit knows all the languages in the world If God deems it necessary you will be able to speak to a total stranger in his language. God wants to save all mankind and he wants to use you to reach them – You must make yourself available 3. The Gift of Tongues

1Co 14:2

For one who speaks in an [unknown] tongue speaks not to men but to God, for no one understands or catches his meaning, because in the [Holy] Spirit he utters secret truths and hidden things [not obvious to the understanding]. Tongues is a language to speak to God with While praying in tongues God speaks many hidden truths

4. Interpretation of Tongues

1Co 14:5

Now I wish that you might all speak in [unknown] tongues, but more especially [I want you] to prophesy (to be inspired to preach and interpret the divine will and purpose). He who prophesies [who is inspired to preach and teach] is greater (more useful and more important) than he who speaks in [unknown] tongues, unless he should interpret [what he says], so that the church may be edified and receive good [from it]. When tongues are interpreted it is edifying to the church When tongues are interpreted it becomes prophecy = “to be inspired to preach and interpret the divine will and purpose”

5. Different expressions of Tongues

1 Cor 14:10 There are, I suppose, all these many [to us unknown] tongues in the world [somewhere], and none is destitute of [its own power of] expression and meaning. 11 But if I do not know the force and significance of the speech (language), I shall seem to be a foreigner to the one who speaks [to me], and the speaker who addresses [me] will seem a foreigner to me. There are different types of tongues The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


–World languages & God languages

Every language has an expression or meaning To express yourself is also a language e.g. Body language speak louder than words 6.1 The Gift of Interpretation

1Co 14:12 So it is with yourselves; since you are so eager and ambitious to possess spiritual endowments and manifestations of the [Holy] Spirit, [concentrate on] striving to excel and to abound [in them] in ways that will build up the church.13 Therefore, the person who speaks in an [unknown] tongue should pray [for the power] to interpret and explain what he says. We must be eager to excel in the practicing of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit All that we do must be done to build up the church - ekkle sia - a calling out, that is, (concretely) a popular meeting, Group of people with the same purpose We must pray for the gift of Interpretation of tongues The Gift of Interpretation help us to interpret many spiritual parable that are hard to understand

6.2 The Gift of Interpretation

Three levels of the prophetic –Revelation –Interpretation –Application Revelation –What do I hear / see / Experience Interpretation –What does it mean? What does God want to say? Application –For whom is this word? –What must I do with it? 7. Interpreting of Specific Tongues

Co 14:27 If some speak in a [strange] tongue, let the number be limited to two or at the most three, and each one [taking his] turn, and let one interpret and explain [what is said]. 28 But if there is no one to do the interpreting, let each of them keep still in church and talk to himself and to God. 29 So let two or three prophets speak [those inspired to preach or teach], while the rest pay attention and weigh and discern what is said. 30 But if an inspired revelation comes to another who is sitting by, then let the first one be silent. 31 For in this way you can give testimony [prophesying and thus interpreting the divine will and purpose] one by one, so that all may be instructed and all may be stimulated and encouraged; 32 For the spirits of the prophets (the speakers in tongues) are under the speaker's control [and subject to being silenced as may be necessary], 33 For He [Who is the source of their prophesying] is not a God of confusion and disorder but of peace and order. As [is the practice] in all the churches of the saints (God's people), Interpreting tongues in the church are orchestrated by the Holy Spirit The Holy Spirit will control the meeting – we must be very sensitive to what the Holy Spirit wants to do We need to learn to flow with the Holy Spirit Do not break the Anointing’s flow – Do everything to edify and build up the congregation The Holy Spirit will give revelation if we trust Him All must be done orderly – All must be instructed The Spirit in me are subject to my control

8. Different operations of the gift

1Co 12:4 Now there are distinctive varieties and distributions of endowments (gifts, extraordinary powers distinguishing certain Christians, due to the power of divine grace operating in their souls by the Holy Spirit) and they vary, but the [Holy] Spirit remains the same. The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


God can speak in many different ways God’s Spirit does not operate in the same gift always in the same way (eg. Hear / See / Feel / Know / Perceive) Do not put God in a box – Religious spirit – The Truth sets us free Test all that you experience with the word of God  Ask God for the interpretation 9. The Interpretation of Tongues

Pray in tongues until you mind and heart is emptied of all your thoughts and you are focused on Jesus Christ as you Saviour

As God for the interpretation of the tongues God can give the answer in many ways: –Immediately / Later – Wait on God –A Scripture •Can see a scripture written •Can hear a scripture •Can trust God for a scripture –A Vision – Vision is also words –A Word – The Word of God came –A Knowing – To Perceive –An Emotion – Word of knowledge –A Sense of God’s Presence – The Anointing 10. Scripture from God

Receiving Rhema word: –Can see a scripture written –Can hear a scripture –Can trust God for a scripture which He give in the bible to confirm His word Eg: Only God knows what is in your heart God speaks to you in the first person God speaks directly into your situation God asks you a question? Not always in context with that scripture The scripture apply to you personally 11.1 Hearing in the Spirit

Hab 2:1

[OH, I know, I have been rash to talk out plainly this way to God!] I will [in my thinking] stand upon my post of observation and station myself on the tower or fortress, and will watch to see what He will say within me and what answer I will make [as His mouthpiece] to the perplexities of my complaint against Him. We must station ourselves before God We must make ourselves available to the Holy Spirit so that He could speak to us God speaks on the inside of you “What you see is what you hear and what you hear is what you see”

11.2 Hearing in the Spirit

Listen to what comes up in your heart when you pray in tongues Listen to the words that are triggered in your heart (Beor, Yashua, China, Cumin, Sanballat) Listen to the heart behind the words which are spoken Think about what you are saying Personal example: The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


–Jesus = Yashua = God is Salvation –I heard the interpretation: “Lord write Your Name in heaven that PTA can know that Jesus is God!” (God confirmed and answered the prayer by making a sign of a “J” in the heaven)

12.1 Seeing in the Spirit

Jer

1:11 Moreover, the word of the Lord came to me, saying, Jeremiah, what do you see? And I said, I see a branch or shoot of an almond tree [the emblem of alertness and activity, blossoming in late winter]. 12 Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it. 13 And the word of the Lord came to me the second time, saying, What do you see? And I said, I see a boiling pot, and the face of it is [tipped away] from the north [its mouth about to pour forth on the south, on Judea]. 14 Then the Lord said to me, Out of the north the evil [which the prophets had foretold as the result of national sin] shall disclose itself and break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land. God asked the prophet: What do you see?

12.2 Seeing in the Spirit

Jer 24:1 “…Lord showed me [in a vision] two baskets of figs set before the temple of the Lord. Jer 24:2 One basket had very good figs, like the figs that are first ripe; but the other basket had very bad figs, so bad that they could not be eaten. God is the One showing you a vision with a purpose God will teach you to interpret the visions which He will give you. God uses logic – Two baskets - Ripe vs. Bad fruits 12.3 Seeing in the Spirit

Amos 7:7 Thus He showed me, and behold, the Lord stood upon a wall with a plumb line, with a plumb line in His hand. [II Kings 21:13; Isa. 34:11.] 8 And the Lord said to me, Amos, what do you see? And I said, A plumb line. Then said the Lord, Behold, I am setting a plumb line as a standard in the midst of My people Israel. I will not pass by and spare them any more [the door of mercy is shut]. God used symbols which were known to the prophet to explain His word God also gave the interpretation Interpretation comes with relationship with God 13. Feeling in the Spirit

Heb 5:14

But solid food is for full-grown men, for those whose senses and mental faculties are trained by practice to discriminate and distinguish between what is morally good and noble and what is evil and contrary either to divine or human law. Spiritual Senses Exercised to perceive by emotions Emotions or a sense through the spiritual body Called a word of knowledge

14. Practical

Pray in tongues praising God with your tongue Thank God with your new spiritual tongue Focus on God with all you heart and mind and soul while worshipping Him Now pray in tongues and listen to your tongue: (Pray out clearly and listen with your heart to what you are saying) Wait and listen for the interpretation Speak by faith what you hear Write the words phonetic – the way it sounds and wait for the interpretation Give a demonstration

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Hearing the Voice o f Go d M od ul e 2 (Intermediate)

L es s o n 4 The Gift of the Word of Knowledge

Hendrik Vorster

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Table of Content 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43.

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit All are Hidden in Jesus Christ Jesus the Beginning of all Revelation A Specific Word of Knowledge God given knowledge God knows your thoughts God tests our thoughts God’s thoughts for us God: The Revealer of secrets The Spirit shall rest upon Him The Refiner’s Fire The Sword of Jesus’ life True value in God’s sight Knowing within To Perceive Jesus knows the past The Comforter God knows the heart The Spirit of Revelation The Purpose of God’s will To Know the Love of God Jesus wants your First Love Jesus is Impartial Jesus wants true religion Jesus wants all our hearts Jesus knows your weaknesses Jesus is Faithful and Just Sword of Flames Sword of Lighting A Spoken Word from God The Sword of the Spirit The Sword of the Tongue The Sword in our hands The Word of Healing The Sharpened Sword The Spirit Equip & Qualify us The Powerful Sword of the Spirit Burning Hearts Unsealing of Scripture Examples: A Word of Knowledge Practical References

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1. The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

1Co 12:8 To one is given in and through the [Holy] Spirit [the power to speak] a message of wisdom, and to another [the power to express] a word of knowledge and understanding according to the same [Holy] Spirit; 9 To another [wonder-working] faith by the same [Holy] Spirit, to another the extraordinary powers of healing by the one Spirit; 10 To another the working of miracles, to another prophetic insight (the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose); to another the ability to discern and distinguish between [the utterances of true] spirits [and false ones], to another various kinds of [unknown] tongues, to another the ability to interpret [such] tongues. 2. All are Hidden in Jesus Christ

Col 2:2 [For my concern is] that their hearts may be braced (comforted, cheered, and encouraged) as they are knit together in love, that they may come to have all the abounding wealth and blessings of assured conviction of understanding, and that they may become progressively more intimately acquainted with and may know more definitely and accurately and thoroughly that mystic secret of God, [which is] Christ (the Anointed One). 3 In Him all the treasures of [divine] wisdom (comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God) and [all the riches of spiritual] knowledge and enlightenment are stored up and lie hidden. 3. Jesus the Beginning of all Revelation

Rev 1:10 I was in the Spirit [rapt in His power] on the Lord's Day, and I heard behind me a great voice like the calling of a war trumpet, 11 Saying, I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last. Write promptly what you see (your vision) in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia--to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea. 12 Then I turned to see [whose was] the voice that was speaking to me, and on turning I saw seven golden lampstands, 13 And in the midst of the lampstands [One] like a Son of Man, clothed with a robe which reached to His feet and with a girdle of gold about His breast. [Dan. 7:13; 10:5.] 14 His head and His hair were white like white wool, [as white] as snow, and His eyes [flashed] like a flame of fire. [Dan. 7:9.] 15 His feet glowed like burnished (bright) bronze as it is refined in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters. [Dan. 10:6.] 16 In His right hand He held seven stars, and from His mouth there came forth a sharp two-edged sword, and His face was like the sun shining in full power at midday. [Exod. 34:29.] 17 When I saw Him, I fell at His feet as if dead. But He laid His right hand on me and said, Do not be afraid! I am the First and the Last, [Isa. 44:6.] 18 And the Ever-living One [I am living in the eternity of the eternities]. I died, but see, I am alive forevermore; and I possess the keys of death and Hades (the realm of the dead). 19 Write therefore the things you see, what they are [and signify] and what is to take place hereafter. 20 As to the hidden meaning (the mystery) of the seven stars which you saw on My right hand and the seven lampstands of gold: the seven stars are the seven angels (messengers) of the seven assemblies (churches) and the seven lampstands are the seven churches. 4. A Specific Word of Knowledge

1Sa 9:17 When Samuel saw Saul, the Lord told him, There is the man of whom I told you. He shall have authority over My people. 18 Then Saul came near to Samuel in the gate and said, Tell me where is the seer's house? 19 Samuel answered Saul, I am the seer. Go up before me to the high place, for you shall eat with me today, and tomorrow I will let you go and will tell you all that is on your mind. 20 As for your donkeys that were lost three days ago, do not be thinking about them, for they are found. And for whom are all the desirable things of Israel? Are they not for you and for all your father's house? The Prophet knew that Saul were looking for donkeys and how many were lost. He also knew that they were found. He knew how many days ago they were lost 5.1 God given knowledge

2Ki 6:8 When the king of Syria was warring against Israel, after counseling with his servants, he said, In such and such a place shall be my camp. 9 Then the man of God sent to the king of Israel, saying, Beware that you pass not such a place, for the Syrians are coming down there. 10 Then the king of Israel sent to the place of which [Elisha] told and warned him; and thus he protected and saved himself there repeatedly. 11 Therefore the mind of the king of Syria was greatly troubled by this thing. He called his servants and said, Will you show me who of us is for the king The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


of Israel? 12 One of his servants said, None, my lord O king; but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedchamber. God revealed what was going on in the inner room/behind the scenes

5.2 God given knowledge

Psa 94:8

Consider and understand, you stupid ones among the people! And you [self-confident] fools, when will you become wise? 9 He Who planted the ear, shall He not hear? He Who formed the eye, shall He not see? 10 He Who disciplines and instructs the nations, shall He not punish, He Who teaches man knowledge? 11 The Lord knows the thoughts of man, that they are vain (empty and futile--only a breath). [I Cor. 3:20.] God had made us and He truly knows us God knows what you are thinking God knows all things and how they work and fit together God is the one who teaches or gives us knowledge

6. God knows your thoughts

Psa 139:1

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. O LORD, you have searched me [thoroughly] and have known me. 2 You know my downsitting and my uprising; You understand my thought afar off. [Matt. 9:4; John 2:24, 25.] God searches your deepest parts God knows the deepest thoughts and desires of our hearts God knows how you are going to react before you react God knows the thoughts you are going to have God is not caught off guard by your reactions

7. God tests our thoughts

Psa 139:23 Search me [thoroughly], O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! Psa 139:24 And see if there is any wicked or hurtful way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. We must be open to allow God to shine His light into our hearts We must ask God to show us what in us is still offensive to Him God knows why you do what you do. God knows the motive with which you are driven We must allow God to lead us into His ways & thoughts and plans, which lead to everlasting life 8. God’s thoughts for us

Jer 29:11 For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome. 12 Then you will call upon Me, and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear and heed you. 13 Then you will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity] and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. [Deut. 4:29-30.] God really loves us more than we can image God love is unconditional towards us God has good ideas and plans for us We must search for God with all our hearts 9.1 God: The Revealer of secrets

Dan 2:28 But there is a God in heaven Who reveals secrets, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what it is that shall be in the latter days (at the end of days). Your dream and the visions in your head upon your bed are these: God in heaven knows all things: The past, the present and the future God in His mercy can initiate to make things known to man God chose Daniel to reveal this mystery God will chose the way in which He will make it known – Dreams / Vision / Word / Prophecy ext. The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


9.2 God: The Revealer of secrets

Dan 2:29

As for you, O king, as you were lying upon your bed thoughts came into your mind about what should come to pass hereafter, and He Who reveals secrets was making known to you what shall come to pass. 30 But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for any wisdom that I have more than anyone else living, but in order that the interpretation may be made known to the king and that you may know the thoughts of your heart and mind. God’s name is glorified by revealing secrets God does not give us secrets because we are better than others – He wants to accomplish His purposes It has nothing to do with our righteousness but with God’s glory

10.1 The Spirit shall rest upon Him

Isa 11:2 And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him--the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the reverential and obedient fear of the Lord. 3 And shall make Him of quick understanding, and His delight shall be in the reverential and obedient fear of the Lord. And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, neither decide by the hearing of His ears; Jesus did not judge by what He saw or heard The outward hearing and seeing can deceive We must give our opinion of a person / what we think

10.2 The Spirit shall rest upon Him

Isa 11:4 But with righteousness and justice shall He judge the poor and decide with fairness for the meek, the poor, and the downtrodden of the earth; and He shall smite the earth and the oppressor with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked. 5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of His waist and faithfulness the girdle of His loins. God judges according to righteousness and justice God will be fair in His judgment Jesus judged in impartiality Jesus will not be sentimental Jesus’ words will not compromise, but will always speak the truth Jesus is faithful to the faithful and knows who they are

11. The Refiner’s Fire

Mal 3:1 BEHOLD, I send My messenger, and he shall prepare the way before Me. And the Lord [the Messiah], Whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple; the Messenger or Angel of the covenant, Whom you desire, behold, He shall come, says the Lord of hosts. [Matt. 11:10; Luke 1:13-17, 76.] 2 But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap; [Rev. 6:12-17.] 3 He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and He will purify the priests, the sons of Levi, and refine them like gold and silver, that they may offer to the Lord offerings in righteousness. Yahshua – The Holy Spirit is a Refiner’s fire and soap that comes to wash us of the past and of sins Jesus is a sifter and a purifier of the hearts of men 12. The Sword of Jesus’ life

Luk 2:34

And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary His mother, Behold, this Child is appointed and destined for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is spoken against--[Isa. 8:14, 15.] 35 And a sword will pierce through your own soul also that the secret thoughts and purposes of many hearts may be brought out and disclosed. A prophecy about Jesus’ purpose The Truth is like a Sword that will pierce our hearts The Truth exposes the secrets plans and thoughts of men’s hearts to light

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13.1 True value in God’s sight

1Sa

16:7 But the Lord said to Samuel, Look not on his appearance or at the height of his stature, for I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart. We must not judge by what we see God does not judge by what He sees God is not fooled by outward appearances God looks at the heart God know you better than you know yourself Learn to judge by the standards that God judges What has true value in your eyes?

13.2 True value in God’s sight

Luke 16:15 But He said to them, You are the ones who declare yourselves just and upright before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted and highly thought of among men is detestable and abhorrent (an abomination) in the sight of God. [I Sam. 16:7; Prov. 21:2.] We might think we are ok before God We might justify ourselves thinking we are not guilty We might compare ourselves with other people BUT God looks at the heart – He know who you really are What we might see as honorable in men’s eyes are rejected in God’s eyes or view of things 14. Knowing within

Mat 9:4 But Jesus, knowing (seeing) their thoughts, said, Why do you think evil and harbor malice in your hearts?  Mat 12:25 And knowing their thoughts, He said to them, Any kingdom that is divided against itself is being brought to desolation and laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will last or continue to stand.

Luke 5:22 But Jesus, knowing their thoughts and questionings, answered them, Why do you question in your hearts?

Luke 6:8 But He was aware all along of their thoughts, and He said to the man with the withered hand, Come and stand here in the midst. And he arose and stood there.

Jesus knew the thoughts of men. Jesus knew motive of the hearts of men. 15. To Perceive

Luk 9:46 But a controversy arose among them as to which of them might be the greatest [surpassing the others in excellence, worth, and authority]. 47 But Jesus, as He perceived the thoughts of their hearts, took a little child and put him at His side To perceive is not suspicion but revelation To perceive is not good people skills To perceive is to know by the Spirit of God within 16. Jesus knows the past

Joh 4:16

At this, Jesus said to her, Go, call your husband and come back here. 17 The woman answered, I have no husband. Jesus said to her, You have spoken truly in saying, I have no husband. 18 For you have had five husbands, and the man you are now living with is not your husband. In this you have spoken truly. 19 The woman said to Him, Sir, I see and understand that You are a prophet. Joh 4:29 Come, see a Man Who has told me everything that I ever did! Can this be [is not this] the Christ? [Must not this be the Messiah, the Anointed One?] The Holy Spirit knows your history and hidden sins Jesus did not rebuke her but loved her Jesus was wise in the way He revealed the truth The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


17. The Comforter

Joh

14:16 And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever-Joh 14:17 The Spirit of Truth, Whom the world cannot receive (welcome, take to its heart), because it does not see Him or know and recognize Him. But you know and recognize Him, for He lives with you [constantly] and will be in you. The Holy Spirit is a Counselor, a Helper, an Intercessor, an Advocate, a Strengthener, and a Standby The Spirit speaks the truth and discern the lie

18. God knows the heart

Act 1:24 And they prayed and said, You, Lord, Who know all hearts (their thoughts, passions, desires, appetites, purposes, and endeavors), indicate to us which one of these two You have chosen. 25 To take the place in this ministry and receive the position of an apostle, from which Judas fell away and went astray to go [where he belonged] to his own [proper] place. God knows the thoughts of men’s hearts God has wisdom in whom He chooses for a purpose Do not say ‘No’ to God when He calls you to do something God calls people into a ministry and an office 19. The Spirit of Revelation

Eph 1:17 [For I always pray to] the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation [of insight into mysteries and secrets] in the [deep and intimate] knowledge of Him, 18 By having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints (His set-apart ones), 19 And [so that you can know and understand] what is the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power in and for us who believe, as demonstrated in the working of His mighty strength, 20 Which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His [own] right hand in the heavenly [places], God loves us and want to reveal Himself to us God wants to reveal His secrets and mysteries to us because He loves us. God by and in His mercy grants us wisdom and revelation. God must open our eyes otherwise we will stay blind God want to give us to know what He has spiritually given (hope, eternal life, forgiveness), because He loves us. 20. The Purpose of God’s will

Rom 8:27 And He Who searches the hearts of men knows what is in the mind of the [Holy] Spirit [what His intent is], because the Spirit intercedes and pleads [before God] in behalf of the saints according to and in harmony with God's will. [Ps. 139:1, 2.] The God searches our hearts (emotions) and minds (thoughts) The Spirit knows the heart and mind of the Father and will work in accordance with the will of the Father Jesus said: “Remain in Me as I remain in My Father!” 21. To Know the Love of God

1Jn 3:19

By this we shall come to know (perceive, recognize, and understand) that we are of the Truth, and can reassure (quiet, conciliate, and pacify) our hearts in His presence, 20 Whenever our hearts in [tormenting] selfaccusation make us feel guilty and condemn us. [For we are in God's hands.] For He is above and greater than our consciences (our hearts), and He knows (perceives and understands) everything [nothing is hidden from Him]. Our hearts always condemn us, but the Spirit tells the Truth of God’s love to us God wants us to be confident of His love for us in a real way – I know that I know God love me! The Word of knowledge lead us into the love of God The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


22. Jesus wants your First Love

Rev 2:2 I know your industry and activities, laborious toil and trouble, and your patient endurance, and how you cannot tolerate wicked [men] and have tested and critically appraised those who call [themselves] apostles (special messengers of Christ) and yet are not, and have found them to be impostors and liars. 3 I know you are enduring patiently and are bearing up for My name's sake, and you have not fainted or become exhausted or grown weary. Jesus knows not only the bad but also the good in our lives Jesus knows how much you love Him Jesus knows all that you are doing for Him Jesus knows your short comings 23. Jesus is Impartial

Rev 2:13

I know where you live--a place where Satan sits enthroned. [Yet] you are clinging to and holding fast My name, and you did not deny My faith, even in the days of Antipas, My witness, My faithful one, who was killed (martyred) in your midst--where Satan dwells. Jesus knows your circumstances – He is not unaware of your life Jesus takes all in consideration Jesus knows us personally and by name Jesus sees what you are suffering for Him

24. Jesus wants true religion

Rev 2:19 I know your record and what you are doing, your love and faith and service and patient endurance, and that your recent works are more numerous and greater than your first ones. Rev 2:20 But I have this against you: that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess [claiming to be inspired], and who is teaching and leading astray my servants and beguiling them into practicing sexual vice and eating food sacrificed to idols. [I Kings 16:31; II Kings 9:22, 30.] Jesus is not fooled by our good works, but wants our hearts Jesus see strait through our religious acts trying to please or impress Him 25. Jesus wants all our hearts

Rev 3:1

AND TO the angel (messenger) of the assembly (church) in Sardis write: These are the words of Him Who has the seven Spirits of God [the sevenfold Holy Spirit] and the seven stars: I know your record and what you are doing; you are supposed to be alive, but [in reality] you are dead. Rev 3:2 Rouse yourselves and keep awake, and strengthen and invigorate what remains and is on the point of dying; for I have not found a thing that you have done [any work of yours] meeting the requirements of My God or perfect in His sight. Jesus can not be fooled by pretence / hypocrisy Jesus is realistic about your salvation – do not want you to perish or be lost

26. Jesus knows your weaknesses

Rev 3:7

And to the angel (messenger) of the assembly (church) in Philadelphia write: These are the words of the Holy One, the True One, He Who has the key of David, Who opens and no one shall shut, Who shuts and no one shall open: [Isa. 22:22.] Rev 3:8 I know your [record of] works and what you are doing. See! I have set before you a door wide open which no one is able to shut; I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept My Word and guarded My message and have not renounced or denied My name. Jesus knows the ability and talents you have been given Jesus does not overlook your love and effort for Him

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27. Jesus is Faithful and Just

Rev 3:14

And to the angel (messenger) of the assembly (church) in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the trusty and faithful and true Witness, the Origin and Beginning and Author of God's creation: [Isa. 55:4; Prov. 8:22.] 15 I know your [record of] works and what you are doing; you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were cold or hot! 16 So, because you are lukewarm and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of My mouth! Jesus’ judgments is always just and right We can not make excuses or argue with God because of our deeds

28. Sword of Flames

Gen 3:23 Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the Garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken. 24 So [God] drove out the man; and He placed at the east of the Garden of Eden the cherubim and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep and guard the way to the tree of life. [Rev. 2:7; 22:2, 14, 19.] The Flaming Sword guards the way to eternal life The Sword is not a physical sword but a spiritual sword 29. Sword of Lighting

