Site Search

Site Updates

Audio & Video Archives

UBM Radio
  (Listen Live 24/7)

Unleavened Bread Bible Study
  (Sunday & Wednesday)

Outreach Teleconference
  (Tuesday & Thursday)

UBM Books

UBM Podcasts

Prophecies, Dreams & Visions

Revelations & Teachings

Miraculous Testimonies

Hidden Manna For the End Times
  (vital information)



Gifts to Support UBM

UBM Ministries:

Free Books, DVDs & CDs

Site Map

New to UBM?


Website Back-up

UBM Banners

Bible Tracts

Business Cards

Other Resources:

Christian Artwork & Poetry

Christian Books

Recommended Links

Christian Music

Bible Helps

Unleavened Bread Ministries with David Eells

We Need To Check Ourselves (1) 


David Eells 1/3/24 

We are very close to the appearance of the Man-child reformers to chose the Bride. It is past time to stop playing and draw close to the Lord. It is time to check ourselves to be sure we are in the running. Major disasters are coming at the same time so pray that you are accounted worthy to escape all these things.

Lam 3:40 Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to Jehovah. 

1Co 11:27-34 Wherefore whosoever shall eat the bread or drink the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. 28 But let a man prove himself, and so let him eat of the bread, and drink of the cup. 29 For he that eateth and drinketh, eateth and drinketh judgment unto himself, if he discern not the body. 30 For this cause many among you are weak and sickly, and not a few sleep. 31 But if we discerned ourselves, we should not be judged 

32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world. 33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, wait one for another. 34 If any man is hungry, let him eat at home; that your coming together be not unto judgment. And the rest will I set in order whensoever I come. 

2Co 13:5 Try your own selves, whether ye are in the faithprove your own selves. Or know ye not as to your own selves, that Jesus Christ is in you? unless indeed ye be reprobate. Gal 6:4 But let each man prove his own work, and then shall he have his glorying in regard of himself alone, and not of his neighbor. Psa 139:23-24 Search me, O God, and know my heart: Try me, and know my thoughts; 24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting. Psa 26:1-2 A Psalm of David. Judge me, O Jehovah, for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in Jehovah without wavering. 2 Examine me, O Jehovah, and prove me; Try my heart and my mind. 

Eph 5:15-21 Look therefore carefully how ye walk, not as unwise, but as wise; 16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Wherefore be ye not foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And be not drunken with wine, wherein is riot, but be filled with the Spirit; 19 speaking one to another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; 20 giving thanks always for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father; 21 subjecting yourselves one to another in the fear of Christ. 

(Rev 3:11  I come quickly: hold fast that which thou hast, that no one take thy crown.) 

Purposely Desire The Lord 

Anonymous 4/7/23 (David’s notes in red) 

Nothing comes from anything else other than Me. Not your own works, or other people, or this earth. Just Me. (Joh 3:27 ASV  John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it have been given him from heaven.) 

Endure the suffering now. Have selflessness now above all. If it hurts or is undesirable to the flesh, it is most likely to be for My Glory. (As in Death to self; the crucified life.)  There are testings of your patience and diligence to make way for the end result of My Will.  And these testings will enable you to always resist the enemy. 

Have a high regard and hope of Who I Am! (The highest of all, the creator of all; cares for you.) Ask yourself, can there be anything I cannot do? Would I leave anything undone? (Jer 32:27 ASV  Behold, I am Jehovah, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me?)

Keep loving so much so, that the intensity drives darkness into nothingness. 

You are in a very tough but major change. Be ready for the blessings in abundance. (I felt to be ready to utilize, not just receive.) 

Let go of your own feelings and satisfactions. Look at My Son. Did He not lay His life down for you, and yet said nothing? (We are to do just the same as Lord Jesus.) NENT Act 8:32-35 Now the passage of the scripture which he was reading was this, He was led as a sheep to slaughter; And as a lamb before his shearer is dumb, So he openeth not his mouth: 33 In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: His generation who shall declare? For his life is taken from the earth. 34 And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other? 35 And Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this scripture, preached the gospel to him, Jesus.  

1Jn 3:16 Hereby know we love, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 

Repent quickly. The quicker you do so, you can then be close to each other as I am to you. (I saw a triangle. We must yearn for each other in unity.) 

You are in a time of sanctification. Tried and true. (I saw how metal being beaten into shape by a blacksmith and tried and proven and made stronger in a fiery furnace.) 

There is nothing that compares to My Love. I want you and desire your company forever. Cherish this and do not get distracted from My Love. I am pure and true. Everything else is a test of our love together. 

When you see the time where children and those young in faith are speaking as Jesus did in the temple, then you are unable to ask for more time for the end of time is here. Be ready. (I felt that these are the times where we are seeing those being called out from the apostate churches, His Sheep who follow His Voice, for Our Father’s Glory.)  

NENT Luk 2:46-49 And it came to pass, after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both hearing them, and asking them questions: 47 and all that heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. 48 And when they saw him, they were astonished; and his mother said unto him, Child, why hast thou thus dealt with us? lo, thy father and I seek thee sorrowing. 49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? knew ye not that I must be about my Father’s business.  

Trust Me. I have a way. (I felt we are to let go of all our desires and to treat each day as the last. Not for pleasure but for closeness to Him.) 

Hold to Me. Never let go. You are doing well and keeping true on the righteous path. Never let this be a reason to stop or slow down. Never allow lies or self to be a hinderance to our life together – now. 

There Must Be An Exchange 

Debbie Fenske 12/30/23 (David’s notes in red) 

My children let Me speak this Word of love to you from My heart. 

Being where you are does not make you part of My Holy Bride. Only ignoring this world around you, and consuming yourself with the business of My Kingdom, willingly and faithfully from a heart of total repentance, and a life of Holy Living as you abide in Me, do I stamp upon you, “Holiness To the Lord." 

In this hour of much darkness and much falling away of My people, I need your oneness with Me, and I so desire My oneness with you. I need you to be in the thick of warfare against this darkness. Realize the exchange that has taken place. I have been exchanged for meaningless activities. Do you really understand the times we are in? Yes, we are in this together. You need to make the exchange back from the meaninglessness to My High Calling, exchange from darkness to light. Yes. I say that this is an exchange from darkness to light. 

Let Me open your eyes so that you will see the darkness where you spend so much of your time. This world and the things that are only for occupying your mind and your time are things of darkness. (The distractions of the pleasures of the flesh are darkness.) For a very short time, now, My hand of invitation is still mercifully stretched out to you. What great mercy I have given to you, My people. I have given you so much of everything. So much of Myself. And now the choosing of My Bride is at hand. 

This is the time to make the exchange. You know what I am asking each of you. Search your hearts. Examine your hearts. Separation is not what I am merely asking of you. I Am requiring it of you. Be diligent to enter the fight for those to whom I have called, and am calling, still, out of My great mercy. Enter in, in the beauty of holiness. Remember, desire is not enough. Your will must win over mere desire. Just as My will was to give My life for Yours, so now, so close in this last hour, will you by your will, and by My extended grace and mercy, give up your life for Me and for others? There are many who need you to give up your life for them, in warfare for them against the enemy. 

Have you not known that playtime has been over? The time has always been for death to self, but life in Me, for Me and with Me in our Kingdom Reign together on this earth for eternity. Eternity is right now. Right now, spend it with Me on your knees. Keep your hearts bowed. I Am waiting to cloth you with My glory. Are you making yourselves worthy of My High Calling? 

You are not alone, though you may feel it, being separated from beloved friends and family. For I have given you one another, a family to work together, to come into this calling together as one in Me. I love you, My Children. 

So Many Will Not Be Kept Safe  

Debbie Fenske 9/30/23 (David’s notes in red) 

I received this last Thursday night, 9-28-23. It was our worship and praise night on the Zoom Outreach conference call. I could not share it that night because I knew I had to pray about how to present this. 

Our worship time was awesome. It was such a wonderful uplifting time. I was being really blessed worshiping and praising God, and being lifted up in my spirit, so, I was not prepared for such a turn that I received.  

One of the last few songs we were singing had lyrics about how He will keep us in the fire, and He will keep us in the storm. After that song I began feeling a spirit of heaviness come over me. It just wasn’t normal.  

I asked Father, “What is this all about, God? Why am I feeling this way?” And then, suddenly I was seeing a vision of Jesus in a white robe. His hair was brown, and shoulder length. His head was somewhat bowed allowing His hair to fall forward over His shoulders, and hang down at each side of His face. Then, I was suddenly given a closer view of His face, like the way a camera focuses on an object. I could see Jesus was not happy. I could tell He was very sad, and grieving, and I could not understand that, because I thought our worship time was so great. 

Then our worship went into another song with real high praise, and people were so happy, lifting up Jesus. The main lyrics, I will say, were, “I just can’t stop praising His Name.” And the song kind of went on and on. I opened my eyes and watched as I was singing with them. It was really a great song. But I was feeling this heaviness at the same time,  

Then, closing my eyes again, I was again seeing the same vision of Jesus, really grieving, with such sadness on His face. I couldn’t understand this. I was still confused, asking myself, “Why this, now?” Then, Jesus faded out, and I was looking at what I had just been watching: people on stage, raising their arms, singing loudly, kicking their legs, and dancing, and twirling while praising God. I saw one group of praisers that were really dressed up, and then another group of praisers were in just jeans and T-shirt, just like what we were watching in these worship videos.  

But what I heard the Lord say after that, I don’t think He was necessarily applying to these particular groups, individuals, and choirs of people that we were just seeing in the worship videos. But He was referring to many people out there that are lifted up in this way. And not just groups or individuals who are popular out there, but to so many who are saying they are doing what they are doing for God’s kingdom. But they are not. As I was watching that vision, and after seeing Jesus looking so sad and grieved, and feeling His heart, this is what the Lord said.  

“So many will not be kept safe from the burning fire, from the storm, from the battle. They will not be kept safe, though they praise Me, because they have not known Me. They are deceived. Oh, they look like they know Me when they are singing great songs of praise to Me. But though they know that what they sing about Me is true, they do not know Me.”  

“They boast in that I love them. But they cannot boast in their love for Me, for they do not know Me. Therefore, I do not know them. These people grieve My heart so, as I watch them make fools of themselves before the devil and his demons. If they only would really want to know what is in My Word. But they have no desire to know My Word, because they have no real desire to know Me. What they really desire is to be looked upon and worshiped by others. Foolish, they are.” 

“And though it grieves Me, I know that there are many of them who realize they are empty of Me, and will repent, and come to Me, and follow Me. But so much more than those who will repent, are those who will not repent, and are going to stay on their stage singing their way into hell.”  

After I finished writing this down, I just happened to opened my Bible. I wasn’t, at this point, going for a random word for confirmation. But I was thinking I would do that. So I was really amazed when I read the verses that my eyes looked down at after I opened my Bible. Thank you Lord!  

I looked at verse 7 of Matthew 7. I’m reading Matthew 7:6-7.  6 And He said unto them, “Rightly did Isaiah, prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: this people honors Me with their lips, but their hearts are far away from Me. 7 But in vain, do they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.” 

So, the numbers, 767 strongly stood out to me. When numbers stand out to me I like to look them up in the Strongs concordance. So what Strongs says of 767 is, “of no mark, unmarked, or unstamped, insignificant, ignoble.” 

Oh Father, You’ve shown that You do grieve for those who are in such a deceived state. It is scary to be thinking that people who worship You before men, are in that place. (Hollywood entertainment has invaded the Church.)  The same as all people who say they are Christians, but are deceived by doctrines of demons, thinking that popularity while wearing Your name tag is acceptable.

They know of You only in their head, not in their heart. But so many do not realize that they are unmarked, or unstamped, and insignificant to You, and ignoble in what they think they are doing unto You, or for Your kingdom. And they don’t realize that You do not know them. I pray that we, and all of Your people will always examine our hearts before You, searching our hearts, and repenting, of not worshipping You in spirit and in truth in all we do. 

Father, as we are staying in Your Word, reveal to us where we are being in the flesh, and of any spirit of pride and self-grandeur which is so unpleasing to You, so that we can repent. Thank You for Your grace to us to stay in the light of Your Word, wanting Your light to shine on any darkness in our lives so that we can repent and remain true, pure, and clean before You, before one another, and before those out in the world, for Your honor and glory alone.  

Please open the eyes of Your people, quickly, who don’t see that they are in this dangerous, place, trapped in the lie of the devil that tells them they are right with You, while they are really just lifting up themselves, desiring only to please men. Please make them aware of the strong truth of Your words in Matthew 7:23, I never knew you. And Matthew 25:41“Depart from me ye cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.”  

Lord, put in them a Holy fear of You, and cause them to repent, to change their ways by walking according to Your Word. Deliver them from the darkness so that they will be a Light in the darkness, bringing honor to only Your name, never to their own. And always, in all they do, worship You from their heart, in spirit, and in truth. Thank you, Father. Amen. 

Sing For The Lord 

Anonymous 4/9/23 (David’s notes in red) 

“Are you worshipping Me to make yourself feel good or are you doing it for (or to revere) Me? The songs you listen to and the words you sing, are they Holy? Are they, My Word? Are they truth? Or is it repetitive flesh pleasing and self-pleasing words? Are the words (lyrics) contrary to My Word?  

Are the feelings you are experiencing the Holy Spirit, or the flesh being aroused? Is this for Me or for You?  

Don't you know that you can't even speak or walk without Me and My grace? Use your mouth for Me and My Glory. Let Me bridle your tongue and let Me only speak through you. Stop speaking about self and singing for self. Think about how those who worship Me now in the Holy of Holies for eternity. You have heard some say, ‘Holy Holy Holy’ and they don’t speak or glorify self. Think and speak with Me about the beats you listen to. 

Music goes straight to your soul and there is no filter, spirits transfer whether you see it or not. Are the people you are listening to singing from My Spirit? Are the instrumentals to Glorify Me and from Me or is it another spirit to make and manipulate you to feel a certain way? Is it making your flesh feel good? When the song finishes do you lose the joy? Does it feel like a come down? Or is it My Joy that is always present? Does the pleasure only last the duration of the song or is it My Peace which is always there?  

Abide and remain in My presence. Ask Me and allow Me to open your eyes to see what spirits are singing, speaking and playing through in the songs you listen to. Allow Me to show you what is really happening in the spiritual when you listen to these songs. When you listen to it you are agreeing with it and in some ways, it has put you under curses.  

Yes, My Grace is for you but I can't break or go against My own words. Touch NO unclean thing and be Holy as I Am Holy. I love when you sing to Me from your heart. It doesn't matter the tone of your voice or how it sounds in the physical. Your singing from your heart gives Me greater joy than you know. I created you to sing for me and dance for Me.  

Allow My spirit to sing through you. You don't need to always listen to others singing when you don't even know what spirit they are singing from, and you don't even know them. Sing to Me, you don't even need a beat but sing to Me, My child with My Spirit, commune with Me not just in Spirit and Word but in songs and dance. When you are alone and when you come together.  

The flesh doesn't like the Spirit singing and dancing through you to Me and will do anything to hinder it. Your Spirit desires to sing and dance to Me always. And when you do it hinders and crucifies the flesh so your Spirit rises up.  

I love you My child but do these things. I desire you to be clean, holy, pure, undefiled. I Am with you and I will help you, I will show you if you just ask.” 


Your Time Is My Time 

Eve Brast 7/23/17 (David’s notes in red) 

Father spoke a word to me that I would like to share. I had been meditating on a couple of conversations I’d had with a brother and sister after the morning prayer meeting and, as a result, I asked Father to speak to me. 

I realized I hadn’t heard from Him in a while so I asked Him why he’d been silent lately? He answered me immediately as if He had been waiting for my attention. 

He said, "I have not been silent. It’s that your mind has been too loud. Empty your mind and void it of busyness and the soulish thoughts that continually scream for your attention. Still your mind and be quiet and you will hear My voice clearly. 

Don’t allow external distraction or the soulish thought life dull your discernment of the attacks from the enemy. He hides behind these and intermingles with them to keep you in turmoil and keep you from fully entering into the life and purpose I intend for you. 

Guard your mind with My Word. Build the wall with the Rock of my Word and the mortar of quietness and stillness of mind. This will protect and strengthen your mind with My peace and a singleness of purpose. Cast down the soulish thought life and turn away from distraction. Shut them out so you can hear Me clearly and distinguish the voice of the enemy. Strive to walk out your days in stillness of mind. As you train your mind in this way, I will meet you there in the stillness.” 

I asked our Father for a verse or text for this word and received: Psalm 139:3 (1-4), O Jehovah, thou hast searched me, and known me. 2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising; Thou understandest my thought afar off. 3 Thou searchest out my path and my lying down, And art acquainted with all my ways. 4 For there is not a word in my tongue, But, lo, O Jehovah, thou knowest it altogether. 

When I was driving home from work Sunday evening, Father again spoke very clearly to me as I was thinking on this Word above. He said, "Your time is My time! Don’t waste My time. Seek Me on how I would have you spend it.” 

This really convicted me, because I do waste time at some point each day. I didn’t realize that He considered my time His time and that it was precious to Him. I figured, "Well, I’m nobody, so how I spend free time isn’t all that important.” Looks like I was presumptuous on that one!  

I asked Him for a verse concerning my time being His time and received, Acts 1:14 These all with one accord continued stedfastly in prayer, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren. 

Hope this helps any who are also struggling in these areas. 

Scripture Test of Discipleship

David Eells 

Rom 8:13 for if ye live after the flesh, ye must die; but if by the Spirit ye put to death the deeds of the body, ye shall live. 

Mat 10:34 Think not that I came to send peace on the earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. 35 For I came to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law: 36 and a man's foes shall be they of his own household.    

37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 And he that doth not take his cross and follow after me, is not worthy of me. 39 He that findeth his life shall lose it; and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.  

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. 25 He that loveth his life loseth it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. 26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will the Father honor.   

1Co 9:23 And I do all things for the gospel's sake, that I may be a joint partaker thereof. 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. 25 And every man that striveth in the games exerciseth self-control in all things. Now they do it to receive a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. 26 I therefore so run, as not uncertainly; so fight I, as not beating the air: 27 but I buffet my body, and bring it into bondage: lest by any means, after that I have preached to others, I myself should be rejected.  

Luk 13:6 And he spake this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came seeking fruit thereon, and found none. 7 And he said unto the vinedresser, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why doth it also cumber the ground? 8 And he answering saith unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: 9 and if it bear fruit thenceforth, well; but if not, thou shalt cut it down.   

Jas 1:2 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 work, that ye may be perfect and entire, lacking in nothing. 5 But if any of you lacketh wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all liberally and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing doubting: for he that doubteth is like the surge of the sea driven by the wind and tossed. 7 For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord; 8 a doubleminded man, unstable in all his ways.   

2Pe 2:2 And many shall follow their lascivious doings; by reason of whom the way of the truth shall be evil spoken of. 3 And in covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose sentence now from of old lingereth not, and their destruction slumbereth not. 4 For if God spared not angels when they sinned, but cast them down to hell, and committed them to pits of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;   

5 and spared not the ancient world, but preserved Noah with seven others, a preacher of righteousness, when he brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly; 6 and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, having made them an example unto those that should live ungodly; 7 and delivered righteous Lot, sore distressed by the lascivious life of the wicked 8 (for that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their lawless deeds):  

9 the Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment unto the day of judgment; 10 but chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of defilement, and despise dominion. Daring, self-willed, they tremble not to rail at dignities: 

Jas 5:9 Murmur not, brethren, one against another, that ye be not judged: behold, the judge standeth before the doors. 10 Take, brethren, for an example of suffering and of patience, the prophets who spake in the name of the Lord. 11 Behold, we call them blessed that endured: ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord, how that the Lord is full of pity, and merciful. 

Rom 8:17 and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified with him. 29 because to you it hath been granted in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer in his behalf 

2 Th 1:4 so that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions which ye endure; 5 which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God; to the end that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer  

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 acceptable with God. 

1Pe 3:14 But even if ye should suffer for righteousness' sake, blessed are ye: and fear not their fear, neither be troubled; 

1Pe 4:19 Wherefore let them also that suffer according to the will of God commit their souls in well-doing unto a faithful Creator. 

Rev 2:10 Fear not the things which thou art about to suffer: behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days. Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee the crown of life. 

[ Back To Top ]

We Need To Check Ourselves (2)


David Eells 1/14/24

Pray Alone With God


The Man-child is coming to chose the Bride and we need to be in love with the Lord.

Did Jesus teach that we are to have a personal relationship prayer life with God? More than that He commanded it. Or did He call for prayer meetings? 

Mat 6:5 And when ye pray, ye shall not be as the hypocrites: for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have received their reward. 6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thine inner chamber, and having shut thy door, pray to thy Father who is in secret, and thy Father who seeth in secret shall recompense thee. 

Did Jesus also demonstrate this personal prayer life alone with God?  

Mat 14:23 And after he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into the mountain apart to pray: and when even was come, he was there alone. 

Mar 6:45-46 ASV And straightway he constrained his disciples to enter into the boat, and to go before him unto the other side to Bethsaida, while he himself sendeth the multitude away. 46 And after he had taken leave of them, he departed into the mountain to pray. 

Mat 26:36-40 ASV Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto his disciples, Sit ye here, while I go yonder and pray. 37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and sore troubled. 38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: abide ye here, and watch with me. 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. (So even when His life was threatened He sought God personally.) 40 And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?  

Luk 6:12 ASV And it came to pass in these days, that he went out into the mountain to pray; and he continued all night in prayer to God. 

Others followed Jesus’ command and example to have a personal prayer life to God. 

