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02/10/99 - Spiritual Covers & Judgment
LivingEM: Praise the Lord! There are a lot of curses flying. I have been hit with about $200 of expenses that I should not have been hit with, and Satan tried to put another major sciatic attack on me like the one that put me in bed for a whole week. I thank the Lord that he helped me to recognize it in time.
How do I know the infirmity was from Satan and not a legal sowing and reaping judgment? It went away when I rebuked it. There was pain in my neck and back area for a few days. I tend to ignore minor pains, and so I ignored it for a few days, but it got worse. I finally asked the Lord what was wrong with my neck. Actually, I had asked the Lord what was wrong with my neck the first time this happened, and I could not hear any answer. This recent victory came because the Lord reminded me that the prior attack which put me to bed for a week started the same way. I then prayed accordingly, breaking curses, etc. The condition is much better and there is just some minor discomfort now and then, I am still breaking curses. The condition is definitely not getting worse, but is going away.
Painful conditions in our life that do not lift off after breaking curses and praying, have legal ground to afflict us. I am talking about infirmity and financial situations, in particular. Problems with relationships that do not alleviate when we break curses may continue because of sin in our mind, or sin in the other party's mind, or both.
I will tell you what has initiated the loss of money in my life. The Lord sent me to T'ai Chi school. Some of you my know the story. I was very concerned that I was being seduced into an ungodly activity, because I know that T'ai Chi is based on Chinese witchcraft. But the Lord convinced me that He was telling me to go and, indeed, there was ministry there for me. I told everybody then, and I tell everybody now, I do not recommend this activity at all.
I know that when the Lord sends me on an assignment, that assignment remains in full force and effect until He pulls me out. This is difficult for some people, because their carnal mind may look at the situation and think that their assignment is over, but it is not over until the Lord says so, even if our carnal mind says so.
Well, when the time came to pull out, I had paid the man for a year. How did I know that it was time to pull out? There was conflict between the teacher and I from almost the first day in the school. He treated me differently than the other students on several occasions and was unfair to me several times. But I humbled myself and stayed on because the Lord told me to. I submitted myself to him each time because it was his school and he was the teacher. I lent myself to prayer, and sometimes the Lord changed his mind. When the Lord did not change his mind, I accepted his decision and his rule.
I talk to you now about the rules of his school. I never gave him authority over my personal or spiritual life. An example is that there was a party planned where they intended to have what I would describe as a pagan communion service. We were to sit in a circle and drink wine and give testimonies to the goodness in our lives. I said I would not attend. In this instance they eliminated the ritual and made it just a party, so I attended.
We did have a conflict when he tried to take authority over my life, however. I resisted him as kindly as I could, but there was a big war in the spirit for the next couple of days. After about 2 or 3 days, one of the least spiritual women in the class was in a major car accident. She returned to work, but had to change her job bcause of her physical condition, and the last that I heard, she was going for physical therapy. Her husband continued attending class without her for a while, hoping that she would recover enough for them to go together again, but she never did. They both left the school.
Why would my conflict with the teacher damage anyone in his school, and why the least spiritual person? Any group of people who are gathered together under a leader have a group soul tie. The more spiritual the leader, the more spiritual the tie, and the more spiritual the tie, the more the members of the group are connected. A T'ai Chi teacher is a very spiritual man. Most Americans who study martial arts don't know what they are doing to themselves.
What are they doing to themselves? They are submitting to a spiritual authority outside of Christ Jesus, and in so doing, they are submitting to another God ,and her agent.
Everyone who is submitted to me is either covered by me, or endangered by me. Ask the Lord to let you look at your lives with the Mind of Christ, and determine whether I cover you or endanger you. Unconfessed sin on my part will endanger you. Lord, willing, I will never forget the lesson He taught me when I almost died 9 years ago. I couldn't understand why the Lord had no healed me after about 13 years of believing Him for my healing. I was very discouraged and took the position that if the Lord did not want to heal me that was okay with me. I would submit to anything He wanted for me. I had just one prayer once I went into the hospital, that if He was not going to heal me, that I should die quickly. I went to sleep every night with this prayer and awoke each morning by opening one eye and saying, "I'm still alive, I wonder why?"
Well, my death wish manifested in a weak person that I was connected to in those days, and she tried to kill herself. Thank God she failed. Unconfessed sin on the part of the covering leader leaves a hole in the hedge of the people he covers a mile wide, and when the curse flies through the hole, it hits the weakest member of the group, that is, he member who has the least personal defenses.
