LAWS WHICH GOVERN THE HOLY SPIRIT

Heb 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

• Greek: The word of God comprised of the logos and the rhema word is full of energy, and it is effective through the God kind of life that it contains, to successfully execute the division of the soul and spirit.

• Our responsibility then is to be strong and obedient to the logos and the rhema word so that the division can be totally accomplished.

2 Cor 7:1  Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

• Let us wash ourselves off, from every defilement so that all actions that affect the flesh and spirit can become thoroughly matured into God’s standard. This standard is the absolute separation from all that is common to this world into a devotion to what is sacred and precious to God.

1 Thess 5:23  And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

• The God that brings “shalom peace” bring it into your life. This may He do by separating you totally through, and through, from all common and profane things, and bringing you to an absolute devotion to the sacred things of God. This sanctification is accomplished by your spirit, soul, and body each made complete, whole, and without defect, so that your life might not even have one source of just criticism placed upon it. May you be guarded and kept in this condition until the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The normal position of the human spirit is to rule unencumbered and supreme in the believer. The human spirit, which is filled with the Holy Spirit, must not only be absolutely divided from the soul, but must not have the soul surrounding or closing up on it.

The Lord speaks in a small still voice within the human spirit, and the noisy voice of the soul, made up of the mind, will, and emotions easily drown it out. The hurts of the soul, the attacks of the enemy upon the soul, will pull the spirit down from its supreme position of leadership.

1 Thessalonians 5:19 Quench not the Spirit.

• Do not extinguish the Spirit.

Acts 18:25 This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John.

To boil with heat, be hot `and it is used with the boiling of water. Boling when it comes to liquids or glowing when it comes to solids.

Romans 12:11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

Not irksome in what has to be dispatched for the Lord’s but fervent in Spirit. Bond slavery and service to the Lord must be in the glowing and boiling of the Spirit.

The human spirit filled with the Holy Spirit must be buoyant, light, and free so that the life of the Lord can flow easily through it. The depressed and tired believer is a believer who has a weak spirit. Let’s look at the law of the “predisposed spirit”, as I call it, shows us that the spiritual believer has continual strength from the Lord.

Mark 14:38 Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.

• The spirit is always willing and predisposed because it is always found in a state of strength, eagerness, and readiness. The law of a predisposed spirit is the law of the eternally forward Spirit. This is what the Greek means by the word “ready.”

• The world of the Spirit is as that of a “continual ready mind” or a mind that is in perpetual state of readiness, while the world of the flesh is weak and infirm.

Philipp 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

• Greek- For all things I become inwardly strong in the one who constantly funnels His dunamis power into me.

• The verse above teaches us that our spirits are always receiving a continual funneling of God’s dunamis power into it. If our spirits reign in the high position of supremacy over the soul and body, we will find ourselves being imbued with a continual flow of dunamis power as it is funneled into our beings. Secondly, we will find ourselves in a constant strength of strength, eagerness and spiritual forwardness.

Our spirits must not be blocked by sin, so that the life of the Lord, which flows as a river, will continue through it. I call the life of the Lord within us the law of the river of life, because it always flowed as a river. We enter into it by living strictly by the rhema word. If we try to understand it by reason or logic, or doubt His voice, we will see the flow of the river go right by us. Who can catch a rushing rive? We can, however, jump into it if we live by the voice of the Lord and not by what is seen. In the verses below you will see the law of the river of life.

Col 1:29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.

We live and minister in the energy put forth by the flow of the river of God’s rhema words within us. Our labor occurs within in this flow to bring forth God’s kingdom.

Labor: To the point of exhaustion brings forth the work of God.

I labor in accordance to the energy (THE FLOW OF THE RHEMA WORD) put out by the river of God. This energy is always working in me effectively with the purpose of making the invisible things of God within me, functional and visible as I minister them into the external world.

Let us understand more about the rhema word.

 Hebrews 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed (equipped) by the rhema word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

Greek: The worlds were framed by the rhema word of God, so that the things that we presently see with our eyes were made out of things that cannot be seen by the eye. In other words, God always creates what is physically evident to us, out of things which are physically invisible, through the rhema word. This is the title deed of the rhema word.

