March 21, 2014
To all of those who have been praying for Della during the past few days, let me say a very big THANK YOU! Not being familiar with migraine headaches, we didn't know until today that's what she was dealing with. Three times during the past couple of days, George has prayed with us for Della's healing, and three times she has experienced an immediate cessation of the stabbing pains. This morning our daughter-in-law, Michelle, (we have a house-full of family this weekend) told Della that what she was experiencing was migraine headaches. George Robinson has had remarkable success in praying for folks with migraines -- especially once they have been properly identified as such -- and having that knowledge allowed George to pray one more time, this time identifying and declaring an end to migraines for Della. From the evidence thus far, I will say that Della has experienced complete relief. The pain has ceased and the dizziness she was experiencing has gone.
All I can say is, Whewww!! The last couple of nights -- and last night especially -- Della has been kept awake with these unbelievable stabbing pains that have caused her whole body to jerk. In the wee hours of the morning, this morning, I prayed over her in the spirit for the better part of an hour until she was able to finally go to sleep. It has been constant warfare. There is a real key in our understanding here. Once you've identified the offending spirit of infirmity -- in this case, migraine headaches -- you can exercise the authority we have because of the name (the onoma, the very character, makeup and essence) of Jesus, and the fact that "migraine" is a name that is subject to the name of Jesus. It MUST bow and yield!
Are you ready to be challenged today? Are you ready to take a trip out of time and into eternity to see what Jesus has done and is doing in us, to us and through us?
Philippians 2:5-.11 (RAC Translation): Be like Jesus, The Anointed One, and be in His anointing with His mindset, Who, though He existed in the form of God and continuing in that form, did not regard equality with God as a thing to be grasped or hung onto, but [temporarily] emptied Himself of His God-status and co-equality with the Father, becoming [instead] as a servant, taking on the nature, essence and mortality of ordinary man. And being seen as an ordinary man, He abased Himself and submitted Himself to death itself, particularly the kind of death which came by being hung on a cross.
Therefore God the Father has exalted Him to the highest position and granted Him that name — rank, authority, power, title, position, character and essence — which is above and beyond every name — rank, authority, title, position, character and essence (i.e., Yowd He Vav He Yeshua, Ha-Mashiach), that at [the very utterance, the very sound, the very essence of] the name of [YHVHYH] Jesus, every knee should, must and will bow of beings in heaven, on earth, and under the earth [in Hades, the region of departed sinful spirits]; and that every tongue, utterance and language shall confess, acknowledge and agree fully that Jesus Christ is Lord, Supreme in Authority, to the honor, praise, dignity, worship and glory of God the Father.
The picture of what Jesus accomplished at the Cross takes on a more personal aspect when we see the following:
Ephesians 1:16-23 (NASB): [I] do not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in my prayers; that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.
Then Paul continues to amplify this picture when he writes:
Ephesians 2:5b-7 (Amplified Version): He [the Father] gave us the very life of Christ Himself, the same new life with which He quickened Him. (For it is by grace — by His favor and mercy which you did not deserve — that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation). 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.
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 kindness and goodness of heart toward us in Christ Jesus.
Are you seeing what Jesus has done? Are you seeing the impact of His Name? Are you seeing and understanding that He has invested all of Himself — IN US?
This is NOT about us: this is about Him!
What Jesus has done is to invest Himself in us in order that He can receive His full inheritance. Furthermore, He has designed this process so that we become joint-heirs with Him.
The inheritance He has in us is designed to restore the Eden Blessing to its original state. For the sake of review, look back at the original Blessing in the Garden of Eden.
Genesis 1:28-29 (Amplified Version): And God bless them, and said to them, Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it [with all its vast resources]; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over every living creature that moves upon the earth. And God said, See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the land, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food.
The curse that came upon the earth with Adam’s disobedience forced hard toil, sweat and painful labor in order to just have enough to survive.
The curse forced man in his “non-blessed” state to lose his place of fruitfulness, ability to multiply supernaturally and greatly slowed his ability to “fill the earth.” The concept of “subduing” the earth and all its vast resources became a labor of agony and sweat. Man has yet — even today — to even begin to “subdue” the earth and take advantage of all its resources.
Let’s consider something else here: WHY WAS THE EARTH CREATED IN THE FIRST PLACE?