Act 10:9 Now on the morrow, as they were on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray, about the sixth hour: 

Act 10:30 And Cornelius said, Four days ago, until this hour, I was keeping the ninth hour of prayer in my house; and behold, a man stood before me in bright apparel, 31 and saith, Cornelius, thy prayer is heard, and thine alms are had in remembrance in the sight of God. 

Some are afraid their faith is never enough but it should be so; we should cast off this fear for He loves us and cares for us. Some had a bad relationship to a parent or spouse and see God in the same light and are not sure God loves them and wants to meet their every need as He said. An expectant bride should trust that her groom loves her enough to provide for her like it was with Esther. 

We must seek this personal relationship in prayer alone with God not just in a crowd trusting in their faith. “Without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to God.” When Jesus ministered to others he said, “be it unto you according to your faith.” And “As you have believed so shall it be unto you.” Ask Him for the gift of faith to love Him and respect Him as our provider, our Jehovah Jireh. Cast out double mindedness and doubt demons. 

Father is asking us to seek this faith relationship with Him now before the return of the Lord to choose His bride. If you have this faithful relationship with him then adding your faith to others is of worth. Then if any two agree its powerful. Ask Him for this relationship and forgive everybody from the heart. 

If you only feel comfortable in a crowd or an eating meeting, then you need to seek this relationship to Him now. He got alone with God for 40 days and forgot about the food. 

My best talks with Father are when I am reading the Word or in the middle of the night alone when there are no responsibilities and all is quiet. 

Father has been telling me that many are too busy, even religiously busy, to spend time alone with the Lord so check your heart and seek repentance if so. 

What is the secret cause of the coming revival? Is it power? No that’s a result of the revival. Is it timing? Thats part of it. The Man-child anointing will bring revival and it won’t happen before. Is it “vain repetition” in prayer? Jesus said no. We are to believe we have received whenever we pray according to Mark 11:23-24. 

How many times have we heard that past great revivals were traced to some old ladies praying on their own and believing God. :0) I have watched pre-promoted church revivals come and go for 54 years and its always the same. A few people get healed and delivered or just saved in some churches who don’t believe in the power today. This probably would have happened anyway but they still call it revival. But the people didn’t seek deliverance of their sins from and by the Lord. They trusted they were in good standing because of their association with an a church, a preacher, or “what we believe”, etc. 

What is the foundation and preparation for the coming greatest revival? It is the condition so often repeated in scripture: “Repent and believe”. The churches are full of “just accept Jesus” converts who will miss this opportunity. Let’s look at the cause and foundation for this coming revival. 

Exo 19:10-12, 10 And Jehovah said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them to-day and to-morrow, and let them wash their garments, (So will it start with the multitudes? No it will start with the anointed Man-child represented by Moses here. No one can prime it until then, as it was with Jesus, The Man-child. But we can prepare to receive it by personal relationship with the Lord and sanctification from our sins.) 11 ASV and be ready against the third day (Here is some timing, plus 40 days (as we shall see). We are at the morning of the third thousand year day from Jesus.); for the third day Jehovah will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai. (He is coming in His Man-child reformers by Word and Spirit to begin revival and the timing is set.) 

12 And thou shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death(To ascend the mountain of the Lord’s presence represents death to self, I.e. repentance and sanctification. So it is with Paul who said “ye are come unto mount Zion” Heb 12:22, with the presence of the Lord at the top.) 

Exo 24:12-18 ASV And Jehovah said unto Moses (The Man-child, but it is true of all who want to come into his presence through death to self.), Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee the tables of stone, and the law and the commandment, which I have written, that thou mayest teach them(Time alone with the Word prepared Moses to come to the people with the glory shining from his face.) 

13 And Moses rose up, and Joshua his minister: and Moses went up into the mount of God. 14 And he said unto the elders, Tarry ye here for us, until we come again unto you: and, behold, Aaron and Hur are with you: whosoever hath a cause, let him come near unto them. 15 And Moses went up into the mount, and the cloud covered the mount. 16 And the glory of Jehovah abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days: and the seventh day (More timing plus 40 days. We are at the 7th thousand year day from the first Adam.) he called unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud. 17 And the appearance of the glory of Jehovah was like devouring fire (Our God is a consuming fire; consuming the wood, hay and stubble of the old man.) on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.  

18 And Moses entered into the midst of the cloud (Representing entering the glory of God), and went up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights(Forty is the number of testing. Jesus, the Man-child, also got alone with God and was tested for forty days. Both got alone with God, heard Him, and then overcame the enemy, the flesh and the Devil. They both used fasting too in order to weaken the flesh. So why is food now days so involved with drawing near to God and seeking revival?

Busyness, even religious busyness, or constant fellowship, robs this most important time of soul searching with God and prevents the revival in one’s heart where it has to begin. I watched for years those who came to the Lord the same time as me and where are they? They spent no time with the two edged sword, one edge being for self.) 

Once again the foundation and cause of revival is repentance and sanctification. Didn’t God tell Moses, Take your shoes off this is holy ground. He didn’t want Moses separated from holiness. He had to stand holy/sanctified to be in God’s presence. 

Luk 3:2-8 ASV in the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness. 3 And he came into all the region round about the Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance unto remission of sins; (And he preached this to God's people many of whom turned against Jesus because their repentance from sin was skin deep.) 

4 as it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make ye ready the way of the Lord, Make his paths straight. (Notice: The path from the Word of the Lord to your heart must be prepared by repentance.) Every valley shall be filled (Meaning the humble will receive from the Lord), And every mountain and hill shall be brought low (The proud will hold to their sin and receive judgment instead of the revival of Christ in them just as the faction has.); And the crooked shall become straight, And the rough ways smooth; (Departing from crooked ways to follow the straight path without stumbling blocks of sin is necessary for the Lord to enter the heart.) 

6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God(All types of men saw Him but not all men saw with the eyes of their heart.) 7 He said therefore to the multitudes that went out to be baptized of him, Ye offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? (The Pharisaical didn’t believe repentance was for them because of religious pride just as we can have now.) Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father (You may think, “But I follow David or Michael or Jesus”): for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. 9 And even now the axe also lieth at the root of the trees (Have you not seen them cut off? And we thought some were holy.): every tree therefore that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. (Fruit is proven through testing, which they failed.) 

Luk 3:21-22 ASV Now it came to pass, when all the people were baptized, that, Jesus also having been baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, (John tried to stop Jesus from receiving the baptism of repentance but Jesus said, “thus it behooves us to fulfill all righteousness.” Without true repentance 3 out of 4 fall away.) 22 and the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily form, as a dove, upon him, and a voice came out of heaven, Thou art my beloved Son: in thee I am well pleasedIs He please to dwell beside willful sin?

Luk 4:1-21 ASV And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan (Where He received the baptism of repentance as a demonstration to us.), and was led in the Spirit in the wilderness 2 during forty days (Again timing + 40 days alone with God overcoming the devil as a type of the Man-child to come.), being tempted of the devil. And he did eat nothing in those days: and when they were completed, he hungered. (Fasting and prayer through alone time with God was the key to overcoming temptations that to us identifies sin that most don’t even know are there.) 

3 And the devil said unto him, If thou art the Son of God, command this stone that it become bread(To us this would be the temptation to prove our power for self-glory to feed our flesh in the next verse.) 4 And Jesus answered unto him, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone. 5 And he led him up, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 6 And the devil said unto him, To thee will I give all this authority, and the glory of them (Representing temptation to have the glory of men.): for it hath been delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. 7 If thou therefore wilt worship before me, it shall all be thine. (Temptation to gain disciples and authority over them for self-glory like the factious and ambitious always do. This is always bowing the knee to the devil.) 8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, It is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.  

9 And he led him to Jerusalem, and set him on the pinnacle of the temple (Temptation in a very visible place for self-glory.), and said unto him, If thou art the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence: 10 for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee, to guard thee: 11 and, On their hands they shall bear thee up, Lest haply thou dash thy foot against a stone. (Temptation to test God's ability to save while being self-seeking.) 12 And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not make trial of the Lord thy God.  

As we can see, most of Jesus’ temptations were about seeking the glory of men, which He of course did not do. But there are many who do. There is jealousy, competition, exclusiveness, putting on shows, disrespect, self-seeking, etc., such as those who fall into faction among leadership people or otherwise. 

Seeking self-glory is a common temptation for leadership and makes them unqualified for the Man-child status or any other leadership position. Joh 12:42-43 ASV Nevertheless even of the rulers many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess it, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: 43 for they loved the glory that is of men more than the glory that is of God. (Jesus said qualification is to reject the approval of men to confess Him before men.) 

Joh 5:41-44 ASV I receive not glory from men. 42 But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in yourselves. 43 I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive(And the wicked with their fear of rejection did receive the wicked testimony of men.) 44 How can ye believe, who receive glory one of another, and the glory that cometh from the only God ye seek not

Joh 7:18 ASV He that speaketh from himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh the glory of him that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him. (So did God send you to say that against all of God’s commands or was it for your own glory?) 

Mat 6:1-4 ASV Take heed that ye do not your righteousness before men, to be seen of them: else ye have no reward with your Father who is in heaven. 2 When therefore thou doest alms, sound not a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have received their reward. 3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: 4 that thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father who seeth in secret shall recompense thee. 

Back to our text: 13 And when the devil had completed every temptation, he departed from him for a season. (After overcoming selfish temptations by drawing near to God alone the revival began through Him as a type for the Man-child today.) 14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and a fame went out concerning him through all the region round about. 15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.  

16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and he entered, as his custom was, into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up to read. 17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Isaiah. And he opened the book, and found the place where it was written, (After overcoming all temptations through fellowship with the Father He was anointed to bring the revival.) 18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, Because he anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor: He hath sent me to proclaim release to the captives, And recovering of sight to the blind, To set at liberty them that are bruised, 19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord. 20 And he closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant, and sat down: and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21 And he began to say unto them, To-day hath this scripture been fulfilled in your ears

So I say that God warned me to tell you this because your time to be chosen to be in the Man-child and Bride body is very short. As we saw with Jesus, when the Man-child came He chose the Bride. Go into your spiritual 40 days, representing a time of testing, alone with God and ask Him to seek out your sin and reveal it to you so you may reject it as Job did and be cleansed with the pure glowing white robe of the Bride. And the Lord and Baruch gave an Amen to this revelation! 

We are told that there will be 10 days to 2 weeks of media darkness during martial law except to declass criminal activities in an 8 hour video playing over and over. This is mostly for those who listen to news on TV. The rest of us already know what is going on. I suggest you use this time to draw near to Father and ask Him to show you any sin. Then renounce and forsake them believing they were nailed to the cross as in Rom 6. Shortly after this time the Man-child reformers will begin to appear and the Bride will be chosen. God bless you my friends. The advantages of the Bride are tremendous. 


Beware Be Watchful, My Glory 

Debbie Fenske 1/8/24 

It was on my heart to ask the Lord that in my time alone with Him this morning He would allow me to hear Him speak to me. Thank you, Father.  

"Beware of the subtle one. Beware of the pretender who will try to come to you with a voice as the sound of My voice. Beware. He will try to come in your thoughts. He will come with a still small voice. He will come in your flesh. And he will come to try and deceive you in this time. I say to beware. Be watchful unto yourselves. Beware and be careful to do everything that you have been told to do. This time is crucial, and your light will soon shine forth as the stars. Intense, and in great brightness will it shine forth from you; My glory in you, shining forth through you, bringing attention to Me, your Glory and the lifter of your head. So be lifted up, My people.  

You have been hearing that the time of My glory coming to be revealed in you is soon. I say, it is here. I am standing at the door ready to make My entrance. This is not the time to yield to temptation, lies, deceptions. Beware. For these will try to speak very loud to you, now, and in the days ahead of you. Much louder. So, as you have opportunity, hold one another up. Be strong for one another.  

I say to you, My Glory, beware, be watchful, be obedient and steadfast with a single eye on My glory ready to shine through you. What glory awaits! Keep your eyes on me. Nothing else. What glory awaits!" 

I asked Father if He would give me a couple scriptures about our seeking Him and waiting on Him in our times alone with Him, and, about us being His glory. The first place my finger landed in was Jeremiah 29:13 "You will seek Me and find Me when you will search for Me with all your heart." I landed on "for Me." Thank you for that, Lord, 

The next scripture came to me a little differently. But it was exciting for me how Father did this. I first landed in Isaiah 47:6, which is about God's anger with His people who profaned His inheritance. (When the Lord returns in His Man-child reformers he will judge these Edomite haters of their chosen brothers.) I was like, "No. no. this can't be it!" I turned my eyes to look directly across to the previous page which was chapter 46. (The opposite of them is the chosen.)  How awesome! Isaiah 46:13 "I bring near My righteousness, it is not far off; and My salvation will not delay. And I will grant salvation (The meaning of Jesus is “Jah is Salvation” and where is He >) in Zion, and My glory for Israel." Glory to your name Lord! 

And I thought it very interesting how He spoke of His glory, "My Glory," in this word, because I almost didn't use it, thinking it may just be from myself. But then I heard, "Use it." Thank you, Lord! (He is the glory of the Lord and His people.)

Yes Lord. We want to seek You, to search for You with all our hearts, and come into Your very likeness from glory to glory. We are to be Your glory on this earth, and by faith we are Your glory, Your glorious Bride. Thank You for helping us to give You not just our time, but that all our time with You will be with You and You alone. I thank You for Your great mercy and Your great grace towards each of us. Thank You that in Your sovereignty You desire us to show forth Your glory, to be Your glorious spotless Bride. 

Now help us to be obedient to You, to be to so watchful and aware of Satan's devices, his temptations to lure us away from our time alone with You. We can do all things through You, Jesus, Who strengthens us. We thank You that Your salvation and Your righteousness will not delay. Make us understand the urgency in what is required of us if we want to be in Your glorious Bride and be Your Glory as You shine through us on this earth doing the work You have called us to do, all for the glory of Your name. Thank You for Your grace given to all who are called to be in Your Bride, all over the world. Thank you, Father! Amen. 


Bike Usage, A Prayer Life Vision 

Anonymous 9/1/23 

I had a vision of a standard BMX on the floor in a dank gloomy garage. There was clutter and items that had collected a large amount of dust. It was possible to make clear writing in the dust. (The bike ends up being a prayer life that is ignored and the consequences.)

Then I saw a young man, he was in his room reading and doing tasks. He would then occasionally pick up a manual on bikes and say he liked a particular model. Then he placed it by his side and slept.  (A bike represents balance and the manual the Bible represents the same thing.)

Another day and not many changes. He grew old and rarely even considered looking at the bike manual anymore. (The Bible) He then got old, and declared to throw it all out, his time had gone for that. Then he never thought of it again, he was caught in his impending death. 

Then I saw a fit young man who had stories and excitement every moment. All he wanted to do was ride his bike. He shared it with everyone. He rode everyday everywhere. And he was constantly happy.  

He had accidents and was seriously hurt but never stopped riding his bike once he was healed. He never changed because of his age or his other life duties.  

His family then rode too and independently had a love for it their own way. He got old and couldn't ride but passionately wanted to and would encourage everyone to ride. He spoke and wrote books and submitted articles to enrich lives with the use of the bike.  

Then he donated it to young children all just before his death. He and his family all cherished the times together well spent. 

I then realized; this is our PRAYER LIFE. 

The bike is getting close to God. It’s a means and relationship. You can do much more when you use the bike and go places doing more amazing things than it laying on the floor. You could read about a bike but not ever think about where it could take you. Praying is an adventure. It's real and when you keep doing it, it will get easier and more in tune with God. Then when you connect with God, that is all you want to do is bathe in His presence and talk with Him and talk about Him with others. He becomes your all, your desires, wants, He is your only need.  

I'm convinced, convicted and a flame kindled to go to the Lord and pray. Pray openly, pray about everything. 


Be Ye Separate 


In the New Testament, “sanctification” is the Greek word hagiasmos and it means “separated from sin and consecrated unto God.” This sanctification has been given to us as a gift through Jesus Christ; it is also something that we attain to through faith in that gift. In other words, the Lord will fulfill it in us, if we go after it by faith

(Rom.5:1) Being therefore justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ; (2) through whom also we have had our access by faith into this grace wherein we stand; and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. We believe the Lord has given us this sanctification and holiness because of His promises. God can’t really bless an individual, nor can He bless a body of people, that’s been polluted by the world. If we walk in repentance and faith, the Lord will account it to us as righteousness, but if we walk in rebellion and self-will, the Lord’s chastening will be upon us.  

The Bride will have special protection and provision from the Lord. The Bride is not all the people of God, as much of the Church says. (Son.6:8) There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines, And virgins without number. (9) My dove, my undefiled, is but one.… He was speaking about the Bride. There are many people of God whom God loves, but the Bride is a special place because the Bride represents Zion, as we know from Revelation 21.  

Zion, of course, was only a small part of the parable of God’s people in the Old Testament. There was all of Israel and there was all of Judah, and then there was Zion.  

I’d like to briefly review a little about the protection that is afforded the Bride. In 2 Kings 18, we have the revelation of the end-time Beast’s attack upon God’s people. The Assyrian empire and the king of Assyria conquered all of Israel, and those whom they didn’t kill, they carried away captive. (2Ki.18:9) And it came to pass in the fourth year of king Hezekiah, which was the seventh year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, that Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against Samaria, and besieged it.  

(10) And at the end of three years they took it: in the sixth year of Hezekiah, which was the ninth year of Hoshea king of Israel, Samaria was taken. (11) And the king of Assyria carried Israel away unto Assyria, and put them in Halah, and on the Habor, the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes, (12) because they obeyed not the voice of the Lord their God, but transgressed his covenant, even all that Moses the servant of the Lord commanded, and would not hear it, nor do it. 

They conquered all of Judah next. (2Ki.18:13) Now in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah did Sennacherib king of Assyria come up against all the fortified cities of Judah, and took them. (14) And Hezekiah king of Judah sent to the king of Assyria to Lachish, saying, I have offended; return from me: that which thou puttest on me will I bear. And the king of Assyria appointed unto Hezekiah king of Judah three hundred talents of silver and thirty talents of gold.  

(15) And Hezekiah gave him all the silver that was found in the house of the Lord, and in the treasures of the king’s house. (16) At that time did Hezekiah cut off the gold from the doors of the temple of the Lord, and from the pillars which Hezekiah king of Judah had overlaid, and gave it to the king of Assyria.  

But we find that God zealously protected Zion, or Jerusalem, because it represented something for our day. Assyria was the second of the seven heads of the last Beast (Revelation 12:3, 13:1, 17:3,9), which consists of Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medio-Persia, Greece, Rome and the revived Rome. Every one of those Beast kingdoms represents a revelation that is going to happen in the end time because today all seven heads are a part of this Beast. Assyria, as that second head, gives us the revelation of God’s protection for His Bride, Jerusalem.  

(2Ki.19:30) And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward. (31) For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and out of mount Zion they that shall escape (This is talking about escape from the Beast kingdom that is conquering God’s people.):the zeal of the Lord shall perform this. So the Lord is zealous, but why is He zealous over this particular part of His people and not the rest of His people? Why was He not zealous to protect and to destroy the Beast before it conquered all of Israel and Judah? It’s because of what Zion represents: it represents the Bride.  

(Rev.21:9) And there came one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls, who were laden with the seven last plagues; and he spake with me, saying, Come hither, I will show thee the bride, the wife of the Lamb. (10) And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem (New Jerusalem), coming down out of heaven from God,  (The Bride is manifestly born from above.)

(11) having the glory of God: her light was like unto a stone most precious, as it were a jasper stone, clear as crystal: (12) having a wall great and high; having twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels; and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: (13) on the east were three gates; and on the north three gates; and on the south three gates; and on the west three gates. (14) And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. Amen!  

What is it about Jerusalem that represents something so holy and so perfect? Well, the wall of Jerusalem represents something. In the Song of Solomon, the bride, the Shulamite, which means “perfected one,” said (Son.8:10) I am a wall.... A wall represents sanctification; it represents separation from the world. Jerusalem was encompassed with this wall and it was a separation, a protection, from the Beast. And the bride also said of her immature little sister, (Son.8:9) If she be a wall, We will build upon her a turret (or “battlement”) of silver.... “If she be a wall” sounds strange. Why would the bride be a “wall”?  

And why would this be something to protect her little sister? It’s because God will defend us, if we are sanctified, if we are separated. He will defend us, if our hedge is not let down for the enemy to come in and dwell in us, either individually or as a body of people. God defends the Bride and He will even defend the little sister before she comes to maturity, “if she be a wall.”  

(2Ki.19:32) Therefore thus saith the Lord concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come unto this city, nor shoot an arrow there, neither shall he come before it with shield, nor cast up a mound against it. (33) By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and he shall not come unto this city, saith the Lord.  

(34) For I will defend this city to save it, for mine own sake, and for my servant David’s sake. (35) And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the Lord went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred fourscore and five thousand (185,000 men): and when men arose early in the morning, behold, these were all dead bodies. There is a place of safety in holiness and separation from the world, but there is none for those who walk in their own self-will and rebellion.  

Then, after Hezekiah became ill, he pleaded with God for his life, saying that he had served the Lord. (2Ki.20:1) In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Set thy house in order: for thou shalt die, and not live. (2) Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the Lord, saying, (3) Remember now, O Lord, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.  

(4) And it came to pass, before Isaiah was gone out into the middle part of the city, that the word of the Lord came to him, saying, (5) Turn back, and say to Hezekiah the prince of my people, Thus saith the Lord, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee; on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of Jehovah. (6) And I will add unto thy days fifteen years; and I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for mine own sake, and for my servant David’s sake.  

