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Unleavened Bread Ministries with David Eells

Trials of Faith Prepare Us For Battle 


David Eells - 10/18/23  

Saints Advance In Training 

Anonymous 9/20/22 (David’s notes in red)

The other night I asked the Lord, “Why do I always get attacked in the spiritual?” For example: battles with witchcraft, fear etc. Then I heard (paraphrasing): “We need to conquer in the Spiritual, so when it happens in the physical, it will be done. For example, if people physically try to hurt us, we don’t give into fear or doubt but instead believe that they can’t touch us, no weapon formed against us will prosper and they can’t touch us.” (We speak and act in faith bringing into existence the things we need or want to happen and overlook those things in natural that tend to cast down our faith.  This is walking by faith in the spirit.)

I then dreamt that David Eells, Michael, (Michael means, “who is like God”) a very dear sister and I, along with many other brethren were staying at this home. It had many buildings, kind of like a school and we all lived there. It was located on a big hill right next to a beach and there was a forest area surrounding the building on the other side. The beach water was only around 30 meters from the building’s location. Since it was sitting up on a hill, when you looked out from there, we had a very nice view of everything around the area. The closest neighbor was very far away. (A training school for UBM and a blessing.) 

Michael was leading our study classes. He was speaking to us all as he showed us around. I followed very closely to Michael; I was at his back the whole time, asking questions and speaking with him. Other brethren (that I didn’t know) were following a distance behind me. I felt a little guilty that maybe I should stop following Michael so closely and walk behind the others, but I had so many questions for Michael, and I wanted to hear every little thing he said(Jesus said in Mat 7:7 Ask and you shall receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you. Mary chose to sit at the Lord’s feet listening to Him.   

There was much talk about the Man-child and many end-time events. We were all extremely hungry for God(These people are drawn to Him.  Psa 65:4 Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, That he may dwell in thy courts...  Mat 5:6 Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.) 

At one point, all the brethren were in a large room with a giant screen taking up almost a whole wall. We were seated on couches and watched an Outreach Zoom meeting on the screen, there were many people that we didn’t know…

I remember hearing some of the elders discussing that we all should be fellowshipping with each other more every day, not in a religious way, but letting the Holy Spirit determine how long we fellowship for each day. But it was emphasized to be communing with brethren more every day, not on self or worldly things, but to be in deep prayer together, in the Word and discussing Father and Jesus in Spirit and Truth. (Because of the many curses from the factious satanists in order to divide it is important for the Body to stay accountable to one another. One of the devil’s tactics is to get people isolated from the rest of the Body and take them out with division. The enemy has used their slander, deception, witchcraft and many curses to divide the flock.  They are only able to get those who disobey the Word, which keeps us safe.

Heb 3:12-13 Take heed, brethren, lest haply there shall be in any one of you an evil heart of unbelief, in falling away from the living God: 13 but exhort one another day by day, so long as it is called To-day; lest anyone of you be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin:  Heb 10:24-25 and let us consider one another to provoke unto love and good works; 25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as the custom of some is, but exhorting one another; and so much the more, as ye see the day drawing nigh.  

We pray for unity and for all to be together in one accord waiting for the anointing to come like they did at Pentecost, when they received the promise of the Father. Act 1:14 These all with one accord continued stedfastly in prayer, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren. 2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was now come, they were all together in one place. Act 2:46-47 And day by day, continuing stedfastly with one accord in the temple...)

Our Training

From one part of the building, you could see further down the beach. Between the water and the side of a cliff there was a pathway. On the front of this path sat a cannon. David Eells said when the canon goes off, the enemy will start coming to us from over there. (The cannon represents the approach of the enemy and could represent “the first trump”, and the beginning of the tribulation - Rev 8:7) We were told that we had to exercise our faith and believe the Word. No weapon formed against us will prosper, we are dead to sin and alive unto God in Christ Jesus, it’s not us that lives but Christ that lives in us, we tread on snakes and scorpions and nothing will harm us, etc.  

The cannon soon went off and I ran over to the spot where I could see the enemy coming out of the forest and water near the cannon and they were moving towards us. I saw weird, creepy looking creatures that I have never seen before, some white, red, black, different shapes and sizes. They were creepy. In the natural, what I saw was scary and caused fear, panic, doubt, unbelief, which I had to cast off. (Luk 10:19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall in any wise hurt you.)  They quickly advanced to the building and some people tried to hide in the building, but the creatures walked straight through the building to them. (Their fear is faith in the enemy and the curse.)

Some people ran but they couldn’t run fast enough to get away, there was no escape. I was constantly battling fear and doubt.  I was trying to only think on scripture and speak it, believe it and not give in to what I was physically seeing. Some creatures tried to grab me but I thought, “No weapon formed against me can prosper, they can’t touch me.” and it went on to someone else. I walked around the buildings witnessing the brethren fighting these creatures using the Word and God being faithful to His Word.  But those that didn’t have faith and use the armor of God, were taken out by these creatures.  

I was outside and more of these creatures approached me and tried to get me but I knew that they couldn’t touch me, and they knew it too as soon as I thought that. Then suddenly, I jumped so high onto the top of a really tall tree, and I could see the enemy below and everything from afar. I was able to fly from tree to tree quickly. I had a view of everything that was going on. I was protected and kept safe throughout the whole training, even until all the creepy things went away. (This represents abiding in the heavens in Christ where is every spiritual blessing.) 

This whole dream felt like training and preparing for the end times and Man-child to lead us. 

Learning Faith On The Training Grounds 

Anonymous 12/8/22 (David’s notes in red)  

I dreamt that I was a part of a team, and we were practicing for a real battle against the enemy team. (The enemy is in the kingdom of darkness and the real battle is saving souls for the Kingdom of God.) My team was located in a fenced area (representing an environment which is controlled by the Lord) around about the size of a football field. Outside of the fenced area was all bush and it felt like this place was hidden in the middle of bush. (Jesus said the “field” is the world. It felt like it was hidden because it is not seen in the natural, and represents the heavenlies where our battles are fought.) 

There was only a single gate that led into the fenced area and it was located at the front. (Jesus is the Door to His sheepfold. He controls what is let in. All trials, etc.) The fence perimeter was extremely tall and thick, and it was see through, and up on top of the fence it had sharp spikes or barbed wire and electric fencing, so that no one could climb over. (There is only one “gate” or way into Heavenly places where God’s people are, the Lord Jesus Christ. Also, the perimeter is fortified, like the Fortress of the Almighty.) NENT Joh 14:6 Jesus saith to him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no one cometh unto the Father, but through me. 

The first 20 yards inside the fenced area was sand and then it led into water(The seed of Abraham are as the sand. The water is our life in the “washing of the water with the Word”.) Most of the area was water but towards the end of the water there was around another 10 yards of high levelled ground, like a plateau. (A place in God that only the washed can reach.) The water was shallow until about halfway through you had to swim or tread to stay afloat. (The head and mind must be washed too.) Then it became shallow again towards the end. (This fenced training area is a progression of our Christian spiritual growth and walk, as we shall see. We all start out our walk with limited knowledge of the Kingdom of God. The number 20 means redemption; we’ve been redeemed by the blood of Christ. The sand here represents the seed of Abraham. Gen 22:17 that in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heavens, and as the sand which is upon the seashore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;)  

(The water is the Word. Shallow waters mean having little experience in the ways of God and still allowing the flesh to live. As we grow in knowledge and experience using the armor of God, which is the Word we can abide in deep water where we must swim in, which puts to death the old man. Ten represents completion and attaining the high-level ground which represents Mt Zion.) 

(I thought of these verses regarding the waters. Eze 47:2-5 Then he brought me out by the way of the gate … and, behold, there ran out waters on the right side. 3 When the man went forth eastward with the line in his hand, he measured a thousand cubits, and he caused me to pass through the waters, waters that were to the ankles. 4 Again he measured a thousand, and caused me to pass through the waters, waters that were to the knees. Again he measured a thousand, and caused me to pass through the waters, waters that were to the loins. 5 Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass through; for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed through. (Meaning a place of death to self like Baptism.) 

Our team was in this area training and preparing for when the enemy team would come in to fight. (Our walk to become like Christ is constant training and exercise. This is our sanctification process. Eph 4:12 for the perfecting of the saints, unto a work of ministry, unto a building of the body of Christ:  Eph 5:26 that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of the water with the word.) 

We were building up our Faith and Truth in God, speaking scripture and praying for each other. (In fellowship, we give and receive from each other growing up in Christ learning from each other. Each member of the body serving the whole.  We share the Word and personal testimonies of our trials, praying together so we can all benefit.) 

(Act 2:42 And they were continuing steadfastly in the teaching and the fellowship of the apostles, the breaking of the bread and the prayers.  Luk 6:40 A disciple is not above his teacher: but every one when he is perfected shall be as his teacher.) 

We looked over and saw a large group of people marching towards us from the outside and marching over into the front door to get inside. (The door represents Christ, the head or mind which is part of the soul where we first permit or refuse thoughts of the enemy, choosing the mind of Christ or the mind of flesh.) The enemy team were all wearing black hazmat or black combat gear, which covered their entire body, and you couldn't see anyone's eyes or any skin(The enemy can be the demons or also man in whom demons work through, they are clothed in works of darkness.) 

No one had any weapons. (Our weapons are not carnal but spiritual against the enemy. 2Co 10:3-5 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh 4 (for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but mighty before God to the casting down of strongholds), 5 casting down imaginations, and every high thing that is exalted against the knowledge of God, and bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ;   

For someone to be taken out, they had to be touched first by the opposite team. (Touched by evil represents not sanctified or separated from it.) It was kind of like the game, Tag. However, the other team’s goal was either to get us all out by tagging us first, or to get all their team members to the other side of the water near the plateau. I felt that the higher-level ground at the end was our special place and the heart of our team(We have to guard our heart, which is the soul, which is where we bear the fruit of Christ. The enemy wants to keep us from maturing in Christ to 100-fold perfection. The best defense is offense so we fight the battle with the Truth of the Word of God.) 

(Pro 4:20-23 My son, attend to my words; Incline thine ear unto my sayings. 21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; Keep them in the midst of thy heart. 22 For they are life unto those that find them, And health to all their flesh. 23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; For out of it are the issues of life.

I remember thinking maybe we could just shut and lock the only door and then the other team couldn't get in. (Close all open doors that you recognize where the enemy could come into your life, by first confessing any sin with repentance giving a clean conscience so we can then have faith and keep walking in Christ. Other doors you may not recognize and so a trial ensues so that you overcome the hidden things. Eph 4:27 neither give place to the devil.  

People on my team were located all over, some were at the front near the door to try and touch as many people as they could first, to get them out. (When we share light with the darkness they lose their power.) Others were waiting in the water in the hope to get the enemy when they tried to swim across. I was standing at the back at the high-level ground watching it all. As the enemy team came through the door, they immediately charged at my team members. My team were all so scared, they ran from them and swam through the water to get to the ground I was standing on. 

It was announced that my team had failed and the enemy instantly de- spawned from our entire area. Our team gathered together, and we were told in spirit that we need to have faith in God's Word; The Faith that the enemy is already defeated. Faith that the enemy can't touch us or do anything against us. Faith that we have all power over the enemy. Faith that we are already in the victory, we have already triumphed. Amen!  

Jos 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage; be not affrighted, neither be thou dismayed: for Jehovah thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.  (Col 1:23 if so be that ye continue in the faith, grounded and stedfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel which ye heard,…  Col 2:7 rooted and builded up in him, and established in your faith, even as ye were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.) 

It was made known to us that our greatest weapon was Faith and to manifest the conquering of the enemy, we need to believe and Trust our Lord and His Word. (The enemy works hard to steal our faith. 1Jn 5:4 because whatsoever is begotten of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that hath overcome the world, even our faith.)  Another round started up and the enemy started marching over again to enter the door. I again was located on the higher ground watching and others in the water and some near the front door.  

The enemy came charging in, and I watched a man on our team that was standing near the door tag everyone that came near him. (This represents capturing every illegal thought immediately at the door. 2Co 10:5) People on the other team couldn't even touch him so they started running around him to get past and run after other people.  

That brother was so bold in Faith, not giving into doubt or unbelief that the enemy couldn't touch him, however he could touch the enemy. He got so many people out, but there were so many of them that he couldn't get them all. (All of the different members of the Body of Christ have different gifts and talents; and everyone is essential in the Kingdom to battle as One.) 

The enemy ran to others on my team and some of them tried to stand in Faith without moving but gave into doubt when the enemy faced right in front of them, so they got tagged out. Some others tried to stand in Faith but gave into doubt, and they got taken out too. Others just ran straight away to where I was. There were only a couple of people on our team that were left standing, however there were too many of the enemy coming to take them out on their own.  

When there were only a couple of people left on our team, all of the enemy surrounded them alone and they got attacked with much doubt and unbelief because they were alone against this giant team. We failed again and the enemy de-spawned. We gathered together and we all felt in Spirit that we are a team, we are all one and need to work together. Our team needs each and every one of us to stand together and to overcome. We need to be strong ourselves, so we can be strong for each other. We are all one. We are as weak as our lowest member.  

(1Co 12:20 But now they are many members, but one body. 1Co 1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfected together in the same mind and in the same judgment. 

Php 1:27-28 Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ: that, whether I come and see you or be absent, I may hear of your state, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one soul striving for the faith of the gospel; 28 and in nothing affrighted by the adversaries: which is for them an evident token of perdition, but of your salvation, and that from God;) 

Again, the enemy started marching towards us and entered through the gate. There were mostly brethren waiting in the water this time. The three men with the boldest faith waited on the sand at the front door and tagged everyone they could so that there wouldn't be as many of the enemy making it into the water. (When we love Jesus and keep his commandments, we love the brethren by laying down our lives for each other, we are bold in faith. 1Co 13:13 But now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; and the greatest of these is love.  

When the enemy got into the water most of the people on my team stood strong and tagged the enemy out. But still a few got scared and swam away, or they gave into doubt when the enemy came right in front of them and they got tagged out.  

The enemy de-spawned and we had to start again. This kept going on until every person on my team stood strong in Faith, kept their ground and tagged out all of the enemy. Everyone needs to know how to use the Armor of God. Eph 6:10-18 Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.  

13 Wherefore take up the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and, having done all, to stand14 Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 withal taking up the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 with all prayer and supplication praying at all seasons in the Spirit, and watching thereunto in all perseverance and supplication for all the saints. 

I watched some brethren chase after the enemy to get them first and others just stayed in one spot touching the enemy when the enemy came to them.  

It took a few more rounds but ended up with everyone on our team successfully defeating the enemy. Praise God!  (Thank You Lord for the trials so we learn to use faith in the Word and endure to the end. The final goal is Christ. This is our daily battle. Together we share and fellowship for all of us are in the Kingdom as One in Christ NENT Php 3:12 Not that I have already received, or am already made perfect: but I follow on, if so be that I may apprehend that for which also I was apprehended by Christ Jesus.  

Php 3:14 I follow on toward the mark unto the prize of the upward calling of God in Christ Jesus.  Luk 9:23 And he was saying to all, If any would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.  

2Co 4:8-10 we are pressed on every side, yet not straitened; perplexed, yet not over-perplexed; pursued, yet not left behind; smitten down, yet not destroyed; always bearing about in the body the dying of Jesus, that the life also of Jesus be manifested in our body.) 


Samuel Fire 3/30/23  (David’s notes in red)  

I saw a man in a shop being accused of doing something he was not guilty of doing. (Just as Jesus was falsely accused, so those who follow in His steps will be.) 

He paid for an item he did not break and for other items with what little he had. I saw how, despite a bad experience or answer, he gave love and provision when it was undeserving, and this completely shocked the store owner and those who accused him. (Jesus always had pure Holy Love, especially to those who hated, mocked and abused Him, He still had mercy, love and compassion on them. Just as Jesus did, so are we to have love, mercy and grace towards all, especially to those who are being used as vessels of dishonor and are being used to crucify our flesh and old man.) 

The man was ridiculed but he did not say a word in defense. Accused, but still smiled and helped people around him. (1Pe 2:21-23 For hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22 who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23 who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:) 

Then, angels came and surrounded him, nourished and blessed him. God was pleased His reward is in Heaven in abundance. 

Faith To Continue To Stand 

Anonymous 1/16/23 (David’s notes in red)  

I saw a man standing boldly on a pallet, in Faith physically and spiritually. He was standing up high above in the sky and below him was the earth. He had such confidence in the Lord and believed the Word and tried to live it. 

His face was towards the Heavens looking higher above. I felt the Lord was pleased with him. (He reminded me of St Stephen looking towards the Lord in Heaven.) NENT Act 7:55-56  But being full of the Holy Spirit, he fixed his eyes on the heaven, and saw God’s glory, and Jesus standing at God’s right hand, 56  and he said, Lo, I behold the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing at God’s right hand.  

I then saw the pallet he was standing on disappear. The man was then tempted to look beneath him (taking eyes off Jesus) to see he wasn't standing on anything. Would he give into fear of falling and doubt, because he naturally had nothing to stand on? (The Lord removes what are worldly ways to show our reliance on Him in all things.) NENT Heb 12:1-2  Therefore now we also, having so great a cloud of witnesses encompassing us, let us lay aside every weight, and the easily besetting sin, and let us run with patience the race set before us, 2  looking unto Jesus the author and perfecter of the faith, who for the joy set before him endured a cross, despising shame, and hath sat down at the right of the throne of God.  

I felt that this was a test to see if he will continue to look above towards the Lord and keep standing in Faith that he will stand without anything physically holding him, because he believes God is holding him. Or give into fear of what he is seeing in the physical. (Safety is in living by faith and not by sight.) (Like Peter had faith to step out of the boat and walk to Jesus but then he took his eyes off Jesus and began to sink. Mat 14:28-30 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee upon the waters. 29 And he said, Come. And Peter went down from the boat, and walked upon the waters to come to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, Lord, save me.) 

I then heard something like “Will you keep standing through faith or fall because of fear?” (The enemy tries to make us fail. But when we trust in the Lord we can ascend higher into Heavenly places in Christ.) NENT Joh 3:31 Who cometh from above is above all: who from the earth is, from the earth he is and from the earth he speaketh: who cometh from heaven is above all.  Pro 3:5 Trust in Jehovah with all thy heart, And lean not upon thine own understanding. 

Partaking of the Bread and Sufferings 

 Marie Kelton 9/15/23  (David’s notes in red) 

During the meeting, I had an open vision of being in heaven. My hair was its natural color (God’s creation should show submission to Him.) I was wearing a long lace head covering and I was kneeling(Marie represents the Bride of Christ who is veiled and in the position of humble submission to His will.)  