We all bring our strengths to the group. Some of us are stronger than others, and some are strong in areas that others are weak in. Our strengths and weaknesses complement one another. But a hole in the leader's hedge can bring destruction upon everyone, despite their individual strengths, depending on how strong their personal walk is with the Lord.
Now, in the case of a T'ai C hi Class which, in my case, was primarily physical and almost completely non-philosophical, the curses that I returned hit this woman. The teacher was angry that I resisted his attempt to dominate me and his anger came at me as curses. I don't always send curses back, but I believed that I should do so in this case. I cannot always tell you the reason why I send curses back, or do not send them back, but I do as I believe the Spirit is leading me. Well, the teacher is a very spiritually defensed man, so the curses slid past him, and rooted wherever they could.
You, see, our warfare was on a pretty high level, so when the curses went back, anyone who was not on that level was vulnerable. Scarey, huh? Well, denying it won't do you any good. If you're spiritual, or you're becoming spiritual because you are following Christ Jesus, this is your life. You'd best stand up and fight, because there is no other way togo. There is no place to run to. There is no place to hide. You are in a war that it very hard to see, if you can see it at all, and if you take only a defensive role long enough, you will be overtaken eventually.
You must become a righteous aggressor if you want to survive. What is a righteous aggressor? A righteous aggressor is someone who dies to his personal needs and pride, and makes his decisions to fight, or not fight, and how to fight when he does fight, based upon the principles of righteousness of the Kingdom of God.
The only way this can be done is to live out of the mind ofChrist. And the only way you can live out of the mind of Christ is to have the hidden sins of your heart revealed, face them, and make them your enemy. You cannot be a righteous aggressor if you are not aggressive towards your own sins. If you fight unrighteousness out of your carnal mind, you are practicing "white" witchcraft. And, of course, you run the risk of judging incorrectly and fighting against the agents of the Lord Jesus Christ.
You are very limited as to what you can do for the Kingdom of God with an unrighteous mind. Instruction in righteousness is essential. How can we do the right thing if we do not understand what is right in a given situation? We cannot. For years my daughter would get sick every time I evangelized, or was involved in a spiritual war. Thank God this changed when she got married and went under her husband's cover.
The greatest cover we can give our spiritual or natural families is a humble spirit, which judges our own sins. Until the time that we can do this, the Lord will give us a spiritual cover if we truly seek one. Your pastor is not a spiritual cover if he does not tell you when you are wrong. The correction of a true spiritual cover, and your submission to his correction, cancels the sowing and reaping judgment. Either you learn by taking wise counsel, or you learn from hard experiences orchestrated by Satan, such as car accidents, physical illnesses, loss of previous deliverances, new bondages, etc.
Difficulties in our life which arise because we have refused wise counsel cannot be prayed away, because they are a manifestation of wormwood judgment. Can anyone tell us what wormwood judgment is? Wormwood judgment is the opposite of grace.
LAMB4114: judgment worked out to the very end
LivingEM: Yes. There is no turning it back. Once wormwood judgment has been unleashed, it must run its course, and will run its course no matter how hard we cry and plead. Can anyone give us a Scriptural example of wormwood judgment?
Amos 5:7 Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth.
People who turn away from righteous judgment depart from the earth. This means you die! It means that you die spiritually, and lose all hope of your personality being saved. Judah went under wormwood judgment when the Lord turned them over to Nebuchadnezzar, and the whole nation was forced to migrate to Babylon.
The 10 separated tribes of Israel went under wormwood judgment when they rebelled against Judah. King David was ready to go to war to reconcile the divided nation, but Jehovah said, don't go to war, this separation is of me. They will learn from painful experiences not to rebel against the King that I have set over them. And the separated Israel has not been reconciled to this day. Wormwood judgment. They will not be reconciled until the judgment runs its course.
The grace of the Holy Spirit overrides the judgment for sin by healing without repentance. But such a healing is only temporary. The Church is filled with people who have lost their deliverance because they never gave their life over to God.
Lk 17:17 And Jesus answering said, were there not 10 cleansed, where are the nine?