Deu 32:40 For I lift up My hand to heaven and swear, As I live forever, 41 If I whet My lightning Sword and My hand takes hold on judgment, I will wreak vengeance on My foes and recompense those who hate Me. The Sword is called a Sword of lightning or Lighting Sword Lighting = Revelation With the Sword God judges and brings vengeance God punishes His enemies with His Sword 30. A Spoken Word from God

Heb

4:12 For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart. 13 And not a creature exists that is concealed from His sight, but all things are open and exposed, naked and defenseless to the eyes of Him with Whom we have to do. The Word of knowledge penetrates the heart The Word of knowledge speak strait to the heart The Word of Knowledge sift/expose/analyze/judge

31.1 The Sword of the Spirit

Eph 6:10 In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides]. 11 Put on God's whole armor [the armor of a heavyarmed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil. 12 For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere. God gives us armor to protect us against evil schemes and strategies of the enemy 31.2 The Sword of the Spirit

Eph 6:13 Therefore put on God's complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place]. 14 Stand therefore [hold your ground], having tightened the belt of truth around your loins and having put on the breastplate of integrity and of moral rectitude and right standing with God, 15 And having shod your feet in preparation [to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news] of the Gospel of peace. [Isa. 52:7.] God equipped us to be able to stand against attacks The Truth / the righteousness / to be awake and ready are weapons of defense – to stand The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


31.3 The Sword of the Spirit

Eph 6:16 Lift up over all the [covering] shield of saving faith, upon which you can quench all the flaming missiles of the wicked [one]. 17 And take the helmet of salvation and the sword that the Spirit wields, which is the Word of God. 18 Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end The Shield and the helmet are weapons of defense, but: The Sword is a weapon of offence – to drive back the works of the devil / to destroy / to strike back The Spirit is the One who wields the Sword 32. The Sword of the Tongue

Psa 64:2 Hide me from the secret counsel and conspiracy of the ungodly, from the scheming of evildoers, 3 Who whet their tongues like a sword, who aim venomous words like arrows, :4 Who shoot from ambush at the blameless man; suddenly do they shoot at him, without self-reproach or fear. The Tongue is a sword The tongue can speak the word of God and pray in the Spirit The Tongue can speak life of death 33.1 The Sword in our hands

Psa 149:1 PRAISE THE Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, praise Him in the assembly of His saints! 2 Let Israel rejoice in Him, their Maker; let Zion's children triumph and be joyful in their King! [Zech. 9:9; Matt. 21:5.] 3 Let them praise His name in chorus and choir and with the [single or group] dance; let them sing praises to Him with the tambourine and lyre! 4 For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation and adorn the wretched with victory. 5 Let the saints be joyful in the glory and beauty [which God confers upon them]; let them sing for joy upon their beds. The Sword of Praise and joy in God’s Presence 33.2 The Sword in our hands

Psa 149:6 Let the high praises of God be in their throats and a two-edged sword in their hands, [Heb. 4:12; Rev. 1:16.] 7 To wreak vengeance upon the nations and chastisement upon the peoples, 8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron, 9 To execute upon them the judgment written. He [the Lord] is the honor of all His saints. Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!) The High Praises in our Mouths are a two-edged Sword With it God punishes the Principalities and powers in the heavens With it God bind the works of the enemy 34. The Word of Healing

Pro 12:17 He who breathes out truth shows forth righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God), but a false witness utters deceit. 18 There are those who speak rashly, like the piercing of a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. 19 Truthful lips shall be established forever, but a lying tongue is [credited] but for a moment. 20 Deceit is in the hearts of those who devise evil, but for the counselors of peace there is joy. The Word of knowledge must be administered with wisdom to give life and healing We must not be rash and impulsive when we speak Speak the truth in Love Wrong and deceitful motives brings a lying spirit that wants to flatter or please men 35. The Sharpened Sword

Isa 49:2 And He has made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of His hand has He hid me and made me a polished arrow; in His quiver has He kept me close and concealed me. God will equip you to speak in love and according to His heart and desire Your words can be like arrows that hit their target and purpose for Which God has sent them The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


God will heal us before He will let us speak We can not speak out of our own past hurts and experiences Every person is unique God loves everybody impartially 36. The Spirit Equip & Qualify us

Isa 61:1

THE SPIRIT of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed and qualified me to preach the Gospel of good tidings to the meek, the poor, and afflicted; He has sent me to bind up and heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the [physical and spiritual] captives and the opening of the prison and of the eyes to those who are bound, [Rom. 10:15.] We can not hear without the Spirit of God The Spirit will equip and qualify you to minister to people God will send you to heal the brokenhearted God wants to set His people free from spiritual bondage The Eye of God will guide us – Eagle in the sky

37. The Powerful Sword of the Spirit

Isa

27:1 IN THAT day [the Lord will deliver Israel from her enemies and also from the rebel powers of evil and darkness] His sharp and unrelenting, great, and strong sword will visit and punish Leviathan the swiftly fleeing serpent, Leviathan the twisting and winding serpent; and He will slay the monster that is in the sea. God’s Sword yield in the Hand of a Skillful Swords man is Powerful God can punish the works of Satan and pride with the word of knowledge – revealing his strongholds in our minds and hearts The mind is cunning and full of arguments, but the Sword of God is accurate and quick to identify the works of the enemy

38. Burning Hearts

Luk

24:25 And [Jesus] said to them, O foolish ones [sluggish in mind, dull of perception] and slow of heart to believe (adhere to and trust in and rely on) everything that the prophets have spoken! 26 Was it not necessary and essentially fitting that the Christ (the Messiah) should suffer all these things before entering into His glory (His majesty and splendor)? 27 Then beginning with Moses and [throughout] all the Prophets, He went on explaining and interpreting to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning and referring to Himself. 31 When their eyes were [instantly] opened and they [clearly] recognized Him, and He vanished (departed invisibly). 32 And they said to one another, Were not our hearts greatly moved and burning within us while He was talking with us on the road and as He opened and explained to us [the sense of] the Scriptures? Jesus explains the words written by the prophets about Himself Jesus explains about the crucifixion and the sufferings which were necessary to happen first Jesus opened the real meaning of what the old testament prophets wrote This made their hearts burn inside of them Jesus had to first explain and open their understanding before they could gasp the full extend of the things which He told them

39. Unsealing of Scripture

Dan 12:4

But you, O Daniel, shut up the words and seal the Book until the time of the end. [Then] many shall run to and fro and search anxiously [through the Book], and knowledge [of God's purposes as revealed by His prophets] shall be increased and become great. [Amos 8:12.] The Prophets wrote down things which they never understood God reveal or unseal the actual meaning of those things which were hidden for generations God is about to bring in great revelation as a witness for the sake of His Glory The Knowledge will / must glorify God The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


40.1 Examples:

Rev 9:2 He opened the long shaft of the Abyss (the bottomless pit), and smoke like the smoke of a huge furnace puffed out of the long shaft, so that the sun and the atmosphere were darkened by the smoke from the long shaft. [Gen. 19:28; Exod. 19:18; Joel 2:10.] The Bottomless Pit 40.2 Examples:

Rev 9:3 Then out of the smoke locusts came forth on the earth, and such power was granted them as the power the earth's scorpions have. [Exod. 10: 12-15.] 7 The locusts resembled horses equipped for battle. On their heads was something like golden crowns. Their faces resembled the faces of people. [Joel 2:4.] 9 Their breastplates (scales) resembled breastplates made of iron, and the [whirring] noise made by their wings was like the roar of a vast number of horse-drawn chariots going at full speed into battle. [Joel 2:5.] 10 They have tails like scorpions, and they have stings, and in their tails lies their ability to hurt men for [the] five months. Locusts on the earth

41. A Word of Knowledge

Many ways the word of knowledge can operate Dreams / Visions / Knowing / Perceive / Sense Emotions / Feelings / The Anointing teaches Spiritual body’s senses exercised (Heb 5:13) The Word of knowledge does operate with the other gifts – Healing / Discernment / Wisdom The Word of knowledge built up the faith of the receiver of the word – God knows them personally Must learn to encourage and built the faith of the one you give a word of knowledge too The Word of knowledge can be very direct if give without love and wisdom 42. Practical

Give a demonstration of a word of knowledge Ask God word about something that happened in the last week As God a word from the bible for a person Wait in God’s Presence for a specific word of knowledge

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Hearing the Voice o f Go d M od ul e 2 (Intermediate)

L es s o n 5 The Gift of the Word of Wisdom

Hendrik Vorster The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


Table of Content Lesson 5 1. The Gift of the Word of Wisdom 2. The Spirit shall rest upon Him 3. God’s Wisdom = Yahshua 4. God’s powerful Wisdom 5. The Cross – The Wisdom of God 6. Many Sided Wisdom of God 7. The Supremacy of Wisdom 8. To know God is wisdom 9. Types of Wisdom 10. Examples of a Word of Wisdom in the Bible 11. Peter’s Glorification of Yahshua 12. Paul’s Conversion 13. God’s Wisdom vs. Men’s Wisdom 14. Human Wisdom 15. No wisdom Apart for God 16. The Search for Wisdom 17. The Fear of YHWH 18. The Blessing of Wisdom 19. The Reward of Wisdom 20. The Value of Wisdom 21. Wisdom more than riches 22. Solomon’s wisdom from God 23. The Purpose of Wisdom 24. Wisdom = Harmony with God 25. The Foolish things of God 26. Full of Wisdom 27. Corrupted Wisdom 28. God given Wisdom 29. Favour with God and man 30. The Humility of Wisdom 31. Wisdom that comes from God

32. Asking for Wisdom 33. Learn wisdom while you live 34. The Paths of Righteousness 35. The Wisdom of God’s ways 36. Wisdom’s Principles 37. A Teachable spirit 38. None hidden from God’s Wisdom 39. Wisdom is Protection 40. Spiritual Wisdom 41. Pray for Spiritual Wisdom 43. God’s Wisdom in council 44. The Holy Spirit’s counseling 45. The Scale of Wisdom vs. Foolishness 46. The Wisdom in Building & War 47. The Labour with Wisdom 48. Teaching with Wisdom 49. Wisdom in Timing 50. Wisdom in the Future 51. Wisdom of God’s seasons 53. Wisdom to know the future of a decision 54. Wisdom in prophecy 55. Fulfillment of Prophecy 56. Wisdom is a Weapon 57. The Sharpened Ax 58. Trust entirely on Yahshua 59. The Wisdom to Testify 60. The Unsearchable Wisdom of God 61. The Uncompromisingly Righteous 62. Summery of Wisdom 63. Practical 64. References

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1. The Gift of the Word of Wisdom

1Co 12:8 To one is given in and through the [Holy] Spirit [the power to speak] a message of wisdom, and to another [the power to express] a word of knowledge and understanding according to the same [Holy] Spirit; The ability given by God to give wisdom that does not come from man’s understanding or logic, but from the throne of God 2. The Spirit shall rest upon Him

Isa 11:2 And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him--the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the reverential and obedient fear of the Lord. All are Hidden in Jesus Christ Col 2:3 In Him all the treasures of [divine] wisdom (comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God) and [all the riches of spiritual] knowledge and enlightenment are stored up and lie hidden.

3. God’s Wisdom = Yahshua Pro 8:22 The Lord formed and brought me [Wisdom] forth at the beginning of His way, before His acts of old. 23 I [Wisdom] was inaugurated and ordained from everlasting, from the beginning, before ever the earth existed. [John 1:1; I Cor. 1:24.] 24 When there were no deeps, I was brought forth, when there were no fountains laden with water. 25 Before the mountains were settled, before the hills, I was brought forth, [Job 15:7, 8.] 26 While as yet He had not made the land or the fields or the first of the dust of the earth. 27 When He prepared the heavens, I [Wisdom] was there; when He drew a circle upon the face of the deep and stretched out the firmament over it, 28 When He made firm the skies above, when He established the fountains of the deep, 29 When He gave to the sea its limit and His decree that the waters should not transgress [across the boundaries set by] His command, when He appointed the foundations of the earth--[Job 38:10, 11; Ps. 104:6-9; Jer. 5:22.] 30 Then I [Wisdom] was beside Him as a master and director of the work; and I was daily His delight, rejoicing before Him always, [Matt. 3:17; John 1:2, 18.] 31 Rejoicing in His inhabited earth and delighting in the sons of men. [Ps. 16:3.]

4. God’s powerful Wisdom

Job 38:1-41 THEN THE Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said, 2 Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? [Job 35:16.] 3 Gird up now your loins like a man, and I will demand of you, and you declare to Me. 4 Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Declare to Me, if you have and know understanding. 5 Who determined the measures of the earth, if you know? Or who stretched the measuring line upon it? 6 Upon what were the foundations of it fastened, or who laid its cornerstone, Nothing can compare to the wisdom of God We must not be arrogant against God’s council of wisdom God really knows the best for you 5. The Cross – The Wisdom of God 1Co 1:18 For the story and message of the cross is sheer absurdity and folly to those who are perishing and on their way to perdition, but to us who are being saved it is the [manifestation of] the power of God. 19 For it is written, I will baffle and render useless and destroy the learning of the learned and the philosophy of the philosophers and the cleverness of the clever and the discernment of the discerning; I will frustrate and nullify [them] and bring [them] to nothing. [Isa. 29:14.] 23 We preach Christ (the Messiah) crucified, [preaching which] to the Jews is a scandal and an offensive stumbling block [that springs a snare or trap], and to the Gentiles it is absurd and utterly unphilosophical nonsense. 24 But to those who are called, whether Jew or Greek (Gentile), Christ [is] the Power of God and the Wisdom of God. The Power and Wisdom of God is shown in the cross We can do nothing without the knowledge of the victory God gave us through the death of Yahshua on the cross

6.1 Many Sided Wisdom of God

Eph 3:10 [The purpose is] that through the church the complicated, many-sided wisdom of God in all its infinite variety and innumerable aspects might now be made known to the angelic rulers and authorities (principalities and powers) in the heavenly sphere. God wisdom is infinite God’s wisdom has many sides and facets – The Mountain of the LORD The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


God’s Wisdom help us to over come the powers and principalities in the heavenly sphere Only God understands the spiritual realm and those to whom reveals it We must obey God’s wisdom for our lives 6.2 Many Sided Wisdom of God

Eph 3:18 That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints [God's devoted people, the experience of that love] what is the breadth and length and height and depth [of it]; 19 [That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]! God wisdom is the height / depth / length of God’s love – Module 1 – The Key = Love Understanding God’s love is Power We will be filled to the same fullness of God 7. The Supremacy of Wisdom Pro 8:13 The reverent fear and worshipful awe of the Lord [includes] the hatred of evil; pride, arrogance, the evil way, and perverted and twisted speech I hate. 14 I have counsel and sound knowledge, I have understanding, I have might and power. 15 By me kings reign and rulers decree justice. [Dan. 2:21; Rom. 13:1.] 16 By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges and governors of the earth. 18 Riches and honor are with me, enduring wealth and righteousness (uprightness in every area and relation, and right standing with God). [Prov. 3:16; Matt. 6:33.] 19 My fruit is better than gold, yes, than refined gold, and my increase than choice silver. 21 That I may cause those who love me to inherit [true] riches and that I may fill their treasuries. Wisdom hates evil Wisdom is the governor and ruler of all things Wisdom brings wealth and riches both spiritual and physical

8. To know God is wisdom

Jer 9:23 Thus says the Lord: Let not the wise and skillful person glory and boast in his wisdom and skill; let not the mighty and powerful person glory and boast in his strength and power; let not the person who is rich [in physical gratification and earthly wealth] glory and boast in his [temporal satisfactions and earthly] riches; 24 But let him who glories glory in this: that he understands and knows Me [personally and practically, directly discerning and recognizing My character], that I am the Lord, Who practices loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth, for in these things I delight, says the Lord. [I Cor. 1:31; II Cor. 10:17.] Do not think your wisdom / strength or riches makes you more superior To know and understand the working of God’s Spirit is Wisdom 9. Types of Wisdom

Wisdom by experience Human Wisdom Godly Wisdom 10. Examples of a Word of Wisdom in the Bible To know the future need: –Peter’s denial (Luke 22:24) –Peter would get old (John 21:18) –The Spirit would be poured out (Act 1:8) –The Sequence of events •Paul’s conversion (Act 9:11) •Paul’s calling (Act 9:16) •Paul’s warning to the ship captain (Act 27:10) –No instruction or answer is also an answer •Paul constrained by the Spirit (Act 18:5) •Abram to go without knowing where to (Gen 12:1) The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


•Joseph was not stopped from sharing his dreams (Gen 37) •Daniel did not know that the lion was not going to eat him (Dan 6:16) 11. Peter’s Glorification of Yahshua

Joh 21:18 I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, when you were young you girded yourself [put on your own belt or girdle] and you walked about wherever you pleased to go. But when you grow old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will put a girdle around you and carry you where you do not wish to go. 19 He said this to indicate by what kind of death Peter would glorify God. And after this, He said to him, Follow Me! Yahshua knew that Peter would get old Yahshua knew that Peter would die for the sake of the gospel and thus glorify God 12. Paul’s Conversion

Act 9:11

And the Lord said to him, Get up and go to the street called Straight and ask at the house of Judas for a man of Tarsus named Saul, for behold, he is praying [there]. 12 And he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias enter and lay his hands on him so that he might regain his sight. 15 But the Lord said to him, Go, for this man is a chosen instrument of Mine to bear My name before the Gentiles and kings and the descendants of Israel; 16 For I will make clear to him how much he will be afflicted and must endure and suffer for My name's sake. The Word of knowledge operates with the word of wisdom

13. God’s Wisdom vs. Men’s Wisdom

1Co 2:1-7

But rather what we are setting forth is a wisdom of God once hidden [from the human understanding] and now revealed to us by God--[that wisdom] which God devised and decreed before the ages for our glorification [to lift us into the glory of His presence]. The Wisdom which God reveals lead us into God’s Presence This wisdom is like a path that God alone knows to follow for breakthrough The Wisdom of God has the purpose to Glorify God in us

14. Human Wisdom

Ecc 1:16

I entered into counsel with my own mind, saying, Behold, I have acquired great [human] wisdom, yes, more than all who have been over Jerusalem before me; and my mind has had great experience of [moral] wisdom and [scientific] knowledge. 17 And I gave my mind to know [practical] wisdom and to discern [the character of] madness and folly [in which men seem to find satisfaction]; I perceived that this also is a searching after wind and a feeding on it. [I Thess. 5:21.] 18 For in much [human] wisdom is much vexation, and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow. Men have natural wisdom and ability to discern Logic of the mind is only human wisdom Ability to summarize character is also human wisdom

15. No wisdom Apart for God

Ecc 7:23 All this have I tried and proved by wisdom. I said, I will be wise [independently of God]--but it was far from me. 24 That which is, is far off, and that which is deep is very deep, who can find it out [true wisdom independent of the fear of God]? [Job 28:12-28; I Cor. 2:9-16.] 25 I turned about [penitent] and my heart was set to know and to search out and to seek [true] wisdom and the reason of things, and to know that wickedness is folly and that foolishness is madness [and what had led me into such wickedness and madness]. Human wisdom can not understand the deep things of God True wisdom is far above man’s ability or skill Wisdom apart for God can not comprehend God’s wisdom 16. The Search for Wisdom

Pro 2:1 MY SON, if you will receive my words and treasure up my commandments within you, 2 Making your ear attentive to skillful and godly Wisdom and inclining and directing your heart and mind to understanding [applying all your powers to the quest for it]; 3 Yes, if you cry out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, 4 If you seek [Wisdom] as for silver and search for skillful and godly Wisdom as for hidden treasures, The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


To gain wisdom takes effort and hard work We must labour to grow in wisdom and godly understanding We must also labour in prayer for understanding Wisdom is not on the surface but like hidden treasure 17. The Fear of YHWH

Psa 111:10 The reverent fear and worship of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom and skill [the preceding and the first essential, the prerequisite and the alphabet]; a good understanding, wisdom, and meaning have all those who do [the will of the Lord]. Their praise of Him endures forever. [Job. 28:28; Prov. 1:7; Matt. 22:37, 38; Rev. 14:7.] Wisdom is to fear God’s council and His word’s wisdom Wisdom is God’s Loving kindness Psa 136:5 To Him Who by wisdom and understanding made the heavens, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever; God wisdom in doing things is rooted in His love for us God does nothing without love All that God does for us is to the advantage and growth of our souls 18. The Blessing of Wisdom

Prov 2:5 Then you will understand the reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of [our omniscient] God. [Prov. 1:7.] 6 For the Lord gives skillful and godly Wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. 7 He hides away sound and godly Wisdom and stores it for the righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with Him); He is a shield to those who walk uprightly and in integrity, 8 That He may guard the paths of justice; yes, He preserves the way of His saints. [I Sam. 2:9; Ps. 66:8, 9.] You will find knowledge Skill / Godly wisdom God will be a shield / guard your paths / preserve your life 19. The Reward of Wisdom

Pro 2:9 Then you will understand righteousness, justice, and fair dealing [in every area and relation]; yes, you will understand every good path. 10 For skillful and godly Wisdom shall enter into your heart, and knowledge shall be pleasant to you. 11 Discretion shall watch over you, understanding shall keep you, 12 To deliver you from the way of evil and the evil men, from men who speak perverse things and are liars, 13 Men who forsake the paths of uprightness to walk in the ways of darkness, 14 Who rejoice to do evil and delight in the perverseness of evil, 15 Who are crooked in their ways, wayward and devious in their paths. Only then will you receive these rewards from God Understand righteousness / Deliverance / discretion / Pleasant knowledge / Protection See the book of Proverbs (31 Days study of Prov)

20. The Value of Wisdom

Pro 8:11

For skillful and godly Wisdom is better than rubies or pearls, and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it. [Job 28:15; Ps. 19:10; 119:127.] 12 I, Wisdom [from God], make prudence my dwelling, and I find out knowledge and discretion. [James 1:5.] True value lies in the one who value wisdom more than riches True wisdom is in godly knowledge and discretion Prov 8:13-36 – Godly Wisdom gives us supremacy in all things

21. Wisdom more than riches

1Ki 3:5 In Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night. And God said, Ask what I shall give you. 9 So give Your servant an understanding mind and a hearing heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and bad. For who is able to judge and rule this Your great people? [James 1:5.] Solomon chose Wisdom above riches Wisdom is to discern between good and bad The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


Wisdom gives us the ability to govern, judge and rule God’s people wisely 22. Solomon’s wisdom from God

1Ki

4:29 And God gave Solomon exceptionally much wisdom and understanding, and breadth of mind like the sand of the seashore. 30 Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the people of the East and all the wisdom of Egypt. 31 For he was wiser than all other men, than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, Calcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol. His fame was in all the nations round about. God’s wisdom will bring fame before God and man God’s wisdom will make a man stand out among all man (Daniel)

23. The Purpose of Wisdom

Rom 8:27 And He Who searches the hearts of men knows what is in the mind of the [Holy] Spirit [what His intent is], because the Spirit intercedes and pleads [before God] in behalf of the saints according to and in harmony with God's will. [Ps. 139:1, 2.] God’s Spirit knows God’s will God wants us to be in harmony with His will The Word of Wisdom leads us into the will and plan of God 24.1 Wisdom = Harmony with God

Pro 10:20 The tongues of those who are upright and in right standing with God are as choice silver; the minds of those who are wicked and out of harmony with God are of little value. To be in harmony with God is to be in His will Wisdom lead us back to harmony with God and His plan for us and the world Work in harmony with God and not in resistance to God Stubbornness and pride is rebellion against God’s harmony for us Being in God’s love is being in harmony with God Reacting in the opposite spirit is in harmony with God 24.2 Wisdom = Harmony with God

Pro 12:8

A man shall be commended according to his Wisdom [godly Wisdom, which is comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God], but he who is of a perverse heart shall be despised. Perversion is not the will of God We do not get our prayers answered because we are in perversion which is idolatry Wisdom is insight into the way that God wants to take Wisdom is to know the plan that God has and the purpose for this plan

25. The Foolish things of God 1Co 1:25 [This is] because the foolish thing [that has its source in] God is wiser than men, and the weak thing [that springs] from God is stronger than men. 26 For [simply] consider your own call, brethren; not many [of you were considered to be] wise according to human estimates and standards, not many influential and powerful, not many of high and noble birth. 27 [No] for God selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is foolish to put the wise to shame, and what the world calls weak to put the strong to shame. 28 And God also selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is lowborn and insignificant and branded and treated with contempt, even the things that are nothing, that He might depose and bring to nothing the things that are, 29 So that no mortal man should [have pretense for glorying and] boast in the presence of God. God uses those whom the world would never use God deliberately shame those who trust in their position

26. Full of Wisdom

Act 6:3 Therefore select out from among yourselves, brethren, seven men of good and attested character and repute, full of the [Holy] Spirit and wisdom, whom we may assign to look after this business and duty. Being full of the Spirit is not enough The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


We must be filled also with God’s Wisdom Wisdom to do business and fulfill tasks of duty These men became the deacons of the first church 27.1 Corrupted Wisdom

Eze 28:4

With your own wisdom and with your own understanding you have gotten you riches and power and have brought gold and silver into your treasuries; 5 By your great wisdom and by your traffic you have increased your riches and power, and your heart is proud and lifted up because of your wealth; 6 Therefore thus says the Lord God: Because you have imagined your mind as the mind of God [having thoughts and purposes suitable only to God Himself], [Obad. 3.] Do not trust in your wisdom Do not become deceived by the success of your personal wisdom Always remember God is the one who give ability and wisdom it is not from yourself