The word “framed” is the same word used for the mending of the fishing nets by the apostle Peter. It is also defined as the full equipping towards the successful carrying out of a mission. The “framing” of the United States armed forces in the Persian Gulf Crisis tells us that they were furnished with the quality and quantity of armaments, food, gear, and clothing that were needed to furnish them a total victory.

Hebrews 6:5 And have tasted the good rhema word of God, and the powers of the world to come,

Greek: The rhema word of God brings the dunamis power of the coming ages into this present one.

The more that we can operate by the rhema word, the more will be the availability of the glory and power of God that pertains to the coming world for us now, in our ministry. Hallellujah!

John 7:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

Greek- Potamos- A river, flood or torrent. A flood can sweep down torrentially and even carry houses away. How can we stop the gushing of springs or the flow of a river?

This is the flow that is found within our spirits. The stronger our spirits, the more evident will the flow that is already there present within them.

39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

John 4:7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.

8 (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)

9 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.

10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?

• In the Greek, the well described in verse 11 is a regular well.

14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

• The well that Jesus describes in verse fourteen is a spring fed well, showing to us the continuous action of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 3:8 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping , and praising God.

• In John 4:14, the word “springing” is the same word for “leaping” in Acts 3:8

• From the word which means to leap. A well, or spring, continually fed by springs of water which continually leaps and gushes within us up into a constant flow of Christ’s life within us.

• A buoyant, unencumbered and unblocked spirit is needful flow the action of God’s river of life to flow through us.

• In the next three verses the highlighted words all come from the same Greek word. All of these words are defined as issuing, flowing, departing, and emanating, further describing the flow of the river of life within us.

Mark 5:30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?

Luke 6:19 And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.

Luke 8:46 And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.

1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

• speaketh expressly- signifies a flow

• “Spiritual work often flows with the current of the Holy Spirit without any constraint and without the strength of the flesh” Watchman Nee.

Mat 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word ( The rhema word) that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

• The believer must live moment by moment by every rhema word that flows out or departs out of the mouth of God. The mouth of God here is described as the root system of a tree. We are the tree, and our root system of life is the flow of God’s rhema words. If we live in this flow, we will find true life, if we don’t, we will miss out on the life of God.

• The supremacy of the spirit is kept by continually walking in the Spirit. To walk in the Spirit is to abide in the Lord Jesus. Abiding in the Spirit is the prerequisite to being filled with the Spirit. To walk by the Spirit is to continually walk by the rhema word, of God and not by what appears to our natural senses. The Spirit of God has His own set of spiritual senses. This must be our bread and food.

• Our walk in the Spirit can only be executed in a military fashion. One moment that we are not walking in the Spirit is one moment that we are walking in the flesh. There is no gray area here. We must walk in a military fashion with the voice of the Spirit so as to not allow the flesh to come in. Please look with me at the verse below.

Gal 5:25 If we live in (Instrumental (By)) in the Spirit, let us also walk (Greek word which is defined as “marching in the footsteps of a soldier”) in (Instrumental (By)) the Spirit.

• Greek paraphrase) (It is a given that we should be living our lives not in the present day world system, but in the domain, influence, and sovereignty of the world of the Holy Spirit. Because we are being continually affected and influenced by the Spirit, in that influence and effect we must march in step as soldiers so that the Spirit’s influence can go on, deepen, intensify, and continue interrupted.

• As we continue to march obediently to the voice of the Spirit, the Spirit Himself will mortify the works of the flesh.

• In Galatians five and twenty five, we then see the apostle Paul telling us that it is a given that we should be living in the world of the Spirit. In Galatians five and twenty-five we find a wonderful example of location and instrumentality. We live in the world of the Holy Spirit, and must march as a soldier in step to the Spirit’s workings back through us as He instrumentally influences and affect us.

• Paul exhorts us to live continually in the world of the Holy Spirit, so that every action of our lives becomes permeated, influenced, affected, and controlled by the work, power, strength, and liberty of the Holy Spirit.