That’s exactly what the rest of the Bible says about the regenerate daughter of Zion. God promises to defend them. When they walked in righteousness and purity, that wall represented separation and sanctification. (Pro.11:4) Riches profit not in the day of wrath; But righteousness delivereth from death. 

Again, the Greek word for “sanctification” is hagiasmos, which means “separation unto God”; in other words, “purification and separation from the world and from sin unto God.” The word for “saints,” hagios, is the root word for “sanctification.” “Saint” means “sanctified ones.” “Saints” are those people who are “separated from the world unto God” and all through the New Testament the Lord addresses the “saints,” the separated and sanctified ones.  

(Heb.12:14) Follow after peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no man shall see the Lord. We certainly want to see the Lord, don’t we? We want to see Him after this life, but we also want to see Him in this life. (2Co.3:18) But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord the Spirit. Without sanctification, we are not going to see the Lord. We won’t see Him in the mirror, we won’t come into His image and we won’t ultimately see Him.  

However, even the little sister can be sanctified and separated from the world. Even the little sister can be running after the Lord with all of her heart. The Shulammite was seeking to bring her little sister into the presence of the king, Solomon, who represents our King. She was protecting and raising her up, just as the Bride will do in these days.  

And Paul says, (Heb.12:14) Follow after peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no man shall see the Lord: (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. Many so-called “Christians” in these days are being defiled by roots of bitterness or by other people who have roots of bitterness. Those who are slanderers, gossipers, back-biters, these people are defiled. They are like Esau who sold his birthright through bitterness. 

You need to be careful to remain sanctified and separated from them, as we’re commanded. (Tit.3:10) A factious man after a first and second admonition refuse. In other words, separate yourself from them. (Heb.12:16) Lest [there be] any fornicator.... “Fornicator” has a spiritual aspect here: this is someone who has relations with the world and not the Lord. Esau was ordained, as a son of Abraham, to have relations with the Lord, yet he was having relations with the world and receiving the seed of another kingdom. He was receiving this root of bitterness which was, of course, from the devil and not from God. (Heb.12:16) Lest [there be] any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one mess of meat sold his own birthright.  

Now I know “meat” here just means “food,” but it also brings to mind the thought of “flesh” because Esau followed, or “sought after,” the flesh. He found that “meat” was more important than his birthright, which was the inheritance he received because he was a child of Abraham. (Heb.12:17) For ye know that even when he afterward desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected.... There isn’t going to be a blessing to those who refuse sanctification through the Word. There isn’t going to be a blessing to those who choose to receive the seed of the world, instead of being separated from the world, its nature and its curse. Esau was “rejected.” He sold his birthright and forfeited the double-portion blessing of the first-born.  

There are people who are considered to be people of God, but who have been reprobated. They do not know the ways of peace and do not “follow after peace with all men,” as the Scripture says here. They have a root of bitterness and they spread their root of bitterness, so God has rejected them. (Heb.12:17) For ye know that even when he afterward desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected; for he found no place for a change of mind (which is basically the meaning of “repentance”) [in his father,] (“In his father” was added in by the translator, according to his own understanding, but it’s not in the original.) though he sought it diligently with tears.  

In other words, Esau himself wanted deliverance from this curse, but he was defiled by a root of bitterness and, of course, his seed after him was defiled because the sins of the parents are passed on to the children of the third and fourth generation (Exodus 20:5, 34:7; Numbers 14:18; Deuteronomy 5:9). We know that Jesus came to break genetic curses that have been passed on, but Esau, even though he was a seed of Abraham, refused the inheritance that he had received through his father and traded it away just like Judas. Remember how Jacob, Esau’s brother, was greatly blessed after he separated himself from Esau. The Lord gave Jacob so much fruit and such great abundance that it surprised Esau when, after many years, Jacob returned with his wives, children, herds and flocks (Genesis 32, 33).  

Bearing much fruit and receiving many blessings is a symbol of being sanctified and separated from that which is unholy, corrupt and bitter. It’s a symbol of being separated from that which has been rejected as “accursed.” Jacob bore much fruit and received much blessing because he separated himself from those who were not sanctified. We find this pattern repeated all the way through the Bible. We are all sons of Abraham through faith and we receive our inheritance through faith, but God demands of us separation and we see many types and shadows of this in the Scriptures.  

There are actually two stages of separation: First, God separates His people from the world and then, second, He separates from His people those who are worldly. After Abraham was called out from Ur of the Chaldees, which was Babylon, Abraham was later separated from Lot and his family, who initially came with him out of Babylon. Lot unwisely chose to settle in Sodom, which obviously was not a place of sanctification or separation from the world, and that decision brought a great curse upon Lot and his family. So notice that God called Abraham to separate from the Babylonians and then Abraham was separated from those who were not living a life that was as holy as his.  

Another good type is when God separated His people, Israel, in the land of Egypt. He separated them from the Egyptians through the judgments that Moses, the Man-child, brought upon the Egyptians. Goshen represents that land where the Israelite was separated from the Egyptian. We know the first three judgments came upon both the Israelites and the Egyptians, but after God’s people had once again received the fear of the Lord, then the rest of the judgments fell only upon the Egyptians. (Exo.8:23) And I will put a division between my people and thy people: by to-morrow shall this sign be.  

A different representation of that is the Israelites’ crossing of the Red Sea, where God made a separation of His people from the Egyptians, a separation of the spiritual man from the carnal man. (Exo.14:21) And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all the night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.  

(22) And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. (23) And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them into the midst of the sea, all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen. (28) And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, even all the host of Pharaoh that went in after them into the sea; there remained not so much as one of them.  

Apostle Paul used that parable to show that in the Red Sea there was a baptism unto death for the Egyptian, who represented the old man that had been keeping Israel in bondage. (Heb.11:29) By faith they passed through the Red Sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were swallowed up. Folks, in these days God’s people are once again in bondage to the old man. And, once again, the Lord is going to send deliverance by the hand of the Man-child in the form of judgments on Egypt. Those judgments are going to cause God’s people to realize that they need to depart from Egypt and stop submitting to the old man, who has been keeping them in bondage.  

So God separated the Israelites from the Egyptians and brought them into the wilderness, but now He still had to separate the unbelievers from among them. You know, people like to think that only Egyptians are unbelievers, yet the unbelievers who complained in the wilderness were the unbelievers of His Own people. God could not bring Israel, even the faithful Israelites, into the Promised Land of blessing that was “flowing with milk and honey” (Deuteronomy 31:20; Numbers 14:8; Exodus 33:3; etc.) until all the unfaithful and unbelieving had died in the wilderness.  

The righteous people among the Israelites, whom Joshua and Caleb represented, had to endure a time of trial and tribulation so that these unbelieving, murmuring Israelites would be separated from them. The righteous didn’t get to see the blessings they should have received until that happened because God wasn’t going to bless the unrighteous among the righteous. Who entered into the Promised Land? Other than Joshua and Caleb, it wasn’t those Israelites who left Egypt; it was their children who entered the land of milk and honey, the blessings, the provisions of God.  Their old man shall die in the wilderness but their fruit will enter in.

This is a process that God does in each and every one of us, too. We need to learn to come out from among the world and be separate because there is no place of blessing without sanctification. God wants us to separate ourselves from the “leaven” of wicked people. (Mat.16:12) Then understood they that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees. Even if they call themselves “Christians,” He wants to separate them from us so that we can receive the blessings.  

I once asked the Lord, “Why are there so many Judases and Jezebels rising up? You know they can’t help themselves; it is demons in them that rise up and torment the Church, speak and rail against the people, argue about doctrine, take authority they don’t have and all these things. Why is this happening?” And the Lord told me very plainly, “I’m doing you a favor.” I said, “How so, Lord?” The Lord answered, “Because you don’t want all these people going into the wilderness with you, do you?” I replied, “No, I don’t.”  

I do know that in the wilderness there will still be some of these people to try the people of God because when Jesus chose the 12, one of them was the “son of perdition,” Judas. Of course, Judas had a ministry, but there are many more than we evidently need, from what the Lord told me. He is certainly revealing and separating them from His people in these days. God’s people also need to understand and cooperate with God in this process of separation because this wasn’t a job for only Moses or just the elders of Israel. This was a job for all of Israel to do. We are going to see from the Scriptures that we need to separate ourselves from those who are “leaven” and are keeping us from being sanctified.  

Sanctification is needed individually and corporately. First of all, individually we are to (2Co.6:14) Be not unequally yoked with unbelievers: for what fellowship have righteousness and iniquity? or what communion hath light with darkness? (15) And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what portion hath a believer with an unbeliever? (16) And what agreement hath a temple of God with idols? for we are a temple of the living God; even as God said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. (17) Wherefore Come ye out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, And touch no unclean thing; And I will receive you, (18) And will be to you a Father, And ye shall be to me sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.  

And then, corporately, we are to be sanctified as the body of Christ. The Bride is so beautiful to God because it is a body of people who become separated from the rest of Israel because of their purity and holiness. By the way, the Greek word hagiasmos is translated as both “holiness” and “sanctification” in the New Testament. “Holiness” and “sanctification” both mean “separation from the world and from that which is impure, unto God.”  

When Israel went into the wilderness, they had already been separated from the Egyptians, which basically represents salvation. When you go through the Red Sea, the Egyptian is cut off; it is your water baptism. So these are people who are what we call today “saved”; however, they still weren’t sanctified as a body. Yes, there were people among them who were sanctified and always walked in righteousness, but as a body, they weren’t sanctified and couldn’t come into the blessings of God.  

So God brought them through trials in the wilderness to prove them. He was going to show who was a part of the sanctified body and who it was who would refuse being sanctified and separated from the world.  

(Exo.32:1) And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods.... The word for “gods” there is Elohim and it’s the same word that they used for the true God because what they really wanted was something visible that the flesh could follow. Our God is invisible for a reason. He doesn’t want us making pictures or statues of Him to bow down to or follow. He wants us to know Him by the Spirit and not by the flesh; the flesh won’t obey God. He wants us to walk by faith and faith is when you don’t see, but you obey anyway.  

(Exo.32:1) And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we know not what is become of him. Well, God delayed this in order to try them, to see if they would turn aside out of the way and that’s just what they did.  

(Exo.32:2) And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden rings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me. (3) And all the people brake off the golden rings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron. (4) And he received it at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, and made it a molten calf: and they said, These are thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. Obviously, it was just a pile of gold. They had made a god after a fleshly image that impressed them, but had nothing to do with Elohim.  

(Exo.32:5) And when Aaron saw [this,] he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To-morrow shall be a feast to the Lord. (6) And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt-offerings, and brought peace-offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play. You know, there are many false gods that people proclaim to be the Lord God because they permit them to live in a way that pleases their flesh. 

(Exo.32:7) And the Lord spake unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people (Notice they aren’t God’s people anymore.), that thou broughtest up out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves: (8) they have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed unto it, and said, These are thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. This molten calf was probably a replica of Apis, the calf god of Egypt. They knew of a god in Egypt and when Moses wasn’t around to lead them, they quickly reverted back to their Egyptian god.  

(Exo.32:9) And the Lord said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people (Not all of them were stiff-necked, but a majority of them were.): (10) now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation. So we see that when they were all together as a body, God condemned them. There needed to be a separation of that which was good in their midst and God agreed to this a little further on.  

(Exo.32:11) And Moses besought the Lord his God, and said, Lord, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, that thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand? (12) Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, saying, For evil did he bring them forth, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath and repent of this evil against thy people.  

(13) Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou swarest by thine own self, and saidst unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it forever. (14) And the Lord repented of the evil which he said he would do unto his people.  

The Lord didn’t consume them at that time, but He did lay down some conditions: (Exo.32:26) Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Whoso is on the Lord’s side, [let him come] unto me. (This is interesting; evidently, there were some who were on the Lord’s side during all of this. There were people who didn’t believe the golden calf was God.) And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him.  

The Levites represent something in the New Testament: (Exo.19:5) Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be mine own possession from among all peoples: for all the earth is mine: (6) and ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel. God’s true people are a “holy” people, meaning “separated from the world and sanctified.” The Levites were separated to be God’s own possession and in this situation the Levites were not in agreement with the rest of the body of Israelites about the golden calf.  

Moses said, (Exo.32:26) Whoso is on the Lord’s side, [let him come] unto me. And all the sons of Levi (the holy nation, the priests of God) gathered themselves together unto him. (27) And he said unto them, Thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel, Put ye every man his sword upon his thigh, and go to and fro from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbor. (28) And the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.  

What does this represent? It represents a sanctification of the people who had not fallen into this worship of a false god. Now we know in the New Testament that we are forbidden to use a physical sword against our enemies: (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. But we do have a sword which we are commanded to use. Our sword is the Word of God.  

(Eph.6:13) Wherefore take up the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and, having done all, to stand. (14) 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.  

When you are in the midst of a body and some of those people are unholy, they are what is blocking you from receiving the blessing as a body because God cannot bless the body without also blessing these evil, wicked people. We just read that it was Moses and all the priests of God who were called to sanctify the body. And as a kingdom of priests of God, we’re all called to use the sword of the Word to separate and sanctify the body.  

If someone who is called a “believer” comes unto you but is walking in willful sin, the Bible tells you what to do about it: (1Co.5:9) I wrote unto you in my epistle to have no company with fornicators; (10) not at all [meaning] with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous and extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world: (11) but as it is, I wrote unto you not to keep company, if any man that is named a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such a one no, not to eat.  

(12) For what have I to do with judging them that are without? Do not ye judge them that are within? (13) But them that are without God judgeth. Put away the wicked man from among yourselves. You are to separate from them, (Eph.5:11) and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather even reprove them.  

In other words, you take your sword and you point out to this person that they are one of the people who is stopping the body from receiving the great blessings that God wants to pour out. God couldn’t bless Israel while they were in Egypt; He had to separate them from that body. But then there was still something that was blocking them from receiving the great blessings from God in the wilderness and it was those unbelievers in their midst. Even though they were Israelites and they would today be called “Christians,” they were blocking the blessings from the body and something had to be done about it.  

Would you take the sword? The Bible says we are cursed if we don’t use our sword. (Jer.48:10) Cursed be he that doeth the work of the Lord negligently; and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood. Would you sit on that sword? Or would you use it to correct the brother or sister who comes to you with slander, gossip, hatred or judgment against the body? Would you obey the Word and correct that person?  

(Mat.18:15) And if thy brother sin against thee, go, show him his fault between thee and him alone: if he hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. (16) But if he hear thee not, take with thee one or two more, that at the mouth of two witnesses or three every word may be established. (17) And if he refuse to hear them, tell it unto the church: and if he refuse to hear the church also, let him be unto thee as the Gentile and the publican.  

For instance, would you tell the brother who is assaulting the elders, “Look, it is forbidden for us to receive an accusation against an elder without witnesses”? Would you correct a brother or sister in your midst who is committing fornication and yet they are sitting right next to you in a church pew, being accepted by the rest of the body? Would you be the one with the sword and do what was necessary for the local body to be blessed? Is your allegiance to your friend or is your allegiance to God? Is it more important to build up the body to receive the blessings of God because it is holy or is it more important to keep the friendship you have with your friend? I believe most of Christianity would think, “That’s not my job. That’s the preacher’s job.” No, that’s not what we are seeing here and that’s not what we see in the rest of the Scriptures, either.  

Let’s read on. (Exo.32:28) And the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men. (29) And Moses said, Consecrate yourselves to-day to the Lord, yea, every man against his son, and against his brother; that he may bestow upon you a blessing this day. There wasn’t going to be a blessing until there was this separation and the sword was applied to these people who had caused the problem.  

(Exo.32:30) And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people, Ye have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto the Lord; peradventure I shall make atonement for your sin. (31) And Moses returned unto the Lord, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold. (32) Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin--; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written. (33) And the Lord said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book. 

He pardoned. He did not bring wrath upon the whole body because He wanted to bring wrath upon those who sinned. The trials that they were about to go through were going to reveal those murmurers and unbelievers among them, and through these trials, those people were put to death in the wilderness. So those who sinned against Him, those who worshipped the false god and polluted the body, these people bore their judgment. He said, “Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book,” and God is still doing this in the New Testament.  

(Rev.22:18) I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, if any man shall add unto them, God shall add unto him the plagues which are written in this book: (19) and if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the tree of life, and out of the holy city, which are written in this book. (Rev.3:5) He that overcometh shall thus be arrayed in white garments; and I will in no wise blot his name out of the book of life, and I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.  

(Exo.32:34) And now go, lead the people unto [the place] of which I have spoken unto thee: behold, mine angel shall go before thee; nevertheless in the day when I visit, I will visit their sin upon them. Those people died in the wilderness because of their unbelief, their murmuring and their lack of sanctification. God was their provider that whole time, but they still rebelled against the Lord. (Exo.32:35) And the Lord smote the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron made.  

The truly righteous people in their midst had to suffer for these other people because there had been no sanctification of the body. Think about the Joshuas and the Calebs, who were going through the wilderness with these people and suffering along with them. They actually deserved to go and walk into the Promised Land, yet they were suffering.  

There has to be a separation so that we can come into the great miracles, great revival and great blessings of provision that are just ahead of us for the people of God.  

Another trial that God used to separate between the righteous and rebellious Israelites was the Korah rebellion. If you remember, Korah took it upon himself to be a leader in Israel, even though that position wasn’t given to him by God. Yet Moses was someone who never wanted the authority that the Lord gave him. (Exo.4:10) And Moses said unto the Lord, Oh, Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant; for I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue. (11) And the Lord said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth? Or who maketh [a man] dumb, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the Lord? (12) Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt speak. (13) And he said, Oh, Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou wilt send.  

Moses considered himself to be inadequate and was trying to convince God to send someone else. So why did so many people follow Korah? I’m suspecting that Korah was a smooth, persuasive talker and maybe even good-looking. The people followed him, but think about all the miracles that God had done through Moses, who was slow of tongue, evidently not quick-witted and not eloquent. (Num.16:19) And Korah assembled all the congregation against them (Moses and Aaron) unto the door of the tent of meeting: and the glory of the Lord appeared unto all the congregation. (20) And the Lord spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, (21) Separate yourselves (this represents sanctificationfrom among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment.  

The Lord didn’t want to consume all of them; He wanted to consume those who were taking sides with Korah. (Num.16:22) And they (Moses and Aaron) fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation? Obviously, the people had the choice of whom to follow, but while they were one body and in rebellion, the Lord was considering the whole body as perpetrators. (23) And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, (24) Speak unto the congregation, saying, Get you up from about the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram. In other words, separate yourselves from among these people so I can protect you, so I can bless you, so I can chasten them.  

(Num.16:25) And Moses rose up and went unto Dathan and Abiram; and the elders of Israel followed him. (26) And he spake unto the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs (Be separate from all their thoughts and doings.), lest ye be consumed in all their sins. If you’re touching something, you are not separated, are you? (27) So they gat them up from the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, on every side: and Dathan and Abiram came out, and stood at the door of their tents, and their wives, and their sons, and their little ones.  

(28) And Moses said, Hereby ye shall know that the Lord hath sent me to do all these works; for [I have] not [done them] of mine own mind. (29) If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be visited after the visitation of all men; then the Lord hath not sent me. (30) But if the Lord make a new thing, and the ground open its mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down alive into Sheol; then ye shall understand that these men have despised the Lord.  (We have certainly seen the wicked going to hell while alive.)

I’ve shared with you in the past that being swallowed alive by the earth represents being swallowed up by the flesh. (1Ti.5:6) But she that giveth herself to pleasure is dead while she liveth. We’re not here to please the flesh or to be consumed by the flesh, yet people who are in rebellion against God will be delivered over to their flesh. They will be unable to overcome that flesh because of their rebellion. The Lord is saying to separate yourself from people who live after the lust of their flesh, so that you’re not swallowed up by the curse that’s upon them.  

It has to be important to us that God’s body be holy and separate from these people because people in willful disobedience need to be judged. Of course, if they are repentant, if they are turning away from their sin, then we should encourage them. But if they are happy to sit in the midst of their sins and want to use doctrine to justify themselves, then they need to be separated. Paul said, (1Co.5:6) ... Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? (7) Purge out the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, even as ye are unleavened.... 

He commands us there to separate from these people so the whole body is not leavened or considered by God to be leavened. In whatever place you are, you always want that body to come into the blessing and provision of God. But when God reveals these people, and you can see that He has turned them over to be consumed by their flesh, then you need to make a separation. If you don’t, their curses will be upon you or, at the very least, you will not enter into the blessings.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

God wants a holy people, a holy body, holy individuals. If you know people who are committing sins such as those mentioned in 1 Corinthians 5, the Lord demands that you separate yourself from them. If you don’t separate yourselves from them, a little leaven will leaven the whole lump.  

[ Back To Top ]

We Need To Check Ourselves (3) 


David Eells 1/17/24 

Manifesting Christ In Us Through Suffering 

David Eells  

Many have been going through suffering and the Church is about to go through great suffering. We need to learn how to handle suffering because it’s one of God’s greatest tools for bringing about the righteousness of Christ in us. (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 (or “unreasonable”). (19) For this is acceptable (Greek: “grace”), if for conscience toward God a man endureth griefs, suffering wrongfully. It’s alright with God for you to endure griefs and suffer wrongfully because of the fruit you will bear.  

(1Pe.2:20) For what glory is it, if, when ye sin, and are buffeted [for it,] (There’s no reward for that, is there?) ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer [for it,] ye shall take it patiently, this is acceptable (Greek: “grace”) with God. (21) For hereunto were ye called (In other words, you have been called to suffer for doing right.): 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. So Jesus left it all in the Hands of His Father. When He suffered, He didn’t threaten.  