27.2 Corrupted Wisdom

Eze 28:12

Son of man, take up a lamentation over the king of Tyre and say to him, Thus says the Lord God: You are the full measure and pattern of exactness [giving the finishing touch to all that constitutes completeness], full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. Focusing on your effectively & perfection is pride God make you effective and gives ability

27.3 Corrupted Wisdom

Eze 28:17 Your heart was proud and lifted up because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor. I cast you to the ground; I lay you before kings, that they might gaze at you. 18 You have profaned your sanctuaries by the multitude of your iniquities and the enormity of your guilt, by the unrighteousness of your trade. Therefore I have brought forth a fire from your midst; it has consumed you, and I have reduced you to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all who looked at you. Trusting in my wisdom will bring me to a fall True wisdom comes from God 28.1 God given Wisdom

Exo 31:3 And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom and ability, in understanding and intelligence, and in knowledge, and in all kinds of craftsmanship, 4 To devise skillful works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in bronze, 5 And in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all kinds of craftsmanship. God is the one who gives craftsmanship We would not be able to do it if it was not for God Craftsmanship = The ability in art and crafts and design and making with great skill things to the glory of God 28.2 God given Wisdom

Exo 35:34 And God has put in Bezalel's heart that he may teach, both he and Aholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. 35 He has filled them with wisdom of heart and ability to do all manner of craftsmanship, of the engraver, of the skillful workman, of the embroiderer in blue, purple, and scarlet [stuff] and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of those who do or design any skilled work. Skill is wisdom and comes from God. The Spirit of God in you are doing this work All skilled working ability comes from God It is a gift which was given by God Engraving / Embroidery / Weaving / Design 28.3 God given Wisdom

Dan 1:17

As for these four youths, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom, and Daniel had understanding in all [kinds of] visions and dreams. [Luke 21:15; James 1:5-7.] The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


Dan 1:20

And in all matters of wisdom and understanding concerning which the king asked them, he found them ten times better than all the [learned] magicians and enchanters who were in his whole realm. God is the one who gives the type of knowledge and understanding He wants to give

29. Favour with God and man

Luke 2:52

And Jesus increased in wisdom (in broad and full understanding) and in stature and years, and in favor with God and man. We must no only grow in knowledge We must not only grow in our relationship with God, but also with man Wisdom is to know what God thinks and to know how man will react and then to do what God wants you to do. True authority comes both from God and man. We need both people skills and God’s wisdom to carry the authority God want to give us

30. The Humility of Wisdom

Jas 3:13

Who is there among you who is wise and intelligent? Then let him by his noble living show forth his [good] works with the [unobtrusive] humility [which is the proper attribute] of true wisdom. True Wisdom is humble and at peace with God and man

31. Wisdom that comes from God

Jas 3:17 But the wisdom from above is first of all pure (undefiled); then it is peace-loving, courteous (considerate, gentle). [It is willing to] yield to reason, full of compassion and good fruits; it is wholehearted and straightforward, impartial and unfeigned (free from doubts, wavering, and insincerity). 18 And the harvest of righteousness (of conformity to God's will in thought and deed) is [the fruit of the seed] sown in peace by those who work for and make peace [in themselves and in others, that peace which means concord, agreement, and harmony between individuals, with undisturbedness, in a peaceful mind free from fears and agitating passions and moral conflicts]. God’s wisdom is pure / full of peace and love / gentle / compassionate / willing to listen / impartial / brings harmony with God’s Spirit

32. Asking for Wisdom

Jas 1:5

If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him. 6 Only it must be in faith that he asks with no wavering (no hesitating, no doubting). For the one who wavers (hesitates, doubts) is like the billowing surge out at sea that is blown hither and thither and tossed by the wind. We must God who is a giver of good gifts to give us wisdom We must not doubt when asking God for a word of wisdom

33. Learn wisdom while you live

Ecc 9:10

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol (the place of the dead), where you are going. To live is grace While we live we still have the change to learn and to grow In Sheol we can not learn anymore We must do all to grow in wisdom while we still have life in us

34. The Paths of Righteousness

Psa 51:4

Against You, You only, have I sinned and done that which is evil in Your sight, so that You are justified in Your sentence and faultless in Your judgment. [Rom. 3:4.] 5 Behold, I was brought forth in [a state of] iniquity; my mother was sinful who conceived me [and I too am sinful]. [John 3:6; Rom. 5:12; Eph. 2:3.] 6 Behold, You desire truth in the inner being; make me therefore to know wisdom in my inmost heart. True wisdom is first spiritual All wisdom is spirit and in the inner parts of man God is just and justified when He decrees a thing The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


We can never point a finger blaming God 35. The Wisdom of God’s ways Pro 1:1 THE PROVERBS (truths obscurely expressed, maxims, and parables) of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: 2 That people may know skillful and godly Wisdom and instruction, discern and comprehend the words of understanding and insight, 3 Receive instruction in wise dealing and the discipline of wise thoughtfulness, righteousness, justice, and integrity, 4 That prudence may be given to the simple, and knowledge, discretion, and discernment to the youth-- 5 The wise also will hear and increase in learning, and the person of understanding will acquire skill and attain to sound counsel [so that he may be able to steer his course rightly]--[Prov. 9:9.] 6 That people may understand a proverb and a figure of speech or an enigma with its interpretation, and the words of the wise and their dark sayings or riddles. 7 The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is the beginning and the principal and choice part of knowledge [its starting point and its essence]; but fools despise skillful and godly Wisdom, instruction, and discipline. [Ps. 111:10.] Wisdom to interpret / to learn / council / discipline self / fear God

36. Wisdom’s Principles Pro 9:1 WISDOM HAS built her house; she has hewn out and set up her seven [perfect number of] pillars. 2 She has killed her beasts, she has mixed her [spiritual] wine; she has also set her table. [Matt. 22:2-4.] 3 She has sent out her maids to cry from the highest places of the town: Prov9:9 Give instruction to a wise man and he will be yet wiser; teach a righteous man (one upright and in right standing with God) and he will increase in learning. 10 The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is the beginning (the chief and choice part) of Wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight and understanding. 11 For by me [Wisdom from God] your days shall be multiplied, and the years of your life shall be increased. We must be humble to learn and even increase in learning Wisdom give you peace and a long life on earth without stress

37. A Teachable spirit

Pro 14:6

A scoffer seeks Wisdom in vain [for his very attitude blinds and deafens him to it], but knowledge is easy to him who [being teachable] understands. 7 Go from the presence of a foolish and self-confident man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips. 8 The Wisdom [godly Wisdom, which is comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God] of the prudent is to understand his way, but the folly of [self-confident] fools is to deceive. Self-confidence is foolishness in God’s sight Our self reliance makes us blind and deaf towards God’s leading in our lives

38. None hidden from God’s Wisdom

Isa 29:14 Therefore, behold! I will again do marvelous things with this people, marvelous and astonishing things; and the wisdom of their wise men will perish, and the understanding of their discerning men will vanish or be hidden. 15 Woe to those who [seek to] hide deep from the Lord their counsel, whose deeds are in the dark, and who say, Who sees us? Who knows us? 16 [Oh, your perversity!] You turn things upside down! Shall the potter be considered of no more account than the clay? Shall the thing that is made say of its maker, He did not make me; or the thing that is formed say of him who formed it, He has no understanding? God is our maker and knows us better We must not make plans and thing God does know them Even if we deceive ourselves we can not deceive God 39. Wisdom is Protection

Ecc 7:12

For wisdom is a defense even as money is a defense, but the excellency of knowledge is that wisdom shields and preserves the life of him who has it. 13 Consider the work of God: who can make straight what He has made crooked? Wisdom protect us from being hurt in decision Wisdom is like shield that preserves our lives God knows what the out come will be of a decision The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


God knows what you need to learn God in His Wisdom will lead you as He sees fit God knows what is would take to get you out of a failed decision (making the crooked straight) The Road could lead to a life long scar or life lesson of maturity – God knows Eg. The Two sons – With a father like that 40. Spiritual Wisdom

1Co 2:8-14 But the natural, nonspiritual man does not accept or welcome or admit into his heart the gifts and teachings and revelations of the Spirit of God, for they are folly (meaningless nonsense) to him; and he is incapable of knowing them [of progressively recognizing, understanding, and becoming better acquainted with them] because they are spiritually discerned and estimated and appreciated. Non spiritual people looks at things different than God looks at things God is spirit and looks at things from a spiritual perspective Wisdom is to look at things the way God looks at things 41.1 Pray for Spiritual Wisdom

Eph 1:17 [For I always pray to] the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation [of insight into mysteries and secrets] in the [deep and intimate] knowledge of Him, Only God can grant a spirit of wisdom and revelation Wisdom is a spirit God is Wisdom To know wisdom is to know God To know Yahshua is to have wisdom 41.2 Pray for Spiritual wisdom Col 1:9 For this reason we also, from the day we heard of it, have not ceased to pray and make [special] request for you, [asking] that you may be filled with the full (deep and clear) knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom [in comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God] and in understanding and discernment of spiritual things-Col 1:10 That you may walk (live and conduct yourselves) in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him and desiring to please Him in all things, bearing fruit in every good work and steadily growing and increasing in and by the knowledge of God [with fuller, deeper, and clearer insight, acquaintance, and recognition]. Spiritual wisdom helps us to live the way God desires Spiritual wisdom will make us fruitful and pleasing before God Spiritual wisdom will make us grow up and mature in Christ

43. God’s Wisdom in council

Isa 28:25 When he has leveled its surface, does he not cast abroad [the seed of] dill or fennel and scatter cummin [a seasoning], and put the wheat in rows, and barley in its intended place, and spelt [an inferior kind of wheat] as the border? 26 [And he trains each of them correctly] for his God instructs him correctly and teaches him. 27 For dill is not threshed with a sharp threshing instrument, nor is a cartwheel rolled over cummin; but dill is beaten off with a staff, and cummin with a rod [by hand]. 28 Does one crush bread grain? No, he does not thresh it continuously. But when he has driven his cartwheel and his horses over it, he scatters it [tossing it up to the wind] without having crushed it. 29 This also comes from the Lord of hosts, Who is wonderful in counsel [and] excellent in wisdom and effectual working. God knows each man better than he knows himself God knows how to reach a man’s heart God know what will make it grow God know where it will grow the best and in what circumstances God want to teach us what is best for us God know who needs what and when they need it Comfort, Stern warning, Strong rebuke or teaching The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


God knows the measure of the word that must be delivered God wants us to be effective in the work He has given us to do 44.1 The Holy Spirit’s counseling

Pro 18:4 The words of a [discreet and wise] man's mouth are like deep waters [plenteous and difficult to fathom], and the fountain of skillful and godly Wisdom is like a gushing stream [sparkling, fresh, pure, and life-giving]. The Word of wisdom is like a stream of living water that God give through us to another The Word of Wisdom is deep water and understand and addresses deep hidden things in the hearts of man The Word of Wisdom sets men free and give them life not death 44.2 The Holy Spirit’s counseling

Pro 20:26 A wise king winnows out the wicked [from among the good] and brings the threshing wheel over them [to separate the chaff from the grain]. 27 The spirit of man [that factor in human personality which proceeds immediately from God] is the lamp of the Lord, searching all his innermost parts. [I Cor. 2:11.] 28 Loving-kindness and mercy, truth and faithfulness, preserve the king, and his throne is upheld by [the people's] loyalty. 29 The glory of young men is their strength, and the beauty of old men is their gray head [suggesting wisdom and experience]. 30 Blows that wound cleanse away evil, and strokes [for correction] reach to the innermost parts. God separates the chaff from the wheat in our spirits God throne is built upon Love, Truth, Mercy and Faithfulness 45.1 The Scale of Wisdom vs. Foolishness

Pro 10:8 The wise in heart will accept and obey commandments, but the foolish of lips will fall headlong. Pro 10:9 He who walks uprightly walks securely, but he who takes a crooked way shall be found

out and

punished. Pro 10:10 He who winks with the eye [craftily and with malice] causes sorrow; the foolish of lips will fall headlong but he who boldly reproves makes peace. God gives the answer and wisdom to react the opposite way in every regard For every action there is an opposite and equal reaction – thus wisdom in reaction is required

46. The Wisdom in Building & War

Pro 24:3 Through skillful and godly Wisdom is a house (a life, a home, a family) built, and by understanding it is established [on a sound and good foundation], 4 And by knowledge shall its chambers [of every area] be filled with all precious and pleasant riches. 5 A wise man is strong and is better than a strong man, and a man of knowledge increases and strengthens his power; [Prov. 21:22; Eccl. 9:16] 6 For by wise counsel you can wage your war, and in an abundance of counselors there is victory and safety. God gives wisdom to built and strengthen His people God is not looking for a quick fix, but enduring change of heart and enduring fruit God considers and take in to account all aspects

47. The Labour with Wisdom

Col 1:27 To whom God was pleased to make known how great for the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ within and among you, the Hope of [realizing the] glory. 28 Him we preach and proclaim, warning and admonishing everyone and instructing everyone in all wisdom (comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God), that we may present every person mature (full-grown, fully initiated, complete, and perfect) in Christ (the Anointed One). 29 For this I labor [unto weariness], striving with all the superhuman energy which He so mightily enkindles and works within me. God is looking for a mature and perfect bride Only Wisdom knows how to get her there 48. Teaching with Wisdom

Col 3:16

Let the word [spoken by] Christ (the Messiah) have its home [in your hearts and minds] and dwell in you in [all its] richness, as you teach and admonish and train one another in all insight and intelligence and wisdom [in The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


spiritual things, and as you sing] psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, making melody to God with [His] grace in your hearts. God’s wisdom teaches and lead us into the spiritual understanding needed to bring us to maturity All teaching must be done through the wisdom of God – God is the Expert builder of lives

49. Wisdom in Timing

 Pro

21:30 There is no [human] wisdom or understanding or counsel [that can prevail] against the Lord. 31 The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but deliverance and victory are of the Lord. God prepares us for the day of battle according to His timing We can not in and by human council be prepared by only by God’s wisdom and training school

50. Wisdom in the Future

Pro 24:14 So shall you know skillful and godly Wisdom to be thus to your life; if you find it, then shall there be a future and a reward, and your hope and expectation shall not be cut off. Only when wisdom is applied will the future be secure Only then will we receive the promised reward from God We all have hopes and expectations which we want fulfilled, but without God and without wisdom they will not come to pass We need a word of wisdom direct us in achieving the promises of God 51.1 Wisdom of God’s seasons

Ecc 3:1

TO EVERYTHING there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven: 2 A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to pluck up what is planted, [Heb. 9:27.] 3 A time to kill and a time to heal, a time to break down and a time to build up, 4 A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, 5 A time to cast away stones and a time to gather stones together, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, 6 A time to get and a time to lose, a time to keep and a time to cast away, 7 A time to rend and a time to sew, a time to keep silence and a time to speak, [Amos 5:13.] 8 A time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace. [Luke 14:26.] Which season are you stuck in?

51.2 Wisdom of God’s seasons

Dan 2:21 He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and sets up kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding! [Dan. 4:35.] 22 He reveals the deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with Him! [Job 15:8; Ps. 25:14; Matt. 6:6.] 23 I thank You and praise You, O God of my fathers, Who has given me wisdom and might and has made known to me now what we desired of You, for You have made known to us the solution to the king's problem. Wisdom is strength God gives wisdom to the wise God’s wisdom determine the appointed times & seasons (Chronos vs. Kairos Times) 53. Wisdom to know the future of a decision

Ecc 6:12 For who [limited to human wisdom] knows what is good for man in his life, all the days of his vain life which he spends as a shadow [going through the motions but accomplishing nothing]? For who can tell a man what will happen [to his work, his treasure, his plans] under the sun after he is gone? Wisdom knows what is good for us God know what we need before we ask for it God knows the future of a person’s life if he makes a certain decision now 54. Wisdom in prophecy

Dan 9:22 He instructed me and made me understand; he talked with me and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give you skill and wisdom and understanding. God give skill to understand prophetic timing and fulfillment The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


God knows the times and seasons that will take place before the prophecy can fulfill. Only God can give that kind of understanding Many have tried to understand those things with human understanding it is impossible

unless God open it to

mankind

55. Fulfillment of Prophecy

Pro 4:18 But the path of the [uncompromisingly] just and righteous is like the light of dawn, that shines more and more (brighter and clearer) until [it reaches its full strength and glory in] the perfect day [to be prepared]. [II Sam. 23:4; Matt. 5:14; Phil. 2:15.] Pro 8:20 I [Wisdom] walk in the way of righteousness (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation), in the midst of the paths of justice, Pro 4:5 -18 – Get Wisdom Only if we walk in God’s wisdom of the paths of His righteousness then will we see the blessing from God come to pass The paths of wisdom brings the state of righteousness before God 56. Wisdom is a Weapon

Ecc 9:18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good. Godly Wisdom is a powerful weapon for those who know it Wisdom help to discern the path that God would have us take 57. The Sharpened Ax

Ecc 10:10 If the ax is dull and the man does not whet the edge, he must put forth more strength; but wisdom helps him to succeed. Chopping with a blunt Ax is hard work We must sharpen the Ax by learning and doing things with godly wisdom This will save allot of time and energy wasted When we follow God’s wisdom we will have success Godly Wisdom help to bring a prophecy to pass 58. Trust entirely on Yahshua

Heb

13:7 Remember your leaders and superiors in authority [for it was they] who brought to you the Word of God. Observe attentively and consider their manner of living (the outcome of their well-spent lives) and imitate their faith (their conviction that God exists and is the Creator and Ruler of all things, the Provider and Bestower of eternal salvation through Christ, and their leaning of the entire human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness). 8 Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is [always] the same, yesterday, today, [yes] and forever (to the ages). Learn from those examples of faith in the bible and in life Trust completely in Yahshua’s power, wisdom and goodness

59.1 The Wisdom to Testify

Luke 21:13

This will be a time (an opportunity) for you to bear testimony. 14 Resolve and settle it in your minds not to meditate and prepare beforehand how you are to make your defense and how you will answer. 15 For I [Myself] will give you a mouth and such utterance and wisdom that all of your foes combined will be unable to stand against or refute. God will give you the ability to testify, we need only to take the step in faith and testify to the glory of His Name When God speaks through you He will give the words and the wisdom God will give the ability to refute your accusers and the lies spoken against you in time of defense

59.2 The Wisdom to Testify

Act

6:8 Now Stephen, full of grace (divine blessing and favor) and power (strength and ability) worked great wonders and signs (miracles) among the people. However, some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


Freedmen (freed Jewish slaves), as it was called, and [of the synagogues] of the Cyrenians and of the Alexandrians and of those from Cilicia and [the province of] Asia, arose [and undertook] to debate and dispute with Stephen. 10 But they were not able to resist the intelligence and the wisdom and [the inspiration of] the Spirit with which and by Whom he spoke. True wisdom is full of grace and power God will give you wisdom in time of need God gives wisdom to glorify and vindicate His Name

60. The Unsearchable Wisdom of God

Rom 11:33 Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unfathomable (inscrutable, unsearchable) are His judgments (His decisions)! And how untraceable (mysterious, undiscoverable) are His ways (His methods, His paths)! 34 For who has known the mind of the Lord and who has understood His thoughts, or who has [ever] been His counselor? [Isa. 40:13, 14.] 35 Or who has first given God anything that he might be paid back or that he could claim a recompense? 36 For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. [For all things originate with Him and come from Him; all things live through Him, and all things center in and tend to consummate and to end in Him.] To Him be glory forever! Amen (so be it). God’s ways and plans are far higher than our plans and ways We must trust God’s guidance for our lives more than life

61. The Uncompromisingly Righteous

Pro 15:28 The mind of the [uncompromisingly] righteous studies how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things. [I Pet. 3:15.] 29 The Lord is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the [consistently] righteous (the upright, in right standing with Him). 30 The light in the eyes [of him whose heart is joyful] rejoices the hearts of others, and good news nourishes the bones. 31 The ear that listens to the reproof [that leads to or gives] life will remain among the wise. 32 He who refuses and ignores instruction and correction despises himself, but he who heeds reproof gets understanding. 33 The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord brings instruction in Wisdom, and humility comes before honor. Humility is wisdom in God’s sight To take correction is humility Do not ignore instruction or warning from God

62. Summery of Wisdom How to get there What is important? Wisdom is to think ahead Puts you back on God’s path We become familiar with the spirits around us Keeping in step with God God has seasons of doing things (Chronos & Kairos Times)

Get the whole prophecy not only the good parts God want you to have the right expectation of what He wants The First step is in the flesh Pure information or strategy Knew things, but do not know how? We must learn to wait on God to give us the plan and timing

63. Practical

Wait on God and pray for one another Ask for God’s guidance and plan for the person’s life Ask God for a word of knowledge and the wisdom needed according to the knowledge which He has given you?

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Hearing the Voice o f Go d M od ul e 2 (Intermediate)

L es s o n 6 T h e G i f t o f P r o p h e cy

Hendrik Vorster The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


Table of Content Lesson 6 1. The Gifts of the Holy Spirit 2. The Gift of Prophecy 3. Interpretation of Tongues 4. Relationship with God 5. Knowing God’s Voice 6. Prophetic Word 7. The Prophetic 8. Different operations of the gift 9. The Gift of Interpretation 10. Scripture from God 11. Hearing in the Spirit 12. Seeing in the Spirit 13. Feeling in the Spirit 14. Word of Knowledge 15. Word of Wisdom 16. Dreams 17. Visions 18. Flow of the prophetic 19. Types of Prophetic Flows 20. Words 21. Examples 22. God’s Original plan 23. Company of Prophets 24. The Gift of Prophecy 25. The Ministry of Prophecy 26. Prophets in the New Testament 27. Prophetic Actions 28. Prophetic Singing 29. Prophetic Worship 30. Prophetic Psalms 31. Understanding Prophetic Language 32. Prophetic Symbolism 33. Vehicle Lights at night 34. Judging Prophecy 34. Practicing the Gifts 35. Prophetic insights 36. Practical 37. References

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1. The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

1Co 12:8

…to another prophetic insight (the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose);

2.1 The Gift of Prophecy

Act 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, God declares, that I will pour out of My Spirit upon all mankind, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy [telling forth the divine counsels] and your young men shall see visions (divinely granted appearances), and your old men shall dream [divinely suggested] dreams. 18 Yes, and on My menservants also and on My maidservants in those days I will pour out of My Spirit, and they shall prophesy [telling forth the divine counsels and predicting future events pertaining especially to God's kingdom]. God promised that He would give this gift to all To Dream / to see Visions = Prophecy The Spirit enables men to prophecy & see the future 2.2 The Gift of Prophecy

1Co 14:1 EAGERLY PURSUE and seek to acquire [this] love [make it your aim, your great quest]; and earnestly desire and cultivate the spiritual endowments (gifts), especially that you may prophesy (interpret the divine will and purpose in inspired preaching and teaching). 3 But [on the other hand], the one who prophesies [who interprets the divine will and purpose in inspired preaching and teaching] speaks to men for their upbuilding and constructive spiritual progress and encouragement and consolation. 2.3 The Gift of Prophecy

God wants all people to prophecy Desire to prophecy – cultivate the gifts – give it water / meditate and things about it To know what God wants to do next / future Know the will and plans of God in a situation God wants to build up His church / Body Prophecy will build-up / Encourage / bring spiritual progress Prophecy will comfort and bring healing to the person to who it is given Not only the truth, but the truth in love Even rebuke is delivered to build up and to encourage 3.1 Interpretation of Tongues

1Co 14:5

Now I wish that you might all speak in [unknown] tongues, but more especially [I want you] to prophesy (to be inspired to preach and interpret the divine will and purpose). He who prophesies [who is inspired to preach and teach] is greater (more useful and more important) than he who speaks in [unknown] tongues, unless he should interpret [what he says], so that the church may be edified and receive good [from it]. When tongues are interpreted it becomes prophecy = “to be inspired to preach and interpret the divine will and purpose” When tongues are interpreted it is edifying to the church

3.2 Interpretation of Tongues

Co 14:27 If some speak in a [strange] tongue, let the number be limited to two or at the most three, and each one [taking his] turn, and let one interpret and explain [what is said]. 28 But if there is no one to do the interpreting, let each of them keep still in church and talk to himself and to God. 29 So let two or three prophets speak [those inspired to preach or teach], while the rest pay attention and weigh and discern what is said. 30 But if an inspired revelation comes to another who is sitting by, then let the first one be silent. 31 For in this way you can give testimony [prophesying and thus interpreting the divine will and purpose] one by one, so that all may be instructed The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


and all may be stimulated and encouraged; 32 For the spirits of the prophets (the speakers in tongues) are under the speaker's control [and subject to being silenced as may be necessary], The Spirit in me are subject to my control The spirit of the one prophesying is under control of the one who prophecy When prophecy comes the others must test in the spirit by their spirits The Holy Spirit will give revelation if we trust Him All must be done orderly – All must be encouraged and instructed by the word given

4. Relationship with God

Prophecy is Impart – Not seeing or hearing Face-to-Face Need a crutch to Hear & Test 2 – 3 Confirmations Love Language between God and you Growing in understanding of the spiritual world Growing in knowledge of the Scriptures Eat the chicken spit out the bones Symbolism – Idioms / Scripture God knows you – Before a word is on your tongue God meets you where you are at Trust in God 5. Knowing God’s Voice