I saw the Lord walk up to me, His eyes were a flame of fire (Rev 19:12 And his eyes are a flame of fire,...), and He had a flame of fire in His right hand. (This represents the Word of righteousness. Jer 23:29 Is not my word like fire? saith Jehovah…

1Co 3:12-14  But if any man buildeth on the foundation gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay, stubble;  13  each man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it is revealed in fire; and the fire itself shall prove each man's work of what sort it is.  14  If any man's work shall abide which he built thereon, he shall receive a rewardRev 2:17 … To him that overcometh, to him will I give of the hidden manna…

The flame of fire then turned to what I knew was Manna. I knew He wanted me to eat it(The Manna is the Word of God, Who is Jesus, the Living Bread from heaven. We need to eat it so we can have His Eternal Life in us. Joh 6:48-51 I am the bread of life. 49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. 50 This is the bread which cometh down out of heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. 51 I am the living bread which came down out of heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: yea and the bread which I will give is my flesh, for the life of the world.)   

Then, a Goblet appeared in His hand. He handed the Goblet to me. And I drank from it. (What came to me was the cup of suffering, to partake in His sufferings.) (Mat 26:39 And he went forward a little, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass away from me: nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt. 

Mar 10:38-39 But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink the cup that I drink? or to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? 39 And they said unto him, We are able. And Jesus said unto them, The cup that I drink ye shall drink; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized)  

(We eat the Body of Christ, which is the Word of God for He is the Word made flesh. We drink the blood because the life of the flesh is in the blood – Lev 17:11. Partaking of His life and nature is suffering the loss of our old life and nature. Baptism represents the death and burial of the old man and coming up represents the resurrection life of the new man in Christ. The baptism of the Holy Spirit empowers us to be able to drink the cup of suffering, which is the death of the old man. This enables us to partake of His holiness.) 

(1Pe 4:12-13 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial among you, which cometh upon you to prove you, as though a strange thing happened unto you: 13 but insomuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings, rejoice; that at the revelation of his glory also ye may rejoice with exceeding joy. Php 3:10 that I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, becoming conformed unto his death.) 

(When we chose to overcome in the midst of these trials and tribulations and sufferings like Jesus did we are taking up our cross to follow Him and be His disciple.) 

Trials of Faith Prepare Us For Battle (2) 


David Eells - 10/22/23 

The Desert Shed 

Anonymous 4/20/23 (David’s notes in red) 

I dreamed that I was given an opportunity to go stay at an Airbnb for a few weeks for free, and I was going to spend that time fasting and focusing 100% on God to get closer to Him. (It is good to fast from the world and the flesh to seek God. An Airbnb represents trusting in the heavenly provision for food and covering.) 

wasn't sure where the Airbnb was because someone took care of all the details and paid for it so it was free for me. (This is a spiritual place where Jesus paid for everything and has taken care of every detail of our lives with His life.) I had to go on a small private plane (representing being led into the wilderness through heavenly places in Christ.) to get there, and the plane flew into a desert (wilderness) where there was literally no one else. (It is our individual fellowship with the Lord like a feast of individual tabernacles.) There were barely any trees and the dirt was a bright orange color. (The dirt represents the flesh and its bright orange because of the burning heat of the sun/Son in the fiery trials of the wilderness.)  

As we flew further out into the barren desert, I started feeling God's presence stronger and stronger; I assume it was because it's more into God’s creation and there are less spirits out there. (When we go into the wilderness, that’s where the Lord reveals Himself to each of us personally. The desert is where we learn to trust and be dependent on God only. Moses (a type of the Man-child) fled Egypt into the desert and was there 40 years (1st time), which was his tribulation before he was qualified to lead the Israelites through the desert (2nd time) for another 40 years. Jesus fasted for 40 days in the desert where He was tempted by satan, and He spent much time alone in the desert mountains fasting and praying. The apostle Paul received the revelation of Jesus Christ and the Gospel from the Lord while he was alone in Arabia.) 

As I was looking down, my flesh had slight fear of how strong God's presence was and I knew that the old man was dying just by being here and the Holy Spirit was rising. Pro 9:10 The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom; And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Psa 119:120 My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; And I am afraid of thy judgments. 

The plane landed in the desert area next to a silver shed. (The silver shed represents our spiritual tabernacle in the wilderness. Silver is the refining and purifying away of the dross (flesh). Pro 17:3 The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold; But Jehovah trieth the hearts. Psa 12:6 The words of Jehovah are pure words; As silver tried in a furnace on the earth, Purified seven times.)  

There was a small old-looking house not far from the shed that looked abandoned(The small old, abandoned house represents our old carnal life which we gave up to follow the Lord into our spiritual wilderness.) I got out, and the pilot said he would pick me up in a few weeks, and he went back into the air, and I went and walked around the shed. There was no internet service for reception (no worldly electronic distractions) and no way to get help from man or self-works. The Airbnb was a large open plain shed without a door. (The veil has been torn by what Jesus did at the cross so we can come directly into the presence of our Father in the Holy of Holies.)  

Inside, it had a table with chairs, (to partake of the Table of the Lord) there was a small room with a door, and inside to the right there was a bed(to enter the rest) Located outside the shed was an outdoor shower and toilet. (This represents cleansing our soul of the defilements of flesh and spirit; our sanctification. It is done outside because nothing unclean can come into the Holy of Holies.)  

Although there wasn’t much there, I was completely satisfied. (The soul is satisfied and sustained with the Word in the presence of the Lord. Isa 58:11 and Jehovah will guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in dry places, and make strong thy bones; and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.) This is a place in the wilderness with no distractions of the world. (Rev 12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of Godthat there they may nourish her a thousand two hundred and threescore days. (3 ½ years) 

I explored the area and found that there was a cliff edge over the ocean and the land was so very high up. (This represents Mt. Zion and the promised land high above the ocean representing the peoples tribes etc..) The temperatures were not as hot as I was expecting but it was still warm with a nice breeze. (When we go willingly into our own wilderness to let the Lord do His refining work in us, the trials are not as hot as they could be if we resist what God wants to do in our sanctification process. 2Co 12:9 And he hath said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my power is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.)  

I spent the time here growing closer to the Lord and staying here was a big help to crucify my flesh spiritually and physically. 

Saved From Leviathan 

Marie Kelton 7/10/23 (David’s notes in red) 

During the meeting I had an open vision of a desert place. (The wilderness) I saw a stone or concrete slide that was next to a small body of water. The water was a turquoise color. (Turquoise is a blue-green color and often associated with “waters of the Caribbean.” These waters appear very clear and blue because they are shallow, and there is a lack of Plankton, which are a crucial source of food in the sea. These waters could represent taking a vacation, which the world does. It represents a distraction from the daily grind.  But the Body of Christ should stay focused on eating the Word of God and continuing to serve the Lord.) I saw my spirit man get on a slide and slide into the water. When my spirit man went into the water, it was very deep. In the water was a huge, long black creature; I knew it was Leviathan. 

Leviathan (the serpent) swam around my spirit man, like it was about to attack her. My spirit reached up like she was trying to escape. I then saw the hand of Lord come down and pull my spirit man out of the water and placed her on the land that was on the other side of the body of water. (Psa 18:16-17 He sent from on high, he took me; He drew me out of many waters. 17 He delivered me from my strong enemy, And from them that hated me; for they were too mighty for me. Psa 31:8 And thou hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; Thou hast set my feet in a large place. Psa 94:18 When I said, My foot slippeth; Thy lovingkindness, O Jehovah, held me up.) 

My spirit man then turned toward the desert with her back toward the body of water. (I knew that meant that I had to continue to walk through the wilderness.) (We should not entertain vacations from the wilderness training grounds for the promised land is where that leads.) 

I asked the Lord what the body of water was, the Leviathan was in. I heard Him say, "Waters of deception." (These are fleshly appealing luxuries we cannot afford if we want to win the race.)  Eph 5:6 Let no man deceive you with empty words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the sons of disobedience. Col 2:4 This I say, that no one may delude you with persuasiveness of speech. 

The Lord will destroy the old serpent when He’s done tempting us. Psa 74:14 Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in piecesThou gavest him to be food to the people inhabiting the wilderness. (Babylon is being plundered to build the Kingdom.) Isa 27:1 In that day Jehovah with his hard and great and strong sword will punish leviathan the swift serpent, and leviathan the crooked serpent; and he will slay the monster that is in the sea.) 


Light Track 

Samuel Fire 1/11/23 (David’s notes in red) 

I saw a tall mountain (Mt Zion) from a distance. Then I saw many people making a journey to the top. (Many people start out with us on the Way to holiness and maturity.) However, most of the people took different paths to get there. Some did follow the same parts of another’s path but took diversions and added length and time to the journey. (We are to follow Jesus and keep His ways, not turning to the left or the right. When we try to go another way, it takes more time and effort, and if we are diverted we have to start over. The Israelites’ journey through the wilderness could have been a very short journey to the Promised Land but sin, rebellion and unbelief made it longer and some died there.) Deu 5:32-33 Ye shall observe to do therefore as Jehovah your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. 33 Ye shall walk in all the way which Jehovah your God hath commanded youthat ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess. 

I then saw who resembled to be the Lord Jesus at the very peak and there was a path He made for them to follow along the mountain. (The Lord leads us up to high places; He is calling many to come and follow Him.) (Isa 30:21 and thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it; when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left. Psa 23:1-3 A Psalm of David. Jehovah is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: He guideth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.) Psa 5:8 Lead me, O Jehovah, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; Make thy way straight before my face. Pro 8:20 I walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice; 

It seemed that each of the people making the trek up the mountain had a map and some ignored it, and some followed as close as possible. (The Word of God (Jesus) is our map. When Jesus called His disciples, He said, “Follow Me” and “I am the way”. Some follow Jesus closely and others ignore what God has said.) Joh 1:1 In the beginning the Word was, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Joh 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life:… 

(Psa 119:105 NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, And light unto my path. Psa 43:3 Oh send out thy light and thy truth; let them lead me: Let them bring me unto thy holy hill, And to thy tabernacles. Pro 6:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; And reproofs of instruction are the way of life) 

It felt that all these people making the journey to the top are brethren with different trials and types of life (And different callings), that’s why there were different paths. NENT Eph 1:4 even as he chose us in him before the world’s foundation, that we be holy and without blemish before him in love: Jer 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee, and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee; I have appointed thee a prophet unto the nations. 

Then I saw in another vision, individual light rays coming from a lightbulb, illuminating a room. All the light rays travelled outwardly separately and independent of one another and filled the room with the light source. (The source of Light that filled the room is the Lord Jesus, and the room represents each individual who make up the one Body of Christ.) Joh 8:12 Again therefore Jesus spake unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life. 

(Joh 12:36 While ye have the light, believe on the light, that ye may become sons of light. 2Co 4:6 Seeing it is God, that said, Light shall shine out of darkness, who shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.) 

NENT Rom 12:4-5 For even as we have many members in one body, but all the members have not the same office: 5 so we, the many, are one body in Christ, and severally members one of another. 

Then I saw how if the direction of the light rays were to return to the source, the quickest path is to go directly in a straight path. But each ray was never in the same spot as another, and none would reach the source if being diverted or blocked. (Jesus said His words are spirit and life and our born-again spirit returns to the Lord.)  

(Joh 3:13 And no one hath ascended into heaven, but he that descended out of heaven, even the Son of man, who is in heaven. Eph 4:10 He that descended is the same also that ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.  Ecc 12:7 and the dust returneth to the earth as it was, and the spirit returneth unto God who gave it.) Isa 40:3 The voice of one that crieth, Prepare ye in the wilderness the way of Jehovah; make level in the desert a highway for our God. Psa 107:7 He led them also by a straight way, That they might go to a city of habitation. 

Seeking In Secret 

Anonymous 12/17/22 (David’s notes in red) 

I heard in prayer and The Lord spoke: 

He said, “Shut out everything.” (Close off all distractions, the enemy always uses everything he can to distract us from seeking God’s presence and to distract us from staying in God’s rest.) (Seeking His will through the trials is a test of Faith and devotion to the Word. Just as Job gave acknowledgement and glory to God during his trials. Job 1:8 And Jehovah said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job? for there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and turneth away from evil.) 

He said, “Prayer closet.” (Dedicate more of your time to God and His Spirit, not the flesh.) (“You have not because you ask not.” Being intimate with God in prayer has eternal rewards. Distractions will try to steal this time with God.) 

He said, “Have patience.” (Knowing that your prayers will be answered in His perfect time.)  Jas 1:3-4  knowing that the proving of your faith worketh patience.  4  And let patience have its perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, lacking in nothing. Rom 5:3-5 And not only so, but we also rejoice in our tribulations: knowing that tribulation worketh stedfastness; 4 and stedfastness, approvedness; and approvedness, hope: 5 and hope putteth not to shame; because the love of God hath been shed abroad in our hearts through the Holy Spirit which was given unto us. (“He that endureth to the end shall be saved.”) 

He said, “Speak out when you can see the enemy attack, call out to Me.” (Alert the Saints and respond to duty. God sends these tests to cause us to get in line with His Word so the enemy has no advantage.) (There is safety in numbers because some brethren may have overcome some specifics that we have not encountered. It is not only Christ in you, but in your brothers and sisters too.) 

He said, “Turn up the heat, get into deep, fervent and desperate prayer!” (“The effectual fervent prayer of the righteous man availeth much.” “Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”)

He said, “Laugh the enemy to scorn for he does this all the time.” (Calling out the enemy’s bluff and stay in the resolve of Jesus and the truth of the Word.) (The majority of trials are enemy lies, or a twisted truth to deceive. Symptoms, curses and afflictions – never last. Only Jesus is the everlasting!) 

He said, “That test is to turn it all back for what it is.” (Refute and retake the stolen things back from the enemy.) (Act 3:20-21 and that he may send the Christ who hath been appointed for you, even Jesus:  21  whom the heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, whereof God spake by the mouth of his holy prophets that have been from of old.)

He said, “In humility give all gratefulness that nothing is done for you or to you, unless I allow it.” (Praise God in all things, praise Him for He is in control, and we can trust Him only.) (Psa 149:6-9 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, And a two-edged sword in their hand;  7  To execute vengeance upon the nations, And punishments upon the peoples;  8  To bind their kings with chains, And their nobles with fetters of iron;  9  To execute upon them the judgment written: This honor have all his saints. Praise ye Jehovah.) 

He said, “Seek Me in fear and gladness for everything.”

He said, “Bring the life of Christ into the open.” (Reveal the greatest of things for all to experience.) (Joh 10:10 The thief cometh not, but that he may steal, and kill, and destroy: I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.) 

He said, “Love all and be showing the example of Him.” (God through us to others.) (Rom 13:8 ASV  Owe no man anything, save to love one another: for he that loveth his neighbor hath fulfilled the law.) 

He said, “See that nothing is allowed into Me unless passes the test of being in the image of My Son.” (Nothing of self or evil can ever imitate.) (A final result of our trials is more of Christ revealed. “Christ in you the hope of glory.”

He said, “As you look to Me by the Word and heart, you can see I look through all things.” (There is nothing that can be hidden from God.) (Only the wicked do not believe He sees all and will do anything about it.)  

He said, “When you see that you need Me in everything and when you are that desperate, you can see Me in others too.” (Everyone is in dire need for more of the Lord Jesus and His salvation.) 

He said, “Pray in tongues and write down interpretation you get.” (Exercising the gifts to be trained and gain experience.) 

He said, “Seeking the Lord in servitude and want.” (Nothing for selfish gain) (But to serve the Kingdom.)

He said, “Draw close to Him” (Honestly and sincerely prefer The Lord as priority always.) (Talk to Him for He desires our fellowship.)

He said, “Fan the flames that burn the traps and attacks.” (Nothing can withhold you when the fire of the Lord burns everything evil. Praise and worship engulfs the evil.) 

He said, “Add to the fire the fuel of the Word and continue to add each verse in thought as it burns.” (Keep the fire burning with explosive power) 

He said, “The light shines as the flames burn brighter in the zeal and desire of the Father.” (Love burns so hot, it eliminates all darkness.) 

(Return us Lord into Your wonderful garden and keep us hedged around and protected from all evil, under Your wings, in Your promises.)  


The Fiery Trial to Overcome the Flesh 

David Eells  

You know, we have to make decisions. Every day we’re faced with a decision. If you decide the easy way, which is the flesh way, then you say, “Okay, devil, you can rule over this flesh.” That’s what you’re really saying. Of course, we can see it across the country, too – people who are so-called Christians rising up against the government and actually being used of the enemy who is going to invade this country. But God said, My power is made perfect in weakness (2Co.12:9). (9) And he hath said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for [my] power is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (10) Wherefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.  

We need to see how the power of God comes to those who will enter into weakness of self. The commands, many of the principles, but also the commands of God, are to put us into a position of weakness. If you obey the commands of Christ, you will be weak and you’ll cease from your works. You will not be able to handle the situation yourself. You will have to trust in God to do it, if you obey His commands. (2Co.13:4) For he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth through the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him through the power of God toward you. Weakness brings the power of God.  

Weakness brings crucifixion in the flesh, but it also brings the power of God to bring resurrection. Resurrection life is what we’ve all wanted from God, but many times we won’t pay the price for it. We ask God for the fruit of Jesus to live in us, but before you can have the fruit, you have to give up the lust. The two war against one another, they seek to occupy the same territory in your life. They can’t both live together. The lust must be crucified in order for the new man to live in you and for the fruit to be borne. Anger and forgiveness can’t be in the same place. You can do one or you can do the other, but you won’t do both.  

Christ was crucified through weakness. He obeyed God’s word to Him. As a matter of fact, it appears to be a command to Him and He passed on that command to us. To me, it’s one the most important commands in all of the Scriptures for those who want to bring forth fruit. (Isa.50:5) The Lord God hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away backward. (6) I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair; I hid not my face from shame and spitting. (7) For the Lord God will help me; therefore have I not been confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame.  

You’ll recognize this as a prophecy about Jesus. But His ears were open to the Lord’s command and His command to Jesus was that He was to give His back to the smiters and His cheeks to them that plucked off the hair. That command has been passed on to us. It wasn’t a request; it was a command. (Mat.5:38) Ye have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: (39) but I say unto you, Resist not him that is evil: but whosoever smiteth thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. (40) And if any man would go to law with thee, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.  

(41) And whosoever shall compel thee to go one mile, go with him two. (42) Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away. The reason I say that this is such an important command of Jesus is because of our human nature. The lusts of the flesh rise up against a person who wants to obey these Scriptures. You can imagine in your mind turning the other cheek, either in word or in deed or in action of some kind, and you know what kind of lusts rise up inside of you when you try to do this.  

There’s a war that goes on inside you when you do this. Jesus fought that war. (Gal.5:19) Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these:] fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, (20) idolatry, sorcery (from here on you can identify these as having to do with this command), enmities, strife, jealousies, wraths, factions, divisions, parties, (21) envyings (maybe some of these don’t apply so much), drunkenness, revelings, and such like; of which I forewarn you, even as I did forewarn you, that they who practice such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. These things must be put to death.  

You know, the Lord has given us a method to put these works of the flesh to death. He spoke to me one time and He said, “You don’t get resurrection life before you get death.” That was at a time I was trying to bring some people into resurrection life and they weren’t entering into the death part. If you want fruit, these lusts have to die. They have to die on this side of Heaven. That’s the purpose of God. God’s grace delivers from sin; it doesn’t just cover sin. Yes, it’s wonderful that it covers sin, but that’s just for the meantime so that you can have fellowship with God until you manifest its full deliverance.