• Victory and liberty in the Lord is found in proportion to how much the Spirit can control and take over our every action. Victory is not found in our trying to overcome. It is found in our being submerged deep enough into the world of the Holy Spirit so that He can influence and affect us at ever point. We are filled with the Spirit, in proportion to how much the Spirit is working back through us to influence, affect, control, and overtake our every action of ours.

• Paul tells us in Galatians five and twenty-five that our lives must be lived BY THE INSTRUMENTALITY of the Spirit’s actions.

Gal 5:16 This I say then, Walk( The totality of our daily activities and the way that we conduct ourselves in them) in the Spirit) (Instrumental (BY), and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. (Greek double negative: and it will be impossible for you to fulfill the flesh’s strong desire through act of your will

• Let us now look at Galatians five and sixteen. The Greek word for “walk” is the sum total of our daily affairs, and the ways in which conduct ourselves in them.

• Paul commands us TO BAPTISE every affair in our daily life into the world of the Holy Spirit so that the Spirit through His instrumentality can affect, influence, reconcile, control, and overtake every one of those affairs.

• THEN, AND ONLY THEN, shall we not fulfill the lusts of the flesh!!

The voice of the Holy Spirit is translated into rhema words. God’s rhema words are revealed within our spirits as intuition, or intuitive knowledge. Let us look at the definition of intuition.

Intuition: A direct perception of truth independent of any reasoning process. It is an immediate apprehension of knowledge versus that of the knowledge which is progressively acquired and learned.

Walking or better so, marching in the Spirit, is living our whole lives restricted to God’s intuition in our spirits. We cannot live by the intuitive knowledge of what is apparent to our natural senses but by the intuitive knowledge which is apparent to our spiritual sense’s

Spiritual Work Can Only Occur Through the spirit of man.

Luke 4:14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.

• Everything must happen through the spirit. Spiritual work must be initiated in our spirits and traverse through our spirits.

• ANY WORK ACCOMPLISHED, WHICH DOES NOT HAPPEN, BY THE FLOW OF GOD’S LIFE THROUGH OUR SPIRITS, IS USELESS.

Romans 8:5 For they that are after the flesh do mind (The focus of the mind; its thoughts and purposes) the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

• They that are according to the flesh put their intellectual focus and thoughts on fleshly lusts, or trying to serve the Lord in fleshly ways. The believer serves God in the flesh when he or she does it self-righteously, or outside of the voice of the Holy Spirit.

6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

• The flesh is comprised of sin and self-righteousness. Any time that we are focused or work by the flesh it brings death (THANATOS) to the spirit, soul, and body.

10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

• The Spirit is the giver of the “God kind of life.”

11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

• Arouse, invigorate, the germination of the “God kind of life” which springs up, filling us up to affecting to our physical bodies.

• The spiritual believer enjoys even to the “God kind of life” quickening, invigorating and healing his or her physical body.

Phillip 3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

• The “out resurrection” from the dead. Paul here talks about experiencing the power of God quickening his mortal spirit, soul, and body while one earth.

Matthew 6:22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.

• The lamp of the body is the eye. If your eye is pure and single in its purpose, by being totally focused upon God and nothing else, your body will become bright and shining.

1Peter 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

• Christ is aroused, invigorated, and brought to life in this world by means of the Spirit.

 1 Cor 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

• Christ is a spirit who arouses and and invigorates by giving forth the “God kind of life.”

John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

1 Thess 1:5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance(CONFIDENCE); as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.

Luke 1:17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.

• By the Spirit and the power of the Lord a people is prepared and fit for every spiritual work, by thoroughly equipping them with all that they need spiritually.

Rom 1:9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;

• Praying without ceasing can only occur by the Spirit.

2 Cor 13:3 Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you.

• The Christ whom has been given to live within us, is always mighty and powerful in ability. His might and ability becomes a reality in proportion to His revelation.

4 For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.

• The Greek further tells us in verse four, that in the same way that a tree lives from its roots as they obtain nutrients found in the soil, we must live our lives rooted in the power of God, as it is released in proportion to the revelation of Christ.