The Presence of God – Sense in the Spirit The Word of the Lord came – Flow of Words Knowing God’s heart –Love for the Lost (1 Tim 2:1-4) –Love for the weak (Ps 41:1-3) –Hate pride & Arrogance (Prov 8:13 / Matt 23:12) Knowing the Fruits of the Spirit (Gal 5:21-23) Knowing Jesus Christ reactions (WWJD) (John 17:3) Intimacy with the Holy Spirit – Will lead you into all truth – Making men free (John 14:17 / 15:26 / 16:13) Perfect love drives out fear – Staying in the Love of God – State of God’s righteousness (Poise) – John 15:2-12 / Eph 6:10-18 / 1 John 4:18

6. Prophetic Word

2Pe 1:19 And we have the prophetic word [made] firmer still. You will do well to pay close attention to it as to a lamp shining in a dismal (squalid and dark) place, until the day breaks through [the gloom] and the Morning Star rises (comes into being) in your hearts. 20 [Yet] first [you must] understand this, that no prophecy of Scripture is [a matter] of any personal or private or special interpretation (loosening, solving).21 For no prophecy ever originated because some man willed it [to do so--it never came by human impulse], but men spoke from God who were borne along (moved and impelled) by the Holy Spirit. We must pay attention to the prophetic word Not trying to fulfill it – If it is from God it will come to pass Prophetic word is like a light in a dark place – Only giving general encouragement, hope and direction Until the day it comes to pass – The day breaks Prophecy does not come from man More than 75% of scripture are prophecy Men who prophecy is carried along by the Holy Spirit – The Holy Spirit carries your understanding and logic Do not trust in your own background or logic (Prov 3:5-6) The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


7. The Prophetic

The Gift of Prophecy –Once off / when needed –For encouragement The Ministry of Prophecy –An anointing on the congregation –Learning to flow in the gift –Deliverance / Encouragement / Healing The Office of the Prophet –Encourage –Lead / Guide / Protect –Opening “New words” –Direction 8. Different operations of the gift

1Co

12:4 Now there are distinctive varieties and distributions of endowments (gifts, extraordinary powers distinguishing certain Christians, due to the power of divine grace operating in their souls by the Holy Spirit) and they vary, but the [Holy] Spirit remains the same. God can speak in many different ways God’s Spirit can operate in the same gift in different ways (eg. Hear / See / Feel / Know / Perceive) – Depend on the gift & person Do not put God in a box – Religious spirit – The Truth sets us free Test all that you experience with the Word of God  Pray & Ask God for the interpretation

9.1 The Gift of Interpretation

Three levels of the prophetic –Revelation –Interpretation –Application Revelation –What do I Hear / See / Experience Interpretation –What does it mean? (Encouragement / Warn) –What does God want to say? (Plan / Direction change / Wisdom) Application –For whom is this word? (Personal / The Body) –What must I do with it? (Pray / Proclaim) 9.2 The Gift of Interpretation

Pray in tongues until you mind and heart is emptied of all your thoughts and you are focused on Jesus Christ as you Saviour

As God for the interpretation of the tongues God can give the answer in many ways: –Immediately / Later – Wait on God –A Scripture •Can see a scripture written •Can hear a scripture •Can trust God for a scripture The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


–A Vision – Vision is also words –A Word – The Word of God came –A Knowing – To Perceive –An Emotion – Word of knowledge –A Sense of God’s Presence – The Anointing 10. Scripture from God

Receiving Rhema word: –Can see a scripture written –Can hear a scripture –Can trust God for a scripture which He give in the bible to confirm His word Eg: Only God knows what is in your heart God speaks to you in the first person God speaks directly into your situation God asks you a question? Not always in context with that scripture The scripture apply to you personally 11.1 Hearing in the Spirit

Hab 2:1 [OH, I know, I have been rash to talk out plainly this way to God!] I will [in my thinking] stand upon my post of observation and station myself on the tower or fortress, and will watch to see what He will say within me and what answer I will make [as His mouthpiece] to the perplexities of my complaint against Him. We must station ourselves before God We must make ourselves available to the Holy Spirit so that He could speak to us God speaks on the inside of you “What you see is what you hear and what you hear is what you see” 11.2 Hearing in the Spirit

Listen to what comes up in your heart when you pray in tongues Listen to the words that are triggered in your heart (Beor, Yashua, China, Cumin, Sanballat) Listen to the heart behind the words which are spoken Think about what you are saying Personal example: –Jesus = Yashua = God is Salvation –I heard the interpretation: “Lord write Your Name in heaven that PTA can know that

Jesus is God!” (God

confirmed and answered the prayer by making a sign of a “J” in the heaven)

12.1 Seeing in the Spirit

Jer 1:11 Moreover, the word of the Lord came to me, saying, Jeremiah, what do you see? And I said, I see a branch or shoot of an almond tree [the emblem of alertness and activity, blossoming in late winter]. 12 Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it. 13 And the word of the Lord came to me the second time, saying, What do you see? And I said, I see a boiling pot, and the face of it is [tipped away] from the north [its mouth about to pour forth on the south, on Judea]. 14 Then the Lord said to me, Out of the north the evil [which the prophets had foretold as the result of national sin] shall disclose itself and break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land. God asked the prophet: What do you see?

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12.2 Seeing in the Spirit

Jer 24:1 “…Lord showed me [in a vision] two baskets of figs set before the temple of the Lord. Jer 24:2 One basket had very good figs, like the figs that are first ripe; but the other basket had very bad figs, so bad that they could not be eaten. God is the One showing you a vision God has specific purpose with the vision He gave you God will teach you to interpret the visions which He will give you. God uses logic – Two baskets - Ripe vs. Bad fruits 12.3 Seeing in the Spirit

Amos 7:7 Thus He showed me, and behold, the Lord stood upon a wall with a plumb line, with a plumb line in His hand. [II Kings 21:13; Isa. 34:11.] 8 And the Lord said to me, Amos, what do you see? And I said, A plumb line. Then said the Lord, Behold, I am setting a plumb line as a standard in the midst of My people Israel. I will not pass by and spare them any more [the door of mercy is shut]. God used symbols which were known to the prophet to explain His word God also gave the interpretation Interpretation comes with relationship with God 13. Feeling in the Spirit

Spiritual Senses Exercised to perceive by emotions Emotions or a sense through the spiritual body Called a Word of knowledge Discernment of spirits and the gift of discernment 14. Word of Knowledge

Isa 50:4 [The Servant of God says] The Lord God has given Me the tongue of a disciple and of one who is taught, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. He wakens Me morning by morning, He wakens My ear to hear as a disciple [as one who is taught]. 5 The Lord God has opened My ear, and I have not been rebellious or turned backward. God gives us the ability to deliver the message with love We Know in part – Do not jump to conclusions to fast God reveals the past so that the future will be different God gives us a word encouragement so that we could continue towards the future - Now word! 15. Word of Wisdom

Word of knowledge & Word of Wisdom operating together God give supernatural wisdom to accomplish a task God knows how everything works and knows the path that we must take God loves each one of us individually – We should not follow patterns Since God knows the way – He could also direct the way 16. Dreams

Directions important Colours Experiences – How did I feel? Specifics important – Turned left / Climbed steps Dreams are spiritual parables mixed with reality Use the bible to interpret dreams – Examples –Wire – Wrestle – Canopy – Wagon – The will of God –Man with one arm hitting 4 time in 2 seconds The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


17. Visions

Layers of interpretations –Literal – Now happing –Spiritual – Spiritual battle going on –Prophetic – The future – Dreams / Visions before they happen Always two sides to the coin – Good – Promise & / or Bad / Warning Just a cork in a bottle – Take a step in faith Personal – God wants to tell you something Cooperate – God wants to tell the church something 18. Flow of the prophetic

Nataph – Distilling slowly / Dripping tap / Slow leaking – Puzzle pieces – Putting the puzzle together Naba - Flow – Water opened - To speak or to sing under inspiration – Immediate flow of the Spirit

(Micah 2:6 &

Zech 13:3) Chazah – To pierce the future – To see into the future (Isa 30:10)

19. Types of Prophetic Flows  Words - Hearing  Visions – Seeing  Scriptures – Word of God

20. Words

Joh 4:14 …But the water that I will give him shall become a spring of water welling up (flowing, bubbling) [continually] within him unto (into, for) eternal life. Psa 139:2b You understand my thought afar off. Psa 139:4 For there is not a word in my tongue [still unuttered], but, behold, O Lord, You know it altogether. [Heb. 4:13.] God knows what you are going to say long before you say it You must know the Anointing’s flow Words will flow out of you like living water 21. Examples Old testament Prophecy once: –The Newly appointed judges with Moses – Prophesied once –Saul prophesied The Prophet: –All Old Testament prophets (Different types of prophets) New Testament Ministry: –The Daughters of Phillip The Prophet: –Agabus –Paul & Barnabas 22. God’s Original plan

Num 11:25

And the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke to him, and took of the Spirit that was upon him and put It upon the seventy elders; and when the Spirit rested upon them, they prophesied [sounding forth the praises of God and declaring His will]. Then they did so no more. [Num. 11:29.]

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Num 11:29

But Moses said to him, Are you envious or jealous for my sake? Would that all the Lord's people were prophets and that the Lord would put His Spirit upon them! [Luke 9:49, 50.] God is looking for a nation of prophets In the old Testament only the kings and the prophets could prophecy

23.1 Company of Prophets

1Sa 10:5 After that you will come to the hill of God, where the garrison of the Philistines is; and when you come to the city, you will meet a company of prophets coming down from the high place with harp, tambourine, flute, and lyre before them, prophesying. 6 Then the Spirit of the Lord will come upon you mightily, and you will show yourself to be a prophet with them; and you will be turned into another man. 7 When these signs meet you, do whatever you find to be done, for God is with you. There were many prophets in the old testament Prophecy flow easier with worship The Spirit of God will come upon you and you will prophecy – We can not prophecy without God’s Spirit 23.2 Company of Prophets

1Sa 10:11

And when all who knew Saul before saw that he spoke by inspiration among the [schooled] prophets, the people said one to another, What has come over [him, who is nobody but] the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets? Prophets are trained by God Prophetic Schools existed in the old testament training people to hear the Voice of God

24. The Gift of Prophecy

Act 19:6 And as Paul laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them; and they spoke in [foreign, unknown] tongues (languages) and prophesied. 7 There were about twelve of them in all. When the Spirit of God comes upon us we can all prophecy Prophecy and tongues are very close. When tongues are interpreted it becomes prophecy 25. The Ministry of Prophecy

Act 21:8 On the morrow we left there and came to Caesarea; and we went into the house of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the Seven [first deacons], and stayed with him. [Acts 6:5.] 9 And he had four maiden daughters who had the gift of prophecy. All can prophecy when the Spirit of God comes upon them Some can operate in the gift of prophecy at any time – This is like a ministry of prophecy The Ministry of prophecy is not equal to the office of the prophet 26.1 Prophets in the New Testament

Act 11:27 And during these days prophets (inspired teachers and interpreters of the divine will and purpose) came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. 28 And one of them named Agabus stood up and prophesied through the [Holy] Spirit that a great and severe famine would come upon the whole world. And this did occur during the reign of Claudius. Their were prophets in the new testament Agabus was a prophet in the new testament The prophet warned and protected the church 26.2 Prophets in the New Testament

Act 13:1 NOW IN the church (assembly) at Antioch there were prophets (inspired interpreters of the will and purposes of God) and teachers: Barnabas, Symeon who was called Niger [Black], Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a member of the court of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. God has a natural process of training His prophets and teachers Barnabas and Saul were prophets and teachers in the church The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


26.3 Prophets in the New Testament

Act 21:10 While we were remaining there for some time, a prophet named Agabus came down from Judea. 11 And coming to [see] us, he took Paul's belt and with it bound his own feet and hands and said, Thus says the Holy Spirit: The Jews at Jerusalem shall bind like this the man who owns this belt, and they shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles (heathen). Agabus was a recognized prophet The Prophet has more authority than the gift of prophecy We can not control people with our prophecy Submit the prophecy – You are only the messenger Do not judge the message by the messenger We can make mistakes and must stay humble and accept when I made mistake

27. Prophetic Actions

Obedience Acting out something –Ezekiel –Jeremiah Personal –Hear cut – Humble yourself 28. Prophetic Singing

Singing in tongues A New Song Flow made easier Examples –David playing for Saul –Elisha needed a harp to play Miriam prophetess singing the song of Moses Many Psalms to be sung 29. Prophetic Worship

2Ki

3:14 And Elisha said, As the Lord of hosts lives, before Whom I stand, surely, were it not that I respect the presence of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, I would neither look at you nor see you [King Joram]. 15 But now bring me a minstrel. And while the minstrel played, the hand and power of the Lord came upon [Elisha]. The power of God came upon the prophet when the minstrel was played Prophetic worship is very powerful – Eg. Days of Elijah ext. Jason Upton

30. Prophetic Psalms

Writing under the anointing – 2 Pet 1:21 The Psalms – Expressions of the heart of the writer –Many prophecies hidden about: •The Messiah •The Future of Jerusalem •The Jewish people’s return •The Church age •The Things to come 31. Understanding Prophetic Language

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Understanding the prophets times Not understanding what they see? –Flying Scroll –Light flashing forth – cars 32. Prophetic Symbolism

Joe 2:4 Their appearance is like the appearance of horses, and like war horses and horsemen, so do they run. 5 Like the noise of chariots on the tops of the mountains they leap--like the noise of a flame of fire devouring the stubble, like a mighty people set in battle array. [Rev. 9:7, 9.] The prophet compare that which He sees to something familiar to his environment He sees the future and it is difficult for God to explain these things to the prophet Examples: Tanks / Warships / Nuclear weapons / Cars exc.

33.1 Judging Prophecy

1Th 5:19 Do not quench (suppress or subdue) the [Holy] Spirit; 20 Do not spurn the gifts and utterances of the prophets [do not depreciate prophetic revelations nor despise inspired instruction or exhortation or warning]. 21 But test and prove all things [until you can recognize] what is good; [to that] hold fast. 22 Abstain from evil [shrink from it and keep aloof from it] in whatever form or whatever kind it may be. 23 And may the God of peace Himself sanctify you through and through [separate you from profane things, make you pure and wholly consecrated to God]; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved sound and complete [and found] blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah). 33.2 Judging Prophecy

Do not quench prophecy – practice it in a protective environment. Pouring was on the fire / zeal of a person Do not spurn the gift of prophecy Do not spurn the operations of the prophet – They might not always fit into your paradigm / way of seeing things or normal practice. Test all prophecy with scripture / the Spirit Learn to discern in your spirit what part is truth / still need cleansing of body / soul & spirit Eat the chicken and spit out the bones Allow the Peace or righteousness to judge the word of God Discernment of spirits are needed to see what spirit is operating

34. Practicing the Gifts

1Ti 4:14

Do not neglect the gift which is in you, [that special inward endowment] which was directly imparted to you [by the Holy Spirit] by prophetic utterance when the elders laid their hands upon you [at your ordination]. 15 Practice and cultivate and meditate upon these duties; throw yourself wholly into them [as your ministry], so that your progress may be evident to everybody. 16 Look well to yourself [to your own personality] and to [your] teaching; persevere in these things [hold to them], for by so doing you will save both yourself and those who hear you. We must meditate upon the gift of God – Must practice the gift of prophecy We will all grow continually everyday – Stay humble before God and man

35. Prophetic insights Mark Bredenkamp – “Somewhere in the Future you look much better than you look right now!” God shows you the way He already sees you the way He wants you to be – perfect! The Prophetic word does not always account for the stumbling blocks that are coming. You need to take a risk – Learn in a save environment – Prophecy to one another Practice the gift of Prophecy – Test by journaling what you hear Stretch your faith continually The “Cork of the bottle” No distance in the Spirit – Focus your mind & Heart on other people – Not a selfish ministry The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


Start to verbalize what I sense on the inside of me God creates a picture that come more and more into focus 36. Practical

Three people together – Pray for one another in groups Pray in the Spirit and wait on God for a word Two people pray for the same person – both listening Ask God a Rhema word for each other - Scripture

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Hearing the Voice o f Go d M od ul e 2 (Intermediate)

L es s o n 7 The Gift of Discernment of spirits

Hendrik Vorster The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


Table of Content Lesson 7 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26.

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit The Gift of Discernment The Spirit of Discernment The Spirit of Life The spirit of man The Eye of the Heart The spirit of Jacob The spirit of David The spirit of Zerubbabel and the spirit of Joshua The Spirit of Intelligence Discernment of spirits Different spirits Discernment of spirits A Spiritual War The Power of the Cross The Power of the Cross No Hold on Me The ‘Way out’ from God The One in you is Greater A spirit The Attitude of the Heart Working of spirits Types of = spirits A spirit of jealousy A lying spirit A spirit of perversion

27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53.

A spirit of Vanity A spirit of infirmity A spirit of divination A spirit of slavery A spirit of the dead A spirit [of pride and fury] A spirit of deep sleep A spirit of harlotry A familiar spirit A dumb and deaf spirit Process of Deliverance Driving out demons The spirit of my fathers A Spirit of Righteousness A Spirit of gentleness A Spirit of Wisdom & Revelation A Spirit of Power vs. a spirit of timidity A Spirit of humility The Spirit of faith The Spirit of Prophecy The Spirit of God Repentant Heart The Spirit of the Lord Repentance Needed The Spirit of the Lord Practical References

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1. The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

1Co 12:8 To one is given in and through the [Holy] Spirit [the power to speak] a message of wisdom, and to another [the power to express] a word of knowledge and understanding according to the same [Holy] Spirit; 9 To another [wonder-working] faith by the same [Holy] Spirit, to another the extraordinary powers of healing by the one Spirit; 10 To another the working of miracles, to another prophetic insight (the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose); to another the ability to discern and distinguish between [the utterances of true] spirits [and false ones], to another various kinds of [unknown] tongues, to another the ability to interpret [such] tongues. 2. The Gift of Discernment

The Spirit of Discernment The gift of the Discerning of spirits –Good / Bad spirits –Good spirits – Holy Spirit / Spirit of Jesus Christ / God’s Presence –Bad spirits – Evil or Unclean ext. 3. The Spirit of Discernment

Joh 4:24

God is a Spirit (a spiritual Being) and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth (reality). God is a Spirit being God’s Spirit is Holy and pure We can only know God by the spirit within us

4. The Spirit of Life

Gen 2:7

Then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath or spirit of life, and man became a living being. [I Cor. 15:45-49.] Breath = Ruach God’s Spirit give us life

5. The spirit of man

Pro

20:27 The spirit of man [that factor in human personality which proceeds immediately from God] is the lamp of the Lord, searching all his innermost parts. [I Cor. 2:11.] 28 Loving-kindness and mercy, truth and faithfulness, preserve the king, and his throne is upheld by [the people's] loyalty. 29 The glory of young men is their strength, and the beauty of old men is their gray head [suggesting wisdom and experience]. 30 Blows that wound cleanse away evil, and strokes [for correction] reach to the innermost parts. True change – innermost parts The Lamp of the Lord = spirit of man The Lamp of the Lord is the eye of the body

6. The Eye of the Heart

Luke 11:34 Your eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye (your conscience) is sound and fulfilling its office, your whole body is full of light; but when it is not sound and is not fulfilling its office, your body is full of darkness. 35 Be careful, therefore, that the light that is in you is not darkness. 36 If then your entire body is illuminated, having no part dark, it will be wholly bright [with light], as when a lamp with its bright rays gives you light. The Eye = The Spiritual eye of the heart The Attitude or way with which you perceive things The Soul is the Eye of the heart The Connection between the body and the spirit of man

7. The spirit of Jacob

Gen 45:25 So they went up out of Egypt and came into the land of Canaan to Jacob their father, 26 And they said to him, Joseph is still alive! And he is governor over all the land of Egypt! And Jacob's heart began to -2-


stop beating and [he almost] fainted, for he did not believe them. 27 But when they told him all the words of Joseph which he had said to them, and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived [and warmth and life returned]. 28 And Israel said, It is enough! Joseph my son is still alive. I will go and see him before I die.

8. The spirit of David

2Sa 13:39 And the spirit of King David longed to go forth to Absalom, for he was comforted about Amnon, seeing that he was dead. 9. The spirit of Elijah

2Ki 2:15 When the sons of the prophets who were [watching] at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha. And they came to meet him and bowed themselves to the ground before him. 10.

The spirit of Zerubbabel and the spirit of Joshua

Hag 1:13 Then Haggai, the Lord's messenger, spoke the Lord's message to the people saying, I am with you, says the Lord. 14 And the Lord aroused the spirit of Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people, so that they came and labored on the house of the Lord of hosts, their God, 11.

The Spirit of Intelligence

Job 32:8

But there is [a vital force] a spirit [of intelligence] in man, and the breath of the Almighty gives men understanding. [Prov. 2:6.] 9 It is not the great [necessarily] who are wise, nor [always] the aged who understand justice.

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Discernment of spirits

Four Spirits Can Christians have demons? To be demon possessed or oppressed Deliverance –Set the captive free Mark 16:20 – Drive out demons Spirit power vs. Soul power Unclean spirits – names / examples 13.

Different spirits

The Spirit of God Angels Demons A spirit of: 14.

Discernment of spirits

1Jn 4:1 BELOVED, DO not put faith in every spirit, but prove (test) the spirits to discover whether they proceed from God; for many false prophets have gone forth into the world. 2 By this you may know (perceive and recognize) the Spirit of God: every spirit which acknowledges and confesses [the fact] that Jesus Christ (the Messiah) [actually] has become man and has come in the flesh is of God [has God for its source]; 3 And every spirit which does not acknowledge and confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh [but would annul, destroy, sever, disunite Him] is not of God [does not proceed from Him]. This [nonconfession] is the [spirit] of the antichrist, [of] which you heard that it was coming, and now it is already in the world. 15.

A Spiritual War

Eph 6:10 In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides]. 11 Put on God's whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil. 12 For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with -3-


physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.

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The Power of the Cross

Joh 12:31 Now the judgment (crisis) of this world is coming on [sentence is now being passed on this world]. Now the ruler (evil genius, prince) of this world shall be cast out (expelled). 32 And I, if and when I am lifted up from the earth [on the cross], will draw and attract all men [Gentiles as well as Jews] to Myself. 17. The Power of the Cross Col 2:11 In Him also you were circumcised with a circumcision not made with hands, but in a [spiritual] circumcision [performed by] Christ by stripping off the body of the flesh (the whole corrupt, carnal nature with its passions and lusts). 12 [Thus you were circumcised when] you were buried with Him in [your] baptism, in which you were also raised with Him [to a new life] through [your] faith in the working of God [as displayed] when He raised Him up from the dead. 13 And you who were dead in trespasses and in the uncircumcision of your flesh (your sensuality, your sinful carnal nature), [God] brought to life together with [Christ], having [freely] forgiven us all our transgressions, 14 Having cancelled and blotted out and wiped away the handwriting of the note (bond) with its legal decrees and demands which was in force and stood against us (hostile to us). This [note with its regulations, decrees, and demands] He set aside and cleared completely out of our way by nailing it to [His] cross. 15 [God] disarmed the principalities and powers that were ranged against us and made a bold display and public example of them, in triumphing over them in Him and in it [the cross].

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No Hold on Me

Joh 14:30

I will not talk with you much more, for the prince (evil genius, ruler) of the world is coming. And he has no claim on Me. [He has nothing in common with Me; there is nothing in Me that belongs to him, and he has no power over Me.] 31 But [Satan is coming and] I do as the Father has commanded Me, so that the world may know (be convinced) that I love the Father and that I do only what the Father has instructed Me to do. [I act in full agreement with His orders.] Rise, let us go away from here. Satan only has right over you if he has a hold on you Sin / Transgressions / Iniquities gives the enemy a foot hold

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The ‘Way out’ from God

1Co

10:12 Therefore let anyone who thinks he stands [who feels sure that he has a steadfast mind and is standing firm], take heed lest he fall [into sin]. 13 For no temptation (no trial regarded as enticing to sin), [no matter how it comes or where it leads] has overtaken you and laid hold on you that is not common to man [that is, no temptation or trial has come to you that is beyond human resistance and that is not adjusted and adapted and belonging to human experience, and such as man can bear].

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The ‘Way out’ from God

But God is faithful [to His Word and to His compassionate nature], and He [can be trusted] not to let you be tempted and tried and assayed beyond your ability and strength of resistance and power to endure, but with the temptation He will [always] also provide the way out (the means of escape to a landing place), that you may be capable and strong and powerful to bear up under it patiently. God will always show you the way out – ask God the way out? Be humble and ask for help – God’s angels know the way out

20.

The One in you is Greater

1Jn 4:4

Little children, you are of God [you belong to Him] and have [already] defeated and overcome them [the agents of the antichrist], because He Who lives in you is greater (mightier) than he who is in the world. The Battle has been won – Now stand in God’s righteousness The One who are on the inside of you are far greater than Satan or the devils plans to distract you Do not believe the lie of the devil His strongest weapon is accusation – Rev 12:9

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A spirit

Job 4:15 Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up! 16 [The spirit] stood still, but I could not discern the appearance of it. A form was before my eyes; there was silence, and then I heard a voice, saying, spirit still exist today The word for spirit = A wind or atmosphere There are many different spirits We must learn to discern these spirits 22.

The Attitude of the Heart

Rom 11:8

As it is written, God gave them a spirit (an attitude) of stupor, eyes that should not see and ears that should not hear, [that has continued] down to this very day. [Deut. 29:4; Isa. 29:10.] A spirit = an Attitude of the heart The Eye of a person = his spirit eyes The Ear of a person = his spiritual ears An attitude is the way or the motive with which we do things Do I do it out of love? Or selfishness / pride / fear / to be recognised?