Jesus came to do away, to destroy the works of the devil and that’s what we’re talking about here. Most of these lusts are affected by just one command of Jesus and they’re put to death by obedience to just one command of Jesus, and that is, “Resist not him that is evil.” It’s one of the most important and most neglected doctrines in all of the Scriptures. This regards bearing our cross of death to self. We are to resist the Devil and to defend the weak. 

Let’s read on. (Gal.5:22) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, (23) meekness, self-control; against such there is no law. (24) And they that are of Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with the passions and the lusts thereof. Well, the Lord said that we had to take up our cross and follow Him as in Matthew 16:24. We just saw that “he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth through the power of God” (2Co.13:4).  

If we’re going to enter into the resurrection life of Jesus in the earth, we have to enter into this death. We have to take up our cross. I don’t think many people realize that Jesus always bore a cross. It wasn’t just at the end of His life. He bore a cross His whole life by denial of self. He “hath been in all points tempted like as [we are, yet] without sin” (Heb.4:15). And “each man is tempted, when he is drawn away by his own lust, and enticed” (Jas.1:14). Jesus was “of the seed of David according to the flesh” (Rom.1:3).  

I know a lot of people don’t believe that, but I’m just quoting what the Bible says. According to the Spirit, He was the Son of God (Romans 1:4), but according to the flesh, He was of the seed of David. You know what? He was tempted. That flesh Jesus had was real flesh. He was a great God because He came down in the likeness of sinful flesh and overcame sin in the flesh (Romans 8:3).  

But He bore a cross all of His life and that cross was to deny self, to deny the old man to live through Him. He wouldn’t permit the lusts of the flesh to speak or to live through Him. And we have to take up our cross and follow Him or we cannot be His disciple. Taking up our cross is to walk as He walked. We probably won’t be called upon to bear the physical cross of Jesus, but we’re definitely called upon to bear this spiritual cross that He always bore as to the denying of self.  

The commands of Jesus put you in a position of weakness. If you obey them, your flesh is going to squirm and it’s going to writhe and it’s going to try to rise up on the inside of you. It’s going to tell you, “No, don’t believe that doctrine,” but it’s just too prevalent, too common in the Scriptures to deny it. Jesus said, “resist not him that is evil” (Mat.5:39). I tell you, your flesh rises up on the inside of you and it says, “No, no, no! Hit back, talk back, do something, get even!” That flesh just doesn’t want to die. It’s a crucifixion.  

You can always tell when the flesh is in trouble because it squeals like a stuck pig. If you don’t ever go against it, you don’t ever hear it squeal, but I can tell you that the commands of Jesus are going to put you at variance with the flesh. They’re going to cause the flesh to be seen by you very plainly. It’s easy, before you read the Scriptures, to think you’re doing pretty well, that everything’s alright. Then you start reading the Scriptures and you see commands like this and, if you start to obey them, you’ll find out what lives in you. You’ll find out what’s way down inside of you when it shows its ugly head and when you go against it, that’s where the power of God takes over.  

We want the fruit of the Spirit, but before the fruit of the Spirit comes the crucifixion of the lusts. Jesus taught us. He was an example to us. A lot of people think He was an example so that we wouldn’t have to die. No, Jesus didn’t die so that we wouldn’t have to die. Jesus died so that we could die. I’m talking about dying spiritually, dying to self, not about dying physically, but dying to self. He died to make it possible for us to die.  

Those who refuse to take up their cross and follow Him, those who refuse to obey His commands, are refusing to be disciples. It doesn’t matter that they call themselves Christians. I want to show you that Jesus turned the other cheek, but He did it as an example to us. When Jesus was before Pilate and the Sanhedrin He resisted not the evil. He did turn the other cheek.  (Mat 27:12-13 ASV  And when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.  13  Then saith Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?)  He had the power to say “No” to the flesh. He had more power than the disciples understood He had because they thought they were going to save Him with the sword.  

(Mat.26:52) Then saith Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into its place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. He said, “Don’t you know I could call more than 12 legions of angels (Matthew 26:53)?” Look, Jesus had power they didn’t know of to keep from going to the cross. He didn’t have to resort to man’s arm of the flesh. One angel in the Old Testament killed 185,000 men in 2 Kings 19:35, and Jesus is talking about calling 72,000 angels here. That’s power! Christians need to realize that their power is not in the arm of the flesh. Their power is in the Kingdom of Heaven, but that power shouldn’t be used when you’re going to the cross. That power should be used to fulfill God’s Will.  

In the very next verse after Jesus said, “Don’t you know I could call more than 12 legions of angels?” He said, “how then should the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be” (Mat.26:54)? We want the Scriptures to be fulfilled in us, which is the manifestation of Christ; however, they won’t be fulfilled, if you refuse to go to your cross. Just as Jesus had a free will and He could have called the 12 legions of angels, we have a free will and we could, in many cases, walk away from our cross. But that doesn’t mean we won’t be faced with it again. We will be faced with it again and again because God is merciful. And we’ll be faced with it until we get it right or just run out of time because we are running out of time.  

We’ve been put here to bear fruit and we’ve been given a certain amount of time to do that. There’s a door closing on the other end of this life. My wife saw a vision like that, on a treadmill. The door ahead was closing. We had to run faster and faster in order to get through the door before it closed. The treadmill was imperceptibly picking up speed going in the opposite direction and we had to run faster and faster. That’s the way the world is. The world is picking up speed going in the opposite direction, but there’s a door closing.  

We’re running a race but, let me say, this is not a race against one another; this is a race against time. There’s a door closing. You have to bear fruit or else you’ll be called what the Scripture and Jesus called an “unprofitable servant” cast forth into outer darkness (Matthew 25:30). There’s no such thing as bearing fruit without the cross. I’m going to point out just a few of Jesus’ commands and show you that when you obey them, they put you in a position of weakness. You cannot defend yourself. You cannot hit back. You cannot do any of the things that your flesh wants because, if you do, your flesh will live and it will get stronger.  

(Rom.8:13) For if ye live after the flesh (in other words, if you walk in submission to the flesh), ye must die; but if by the Spirit ye put to death the deeds of the body, ye shall live. We want the new man to live and there’s only one way that can happen – the old man has to die. They live in the same house. The spiritual man was supposed to go into the Promised Land and kill that enemy and live in his house and we are, in one parallel, that promised land. That spiritual man is Christ in us and He’s the spiritual man in every one of us Who seeks to take over this vessel.  

(1Pe.2:18) Servants, [be] in subjection to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward. (19) For this is acceptable (the literal translation is actually “grace”), For this is grace, if for conscience toward God a man endureth griefs, suffering wrongfully. Grace? That’s right. God sends us through grace down here on this earth. Sometimes we don’t look on it as grace, but it’s wrongful suffering. He calls it grace. That’s the original word there. We have to go through suffering. (Act.14:22) … Through many tribulations we must enter into the kingdom of God.  

We must go through suffering because the flesh doesn’t die without suffering. If you’re not suffering, then you’re not ceasing from sin. Peter said, He that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin (1Pe.4:1). That’s because when you’re suffering, when the flesh is suffering – and I’m talking about that entity of the old man in you, the mind of the flesh in you – when that old man is suffering, it means that he’s not getting his way. I’m not talking about this physical flesh suffering, you understand. I’m talking about that entity that lives in us that wants to gratify self. If he’s not suffering, you’re not bearing the cross; you’re not obeying the commands of Jesus.  

So Peter called it “grace” here. (1Pe.2:20) For what glory is it, if, when ye sin, and are buffeted [for it,] ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer [for it,] ye shall take it patiently, this is grace with God. The last thing we want is to do right and to have wrong done to us in return. We want justice. We want our rights. The flesh demands its rights, but the flesh is a dead man. We reckon the old man to be dead unto sin (Romans 6:11) and dead men don’t demand rights. Dead men don’t have rights. You can slap them on one cheek and they’ll turn the other one every time. That’s the way Jesus commanded us.  

If you want that old man to die, then don’t feed him. Just don’t obey him and he’ll die. This is grace with God. (1Pe.2:21) For hereunto were ye called…. We were called to suffer wrongfully, to suffer in what the world would call “wrongfully.” In other words, we’re called to suffer when we do right. (1Pe.2:21) For hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye should follow his steps: (22) who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: (23) who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, threatened not; but committed [himself] to him that judgeth righteously.  But when we are called to defend the flock from wolves we should point out their sin as was done in scripture.

In other words, Jesus left judgment, wrath and payback in the hands of God, concerning self. Peter said Jesus left this example to us so that we should follow in His steps. Every day we’re going to have an opportunity to do this. There’s just no way you could live in this life without having an opportunity to do this. Don’t waste your time. Redeem the time (Ephesians 5:16), the Scripture says. This is what we’re here for. Suffering is one of God’s greatest methods, to put to death your flesh so that Christ can live in you.  

(1Pe.3:13) And who is he that will harm you, if ye be zealous of that which is good? (14) But even if ye should suffer for righteousness’ sake, blessed [are ye:] and fear not their fear, neither be troubled; (15) but sanctify in your hearts Christ as Lord: [being] ready always to give answer to every man that asketh you a reason concerning the hope that is in you, yet with meekness and fear: (16) having a good conscience; that, wherein ye are spoken against, they may be put to shame who revile your good manner of life in Christ.  

(17) For it is better, if the will of God should so will, that ye suffer for well-doing than for evil-doing. (18) Because Christ also suffered for sins once, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God; being put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit. We can see a spiritual type there in the life of Christ. When he resisted not the evil, he was put to death in the flesh, but he was made alive in the spirit. This is a spiritual type for us because, if we want to be made alive in the spirit, we must be put to death in the flesh. (1Pe.4:14) If ye are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed [are ye;] because the [Spirit] of glory and the Spirit of God resteth upon you.  

(15) For let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an evil-doer, or as a meddler in other men’s matters: but if [a man suffer] as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God in this name. (17) For the time [is come] for judgment to begin at the house of God: and if [it begin] first at us, what [shall be] the end of them that obey not the gospel of God? (18) And if the righteous is scarcely saved, where shall the ungodly and sinner appear? (19) Wherefore let them also that suffer according to the will of God (That doesn’t fit the prosperity doctrine very well, does it?) commit their souls in well-doing unto a faithful Creator. Commit your soul unto a faithful creator.  

Jesus obeyed His own command in Matthew 5:39 and He was crucified for it. I can imagine several places where He could have interjected just a little bit of truth and totally turned the situation around, such as when He talked about, “destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up” (Joh.2:19). Of course, he spake of the temple of his body (21), but that’s not what was brought out at the trial by the Sanhedrin and I never saw Him even objecting to it, though He knew what He was meaning. He didn’t bother to stick up for Himself. 

There’s one person from the Old Testament who really impressed me with his understanding of not resisting him that is evil and that’s David. He obeyed this. I’ve seen probably a half-dozen to a dozen good examples of where David obeyed this doctrine. He seemed to be way ahead of his time in an understanding of what it was that pleased God. He seemed to be almost walking in New Testament revelation in some areas of this resisting not evil and it definitely bore fruit in his soul.  

(Psa.38:12) They also that seek after my life lay snares [for me,] And they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and meditate deceits all the day long. (13) But I, as a deaf man, hear not; And I am as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth. (14) Yea, I am as a man that heareth not, And in whose mouth are no reproofs. (15) For in thee, O Lord, do I hope: Thou wilt answer, O Lord my God. David put his trust in God to bring about justice, just as the Lord did (1 Peter 2:23), and not with his own tongue, nor in his own strength. In fact, as we read on here, you’ll see that David knew and understood God’s purpose.  

You know, it’s a fiery trial when you resist not the evil, no matter what form it is. This so-called righteous indignation rises up on the inside of you wanting justice, but listen, folks, we can’t afford justice. Nobody reading this can afford justice. We want mercy. With the merciful thou wilt show thyself merciful (Psa.18:25). If you get justice, you’re in trouble. Did you know that? God gives justice to some and He gives mercy to others (Romans 9:21-23). Christians get mercy. The world doesn’t always get mercy. But, I’ll tell you what, the only thing we better show to the world is mercy because God’s going to be merciful and forgiving to those who are merciful and forgiving. And to those who are not merciful, He’s going to give justice. Mat 18:34-35 ASV  And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due.  35  So shall also my heavenly Father do unto you, if ye forgive not everyone his brother from your hearts. Justice is not what we can afford.  

Everybody doesn’t even get a revelation of God in this world, but they get justice because every man is going to reap what he sows (Galatians 6:7). People ask, “What do you do with the wicked who never hear the name of Christ?” No problem. They’re going to get justice being judged by their own conscience. Everybody in this world is going to at least get justice, but the Christians, the true Christians, are going to get mercy and grace.  

God’s not doing wrong by doing that because He’s at the very least giving justice to people. But we better pray that we don’t get justice because that means we’ll pay for what we’ve done and what we are doing that is wrong. David understood this and Jesus understood this. So David says, “for I said, Lest they rejoice over me: When my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me” (Psa.38:16). (17) For I am ready to fall, And my sorrow is continually before me. (18) For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.  

(19) But mine enemies are lively, [and] are strong; And they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied. (20) They also that render evil for good Are adversaries unto me, because I follow the thing that is good. (21) Forsake me not, O Lord: O my God, be not far from me. (22) Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation. (39:1) I said, I will take heed to my ways, That I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, While the wicked is before me. (2) I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; And my sorrow was stirred. (3) My heart was hot within me; While I was musing the fire burned; [Then] spake I with my tongue: (4) Lord, make me to know mine end, And the measure of my days, what it is; Let me to know how frail I am.  

You know, when David resisted not the evil, when he kept his mouth shut when he was really being pressured to speak up, he said the fire burned in him. Have you ever felt that fire? I have. It’s just like a real fire burning in you. It’s a fiery trial that’s come to prove you and to burn up the wood, hay and stubble. 

You know, we’ve been told that the fiery trial is in the next life, but that’s as big a lie as has ever been told. (1Co.3:12) But if any man buildeth on the foundation gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay, stubble; (13) each man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it is revealed in fire; and the fire itself shall prove each man’s work of what sort it is. Here is where you go through the fiery trial to burn up the wood, hay and stubble, not in the next life. The Bible says “the day shall declare it.”  There are no days in eternity.

This is where the fiery trial comes. But you can avoid the fiery trial very easily. All you have to do is not obey the commands of Jesus. If you don’t obey Him, it’s easy to avoid those kinds of trials and quite often we’ll go around them, but what we’re doing is putting off the day of crucifixion and the day of bearing fruit. God wants to motivate us with many, many Scriptures that today is the day of salvation. Today is God’s day of deliverance 2Co 6:2  (for he saith, At an acceptable time I hearkened unto thee, And in a day of salvation did I succor thee: behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation):

I found many places where David understood this. One of them is when Nabal’s herds had been protected by David and his men out in the wilderness (1 Samuel 25:16). By the way, Nabal means “fool.” And David’s men were sent to Nabal to get some supplies for his men, who were living in the wilderness, and Nabal answered them very roughly and sent them back without any help (1 Samuel 25:10,11,14). So David had decided, “I’ll just go over there and take his head off” (1 Samuel 25:22).  

Meanwhile, Nabal’s wife, who was a very understanding and wise woman, decided she was going to go meet David and ask his forgiveness and she did (1 Samuel 25:24). And one thing she said is, “Thank God that the Lord has withheld you from avenging yourself at your own hand” (1 Samuel 25:26,31). She said that twice. Then David thanked her for her part in bringing that to pass (1 Samuel 25:32,33).  

You know, there’s something wrong about us avenging ourselves with our own hand. (Rom.12:19) Avenge not yourselves, beloved, but give place unto the wrath [of God:] for it is written, Vengeance belongeth unto me; I will recompense, saith the Lord.  He said, if you do this, “thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head” (20). In other words, it’s God’s job to repay. If we repay, then God has to whip us because we’ve been commanded over and over not to repay. If we do it, He’s going to whip us, but He doesn’t have to whip them.  

I’ll give you an example. If you have two kids and you tell them, “Now, look, don’t you hit back. If so-and-so does something to you, you come and tell me; I’ll take care of it. If one of them hits back, then the other one has already gotten his punishment. In that case, why should I hit him again? I’m going to have to hit you since you’re the one who needs the whipping because you disobeyed me.” Here’s the point. This is the way God does things. If He tells us. “Don’t do it,” there’s a purpose in it. (Eph.6:12) For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual [hosts] of wickedness in the heavenly [places]. What we can do must be done in the spirit; it must be done through the power of faith. It can’t be done in the flesh. We can be used of God to speak prophetic words that bring judgment on those who harm and kill his people but this should not be personal vengeance.

Let me show you a really good example of this from David. (2Sa.16:5) And when king David came to Bahurim, behold, there came out thence a man of the family of the house of Saul, whose name was Shimei, the son of Gera; he came out, and cursed still as he came. (6) And he cast stones at David, and at all the servants of king David: and all the people and all the mighty men were on his right hand and on his left. (7) And thus said Shimei when he cursed, Begone, begone, thou man of blood, and base fellow: (8) the Lord hath returned upon thee all the blood of the house of Saul, in whose stead thou hast reigned … 

Well, I don’t know if Shimei knew it or not, but David had opportunity about three times to kill Saul. It was in his hand to do it and he wouldn’t do it. He wouldn’t resist the evil. He wouldn’t repay. He left that to the Lord and the Lord took care of that. The Lord used the Philistines to take Saul and almost his whole family out (1 Samuel 31:6), but He didn’t blame David for it. David even had to dodge some of Saul’s spears and his evil spirits (1 Samuel 18:11, 19:10).

And Shimei continued his railing… And the Lord hath delivered the kingdom unto the hand of Absolom thy son; and, behold, thou art [taken] in thine own mischief, because thou art a man of blood. (2Sa.16:9) Then said Abishai the son of Zeruah unto the king, Why should this dead dog curse the lord my king? let me go over, I pray thee, and take off his head.  (10) And the king said, What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah? Because he curseth, and because the Lord hath said unto him, Curse David … Do you see that? “The Lord hath said unto him, ‘Curse David.’”

David wasn’t wrong here. The Lord works all things after the counsel of His Own Will (Ephesians 1:11). He sends wicked people to us to crucify this flesh. It’s His purpose to do that, just as He sent and used the hand of wicked men to crucify the Lord. (Act.2:23) Him, being delivered up by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye by the hand of lawless men did crucify and slay. God used these vessels of dishonor. He used the people of Israel and He used the wicked Roman empire to crucify the Lord, as the Scripture says. 

It’s the same way with us. He put us here in the midst of a bunch of wolves. Jesus said, “I send you forth as lambs in the midst of wolves” (Luk.10:3). We have been put here for crucifixion and the world is designed to crucify us. If you don’t understand that, you don’t understand the sovereignty of God. God designed this world to crucify us. Jesus was the lamb slain from the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8). Stop and think. The lamb slain from the foundation of the world. Before Adam fell, God designed a Savior. Do you think we’re in Plan B? Nope. We’re in Plan A. There never has been a Plan B because God is sovereign. He designed this world to manifest sons and to do that you have to have a fallen nature to begin with. You have to have somebody who does not deserve God’s goodness. That’s where you have to start out because God wasn’t creating angels.  

