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Another Coffee Break:
Aphiémi Healing, Part 9
December 20, 2013

Since this will be the last Coffee Break prior to Christmas, let me first
wish you all a very blessed and revelatory Christmas season. In an email
sent out earlier this week to some friends, I noted that we do not celebrate
Jesus' birth on Christmas day, despite the centuries-old traditions. We
celebrate Christmas because this was the day on the Hebrew calendar when the
angel Gabriel appeared to Mary. This is the day when the Word became flesh
and Mary spoke those fateful and faith-filled words, "Be it unto me
according to Thy Word."

When we left off last week, we were talking about the fact that when Jesus
broke bread with His disciples, he first breaks matstsah (flat, unleavened)
bread, showing Himself to be the Passover Lamb. Jesus again takes bread,
and as He did when feeding the 5000 (and the 4000), he breaks it and begins
to serve the disciples. (See verse 26.)

The Greek word in this instance is not azumos (or matstsah), but artos:
raised bread. These two Greek words exactly parallel the two Hebrew words
which describe both the unleavened bread (matstsah) of Passover, and the
raised bread that was on display on the Table of Shewbread (lechem). Jesus
became the bread of Passover, fulfilling its purpose, and the bread of
provision -- the Table of Shewbread -- that He promised in Matthew 6:33 and
Philippians 4:19.

I know that many folks have questioned the idea that Jesus would have broken
leavened bread with the Disciples, but there seems to be a fundamental
misunderstanding of the picture of leaven. Leaven can either be good (as it
was in representing the wholeness of Jesus, His makeup, His character, and
the essence of who He is), or it can be representative of sin and corruption
(as it was in the case of the Pharisees and Sadducees). Leaven is simply a
picture of something which expands and grows the loaf.

Jesus made the statement to the Disciples (see Matthew 16:6), "Take heed and
beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees." That's one
example. But He also said (in Matthew 13:33), "The kingdom of heaven is
like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal,
till the whole was leavened." In this instance, leaven represents the
expanding power of the Kingdom of God."

Is that clear enough? Good! Let's move on.

Jesus' statement caused such great consternation among the people who heard
him. They only saw his comments within the framework of the Law of Moses,
or from a purely physical standpoint, and because they treated His Word that
way they were repulsed by them.

"This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat
thereof, and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if
any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will
give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world...... Verily,
verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink
his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my
blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my
flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my
flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. As the living
Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he
shall live by me. This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as
your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall
live forever." (John 6:50-51, 53-58)

Then we have John's observation of Jesus:

"And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory,
the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."
(John 1:14)

Ever wonder how "the Word was made flesh" as John declares? Consider the
picture that unfolds in Luke 1:26-38. The angel Gabriel appears to Mary and
tells her that she is blessed and highly favored of God, and that she will
conceive and bear a son who in fact will be the long-promised and prophesied
Messiah. Mary does not doubt the word that she is hearing but asks, "How
shall this be, seeing I know not a man?" The angel Gabriel responds, "The
Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall
overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee
shall be called the Son of God."

Bear in mind that the angel is simply a messenger of God sent with God's
Word to her. Here is how -- and when -- the Word is made flesh. "And Mary
said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word."
(Luke 1:38)

Get it? Mary agrees with the Word of the Lord and speaks that agreement by
saying "Be it unto me according to thy Word:" the Word of the Lord. She is
effectively speaking the same creative Word that God spoke when He decreed
in Genesis 1:3, "Light be" (or as the KJV reads, "Let there be light!" )
Thus the Word came into being instantly within her womb. Sure, she had to
carry Jesus for the normal nine-month term before He was actually born but
He was instantly conceived when she spoke the Word herself.

Are you beginning to get the picture? The Word, spoken by Mary in agreement
with the Word of the Lord which had been delivered to her, became flesh in
her womb. It was living. It was eternity, invading time and space with the
reality of God Himself! Thus, the Word -- Jesus -- became flesh. And John
witnesses, "and dwelt among us (and we beheld His Glory, the Glory as of the
only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."

Jesus walked and talked with His disciples. He preached to the multitudes.
He broke bread with them, and He did it in a manner that would testify to
them (and they would also be witness to) that He was the Word!

Consider the event that had unfolded (see John 6) just prior to Jesus'
statement "Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink His blood,
ye have no life in you."

"After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of
Tiberias. And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles
which he did on them that were diseased. And Jesus went up into a mountain,
and there he sat with his disciples. And the Passover, a feast of the Jews,
was nigh." (This is an important point in view of what Jesus is about to
do.)

"When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him,
he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? And
this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do. Philip
answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them,
that every one of them may take a little. (Note: this is roughly equivalent
to seven months' wages in those days) One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon
Peters brother, saith unto him, There is a lad here, which hath five barley
loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many? And Jesus
said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the
men sat down, in number about five thousand." (Note: By Hebrew tradition
this number represents the married men only, not counting the unmarried men,
all the wives, the women and children. The actual number of those gathered
on the hillsides would have been more on the order of 20,000 - 30,000.)

"And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to
the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of
the fishes as much as they would. When they were filled, he said unto his
disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.
Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the
fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them
that had eaten. Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus
did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world."

Before we continue with the rest of this picture, let's consider some of the
issues that have already been presented.

First, John makes note of the fact that the Passover was "eggus" : "ready to
begin, at hand." Folks were ready for the seven day period in which they
would eat of the unleavened bread. They would break this bread and eat of
it only -- no leavened bread at all. (Both Orthodox and Messianic Jews keep
this ordinance yet today. They often refer to it as a "Seder" meal.) With
the Passover meal, they would drink water -- not wine. The practice of wine
with the Table of the Lord did not really commence until after Jesus turned
the water into wine at the marriage of Cana in Galilee, although we see this
covenant practice long before the days of Moses.

The point I'm making is that the Jews were ready to begin Passover with its
unleavened flatbread (matstsah) -- symbolic of the fact that there was no
leaven of Egypt in what they were eating. In a parable that Jesus later
shared, (and we've already noted this) He likened the Kingdom of God to
leaven and said, "The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman
took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened."
(Matthew 13:33) In so doing, Jesus was clarifying the fact that the picture
of leaven is that of a spiritual force -- whether for evil or for good.

In the miracle that unfolded in John 6 where Jesus fed the 5,000, as noted
in the last Coffee Break, the loaves that Jesus broke and distributed were
artos: raised bread, whole bread -- leavened bread. There was an
impartation of His life that took place which He was demonstrating. There
is a multiplying factor in His life; it is the leaven of the Kingdom of God
which multiplies and causes the Word to grow and expand within us until we
reach the place of being fully "raised" in Him.

Thus as the miracle of the loaves unfolded, Jesus was demonstrating what He
would say to the people shortly thereafter, I am the living bread which
came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever:
and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life
of the world."

On many occasions, Jesus made statements such as the following:

"As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that
eateth me, even he shall live by me." (John 6:57)

"I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he
were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall
never die. Believest thou this?" (John 11:25-26)

"I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but
by me." (John 14:6)

In his first general epistle, John writes, "For the life was manifested, and
we have seen it, and bear witness, and show unto you that eternal life,
which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us." (I John 1:2)

The Table of the Lord -- which took the place of Passover -- provides us
with a daily (or as often as we eat and drink of it) impartation of the
life, the multiplication that comes in that divine life, and we receive for
ourselves healing, health, wholeness, forgiveness and deliverance from, and
eradication of, the bondage and oppression of the past (that's aphiémi), and
the abundant provision of all that Heaven has for us. Consider the event
that took place when the Syrophenician woman came to Jesus.

"And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto
him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is
grievously vexed with a devil. But he answered her not a word. And his
disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after
us. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the
house of Israel. Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.
But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house
of Israel. And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which
fall from their masters table. Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O
woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her
daughter was made whole from that very hour." (Matthew 15:21-28)

See the picture? Are you understanding just how powerful the bread of life
really is? This woman was not even of the house of Israel. Yet she
understood the significance of the Table of the Lord. She understood the
picture of the Bread of Life, and she realized that just a dried-out crumb
of that bread that had fallen under the Table would bring healing and
deliverance to her daughter.

Brother! I sometimes marvel that the body of Christ -- who is supposed to
have a grip on what it means to be seated at the Table of the Lord -- has
yet to understand what it means to eat of the Bread of Life. David
certainly had the picture. Remember the 23rd Psalm?

"Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies." Who is
preparing this table? Hello!?! The Lord Jesus Christ, of course. And what
are the enemies in whose presence this Table is spread? Hmmmm ........
Let's see, now ....... Sickness, disease, infirmity, death, poverty, bondage
of every kind, demonic oppression, fear, doubt, unbelief ..... shall we go
on?

Yet, for the most part, the body of Christ today still treats the Table of
the Lord as anaxios: to treat irreverently, to treat as commonplace and
ordinary. There is nothing, and I do mean NOTHING about the Table of the
Lord that is commonplace or ordinary. This is not a ritual. This is not
some duty to keep. The Table of the Lord is a way of life, a manner of
living. Eating of the Table of the Lord takes a person out of this
time-space, sin-and-sickness- based, death-imposed realm and transports them
into the eternity of eternities -- the Kingdom of God!

When we eat of the Bread of Life, we are eating of the Word Himself. But we
have to do it with revelation and understanding. Otherwise it becomes just
another "thing to do" as a Christian. Personally, I dislike -- no, I'll
make it even stronger than that -- I detest the form and ritual that has
turned our sacred Communion at the Table of the Lord into crackers or wafers
and dinky little "communion cups" (so that folks don't transmit or catch
some disease by drinking from a common cup).

When Dwain and I were still at Long Beach Christian Center back in the
1970's, we stopped the "crackers- and-grape juice-in-communion cups" ritual
and went to breaking a whole loaf of bread and drinking from a common cup or
chalice. It began the transformation of my understanding of what it means
to partake of the Lord's Table. That was some 40 years ago, and you
couldn't pay me to go back to the old ritual! I've yet to see someone
"catch something" by drinking of a common cup at the Table of the Lord. It
just doesn't happen! That would make the Table of the Lord a lie -- and
there is nothing but truth that emanates and is imparted when we eat and
drink with revelation!

Wheww!!! We've just begun to scratch the surface. There's a whole lot more
to go just dealing with the covenant picture of the Table. Let me wrap up
with this observation:

The Lord has set a table before us that is fit for kings and priests -- and
we are both in Him! We have a feast set before us designed to help us
function as kings who rule and reign, and priests who worship and come
before God's presence in boldness and joy. Health, wholeness, strength,
healing, restoration, deliverance, prosperity -- they are all set before us
on this Table!

Merry Christmas and Blessings on you!
Regner
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Another Coffee Break:

Aphiémi Healing, Part 8

December 12, 2013

For those of you who have been calling in to our Monday, Wednesday or Friday
healing calls each week at 7:00 PM Eastern, Monday the 16th of December will
be the break point for the Christmas and New Years period. We will have our
call on Monday the 16th, take a break, and resume on Monday, January 6th,
2014. Once again, the number to call is (805) 399-1000. Then enter the
access code: 124763#.

We have a fistful of ground to cover today, so without any ado let's get
started.

Beginning in 2008 and into 2009 Holy Spirit instructed me to begin sharing
Sunday after Sunday after Sunday after Sunday on the Table of the Lord.
Just when I thought we'd about gotten the full revelation of what takes
place, the Holy Spirit would download a whole new picture. Hence, for some
40 weeks or so in succession, the Lord peeled layer after layer after layer
away so that we began seeing and hearing an entirely new and expanded
dimension of this covenant act.

If you've grown up in and around the church, you've likely had pretty much
the same routine I've had where we would take Communion the first Sunday of
every month. Frequently you will hear the pastor or church leader say
something like the following -- particularly after reading the passage of
Scripture from I Corinthians 11 that reads like this:

"Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord,
unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a
man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that
cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh
damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. For this cause many
are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep." (I Corinthians 11:27-30)

You've likely heard something like this: "Now be careful! Examine yourself!
If you have sin in your life, don't partake of Communion -- not until you
repent and make things right with God. If you do, you could be eating
sickness and death to yourself."

What gets missed in the translation is the last phrase of Paul's admonition,
"not discerning the Lord's body."

If you were part of the Charismatic Renewal, you likely did something like I
did. I would try to discipline my thoughts and imagination and try to
imagine Jesus' body hanging on the Cross; and I would say, "Oh, Lord, I see
you. I see you hanging on the Cross. I see your body. I see what you did
for me."

Nice.......but stupid! That was NOT the body Paul was speaking of! He
didn't expect us to screw up our willpower and try to imagine Jesus hanging
on the Cross. That word "discerning&qu ot; in the Greek text is diakrino, which
means: to make a distinction, to discriminate, to separate thoroughly.

But Paul uses an interesting Greek word in the statement, "Wherefore
whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily,
shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord." That word "unworthily&qu ot;
is translated from the Greek anaxios, which literally means: to treat
irreverently, to treat as commonplace.

The use of those two words greatly affects how we understand this command.
Let me explain.

When we treat the Table of the Lord as a ritual, a once-a-month event we are
required to keep (and we do it as a religious duty), we've totally lost
sight of what Jesus commanded, and we are treating this as "commonplace, " as
"ordinary. " Once the Table of the Lord, or partaking of Communion becomes a
religious duty and not a covenant act with revelation and understanding of
what is taking place, it simply becomes "another thing to do" for us as
Christians.

We waste our time, we waste God's time, and....worse. ...our treating this
Table so cavalierly results in our opening a door of opportunity to Satan to
afflict us with disease, steal from us and even take our lives prematurely.
It is critically important for us to remember that Jesus paid the TOTAL
PRICE for our wholeness. He erased, He eradicated from existence, He
remitted (aphiémi) every single sin and ever single cause for disease,
sickness, infirmity, affliction, poverty and death -- everything that came
into being as a result of Adam and Eve eating of the Tree of the Knowledge
of Good and Evil.

When He rose from the dead He made available to all who received Him,
redemption from the curse of sin and partaking of the Tree of the Knowledge
of Good and Evil. It is intrinsic to His body, and every member of His body
has access to the totality of what Jesus paid for!

The "discernment&q uot; Paul is speaking of refers to discerning -- understanding
with true revelation -- all that Jesus' body represents at the Table. This
is not eating of a wafer and drinking an ounce of grape juice. This is not
crackers and juice, or a piece of bread and wine. This is the body and
blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Yes, it is!

That said; let me take you to a few foundation scriptures that will unfold
the covenant nature of the Table of the Lord.

Before I do, however, let me say something that might surprise you.
Literally everything that Jesus said, every miracle He performed (that we
have recorded in the Gospels), everything He demonstrated to the disciples
was rooted and founded in His Table. In the coming weeks, my objective is
to help you see this unfold and radically change your understanding of what
takes place each time you break bread and drink of the cup.

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was
God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him;
and without him was not anything made that was made." (John 1:1-3)

"But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of
God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood,
nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the
Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory
as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." (John
1:12-14)

"This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat
thereof, and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if
any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will
give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. ....

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man,
and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and
drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last
day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that
eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. As
the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth
me, even he shall live by me. This is that bread which came down from
heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of
this bread shall live forever." (John 6:50-51, 53-58)

You may not see the foundational aspect of these Scriptures, yet, but stand
by. It will become clear as we progress.

Jesus' statement caused a great stir -- both in the Jews generally, and
amongst those that considered themselves His disciples (not the twelve) and
followed Him. It was a statement that was designed to separate those who
could only see and hear in the natural realm from those who understood the
spiritual significance of what He was revealing. For those whose reference
point was the Law of Moses, it created consternation and even nausea.

John tells us (see John 6:66), "From that time many of his disciples went
back, and walked no more with him." It was simply more than they could
handle.

They were only seeing things through legalistic eyes. God had made some
very specific and direct commands concerning the drinking of blood as we see
in the following references.

"Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green
herb have I given you all things. But flesh with the life thereof, which is
the blood thereof, shall ye not eat." (Genesis 9:3-4)

"Moreover ye shall eat no manner of blood, whether it be of fowl or of
beast, in any of your dwellings. Whatsoever soul it be that eateth any
manner of blood, even that soul shall be cut off from his people."
(Leviticus 7:26-27)

"And whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers
that sojourn among you, that eateth any manner of blood; I will even set my
face against that soul that eateth blood, and will cut him off from among
his people. For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it
to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the
blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. Therefore I said unto the
children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat blood, neither shall any
stranger that sojourneth among you eat blood." (Leviticus 17:10-12)

And that's just a drop in the bucket. There are a host of Scriptures which
emphasize the fact that one does not eat (or drink) blood because all life
is in the blood. But Jesus wasn't talking about eating His literal flesh or
drinking His literal blood. He was referring back to the prophecy all Jews
should have been well aware of -- the prophecy of Passover.

I won't recount the entire portion of Scripture here that relates to the
Passover (you can read it in Exodus 12), but to summarize, God was preparing
to bring Israel out of centuries of bondage in Egypt and take them to the
Land of Promise He had covenanted to give to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The
Egyptian Pharaoh wouldn't release the Israelites, despite the fact that God
had given him sign after sign after sign, so God was going to send the Angel
of Death across the land.

For Israel (living in Goshen) to be free from the death angel's power
enabling him to "pass over" them, they needed to eat from a Table that God
was going to prepare especially for this event. They were commanded to take
a yearling lamb from their flocks, kill it, collect its blood and apply it
to the lintels and doorposts of their dwelling places, roast the lamb and
eat it along with cakes of unleavened bread. Once again, they were not to
drink of the blood; they were to apply it to the lintels and doorposts of
their homes.

God's promise to Israel was, "And the blood shall be to you for a token upon
the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and
the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of
Egypt." (Exodus 12:13) But it didn't stop there.

"And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast
to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an
ordinance forever. Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first
day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth
leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be
cut off from Israel.

“And in the first day there shall be an holy convocation, and in the seventh
day there shall be an holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be
done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may be done of
you. And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this
selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore
shall ye observe this day in your generations by an ordinance forever."
(Exodus 12:14-17)

I can see the wheels turning for some of you. OK, so where is there a
prophecy in this? you ask. Glad you asked. I can't take the time in this
series to deal with all of the feasts Israel was commanded to keep, but each
of these feasts -- beginning with Passover -- was a prophecy, a picture of a
future event in time -- to be fulfilled by and for the coming Messiah.

Notice that this very first feast (as was every feast Israel kept) began
with the eating of a specific meal. They didn't have a drink specified at
this meal/table (that came later as God spelled out the various offerings to
Moses) because of the specific application of the blood. However, wine was
later specified in the place of blood as an offering to the Lord (Exodus
29:40) and whenever the covenant Table was kept in Israel, wine became the
substitute for, and symbol of, blood.

Israel would have the picture of the Table of the Lord continually before
them once the Tabernacle of Moses was established. What we know as the
"Table of Shewbread" was established as a permanent part of the furnishings
of Moses' Tabernacle, and God's promised provision was constantly on display
as twelve prophetic loaves.

Passover was the promise of what was to come. Jesus fulfilled that promise.
And just as Jesus ate of the Passover meal with the disciples on the night
He was betrayed -- becoming the once-and-for- all sacrificial "Lamb that was
slain before the foundations of the world" (and forever completing the
prophecy and picture of Passover) -- He also became the bread of provision
displayed on the Table of Shewbread.

Take a quick look at Matthew 26 where we have a picture of the Last Supper.
In verses 17-20 we see them eating of the unleavened bread. The Greek word
which describes unleavened bread is azumos. But following the final
celebration of Passover, Jesus again takes bread, and as He did when feeding
the 5000 (and the 4000), he breaks it and begins to serve the disciples.
(See verse 26.)

The Greek word in this instance is not azumos, but artos: raised bread.
These two Greek words exactly parallel the two Hebrew words which describe
both the unleavened bread (matstsah) of Passover, and the raised bread that
was on display on the Table of Shewbread (lechem). Jesus became the bread
of Passover, fulfilling its purpose, and the bread of provision -- the Table
of Shewbread -- that He promised in Matthew 6:33 and Philippians 4:19.

Yet the Table of the Lord was actually manifested centuries before with
Abraham. Remember when Melchizedek came out to greet Abraham after the
slaughter of the kings' armies when he went to retrieve Lot following his
capture? He came out with bread (lechem) and wine, and declared the
Blessing upon Abraham.

This may seem a bit heavy, but I wanted to get these foundations laid in
your understanding before we really begin to see and understand just how
significant was the Table of the Lord. Let me say something here before we
get back to Jesus' very controversial statement.

The only way true change will come to us, then to the body of Christ and
finally to the world, is when we stop setting our own agendas and begin to
agree with everything God says. We must respond to what He desires to do in
us -- no matter whether it crosses our doctrinal understanding or not.

Hmmmmm..... I think I need to stop here and pick it up at this point next
week. We're getting ready to open up a very large discussion, so this is a
perfect place to pause.

Blessings on you!
Regner
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Another Coffee Break:
Aphiémi Healing, Part 7

December 5, 2013

You just KNOW this is the best day of your life, RIGHT? It has to be! 

Once again we're continuing on with our somewhat different approach to
aphiémi healing. We WILL get back to the instruction that Jesus gives us in
Mark 9. We've been talking about the relationship between the Table of the
Lord and healing, and I'd like to cover a little more of that ground today.

So far in our discussion, we really havent gotten to the central issue in
the theme of todays study. My purpose so far has been to lay some
foundations for this picture of eating and drinking unworthily, and the
consequences to our physical well being, so lets move a little closer in
our discussion.

We've already looked at these verses before, but here they are once again.

"Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord,
unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a
man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that
cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh
damnation to himself, not discerning the Lords body. For this cause many
are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep." (I Corinthians 11:27-30)

Now let me amplify these verses from the Greek text.

"Therefore, whoever eats of this bread and drinks of this cup of the Lord,
treating them as commonplace, ordinary and incapable or unfit, shall be
guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man place himself for
examination in the crucible by eating of that bread and drinking of that
cup, because he that eats and drinks treating the bread and the cup as
commonplace, incapable and unfit to accomplish in him [that for which Christ
died on the Cross] eats and drinks judgment to himself, not separating or
discriminating between that which is ordinary and the Lord's body. For this
reason many are weak, sickly, infirm, diseased and poverty-stricken, and
many die prematurely. "

If you grew up in church like I did, you most likely heard the instruction
to "examine yourself" more times than you can count. The problem was that
we were "examining ourselves" introspectively to see if we had any sin in
us. There may be a sense in which that could be applied, but that's not
what Paul was really talking about. In fact, when we turn introspectively
in this examination process, we are far more likely to create the exact
opposite result than what Jesus was after when Paul said, "As oft as ye eat
this bread and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord's death 'til He come."

The Greek word in the original text is dokimazo, which means: to test, to
prove, to scrutinize and to recognize as genuine after examination; to
approve, to deem worthy. This was a word originally "coined" (if you'll
excuse the unintentional pun) among numismatists who put metals through the
fire to test their genuineness.

The word, dokimazo, describes the process by which the purity of coins were
established -- putting gold, silver and other precious metals into a
crucible and applying heat to the place where any impurities would come
floating to the surface. Those impurities would be scooped off, and what
remained would be classified as 99.9% pure. The .1% difference was always
left as the possible margin of error in which some undetectable impurity
might remain.

Just as an aside, Paul also uses this same word in writing to Timothy when
he says, "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth
not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." (II Timothy 2:15
KJV)

The King James Version really misses the essence of what Paul wrote to
Timothy. This verse should really render like this: "Be instantly
responsive to the Lord, diligently making yourself available to Him in the
midst of the crucible, a tried and tested laborer who has no fear of being
examined -- one who, by virtue of God's testing and the time spent in the
crucible with Him, knows the proven word of truth."

Quite a different picture, don't you think? That word, dokimazo (or
actually its root, dokimon, which describes the smelting process itself), is
what Paul is using to indicate how approval comes following examination.

And what is it that we are examining, proving or testing at the Table of the
Lord? It is quite simple, really. Look at the context of the examination.
"For he that eats and drinks unworthily, eats and drinks judgment to himself
because he doesn't discern the Lord's body."

Are you seeing it?

Discernment, in this case, is the ability to differentiate between what is
taking place when you eat at the Table of the Lord and when you simply eat a
piece of bread or drink a cup of wine. Let me explain.

The phraseology that Paul uses is very revealing. Immediately after saying
"Let a man examine himself," he uses the Greek word, houtos, which means: in
this way, in the manner spoken of, like this, in such manner. Talk about an
illustration!

What Paul is literally saying is, "Let a man place himself for examination
in the crucible BY eating of that bread and drinking of that cup." The
examination comes by the Word being allowed to do His work in us by the
power of His blood.

Let's look at this one more way. Consider how Paul put this to the
Philippians.

"Wherefore, my beloved, 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. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of
his good pleasure." (Philippians 2:12-13)

Work out your own salvation? Huhh? How do we do that?

Again it is quite simple. We permit the Word to do His work in us. We
permit the Word -- the Bread of Life, the Lord Jesus Christ Himself -- to
reveal things in our lives that need change, correction, modification,
elimination, etc. We permit the Blood of Jesus to finish the work of
redemption, to destroy death, to rescue us from the Curse, to minister
freedom from sickness, disease, infirmity and weakness.

And how do we permit the Word to do His work in us? How do we permit the
power of the Blood of Jesus to accomplish His purpose?

By eating at the Table of the Lord!

By eating of the bread and drinking of the cup.

You see, there is nothing common about this. There is nothing ordinary
about the broken bread and the cup of the Lord. There is a supernatural act
that is designed into the very nature of the partaking.

There IS a supernatural thing taking place here. The bread and the wine are
accomplishing in us -- as long as we permit it -- to do exactly what Jesus'
body took, and what His blood accomplished -- literally!

The verses we read in the previous Coffee Breaks from Mark 9 include the
following statements in verse 50: "Salt is good (beneficial) , but if salt
has lost its saltness, how will you restore [the saltness to] it? Have salt
within yourselves, and be at peace and live in harmony with one another."

It isn't possible to be at peace and live in harmony with one another when
you don't discern the body of Christ in those you disagree with. It isn't
possible to live peaceably and harmoniously, fellowshipping with each other
if you can't discern the presence of the Lord, and see the manifestation of
Holy Spirit operating in those with whom you become connected in Ekklesia!

In a recent Coffee Break titled, RELIGION AND RACISM, we talked about the
fact that great schisms have formed within the body of Christ over
differences in doctrinal understanding. These are divisions that cause
people to refuse to recognize other believers simply because their
understanding of the Word has yet to bring them to a common understanding of
certain doctrines. These people have accepted and acknowledged Jesus Christ
as their Lord and Savior, and have committed themselves to His Lordship in
their lives, and yet they don't all see or understand things in the same
way. The division has resulted in believers speaking evil of other
believers instead of simply praying for one another and keeping the peace
and harmony until Holy Spirit brings everyone to the same level of faith.

That kind of division brings sickness and disease -- especially to those who
speak evil of other believers. Thus, when these same folks sit down
together at the Table of the Lord, they fail to receive the healing and
restoration and rebuilding -- both physically and spiritually -- that comes
from eating of the bread; and they negate the blood of Jesus which provides
the legal basis for freedom from the curse. That curse, of course, is
twofold: it is the curse that came upon the human race when Adam and Eve ate
of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, and it is the curse of the
Law of Sin and Death.

Many Christians miss the significance of John the Baptist' s prophecy of
Jesus when he said, "And now also the axe is laid to the root of the tree."
(Matthew 3:10) Many translations somehow pluralize the Greek word, tendron,
and render it "trees" rather than "tree" (singular), and my contention is
that they do this because of the very next statement that follows,
"therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and
cast into the fire."

I believe that is a serious mistake. Consider what tree Jesus was laying
the axe to: the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Jesus was hung on
that Tree, putting an end to that curse. Here's how Paul put it when he
wrote to the Galatians (3:13):

"Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for
us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree."

Our inability, therefore, to recognize and properly discern the body of
Christ in each other -- even if what we see seems to amount to only
crumbs(!) -- becomes a fundamental rejection of the price that Jesus paid
for us all. It is not our business to play Holy Spirit in someone' s life
and to require of them to progress spiritually at the same rate we progress
or understand what we understand. When we do so, we usurp the authority of
the Lord Jesus Christ, making ourselves to be lord instead and committing
the same sin that Adam committed when he chose to eat of the Tree of the
Knowledge of Good and Evil.

So long as we continue to make choices and decisions about one another in
violation and usurpation of Holy Spirit's authority we negate the spiritual
law that Paul describes in Romans 8:2: "For the law of the Spirit of life in
Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death."

The Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus is supposed to be implemented
in our character, our makeup, our spirits, our souls and our bodies each
time we sit and eat and drink at the Table of the Lord. The catch here is
that this law is supposed to be implemented!

We negate that implementation and by partaking at the Table of the Lord
anyway, we effectively treat the bread and the cup as commonplace. There's
NOTHING commonplace about it! The end result is that by our cavalier
treatment of this very holy and sacred ordinance, we eat and drink sickness,
disease and infirmity to ourselves, and many folks die premature deaths as a
direct result.

It is a puzzlement to many Christians why some believers, who to all
appearances live Godly lives in Christ Jesus, die in their 40's, 50's, or
60's. We tend to judge folks by what we see outwardly, but Holy Spirit
knows the thoughts and intents of our hearts; and when we fail to discern
the body of Christ properly otherwise, we bring sickness, disease,
infirmity, weakness and -- in some cases -- plagues upon ourselves. So many
believers have bought Satan's lie that they are only entitled to 70 years
(or thereabouts) and they totally ignore the fact that, even in a sinful
world, God promised us 120 years (Genesis 6:3) -- and that was under sin,
before Jesus kept our appointment with death!

Wow! Sort of got off on a rabbit trail there. That's a discussion that we
will follow up with in the days to come, but let's bring today's discussion
to a conclusion.

The Table of the Lord, so long as we properly discern His body and regard
the partaking of the Table as having spiritual, emotional, and physical
consequences, is the walking out of our freedom, the partaking of the
substance of faith, the enabling in a practical sense of what Jesus
accomplished by His death and resurrection, the transforming of us from
corruptible (and corrupted!) beings to incorruptible.

Each time we eat of the bread and each time we drink of the cup more of
Jesus gets imparted and implanted in our being and more change takes place
in us.

And THAT, folks, is what it is all about! That's where our healing comes.
That's where the past can be eradicated in our lives. That's where the
rebuilding and restoration of our beings into the image and likeness of the
Lord Jesus Christ is taking place.

Aphiémi represents forgiveness, remission, the eradication of the past.
When we can come to the Table of the Lord with aphiémi towards those with
whom we have issue -- whether it be the fact that they are not where we are
spiritually (according to our perceptions) , or whether they have offended us
in some way, then we can come with a right heart and expect the bread and
the cup to work in us the way Jesus intended when He said, "Do this in
remembrance of me." (See Luke 22:19)

See you next week.

A continuing reminder: If you are in need of healing please join our prayer
conference calls on either Monday, Wednesday or Friday of each week at 7:00
PM Eastern. Once again, the number to call is (805) 399-1000. Then enter
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Blessings on you! 

Regner
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Another Coffee Break:
Thanksgiving
Aphiémi Healing, Part 6

November 28, 2013

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, FOLKS! 

The healings are continuing with our conference calls, and the variety is
increasing by the day. The healings are not just physical, but mental,
emotional, psychological and spiritual! People are being set free. In the
weeks that have passed since we began these healing calls, we have seen
miracle after miracle after miracle! We have good reason to be thankful and
to express that thanksgiving to the Lord, and there are dozens and dozens of
folks who can attest to it! Praise God!

We're continuing on with our somewhat different approach to aphiémi healing.
I'm still going around the horn but I will get back [eventually J] to the
instruction that Jesus gives us in Mark 9. Today I'd like to continue
focusing on the power revealed in Table of the Lord for our healing, what it
means to be "in Christ" and why and how this provides the means for us to be
free of disease, sickness, pain and suffering.

II Corinthians 5:17-19: "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new
creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus
Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that
God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their
trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of
reconciliation. "

The picture that Paul draws is that not only was Jesus in the Father, but
that the Father came to earth IN JESUS!

Have a look at another scripture.

Colossians 1:19-22: For it pleased the Father that in him should all
fullness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by
him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be
things in earth, or things in heaven. And you, that were sometime alienated
and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled In the
body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and
unreproveable in his sight.

This passage is a revelation all by itself. Go back to the Cross and take a
look at Jesus hanging there. It isnt just Jesus: it is you hanging there;
it is me; it is all of us hanging there on the Cross.

Look at what Paul says once again. For it pleased the Father that in Him
(Jesus) should all fullness dwell.

What fullness? ALL A L L fullness! Thats us, folks! Think about this
for a minute.

1. Jesus was/is the Word (John 1:1-3).

2. Jesus was/is the Life (John 1:4, 14:6).

3. Jesus was/is the Light (John 1:4, 14:6)

4. Jesus is the Way (John 14:6) and there is no other way!

Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah (Mashiach), the Anointed One (Mark 8:29,
14:61-62, I John 2:22, 5:1).

5. Jesus is The Truth (John 14:6), "the whole Truth and nothing but the
Truth!" Jesus is The Truth (John 14:6), the whole Truth, and nothing but
the Truth.

Jesus is the Resurrection (John 11:25)

6. Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah (Ha-Mashiach) , the Anointed One (Mark
8:29, 14:61-62, I John 2:22, 5:1)

Jesus is The Name Above Every Name (Philippians 2:9)

7. Jesus is the Resurrection (John 11:25)

He is the I AM. (Revelation 1:8)

8. Jesus is The Name Above Every Name (Philippians 2:9)

Jesus is LORD, (Philippians 2:11, Acts 10:36, Revelation 17:14) and He is
LORD of Lords!

9. Jesus is Peace. (Ephesians 2:14)

He is the I AM (Revelation 1:8)

10. Jesus is LORD (Philippians 2:11, Acts 10:36, Revelation 17:14) and He
is LORD of Lords!

11. Jesus is Peace (Ephesians 2:14)

12. Jesus is the Alpha and Omega -- the Beginning and the End (Revelation
1:8,11)

Weve really only scratched the surface with these descriptions, titles and
appellations. Paul properly expressed it when he wrote, (and this is the
Amplified Version) Weve really only scratched the surface with these
descriptions, titles and appellations. Paul properly expressed it when he
wrote, (and this is the Amplified Version) For it has pleased [the Father]
that all the divine fullness the sum total of the divine perfection,
powers and attributes should dwell in Him permanently.

And this is where Paul takes it the next step to show what happened when
Jesus took us into Himself.

Colossians 1:21-22 (Amplified Version): "And although you at one time were
estranged and alienated from Him and of hostile attitude of mind in your
wicked activities, Yet now has [Christ, the Messiah] reconciled [you to God]
in the body of His flesh through death, in order to present you holy and
faultless and irreproachable in His [the Fathers] presence."

Are you seeing it now?

When Jesus hung on the Cross He took us into Him. He put us in Him as He
hung on the Cross so that we [that is to say, our sinful nature and flesh] 
in and through Him would die. But Jesus didnt leave things there. We
didnt just die in and through and with Him: we experienced resurrection
with Him, in Him, and through Him.

When Jesus rose from the dead, we rose too because we were in Him!

Remember how Paul said that all the divine fullness existed in Christ how
everything is made complete in Him? We, too because we are in Him are
complete. Heres how Paul continues in his letter to the Ekklesia in
Colosse:

Colossians 2:9-13 (Amplified Version): "For in Him the whole fullness of
Deity (the Godhead) continues to dwell in bodily form giving complete
expression of the divine nature. And you are in Him, made full and have
come to fullness of life in Christ you too are filled with the Godhead:
Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and reach full spiritual stature. And He is
the Head of all rule and authority of every angelic principality and
power.

"In Him also you were circumcised with a circumcision not made with hands,
but in a [spiritual] circumcision [performed by] Christ by stripping off the
body of the flesh [the whole corrupt, carnal nature with its passions and
lusts], [Thus you were circumcised when] you were buried with Him in [your]
baptism, in which you were also raised with Him [to a new life] through
[your] faith in the working of God [as displayed] when He raised Him up from
the dead.

"And you, who were dead in trespasses and in the uncircumcision of your
flesh your sensuality, your sinful, carnal nature [God] brought to life
together with [Christ], having (freely) forgiven us of all sins. (See also
KJV)

When Jesus rose from the dead, therefore, because we were (and are) in Him,
we also rose from the dead.

Are you beginning to see the connection between the Table of the Lord and
Water Baptism? Are you understanding now why these are the only two
commands that Jesus gave?

Youll recall that Jesus said (see John 6:51, 56), I [Myself] am this
Living Bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this Bread, he
will live forever; and also the Bread that I shall give for the life of the
world is My flesh (body). He that eats and feeds on my flesh, and drinks
my blood, dwells continually in me, and I [in like manner dwell continually]
in him. (Amplified Version)

As Jesus prepared to ascend back into Heaven, he said, As Jesus prepared to
ascend back into Heaven, He said, As Jesus prepared to ascend back into
Heaven, he said, Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in
the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost (Matthew
28:19)

Mark recorded it like this:

Mark 16:15-16: "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach
the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be
saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned."

Now go back to Colossians 2:12: Now, go back to Colossians 2:12.

"Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the
faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead."

Heres how Paul put it to the Romans.

Romans 6:3-5: "Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus
Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by
baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the
glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if
we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also
in the likeness of his resurrection. "

Water Baptism parallels the Table of the Lord. We eat of the Lord at His
Table, and in so doing become part of His body. We drink of His Cup and in
so doing drink of His life.

Water Baptism marks our agreement and re-enactment of Jesus death and
resurrection. We participate with Jesus by being buried with Him in
baptism. We also participate with Him when we come out of the water because
we are demonstrating His resurrection and again, because we are in Him 
our resurrection from the dead.

Weve already talked about the fact that Jesus provided death cancellation
for all of us by keeping our appointment with death. In fact, we were in
Christ when He hung on the Cross, keeping our appointment. When Jesus rose
from the dead, coming out of that tomb, we were in Him.

If I seem to be repeating myself, I am, but my objective is to say this in
as many different ways as possible so that we all get this revelation. I
personally believe there is no revelation more important than this.

Everything that Jesus does in our lives, everything we accomplish, our
growth and spiritual development, our ministry, the miracles that we perform
and participate in all hang on our being in Christ when He died, and then
rose again from the dead. Death cancellation means we dont have to put up
with death. Resurrection from the dead means that death has no power or
hold of any kind over us.

It also means that we are free from all disease, infirmity, sickness and
pain since they all stem from the dying process.

Thus, He that eats and feeds on my flesh, and drinks my blood, dwells
continually in me, and I [in like manner dwell continually] in him.

Colossians 2:13-15: "And you, being dead (nekros: a corpse) in your sins
(paraptoma: intentional and unintentional error, lapse or deviation) and the
uncircumcision of your flesh (akrobustia: metaphor for non-covenantal
state), hath he quickened together (suzoopoieo: reanimate con-jointly) with
him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out (exaleipho:
obliterate) the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was
contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; And
having spoiled (apekduomai: divesting oneself wholly and completely)
principalities and powers (arché & exousia: chief authorities [archangels
or demonic authorities] and superhuman magistrates or controllers 
demonic powers), he made a show of them openly, triumphing (thriambeuo:
noisy iambus, to make an exclamatory procession) over them in it.

The picture that Paul draws here is that of Jesus loudly proclaiming even
singing clamorously and poetically and putting on exhibit Satan himself
and all his demonic forces to show and demonstrate that their power and
authority was finished. Satan had committed a crime for which he was judged
and sentenced. His crime was thievery and murder. He killed someone 
Jesus who was not subject to his authority.

We have already noted in the past that under universal law, slaves were
considered as property. They were not regarded as human beings, and
therefore had no right to protest their treatment by Satan. Jesus took us
with Him, in Him, and was in us when He went to the grave and was buried in
the tomb. (Colossians 2:12)

By the same token, when Jesus was raised from the dead by the Father, we
were raised in Him, with Him and He in us. Notice exactly how Paul phrases
this in Colossians 2:13.

Im paraphrasing from the Greek: He re-animated [us] con-jointly with Him,
at the same time obliterating, demolishing and wiping totally clean the
decrees of judgment (and accompanying sentence of death) that had been
written against us. THAT'S aphiémi! There is the basis for our healing,
our deliverance, our wholeness, the destruction of poverty -- our sozo.

So what happens each time we eat and drink at the Table of the Lord? We eat
and drink of the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. Thus, we have Christ in us!
But notice, once again, how Paul parallels this to Water Baptism.

Colossians 2:12 (Amplified Version): "[Thus you were circumcised (and
entered into His Covenant) when] you were buried with Him in [your] baptism,
in which you were also raised with Him [to a new life] through [your] faith
in the working of God [as displayed] when He raised Him up from the dead."

We enter into the Covenant through Water Baptism:

(1) The corpse of sin gets buried. The non-person slave, subject to Satan
is put in the grave.

(2) We as new, reanimated, living, breathing creations re-made in the
image and likeness of God come forth from the grave as beings not subject
to the Law of Sin and Death.

(3) Just as Jesus did, we make an open show of principalities and powers in
triumph and joyful, noisy song by virtue of having entered into this New
Covenant.

(4) Water Baptism not only engages the Covenant for us with Him, it also
puts on notice Satan, his archangels, his magistrates and all his demonic
foot soldiers that their power or authority over us has been broken and
demolished once and for all!

(5) Without Water Baptism, even though we were in Christ and He was in us
when He died and was buried, and then rose from the dead, no covenantal step
has been taken on our part to demonstrate our acceptance of the New
Covenant. Without Water Baptism and this is an act of faith nothing has
taken place that says to Satan and his armies, Your authority and power
over me has been broken. Your right to torment me, your right to steal from
me, your right to take my life without legal consequence has been broken
by the Blood of the Lamb.

Remember how John saw this picture?

Revelation 12:11 (My Amplification) : "And they (the faith-filled and
faith-acting believers) subdued, conquered and prevailed over Satan, gaining
complete victory by the Blood of the Lamb [shed through his painful beatings
and suffering, and death on the Cross] and the Word of their testimony [the
evidence, report and record given] (that they too were in Christ when He
died and rose again] spoken, sung and acted upon in Water Baptism; and they
did not love, adhere to and cling to their souls, their mindsets and their
old thought processes, willingly and determinedly putting their souls, their
mindsets and their old thought processes to death without regard for the
consequences to their physical well-being."

What precipitated this statement by John? What was it that he witnessed
when he was transported into the heavenlies in and by the Spirit?

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."

The accuser our accuser is finished! But that finishing is
accomplished through faith. We finish him by the Word of our testimony. We
give evidence, first-hand testimony as personal witnesses by virtue of the
fact that we were in Christ when he died, that we were in Christ when He
rose from the dead, and that we have entered into the new Covenant with Him.

We further give first-hand testimony to the fact that He became The Lamb
That Was Slain which took away the curse and all our sins. Finally, we can
testify that we have acted upon the Covenant extended to us by being buried
with Jesus Christ in baptism; and that we have been raised to New Life in
Christ!! We are in Him! We are in Him! We are in Him! And our repeated
partaking of the Table of the Lord gives constant proof!

See you next week.

A reminder: If you are in need of healing please join our prayer conference
calls on either Monday, Wednesday or Friday of each week at 7:00 PM Eastern.
Once again, the number to call is (805) 399-1000. Then enter the access
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Another Coffee Break:
Aphiémi Healing, Part 5
November 22, 2013
Howdy! 

Growing up in a traditional Pentecostal environment with parents who walked
and talked the life, the ministry, the gifts and the fruit of the Holy
Spirit, there was plenty of talk about the Azusa Street Revival at the turn
of the 20th Century and the absolutely stupendous displays of the Glory of
the Lord.

For much of my life I've heard about one of the displays from that period of
time in which the Glory of the Lord manifested in the form of a cloud.
People such as Aimee Semple McPherson (who later founded the Foursquare
movement) played hide-and-seek (she was a young girl at the time) with other
children in the cloud that filled the room.

This past weekend, Rich Warren and I led worship at a men's retreat at
Miracle Ranch (located on the Olympic Peninsula in western Washington).
There was a sense of unity among the worshipers that was fabulous and it
contributed to a flow of the presence of God like we were in a river. On
Saturday morning, we were engrossed in the worship and just basking in the
presence of God when someone commented on the mist that was beginning to
fill the room.

A couple of the guys referred to it as "smoke" and one of them opened the
connecting door between our conference room and the kitchen to see if there
was smoke coming from some cooking but the kitchen was as clear as could be.
Somebody else said, "Well, maybe it's the fireplace." I looked over at the
fireplace, but the fire wasn't a wood fire; it was a gas log, and there was
no smoke coming from it.

I didn't pay a whole lot of attention to it at the time, but realized later
that there was no smell of smoke. The air was dry in the room so there was
no reason for any fog or mist in the air, and yet when I looked up at the
overhead lights the mist was very visible. Because we were so enveloped in
the worship and in the very thick presence of the Lord, in the back of my
mind it was one of those things that make you go, "Hmmmmmmmm. ........, " and
yet I didn't really focus on it.

Not until Sunday afternoon when we had arrived back in Yakima and were
sharing with our own fellowship did the significance of what took place
really grab our attention. Our oldest son, Chris, had gone with us for the
weekend. During a time of sharing, he commented on how he watched the mist
fill the room during the ongoing worship. Several of the men had commented
to us later on Saturday, and again on Sunday morning how thick the presence
of the Lord was, but we had missed the significance of the increasing mist
in the room during that time.

All I can say is, Hallelujah! What a phenomenal thing to see take place.
Our prayer is that we will see not only the demonstration of the presence of
the Lord with these kinds of signs, but also that we will get to see the
blanket healings as the worship intensifies!

Let's take a slightly different approach to aphiémi healing today. I'm sort
of going around the horn but I will get back to the instruction that Jesus
gives us in Mark 9. Today I'd like to focus on the power there is in the
blood of Jesus and how His blood provides the legal authority for our
healing and the eradication of the legal basis for the disease, sickness,
pain and infirmity many folks suffer.

Revelation 12:10-11: "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. And they overcame him by the blood of the
Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives
unto the death."

The next part of this picture is in Pauls epistle to the Hebrews:

Hebrews 1:1-3: "God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in
time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken
unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also
he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express
image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when
he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty
on high."

The Table of the Lord, as we well know, consists of two things: The Bread
(The Word), and The Cup (The Blood).

In previous discussions weve already noted the fact that when Jesus rose
from the dead and appeared to the disciples, his comment to them was that a
spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. He didnt say to
them, a spirit hath not flesh and blood, as ye see me have, and the reason
was that Jesus had already spilled His blood as part of the act of
redemption. (Note: This is my personal conviction. It isn't something I
can prove definitively from Scripture.)

Blood was replaced in Him as the source of life and power by the Spirit.
Consider again the fact that when God breathed first life into Adam, he
became (according to the Hebrew context) a living, speaking spirit.

When Eve was taken from Adams side, he said, This is now bone of my bones,
and flesh of my flesh. (See Genesis 2:23)

It is my growing conviction that Adam and Eve lived and breathed by the
Spirit when they were first created, and that the Spirit was replaced with
blood when sin came. Whether that is true or not is debatable, but it is
certain that from the moment Adam ate of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good
and Evil, blood contaminated with death was flowing in his veins.

Consider now the statement John makes when he says, And they overcame him
[Satan] by the blood of the lamb, and by the word of their testimony.

We sit at the Table of the Lord. Each time we eat the Bread and drink the
Cup, we take into ourselves the Word. That Word is made alive, energized,
put into force and sustained by the same Life Force that raised Jesus from
the dead. Paul put it like this:

I Corinthians 11:26: "For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this
cup, ye do show the Lords death till he come."

Let me digress for just a second.

Ye do show the Lords death till He come. Show who? The world? Our
friends around us? Our family? The family of God?

Maybe, but in this instance they arent the ones who count. We put on
display a reminder that Satan crucified the Lord of Glory and hes the one
being reminded.

Hes the one seeing our display.

Hes the one who sees our change from corruptible beings to incorruptible.

Hes the one who sees us eat the Word and drink from the Spirit, changing
from mortal beings with the curse of death upon us to immortals with the
Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus flowing in our veins.

The Table of the Lord is a constant display to the Enemy that we are eating
from the Tree of Life, demonstrating that the results -- the curse of death,
disease, sickness, infirmity, etc. -- of Tree of the Knowledge of Good and
Evil are being negated and eradicated.

Satan is the one who visibly sees that his scheme has failed.

The Table of the Lord is the means by which we crush the serpents head.

It is also the means by which we take to ourselves that very same force by
which all things are upheld, energized, given force and power, made
effective and sustained. The Greek word that Paul uses in Hebrews 1:3 where
he writes upholding all things by the Word of His Power is phero. This
word parallels the Greek energko the two words having the same root.

The word phero means: to carry, to sustain, to bear up, to bring forward, to
activate, to move from one place to another, to apply, to endure [in the
sense of lasting and lasting and lasting]. Phero also means: to bring
forward in or by speaking, to activate by the speaking of a thing. (You
probably already are seeing another application, but well come back to this
word momentarily. )

Its companion word, energko, means: to energize (we get our English word
energize from this word), to put into force, to activate, to bring to
life. Again we return to the apostle Pauls phrasing in Hebrews 1:3:
upholding all things by the Word of His Power. Notice that he doesnt
say, upholding all things by the power of His Word. We know that the Word
of the Lord has power, but thats not the right emphasis.

This is the same power the same energizing force that existed at
Creation. This is the power that was behind and energized the words, Light
BE! Light WAS because there was an activating power and force that caused
those words to have creative manifestation.

That activating and energizing force was faith. Faith is that creative
force. Faith existed as substance before the first words of Creation were
spoken. Thus Paul writes:

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

Faith in and of itself is invisible to the natural eye. That doesnt
mean it doesnt have substance. It does. It is! Faith is a spiritual
force, a creative and substantive energizer which brings into this natural
realm the reality of that which is spoken. Thats why Jesus said to the
disciples, Have Gods faith! (Mark 11:22)

Again we go back to the way that Paul described this in writing to the
Romans.

Romans 10:17: "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of
God."

The Greek text actually spells it out more clearly.

So faith is (and comes into being) by audible report; but the report is the
rhema [the spoken and audibly delivered Word] of [and from] God.

Are you now seeing the distinction?

Faith IS substance in the same way that the worlds came into being. God
spoke. With His spoken Word came the creative substance which caused the
earth (and all the planets, stars, galaxies, etc.) to suddenly appear.
Behind Gods Word was the power, the energizing force, the activating
substance that gave life and impetus to that Word.

THAT, folks is what we partake of each time we eat and drink at the Table of
the Lord! We are NOT eating of the Logos the all-encompassing body of all
that God said. We are eating of the Rhema the direct, empowered,
activated and placed into force Word by Jesus command!

We are eating of His body. We are eating of the very substance of the Lord
Himself. The Word is becoming OUR flesh because there is sustaining power
and force to make it so!

The life force that makes it so is in the Cup. Each time we drink, we bring
to remembrance the fact that Jesus shed blood that was filled with death,
disease, sickness, weakness and poverty.

What we drink of, however, is the Spirit of Life that is in Christ Jesus.
(See Romans 8:2) There is no death in the Cup. There is no disease or
sickness in the Cup. There is no poverty in the Cup. There is no weakness
or infirmity of any kind in the Cup. The Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus
literally embodies that energizing force which upholds all things.

THIS is the power the dunamis (explosive power and force) that sustains,
that makes effective, that puts force to the Word. We are eating of the
Word Himself.

We are drinking of the power that makes the Word come alive in us.

We are being changed from Glory to Glory. Transformation is taking place.
Change is occurring in our spirits. We are metamorphosing into
eternity-based beings. We are being restored to the very image in which God
first made Adam.

Now we have the ability to overcome Satan by the Blood of the Lamb, and by
the Word of our Testimony.

THIS IS THE TABLE OF THE LORD!
THIS IS OUR HEALING AND RESTORATION!
This is where true remittance -- true forgiveness -- aphiémi healing with
the eradication of all of the previous legal basis for sickness, disease,
infirmity, poverty and weakness occurs.

See you next week.
A reminder: If you are in need of healing please join our prayer conference
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Another Coffee Break:
Aphiémi Healing, Part 3

November 8, 2013

Good Morning! The miracles of healing continue throughout each week as we
watch what God is doing in the lives of folks who call in to our healing
conference calls. High blood pressure, stomach problems, arthritis, hip and
leg issues, cancers of multiple varieties, vision problems, hearing issues,
psoriasis -- you name it -- folks are being healed and delivered of these
things, and a whole lot more.

As I've shared on numerous occasions, many diseases have their origins in
one of the three families of fear: the Fear of Evil, or the Fear of Man, or
the Fear of Death. Each of these families of fear bring on diseases unique
to each type of fear. Perhaps I will do a set of Coffee Breaks dealing with
the diseases outlined in Scripture that relate to each family of fear.

That said, we've been seeing folks receive deliverance from fear, and with
that deliverance, healing for multiple afflictions in their bodies. Once
again I remind you that these calls take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and
Fridays at 7:00 PM Eastern. The call-in information is at the end of this
Coffee Break. If you are in need, please join us and let us minister to
you.

Let's continue with our discussion from Mark 9:41-50 from the Amplified
Version:

"For I tell you truly, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you
belong to and bear the name of Christ will by no means fail to get his
reward. And whoever causes one of these little ones (these believers) who
acknowledge and cleave to Me to stumble and sin, it would be better (more
profitable and wholesome) for him if a [huge] millstone were hung about his
neck, and he were thrown into the sea.

"And if your hand puts a stumbling block before you and causes you to sin,
cut it off! It is more profitable and wholesome for you to go into life
[that is really worthwhile] maimed than with two hands to go to hell
(Gehenna), into the fire that cannot be put out.

"And if your foot is a cause of stumbling and sin to you, cut it off! It is
more profitable and wholesome for you to enter into life [that is really
worthwhile] crippled than, having two feet, to be cast into hell (Gehenna).

"And if your eye causes you to stumble and sin, pluck it out! It is more
profitable and wholesome for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye
than with two eyes to be thrown into hell (Gehenna),

"Where their worm [which preys on the inhabitants and is a symbol of the
wounds inflicted on the man himself by his sins] does not die, and the fire
is not put out. For everyone shall be salted with fire. Salt is good
(beneficial) , but if salt has lost its saltness, how will you restore [the
saltness to] it? Have salt within yourselves, and be at peace and live in
harmony with one another."

We talked about the issue of the hand, and how it relates to disease and
sickness in the last Coffee Break. This week let's take up the next area
that Jesus addresses from Mark 9:45 -- the issue of one's foot causing you
to stumble, and how this specifically relates to one's health and/or
healing.

"And if your foot is a cause of stumbling and sin to you, cut it off! It is
more profitable and wholesome for you to enter into life [that is really
worthwhile] crippled than, having two feet, to be cast into hell (Gehenna)."

In the same way the previous statement concerning the hand was revelatory,
this is likewise. The reference to one's foot is a common Hebrew metaphor
for that which supports you, your stability, the path of life you choose and
walk in. The Hebrew text in the Old Testament uses the word, regel, and the
Greek text of the New Testament uses the word, pous. Once again, the
translation from either the Hebrew or the Greek represents endurance,
strength, stability, reputation, character; it is a unique measure of time
(from the standpoint of how long you walk in a certain way, how long you
support yourself and endure in something); and finally, it is a picture of
direction -- which path you choose to walk in.

Let's take a look at some references throughout the Word which clearly
illustrate these descriptions.

Our first illustration comes from Deuteronomy 28:15, 33-35, and while this
statement certainly figured under the Law of Moses, there is a spiritual
principle I'd like to deal with which is revealed quite clearly.

"But it shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of the Lord your
God, to observe carefully all His commandments and His statutes which I
command you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake
you:........ .A nation whom you have not known shall eat the fruit of your
land and the produce of your labor, and you shall be only oppressed and
crushed continually. So you shall be driven mad because of the sight which
your eyes see. The Lord will strike you in the knees and on the legs with
severe boils which cannot be healed, and from the sole of your foot to the
top of your head."

Three manifestations of disobedience to the Word of the Lord -- sin, if you
will -- appear in this short passage: (1) poverty, continual lack, having
the work of your hands destroyed time after time after time; (2) blindness
or vision problems; and (3) skin problems and blood issues. The picture of
the foot in this instance is that the disease becomes so great you cannot
stand or walk -- hence, you have chosen a path of disobedience to what God
has instructed you.

Are you seeing the picture? Bear with me, folks! I know there are a lot of
folks who will say, "Well, that's just Old Testament. We live under Grace
and not under the Law." Sorry, people, but it doesn't work that way! Grace
is not an excuse to disobey the Word of the Lord. The Spirit of Grace and
Supplications (Zechariah 12:10) -- the fifth of the Seven Spirits of God --
is not just Grace as a standalone part of God's nature: this spirit includes
Supplications -- intercession and prayer support -- which enable you to be
obedient to the Word of the Lord. Think, for example, of Jesus as our
intercessor (see Hebrews 7:25).