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The Attitude of the heart

Heb 4:12

See, the Word of God is alive! It is at work and is sharper than any double-edged sword — it cuts right through to where soul meets spirit and joints meet marrow, and it is quick to judge the inner reflections and attitudes of the heart. Where the soul meets the spirit = the Eye of the heart The Spirit – knows or judges the heart – who I am What I really think = Inner reflections of my heart The Attitude of my heart is the motives of my heart The Attitude of my heart is the kind of spirit I am

23.

Working of spirits

Deu

28:52 And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down, wherein thou trustedst, throughout all thy land: and he shall besiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thy land, which the LORD thy God hath given thee. Besiege you at all your gates –Gates = The canals or flow with which we hear God’s Voice – Sight / Taste / Hearing / Feeling / Smell – Entrance into the body –Besiege – to prevent / cover like a veil –Also leave in the same way – Eyes / Nose / Ears / Mouth / Rectum / Sexual organs Walls – Our protection – Emotional defence mechanisms

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Working of spirits

Psa 56:2 They that lie in wait for me would swallow me up or trample me all day long, for they are many who fight against me, O Most High! Psa 56:5 All day long they twist my words and trouble my affairs; all their thoughts are against me for evil and my hurt. :6 They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they watch my steps, even as they have [expectantly] waited for my life. The Enemy is like a roaring Lion – All day long – I can not drop my guard one second They want twist / trouble my affairs They want evil to happen to me / they want to hurt me

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Types of = spirits

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A spirit of jealousy - suspicion A lying spirit – Rumours A spirit of perversion – twisting thins from the way God created them A spirit of Vanity – Thinking highly of one self A spirit of infirmity – sickness / weakness A spirit of divination - Consulting of spirits – mediums A spirit of slavery or bondage A spirit of death – Legal right by hatred / suicide / murder / abortion / Great fear A spirit of pride A spirit of deep sleep A spirit of Harlotry A spirit of familiar spirit A deaf and dumb spirit 25.

A spirit of jealousy

Num 5:14

And if the spirit of jealousy comes upon him and he is jealous and suspicious of his wife who has defiled herself--or if the spirit of jealousy comes upon him and he is jealous and suspicious of his wife though she has not defiled herself--

26.

A lying spirit

1Ki 22:20 And the Lord said, Who will entice Ahab to go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead? One said this way, another said that way. 21 Then there came forth a spirit [of whom I am about to tell] and stood before the Lord and said, I will entice him. 22 The Lord said to him, By what means? And he said, I will go forth and be a lying spirit in the mouths of all his prophets. [The Lord] said, You shall entice him and succeed also. Go forth and do it. Lying spirits cause people to twist the truth The tongue can even get tongue tied 27.

A spirit of perversion

Isa 19:13 The princes of Zoan have become fools, and the princes of Memphis are confused and deceived; those who are the cornerstones of her tribes have led Egypt astray. 14 The Lord has mingled a spirit of perverseness, error, and confusion within her; [her leaders] have caused Egypt to stagger in all her doings, as a drunken man staggers in his vomit. 28.

A spirit of Vanity

Mic 2:11

If a man walking in a spirit [of vanity] and in falsehood should lie and say, I will prophesy to you of wine and strong drink, O Israel, he would even be the acceptable prophet of this people! [Jer. 5:31.] Spirits always work together Eg. A spirit of vanity then a spirit of lying – trying to please men

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A spirit of infirmity

Luke 13:11 And there was a woman there who for eighteen years had had an infirmity caused by a spirit (a demon of sickness). She was bent completely forward and utterly unable to straighten herself up or to look upward. 12 And when Jesus saw her, He called [her to Him] and said to her, Woman, you are released from your infirmity! Infirmity = Long suffering sicknesses Infirmity must get a right to be their Jesus’ blood can release you from sickness

30.

A spirit of divination

Act 16:16

As we were on our way to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who was possessed by a spirit of divination [claiming to foretell future events and to discover hidden knowledge], and she brought her owners much gain by her fortunetelling. Divination is fortunetelling

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This spirit get a right by occult practises – Horoscope / Star / Glasie-glasie / Astral travelling / palm reading / tea leaves / water pointing exc. Making us of mediums or the dead God hates these things = Called witchcraft The occult = to operate in the spirit by soul power not by the spirit of God Feeling of nausea when pray for a person

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A spirit of slavery

Rom 8:15 For [the Spirit which] you have now received [is] not a spirit of slavery to put you once more in bondage to fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption [the Spirit producing sonship] in [the bliss of] which we cry, Abba (Father)! Father! 16 The Spirit Himself [thus] testifies together with our own spirit, [assuring us] that we are children of God. The spirit of slavery = smoking / drugs – In the place of God’s Spirit of love and satisfaction or comfort What you obey is what you are slave to You are only free these things do not have a hold on you anymore 32.

A spirit of the dead

1Ch 10:13 So Saul died for his trespass against the Lord [in sparing Amalek], for his unfaithfulness in not keeping God's word, and also for consulting [a medium with] a spirit of the dead to inquire pleadingly of it, The person being consulted are not human The one who is dead are replaced by another spirit = familiar spirit Familiar spirits are demons 33.

A spirit [of pride and fury]

Psa 76:12

He will cut off the spirit [of pride and fury] of princes; He is terrible to the [ungodly] kings of the earth.

34. A spirit of deep sleep Isa 29:9 Stop and wonder [at this prophecy, if you choose, whether you understand it or not; soon you will witness the actual event] and be confounded [reluctantly]! Blind yourselves [now, if you choose; take your pleasure] and then be blinded [at the actual occurrence]. They are drunk, but not from wine; they stagger, but not from strong drink [but from spiritual stupor]. 10 For the Lord has poured out on you the spirit of deep sleep. And He has closed your eyes, the prophets; and your heads, the seers, He has covered and muffled. 11 And the vision of all this has become for you like the words of a book that is sealed. When men give it to one who can read, saying, Read this, I pray you, he says, I cannot, for it is sealed. Spiritual death and inability You spirit get hurt and goes to sleep Hardened heart – insensitive to the presence of the spirit of God

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A spirit of harlotry

Hos 4:12 My people [habitually] ask counsel of their [senseless] wood [idols], and their staff [of wood] gives them oracles and instructs them. For the spirit of harlotry has led them astray and they have played the harlot, withdrawing themselves from subjection to their God. 13 They sacrifice on the tops of the mountains, and they burn incense upon the hills and under oaks, poplars, and terebinths, because there the shade is good. Therefore your daughters play the harlot and your sons' wives commit adultery. A spirit of harlotry – physical and spiritual adultery Worshipping other gods What is more important than God to you? 36.

A familiar spirit

Lev

20:27 A man or woman who is a medium and has a familiar spirit or is a wizard shall surely be put to death, be stoned with stones; their blood shall be upon them. 8 So Saul disguised himself, put on other raiment, and he and two men with him went and came to the woman at night. He said to her, Perceive for me by the familiar spirit and bring up for me the dead person whom I shall name to you.

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These spirits are assigned to a bloodline They work through the sins of the forefathers, called iniquities 37.

A dumb and deaf spirit

Mar 9:25 But when Jesus noticed that a crowd [of people] came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, You dumb and deaf spirit, I charge you to come out of him and never go into him again. 26 And after giving a [hoarse, clamoring, fear-stricken] shriek of anguish and convulsing him terribly, it came out; and the boy lay [pale and motionless] like a corpse, so that many of them said, He is dead. Manifestations of deliverance can be visible Deaf and dumb spirit – try to hurt people 38.

Process of Deliverance

CCC Cancel – Remove legal ground Cast out / Bind – The persons will NB!! Change or reverse the curse 39. Driving out demons Luk 9:39 And behold, a spirit seizes him and suddenly he cries out; it convulses him so that he foams at the mouth; and he is sorely shattered, and it will scarcely leave him. 40 And I implored Your disciples to drive it out, but they could not. 41 Jesus answered, O [faithless ones] unbelieving and without trust in God, a perverse (wayward, crooked and warped) generation! Until when and how long am I to be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here [to Me]. 42 And even while he was coming, the demon threw him down and [completely] convulsed him. But Jesus censured and severely rebuked the unclean spirit and healed the child and restored him to his father. Not all deliverance is violent Healing is often deliverance We must trust in God to drive out a demon

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The spirit of my fathers

2Ti 1:3

I thank God Whom I worship with a pure conscience, in the spirit of my fathers, when without ceasing I remember you night and day in my prayers, We can inherit curses and blessings from our forefathers God punished the sins of your forefathers to the third an the fourth generations

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A Spirit of Righteousness

Psa 72:1

[A Psalm] for Solomon. GIVE THE king [knowledge of] Your [way of] judging, O God, and [the spirit of] Your righteousness to the king's son [to control all his actions]. God Spirit by the blood of Yashua brings righteousness to our spirits

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A Spirit of gentleness

1Co

4:20 For the kingdom of God consists of and is based on not talk but power (moral power and excellence of soul). 21 Now which do you prefer? Shall I come to you with a rod of correction, or with love and in a spirit of gentleness? There are good spirits also – These consists of the Spirit of God A Spirit of Love A Spirit of gentleness – He has a gentle character

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A Spirit of Wisdom & Revelation

Eph 1:17

[For I always pray to] the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation [of insight into mysteries and secrets] in the [deep and intimate] knowledge of Him, God’s Spirit give us the ability to understand spiritual principles

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The Spirit of Wisdom The Spirit of Revelation These Spirits help us to know Jesus Christ better 44.

A Spirit of Power vs. a spirit of timidity

2Ti 1:7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and selfcontrol. The spirit of timidity = cowardice, cringing in fear The Spirit of Power The Spirit of Love The Spirit of a Well-balanced mind The Spirit of self-control God wants to operate in the opposite spirit 45. A Spirit of humility Php 2:3 Do nothing from factional motives [through contentiousness, strife, selfishness, or for unworthy ends] or prompted by conceit and empty arrogance. Instead, in the true spirit of humility (lowliness of mind) let each regard the others as better than and superior to himself [thinking more highly of one another than you do of yourselves]. 4 Let each of you esteem and look upon and be concerned for not [merely] his own interests, but also each for the interests of others. 5 Let this same attitude and purpose and [humble] mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus: [Let Him be your example in humility:] 6 Who, although being essentially one with God and in the form of God [possessing the fullness of the attributes which make God God], did not think this equality with God was a thing to be eagerly grasped or retained, 7 But stripped Himself [of all privileges and rightful dignity], so as to assume the guise of a servant (slave), in that He became like men and was born a human being.

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The Spirit of faith

2Co

4:13 Yet we have the same spirit of faith as he had who wrote, I have believed, and therefore have I spoken. We too believe, and therefore we speak, [Ps. 116:10.] A Spirit of Faith = Person who is full of Faith A Person who trust God at His Word with out doubting Have and strong vision and are very child-like Speak out of strong conviction Act with great conviction because of the word of God

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The Spirit of Prophecy

Rev 19:10

Then I fell prostrate at his feet to worship (to pay divine honors) to him, but he [restrained me] and said, Refrain! [You must not do that!] I am [only] another servant with you and your brethren who have [accepted and hold] the testimony borne by Jesus. Worship God! For the substance (essence) of the truth revealed by Jesus is the spirit of all prophecy [the vital breath, the inspiration of all inspired preaching and interpretation of the divine will and purpose, including both mine and yours]. The gift of prophecy operate because of the Spirit of prophecy God knows all things – the past and the future The Spirit of God is a prophetic Spirit

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The Spirit of God

Isa

11:2 And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him--the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the reverential and obedient fear of the Lord-God Spirit is a conglomerate of all the Spirits See the Sevenfold Spirit

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The Sevenfold Spirit of God

Zec 3:9

For behold, upon the stone which I have set before Joshua, upon that one stone are seven eyes or facets [the all-embracing providence of God and the sevenfold radiations of the Spirit of God]. All the gifts of the Spirit are radiations coming out of the Spirit of God The Spirit of God is like a tree with seven main branches or flows of the Spirit of God to man

50. A Repentant Heart Isa 57:14 And the word of One shall go forth, Cast up, cast up, prepare the way! Take up the stumbling block out of the way [of the spiritual return] of My people. 15 For thus says the high and lofty One--He Who inhabits eternity, Whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, but with him also who is of a thoroughly penitent and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the thoroughly penitent [bruised with sorrow for sin]. [Matt. 5:3.] 16 For I will not contend forever, neither will I be angry always, for [if I did stay angry] the spirit [of man] would faint and be consumed before Me, and [My purpose in] creating the souls of men would be frustrated. God wants to prepare away for Himself in our hearts We must cast up, take out the stone in our hearts We must change our attitudes towards people God created the soul of man to grow and become like Yashua

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The Spirit of the Lord

Isa 59:19 So [as the result of the Messiah's intervention] they shall [reverently] fear the name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him and put him to flight [for He will come like a rushing stream which the breath of the Lord drives]. [Matt. 8:11; Luke 13:29.] God forgives immediately When we are attacked by the enemies schemes we must quickly move into His righteousness Into a peace the transcend all logical understanding 52.

Repentance Needed

Rev

3:19 Those whom I [dearly and tenderly] love, I tell their faults and convict and convince and reprove and chasten [I discipline and instruct them]. So be enthusiastic and in earnest and burning with zeal and repent [changing your mind and attitude]. [Prov. 3:12.] Sin = To miss the mark or aim Repentance = Deliverance Repent = Meta Noia = change your mind Repent is to redirect the aim = Heat seeking missile To change your mind is to grow closer to God’s Spirit

53.

The Spirit of the Lord

Isa 61:1

THE SPIRIT of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed and qualified me to preach the Gospel of good tidings to the meek, the poor, and afflicted; He has sent me to bind up and heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the [physical and spiritual] captives and the opening of the prison and of the eyes to those who are bound, [Rom. 10:15.] 2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord [the year of His favor] and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, [Matt. 11:2-6; Luke 4:18, 19; 7:22.] The Spirit of God drives out the presence of evil The Spirit of Love deliver people from hate / bitterness / jealousy / Unforgiveness The Spirit of humility deliver us from pride and arrogance

53.4

The Spirit of the Lord

Isa 61:3

To grant [consolation and joy] to those who mourn in Zion--to give them an ornament (a garland or diadem) of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, the garment [expressive] of praise instead of a heavy, burdened, and failing spirit--that they may be called oaks of righteousness [lofty, strong,

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and magnificent, distinguished for uprightness, justice, and right standing with God], the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified. 4 And they shall rebuild the ancient ruins; they shall raise up the former desolations and renew the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations. The Spirit of Praise deliver us from a spirit of despair and depression God wants us to become like oaks of righteousness

54.

Practical

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Hearing the Voice o f Go d M od ul e 2 (Intermediate)

L es s o n 8 The Gift of Faith Hendrik Vorster

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Table of Content Lesson 8 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28.

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit Those Who Believe Faith Little Faith The Spirit will Overshadow You If you Believe? Knowing the Love of God Practicing our Faith Belief without Doubt Belief without Doubt Stirring Yourself up Fan into Flame 100% Focus on God Deep calling to Deep Dynamic Power Groaning Inwardly Swallowed up by Glory Yashua Raising the dead According to Your Faith Boldness in God’s Presence The Name of Yeshua All Authority Given Faith in His Name Ask for the gift of Faith Good Gifts come form God The Gift of Faith The Spirit of faith References

1. The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

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1Co 12:8

To one is given in and through the [Holy] Spirit [the power to speak] a message of wisdom, and to another [the power to express] a word of knowledge and understanding according to the same [Holy] Spirit; 9 To another [wonder-working] faith by the same [Holy] Spirit, to another the extraordinary powers of healing by the one Spirit; 10 To another the working of miracles, to another prophetic insight (the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose); to another the ability to discern and distinguish between [the utterances of true] spirits [and false ones], to another various kinds of [unknown] tongues, to another the ability to interpret [such] tongues.

2. Those Who Believe

Mar 16:16 He who believes [who adheres to and trusts in and relies on the Gospel and Him Whom it sets forth] and is baptized will be saved [from the penalty of eternal death]; but he who does not believe [who does not adhere to and trust in and rely on the Gospel and Him Whom it sets forth] will be condemned. 17 And these attesting signs will accompany those who believe: in My name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new languages; 18 They will pick up serpents; and [even] if they drink anything deadly, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will get well. Those who believe will see the signs and wonders In His Name these things will be done

3.1 Faith

Heb 11:1

NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]. Faith brings an assurance that what God’s Words says is true We can not have faith if we do not have hope We can not have hope if we do not know God’s Love Faith = Conviction – We must get a deep reality of those things which God says We become more aware of the spiritual world than the physical world

3.2 Faith

Heb 11:3 By faith we understand that the worlds [during the successive ages] were framed (fashioned, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose) by the word of God, so that what we see was not made out of things which are visible. Faith gives us spiritual understanding Faith = Snap – Quick to grasp something said by Yashua We can only see the invisible by faith Eg. Seeing Angels, Demons, Spiritual principles

3.3 Faith

Heb 11:5 Because of faith Enoch was caught up and transferred to heaven, so that he did not have a glimpse of death; and he was not found, because God had translated him. For even before he was taken to heaven, he received testimony [still on record] that he had pleased and been satisfactory to God. [Gen. 5:21-24.] Faith made supernatural things possible Men will translate – We will be changed from a physical body to a spiritual body

3.4 Faith

Heb 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out]. Without faith nothing is possible We must understand to whom we are praying The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


God will reward those who trust and believe in Him God answer those who earnestly seek Him 4. Little Faith

Mat 17:20 He said to them, Because of the littleness of your faith [that is, your lack of firmly relying trust]. For truly I say to you, if you have faith [that is living] like a grain of mustard seed, you can say to this mountain: “Move from here to yonder place, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you. 21 But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting. Little faith = lack of trusting Faith that is living = You live a lifestyle of faith To Have faith = No to be in unbelief Therefore Yashua says = If you only believe Prayer & Fasting strengthen our understanding of the spiritual world – The physical body starts to die so that the spirit can live

5. The Spirit will Overshadow You

Luke 1:35

Then the angel said to her, The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you [like a shining cloud]; and so the holy (pure, sinless) Thing (Offspring) which shall be born of you will be called the Son of God. [Exod. 40:34; Isa. 7:14.] 36 And listen! Your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is now the sixth month with her who was called barren. 37 For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment. When the Spirit come upon man – His power will overshadow us Then nothing will be impossible for those who believe

6. If you Believe?

Mar 9:23 And Jesus said, [You say to Me], If You can do anything? [Why,] all things can be (are possible) to him who believes! 24 At once the father of the boy gave [an eager, piercing, inarticulate] cry with tears, and he said, Lord, I believe! [Constantly] help my weakness of faith! If you? (Laryngitis) I can not believe it / Ongelooflik It is incredible We speak our faith away You must only not doubt

7. Knowing the Love of God

Mat 9:28 When He reached the house and went in, the blind men came to Him, and Jesus said to them, Do you believe that I am able to do this? They said to Him, Yes, Lord. 29 Then He touched their eyes, saying, According to your faith and trust and reliance [on the power invested in Me] be it done to you; Do you believe that God wants to help you? If you do not know God’s love you will not believe According to your understanding of God’s love will it be done for you Each person has a different level of relationship with God – Each one can trust in a different way If we know who Yashua is we will know what power we have in Our Messiah 8. Practicing our Faith

Mar 11:12 On the day following, when they had come away from Bethany, He was hungry. 13 And seeing in the distance a fig tree [covered] with leaves, He went to see if He could find any [fruit] on it [for in the fig tree the fruit appears at the same time as the leaves]. But when He came up to it, He found nothing but leaves, for the fig season had not yet come. 14 And He said to it: “No one ever again shall eat fruit from you.” And His disciples were listening [to what He said]. 20 In the morning, when they were passing along, they noticed that The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


the fig tree was withered [completely] away to its roots. 21 And Peter remembered and said to Him, Master, look! The fig tree which You doomed has withered away! When we speak like Yashua speaking – Then it will be done for us

9. Belief without Doubt

Mar 11:22 And Jesus, replying, said to them, Have faith in God [constantly]. 23 Truly I tell you, whoever says to this mountain: “Be lifted up and thrown into the sea! and does not doubt at all in his heart but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him. 24 For this reason I am telling you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe (trust and be confident) that it is granted to you, and you will [get it]. Your faith is not in faith – Have faith in God You faith must be constant not only when you feel like it – It is a lifestyle not a method You can know something by knowledge, but not in the heart Believe what we says will come to pass To Trust God is to know God who is Spirit 10. Belief without Doubt

Mar 11:25 And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him and let it drop (leave it, let it go), in order that your Father Who is in heaven may also forgive you your [own] failings and shortcomings and let them drop. 26 But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your failings and shortcomings. If we want something to come to pass then we must pray God can not answer us if we have sins in our hearts We have no authority if we have sin in our lives Deliverance and forgiveness is important Not by our own righteousness Must understand the righteousness of God 11. Stirring Yourself up

Isa 64:7 And no one calls on Your name and awakens and bestirs himself to take and keep hold of You; for You have hidden Your face from us and have delivered us into the [consuming] power of our iniquities. [Rom. 1:21-24.] Call on His Name Awaken Himself – Stir himself up for God Take hold of God – Move God’s Hand Get rid of the iniquities that hold us captive to this earth

12. Fan into Flame 2Ti 1:6 That is why I would remind you to stir up (rekindle the embers of, fan the flame of, and keep burning) the [gracious] gift of God, [the inner fire] that is in you by means of the laying on of my hands [with those of the elders at your ordination]. 7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control. 8 Do not blush or be ashamed then, to testify to and for our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for His sake, but [with me] take your share of the suffering [to which the preaching] of the Gospel [may expose you, and do it] in the power of God. We must rekindle the Spirit on the inside of us –Laying on of hands / Praying together / Practice continually We must not pray with fear and timidity, but boldness and confidence Then the power of God will come upon us

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13. 100% Focus on God

Psa 42:2 My inner self thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and behold the face of God? [John 7:37; I Thess. 1:9, 10.] 3 My tears have been my food day and night, while men say to me all day long, Where is your God? 4 These things I [earnestly] remember and pour myself out within me: how I went slowly before the throng and led them in procession to the house of God [like a bandmaster before his band, timing the steps to the sound of music and the chant of song], with the voice of shouting and praise, a throng keeping festival. Your inner self – Your whole being must call out to God – Not 50% not 80%, but 100% Your heart and soul – All your emotions must be involved – Pour your inside out to God 14. Deep calling to Deep

Psa 42:5 Why are you cast down, O my inner self? And why should you moan over me and be disquieted within me? Hope in God and wait expectantly for Him, for I shall yet praise Him, my Help and my God. 6 O my God, my life is cast down upon me [and I find the burden more than I can bear]; therefore will I [earnestly] remember You from the land of the Jordan [River] and the [summits of Mount] Hermon, from the little mountain Mizar. 7 [Roaring] deep calls to [roaring] deep at the thunder of Your waterspouts; all Your breakers and Your rolling waves have gone over me. The Heart is called a spring or well Wait on God - We must quite our hearts and soul like water is smoothed – Be filled with God The Deep – Out of the depth of your soul / heart we yearn for God’s Depths 15.1 Dynamic Power

The Sign of the Dynamo in the Sky 15.2 Dynamic Power

The

earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]. 17 Elijah was a human being with a nature such as we have [with feelings, affections, and a constitution like ours]; and he prayed earnestly for it not to rain, and no rain fell on the earth for three years and six months. [I Kings 17:1.] 18 And [then] he prayed again and the heavens supplied rain and the land produced its crops [as usual]. [I Kings 18:42-45.] We must pray with our whole heart – not just the mind Our Power = Our Authority = The Lifestyle we live

15.3 Dynamic Power Jas 5:15 And the prayer [that is] of faith will save him who is sick, and the Lord will restore him; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 16 Confess to one another therefore your faults (your slips, your false steps, your offenses, your sins) and pray [also] for one another, that you may be healed and restored [to a spiritual tone of mind and heart]. Only a prayer of faith alone is answered Sins must be forgiven / cancelled False steps - making mistakes – Heat seeking missile Offences – To be offended because of my pride / rights The legal ground must be removed – Ask the Holy Spirit to show that which the enemy still has on your life? God wants to restore His people back to their original state God wants to heal His people

15.4 Dynamic Power

The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]. 17 Elijah was a human being with a nature such as we have [with feelings, affections, and a constitution like ours]; and he prayed earnestly for it not to rain, and no rain fell on the earth for three years and The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


six months. [I Kings 17:1.] 18 And [then] he prayed again and the heavens supplied rain and the land produced its crops [as usual]. [I Kings 18:42-45.] Consistent righteousness – Lifestyle of walking in the Spirit Tremendous power will be made available Earnest prayer towards God’s Throne

16.1 Groaning Inwardly

Rom 8:26 So too the [Holy] Spirit comes to our aid and bears us up in our weakness; for we do not know what prayer to offer nor how to offer it worthily as we ought, but the Spirit Himself goes to meet our supplication and pleads in our behalf with unspeakable yearnings and groanings too deep for utterance. Praying in tongues is the aid the Spirit comes to give us The Spirit comes upon us when we pray in tongues The Spirit starts to yearn and grown through us These groaning are not utterances that we used to 16.2 Groan Inwardly

