(ANNOUNCEMENT FOR BOTH SAINTS AND SINNERS)
That old serpent called the devil and Satan, has deceived the whole world. Ephesians 6:10 – 18 10.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints Some years ago, there was a woman advertising in the Jack Chick magazine that you could buy her paper swords.
(Ephesians 6:17 – And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God) and she was making money from those deceived by Satan. Here in the US there was a man named Leroy Jenkins, long dead, a man who had many miracles in his meetings. When he was imprisoned for his sins, he would call Susan, who would handle his meetings while he was in prison.
Leroy would call Susan during the tent meetings from prison and tell her what clothes they had on, what seat someone was in, and Susan will say to them Leroy said you are healed. One time a man was not there, and Leroy said Dam!, and told Susan he is out in the parking lot, go quick and tell him he is healed.
Leroy had divorced his wife and became involved in homosexuality Romans 11:29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. When Leroy got out of prison, he gave credit of his spiritual ability to his native American background, and started selling holy water out of a well. Matthew 7:15-23 15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.21 Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works?23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: Leroy Jenkins name will be taken out of the Lamb’s Book of Life. John 4:7 -29 7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.8 (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.) 9 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.
10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?
12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.16 Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.17 The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband:18 For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saith thou truly.
19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. 21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.25 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.
27 And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her? 28 The woman then left her water pot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men, 29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ? Verse 22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. (Salvation in Greek is Soteria meaning “Rescue or Safety physically or morally; deliver, health, salvation, save, saving”)
When someone sells you holy water or oil, they are deceiving you (John 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.) Jesus is referring to those who believe on Him, will have ever lasting ‘water of life’ When pastors sell you a metal sword, they are making and being led of Satan to blind you from the Truth.
Our Bibles translated, ‘Dagger’ a short pointed weapon, with sharp edges, used for stabbing, for close up fighting in warfare, you cannot fight (wrestler) close up with a sword Ephesians 6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Ephesians 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; (Salvation in the Greek is Soteria, meaning : Rescue or Safety physically or morally; deliver, health, salvation, save, saving The Sword is the word of GOD “YAHWEH’.
The first of the warfare was in the garden Genesis 3Genesis 3:1-7 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. Matthew 4:1-11 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him. As a teenager, I was saved according to the doctrine I was raised in which I no longer agree with. And I was chosen to be the leader of the teenagers who would pass the offering plates, once a month through the congregation.
A thought came to me that I could keep some of that money, but my next thought was ‘this money is the Lord’s money’, I am not going to steal the Lord’s money. I learned that one of the other teenagers, was stealing the Lord’s money. Hebrews 2:12-18 Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.
13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.
You who are wrestling with demon spirits, trying to draw you into sexual perversion, Yahshua ‘Jesus’ will help you overcome the power of Satan, call on Him! If you are already bound by the spirit of sexual perversion, the Almighty God ‘Yahweh’ is ready to deliver you by the “blood of His Lamb and our Lamb, shed at Calvary”.
By Pastor David Leroy Matthews of Sozo Ministries “Ohio”
Space Sponsored by Emmanuel Akwasi Adjei, Be Made Whole International Ministry
(To be continued)