• The fullness of spiritual power and spiritual work is for the sake of other people and not us.

1Tim 2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

Intercessions- An interesting word that can be defined in a variety of ways. “Conference, encounters, conversation,” are all part of intercession. We can describe it as the act of developing a relationship with a person as to become intimate with him or her, resulting in the ability to hold conversations with that individual.

Holding sustained and intimate conversations (intercession) with the Lord can only be the result of breaking through into the Spirit realm.

Romans 8:26  Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

• Helpeth our infirmities- The Greek tells us that the Holy Spirit comes face to face with us to take a hold together with us of our infirmities and frailties.

• The Spirit itself maketh intercession for us – Greek: “To hit the target above and beyond what is normal.” I.E. “to do the right thing and do it with skill.”

• The intercessory ministry of the Holy Spirit, as He comes to take a hold of our weaknesses, is to give us the breakthroughs, answers, and deliverances that we need with bull’s eye accuracy. This is called the sword of the Spirit at work, which is none else than the rhema word of God. The rhema word of God is the Lord’s surgical weapon (or sword) as it is wielded during intercession to discover, isolate, and spiritually operate upon the specifics of an ungodly situation that has been brought before you by the Lord in prayer.

• The purpose of intercession is to sound out the depths of God so that He reveals and isolates the specific roots of the malady, and we destroy it in prayer with the same sword of the Spirit all while in the same time of intercession. Intercession is the revelation of the ungodly roots of a problem. We pray back in accordance to the specifics of what the Lord shows us warrants the situation. In all situations, and especially serious ones, the surgical work must be done in the Spirit and the results in the physical will always follow. The devil keeps us locked in the physical and psychological, and the roots continue to bear bad fruit.

• As we discussed earlier on, it is only when the Lord intercedes that He knows how to hit with perfect accuracy the bull’s eye of the roots of any problem that we bring before Him. He reveals it to us in the third heaven and we use this revelation as the sword of the Spirit to pierce, destroy, sever, and deliver.

Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

• Greek: Using all general prayers and specific petitions at all times in the Spirit to accomplish the state of being awake and attentively guarding all saints. This guarding in the Spirit for all saints is executed through the means of a constant steadfast devotion and individual petitions for them.

The Need For Becoming Strong In The Spirit

• Strength of spirit is needful so that we can keenly hear the voice of the Lord.

 Mark 2:8 And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts?

• Perceived: The word for perceive is defined as having a thorough, accurate, and precise knowledge of an object. Jesus’ strength of spirit was so complete that the clarity of the Father’s voice was so precise within Him, that His discernment of the rhema word was thorough.

Mark 5:30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?

• Knowing: As with the word perceived in Mark 2:8; Jesus knew in this same accurate and through knowledge of the rhema word, that dunamis power had gone out of Him.

1 John 2:20  But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.

• You have an anointing continually abiding that lets you know by intuition all things (given to you by the Spirit) in a perfect tense.

27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

• The anointing abides by walking in the Spirit.

We can have teachers; but the “anointing of intuition” allows the believer to know all things by spiritual intuition which God freely gives. This anointing gives every believer the guarantee that they are able to understand the voice of God without the aid of man. The same vein of God goes for verses 11 and 12 of First Corinthians.

1 Cor 2:11For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

• The Holy Spirit has a perfect intuitive knowledge of the things of God

12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

Because we have received the Holy Spirit, we have the same ability to have a perfect intuitive knowledge of everything that God has given to us graciously and freely

1 Cor 13:2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

• Perfect intuitive knowledge to prophecy out of God’s mouth; progressive knowledge to prophesy by the word of knowledge, and faith in every situation in which you prophesy by both of these two modes, to see the fulfillment of prophecy as miracles.

• According to the spirit of separation from what is profane is the Lord Jesus marked out in power

1 John 5: 20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

• Secondly, the Spirit has also given to His mind of understanding, to interpret the intuitive knowledge that we receive. This is called revelation.