When you suffer is when your lowest, most base instincts rise up and especially when you’re suffering at the hands of another person. All kinds of pride and anger and rebellion come up in your heart. And it happens in circumstances, too. You become angry at circumstances and you sometimes even become angry at inanimate objects or you can get angry when there’s nobody else involved except God for it all comes from Him. Suffering has a way of bringing out our basest instincts. God is bringing us through suffering because of the lusts of our flesh and just as our example, Christ, suffered for doing good, we are to suffer for doing good, too. (1Pe.3:14) 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….  

You know, your first temptation when you suffer at the hands of a person or circumstance is not to make “Christ as Lord” in your heart. It’s every other fleshly desire that comes up first. But Jesus “committed himself to Him that judgeth righteously” when He was suffering. In other words, He wasn’t thinking of taking vengeance; He wasn’t falling into the flesh; He was leaving it up to God. And Peter tells you the same thing, to “sanctify in your hearts Christ as Lord.”  

(1Pe.4:1) Forasmuch then as Christ suffered in the flesh, arm ye yourselves also with the same mind…. Do you have a mind like that? Not naturally. Our mind is to run from any kind of suffering in the flesh, isn’t it? Our mind is to avoid it at all cost. You know, the thing we need the most, the thing we run from the most, is suffering. Christians in America especially need suffering and suffering is coming. It’s coming because God wills it and it’s coming because people need to be delivered from their selfish interests, their self-centeredness. Suffering has a way of delivering you from self-centeredness.  

(1Pe.4:1) Forasmuch then as Christ suffered in the flesh, arm ye yourselves also with the same mind; for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin. When your flesh is suffering, it’s because it’s not getting its way. When it’s not getting its way, it’s because you’re not sinning. It’s so simple, isn’t it? When the old man’s not getting his way, you’re not sinning and so we’re called to suffer in the flesh. Jesus left us an example to suffer in the flesh. We want to avoid it, yet suffering is our most precious friend. Why? (2) That ye no longer should live the rest of your time in flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.  

We need suffering so that we can live the rest of our life free from the bondage of the flesh, as a servant of Jesus. That’s why we need suffering in the flesh. When we understand God’s purposes in suffering, that makes it a lot easier to endure. And, when we see the purpose behind it, we’re not so deceived by Satan into wrestling with flesh and blood, or into blaming, or into anger, or whatever.  

(1Pe.4:12) Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial among you, which cometh upon you to prove you…. When we fall into the midst of suffering, we think it’s strange. We think there’s something not quite right about it, but we need to change our mind about that. We need to have the mind that was in Christ; we need to expect that we’re going to suffer for the name of Christ. What I mean by “suffer for the name of Christ” is suffering so that His nature and character, which is what “name” means, can be manifested in us.

And it comes upon you to prove you, perfect you and purify you. (1Pe.4:12) 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. If you can manage to rejoice in the midst of suffering, it will be a lot easier.  

As the Bible commands us in (Rom.5:3)… we also rejoice in our tribulations: knowing that tribulation worketh stedfastness (“perseverance”); (4) and stedfastness, approvedness (“character”); and approvedness, hope. All these things come from rejoicing in tribulation. We’re told in (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. This is what suffering is all about: to bring about the revelation, or revealing, or the manifestation, of the glory of God in us.  

Peter goes on to say in (19) Wherefore let them also that suffer according to the will of God commit their souls in well-doing unto a faithful Creator. We’re like the clay in the Creator’s hands (Romans 9:21) when we do this. It says “Creator” for a purpose because that’s how God creates in us the righteousness of Christ.  

But suffering can be wasted for he said that in the midst of suffering or a trial, we need to commit our soul in well-doing; meaning doing what is right in the midst of that trial. Otherwise, we can be wasting the suffering. The suffering is coming upon us for a reason and the reason is to refine us and to bring about the righteousness of Christ in us. One thing we don’t want to do is waste any suffering because we don’t want to go through it again. We need to make it all useful in God’s Kingdom and the way to make it useful is to commit our soul in well-doing in the midst of it. We can’t stop the suffering but we can do what’s right in the middle of it.  

(1Pe.5:8) Be sober, be watchful: your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: (9) whom withstand stedfast in your faith, knowing that the same sufferings are accomplished in your brethren who are in the world. The world suffers with the same things we suffer with, but here’s the difference: (10) And the God of all grace, who called you unto his eternal glory in Christ, after that ye have suffered a little while, shall himself perfect, establish, strengthen you. God’s promise is that He will perfect us through suffering. If we look on suffering as God’s method of perfecting us, that makes it much easier to take, doesn’t it? And it also makes us not so willing to run away from it.  

If we have a mind to please the Lord in the midst of suffering, if we have a mind to live Godly, first of all, we’re going to suffer. (2Ti.3:12) Yea, and all that would live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. Persecution is just one area of suffering. Those who desire to live godly are going to suffer because it’s God’s method of deliverance and setting us free.  

I remember a guy from when I used to work at Exxon years ago, back before I was a Christian. He was a tool man in one of the tool trailers that they hauled over to turnarounds. Whenever they were overhauling a section of the plant, they would pull one of these big tool trailers over there and they would station a man in the trailer who would give out tools. And this one particular man really stuck in my mind because I never could understand him before I became a Christian.  

He was disliked throughout the plant and it wasn’t because he was evil. He was one of the most diligent worker at that time I had seen. He was righteous; he would actually check the tools out, since they had to keep records, so that the plant would be sure to get their tools back. Otherwise, if they just gave you the tool, you might take it home with you. And a lot of people did. And I did it myself, too, in those days. (I actually brought my set of tools back years later after I came to the Lord.)  

Anyway, this guy’s name was Major Pace. I’ll never forget him. He was just so diligent. You couldn’t get the guy to be emotional one way or the other. You couldn’t get him to laugh, but you couldn’t get him to cry and he never cursed. He never told ugly jokes like the rest of the guys. He was just diligent in doing his job. If you needed something, he’d run back there and get it, and he’d put it in your hands. He was as quick as he could be and did his job right. But everybody disliked him.  

When we’d go up to the tool trailer and we’d see Major Pace stick his hand out for the tool, we would cuss because everyone wanted to get their tools for keeps. Everybody cursed the poor guy and I’m sure he heard people do it. I wondered as I studied this guy, even while I was still a heathen, “What makes this guy tick? He’s so diligent and what he does is right.” I never heard him cuss. I never heard him say anything about the Lord, but he did things right and he suffered for doing things right. He suffered the loss of friendship among the people for doing things right.  

One day, I found out, I think, what made Major Pace that way and, besides, I have a sneaking hunch that he was a Christian. I learned that when he left work he went home to an invalid wife. He spent the rest of his day cleaning his house, doing things that needed to be done, taking care of his wife who couldn’t walk or even get out of bed. And he did this year after year. He suffered in this way for many years and I suspect that suffering put such peace in him that he didn’t mind if people didn’t like him, as long as he was doing what was right for the Lord. 

Of course, as a heathen, I couldn’t understand what made the man tick. What would drive a man to do what was right when everyone hated him for it? It was suffering; I’m convinced it was suffering.  

Why do you think the Lord tells us to “resist not him that is evil” (Mat.5:39)? I’ll tell you what, if you do that, you’ll suffer, won’t you? You’ll suffer internally and you’ll suffer externally. First of all, you’ll suffer internally because when you “resist not him that is evil,” every lust of your flesh is going to rise up on the inside of you. You know what I’m talking about; it happens, doesn’t it? You suffer. You suffer on the inside and you’ll even suffer on the outside. For example, I’ve had people rebuke me because I wouldn’t do something to somebody that they thought I should’ve done as payback. People were really angry with me and fell out with me, not wanting to talk to me anymore.  

You’ll suffer when you “resist not him that is evil.” God designed His commandments and His principles so that they’d cause you to suffer. If you obey God’s Word and sanctify in your heart Christ as Lord in the midst of that suffering, you are going to bear the pain of that in your flesh; you’re going to feel it in your flesh.  

The Christian church has made a big thing out of martyrdom and rightly so because martyrdom is a big thing. But what do you think is greater: to have a sudden end of your life for standing up for Jesus or to go through a slow process of death because you’re continually standing up for Jesus? For example, faithfully bearing with some unthankful, obnoxious people for years. You know what that brings? A slow death. It is suffering that brings death. Or how about an abusive husband? You put up with that for years and you stayed faithful to the Lord in that. Well, that suffering is going to bring about a death in you.  

Or it can be a nagging wife, or obnoxious neighbors, or fellow workers, factious people who abuse all around them with slander, etc.,. That’s your opportunity right there. It can be circumstances that keep coming against you causing frustrations to rise up. That’s your opportunity. That suffering has come in order to work Christ in you, in order to bring the glory of God in you. That’s what it’s all about.  

God has designed everything, even sickness. The Lord also designed healing!  But we don’t have to take redemption at the expense of suffering and we don’t have to take suffering at the expense of redemption because they work hand-in-hand. You may have faith that God has healed you at Calvary and between here and when your healing manifests, there may be some suffering. It’s during that suffering where you’ll have a chance to deny or accept Christ and His ways. You can patiently take suffering, rejoicing like the Scripture tells you, or you can fail in it, all the time believing that you’re healed. And if you believe that you’re healed, healing is going to come. It may happen in days, hours, immediately, or it may take years but God still expects you to confess what the Word says while you’re suffering. 

Don’t waste the suffering that you go through on self-pity, or animosity, or anger, or rebellion. Especially don’t waste the suffering that you go through with rebellion. When Jesus was going to the cross, He said in (Luk.22:42) Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done”. The cup of what? The cup of suffering at the hands of the wicked. Jesus wasn’t going to take it away or run from it. But He said, “Father, if it’s Your Will, take it away.”  

And we know it wasn’t God’s Will to take away His cup of suffering. Jesus went through it patiently. He didn’t stand up for Himself. (1Pe.2:23) when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, threatened not; but committed [himself] to him that judgeth righteously.  He just put Himself in Father’s Hands and He suffered patiently. That’s suffering that’s not wasted. Suffering that’s wasted is if you act in the flesh in the midst of it. It’s wasted because it’s just coming around again. 

We need to have the mind of Christ. (1Pe.4:1) Forasmuch then as Christ suffered in the flesh, arm ye yourselves also with the same mind; for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin. (1Jn.1:9) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. So you get a cleansing either way. If you’re humble enough to confess your sins, He is faithful enough to cleanse you of all unrighteousness. You’re going to get your cleansing; have faith in that.  

You cannot waste suffering in depression and self-pity, if you’re rejoicing. You can’t do both at the same time; that’s why He commands you to rejoice in the midst of suffering and He says to give thanks. And if you realize what suffering is for, then you can give thanks because it is for your perfecting. Jesus became perfect through the things that He suffered (Hebrews 5:8).  

(1Jn.3:16) Hereby know we love (agape), because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. This is your old life, it’s the lusts of the flesh. This is your anger, your resentment, your rebellion, etc. This is what you’re laying down and this is agape. It is agape to lay that down. It says, “Hereby we know love (agape), because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.” Agape love is to lay down our life. Agape is the opposite of the flesh-life. Love is the opposite of the flesh-life.

The Bible says in  (1Jn.4:7) beloved, let us love (agapeone another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is begotten (born) of God, and knoweth God”. You must be born of God to have Agape Love. If you don’t agape, you don’t know God.  

What is this agape? Well, first of all, this agape is God. (1Jn.4:8) He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. Agape is God. Now let me show you what else agape is. (1Jn.5:3) For this is the love (agape) of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. Agape is God and it’s obeying the Word. Who is the Word? God. Obedience to the Word, submission to the Word, that is love. That is agape love. Agape is different from the other two common types of love: eros which is sexual love and philos which is a friendship-kind of love.  

Both of those are contingent upon other people’s activity toward you, but agape is not. It’s only contingent upon the life of Christ on the inside of you. You can agape somebody who doesn’t even like you. Agape is not emotion. Sexual love and friendship love can be emotion and emotions are very unstable. But agape is not emotion. Don’t worry about feeling really emotional about loving God. He has commanded you to agape Him and agape is obedience to the Word. Jesus said in (Joh.14:15) if ye love (agapeme, ye will keep my commandments”. And He also said in (23) if a man love (agapeme, he will keep my word: and my Father will love him.  

Agape is the only love that you have to learn. You have to learn to obey God, so you learn agapeAgape is bringing your old man to the cross; it’s laying down your life for other people; it’s giving up your self-centeredness (1 John 3:16). All that is agape.  

You understand now why Peter couldn’t give what the Lord wanted him to give in John 21:16 when the Lord asks Peter, “lovest thou me?” The Lord was asking, “Do you agape me, Peter?” Now think about it. Peter had just come through the biggest failure in his life, or at least he thought so, because he denied the Lord three times (John 18:27). He failed completely to obey, to humble himself to what was right. And after this failure, the Lord asks Peter in (Joh.21:15) Simon, [son] of John, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love (phileo meaning “friendship”) thee.  

Peter knew that he couldn’t confess to being obedient, to loving the Lord enough to be obedient to what was right because he had just failed the Lord. And I’m sure he was having to overcome this weakness in himself; he had lost his self-confidence. I’ll bet before he lost his self-confidence that he would’ve said, “Oh, yes, Lord, I agape you.” In fact, in a way, he did. He said in (Mat.26:35) even if I must die with thee, [yet] will I not deny thee. He believed that he could obey of himself, but after that, he lost all of his self-confidence and he wasn’t even willing to speak the word “agape.”  

The Lord asked him three times, “Do you agape me?” But Peter said, “I phileo You,” and it grieved Peter. Why do you think Peter was so grieved? He was feeling condemnation by the fact that he knew he couldn’t; he knew he hadn’t been able to agape the Lord. Peter was learning through suffering to agape. We become perfect. Perfect is obeying the Word, isn’t it? And perfect is agape. We learn to agape by obeying the Word through suffering. Agape comes from the inner nature of the spiritual man and it is conquering the carnal man; it is giving up your life (1 John 3:16). Suffering brings about this agape love. Agape is the nature; it is the way of God’s Kingdom. If that is God and what we’re looking for is godliness, then we can’t help but be, as an end result, agape. We can’t help but be love.  

When Paul described agape, he said it’s more important than speaking in tongues, more important than knowledge, more important than faith. In fact, he said if you had these things but didn’t have love, you were nothing. (1Co.13:1) If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal. (2) And if I have [the gift of] prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. (3) And if I bestow all my goods to feed [the poor], and if I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profiteth me nothing.  

The end result of everything that God wants to do in you is agape. He said in (1Co.13:13) but now abideth faith, hope, love, these three: and the greatest of these is love. The most important thing that’s going to get you into God’s Kingdom, is love. (1Co.13:4) Love suffereth long (How do you get longsuffering? That’s right, you suffer a long time. You get longsuffering by going through a lot of suffering with people and circumstances. There’s no other way.)[and] is kind; love envieth not (Why? Because self is the opposite of agape.); love vaunteth not itself (In other words, it doesn’t put itself forward; it’s not self-centered or egotistical.), is not puffed up, (5) doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not its own, is not provoked…  

How do you stop being provoked? You believe Jesus bore that sin on the cross so you would have power over it. That may be the end of it. But also you may become hardened to being provoked by having an opportunity over and over again to be provoked and denying it. You may suffer with it until you give it up. You may overcome by degrees; this failure is not as bad as the last failure. And overcoming is that way sometimes. But suffering can last for years, if you jump out of the fire, if you aren’t like Ephraim, a cake unturned (Hosea 7:8). The quickest way is to walk and talk by faith while you stay in the fire.

All who desire to please the Lord and are willing to suffer are going to overcome. “Believe you have received everything” Mark 11:24, as Jesus said, but even then it’s not always manifested overnight. Suffering is necessary to crucify the flesh; that’s why we cannot escape it. Here is some crucifying words. Love in (1Co.13:5) Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not its own, is not provoked, taketh not account of evil; (6) rejoiceth not in unrighteousness, but rejoiceth with the truth; (7) beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. (8) Love never faileth…. Love for God and man motivates us to crucify the self-life.  

Love is obeying the Word of God; this is love. Agape is not the mushy feelings of eros or phileoagape is mostly obeying. Feelings will come later. If you want emotional feelings toward God, well, then, agape Him. Your emotions more subject to the flesh than they are to the Spirit. You just keep following the Lord and the Lord will bring your emotions to serve Him, but it doesn’t always happen at the first but it will. Obey first; let the emotions follow the Spirit.  

What does he mean by “believeth all things”? I guess it’s not being willing to think the worst of someone. You can always believe for people and try to think that somebody has a good motive for what they’re doing. It’s easier to think that than to always think the worst because you’re going to deal falsely with people if you always think the worst of them. You’re not going to be able to believe for them and turn the other cheek.  

It’s best just to “think on these things.” (Php.4:8) Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honorable, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Paul says it is better to just “think on these things” because you can deal with people like that. If you’re meditating on what is evil about them, you’re going to fail in your reaction to who they are.  Love in 1Co 13:5  doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not its own, is not provoked, taketh not account of evil; 


Eternal Relationship 

Anonymous 3/28/23 

I was in prayer and heard the following: 

Do You forgive Me? Look past everyone and everything, and I Am. (Our perspective is beyond the superficial, to the eternal treasures beneath, to the Source and Creator of All.) When you don't forgive someone, or when you have regret for something in your past. Have you forgiven sins, or are you wishing your life had been different? Then you are shaming Me. You aren’t forgiving Me when you do this. (Unforgiveness leads to separation from God.) I Am behind everything, and I am the Creator of all and I have written all. I know more than you could ever understand and My ways are greater than yours. Isa 55:8-9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith Jehovah. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. 

I perfectly and intricately designed each and every aspect of your entire life and existence, the good and the bad. Joh 3:27 ASV  John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it have been given him from heaven. Nothing I do is evil as I Am Love, but I created the evil out of Love. (The contrast of the two, shows how Perfect and Awesome our God is!) Isa 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness; I make peace, and create evil. I am Jehovah, that doeth all these things 

Trust Me and forgive Me. When you don’t forgive anyone or anything, you are rebelling against Me. 1Sa 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as idolatry and teraphim. Because thou hast rejected the word of Jehovah, he hath also rejected thee from being king.  

Just like Lucifer. Do you really think you can live without me? I know you know that you can't, so, forgive Me. If you don't forgive Me, I can't forgive you. And I have already done everything for you, I paid the price for you, and you will forever eternally be grateful for all I have done, and everything you have gone through. (Including all evil and suffering.) 

All the evil and hurt you have experienced, seen and known about, hurts Me more than it hurts you. (Isaiah 53) But focus on Me and My goodness. I had to create and allow the evil so that you could appreciate Me forever, and so you could see how good I Am. (Also evil in you reaps evil, a cause for repentance. Evil chastens evil and causes us to count the cost.)  This is not just for you, but for all of My creation. That all My creation could see My grace, My Mercy, My eternal Love. (Through you as a testimony.) 

My ways are much higher than yours and I know that you will forever be grateful. All the evil is to humble you and for you to lean on Me 100% as only I can help you and heal you and save you, and I have already done these things, but you need to believe and receive My finished works. In praising and thanking Me, you receive your greatest joy, and heart's desire, and any other pleasure outside of Me is false and not true and not eternal. Ecc 1:2 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher; vanity of vanities, all is vanity.  

Look at the fallen angels, they have no real pleasure, no peace, no satisfaction, no joy, they have nothing without Me. They had to be let go (because of rebellion) for you to fully appreciate Me and receive Me and praise Me and to see that I Am all Good and there is no one else. You will understand more overtime, the more you open to Me, the more understanding you receive.  

But right now, you need to forgive Me in full for everything. To all people who have ever hurt you and all the people doing evil out there, I say, forgive Me. All the past regret you have from your old life and all the mistakes and failures you make, in forgiving yourself, you forgive Me. For you will have complete freedom and completeness in Joy when you forgive Me. I have been with you for your whole existence, through the good and evil, I have been there with my hand on your shoulder. I know all the pain and suffering you have endured, only I understand. But I only know the freedom and satisfaction you can and will have when you let go and completely forgive Me. Let Me search your heart and let Me reveal and open your eyes to the full truth, which I can only do when you allow it. 

I can only show you and allow you to understand what you allow Me too. I want to manifest the complete 100% deliverance and cleansing and sanctification from all evil, which the price has already been paid for. You all are one in Me now and for eternity. Let go of all the things that are hindering you from being one with Me and My people. Everyone here with Me is one and I desire for ALL (I felt “all” meant 100%) of you to be with Me in full.  

I desire to manifest my Holy Kingdom through you in full, not part, while on earth. Let Me. Allow Me. Ask Me to help you, ask Me for grace, ask Me to help you rest in My finished works. (Who could do better than the Creator of all?) 

You have not because you ask not. You think you cannot hear or see Me now because of doubt and unbelief. But I Am always speaking to you. I desire to talk to you more than you speak to the closest person to you.  

Who do you speak to the most? Is it your spouse or best friend? I Am your eternal husband and your eternal best friend. Talk with Me more, commune with Me more. I desire to do everything with you little and small. I created you for me every moment not just for a certain period of time each day, but for every moment of your breath.  

I am your breath. Include me in everything, in the physical things and in the spiritual and in your mind. (When I take a walk down the mountain I ask my Father and His glorious Son to go with me and they do and they say because they are in me.) Let your mind stay on me. The devils will do anything to take your mind off Me. Stay focused on Me. When you realize you are thinking of something else, think on Me. (Mat 6:24 No one can serve two lords: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.) 

I will always take care of all your needs, stop trying to do it yourself and in your own way. Get out of your familiar physical routines and let Me take control of your day. When you include Me in your day and seek Me and allow Me to take care of your needs, you will have a greater joy and peace and greater communion with Me than you have every experienced. Every day that you receive more of Me, will get more wonderful physically and spiritually than you could currently comprehend. There is so much I desire to show you and do with you each day, now and forever, but allow Me.  