My father walked and lived this before our family continually and he used to
say to me, "Son, what God orders He pays for." It was a rather simplistic
way of saying, "If God directs you to do something, He will enable you to do
it whether you think you can or not." I don't know who came up with this
cliché, but it is accurate: God doesn't necessarily call those who are able
or capable; He enables those whom He calls.

Make sense? What has God instructed you to do? What path or direction has
Holy Spirit continually pricked your spirit with? Have you paid attention
to His voice or have you chosen not to obey because "that doesn't make
sense, and besides there's no way I could possibly do that!" Are you
suffering eyesight issues because you ignored the Word of the Lord to you?
What about skin or blood disorders?

Let's move on with our examples from the Word.

Consider Proverbs 1:10-16: "My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou
not. If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk
privily for the innocent without cause: Let us swallow them up alive as the
grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit: We shall find all
precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil: Cast in thy lot
among us; let us all have one purse: My son, walk not thou in the way with
them; refrain thy foot from their path: For their feet run to evil, and
make haste to shed blood."

This illustration is about as obvious as anything can be. It is a
description of one's foot participating in wicked activities, taking
advantage of other folks, using conniving, manipulation and trickery to
steal or cheat them out of their money or goods (legally, of course --
Riiiiggghhhttt! ) in order to get rich.

But there is one more aspect of this that many Christians miss entirely, and
this one will take many well-meaning folks by surprise. It is one of the
reasons why so many folks are poverty stricken today, and why so many people
live sub-standard lives, health-wise.

Look at the warning that comes from the Lord in this statement: 'Let us all
have one purse." Do you understand the significance of this? This is the
personification of wealth distribution -- taking from those who have the
most and (in theory) distributing it so that everyone has an equal share.
When you read it in the Hebrew text it becomes even more clear.

The phrase, "one purse" comes from two Hebrew words, "'echad&qu ot; (meaning: to
unite, to collectively make as one) and "kiys" (meaning a pot, a cup, a bag,
a purse -- a place to gather one's funds together). Thus, you have one
person who in fact is a thief gathering from everyone into a single
collection. The thief profits from the fact that the funds are at his
disposal, because of the "fees" he takes for himself as the administrator of
the fund, while he distributes the remainder as he sees fit in a supposedly
equitable fashion to "everyone. " In case you hadn't already figured it out,
the Lord is warning us against the evils of socialism and collectivism.

The end result is that while the thief lives in his abundance, the rest is
supposedly distributed in a way that no one really has quite enough. The
warning that the Lord gives us is, "Refrain thy foot from their path: For
their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood."

Right! As Jesus put it, "The thief cometh not, but for to steal (everything
you've got), and to kill (and cause you to die prematurely) , and to destroy
(your health and your livelihood): I am come that they might have (and
enjoy) life, and that they might have it (in so much) more (abundance that
it overflows and overflows) abundantly." (John 10:10 with my additions)

By now, you're getting a pretty graphic picture. People who subscribe to
the socialist philosophy believe the lie of Satan, and their health and
welfare ultimately suffer as a consequence.

Let's take a different approach and see what happens with those whose foot
is secure in God. Consider a portion of Psalm 91:

"Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High,
thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague
come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to
keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest
thou dash thy foot against a stone. Thou shalt tread upon the lion and
adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. Because
he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him
on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will
answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour
him. With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation."

Here is the picture of someone whose foot is securely planted in the ways,
the plans, the destiny that God has chosen for them. The promise prophesied
in this instance is that (1) no plague of any kind will come near you or
your family. (2) Angels will be your protection. (3) If there is a danger
that you will make a misstep and get off the path you are walking in, or if
the Enemy places a stone of stumbling in your path, the angels will pick you
up and keep you from stumbling or injuring yourself.

(4) You will have the ability to walk over (and take on) lions [a metaphor
for those who roar against you], (5) and adders [a metaphor for those who
twist your words against you], as well as (6) trampling underfoot the young
lions [a metaphor for walled communities who set themselves against you] and
(7) dragons [this is a fascinating metaphor for kings or governors or
leaders who set themselves up with laws, rules, commands or legislation
which targets you as part of the household of God].

Like it so far? Thought so! But Wait! He's not done with His promises!

(8) Whenever you are in danger, the Lord will not only take you out of
harm's way and He will place you above your enemies' reach where they can't
touch you. (9) You'll be able to address Him directly with your prayers and
requests, knowing that you will have immediate audience with Him and the
answers to your requests. (10) As always, all believers and particularly
those who walk in an intimate relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ will
suffer persecution, affliction, trials and adversity, but His promise is
that He will arm and equip you with everything you'll need to strip your
enemies of their power and their power base. (11) Even in the midst of the
ongoing warfare and adversity, God will honor you and display His Glory in
you in such a way that your enemies will know that He loves you and covers
you!

Here's the last one of His promises in Psalm 91 to those whose foot is
firmly established in the ways, the plans and purposes and destiny God has
chosen: (12) He will give you prolonged, satisfying and rewarding life --
never mind what the doctors say, never mind what science says, never mind
the traditions of men, never mind what you've seen and heard in the past --
AND He will visibly demonstrate to you His deliverance, His protection, His
health, His prosperity (try that one on for size!), His salvation and His
assistance in every situation!

Let's go back to Mark 9:42 (with my amplifications) : 

"And whoever causes one of these little ones (these believers) who
acknowledge and cleave to Me to stumble and sin (by the way in which you
allow your foot -- the path you choose in opposition to God's specific
direction), it would be better (more profitable and wholesome) for him if a
[huge] millstone were hung about his neck, and he were thrown into the sea."

Is this picture from Mark 9 becoming more and more clear to you?

I said it before and I'll say it again. Jesus is referring to offenses --
offenses that we bring toward others, as well as seizing the opportunities
to do even the littlest thing for someone, something as tiny as just
bringing a cup of water to someone who thirsts and bringing it in the name,
the character, the life, the makeup of the Lord Jesus Christ.

As representatives of the Lord Jesus Christ, and as ambassadors and
representatives of the Kingdom of God, every action and every reaction we
have or take is a reflection on Him. Even drawing from Psalm 91, He
promises to reward every individual who performs even the littlest task when
it is done in, by and through Him. Believe me, when He says He will reward
you, that's exactly what He will do!

I really have only touched the surface of this part of the discussion.
We're still talking about aphiémi -- the forgiveness, eradication and
permanent elimination of offenses -- and I haven't even gotten to that
aspect of this word in this discussion about the foot offending. That's
where we will pick this up next week.

I'll try to get next week's Coffee Break out a day earlier. Rich Warren and
I have a men's retreat where we are leading worship, and that will take us
away all next weekend.

A reminder: If you are in need of healing please join our prayer conference
calls on either Monday, Wednesday or Friday of each week at 7:00 PM Eastern.
Once again, the number to call is (805) 399-1000. Then enter the access
code: 124763#.

Blessings on you! 
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Another Coffee Break:
Aphiémi Healing, Part 2

November 1, 2013
As you all know, we've been doing these world-wide healing conference calls
on Mondays, Wednesday' s and Fridays. On one of these Coffee Breaks a few
weeks ago I mentioned how the Lord had healed George Robinson' s shoulder and
-- from what we can see -- literally gave him a new shoulder out of the
"parts room" in Heaven. It has happened again, and this time with George's
heart.

We have mentioned on a few occasions that George needed healing for his
heart and that he has (in times past) suffered several heart attacks, two or
three of which resulted in his flat-lining. On each occasion the Lord has
raised George back to life. The problem has been, however, that his heart
was still in need of being replaced with a new one.

Early this week, George called us and he was in serious trouble again with
his heart. We went to prayer over the issue, and this time we called for a
new heart for George out of the parts room in Heaven. He called me a couple
of days ago and said he woke up feeling really energized. He decided to go
to the health club and do a work out. After a couple hours or so of weight
lifting, running on the treadmill and doing a number of other exercises, he
went home and began cleaning out the pond in his back yard. Besides
cleaning out dead leaves, he had to pull grass and weeds from the pond (and
of course, that takes some effort).

The catch here is that the pond is down a hill in his back yard. In times
past, every time he had climbed that hill back up to the house, he suffered
shortness of breath and even chest pains on occasion. This time George
climbed the hill without a single symptom of breathing issues and was still
full of energy when he got back up to the house. He called me and his
reaction was, "It' s so cool!" Riiiiggghhhhttt! See what God does? What He
did for George, and what He's done for me, He will most certainly do for
you. Join us on our healing calls. (See the number below.)

Let's continue where we left off last week and begin with Mark 9:41-50 from
the Amplified Version:

"For I tell you truly, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you
belong to and bear the name of Christ will by no means fail to get his
reward. And whoever causes one of these little ones (these believers) who
acknowledge and cleave to Me to stumble and sin, it would be better (more
profitable and wholesome) for him if a [huge] millstone were hung about his
neck, and he were thrown into the sea.

"And if your hand puts a stumbling block before you and causes you to sin,
cut it off! It is more profitable and wholesome for you to go into life
[that is really worthwhile] maimed than with two hands to go to hell
(Gehenna), into the fire that cannot be put out.

"And if your foot is a cause of stumbling and sin to you, cut it off! It is
more profitable and wholesome for you to enter into life [that is really
worthwhile] crippled than, having two feet, to be cast into hell (Gehenna).

"And if your eye causes you to stumble and sin, pluck it out! It is more
profitable and wholesome for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye
than with two eyes to be thrown into hell (Gehenna),

"Where their worm [which preys on the inhabitants and is a symbol of the
wounds inflicted on the man himself by his sins] does not die, and the fire
is not put out. For everyone shall be salted with fire. Salt is good
(beneficial) , but if salt has lost its saltness, how will you restore [the
saltness to] it? Have salt within yourselves, and be at peace and live in
harmony with one another."

Jesus is getting at something here that many Christians seem to miss out on.
So many folks suffer from chronic diseases and ailments. They ask for
prayer for healing, they read the promises in the Word relating to healing
and often quote those scriptures to themselves. Many of these same people
understand the concept of speaking the Word and having a proper confession,
and yet complete healing seems to be just beyond their grasp.

Sadly, lots of folks give up when they don't receive their healing after
repeated prayers and "proper confessions, " and many fall prey to the lie of
Satan which says, "Well, it just must not be God's will for you to be
healed. You just need to bear your cross (spoken, of course, in a whiny,
religious voice). After all, let's not forget Paul's thorn in the flesh." 

Wheww!!! What a pile of religious horse puckey!

Jesus most certainly did not suffer all those stripes -- stripes I might add
that left him looking like nothing more than a mass of bloody and ripped
flesh and almost unrecognizable as a human being -- because he wanted some
folks to continue on in their sicknesses, diseases and infirmity! He paid
for all of it, PERIOD!! There's no such thing as it being necessary for
some folks to be sick and some folks to be healed. What a lie!

Well, let's begin breaking down these statements that Jesus made and show
you the relationship between each of these comments and our ability to
receive and retain our healing for the long term. I'm going to move back
and forth between these verses of scripture, but let me begin with the
statements in Verse 43.

"And if your hand puts a stumbling block before you and causes you to sin,
cut it off! It is more profitable and wholesome for you to go into life
[that is really worthwhile] maimed than with two hands to go to hell
(Gehenna), into the fire that cannot be put out."

This is a revelatory statement. The reference to one's hand is a reference
to the way one conducts business. The Hebrew text in the Old Testament uses
the word, yamiyn, and the Greek text of the New Testament uses the word,
cheir. In both instances, the translation from Hebrew and Greek is a
representation of power; it represents an instrument or a means of
conducting business, and it is a representation of one's strength.

Scripture is full of examples of the use of the hand, and especially the
right hand. Take a quick look at some statements David makes in the Psalms.

Psalm 20:6: Now know I that the Lord saveth His anointed; He will hear him
from His holy Heaven with the saving strength of His right hand.

Psalm 21:8: Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand
shall find out those that hate thee.

Then we have this contrasting illustration.

Psalm 26:9-10: Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:
in whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes.

Now take a look at some references in which the hand is an example of
business endeavor.

Psalm 78:54: And He brought them to the border of His sanctuary, even to
this mountain which His right hand had purchased.

Psalm 80:15-17: And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and the
branch that thou madest strong for thyself. It is burned with fire, it is
cut down: they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance. Let thy hand be
upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man whom thou madest strong
for thyself.

This is a tiny fraction of several hundred such illustrations scattered
throughout the Word. Are you beginning to see the picture? Do you
understand what Jesus is saying when he makes reference to one's hand
putting a stumbling block before them and causing them to sin?

Let's go back to Mark 9:41-42: 

"For I tell you truly, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you
belong to and bear the name of Christ will by no means fail to get his
reward. And whoever causes one of these little ones (these believers) who
acknowledge and cleave to Me to stumble and sin, it would be better (more
profitable and wholesome) for him if a [huge] millstone were hung about his
neck, and he were thrown into the sea."

Jesus is referring to offenses -- offenses that we bring toward others, as
well as seizing the opportunities to do even the littlest thing for someone,
something as tiny as just bringing a cup of water to someone who thirsts and
bringing it in the name, the character, the life, the makeup of the Lord
Jesus Christ.

As representatives of the Lord Jesus Christ, and as ambassadors and
representatives of the Kingdom of God, every action and every reaction we
have or take is a reflection on Him. He promises to reward every individual
who performs even the littlest task when it is done in, by and through Him.
Believe me, when He says He will reward you, that's exactly what He will do!

There is a corollary to this, however, and it is the opposite side of this
equation. If anyone who represents the Lord Jesus Christ causes a "little
one" -- a relatively new believer -- to stumble and/or give up in their
spiritual walk, there are huge consequences. As Jesus puts it, it would be
more profitable for the Kingdom of God that the one who offends or causes
someone else -- whether that "someone" is a friend, an acquaintance, a
stranger, or even a member of their own family -- to stumble and fall in
their walk with the Lord, that person is better off having a millstone hung
about their neck so that they are weighted down, cast into the sea and
drowned.

Pretty strong, isn't it? But we live under Grace, don't we? True, but
Grace is not an excuse or justification, or some reason why we should escape
the consequences of our offenses.

Let me take this illustration the next step. Pay attention to something
that Paul writes to the Ekklesia in Corinth. He says this within the
context of eating and drinking at the Table of the Lord. (See I Corinthians
11:28-30 with my additions)

"But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink
of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily (carelessly) ,
eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning (not recognizing
those among you who are a part of) the Lords body (the body of Christ).
For this cause many are weak (suffer from infirmities) and sickly (with
diseases) among you, and many sleep (die prematurely) ."

Let's try this one more time but fully amplified from the Greek text: "But
let a man place himself for examination in the crucible by eating of that
bread and drinking of that cup, because he that eats and drinks treating the
bread and the cup as commonplace, incapable and unfit to accomplish in him
[that for which Christ died on the Cross] eats and drinks judgment to
himself, not separating or discriminating between that which is ordinary and
the Lord's body. For this reason many are weak, sickly, infirm, diseased
and poverty-stricken, and many die prematurely. "

Now do you get the picture? Good! Then let's get to the offense of the
hand and re-do Jesus' statement, clarifying it by (greatly) amplifying the
Hebrew metaphor.

"And if the way you conduct business, if the way you exercise your influence
and power on a personal level causes you to err or depart from a walk or a
way of life that is obedient and responsive to the Lord Jesus Christ, cut
off that business; cease in the way you exercise your influence or
authority. It is far more profitable for you as a member of the body of
Christ to go through life without being in that business or living your life
in a manner that draws attention to your power and authority and position,
and to live a life that is productive in Christ through your place of
weakness rather than live an unproductive life spiritually and lose
everything you've got in God heading into the fires of destruction, and
suffering a burning that you cannot quench."

OK, I know that's a bit expansive, but it is important that you understand
the significance of what Jesus is getting at.

We're talking about healing in this discussion, so let's get to the crux of
why Jesus is focusing on your "hand" as the symbol of the way you conduct
business, and the way you exercise power, authority or influence, and how
this relates to chronic disease or infirmity.

"The burning that you cannot quench" is a picture of a disease that is like
a fire inside you that consumes your flesh. The text of the Amplified
Version we began this discussion with describes it as "the worm [which preys
on the inhabitants and is a symbol of the wounds inflicted on the man
himself by his sins] does not die, and the fire is not put out."

We are talking about infirmities and diseases that men and women bring upon
themselves by their own sins. These are the sicknesses, the places of
weakness, the diseases and chronic afflictions that people pray over, they
declare over, they attempt to speak the word of faith, they agree that "by
His stripes we are healed," and yet the diseases stay on and on and on
without seeming remedy of any kind.

Is there a remedy? Is there healing and restoration from these chronic
illnesses? Yes, there is! That healing begins with true repentance, and
repentance is NOT saying to the Lord, "I' m sorry." Repentance is turning
away from that which brought you to this place. Repentance is a turning
back. The Greek term, metanoeo, means: to think differently, to change the
way you have thought about things, to reconsider and do things differently.

The application of repentance in this instance is to cut off that area or
type of business you've been involved in and with, or to begin to conduct
business according to Kingdom principles. Remember the rich publican,
Zacchaeus? The guy that had cheated folks in business? When Jesus saw him
sitting in the tree, He said to him, "Zacchaeus, come on down. I'm coming
over to your house today."

Naturally all the religious folks standing around began to criticize Jesus
for associating with a guy whose business ethics were less than acceptable.
Here's how Luke describes what happened next:

"And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my
goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken anything from any man by false
accusation, I restore him fourfold. And Jesus said unto him, This day is
salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham. For
the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost." (Luke
19:8-10)

THAT, folks was true repentance. And with that repentance came Jesus'
aphiémi. Zacchaeus' past was eradicated. He was a different businessman
from that day forward.

Well, we've only begun to scratch the surface on this. Next week we'll take
up the picture of one's foot offending them and draw some pictures for you
from the Word.

A reminder: If you are in need of healing please join our prayer conference
calls on either Monday, Wednesday or Friday of each week at 7:00 PM Eastern.
Once again, the number to call is (805) 399-1000. Then enter the access
code: 124763#.

Blessings on you! 
Regner
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Another Coffee Break:
Aphiémi Healing
October 25, 2013

During the past few weeks, we (George Robinson, Dwain McKenzie and I) have
been hosting a world-wide conference call for the purpose of ministering
healing to people. It has been a blessing to add to the mix folks like Jim
Riley (with his prophetic ministry), Alicia Brickley (with dream
interpretation) and a host of others with their gifts and anointings.

The blessing for all of us is seeing people with stage 4 cancer healed
completely (and we have medical documentation to back it up) as well as
healing from other life-threatening and terminal diseases. George has been
really anointed for healing ministry to folks with stage 3 and stage 4
cancer, people who have been given days or weeks at most to live, and of
course we are focusing on people who are either terminal or severely
debilitated. That's not to say we won't or don't pray for folks in less
critical condition, or people with severe pain issues -- we most certainly
do, and we see results!

That said, if you are suffering from some disease or infirmity -- and
especially if you are suffering with a terminal disease -- please join our
conference calls on Mondays or Wednesdays or Fridays at 7:00 PM EST. The
number to call is (805) 399-1000. Once you dial that number you will be
asked to enter an access code. Enter 124763 followed by the # sign.

That said, let me dive right into our discussion today. The term, aphiémi,
is a Greek word which appears throughout the original text of the New
Testament, and is most often translated as "forgive" or else "to remit."
This word is a contraction of two separate Greek words (apo -- which means
"off" ) and (hiemi -- which means "to send") which could literally be
translated: to send away or to dismiss. Whenever we see the Greek word,
apo, used as a prefix, it usually denotes departure, cessation, reversal,
etc. 

In fact, more practically, the conjunctive, aphiémi, means to erase or to
eradicate as though it never existed. Thus, in every instance where we see
the phrase "to remit," and in most cases where the word "forgive" appears,
the Greek word is aphiémi. It differentiates from the Greek word, apoluo,
which means to pardon, to set at liberty, to let go of, or to let die.

Apoluo more closely relates to our modern understanding and usage of the
word, forgive, in the sense that it does not eradicate from existence
whatever offense occurred, but rather lets go of the penalty or the hold
upon a person for that offense. This is not the word we see Jesus using.

How many times have you heard someone say, "Well, I can forgive that person,
but I won't forget what they did." And in this instance, they may let go of
the penalty for the offense, but they won't even let the offense die. And
THAT, folks, is where we are going with today's Coffee Break!

Let's begin with Mark 11:22-26: 

"And Jesus answering saith unto them, "Have faith in God. For verily I say
unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and
be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall
believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have
whatsoever he saith.

"Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray,
believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. And when ye stand
praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which
is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive,
neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses."

For many folks, their disease (cancer, for example) is a mountain that needs
to be moved and cast into the sea. They struggle with it and struggle with
it and struggle with it, and hope that the doctors eventually come up with
some kind of cure, or at least something that will delay it long enough that
they can have some kind of life. In our modern society it seems that more
and more people are being afflicted with cancer, and it certainly is
prevalent in the body of Christ.

Let me express this to you in a way that may sound a bit strange and take
you off guard a bit. Cancer is illegal! It's against the Law! Why do I
put it that way? Consider something that the apostle Paul wrote to the
Ekklesia in Rome.

"For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the
law of sin and death."

Understand? Cancer is a part of the Law of Sin and Death. That law was
nullified and made invalid by the Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus!
Jesus killed death (I know that's a strange way to put it) and with it, all
sickness and disease, when He rose from the dead.

Let me put this another way. Diseases, infirmity in the body and sicknesses
of every kind are a part of the process of dying. Diseases come into the
body when cells die and do not replenish, and the immune system begins to
break down. It's all a part of death.

Think about something that Paul wrote to the Hebrews (my translation and
amplification from the Greek):

"And just as each person has an appointment with death (one time) and after
that comes God's Tribunal and justice, so also Christ died, keeping that one
appointment for us as a sacrifice to take away the sins of many people."

Don't you get it? Jesus kept our appointment with death! Why do we accept
the inevitability of death and with it, the diseases the precede death? Why
do so many folks accept the idea that they "get to live" 70 or 80 years, and
if they are fortunate, perhaps 90 years? Even if one as a believer in Jesus
Christ accepts the curse that came upon the human race with Adam and Eve's
sin in the Garden, why do they settle for something less than the 120 years
God promised in Genesis 6:3?

By His death, Jesus "remitted" ; our sins (He forgave and erased from
existence) -- the very same sins that bring about disease and death. They
were eradicated, erased from existence, ONCE AND FOR ALL -- and here's the
kicker -- for those who accept and acknowledge His sacrifice for us. Paul
does not say that Jesus took away the sins of ALL people; rather he says
"many people" -- the distinction being between those who accept and
acknowledge His Lordship and sacrifice on behalf of our death, our disease,
our sicknesses and, MOST OF ALL, the sins that create that death, diseases
and sicknesses and those who reject Him.

Let me express it like this: Jesus aphiemied our sins. He forgave (in the
truest sense of the word) us of our sins. He erased them from existence AND
from His memory. But that erasure only applies to people who accept and
receive it. If we continue to believe Satan's lie, we retain our
sicknesses, our diseases and the whole dying process because of unbelief.
Don't forget, it was Satan's lie that Eve believed in the Garden; and that
led to her partaking of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, and --
shortly thereafter -- Adam's partaking of that same fruit.

Unbelief is not simply a lack of believing the Word of the Lord. Unbelief is
a very active believing of the exact opposite of what God says. There's
nothing passive about it. If we do not accept wholeheartedly and believe
God's Word, if we do not accept and believe that we have no sins left (and I
know this is going to rub some folks wrong in putting it like this!) we
still do have sin in our life, and with that sin the open door for Satan to
afflict and torment us with sickness, disease and infirmity. We leave the
door open for him to kill us.

How did Jesus put it? "The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and
destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance
(to the full, till it overflows)." 

(John 10:10, Amp)
There is a really sick religious song I hear some gospel singers do. It
goes something like this, "I' m just an old sinner, saved by grace."
Baloney! You can't be both! You're either an old sinner, OR you are saved
by grace. That song and the religious phraseology that goes with it
promotes a lie and a religious doctrine that has contaminated God's people.
The lie states unequivocally that we can't be totally free from sin, never
mind the fact that Jesus commands it in Matthew 5:48, and John makes it
clear again in his first general letter to the body of Christ (I John 3:9).
[This is a discussion I'd really like to expand upon, but I won't try to do
it in this Coffee Break.]

Taken to its logical extension, the lie essentially says that Jesus didn't
finish His work on the Cross and that His blood wasn't quite enough to
settle our debt and finish the curse hanging over us. If you take it one
more step, you wind up believing that there is something you have to do to
help God make it happen. It's idolatry, folks!

The point I'm trying to make is that if you continue to believe that you
have unresolved sin in your life even though you have confessed your sin to
the Lord and repented of it and turned away completely, you open the door to
demonic spirits of disease, infirmity and sickness and you wind up suffering
needlessly when your suffering has already been paid for.

Let's get back to something that John wrote to the body of Christ. "If we
assent to what the Word says and what the blood accomplished, covenanting
with the Lord to expunge our sins, He is faithful, trustworthy and fully
capable of eradicating our sins -- our failures to meet the mark of His
righteousness and holiness -- removing them in such a manner that they never
existed, and to purify and wash us [with His blood] completely clean and
free of all moral wrongfulness, iniquity, injustice and unrighteousness [or
wrong standing with God]." (I John 1:9, my translation and amplification
from the Greek text)

The word, "confess, " as it occurs in the KJV translation and others comes
from the Greek conjunctive term, homologeo. A literal translation of this
word would be: to say the same thing as, to speak the same word(s). What
many folks miss is that this word is also used in the framework of covenant.
We agree to what Father God says, we say the same thing He says, and we
covenant with Him in what He says, thus implementing and putting that
covenant in force.

This is NOT a case of mental assent! There is nothing passive about it. In
order to covenant with the Lord concerning the eradication (from existence
and from memory) of our sins and iniquities (or character flaws which make
us vulnerable to certain sins), we enter into a covenant with the Lord
concerning this eradication, this remittance, this forgiveness. Once that
covenant is in force, all factual existence (*more on this momentarily) all
memory of the sin is expunged. It is no longer recorded in God's book of
remembrances against us.

Therefore, the past cannot be used against us. It has ceased to exist. We
are sin-free. [This is a bit of an aside, but we give testimony to this
covenant act through water baptism. Where does that testimony make a
difference? In the spirit realm. We are testifying before principalities
and powers, before world-rulers of darkness, before wicked spirits sitting
in high places. Our testimony is that the old person we used to be has died
and has now been buried, and that the new person we have become has been
raised back to life IN Christ Jesus! If we are in Him, then there is no
factual place for Satan to attack and torment us.]

Now, let's apply this to our healing.

*Satan's primary goal is to resurrect the old dead flesh in us that used to
walk or live in sin and to treat it as though it is factually true and
present in our lives now. As long as he can succeed in making us
sin-conscious and believing that the sins, the habit patterns of the past,
the iniquities that shaped our past are still a part of our present
existence. Satan treats the facts of the past as truth. They are not the
truth! They are old facts. The person for whom those facts existed is
dead. We are not that person anymore. Those may indeed be facts of the
past but they are not present truth. The truth is that we are free from
sin, free from disease, free from sickness and infirmity, free from the
death sentence that used to hang over the old us.

Am I making this clear enough for you? Good! Let's take it the next step.

Now we come back to where we began with this Coffee Break discussion:
forgiveness. We have been the free recipients of forgiveness. We are the
recipients of aphiémi. We have entered into a covenant with the Lord in
order to receive that aphiémi.

But that's only the first part. There IS a part two.

"Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray,
believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. And when ye stand
praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which
is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive,
neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses."

Ooooops! See that second part? Our receiving answers to our prayers --
even if we believe that we will receive what we ask for -- is directly
linked to our ability and obedience to forgive those who have offended or
grieved or hurt us in any way. The word used in the KJV "ought" is a
translation of an interesting but very tiny Greek word, tis. This word
literally means anything, no matter how big it is, no matter how grievous it
may be, no matter how insignificant or seemingly inconsequential it may be.

It can be a hurt that affects our lives, it can be something that costs us a
lot. On the other hand it can be something so slight as to be a simple
misunderstanding. It can be a place of friction between a parent and a
child, or a child and a parent. It can even be a doctrinal disagreement
with someone that just gets under your skin.

None of that matters. You were forgiven EVERYTHING! If you don't even have
the ability to forgive someone their hurts or offenses towards you and wipe
the slate clean, (and I don't care what those offenses are) then you have
abrogated and nullified your covenant with the Lord. If that covenant is no
longer in force, you are wide open to diseases, sicknesses and infirmities
which come as a direct product of unforgiveness.

