In the body of Christ, there are 3 levels of relationship. 1. Face to face - Fellowship (Praise & Worship God, Prayer, the Word...) 2. Shoulder to shoulder - Unity & involvement together 3. Back to back - Watching & protecting each other's back - Soldiers that not only fight their own battle but protecting each other!
"You are of your
father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was
a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because
there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it." - John 8:44.
A personal revelation of Jesus about the Devil; Lies is one of Satan's deadliest and most fatal weapon used from the beginning. It can destroy a name, reputation, credibility, job, family, relationships, ministry...
Lies is a destructive spirit. Truth is a reviving spirit (John.17:17).
Satan's lies: It caused confusion and rebellion in the HEAVENLY TEMPLE. [Ex. Of heavenly temple: Rev. 11:19, Rev. 15:5-8] The temple of God has shifted from heaven and earth to the heart (1 Cor. 3:16) IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN, the lies of the enemy caused the spiritual death (separation from God) of Adam and Eve. His caused the rejection of other angelic beings and of Adam and Eve.It made them lose their position. It caused DIVISION.
Devil is Greek means DIA-BOLOS. DIA meaning DIVIDE. BOLOS meaning THROUGH. DEVIL is a DIVIDING SPIRIT.
"But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand."- Matt. 12:25
Jesus knew their thoughts - Jesus discerned but they lacked discernment. The devil intends to divide our house.
3 types of houses: 1. The heart - your body house the real you. 2. The family - As for me and my house (refering to the family), we will serve the Lord. 3. The church Satan will plan INWARD (In-house) PERSECUTION.
You cannot walk on the devil with your feet...he is a spiritual enemy. You walk over the devil with the words of your mouth! The spirit world operates through words! Your words are keys to operate the spirit realm. Every believer is given spiritual authority over Satan.
Spiritual revelation, impartation and instruction will demand corresponding actions (applications) for changes and shift to happen!
Satan will always challenge revelation, prophesy, instruction from above & God's will for your life. The battle will intensify over the revealed Word of God.
Prayer and revelation enables us to develop dual-vision : Natural and Spiritual Vision. You can sense trouble before it arrives. It releases the ability to discern. 2 Kings 6:8
Note the difference between a gift of discernment and the gift of suspicion! John 14: 16, 26 and John 16:13
Jesus dealt with my past (by His blood)...the Holy Spirit deals with my future.
One of the gifts of the Holy Spirit is DISCERNMENTS - 1 Cor. 12:10 It sits between Working of Miracles, Prophecy, ... , Divers kinds of Tongues and Interpretation of tongues.
Levels of discernment:
"For what man knows the
things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no
one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now
we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is
from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to
us by God. " 1 Cor. 2:11-12
1. Spirit of man - Discerning the true motives of people, 2. Spirit of God - Able to hear, discern & obey the voice of God from your own voice. 3. Spirit of the world - Temptation, deception, accusation A) Self invited conflict created by words, actions and bad decisions. B) Uninvited conflict created by people who work in opposition. C) Hindering spirits that capitalize upon bad decisions or opposition.
Eccles. 10:20 Your mouth can give angels or evil spirits authority to operate.