Come to Me for your daily bread and if you are hungry press into Me for more, I want to give you more. But I can only do what you allow Me too. Forgive Me and let Me do it and let Me live through you, My way. When you don’t let Me manifest through you it is because you don’t forgive Me. Let go of the evil and hurt that you are holding on to.  

Allow Me to open your eyes to hidden rebellion, only I can heal and restore your soul, only I can put you back together in whole and fullness. I Am Life. Forgive Me My child, My son, My eternal wife, My friend; it is only you and I for all eternity. You and Me forever. I Am in all and through all eternal. Only My Spirit will be and already is. Forgive Me and commune with Me each moment, in the physical and spiritual. I love you beyond understanding and beyond words. Accept My Love and forgive Me. I Am all. (Joh 3:13  And no one hath ascended into heaven, but he that descended out of heaven...) 

[ Back To Top ]

We Need To Check Ourselves (4)


David Eells 1/24/24 

The Blessings Of Humility

Missy Pollock said, This is a quote from David’s book “The Blessings of Humility” at the very end of chapter 3. I thought it was such a good ending to the chapter because it greatly blessed me! 

Jesus sought a simple life. He sought not to have and do the things that men thought were great. He didn’t mind speaking Truth, even if it offended the high and the mighty. He didn’t mind leaving the multitudes behind in order to go seek fellowship with the Father. (Matthew 14:13; Luke 4:42; Mark 1:35; etc.) We need to emulate Him.  

Jesus had such a desire to meet the needs of the people, that in some cases, He was working night and day. (Matthew 8:24-25,13:2; Mark 3:9; etc.) Jesus said, (Mat.8:20) … The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. He didn’t have any time for Himself and I believe that God has some servants down here who are doing the same thing. They see the need, they’re moved with compassion, and they go to meet the need, but not for the glory of man.  

Jesus wasn’t doing it for the glory of man because He didn’t mind leaving the multitudes and going up into the mountains to pray. He’s our Example, and as the Bible tells us, (1Jn.2:5) But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily hath the love of God been perfected. Hereby we know that we are in him: (6) he that saith he abideth in him ought himself also to walk even as he walked. 

You Just Need Me

Debbie Fenske 1/19/24

Yesterday I decided to look for some very quiet worship music that I thought I'd have playing while having my quiet time with Jesus. I found what I really liked and started to play it. Then, as I began to sit with Jesus, I heard Him, very quietly, tell me something. He said, "You don't need sound." I said, "That is really good, Lord." And then, He continued to quietly say more to me. I turned off the quiet music and listened. This is what He said.  

"You don't need sound. You just need Me. Listen for My voice. You don't need a plan. You just need Me. Desire Me. Desire to seek Me with your whole heart, soul, mind, and strength. You don't need a feeling. You just need Me. I will give you My peace. You don't need routine. You just need Me. I will lead you, and I will guide you." 

Lord Jesus, thank you that you have not made it a hard thing to come before you, to get alone with you. Lord, please help us to kick aside all these preconceived ideas that say we need so much more. Please Lord, help us to desire just you, and to cast down the need for sound around us, and to cast down any inner thoughts and feelings, and our plans. Help us to just drop all these things, and just desire to sit with you. To desire only you. Thank you, Jesus that you are our peace, and that in that peace you will lead us and guide us. You will speak to us and let us know whether to open your Word to begin receiving from you there, or to just sit and wait on you. What you can do with us in our time alone with you, Lord, is limitless. Thank you, Jesus. We just need you. Thank you that you just want us, alone. Thank you, Lord. Amen. 

Dying To Self 

Winnie Osegueda 1/21/24 

I read this and enjoyed it, and wanted to share it with you all. Thank You Lord for Your grace and for completing the work You started in us: 

“When you are forgotten, or neglected, or purposely set at naught, and you don't sting and hurt with the insult or the oversight, but your heart is still happy, being counted worthy to suffer for Christ, THAT IS DYING TO SELF. 

When your good is evil spoken of, when your wishes are crossed, your advice disregarded, your opinions ridiculed, your best intentions misinterpreted, and you refuse to let anger rise in your heart, or even defend yourself, but rather take it all in patiently, loving silence, knowing that Christ alone is your defender, THAT IS DYING TO SELF. 

When you patiently bear annoyance, disorder, inconvenience, irregularity, and even impunctuality from others; when you feel your time has been wasted and you’ve been treated harshly and unfairly and yet you still respond in love, maintaining your peace, and enduring these things with meekness as Jesus endured, THAT IS DYING TO SELF. 

When you are unruffled with less than desirable accommodations, uncomplaining with meager food, difficult climates, re-arranged travel schedules, when you maintain cheerfulness even though others are grumpy, when you are loving, kind, and attentive even to those who can do you no benefit by their association, when you remain calm despite interruptions to your agenda and plans by the will of God, THAT IS DYING TO SELF. 

When you don’t care to refer to yourself in conversation, when you don’t feel the need to boast of your accomplishments and record every good deed you do for the world to see, when you don’t itch after commendation and applause, when you don’t mind when others are acknowledged and your name is ignored, when you’re more concerned with being faithful to God’s call, when you are okay to be unknown, THAT IS DYING TO SELF. 

When you see your brother prospering, when you see him succeeding with a project that you contributed to, and yet you can honestly rejoice with him in spirit, being happy to remain behind the scenes, not questioning God, but being grateful that the work is being accomplished so that God is glorified, THAT IS DYING TO SELF. 

When you can receive correction and reproof from one of less stature than yourself and can humbly submit inwardly as well as outwardly, finding no rebellion or resentment rising up within your heart, THAT IS DYING TO SELF.” 

"That I may know Him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death." Php 3:10 

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me.” Gal 2:20 


Idols In The Heart 

Anonymous 12/10/22  

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 life in Christ.”  (We are accounted righteous when we believe we don’t live anymore, Christ lives in usRom 6:11  Even so reckon ye also yourselves to be dead unto sin, but alive unto God in Christ Jesus.

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 behavior, the old man, that 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 eternity with Me, would be thrown out into the fire. I supply all your needs and desires of your heart. Continue to replace and put Me always first and keep a watch to the things that could be contrary to My Word.”  

1Pe 5:7 casting all your anxiety upon him, because he careth for you.  

Php 4:6 In nothing be anxious; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  

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.   

“Selfishness is where there is pride and misunderstanding, especially when what has been taught and learned through the world’s ways, comes between us.”  Mar 7:13  making void the word of God by your tradition, which ye have delivered:

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 Jesus  

“The 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 100 fold!”  

Rom 12:2 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.  

“Like when a bath is filled with water. You get in, and the water rises. When you get out, you can fill up all the way. It is the objects of no value within, that are to be removed to 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. 

To get past all of self and anything that is carnal and fleshly, you need to find and root them out. Keep an eye and ear on the self (watch out for outward evil manifestations) and bring it to the Light for full exposure.”  

Eph 5:8 for ye were once darkness, but 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.  

“Speak it out, and pray it out, and know that it is a process for it all to go. Believe that you are at the end from 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:  


Humility Brings Grace

David Eells

If there’s anything you need from God, humble yourself, and confess your sins. As the Bible says, (Psa.66:18) If I regard iniquity in my heart, The Lord will not hear. Many people are diligently attempting to exercise their faith, and yet they find no grace from God to hold on to their faith. Faith is a gift from God. If He doesn’t give it to you, you won’t have it. And you can try your best to stand in faith and you will fail, because the Word says, “If I regard iniquity in my heart, The Lord will not, will not hear.” He will not hear. Well, what choice do we have then?

God is telling us that He’s not going to hear unless we repent. (Pro.28:13) He that covereth his transgressions shall not prosper: But whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall obtain mercy. We just read unless we humble ourselves concerning any sin, we’re not going to receive grace. And here we see that, unless we confess our sins, we’re not going to prosper or have His mercy, therefore other things besides lack of faith can block us from receiving the blessings of God. God is very forgiving to us because, many times, we don’t know that we’re doing wrong and so God overlooks them. He puts them under the Blood because of our ignorance. (Jas.4:17) To him therefore that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

But if God is showing you something required of Him in your life, then you’re responsible to make corrections because it may block you from receiving what you need from the Lord. In this case, we can see that we have to confess our sins in order to receive our healing. Some may say, “That’s salvation by works, David.” Well, you can take it for whatever you believe it is, but the Bible says, “confess your sins one to another...that ye may be healed,” and that’s what we have to believe and act on. (Pro.16:18) Pride goeth before destruction, And a haughty (This is gobah meaning “lofty; high; height; pride.”) spirit before a fall. (The Hebrew kishshalon there is also translated as “stumbling; ruin.”)

That doesn’t sound like somebody is receiving what they want from the Lord! Destruction is not what we pray and believe for; it’s not according to the good promises. And possibly you’ve heard people say, “You Christians, you accept all the good promises but you don’t like any of the bad promises.” Well, this is one of them, right here: “Pride goeth before destruction.” So it behooves us to find out what pride actually is and how many ways it can be manifested in our life. That’s another reason why we need to read the Scriptures, because there can be things in our life that block us from receiving grace that imparts faith from God to bring us salvation.

Certainly we don’t pray to fall into destruction and ruin or these kinds of things; we pray for God’s blessings. But Jesus said in (Mat.12:30) He that is not with me is against me, and he that gathereth not with me scattereth. If you’re prideful, which is the opposite of humility, you’re going to be destroyed. And if you’re haughty, which is being self-promoting, you’re at the very least going to stumble, and possibly be ruined. All that is chastening upon the wicked, unregenerate old man, who is prideful and has to be crucified. He’s the one you’re supposed to be leaving on the cross. (Pro.16:19) Better it is to be of a lowly spirit with the poor, Than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Recently, I was giving some advice to a person who was forsaking running after the Lord with all their heart in order to get a “higher” education. I asked them, “Are you sure that’s what the Lord really wants for you? You know, we’re coming very, very close to the end times now. What is more important? Is it to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, which is what we’re commanded to do? Or is it to get a ‘higher’ education so you can earn a higher income?”  I tell you, the most important thing is to humble yourself to the Word of God, now and forever. That “higher” education doesn’t matter in the least.

Personally, I’d rather be stupid and humble, and get what God gives me in His Word. Obviously, some of you may be contrary to my thinking there, but I would rather be of lowly spirit with the poor, and not worry about the “higher” education. I don’t know how many people come out of their so-called “higher” education anti-Christ in their thinking. They’ve lost God in the midst of it because a little leaven leavens the whole lump (1 Corinthians 5:6; Galatians 5:9). Also we have in (Pro.15:33) The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom; And before honor goeth humility. There is it again, before honor must be humility. Do you want to be honored of the Lord or of man?

Humility has to come first before we can have the blessings of God, those great promises that we believe for. And, (Pro.22:4) The reward of humility and the fear of the Lord Is riches, and honor, and life. How many people have lost their lives, spiritual or physical or both, because they didn’t humble themselves to God’s Word? (Mat.6:33) But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. We need to seek first the Kingdom and His righteousness.

His Word needs to be put in our heart every day. The most important thing that we do, over and above and including going to “church,” is humbling ourselves to the Word of God. It is the Life of God. So many are caught-up in, and puffed-up by, false doctrines of false religion. They’re in idolatrous worship of false leaders and are being led astray from the faith.

Humility and the fear of the Lord go hand-in-hand. If you are humble, you fear the Lord. If you fear the Lord, you are humble, and this goes before “riches, and honor, and life.” If you want to manifest not just more of physical life, but more of the Life of Jesus, one of the ways to receive that is through humility. Many people pass away because they don’t humble themselves to the Word. They haven’t read the Word enough, and don’t believe the Word enough, to find out that God already provided deliverance from the curses that have fallen upon mankind.

Glory to God! It’s a wonderful thing to walk in that faith and to see that God keeps His Word! What do we have to be proud of? What do we have that we can claim is on account of our righteousness, our power, our wisdom? What do we have? As we’re told, (1Co.1:26) For behold your calling, brethren, that not many wise after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, [are called]… In other words, the people who are great in this world are not the kind of people the Lord calls.

And He says, “not many,” meaning He does call some of them. He likes to give a demonstration of His power because He’s able to save even these people by humbling them. Even Paul was humbled. But generally He does not choose the wise, the mighty, the noble. (1Co.1: 27) but God chose the foolish [things] of the world…

That word “things” was added-in all through this text, but is not found in the original Greek manuscripts and so it should be italicized in your Bible. There’s no numeric pattern in the word “things” here. This text properly reads, (1Co.1:26) For behold your calling, brethren, that not many wise after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, [are called]: (27) but God chose the foolish of the world, that he might put to shame them that are wise; and God chose the weak of the world, that he might put to shame them that are strong; (28) and the base of the world, and the despised, did God choose, [yea] and the things that are not, that he might bring to nought the things that are:

(So God chooses people who are foolish, weak, base, and despised by the world. Why?) (29) that no flesh should glory before God. “Glory” there is the Greek kauxáomai meaning, “I boast; I exult proudly.” It’s important to God “that no flesh should glory” before Him. The people that God chooses are not the wise or the great or the gifted or the necessarily handsome. And, although many times the people who are promoted to the top of Christianity are just like that, they’re not found to be faithful nor really gifted in the Spirit of God. It seems like a person has to be weak in the ways of the world before they will really have trust in God and lean upon Him.

I’m one of those people. For instance, I never considered myself a speaker, never liked to get up in front of people, and don’t relish it to today, but I do it. And I’m able to do it by the Grace of God, not that my speech is all that great today. But, you know, Paul’s on my side because he said that he wasn’t a great speaker either. Moses too. At any rate, when we’re made capable of doing something only by God, we have to trust in Him because we know we have no strength within ourselves to do it.

You may ask, “Why does God pick people that are weak?” Well, He says, so “that no flesh should glory before God.” And also in 2Co 12:9 ASV  And he hath said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my power is made perfect in weakness(Get this important principle:) Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon meA person who seeks importance because of self confidence is not qualified. Where is Superman now? What has happened to the superstars? Where are all the factious leaders who thought they should have a position of authority that God did not give them. Carpenters know that the head that sticks up gets hammered. And here is why. Mat 23:12 ASV  And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled; and whosoever shall humble himself shall be exalted.

He doesn’t want any pride in us. He doesn’t want us taking any credit for what He chooses to do through us. He wants us to give all glory to Him. (Isa.42:8) I am the Lord, that is my name; and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise unto graven images. God will not share His glory with another, and when you try to rob the glory of God because of your own personal gifts, then God has to humble you because you’re lifting yourself up. “Pride goeth before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.” Jesus Could Do Nothing of Himself It’s hard to even imagine it, yet Jesus said in (Joh.5:19) … The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father doing: for what things soever he doeth, these the Son also doeth in like manner.

Now, obviously, if Jesus could do nothing of Himself, we can do nothing of ourselves. Nothing of any importance in the Kingdom can we do of ourselves because self has no power to do the work of God. Self cannot walk in the Spirit. Self does not have the renewed mind of Christ with the renewed sight and hearing (Ephesians 4:23), having been washed with the water of the Word (Ephesians 5:26). Self has no power to walk in the Spirit or to do the works of God.

Question Yourself 


I was in prayer and I asked the Lord what He wants to tell me: 

“A question to self: Am I doing what I know to do?” NENT Jas 1:23 For if any is hearer of the word and not doer, HE is like a man beholding his natural face in a mirror: 

“Am I on the right side living by faith in the Word?” (I.e. Righteous by faith, abiding in Christ) NENT Rom 1:17 For herein is being revealed God’s righteousness from faith unto faith: as it is written, But the righteous man shall live by faith. 

1Jn 2:5-6 but whoso keepeth his word, in him hath truly the love of God been perfected. Hereby we know that we are in him: 6 who saith he abideth in him ought himself also to walk even as HE walked.  

“Be on the perfect team, and you will never fail or lose. Believe you are not anymore, but Christ lives in you.” NENT Rom 6:11 Thus ye also reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus.  

“This is an excellent choice, as the self-part of you is really the loser, and there is nothing you can do that is better than I”. Job 38:33 Knowest thou the ordinances of the heavens? Canst thou establish the dominion thereof in the earth?  

Job 42:2 I know that thou canst do all things, And that no purpose of thine can be restrained.  

“Admit it before men”. NENT Mat 10:32 Every one therefore who shall confess in me before men, in him will I also confess before my Father who is in the heavens. 

1Jn 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  

“Humble yourself and come to me”. (Being humble allows the Lord to utilize us as vessels of honor.) Num 12:3 Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men that were upon the face of the earth. NENT 1Pe 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he might exalt you in season 

“The more frequent you let go of self, and imitate My Word as Christ, then infinitely more My Love will manifest through you”. (I.e. We will progress from star to moon to sun glory manifesting Christ with 100-fold fruit.) NENT 1Co 15:41 One glory of sun, and another glory of moon, and another glory of stars; for star differeth from star in glory.  

“I washed you in the Water of My Word to clean out all the lies. You can then have a clear mind which can do My Works”. Joh 15:3 Already ye are clean because of the word which I have spoken unto you. NENT Rom 12:2 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.  

2Ti 1:7 For God gave us not a spirit of fearfulness; but of power and love and sobering.  

“There is real life through the release of the carnal and worldly ways of men”. NENT 2Co 6:14 Be not unequally yoked with unbelievers: for what fellowship have righteousness and iniquity? or what communion hath light with darkness?  

Mat 11:29-30 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest to your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.  

“I know you, and you know and will do as I say. And I can see that where we are, here in eternity.” NENT Eph 2:5-6 even when we were dead through the trespasses made us alive together with the Christ (by grace have ye been saved), 6 and raised us up with him, and made us to sit with him in the heavenlies, in Christ Jesus. 


Finding Balance in Faith

David Eells 

(Mar.16:17) And these signs shall accompany them that believe... (18) they shall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thingit shall in no wise hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.  

Should we always eat what we want, drink what we want and breathe what we want because we are not under the curse, according to Galatians 3:13? Possibly the key words here are "what we want" not "what we need". God said He would supply our every need. Some think that because we are not under the curse that we shouldn't tell people that certain things are poison. Where is the balance here?  

No one should tempt God by taking poison on purpose when there is a choice. That is like the snake handlers who often die tempting God to prove who they are. Permit me to paraphrase the devil when he tempted Jesus: "Throw yourself off this temple, Jesus, because God said the angels would catch you". His answer was, "You shall not tempt the Lord your God". Like the angels' promise of safety, God also said you are not under the curse. Does that mean you should put poison in your mouth on purpose when you have a choice not to? That would be tempting God in the exact same way.  

Notice the devil tempted Jesus to use His promise of protection and His deliverance from the curse to jump off the temple. He tempts you to use your promise of protection to eat known poison for no purpose or eat after your own lusts. There is no difference, unless that is all you have to eat, like the man who said to Elisha, "There is death in the pot," because in their foraging for food, poisonous gourds had been thrown in the pot. Since that is what they had to eat, he blessed it and they ate it.  

I have drunk Pensacola water, driven my motorcycle through the chemtrails when I could smell them, ate whatever food was put before me because I needed to and was blessed. I knew an otherwise strong Christian who believed with all his heart that he could eat anything he wanted because he was not under the curse. I agreed with the principle but not the way he was using it to justify his eating habits. He was using the doctrine to eat in an unhealthy manner and was overweight and under-exercised. To make a long story short, he died with his arteries clogged and dying because of lack of circulation.  

The Lord said we ask and don't receive because we want to consume it upon our lusts. The demons jumped on the seven sons of Sceva, who thought they had protection, but their own lives were not right with God and so they were under the curse.  

The promise that, if you drink any deadly thing it will not harm you, is for those who have to drink the water and eat the food available to them, like when Moses blessed the bitter waters in the barren wilderness. When we are given poison secretly to kill us, as the powers that be are doing now, we are protected. When we know about it and have a choice between poison or pure, we should choose the pure. Of course, if you have something to prove, like the devil was tempting Jesus with saying, "If you are the Son of God," and then he went on to test him with prove who you are. Jesus had no such lust and He proved it. There was another way down from that temple roof. Some today would say to someone like him, "You don't have any faith". Who is the teacher here?  

The man who said there was death in the pot was not wrong. Now they had a choice to make: believe God if you need to eat or opt out if you don't believe. Many Christians don't believe God will protect them from poison. Should we just let them die because they do not believe God's promise? Is it alright to say to them, there is death in the pot? They would die and never have a chance to grow up and learn that they are not under the curse. Of course God could give them a demonstration, like He did, of His power over the curse. 

The Lord said in Hosea 4:6 that His people would die for lack of understanding. Let us have mercy on them and tell them that fluoride, chemtrails, chemotherapy, many drugs they take, etc., are poison but should they be forced to take them or deceived into taking them, they should believe they are not under the curse. Now we know serpents are also demons but Paul didn't take up that serpent on purpose. It bit him. But when it happened, he shook it off by faith and was none the worse.  

I knew a couple who believed they were not under the curse but they were under a law of their own making, instead of grace through faith; they were under pride, Jezebel and a false Jesus. God didn't care what their doctrine was; He refused to answer and protect them.  

In short, walk in holiness and under the protection of God but don't try to prove who you are in pride, don't put yourself under a law and don't be competitive with others, for God will humble you.  

We are not looking to make or find the line in this balance for others; just share Biblical principles to help them find balance. Let everyone find their own line in their conscience and according to the measure of their faith. We don't want to be caught making laws for others here. 