There are so many things that come upon people who harbor tiny little
unforgivenesses against others -- and one of the most dominant areas where
there are open doors comes in family relationships or breaches of those
relationships. Chronic illnesses, chronic weakness, nerve disorders,
hypertension and constant worry and fretting are all direct byproducts of
unforgiveness, but cancer is aided and abetted by unforgiveness.

Please don't get the idea that I'm saying that all cancer is the result of
unforgiveness. I'm not saying that at all. What I AM saying is that when a
person has unresolved issues -- relationship issues -- where bitterness,
unforgiveness (no matter how slight it may be) and tension exists, it bears
directly on an individual&# 39;s ability to receive the healing and restoration
they need.

Let me wrap up today's part of this discussion with one final statement that
Jesus makes.

"Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that
thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar,
and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer
thy gift." (Matthew 5:23-24)

See? It works both ways. Even if you don't have unforgiveness toward
someone but you know that someone holds unforgiveness towards you because of
some unresolved issue, you can't even bring your gift to the Lord and have
Him acknowledge it until you go and resolve the issue with that person.
THAT'S how important the Lord sees aphiémi.

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Another Coffee Break:
Religion and Racism
October 19, 2013
Howdy!

Sandra (Lopez) Lemus was with our fellowship for several years, teaching the
youngsters. Her dad, of course, (Cesar Lopez) is a pastor and has a local
Spanish-language fellowship. It was a joy to be involved in Sandra's
wedding to Valdemar Lemus a couple summers ago. We just learned that
Valdemar' s family has been in the coffee-growing business in Guatemala for
many years and is a big supplier of Guatemalan coffee in this country.

I share all that to say that Sandra and Valdemar have opened up a coffee
business here in Sunnyside. Sandra will fix you an espresso, or an
Americano, or a latte (or whatever your heart's desire is) and Valdemar will
sell you different fresh roasts of Guatemalan coffee beans and explain the
coffee-growing process. Take your pick! Their business is right downtown
on 6th Avenue, and is called, Finca Margaritas! Stop in and grab a
goooooooddd cup of coffee!!!

In the last couple of weeks, I've done a commentary in our local newspaper
in the "Religious Reflections" column with the above title. It is the
byproduct of many years of observations and revelation by Holy Spirit. My
purpose isn't to raise a lot of sand in sharing the following, but rather to
awaken God's people to an issue that has plagued the body of Christ for
generations.

Growing up in classical Pentecostal circles allowed me to see what began
initially as several different "fellowships&q uot; of folks who had experienced
the moving of Holy Spirit as it exploded at the turn of the 20th Century
with the Azusa Street Revival. Watching those "fellowships&q uot; degenerate into
"denominations " was both disheartening and revealing. I'll explain that
momentarily.

Years later I had the privilege of being involved in the early days of the
Charismatic Renewal as Holy Spirit once again began breaking down
denominational barriers and pouring out the gifts of the Spirit across
denominational lines. In my early youth I had heard evangelical and
Pentecostal leaders speak disparagingly of Roman Catholics and grew up in an
era when Catholics "couldn&# 39;t possibly be saved!"

Despite being a solidly entrenched Pentecostal, Dad often said to me, "Pay
no attention to the name over the door, Son! You're not going to see
Catholic Square, or Presbyterian Avenue, or Methodist Blvd., or Pentecostal
Circle, or Baptist Street or Nazarene Highway, or anything remotely like
that in Heaven! The ONLY thing that counts is where people stand in their
relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ."

As the years went by I realized the truth of what Dad was preaching, and
when I met other Christians it never occurred to me to ask them whether they
were Catholic or Baptist or whatever! If they knew the Lord, there was an
immediate witness by Holy Spirit and there was no need to ask what label
they wore on their forehead. Having the experiences at age nine and ten of
going to Heaven and spending time with the Lord made labels all the more
irrelevant.

In late 1970 I was able to participate in a pair of Charismatic conferences;
one with the Episcopal rector of The Church of the Redeemer in Houston, and
one with a Roman Catholic Bishop from Los Angeles. We shared together as
members of the same family -- the family of God! As we ministered together
we saw the Spirit of God poured out on people irrespective of their
denominational background. Lutherans and Methodists, Baptists and
Presbyterians, Mennonites and Amish, Seventh Day Adventists and United
Brethren -- you name it -- were speaking in tongues and moving in the Gifts
of the Spirit, laying hands on people, seeing folks get healed, delivered
from evil spirits and made whole.

When you see God move like that, you very quickly realize that He is no
respecter of persons, no respecter of race, no respecter of gender, no
respecter of denomination -- and certainly no respecter of doctrine! It all
goes out the window! It gets worse, folks!

With a major portion of my extended family being Mormon, and having grown up
in a culture of hearing that Mormons were all part of a cult that needed to
be avoided like the plague, it was both eye-opening and rewarding to spend
five years in Salt Lake City and watch God move among Mormons exactly as I
had seen Him move among the so-called "denominationa l groups." In the
summer of 1971, I called Andrae Crouch (with whom I had done concerts and
recorded with in the mid-1960' s), Charles McPheeters and other friends in
the Christian music realm to join me for a three-week "Jesus Festival" on
the Salt Lake County Fairgrounds.

During that three-week period we saw various Mormon bishops, members of the
Council of Twelve and Mormons by the hundred receive healing, deliverance
from evil spirits, and (for others to whom Mormonism was simply another
"religion" Wink genuine salvation through Jesus Christ. There were miracles by
the hundred with blind eyes opened, deaf ears unstopped, the lame made to
walk again, etc., etc., etc.

Gotta tell you! You want to be delivered from religious bondage? Just
watch God move among those whom you've avoided because they have "strange
doctrines" and "really odd beliefs!" It was still a process for me but the
Lord wasn't done with me.

After the festival had ended I spoke with a number of people who had
consecrated their lives to the Lord Jesus Christ and asked them where they
were "going to go to church" now that they had been "saved. " A few said
they weren't sure, but they were going to find a new church to attend. Some
looked really puzzled at my question as if it really made no sense. Others
boldly said, "we aren't going anywhere! We're going to stay where we are."

My religious prejudice suddenly got exposed.

"How can you stay in the Mormon church when you've been saved?" I asked,
absolutely puzzled at their response. After all, one couldn't remain in the
Mormon church with its doctrines and still be saved and know the Lord -- so
I thought. The answers I received hit me between the eyeballs.

"Haven&# 39;t you evangelized in many places where people were religious and
didn't really have a relationship with Jesus Christ?" asked one lady.
"Don' t those people need to remain where they are so they can lead their
friends or acquaintances to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ?"

One fellow said, "Have you ever been in a smoke-filled bar and talked to
people who were drinking themselves silly in an effort to lead them to
Jesus?" Had to admit that I had, all the while feeling guilty about being
in the bar in spite of the fact that I wasn't drinking.

Another lady really nailed me, though. "I thought you left your
denomination because the Lord both opened an opportunity for you to leave
and instructed you to do so. Did you leave before God told you to leave, or
after He told you to leave?" Ouch!

She continued. "I don't know how long I will remain in the Mormon church,
but this is where the Lord has me. I have no intention of leaving unless
and until He instructs me to do so, and then opens the door to leave."

By now you are getting the picture, I'm sure. I know some of my Pentecostal
brethren who have used exactly the same routine on Baptists or Methodists or
Episcopalians after they were baptized in the Holy Spirit. And they got the
same answer I got from that Mormon lady. "We' re staying where we are unless
Holy Spirit instructs us to leave."

I'm describing to you a prejudice and a religious bias that has existed
throughout the body of Christ for many centuries. It is the underlying
foundation of all racism, no matter by what name it is called. All racism
has religious overtones.

If one is ensnared by spirits of religion they tend to look with certain
jaundice at those who are a part of a different denomination. Consider for
a minute something that Paul wrote to the Ekklesia in Corinth.

"Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of
Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. Is Christ divided? was Paul
crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?

"I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius; Lest any
should say that I had baptized in mine own name. And I baptized also the
household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.

"For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with
wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto
us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will
destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding
of the prudent. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the
disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?"

Paul is specifically rebuking the Christians in Corinth for "denominating& quot;
themselves "of Paul" or "of Apollos" or "of Cephas" or "of Christ." Get it?
Some of the Corinthian Christians were denominating themselves as "Pauline. "
Some were "Apollonian&qu ot; and some were "Peterites. " Then there were those who
looked down on the "Peterites&quo t; and they were "just Christians."

Paul speaks to the racism of this kind of separation and addresses the root
of it like this.

"For it is written, I will destroy the sophistry of those who are wise [in
the ways of the world] and I will disannul and neutralize the mental
analysis and intellect of those who assemble facts in order to arrive at a
conclusion." (my translation and amplification from the Greek text)

Are you seeing the picture? Within the body of Christ for centuries we have
had the tendency to judge one another based on our analysis of
circumstances, events, upbringing and associations. What we've been doing
is eating from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil and spreading the
death among ourselves that comes from eating of that tree.

Our selection and inclusion into the Bride of Christ is not reckoned by the
Bridegroom -- Jesus Christ -- based on our looks, our associations, our
intellectual capacity, our education or our family heritage. Let's take it
another step farther. Our choosing by the Lord is not based on the color of
our skin; it is not based on whether we belong to a certain "church, " or
denomination, or fellowship, or adhere to a particular set of dogmas,
doctrines or beliefs. We are not included into the Bride of Christ because
we are rich or poor or because we have certain skills or lack thereof. We
are not chosen because we have great abilities or are articulate in
speaking.

Understand?

We are chosen by the Lord because we choose Him! We choose Him above all
else. No doctrine matters. No upbringing matters. No church label makes a
pig's feet worth of difference. Whether we've lived on the streets and in
the gutters of society, or whether we've lived in the most prestigious
mansions and have been regarded as "the upper crust of society," everything
-- and I do mean EVERYTHING -- becomes as a pile of horse puckey so that we
can win God's best!

Let's see, how was it that Paul put it? "If anyone else has a mind to put
confidence in the flesh, I far more: circumcised the eighth day, of the
nation of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the
Law, a Pharisee; as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to the
righteousness which is in the Law, found blameless.

"But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss
for the sake of Christ. More than that, I count all things to be loss in
view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I
have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I
may gain Christ, and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my
own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the
righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith." (Philippians
3:4-9, NASB)

As I noted in my recent newspaper column, the racism -- mmmm ..... the
denominationalism -- that has separated God's people over the centuries is
the direct root of the racism we fight with in the world today. That same
denominationalism is the underlying core of the racism we see in America and
globally. Think for a minute about the unadulterated malarkey we have to
put up with in our society today.

African-American! Latino! Mexican-American! Arab-American! Really? What
utter rubbish! Because of denominational racism, we have "black churches,"
we have "Hispanic churches," we have Korean or Chinese churches, etc., etc.,
ad nauseam.

My son-in-law, Anthony Picasso, would feel like he'd been slapped in the
face if you called him a Mexican-American. From his perspective, he's an
American -- Period! Danielle and Anthony' s two sons don't even begin to
think of themselves as Mexican-American, or Hispanic, or Latino, or any of
those racist terms.

We have two black grandsons, Cyrus and Travon. Not once have they referred
to themselves as "African- American. " The term wouldn't even cross their
minds. They are Americans -- Period!

We have two adopted daughters of Eskimo heritage. Despite the popularity of
the terminology in today's culture, not once have I ever heard Debbie or
Ariella refer to themselves as "Native- American. " They are simply
Americans. 

Della's heritage is Cherokee Indian, but you'll never hear her refer to
herself as a "Native- American. " You get the picture, I'm sure.

Let me wrap up today with a final illustration. I was raised in a classical
Pentecostal family. When the Charismatic Renewal began in the 60's and
70's, I was very much a part of that movement. Nevertheless, I do not call
myself a "Pentecostal. " I am not a "Charismatic. " Though I have ministered
in Pentecostal, Charismatic, Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran and Presbyterian
churches, I never describe myself using those terms.

I will tell you what I am -- and this is how every believer in Christ should
speak of him/herself. There is no division in this terminology. There is
no separating between who or what I am and what other believers are. There
is no racism or denominationalism in this phraseology.

Here's how Paul put it in his letter to the Romans (see Romans 8:16-17):
"The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children
of God:

"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 together."

That said, I am a son of God. I am an heir of God and a joint-heir with
Jesus Christ! Period! Got it?

A reminder: If you are in need of healing you are welcome to join our prayer
conference calls. The number to call is (805) 399-1000. Next, enter the
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Blessings on you! 
Regner
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Another Coffee Break:
The Spirit of Jezebel, Part 8
October 11, 2013
Greetings and Salutations! Praise God!

As I have shared in previous Coffee Breaks, we have been having a daily
prayer and ministry call with George Robinson and several other folks
including Dwain McKenzie, Timothy & Alicia Brickley, James Riley and others.
A little over a week ago, we brought our granddaughter, Serena, into the
call. At age 2 1/2, while we were living in Texas, Serena was stricken with
Transverse Myelitis (which is a rare form of Spinal Meningitis). The short
story is that it essentially left her a quadriplegic, needing 24-hour care.
Rebekah (Serena' s mother) wound up becoming her nurse (and has had much
training in dealing with the symptoms of this disease ever since).

Serena is now 14 years old. Despite the doctors' best prognosis, she has
beaten the odds time and time again. She has learned how to maneuver
herself with a stylus and notepad and has maintained a 4.0 average in school
for the past few years. Several times throughout the years, she has had
visitations from the Lord where Jesus appeared to her in the middle of the
day and told her that He was going to heal her, that she was going to run
and jump and play like any normal kid would and -- more importantly -- that
she would be (as she put it back then) a "Jesus Teller" and that she would
lay hands on other children who would be healed just like she was.

The visitations have been both personal (while she was wide awake) and in
the form of visions or dreams. As the years have gone by, there have been
no manifestations of healing and her physical situation has worsened. Over
the past months her pain level has increased to the point where, even with
the maximum dose of pain medication, her pain level (on a scale of 1 - 10)
was an 8. She has experienced muscle spasms that wrench her body so
severely that the doctors have become concerned over the likelihood she
would break bones during the spasms and seizures.

We have been seeing miracle after miracle after miracle in these prayer and
healing conference calls with folks from all over America and Canada. That
said, we arranged for a time for Serena to be on one of our calls. As
George began to pray over her the pain level was at an eight. We watched
the pain drop incrementally during the prayer, first to a level 5, then to a
3, and then a zero. That was the first night. The next night we repeated
the time of prayer with Serena. Her pain had returned during that day to a
level 6. Again we prayed and decreed an end to the pain. Again it went to
zero. Next we commanded the muscles to be at peace and to cease in the
seizures.

The following day, Serena experienced for the first time in years, complete
freedom from pain and from the muscle spasms and seizures. The nightly
prayers over her with George have continued since as we have prayed over the
range of motion issues with her arms and hand. Last night she was almost
able to touch the top of her head with either hand. The healing is
progressive, but Serena is experiencing real progress and a liberty she
hasn't had since she was 2 years old. The healing may not be instantaneous
-- like a complete miracle all at once -- but for Serena THIS IS A MIRACLE!
And we praise God for what we are seeing!

(By the way, if you need healing you are welcome to join our conference
calls. The number to call is (805) 399-1000. Next, enter the access code:
124763#.)

OK, let's see if we can wrap up our discussion today on the Spirit of
Jezebel.

We have touched on the fact that this spirit perverts sex, sexual
relationships and male-female roles. Jezebel was the incarnation of the
presiding spirit of the Amorites. Beyond the fact that the dominant spirit
in their midst was The Fear of Evil, they had adopted the perversions of
their Canaanite brethren. Let's not forget that the curse which came upon
Canaan as the firstborn son of Ham the son of Noah was a direct result of
Ham's perversion and the homosexual act he committed on his father while
Noah was passed out from his wine.

Sexual perversion of every conceivable act and type were hallmarks of each
of the seven nations that inhabited the land of Canaan, and it was one of
the reasons why God commanded Israel NEVER to cohabit the land with them,
not to compromise with them in any way and not to get sucked into the
worship of their pantheon of gods. Sexual perversion (sex between men and
animals, women and animals, homosexual acts and lesbian activity, just as an
example) was elevated by many of the nations as a mode of worship to Baal
and Astarte (or Ashtaroth).

The Amorites took it to another level and Jezebel played it to the hilt.
Men and women were forced into sexual slavery as "cult prostitutes" for the
priests and priestesses, and it became their duty to perform and provide
satisfaction to the priests and priestesses as an act of worship to the
gods.

Jezebel used these practices to entice men and women in Israel. Just like
her Canaanite cousins, she ordained homosexual priests and lesbian
priestesses as Israel's "holy ones." Here's the issue! She was facilitated
and enabled by Ahab. As an Israelite, Ahab knew better. He knew God's
commands to Israel. He couldn't have been more familiar with God's command:

"There shall be no cult prostitute [lesbian] of the daughters of Israel,
neither shall there be a cult prostitute (a sodomite) [homosexual] of the
sons of Israel. You shall not bring the hire of a harlot or the price of a
dog [a sodomite] into the house of the Lord your God, in payment for a vow;
for both of these -- the gift and the giver -- are an abomination to the
Lord your God." (Deuteronomy 23:17-18, Amplified Version)

Consider what the Scripture says of Ahab: "And Ahab the son of Omri did evil
in the sight of the LORD above all that were before him. And it came to
pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of
Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of
Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him.
And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built
in Samaria. And Ahab made a grove; and Ahab did more to provoke the LORD
God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.

How's that for a testimony against him? Now you see how Jezebel was enabled
in Israel with her abominations. There is a particular phrase in this
passage which says a whole lot: "And Ahab made a grove." This is a poor
translation from the Hebrew "asherah. " While this word can be translated as
"image" it is representative of a place of worship with life-size idols,
altars and (somewhat) secluded sites hidden among leafy trees for their
"worship. " Since the "worship" of these idols of Ashtaroth and Baal
required every kind of perverse sexual activity, Ahab was specifically
enabling Jezebel to promote these abominations in the land.

History makes very clear that Jezebel and those of her ilk sacrificed the
lives of young boys and young girls, forcing them into temple sex until
their lives were spent and they were discarded and (frequently) put to death
when they no longer satisfied their masters. The flourishing sex trade we
see today is a direct product of Baal worship, or the worship of the ancient
gods. The fact that we see so many priests being tried for sexual
molestation of young boys is a continuing carryover of the spirit of
Jezebel.

Jezebel went out of her way to reverse the roles of men and women so that
men who are afflicted by this spirit become effeminate and women become
masculine. The rebellion that accompanies this role reversal is a direct
slap in the face at God and the way He created mankind in the first place.
(I'll address this a bit more momentarily. )

So why am I making such a point of all this? We are seeing the promoting of
homosexuals as pastors and "bishops" among churches and denominations. We
are seeing women ordained to ministerial leadership who live a lesbian
lifestyle. Pornography is being increasingly winked at. The abominations
of these abuses are being laughed at and even promoted within society.

Ever consider why this spirit of Jezebel so promotes homosexuality and
lesbianism, along with bestiality and other perversions? The answer should
be staring you in your face.

There is no reproduction when you have male with male or female with female.
Any kind of abortive reproduction that occurs when women lie with animals or
men lie with animals becomes a monstrosity that never lives.

The spirit that we see in Jezebel -- that of the Amorites -- figures
prominently among something we see recorded in Genesis 6:4, where we read,
"There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the
sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to
them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown."

This word, "giants" comes from the Hebrew naphal, which means "fallen. " The
giants were nephilim. The offspring that they produced were also giants.
This phraseology in the Hebrew text refers to "the sons of God" as B'nai
Elohim. The phrase, "the daughters of men" in Hebrew is Ben'oth Adam. Now,
here's the critical phrase for us in this discussion from Genesis 6:4: "and
also after that". Without getting into a discussion of how it was possible
for giants to exist in the earth following the great flood, (that's an
interesting study all by itself!) suffice it to say that giants populated
the seven nations Israel was commanded to drive out and destroy.

The Amorites were noted for the giants among them. What makes this
significant is that the giants were progeny of the "fallen ones." They were
descendants of the fallen angels -- the same ones that Jude describes in his
gospel: "And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their
own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto
the judgment of the great day."

In Revelation 12:7, John writes, "And there was war in heaven: Michael and
his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And
the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and
Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and
his angels were cast out with him."

So now we have a clear picture of the ongoing war against God. These
"fallen ones" seized the "daughters of men" and began to create a race of
beings neither human nor angelic -- a race of beings that opposed and
exalted itself against God and all that pertains to Him including His
people. It was a deliberate effort to contaminate the gene pool so that it
would be impossible for the promise of God to Eve to be fulfilled -- namely,
that her offspring would tread down and bruise the head of the offspring of
the serpent.

Being a part of a nation with a contaminated gene pool, the spirit of the
Fear of Evil that drove Jezebel also compelled her to do everything possible
to cut off the reproduction of men and women so that the promised Messiah
could never be born. This is the spiritual root of all homosexual, lesbian
and transgender activity. It drives men and women to unreproducible sexual
activity so that children cannot be born -- in this case, a people who are
called and given the opportunity to be a part of the family of God, and even
more specifically, the Bride of Christ!

It is why God spoke absolute judgment and destruction upon the descendants
of Ham through Canaan. It is why God saw the wickedness of the earth and
destroyed the contaminated gene pool with the flood. Noah was the exception
in his generation.

"These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his
generations (toledah - descent, family history and genetics), and Noah
walked with God."

Got the picture? Homosexual, lesbian and transgender activity is a
declaration of war against God, driven by the Spirit of Jezebel for the
purpose of deliberate interference with the plan of God throughout history
to have a people for Himself, a holy people, a set apart people, a people
who reflect His image, His character, His makeup, His authority, His power,
His love, His Glory!

Hence the ongoing effort for role reversal between men and women.

Hence the feminization of men and the drive for masculine women.

Hence, the effort to destroy the Father image of God.

Hence the fraud that has been perpetrated upon the human race which promotes
"Mother Earth."

Hence, secular and religious humanism!

See the picture? Do you now understand and see how the spirit of Jezebel
has fought so hard to usurp the name, the authority, the prophetic voice of
Father God through Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit? Do you now see and know
why the body of Christ has been so contaminated with humanistic, "feel good"
doctrines which permit and even encourage the watering down of God's Word?

Good! Then this series has succeeded in accomplishing what Holy Spirit
instructed me to lay out before you!

Next week, the Lord helping me, I will begin to lay out for you a revelation
of how religion and racism are so intertwined with each other.

Blessings on you!
Regner
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Another Coffee Break:
The Spirit of Jezebel, Part 7
October 4, 2013

During the past couple of weeks we've been having healing conference calls
on a daily basis, Monday through Friday at 7:00 PM Eastern. We have hosted
these calls with George Robinson who has a remarkable track record in
ministering healing to folks who either have stage 3 or stage 4 cancer, or
have other debilitating or terminal diseases. It absolutely blesses my
socks off to see the miracles that are taking place on a daily basis over
the phone.

This morning (as I write this) I received a phone call from a woman whose
best friend was dying with stage 4 cancer. George had prayed for her
several days ago. She had gone to a doctor this morning and the doctor
reported that she was completely free of all traces of cancer. Last week we
had a woman who was suffering with severe pain in her lower back and walked
with a decided limp [her husband referred to it as "a swivel" :-)]because of
one leg that was shorter than the other.

We listened to her husband literally explode with laughter as he watched his
wife's legs even out following prayer. The issue was more than one leg
being short. She had a pelvic issue which contributed to the continuous
pain. The Lord delivered her from the pain (naturally!) as she was healed
of the deformity.

It is a fabulous experience to have this happen on a daily basis just with
telephone calls. Neither George nor Dwain nor I (nor any of the other
folks who've joined us) are with any of these people in person to lay hands
on them. This is a work of Holy Spirit in response to folks who are hearing
the word of faith -- a true rhema in their spirits -- and responding!
Praise God!

Let's begin our discussion today with a personal story. During the last few
discussions, we've talked about the fact that the spirit of Jezebel is an
extremely unrepentant spirit. Folks who are ruled by this spirit have
extreme resistance to acknowledging their need to repent or to turn from the
witchcraft (because that's exactly what it is) of manipulation of people's
lives, more often than not through the use of religion, religious doctrines
which usurp the authority and integrity of God's Word, and the traditions of
man which have no bearing whatever on what God is saying!

One personal experience stands out (among several similar instances) in my
own past in having to address the spirit of Jezebel. This happened while I
was pastoring in Salt Lake City with Bill Christopulos. I received a phone
call from a former Bible college classmate who was ministering in the
Barstow, California area. He shared with me a rather extraordinary event
that was taking place in the church where he was sharing (he was not the
pastor, but had been invited to spend some time in this particular church
teaching in both prophetic and evangelistic ministry).

It seems that a woman (who shall remain unnamed in this discussion) who had
recently moved to Daggett (a small town about 5 or 6 miles east of Barstow)
with her husband and family found this particular church to her liking. The
background of this church was that the founding pastor had been stricken
with a heart attack and died suddenly without any advance warning signs.
His wife (who co-pastored with him) was left in a state of shock. She was
accustomed to ministering with her husband, and the two of them shared a
real sense of teamwork in ministry. His sudden departure caught her
flatfooted, and she felt the entire load of responsibility for the church
they had built together.

Being vulnerable and struggling emotionally to catch her equilibrium, this
new family's entrance into the church came at a strategic moment --
strategic, that is, when viewed by a spirit that was looking for an
opportunity to usurp authority and exercise a fair degree of control over a
congregation. The lady in question saw her opportunity and took immediate
advantage.

Without taking the time to build any kind of relationship with the
woman-pastor and establish any kind of basis for her voice to be heard in
this fellowship, she began to break into the middle of church services with
prophetic utterances that literally commanded everyone' s attention. It
wasn't long before these "prophetic utterances" (none of which came forth
from the Spirit of Prophecy, the Lord Jesus Christ Himself) had that local
body of believers in a state of confusion.

This was the situation my former classmate (whom I will refer to only as
Allen) laid out for me on the telephone. He knew that the Lord had anointed
me in times past to deal with situations like this and asked if I would be
willing to come to Barstow. Actually, the church was in the nearby town of
Daggett. He said he would provide the transportation and sent a driver to
pick me up. During the trip, I waited on the Lord for an answer as to how
to deal with this situation.

The trip was without incident, and I arrived in Daggett less than an hour
before their midweek service was scheduled to begin. Our evening began with
prayer and folks gathered around the altar in front, or prayed at their
seats throughout the church. 

About 15 or 20 minutes into our prayer time, this voice suddenly begins
loudly prophesying about midway back through the church. I didn't have to
look up to guess where it was coming from. The woman in question had stood
to her feet and begun uttering some miserable excuse for a prophetic word in
her loudest voice. I was on my knees praying and flipped open my Bible.

It fell open to I Corinthians 14:29-33, where Paul speaks of the order and
pattern of prophetic utterances and says that "God is not the author of
confusion;" and then I read the last verse of the chapter, "Let all things
be done decently and in order."

I lifted my head from my bowed position and caught the eye of the lady
pastor. She just looked at me and nodded her head. I got to my feet,
walked up to the platform and spread my Bible out on the pulpit. Without
any introductions or preliminary comments, I simply began reading Paul's
remarks from the 14th chapter of I Corinthians. The prophesying ceased as
suddenly as it had begun, and the lady who had been prophesying sat down and
began glaring at me angrily.

As I began to share about the necessity of things being done in an orderly
manner, the necessity of recognizing those in authority whom God had placed
-- meaning, in this case, the woman pastor -- over a body of believers, the
lady who had been prophesying turned to her husband and muttered a few
words. They stood to their feet in as disruptive a manner as possible,
making noise as they picked up their coats, and headed for the exit.

It was about as obvious a display of rebellion as you'd ever want to see.
There was no acknowledgement of their sin (and I use the word "their"
advisedly); there was no repentance or humility of any kind: just pure
arrogance.

The more astonishing part of this story unfolded the following morning when
Allen, James (another elder from the fellowship) and I went to the home of
the couple with the objective of ministering to them. The front door was
standing open. When we went to knock, James (the elder) pushed the door
open all the way to call the people. The house was empty. The people had
packed up their few possessions and vacated the (rented and sparsely
furnished) house. Neighbors confirmed that they had left hurriedly during
the night. They were nowhere to be found. The church (and apparently the
community of Daggett) never heard from the people again.