If He was creating angels, He wouldn’t have had to make man at all. God didn’t want angels. He wanted somebody who was fallen and picked up by the grace of God. You remember what Jesus said to one of the Pharisees? (Luk.7:40) And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Teacher, say on. (41) A certain lender had two debtors: the one owed five hundred shillings, and the other fifty. (42) When they had not [wherewith] to pay, he forgave them both. Which of them therefore will love him most? (43) Simon answered and said, He, I suppose, to whom he forgave the most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.  

(47) Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, [the same] loveth little. In other words, “Who is forgiven much, loveth much.” See, we’re going to know how to love God because we don’t deserve anything. We have fallen and have been picked up by grace, not by our works, by grace. We don’t deserve anything but justice, but pray you don’t get it because God’s grace and mercy is far above justice. That’s why we have to be graceful with other people. Don’t give them what they deserve; you may get what you deserve. (Mat.7:2) For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured unto you. 

Don’t think that you’re going to give somebody justice because you’ll get it back. Give them mercy. Give them grace. God will judge them. God may even judge them out of your mouth, but understand that it won’t be with your flesh. The prophets spoke judgments. In the book of Revelation, prophets speak judgment (Revelation 11:6). I’m convinced that everything that happens in the book of Revelation comes out of the mouth of God’s children. Many of the curses today that are coming upon this world are coming out of the mouth of God’s children.  

In fact, I’m convinced that all of them do. God is bringing judgment and He’s doing it through His people. They’re speaking that judgment, but they’re not doing it with the arm of the flesh. You know, we can’t rise up against this government (Romans 13). If you do, God promises, “all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword” (26:52). But, we can tear down this government because God has a Kingdom that’s coming. The saints are going to possess the Kingdom and they’re going to take it from the beast. And they’re going to do it in the spirit realm. They are not going to do it in the flesh. In the flesh, they must be crucified. In the flesh, you must cease. You must desist. You must resist not him who is evil.  

In the spirit realm, we can do many mighty things. God has planned it that way so that your spirit man will be strong, but your flesh will be weak. That’s the way God’s salvation, God’s deliverance, is going to come. David understood that the Lord had commanded this and we need to understand this, too. All we have to do is read Job to see that circumstances are the same today as they were back then. (Job 2:10) … What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?…. And you know what? Job repented after God answered him in chapters 38-40. He repented of his self-righteousness. He repented in Job 42:1-6 and God gave him back what he’d lost in Job 42:10. But God used crucifixion in Job’s life. Job wasn’t physically doing wrong things; he wasn’t in outward immoral disobedience. His problem was self-righteousness. He had to repent and God brought this against him to bring him to repentance.  

David, too, was put in a position of crucifixion by God. God sent this enemy against him and David understood that. And he said, (2Sa.16:10) And the king said, What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah? Because he curseth, and because the Lord hath said unto him, Curse David; who then shall say, Wherefore hast thou done so? (11) And David said to Abishai, and to all his servants, Behold, my son, who came forth from my bowels, seeketh my life: how much more [may] this Benjamite now [do it]? let him alone, and let him curse; for the Lord hath bidden him. “The Lord hath bidden him.” Think about that the next time people come against you and want to put you on the cross but you keep wanting to climb down. We do want to climb down off that cross, but you can’t drive the nails. God has designed the wicked to put the cross in the ground and drive the nails. That’s their calling in this world.  

God has vessels of honor and vessels of dishonor. He has vessels of grace and vessels of wrath. They’re all going to do His Will, one way or the other. All things serve the Lord and He works all things after the counsel of His Own Will (Ephesians 1:11). If you understand this, you can walk in grace and peace in this world, no matter what comes against you, because God put you there for a purpose. He put you there to be crucified and He put you there so that you would learn to use the weapons of your warfare (2 Corinthians 10:4).  

You know, sometimes the Lord sends the devil against you just so you can defeat him. He’ll send him against you. He’ll send the enemy against you but He doesn’t want you to go against him by wrestling with flesh and blood (Ephesians 6:12). Remember that the Bible says, “resist not him that is evil” (Mat.5:39). On the other hand, it says “resist the devil” (Jas.4:7). “Resist not him that is evil” is talking about man. We don’t wrestle with flesh and blood. When they wrestled with flesh and blood in the Old Testament, that was a type and shadow of them wrestling with principalities and powers. Go back over there and read the names of those kings and the names of those tribes that were conquered and study in the Hebrew what those names mean. You’re going to find out they’re all the lusts of the flesh and demon spirits.  

That’s who the Israelites were spiritually wrestling with and everything that happened to them was a type and a shadow for us. (1Co.10:11) Now these things happened unto them by way of example; and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages are come. So go back to the Old Testament and look at it carefully. You’ll see what they wrestled with. Today we think we’re supposed to carry on an Old Testament-type warfare in the way we war with people, but you can’t grow if you do that and God will chasten you if you do that because you’re rebelling against His Word. And David said, “the Lord hath bidden him” (2Sa.16:11). (12) It may be that the Lord will look on the wrong done to me, and that the Lord will requite me good for [his] cursing of me this day. 

David is saying that the Lord will pay him back good for his resisting not evil. If the Lord’s going to bless you for it, go ahead and let them curse. Didn’t Jesus say you’d be blessed when men would curse you? Absolutely (Matthew 5:11). Didn’t He say the spirit of grace and the Spirit of God would rest upon you? Have you ever experienced that? I have. When I first learned of this doctrine, the Lord put me in situations where I did, by His grace, turn the other cheek and I felt the power of God on me for going through that. It’s just a great anointing that comes upon you when you obey God in the place where you want to defend yourself and you refuse to do it. You, instead, leave it in the hands of God and you won’t defend yourself.  

If you do defend self, then the old man will live; he’ll climb down off that cross. Even though he’s crucified, he’s not totally dead yet, so he can still climb down. It’s true that we have to reckon him dead (Romans 6:11), but until he is dead, don’t let him live; don’t feed him. Do you know what fasting is a type of? Well, when you fast, you’re not feeding the flesh. What does it do when you don’t feed it? It gets weak. What does that do? It makes the spiritual man strong. There’s a reason for fasting and there’s a spiritual type. The whole chapter of Isaiah 58 is talking about spiritual fasting, about denying yourself, so we see that they had a revelation of that in the Old Testament, too. (2Sa.16:13) So David and his men went by the way; and Shimei went along on the hillside over against him, and cursed as he went, and threw stones at him, and cast dust. (14) And the king, and all the people that were with him, came weary; and he refreshed himself there.  

Well, that wasn’t the end of the story. David never did do anything to Shimei but his son Solomon had him killed because he rebelled against his commands and left the city. It’s hard to comprehend why Shimei was so against David. My guess is he was a low-life who just didn’t want to understand the situation here. Anybody who was on Absalom’s side and saw righteousness in Absalom and not in David, and saw righteousness in Saul, and not in David, was in trouble. He was a sick son of the devil. 

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Trials of Faith Prepare Us For Battle (3) 


David Eells - 11/1/23 

Surrender Ownership 

Samuel Fire 5/11/23 

I dreamt that I was with my family and with other brethren.  

We all decided to have a group BBQ at a water park. (The water park represents the apostate church where they go to be entertained while only playing in the water of the Word. The BBQ represents fiery trials for the flesh to be a sacrifice.) This park had a bunch of wild animals, which were treated kindly and were dotted around the area being left alone. They were like a theme to the water park. (The wild animals represent unsaved worldly people around us and in the apostate harlot church, who are part of the beast kingdom.)  

We were all having fun and were going to go for a swim. One of the neighbor adults was hesitant due to a fear of the animals and didn't know if they were dangerous. I said, “The worst animal here is a duck that is completely harmless and cute, which would just paddle nearby.” 

We were then all waist deep in water splashing, and the children were excited and having fun with shouts of glee.  

Suddenly I saw someone grab my laptop. They decided to use it and wanted to swim at the same time. I was gritting my teeth and being as lenient and kind as I could. In the natural I would have gone berserk and kept it safe and far away from anyone else. (God uses family and even brethren to try us and crucify our flesh.) (This kind of fiery trial is what the BBQ is doing... the flesh is being burned up when we do not give into it. Psa 39:3 My heart was hot within meWhile I was musing the fire burned:…

Suddenly, they had it in the water with them before I could react. Then as expected, the laptop got wet and stopped working. They were trying to drip off the water to get it to work but to no avail. I was upset and grabbed it from them and said, “If you wanted to do this, have the expectations to replace this. All my life’s work is on this, and I need to use this all the time.” They all fell silent. (Even when someone is being used by God to crucify our flesh, we are to NOT react in the flesh. We are to forgive and love them just as Jesus did.) (Pro 17:17 A friend loves at all times, but a brother is born in adversity.  

1Pe 4:8 above all things being fervent in your love among yourselves; for love covereth a multitude of sins:  1Co 13:7 [love] beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

then felt sorry, and I repented to Father for my heart and reaction to them and the whole situation. I felt that our Father would easily replace it and I shouldn’t get upset over something our Father had provided and everything belongs to Him. (It is the Holy Spirit who convicts us when we are wrong and brings us into the image of Jesus for all eternity, so we can let go of everything that isn’t Holy and isn’t the Word of God.) (Many do not repent and justify their feelings and actions towards others who behave in weakness or ignorance. It is a gift of God to repent when we realize we have reacted in the flesh in a situation.)  


Trials Passing Through The Harlot Church  

Tianna Fire 1/21/23  

I dreamt that Samuel and I were journeying in a red van (We are covered in the blood of the Lamb.) to a good place (the Promised Land) with many other brethren in the back of the van. Samuel was driving and I was in the passenger seat next to him. We stopped in a town where they were professing Christianity. We only wanted to be there for the night to rest and then continue our journey. (There are many who claim Christianity, but they are part of the harlot church who look and act like the world. We are to pass through these church denominations.)  

We met the leader of the town; his name was Cornelius. (In the New Testament there was a Roman centurion named Cornelius, which means “of a horn.”) Everyone in the town tried to make us feel welcome, although they were not spiritually on the same page as us, they were still kind. (Most of Christianity are not spirit-filled and mind the things of the flesh.)  

Cornelius gave Samuel and I a tour of a house. The house was absolutely perfect and the type of house I would like; it was small with an open living area with only one bedroom and two bathrooms. Literally everything in the house was exactly how I would want it. One bathroom had a deep bath and a nice shower that was set up with climbing steps that I thought our son would love. In the dream, I kept repeating how this house was what I would like and how awesome the design was, and I would have it all the same way. (In our journey to the promised land, God knows our weaknesses and what our flesh would be tempted with, which we learn to say no to, and die to.)  

At the end of the tour, they said that if we stayed in this town that they would let us have the house for free. (This sounds like the “prosperity gospel” of worldly comforts.) I knew this house would be better than I expected, however I certainly did not want to stay in this town and I wanted to be regularly around people who are on fire for God and want more of Him and are growing in Him.  

I knew this was the enemy tempting me. (We are all faced with the desires of the flesh, and are tempted to compromise? We have to forsake all to follow the Lord and not given in to our flesh.) (1Co 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as man can bear: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation make also the way of escape, that ye may be able to endure it.)    

We tried to get alone with the brethren we traveled here with, but we were unable to because there were so many people in this community, and they just kept wanting to talk. I found out from one brother that he was also tempted with a free house. (The harlot churches tempt the flesh with worldly comforts, and nothing about growing up in the Lord and the crucified life. Pro 5:3 For the lips of a strange woman drop honey, And her mouth is smoother than oil:  Pro 7:21 With her much fair speech she causeth him to yield;...) 

It was now night and everyone was gathered around a fire. We felt that we should leave this place right now, so we went to find the brethren to tell them we were going to leave. All but one of them agreed to leave, this one person decided to stay in this town. (Many people desire to stay in the comfort and ease of the denominational churches. In the parable of the Sower, this person represents those where the seed was sown among the thornsLuk 8:14 And that [seed] which fell among the thorns, these are they that have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.)  

We looked for the van to leave but we couldn't find it anywhere, so we decided to just walk the rest of the way.  

We all planned to meet in a forest just outside of the town. On our way out, some people noticed we were leaving, and they started chasing after us. We ran to the meeting spot and together we started running through the forest. We didn't know where to go but felt in Spirit when to stop and where to turn etc. A few of the brethren gave up running and they didn't want to stay in the forest so they just went back to the last town(The apostle Paul exhorts us to continue in the race and endure to the end. 1Co 9:24 Know ye not that they that run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? Even so run; that ye may attain.  

Heb 12:1…lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,)  (Not everyone who starts out with us in the race continues to the end. Many fall away and go back to their worldly ways. Many of Jesus’ disciples chose not to continue to follow Him in John 6:66 (Notice the number) because they felt His words were too hard for them to hear and to do them. Also we see in the 6th Book, Romans 6:6 (666) knowing this, that our old man was crucified with him, that the body of sin might be done away, that so we should no longer be in bondage to sin.)  

We ran until the next day, and at around midday we arrived at another town. We jumped over a fence to get into the town and searched around not wanting to draw attention to ourselves. Samuel heard the Lord say that He would provide another vehicle in this town to continue the journey. While we were in this town a few people got distracted with food in a marketplace and they decided it was too much to continue the journey(Many Pentecostal people get in idolatry with food and get weighed down with the world.)

They wanted to settle down and stay in a place where they would always have access to food, water, shelter and other comforts. (So they didn't have to contend with the trials of living by faith and chose to go back to the worldly comforts and fleshly satisfaction. Paul says in Php 3:19…whose god is the belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things. 2Ti 2:3-5  Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.  4  No soldier on service entangleth himself in the affairs of this life; that he may please him who enrolled him as a soldier.  5  And if also a man contend in the games, he is not crowned, except he have contended lawfully. 

The Israelites didn’t like the Manna in the wilderness. They longed for the flesh pots and the foods they were accustomed to in Egypt where they were in bondage to the old man. God’s people are being called out of Egypt to follow the Man-child Jesus into the wilderness where they lived the crucified life, where they were to deny self and learn to rely completely on God to provide.) 

We met a few people in this town who wanted to join us. The Lord blessed us with a green van (Green represents life) and more brethren, although we had lost all the brethren who started out with us, except one. (Again, in the parable of the Seed and the Sower, only one went on to bear the fruit of Christ. Mar 4:20 And those are they that were sown upon the good ground; such as hear the word, and accept it, and bear fruit, thirtyfold, and sixtyfold, and a hundredfold.

Not everyone continues with us. As we have seen some have come and gone from us and we will see this in the Tribulation period too. 1Jn 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of usfor if they had been of us, they would have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they all are not of us.) 

We continued our journey in the green van, not wanting to get distracted and keeping watch to make sure we didn’t give into the flesh but persevere in getting to our desired destinationPhp 3:14 I press on toward the goal unto the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. (The high calling of Christ to be in the Bride and manifest the 100-fold fruit.) 

Cleansing Idols From The Heart 

Anonymous12/10/22 (David’s notes in red) 

I sought the Lord regarding idols in our heart and heard:  

“Be aware of idols of ‘insecurity’ and ‘selfishness’. You need to reshape and rethink on how you perceive the life in Christ. (He is our example.) Col 3:3-4 For ye died, and your life is hid with the Christ in God. 4 When the Christ, our life, shall be manifested, then shall ye also with him be manifested in glory Eph 4:22-24 that ye put away, as concerning your former behaviorthe old manthat waxeth corrupt after the lusts of deceit; 23 and that ye be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and put on the new man, that after God hath been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth 

Insecurity is where you want or require something, that when put to the test of does it promote eternity with Me, would be thrown out into the fire. I supply all your needs and desires for your heart. Continue to replace the earthly and always put Me first and keep a watch for the things that could be contrary to My Word. (Remember that we own nothing, we are only stewards handling it for God. Luk 14:33  So therefore whosoever he be of you that renounceth not all that he hath, he cannot be my discipleFather will supply our every need, not necessarily our every greed.)

Mat 6:33 But seek ye first his kingdom, and righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.  Php 4:19 And my God shall supply your every need according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus Psa 37:4-5 Delight thyself also in Jehovah; And he will give thee the desires of thy heart. 5 Commit thy way unto Jehovah; Trust also in him, and he will bring it to pass 

1Th 5:6 so then let us not sleep, as do the rest, but let us watch and be sober Selfishness is where there is pride and misunderstanding, especially what has been taught and learned through the world’s ways, comes between us. Pro 13:10 By pride cometh only contention;… 1Co 10:24 Let no man seek his own, but each his neighbor's good.   

Php 2:4-5 not looking each severally to his own things, but each severally also to those of others. 5 Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ JesusThe renewal of your mind is the best place to begin, to be cleansed and sanctified. After these things are put into check and aligned back according to My Son and My Word, you can receive and manifest 100fold!  

Rom 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, well-pleasing to God, your spiritual service. 2 And be not fashioned according to this age: but be transformed by the renewing of the mind, that ye may prove what is the good and well-pleasing and perfect will of God. Col 3:10 and have put on the new man, that is being renewed unto knowledge after the image of him that created him:  

Luk 8:8 And other fell into the good ground, and grew, and brought forth fruit hundredfold.... Mar 10:29-30 Jesus said, Amen I say unto you, There is no one that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or mother, or father, or children, or fields, for my sake, and for the gospel’s sake, 30 but he shall receive hundredfold now...  

Like when a bath is filled up with water. You get in, and the water rises. When you get out, you can fill it up all the way. The objects within (idols) are of no value and when removed, then they enable more room to be filled with Me. Aim and focus on the hardest and most hidden of evil. This is self. Learn to hate the concept and mindset of being an individual. Instead, you need to incorporate My Son as He is the perfect replacement.   

Psa 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; And renew a right spirit within me.  Joh 3:30 He must increase, but I must decrease. Pro 8:13 The fear of Jehovah is to hate evil: Pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, And the perverse mouth, do I hate.  

To get past all of self and anything that is carnal and fleshly, you need to seek and find and rout out all the things that can be of this type. Keep an eye and ear on the self (watch out for outward evil manifestations) and bring it into the Light for full exposure. Eph 5:8 for ye were once darknessbut are now light in the Lord: walk as children of light 

Eph 5:11-13 and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather even reprove them; 12 for the things done by them in secret it is a shame even to speak of. 13 But all things when reproved are manifested by the light: for everything manifested is light.  (Psa 18:28 For thou wilt light my lamp: Jehovah my God will lighten my darkness.) 

Speak it out, and pray it out, and know that it is a process for it all to go. (Sanctification or holiness is a process where God shows us what needs to be cleansed and gives us the faith that we were cleansed.) Believe that you are at the end of your current state, and are already perfected in Christ. It is just the flesh and soul with understanding that needs to catch up. Col 1:27 to whom God was pleased to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the nations, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory 

Jas 1:2-4 Count it all joy, my brethren, when ye fall into manifold temptations; 3 knowing that the proving of your faith worketh patience. 4 And let patience have its perfect workthat ye may be perfect and entire, lacking in nothing (1Jn 4:17 Herein is love made perfect with us, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as he is, even so are we in this world.)  