Luke 23:18 But they all together raised a deep cry [from the depths of their throats], saying: “Away with this Man! Release to us Barabbas!” To Groan inwardly = Cry from the depths of the their throats – Deep groaning from the inside 17. Swallowed up by Glory 2Co 5:1 FOR WE know that if the tent which is our earthly home is destroyed (dissolved), we have from God a building, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 Here indeed, in this [present abode, body], we sigh and groan inwardly, because we yearn to be clothed over [we yearn to put on our celestial body like a garment, to be fitted out] with our heavenly dwelling, 3 So that by putting it on we may not be found naked (without a body). 4 For while we are still in this tent, we groan under the burden and sigh deeply (weighed down, depressed, oppressed)--not that we want to put off the body (the clothing of the spirit), but rather that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal (our dying body) may be swallowed up by life [after the resurrection]. Eternal in the heavens – The Kingdom of Heaven Sign and groan inwardly – We will be clothed with the Power from the Spirit We must be clothed with further every time we intercede When we must allow the physical to be swallowed up by the Spiritual

18. Yashua Raising the dead

Joh 11:35 Jesus wept. 36 The Jews said, See how [tenderly] He loved him! 38 Now Jesus, again sighing repeatedly and deeply disquieted, approached the tomb. It was a cave (a hole in the rock), and a boulder lay against [the entrance to close] it. 40 Jesus said to her, Did I not tell you and promise you that if you would believe and rely on Me, you would see the glory of God? 41 So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. Yashua had compassion on the people He groaned inwardly – Praying deep within The Glory of God came Yashua had faith – Thanked God that He had answered Him already – Confessed life of Faith 19.1 According to Your Faith

Eph 3:18 That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints [God's devoted people, the experience of that love] what is the breadth and length and height and depth [of it]; 19 [That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]! We only have Power when we know God’s Love The Power of God surpass knowledge When we stir up our spirit we become flooded with all the fullness of God

19.2 According to Your Faith

Eph 3:20 Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams] In consequence of His Power = According to His Great and immeasurable power At work within each one of us God’s Power knows no end = superabundantly – above all that you can image or ask

20. Boldness in God’s Presence

1Jn 3:21 And, beloved, if our consciences (our hearts) do not accuse us [if they do not make us feel guilty and condemn us], we have confidence (complete assurance and boldness) before God, 22 And we receive from Him whatever we ask, because we [watchfully] obey His orders [observe His suggestions and injunctions, follow His plan for us] and [habitually] practice what is pleasing to Him. Our consciences must not be condemned anymore Know who I am in Christ Know God’s Love for me Know God’s righteousness Then we have boldness – confidence – complete assurance – We know that we know that we know THEN we will receive what we ask from the Father – God will answer our prayers 21.1 The Name of Yeshua

Mat

1:21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to name him Yeshua, [which means 'Adonai saves,'] because he will save his people from their sins." Yeshua is the Hebrew Name of Jesus – I choose to use this Name We must know who Yashua is Yah = Yah – YHWH – God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob – The God of Moses & Shua – Salvation Yeshua = God is our Salvation

21.2 The Name of Yeshua

Isa 9:6 For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father [of Eternity], Prince of Peace. [Isa. 25:1; 40:9-11; Matt. 28:18; Luke 2:11.] 7 Of the increase of His government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from the [latter] time forth, even forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. [Dan. 2:44; I Cor. 15:25-28; Heb. 1:8.] Name = Character of God / You must know who Yeshua is Yeshua = The Everlasting Father = Eloihim = God The Government = The Rulership or Reign and Kingship The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


21.3 The Name of Yeshua

Joh 14:12 I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father. 13 And I will do [I Myself will grant] whatever you ask in My Name [as presenting all that I AM], so that the Father may be glorified and extolled in (through) the Son. [Exod. 3:14.] This is for anyone who believe – You and me He will be able to do these things Yeshua will grant it your prayer – He will do it Himself Presenting all that he is – I AM – God is the flesh 22.1 All Authority Given

Mat

28:18 Jesus approached and, breaking the silence, said to them, All authority (all power of rule) in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Yeshua has overcome all the power of the enemy Yeshua has now received all power Yeshua has all power in Heaven Yeshua has all power in Earth Both Heaven and Earth

23. Faith in His Name

Act 3:16 And His name, through and by faith in His name, has made this man whom you see and recognize well and strong. [Yes] the faith which is through and by Him [Jesus] has given the man this perfect soundness [of body] before all of you. When we believe who Yeshua is when we pray then Eloihim will hear your prayer We must have faith and trust in Who Yeshua really is  Perfect soundness – Perfect Healing – Perfect restoration

24. Ask for the gift of Faith

Mar 11:24 For this reason I am telling you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe (trust and be confident) that it is granted to you, and you will [get it]. Luke 11:9 So I say to you, Ask and keep on asking and it shall be given you; seek and keep on seeking and you shall find; knock and keep on knocking and the door shall be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks and keeps on asking receives; and he who seeks and keeps on seeking finds; and to him who knocks and keeps on knocking, the door shall be opened. Faith comes because we know the Father’s heart Ask the Father for more faith Do not give up the first time – Your heart and mind must change first – it is not God who does not answer 25. Good Gifts come form God

Jas 1:17

Every good gift and every perfect (free, large, full) gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of all [that gives] light, in [the shining of] Whom there can be no variation [rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [as in an eclipse]. God loves us and is the giver of the gifts Let us not only look for the gifts but the giver of the gifts These Gifts are spiritual and powerful – They come form Heaven – And understanding of the spiritual is only possible by faith & revelation from God God has not changed and can not change – No variation in Him – He shows not favoritism, but are impartial towards us all

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2Ki 6:17 Then Elisha prayed, Lord, I pray You, open his eyes that he may see. And the Lord opened the young man's eyes, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha. God gives this gift when it is necessary to believe for: –Speaking in tongues –Interpretation of tongues –Prophecy – Flow of words or vision & interpretation –Healing – Flow of divine healing –Discernment – Seeing in the spirit –Signs and Wonders

27. The Spirit of faith

2Co

4:13 Yet we have the same spirit of faith as he had who wrote, I have believed, and therefore have I spoken. We too believe, and therefore we speak, [Ps. 116:10.] A Spirit of Faith = Person who is full of Faith A Person who trust God at His Word with out doubting Have and strong vision and are very child-like Speak out of strong conviction Act with great conviction because of the word of God

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Hearing the Voice o f Go d M od ul e 2 (Intermediate)

L es s o n 9 The Gift of Signs and Wonders

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Table of Content Lesson 9

1. The Gifts of the Holy Spirit 2. Faith (Recapp Lesson 8) 3. Signs and Wonders 4. Examples: 5. Enoch’s Revelation 6. Samson’s Revelation 7. Moses 8. Joshua son of Nun 9. Elijah – El is YAH 10. Yeshua – The Anointed One 11. The Apostles 13. Personal Experience: 14.1 Why is it possible? 14.2 Why is it possible? 15. The Father - God the Creator 16. The Light of Life 17. Eternal Life in God 18. The Light of Men 19.1 The Day Dawned 19.2 The Day Dawned 20. The Prophet 21. A Star has been Born 22. Eloihim = God 23. Words are Spirit 24. Spiritual Matrix 25. The Nature of God 26. Supernatural Endowments 27. Radiations of the Spirit of God 28. Supernatural Endowments 29.1 Preparing for the Day of Pentecost 29.2 Preparing for the Day of Pentecost 30. The Day of Pentecost 31.1 Power went out of Him

31.2 Power went out of Him 32. Atmosphere for Miracles 33. An Atmosphere of Unbelief 34. Heavenly Things 35. Not knowing the Power of God 36.1 Seated with Christ 36.2 Seated with Christ 36.3 Seated with Christ 36.4 Seated with Christ 37. Seated in Darkness 38.1 Heavenly Minded 38.2 Heavenly Minded 39.1 The War between Flesh and Spirit 39.2 The War between Flesh and Spirit 40. The Transformed Mind 41. Constantly Renewed Mind 42. Filled with God’s Thoughts 43.1 Perfection: The Goal 43.2 Perfection: The Goal 44. The Heavenly Sphere 45. God measure of His Spirit 46. The Spirit without Measure 47. A Measure of Faith 48. Everlasting Glory 49. Faith energized by Faith 50. The Speak by the Spirit of Faith 51.1 A Blazing Torch 51.2 A Blazing Torch 52. We shall shine like Stars 53. Signs and Wonders in the Heavens 54. The Two Witnesses 55. Practical

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1. The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

1Co 12: 10

To another the working of miracles,

2. Faith (Recapp Lesson 8) 3. Signs and Wonders What is signs and wonders? God given ability not possible be human logic Things that defy the normal laws of the universe Seeing through a glass eye Legs grown back in an instant Not burning in a 1200degrees own The Sun stand still Super human strength to do something Ability over nature and climate (Rain / Walking on water / Through walls) Healing? 4. Examples: 5. Enoch’s Revelation

Gen 5:22 Enoch walked [in habitual fellowship] with God after the birth of Methuselah 300 years and had other sons and daughters. 23 So all the days of Enoch were 365 years. 24 And Enoch walked [in habitual fellowship] with God; and he was not, for God took him [home with Him]. [Heb. 11:5.] Walked with God 365 years and left the physical life in an instant He was not anymore on this earthly plane, but in the Spiritual plane His body was transformed – Raptured / Taken Away 6. Samson’s Revelation

Jdg 14:5Then Samson and his father and mother went down to Timnah and came to the vineyards of Timnah. And behold, a young lion roared against him. 6 And the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon him, and he tore the lion as he would have torn a kid, and he had nothing in his hand; but he did not tell his father or mother what he had done. Jdg 15:14 And when he came to Lehi, the Philistines came shouting to meet him. And the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon [Samson], and the ropes on his arms became as flax that had caught fire, and his bonds melted off his hands. The Spirit came mightily upon Samson The Spirit did not only come upon Him, but came mightily upon Him 7. Moses

Exo 7:3 And I will make Pharaoh's heart stubborn and hard, and multiply My signs, My wonders, and miracles in the land of Egypt. 4 But Pharaoh will not listen to you, and I will lay My hand upon Egypt and bring forth My hosts, My people the Israelites, out of the land of Egypt by great acts of judgment. 8. Joshua son of Nun Jos 3:5 And Joshua said to the people, Sanctify yourselves [that is, separate yourselves for a special holy purpose], for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you. 6 Joshua said to the priests, Take up the ark of the covenant and pass over before the people. And they took it up and went on before the people. 7 The Lord said to Joshua, This day I will begin to magnify you in the sight of all Israel, so they may know that as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. Jos 10:12 Then Joshua spoke to the Lord on the day when the Lord gave the Amorites over to the Israelites, and he said in the sight of Israel: “Sun, be silent and stand still at Gibeon, and you, moon, in the Valley of Ajalon!” 13 And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the nation took vengeance upon their enemies. Is not this written in the Book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of the heavens and did not hasten to The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


go down for about a whole day. 14 There was no day like it before or since, when the Lord heeded the voice of a man. For the Lord fought for Israel. Met the Prince of the Lord of Hosts – He has now come The Place is Holy ground Obedience – to God’s Commands Seven times blowing the shofars – Vibrations that destroyed the walls of the city of Jericho God stopped time for a whole day The Lord gave Joshua the authority over the elements of the Universe

9. Elijah – El is YAH

1Ki 18:30 Then Elijah said to all the people, Come near to me. And all the people came near him. And he repaired the [old] altar of the Lord that had been broken down [by Jezebel]. [I Kings 18:13; 19:10.] 31 Then Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the Lord came, saying, Israel shall be your name. [Gen. 32:28.] 32 And with the stones Elijah built an altar in the name [and self-revelation] of the Lord. He made a trench about the altar as great as would contain two measures of seed. 33 He put the wood in order and cut the bull in pieces and laid it on the wood and said, Fill four jars with water and pour it on the burnt offering and the wood. 34 And he said, Do it the second time. And they did it the second time. And he said, Do it the third time. And they did it the third time. 35 The water ran round about the altar, and he filled the trench also with water. 36 At the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, Elijah the prophet came near and said, O Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that You are God in Israel and that I am Your servant and that I have done all these things at Your word. 37 Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that You, the Lord, are God, and have turned their hearts back [to You]. 38 Then the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice and the wood and the stones and the dust, and also licked up the water that was in the trench. Called Fire out of Heaven 10. Yeshua – The Anointed One

 Mat 14:25 And in the fourth watch [between 3:00--6:00 a.m.] of the night, Jesus came to them, walking on the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified and said, It is a ghost! And they screamed out with fright. 27 But instantly He spoke to them, saying, Take courage! I AM! Stop being afraid! [Exod. 3:14.] Yeshua had all power of the elements of the Earth Yeshua defied the laws of gravity Yeshua is The I AM – God in the Flesh Other examples: Water into wine / Feeding Five thousand / The Transfiguration The Cross – The Earth quakes / The Sun turned to darkness the moon to blood 11. The Apostles Act 2:43 And a sense of awe (reverential fear) came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were performed through the apostles (the special messengers). Act 14:3 So [Paul and Barnabas] stayed on there for a long time, speaking freely and fearlessly and boldly in the Lord, Who continued to bear testimony to the Word of His grace, granting signs and wonders to be performed by their hands. Act 5:12 Now by the hands of the apostles (special messengers) numerous and startling signs and wonders were being performed among the people. And by common consent they all met together [at the temple] in the covered porch (walk) called Solomon's. Act 5:15 So that they [even] kept carrying out the sick into the streets and placing them on couches and sleeping pads, [in the hope] that as Peter passed by, at least his shadow might fall on some of them.

12. Last Day Apostles

2Co

12:12 Indeed, the signs that indicate a [genuine] apostle were performed among you fully and most patiently in miracles and wonders and mighty works. The Sign of an Apostle = Signs and Wonders The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


God will now send out His special Messengers with a special message to prepare His people God has given us a special revelation of His coming 13. Personal Experience: Psa 105:27 They showed His signs among them, wonders and miracles in the land of Ham (Egypt). The Clouds moved Prayers answered – Man sent before time of prayer Signs in the heavens – Over period of 3-4 years Fire out of heaven The Mango increasing The Power off vs. the Light God speaking through other signs –Sign boards –TV experience – Incense –CNN Experience –Radio Experience –Willem’s prayer –The Appearing in the church 14.1 Why is it possible?

Eph 3 – Immeasurably more than we can ask / imagine / dream God is the Creator Spoke all into existence Can recreate things – change their shape and form – Call that which does not exist as if it does Create a new circumstances never possible before – Defy the laws of nature –Stopping time –Reversing time –Forwarding time 14.2 Why is it possible?

Heb 1:1&2 All held together by His Powerful word Science not discovered –The Theory of the Atom – with Protons & Electrons – Empty space – Nothing –Heb 11:6 – Everything out of nothing •Timelessness – eternal nature of God •Spacelessness – Omnipresence of God –The characteristics of Light •Particle Characteristics •Wave Characteristics –Able to change from shape –Water bombarded with sound / Word = Light –Gen 1:2-3 – Water was over the earth 15. The Father - God the Creator Gen 1:1 IN THE beginning God (prepared, formed, fashioned, and) created the heavens and the earth. [Heb. 11:3.] 2 The earth was without form and an empty waste, and darkness was upon the face of the very great deep. The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters. 3 And God said, Let there be light; and there was light. God created – The Heavens & Earth –Heavens – The Spiritual Heavens –Earth – The Physical Universe wit the earth Everything was empty and void – Eternally deep and without end – The Abyss – Darkness The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


The Spirit – The creative ability of God – God’s Nature of Love and Humility and Wisdom God spoke – Words or Vibrations came forth to create & change Light was created – Life came forth on earth 16. The Light of Life Joh 1:1 IN THE beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself. [Isa. 9:6.] 2 He was present originally with God. 3 All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being. 4 In Him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men. The Word = Christ = The Anointing = The Holy Spirit – The Spirit of Love & Hope/Faith & Humility The Word = God = The Holy Anointing = The Presence of God Everything came into existence because of His Spirit In the Holy Spirit is Life = A Life of Love Only in Him is Life – The Eternal Life

17. Eternal Life in God

Joh

17:3 And this is eternal life: [it means] to know (to perceive, recognize, become acquainted with, and understand) You, the only true and real God, and [likewise] to know Him, Jesus [as the] Christ (the Anointed One, the Messiah), Whom You have sent. Eternal Life is to know the rue and real God –To understand Him – To have a living relationship with the God the Father of our spirits To Know Yeshua – The Jewish Messiah = To know the Anointed One – The Light beam or star on earth To Know the Anointed One is to Know the Father whom Yeshua only came to show us the Way / The Truth / The Life = Eternal Life

18. The Light of Men

Mat 4:16 The people who sat (dwelt enveloped) in darkness have seen a great Light, and for those who sat in the land and shadow of death Light has dawned. We have all been in ignorance until Yeshua came Darkness is ignorance of the spiritual realm and the powerful effect of our thoughts and actions Yeshua was a Great Light – The Light bearer – The One who came to bring answers for the deliverance of mankind A Light dawned the day Yeshua started His ministry on earth – A Great Star was born 19.1 The Day Dawned

2Pe 1:17 For when He was invested with honor and glory from God the Father and a voice was borne to Him by the [splendid] Majestic Glory [in the bright cloud that overshadowed Him, saying], This is My beloved Son in Whom I am well pleased and delight, God gave Yeshua the authority He had, because He lived in the ways of God The Splendid Glory – The Spirit spoke to Yeshua A Bright Cloud enveloped the Anointed One The Spirit Hovered or Overshadowed the Man with Great Power and Glory The Authority of the Prophet was confirmed by God Himself 19.2 The Day Dawned

2Pe 1:19 And we have the prophetic word [made] firmer still. You will do well to pay close attention to it as to a lamp shining in a dismal (squalid and dark) place, until the day breaks through [the gloom] and the Morning Star rises (comes into being) in your hearts. The Promised Messiah came to demonstrate God in His fullness on earth, but know one believed Him The Yeshua was the Light in a dismal place = Star The Morning Star – Yeshua fulfilled all that God the Spirit send Him to accomplish The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


20. The Prophet Deut 18:15 The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet (Prophet) from the midst of your brethren like me [Moses]; to him you shall listen. [Matt. 21:11; John 1:21.] 16 This is what you desired [and asked] of the Lord your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly when you said, Let me not hear again the voice of the Lord my God or see this great fire any more, lest I die. 17 And the Lord said to me, They have well said all that they have spoken. 18 I will raise up for them a prophet (Prophet) from among their brethren like you, and will put My words in his mouth; and he shall speak to them all that I command him. 19 And whoever will not hearken to My words which he shall speak in My name, I Myself will require it of him. Yeshua was ‘The Prophet’ sent by God God raised up a man from His own brethren – Among His people God would put His words in His mouth and all mankind had to listen to Him

21. A Star has been Born

Num 24:17 I see Him, but not now; I behold Him, but He is not near. A star (Star) shall come forth out of Jacob, and a scepter (Scepter) shall rise out of Israel and shall crush all the corners of Moab and break down all the sons of Sheth [Moab's sons of tumult]. [Matt. 2:2; Rom. 15:12.] Yeshua was the Star out of Jacob – The Hope to not only His people but to all mankind Mat 2:2 Where is He Who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the east at its rising and have come to worship Him. [Num. 24:17; Jer. 23:5; Zech. 9:9.]

22. Eloihim = God

The Nature of God God is Spirit Spirit = No time & No Space Spirit = Words = Truths Thoughts become Words Words create pictures Pictures becomes Dreams Dreams become Actions Actions becomes Habits Wrong habits become strongholds Right habits become an Anointing 23. Words are Spirit

Joh 6:62 What then [will be your reaction] if you should see the Son of Man ascending to [the place] where He was before? 63 It is the Spirit Who gives life [He is the Life-giver]; the flesh conveys no benefit whatever [there is no profit in it]. The words (truths) that I have been speaking to you are spirit and life. The Words are Spiritual truths Words are spirit – can give life of death Words create sentences or logic Human logic is earthly Heavenly Logic is Spiritual – All things are possible 24. Spiritual Matrix

The Bible Code = God’s Wisdom of the Future God’s understanding of all things See the Website: Bible codes: http://www.bible-codes.org/ 25. The Nature of God 2Pe 1:2 May grace (God's favor) and peace (which is perfect well-being, all necessary good, all spiritual prosperity, and freedom from fears and agitating passions and moral conflicts) be multiplied to you in [the full, personal, precise, and correct] knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. 3 For His divine power has bestowed The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


upon us all things that [are requisite and suited] to life and godliness, through the [full, personal] knowledge of Him Who called us by and to His own glory and excellence (virtue). 4 By means of these He has bestowed on us His precious and exceedingly great promises, so that through them you may escape [by flight] from the moral decay (rottenness and corruption) that is in the world because of covetousness (lust and greed), and become sharers (partakers) of the divine nature. God is Gracious – We must believe it and become like Him God is Full of peace – Perfect Well being and soundness Free from fears / Agitating passions / Moral conflicts – The Eye of the Whirlwind Multiplied to you – The Principle in the Spiritual realm His Divine Power – The Spirit Bestowed on us – Baptism of the Spirit – Came upon us – Overshadowed us – Born from above God change our nature – Life & godliness The Glory of God called you – God’s Spirit drew you to Himself By the Gifts of the Spirit God gave us great promises of power and ability to witness By the Gifts of the Spirit we can overcome / Escape the decay and perversions of this world We become like God in nature and ability

26. Supernatural Endowments

1Cor 12:1 NOW ABOUT the spiritual gifts (the special endowments of supernatural energy), brethren, I do not want you to be misinformed. 1Co 14:1 EAGERLY PURSUE and seek to acquire [this] love [make it your aim, your great quest]; and earnestly desire and cultivate the spiritual endowments (gifts), Spiritual Gifts = Special Endowments = Supernatural Energy Energy = Vibrations Vibrations = Words

27. Radiations of the Spirit of God

Zec 3:9 For behold, upon the stone which I have set before Joshua, upon that one stone are seven eyes or facets [the all-embracing providence of God and the sevenfold radiations of the Spirit of God]. Behold, I will carve upon it its inscription, says the Lord of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity and guilt of this land in a single day. [II Chron. 16:9; Jer. 50:20; Zech. 4:10.] We need the Gifts of the Spirit to grow to the next level in the Spirit The Gifts is the All-embracing ability of God in man The Gifts are Supernatural Radiations coming out of the Spiritual Realm 28. Supernatural Endowments

The Gifts of the Spirit The Sevenfold Radiations of God Vibrations or Energy from above –Healing Vibrations –Destructive Vibrations Trap - Not New Age – I am not a god –Pride before a fall It is God in me Yeshua humbled Himself – Came to serve not to prove His power God demonstrated His love to us so that we could believe 29.1 Preparing for the Day of Pentecost

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The

Holy Spirit come upon you = Holy Spirit hovering over you = The Holy Spirit overshadowing you = Bright Light enveloping you = Glory of God = The Light Beam out of Heaven = The Sun of Righteousness Arise with Healing in His Wings

29.2 Preparing for the Day of Pentecost

Act

1:14 All of these with their minds in full agreement devoted themselves steadfastly to prayer, [waiting together] with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers. 120 People were together in the upper room Having the same goal / mind / attitude of love They were in full agreement Steadfast in Prayer & confession of sins Praying & Fasting together A perfect Condition was created – The 4th of July 2008 Then…

30. The Day of Pentecost

Act 2:1 AND WHEN the day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all assembled together in one place, 2 When suddenly there came a sound from heaven like the rushing of a violent tempest blast, and it filled the whole house in which they were sitting. 3 And there appeared to them tongues resembling fire, which were separated and distributed and which settled on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled (diffused throughout their souls) with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other (different, foreign) languages (tongues), as the Spirit kept giving them clear and loud expression [in each tongue in appropriate words]. All still one in heart and mind – Devoted to prayer Suddenly – The Door in heaven is opened The Spiritual manifests into the Spiritual Sound of from heaven – The Spiritual realm Like a tempest – Whirlwind – The Perfect condition of God’s righteousness achieved The House was filled – The Atmosphere was filled and flooded with the Spirit of God – Who is Yeshua Something like lighting came and penetrated their souls from the Glory cloud in the upper room They begun to speak in new tongues / prophesied The Apostles did great signs and wonders among the people 31.1 Power went out of Him

Luke 5:17

One of those days, as He was teaching, there were Pharisees and teachers of the Law sitting by, who had come from every village and town of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was [present] with Him to heal them. 18 And behold, some men were bringing on a stretcher a man who was paralyzed, and they tried to carry him in and lay him before [Jesus]. The Power of God was present The Power is only present where people believe The prophet has the discernment to know when the people are open or closed in the Spirit Teaching is necessary so that people can believe Prayer in the Spirit open up the heavens

31.2 Power went out of Him

Mar

5:30 And Jesus, recognizing in Himself that the power proceeding from Him had gone forth, turned around immediately in the crowd and said, Who touched My clothes? There is a flow of the Power of God for those who accept and believe The Flow is stopped by out sins / fear / iniquities and unbelief / pride. This flow can be sensed by the person praying or the prophet

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32. Atmosphere for Miracles

Power went out of Yeshua The Shadow of the Apostles healed the sick Without Love all will fail Only faith expressing itself through love Corporate Anointing – Module 3 The Natural atmosphere changes The Spiritual manifests into the physical – We will manifest ourselves to them 33. An Atmosphere of Unbelief Mat 13:58 And He did not do many works of power there, because of their unbelief (their lack of faith in the divine mission of Jesus). Mar 6:5 And He was not able to do even one work of power there, except that He laid His hands on a few sickly people [and] cured them. 6 And He marveled because of their unbelief (their lack of faith in Him). Only by belief is the spiritual able to manifest into the physical Unbelief can break the ability of the Spirit to heal, do Miracles or signs and Wonders Do not focus on the miracle or healing Focus on Yeshua – Jesus the Anointed One and His Righteousness – His perfect work done on the cross

34. Heavenly Things

Joh 3:11 I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, We speak only of what we know [we know absolutely what we are talking about]; we have actually seen what we are testifying to [we were eyewitnesses of it]. And still you do not receive our testimony [you reject and refuse our evidence--that of Myself and of all those who are born of the Spirit]. 12 If I have told you of things that happen right here on the earth and yet none of you believes Me, how can you believe (trust Me, adhere to Me, rely on Me) if I tell you of heavenly things? 13 And yet no one has ever gone up to heaven, but there is One Who has come down from heaven--the Son of Man [Himself], Who is (dwells, has His home) in heaven. Yeshua understands the Heavens, because He was in the Heavens Paul understood the Heavens because He was in the Third Heaven Yeshua know how all those things in the Heavens work – The Principles and Laws of Heaven We need a prophet to explain the Heavens to us – Religion has only taught dead laws to us that has not worked There is a heavenly Dimension which Yeshua came to tell us about Yeshua knows the things in the Heavens because He was their and has seen and experienced it Yeshua is the Fullness of the Father of Our Spirits who lived in Jesus – The Father was doing all these works Yeshua is heaven – Always connected with the Father 35. Not knowing the Power of God

Mar 12:24 Jesus said to them, Is not this where you wander out of the way and go wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God?