• Revelation is our understanding of spiritual intuitive knowledge

Eph 1:17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

• A spirit of knowing God’s ways, wisdom and timing, resulting in a spirit of revelation, which is the knowledge of what God gives us through intuition, in the full accurate and precise knowledge of Christ.

• This precise knowledge comes out of a strong spirit and strong spiritual senses.

• The full and precise knowledge of the Christ can only come out of a strong spirit.

18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

• That the thoughts of your mind being in an enlightened state (REVELATION) (spirit/ cooperating with mind) that you may understand the intuitive voice of the Lord as to what is the hope of His calling for you and the riches that will mold that calling and the exceeding power to bring all of this about.

19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,

• And that we may intuitively know and operate in the power, which is conformed, to the standard of the energy put out by the dominion of the strength dwelling within Him.

Strength of spirit is needed so as to become free.

Philip 3:21 Who shall change our lowly body, that it may be fashioned like his glorious body, according to the working by which he is able even to subdue all things to himself

• To subdue, is a military term comparable to a general with an army in perfect submission, hierarchy, and order, beneath him.

• One of the most important desires of Christ is to subdue all that is not of Him in this military and hierarchal order. The verses immediately below, all use the very same Greek word found for the subduing in Philippians 3:21; thus showing a vital part of the mind of God towards us in the finished work of Christ.

• The amount of God’s dunamis power working in us is measured as to how much are we allowing the Lord to subdue or bring the dominion of all things unto Himself. The fullness of revelation of the Son is the fullness of the Lord’s power. The fullness of revelation is the Christ dwelling, and not struggling, or competing with something else in our hearts.

• The more that we live out of the dunamis power of the Lord because we have yielded our life in all meekness to the Lord the more that we shall see the Lord subdue all things underneath our feet. This is the reality of our taking up the full armor of God.

1 Cor 15:24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.

1 Corinthians 15:27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.

1 Corinthians 15:28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

Eph 6:10  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power (dominion) of his might (inner strength). Be empowered in the Lord and in the outward strength or dominion, of His inner strength.

• Christ ability to subdue is an absolute necessity for us, since it is the work of Christ to set us free. Subduing however, can also have a very negative connotation. Dictators, such as Hitler, Castro, and others, focused their whole lives on the subduing of people. Christ, likewise, focuses much of His work in subduing, but only of things that are evil and harmful to humanity.

• In the case of evil dictators, the subduing of peoples is called dominating, or exercising dominion over them. This evil exercise of dominion accomplishes a power as it is carried out, called the power of dominion or domination, in proportion to the strength of the dictator.

• In Eph 6:10 we find this exact principle at work. Translated for us it commands us to be empowered in the Lord and in the domination or dominion exerted by His strength.

• This dominion or domination is what gives the Lord the ability to subdue all things unto Himelf.

• Are we beginning to get the picture? The revelation of Christ within us, triggered by the law of the cross through our obedience, reveals the Christ who dominates and subdues all, thus setting us free!

• Ephesians chapter six and ten commands us to continuously receive this dunamis power of the Lord so that He can be progressively revealed in our lives as the Christ that dwells in our hearts. This is the fullness of revelation.

• The dunamis power of the Lord in verse 10 is defined as the display of the Lord’s outward dominion brought about by His inward strength. This is what it means by “the power of his might.” This is sort of what happens to Pop Eye when he eats the can of spinach. The tremendous inward strength that is multiplied within him at the eating of the can of spinach is translated into a manifestation of outward strength which caused him to dominate and conquer all, even Bluto the bad man who ran after beautiful Olive Oil.

• This domination of external circumstances is called “dominion” and is in indeed the same as Lord’s dominion over all His creation.

• The Lord’s dominion or manifested expression of the strength that resides within Him is found in His dunamis power. The extent of the Lord’s dominion that is transported by his dunamis power is His ability to subdue all things unto Himself.

• .The whole armor of God is an expression of the outward dominion of His inner strength. This expression is manifested as dunamis power.