The Seed 

Samuel Fire 1/13/23 (David’s notes in red) 

I saw a giant oak tree dropping acorns (the seed) from its branches. The tree was praying that these seeds would sprout. (We are like this tree when we sow seeds that we expect will bring forth fruit.)

Some animal, maybe a squirrel, grabbed one and broke it open, but for some reason was startled and dropped it on the ground. (The little beast natures in our life seek to devour the seed that it become unfruitful.) It landed where a smaller tree had been knocked over and it fell in the soft fresh dirt near it. (The soft fresh dirt represents the good ground in the heart to receive the seed of the Word. Joh 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a grain of wheat fall into the earth and die, it abideth by itself alone; but if it die, it beareth much fruit.)   

The oak tree somehow knew this and was pleased because that would be a good spot to grow. (Throughout the Bible, God likens people to trees; Israel is like the fig tree. Hos 9:10 I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the first-ripe in the fig-tree at its first season:  Mar 8:24 And he looked up, and said, I see men; for I behold them as trees, walking.  Isa 61:3 …that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of Jehovah, that he may be glorified.) 

(Jer 17:7-8 Blessed is the man that trusteth in Jehovah, and whose trust Jehovah is. 8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters,... neither shall cease from yielding fruit.  Mat 12:33 Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corruptfor the tree is known by its fruitFather plants them where He desires and causes them to grow and bear fruit. But those that do not bear good fruit prove not to be His and are cut down.) 

I then saw us at Burger King restaurant where we basically gave all our food to a young couple, who we prayed for and shared the Gospel seed with them. Then we bought more food and this time we drove off to eat somewhere else. (This represents constantly sowing our seed into people.) (We always feel edified when we share the seed with others. Ecc. 11:6 In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thy hand; for thou knowest not which shall prosper, whether this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good. According to the parable of the Sower, 3 of 4 do not bear fruit. We don’t know who will “hear” and receive it, but we sow the seeds to many people and the Lord causes the fruit to bear forth in His own.)  

(As seeds drop into the ground and the husk dies so it grows and bears fruit, so our flesh is to die to everything carnal and worldly so it can grow and prosper in the life of Jesus. The Word of God in the parable of the Sower is the seed that brings forth that life.)  

Travel To Peace 

Anonymous 1/4/22 (David’s notes in red) 

I dreamt that my husband and I were journeying to a place named Tully. (Tully: Celtic/Irish origin means “peacefulflood, and from the hill”. Tully was a very beautiful place, it was very green, perfect temperatures and was like a paradise on earth, with all earthly delights. (The earthly delights represent trials of fleshly lusts we must overcome, and Jesus is our peace as He leads us through the wilderness towards this Mt Zion, and we continue to abide in Christ Jesus (heavenly). Joh 16:33 These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye may have peaceIn the world ye have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

To get to this heavenly place we had to follow a long path that went through many different towns. All the land to get there was very green and a tropical climate and the path went through the center of the land. As we began this journey to Tully, most of it seemed to go very easily, there were no struggles or difficulties(In the beginning of our walk we may not experience much tribulation but it does lie ahead for “Through much tribulation shall you enter the Kingdom”) Then we saw the first town ahead we had to pass through. 

This town also looked so very beautiful, and all the land here was green. However, I saw in spirit an extremely deep ocean trench just before entering this town. The trench was hidden by of all the green grass, and if someone walked through this particular area, they would fall into the trench. It was extremely deep and honestly, it was very scary.

(The deep ocean (waters) represents the nations of the world where some fall back into their old lifestyles like the parable of the sower.  Rev 17:15  And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the harlot sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.   The grass represents the flesh (1Pe 1:24 For, All flesh is as grass…) which hides the danger. The trench represents the hidden snares, and traps laid out by our enemies to try to entrap us. Psa 140:5 The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; They have spread a net by the wayside;...  

Psa 35:7 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit; Without cause have they digged a pit for my soul. Psa 119:110 The wicked have laid a snare for me; Yet have I not gone astray from thy precepts.)  But it was revealed to us so that we would not fall in it. (The Lord leads us by the Spirit revealing the enemies' plans and the way of escape.) 

In the next scene I saw that we had somehow safely made it through the town with the hidden trench and we were being introduced to the man who founded the town. This man was extremely rich and very evil. He was telling us how and why he founded it. The logo for the town was an orange and white crab with navy blue as the background. (Crabs roam on both land and sea; they hide and use their claws to catch and hold their unsuspecting prey.) 

I knew this man had evil desires and intentions. As he was talking, he did not seem to have any issues with us. He showed us the town and it looked beautiful but there was so much hidden agenda.  (“They hide and use their claws to catch and hold their unsuspecting prey.”)

He took us to this underground motel that he owned. (Crabs hide underground above or below water) The rooms went extremely deep underground in water, very deep like an ocean trench and it was so very dark. There was an elevator that quickly descended underground; there was one room per floor. He showed us one room which was laid out like a large, tall motel room. One half of the room was filled with water containing sharks. In the other half was water containing an octopus. (Both are predators)

When we returned from the underground motel, we met the man's wife who seemed friendly, and I couldn't understand how she could be with such an evil man. We shared the gospel with them both and spoke about our Lord and the woman was receiving but the man was not. It appeared that this man held nothing against us, despite his evil intentions(I.e. hiding his evil intentions. I was reminded how Christian Children go to college to get a higher education to get better job but they are often spiritually killed by liberal professors as Satan’s helpers hiding there.)

I said to the man that I am believing and hoping for God to give him repentance, even if it is only a short time before his death, I want him to repent and be with our Lord. (Bless everyone, with truth in love NENT Luk 6:27-28 But I say unto you that hear, Love your enemies, do good to those hating you, 28 bless those cursing you, pray for those reviling you.) 

We said goodbye to them and went to leave the town when we overheard some men shouting. We went over to them and saw how they were trying to stop six Christians from following Jesus. The Christians refused and were threatened and then they took them to the underground rooms containing the sharks and octopus. It was made known that they put the Christians in there to kill them but if they survived, they would be taken to another underground area containing lions to kill them. (Christians are persecuted, and killed, in covert and overt ways everywhere. We are to be steadfast in the faith, despite the physical risks. Mat 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up unto tribulation, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all the nations for my name's sake.) 

(Mat 10:28 And fear not them that kill the body, but cannot kill the soul: but rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in geenna.) 

Two of these people survived the sharks and octopus and were taken to the underground room of lions. The men then said that they wanted my baby son. I either said it aloud or in my mind, ‘No because Jesus has set us free from sin and death and we won't physically die because it's not us living’. They started chasing me, and I knew that they couldn't touch me, but I wasn't sure about my son, so I ran out of the underground cave with them chasing me. I started flying forward and off the ground. I asked God to take my baby now up to Heaven, like Enoch and Elijah were taken and that God won't let him physically die. I lifted him up to Heaven, while flying and I saw him be lifted up higher and higher out of my arms. (NENT Rev 12:5 And she was delivered of a son, a male, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and unto his throne.)  I woke up. 

AIDS In Water 

Marie Kelton 10/14/23 (David’s notes in Red) 

I had a dream, that I was telling someone that the government or the D-S was putting HIV/AIDs in the water. (There have been many prophesies about this happening and the D-S are always up to de-pop-ulation. But behind all this, God is in control. He will use this to test His Saints to see if they will believe His Word and trust Him for His protection, that no weapon formed against us shall prosper. (Mar 16:18 …they shall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall in no wise hurt them:) For many, this will be a judgement that we hope will bring them to repentance.) 


The Cross  

Samuel Fire 10/1/22 (David’s notes in red)  

I looked at a bible cover, that we read occasionally when near the kitchen, and as I looked at the symbol of the Cross, I felt the Lord say:  

The cross, it is an upside-down sword. A declaration of victory. There are no more foes to battle and it is pushed into the earth (Just like the long end of the cross is pushed into the earth) just as a victorious knight would do at the end of battle. It is done, it is finished! NENT Luk 11:22-23 but when a stronger than he shall come upon and overcome him, he taketh from him his whole armor wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils. 23 Who is not with me is against me; and who gathereth not with me scattereth.   

Joh 17:4 I glorified thee on earth, having accomplished the work which thou hast given me to do Joh 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. 1Co 15:57 but thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ 

(Praise God for He has already done it ALL, He has given us the grace to overcome the flesh and to get through every trial, He has given us the faith in His Word, He HAS set us free from the power of darkness, (He has redeemed us out of the hand of our enemies.) He HAS set us free from the curse of sin and death, it is finished!)  

Glory to Father God Almighty ♡  

Question Regarding Chest Pain  

Anonymous 9/9/22 (David’s notes in red) 

I had been having chest pain and I sought The Lord asking what was causing it and this is what I heard.  

The Lord - “You asked of Me to deliver you and heal you; I already have and your faith in your soul is lining up with the Spirit. The Spirit is now in charge over you. Your soul cries to Me and aches and yearns for Me. I have heard and will manifest in you more. Where it hurts is the body. It has had damage and sin, and this opposing habitat of evil is being cleansed – it does not like or want to let go. Each time My hand (Angel) and in prayer with thanks and praise to Me, I am destroying this and creating in you a clean heart. The flesh needs to be scrubbed and stripped and all wounds exposed to the truth, light, love and Holy Spirit. I Am digging deep into all roots and flushing out all this.”  

(Eze 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you; and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh.)  (Heb 12:15 looking carefully lest there be any man that falleth short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby the many be defiled;) (Ephesians 5:26 that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word. (Psa 147:3 He healeth the broken in heart, And bindeth up their wounds.) 

The Lord said, “Your soul and mind is set on Me and the body proclaims Me on your lips - the body must obey My Spirit. As the body learns and realizes it cannot do anything without your will, soul and mind, it obeys Me. Then it tries to resist Me but loses every battle.  


The pain is ongoing and will be filled more with My love, Spirit and Truth. Continue to voice it out (speak with your heart) the Living Waters and think on My Son’s life. (blood, life and wine) Let go. Tell the body – obey. Each time it hurts – I Am here with you. Remember, My Son did all for you and showed that the toughest challenge has a greater reward – which you can endure, and the victory was done at the cross.  

The pain you feel is Me cleaning you up of all that is not welcome or required by me. It hurts because was stained for too long. Now as it is gone you also hurt from something you never felt truly before. This is My real love for you. Be in joy, I made you new. My Son desires you and no pain or flesh or evil or lies or unclean vessel – nothing can come between Me and you and Our marriage for eternity.  

Bless you for your reward will come more each moment. As the wind, and breath and heart beats, you come to Me even closer. I will not forsake this amazing work I have done, and you have proven to Me – even before you realize it – that I want you. I perfected it all for My glory. All this pain/hurt is no more as my words prove it all – and the last is death – it is defeated even at the beginning. I AM THE ALPHA AND OMEGA, THE EVERLASTING – and you already are with Me! 

What hurts is that way because it is cast out forever and cannot win.  


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Trials of Faith Prepare Us For Battle (4) 


David Eells – 11/5/23 


Nailing The Old Man To The Cross 

David Eells 

I want to share with you something that’s probably one of the most hated and denied doctrines and, yet, one of the most important doctrines, if a person wants to bear fruit and walk in the steps of Jesus. I’m referring to the question of How we are to die to self. There is the death-to-self that comes as we repent day-by-day, that comes as we read the Word of God and realize what the Will of God is for us. “Repentance” means “to change our mind.” When we read and are corrected by the Word, the “old man” dies and the “new man” comes to life, because the new man is the Word bearing fruit in our soul. 

Let’s focus on another area concerning this. (Zec.13:7) Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the Lord of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered; and I will turn my hand upon the little ones. Jesus quoted this in Matthew 26, speaking about Himself being the Shepherd, and the scattering of His disciples being at least the beginning of God turning His “hand upon the little ones.” It sounds very much like the Lord is out to kill us all. The Lord Jesus was the first, the Example, the Sacrifice, and without Him nothing else would be possible. He made it possible for us to die.  

Is God really out to kill us all, to “turn” His “hand upon the little ones,” just as He turned the sword against His Son? You know, the Lord took credit for that. We will read some verses that absolutely confirm what I’m saying here. The Lord took credit for crucifying Jesus ChristHe used wicked men to do it. But now, He says, He is turning His Hand upon the little ones, too. So, what is it about us that has to go to death, that has to be crucified? (Gal.5:17) For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are contrary the one to the other; that ye may not do the things that ye would. There’s a war going on because the flesh and the spirit are enemies.  

The flesh, representing the old man, must die. (1Co.15:50) Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. So, yes, the Lord’s Hand is against the old man, to put him to death. It doesn’t necessarily mean the death of the body. It means the death of the flesh which, of course, includes the mind of the flesh and speaks of the fallen part of the soul of man. We’re told that the flesh is contrary to God’s way and His Will. (Rom.8:7) Because the mind of the flesh is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of god, neither indeed can it be: (8) and they that are in the flesh cannot please GodThe mind of the lower nature, the mind of the fallen man, the mind of the old man, is the enemy of God.  

What we have to do is cooperate with God in this process of the crucifixion of the old man. Our Lord Jesus gave us a perfect example of that: (Joh.10:17) Therefore doth the Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again. Does the Father love all of those who are willing to lay down their life? Of course He does. Jesus said the Father loves those who obey the Son: (Joh.14:21) He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself unto him. ... (23) Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my word: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. Of course, obeying the Son is obeying the Word and obeying the Son is laying down your life to take up His life.  

The Father loved Jesus because He laid down His life so that He might “take it again.” (Joh.10:18) No one taketh it away from me…. Jesus is our example. He wants us to be willing to take up His life. No one else can take the life of the self, the old man, from us, either. People can kill you, but they can’t take that self-life from you. We have to give that up. (Joh. 10:18) No one taketh it away from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power (literally, the word here is exousia, meaning “authority”) to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. “I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it again.” We have authority!  

When we were baptized, we reckoned ourselves to be dead unto sin, but alive unto God (Rom.6:11). We reckoned that the old man was dead, that we were crucified with Christ and we don’t live anymore. It’s now Christ Who lives in us. We received authority to lay down that old life and we can say no to self; we can say no to the devil. We received authority and, likewise, anybody who loses their life will gain their life. If we lay it down, we have authority to take it up.  

You know, Enoch was translated by faith. He was intricately involved in the resurrection life that came in him because he had already walked in death. He had been well-pleasing to God, having already walked against the self-life, against the stream of humanity. Because of that God loved him. Enoch laid his life down to take it up again. Jesus, as our Example, cooperated with this process. He said, “I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. … This commandment received I from my Father.” Of course, we have received the same commandment and we do have power because of what Jesus did at the cross.  

We have power, which is the correct word here – dunamis. Authority is the right to use power. We use God’s power to lay down the old life and to take up the new. Whether we will or not is a decision we have to make, individually. Not everyone will be a disciple of Jesus Christ, For many are called, but few chosen (Mat.22:14). So, although we have this command of the Lord to lay down our life, He said that it’s quite conditional upon us. Some people think we accepted Jesus and it’s all over; well, it is, by faith. We see the end from the beginning but we have to cooperate with God in this process of laying down our self-life.  

It’s all about denying self. (Mat.16:24) Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. “Follow me” indicates that this person is a disciple, which means a learner and a follower. Denying self and taking up the cross are synonymous. We are not permitting self to live through this body. We deny self, take up our cross and follow Him.  

Of course, that is to the death. (Mat.16:25) For whosoever would save his life shall lose it. Many seek to save the life of self. They seek to justify self and, when they do, they are giving up the opportunity to have the life of Christ and bear fruit. (25) For whosoever would save his life shall lose it: and whosoever shall lose his life for my sake shall find it. The word used here for “life” is psuchē, and it’s talking about your soul life, or self. We lay down the old self in order to take up the new. We lay down our old soul, our own mind, will and emotions, in order to take up Jesus’ mind, Will, and emotions. This is our cross. We have opportunity to advance in this every day, if we’ll lay down our life to have the life of Christ. This is a condition and it should make many people tremble because this is a condition that’s given to all Christians.  

Those who don’t bear fruit in this area will not have eternal life. It doesn’t matter what they have by faith; it matters what they manifest before they leave this life. Those who walk by faith will receive power from God to walk the crucified life and they will love, they will embrace the cross! They will embrace death-to-self. (26) For what shall a man be profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and forfeit his life? Again, the word psuchē is translated here as “life,” but there’s still another way it’s translated: (Luk.9:24) For whosoever would save his life (psuchēshall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life (psuchēfor my sake, the same shall save it. (25) For what is a man profited, if he gain the whole world, and lose or forfeit his own self (psuchē)? That’s the same word, psuchē, translated as “life,” “soul” and “own self.” It is a person’s mind, will and emotions. We will have His life if we’re willing to give up our mind, our will and our emotions for His. The renewed mind of Christ comes from submitting to the Word of God.  

Besides just knowing the Word and submitting to it, there are some very important things we can do to cooperate with God in bringing this to pass: (1Pe.2:19) For this is acceptable, it for conscience toward God a man endureth griefs, suffering wrongfully. Obviously, we suffer wrongfully at the hands of the world, at the hands of the wicked and at the hands of the curse. We suffer wrongfully and, if we do it because of “conscience toward God,” this is okay. (20) For what glory is it, if, when ye sin, and are buffeted [for it,] ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer [for it,] ye shall take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. The word “acceptable” here is actually the word “grace” and may be read, “this is grace with God.” When we do what we’re called to do, what the Scripture commands us to do, and we suffer for it, this is grace with God. The Lord says, My grace is sufficient for thee (2Co.12:9)…. 

So, we’re called to a cross and we’re going to suffer if we do what’s right. (2Ti.3:12) Yea, and all that would live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. The world is going to come against us if we bear our cross. If we’re willing to accept exactly what the Word of God says and if we’re willing to submit, in circumstances, to God’s commands, we’re going to suffer death to self. And it’s good because it’s the only way to bear fruit.

(1Pe.2:21) For hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye should follow his steps: (22) who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: (23) who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, threatened not; but committed [himself] to him that judgeth righteously. When Jesus was reviled or threatened, He turned the other cheek; He resisted not the evil (Matthew 5:39). He knew that this was God’s method to bring Him to His cross and the next two verses speak of exactly that: (24) Who his own self bare our sins in his body upon the tree, that we, having died unto sins, might live unto righteousness; by whose stripes ye were healed. So, by not defending self, we come to our cross, just as when Jesus refused to defend Himself, He came to the cross.  

There is a well-known chapter in Isaiah concerning the cross and what Jesus bore there: (Isa.53:7) He was oppressed, yet when he was afflicted he opened not his mouth; as a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and as a sheep that before its shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth. We know this is true when He was before Pilate and when He was before Herod. He didn’t defend Himself. He knew that this was the Father’s Will for Him to go to the cross, so He denied Himself and went to the cross. He could have said quite a few things that probably would have served to defend Him, but He didn’t.  