I had a memory a couple of weeks ago. This happened about 10 years ago, A woman called me to ask for prayer for a man who we had both fellowshipped with. He was in the hospital and very sick. He was a homosexual. I was about to pray for him, but the Lord stopped me. The Lord said to me, and I repeated it to the woman, "he never repented. He has been actively engaged in homosexual activity and is dying from AIDS. Don't pray for him.
Most people have trouble believing that it is the Lord when you disagree with them, and she was angry with me because I wouldn't pray. I think the Lord told me that he wouldn't leave the hospital. I spoke to her shortly after that and was surprised to hear that the sick man came home. I was not unhappy that he came home, but was surprised because I thought the Lord told me that he would die. The woman said to me arrogantly, "of course he came home!" Yes, he came home, but then he went back into the hospital and died.
We cannot pray people out of wormwood judgment, The truth of the matter is that most of us are very spiritually weak, but have a little power when the Holy Spirit honors our prayers. We have power when we agree with the Holy Spirit, or Christ, when Christ is formed in us. The person who gets healed and stays healed is the person who gives their life over to God.
So we see that wormwood judgment falls on people who dishonor theLord's provision for them, and that no amount of tears or prayers can help them. But there is something that can help them. Does anyone know what it is? What is the only form of ministry that can help when wormwood judgment has set in?
ToDaNow: Confessing their sin
LivingEM: Yes, this is true, but what about those whose conscience has been so seared that they do not believe that they have sinned?
LAMB4114: Ask the Lord to reveal it to them.
LivingEM: No, Lamb, WE must tell them the truth. They have stopped hearing the Word of the Lord a long time ago. Their rebellion has formed the scales of Leviathan upon them. Their eyes are closed, and their ears are stopped up, and they have become Scriptural fools who are hurtling towards destruction and don't know how to stop.
Ez 3:8 Behold, I have made your face strong against their faces, and your forehead against their forehead,
LivingEM: I have made your personality [face] stronger than their personality, and the spiritual force of your brow energy center, stronger than the spiritual force of their brow energy center.
So we see that when we are truly in Christ Jesus, and show people their sins, that we can expect Satan in them to retaliate by rising into the brow center of the counterfeit timeline, and attacking us from that high place. But the Lord has promised those who are truly in Christ Jesus while judging sin, that He will raise them up into the brow center of the true timeline, from where the fortified Christ Jesus is more powerful than the vampire bat in the brow center of the counterfeit timeline.
Ez 3:9 As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead, fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house,
LivingEM: The phrase "neither be dismayed at their looks" is speaking about their witchcraft. Witchcraft manifests through the eyes. Have you ever heard of the "evil eye"? The power to curse with a look is very real to those who possess the power.
Verse 10, Moreover, He said unto me, son of man, all my words that I shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart and hear with thine ears,
LivingEM: We cannot hear this message, or judge righteous judgment, until we have ascended into the heart center where our spiritual ears are opened.
While we are in the Holy Ghost, we are still children, and we play war games. We pray for everyone and expect our prayers to be answered, we expect to be able to heal everyone, and we expect to be able to deliver everyone. But then we grow up and find out that we have no such power. The ultimate justice, Christ Jesus, sits in judgment upon the whole world, and we, who are His sons, should not speak the words of our carnal mind. Mercy or judgment is in His hands, not ours. We are not God, He is. We do not forgive sins unless He is forgiving them through us, and we cannot forgive sins against God or other people in our own strength. Forgiveness of sins requires restitution.
Matt 5:23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar and there rememberest that thy brother has ought against thee [you have sinned against your brother] leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way, first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
LivingEM: They must reconcile with the person they sinned against. We cannot alleviate trials which are the fruit of reconcilable sin. This means that if someone is under judgment for sins against a brother where it is possible to bring reconciliation, our prayers will be of no effect if the troubled person does not repent and seek reconciliation.
It is time to grow up. The ministry of the Holy Ghost is fine for spiritual children, but we cannot be studying the Doctrine of Christ and praying for spiritual ascension, and continue to minister in childish ways. Our ministry must mature.
Ez 3:11 And go, get thee to them of the captivity, unto the children of thy people, and speak unto them and tell them, thus saith the Lord God, whether they will hear or whether they will, forbear,
Verse 17, Son of man, I have made thee a watchman to the house of Israel, [This is talking about ministry in Christ Jesus] therefore hear the word at my mouth AND GIVE THEM WARNING FROM ME
Verse 18, When I say unto the wicked, thou shalt surely die, and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, TO SAVE HIS LIFE, the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity, [this means spiritual death first. Physical death eventually follows] but his blood will I require at your hand.
