WORDS HAVE INFINITELY MORE POWER THAN WE EVER REALIZED
08-26-18 This message may be viewed live streaming video at www.tabernacleofmoses.org commencing today Sunday at 11:00 am, and repeated 24/7 for one week; thereafter, the video, audio, and study notes are archived.
The brightness of our revelations depend upon the correctness of our doctrines, our building blocks
(God is Thought, God is Love, God is a Spirit – Eccl 12:7, and so are you)
GOD IS A SPIRIT; ANGELS ARE HIS SPIRITS; THOUGHTS ARE HIS SPIRITS
(Eccl 12:7) Then shall the dust [“of which God made man’s body” Amplif. Bible] return to the earth as it was: and the spirit [i.e., the angel] shall return unto God who gave it.
1. Commentary: You are a spirit, a fallen angel, a conglomerate of thinking thoughts temporarily dwelling inside a physical body.
(2 Cor 10:3-6) For though we [who are born-again] walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal [Gk: fleshly, unregenerate], but mighty [i.e., spiritual] through God to the pulling down [Gk: demolition; fig. extinction: destruction] of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations [Gk: thoughts], and every high thing that exalteth itself [i.e., pride] against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought [EVERY THOUGHT (every fallen angel)] to the obedience of Christ [Gk: the anointed]; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled [Gk: complete, perfect].
1. strong holds = Gk: (to fortify, to hold safely); a castle (fig. an argument) /// possession: be held, be possessed with, diseased, + fear, sick, + tremble, + uncircumcised.
2. bringing into captivity = Gk: to make captive: lead away captive /// a prisoner of war.
3. Commentary: A notable fallen angel biblically identified as an “unclean spirit” named Legion was a “strong hold,” figuratively a castle of hard stones, a castle of strong arguments established and dwelling inside the wild (unsaved) man of the Gadarenes, showing us plainly that a spirit (singular) is a conglomerate of many like thoughts (plural).
a. (Mark 5:8,9) For he [Jesus] said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit [(singular)]. And he [Jesus] asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion [i.e., a Roman army of 6,000 warriors]: for we are many [unclean spirits].
b. (Luke 8:29-31) (For he had commanded the unclean spirit [(singular)] to come out of the man. For oftentimes it [the unclean spirit] had caught him: and he [the wild man] was kept bound [by the nearby city people] with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.) And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils [unclean spirits] were entered into him. And they [the devils speaking with one voice] besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep [Gk: the abyss: the bottomless pit].
GOD’S THOUGHTS (ANGELS ) MANIFEST THEIR POWER INSIDE US
(Philip 1:5,6) For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; Being confident of this very thing, that he [God] which hath begun [Gk: commenced] a good work in you will perform [Gk: complete] it until the day of [the second coming of] Jesus Christ: [when the Spirit of Jesus Christ shall rise up out of you (Rom 8:18; 2 Thes 1:10,12 “In flaming fire” 2 Thes 1:8))].
(Philip 2:13) For it is God which worketh in you both to will [to do] and to do of his good pleasure.
GOD’S THOUGHTS (ANGELS ) MANIFEST THEIR POWER OUTSIDE US
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1. Commentary: “but speak the word [Gk: logos] only” = the point of this exchange is just as the centurion has soldiers who are subject to his authority and obey his commands, also in parallel fashion, Jesus Christ has soldiers whom the centurion calls “the word” who are His angels, His thoughts subject to His authority and obey His commands. Luke 7:6-10 expresses this understanding from his viewpoint:
a. (Luke 7:6-10) Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof: Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word [Gk: logos], and my servant shall be healed. For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith [Gk: belief], no, not in Israel. And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick.
(Heb 4:12) For the word [Gk: logos; (“logic”)] of God is quick [Gk: alive], and powerful [i.e., it changes, transforms things], and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
THOUGHTS (ANGELS) MANIFEST THEIR POWER
to change us on the inside
AND WHEN THOUGHTS ARE ARTICULATED INTO WORDS
they change (effect, transform) everything on the outside
(John 20:21,22) Then said Jesus to them [His disciples] again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them [(with words)], Receive ye the Holy Ghost: [i.e., Jesus sent His angels into them]
BY THY WORDS
(Mat 12:35-37) A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified [Gk: rendered just or innocent: righteous], and by thy words thou shalt be condemned [Gk: adjudged against, pronounced guilty].