When we defend self, we’re proving that we want to save this life, rather than lose this life. (Mat.16:25) For whosoever would save his life shall lose it…. Many people, during the coming Tribulation, for instance, will seek to save their life, but they’re going to lose it anyway because, in the great and terrible Day of the Lord, those who have proven themselves to be the Harlot are going to be destroyed by the Beast. They could have accepted their cross during the Tribulation. They could have accepted their deliverance from this world by the crucifixion of self, but since they cast it down, they will lose everything during the great and terrible Day of the Lord.  

We don’t have any choice about losing our life – it’s lose it now and have heaven or lose it later and have hell. The point is, if we lose it now, we don’t have to endure the Day of the Lord. Jesus was our example here because “he opened not his mouth” and did not defend self. He went to the cross. Today, many people defend themselves when you try to bring the Word to them. When you show them that they’re doing something wrong, they take no correction; instead, they defend themselves, refusing to go to the cross.  

Well, Jesus was the Way and gave us the method. God had many people around Jesus who were willing to help Him go to the cross and so do we. We have many people around us whose only purpose in life is to help us to go to this cross. This is God’s process to create His sons. We’re still in this creation mode. (Act.2:22) Ye men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God unto you by mighty works and wonders and signs which God did by him in the midst of you, even as ye yourselves know; (23) him, being delivered up by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God. Jesus was delivered up to His cross “by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God.” Are we? Absolutely. He said He would turn His “hand upon the little ones” (Zec.13:7).  

However, we still have to cooperate with God. He gave us a decision to make: either lose our life to gain our life or save our life and lose our life. So we have to cooperate. No man takes our life; we have to lay it down. Of course, they can take your physical life but they can’t do anything to take that self-life. We have to lay that down(Act.2:23) Him, being delivered up by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye by the hand of lawless men did crucify and slay. He is speaking to “Ye men of Israel,” who today are what we loosely call the “Church.” 

The Harlot church will use the Beast to bring about the crucifixion of God’s true disciples. I’m not talking about physical crucifixion. What happened to Jesus in His crucifixion was a sign representing the crucifixion of self. We are here to lose our life, our psuchē, our fallen, soulish life. Not every Christian will physically die, but every Christian will lose their life or they won’t be Christian.  

So God used the hand of Israel here and used these lawless men to crucify Jesus Christ, to bring Him to His cross and to life again. There is no eternal life without the cross. No cross, no crown. People are deceived by the devil into thinking that they can justify themselves, that they can defend themselves in the presence of the Word of God, instead of embracing the truth there and letting it put to death their old life. We call baptism a sign and it surely is a sign of the water of the Word putting to death the old life. We accept it at the very beginning of our Christian walk but as we continue our walk in the Lord, as we read the Word of God, putting it into our hearts, repenting, the Word now replaces the old man, the old life (which is the mind, the will and the emotions of the old man).  

We’re embracing the cross if we repent, if we do not justify ourselves and our sin. Notice that God has helpers. He has the Harlot and the Beast to help bring us to our cross. (Act.4:27) For of a truth in this city against thy holy Servant Jesus, whom thou didst anoint, both Herod and Pontius Pilate (that’s the head of the Harlot of apostate Judaism and the local head of the Beast), with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel…. That’s the whole world. The Lord says, we’re going to behated of all the nations for my name’s sake” (Mat.24:9). This is because all nations are cooperating to help us to take up our cross, deny self and follow Jesus into everlasting peace and life. Notice the purpose that the heads of the harlot, the heads of the Beast, the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, “were gathered together”: (Act.4:28) To do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel foreordained to come to pass. Then, it was to crucify Jesus; now, it’s to crucify the body of Christ.  

Again, we don’t all have to die a horrible death on the physical cross but, as we’ve noticed, the Scriptures are teaching a spiritual cross, a death-to-self; is what we’re here for. Jesus’ commands that we do this but we have to make that decision. 

Jesus was very explicit about the most important method of cooperating with the wicked world around us: (Mat.5:38) Ye have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: (39) but I say unto you, Resist not him that is evilbut whosoever smiteth thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. Isn’t that the example He gave to us? He didn’t defend Himself. He was as a lamb led to slaughter and, in type and shadow, that’s exactly the way we need to be. Do not defend self; self is the enemy.  

You should be standing on the Lord’s side. The people around you are all gathered around you for a purpose. I’m talking about the wicked, whether it be the wicked in the so-called “church” or the wicked outside the “church”; it makes no difference. They have a predestined work of God to do on us and it is crucifixion. We need to cooperate with the vessels of dishonor used of God to bring us to our cross, because no one is in your life by accident. The Bible says, “A man can receive nothing, except it have been given him from heaven” (Joh.3:27) and God “worketh all things after the counsel of his will” (Eph.1:11). Just know that no one is in your life, as obnoxious as many of them are, without God having sent them and put them there for this purpose.  

Jesus demands here that we “Resist not him that is evil.” We know that this is not talking about the principalities and powers because the Bible says to “resist the devil” (Jas.4:7). We also know that we wrestle “not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual [hosts] of wickedness in the heavenly [places]” (Eph.6:12). So what He’s saying here is, “Resist not man who is evil to you,” especially in any physical way.  

We have some brilliant theologians who came up with the idea that Jesus was preaching this to people who were to obey it in the Millennium. They should be ashamed of themselves. First, if Jesus was going to give the Sermon on the Mount as rules for the Millennium, He could have waited another couple thousand years before giving it, when He came back. Second, the people in the Millennium are going to have a new body. Why do they have to worry about not resisting the wicked? The wicked can’t touch them; they’re in a born again body.

He’s speaking this to His disciples because He was demanding that they resist not the wicked around them, just as He resisted not, so that they would go to their cross, too. We’re in the Hands of the Lord, a sovereign God; nothing can happen to you. You may ask, “What will happen to me if I do this?” Well, you will die to self, but you’ll be in the Hands of the Lord. It’s His decision to make and it’s His demand. He commanded, “Resist not him that is evil: but whosoever smiteth thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also” (Mat.5:39). So we can justify self, we can make up some fairy tale like, “This is for the Millennium” and we don’t have to go to our cross. But, ultimately, we’re going to die if we don’t go to our cross. What we need to do is embrace this and learn to turn the other cheek. 

Do you know what happens when you resist not the evil around you? People are going to come against you with this and come against you with that, but when you resist them not (I’m talking about personal forgiveness now, not about governmental forgiveness for the Church), your flesh rises up. The very one that you want to deny, the one you want to put to death, that’s the one that rises up within you and wants to retaliate, to be angry, to be unforgiving. That one is the one that’s contrary to God, the one who is the enemy of God. The easy way to put him to death is to just refuse him. God has harder ways to deal with that old man.  

As I noted, this is not a governmental issue. We’re told very plainly, “whose soever sins ye forgive, they are forgiven unto them; whose soever [sins] ye retain, they are retained” (Joh.20:23). Jesus gave them governmental authority. For instance, the example of Paul turning a man over to “Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus” (1Co.5:5) was governmental authority. It wasn’t because Paul didn’t forgive the man. He forgave him personally, as Jesus told the disciples to do in John 20, but he didn’t forgive him for the Church because a little leaven leaventh the whole lump (1Co.5:6).  

We are to “Put away the wicked man from among yourselves” (13). There are people in the Church we’re commanded to throw out to defend the Church, not self.  For instance, We’re to have no company or even eat with the ones who cause division or are outwardly immoral, (1 Corinthians 5:11). There has to be some governmental unforgiveness, if you will, for the Kingdom. When a person has been chastened or turned over to the devil, as Paul did to Hymenaeus and Alexander, it’s because they haven’t been forgiven for the Kingdom, not because they haven’t been forgiven for themselves. At the personal level we have to go to our cross, we always have to forgive

Here’s an example of what it is to “Resist not him that is evil”: (Mat.6:14) For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. (15) But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Remember that Jesus, on the cross, didn’t retaliate. He said, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do” (Luk.23:34). Anger is retaliation and resisting the evil. Anger is siding with evil against evil, literally trying to overcome evil with evil, but we’re told to overcome evil with good.  Jesus did defend the people from the wickedness of their apostate leaders.

Unforgiveness opens the door to bitterness, wrath and all kinds of evil things. (Mat.5:43) Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy: (44) but I say unto you, Love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you; (45) that ye may be sons of your Father who is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sendeth rain on the just and the unjust. These are two things that speak to what resisting not him that is evil is talking about. We have to love our enemies and we have to forgive those around us, both of which our flesh resists strongly.  

That’s why people around us do the things that they do, in order for this old man to rise up in us. Then we’re able to face what may have been hidden to us and make the decision whether to lay this down or justify self. Do I take my cross or do I align myself with evil, with the old man? So, Jesus tells us to love our enemies, which is truly resisting not him that is evil. If you love someone, and if you forgive them, you are not going to retaliate against them. Can a person love their enemy and shoot them? No. Can a person forgive someone who does them wrong and then shoot them? No. Nor, if you forgive them, can you retaliate in any lesser way. You just have to take it and resist not the evil.  

This pacifist doctrine that Jesus had is railed against in most churches today and they give all kinds of reasons why this can’t be what Jesus meant, though He said it over and over and demonstrated it over and over. If you don’t want to go to your cross, if you don’t want to have more of Christ, just listen to these people because they are refusing to go there. No matter how religious they are, they’re refusing the fruit of Jesus Christ. They’re refusing to take up their cross so that the old man dies. All you have to do is deny him and he’ll die. All you have to do is not feed him and he dies. When you indulge in anger, retaliation, hitting back, all the things that normally come to mind when you’re attacked, then you’re feeding the old man and he will live. He’ll be there the next time to try you again because he won’t die at all.  

You see, he’s nailed on the cross and it’s up to you to not let him come down off that cross. He wants to come down; he wants to live. He doesn’t want this Word and he loves to pervert this Word so that he can live because this Word means death. Just as when the children of Israel told Moses, “Speak thou with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die” (Exo.20:19). The Word of God would bring death to them and they knew it. It brings death to the old man today. So, if you humble yourself to what God says right here, to “Resist not him that is evil,” it’s going to put you in a position to die.

If you love your enemy, if you forgive those who trespass against you, you are going to be put in a position to die and the more you do this, the easier it will come because the old man is passing away. You’re putting him to death at the edge of the sword, the Word of God. He’s passing away because you’re submitting. You’re not resisting the very people whom God sent to bring you to your cross. Now suppose Jesus would have retaliated and drawn His sword and not gone to the cross! He had to submit of His own free will and we do, too. We can say, “No!”  

God is not going to reward those Christians who only love those who are nice to them. (Mat.5:46) For if ye love them that love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? (47) And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more [than others?] do not even the Gentiles the same? (48) Ye therefore shall be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. And how is that? By loving your enemies and resisting not him that is evil. This what God has called us to. We can do this daily and actually come into more and more fruit of Jesus Christ.  

(2Co.4:16) Wherefore we faint not; but though our outward man is decaying, yet our inward man is renewed day by day. The outward man is your fleshly man and the part of your soul that is unregenerate.  Your inward man is your spirit and the part of your soul that is born of God. If the outward man isn’t decaying, the inward man is not being renewed because they occupy the same territory. That old man has to die for the new man to take his place. This happens when we cooperate with these people around us whom God has sent into our life, many of whom are obnoxious, and they’re warring against us. But, the Lord has sent them to take us to our cross. You’d might as well go peaceably because if you don’t go to your cross, you’re going to lose your life. Going to the cross is easier than the alternative. 

Here’s something our flesh doesn’t want to do: (Rom.12:14) Bless them that persecute you; bless, and curse not. Paul in 1Co 5 turned a man over to satan for chastening so he would be saved. This is obviously not a curse! Without correction we die. Our flesh doesn’t want to pray for those who do evil to us, but it’s a command from God and if we do it, we die a little every time. The old man that wants to live, that wants to retaliate, that wants to be angry and wants to be justified in doing it, won’t live if we don’t let him live.  

That’s what fasting is all about, by the way. If we don’t feed the old man, he becomes weaker and weaker. It’s a parable. Not that fasting is not very good for us – of course it is, but if we don’t feed him, he becomes weaker and weaker. If we do feed him, he becomes stronger and stronger. Now when we fast, we do it for the purpose of weakening the old man so that the new man is strong and it’s true, too, in the natural. When we feed the old man by giving him what he wants, he becomes strong in our life. (15) Rejoice with them that rejoice; weep with them that weep. (16) Be of the same mind one toward another. Set not your mind on high things, but condescend to things that are lowly. Be not wise in your own conceits. (17) Render to no man evil for evil. Take thought for things honorable in the sight of all men.  

In the natural, how do we “render to no man evil for evil”? How do we practically bring that to pass? Well, people are accosting us all the time with words, with deeds and so on, and when that old man rises up, don’t let him live. He wants to react, even in self-righteous indignation, but for your own self and your own life, you have to not feed him.  “Render to no man evil for evil” is all-encompassing. (Rom.12:18) If it be possible, as much as in you lieth, be at peace with all men. (19) Avenge not yourselves, beloved, but give place unto the wrath [of God]….  

Do not avenge yourselves, do not retaliate, do not get angry, do not get back at anyone. “Of God” was added in there after “wrath,” but it’s just basically telling us, “give place unto the wrath.” Let it come. God’s in control of it and He won’t allow you to be tempted beyond what you’re able. If you give in to it, whatever comes will be from God and you can trust Him. He’s in control of the cross; men are not. He will retaliate if we don’t. (19) … For it is written, Vengeance belongeth unto meI will recompense, saith the Lord. Truly, if you don’t retaliate and if you don’t hit back, God will; but the person will learn a lesson, if God does it. If you do it, they’ll only become angrier at you and they won’t learn any lesson from it.  

When I trained my two eldest sons, I would tell them, “Now if you get mad at him, don’t you hit him. You come tell me and I’ll take care of it.” If they disobeyed me, if one of them did something to the other one, and the other one retaliated and hit him back, when they complained to me, I would have to say, “Wait a minute. Didn’t I tell you to come and tell me and not to hit him back? Now I’ve got to spank you because you disobeyed me. You already hit him back so he already got his punishment because you hit him back.” Is that what God does with us? Of course He does. If you retaliate, you hit back, you return evil for evil. They got their “just deserts,” but now you’ve got to be punished because you disobeyed.  

God’s people are retaliating and disobeying Him, so He has to spank them. The easiest way is going to the cross; the hard way is to rebel against it. (Pro.13:15) … But the way of the transgressor is hard. So when my children would hit back, I would have to spank the one who hit back because I told both of them not to do that. Well, notice what it says here: (Rom.12:19) … Vengeance belongeth unto me; I will recompense, saith the Lord. (20) But if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him to drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head.

This “coals of fire” is not an easy thing here. It’s God’s retaliation, God’s chastening, upon them. At least then they’ll learn something. (21) Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. That’s what the Lord is calling us to do. The first place we need to overcome evil with good is in our own life. If we’re going to retaliate, we’re not learning the lesson. We’re letting the old man live; he’s doing what he wants and he doesn’t die at all. 

Here is something very similar: (Mat.5:39) but I say unto you, Resist not him that is evil: but whosoever smiteth thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. (40) And if any man would go to law with thee, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also. Wow! That really comes against the flesh. If a person is going to sue you and take away something, give them something extra, as well – more than what they asked for.  

The most important thing is coming against the flesh. It’s not who wins down here on earth. In 1Co.15:31, Paul said, “I die daily”. He daily came against that flesh. We have to learn to do this and God is going to help us in the days to come. We’re coming to a time of great trial and tribulation and God is going to assist us with this. He also has this army of people who are willing to help us. (Mat.5:41) And whosoever shall compel thee to go one mile, go with him two.

We find almost the same thing repeated here. (1Co.6:5) I say [this] to move you to shame. What, cannot there be [found] among you one wise man who shall be able to decide between his brethren, (6) but brother goeth to law with brother, and that before unbelievers? (7) Nay, already it is altogether a defect in you, that ye have lawsuits one with another. Why not rather take wrong? why not rather be defrauded?  

So he’s saying it’s better for you to turn the other cheek, to take the wrong, to be defrauded. Of course, you can’t do anything if they drag you to court, but if you attempt to use the worldly law against your brother, Paul calls that defrauding because you’re hitting back. Now God has to hit you. (8) Nay, but ye yourselves do wrong, and defraud, and that [your] brethren. (9) Or know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? In other words, if you don’t take your cross, then you’re not inheriting the Kingdom of God.  Also if you hit back you are not forgiving and according to Jesus you are not forgiven your sins which puts you under the curse.

That puts you under the wrath of God. You see, the cross is the easy way. The cross is something we have to embrace to bear the fruit of Jesus Christ. He said, Whosoever doth not bear his own cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple (Luk.14:27). That’s pretty dangerous. If you don’t lose your life in this world, you cannot be a disciple of Jesus Christ. If you don’t lose your life, you will not gain your life. That’s conditional. Some people have many unconditional-eternal-security-type thoughts and teachings and they want to do away with things like this because this is crucifying. They don’t even think it possible to live this life of the Sermon on the Mount. They try to put it off to the Millennium. The truth is, that’s a dangerous thing for them to do. They are selling their own soul to the devil. 

Here’s another admonition: (Mat.10:16) Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. You remember that Jesus was a lamb led to slaughter and God’s hand would be turned against the little ones. Now, He sends His disciples forth as sheep in the midst of wolves. Jesus said, As thou didst send me into the world, even so sent I them into the world (Joh.17:18). As Jesus was sent as a Lamb led to slaughter, Who opened not His mouth, Who resisted not the evil, now we’re sent in the same way, to be sheep in the midst of wolves. And, as sheep, we are to be “harmless as doves.”  

The whole world teaches contrary to this and most of you out there who are patriotic have a spirit that is totally contrary to the Word of God. Our allegiance is to our Kingdom.  Our allegiance is not to the kingdoms of the world. Our Lord told us to be harmless as doves, to turn the other cheek, to resist not him that is evil, to love our enemies and to forgive. If we don’t, we’re not bearing our cross, we’re not losing our life, we’re not gaining our life. We have to lose one to gain the other because they occupy the same territory.

(Mat.10:17) But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to councils, and in their synagogues they will scourge you (of course, if they’re told to resist not the evil, they’re going to be mistreated in this way); (18) yea and before governors and kings shall ye be brought for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. Your old man says, “No, we want to escape that, Lord.” But the Lord says, “ye shall be hated of all the nations for my name’s sake” (Mat.24:9), meaning that God’s Name (Greek: onoma – meaning His nature, character and authority) will be manifested in us. We are hated by these people so that the life of Christ is manifested in His people.  

We don’t have permission to hit back but we can flee. (Mat.10:23) But when they persecute you in this city, flee into the next: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone through the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come. So we see that God’s people have permission of the Lord to flee, but we have no permission to fight, to wrestle with flesh and blood. We do have permission to deal with principalities and powers that use flesh and blood. We have more power by exercising our authority over the principalities and powers than we do by wrestling with flesh and blood. That’s why we’re forbidden to do this, because the Lord has ordained these people to help us to our cross. He tells us we’re to be sheep in the midst of wolves and harmless as doves. He is really putting us in a situation whereby we are weak, but God’s “power is made perfect in weakness” (2Co.12:9). God saves us many times when we resist not the evil because we give up our own power and deny ourselves. 