LivingEM: This means that if you don't tell the brother the truth that his own sins have brought this trouble upon him, the Lord will consider you guilty of murdering the man. Do you hear this? Your pride that thinks you can pray every evil situation away from your friends, will make you their murderer. We're in the big time now. There is no place for playing church here. When I said we have little strength earlier, I meant strength in the Lord. We have little strength in the Lord unless the Holy Spirit is in agreement with our prayers. Our prayers are powerful, so if the Holy Spirit is not in agreement, our prayers are witchcraft.
Jn 20:23, whosoever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them, and whosoever sins ye retain, they are retained.
LivingEM: What does this mean? How exciting, the spiritual child thinks. We have the power to forgive sins. But Ez 3:18 says that if we remit the sins of an unrepentant person, we have murdered them. How so? Our agreement to pray for anyone is our willingness to remit their sins. Therefore, when we pray for unrepentant sinners, we agree with their carnal mind that they are innocent. I am not talking about people who do not know any better. I am talking about people who have been saying, Lord, Lord, for years, but will not do what He says. I am talking about people who have used and misused the Lord's anointing for their own selfish purposes and ego gratification.
When we pray for people in this category, and reinforce their delusional belief that they are in right standing with God, the fruit of the sowing and reaping judgment [an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth], falls on the one praying, as well as on the Scriptural fool whose life is in danger. because of rebellion.
Well, you say, I didn't know all this. Then I say to you, if you have been studying the Doctrine of Christ and are in submission to the spiritual ministry of the Spirit of Christ, and you don't understand about righteous judgment yet, you should be referring prayer requests to someone who knows about righteous judgment.
There is a difference between praying for unbelievers and young believers who ask for prayer, and long-time believers who have been out of God's will for a longtime.
Ez 3:19 Yet, if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity, [spiritual death] but thou has delivered thy soul.
LivingEM: You will not be guilty of murder if you warn the person, and they don't listen to you.
What are the signs of spiritual death? The loss of all spiritual blessings gained during the period of grace. If you were delivered from alcoholism, alcoholism will reclaim you. If you were healed of a deadly disease, or if you would have died a long time ago if the Lord wasn't keeping you, you will get sick and die. Satan will reclaim every victory the Lord gave you, and you will be left [spiritually] naked [without a spiritual cover], and without mercy in this world. This does not happen easily, but only after years of the Lord pleading with you, and sending prophets to you to tell you the truth.
And it is not the Lord who does it to you, We all choose the God who we will serve. Rebellion against the will and purposes of Jesus Christ in our life is the same thing as choosing to serve Satan, and the God that we choose judges our sins. Satan judges us unto condemnation and death, and the Lord, Jesus, judges us unto forgiveness and life. Choose ye this day who you will serve.
Ez 3:20 Again, when a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die; because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered, but his blood will I require at your hand,
LivingEM: This is one of the hardest words I have ever had to face. If, after 20 years of serving God faithfully, ministering in the Holy Ghost, casting out demons, healing the sick, ministering to people in every way, if after 20 or 40 years of this, we do not follow after the Lord, but rebel against him, all of our previous righteous works will be forgotten.
How cruel, you say. My God would never do that! It is not the Lord, who does it, brethren. We do it to ourselves. This verse means that at the moment of our rebellion, we turn ourselves over to Satan. And all of our previous righteousness is not strong enough to deliver us out of her hands when she has legal ground to take us.
The party is over! Judgment is already falling on the Church. What is the party? Our years in the Holy Ghost is the party. He is being withdrawn. The Spirit of Judgment is upon the Church as well as upon the nation. This nation was dedicated to the Lord. The Church and the nation go under the White throne judgment for a season. There are faithful men in Washington showing the nation and the government their sins, and there are individual sons of God showing individual members of the Church their personal sins. The more of God you have received, the more likely you are to be under judgment.
This is called the White Throne Judgment. We receive the blessing of being shown our error. But at some point, when the Lord decides that the person or the nation, has rejected reason, the Satanic sowing and reaping judgment falls. Wormwood judgment. No turning back.