The spirit of Jezebel hates confrontation. It is unrepentant. Those
afflicted by this spirit have serious emotional and psychological battles to
fight just to repent. They allow pride and the fear of exposure to block
their repentance. It becomes easier (for many) to pretend to repent in
order to receive acceptance. Deception (a la the Hivites and Perizzites) on
their part becomes the order of the day.

In every case where I've dealt with and addressed the spirit of Jezebel over
the past 35-plus years, I can only remember one incident in which the person
afflicted with this spirit actually repented -- truly repented -- and was
set free. In every other instance, the reaction has been arrogance, pride,
rebellion, fear, lots of crying, false repentance followed by an even
greater display of rebellion and efforts to usurp authority, etc., etc.

But we've only just begun to describe this spirit and its deadly nature.
Neither have we talked about the accompanying spirit of Ahab (that's what
I've come to call it) which not only permits but facilitates the operation
of the spirit of Jezebel. Stay tuned, folks. We're just getting started
with the letter to Thyatira.

We have talked about the significance of the rebuke to this Ekklesia -- and
in particular, the permission given to the spirit of Jezebel (a spirit of
the Amorites) to operate in their midst, and I shared with you one
experience I had in dealing with this spirit.

As I noted before, this is easily the most unrepentant, the most arrogant,
the most usurping spirit that plagues the body of Christ. I've lost track
of the number of times where I have had to deal with people under the
domination of this spirit, and I really have only one recollection of a case
in which real repentance and restoration took place.

Thinking back a few years, an instance came to me in which a certain pastor
was afflicted with this spirit. He demanded absolute control over the
church he pastored, refusing to permit any open ministry within his church.
The only prophetic words given in that church either came from him, his
wife, or his mother. (That may be overstating things a bit, but I emphasize
this to note that this pastor was extremely restrictive in controlling
prophetic words.)

This is symptomatic of the spirit of Jezebel. It usurps the authority of
the Lord seeking to be the voice that is heard, and the only voice that is
heard. When folks in his church began coming to some of my mid-week
teachings and heard things that were based soundly in the Word, but things
that contradicted what they heard from this pastor, they went to him to ask
an explanation. He immediately launched a personal attack from his pulpit
against the Word that I was teaching and preaching, and -- more specifically
-- against me as an individual.

When the attacks were reported to me, I called this pastor and invited him
to come to my office and allow me to share with him exactly what I was
saying so that nothing could be taken out of context. He brought some of
his "elders" with him and refused to listen to anything I had to share;
instead launching into a tirade and personal attack on me, the fellowship,
and the benevolence ministries which were peripheral to our fellowship. I
invited him to take a cassette tape copy of the teaching that seemed to have
sparked his anger, but he refused.

When I gently suggested that he needed to take a look at the spirit in which
he was addressing things, he arose from his seat, motioned to the elders who
were with him and promptly exited my office. It wasn't long before he
engaged in a public letter-writing campaign against me. It isn't necessary
for me to take this story out to all of its details other than to say that
in the months that followed, he was caught in adultery and forced to give up
his pastorate.

Although I have no firsthand knowledge of this, in the years that followed,
I was told that this pastor publicly repented and confessed his sin. He was
later restored to the pastorate of the same church where he had fallen.
That, my friends, is the grace and mercy of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Let me wrap up today with one final event -- this one again involving my
lifetime friend and fellow-laborer in the Gospel, Dwain McKenzie.

Back in the late nineties, Dwain's first wife, Betty June, succumbed to a
years-long battle with cancer. As noted in #'s 3 and 4 of this series,
Dwain was back in Barrow ministering at the same church where he had been
falsely accused, betrayed by denominational "brethren" ; -- and where the Lord
had ultimately vindicated him in the years that followed.

Susie had been the worship leader for some time and she and Dwain had
developed a real flow in ministry together. There was one fly in the
ointment. Susie's first husband had run off with another woman and she was
in the middle of a rather prolonged divorce. Dwain had occasion to come and
visit Della and me while we were in McAllen, Texas and shared his growing
love and affection for Susie. "Do you think it would be OK for me to ask
her to marry me after she gets finished with her divorce?"

He admitted to being very nervous about asking her and was concerned that
she might not accept his proposal simply because of the way it might look --
and of course there was the issue of whether the denomination would revoke
his ordination papers because of her previous marriage since they took a
very strong stand on that issue. He was also concerned that if she rejected
his proposal of marriage it could damage their ability to flow together in
ministry.

Della and I counseled him to pursue things as soon as it was legally
possible. If she accepted, he was going to need to run things past the
Alaska District Superintendent so that any questions of Biblical propriety
could be resolved as far as the denomination was concerned.

This story has lots of interesting twists and turns and details, and I could
really stretch it out into a romance novel, but let's get to the heart of
things.

With no small amount of trepidation, Susie accepted Dwain's proposal of
marriage. Dwain contacted the District Superintendent, and to everyone' s
surprise and pleasure he expressed not only his congratulations but agreed
to perform the wedding. The wedding was a joyous, faith-filled event, and
the church rejoiced with Dwain and Susie.

Here's where things take a Jezebel twist!

Not very many months later the very same District Superintendent who
performed their wedding sent a letter to Dwain which stated in no uncertain
terms that Dwain was in violation of the Word, having married Susie, that he
was in violation of the denomination&# 39;s doctrines and policies, that he was
required to surrender his ordination papers, and -- finally -- that he was
required to leave the church in Barrow. He called me and read the letter to
me over the phone. We both laughed at the irony of the situation. It was
1965 all over again!

Dwain gladly surrendered his ordination papers with the denomination.
Leaving the church was another matter, however. The church throughout the
years had become independent of the denomination in terms of its charter,
its ownership of property, and its right to keep or reject a pastor. The
mid-1960' s events that had forced Dwain out the first time taught the church
a lesson, and one they had taken to heart. The elders of the church
rejected the denomination&# 39;s demand for Dwain's removal and he stayed on.

Think back to #2 in this series and you'll remember that I mentioned
watching the District Superintendent of the denomination standing over my
mother on her death bed and waiting until she signed over the church, the
parsonage and all the property at Saint Paul Island to the denomination.
This was the same District Superintendent!

His behavior couldn't have been more indicative of the spirit of Jezebel!
You remember Jezebel' s ignominious end, don't you? Not too long after this
event with Dwain's dismissal from the denomination, this DS was accused of
financial improprieties. He ultimately was removed from his position and
lost his standing -- and his papers -- with the denomination.

By the way, the end of Dwain's story in Barrow was that he remained on to
oversee a move of the Spirit of God that had people falling on their knees
in the streets of the city crying out in repentance and surrendering their
lives to the Lord.

Got the picture? Jezebel DOES NOT get the last word!

See you next week.

Blessings on you! 
Regner
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Another Coffee Break:
The Spirit of Jezebel, Part 6
September 27, 2013
Felicitations! Greetings and Solutions! Good Morning! Howdy! In case I missed anyone, Hi, there!! Glad you could join me on this most auspicious occasion. So, what’s the occasion? It’s the best day of your life. See, yesterday’s gone, and tomorrow isn’t here yet. That means you’ve only got today. And God doesn't make rotten days! I could take this to extremes, but you get the picture. Hehehehehe……

As already noted the spirit of Jezebel is an unrepentant spirit, and folks who are contaminated with and by this spirit are highly resistant to true repentance. In order to help you understand why, let me lay a little historical background. First, however, let's take a look at an interesting statement that John makes in Revelation 17:10.

"And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space."

What seven kings are those referred to? Deuteronomy 7:1 describes them as the Hittites, the Girgashites, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites. Now I know you think I just fell off the turnip truck, but bear with me.

These seven nations were each ruled by a dominant spirit. In the Greek text of Ephesians 6 where Paul writes, "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places," we see four classes of spiritual rulership. They appear in this order: (1) arche, (2) exousia, (3) kosmokrator, and (4) pneumatikos epouranios. Each has its respective place of power and dominion, but the one I want to focus on today is "kosmokrator: " world ruler of darkness. The Greek word is a conjunction of "kosmos" (the world at large, or areas of the world) and "krateo" (to seize power or strength and to retain it).

You may remember Daniel's experience when he fasted for 21 days. The angel of the Lord came to see him and told him that he had to do battle with the prince of Persia for those 21 days and that the archangel Michael came to help him defeat the prince of Persia; that when he departed Daniel's presence he was on his way to do battle with the prince of Greece.

This is the picture that Paul is drawing out of Ephesians 6, and this is the picture we have of the seven nations Israel was commanded to drive out. Ever wonder why Israel was commanded the following?

"When the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor show mercy unto them: Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son. For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the LORD be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly. But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire. For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth."

God's command to Israel was there because you cannot co-mingle and co-habitate with other gods. Israel was serving God! He was absolute King and ruler. It is impossible to serve two kings at the same time. The King of the Hittites was the Fear of Death. The King of the Canaanites was the Fear of Man. The King of the Amorites was the Fear of Evil. None of that is compatible with our serving the Lord!

It is the Amorites that we want to pay attention to, in this case. History tells us that they almost always chose the high places, the hills, the mountains -- any place that would give them an elevated view of the surrounding countryside. The Hebrew word for Amorite, eõmoòrŒòy, couldn't more clearly describe their nature. Em-or-ee is the word for: publicity, prominence, (and is frequently used for mountaineers) . The Hebrew eõmoòrŒòy stems from a root word for folks who talk a lot; those who love to make their voice heard as the most prominent voice. As you see this picture of the Amorites unfold, you'll better understand the significance of that characteristic.

The characteristic of the Amorites that made them want to be THE leaders, THE most prominent, THE rulers and subduers of everyone, is easily demonstrated in Scripture by the fact that there are 23 verses in the OT referring to Amorite kings, with an additional two that mention them in conjunction with Canaanite kings. As far as the kings of the other nations are concerned, Canaanite kings are named three times, Hittite kings are named three times, and -- with the exception of the Girgashites for whom no king is named -- the remaining nations only have their kings named one time. The Amorites' character and nature presents a stark contrast to the other nations.

Years after Shem's (the son of Noah) death, the Jebusites moved in to occupy the city and citadel he had established in the midst of Canaan. Sometime thereafter, an Amorite king subdued the Jebusites and took control of the city and the region. That Amorite king took for himself the appellation and name, Adoniy-Tsedeq (we have it anglicized as Adonizedek), attempting to identify himself with Shem's power, authority and esteem throughout the land.

Adoniy-Tsedeq translates to "Lord of Righteousness. " He thus palmed himself off on the inhabitants as being a picture of righteousness, and rightful heir to Shem's throne. This king was anything but righteous, and God's judgment fell upon him when he rose up in collaboration with four other Amorite kings against Joshua, being overthrown and killed at Makkedah with his four cohorts. Adoniy-Tsedeq&# 39;s efforts are a clear picture of that spirit that dominated the Amorites.

We know that spirit today as the Fear of Evil. If there can be said to be any master spirit of fear, it is the Fear of Evil. It is a highly religious spirit, and it has all the pretense of right and righteousness. Yet, this spirit lives in dread fear of the power and authority of God.

Most folks don't think of her in this way, but Jezebel was an Amorite. Consider her background. Jezebel' s father was an Amorite king by the name of Ethbaal (his name translates to: "living with [and enjoying the pleasures of] Baal") who also served Baal in the role of high priest. I Kings 16:31 describes Ethbaal as "king of the Zidonians." We know Zidon as the Canaanite city, Sidon. Thus, again, we have a picture of the Amorites subduing their brother-nations and ruling over their cities.

Jezebel was a picture of the Amorites and their dominant spirit all by herself. She was a usurper of power and authority. Once she had access to the throne of Israel through Ahab, she drove Baal-worship to new heights (lows?). If the Canaanites were licentious and aberrant in their sexual behavior, Jezebel took their use of prostitutes in Baal-worship to extremes the Canaanites couldn't even imagine.

Her marriage to Ahab, while politically arranged as part of a peace pact between Ahab and Ethbaal (more compromise between Israel and an accursed nation?), served both her agenda and Ahab's. She created a "school of prophets" that were sent forth into the various tribes of Israel to prophesy "in the name of the Lord" (who in their reality was Baal). It was these same prophets who could speak and prophesy to their hearts' content before the sacrifice that Elijah prepared, who failed to command fire from heaven.

When Elijah spoke and fire rained down and consumed the sacrifice after three barrels of water had been poured on it, proving that the god of the prophets of Baal was dead and lifeless, Elijah and the company of people present with him put all 450 prophets of Baal, plus another 400 prophets of the groves "which [ate] at Jezebel' s table" to death by the sword. (See I Kings 18)

The picture of Jezebel as a part of the spirit of the Amorites is so significant, and that spirit’s influence so great in the body of Christ today that it gives us clear understanding of John's prophecy when he writes, "...five [kings] are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space."

The phrase, "and one is," is a reference to the spirit of the Amorites as manifested in the spirit of Jezebel. The five kings (or ruling spirits) who had fallen (and were not in a position to exercise kingly authority) were the Hittites, the Hivites, the Jebusites, the Girgashites and the Canaanites. The spirit of Jezebel and the Amorites was in full bloom already in the body of Christ when John wrote the Revelation, manifesting itself in the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes in the form of the hierarchical structure that was usurping the authority of the Lord in the Ekklesias.

The phrase, "the other is not yet come.." is a reference to the king and ruling spirit of the Perizzites whose influence was initially felt through the "born again" Pharisees as they tried to implement a form of democratic structure (the other half of the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes) within the Ekklesias. That spirit began to really manifest itself through the introduction of "congregationa l" church structure in the 1700's and 1800's.

One thing that is eminently clear is that these last two kings (the Amorites and the Perizzites), while appearing to be in opposition with each other, actually cooperate with their Master as they drive the doctrines of humanism forward within the body of Christ.

This last bit is somewhat of an aside but I wanted to help you understand the character and background of the spirit of Jezebel, and why this spirit is so arrogant and unrepentant. I remind you that the character of the Amorites was to always have the high places, to have the preeminence among their brother nations, to be in control of everyone and everything. Historical references to them in Egyptian archaeological findings call them "the long-necked ones" -- a reference to the way they held their heads up in arrogance and pride. The Amorites all thought they were pretty "hot stuff!"

Jezebel idolized herself. She thought she was the greatest thing on the planet. She loved what she saw in the mirror and worshiped herself to her own downfall. So it is with folks who become ensnared by this spirit. They become the center of their own attraction and self-worship. They become so arrogant in their own appearance or abilities that they believe everyone else should likewise be drawn to them. Thus, manipulation and control – witchcraft and sorcery, and with it, divination – become their modus operandi.

It is that very arrogance and self-worship which is at the heart of the spirit of Jezebel' s inability to come to a place of repentance. Folks who are contaminated by this spirit have an extremely difficult time accepting their need to repent of their attitudes, their activities and their usurpation of power and/or authority. They become control-freaks!

The Amorites principality, or ruling demonic spirit, was the Fear of Evil. They (and, of course, Jezebel) were ruled by fear, and they -- in turn -- used fear as a means to control and manipulate people. The Fear of Evil is a highly religious spirit whose primary purpose is to get us to be afraid of God rather than having an awe and respect of Him. The Fear of Evil -- like every other spirit of fear -- is a driving spirit who seeks control of all those within its influence.

The Amorites used force to achieve their ends. (Hence hierarchical church government, and hence, Jezebel' s modus operandi.) Force is always the first alternative when people lack real authority. Real authority, of course, is only found with the Lord Jesus Christ; and that authority becomes operational in us when we are in fellowship and union with Him!

It was my intention to share a personal story with you today to demonstrate the difficulty that people have in coming to a place of repentance when they are confronted with the fact that they are being used and manipulated by the spirit of Jezebel. My story is long enough that it would make this Coffee Break much too long, so I will save it for next week. Instead let's wrap up this week's discussion with a current prophetic word that came from a brother in the Lord who has since gone home to be with the Lord.

Many years ago I was fortunate enough to meet and share with Wade Taylor on a number of occasions. He was a brother with a deep sense of the heart of the Lord, and the cry that went forth from him prophetically came directly from that knowing within.

This word from Wade was published on September 10th on the Elijah List.

"Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of Thy waterspouts: all Thy waves and Thy billows are gone over me. Psalm 42:7

"Deep calls." Our Lord is a seeking God who desires a satisfaction that can be found only in us – our worship and our times of fellowship with Him. We were created for this purpose, which became marred by the transgression of Adam.

"At the noise of Your waterspouts. " Our initial response may seem to us as being "noise, " but as we continue to worship and spend time in fellowship with the Lord, it will become as a "song."

The Lord is my strength and song, and He is become my salvation: He is my God, and I will prepare Him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt Him. Exodus 15:2

If we will be patient and not become discouraged, we will be immersed in His presence – "all Your waves are gone over me." Now, we are no longer in control. Others will notice the change in us and ask: Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved?... Song of Solomon 8:5

All this begins with our response to the cry that comes from within the heart of the Lord, "Deep calls." In order to rightly respond, we must become spiritually hungry.

Blessings on you!
Regner
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Another Coffee Break:
The Spirit of Jezebel, Part 5
September 21, 2013

Good, Good, Good Morning! Wired up? Are ya cookin' today? Got your coffee
poured, yet? You're drinkin' the good stuff today, aren't you? Dark Roast?
Columbian, or maybe Ethiopian, or perhaps Jamaican Blue Mountain?
Hehehehehe.. ....

If there is any hallmark of the spirit of Jezebel, or some particular
characteristic that sums up and describes its overall purpose, it would be
"usurper. " The primary objective of the spirit of Jezebel is to usurp the
operational authority of the Lord Jesus Christ in those who are anointed and
appointed by the Holy Spirit to minister, to present itself as THE voice of
the Lord instead, and to take control of the leadership of God's people.
See that word, "control" ? It goes with manipulation. It's called
witchcraft. We've been illustrating this in our last few Coffee Breaks.

Now, let's resume our continuing look at more of the descriptive
characteristics of the Spirit of Jezebel as outlined in Revelation 2:20-23.

Most of us think of false prophets and false prophetesses as being folks who
stand up and make predictions about future events that go wrong.
Unfortunately, that completely misses the whole picture of what prophecy is
all about, and what a prophet - true or false - is all about.

Only the tiniest part of prophecy is about foretelling events to come, and
we mistakenly refer to ministers or leaders within the body of Christ as
"false prophets" if they predict something that doesn't unfold in exactly
the manner they describe. Real prophecy comes out of the character and
makeup of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus spent very little of His teaching
and preaching dealing with future events, and yet He IS the Spirit of
Prophecy.

John wrote in Revelation 19:10b, ".your brethren that have the witness and
evidence of Jesus worship God: for the witness and evidence of Jesus is the
Spirit of Prophecy." (My translation)

Does that make sense to you? We can come back to this later, if necessary,
but I want to show you how the spirit of Jezebel counterfeits this witness
and evidence.

One of the biggest evidences of this spirit in the body of Christ is the
very seductiveness of it. I'll get to the fornication part momentarily.

Stop and think about this for a second. How do you seduce someone who is a
Bible-believing Christian? How do you entrap them with words that are
seductive?

Seduction, by its very nature, uses pleasant thoughts, draws mental images
with carefully chosen words that sound good and - in this case - usually
quotes verses of Scripture to support enticement to disobedience. The
biggest area of seduction is self-justification for committing sin. The
enticement comes in making you feel OK about your disobedience to the Word
of the Lord.

The enticement is doctrines that please the flesh, allowing Christians to
avoid the disciplines of the Gospel and permitting them a route of escape
from the necessary processing of the Holy Spirit.

The seduction is the teaching of doctrines that make you believe that you
are just fine where you are in the Lord - that healing the sick, raising the
dead, performing miracles and doing the works that Jesus did (never mind
doing greater works! were ONLY for the apostles, or for a select few chosen
by the Lord; that all of this passed away out of the life of the body of
Christ in the second century AD with the death of the last of the apostles.

The body of Christ today is peppered with many of these doctrines. Let me
cite and enumerate just a few for your edification.

1. Speaking in tongues is of the Devil. 
2. The gifts of the Spirit died out with the apostles. 
3. God picks and chooses those whom He heals. 
4. It is not the will of God to heal everyone. 
5. Poverty is God's will, and it is correspondingly more spiritual for
Christians to live in need with just barely enough to get by. 
6. The "Prosperity Doctrine" is a lie. Jesus never wanted His followers to
be wealthy. 
7. Who do you think you are to believe that you can heal the sick, raise the
dead and cast out demons? 
8. Satan is almost as powerful as God and Christians need to really be
careful in how they address him. 
9. God kills certain people and "takes" them out of this world when their
time is up. 
10. If you don't keep all of the Ten Commandments, you can't go to Heaven. 
11. People who cast out evil spirits are doing so by the power of Satan. 
12. Women have no place of leadership within the body of Christ because they
are commanded to keep silence. 
13. Because Eve was the one deceived, women cannot fill any of the five-fold
ministries in the body of Christ. 

The seduction - AND THE FORNICATION - comes in compelling people to be
obedient to the Law (and/or more importantly, man-made interpretations and
applications of the Law) AND live under the Grace of Jesus Christ. The
fornication comes into the picture because people say they love the Lord
Jesus Christ (and they believe that they do!), that they have accepted the
atonement for their sins through His death and resurrection, while at the
same time placing upon them requirements of the Law with obedience to Mosaic
commandments and statutes.

The apostle Paul put it like this (See Galatians 2:16-20), "Knowing that a
man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus
Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by
the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of
the law shall no flesh be justified..

"For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God. I am
crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in
me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the
Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me." 

One cannot be married (using the metaphor of Bridegroom (Jesus) and Bride
(us) to the Lord and then run to the Law for mental (read that: reasoning or
logical) or emotional satisfaction. It is impossible to keep the Law and
please the Lord. One does not keep the Law by faith because the Law holds
power over the flesh - NOT the spirit. Flesh can have no faith: faith is a
function of our spirit working through our love of the Lord Jesus Christ.

To supposedly claim we love the Lord, therefore, and then justify ourselves
by the Law is to commit adultery. Are you seeing now the seduction of the
Spirit of Jezebel?

This is a spirit which entices men and women to measure themselves and their
righteousness according to the Law - and quotes a bazillion scriptures to
justify it, thus negating Jesus' redemptive work on the Cross on our behalf
and making salvation of none effect.

If the Spirit of Prophecy is the Word of God, consider then the deadly
nature of the spirit of Jezebel calling itself a "prophetess&qu ot; (or in the
case of it taking up residence and operating through a man, a "prophet" ).
This spirit stands in many pulpits today - both in men and women - usurping
the name, the authority and the power of the Lord Jesus Christ, all the
while passing itself off as speaking in the name of, and on behalf of, the
Lord.

Those that succumb to its voice and its seductive deception (usually)
unknowingly commit spiritual fornication and adultery by virtue of doing
things either directly contrary to the expressed will of God, or setting
aside and ignoring the demonstration of the Spirit and Power.

The spirit of Jezebel is usually very selective in the choice of people it
has around it, and those so afflicted become spiritually effeminate and
powerless, lacking in true authority but reveling in a show of pretended
authority along with lots of public recognition, praise and adulation.
Those so afflicted come under the control and manipulation of a spirit of
witchcraft that works hand in hand.

The spirit of Jezebel, you see, IS a spirit of witchcraft and sorcery. It's
entire purpose for existing is to entice men and women, to control them and
to manipulate them with lies and seduction in such a way that they are
rendered impotent as Christians. They become spiritual homosexuals or
lesbians, making love to one another instead of having a true
Bride/Bridegroom relationship that produces spiritual offspring.

One of the manifestations of the spirit of Jezebel and its operation in
churches today is the acceptance of, or presence of just about every kind of
sexual perversion known to man. This is the driving spirit behind physical
homosexuality and physical lesbianism, and churches that pervert the
authority of the Lord Jesus Christ are often populated with sexual perverts
and deviants.

Strong stuff, I know, but the body of Christ needs a housecleaning! It's
time for Christians to wake up and realize just how impotent this spirit has
rendered them, and the fellowships of which they are a part.

Don't somebody, please, now suggest that I hate homosexuals and lesbians! I
don't hate the people. I do hate the sin! But that sin is just as
forgivable as lying, cheating, stealing and every other sin. It just needs
repenting and renunciation from/of in the same way one repents of every
other sin.

You see, the lie of this perversion is its inherent lack of procreative
ability. EVERYTHING about God's creation is predicated on the Law of
Seedtime and Harvest. Everything is predicated on creation, the planting of
seed and the reproduction of that seed. It requires male and female to
procreate.

The spirit of Jezebel wipes out our spiritual ability to procreate. It
attempts to neuter the Word of God. It destroys the Father image of God,
the Son of God, and the spiritual procreation that comes between the Son as
the Bridegroom and us as His Bride.

The neutering of the Word is clearly evidenced in many churches across
America and around the world today in the fact that there is no ongoing
spiritual procreation. People aren't coming to Jesus Christ, being saved,
healed, delivered, growing into abundant life, being filled with the Holy
Spirit, and then reproducing new Christians by virtue of the new life within
them. Sure, you see churches where folks supposedly get "saved" after they
respond to a salvation message on Sunday morning or Sunday night, but they
get stuck there! There is no life in Christ that leads them to abundance,
to prosperity, to growth in the Spirit, to a life of miracles one after
another after another after another with the Word of God coming forth
through their lives in a demonstration of the Spirit and of Power!

They die in their Christian baby cribs. They never grow up in God! They
never learn what it is to walk in the Spirit, to live in the Spirit, to
speak in the Spirit, to demonstrate the abundant life available in the
Spirit.

I was going to tell you another personal story of an experience I had
several years ago to illustrate the deceptiveness of the Spirit of Jezebel
and how it seeks to gain control in the body of Christ, but it's pretty
clear that there just isn't time to accomplish that today. Maybe I can get
to that in our next Coffee Break.

The point I want to leave with you today is the understanding that the false
prophecy of Jezebel isn't so much in the fake foretelling of events; it is
literally embodied in the false "forth telling" of what supposes to be a
rhema or a direct, spoken Word from the Lord to His people. That false
"forth telling" comes in the form of preaching and teaching - and
prophesying, although usually the prophesying of extremes.

Those extremes either come in the form of dire warnings of doom and gloom
from which we must escape, or they come in the form of spiritual niceties,
great abundance, health, wealth and prosperity MINUS any teaching or
understanding of what it takes in the way of obedience to walk in that
abundance, health or wealth.

Folks get lulled to sleep with this garbage, or led down some primrose path
following some leader who hasn't a clue to what the Holy Spirit is saying
and doing in the earth today. Thus, they get sucked in by false prophecy,
seduced and enticed by words that please their fleshly nature, and they
commit fornication or adultery with the Lord through their unfaithfulness to
Him.

We still need to cover that portion of the eight characteristics that depict
the nature and character of this spirit which deal with the inherent lack of
ability to repent, and that's where we will go with it next week.

Blessings on you! 
Regner
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Another Coffee Break:
The Spirit of Jezebel, Part 3

September 6, 2013

Good Morning!! We are witnessing stupendous signs and proofs of what God is
doing in the earth today as it relates to the purification of the Bride of
Christ, and the great ingathering of souls into the corporate Ekklesia.
Over the past couple of weeks as the shofar has sounded during the
conclusion of our praise and worship, we have witnessed simultaneous
demonstrations of enormous claps of thunder in the heavens, followed by and
uncountable number of lightning strikes, followed by hail appearing on the
ground as pieces of glass, followed by buckets of rain the likes of which we
haven't seen since Della and I were in Louisiana.

In the first instance, the hail appeared like you would normally expect hail
to look like. That same evening the Lord gave me a dream/vision of what we
had just experienced, but this time I saw the hail as tiny pieces of glass.
The Lord spoke to Della and told her that He had shattered the glass ceiling
or dome that the Enemy had surrounded His people with in an effort to keep
their prayers from being effective. At the same time, Holy Spirit spoke in
my ear and said, "I have opened up the windows of Heaven, and I'm pouring
out a blessing you can't even begin to contain."

That same Sunday night we had the experience of the thunder, the lightning
and the hail, another group of believers being led by our friend, Ed Young,
along with a group of Amish brethren (**more about this momentarily) , were
concluding a three-day period of praise, worship, intercession and prophetic
decrees in an area near Lewiston, Idaho. As they came to the crescendo of
their worship, the skies seemed to explode over them. The thunder rocked the
building they were in. Lightning began to strike all around them and hail
fell like glass!

Ed called me on Monday morning to share the experience. His comment to me
was, "I have NEVER, EVER seen hail looking like pieces of flat glass on the
ground." I shared with him our experience of the same evening and the
subsequent dream/vision with the accompanying Word we had received from the
Lord. If I said that it was an emotion-evoking event, that would seriously
understate things. You get the picture, I'm sure! We had the visible signs
in the heavens of what the Lord was doing and saying to His people.