[ Back To Top ]

We Need To Check Ourselves (5)


David Eells 2/4/24

Escaping Jezebel Spirits

Winnie Osegueda 2/05/23 (David’s notes in red)

I recently had a trial where I was having extreme heart palpitations for about two or three days. It felt as if someone was unplugging and then plugging my heart back in very quickly all day long. I had the temptation to be nervous, as I had never had this before, but decided to get prayer from David and I also confessed anything that I knew of. Chuc did not realize that I was dealing with this yet, but he woke up from a dream where I had died and so we just continued to pray and believe. And although the palpitations kept coming, I just continued to cast it down and trust the Lord that I was healed. 

There were moments within that time period that Chuc and I were battling with bickering. I did hate it and I did confess it and received prayer, but I realized there were areas in our marriage that Jezebel was still rearing its ugly head. There were places that I had not relinquished control out of fear or from just having my own opinion of how things should go in the matter. Although the Lord had definitely brought us a long way since we moved here, there was still much more that needed to be cleaned up in this area. I sought the Lord to reveal to me if there were any open doors for the enemy to be able to attack me in this way and then I received the following dream: 

I dreamt that I was at a small wedding venue and I was getting ready to marry this man that was not Chuc. (Meaning submit to and receive the seed of a spirit that was not Chuc.) I still had awareness of Chuc in the dream and the awareness that I was already married to him, or at least that I was supposed to be. This other man (A Jezebel spirit as we will see) that I was getting ready to marry was a black (Meaning walking in darkness), bald (Meaning not submitted to God) actor (Meaning masquerading a lie).  He was on a show that I used to watch many years ago called "The Good Wife."

His name on the show was Lemond Bishop and he was a very eloquent criminal(Lemond in Norse means “Law Man”. Jezebel will put you under its law. Bishop means “overseer” confirming “Law Man”.) He was extremely well-spoken, charming, and articulate; however he was extremely dangerous. (Jezebel is dangerous and will kill you spiritually and sometimes physically.) He was also a powerful Chicago drug lord (Jezebel will lord over a person and skew their perceptions of right and wrong. The Jezebel spirit is known for ruling over households and Churches. 1Ti 2:12  But I permit not a woman to teach, nor to have dominion over a man, but to be in quietness.) In my dream, he was the same exact character from the show. 

Lemond Bishop came downstairs to the venue where I was supposed to be getting ready, however I was not dressed yet, but was wearing gray sweats and white tee with black lettering on it (Symbolizing the Word of God in your heart). Lemond was already dressed and he was wearing a white suit with pinstripes of various colors on it. (Chuc said that could represent being in prison or bondage.) He was speaking to someone in the front of the venue.

So I went to talk to Anna and Matt Stewart who were also there. As I went to speak with them, I could see that Matthew was very upset with me and not really speaking to me. (Matthew means gift of God.) I knew that he was upset because I was getting ready to marry this man that I should not be marrying. I began to speak with Anna and I asked her why Matt was being this way with me and at first, she did not answer me, but I followed her around and asked her again. She then said that I was a fool if I marry that man. (Anna means grace.)  (Receiving the criminal seed of Jezebel makes one a fool.)

I then began to ponder this and I prayed to God to reveal to me if I was making a bad decision by marrying this man. For some reason it did not seem as bad to me as it clearly was to God and everyone else. I asked the Lord to give me a clear answer and I cast lots and received four tails to not marry this person and get away from him. I was afraid because I knew that he would come after me, but I grabbed my phone and bag and I ran out as fast as I could. (Fear to allow Jezebel in your life for God Hates Jezebel and her fruit. Speaking of Jezebel God says. Rev 2:23  And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he that searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto each one of you according to your works. 24  But to you I say, to the rest that are in Thyatira, as many as have not this teaching, who know not the deep things of Satan, as they are wont to say; I cast upon you none other burden. ) 

I ran to Chuc's apartment or house that he had in this dream so that I could hide from Lemond because I knew he was coming to look for me. I lay in the bed with Chuc and I was on the right side of the bed just lying there quietly with him. Lemond then came in because for some reason he knew that I would go there, however he could not see me because I was invisible as I lay there on the bed. (We are hidden when we are at rest and we are hidden when we are in submission to our husbands.) As Lemond was looking for me, I became nervous that he would find me, so I slid off the bed thinking that maybe I could be even more hidden if I crouched beside the bed, however when I did that, he found me. (Being outside of the rest and outside of submission to our husbands make us open to attacks.)  

Lemond threatened me with a weapon and out of fear I gave in and went back to where he lived. He lived in a building with gray metal staircases and metal walls that I would say looked like an industrial factory. His apartment was on the top floor and when I entered, there were groups of people there talking amongst themselves at different tables. This time Chuc was with me and he sat across from me at a table. I looked over and there was a huge rectangular cardboard box that a man was testing to see if a person could fit into by trying to fit a large dummy into it.  (Another word for fool.)

I looked over at Chuc again and began to weep because I knew that he was preparing that box for me and that the plan was to kill me (meaning spiritually) and put me in there. I was desperate to get out of this situation and so when Lemond left again for a moment, I ran to find an exit by checking different exits and I finally found one. I went through the exit and it led to the lobby of this building and Lemond was there and saw me. I ran out of the building and flagged down a cop car and they let me in the passenger seat, and then I woke up.  

I asked Chuc to get me a verse by faith at random for this dream and he received: Mat 10:1 And he called unto him his twelve disciples, and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of disease and all manner of sickness. 

I thought this was amazing and a great reminder not to run from the enemy, but to confront him and cast him out because the Lord gave us authority even over the enemies, we deem to be too strong for us to take down. At times I have felt grieved by my failure in these areas, but the Lord already defeated the enemy and we can kick him out.  

I also asked the Lord for a couple of verses by faith at random and received: Deu 1:21 Behold, the Lord thy God hath set the land (representing our natural life) before thee: go up, take possession, as the Lord, the God of thy fathers, hath spoken unto thee; fear not, neither be dismayed. (This is a great one. Thank you Lord.) 

Jos 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage; be not affrighted, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. This is a great confirmation to the other scripture and another great reminder that the Lord is with us and we just need to take the authority He has already given us.  

After I woke up from this dream, I went to our casual Sunday fellowship that afternoon and Anna said something that made me think of my dream, as well as confirmed some of the things the Lord was showing me. She said that when you marry your husband, you are now hidden in him because you take on his name, so the old you no longer exists. For example, me and Chuc would be Mr. and Mrs. Chuc Osegueda, and she equated this with being hidden in Christ and taking on His name and I thought that was a great point. Submission to our husbands keeps us safe and it is ultimately obedience to the Lord that keeps us safe. (Eph 5:22  Wives, be in subjection unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 23  For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, being himself the saviour of the body. 24  But as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives also be to their husbands in everything.) 

After I received this dream, and I repented, and Chuc and I prayed, the heart palpitations were completely gone as if they never existed. I have not had it once since. Thank you, Lord! 

Wonderful Testimony and Word 

Katie 12/11/23 

On Sunday I was with Tim and there were some women who got up and were preaching on hope during the Church service. (They do Advent during the holidays so people take turn preaching on different topics each week for about 15 minutes each.)  I randomly thought about how I'd feel if were to go up there and preach and I thought to myself, "I'd feel naked."

Before I could even think on that further, I heard the Lord say, "That's right, because your husband is your covering." The rest of my communication with the Lord wasn't in words, but to sum it up, He showed me that I am to be hidden in my husband, and going up and preaching would be stepping outside of that covering. He then showed me further about the beauty of submitting to and honoring my husband, and about a meek and quiet spirit, and being in all subjection and submitting. It was beautiful! 

The other day I was thinking more on this. I've really been praying about this topic because it's so prevalent in so many churches and I was deeply confused as to why that is and how it can almost appear fruitful sometimes. For example: God is using those women to help people and they speak good words sometimes - here is a word I got when I was talking to the Lord about women preachers  or teachers: 

"They are doing it to honor themselves. If they were doing it to honor Me, they would be obedient to My Word. Women being quiet and in all subjection, honors Me more than any words they can preach. 

Remember My word goes against the flesh. A woman's flesh can feel in bondage when they obey and submit to this area of My Word and they are being greatly deceived by their flesh. They are wrongfully trying to "break free." This is rebellion. This is self-will and self-seeking. Take heed that you do not fall into the world's trap of feminist liberation that has crept into My church through the enemy. That is liberation of the flesh and spiritual bondage. I desire you to be free, and that freedom is found only in obedience to My Word. 

Even the most beautiful sermon preached by a woman is still rebellion to My word and they will be held accountable. Women who take authority are at risk of My judgement, no matter how spiritual they appear. Many curses are the result of this rebellion. 

In the World, women desire so greatly to be seen. I desire them to be hidden in Christ and in the bosom of their Husband. Oh, if only they knew how beautiful it is. 

I do not command these things so that women are in bondage. No, rather because there must be order. Look at the destruction that has come from women taking charge in the family, at work, and in the church. When My order is flipped, chaos ensues. There is no room for compromise on this area, this is My command. You cannot bend, stretch, or twist my commandments, they are written in stone. 

Do not be deceived, being used of Me, is not the same as being in My will. Being used of Me, is not a good judgement of your standing with Me. I can use anyone whom I will to use. I have often used even vessels of dishonor who do not know Me. Do you believe I am God OF and OVER all? 

Your obedience to My Word is what will be accounted for and how you are to judge your standing with Me; You can do many mighty works whilst in rebellion. 

Are you prepared to remain obedient in the midst of disobedience? Many will hate you and come against you for these things. Are you prepared to follow the lonely road of obedience? You will be hated, ridiculed, mocked, and isolated. Yes, even by people who claim to know Me. But know that this is expected, for I faced these things too. If it is accepted by the multitudes, there is something wrong.

I have called you to be Holy, set apart. This comes at a great cost, a cost of many rejecting you. But take heart, for I will lead you to exactly where you need to be and bless you with likeminded people. I have heard your cries and your longing for fellowship and in due time I say, it is coming. I will place you exactly where you need to be. Take heart and be patient. Know that I am training and equipping you. 

Are you covered? Are you hidden? If you are not, you are not only sinning, but you are causing men to sin. Any man who is under a woman is in sin. Any woman who is preaching, teaching, and exercising authority and rule over men, is ruling by the spirit of Jezebel. 

Jezebel doesn't always have to appear headstrong and overbearing, she can just be rebellious. A woman preaching is in rebellion to My word. Truth coming out of her mouth does not change this fact. This is not a small thing, this is not something to overlook. Rebellion to My Word is dangerous, do not follow after any harlots, but come out from among them. 

Will you choose to be set apart, or will you compromise for the sake of pleasing men and desire to fit in? I want to remind you the narrow path can often be lonely, for it is the road less traveled. Few find it. Compromise is broad and wide; obedience is narrow. Do not feel like there is something wrong with you if many disagree with you. Being in agreement with My word should be more important than being in agreement with man. I remind you again that man will come against you for these things. Obedience to My Word brings separation and division between the wheat and the tares. 

Count the cost and choose obedience. For it reaps well springs of life, where disobedience leads only to death. I am gracious and merciful, but everyone who goes against My Word and does not repent, will be brought into judgment. There is no valid excuse to bring before Me. Follow Me and My ways, do not let anyone confuse you. If it is contrary to My Word, it is not of Me. 

Choose to be hidden in your husband and submit to and honor his authority. It is not your job to teach or preach, your job is to serve. Rejoice in this, for the greatest were called servants. Yes, even I. Rejoice and rest in this. You are perfectly equipped and built for your role as a woman. Just as is true in the physical, the spiritual garments of a man will never fit you properly. And behold I have sewn you perfect garments that fit just right. 

Women preach for regard and praise. Their labor is in vain. For I say unto you the women who are the most hidden, shall be the ones who receive the most glory. Do things for the Glory of your husband. Just as you do things for My glory; You should seek to honor and please your husband in all areas. Not other people, not yourself, but seek to honor and bring glory to your husband. Make this your focus, and take your eyes off of self. Put your husband first, regard him as lord, and do what is fitting. 

You may feel like you need to speak, but remember that I showed you the power of being quiet. Blessings follow when you are in obedience to My Will. I will lead you to where you should be. I will lead you to women who will be able to encourage you and grow you in this area. Be patient and wait as I am currently doing a work in you in this area Myself.” 

The Born-Again Soul 

David Eells 

Father, thank You for giving wisdom, discernment, and understanding that motivates us to holiness, so that we may escape this great falling-away that we know is happening at this time. Thank You, Father, for Your grace and mercy towards us. In Jesus’ Name, amen.  

(1Pe.1:3) Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy begat us again unto a living hope (That’s the Greek anagennaó, meaning “to beget again” and it’s a combination of aná, “up, again,” and gennáō, “give birth,” in other words, “born-again or born from on high.”) We were born-again unto a living hope, and when we were first born-again, it was our spirit that was born-again. The soul is born-again in a different manner, as we’ll see. (1Pe.1:3) Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy begat us again unto a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.  

It was a “living hope” because when He was resurrected, we were resurrected. However, that’s by faith, and as we exercise faith in that promise, we receive the manifestation of it if we continue on in the faith. (1Pe.1:5) Who by the power of God are guarded through faith unto a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. So you’re guarded through your faith until you come to the manifestation of salvation. You have to continue in the faith. A person who doesn’t continue in the faith, doesn’t get what they’ve believed for, because Jesus said, (Mar.11:24) … All things whatsoever ye pray and ask for, believe that ye received them, and ye shall have them. And, (Mat.10:22) … he that endureth to the end, the same shall be saved. If you don’t endure to the end, you will not be saved.  

You have to endure in your faith to the end, knowing that your faith is going to be tested. (1Pe.1:6) Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, ye have been put to grief in manifold trials The Greek there means “various temptations.” You are going to be tempted. Your faith is going to be tested and you must hold fast the confession of your hope that it waver not (Hebrews 10:23). If you do that, you’ll come to verse 9, which says, (1Pe.1:9) receiving the end of your faith, [even] the salvation of [your] souls. So the beginning of your faith is that born-again experience in verse 3, where you receive a born-again spirit; the end of your faith is the born-again soul.  

Now, obviously, what’s been put into your spirit has to go into your soul, which is your mind, will, and emotions. That’s where you bear the fruit. You’re not the “good seed put into the ground” until you have that initial born-again experience of a born-again spirit. Then you’re the good seed and then you have to bear fruit, because when the harvest comes, He’s coming to pick the fruit. Some people don’t endure to the end in order to bear fruit in their soul, and this is why the falling-away happens. The falling-away happens because most people don’t think they have to bear fruit, which is, “[Even] the salvation of [your] souls.” Glory to God!  

With that in mind, we can continue. (1Pe.1:21) Who through him are believers in God, that raised him from the dead, and gave him glory; so that your faith and hope might be in God. (22) Seeing ye have purified your souls in your obedience to the truth… Peter was speaking only to true believers. (1Pe.1:1) Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the elect who are sojourners of the Dispersion… He wasn’t speaking to those who were just the called, but those who were the elect, because the elect are the ones who always bear fruit. Elect means chosen and that is because they have born fruit. 

(Mat.22:14) For many are called, but few chosen. “Chosen” is the Greek eklektos, meaning elect “select, by implication, favorite.” So you may truly be called and may have had a born-again spirit, but will you have a born-again soul? Will you go on to bear fruit in your mind, your will, and your emotions? This is how you make your calling and election sure (2 Peter 1:10). “Seeing ye have purified your souls,” means that you have to see the end from the beginning. You have to walk by faith. You have to believe it was done at the Cross. This is what you see in your spirit: you see it as done, as finished. (Hebrews 10:14) For by one offering he hath perfected forever them that are sanctified.  

(1Pe.1:22) Seeing ye have purified your souls in your obedience to the truth (If you don’t want to fall away, you have to be obeying the truth, and for you to obey the truth, you have to walk by faith as you search for truth. You search for wisdom as gold. (Job 28:16-17; Proverbs 3:14,16:16) Continuing with 22, unto unfeigned love (The most important thing is love. Many people have feigned love and prove by their actions that they do not love, and, of course, they are in danger of falling away.) of the brethren, love one another from the heart fervently: (23) having been begotten again 

That’s the Greek word anagennaó, meaning “born-again, from above,” and when you’re first born-again, you don’t know much about the Bible, but you don’t have to. All you have to do is repent and want the Lord to take over your life. “Repent,” which means “change your mind,” and believe the first message you have of the Gospel. That’s all you have to do, but, after that, as you search for the truth and obey the truth, you will have fruit in your soul.  

In other words, you’ll be renewing your mind with the Mind of Christ, which will enable you to bear fruit by your faith in what you understand. God will give you power when you believe what you read. Some of you reading this might go to churches and might not get enough Word to overcome anything you’ve already been indoctrinated with. You need to get this on your own by searching out the truth. God’s people will love the truth. All of the elect will love the truth and they will love Him enough to obey it.  

(1Pe.1:22) Seeing ye have purified your souls in your obedience to the truth unto unfeigned love of the brethren, love one another from the heart fervently: (23) having been begotten again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the word of God, which liveth and abideth. What is the “incorruptible seed”? It is the Word of God, and again, when you first come to the Lord, do you know the Word of God? No, you don’t, but this is the second part of being born-again, and that is born-again in soul, “not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the word of God.”  

You do have to seek the truth and you do have to obey the truth. But He will do it in you as you believe the truth. You can obey the truth because you believe that you were united with Him in the death, burial, and resurrection, and that your sins were taken away. (Rom.6:5) For if we have become united with [him] in the likeness of his death, we shall be also [in the likeness] of his resurrection; (6) 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; (7) for he that hath died is justified from sin. You can obey the truth because you believe the Gospel that you were made free from sin.  

(Rom.6:22) But now being made free from sin and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto sanctification, and the end eternal life. And, as you exercise faith in that, sin won’t have power over you because you believe it’s been conquered already. (Joh.16:33) These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye may have peace. In the world ye have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.  

(1Pe.1:24) For, All flesh is as grass… Now, we do go through this crucifixion of the old flesh, and when you receive the Word of God, you’re obeying your spirit. That means you’re not obeying your flesh, and it dies a little more each time you do that. You’re weaning it. The flesh is used to getting its way, but you’re weaning it. (1Pe.1:24) For, All flesh is as grass, And all the glory thereof as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower falleth: (25) But the word of the Lord abideth for ever… This Word, which you put in your heart, that is “the end eternal life”: “the Word of the Lord abideth forever.” The Word is eternal. The “grass” or flesh is temporal, but this is eternal. We become the Word, made flesh, and that is (Col.1:27) … Christ in you, the hope of glory.  

(1Pe.1:25) But the word of the Lord abideth forever. And this is the word of good tidings which was preached unto you. This is the Gospel, not that other apostate teaching which says “just accept Jesus”, which is not scripture. He doesn’t accept you unless you “repent and believe”, and that’s a continual process. It’s not a step-over-the-line, one-time profession that religion would have you believe. This “purifying of your soul” comes by obeying the truth, which is what James was talking about. (Jas.1:21) Wherefore putting away all filthiness and overflowing of wickedness, receive with meekness the implanted (This is the Greek emphutos and it means “inborn; innate; rooted.”) word, which is able to save your souls. (How? Through your obedience to the truth, as we just read.)  

(22) But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deluding your own selves. Many are deceived; multitudes of what are called “Christians” are deceived. They don’t think they have to walk in the truth. They think they can walk in the flesh, even though Paul said clearly, (Rom.8:13) … If ye live after the flesh, ye must die; but if by the Spirit ye put to death the deeds of the body, ye shall live. There’s a condition there, “if.”  

(Jas.1:23) For if any one is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a mirror. Beholding the “natural face” is contrary to what we are commanded to do. (2Co.3:18) But we all (That’s if we have “eyes to see”; some don’t.), with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord the Spirit. In other words, it’s a gift from the Spirit as you continue to behold Jesus in the mirror by faith.  

This is the Gospel: You don’t live anymore; Jesus lives in you. (Gal.2:20) I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I that live, but Christ living in me: and that [life] which I now live in the flesh I live in faith, [the faith] which is in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself up for me. When you’re looking in the mirror, you’re seeing Jesus, because you accept this by faith. It’s an imagination that you must hold on to so that you come into His Image more and more, “from glory to glory.” You see Jesus in the mirror by faith because it’s already done.  The reconciliation or exchange of His life for yours has been accomplished. 2Co 5:18  But all things are of God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and gave unto us the ministry of reconciliation. So we don’t live in us, He does.

(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. When you see your natural self in the mirror, or in other words, when you see your old “stinkin’ self,” you’re not exercising any faith there. You’re not calling (Rom.4:17) … the things that are not, as though they were. There’s no faith involved there, so how can you grow? How can you be anything more than what you are?  

(Jas.1:23) For if any one is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a mirror: (24) for he beholdeth himself, and goeth away, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. When people begin to look at “self” too much, they begin to fall into denial. It’s the only way they can have any peace. When you read the Word, it tells you what Jesus looks like and then you can say that’s mine because you see Him in the mirror.  If you look in the mirror at self and say, “I don’t want to look like that,” you’re not exercising the power of faith. You’ll not overcome; you’ll always be a “hearer and not a doer.” (Jas.1:25) But he that looketh into the perfect law, the [law] of liberty, and so continueth, being not a hearer that forgetteth but a doer that worketh, this man shall be blessed in his doing.  

(1Jn.3:9) Whosoever is begotten (The Greek word is the same gennaó meaning “born.”) of God doeth no sin… When you have a renewed soul, a born-again soul, that is in the Image of Jesus because you held fast to the words your spirit received from God through the Word, then you’re going to overcome. Think about how many things you’ve overcome since you came to know the Lord, things you don’t even consider doing anymore and, if the devil tried to tempt you with them, you’d laugh at him. God wants to continue that all the way to the end. God wants to continue it until you have at least 30-, then 60-, and finally, 100-fold fruit.  

