Raising Up God’s Mighty Standard
September 1, 2010 by happy707
Raising Up God’s Mighty Standard
“When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the Lord will lift up A standard against him” (Isaiah 59:19)
Key people and key locations all over America have been targeted by the enemy for defilement, and then the destruction of all that is moral, good and decent.
However, we are not to be like the cowardly children of God in the wilderness that were not allowed to conquer the promised land. They only saw the giants, the obstacles and the power of the enemy, but they should have been seeing and studying the power of almighty God.
We need to pray for Christian leaders who do not have their own agendas, but who hear from God like Joshua and Caleb, and we need to take back our homes, our territories and our nation for the Kingdom of God. I am not talking about the dominion doctrine which is false.
We need to pray that God will send forth those with the spirits of Josiah, Elijah and Jehu in each area, and we will all in unison; tear down the strongholds of Jezebel, Ahab, the lusts of the flesh, eye and the evil pride of life, greed, selfish ambition, destruction, envy, stealing, killing, and the list could go on and on.
Many Christian seem to be afraid of the occult realm, but that is the area where the Christians can conquer through the Blood of The Lamb. The Lord has given us all authority over the enemy, and nothing will by any means harm us.
I don’t understand why so many Christians cringe at doing spiritual warfare when that is where we will pull down all of the enemy strongholds. Some Christians are so afraid that when the enemy says “boo” they “shoo” and high tail it out. Stop doing that!
Many Christians are sitting around with their teeth hanging out, murmuring about the injustices, the moral decay, and the control spirits that are being manifested all around them. However, we are not to be like those who complain like the children of Isreal in the wilderness, but we are to stand up, stand together, worship God together, praise The Lord Jesus, and pray together in love and unity.
We as Christians are not to sit around declaring “Woe is me”, no we are to be proclaiming “Woe to the darkness and the evil as Jesus often did on this earth and as The Word of God admonishes us to do.
“The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.”
Isaiah 3:8-10 (in Context) Isaiah 3 (Whole Chapter) Isaiah 3:11
“Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.”
“Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.”
Luke 11:51-53 (in Context) Luke 11 (Whole Chapter) Luke 17:1
“Then said He unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!”
Jesus overturned the tables of those who were using His Father’s House as a place of business and profit. They were making huge sums of money off of God’s people.
We, as Christians need to start overturning the lucrative tables of profit making ministers in our churches and their ministries by refusing to buy their overpriced, overrated, and meaningless merchandize. How can “ministers” steeped in sin; help you as they cannot help themselves to an overcoming life with Christ.
False apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers and evangelists that live like kings and queens are in this category. They always travel first class (even though it costs double), they have their own entourages (just like the presidents and royals), they look down on the poor (who they are supposed to support), and they are the epitome of hypocrisy according to our Lord Jesus Christ.
“But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.”
Matthew 23:12-14 (in Context) Matthew 23 (Whole Chapter) Matthew 23:14
“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.”
Matthew 23:13-15 (in Context) Matthew 23 (Whole Chapter) Matthew 23:15
“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.”
Matthew 23:14-16 (in Context) Matthew 23 (Whole Chapter)
Some so-called leaders in the church today are promoting the status quo so they can continue to walk in luxury, power and prestige. They don’t want to hinder the gravy train by warning the people and speaking the Truth found in The pure and holy Word of God.
They do anything to draw people to themselves. Very few these days are paying the high price of teaching the Truth, and few Christians are doing as the Bereans in checking out everything with The Word of God. Many of them go on and on about their own exploits, ministries and accomplishments, and they never lead people to the humility of Christ and Him crucified. People are being duped everywhere with the witchcraft generated idolization of pastors, and ministers, churches and ministries.
Thes hypocrites love to quote the Scripture out of context “Touch not my anointed” to mean that no person is ever to question their teachings, false doctrines and their haughty lifestyles.
The Scripture, “Touch not my anointed” was for David, and it was stated because David would not kill King Saul even though he had many opportunities. That Scripture has been so abused, misused and taken out of context that it is nauseating.
We need to read I Cor. 5 and 6, and countless other Scriptures that command us to check everything out, and not to even associate with any person who loves money, etc. So many so-called pastors, apostles, prophets, teachers and evangelists are not teaching Christians the truth of the Word, i.e. “Deny yourself, take up your cross and follow Jesus”. “We enter into the Kingdom of God through much tribulation”, “Those that lose their lives for Christ’s sake will save their lives”, and we don’t even hear the wonderful parables of Jesus when He warned the Christians over and over again to be like the 5 wise virgins and the good steward, etc.
Many of the messages we hear sound very lovely, and they can easily lull us into a false sense of erroneous security while the enemy of our souls is destroying our souls. If you hear a very sweet, self-serving message that makes you forget the huge cost of your salvation and the fact that you in turn need to increase daily in Jesus Christ; get out of that place as fast as you can.
Any message that you hear that makes you believe that you do not need to “Repent” as Jesus repeatedly told the Christians when He was on earth is not giving you the full Gospel. Without repentance there is no remission of sins, and we all fall short of the glory of God.
David prayed to the Father to be shown even his hidden sins, and we need to do the same. Pray Psalm 51, at least periodically, and The Holy Spirit will reveal everything to you that you need to know.
Get into The Word of God for yourself and study to show yourself approved, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed. When you know the Word of God, you have a powerful love for The Truth, obey The Word, humbly pray, seek The Lord, and turn from all wickedness, then you can stand strong when many are being deceived in these last days.
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