We know that God created it, that He has the ultimate title to it, that its very existence depends on Him; that all its resources are His to use and dispense as He sees fit. But He didn’t just create the earth to have some toy to play with.
The earth (and all that is therein) was created as a kind of laboratory in and for which a species of being — man — would be created who would be just like God. In order, however, for that species to become a counterpart and family to God, he must:
(1) learn to rule like God;
(2) develop the ability to overcome every conceivable obstacle pitted against him;
(3) contend with and overcome God’s enemy — Satan;
(4) learn what it means to “subdue” a planet and the forces that make it what it is;
(5) learn dominion through the ruling over and controlling every other kind of living being not of man’s species;
(6) learn what God’s agape love is and how to flow in it;
(7) learn to operate in God’s faith and live by it;
(8) become a species of being that lives by “giving” instead of “taking” or “receiving” as lesser species do.
(9) develop God’s character, personality and integrity; and
(10) become a “fellowship-oriented” being who understands that “fellowship” with God means having “all things in common” and sharing all that he is with God without drawing back, without restraint of any kind, and without compromise.
God created the world as a place He could entrust to man for the purpose of re-creating Heaven. Thus, David wrote:
Psalm 115:16 (Amplified Version): The heavens are the Lord’s heavens, but the earth has He given to the children of men.
David understood the concept of Eden. He saw by revelation from Holy Spirit the Blessing given to Adam and Eve and perceived that the essence of the Blessing of Abraham was encapsulated in the Eden Blessing.
Hence, David wrote:
Psalm 112:1-10 (NASB): Praise the LORD! How blessed is the man who fears the LORD, Who greatly delights in His commandments.
(1) His descendants will be mighty on earth;
(2) The generation (Hebrew: dore: posterity) of the upright will be blessed.
(3) Wealth and riches are in his house, And his righteousness endures forever.
(4) Light (Hebrew: 'or: illumination, revelation) arises in the darkness for the upright; He is gracious and compassionate and righteous.
(5) It is well with the man who is gracious and lends; He will maintain his cause in judgment.
(6) For he will never be shaken; The righteous will be remembered forever.
(7) He will not fear evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.
(8) His heart is upheld, he will not fear, Until he looks with satisfaction on his adversaries.
(9) He has given freely to the poor, His righteousness endures forever; His horn will be exalted in honor.
(10) The wicked will see it and be vexed, He will gnash his teeth and melt away; The desire of the wicked will perish.
The Eden Blessing literally came by the breath of God. He breathed Himself into Adam. In that breath was the very essence of His being, His character, His makeup. It is the same breath we know today as the Spirit of God. The Hebrew word, naphach, (akin to ruach — Spirit) means: to kindle, to ignite [life], to blow with force. This is that same force behind the Word. Let’s put it in proper context.
Hebrews 1:2-3 (Amplified Version): In the last of these days He has spoken unto us [in the person of] His Son, whom He appointed Heir and lawful Owner of all things, also by and through He created the worlds — and the reaches of space, and the ages of time — [that is] He made, produced, built, operated and arranged them in order.
He is the sole expression of the glory of God — the Light-being, the out-raying of the Divine — and He is the perfect imprint and very image of [God’s] nature, upholding and maintaining and guiding and propelling the universe by His mighty Word of [His] Power, when He had by offering Himself accomplished our cleansing of sins and riddance of guilt, He sat down at the right hand of the Divine Majesty on high.
You’ll notice that Paul doesn’t say that He upholds all things by the power of His Word. Of course there is power in the Word of God, but there is a force behind the Word that transcends anything we can relate to in contemporary society.
The statement is phrased that He [Jesus] upholds, maintains, guides and propels the universe by the “mighty Word of [His] Power.”
That power is the igniting and energizing force that came forth when God breathed His Life into Adam. Are you seeing it? Are you understanding what happened?
I was recently viewing a series of photographs taken by Robert Beulteman. He wondered what would happen if he exposed plants and flowers to a high energy force (80,000 volts), along with laser (amplified light) light fed through fiber-optics. The photos showed both light and sound being emitted by the plants and flowers. Some of the flowers exhibit a much greater light than others, and some produce a greater amount of sound. The darker blue signature in the plants and flowers was sound being emitted. There is an aura of white, gaseous light that surrounds each of the leaves or flower-petals.