In the Parable of the Sower, the seed you put in your heart is the Seed of Jesus Christ, the Word of God. You must put the Word in there and you will obey it as you walk by faith. There is a born-again man that is growing in you. He’s taking ground, he’s taking that Promised Land away from the old Canaanite, the old sinner in the land. If you’re hearing and obeying the Word of God, you’re conquering this land. The problem was that when the Israelites were going into their land, they forgot faith. They forgot what God said, but Joshua and Caleb didn’t forget; they kept reminding them, but they wouldn’t listen, so the Israelites died in their wilderness, which is a warning to us.  

(1Jn.3:9) Whosoever is begotten (or born) of God doeth no sin, because his seed abideth in him… That “seed” is the Word of God, not any religion, but know that after you receive the initial born-again experience, you’re going to be tested. Your faith is going to be tested, and if you give up the Seed and you accept what the devil says, guess what you’re accepting? You’re accepting the devil’s seed. What does that end up being? A tare. You don’t want to give up the Seed of God. It has the power to bring eternal life, manifestly, in your life. (1Jn.3:9) Whosoever is begotten of God doeth no sin, because his seed abideth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is begotten of God.  

The part of you that’s born of God is not going to sin because it’s God in you. That’s where you have “Christ in you, the hope of glory,” and that part of you is not going to sin, but there are other parts of your Promised Land that you haven’t conquered yet. You haven’t killed the old man, you haven’t taken his house, you haven’t raised your own crops on his property, and so on. You have to march through the whole Promised Land because God said that every place you put the sole of your foot, He’s going to give it to you (Deuteronomy 11:24; Joshua 1:3). You already know the parts of you that are born-again because you’re not tempted in those areas anymore. God changed you and that wasn’t an accident; you had faith.  

(1Jn.3:10) In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother. They are not of God. They are not doing what the Word tells us to do if we sin. (1Jn.1:7) But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanseth us from all sin. (8) If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. (9) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 

When you sin, you can confess it and forsake it, and He will wash you clean. He will wash you of all unrighteousness, and that’s part of your tools along the way to stay clean before God. If you’re not going to confess your sin and you choose to justify yourself instead, then you won’t be able to hold fast to your faith and you are going to fall away. It’s a choice: You can just hide your sin around the people of God and make yourself acceptable to them as a deceiver, or you can confess your sin and God will cleanse you of all unrighteousness.  

Let’s choose wisely to believe and confess and forsake this worldly way. Choose to accept that you’ve purified your soul in obedience to the truth. Choose to continue to obey the Truth so that you can go on to take that Promised Land and bear fruit in your soul, which is your mind, will, and emotions. Choose to allow the fiery trial to burn up that old “grass,” which is the flesh (1 Peter 1:24).  

(1Pe.2:1) Putting away therefore all wickedness, and all guile, and hypocrisies… Those who preach, “You’re always going to be a sinner, saved by grace,” are liars. They are anti-Christ and they’ve never even gotten a revelation of the Gospel. If you’re always going to be a sinner saved by grace, then you didn’t get saved by grace! Think about it: If you’re always going to be a sinner, you didn’t get saved by grace. Grace comes through your faith in the Word of God to save you from sin. God doesn’t save you so you can sin and get away with it; He comes to save you from sin because you confess it, you forsake it, and you want God. Then you believe He took away the sins of the worldRom 6:11  Even so reckon ye also yourselves to be dead unto sin, but alive unto God in Christ Jesus. 

These people will be known because God is more important to them than sin, and that’s the trial. The church is full of hypocrisies and guile and deception by people (Jud.1:12) … who are hidden rocks in your love-feasts when they feast with you, shepherds that without fear feed themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn leaves without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots. Yes, they will be shown to be “twice dead, (I.e. born again and died again), plucked up by the roots.” They’re full of guile and are hidden. They’re deceivers who want you to believe they’re somebody that they’re not. Instead of confessing their sins to someone who is faithful, or at least confessing them to the Lord, they’d rather deceive themselves, and delude even themselves.  

(1Pe.2:1) Putting away therefore all wickedness, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, (2) as newborn babes, long for the spiritual milk which is without guile, that ye may grow thereby unto salvation Notice that we “newborn babes” must “grow unto salvation”.  What did Jesus tell His disciples? (Joh.4:34) Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of Him that sent me, and to accomplish his work. That’s also true for all of us. Our “meat” is to do the Will of Him that sends us; our “meat” is to be a doer of the Word. How are we going to grow up only on milk?  

When Jesus was teaching the multitudes, He protested to them, (Luk.6:46) And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? We are growing unto the manifestation of our salvation. The manifestation is what you’re looking for when you go out into the field to pick the fruit. You might believe that the seed is going to bring forth wonderful fruit, but you’re not going to go out there to pick it until it’s above the ground and you can see it. That’s what we’re here for; the earth is the field (Matthew 13:37-39) and we’re here to bear fruit. God only wants the fruit. 

(1Pe.2:3) If ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious: (4) unto whom coming, a living stone, rejected indeed of men (If you don’t want to be rejected of men, you’re going to do what it takes to make them happy, but it’s more important to make God happy because He has eternal life for you.), but with God elect, precious, (5) ye also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices (When the priests offered sacrifices, what did they offer? They offered flesh, burnt flesh.), acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.  

When you’re in the fiery trial, you’re making a decision. Do you want more of Jesus or do you want more of the flesh? If you obey the flesh, you get more of the flesh; if you obey Jesus, the flesh is crucified because it doesn’t get what it wants. It’s on the altar of fire and it’s burned-up. This is how you get more of Jesus and bear more fruit. In the trial, which He said you are going to go through, you decide to obey the Word even though you can feel the old flesh drawing on you, and the devil beyond that. You can feel it every time you’re tested or tempted to do something other than obey the Word of God. The Word puts you on your cross. If you don’t obey it, you’re not on the cross. And if you don’t take up your cross and follow Jesus, you’re not His “disciple,” which means “a learner and a follower” (Matthew 10:38,16:24).  

(1Pe.2:6) Because it is contained in scripture, Behold, I lay in Zion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: And he that believeth on him shall not be put to shame. How can you prove that you believe on Him? The Bible says, (Jas.2:26) … even so faith apart from works is dead. If you believe, if you have faith, you will act on your faith, but there are a lot of people who are going to be put to shame. (7) For you therefore that believe is the preciousness: but for such as disbelieve (It will be proven in the midst of the trial whether or not you believe.), The stone which the builders rejected…  

You may claim, “I never rejected Jesus,” but if you don’t obey Him in the midst of the trial then you’re not believing on Him. You’ve rejected the stone which the builders rejected, just like those early people did, and you’re shamed right there. (1Pe.2:7) For you therefore that believe is the preciousness: but for such as disbelieve, The stone which the builders rejected, The same was made the head of the corner; (8) and, A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence; for they stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.  

It’s always the disobedient who stumble and fall away. They’re disobedient because they’re not believing the Word. They’ve made up a convenient doctrine so that they can live in the flesh and still go to heaven. Even people who know better can fall into the trap when they stumble on the Rock of offense, when they stumble over the Word of God. The Word comes to prove, to test, you. The Word comes to empower you with faith and deliver you. Like a two-edged sword, it will cut-away that which is fleshly and demonic. (2Co.7:1) Having therefore these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.  

(1Pe.2:9) But ye are an elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nationa people for [God’s] own possession, that ye may show forth the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. You’re called out of “darkness” to come into the Light of the Word, the Wisdom of God, and that “darkness” is the darkness of your unregenerate soul that’s not born unto God. You see, parts of your soul are born unto God because you’re obedient to God there. And there are parts of your soul where you’re not obedient to God. Those places are where your Promised Land hasn’t been taken away from the carnal man of the land, the “Canaanite.” He must be put to death in order for you to take the land 30-, 60-, and 100-fold.  

The grace of God gives you the opportunity to do that. (1Pe.2:10) Who in time past were no people, but now are the people of God How do you become the “people of God”? Well, when you’re born-again, it’s God, Himself, Who lives in you, and the part of you that obeys God is His Kingdom. That’s where He rules, but the part of you that doesn’t obey Him is not His Kingdom because He doesn’t rule there. The more and more you obey, the more and more of you comes into the Kingdom of God. (1Pe.2:10) Who in time past were no people, but now are the people of God: who had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. 

(1Pe.4:1) Forasmuch then as Christ suffered in the flesh, arm ye yourselves also with the same mind; for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin. If you’re being crucified and the old man is being put to death, it is painful. It is painful to give up the things that you have to give up in order to have Christ, but as the Bible says, (2Co.4:16) Wherefore we faint not; but though our outward man is decaying, yet our inward man is renewed day by day. If you don’t let your outer-man decay, the inner-man is not renewed because they both occupy the same territory. If you’re not putting to death the “old man in the land,” you’re not taking the territory.  

Remember, the Israelites were told, “Take up your swords and go take your Promised Land,” and that God would be with them. Every place they put the sole of their foot, God would give it to them. They were to take out the enemy everywhere they went. God said, “Don’t appease them; kill them.” That’s a type and a shadow of how your old man, your old life, has to die. It can’t be reformed. (1Pe.4:1) Forasmuch then as Christ suffered in the flesh, arm ye yourselves also with the same mind… You see, it’s a good thing to suffer in the flesh.  

When you deny yourself, when you take up your cross and follow Jesus, you will suffer in the flesh. Your “cross” is “obedience.” Jesus obediently went to His Cross and He even said that it was for this reason He came into the world (Matthew 16:21-22; Mark 8:31-32), but the disciples tried to talk Him out of going to His Cross (Matthew 16:23; Mark 8:33). Well, now we can see a parable there. Of course, there are many people who will try to talk you out of going to your cross, but Jesus said, “Get thee behind me, Satan,” and we ought to say the same thing (Matthew 4:10,16:23).  

(1Pe.4:1) Forasmuch then as Christ suffered in the flesh, arm ye yourselves also with the same mind; for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin (Consider “suffering in the flesh” to be “ceasing from sin.” If you don’t cease from sin, that means sin is going to rule you. If sin rules you, you’re going to fall away.); (2) that ye no longer should live the rest of your time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. If you’re questioning, “David, is that really possible? Do you mean all these preachers lied to me about how I just have to accept my forgiveness and go on sinning?” You need to read that verse again: “that ye no longer should live the rest of your time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.” And how do you do that? You do that by suffering in the flesh.  

(1Pe.4:3) For the time past may suffice to have wrought the desire of the Gentilesand to have walked in lasciviousness, lusts, winebibbings, revellings, carousings, and abominable idolatries: (4) wherein they think it strange that ye run not with [them] into the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you. They do think it’s strange that you don’t run with them “into the same excess.” Well, if you humble yourself to them and if you’re really interested in impressing them, of course, you’re going to get into the same things they’re into and you’re going to lose your salvation.  

I know some people teach that you won’t lose your salvation, but we’re seeing how ridiculous that is. The elect are not going to lose their salvation, but many of the called will. The elect are the chosen because they bear fruit. Those people running in the “excess of riot” don’t understand that they will eventually have to answer to God. (1Pe.4:5) Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the living and the dead. The Lord will judge the living and the dead. If you continue on in your riotous living, doing everything the way you want to do it and not putting to death the sin, you will fall away. 

(1Pe.4:17) For the time [is come] for judgment to begin at the house of God… Yes, God uses the wicked to judge the house of God, and then God judges the wicked. That’s His method, because somebody has to put you on your cross. The apostate people of God and the Romans put Jesus on the Cross. You need to walk in the judgment of God. That old flesh needs to die. You need to suffer the loss of self because self cannot go to heaven. “Self,” which is synonymous with “soul” in the Scripture, is not going to heaven; it has to die here1Co 15:50  Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

Every seed that goes into the ground is put to death by the dirt around that seed, but then life comes out and starts bearing fruit. There has to be a death before a life. So this judgment begins at the house of God because you have to have time to bear fruit before your time is up.  

That’s why it’s called a “race.” (Heb.12:1) Therefore let us also, seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, 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, (2) looking unto Jesus the author and perfecter of [our] faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising shame, and hath sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. You’re racing against the clock to bear fruit before your time is up.  

(1Pe.4:17) 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 (That’s the Greek word molis and it means “only with difficulty; very rarely.”), where shall the ungodly and sinner appear? Wow! If you’re going to be a sinner for the rest of your life, it doesn’t look good there, does it? How about the righteous? The righteous are doing much better. There’s not as many of them because they’re “scarcely” saved, but there are lots of sinners, and you’re either in one camp or the other.  

(1Pe.4:19) Wherefore let them also that suffer according to the will of God commit their souls in well-doing unto a faithful Creator. God is trying to create your soul into the Image of Jesus Christ, and that happens through your obedience to the truth, and the reason you can obey the truth is because you have faith. If you have faith, you’re going to have obedience because (Jas.2:17) … faith, if it have not works, is dead in itself. (18) Yea, a man will say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: show me thy faith apart from [thy] works, and I by my works will show thee [my] faith.  

(2Pe.1:1) Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained a like precious faith with us in the righteousness of our God and [the] Saviour Jesus Christ: (2) Grace to you and peace be multiplied in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. “Grace and peace be multiplied in the knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord.” How sad that so many people don’t have time to search the Scriptures, don’t make time to get the New Testament down in their heart! There are too many other things distracting them, but call to mind how the “seed” was destroyed in the Parable of the Sower: The distractions of life is why those who heard did not continue on to bear fruit.  

(2Pe.1:2) Grace to you and peace be multiplied in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; (3) seeing (This means “seeing by faith.”) that his divine power hath granted (It’s past tense, meaning that it’s already done, He’s already given you this.) unto us all things that pertain unto life That word in the Greek is zóé, which means “life, both of physical (present) and of spiritual (particularly future) existence.” Strong’s goes on to say, “it always (only) comes from and is sustained by God’s self-existent life. The Lord intimately shares His gift of life with people, creating each in His image which gives all the capacity to know His eternal life.” This is God’s Life.  

It’s not your old, soulish life, which is psuchéZóé is the higher life that you get when you give up the psuché, the lower life, the self-life. He’s giving you “all things that pertain to life and godliness.” He did this at the Cross. You can have grace and peace multiplied to you when you believe on this, when you apply it in your life. (2Pe.1:3) Seeing that his divine power hath granted unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that called us by his own glory and virtue. You have to know what God has given to you and then you have to exercise faith in it. You have faith in God and God will rise up in you and do the work. Thank God it’s by faith and not our own self-efforts!  

(2Pe.1:4) Whereby he hath granted unto us his precious and exceeding great promises; that through these ye may become partakers of the divine nature (If you’re going to live a godly life, you need the divine nature, and the promises are what give you this divine nature.), having escaped from the corruption that is in the world by lust. You must escape the “corruption that is in the world by lust” or you will have a falling-away, because God doesn’t want this in heaven. The Greek word epithumia, which is translated as “lust,” means simply “desire, eagerness for, inordinate desire.” The “lusts” are those “desires of the flesh,” and the Bible says, (Rom.8:13) For if ye live after the flesh, ye must die; but if by the Spirit ye put to death the deeds of the body (Those are the acts of the flesh.), ye shall live.  

We need to put the promises into our hearts in order to partake of the divine nature so that the corruption does not overcome us. Otherwise, we’re falling away. God instructed Moses, (Exo.16:4) …Behold, I will rain bread from heaven (Jesus said that He was that manna that came down out of heaven to give life to the world.) for you; and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may prove them (God was testing them to see if they would be obedient to Him and get their daily portion of manna.), whether they will walk in my law, or not.  

People like to belittle the necessity of spending time in the Word every day, but that is exactly what God expects you to do. He expects you to be obedient and to eat the Word daily, just like they gathered and ate the manna in the wilderness daily. You’re being proven; your obedience is being tested. You’re here to deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow Him.  

(2Pe.1:5) Yea, and for this very cause adding on your part all diligence, in your faith… There’s not supposed to be any comma behind “diligence,” it should be behind “faith.” You’re “diligent in your faith” because you can’t add anything. You can’t be diligent in any of the attributes that He’s getting ready to mention here. You have to use the faith that God has given to you, and if you haven’t been given faith, you’re not saved. Inside faith are all these other attributes, which are all given to you because of your faith. In a lot of Bible translations they have “add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge…” and all the other attributes are added to your faith, but that’s not correct according to both the original language and the numeric pattern. It’s this way >

(2Pe.1:5) Yea, and for this very cause adding on your part all diligence in your faith, supply virtue; and in [your] virtue knowledge; (6) and in [your] knowledge self-control; and in [your] self-control patience; and in [your] patience godliness; (7) and in [your] godliness brotherly kindness; and in [your] brotherly kindness love.  Notice all of the attributes are IN faith. These attributes are like those nesting dolls, or one of those little toy eggs that you open up and there’s another, smaller egg inside, and you open that up and there’s another egg inside.  

Notice at the center of the eggs is Love. God wants love from His people, and love for one another. If you don’t have that, you’re not going to make it to heaven.

Notice He wants patience. (Jas.1:4) And let patience have [its] perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entirelacking in nothing.  

Then at the end of the list of attributes of Jesus we see: (2Pe 1:8) For if these things are yours and abound, they make you to be not idle nor unfruitful unto the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. In other words towards the beginning of the list the list is knowledge and now we see that knowledge begets knowledge of the Lord.  Its “line upon line”.

If you exercise faith in the promises of God, you receive of His divine Nature. So because you believe that you were crucified with Christ, because you believe that your old man was put to death when you were “buried” in baptism as an act of faith, then the old man is dead and the One Who came up from the water is Jesus, not you. (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. If the Seed is the Word of God, what is the fruit? It’s the fruit of Jesus. It’s not gaining souls, it’s gaining your own soul. Certainly, if you gain your own soul, you’ll be able to be useful in gaining other souls, but you can’t give away what you don’t have.  

(1Pe.1:8) For if these things are yours and abound, they make you to be not idle nor unfruitful unto the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. (9) For he that lacketh these things is blind He’s “blind” because he doesn’t see correctly. He sees only his natural face in the mirror and doesn’t see Jesus. He doesn’t behold in the mirror the glory of the Lord (2 Corinthians 3:18). (1Pe.1:9) For he that lacketh these things is blind, seeing only what is near, having forgotten the cleansing from his old sins. Have you forgotten that you were cleansed of your sins? Just like Jesus bore your sicknesses, you have to believe your sins were borne by Jesus (Isaiah 53:5; 1 Peter 2:24). You don’t have a problem with sin; you may have a problem with unbelief.  

The problem of sin has been dealt with, so the next biggest problem is unbelief. But if we want the grace of God, we have to walk by faith. (Eph.2:8) For by grace have ye been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, [it is] the gift of God; (9) not of works, that no man should glory. (10) For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God afore prepared that we should walk in them. This recreation of your soul into the Image of Jesus Christ, from glory to glory, is happening as you walk by faith. 

(1Pe.1:10) Wherefore, brethren, give the more diligence to make your calling and election sure The word, “calling” there is the Greek klésis and it means “invitation; in the New Testament, it is always of a divine call.” The word for “election” is the Greek eklogé and it means “a choosing out, selecting, choice (by God).” So since you were born-again in your spirit, you now have a divine invitation from Him “who saved us and (only then) called us,” but notice that you also have to make certain you will be among those whom God chooses, because that calling means an invitation to partake of everything that Christ is.  

(1Pe.1:10) Wherefore, brethren, give the more diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never stumble: (11) For thus shall be richly supplied unto you the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. You may be thinking, “Whoa! I thought I entered way back there when I was baptized.” Well, as you “do these things,” you are progressively entering into the eternal Kingdom because you are progressively taking more and more of your Promised Land, which is where God rules. That’s how you enter the Kingdom.  

(1Pe.1:11) For thus shall be richly supplied unto you the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The preachers have lied to us a lot about this. Many think they entered “the eternal kingdom” when they shook the preacher’s hand and accepted Jesus, who told them, “That’s all you need to do. Now just go sit down in a pew, pay your tithes, and wait for the rapture,” but they don’t know what they’re talking about. They just accepted what their dead religion said and passed it on to you. The Bible calls it “leaven.” (Mat.16:6) And Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.  

Father, we ask that You keep these things in our mind, and that we be given this gift to always seek out Your Word day-by-day to learn and grow, and receive the Word of God into our hearts where it can give root to that seed so that we can bear fruit as the parable of the sower shows. Lord, we love you and love to read Your Word. We love to know what it is to be righteous, what it is to be truly born-again in spirit, soul, and ultimately, body, for those who are born-again in soul. Lord, we thank You, Father, for the gift of Jesus Christ, because when we look in the mirror, we don’t see a sinner; we see a sinner that’s been saved by grace. “Saved” is Jesus. We accept Jesus: We accept the reconciliation, the exchange, of His Life for our life.  

We give up our life, daily, Lord. It’s been nailed on the Cross, it’s been buried in baptism, and we accept the Life of Christ, daily, because as the outer man is decaying, the inner man is being renewed day by day. Every day, Lord, let us give up the old man to death in the fiery trial on the altar of burnt offering. Lord, help us every day to deny ourselves and to let the fiery trial burn-up the old man. Lord, we win, because Jesus won. We need to just keep on believing that, keep on believing these awesome promises and accept the fact that we don’t live anymore: Christ lives in us. And the life that we now live, we live by the faith of the Son of God, Who loved us and gave Himself for us, as Galatians 2:20 says. Oh, thank You, Father, thank You for this awesome and miraculous work!