• Do you older folks remember the episodes of Popeye and Olive Oil? This scripture is a perfect representation of what always happened to Popeye. Popeye in himself was a fairly weak guy. When he ate the can of spinach however, he became inwardly strong; his external arm muscles popped out, he then rang Bluto’s neck, and took the lovely Olive Oil as his priced possession. Right?

• God’s might is His inner strength. Because God is inwardly strong, His strength is then exercised outwardly in what is called dominion. God exercises dominion over His creation because of this inward strength! Let us say that for the matter of simplicity that the inner effect of the spinach on Popeye is the same as the inward strength that God possesses. Popeye’s bulging muscles, by which he clobbered Bluto, is God’s outward and bulging dominion over all of His creation.

• So what is Paul commanding us to us? His exhortation is for us to be empowered with this powerful combo of God’s inward strength and outward dominion. What for? The following scripture tells us.

Eph 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

• Is defined in verse eleven as having enough of God’s dunamis power manifested so as to allow us to hold our ground against the “methods” of the enemy and to never to lose it again.

13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

• We can translate verse thirteen like this. Take (aorist tense) therefore the fullness of the revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ into your lives so that you will have the dunamis power to stand face to face against (the whole of the demonic hierarchy) in the evil day…

17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

• The sword of the Spirit is defined in the Greek as the “rhema word” of God and not the logos word. I believe that this is self-explanatory to all of us.

 Eph 3:16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened(dominion) with might (dunamis power) by his Spirit in the inner man;

• Greek: That God’s power deposited into your inner man through the Holy Spirit will be seen or translated as Christ’s dominion within you.

• The results of this subduing or dominion whisk us right into verse seventeen.

17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

• To dwell, is defined as a inhabitant being in comfortable control of his home, thus allowing him to live in the peace and authority which has been purchased through that control.

• Christ desires to dwell in this very fashion within our hearts. He can only do so in believers that fully obey Him, allowing “the Christ that dominates and subdues all evil” to set them free, so that He may dwell and exercise the full authority of the kingdom, through them.

Eph 1:19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his mighty( inward strength) power,(outward dominion)

Greek paraphrase. The exceeding greatness of this power is funneled into those who continuously believe. The inward strength of God, which is displayed as His outward dominion, is translated as the exceeding greatness of His power, which is funneled into the believer. This funneling is limited to the continual believing of the Christian, which in turn is defined as the uncompromising moment-by-moment obedience to God’s rhema word.

20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,

• He wrought This is very powerful!

• The Greek perfect tense is used with this verb. As we know, the Greek perfect tense is an accomplished event in history, having an eternal impact.

• Which He wrought, can be defined, as the working through, or the accomplishing of something with absolute effectiveness, resulting in its becoming now fully operational.

• The exceeding greatness of God’s power; the translation of the dominion of the strength found within God, is fully and eternally operational inside the Person of His Son. The standard of our spiritual strength must come up to this place.

21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:

• Might: Dunamis power. Every created work of God has its own inherent dunamis power or the power that that makes it what it is, and gives to its life. Every type of disease, for example, has its own inherent dunamis power.

• Power: Authority: Speaks to us here about everything that would have a wrongful authority over us, thus bringing us into bondage. Like wise similar to the word dominion or that which dominates.

• The power of the resurrection, absolutely accomplished in the Son of God, is defined as His sitting far above in distance to all of these things which He has subdued. This power has been funneled into our spirits.

• God wants our spirits to be strengthened to this very standard.

1 Cor 15:24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.

1 Corinthians 15:27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.

1 Corinthians 15:28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

• This very standard is what is required to bring the works of the kingdom in a fully effective fashion through our lives. The kingdom is delivered to the Father when all has been subdued which is not of God. Likewise, we work the works of the kingdom in proportion to how much the power of God subdues through us.

Revelation 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

 I John 2:14 I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.

• Because ye are strong is once again, the word for God’s inner spiritual strength.

 1 Peter 4:11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

• “The ability which” For a third time we run into this word, “inner or spiritual strength”.

• We were never supposed to minister out of our own strength!

• The enemy has absolutely no respect for our programs, and our agendas if they are done in our own power. He laughs at us, knowing that our mind and flesh outside of the voice of the Holy Spirit, is simply no match for him.