The Spirit of Truth is Truth Yeshua came to show us the way We have wandered away from the Truth This happen by a little leaven We are discovering the Love and the Truth of God everyday now The Truth set us free from all slavery and yoke and lie We must know both the Scriptures & The Power of God – I experienced and connected it with Scripture 36.1 Seated with Christ

Mat 26:64 Jesus said to him, You have stated [the fact]. More than that, I tell you: You will in the future see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Almighty and coming on the clouds of the sky. [Ps. 110:1; Dan. 7:13.] The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


Mar 14:62

And Jesus said, I AM; and you will [all] see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power (the Almighty) and coming on the clouds of heaven. [Ps. 110:1; Dan. 7:13.] The Right hand of God is His Power and Ability The Clouds are all the saints – The Cloud of Witnesses

36.2 Seated with Christ Luke 15:28 But [the elder brother] was angry [with deep-seated wrath] and resolved not to go in. Then his father came out and began to plead with him, Joh 5:5 There was a certain man there who had suffered with a deep-seated and lingering disorder for thirtyeight years. Seated = You Throne = Your Trust = Your Authority before God – Highly esteemed in Heaven The Deep seated values in you are you –Who you are! – What you think The Deep seated values in you are what you are rooted into Sickness kills because of deep-seated thoughts created by us or our forefathers You can already be in heaven or Hell by your seated attitudes / thoughts and values Hell = Place of eternal condemnation = The Patterns of your mind

36.3 Seated with Christ Eph 1:19 And [so that you can know and understand] what is the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power in and for us who believe, as demonstrated in the working of His mighty strength, 20 Which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His [own] right hand in the heavenly [places], 21 Far above all rule and authority and power and dominion and every name that is named [above every title that can be conferred], not only in this age and in this world, but also in the age and the world which are to come. 22 And He has put all things under His feet and has appointed Him the universal and supreme Head of the church [a headship exercised throughout the church], [Ps. 8:6.] 23 Which is His body, the fullness of Him Who fills all in all [for in that body lives the full measure of Him Who makes everything complete, and Who fills everything everywhere with Himself].

36.4 Seated with Christ Eph 2:6 And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One).7 He did this that He might clearly demonstrate through the ages to come the immeasurable (limitless, surpassing) riches of His free grace (His unmerited favor) in [His] kindness and goodness of heart toward us in Christ Jesus. When we were born from above – We were born again – We were given the same potential as Yeshua had if we believe (understand)  He made us sit down – Seated us with Yeshua In the Heavenly Sphere in The Anointed One – Yeshua Demonstrating the Power of God’s immeasurable greatness

37. Seated in Darkness Eph 4:17 So this I say and solemnly testify in [the name of] the Lord [as in His presence], that you must no longer live as the heathen (the Gentiles) do in their perverseness [in the folly, vanity, and emptiness of their souls and the futility] of their minds. 18 Their moral understanding is darkened and their reasoning is beclouded. [They are] alienated (estranged, self-banished) from the life of God [with no share in it; this is] because of the ignorance (the want of knowledge and perception, the willful blindness) that is deep-seated in them, due to their hardness of heart [to the insensitiveness of their moral nature]. 19 In their spiritual apathy they have become callous and past feeling and reckless and have abandoned themselves [a prey] to unbridled sensuality, eager and greedy to indulge in every form of impurity [that their depraved desires may suggest and demand]. We must not be deceived these things are true and we can not escape from them except in Yeshua the Only Messiah We must not be seated / rooted in darkness

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38.1 Heavenly Minded

1Co 15:48 Now those who are made of the dust are like him who was first made of the dust (earthly-minded); and as is [the Man] from heaven, so also [are those] who are of heaven (heavenly-minded). 49 And just as we have borne the image [of the man] of dust, so shall we and so let us also bear the image [of the Man] of heaven. The Man of dust = The First Adam The Man from Heaven = The Last Adam = Yeshua Earthly Minded = Image of the Earth We can also be from Heaven – Being Heavenly minded = Image of God – To be Like God 38.2 Heavenly Minded Mat 3:2 And saying, Repent (think differently; change your mind, regretting your sins and changing your conduct), for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. 3 This is he who was mentioned by the prophet Isaiah when he said, The voice of one crying in the wilderness (shouting in the desert), Prepare the road for the Lord, make His highways straight (level, direct). [Isa. 40:3.] Repentance is the understanding that We are spiritual and come from God the Father of our spirits Repentance is the removing of the strongholds of the mind Only then will we be able to believe and understand the Kingdom of Heaven – The Heavenly Sphere Send a prophet to prepare His people’s hearts – Moses / John the Baptist / Yeshua / Apostles Prepare a Highway for the Spirit to flow through our lives

39.1 The War between Flesh and Spirit Rom 7:23 But I discern in my bodily members [in the sensitive appetites and wills of the flesh] a different law (rule of action) at war against the law of my mind (my reason) and making me a prisoner to the law of sin that dwells in my bodily organs [in the sensitive appetites and wills of the flesh]. Rom 7:24 O unhappy and pitiable and wretched man that I am! Who will release and deliver me from [the shackles of] this body of death? 25 O thank God! [He will!] through Jesus Christ (the Anointed One) our Lord! So then indeed I, of myself with the mind and heart, serve the Law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin. The Flesh – Law of Sin & Death The Spirit – Law of Life and Peace The Mind must decide – To follow the Anointing – The Spirit

39.2 The War between Flesh and Spirit Rom 8:5 For those who are according to the flesh and are controlled by its unholy desires set their minds on and pursue those things which gratify the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit and are controlled by the desires of the Spirit set their minds on and seek those things which gratify the [Holy] Spirit. 6 Now the mind of the flesh [which is sense and reason without the Holy Spirit] is death [death that comprises all the miseries arising from sin, both here and hereafter]. But the mind of the [Holy] Spirit is life and [soul] peace [both now and forever]. The Flesh has a mind of its own Following the evil desires of the flesh is death now and forever The Mind of the Spirit is Yeshua – God’s Heart Following God gives life and peace now and forever

40. The Transformed Mind

Rom

12:2 Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you]. We must not allow this world’s systems and principles shape out logic and thinking We must renew our minds Then we will clearly hear the voice and will of God, by the Anointing of the Spirit of God The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


41. Constantly Renewed Mind

Eph

4:22 Strip yourselves of your former nature [put off and discard your old unrenewed self] which characterized your previous manner of life and becomes corrupt through lusts and desires that spring from delusion; 23 And be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude], 24 And put on the new nature (the regenerate self) created in God's image, [Godlike] in true righteousness and holiness. We must not be deluded anymore but what we see We must not be deceived by what this world wants to tell us We must know we are now of God – The Image / character and ability of God

42. Filled with God’s Thoughts Php 4:8 For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them]. 9 Practice what you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and model your way of living on it, and the God of peace (of untroubled, undisturbed well-being) will be with you. True maturity desired as being filled with the thoughts of God = godliness Imitate my Life and teaching – That which I imparted to you Practice / Make it a lifestyle Then God will give you a undisturbed well-being – Perfection (Body/Soul/Spirit)

43.1 Perfection: The Goal

Mat 5:48 You, therefore, must be perfect [growing into complete maturity of godliness in mind and character, having reached the proper height of virtue and integrity], as your heavenly Father is perfect. [Lev. 19:2, 18.] God is perfect Yeshua was made perfect by what He suffered God desires perfection for us to rule and reign with Him 43.2 Perfection: The Goal

Heb 2:10 For it was an act worthy [of God]

and fitting [to the divine nature] that He, for Whose sake and by Whom all things have their existence, in bringing many sons into glory, should make the Pioneer of their salvation perfect [should bring to maturity the human experience necessary to be perfectly equipped for His office as High Priest] through suffering. 11 For both He Who sanctifies [making men holy] and those who are sanctified all have one [Father]. For this reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren; God calls us as His son into His Glory Yeshua was prepared and made perfect through suffering Yeshua calls us brothers – Co-heirs with Him

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44. The Heavenly Sphere

45. God measure of His Spirit

Joh 3:32 It is to what He has [actually] seen and heard that He bears testimony, and yet no one accepts His testimony [no one receives His evidence as true]. 33 Whoever receives His testimony has set his seal of approval to this: God is true. [That man has definitely certified, acknowledged, declared once and for all, and is himself assured that it is divine truth that God cannot lie]. Yeshua was in Heaven and had seen and experienced these things for Himself and testify only what He has seen, but no one believe Him Those who believe His testimony believe God and will understand the Spiritual Sphere 46. The Spirit without Measure

Joh

3:34 For since He Whom God has sent speaks the words of God [proclaims God's own message], God does not give Him His Spirit sparingly or by measure, but boundless is the gift God makes of His Spirit! [Deut. 18:18.] John the Baptist was given the command to prepare the way before the Messiah God does not give His Spirit in measure God gives His Spirit boundless & Without measure or limit God give each of us the Same Spirit and potential It is only us who are limiting the Spirit within us Let us grow and increase and stretch our faith

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47. A Measure of Faith

Rom 12:3 For by the grace (unmerited favor of God) given to me I warn everyone among you not to estimate and think of himself more highly than he ought [not to have an exaggerated opinion of his own importance], but to rate his ability with sober judgment, each according to the degree of faith apportioned by God to him. God by His grace gives all of us faith God has given each of us a measure of faith Then we must grow our measure of faith and ability 48. Everlasting Glory

2Co 4:17 For our light, momentary affliction (this slight distress of the passing hour) is ever more and more abundantly preparing and producing and achieving for us an everlasting weight of glory [beyond all measure, excessively surpassing all comparisons and all calculations, a vast and transcendent glory and blessedness never to cease!], 18 Since we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting), but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting. We must crucify our lives every day more and more – The Glory will increase always 49. Faith energized by Faith

Gal 5:6 For [if we are] in Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith activated and energized and expressed and working through love.

Only by faith activated and energized and expressed Activated – The Key Energized – The Dynamic Power of God Expressed – Groaning inwardly Working – Accomplish God’s deeds Love – Without Love we will fail 50. The Speak by the Spirit of Faith

2Co

4:13 Yet we have the same spirit of faith as he had who wrote, I have believed, and therefore have I spoken. We too believe, and therefore we speak, [Ps. 116:10.] A Spirit of Faith = Person who is full of Faith A Person who trust God at His Word with out doubting A Person who act with great conviction because of the word of God Speaking out of strong conviction of the heart It will be done for Him

51.1 A Blazing Torch

Isa 62:1 FOR ZION'S sake will I [Isaiah] not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest until her imputed righteousness and vindication go forth as brightness, and her salvation radiates as does a burning torch. God make those who walk in His Word and Truth like burning torches 51.2 A Blazing Torch

Joh 5:35 John was the lamp that kept on burning and shining [to show you the way], and you were willing for a while to delight (sun) yourselves in his light. John was a Witness of the Light – Yeshua the Messiah John came to show the way – He gave understanding of the kingdom of heaven I to am called to give light to this generations like a burning torch or lamp or star

52. We shall shine like Stars

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was since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose name shall be found written in the Book [of God's plan for His own]. 2 And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake: some to everlasting life and some to shame and everlasting contempt and abhorrence. [John 5:29.] 3 And the teachers and those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness (to uprightness and right standing with God) [shall give forth light] like the stars forever and ever. [Matt. 13:43.] At the time of the End – Now! Michael shall stand up – He who is like God Time of the Great Tribulation The Resurrection from the dead The Fulfillment of all the prophesies Those teachers & Wise men & Scribes – Shine like stars Those who lead many to righteousness The Lord’s Revolution has begun

53. Signs and Wonders in the Heavens

Joe 2:30 And I will show signs and wonders in the heavens, and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke. :31 The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes. [Isa. 13:6, 9-11; 24:21-23; Ezek. 32:7-10; Matt. 24:29, 30; Rev. 6:12-17.] The Prophet Joel saw in the Last days – The Time of the Apostles & Us – Great signs and wonders will appear in the heavens God will send two prophets – The Two Witnesses to come in the same power of Moses & Elijah They will prepare the way before Yeshua is revealed in the Heavens

54. The Two Witnesses

Rev 11:3 And I will give power to My two witnesses, and they will prophesy a thousand, two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth. 4 These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the God of the earth. 5 And if anyone will hurt them, fire proceeds out of their mouth and devours their enemies. And if anyone will hurt them, so it is right for him to be killed. 6 These have authority to shut up the heaven that it may not rain in the days of their prophecy. And they have authority over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with every plague, as often as they desire. God will grant the Power to these two prophets They will prophecy for 1260 days and be killed They will prophecy & do great signs and wonders like Moses and Elijah did

55. Practical

Pray in tongues together Be sensitive to what the Spirit is saying to the congregation Be filled with the Love of the Father Allow the Anointing to start to teach you Learn to start discerning the type of Anointing is available Act 4:32 – Ask God for the gift of signs and wonders for the sake of His Glory

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Hearing the Voice o f Go d M od ul e 2 (Intermediate)

L es s o n 1 0 The Gifts of Healings

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Table of Content Lesson 10 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46.

The Gifts of Healings Laying Hands on the Sick The Fruit of the Tree Causes of Sickness & Famine Stuck by Sickness Causes of Sickness Healings? The Price on the Cross A Man of Sorrows My Righteous Servant The Punishment from God Transgression / Iniquity / Sin Transgressions Iniquities Acknowledging Sins Heaped Iniquities Heals all your Diseases God can not hear our Prayers Sowing Iniquities Sins Does Jesus want to Heal you? When Jesus heals the Sick Discernment of spirits Love & Compassion Faith energized by Faith According to your Faith Prayer & Fasting Prayer of a Righteous man Authority in the Spirit Be Healed Anointing with Oil Power went out of Him The Anointing The Yoke upon your Neck Cords of Sin The Yoked with other gods The Yoke of Religion The LORD’s Battle-Axe The Gentle Yoke Unequally Yoked The Healing Anointing The Promise for all who Believe Extraordinary Miracles Atmosphere for Miracles Practical References

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1. The Gifts of Healings

1Co 12:8

to another the extraordinary powers of healing by the one Spirit;

2. Laying Hands on the Sick

Act 9:12 And he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias enter and lay his hands on him so that he might regain his sight. Act 28:8 And it happened that the father of Publius was sick in bed with recurring attacks of fever and dysentery; and Paul went to see him, and after praying and laying his hands on him, he healed him. Paul was healed when Ananias laid hands on Saul Paul prayed and laid hands on the sick The Sick was healed 3. The Fruit of the Tree

Mat 7:16 You will fully recognize them by their

fruits. Do people pick grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every healthy (sound) tree bears good fruit [worthy of admiration], but the sickly (decaying, worthless) tree bears bad (worthless) fruit. 18 A good (healthy) tree cannot bear bad (worthless) fruit, nor can a bad (diseased) tree bear excellent fruit [worthy of admiration]. The Bad tree in our lives bear bad fruit The Root determine the fruit of the tree A worthless root = Worthless fruit

4.1 Causes of Sickness & Famine

Deut 28:59 Then the Lord will bring upon you and your descendants extraordinary strokes and blows, great plagues of long continuance, and grievous sicknesses of long duration. 60 Moreover, He will bring upon you all the diseases of Egypt of which you were afraid, and they shall cling to you. 61 Also every sickness and every affliction which is not written in this Book of the Law the Lord will bring upon you until you are destroyed. Sickness comes because disobedience to the Word of God 4.2 Causes of Sickness & Famine 1Ki 8:33 When Your people Israel are struck down before the enemy because they have sinned against You, and they turn again to You, confess Your name (Your revelation of Yourself), and pray, beseeching You in this house, 34 Then hear in heaven and forgive the sin of Your people Israel and return them to the land You gave to their fathers. 35 When heaven is shut up and no rain falls because they have sinned against You, if they pray in [or toward] this place and confess Your name (Your revelation of Yourself) and turn from their sin when You afflict them, 36 Then hear in heaven and forgive the sin of Your servants, Your people Israel, when You teach them the good way in which they should walk. And give rain upon Your land which You have given to Your people as an inheritance. 37 If there is famine in the land or pestilence, blight, mildew, locust, or caterpillar, if their enemy besieges them in the land of their cities, whatever plague, whatever sickness there is,

4.3 Causes of Sickness & Famine

2Ch 7:12 And the Lord appeared to Solomon by night and said to him: I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice. 13 If I shut up heaven so no rain falls, or if I command locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people, 14 If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek, crave, and require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land. 15 Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer offered in this place. God will only open the heavens if we humble ourselves before Him God will heal us and our land of sickness and pestilence when we stop sinning 5. Stuck by Sickness

2Ch 21:14

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When men do not walk according to God’s word and ways they become very sick 6.1 Causes of Sickness

Pro 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire is fulfilled, it is a tree of life. When we are constantly discouraged we give up hope With out hope there is no faith 6.2 Causes of Sickness

Psa 107:17 Some are fools [made ill] because of the way of their transgressions and are afflicted because of their iniquities. 18 They loathe every kind of food, and they draw near to the gates of death. 19 Then they cry to the Lord in their trouble, and He delivers them out of their distresses. 20 He sends forth His word and heals them and rescues them from the pit and destruction. [II Kings 20:4, 5; Matt. 8:8.] We are made sick by our transgressions We are afflicted by our iniquities We draw near to the gates of death God wants to rescue us from the pit = Hades & destruction = Sheol (Second death) 6.3 Causes of Sickness

Jer 17:8 For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters that spreads out its roots by the river; and it shall not see and fear when heat comes; but its leaf shall be green. It shall not be anxious and full of care in the year of drought, nor shall it cease yielding fruit. 9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is exceedingly perverse and corrupt and severely, mortally sick! Who can know it [perceive, understand, be acquainted with his own heart and mind]? [Matt. 13:15-17; Mark 7:21-23; Eph. 4:20-24.] 10 I the Lord search the mind, I try the heart, even to give to every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings. The Heart of man is the place where it all starts The Heart is corrupted by worry & anxious thoughts 6.4 Causes of Sickness

Isa 1:4 Ah, sinful nation, a people loaded with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, sons who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised and shown contempt and provoked the Holy One of Israel to anger, they have become utterly estranged (alienated). 5 Why should you be stricken and punished any more [since it brings no correction]? You will revolt more and more. The whole head is sick, and the whole heart is faint (feeble, sick, and nauseated). 6 From the sole of the foot even to the head there is no soundness or health in [the nation's body], but wounds and bruises and fresh and bleeding stripes; they have not been pressed out and closed up or bound up or softened with oil. [No one has troubled to seek a remedy.] Iniquity makes us sick

6.5 Causes of Sickness

Lam 5:16 The crown has fallen from our head [our honor is brought to the dust]! Woe to us, for we have sinned! 17 Because of this our hearts are faint and sick; because of these things our eyes are dim and see darkly. The condition of the heart influence the rest of the organs Hearts become faint and weak because of sin 6.6 Causes of Sickness

Isa 33:24

And no inhabitant [of Zion] will say, I am sick; the people who dwell there will be forgiven their iniquity

and guilt.

7. Healings?

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–Wonders & Miracles 8. The Price on the Cross Wounds – Healing Does God want to Heal Faith –The One who pray –The One being prayed for Not my righteousness Deliverance – Healing –Unforgiveness –Bitterness –Curses •Blood line curses •Words spoken Soul condition Healing Anointing –Examples 9. A Man of Sorrows

Isa 53:3

He was despised and rejected and forsaken by men, a Man of sorrows and pains, and acquainted with grief and sickness; and like One from Whom men hide their faces He was despised, and we did not appreciate His worth or have any esteem for Him. 4 Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains [of punishment], yet we [ignorantly] considered Him stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God [as if with leprosy]. [Matt. 8:17.] 5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole. Jesus carried our sins / Transgressions / Iniquities

10. My Righteous Servant Isa 53:10 Yet it was the will of the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief and made Him sick. When You and He make His life an offering for sin [and He has risen from the dead, in time to come], He shall see His [spiritual] offspring, He shall prolong His days, and the will and pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand. 11 He shall see [the fruit] of the travail of His soul and be satisfied; by His knowledge of Himself [which He possesses and imparts to others] shall My [uncompromisingly] righteous One, My Servant, justify many and make many righteous (upright and in right standing with God), for He shall bear their iniquities and their guilt [with the consequences, says the Lord]. Yeshua’s soul’s travail broke the curse – Life of intercession – The Intercessor God bruised His and made Him sick Yeshua bore your iniquity & guilt - justifying you – making you righteous

11. The Punishment from God

Psa 89:32 Then will I punish their transgression with the rod [of chastisement], and their iniquity with stripes. [II Sam. 7:14.] Jesus was wounded for our transgressions The punishment need was upon Him Jesus was bruised for our guilt & iniquity By His stripes we were healed 12. Transgression / Iniquity / Sin

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forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but Who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children's children, to the third and fourth generation. God is a merciful and forgiving God God forgives on three levels – Transgressions / Iniquities / Sins God will visit the iniquity of the fathers to 3-4 generations

13. Transgressions Psa 19:13 Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then shall I be blameless, and I shall be innocent and clear of great sin. Rom 4:15 For the Law results in [divine] wrath, but where there is no law there is no transgression [of it either]. 1Jn 3:4 Everyone who commits (practices) sin is guilty of lawlessness; for [that is what] sin is, lawlessness (the breaking, violating of God's law by transgression or neglect--being unrestrained and unregulated by His commands and His will). Transgressions = Presumptuous sins / Sins done knowing it is wrong Transgression and sins can have dominion over our lives if not deal with immediately God gave us the Law to make sin clear to all mankind – Leaving us without excuse

14.1 Iniquities Exo 20:3 You shall have no other gods before or besides Me. 4 You shall not make yourself any graven image [to worship it] or any likeness of anything that is in the heavens above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; 5 You shall not bow down yourself to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate Me, [Isa. 42:8; 48:11.] To worship other gods is hatred towards God We are not allowed to serve other gods We must not give other gods power and honour in and over our lives Worshipping other gods = Iniquity – Bloodline curse

14.2 Iniquities Lev 5:17 If anyone sins and does any of the things the Lord has forbidden, though he was not aware of it, yet he is guilty and shall bear his iniquity. [Luke 12:48.] Lev 16:22 The goat shall bear upon himself all their iniquities, carrying them to a land cut off (a land of forgetfulness and separation, not inhabited)! And the man leading it shall let the goat go in the wilderness. [Ps. 103:12; Isa. 53:11, 12; John 1:29.] Sins done and not confessed becomes iniquity Not wanting to acknowledge the sin as sin = Rebellion This sin was never repented off The sin draw from the pit of forgetfulness Iniquity becomes a blood line curse

14.3 Iniquities

1Sa 3:13

And I [now] announce to him that I will judge and punish his house forever for the iniquity of which he knew, for his sons were bringing a curse upon themselves [blaspheming God], and he did not restrain them. 14 Therefore I have sworn to the house of Eli that the iniquity of Eli's house shall not be atoned for or purged with sacrifice or offering forever. Eli knew his sons were sinning against God He allowed it and was killed with his sons for it The iniquity could not be atoned for or forgiven Willful sin = Rebellion against God

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14.4 Iniquities

Psa 36:1 To the Chief Musician. [A Psalm] of David the servant of the Lord. TRANSGRESSION [like an oracle] speaks to the wicked deep in his heart. There is no fear or dread of God before his eyes. [Rom. 3:18.] 2 For he flatters and deceives himself in his own eyes that his iniquity will not be found out and be hated. When the Spirit convicts you of sin and you harden your heart it becomes iniquities We have lost our fear of God We Flatter ourselves telling ourselves it is not so bad We deceive ourselves thinking the iniquity will not be found out

14.5 Iniquities Lev 26:39 And those of you who are left shall pine away in their iniquity in your enemies' lands; also in the iniquities of their fathers shall they pine away like them. 40 But if they confess their own and their fathers' iniquity in their treachery which they committed against Me--and also that because they walked contrary to Me. 41 I also walked contrary to them and brought them into the land of their enemies--if then their uncircumcised hearts are humbled and they then accept the punishment for their iniquity, [II Kings 24:10-14; Dan. 9:11-14.] We will pine away in our iniquities We must confess our iniquities and the forefather’s Acknowledge we and of fathers have sinned