[ Back To Top ]

We Need To Check Ourselves (6) 


David Eells 2/7/24 

Speaking Grace in Love and Faith 

David Eells 

When we speak faith into people, they get grace: “for by grace have ye been saved through faith.” There is a place for condemnation but not in the life of one who truly wants to obey and be holy. These people need grace to do the works of God, but condemnation is contrary to faith and robs them of the very power of God they need. We feel Paul’s pain under the slavery of condemnation until he got the revelation of faith which is a free gift of God’s power to do His will.  

(Rom.7:15) For that which I do I know not: for not what I would, that do I practice; but what I hate, that I do. (16) But if what I would not, that I do, I consent unto the law that it is good. (17) So now it is no more I that do it, but sin which dwelleth in me ... (22) For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: (23) but I see a different law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity under the law of sin which is in my members. (24) Wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me out of the body of this death? (25) I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord ...  

(8:1) There is therefore now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus. (2) For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus made me free from the law of sin and of death. We want to always have grace for those who suffer like Paul did. (Col.4:6) Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer each one. 

Once, in a church that I was teaching in, there were two ladies who were running around gossiping. So I talked to them in front of another elder about it but they just jumped right on my case and rebuked me right back. I felt real calm and quiet in my soul, and the Lord spoke to me. He said, “They are going to get sick.” Well, I didn’t say a word back to them and the other elder was there. That night both of those ladies went to the hospital with unrelated illnesses; one of them had migraine headaches and a tumor and the other one had a kidney infection. And they asked that other elder, “Why did this happen?” The guy had sense enough to say, “Because you rebuked an elder. You judged him and he was right.” When they came to me and asked my forgiveness I prayed for both of them and the Lord healed them.  

So I’ve thought, “How many times in my youth have I mistakenly judged someone?” They judged me when I was doing the work of the Lord and I knew I was doing the work of the Lord. But then the Lord judged them for rebuking an elder. They were judging me and the Lord judged them. They didn’t know that they were going to be judged; they didn’t know that they were doing wrong.  

You know, it’s always a dangerous thing to take it upon yourself to judge anybody whom the Lord has put in authority. Hey, we can be living under a curse right now because of the way we’re treating other people, but we’re not doing the work of the Lord if we’re not putting faith in people’s hearts.  

Now there is a place for condemnation and I don’t want to leave that out. When there is willful disobedience, the blood of Jesus doesn’t cover it, the Bible says in (Heb.10:26) For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more a sacrifice for sins. But even then, it says, ye who are spiritual, restore such a one (Gal.6:1). There is no way to restore anybody except they move past a place of condemnation and come into faith because that’s the only way to get grace. Without grace, you don’t overcome and without faith, you don’t get grace. Our prayer should be, “Lord, just give us Your grace to be graceful and preach the good news and bring these poor people out from under the condemnation and judgment of the devil.”  

I think sometimes we misjudge love. Sometimes we don’t necessarily feel what we have called “love,” that emotional feeling about people. “Love” in the Scriptures, agape love, is always tied to obedience. We’re never even asked to phileo God; we’re asked to agape God. And Jesus said, “If ye love (agape) me, ye will keep my commandments” (Joh.14:15). A proof of Scriptural love is obedience, not the mushy feeling that we get from emotions. The proof that you love God is, “Do you obey Him?” And that’s what we need to pray for, too. We need to ask to be able to love God because if we have that, we’ll obey Him.  

Again, that’s not an emotional love. God doesn’t trust emotions that are not motivated by love and He doesn’t want us to trust them, either when they’re physical and of the flesh. They can be used by God and they can be a great blessing, but they can just as easily be used by the devil. And that’s what is so untrustworthy about emotions: they’re schizophrenic. They’re following the Spirit one minute and following the flesh the next. You probably know people who do this with the Lord; it’s because they follow emotions and they’re not stable in the Word. We need to be based on the Word.  

Some people claim phileo love is a human love but that’s not true. I’ve found places in the Scripture where God phileo-loved Jesus and where God agape-loved Jesus. So, phileo is not just a human love; however, we’re not asked to phileo God. We’re asked to agape God enough to obey Him. You can’t make yourself feel mushy and emotional in your heart toward God but you can do that love of obedience, which is what God asks. And just because you don’t feel something, it doesn’t mean it’s not there. That’s why we’re not supposed to be based on feeling, but we’re supposed to be based on the Word. And the more you grow with God, the more He’s going to wean you away from your feelings and put you on the Rock. Let our feelings be His feelings. 

The Rock is the Word and emotions have to be the water swirling around the Rock because there is nothing stable about them. But God wants to wean us and the more we grow with God, the more we’ll be weaned away from feelings and emotions, which can be easily manipulated by the enemy. Some people think that if they don’t feel something, they didn’t get healed, or if they don’t feel something, God didn’t hear them. We’re not asked to believe any such thing. We’re asked to believe, “All things whatsoever ye pray and ask for, believe that ye received them” (Mar.11:24).  

There is not necessarily any kind of feeling that goes along with that. And, as a matter of fact, the more you grow with God, probably the less you will get feelings because God wants to wean you away from them so that you don’t trust in them, so that you don’t consider that things are “yea” or “nay” because of your feelings. Did you know God wants us to believe in the Word and trust in the Word? You don’t have to feel anything.  

You know, there are people who say that you have to have a rhema word, you have to have God speak a special word out of the Word to you before you can stand upon it. That’s just hogwash! You don’t have to do a thing but believe what this Bible says and stand on it. Yes, God can give you a rhema, but I tell you, every word in here is a rhema, if you are humble to it. That’s the whole point: Are you humble to what the Bible says? Does God have to talk to you when He has already talked to you through His Word? Of course, He can do it, but He doesn’t have to. He can speak one of these words to you and He can confirm it with a dream or a vision, or He can speak to your heart, but He doesn’t have to.  

Everything in the Bible is rhema, if you’re humble to it, if you just believe the Word and you stand on the Word with no need for feelings one way or the other. Otherwise you will be a hearer but not a doer. People who think that they have to have feelings will likely not obey. I’ve proven in my own life that I don’t have to feel a thing. I can pray and feel nothing. And even though I just pray and don’t feel a thing sometimes, the Word is still true. And if you’re dogmatically determined to say that, “Hey, the Word is true and everything else is a lie,” just like the Bible says, “let God be found true, but every man a liar” (Rom.3:4), then what you’ve prayed for is going to happen. It’ll work and that’s all you need.  I’ve known people who believe they have to have what they call a rhema before they will believe and they don’t see miracles, healings, deliverances, provisions, etc.

Outside of emotions and feelings, the Word is all you need; stand on the Word. Accept only Scriptural thoughts in your mind; reject everything else that exalts itself against the true knowledge of God (2 Corinthians 10:5). And resist every temptation to “avenge disobedience” (2 Corinthians 10:6) or to correct people, without the anointing of the Lord.  

Now I want to point out something else here, too. The Lord will not ever use you to correct somebody, if you have the same problem that they do. He’ll use a person who has overcome in that area to correct that person. But if you have that problem, don’t ever think the Lord’s going to use you to correct somebody else with it. We are told to be ready “to avenge all disobedience, when your obedience shall be made full” (2Co.10:6). So I’ll say it again: If you correct people without the anointing of the Lord, that’s judging and being unforgiving, and only God can do that. But God can do it through people and He does do it through people who have overcome that problem or else they are hypocrites.  

In fact, Scripture says it so clearly. (1Co.6:5) … What, cannot there be [found] among you one wise man who shall be able to decide between his brethren. (2:15) But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, and he himself is judged of no man. In other words, God can use your spiritual man to speak judgments and He can even use you to  not forgive as a ministry for God. Jesus told His disciples that, for the Kingdom of God, “whose soever sins ye forgive, they are forgiven unto them; whose soever [sins] ye retain, they are retained” (Joh.20:23).  

Paul didn’t forgive the man who had his father’s wife (1 Corinthians 5:6); Paul threw him out because “a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump” (1Co.5:6). He didn’t forgive him for the Church and the Kingdom’s sake, so we see there is judgment. There has to be judgment. But we have to be careful. (Rom.2:1) Wherefore thou art without excuse, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest dost practice the same things. (14:4) Who art thou that judgest the servant of another? to his own lord he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be made to stand; for the Lord hath power to make him stand. We have to be careful that we don’t judge unless God is doing it.  

(1Ti.5:1) Rebuke not an elder, but exhort him as a father; the younger men as brethren. You know, I don’t think a lot of times people realize that Paul is talking to Timothy there and Timothy was an apostle not a pastor. So if this is true for an apostle it certainly is true for everybody else. (1Ti.5:19) Against an elder receive not an accusation, except at [the mouth of] two or three witnesses. (20) Them that sin reprove (“rebuke” in the KJVin the sight of all (again, he was talking to Timothy),that the rest also may be in fear.  

I know that the King James says “rebuke not,” and then it turns around and says “rebuke.” The word for “rebuke” in the Greek is epiplessoEpi means “upon” or “at,” and plesso means “to strike” or “to smite”; hence, “to rebuke verbally.” That’s the word for “rebuke” in 1 Timothy 5:1. The other one in 5:20 is not “rebuke” at all. In verse 20, it’s the Greek word elegcho and it means “to convict, confute, refute.” In other words, it basically means “to exhort” and that’s really what our ministry is. It’s to help people believe what Scripture says.  

There are a lot of Christians who don’t believe the Gospel because they have no hope and don’t see a way out of their sin. But if you believe the Gospel, there is power there to come out from under sin. So we help people believe the Gospel, the good news that, “You don’t have to dig your way out or by your own willpower. Come out of sin because Jesus already did it!” There is no way to make a person believe but you can speak faith to their heart.  

I know how I’ve treated myself when I’ve had a problem with unbelief. Instead of studying faith, I’ve repented of my unbelief because it’s a sin. It’s a sin that Jesus took away and I treat it like a sin that Jesus took away. People who can’t get a hold of faith need to be exhorted because a lot of rebuke will just harden their hearts. You can study faith until you are blue in the face, but if you still have the sin of unbelief, you won’t believe it.  

The Lord spoke to me one time when I was in a situation where I was preaching faith to a group of people who weren’t catching on to it. The Lord said to me, “You are trying to give them resurrection life before death. What they have to do is repent of unbelief before they can accept faith.”  

Repentance is death; it’s a dying to self. If you don’t repent, you can’t take hold of resurrection life. Resurrection life is faith. You can preach faith, faith, faith and if it doesn’t go in, it’s probably because of the sin of unbelief or double mindedness. That person has to repent first. We have to see that as sin in our life and sometimes a demon. We have to confess that as a sin, rebuke it from our life as a sin and accept ourselves as delivered because that is what Jesus did. He delivered us.  

Another point is that people who have a fear of rejection in their heart rarely confess their sin. They usually try to hide their sins. And again, you can’t get power from God that way, so in either case, you have to preach faith and not constant correction, which they read as rejection. 

Word From The Lord 

Debbie Fenske 1/8/24 

I was asked to share what the Lord spoke to us towards the end of our worship time on Monday night. Our praise and worship time unto the Lord was so great. Even before we started, Michael saw Jesus and angels come into the house and join us. Halleluiah! Our time worshipping and praising Jesus with the angels was greatly anointed. Towards the end of our worship time Jesus said, "How I desire for you to hear the sound that I and the angels are hearing of your sacrifice of honor and praise unto Me from your heart this night. This is the sound I so always long to hear. I bless you, My children, for I hear great oneness of sound, oneness of song, oneness of heart, and unity in your worship of love to Me this night. My heart is thrilled over such oneness in spirit and holy worship.”  

“Truly you feel the anointing of My presence. And though you feel My presence, and you too are lifted up through the power of your sacrifice of worship unto Me, yet, how I desire that you could hear what we are hearing, the glorious sound of true oneness of worshipful sound, and song, and heart, in holy unity. Continue, My children, in this blessed oneness each time you come together as one to worship Me. My children, let nothing take this away.” 

Revelation Of Slumber  

Anonymous 12/25/22 

I awoke, and my wife and I needed to attend to our son. As we were in lack of sleep the previous few weeks and desired more, we asked the Lord why we were woken early, having only slept 3 hours that night. (The flesh is weak when it is sleep deprived, which seems like a form of crucifying the flesh.)   

After our son went back to sleep and my wife prayed in tongues, I sat awake and continued to listen to a list of David Eells videos which we also sometimes play while we sleep. This particular video was stating to harvest in the summer to have food in the winter. When the scriptures related to this were correlated, I felt such conviction.   

I was tempted to resume sleep. The last few nights had been a battle to get up. We knew it had been the enemy trying to stop us from praising and in prayer especially during the tougher hours of the night (12pm to 3am). The enemy knew and attacked very hard again, but not to avail this time. The Lord intervened and answered our prayers with a timely wake-up with our son and being awake and listening to the video at that particular point. (Are we going to commit to the blessings?)   

The current season where we live is summer. The very last thing I would want to do is be lazy, especially before Almighty God! So, the phrase to “harvest in the summer” immediately pricked my hearing and I listened in agreement.   

Then the verses:  Pro 6:8-11 Provideth her bread in the summer, And gathereth her food in the harvest. 9 How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? When wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? 10 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep: 11 So shall thy poverty come as a robber, And thy want as an armed man.   

And related verses:  Pro 10:4-5 He becometh poor that worketh with a slack hand; But the hand of the diligent maketh rich. 5 He that gathereth in summer is a wise son; But he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.  

How can I truly say I will serve the Lord and then spend a lot of time sleeping?  Luk 10:2 And he said unto them, The harvest indeed is plenteous, but the laborers few: pray therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he send forth laborers into his harvest.  Luk 2:49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? knew ye not that I must be about my Father’s business.   

The enemy will sneak around, trying not to awaken our defenses. The thief will steal all, even peace, if left alone. We need to fight in the Spirit and not feed the flesh.  Eph 5:14 Wherefore it saith, Awake, thou that sleepest, And arise from the dead, And the Christ shall shine upon thee.   

Now is the time and our duty is to serve our Father.  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.   

Joh 4:23 But an hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth: for even such the Father seeketh as his worshippers.  Rom 13:11 And this, knowing the season, that already it is the hour for you to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.   

Let us rebuke the self, flesh, and lies. We are to plunder the enemy’s camp and return all in restoration to the Kingdom of Heaven for our Father. Luk 11:21-22 When the strong fully armed guardeth his own court, his goods are in peace: 22 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. (Our Jesus overcame satan and his demons and we are commanded to gather the spoils of his defenseless kingdom. 23  He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.) 

To the very least, I woke and wrote all this to share, and continued into the day the Lord has made.  2Co 6:2 for he saith, At an acceptable season I hearkened to thee, And in a day of salvation I succored thee: lo, now is an acceptable season; lo, now is a day of salvation:  


Promise Ring 

Marie Kelton 10/25/22  

This morning I had a dream. I was in a jewelry store, in the mall looking for a promise ring. I heard the voice of a woman say, “When women look for a promise ring, they're looking for their wedding ring.” (We are “looking” at the Lord’s promises of being part of the corporate Bride. It is not quite an engagement ring. It’s more like a going steady ring.)  

The scene changed, and I'm going on a public bus. I go sit in the back next to a window on a long bench type seat. (Representing humility by taking public transportation, not independently traveling in your own vehicle. When sitting in the back of the bus, you have a view of everyone before you possibly meaning you think others a more likely choice. You would be the last of a long line of peopleLuk 14:10 But when thou art bidden, go and take the lowest place; that when he that hath bidden thee cometh, he shall say to thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have glory in presence of all that sit at meat with thee.) 

And then a black girl sat next to me. At first, she was rude to me but later in the dream we became friends. Another girl came up and told the girl to get up, and move, so that I didn't have to sit next to the window. So, we switched, and I actually told the girl that I had become friends with, that I didn't mind sitting by the window, so we switched back. (The window is a better view of progress.) 

I had the promise ring on my ring finger. The ring was a silver ring with scriptures on it. (I had this type of ring before in real life.) (There are many promises given to us and we need to hold on to them and speak in agreement with them in faith to receive them.)  

Hos 2:19-20 And I will betroth thee unto me forever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in justice, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies. 20 I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness; and thou shalt know Jehovah.  

Pro 7:1-3 My son, keep my words, And lay up my commandments with thee. 2 Keep my commandments and live; And my law as the apple of thine eye. 3 Bind them upon thy fingers; Write them upon the tablet of thy heart. 

Deu 6:6-8 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be upon thy heart; 7 and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. 8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thy hand, and they shall be for frontlets between thine eyes.) 

I knew in the dream that my husband (Jesus) was watching me to see how I treated the people on this bus. (The Lord is always watching us. We are taught not to judge others and to treat others as we would want to be treated and show no respect of persons. Those who live this way have a better chance of being chosen. Mat 7:12 All things therefore whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, even so do ye also unto them: for this is the law and the prophets.) 

Jas 2:1-6 My brethren, hold not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. 2 For if there come into your synagogue a man with a gold ring, in fine clothing, and there come in also a poor man in vile clothing; 3 and ye have regard to him that weareth the fine clothing, and say, Sit thou here in a good place; and ye say to the poor man, Stand thou there, or sit under my footstool; 4 do ye not make distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?  

5 Hearken, my beloved brethren; did not God choose them that are poor as to the world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he promised to them that love him? 6 But ye have dishonored the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you, and themselves drag you before the judgment-seats?) 

Spiritual Fornication 

Winnie Osegueda 7/29/22 (David’s notes in red) 

I dreamt I was in a light blue car talking to a young man that I recognize from YouTube on a video call on my phone. I don't know his name." This young man is a Christian and has a pretty good testimony and hell revelation. I believe he is still pretty young in the Lord, but to my knowledge, he walks in what he knows.   

As I was talking to this young man in the dream, he began to tell me about the problem he's been having with fornication. (In the dream he meant physical fornication, but in real life he is married, and I don't believe this is physical, but spiritual.)(Spiritual fornication for a Christian would be like having a relationship with someone besides the Lord. With many this would be with a religion or a preacher.) He said he was struggling with this and did not know how to overcome it, although he did not want this in his life.  

I told the young man that it was a demon and it needed to be cast out. I went to look for David to cast this demon out of this young man, and I found him sitting in a temple on a bench on the right. Instead of the bench facing forward though, it was facing the other side where the windows were. I could hear the people worshipping and praising the Lord. David was joining in worship, but it was also as if he was watching outside the windows for something. (Looking for the Lord's coming in us.) (A confirming text given to Winnie below said in 2Pe 3:12 looking for and earnestly desiring the coming of the day of God… To be ready for the Lord’s coming for us in death or in the air we must be wanting His coming in us now. 1Jn 2:28  And now, my little children, abide in him; that, if he shall be manifested (Meaning shine forth from us)we may have boldness, and not be ashamed before him at his coming. 29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one also that doeth righteousness is begotten of him.) 

As David came out, I told him about the young man who needed deliverance from this spirit. David then laid hands on me and began to pray and cast a spirit out of me. My thoughts in the dream were that he did this so that I could be a clean vessel to cast the demon out of the young man as well. (The Lord was reminding us that our authority is based in holiness.)  (Mat 7:3  And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 4  Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me cast out the mote out of thine eye; and lo, the beam is in thine own eye? 5  Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.  

After this I went back to call the young man on my phone and cast this spirit out of him. As I was looking for a place to call, I passed through a recreation room/cafeteria where Matthew Stewart and Obi were getting ready to play drums, but he said he would wait until I made the call so it wouldn't be too loud.   

I went back to my car instead to call the young man and cast the spirit out and then I woke up.  

The chapter I received for this dream by faith is:  

In selected portions of 2Pe 3:1-18 we are warned to depart quickly from worldly lusts and be prepared to escape judgment.

3 knowing this first, that in the last days mockers shall come with mockery, walking after their own lusts … 7 but the heavens that now are, and the earth, by the same word have been stored up for fire, being reserved against the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.  … 

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some count slackness; but is longsuffering to you-ward, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. … 11 Seeing that these things are thus all to be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy living and godliness, 12 looking for and earnestly desiring the coming of the day of God

14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for these things, give diligence that ye may be found in peace, without spot and blameless in his sight. 15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also, according to the wisdom given to him, wrote unto you… 17 Ye therefore, beloved, knowing these things beforehand, beware lest, being carried away with the error of the wicked, ye fall from your own stedfastness. 18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and for ever. Amen. 

Run Your Own Race 

Samuel Fire 5/20/23 (David’s notes in red) 

I saw a man running in a race on track from his perspective. (Representing our race to manifest Jesus in the time Father has personally given each of us. Seeing the race from “his perspective” represents only considering himself, or self-righteousness like the Pharisees.) Heb 12:1 Therefore let us also, seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, 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.)  

There were many others racing too in their own lanes. The man looked to his left and right at the other runners and he criticized the others next to him(2Co 10:12 For we are not bold to number or compare ourselves with certain of them that commend themselves: but they themselves, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves with themselves, are without understanding. And Mat 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. 

Rom 14:4 Who art thou that judgest the servant of another? to his own lord he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be made to stand; for the Lord hath power to make him standJas 4:11-12 Speak not one against another, brethren. He that speaketh against a brother, or judgeth his brother, speaketh against the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judgest the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge. 12 One only is the lawgiver and judge, even he who is able to save and to destroy: but who art thou that judgest thy neighbour?) 

I then felt that he failed to see that he had slowed down to criticize the others and not focus on running his own race. When we keep our eyes on the goal of the prize and see Jesus in others, we are capable to run and finish faster. 

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. (The one who wins the prize is Jesus so we must run legally by abiding in Him.)

(Php 2:12 So then, my beloved, even as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.)

Printer-friendly version


© 2017 UBM | Unleavened Bread Ministries. All rights reserved.    [ Fair Use Notice ]