Seeing this scientific experiment brought back for me my own experience of being transported into the Garden of Eden by the Spirit; seeing the pristine beauty and hearing the phenomenal sounds in the Garden was unlike anything we see and hear today. The colors were vibrant and the sounds in the Garden were both harmonic and harmonious. It was fascinating to hear the birds singing, chirping, and cooing in melodic harmony.
Comparing that experience to what we see today gives a stark contrast between what God originally planted for Adam and Eve (and what He expected them to continue producing) and what happened when disobedience to the Word created such chaos and death. Mankind was not the only species affected by sin: the entire creation was contaminated — birds, animals, fish, plants, trees, flowers, etc., you name it! The world was never created to sustain an environment of sin.
Experiments have been conducted with plants and flowers (and animals too, for that matter) to see how they respond to certain music, certain sounds and certain people. Scientists and researchers have found that people with a violent nature will cause a measurable negative reaction in plants or animals just by their very presence.
The same applies with sounds — music, for example. Music generated by the Holy Spirit causes them to become more productive, more beautiful, larger and more prosperous. Music which has a negative, metallic or harsh sound causes plants to wilt and die without ever growing to become what their DNA designs them to be.
Let’s get back to something that Jesus said.
John 6:53-58 (NASB): So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves. “He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. “For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink. “He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. “As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also will live because of Me. “This is the bread which came down out of heaven; not as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live forever.”
Ever wonder why Jesus would make such a statement? Why would He say, “Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves”?
Jesus knew that death came upon the human race because of what Adam and Eve ate. They ate of the wrong table. In fact, they ate of a table at which God had specifically forbidden them to eat because He knew that it would bring death and destruction. In fact, it did bring death and destruction. It brought a curse upon the human race. Not only did mankind receive death, sickness and disease, hard toil and labor just to eke out a living came with it.
A curse is nothing more and nothing less than a blessing going backwards. It is a blessing in reverse. Where the Eden Blessing originally brought eternal life (Adam and Eve were never designed to die), strength, health, wholeness, and a boundless, endless supply of all they could ever imagine having need of — not to mention supernatural revelation which enabled them to create any tools or equipment for which they might have need — partaking of the “Table of Demons” (see I Corinthians 10:21) brought sickness, disease, infirmity, death and the necessity of working for a living.
More than that, it brought about a severe case of ignorance. Eating of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil did exactly the opposite of what the Serpent promised. It cut Adam and Eve off from the personal presence of the Lord, and in the process cut them off from the supernatural revelation knowledge they had enjoyed with Him. The very first evidence of this is seen in Cain’s ignorant and ridiculous attempt to offer up the residue of his crop harvests as “an offering to the Lord.” It was neither received as an offering, nor did it engender any blessing from the Lord.
For order to come out of the chaos and death that ruled on this planet, Jesus had to provide a hitherto restricted Table to the human race — but more specifically, to those who would come back into communion and fellowship with God through Him. He, therefore, set His Table before us — a Table spread with a feast: His presence, His flesh which was the Bread of Life, His Word (that same Word, by the way, that commanded the Blessing in Eden — and subsequently was restored to Abraham) and the Cup of Blessing (I Corinthians 10:16) which was a phenomenal picture of His life.
Remember how Nehemiah was cupbearer to the king? The cupbearer tasted first of the wine to ensure that no death was in it.
Jesus literally became our cupbearer so that we could drink of His eternal life. He tasted first of death and in the process kept our appointment with death so that we could have His life and the Eden Blessing restored!
The Eden Blessing was lost with Adam and Eve. It was partially restored with Noah, passed on to Shem, amplified and finally conveyed by Shem in his role as Melchizedek to Abraham. Abraham never lost the Blessing, but the disobedience of his seed caused its temporary loss in Israel. Jesus restored the blessing by taking the curse or rather by becoming the curse.
He was hung on the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. In so doing access was restored to the Tree of Life.
Jesus knew that we would need to eat of Him and eat and drink of His Table on a regular and consistent basis in order to re-program our minds and our spirits with His mindset and His Truth.
Thus the apostle Paul wrote, “As often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you do show the Lord’s death till He come.”
And still, there is more to come!
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