Now, let's get on with today's discussion.

Let's take a look at some of the characteristics of Jezebel in Revelation 2
as John unfolds this prophecy - the characteristics of this spirit - and how
it was contaminating the body of Christ even then, in or around 96 AD. We
mentioned them in the first Coffee Break in this series.

1. "She calleth herself a prophetess." Hmmmmm... OK. False prophet (ess)
and false prophecy.

2. "to teach and seduce my servants." Right. This spirit poses as a
seductive teacher, promoting doctrines and teachings that lead the people of
God astray.

3. "to commit fornication. " This seduction is both spiritual and sexual.
We'll get into that in more detail shortly.

4. "and to eat things sacrificed unto idols." Uhh Huhh. Idolatry: the
worship or reverence of things, or individuals, or entities other than the
Lord Himself: the prioritizing of doctrines over a relationship with the
Lord Jesus Christ. Just wait. It gets worse.

5. "I gave her space to repent of her fornication. " So Jezebel (or those
individuals contaminated with that spirit) are actively committing
fornication. That doesn't mean they are necessarily running around, having
promiscuous sexual relations, although they well may.

6. "and she repented not." So those afflicted with this spirit generally
tend to be unrepentant. They have no remorse over their sin, can't see that
what they are doing is sin, and refuse to repent when faced with exposure of
their sin.

7. "Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with
her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds." So it's
more than just fornication: it is adultery, too. We'll get into this more,
too, as this discussion proceeds.

8. "And I will kill all her children with death." Strange phrase, isn't it?
If one gets killed, they are dead are they not? How do you kill someone
with death? This is an interesting Hebrew metaphor occurring in the Greek
text. In this case, the Lord is talking about more than physical death: He
is talking about an eternal death and separation from all possibility of
redemption or future relationship with Him.

If there is any hallmark of the spirit of Jezebel, or some particular
characteristic that sums up and describes its overall purpose, it would be
"usurper. " The primary objective of the spirit of Jezebel is to usurp the
operational authority of the Lord Jesus Christ in those who are anointed and
appointed by the Holy Spirit to minister, to present itself as THE voice of
the Lord instead, and to take control of the leadership of God's people.

See that word, "control" ? It goes with manipulation. It's called
witchcraft. So what is witchcraft, really? Black magic? Hocus-pocus?
Magical incantations? Spells?

Whenever you use the word, witchcraft, people automatically associate it
with magic, incantations, casting of spells, etc. And that, folks, is
exactly how Satan wants you to see witchcraft! The Enemy wants you to focus
on the superstitious aspects of witchcraft, the mythological and fantastical
images of an old hag stirring a cauldron of some evil brew. He doesn't want
you to see witchcraft for what it really is: the deliberate manipulation of
people through deception, mis-direction, creating suspicion of others and --
more specifically -- creating dissension among God's people by promoting
false teachings which question just how far our relationship with the Lord
stretches.

This is where the first description (She calleth herself a prophetess) plays
such a major role within the Body of Christ today. For centuries, God's
people have been plagued with folks who've succumbed to this spirit, and I
daresay that more men are contaminated with the spirit of Jezebel than
women.

Let's talk for a minute about the role of the prophet(ess) . This word is
derived from the original Greek, prophetes, which is a conjunction of two
other words meaning: to proclaim, or to put forth the thoughts or
expressions [of God]. The more common interpretation of the Greek term is
to describe one who speaks forth under specific inspiration -- one who is a
"forth teller." That can describe one who foretells future events (and that
is probably the most common perception of a prophet), but is more accurately
referring to one who speaks forth under divine inspiration, "telling forth"
that which Holy Spirit is speaking about or addressing under certain
circumstances and in certain situations. Foretelling the future is
certainly a part of being a prophet.

All too often, however, the spirit of divination is what masks itself as the
spirit of prophecy. The spirit of divination is the demonic counterpart for
the spirit of prophecy. Divination is that which takes place when an
individual is "inspired" ; with thoughts and pictures of unfolding events,
either by the use of astrology, Ouija boards, palm reading, seeing images in
a crystal ball and a myriad of other means. The catch is that the spirit of
divination often has a particle of accuracy in some facts, enough of which
leads to deception -- both for the "diviner" and for the intended target of
the divination.

Again, the spirit of divination will at times utilize Scripture verses out
of context and in the wrong situation in order to lead men and women astray.
You may ask how that could be possible, or how people could fall prey to
such deception. The real truth is that when people do not live in a place
of intimacy with the Lord Jesus Christ, when they do not continually live in
a place of daily, moment-by-moment communication with the Lord where they
hear His voice, they become susceptible to deception.

Once a person hears and KNOWS the voice of God, any other voice and any
communication which comes out of a wrong spirit simply lacks the authority,
the peace, the love and the power of God. Many years ago (and I've shared
this before) when I had my first trip to Heaven and had the opportunity to
sit down and talk with Abraham, he said to me (in response to a question),
"Once you've heard the voice of God, there is no other voice!" That is
absolutely true!

No matter how much Satan tries to counterfeit the voice of God through the
spirit of Jezebel, no matter how much effort is made to seem like the
authoritative voice of God in what seems like a prophetic word, if that word
comes from a spirit of divination, the difference between that voice and the
voice of God is unmistakable. No demon, no voice of an evil spirit can
match the supreme authority that rests in God's voice. Any voice which
speaks without the peace that passes all understanding -- especially if
correction is being brought -- comes out of a spirit of divination operating
through and in cooperation with a spirit of Jezebel.

When I hear the Lord speak to me, I don't have to sit and try to figure out
whether I'm actually hearing Him, or whether I'm being led down the primrose
path by a lying spirit. The voice of Father God has supreme authority in
it, along with agape love, and even in the midst of correction and reproof
there is a peace that defies explanation.

I'd like to take you back into an event that took place a number of years
back which demonstrates how easily one can be deceived and enticed by this
spirit.

It was 1966. I was in Barrow, Alaska, working with Dwain McKenzie and
sharing with him in ministry. (I've often spoken of Dwain throughout these
Coffee Breaks. He and I have known each other and labored together in the
Gospel off and on throughout more than 55 years.) Dwain was the pastor of
the church I had helped my father build a little more than a decade earlier.
I was the Youth Pastor. Because this was a missionary endeavor, my
livelihood didn't come from a salary or weekly paycheck from the church. I
was working for a branch of Alaska National Bank.

Dwain and his family decided to take a vacation trip to California. He
wanted to spend some time with his dad and mom and help his folks out with
some needs, so he arranged for the Alaska Missions District (of the church
denomination) to provide an interim missionary during his vacation. The
missions' superintendent picked a likely young couple to fill in for Dwain,
and they arrived in Barrow in the spring of 1966.

Hervel was the young minister' s name, and his vim and vigor obviously
impressed the Alaska Missions leaders. This was, to the best of my
recollection, Hervel's first real pastorate, and he was gung ho to show
everyone what a good job he could do. One problem. He had never really
undergone any period of discipline and preparation for taking on what was at
that time one of the denomination&# 39;s largest churches in Alaska.

Once in Barrow, and once in the driver's seat as the senior pastor, Hervel
decided he didn't want to let go of the position and the supposed prestige
that came with it. He began to scheme and connive and try to figure out how
he could have Dwain ousted and remain on as the permanent senior pastor.

Are you with me so far? Do you see the situation ripe for the spirit of
Jezebel? Right.

Hervel opened the door wide for that spirit, and it rushed in where angels
fear to tread. Before you know it, he had filed a formal complaint with the
District Missions office alleging that Dwain had mismanaged the church's
finances, and that Dwain was misappropriating church funds for his own use.

As it turned out, my position at the bank allowed me to see every single
expenditure of the church, as well as Dwain's personal accounts. When I
first heard of the allegation, anger rose up in me at Dwain's accuser.
However, I decided to hold my peace and personally (and surreptitiously)
audit the finances of the church, as well as Dwain's personal finances from
my place at the bank. It wasn't my place to do it, and my actions were
certainly unauthorized by either the church, or the denomination, or the
bank's management (at least at first). The bank manager was a personal
friend, and I explained to him the accusations being made, telling him
(after I was already part way through the audit) that I was certain the
accusations were fraudulent - that I wanted to either prove or disprove
them. He agreed, and we went to work on it.

As I had suspected, the accusations were completely unfounded. I readied my
documentary evidence to present to the District Superintendent, whom I knew
would shortly be coming to Barrow to check things out. Without letting
Hervel know that I had evidence contradicting his allegations, I confronted
him and asked him if he would kindly show me his proof. He refused, telling
me it was none of my business and saying that he was taking it up with the
church board. Not being a member of the church board, I had no standing and
no way to compel them to allow me into the board meetings in Dwain's
defense.

I bided my time until the District Superintendent came to Barrow. When I
had my first chance to speak with him privately, I told him that the
accusations against Dwain were completely spurious, and that I could produce
documentary proof that the church finances had been handled in a completely
above-board manner, and that I could account for every supposed mis-spent
dime. To my astonishment, he refused to hear me.

The District Superintendent was easily twice my age if not close to
three-times. I had known him since I was a young whippersnapper, and his
refusal to hear any evidence from me in Dwain's support was both baffling
and angering. My frustration overflowed in that moment, and I let him know
that Hervel was deliberately conspiring against Dwain in order to take the
church away. My language was unequivocal. Hervel was a crook, he was a
cheat and a liar, and there was no integrity in him.

The DS shushed me up and told me "simmer down," that he would look into
things and deal accordingly. I didn't think there was any reason not to
believe him, and I let it go. He still refused my offer to provide him with
the documentary evidence, however.

It wasn't more than a couple of days later when I received a phone call from
the bank president asking me if I would like to train to take the management
of the Kotzebue branch. He said I would have to move to Nome and train at
the branch there. It was an enticing offer. I was not a happy camper
working with a pastor whose greed and connivance to take control of a church
through political maneuvering made me want to throw up. As far as I was
concerned, this man had no concern whatever for the Gospel, nor for the
things of the Lord Jesus Christ. He was simply a self-serving political
operative using the Gospel for personal gain.

While I was still mulling over the offer to come to Nome and train for the
management of the Kotzebue branch of the bank, I received a phone call from
Paul Bills who was pastoring the church in Nome my father had built and
pioneered. Paul, of course, had been a friend of our family for many years.
He had filled in for Dad when we had taken a family vacation, and in fact,
took over the church in Barrow when we moved on to build churches in
Wainwright and Point Hope, preceding Dwain as Barrow's pastor.

"I' m told that the bank has made you an offer to come to Nome. I'm calling
you to see if I can talk you into taking the position. I need your help
here in the church in Nome."

Wow! That was the clincher. I called the bank president back and told him
I would take the position. But first I talked to the DS again to make sure
he was going to get to the bottom of the issue in Barrow before I agreed to
leave. He assured me that no decisions would be made without Dwain having
the opportunity to defend himself.

It didn't dawn on me that I had been royally set up. My move to Nome was
orchestrated by folks with a whole lot more political pull than I imagined,
and the objective was to get me out of the way so I wouldn't prevent Dwain
from being politically assassinated.

As soon as I was gone from Barrow, a fake trial was held before the church
board. Dwain was found guilty in absentia. He never had an opportunity to
present evidence that would have cleared him. He was contacted while in
California and advised to get back to Barrow to pack up his personal
belongings, and told that he was through as a pastor in Alaska.

Next week, I'll share with you the end of the story to show you how the Lord
vindicated Dwain, and how both the DS and Hervel suffered Jezebel' s fate.

As we wrap up today's Coffee Break, following is an excerpt of a recent
prophetic word delivered by Dutch Sheets, a brother with a profound accuracy
in his prophetic utterances, and one whom I first met and came to deeply
appreciate a good 30 years ago. This word is relevant to what I've been
sharing on the spirit of Jezebel.

"Opposition, both from the Church and the world, will increase as we break
out of normal. Religious spirits will insist on maintaining old structures
and systems, and the kingdom of darkness will react aggressively to the
spirit of revival. Don't be alarmed at this. Stay the course and resist the
demonic pressure!"
Blessings on you! 
Regner
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Another Coffee Break:
The Spirit of Jezebel, Part 2

August 30, 2013

Good Morning!! In the same way that we began the last Coffee Break with a
real story of an event which clearly marks the behavior pattern of the
spirit of Jezebel, let me begin today's discussion with another story --
this one an experience that affected our family.

When we first moved to Alaska in 1944 and Dad built the first of seven
different churches in the arctic and one in the Pribilof Islands (five of
which I participated in building), my folks had been a part of a major
denomination. When we first left Washington state for Alaska, Dad's
denominational leaders had forbidden him to go to Alaska and tried to entice
him to go to China or Africa instead. His response to them was, "Brethren,
God didn't call me to China or Africa; He called me to Alaska, and I'm
going."

The denominational leaders abandoned him and said, "You' re on your own. You
will go without our support or backing." It was behavior typical of the
spirit of Jezebel, and it was to manifest many times in the years to come.
You see, if Jezebel can't get you to do things her way, (more accurately,
it's way!) this spirit will do everything in its power to put roadblocks in
front of you and make you think you can't do what God has directed you to do
without Jezebel' s involvement.

When you act in obedience to the rhema Word from the Lord, you need not fret
over Jezebel' s threats; and Dad wasn't about to allow Jezebel to prevent
him/us from obeying the Lord. Funny thing. Five years later, the
denomination decided that because the ministry in Alaska was paying such
dividends, maybe they'd been too hasty and they needed to get on board. In
1949, in response to a plea for help from Dad in purchasing a vehicle that
could be used to transport folks back and forth to and from the church in
minus 40-degree weather, the organization sent some financial help for the
first time.

The church in Nome was the first one to be built. Barrow followed in the
mid-1950' s, followed by Wainwright, Kaktovik (on Barter Island), Point Hope,
and then Nuiqsut and Atqasuk. In each instance, because the denominational
organization seemed to have gotten fully behind my folks, despite the fact
that the denomination didn't have so much as one penny of its finances
invested in any of the communities, Dad had confidence that he could turn
over each of the churches, the homes and the properties to the denomination;
and that they would carry on the ministry in the same manner so that the
Gospel would be preached until each community came to know the Lord Jesus
Christ in an intimate way.

Along the way, and throughout the first 21 years of ministry, the Alaska
missions organization (which was part of the denomination) had convinced Dad
to serve on the state boards for the denomination in a representative
capacity. Pastors throughout the state began to lobby Dad to become the
state's General Superintendent for the denomination. He had just stepped
away from his representative status as a General Presbyter.

When I talked to him about it, he said, "Son, what I've seen and what I've
heard tell me that this organization is not the same thing I became a part
of back in the 1930's. It has become nothing more than a bunch of religious
politicians vying for office and power and control. I want none of it!
That's not what God called me to. If they try to elect me, I will not take
the office."

Despite this disgust with the politics of the denomination, Dad still had
confidence in the organization as a whole and particularly with leaders whom
he considered as his personal friends. That being the case, in every
instance -- namely, Nome, Barrow, Wainwright, Point Hope, Kaktovik, Nuiqsut
and Atqasuk -- when the church buildings were complete, along with housing
for each local pastor and family, he created a title deed for the property
in each community and signed it over to the denomination, free and clear.

The fact that the denomination provided no funding for any of these pioneer
efforts (Dad raised the money, or earned it with his own labors) made no
difference. From his perspective, it was all God's money anyway. He
considered that he was simply a servant of the Lord who'd been given both
the opportunity and the abilities (along with the provision) necessary for
each task. Year after year my parents labored. Year after year Eskimos,
Indians and Aleuts came to know the Lord as a result of their labors. Over
the years, the effects of their ministry spanned the arctic from Alaska,
through northern Canada, into Greenland, Iceland, and even into Siberia.

As their ministry moved to Saint Paul Island in the Pribilofs (an island
group in the Bering Sea, north of the Aleutians), Dad began to see
increasing evidence that the denomination was more interested in gaining
title to the individual properties, the churches and parsonages, than they
were in providing backup for individuals called by the Lord to each of these
communities. (At one point in the past few years, five of the churches were
without pastors -- all at the same time -- and some that the denomination
had sent in abandoned their churches because they simply were not called and
prepared by the Lord for that type of ministry.)

In the mid-eighties, Dad's health began to deteriorate. Della and I had
taken my folks and her mother to Hawaii for a vacation. We were sitting on
the beach at Waikiki watching Dad frolic in the water with our oldest son,
Chris, when Holy Spirit spoke to me very clearly and told me that Dad had
two years to live, that he would be diagnosed six months before his death
with inoperable cancer and told that he had six months to live. I shared it
with Della. We felt to withhold it from the family and treated it as a
preparatory word from the Lord.

Meanwhile, in the months that followed Della and I shut down our activities
and moved out to Saint Paul Island to help my parents. While there, Dad
confided in me that he did not want to sign over the property to the
denomination (he had lost confidence in the spiritual integrity of the
leadership), and that he really hoped we would take over that ministry in
the years to come.

He went home to be with the Lord on Good Friday in 1986. Mom continued the
ministry on the island until September of 2000. While she was on her death
bed at the hospital, my stomach almost curdled at the sight of the
denomination&# 39;s leader sweet-talking Mom and getting her to sign over the
Saint Paul Island property -- which was easily the biggest and nicest
property of all the building efforts my folks had created -- to the
organization, never mind the fact that Dad had specifically said he didn't
want that to happen.

Della and I were given three weeks to clear the place of Mom and Dad's
personal possessions in the supposition that a family was coming out to
replace them. It didn't take place for months afterward, and then it turned
out to be a couple of ladies who served more as caretakers for some short
period of time. When they left, no one came to replace them, and the
property fell into a state of disrepair -- a condition that exists to this
day. From what we've been told, the organization made an effort to sell the
property, but the sale never went through and it sits essentially abandoned.

You will appreciate the fact that the Lord really had to sit on me and quiet
my spirit after what I saw take place. You can also appreciate why I speak
out so strongly against the spirit of Jezebel. I'm not angry at the people
in the organization; they are pawns who've been taken captive by a spirit
whose principal objective is to steal, kill and destroy.

The spirit of Jezebel has a clear modus operandi, and that method of
operation has been in evidence since the days of Jezebel and Ahab when
Jezebel had Naboth killed off so she could take the generations- old vineyard
and give it to her compliant and enabling husband, Ahab.

Notice how Jezebel did it. Let's recap this story from I Kings 21.

Ahab sees and admires the fruitful vineyard that Naboth was tending. This
vineyard was old and it was producing a grape harvest which would have
resulted in a fine wine. More than that it was quite close to the king's
palace and easily visible.

Ahab approaches Naboth and offers him a trade for a "better vineyard." From
Naboth's perspective, his vineyard represents an inheritance passed on down
to him as the labor of his father, his grandfather and generations of family
before him. To treat that inheritance as a mere tradeable commodity for
another vineyard in which he had no personal labor or investment was
unthinkable. Furthermore, from Naboth's point of view, to give up what his
father's had poured blood, sweat and tears into would be an insult to the
Lord. (I could take this further in terms of the Law of Moses but it would
take us off-track.)

Naboth refuses to sell the vineyard to the king - at any price. Ahab begins
to pout and throws himself a hissy fit. Jezebel sees him in a blue funk and
says to him, "What&# 39;s your problem?" Ahab cries on Jezzy's shoulder, and
Jezzy says, "No problem. I can fix this. I'll personally give you Naboth's
vineyard."

Now Jezebel commences to do something that is one of the primary tactics of
that spirit in control of her, and epitomizes the manner in which it still
works today. She goes hunting for two men of political repute and standing
in the area - men who are easily corruptible and easily swayed by Jezebel' s
position as Queen - and gets them to conspire with her against Naboth.

First things first. Set up Naboth. Let's call a public feast, let's send
out letters of invitation to a celebration, and let's honor a "Man of the
Year" shall we? Piece of cake. Guess who the "Man of the Year" is? You
got it!

Think Naboth has any clue that he's being set up, that his pride is going to
be his downfall? Nope. Neither do the overwhelming majority of Christians
who fall into this same trap. They become the willing pawns of the spirit
of Jezebel once their pride has been appealed to, and they think they're
being "honored. "

Honor? Some honor! Sure enough, Naboth shows up for his "honoring" ;, and
right in the middle of the celebration, these two so-called "men of
standing" (men of Belial: wicked, worthless, evil and ungodly) stand up and
accuse Naboth of treasonous activity - namely, blaspheming God, AND (Horror
of Horrors!) King Ahab.

There was no trial, no opportunity for Naboth to confront his accusers, and
no one who stood up for him. This is something I've always found
interesting about the spirit of Jezebel: its ability to intimidate even
those who might under ordinary circumstances speak out on behalf of the
righteous when falsely accused. Despite the fact that Jezebel wasn't even
an Israelite; despite the fact that Naboth had lived and spent his whole
life there in Jezreel where the folks knew him, knew his family, and
undoubtedly had been recipients of assistance and favors from Naboth and his
family, not one single person stood up in his defense against two spokesmen
whose accusations were completely fabricated out of whole cloth.

And this is the norm for folks when they've been intimidated by the spirit
of Jezebel. The Fear of Death and the Fear of Man seal their lips shut.
They stand by, keeping silence, and allow the fabrications of lying spirits
to come against men and women of God. When judgment based on those lies is
executed against the righteous, their silence is all the more sealed, and
the spirit of Jezebel gets away with murder.

That's exactly what happened with Naboth. Not one single person stood up in
his defense. Folks who knew him as a righteous man, who knew that Naboth
would rather die than blaspheme God or the king, stood by, capitulating to
the spirit in Jezebel allowing him to be taken out of the town and stoned to
death.

With Naboth dead and unable to defend himself or his lands, Jezebel seized
his vineyard and proudly walked in to Ahab and handed him title to those
lands he had coveted. Thus the spirit of Jezebel is also liar, thief,
murderer, and willing conspirator to those who capitulate to its usurpation.

The obvious companion spirit to the spirit of Jezebel is what I have come to
call "the spirit of Ahab." Jezebel couldn't have gotten away with such
treachery had she not had Ahab to support and permit her activities. The
spirit of Ahab, therefore, is a spirit of capitulation in the midst of
Jezebel' s usurpation. In a modern sense and application, I have seen the
spirit of Ahab operating in folks who were submissive or capitulative to a
spirit of Jezebel, and rather than allow folks to defend the falsely
accused, they move heaven and earth to see that the would-be defenders are
moved somewhere else, or have no opportunity to speak out.

I want to break down for you each of the eight descriptive pictures or
characteristics of the spirit of Jezebel that we referred to in the last
Coffee Break, but I think I'll wait on that until next week.

Once again, this is a pretty heavy subject and I don't want to weight folks
down unnecessarily without reminding you all that there is no substitute for
the presence of the Lord. In His presence comes revelation. In His
presence comes deliverance. In His presence comes the kind of true
authority necessary to take on evil spirits like Jezebel.

Blessings on you! 
Regner
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Another Coffee Break:

The Spirit of Jezebel, Part 1

August 23, 2013

OK, OK! I said we were going to begin talking this week about the Spirit
and the Bride, and we will get there, but after seeing comments concerning
the things shared in the series on Babylon, and then having several
back-to-back phone calls this week, it became clear that I needed to switch
gears and deal with this subject for now.

Some seven years ago or so I did a series of Coffee Breaks on the spirit of
Jezebel and raised a lot of sand in the process. This is not a "feel-good&quo t;
kind of teaching. It is rather unpleasant for some folks -- especially
those who've been infected by this spirit. The common misconception is that
this is a female spirit, and that it infects women more than it infects men.
Not so! It just seems that way because a lot of men have a knack for
camouflaging the presence of Jezebel, and most folks don't recognize it for
what it is.

That said, let me begin by saying that if this teaching makes you very
uncomfortable, or even very angry, sit up and take notice! This is one
spirit that hates to be exposed, and it will create anger and hostility
within the people in which it has taken up residence.

Earlier this week I received a phone call from a gentleman who was
absolutely baffled by a series of events that had just taken place in his
church, and more specifically, within the church's leadership.

This man -- for the sake of this discussion, we'll refer to him as "Fred"
(not his real name) -- lives in a part of the country where there is a large
Jewish concentration, the majority of whom are Orthodox Jews. The church of
which he is a part had decided to launch a major evangelical thrust into the
Jewish community. Sounds OK, thus far, right?

When we think "evangelism&qu ot; we think the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In fact, if
we are actually doing what Jesus instructed, we are preaching "the Gospel of
the Kingdom," which has distinctly larger parameters than simply preaching
salvation through Jesus Christ. We won't go there today because it would
take us off topic. Suffice it to say that Fred's church had proposed a
major inroad with the Gospel.

Before we get too far along with this topic, let me ask you a question. Is
it possible to preach the Gospel -- whether you want to preach the "Gospel
of Jesus Christ" or the "Gospel of the Kingdom" -- without naming the name
or the onoma, if you will, of the Lord Jesus Christ? Let's leave it there
for the moment, and continue.

Weeks of preparation went into this evangelistic thrust as the associate
pastor of Fred's church prepared the evangelistic team. Fred, of course,
was an integral part of the preparation since, as he put it, "the Jewish
people are near and dear to my heart." We now get to the final week of
preparation and the associate pastor stands us and says to the people, "I
want to make absolutely sure that as we go out that you NEVER mention the
name of Jesus Christ."

Whaaattt??? Wait a minute! There is no "Gospel" without Jesus Christ.

He continued, "Our purpose is simply to show them the love of God. We don't
want to offend anyone by mentioning Jesus to them."

Fred, being a spirit-filled Christian, was more than taken aback. He went
immediately to the associate pastor and questioned him on this approach.
The associate pastor became instantly defensive. He didn't modify his
policy by saying, "I only mean this as a temporary stance until we win the
people to ourselves first." He didn't take the time to clarify anything
whatever. He simply responded with, "If you can't adhere to what I've
instructed, you don't need to be a part of this."

Still looking for some understanding and not really willing to back away
from the evangelical effort, Fred went to talk to the senior pastor. The
senior pastor said to him, quite dismissively, "Let me make it abundantly
clear! We stand behind (the associate pastor) completely and totally! The
entire staff of this church stands behind him. Whatever he says goes!"

Baffled and not yet ready to accept that they could "evangelize&qu ot; without the
name of Jesus, Fred quoted the scripture from Matthew 10:33, "But whosoever
shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in
heaven."

He might very well have added the following verses in which Jesus makes it
clear that His Gospel is neither "seeker friendly" nor comfortable: "Think
not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a
sword. For I am come 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. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household."

As Fred was to quickly discover, his foes were going to be those of his own
church leadership. The senior pastor followed up Fred's quote by saying
(and I'm paraphrasing) , "If you can't abide by the instructions you've been
given, then you don't need to be a part at all."

In the just-concluded Coffee Break series on the fall of Babylon, I
commented that the spirit of Jezebel (which John clearly describes as
sitting atop the beast -- Babylon -- and being subservient to the beast)
absolutely hates and detests "with a purple passion" rebuke and reproof.
Anyone who dares to rebuke or to reprove the actions and activities of those
under the domination of this spirit of rebellion frequently (and
increasingly in this day and time) suffers as a result.

Because this spirit is so pervasive in the church world, and more
specifically, among religious denominations and religions of the world in
general, it has become the dominant spirit in most of the mainline
denominations. The overwhelming majority of our Presbyterian friends here
in the northwest, along with their churches and church leadership, are in
the process of parting ways with the PCUSA (The Presbyterian Church - USA)
and becoming part of different groups because the large denomination has
yielded to Jezebel as the presiding spirit and has begun ordaining
homosexual ministers.

Sexual perversion, homosexual and lesbian behavior are all fundamentals of
Jezebel' s behavior, and are characteristics of the dominance of that spirit.
I won't go into this aspect in today's discussion (we'll pick it up later),
but the spirit of Jezebel only operates where there is a spirit of Ahab
present, and Ahab (if you remember your Scripture) was a purveyor of
compromise with false idols and utter wickedness in Israel.

Getting back to Fred's story, his disappointment knew no bounds when he
learned that his pastor attended a denominational convention within the past
few weeks and was lauded by the General Superintendent of that denomination
as an example for all of their churches to follow.

I'm not here to roast individuals or to point fingers at anyone. I haven't
spoken to this pastor in person and haven't had the opportunity to hear his
reasoning, or to find out if indeed he intended this as only a first
approach. Nevertheless, this is a clear picture of Jezebel' s behavior.
Jezebel absolutely does not want the name of Jesus. This spirit is fearful
of the authority contained within the onoma of Jesus Christ.

Let's take a look for a few minutes at some historical background of
Jezebel, and some of the characteristics of the spirit of Jezebel as
recorded in the Word.