14.6 Iniquities

Psa

106:42 Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under the hand of their foes. 43 Many times did [God] deliver them, but they were rebellious in their counsel and sank low through their iniquity. 44 Nevertheless He regarded their distress when He heard their cry; 45 And He [earnestly] remembered for their sake His covenant and relented their sentence of evil [comforting and easing Himself] according to the abundance of His mercy and loving-kindness [when they cried out to Him]. We sank to the depth of the earth because of our iniquities – Tratarus – Deepest dungeons

15.1 Acknowledging Sins Psa 32:5 I acknowledged my sin to You, and my iniquity I did not hide. I said, I will confess my transgressions to the Lord [continually unfolding the past till all is told], then You [instantly] forgave me the guilt and iniquity of my sin. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! 6 For this [forgiveness] let everyone who is godly pray, pray to You in a time when You may be found; surely when the great waters [of trial] overflow, they shall not reach [the spirit in] him. We must acknowledge we were wrong and sinned Confess transgressions The Spirit continually unfold the past God forgive instantly when we ask forgiveness We must pray for the Holy Spirit to show us the past while we are still alive The Great waters – Eternal condemnation / Hopelessness Iniquities causes weaknesses that want to drag you to hell

15.2 Acknowledging Sins

Psa 51:5 Behold, I was brought forth in [a state of] iniquity; my mother was sinful who conceived me [and I too am sinful]. [John 3:6; Rom. 5:12; Eph. 2:3.] 6 Behold, You desire truth in the inner being; make me therefore to know wisdom in my inmost heart. David understood the levels of sin We were born in iniquities of our fathers The enemies has legal rights to our lives God desires truth and purity in the inmost parts We must cleanse the veil over our hearts by the Spirit

16.1 Heaped Iniquities

Psa 69:27 Let one [unforgiven] perverseness and iniquity accumulate upon another for them [in Your book], and let them not come into Your righteousness or be justified and acquitted by You. 28 Let them be blotted out of the The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


book of the living and the book of life and not be enrolled among the [uncompromisingly] righteous (those upright and in right standing with God). [Rev. 3:4, 5; 20:12, 15; 21:27.] This Iniquities form a web of perverseness and lies Iniquities can be heaped up through the generations These iniquities will keep us in the abyss if not broken

16.2 Heaped Iniquities

Psa 90:8

Our iniquities, our secret heart and its sins [which we would so like to conceal even from ourselves], You have set in the [revealing] light of Your countenance. We would like to run away from our own sins But nothing is hidden from God’s revealing light of His Presence The Presence of God reveal the wickedness of man

17. Heals all your Diseases

Psa 103:3 Who forgives [every one of] all your iniquities, Who heals [each one of] all your diseases, 4 Who redeems your life from the pit and corruption, Who beautifies, dignifies, and crowns you with loving-kindness and tender mercy; God is the One whom we should fear God alone can forgive all our iniquities When forgiven of Iniquities by God – We are redeemed from the pit of Eternal Hades & Sheol (Hell) Then God gives us His Glory and beauty Showing His loving kindness to us 18. God can not hear our Prayers

Psa 66:18

If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me; [Prov. 15:29; 28:9; Isa. 1:15; John 9:31; James 4:3.] We must repent before the Lord of un acknowledged sin This sin is iniquity in God’s eyes Iniquities prevent God from forgiving our sins and hearing our prayers We must ask for forgiveness and then we will be cleansed and healed

19. Sowing Iniquities

Pro 22:8

He who sows iniquity will reap calamity and futility, and the rod of his wrath [with which he smites others] will fail. We will reap what we sow When we are not disciplined in our words and deeds we will reap the calamity and futility of our own choices We will not be able to blame anyone on the day of judgment We will be punished for our iniquities still unrepeated off

20. Sins

Jas 1:13 Let no one say when he is tempted, I am tempted from God; for God is incapable of being tempted by [what is] evil and He Himself tempts no one. 14 But every person is tempted when he is drawn away, enticed and baited by his own evil desire (lust, passions). 15 Then the evil desire, when it has conceived, gives birth to sin, and sin, when it is fully matured, brings forth death. We are tempted by our own evil desires Sin is deceitful – Draws you in – Lures you When you do think the thought you sin When you ponder the thought it will grow and grow until it make you act it out

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21.1 Does Jesus want to Heal you?

Luke 7:21 In that very hour Jesus was healing many [people] of sicknesses and distressing bodily plagues and evil spirits, and to many who were blind He gave [a free, gracious, joy-giving gift of] sight. The Healing is free Jesus gladly wants to heal you of any sickness Do you believe that He wants to heal your weaknesses and sickness? 21.2 Does Jesus want to Heal you?

Heb

2:18 For because He Himself [in His humanity] has suffered in being tempted (tested and tried), He is able [immediately] to run to the cry of (assist, relieve) those who are being tempted and tested and tried [and who therefore are being exposed to suffering]. Heb 5:2 He is able to exercise gentleness and forbearance [compassion] toward the ignorant and erring, since he himself also is liable to moral weakness and physical infirmity. Jesus can understand your pain and suffering because He was human and were also rejected by men Jesus has compassion upon our ignorance and weakness and sickness

22.1 When Jesus heals the Sick

Mat 4:23 And He went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the good news (Gospel) of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every weakness and infirmity among the people. 24 So the report of Him spread throughout all Syria, and they brought Him all who were sick, those afflicted with various diseases and torments, those under the power of demons, and epileptics, and paralyzed people, and He healed them. Sickness = Weakness, Diseases, Infirmities, Under the power of demons (DID’s), Epileptics, Paralyzed

22.2 When Jesus heals the Sick

Mat 8:16 When evening came, they brought to Him many who were under the power of demons, and He drove out the spirits with a word and restored to health all who were sick. Yeshua spoke only one Word – Did not struggle People are under the power of demons He drove out the demons then they were: –Restored –Healed of sickness 23. Discernment of spirits

Luke

13:11 And there was a woman there who for eighteen years had had an infirmity caused by a spirit (a demon of sickness). She was bent completely forward and utterly unable to straighten herself up or to look upward. 12 And when Jesus saw her, He called [her to Him] and said to her, Woman, you are released from your infirmity! 13 Then He laid [His] hands on her, and instantly she was made straight, and she recognized and thanked and praised God. Jesus wanted to heal the women’s pain The sickness was caused by a demon of sickness / spirit of Infirmity – Could not walk up right Jesus spoke the word, then laid His hands on her She was healed instantly

24. Love & Compassion

Mat 14:14 When He went ashore and saw a great throng of people, He had compassion (pity and deep sympathy) for them and cured their sick. Yeshua had deep compassion for people’s needs Yeshua felt with people with empathy and sympathy Compassion moved Yeshua to heal the sick

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25. Faith energized by Faith

Gal

5:6 For [if we are] in Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith activated and energized and expressed and working through love. Only by faith activated and energized and expressed Activated – The Key Energized – The Dynamic Power of God Expressed – Groaning inwardly Working – Accomplish God’s deeds Love – Without Love we will fail

26. According to your Faith Luke 7:1 AFTER JESUS had finished all that He had to say in the hearing of the people [on the mountain], He entered Capernaum. 2 Now a centurion had a bond servant who was held in honor and highly valued by him, who was sick and at the point of death. 3 And when the centurion heard of Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders to Him, requesting Him to come and make his bond servant well. 4 And when they reached Jesus, they begged Him earnestly, saying, He is worthy that You should do this for him, 5 For he loves our nation and he built us our synagogue [at his own expense]. 6 And Jesus went with them. But when He was not far from the house, the centurion sent [some] friends to Him, saying, Lord, do not trouble [Yourself], for I am not sufficiently worthy to have You come under my roof; 7 Neither did I consider myself worthy to come to You. But [just] speak a word, and my servant boy will be healed. 8 For I also am a man [daily] subject to authority, with soldiers under me. And I say to one, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my bond servant, Do this, and he does it. 9 Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled at him, and He turned and said to the crowd that followed Him, I tell you, not even in [all] Israel have I found such great faith [as this]. 10 And when the messengers who had been sent returned to the house, they found the bond servant who had been ill quite well again.

27.1 Prayer & Fasting

Mat 17:19 Then the disciples came to Jesus and asked privately, Why could we not drive it out? 20 He said to them, Because of the littleness of your faith [that is, your lack of firmly relying trust]. For truly I say to you, if you have faith [that is living] like a grain of mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, Move from here to yonder place, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you. 21 But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting. Why they not drive it out? Unbelief Prayer and Fasting opens our spiritual understanding Prayer and fasting might be needed to break the yoke We must find out the root problem by fasting otherwise it would not go – It has a legal right to stay

27.2 Prayer & Fasting

Psa

35:13 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I afflicted myself with fasting, and I prayed with head bowed on my breast. 14 I behaved as if grieving for my friend or my brother; I bowed down in sorrow, as one who bewails his mother. Yeshua was in prayer and fasting often, praying for the sick Yeshua had great compassion on the sick and the weak and the spiritually captive

27.3 Prayer & Fasting

Isa 58:5 Is such a fast as yours what I have chosen, a day for a man to humble himself with sorrow in his soul? [Is true fasting merely mechanical?] Is it only to bow down his head like a bulrush and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him [to indicate a condition of heart that he does not have]? Will you call this a fast and an acceptable day to the Lord? 6 [Rather] is not this the fast that I have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every [enslaving] yoke? [Acts 8:23.] 28.1 Prayer of a Righteous man

Jas 5:13

Is anyone among you afflicted (ill-treated, suffering evil)? He should pray. Is anyone glad at heart? He should sing praise [to God]. 14 Is anyone among you sick? He should call in the church elders (the spiritual guides). The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


And they should pray over him, anointing him with oil in the Lord's name. 15 And the prayer [that is] of faith will save him who is sick, and the Lord will restore him; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. What must we do when some one is sick? Get some spiritually mature christian to pray for him / her

28.2 Prayer of a Righteous man

16 Confess to one another therefore your faults (your slips, your false steps, your offenses, your sins) and pray [also] for one another, that you may be healed and restored [to a spiritual tone of mind and heart]. The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]. Confession of sins – Walk in the light - Walking in the Spirit Anoint him with oil - Pray in faith If he sinned - Sins will be forgiven Continued prayer – Intercession - Dynamic Power available 28.3 Prayer of a righteous man Act 9:36 Now there was at Joppa a disciple [a woman] named [in Aramaic] Tabitha, which [in Greek] means Dorcas. She was abounding in good deeds and acts of charity. 37 About that time she fell sick and died, and when they had cleansed her, they laid [her] in an upper room. 38 Since Lydda was near Joppa [however], the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent two men to him begging him, Do come to us without delay. 39 So Peter [immediately] rose and accompanied them. And when he had arrived, they took him to the upper room. All the widows stood around him, crying and displaying undershirts (tunics) and [other] garments such as Dorcas was accustomed to make while she was with them. 40 But Peter put them all out [of the room] and knelt down and prayed; then turning to the body he said, Tabitha, get up! And she opened her eyes; and when she saw Peter, she raised herself and sat upright. First put the other outside – Allowed no distractions of faith Peter prayer and commanded Tabitha to get up!

29.1 Authority in the Spirit

Mat 10:1 AND JESUS summoned to Him His twelve disciples and gave them power and authority over unclean spirits, to drive them out, and to cure all kinds of disease and all kinds of weakness and infirmity. Jesus gave Authority & Power to do it Authority over: –Unclean spirits –All Kinds of diseases –All kinds of weaknesses –All kind of infirmities Know who you are in Jesus & the Power of His Name Boldness – Righteousness & Relationship 29.2 Authority in the Spirit Luk 7:1 AFTER JESUS had finished all that He had to say in the hearing of the people [on the mountain], He entered Capernaum. 2 Now a centurion had a bond servant who was held in honor and highly valued by him, who was sick and at the point of death. 3 And when the centurion heard of Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders to Him, requesting Him to come and make his bond servant well. 4 And when they reached Jesus, they begged Him earnestly, saying, He is worthy that You should do this for him, 5 For he loves our nation and he built us our synagogue [at his own expense]. 6 And Jesus went with them. But when He was not far from the house, the centurion sent [some] friends to Him, saying, Lord, do not trouble [Yourself], for I am not sufficiently worthy to have You come under my roof; 7 Neither did I consider myself worthy to come to You. But [just] speak a word, and my servant boy will be healed. 8 For I also am a man [daily] subject to authority, with soldiers under me. And I say to one, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my bond servant, Do this, and he does it. 9 Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled at him, and He turned and said to the crowd that followed Him, I tell you, not even in [all] Israel have I found such great faith [as this]. 10 And when the messengers who had been sent returned to the house, they found the bond servant who had been ill quite well again. The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


Speak the word – Do you know who you are in the Anointed One

30. Be Healed

Mat 10:8 Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, drive out demons. Freely (without pay) you have received, freely (without charge) give. We must cure the sick – Command healing! We must raise the dead – Command resurrection Cleanse the diseased bodies Drive out the demons 31. Anointing with Oil

Mar 6:12 So they went out and preached that men should repent [that they should change their minds for the better and heartily amend their ways, with abhorrence of their past sins]. 13 And they drove out many unclean spirits and anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them. We must repent – Change our ways and mind To drive out demons brings healing We must anoint the sick with oil and cure them 32.1 Power went out of Him

Luke 5:17

One of those days, as He was teaching, there were Pharisees and teachers of the Law sitting by, who had come from every village and town of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was [present] with Him to heal them. 18 And behold, some men were bringing on a stretcher a man who was paralyzed, and they tried to carry him in and lay him before [Jesus]. The Power of God was present The Power is only present where people believe The prophet has the discernment to know when the people are open or closed in the Spirit Teaching is necessary so that people can believe Prayer in the Spirit open up the heavens

32.2 Power went out of Him

Mar 5:30

And Jesus, recognizing in Himself that the power proceeding from Him had gone forth, turned around immediately in the crowd and said, Who touched My clothes? There is a flow of the Power of God for those who accept and believe The Flow is stopped by out sins / fear / iniquities and unbelief / pride. This flow can be sensed by the person praying or the prophet

33. The Anointing

Isa 10:27 And it shall be, in that day his burden shall be taken away from off your shoulder, and his yoke from off your neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing. The Anointing will break the spiritual bondage of yoke upon the neck of the one who is sick 34.1 The Yoke upon your Neck

Lev 26:11 And I will set my tabernacle among you: and my soul shall not abhor you. 12 And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people. 13 I am the LORD your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that ye should not be their bondmen; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go upright. The Tabernacle = God with us = Emmanuel God’s Soul will not abhor us / I will walk among you Band of your Yoke – Demon oppression / Iniquities / Legal right to be there God’s Presence break / And we walk upright again The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


34.2 The Yoke upon your Neck

Deut 28:47

Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joyfulness of [mind and] heart [in gratitude] for the abundance of all [with which He had blessed you], 48 Therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the Lord shall send against you, in hunger and thirst, in nakedness and in want of all things; and He will put a yoke of iron upon your neck until He has destroyed you. When we become unthankful we grow hard and proud When we do not serve God in joy and peace we are healed The wrong attitude towards God will bring a yoke and destruction upon our bodies and lives

34.3 The Yoke upon your Neck

Isa 14:25 That I will break the Assyrian in My land, and upon My mountains I will tread him underfoot. Then shall the [Assyrian's] yoke depart from [the people of Judah], and his burden depart from their shoulders. 26 This is the [Lord's] purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth [regarded as conquered and put under tribute by Assyria]; and this is [His omnipotent] hand that is stretched out over all the nations. 34.4 The Yoke upon your Neck

Jer 2:19 Your own wickedness shall chasten and correct you, and your backslidings and desertion of faith shall reprove you. Know therefore and recognize that this is an evil and bitter thing: [first,] you have forsaken the Lord your God; [second,] you are indifferent to Me and the fear of Me is not in you, says the Lord of hosts. 20 For long ago [in Egypt] I broke your yoke and burst your bonds [not that you might be free, but that you might serve Me] and long ago you shattered the yoke and snapped the bonds [of My law which I put upon you]; you said, I will not serve and obey You! For upon every high hill and under every green tree you [eagerly] prostrated yourself [in idolatrous worship], playing the harlot. It is not God who punishes us but our own wickedness Our wickedness cause evil and bitterness Our wickedness is serving other gods To serve other gods put us under a yoke of slavery To serve other gods is to be like a idolatrous harlot or prostitute What false gods have we been worshipping without knowing it? 34.5 The Yoke upon your Neck

Jer

30:8 For it will come to pass in that day, says the Lord of hosts, that I will break [the oppressor's] yoke from your neck, and I will burst your bonds; and strangers will no more make slaves of [the people of Israel]. 9 But they will serve the Lord their God and David's [descendant] their King, Whom I will raise up for them. [Jer. 23:5.] The Yoke of oppression Burst your bonds = Snap your chains or bands Strange gods has made you slaves We must serve God & His King – Yeshua our Messiah

34.6 The Yoke upon your Neck

Lam 1:12

Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by? Look and see if there is any sorrow like my sorrow which was dealt out to me, with which the Lord has afflicted me in the day of His fierce anger! 13 From above He has sent fire into my bones, and it prevailed against them. He has spread a net for my feet; He has turned me back. He has made me hopelessly miserable and faint all the day long. 14 The yoke of my transgressions is bound by His hand; they were twined together; they were set upon my neck. He has made my strength fail and [me to] stumble; the Lord has delivered me into the hands of those I am unable to resist or withstand. [Deut. 28:48.] Sickness and Weakness comes from above – The Heavens of wickedness From the Place of Fire – Hades & Sheol Fire in your bones A Net or a trap is spread for you You are turn back in shame / disappointment You become hopeless and miserable The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


You faint of weakness and sickness Because of transgressions God is righteous and justice and sin must be punished The Trap is like a twisted together like a web of a spider This was set upon you neck – Slavery You come to a fall – Pride comes before a fall You are delivered into the hand of an enemy to strong for you 35. Cords of Sin

Pro 5:22 His own iniquities shall ensnare the wicked man, and he shall be held with the cords of his sin. Heb 12:1 THEREFORE THEN, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who have borne testimony to the Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us, Sin & Iniquities ensnare us like in a trap Sin clings & Entangles us – Get lost in sin We must get rid of these sins

36.1 The Yoked with other gods

Lam 5:5 Our pursuers are upon our necks [like a yoke]; we are weary and are allowed no rest. 6 We have given the hand [as a pledge of fidelity and submission] to the Egyptians and to the Assyrians [merely] to get food to satisfy [our hunger]. 7 Our fathers sinned and are no more, and we have borne their iniquities. [Isa. 65:7; Jer. 16:1112; 31:29; Ezek. 18:2-4.] Those who pursue want our lives The pursuers are upon our necks We can never rest – Human effort / self trust Worshipping hunger – Worshipping other gods gods of the Egyptians & Assyrians We are punished because of the sins of our forefathers

36.2 The Yoked with other gods

Hos

10:10 When I please I will chastise them, and hostile peoples shall be gathered against them when I shall bind and yoke them for their two transgressions [revolt from the Lord their God and the worship of idols]. [Jer. 2:13; Lam. 3:31-33.] God will punish us when we revolt against Him Our punishment = Being yoked with a hostile enemy Worshipping other gods = revolt against God

36.3 The Yoked with other gods Hos 11:2 The more [the prophets] called to them, the more they went from them; they kept sacrificing to the Baals and burning incense to the graven images. 3 Yet I taught Ephraim to walk, taking them by their arms or taking them up in My arms, but they did not know that I healed them. 4 I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love, and I was to them as one who lifts up and eases the yoke over their cheeks, and I bent down to them and gently laid food before them. God loves us and does not want our destruction God sends prophets to warn the people but they would not listen - Worshipped Baal & Graven Images God’s bands or cords = Love God’s love = The Anointing breaks the Yoke The Bread from heaven = Food from God

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37. The Yoke of Religion

Act 15:10

Now then, why do you try to test God by putting a yoke on the necks of the disciples, such as neither our forefathers nor we [ourselves] were able to endure? 11 But we believe that we are saved through the grace (the undeserved favor and mercy) of the Lord Jesus, just as they [are]. We test God when we make it difficult for people to follow Jesus Legalistic Religion is a yoke of slavery Religion can miss use authority The Spirit gives live, but the letter kill Truth alone kills – Jesus full of Grace and Truth The Truths set us free not another burden

38. The LORD’s Battle-Axe Jer 51:20 You [Cyrus of Persia, soon to conquer Babylon] are My battle-ax or maul and weapon of war, for with you I break nations in pieces, with you I destroy kingdoms, 21 With you I break in pieces the horse and his rider, with you I break in pieces the chariot and the charioteer, 22 With you I break in pieces man and woman, with you I break in pieces old man and youth, with you I break in pieces young man and maiden, 23 With you I break in pieces the shepherd and his flock, with you I break in pieces the farmer and his yoke of oxen, and with you I break in pieces governors and commanders. 24 And I will [completely] repay Babylon and all the inhabitants of Chaldea for all the evil that they have done in Zion--before your very eyes [I will do it], says the Lord. God wants the chains and the bands upon people to be broken God has chosen the prophet to break the slavery from His people

39. The Gentle Yoke

Mat 11:28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.] 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls. [Jer. 6:16.] 30 For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good--not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne. If we have been overburdened we have tried the wrong way The Yoke we must take is good / humble / gentle 40.1 Unequally Yoked

2Co

6:14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers [do not make mismated alliances with them or come under a different yoke with them, inconsistent with your faith]. For what partnership have right living and right standing with God with iniquity and lawlessness? Or how can light have fellowship with darkness? 15 What harmony can there be between Christ and Belial [the devil]? Or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? Worshipping other gods = Unequally yoked Ungodly religions practices = Myths / Old wife tails Yoked with the works of Satan / Belial Yoked with the Iniquity of the forefathers Wickedness = What is opposing to the Spirit of God

40.2 Unequally Yoked

2Co

6:16 What agreement [can there be between] a temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God; even as God said, I will dwell in and with and among them and will walk in and with and among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. [Exod. 25:8; 29:45; Lev. 26:12; Jer. 31:1; Ezek. 37:27.] 17 So, come out from among [unbelievers], and separate (sever) yourselves from them, says the Lord, and touch not [any] unclean thing; then I will receive you kindly and treat you with favor, [Isa. 52:11.] The True God vs. The Pagan religions The Temple vs. Tower of Babel Separate or sever ourselves from these gods and their practices – God hate them The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


41.1 The Healing Anointing

Mar 6:55

And they ran about the whole countryside, and began to carry around sick people on their sleeping pads or mats to any place where they heard that He was. 56 And wherever He came into villages or cities or the country, they would lay the sick in the marketplaces and beg Him that they might touch even the fringe of His outer garment, and as many as touched Him were restored to health. To touch Yeshua by faith brought healing The Fringe = Tzitzit – The tassel of the prayer shawl The Tassel spelled God’s Name = YHWH Their Faith in God healed them – According to your faith The Anointing upon Yeshua healed the people

41.2 The Healing Anointing

Isa

61:1 THE SPIRIT of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed and qualified me to preach the Gospel of good tidings to the meek, the poor, and afflicted; He has sent me to bind up and heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the [physical and spiritual] captives and the opening of the prison and of the eyes to those who are bound, [Rom. 10:15.] The Spirit of God is doing the Work The Father in Me is doing the works The Spirit upon Yeshua = The Anointing The Anointing heals / Bind up the broken hearted / set those who are captive free The Truth will set you free

41.3 The Healing Anointing

Act 5:15 So that they [even] kept carrying out the sick into the streets and placing them on couches and sleeping pads, [in the hope] that as Peter passed by, at least his shadow might fall on some of them. 16 And the people gathered also from the towns and hamlets around Jerusalem, bringing the sick and those troubled with foul spirits, and they were all cured. The Sick were all cured by the Anointing that rested upon Peter The Anointing – God’s Presence on Peter healed them

42. The Promise for all who Believe

Mar 16:17 And these attesting signs will accompany those who believe: in My name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new languages; 18 They will pick up serpents; and [even] if they drink anything deadly, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will get well. These signs will happen if you believe In Yeshua’s Name – His Power and Authority on the cross  We can still today drive out demons We can still lay hand on the sick for healing They will get well 43. Extraordinary Miracles

Act

19:11 And God did unusual and extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul, 12 So that handkerchiefs or towels or aprons which had touched his skin were carried away and put upon the sick, and their diseases left them and the evil spirits came out of them. The Healing Anointing can be carried through material / Prayer cloths The Healing is done by the power of God’s Spirit

44.1 Atmosphere for Miracles

Corporate Anointing – Module 3 The Natural atmosphere changes The Spiritual manifests into the physical – We will manifest ourselves to them The Witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ South Africa, Pretoria info@witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za & www.witnessesforjesuschrist.co.za


The Atmosphere is charged with faith and awe The Atmosphere is charged with signs and wonders 44.2 An Atmosphere of Unbelief Mat 13:58 And He did not do many works of power there, because of their unbelief (their lack of faith in the divine mission of Jesus). Mar 6:5 And He was not able to do even one work of power there, except that He laid His hands on a few sickly people [and] cured them. 6 And He marveled because of their unbelief (their lack of faith in Him). Only by belief is the spiritual able to manifest into the physical Unbelief can break the ability of the Spirit to heal, do Miracles or signs and Wonders Do not focus on the miracle or healing Focus on Yeshua – Jesus the Anointed One and His Righteousness – His perfect work done on the cross

45. Practical

Pray for those who are sick Wait for the word of knowledge from the Holy Spirit

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