• The devil through his methodologies will continue to incite us to create more committees, spend more money, plan out more church growth programs, and build bigger and more luxurious church structures and so forth. Anything that he can to do to keep us as believers dancing in the flesh he shall do.

• Instead of being on our knees and beneath the shadow of the cross, we run to and fro laden with Christian activities. It is just a matter of time that the devil will attack.

Luke 11:20 But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.

21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:

22 But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.

• Casting out a demon can only be affected through the “finger or power of God”. The finger of God can also be defined as the rhema word of God .

• Verses twenty-one and twenty-two use the word strong man and stronger than.

• Only the man or woman of God that possesses more inner strength than the devil, through by the infilling of the Spirit, can be used in deliverance, by and through the finger of God.

 2 Thessalonians 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

• Greek; He shall render the Wicked one useless and non-operational with the manifestation of His presence.

Other Laws of Intuition (Knowledge), Wisdom, Understanding, Revelation

1Cor 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

 10 But God hath revealed them( taking the lid off) unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth(sounds out) all things, yea, the deep things of God.

 1 Cor 2:11For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

• The Holy Spirit has a perfect intuitive knowledge of the things of God

12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

• Because we have received the Holy Spirit we have the same ability to have a perfect intuitive knowledge of everything that God has given to us graciously and freely.

13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual

• “Those things we continually utter prophetically

• We speak out the spiritual things that God has given us, using the inward spiritual means (prophecy, visions, revelations, knowledge and so forth.) “Comparing” is defined as joining together, compounding, and combining. We must minister out as closely and accurately as possible to what the Lord shows us within. Our ministry must be a compounding, combining, and a joining together with the rhema word of the Spirit, and a compounding, combining and joining together of the means that He wishes for us to execute that rhema word.

John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

• He will guide Guide as a teacher; show the way and instruct

• you into all truth : More accurately: Into every type of truth that pertains to us.

• but whatsoever he shall hear; as many things that He will hear, all these He will utter or declare . (The confidence of the prophet)

• and he will shew you things to come. The prophetically coming things the Spirit will rehearse and makes known to us. (The confidence of the prophet)

John 5:19Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth (To habitually glance at what the Father does in the Spirit. This is not discernment with understanding) the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. (Greek word “homos” INTUITIVE SEEING OR GLANCING

Intuition brought about seeing in the Spirit.

John 5:20 For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.

• For the Father is fond of the Son and shows Him all things that He does in a way that can be proven and for proof, and greater than these works will he show you with the goal in His mind that you may wonder.

• We must know that continually, at all moments, the Father is exhibiting within us all that He does in way that we can understand and confirm what he says, and then manifest it outwardly as proof into the world.

John 5:17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto ( My Father never ceases working in the Spirit) and I work.(and I work externally, using exactly the same procedures and in exactly the same manner in which I see instinctively the Father working within me.)

• Worketh is defined in exactly the same way that a company strives to be successful in producing the services for which it is in business for.

• Hitherto: Until now. My Father has been continually at work, producing the services that pertain to the business of the kingdom of God in an unbroken flow, right through all of your Sabbaths; and even now as we speak, He works.

• And I work: I, in like manner.

• This is a tremendously important point of instruction for ministers who desire to work in the Spirit.

• Jesus tells us that we are to work out into the world, what the Father works into us with exactly the same intentions, intensity, and procedures used by the Father. Our ministry must be a carbon copy of the Father’s ministry in us. Remember that every work of the Father is translated into a rhema word that we can understand.

John 5:19Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth (To habitually glance at what the Father does in the Spirit. This is not discernment with understanding) the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. (Greek word “homos”)

• Glancing in the Spirit to what the Father does, gives us that momentary intuitive knowledge, which on many occasions, is enough for us to step out in faith and do with identicalness what we have acquired instinctively in our spirits.

• Our right to do so is based on the fact that we have an equal inner spiritual nature to that of the Father, giving us identity with Him in our outward actions. We are responsible to work with identicalness to what we see on the Spirit. This is what the term “homos” means

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