Some folks, by the way, have asked me why I describe this as "the spirit of
Jezebel" when that term doesn't appear anywhere in Scripture. Without
taking the time today to go into all of the characteristics the Scripture
DOES clearly define as being those of evil spirits and making clear that the
term "evil spirit" or "demon" is not simply a metaphor but a tangible being
with personality, let me simply say that it is very clear that Jezebel was
not alive at the end of the first century when John was writing down the
words of the vision and the Revelation given to him by the Holy Spirit.

Jezebel, the Queen of Israel, the wife of King Ahab, had lived more than a
millennia previously. The daughter of an Amorite king, she became the
epitome of that spirit that ruled the Amorite nation. Each of the seven
nations that God commanded Israel to wipe out and destroy when they came
into Canaan so as to prevent the contamination of God's people exhibited a
master spirit. That spirit was manifested in the nature, the culture, and
the characteristics of each of those nations - seven master spirits in all.

An example you might more readily relate to comes in Daniel 10 where Daniel
describes fasting for 21 days, after which the angel of the Lord appears to
him and tells him that he was withstood by the "prince of the kingdom of
Persia" and delayed in coming with Daniel's answer because of the ongoing
warfare until Michael came to his assistance. He then said, ".now will I
return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, lo, the
prince of Grecia shall come."

Quite obviously, no angel of the Lord is being withstood or battling with
earthly kings or princes. He is making reference to a demonic principality
(Paul uses the word, kosmokrator --world ruler of darkness, in the Greek
text of Ephesians 6:12) that ruled over the region with wickedness: a demon
prince whose characteristics and nature were being woven into the makeup of
the people.

The Jezebel that John speaks of, therefore, is not a human entity but a
demonic spirit infiltrating the body of Christ. This is an important
distinction, and it gives us understanding as to the nature of the spiritual
battle being waged against the people of God, and -- in this hour especially
-- the Bride of Christ.

Although the Word is filled with illustrations and examples of the behavior
of the spirit of Jezebel, I'd like to begin with a picture John gives us in
the fourth of the seven letters that open Revelation. This letter is the
letter to Thyatira and begins in Revelation 2:18:

1. "She calleth herself a prophetess." Right. False prophet(-ess) and
false prophecy. We unfortunately have a lot of wanna-be prophets in the
body of Christ today pushing either comfy prophecies or doom and gloom
prophecies which completely omit the victory we have in Christ Jesus.

2. "to teach and seduce my servants." This spirit poses as a seductive
teacher, promoting doctrines and teachings that lead the people of God
astray. These are doctrines which sell short the price that Jesus paid on
the Cross and leave Christians in a place where what Jesus did wasn't good
enough; they still have to do more.

3. "to commit fornication. " This seduction is both spiritual and physical,
often with sexual manifestation. There is another aspect of this as well
seen recently in the so-called preaching of "Chrislam" ; which suggests that
Christianity and Islam are compatible and that both religions "serve" the
same God.

4. "and to eat things sacrificed unto idols." Idolatry: the worship or
reverence of things, or individuals, or entities other than the Lord
Himself: the prioritizing of doctrines over a relationship with the Lord
Jesus Christ. The suggestion (to draw a few examples) that "Jesus paid it
all" on the Cross, that we all live under grace, and that there is no Hell.

5. "I gave her space to repent of her fornication, " We'll get into this
picture in due time as we progress in this series to talk about God's mercy
and the opportunities presented to believers who've been contaminated by
this spirit.

6. "and she repented not." Those afflicted with this spirit generally tend
to be unrepentant. They have no remorse over their sin, can't see that what
they are doing is sin, and refuse to repent when faced with exposure of
their sin. They generally rise up in anger and rebellion when confronted.

7. "Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with
her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds." It's more
than just fornication: it is adultery, too. We will get into this
characteristic shortly.

8. "And I will kill all her children with death." How do you kill someone
with death? This is an interesting Hebrew metaphor occurring in the Greek
text that we will be exploring later in this series.

The judgment of the Lord against those who commit adultery with this spirit
(and we'll talk about that more in a second) is "great tribulation. " The
Greek text uses a couple of interesting words for this phrase: megas (we get
our "mega-" from this word) thlipsis. 

It literally translates to: enormous pressure; great persecution, much
affliction.

So what does it mean to "commit adultery with her"?

Adultery is a term applied to those who are married. In this instance, we -
as members of the body of Christ - have been betrothed in marriage to the
Lord Jesus Christ. Betrothal is/was a legal status indicating a state of
marriage in which the marriage has yet to be consummated because the
Bride-to-be was not yet ready to take on the duties and responsibilities for
marriage, and in a period of preparation for the final wedding day. For one
to be betrothed in marriage to a Bridegroom meant that vows of purity and
chastity were in force.

For the betrothed bride to get into bed with another, even though the
marriage had yet to be consummated, was the same as adultery. The picture
John draws in Revelation is that of a betrothed Bride of Christ yielding to
the seducing ways of the spirit of Jezebel, essentially "sleeping with" that
spirit, having intercourse with Jezebel and taking on the marital
characteristics of being married to Jezebel, along with all of the attendant
idolatry, witchcraft, sorcery, enchantment and seduction.

We'll continue with this next week.

Before I wrap up today, however, I think it is important to remind everyone
that our freedom from this spirit comes in the intimate presence of the
Lord. This is a pretty heavy subject, and I don't want to weight folks down
unnecessarily without reminding you all that there is no substitute for the
presence of the Lord. In His presence comes revelation. In His presence
comes deliverance. In His presence comes the kind of true authority
necessary to take on evil spirits like Jezebel.

Blessings on you! 
Regner
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Another Coffee Break:
Babylon is Falling Down, Part 15
August 17, 2013
THE TRUMPET HAS BEEN SET TO THE MOUTH!

There! How do you like that for an introduction? We're talking about a
direct message conveyed by an angel of the Lord. I'll share it with you
momentarily.

In last week's Coffee Break, I shared the following: The lie of Mammon --
the lie of Babylon -- is that all religions are the same. Christianity --
despite the fact that major efforts have been made to treat it as such -- is
about as un-religious as anything can be. True Christianity is nothing more
and nothing less than an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.
Religion(s) on the other hand is devoid of real relationship. Religion --
and especially the humanistic religion of Babylon -- requires near-robotic
behavior to a set of laws, commandments, rules, regulations, restrictions
and doctrines which strip one of relationship with God while attempting to
please Him through this mechanical behavior.

Babylon requires allegiance to the king of Babylon. Babylon requires
uniformity of thinking and living. Babylon creates sheer slavery by forcing
men and women to take the "mark of the beast" -- the king of Babylon himself
-- in their right hand and live, and conduct business according to Babylon' s
rules. Babylon deprives men and women of free will and free choice by
manipulating their thinking and the way they believe, and in the process
creates a "mark in their foreheads."

The root of this kind of thinking is found in the Fear of Evil -- one of the
three dominant spirits of fear that have infected the human race ever since
the fall. This is something I've talked about and ministered on for more
than 30 years. The Fear of Evil is the granddaddy of all evil spirits, and
the progenitor of the Fear of Man, as well as the Fear of Death.

Without covering territory all over again in this Coffee Break that I've
discussed on numerous times in the past, the Fear of Evil is that demonic
prince which takes hold in a person when they persistently eat of the Tree
of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. You may have noticed that in Revelation
2:17 one of the promises made "to him that overcometh" is "hidden manna."

People who continually and persistently eat from the Tree of the Knowledge
of Good and Evil are barred from eating of the Tree of Life. The Tree of
Life provides all of the revelation one needs to function and live a
practical, day-to-day, prosperous life in Christ Jesus. The hidden manna is
the peeling away of layer after layer after layer of revelation of the
nature and character of the Lord Jesus Christ to which we've been
(pre-)destined.

We have a destiny in Jesus Christ, a destiny of ruling and reigning, a
destiny of overcoming all that is in the world and all that Satan has tried
to corrupt with his lies, manipulations and deceptions. It is an unrealized
destiny for a huge number of "believers&quo t; simply because they are still stuck
with the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil -- and the Babylonian
mindset that comes as a result of eating of that tree.

There is nothing "rational" ; (from the perspective of one whose mind has been
corrupted by Babylon) about the faith walk available to believers. One of
Babylon' s most common clichés is, "God helps those who help themselves." NO
HE DOESN'T! !

God helps those who totally and without reservation trust in, rely upon, and
walk according to the rhema that comes from hearing, paying attention to,
and obeying Holy Spirit. The cry of the Spirit in the earth today to God's
people to "Come out of Babylon" is a warning for folks to cease depending on
what they have learned, what they think they know, or what they are
currently experiencing and instead to listen to the voice of Holy Spirit.
The cry to "Come out of Babylon" is to depart entirely from one's dependence
on and use of the world's economic methodologies, and to enter into a
Kingdom economic system.

Babylon is totally incompatible with the Kingdom of God. For roughly 4,500
years Babylon has corrupted the thinking, the behavior, and the monetary
practices of the world. For that reason, God has issued a decree against
Babylon and all who subscribe to the king of Babylon' s thinking and
practices.

Consider for a moment a picture from Revelation 11:15-19: "And the seventh
angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms
of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he
shall reign forever and ever. And the four and twenty elders, which sat
before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,
Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and
art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast
reigned.

"And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the
dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto
thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name,
small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. And
the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the
ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and
thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail."

Obviously there is a whole lot more here than I could even begin to explore
in this Coffee Break, but I want to draw your attention to a couple pieces
of this prophecy.

Verse 15 opens up with, "And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great
voices in heaven...."

The Greek word used here which gets translated "sounded" is the word,
salpidzo, which means: to let loose with a blast on a trumpet. It is
followed with the phrase, "there were great voices in heaven." This phrase,
"great voices" rather understates the context of the Greek words and could
actually be expansively translated in context as: a deafening roar of voices
[speaking prophetic agreement with the sound of the trumpet]. I'm
amplifying things a bit, I know, but it is important to understand that the
seventh angel's trumpet blast was a prophetic decree.

That decree was the beginning of a series of events which marks the end of
Babylon, the king of Babylon, and the spirit of Jezebel, along with their
power and influence in the earth. What was the decree?

"The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his
Christ; and he shall reign forever and ever."

During the years that Dwain McKenzie and I served at Long Beach Christian
Center, we got to know John Hinkle, a Charismatic Presbyterian pastor in
southern California whose influence in the Charismatic Renewal was both
prophetic and profound. In the spring of 1993 John awoke one morning with
the audible voice of God speaking the following rather cryptic phrase to
him, "Thursday, June the 9th."

There was no explanation with it and he found it both tantalizing and
puzzling. He got out of bed and went to look at his calendar. There was no
Thursday, June 9th in 1993. Thumbing through the calendar for the coming
year, he discovered that 1994 indeed had a Thursday, June 9th. With no
other clarity from Holy Spirit, he began to spread the word among fellow
ministers, and particularly those who had strong prophetic giftings. No one
-- at least at the time -- could come up with any explanation other than the
fact that God was apparently going to do something of great significance on
that date. In the months that followed he learned of others who had a
similar experience.

Thursday, June 9 of 1994 found Della and I in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
gathered with friends for some spontaneous worship gatherings. A few weeks
ago I mentioned our friend, Eileen Finnman, whom the Lord has healed from
cancer. One of her friends was driving from Red Deer to Edmonton. She saw
a man standing alongside the highway hitchhiking. She felt prompted to stop
and pick up the hitchhiker but argued within herself, saying, "Lord, you
know I don't pick up hitchhikers. Not at all! It's just not safe!"

She drove on past the hitchhiker and Holy Spirit almost shouted in her ear,
"I said, STOP! Go back and pick up that hitchhiker!" Nothing to do but
find a place to turn around, get on the other side of the freeway and head
back. A few minutes later she was back to where the hitchhiker was standing
and pulled over to let him in.

As she prepared to pull back into the traffic she started to say, "Where are
you headed," but before she could finish the hitchhiker said, "The trumpet
has been set to the mouth" and vanished. She was more than a little
shakened by the experience and when she arrived in Edmonton, she called the
RCMP office to report the "incident. " The officer who took her call said to
her, "Lady, you are the sixth person to call in with that same report."

At the same time, people were experiencing the identical thing in many
places. To the south in Lethbridge three more people called the local RCMP
office with the same report. We later learned of others who'd had the same
thing happen to them: an Idaho State Patrol officer, a Montana State
Trooper, several drivers as well as Washington State Patrol officers in the
areas around Seattle-Tacoma and Olympia.

The fact that all these people reported the identical incident at the same
time in so many different places signaled the fact that the Lord was making
an announcement He wanted folks to pay attention to. It was a warning that
needed to be published abroad. The seventh angel was sounding! The seventh
trumpet was being blown. The Spirit of the Lord was drawing attention to
the fact that Babylon' s day of judgment was at hand!

That same day, June 9, 1994, an earthquake measuring something on the order
of 9.1 struck in the area of La Paz, Bolivia. The quake reached all the way
to Toronto, Ontario. It was one of the largest quakes of the 20th century.
As we began to hear about the quake, the Lord spoke to Della and quoted to
her from Isaiah 5:14 and Isaiah 14:9 the prophecy regarding Satan, "Hell
hath been enlarged to receive thee at thy coming."

By themselves, those events would have been enough to draw a whole lot of
attention, but the Lord didn't leave it there. Consider this unique sign in
the heavens. A little more than five weeks after the June 9th events, the
comet, Shoemaker-Levy, collided with the planet Jupiter. The collision
lasted for seven days. The comet had broken into 21 pieces. The collisions
began on July 17th, 1994, shortly after 12:00 AM Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
It resulted in explosions on a scale never before seen in the history of
astronomy.

The energy released exceeded one million megatons of TNT (that is another
way of saying one trillion tons), dwarfing the power released if all of the
nuclear bombs on the earth were to be exploded at the same instant.) It
resulted in tunnels of fire on, and above, the surface of Jupiter as large
as, or larger than, the state of Texas in diameter, and mushroom clouds
above the surface of the planet larger than Earth. Shock waves were
generated by these explosions creating a "sound" (inaudible low-frequency,
geo-magnetic and gravitational waves) which reverberated throughout our
solar system.

Was this a sign from the Lord to confirm that "the trumpet has been set to
the mouth?"

The preciseness of the numbers involved, 17 (the number of the Bride), 7
(the number of the Father), 21 (3 - the number of the Godhead - once again
times 7), strongly implies an act of God and suggests that we should sit up
and take notice.

Consider that which John saw in Revelation 10:1-3. The context is that of
the appearance of the seventh angel, who is about to blow the seventh
trumpet. "And I saw another strong angel coming down out of heaven, clothed
with a cloud;...... ...And he placed his right foot on the sea and his left
on the land; and he cried out with a loud voice as the roar of a lion: and
when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices."

There is another aspect of this event which bears consideration. The word
in the Greek text for "thunders" ; is brontai. This word literally means, "a
fiery and destructive sound." No word could better describe that which took
place 21 times in 7 days as tunnels of fire exploded forth from the surface
of the planet Jupiter with accompanying geo-magnetic shock waves.

John says that when the angel cried, "seven thunders (brontai) uttered their
voices." Would you believe, 21 times ( 3 X 7) in 7 days? All right! O.K.!
I know that this is not the traditional explanation for the "seven
thunders," but I believe that it deserves consideration in the light of the
other attendant events.

What is all of this for? What is the Lord doing? What is He saying? In no
uncertain terms, whether you see the events in the natural, or hear them in
the Spirit, it is one and the same!

Babylon has fallen! Babylon is falling! Babylon will continue to fall!

Many people have raised the question of where all of this fits in God’s
timetable. What does this mean with regard to “the end times?” Once
again, I remind you that the instruction of the Lord which has been given to
us repeatedly is, “Just listen! Don’t try to interpret the things you see
and hear through your own computer.” Human nature desperately wants to
figure God out and set timetables that will make us comfortable with what He
is doing. It won’t work!

The Word of the Lord is going forth for all to hear. That Word goes forth
so that we may sit up, take notice, and pay attention to the fact that the
Lord is fulfilling His Word. When will the fall of Babylon be complete?
None of us can answer that question, and it isn’t greatly important that we
know timing. It is relevant only to the Lord as He unfolds His Plan and
Purpose for His people. Once again, it is not important that we know
“when.” It is only important that the Lord is revealing it to us. What is
relevant is that we hear and obey the Word of the Lord.

The cry goes forth, therefore, to those people who are still caught in
Babylon -- to those who are still caught in the mindset of Mammon, the
structure, the organization, the politics, the need for hierarchical
authority, or the need for "democratic&qu ot; representation and operation in
their relationship with the Lord, "Come out of her, My People, that ye be
not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues."

Next week we will embark on a somewhat different course in our discussions
and talk about The Spirit and The Bride.

Once again, have the most prosperous week you've ever known or experienced!

Blessings on you! 
Regner
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Babylon is Falling Down, Part 14

August 8, 2013

Felicitations!

In John 14:6, Jesus makes perhaps the one single statement that separates
our walk with Him from religion and -- more than that -- from the spirit of
Babylon and Mammon.

"I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but
by me."

Add to that His statement which John quotes in chapter 10:9: "I am the door:
by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and
find pasture."

Then in verse 11 of the same chapter, Jesus says, "I am the good shepherd:
the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep."

Jesus makes clear here that we are NOT "the way, the truth and the life."
We are NOT the door to Kingdom living. We are NOT the good shepherd!
Human flesh and human will are not willing to give up life in order to
provide eternal life with God!

These statements that Jesus makes distinguish the Kingdom of God from the
kingdom of Babylon. Take another look at Babylon' s beginning:

"And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them
thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.
And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may
reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad
upon the face of the whole earth." (Genesis 11:3-4)

Notice the focus? US! Funny thing! There's absolutely no recognition of
God; and everything about Babylon' s focus is what WE'RE going to do, what
WE'RE going to get, and what WE'RE going to make of ourselves in the earth.
Let's make US a city -- as if living freely off the land isn't safe! Let's
make US a tower that will take us into Heaven.

Let me pause parenthetically here to point out a prophetic Word that Isaiah
gave. (See Isaiah 14:12-14)

"How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art
thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast
said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above
the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the
sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will
be like the most High."

Now you see where Babylon had its real beginning! It's all about I, ME, US,
WE -- not Father God, not the Lord Jesus Christ, not the promised Messiah
who would redeem them from the Curse!

And Babylon' s beginnings are wrapped up in the statement, Let US make US a
name. Embodied in that is the core desire to be equal with God, to supplant
the need for God, to replace God with I, ME, US and WE. It is the core of
what we know today and refer to as Secular Humanism. There are some other
names for it in our socio-political world today: Progressive, Socialist,
Liberal. The so-called "Progressive&q uot; or "Socialist, Liberal" mindset is a
nice, sanitized way of expressing the very thing we left off with in our
last discussion.

Watch carefully. Let's revisit the 12 categories of importance to the
Babylonian mindset.

1. Precious metals (gold, silver, etc.)

2. Precious stones (e.g., diamonds, rubies, emeralds, pearls, etc.)

3. Rare or exotic woods

4. Ivory

5. Decorative (and even useful) things made of brass, iron and marble

6. Perfumes, fine scented things (cinnamon, fragrant powders, incense,
ointments and frankincense)

7. Fine wines

8. Oil, fine flour, wheat (a nice way to express the "importance&qu ot; of fine
cuisine)

9. Flocks (cattle, beasts of the field, sheep, goats, etc.)

10. Might in battle (horses and chariots)

11. Slaves (having physical control over human beings, having control over
the way they live and their lifestyles, and having control over the way they
do business)

12. The souls of men (having control over the minds, the hearts, the
thoughts and the desires of human beings) THIS IS THE ESSENCE OF THE MARK OF
THE BEAST!!

The so-called "Progressive&q uot; way of thinking creates at once a sameness (more
accurately, a puppet mentality), a robotic behavior according to a set of
unsaid (or as the case may be, actually stated) rules which ban societal
behavior that acknowledges and honors the Lord. The fraud incorporated in
this mindset is that the "progress" ; is into rebellion and humanistic "I' m my
own god" thinking. It is the lie of Satan -- the same lie he told Eve when
he said, "Ye shall not surely die [if you eat of the fruit of the Tree of
the Knowledge of Good and Evil]: For God doth know that in the day ye eat
thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing
good and evil." (Genesis 3:4b-5)

The very use of the word "Progressive&q uot; itself is a lie since this thinking
is regressive. It deprives people of the freedom and liberty there is in
Christ Jesus. It takes them backwards spiritually, mentally, physically,
and economically. The same applies to the use of the word, "Liberal, " since
there is no liberty whatever. Those who come under this kind of thinking
actually submit to the slavery of the Grand Puppet Master himself, the king
of Babylon.

People who buy into this lie generally become blinded to the Truth -- the
Truth that is the Lord Jesus Christ. They're sold a myth, one that says
that there must be a secular society "free from religion," one in which
there is a distinct "separation of church and state."

The problem with this kind of thinking -- and I'm pausing momentarily to
deal with something that a lot of folks will see as not being "politically
correct" -- is that the same folks who push this demonic philosophy treat
the Gospel of Jesus Christ as "religion, " when in fact it is anything but.
The fact that some folks treat the worship of God and the Lord Jesus as
"mere religion" is nothing more than an effort to escape from the judgments
of the Lord, not understanding that His judgment is redemptive, NOT
destructive.

The lie of Mammon -- the lie of Babylon -- is that all religions are the
same. Christianity -- despite the fact that major efforts have been made to
treat it as such -- is about as un-religious as anything can be. True
Christianity is nothing more and nothing less than an intimate relationship
with Jesus Christ. Religion(s) on the other hand is devoid of real
relationship. Religion -- and especially the humanistic religion of Babylon
-- requires near-robotic behavior to a set of laws, commandments, rules,
regulations, restrictions and doctrines which strip one of relationship with
God while attempting to please Him through this mechanical behavior.

Babylon requires allegiance to the king of Babylon. Babylon requires
uniformity of thinking and living. Babylon creates sheer slavery by forcing
men and women to take the "mark of the beast" -- the king of Babylon himself
-- in their right hand and live, and conduct business according to Babylon' s
rules. Babylon deprives men and women of free will and free choice, the
kind of free will and choice that Jesus describes like this:

"If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall
know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." (John 8:31-32)

The Babylonian mindset, therefore, is the mindset -- again -- of the king of
Babylon, the beast. John sees this and describes this in Revelation 13:16
as "a mark ..... in their foreheads."

That mark is demonstrated in the so-called "progressive&q uot; mindset. It is
also demonstrated in those who don't necessarily refer to themselves as
"liberal" or "progressive&q uot; but still are greedy for power, for control, for
money, for "stuff" because they are afraid to yield control of their lives,
their situations, their finances, etc., to the Lord Jesus Christ for a huge
variety of reasons.

The entire Babylonian system and mindset -- the "mark in the forehead" if
you will -- revolves around self, serving self, satisfying self, worshiping
self above the Lord, and getting, getting, getting, getting, getting, and
never being satisfied because the "getting" never fills the spiritual need
for relationship with Jesus Christ, and with Father God.

The entire Global Currency Reset to a large degree revolves around this
mindset. To be sure there is a genuine effort being put forth by men and
women of good will whose heart is to try and solve the world's economic
crises and put people and nations back on track to financial health. The
root of the "financial health" of course is ultimately found in Mammon and
the spirit of Babylon; and yet despite this, the Lord is turning the tables
to provide an immense blessing to millions of people -- the majority of whom
have a Kingdom mindset.

Despite this incredible effort being made to turn around a failing economic
system, this is only a temporary fix. I personally see this as a grace
period implemented by the Lord at Babylon' s expense. Babylon can't fix
itself! Babylon' s mindset hasn't changed. That said, people who are
involved at the top of our world economic system still have the same
underlying policies and thought processes. The nations and governments of
this world will continue their same profligate spending policies and
socialist, liberal thinking.

Even with all the Basel III protocols in place and the Global Currency Reset
being implemented, all this is going to do is to buy a little time -- time
that the Bride of Christ absolutely MUST utilize to make herself ready for
the coming of the Bridegroom, and time that must be seized and redeemed for
this last great harvest. From what I see and hear, we have perhaps seven to
ten years in which to accomplish things before the world's economies
collapse inward on themselves with a mighty bang!

There is no Basel IV. There is no new Global Currency Reset the economists
and banking leaders can come up with seven-to-ten years from now that will
be able to implement another fix. Tax and spend policies will begin the
death spiral all over again, and this time the system is going to come down
once and for all.

Take a quick look at how John describes it in Revelation 18:15-20:

"The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand
afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, And saying,
Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and
scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls! For in one
hour so great riches is come to nought. 

"And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as
many as trade by sea, stood afar off, And cried when they saw the smoke of
her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city! And they cast
dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas,
that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by
reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.

"Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God
hath avenged you on her."

Here's how John finishes the picture of Babylon' s fall in verses 23 and 24
(with my amplification of the Greek):

"And the light of a candle shall shine NO MORE AT ALL in thee; and the
[celebratory] voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard NO
MORE AT ALL in thee: for thy merchants were the great [the prominent] men of
the earth; for by thy sorceries [and manipulations] were all nations
[blinded by her enticements, and] deceived. And in her was found the blood
of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth."

As is more than obvious today, anyone who dares to speak out against the sin
and the policies which not only permit but encourage behavior which is
abominable in the sight of God, and addresses the practices of leaders and
governments which defy the Word of God are often quickly arrested and put in
jail, or had lawsuits filed against them, or had military action taken to
quiet their voices; and, in more cases than we want to even think about,
been put to death.

Jezebel absolutely HATES rebuke and reproof. Anyone who dares to rebuke or
to reprove the actions and activities of those under the domination of this
spirit of rebellion frequently (and increasingly in this day and time)
suffers as a result. Let it be known, however, among the saints of God that
Jezebel' s days of speaking out against God's anointed have been shortened.

In next week's Coffee Break -- the last one in this series, I'll share with
you some "signs in the heavens and the earth beneath" which portend the
final collapse of Babylon.

Have the most prosperous week you've ever known or experienced!

Blessings on you! 
Regner
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Babylon is Falling Down, Part 13
July 30, 2013
Good Morning!

I always get excited when I see immediate answers to prayers, decrees and
declarations -- but even more so when they take place in a corporate
setting, and the individual(s) you are praying for or declaring over is
literally across the continent!

In our last Coffee Break, I noted how our longtime friend, Eileen, had
received healing and was progressing towards a full recovery following
conferenced prayer over the telephone with George Robinson, whose track
record of ministering healing to folks with cancer is unparalleled among
people we know and with whom we fellowship.

Never let it be said that the Enemy misses an opportunity to launch an
attack against folks who are on the frontlines of ministry. Paul Keith
Davis and Steven Shelley are two such brethren who have suffered physical
attacks on their bodies by the Enemy and are in the midst of healing and
restoration at the moment. Ditto for George Robinson. Some days ago --
more than a week, actually -- George took a spill (I believe it was on a
stairway) and landed on his right shoulder. It was severely dislocated and
ripped a tendon in the shoulder.

When we were talking on the phone last week, he expressed to me the extreme
pain he was going through, and said he was scheduled to go in for an MRI on
Monday the 29th. I prayed for him over the phone and declared his healing,
but also let him know that our fellowship would be lifting him up before the
Lord on Sunday.

Our gatherings tend to last for anywhere from 4 - 6 hours, and sometimes
even more, because of the time we give to praise and worship, sharing around
the meal table, fellowshipping together, ministering to one another,
teaching, etc. That said, on Sunday afternoon between 4:00 and 4:30, we
took time to pray over George. One of the things we've learned to do -- and
we do this whenever specifically directed by Holy Spirit -- is to call for
new body parts from the "body parts room" in Heaven. Now, I know that
sounds really strange; and some folks will think we've really lost it, but
that's too bad! We commanded a new shoulder for George as we were praying
and decreeing his healing.

George called me later on Sunday night and he was pretty excited. "The
coolest thing happened to me tonight," he said. He went on to say that he
was teaching in a Sunday night service and was preparing to minister to a
particular lady. His arm had been swollen and black and blue from the
bruising. All of a sudden the swelling disappeared and the discoloration
left. He stretched out his arm over the lady to pray over her and the
people sitting up front called out, "George, look at your arm! See what you
are doing?!"

He suddenly realized that he had complete and total mobility with his arm,
that there was no pain, and the swelling and black and blue marks were gone.
The time frame was identical to the time of our prayer and declarations. He
went on to say that he had an appointment on Monday for an MRI on his
shoulder and that he would call with a report.

Sure enough, he called back on Monday to report that the MRI showed that his
shoulder displayed no injury whatever. Don't you just love it when the Lord
does really cool creative miracles like that?