Show Kindness And Feed Your Enemies 

Anonymous 5/28/23 (David’s notes in red) 

My wife said she ordered two couches which we needed to pick up at a nearby Red Cross store. (We rest on the promises of the blood stained cross.) We drove the short distance to the store. When we arrived, I parked our vehicle and my wife said that she would grab the couches and she wouldn’t be long. While waiting, another car parked next to me. Two women got out and one of them seemed to be the store manager and I somehow recognized her. I smiled and waved at her. She stopped and turned to the other woman, wondering ‘who I was, and why did I smile and wave at her?’ The other lady motioned to her and said, “That’s the guy from the other week.” She then acted as if she just remembered and walked over. She said, “Why are you smiling and waving?” I said, “Why not?” She then said, “You and your wife are so kind and generous.” I said, “It’s all Jesus.” (God’s children have the fruit of Christ and He puts it in our hearts how to treat others with love and kindness.) 

(Pro 10:7 The memory of the righteous is blessed;… Psa 112:5-6 Well is it with the man that dealeth graciously and lendeth; … 6 For he shall never be moved; The righteous shall be had in everlasting remembrance.) 

Just then my wife came out with the couches and somehow just placed them on top of the car.  

We then drove off to go get some food. At the restaurant, two men in black (black clothing mean works of darkness.) rushed over and grabbed me and put me in their black SUV. (Vehicles represent a person’s life and ways, the black SUV travels in darkness, it represents a large body of the Beast.) They were very angry with me and asked strange questions about my job here and why I’m here and what I am up to. (The Beast is of the world (Babylon, which is confusion) and uses fear and intimidation with people to make them comply to their demands.) 

I said, “I just follow Jesus” and cheerfully answered and helped them. They were insistent and made it clear to me that they would harm me and eventually kill me somewhere, and no one would know or would hear me scream. I wasn’t worried and kept telling them about my life with Jesus. It was like chalk/nails on a blackboard to them: Each testimony and amazing love Jesus has for me and my family and all the people I met was making them manifest such hatred and anger. (Those with anti-christ spirits hate Jesus in us and all righteousness. The 14 satanists who God killed hated us with a passion but they could do nothing to us when we held to the Word. Psa 56:4-5 In God (I will praise his word), In God have I put my trust, I will not be afraid; What can flesh do unto me? 5 All the day long they wrest my words: All their thoughts are against me for evil 

Psa 109:30 I will give great thanks unto Jehovah with my mouthYea, I will praise him among the multitude.We then arrived in a very dark, isolated place. They got out, and to their surprise I got out with them. One of them said to the other, “I wish I had eaten something before we did this.” I then said, “Here, you can have this.” I had no idea how, but I had a French salad baguette. He said, “Woah, thanks so much!” and he was so happy. (Rom 12:19-21 Avenge not yourselves, beloved, but give place unto the wrath of God: for it is written, Vengeance belongeth unto me; I will recompense, saith the Lord. 20 But if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him to drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head. 21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.) 

While the one guy was eating the other reached for a cigarette but couldn’t find his lighter. I reached into my pocket and somehow had one and gave it to him. He was surprised and said, “How did you do that?” I said, “If I need anything, my Father will just give it to me. Here, I know you need it.” He lit up the cigarette and acted angry and muttered something and walked around by himself while the other guy was still enjoying the food. And he then shouted excitedly, “Isn’t he so kind to give me this food? Do you want some? It’s really good!” The other guy was starting to be less angry and said, “No thanks.” (Pro 15:1 A soft answer turneth away wrath; But a grievous word stirreth up anger.) 

The two of them were talking to each other, but I couldn’t hear them. He then walked to me and said, “Look, we were told (just following the Beast’s orders) to get you and then just kill you, but there’s no way I can do that now.” He pointed at the other guy who had just finished eating. Then he went on to tell me that he wasn’t sure about this whole scenario, and that the other guy just said they needed to let me go. So, he was now just going to drive off. The other guy spoke then saying, “Why not just drop him off where we got him?” Then I was taken back to where I was. I woke up.  

(When we obey the commandments of God, He works on our behalf. Also if we do not fear the enemy for fear hath torment. He can change a person’s heart and any situation we may find ourselves in and He controls all vessels of honor and dishonor. We do not defend ourselves against the worldly Beast and God will deliver us. Also if we believe that they cannot harm us because we were redeemed from the hand of the enemy. 

Pro 16:1 The plans of the heart belong to man; But the answer of the tongue is from Jehovah. Pro 10:2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing; But righteousness delivereth from death.  Pro 11:6 The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them.  Pro 16:7 When a man's ways please Jehovah, He maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him. Pro 21:1 The king's heart is in the hand of Jehovah as the watercoursesHe turneth it whithersoever he will.)  

Castle Advancement 

Anonymous 2/23/23 (David’s notes in red) 

I had a dream where I was living in a sand-colored castle with other believers. (Sand is earthy but also represents the seed of Abraham so this castle represents our old life.) We had done everything we wanted to in this castle (This represents self-will and the mind of the flesh which does what it wants with this earthly body.) and we wanted to advance to another castle in a different location. (This advancement into another castle is like Esther advancing to go into the King’s house.) 

So, at night we snuck out of the castle and we left through the back gate to start journeying across deserts and plains to get to the other castle. (Leaving at night represents going out into the wilderness without having much Light or understanding of the Word to lead us.) There were so many stars in the sky and the moon was bright and you could see planes flying above.  

We had to pass through a specific area in the desert with these hills and rocks and all these people would come out from behind the rocks when we got close. We didn’t know what these people were going to do or if they were good or bad. So some of us fled, others tried to hide, and some stood still when we would get attacked by these people and then we were teleported back to the previous castle. We failed a test so we had to go through the same process of leaving the castle, going through the desert and coming back to the area with the rocks and hillls where these people were. There was no way to avoid them, we always had to pass this area. (There is no way to avoid dealing with other people and the trials we face in our wilderness. We must remember our renewed mind.) 

After a few times of us going through this process of getting to the hills and rocks area and us being returned back at the castle, I cried out to God asking why we couldn't get past this area, because we knew God wanted us to get past it. 

He spoke to me clearly and said this area in the desert is to crucify our flesh, and the enemy will only be allowed to attack us when we do something out of the will of God. We need to listen carefully every moment to hear what God wants us to do, how to respond and how to move and then the enemy couldn’t touch us. I felt God say that He wants brides, to be married to for eternity but He wants a specific bride who is in complete agreement, communion and unity with Him. (Col 1:9 …that ye may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,) 

I saw that God is sovereign over these enemies and He controls them but he uses them to show us how He wants us to be and how he doesn't want us to be. I saw the Lord in all the enemy, I saw Him in the sky and stars and planets, and in the ground and trees in the desert. I could see Him in the brethren and all the other people in the desert. I shared this with the other brethren. (There are no accidents in a believers life, “A man can receive nothing except it come from heaven.” Everything is a test. Col 1:16-17 for in him [Christ] were all things created, in the heavens and upon the earth, things visible and things invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things have been created through him, and unto him; 17 and he is before all things, and in him all things consist.) 

So now knowing this, we went out of the castle and went across the desert and came to the area with the rocks and hills. This time I asked God in my mind what to do. He said for me to stand still and love them and to be joyful and kind and treat them as Jesus. One of the people came over to me and he looked just like my husband. I felt that each person individually looked differently to the others, too, as it was between them and God. That God would appear to each person uniquely how He wanted to. (Everyone is a test.) 

I did what God said for me to do and then the person who looked like my husband was very kind and loving back to me and he became very protective of me. I asked the Lord what He wanted me to say before I said it and the man always responded back very well, filled with fruit of Jesus.  When I spoke and did what God wanted me to do everything would go perfectly with this person and Jesus would manifest through this man in spirit and in soul. If I stepped out of what God wanted, the person would react differently and then I knew when I wasn't doing the will of God. 

I felt I was being corrected with every move I made and every word or thought. Which I was grateful for because I was happy to and wanted to know how God wanted me to be and what God wanted me to do. During the process I learned much about how God wanted me to react and move and it became natural and flowing that I could hear the Lord clearly and see Him clearly. (Pro 12:1 Whoso loveth correction loveth knowledge;… Pro 15:32 He that refuseth correction despiseth his own soul; But he that hearkeneth to reproof getteth understanding.) 

I really wanted to please God and in seeking God each moment I could feel God was pleased. As I listened and responded as God wanted, I felt His presence through me, but His presence also manifested through this man that looked like my husband. It was Jesus in me and Jesus in him and when I obeyed God and sought Him everything went perfectly but when I didn’t that’s when things would go bad. (Mar 3:35 For whosoever shall do the will of Godthe same is my brother, and sister, and mother.) 

I looked over and saw a few other brethren struggling and worrying and many of them ended up getting attacked and taken back to the castle. Some because they were afraid, others because they were not treating the people as if they were Jesus or because they were doing what they thought to do, and not what God told them to do. I then felt the Lord say not to worry about them right now and I could talk with them later but right now I'm to focus on this training and what He has before me.

(We each need to stay focused in our own individual trials and overcome the mind of the flesh and sins. Php 2:12…work out your own salvation with fear and tremblingI felt if I left to go over and help the brethren at that moment, that I would upset this man. I was supposed to be fully focused on him and on leaving the castle. If I didn’t, I would then be teleported back to the castle. Gal 6:5 For each man shall bear his own burden. (We can better help others when we have overcome in our own trials and experiences.) 

The process of interacting with this man kind of felt like courting; it was as if Jesus in me was courting Jesus in this man. When I was allowing Jesus to manifest through me, I could be corrected. If it went too far off track, I would be taken back to the castle to start again. The courting was like Jesus was in this man, but I had to seek the Lord to see how He wanted me to respond, what to say and what He wanted me to do that would please Him. It felt as if I was courting Jesus through this man and that I was being corrected and perfected to be how Jesus wanted. (Heb 13:21 [Jesus] make you perfect in every good thing to do his willworking in us that which is well-pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ;) 

I then went to a certain area or did something that I thought was right, but I erred, and I was taken back to the castle to start again. (I thought we need to do as the Word says, Pro 3:5-6 Trust in Jehovah with all thy heart, And lean not upon thine own understanding: 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, And he will direct thy paths.) 

When all the brethren were back together, we all testified to each other what God told us to do and how to react and they all shared what worked for them and what didn't work. (Our testimonies help each other to understand in our own trials.) One of them shared they really struggled with fear of the people and the unknown of what they could do and repented for not trusting God. I shared that I felt God is in control of every step. 

We went out again and arrived at this same area with the rocks and hills. This time God said for me to enter into one of the buildings and I did. The inside was like a grocery store and I felt hungry. I heard God say to walk over to the deli area and I did, where I saw so many meats everywhere. I wanted a piece of pepperoni, so I went to grab it but then God told me, “No, pick up some roast beef.” I wanted the pepperoni, but in obedience, I picked up the beef because God said to. 

Then I turned around and the man that looked like my husband was there and he said he had been waiting for me. He had pepperoni in his hand and gave it to me and I gave him the roast beef I had in my hand, and he told me he felt like eating the beef. Then he and I walked around as if on a date, but I would wait to hear what God wanted me to say, when and how to move etc., every moment.  

I saw the Lord in this man like my husband and in all the others(2Co 5:16 Wherefore we henceforth know no man after the flesh...) I could see Him in control of them and I saw how when I did something that wasn't in God's will for me to do, the people would react negatively. I felt so close to God in this dream as I was going through all of this. I felt as if I was dating Jesus, and I felt the crucifying of my flesh and coming out of agreement with the things that were not God's will. But when I spoke and acted how God wanted me to, everything would go so perfectly and I felt that God was pleased. (When we hear and obey the Lord, this is walking in agreement with God and doing the will of God. Luk 8:21 But he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these that hear the word of God, and do it.) 

It was honestly a really wonderful feeling and I really loved in this dream, feeling this close to Jesus and wanting to please Him, being able to hear every moment how He wanted me to be, and what He wanted me to do and speak. This went on for a while as I was learning to hear God and do as He said each moment. When I failed I would be corrected but I learned to not do that again, but to hear God more clearly. It was so awesome to feel so close to Jesus and hear His voice so clearly.  

I felt that once we passed this area we had accomplished hearing God's voice every second, being obedient to Him every moment and pleasing Him that we will move through the desert with our husband, Jesus. Which to me, he looked just like my husband, but to others He looked different and personalized to each of them. After passing this area we would be escorted through the desert with our husband onto the next castle. 

Crucified In Christ  

Marie Kelton 2/6/23 (David’s notes in red)  

I had an open vision at the meeting, I was looking at the floor and then I saw drops of blood falling on the floor. I then saw the Lord getting whipped and with a crown of thorns on His head. I then saw myself in the same position. Then the vision ended. (As we are committed to taking up our cross by obeying the Word in our trials, we follow Jesus to the death of self and His resurrection life.) 

A Caveat

I want to say again a caveat to all of this. You will remember Ananias, with Sapphira were seeking to bring into the church error and deceptiveness and how the apostles rebuked him and that they were not lying unto men, but unto God. 

Well, he spoke death to Ananias, and Sapphira. It wasn't him; it was a prophetic word he spoke that death to them. Was he defending himself? No, he was defending the church. And we will find that this is a common thing every time. In the Old Testament when a prophet prophesied judgment against a people that actually brought them to death, which happened many times, it wasn't him; it was God speaking through him. God has a right to judge; we do not. And if we're defending self, we do not. If we're defending others we do. We have authority, if we speak in God which is exactly what this is saying. 

So I wanted to make that caveat known and understood because these things still happen. I know of a people who have turned the other cheek, resisted not him who is evil and they're hiding from their enemies, who constantly want to kill them and remove them from this life. And they're doing what they're supposed to do. 

But God has told me and given me steps to take to send the angels to take care of their enemies who are murdering them, and we always say that we are not taking down the elect of God because amongst the enemies there are elect of God. They are going to be saved and we always make that caveat. And the angels always know that caveat because they know who is elect and who is not, and if they take down a group of people, they may very well leave someone who is elect and who is going to learn the lesson from this and turn to the Kingdom with a great witness.

We have to obey God in everything we do. If you're put in a position of authority over a people, you may be called upon by the Lord to send the angels, or otherwise. You're not going to ever do anything violent, use weapons or anything like that. We don't wrestle with flesh and blood, but principalities and powers. We don't use the weapons of man but we can speak things. If God puts us in a position to protect other people and He commands us to speak something, it means He needs you to say this for it to come to pass. He has given man authority in the earth. He gave Adam authority in this earth and he gave it up through sin. But Jesus won it back. So we have authority in this earth and God uses us to speak things. Like He did with Ananias, with Sapphira to speak things to defend the people, and not to defend self.  

So this is something that we have to understand, this is a caveat to what we were talking about because we personally can't judge, but God can judge and He can judge through us, but you have to make sure it's God speaking and not you. So when God judges through us, that's God and He can do that. He said, “I kill, and I make alive. I, even I, the Lord of Host.” God is not not under His own rules. We are under His rules. If He decides to kill, He can kill, and if it's to defend a people, He will do it.

Now we fought a battle for these people that are hiding from their enemies and I always check with God. I said, “God, Is this what you want me to do?” Because He puts a thought in your mind and I say back to Him and I ask, “Is this what you want done?” He said, “Yes.” So I do it; I speak it and the angels go and do it. Including killing people that are a threat to His people. God has never corrected me on this, although I've had thoughts to do it one way and when I go to Him, He gives me thoughts to do it another way. But it always gives Him the authority, and the angels authority to do something to defend God's people. 

A lot of times when people want to argue doctrines with me, I don't do it, but if other people are listening, I may defend their thoughts, their understanding by telling this person, ‘No, you're wrong; here's what the Bible says.’ A lot of times I don't correct people because nobody is threatened. But if somebody's bringing a false doctrine, I feel more inclined by the Lord to defend them with truth.  

You see what we can't do for “self”, we can do for others, but we can't do it on our own. It's just like these revelations we shared; you can't do it on your own. It has to be God's will, God's Word and so forth and He will bring it to pass to defend the people. It's a good thing. He's a faithful God and it's a good thing. 

Father we just ask, Lord, that people will discern the righteous way that they will ask and understand if this is a position where they just have to deny themselves, or whether they have to be used to defend others. And if so, what does God want to do? “As many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God.”  We have to deny self to die, to go to our cross; to be like Jesus. Think of what Jesus can do in this world. Think about what you can do in this world. You can do nothing without Him. It's Him that’s able to touch the people. It's Him that's able to save and deliver. It's Him. You need Him in you. If He is in you, He can do much more than you can. Even Jesus said, “I can of myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge.” So we see that what we just studied is correct. We are to wait on the Lord, to be quick to hear and slow to speak and especially be slow to wrath. 

So, Father, we ask that You teach us all this method of coming into the image of Jesus Christ. He was our example; He fulfilled the will of God. He said, “I always do those things I hear of my Father.” He fulfilled the will of God and because of that He was highly exalted and He became our sacrifice. The One Who made it possible for us to take up our cross and follow Him.  

Some people think, well, Jesus took up our cross therefore, we don't have to. No, He said we have to and so when we take up our cross and follow Him and it is to the death of self and the resurrection life of Christ in us. 

The water baptism that we went through will be fulfilled in our life as we let the Word of God renew our minds so that we act in Him and that that Word puts to death that old man and his ways of retaliation, hatred, anger, so on and so forth. It's a blessing from God. We don't want to “live the rest of our time to the lusts of men, but to the will of God”, the scripture says. The way we do that is exactly what we've been talking about, the way to get there, the way to get there quickly. If you don't cooperate with the crucifixion of “self”, God will send the Beast and the Harlot to help you to your cross. You should be doing this now, so you don't have to be caught in what most of the church is going to be caught in.  

Thank you, Father, for this in Jesus name. Thank You for Your mercy and Your grace towards us. Thank You for working in us to will and to do of Your good pleasure. Thank you, Father. Amen. 

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Trials of Faith Prepare Us For Battle (5) 


David Eells - 11/22/23 

Personalize Your Relationship 

Anonymous 3/1/23 (David’s notes in red)

With a direct relationship in Christ Jesus to our Father, there is no middleman to corrupt and steal anything. He has and His Will be done through us. (I felt that the enemy tries to get in between us and God, and steal what God has for us and what we can do for Him.) 

Put Me first and I will put you first forever! (I felt we need to seek Him to do our best, to give Him everything since it all belongs to Him.) (Joh 17:10 and all things that are mine are thine, and thine are mine: and I am glorified in them.) 