When I came to the Lord I was under wormwood judgment. I didn't know what was wrong in my life, but I cried out to God and became a membe of the company of the 10th leper who repented. My life continued to be horrendous for years after I began to serve the Lord. It took years for any kind of relief to come into my life. That's why I thought the Lord was going to let me die 9 years ago.
The brethren in the Holy Ghost couldn't believe that someone with all of the troubles that I had could be serving God. There were many who prophesied that I would surely die. But the proof that I serve God is here today. I am alive and powerful in Christ Jesus, and have received the honor of publishing the Doctrine of Christ. The carnal minds under the influence of the Holy Ghost are proven to have received mercy and gifts, but no wisdom, because all wisdom is in Christ Jesus. Those who are without wisdom should repent of the sins of pride and rebellion.
Pro 22:15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child, but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.
LivingEM: You have been corrected today. You have received the mercy of the Lord, which has now equipped you to correct your error. You now have the knowledge of what to do to save your brothers life, and to save yourself from being a murderer.
1 Cor 13:11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child, but when I became a man I put away childish things.
LivingEM: I will finish this message by telling you why I have been losing money, which is the way I began this message. I was called out of the T'ai Chi school and the teacher owed me the part of a year's fee which was not used. Within a few days after I asked for the money back, my daughter ran into financial problems which were not justified, my windshield wiper broke in a way that I have never seen before. The cost of repair is $156. I broke a new camera, which the company agreed to replace for a restocking fee. It will raise the price of the camera by 1/3%, and as I was deep in thought driving home from the auto repair store, I went through a stop sign when a police car was drivingbehind me. There is a curse operating in the spirit to reclaim the money this man returned to me. I have broken the curses and asked the Lord to tell me where the hole in the hedge is.
The spiritual life is real! We are in a spiritual jungle. If you are in this life because you are following Jesus, but had no idea what you were in the middle of, you should be hiding behind an elder until your eyes are opened. And, of course, pray for your eyes to be opened.
Brethren, we are at the end of the age. The Holy Spirit is being withdrawn. Judgment is falling everywhere. People are dying spiritually and physically. Only those walking behind Jesus will survive with any spiritual strength. You will not make it without wisdom and understanding. If you don't have wisdom and understanding, thank God for the rebuke, restrain yourself from self-justification, and do what he elder suggests.
I have done my job. I have warned you, and I have told you how to rectify your error. Now, your life is in your own hands.
May the Lord grant us all the strength to see Him so that we can walk behind Him, and to humble ourselves, so that Satan can be revealed in us, and to face the people we must face so that we can be marked as one faithful to the Lord, and tell them what we must tell them, so that they have a chance of not dying, or being overtaken by past sins.
Help us all, Lord. Show us our sins and failures, because there is no way we will make it without you as Satan's unclean waters rise in us, and in this nation. Give us the strength to boil Satan as she rises, Lord, so that we do not drown in her spiritual filth. Don't let her overtake us. We will receive whatever correction necessary. Strengthen us, Lord, to do your will. May our sin nature be destroyed, Lord, and may your righteousness arise in us. Forgive us for our failures, Lord, and let Satan be silenced, and Leviathan cooked and consumed.
Let our personality be purified, Lord. Let us be fully prepared for the marriage, Lord, that our land may be married, that we might be delivered from the overflowing scourge, and the pestilence that flys at night. Let us not be among those who say,
Is 28:15, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell we have made an agreement, when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves, [This means that we have covered ourselves with Satan, the liar.]
Verse 17 prophesies judgment
Verse 18, [Jehovah speaking] And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand, [death and hell signifies the carnal mind] when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it, from the time that it goeth forth it shall take you,
LivingEM: And the judgment goes on. But it is very important that you understand that this is not "punishment," as the world understands punishment. This is what automatically happens when we choose the carnal mind over Christ. We literally choose our future. How unfair you say, what about the uneducated people?
The man who truly cries out to God will not be ashamed. I cried out for years, "God I don't know what I have done [this was since I was a child], but I am sorry, please help me. I would have, and did do, whatever the Lord told me to do, and I was saved from death and hell. And now I have the privilege of sharing my hard-learned wisdom with you.
Only a fool would strive with me. I do not dishonor anyone by calling you a fool. It is a Scriptural term. The one who follows after his carnal mind when the wisdom of Christ Jesus is available to him, is a Scriptural fool.
May the Lord help you all choose Christ. God bless you all. I love you all in Christ.