Concentrate. I can reveal and guide you in all things. Trust in Me. I have every good gift for you. (I was reminded that the Lord can bring to our memory what I thought I had forgotten. And I also felt that when we make a mistake to never look back but to focus on the finished product.) (Psa 119:27 Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: So shall I meditate on thy wondrous works.  Joh 14:26 …he shall teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said unto you Joh 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he shall guide you into all the truth:…) 

Keep trying on task. (Attempt and don’t worry about how, it’s about why. We willingly do so as He puts it all in us.) Keep trying with desire. (Seeking Him and His Will will be done.) (Mat 6:33 But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness;…  Pro 2: 4-5 If thou seek her [Wisdom] as silver, And search for her as for hid treasures: 5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of Jehovah, And find the knowledge of God.) 

Keep trying as Christ in us would so we would be refined for the Kingdom.) (Col 3:17 And whatsoever ye do, in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.) 

There is much to learn and do, just concentrate on the moment. Be at peace and do not get too far ahead of the current day. (Mat 6:34 Be not therefore anxious for the morrow: for the morrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Jas 4:14-15 whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. What is your life? For ye are a vapor that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. 15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall both live, and do this or that.) 

Lay down the blocks and build for the glory of the Kingdom. We are to give our all to the Lord to build His Kingdom.) (Psa 145:12 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, And the glory of the majesty of his kingdom.  1Th 5:11 Wherefore exhort one another, and build each other up, even as also ye do.) 

(We can give nothing for God without offering our old life as a burnt offering on the altar of the fiery trial. We cannot offer to him a blemished sacrifice of a life. Rom 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service 1Pe 2:5 …to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.) 

Am I important to you? Then say so! (Let us confess God to man and Glorify Him to man.) (Mat 10:32 Every one therefore who shall confess me before men, him will I also confess before my Father who is in heaven.) Be patient and faithful. (which are fruits of the Spirit.) (Heb 6:12…but imitators of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.) 

Lambs among wolves...But I went before you and made it possible for you to conquered in all trials! (He suffered before us and enables us to have a relationship with our Father.) (Luk 10:3 Go your ways; behold, I send you forth as lambs in the midst of wolves.) Nothing you are experiencing is harder than what My Son suffered and showed His Love for you. See and know by faith how close I am to you. Cherish it! 

Question yourself, Is what you are doing out of love? Not how others can love you and benefit you, but what are you from their point of view? Would I approve of what you are doing to them? (1Co 16:14 Let all that ye do be done in love.  

Gal 6:2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.) 

Why do you want to do it?  In love for me? Or for self or because of fear? Or is it because I Am and love conquers all? (Php 2:3-4 doing nothing through faction or through vainglory, but in lowliness of mind each counting other better than himself; 4 not looking each of you to his own things, but each of you also to the things of others 1Jn 4:16 And we know and have believed the love which God hath in us. God is love; and he that abideth in love abideth in God, and God abideth in him.) 

Many have come before Me and failed. (I felt there have been many who thought they were righteous and deserved to be accepted into heaven, but were denied for their self-works that were not for his Glory.) (Eph 2:8-9 for by grace have ye been saved through faithand that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not of works, that no man should glory.) 

Rest in the promises and know why I need you. (He paid the ultimate price for us and has heavily invested into us to meet the need for those whom He has chosen.) Even a tiny light can overcome, overwhelm and destroy the pitch-black darkness! (I was reminded of a watch I wore when I was a child that I pressed a button and it was bright enough to see in the dark at night.) (Joh 1:5 And the light shineth in the darkness; and the darkness apprehended it not.) 

Speak and be the image of My light and My Word as My Son has given you example. Be strong to never let anything change the Christ in you. (We are conquerors by His faith!) You have two ears. You can't shut your ears but you can shut your mouth! (Two ears and one mouth show that we should be quick to hear and slow to speak.) (I felt very convicted on what and when I should speak anything, or if I should say anything at all.) (Psa 141:3 Set a watch, O Jehovah, before my mouth; Keep the door of my lips.) 

Be strong. Nothing can separate you from Me! Do not let the darkness be able to cover the light! (Mat 5:14  Ye are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. 15  Neither do men light a lamp, and put it under the bushel, but on the stand; and it shineth unto all that are in the house.) You are dear and nearer to Me than even the breath you have inside you. (Rom 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?...) 

Reach up! Grab hold of me! Do you not see I await you, and that for an infinite eternal love relationship forever? Come, let us sup together!  (Eph 3:16-19 that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, that ye may be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inward man; 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; to the end that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be strong to apprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge, that ye may be filled unto all the fulness of God.) 


Anonymous 1/8/23 

I saw myself as an LED on a giant electronics board. There were billions of chips, transistors, diodes all sorts all linked in intricate ways and many other LEDs too. Then I saw the LED as myself, light up as a small flicker. Then it was more consistent and brighter. I felt that the power flowing through me was able to make the LED light shine, when aligned correctly to the way of the Lord, the great Designer.  

Soon the LED grew so bright that nothing else of the bulb could be seen other than this intense light. Then the Lord placed His Hand on it and the LED was able to spread to other areas on the electronics board as the other LEDs were lighting up and getting brighter. NENT Joh 8:12  Again therefore Jesus spake to them, saying, I am the light of the world: who followeth me shall in no wise walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life.  

Mat 5:14  YE are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. Mat 5:16  Thus let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in the heavens. Eph 5:8  for ye were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord: walk as children of light . 


Video Game Revelation 

Anonymous 2022 (David’s notes in red) 

I know this revelation may seem strange, but I used to play video games and one particular video game came to me through a vision. (I used to play before I was saved, but since I have repented and have nothing to do with them ever again.) 

God is like the video game designer and He is also the one playing the game. He has control over all things in the game. (God only is sovereign and in control of ALL our trials that have been specifically and personally designed for each of us, and He alone is sovereign over the devil and our enemies.) 

I saw a video game that was a top-down view over a vast area of control. I saw how there were many things being done as though looking on the face of the Earth and all the people and what the Lord created. As I was watching, I saw many developments and changes occur. 

The perspective then zoomed in on one particular person who was the size of an ant. The person was in a frantic state, shaking their arms about and yelling up at the sky as though to ‘the Man in charge’ of the view from above. (We should not be fearful or doubtful during trials, agreeing with what we feel and see but instead only believing and speaking God’s word, and casting down everything contrary to the Word. We should ask God to give us grace to have faith during a trial.) 

2Co 5:7 (for we walk by faith, not by sight); 2Co 10:3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. The people were crying and asking for help with words in bubbles of all the things they could not do. Then just as quick as they cried out and were answered, they ran off and did more of their own things. Job 35:9 By reason of the multitude of oppressions they cry out;… 

I felt this had to do with the Christians who call out to God for help, and once that thing is fixed, they quickly forget the Lord and runs off to please their flesh. (Psa 106:13 They soon forgat his worksThey waited not for his counsel, 14 But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, And tempted God in the desert.) 1Pe 5:7 casting all your anxiety upon him, because he careth for you. Heb 4:13 And there is no creature not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and laid open before the eyes of him with whom we have to do. 

Choose The Wild West Wilderness  

Samuel Fire 4/17/23 (David’s notes in red) 

I saw a vision of a pros and cons list. First on the right was written ‘Christ’ and on the left was ‘antichrist’. Written underneath the Christ column was ‘Christ is Life’, and on the opposite column were the words, ‘death’, and ‘fake life that has an end.’ 



Christ is Life 

‘death’, ‘fake life that has an end’ 

I then saw myself standing inside an old western-style saloon bar and I ran outside onto the dirt street into the hot sun, and I knew that, “This is life!” (Joh 10:10 …I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.) The bar doors were still flapping, and I didn't even want to look or go back into that saloon bar. (Through the trials we are given a choice to choose life or death, the spirit or flesh, Jesus or the devil.) (I.e., Leave the beast kingdom of delusion of spirits and enter the “wild west” wilderness with Christ to find real, eternal life. Jos 24:14-15 Now therefore fear Jehovah, and serve him in sincerity and in truth; and put away the gods which your fathers served beyond the River, and in Egypt; and serve ye Jehovah. 15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve Jehovah, choose you this day whom ye will serve;…) 

(Col 1:9-14 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray and make request for you, that ye may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 to walk worthily of the Lord unto all pleasing, bearing fruit in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11 strengthened with all power, according to the might of his glory, unto all patience and longsuffering with joy;

12 giving thanks unto the Father, who made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light; 13 who delivered us out of the power of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love; 14 in whom we have our redemption, the forgiveness of our sins  

And Col 1:21-23  And you, being in time past alienated and enemies in your mind in your evil works, 22 yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and without blemish and unreproveable before him: 23 if so be that ye continue in the faith, grounded and stedfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel which ye heard, which was preached in all creation under heaven; whereof I Paul was made a minister.

Power In The Word  

Samuel Fire 4/28/23 (David’s notes in red)

I saw (in a vision) how fire too close will melt the fake, plasticky flesh; the carnality of vanity. (Submitting to God’s Word in trials and tribulations cause the old man to die and for the spirit of Christ to shine through us even brighter.) (Psa 119:28 My soul melteth for heaviness: Strengthen thou me according unto thy word.) 

Then as the length of exposure increases, the flesh will then catch fire and burn, and then (the fire will) spread to whatever is involved, like to witchcraft evil and those in the apostate corporate body. (Isa 33:14-15 The sinners in Zion are afraid; trembling hath seized the godless ones: Who among us can dwell with the devouring firewho among us can dwell with everlasting burnings? 15 He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from taking a bribe, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from looking upon evil:) 

Judges 15:4-5 And Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took firebrands, and turned tail to tail, and put a firebrand in the midst between every two tails. 5 And when he had set the brands on fire, he let them go into the standing grain of the Philistines and burnt up both the shocks and the standing grain, and also the oliveyards.  (The strong man, Jesus, burned up the fruit of the old man to conquer our Promised Land.)

Then I saw a soldier wielding a buckler to defend at the perfect time, without any indication of an attack. When a threat is exposed to the elders, there is then the full arsenal to be set to defend the whole body; much like a commander of an army organizing the troops (A buckler is smaller for personal close contact fighting. A shield is for a much larger attack to remain in position.) Psa 35:2 Take hold of shield and buckler, And stand up for my help. (His Word is a defence we must utilize to defend and fight for His Kingdom in unison as one Body in Christ.)

Psa 91:4 He will cover thee with his pinions, And under his wings shalt thou take refuge: His truth is a shield and a buckler. (These are These are wisdom of the Word to defend against the wiles of the enemies.) 

Replace The Dross   

Anonymous 4/29/23 (David’s notes in red)   

I heard in prayer:   

“Pause. Think about Me and what you are doing. Nothing in this world is perfect yet and there is brokenness everywhere. Bits and pieces fall off things all the time. (Psa 147:3  He healeth the broken in heart, And bindeth up their wounds.)  When filled with My Love and Holy Spirit and led by Christ, there can then be growth into the eternal prize I desire.   

Wrestle and pin down the enemy. Raise the flag of victory. (The Lord has given us victories over our enemies on many fronts here and overseas. Isa 59:18  According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, wrath to his adversaries, recompense to his enemies…)

The enemy has been surmising the largest possible attack to stop My Children from reaching their potential. Keep focused and look unto Me and My Promise. Remember I need you and you are indeed important to Me. How do you get rid of dirty hands? Wash them.”   

(Then I saw us actually applying the Blood of Jesus by faith and washing all areas and replacing everything and thought it was with His presence and victory.) 

Defeating The Dragon With Jesus Help 

Marie Kelton 10/27/23 (David’s notes in red)

During the worship part of the meeting, the enemy was attacking my mind but I was telling him to leave me alone. I then had an open vision of me putting on a white medieval helmet that covered my nose (helmet of salvation.) I was in a cave, there was this big black dragon. I had a sword in my hand, and I knew I was supposed to kill the dragon. The dragon tried to attack by breathing fire at me, but I was able to avoid it by stepping behind a wall (representing sanctification) that was in the cave.

I then stood back in front of the dragon. I was wondering how I was going to defeat it. Then I saw Jesus come behind me, and step inside my body. Then, I was able to swing the sword and cut the neck and the head of the dragon off its body. (Jesus is the Word Who lives in us. When we speak the Word, His power defeats the enemy. Php 4:13 I can do all things in him that strengtheneth me. We are in the process of casting down the Dragon of Rev 12 as the angels fight for us and we confess the blood.

Eph 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God Heb 4:12 For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword,…  Act 17:28 for in him we live, and move, and have our being

The Fiery Trials 

Milt Green 

Peter said, "Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: but rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when His glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. Wherefore, let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to Him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator (1 Pet. 4:12, 13, 19).  

The fiery trials today are the efforts of the world, the flesh, and the devil to turn our hearts away from God. Every man will either come through the fire and be like precious gold (with a divine nature), or else he will be a vessel of wood, hay, and stubble, which is burned up. When the pressures and trials come, if we strike back at others, we break God's law and give the fiery serpents ground to build strongholds and destroy us.  

If anyone has a foundation built upon carnal doctrines, they have a false security. The fire will destroy all of those who walk after a form of godliness because they walk in disobedience. Anyone who stands on their carnal doctrines as a foundation is not standing on the Word of God. Their foundation is sand. They themselves are wood, hay and stubble, and in the fiery tests the fire will consume them because they have no hedge of protection from God. No other foundation except the Lord Jesus Christ can survive this fire: "But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built a house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great" (Luke 6:49).  

Everyone who follows after a doctrine that does not conform them to godliness is destroyed. When you have a false security, you do not act on the Word of God. 

Paul wrote, "Now if any man build upon this foundation, gold, silver, precious stone, wood, hay, stubble; every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire (powers of darkness) shall try every man's work of what sort it is. For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ" (1 Cor. 3:12, 13, 11). 

That is why we need the true apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers: "For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ (until Christ's love is perfected in us). That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine" (Eph. 4:12-14).  

God has been testing the hearts of men since the day He put Adam in the garden. He offered Adam the tree of life or the tree of death. God still tests the hearts of all creation. Only the ones who love the Lord with all their hearts and put their faith and trust in Him will survive the fiery tests of this world. All others will break God's laws and be under the punishment and judgment of the law, because their hearts love idols more than God. "The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: but chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise government" (2 Pet. 2:9, 10).  

We either resist the flesh and the temptations of Satan, or else we walk after the desires of the flesh in unrighteousness, in which case we stay under the judgment and punishment of God's law.  

Jesus said, "I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. Be watchful (wake up!), and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect (because you are not being perfected in love) before God. Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard (remember the Gospel!), and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief (in judgment), and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. He that overcometh (the world, the flesh and temptations of Satan) shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life" (Rev. 3:1-3, 5).  

Jesus is coming first like a thief in destruction. Jesus did not come the way the religious leaders expected him the first time. Neither will Jesus come the way the religious leaders expect Him this time. "Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see. Who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the Lord's servant? The Lord is well pleased for His righteousness' sake; He will magnify the law, and make it honorable. But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses (of the powers of darkness): they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore.

Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? Did not the Lord, He against whom we have sinned? For they would not walk in his ways, neither were they obedient to his law. Therefore He hath poured upon him the fury of His anger and the strength of battle: and it hath set him on fire around about, yet he knew not; and it burned him, yet he laid it not to heart" (Isa. 42:18, 19, 21-25).  

The sleeping church is being destroyed today and they don't even know it. They will scoff at warnings such as this. The fires of destruction are already being poured out among us. The Scriptures are not enough to lead most of these people out of darkness. That is the reason that only a remnant can hear. The others will not wake up-for them it is business as usual.  

God warns us in His Word: "Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot: they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; but the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed. Whoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it… 

This is how Jesus comes as a thief upon the spiritually dead congregation that will not wake up and repent in these last days. The hedge is lowered, and He no longer restrains the hordes of the powers of darkness which have been unleashed against the spiritually dead, fallen away church. If you read these Scriptures through the eyes of a carnal doctrine, you will be led to believe that the men who are taken from the bed or out of the field are raptured, rather than destroyed by the fire. This is how the deception and darkness have come upon us today. This is why people are being burned and they pay no attention. This is the fallen away church today which practices sin (lawlessness).  

The remnant will love the Lord Jesus Christ with all their hearts. They will be perfected in love and holiness. No one will be able to counterfeit the love that is perfected in the remnant. You will know them by their fruits. The stumbling blocks will also be evident and they will be destroyed. "Another parable put He forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field. But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also (tares are evident because they bear the fruit of the flesh)" (Mat. 13:24-26).  

"Now the works of the flesh are manifest" (Gal 5:19). When we practice the deeds of the flesh, we bear the wrong fruit and break God's law. This is how men who teach doctrines that do not conform you to godliness lead you to walk under the judgment and curse of the law. This is how the church is being destroyed in the fire today. They have no fear of God as they teach a form of godliness and become stumbling blocks to others. The blind follow the blind and never bear the fruit of love. In fact, they cannot because they are tares. "As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. The son of man shall send forth His angels, and they shall gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity (by practicing sin)" (Mat. 13:40, 41).  

"So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth (hate, anger, bitterness, sickness, pain, etc.) Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear" (Matt. 13:49, 50, 43).  

There are hundreds of different denominations and teachings in this country today and each one has its own form of righteousness. But there is only one true righteousness and that is walking right in God's eyes. When we establish our own righteousness, we do not submit to the righteousness of God. Israel departed from the law and righteousness of God to establish their own righteousness.  

Paul said of them, "my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God" (Rom. 10:1-3).  

When the wicked thinks he is righteous in his own eyes, there is no fear of God. He is blinded to the judgment of God because he has a false security. This is how millions are blinded to the judgment of the law today.  

"Hearken unto Me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is My law: fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings. For the moth (the powers of darkness) shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool: but My righteousness shall be forever" (Isa. 5 1:7, 8). The righteousness of God stands forever because only the righteous will survive. God has set up laws to destroy those who are wise in their own eyes, and will not submit to the righteousness of God.  

Jesus said, "I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth (remains, continues) in Me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit (of love): ... If a man abide not in Me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them and cast them into the fire, and they are burned" (John 15:5,6). "Herein is My Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit (of love); so shall ye be My disciples (God's kind of agape love is the proof of discipleship)" (John 15:8).  

Jesus sets us free from being slaves of sin (lawlessness) to become slaves of righteousness (a pure heart): "For as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness (a pure heart)" (Rom. 6:19).  

Paul said, "What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life" (Rom. 6:2 1, 22).  

Through obedience we have a pure heart and we are perfected in love to the fullness of the measure of the stature which belongs to Christ. When the Word of God and the Holy Spirit have removed the selfish nature of Satan, we no longer live for ourselves. Therefore we have the nature of God and love others as Jesus loved us. We have laid down our lives so we can walk in God's kind of love. "Charity (God's kind of love) suffereth long, and is kind; (God's kind of love) envieth not; (God's kind of love) vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own (way), is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity (God's kind of agape love) never faileth.

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity (this God-kind of Love), I am nothing.

And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing" (1 Cor. 13:4, 5, 7, 8, 1-3). The God-kind of love is the only love which can love your neighbor as yourself: "For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself' (Gal. 5:14). The ones who come through the fire will have this God-kind of love, which is the divine nature of God

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