Let's pick up our discussion today with a statement made in last week's
Coffee Break.

This transfer of wealth we've been talking about is intended to deprive
Babylon of its power to influence, to control, to manipulate people and to
keep them subservient in poverty and continual need. God's intention is to
demonstrate to the world that Babylon, its spirit, its mindset and its mode
of doing business are the exact opposite of the covenant life we have in
Christ Jesus.

We're at war with Mammon. We're at war with the king of Babylon. This
demonic principality (or ruler of the darkness of this age) continues to do
everything in his power to prevent this wealth transfer into the Kingdom of
God. However, the end of this battle has been promised to us in the Word!

Let's get to some of the nitty-gritty today of just how Babylon, the spirit
of Babylon -- Mammon -- the system, the structure and the economy are all
going to take a big fall.

We've made several references to the new banking software and protocols that
were put in place in February of this year. Notice again that the software
is referred to as "Babylon II." That's significant, folks! This is not the
first Babylon. This is not the ancient city of Babylon! This is not a
newly rebuilt city of Babylon with a thriving population and a monarchial
government.

This is Babylon II. This is the same spirit that ruled in the days of
Nimrod, the same spirit that ruled in the days of Nebuchadnezzar, the same
spirit that ruled Babylon when Israel was carried away captive, the same
spirit that ruled the city and the land during the 99 years that Daniel
prophesied, had visions and experiences and received prophetic pictures of
the events that would unfold in the centuries to come.

Babylon II is not just computer software. It is reflective of an effort to
keep Mammon thriving off the backs of people -- and especially God's people.
It is (from a purely technical standpoint) some of the most advanced,
state-of-the- art programming technology which seeks to continually monitor
and adjust currency values worldwide against their relative asset bases and
structures, and provides banks and currency-traders the ability to predict
and profit from shifting currency rates on a day-to-day (and even a
moment-by-moment) basis.

Babylon II: the name alone is hilarious! Babylon comes from Babel:
confusion. The confusion that exists in the world's economies is staggering
beyond belief. The software attempts to make some sense out of the
confusion and allow the financial structures of the various nations to
operate in the midst of that confusion.

When Jesus said, "Ye cannot serve God and Mammon," He wasn't kidding! With
the Lord comes perfect order and harmony -- NOT the chaos of Babylon. The
strange and wonderful blessing of the Lord is that He has the capacity to
take what Satan means for evil in order to manipulate, corrupt, entice and
deceive us, and turn it into a blessing for His people while at the same
time using it to expand and build up His Kingdom.

The transfer of such great wealth into the body of Christ deprives the king
of Babylon of resources he might otherwise use against us. The lie of
Mammon -- and unfortunately many Christians have believed this -- is that
money is the root of all evil; and therefore, it is evil for Christians to
have a lot of money. Not so! The Word clearly tells us that "the love of
money is the root of all evil." That's a huge difference! Sadly, many
Christians seem to lack the ability to differentiate between having money
and loving money.

The entire Babylonian system and mindset revolves around ..... well, let's
take it straight from Revelation 18:9-19:

"The kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived
deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall
see the smoke of her burning, Standing afar off for the fear of her
torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for
in one hour is thy judgment come. 

"And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man
buyeth their merchandise any more: The merchandise of gold, and silver, and
precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and
scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all
manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,
And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and
oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and
chariots, and slaves, and souls of men. 

"And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all
things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt
find them no more at all. The merchants of these things, which were made
rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and
wailing, And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine
linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones,
and pearls! 

"For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster,
and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea,
stood afar off, And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying,
What city is like unto this great city! And they cast dust on their heads,
and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein
were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness!
for in one hour is she made desolate."

Notice what is important to Babylon! Let's see if we can categorize all of
it -- and once you see this picture, it is nothing less than astonishing.
It is revelatory!

1. Precious metals (gold, silver, etc.)

2. Precious stones (e.g., diamonds, rubies, emeralds, pearls, etc.)

3. Rare or exotic woods

4. Ivory

5. Decorative (and even useful) things made of brass, iron and marble

6. Perfumes, fine scented things (cinnamon, fragrant powders, incense,
ointments and frankincense)

7. Fine wines

8. Oil, fine flour, wheat (a nice way to express the "importance&qu ot; of fine
cuisine)

9. Flocks (cattle, beasts of the field, sheep, goats, etc.)

10. Might in battle (horses and chariots)

11. Slaves (having physical control over human beings, the way they live and
the way they do business)

12. The souls of men (having control over the minds, the hearts, the
thoughts and the desires of human beings) THIS IS THE ESSENCE OF THE MARK OF
THE BEAST!!

We need to explore these categories in greater depth, but let me simplify,
consolidate and then break them apart into the basic spiritual categories.

Over the years I have shared a revelation that Holy Spirit poured into me
back in the late 70's and 80's on the three families of fear: the Fear of
Evil (which affects our relationship with the Lord), the Fear of Man (which
affects our relationships with people and causes us to judge ourselves -- or
others -- against both "successful&qu ot; men and women, and those struggling just
to maintain an existence), and the Fear of Death (which does everything to
artificially protect us against perceived threats to our well being, our
future existence, and the care of our physical bodies).

Embodied in the above list we can see the manifestation of all three of
those families of fear. Watch!

John describes "the merchandise (or the buying and selling) of gold and
silver, of precious stones, and of pearls." Why do people "invest" in gold
and silver or precious stones (as a commodity rather than a piece of
jewelry)? Everybody pretty much knows the answer to this one: because they
want to protect their future existence; they want a hedge against possible
future losses so that they will always be in a position to take care of
themselves.

I'm not preaching against hedging in general; I'm referring to the
underlying driving force that motivates people to go to extremes in order to
protect their future. That, folks, is rooted in the Fear of Death. (I
don't have time in this discussion to deal with this the way it needs to be
dealt with. What I'm addressing are motivating and driving issues that
control a person's decisions.

The Fear of Man is abundantly apparent in several ways in the next groups.
Why do folks invest in fine or exotic woods or ivory? Then there are the
decorative pieces made of brass, iron and marble. We're talking works of
art, the workmanship of one's hands.

Then we come to perfumes or ointments that make us look and smell desirable.
Next we have fine wines.

Once more, let me make it clear that I'm not criticizing the need or the use
of perfumes or ointments or spices. The point I'm making is that many folks
buy works of art because they want to have them around the house to impress
others with their "good taste." One could apply that same principle to
having a wine cellar with the finest of wines on hand.

Are you seeing the picture? Babylon uses works of art or the workmanship of
artisans in order to distract and impress one's neighbors so as to lift up
one's own status in the eyes of others. Obviously we utilize perfumes and
oils and spices in the same way. What are we describing? If we have a need
to impress others, we are suffering from the Fear of Man.

There is a tricky balance in the addition of fine wines to this picture.
Depending on whether one treats wine as a natural benefit to good health
(used in moderation), or goes to extreme in purchasing super expensive wines
just to impress one's neighbors.

Oil, fine flour and wheat -- depending on whether the application is the
provision of ample supplies of food to eat, or -- as we have seen with the
Romans and the Greeks during the 3rd century BC through the 2nd century AD
-- fine cuisine prepared artistically for the sake of impressing; you have a
tossup between the Fear of Man and the Fear of Death.

Having a goodly supply of cattle, sheep, goats or other beasts of the field
ensures that a person has an ample supply of meat. Thus, we have again the
preservation of one's existence.

Lest you think I'm saying this is not good, or that having an ample supply
of foodstuffs and meat is somehow wrong or evil, think again! What I'm
getting at is Babylon' s focus!

I'll stop here because I'd like to delve into the next categories at greater
length, and then we'll come back to draw the overall analysis.

See you next week.

Blessings on you! 
Regner
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Another Coffee Break: 
Babylon is Falling Down, Part 11
July 13, 2013

OK. I missed my assumption by a little over a week concerning the Global
Currency Reset. We've already noted that the Iraqi Dinar -- the IQD (now
becoming the IQN on FOREX markets) -- has been established as the pivot
currency for this event. For a variety of reasons I don't need to expand
upon here, there were numerous glitches associated with the simultaneous
effort to bring 198 restructured currencies up to replace their older
counterparts. Friends associated with the IMF and the UN have assured me
that those issues have been resolved.

That said, if all goes well and there are no other hindrances or system
breakdowns, we will see the unfolding of this event by Monday, July 15th or
shortly thereafter. This represents a major event in the lives of millions
of Christian believers who have been preparing for this -- some for as many
as ten years -- in spite of the "scam" disinformation concerning it spread
by the current administration in Washington.

This is the blessing of the Lord being released into this generation on a
scale hitherto unknown, but it is the promise of God as seen in Proverbs
10:22:

"The blessing of the LORD makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with
it." (Proverbs 10:22, NLT)

The word in the Hebrew text translated "rich" in this instance is a very
specific word: ashar. It means: to accumulate wealth, to grow (or to make)
rich in goods.

There is a correspondent verse in the same chapter that speaks volumes, and
I believe signals what is happening, and will happen with God's people as
this release and great accumulation of wealth takes place. Take a look at
verse 15.

The KJV translates it like this: "The rich man's wealth is his strong city:
the destruction of the poor is their poverty."

The way the Hebrew text is phrased, however, gives us an alternate way to
translate this verse, and one that I believe more accurately represents the
message Holy Spirit is conveying in this hour.

The wealth of a rich man releases and provides a place of security and a
platform for boldness, whereas those who live constantly dangling [over a
financial precipice] and in need are brought to poverty with its ruin and
destruction. (my translation and amplification)

If ever there were an hour for God's people to rise up in boldness and
retake our nation(s) and the spiritual and moral ground that has been
steadily stolen from us, that time is NOW! Without a platform to stand on,
without the necessary financial strength to work from, we are reduced to
poverty and a poverty mindset that keeps us in slavery to the wicked. I
remind you of something written in the last Coffee Break:

Satan has gotten away with a lie for generation after generation after
generation by promoting the idea that "to be rich is sinful. After all,
money is the root of all evil. God wants people to be humble, and one can't
be humble and have lots of money." Bah Humbug! It results in a poverty
mindset that has beset the body of Christ and kept the wicked in power,
ruling over the righteous.

But the Word of God tells us very clearly, "A good man leaveth an
inheritance to his children' s children: and the wealth of the wicked is laid
up for the just." (Proverbs 13:22)

The NLT puts it like this: "Good people leave an inheritance to their
grandchildren, but the sinner's wealth passes to the godly."

THAT, folks, is precisely what is happening! The wealth of Babylon and the
Babylonian system is being passed on to God's people. Babylon may not have
seen its end yet -- both in the world, commercially, and in the church
system -- but its day is soon ahead and when it comes down, it is going to
come down with a mighty crash! I'll talk about that in a minute.

My point in sharing this picture of the wealth of the wicked being given to
God's people -- once again -- is to bring to the fore the critical time in
which we live and to accentuate the need for all of us to live with an ear
to what Holy Spirit is instructing us to do with the wealth being given.

You see, folks, this is not just a money issue. This is about multiple
prophecies being fulfilled in this hour.

The transfer of wealth to God's people IS critical, but it is a blessing
only to those folks who understand that this is God's money, that there is a
destination use for them that the Lord has bred into the hearts of the
recipients and that He certainly expects His people to demonstrate the
prosperity that is coming from it. However, there are many people who are
becoming recipients of this transfer whose first and primary consideration
is themselves, paying their bills, buying a new home or a new car or new
clothes -- or whatever -- and whatever Holy Spirit purposes is somewhere way
down the list -- IF they ever get to it before they spend the money!

For those folks who see this blessing only in that way, this is going to
turn into a curse. The money isn't going to accomplish what they intended
it to accomplish, and some will actually wind up in worse shape financially
than when they first began.

The issue here is that so many folks are contaminated with the mindset, the
thinking and the mentality of Babylon. Babylon is a "me-first" ; mentality.
I can't tell you how many people who will look at their own situation and
take care of their own needs without first sowing first fruits. This is a
principle that Della and I learned years ago.

God gets His portion before we ever spend a dime on ourselves. We've lived
this way no matter whether it looks like we can pay our bills or not. The
principle of "first fruits" is revealed throughout the Word repeatedly. It
is an offering of the first and best that we have to the Lord (whether it is
3%, 7%, 10% or whatever) to honor Him for what we have been given. Then we
take out the tithe -- that belongs to Him anyway, and to withhold the tithe
is to steal from God -- and then we can look at our bills, our needs, our
desires otherwise.

You see the contrast, don't you? This is totally opposite to conventional
(Babylon-Mammon) thinking. So many folks think that their bills come first.
God didn't create those bills, but He will certainly provide the means to
pay them -- so long as we honor Him first! Babylon' s mindset puts all
spiritual issues at the back of the line, often erasing them in the process.

People -- scratch that! -- let's deal with professing Christians.
Christians whose minds have been blinded or contaminated by the mentality
and the structure of Babylon follow an order whose origins of which they are
ignorant.

Take a look at the beginning of Babylon in Genesis (Genesis 11:1-4).

"And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. And it came to
pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land
of Shinar; and they dwelt there. And they said one to another, Go to, let
us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and
slime had they for mortar. And they said, Go to, let us build us a city
and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name,
lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth."

Human logic says making bricks to build with is a great idea, but we forget
where that logic comes from. Nimrod's desire was to rule a uniform society
-- a "socialist, communistic society" where everyone would be the same,
function the same, have the same lifestyle and all work towards a common
goal. Buildings wouldn't be constructed of stone or wood. This city and
this tower would all have one purpose.

Babylon would "make us a name!" Now, there's an interesting phrase for you.
The Hebrew word here in the OT is "shem" (pronounced, shame) It is
identical in meaning to the Greek "onoma, " and in this context means:
conspicuous position, authority, fame, reputation.

Sound a bit odd? OK. Add this phrase to the rest of it, "Go to! (This is
an imperative -- a command to the people.) Let us build a city and a tower,
whose top may reach unto Heaven; and let us make US a name, lest we be
scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth."

Up to this time, the concept of "name" used this way was applied only to
God. Nimrod, therefore, is essentially saying to the people, "We don't need
God! We can make our own name, our own position, our own authority, our own
reputation -- in contradistinction to the name of God! We will work
together. We will be a people -- a race of beings -- unto ourselves. We
can build our own tower to Heaven, and we can supplant and replace God."

We have a modern term to apply to this kind of thinking: secular humanism.
Humanism has been a part of church structure since the late first century.
It is ingrained in modern denominationalism. In Revelation 2, John refers
to it twice as "the doctrine (or the deeds) of the Nicolaitanes. "

If you have read the Coffee Break series that I did a few years back on
Seven Nations, Seven Letters, you'll recall that the historical context of
the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes roots it in Babylon during the captivity.
The hierarchical aspect of this doctrine began with the Sadducees -- and
they adopted a very hierarchical lifestyle and attendant doctrines, some of
which crept into the body of Christ with "former" Sadducees who accepted
Yeshua as HaMashiach.

By the same token the Pharisees took a democratic "of the people, by the
people, and for the people" attitude. They were populists who believed that
"the common people" should have the final say. In the same way that
"former" Sadducees contaminated the early body of Christ with their
doctrinal bent, "former" Pharisees likewise spread their agenda.

That might work in a republican (not the political party) kind of civil
government, but it was never intended by God for the raising up and
seasoning of a people who would become "the mature (huios) sons of God,"
heirs and joint-heirs with Jesus Christ, or -- to use the description John
utilizes in Revelation: the Bride of Christ.

Babylon' s mindset, Babylon' s economy, Babylon' s modus operandi, and
Babylon' s teachings and doctrines have become the Beast. Jezebel, that
great whore, "MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND
ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH" sits astride that Beast. She is subservient to
and answers to her master, the King of Babylon.

Folks, I know it isn't politically correct to say it, and every time I do a
bunch of people really get angry with me, but nevertheless: Jezebel, that
great whore, is the church system. Jezebel promotes the spirit of
anti-Christ, presents a "substitute&qu ot; Christ in the form of "feel good"
doctrines that push a fraudulent form of grace off on people and deny the
existence of Hell. Jezebel continues to teach and preach things that allow
people to continue on in various sinful activities.

Holy Spirit is relegated to a mystical existence. Knowing Him personally
and yielding to His dealings is for "those fanatical people who are really
only interested in signs and miracles." Speaking in tongues is eliminated
as nothing more than a "nonessential sign" that people can either do or not
do -- it really doesn't matter. Holiness is for prudes. "Righteousness " is
nothing more than a religious term -- we are all righteous!

Apostolic office died out at the end of the first century -- or whenever the
last of the apostles died. Malachi was probably the last of the prophets.
We have evangelists, we have pastors, and we have teachers -- and that's all
we need.

Are you seeing this heresy? How many of you have been exposed to, or
actually taught this kind of spiritual insanity? All of it is designed to
keep you from experiencing the true authority of the Lord Jesus Christ
yourself. All of it is designed to keep you walking in substandard,
watered-down, Caesar-Milquetoast, "having the name but denying the power
thereof" brand of Babylonian Christianity that has made the name "Christian&quo t;
a bad word in our society today.

The world around us screams for the manifestation of the sons of God! The
world around us cries out for the reality it has heard about in times past.
The "Babylonian Christianity" that pervades the earth today has so
short-changed the Gospel of the Kingdom that when true representatives of
the Kingdom show up in the authority, the love, the power and the grace of
the Lord Jesus Christ, manifesting Him and exuding His presence, wanna-be
Christians get intimidated, Babylonian leaders within the "church world"
cry, "Heretic! " but a desperate society flocks to in search of truth and
true "sozo" salvation.

Well, I thought I was going to talk about the crash of Babylon today, but I
didn't get there. We'll pick it up at that point in our next Coffee Break.

Blessings on you! 
Regner
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Another Coffee Break:
Babylon is Falling Down, Part 9
June 28, 2013

Hi, Everybody! Let's get this discussion on the road. Grab a cup of some
Black Tiger. That stuff is stout! If you're not awake, I promise you will
be! If you don't need waking up, there's a carafe of some Double-Roasted
French. That will still light up your taste buds!

For some folks, no doubt, it seems like I've slipped a cog somewhere in
talking about a series of geopolitical and geoeconomic events as I began to
do in the last Coffee Break, but it is important for you to see what John
saw and prophesied in Revelation 18. I'll get back to the narrative I was
sharing last week in a few minutes, but let me begin by showing you the
first eight verses of chapter 18:

"And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having
great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried
mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is
fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul
spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have
drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the
earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth
are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.

"And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people,
that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her
plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her
iniquities. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double
according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.
How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment
and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no
widow, and shall see no sorrow. Therefore shall her plagues come in one
day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with
fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her."

In earlier Coffee Breaks in this series, I've noted how we have this
distinction between the "King of Babylon" and the feminine picture of the
Spirit of Jezebel personified in "MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF
HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH." Notice again how John opens up this
passage as he refers to Babylon strictly in a feminine gender.

I've noted how this Babylonian spirit is part and parcel of the structured
church world with its systematized and canned dogmas and doctrines, as well
as its two modes of governance -- (1) Hierarchical, with tiers of ascending
leadership and authority eventually vested in one individual or a very small
group of individuals; and (2) Congregational (or Democratic) with primary
authority vested in the masses, making the "leadership&qu ot; answerable to a
voting process -- both of which subvert the plan of the Lord for Ekklesia
and replace Theocratic leadership with Humanistic leadership veiled as the
leadership of the Lord Jesus Christ. THIS is some of that harlotry to which
John refers.

That's a mouthful, I know, but that's the essence of "the doctrine of the
Nicolaitans" as described in Revelation 2. Within our "Charismatic&q uot; church
world, we've come to recognize apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and
teachers (generally referred to as the "five-fold ministries" ) and yet, so
much of the contamination of the Nicolaitan doctrine has still pervaded the
Charismatic churches.

There are so many wanna-be apostles (who freely refer to themselves as
"Apostle so and so") and wanna-be prophets (who also take the label unto
themselves as a title of honor) who easily, and without discernment, mix
some real prophetic utterances with false prophecies that tickle the ears of
the listeners.

I grew up watching the true apostolic realm manifested in my father, but to
all the religious world, he was nothing more than "a missionary." Dad would
have been horrified at the thought of being referred to as an apostle. Even
his denominational brethren cringed when I described his ministry in that
manner at his funeral where folks came from all over the world.

Folks, there is a real separation going on in the body of Christ -- a
separation between those who walk in real apostolic and prophetic anointing,
and those who may sincerely desire and aspire to those ministries but have
never been anointed for it, who wind up doing damage to the body. There is
a clear -- and growing clearer -- distinction between those whom God has
approved and sent forth with His authority and anointing, and those who lack
His approval and simply go forth spouting doctrines, dogmas, and formulas
pretending to be the servants and representatives of the Kingdom. In fact,
they don't have a clue what Kingdom living is all about!

Then of course, there are people who've been shoved into evangelistic
ministry because they're "supposed to lead souls to Christ" almost
immediately after they've been "saved" themselves. They are babes in the
Lord who are supposed to be bringing more babies into the Kingdom, and as a
result the body of Christ has been weak, lacking in true authority, and
spiritually sickly, still living off the milk bottle and pabulum. What you
see in the church reflects our society as well -- kids producing more kids,
little more than babies themselves emotionally, psychologically and
spiritually, creating a society so immature that it is falling into ruin
without spiritual and moral compass.

Isaiah put it even more succinctly as he prophesied of the day in which we
live.

"The show of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare
their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have
rewarded evil unto themselves. Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be
well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. Woe unto the
wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given
him. As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over
them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the
way of thy paths." (See Isaiah 3:9-12) And HERE we have a picture of some
of the abominations to which John refers.

[Now, PLEASE! Just because I've quoted from Isaiah's prophecy, don't
someone get the nutty idea that I'm opposed to women in places of
leadership, or that I have some bone to pick with women in ministry. Della
is about the clearest evidence I can present against that! She has both the
anointing and a command of the kind of authority that can only come from
Father God. I'm talking about the anointing that comes when one is
commissioned and sent forth in the authority and power of God to accomplish
His rhema to them! What Isaiah was prophesying against was the spirit of
Jezebel which had pervaded and contaminated the nation.]

One more example, and I'll get off this. Several years ago I was introduced
to a rather prominent evangelical pastor and church leader who had a
sizeable congregation. We sat at lunch one day and I asked him how the Lord
called him into the ministry. He looked blankly at me for a minute, and
then responded, "When I was in high school, I knew I needed to pick some
kind of career. I looked at the pastor of the church we attended and
decided that would be a good thing to do. When I graduated from high
school, I picked what seemed like a good seminary (he named it) and went
there. After graduating, the denomination thought I was a good fit for this
church and sent me here."

There was absolutely no concept of being called, anointed or commissioned by
Holy Spirit. It was nothing more than an intellectual decision that put him
there. That experience, unfortunately, is not the exception. Over the
years Della and I have both run into ministers of virtually every stripe who
could tell us a very similar reason for being "in the ministry." We both
have stories that would make you ill, were they to be repeated, and it isn't
worth repeating, other than to amplify my earlier comment about the clear
line of delineation taking place in the body of Christ between those who are
simply "religious&quo t; and those who walk in true relationship with the Lord.

I've already quoted this statement from Isaiah in an earlier Coffee Break,
but it is worth repeating here: "Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and
the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall
cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise
upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee." (Isaiah 60:1-2)

That's precisely how this clear separation between the people of God and
those who simply name the name of Jesus Christ ("Having a form of Godliness,
but deny the power thereof." -- II Timothy 3:5)

I've taken more time with this than I expected to, so let's see how far
along I can get in finishing the narrative from last week.

When we were ending last week's discussion, I mentioned that the United
Nations Security Council was expected to end the sanctions against Iraq this
week. That took place on Thursday, the 27th. A unanimous vote by the
Security Council initiated a process that will unfold during the coming
months. Expected early this next week will be the release of the reinstated
value of the IQD (now the IQN), and from all indicators we should see
something on the order of a value similar to that which existed just before
sanctions were imposed over 20 years ago. It's value is expected to rise
over the coming months to an even greater level, and for those folks who
hang onto a good percentage of their currency, the returns will be even
better.

What is taking place with the Iraqi Dinar, however, is a drop in the bucket
when compared to the overall picture of what is taking place. While the
IQD/IQN may be the pivot currency for the events to follow, on Sunday night,
June 30th, if reports are accurate, some 66 currencies will change
significantly in value. This could easily result in chaos in some parts of
the world, while in others -- like our Canadian friends to the north -- will
experience significant gains in the value of their money against the U.S.
Dollar and other worldwide currencies.

Because of the chaos within the European Union, and the fact that various
central banks within the EU countries have simply reached their limits in
bailing out countries like Greece, Italy, and others who are in absolute
crisis, the expectation (and prediction from several prominent bankers who
are part of the Basel III, Global Currency Reset) is that the Euro will be
dissolved and replaced with a new currency entirely -- a currency which has
true asset backing, be that gold, silver, platinum, diamonds, oil, natural
gas, or whatever mix they choose.

By mid-October of this year, if all goes according to plan, 198 currencies
representing the overwhelming majority of the nations of the world will have
been restructured/ revalued/ devalued/ realigned against one another based on
their respective asset backing.

There is more than a little uncertainty as to what will happen within the
U.S. economy when the U.S. Dollar is devalued by 50% -- a two stage event
expected to be completed by October 8th. But the U.S. Dollar is not the
only currency taking a hit of this magnitude. Many other currencies are
going to suffer similarly. The world is going to experience an economic
shaking the likes of which has never happened before in history.

There is both danger and benefit in the events to unfold. The danger comes
in the form of people who are unprepared for the losses they are likely to
suffer, and the panic that ensues. The benefit will be to those believers,
especially those within the Bride of Christ, who have been forewarned and
have prepared themselves against this day. Not since the children of Israel
departed Egypt carrying Egypt's wealth with it has there been such a
transfer of wealth into the hands of God's people.

The events taking place are going to result in more than a few billionaires
within the body of Christ -- billionaires who have both a commission from
the Lord and an anointing to help fund this last great harvest prior to the
return of the Lord Jesus Christ -- even perhaps a half-dozen trillionaires,
and literally millions of new millionaires. If these numbers stagger you,
one only has to remember that more than $47 Trillion gets traded daily on
the FOREX exchanges around the world.

But, folks, here's where things get serious! Those people who experience
this newly-acquired wealth, who do not put the Kingdom of God FIRST, who
forget that this blessing is from the Lord, who neglect to sow their first
fruits, will before long be in worse shape than they were before the
transfer took place.

I remind you of exactly what God said about it:

"But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is He that giveth thee
power to get wealth, that He may establish his covenant which He sware unto
thy fathers, as it is this day. And it shall be, if thou do at all forget
the LORD thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship
them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish. As the
nations which the LORD destroyeth before your face, so shall ye perish;
because ye would not be obedient unto the voice of the LORD your God."
(Deuteronomy 8:18-20)

This is a once-in-history event tailor made by Holy Spirit to fund what God
is about to do. It has already happened, but there is a shift in the realm
of the Spirit in the atmosphere. A new era among God's people is unfolding.
It's a new day! It's a new season!

Over the years I've discovered that when God's people don't have the nagging
of unpaid bills, debt, mortgage payments to make, automobile payments, the
weight of credit card payments, etc., all weighing them down subconsciously,
they walk in a liberty in God that just doesn't exist otherwise. When
people see the marvelous provision of God that frees them once and for all
from financial bondage, they discover an ability to believe God's Word in a
dimension they've never walked in before.

Whether there is a direct correlation between total financial freedom,
coupled with the ability to obey God at a moment's notice without any
concern as to monetary costs and the ability to walk in the midst of the
kinds of signs and wonders that draw people like a magnet to know the God of
this kind of liberty, it is my conviction that God is doing this NOW so as
to free those who will be on the cutting edge of the "greater works" that
Jesus promised from all financial constraints.

What I've just described, however, is only one side of this Global Currency
Reset, the Basel III Protocols and the Babylon II software. There's more to
come, and that's where we'll go next week.

Blessings on you! 
Regner
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BABYLON IS FALLING DOWN, Part 5
Good Morning! Let's pick up where we left off last week, talking
about Jezebel, and more than that, the spirit of Jezebel.

Ahab and Jezebel had built for themselves a rather posh ivory palace on a
promontory, jutting out from the hill, Samaria. Just below the palace lay a
vineyard belonging to Naboth, the Jezreelite. Ahab looked out from his
palace day after day, admiring Naboth's vineyard. Finally, he went to
Naboth and offered to buy it from him, or trade a larger and better(?)
vineyard in exchange for Naboth's vineyard.

Naboth refused saying that this was an inheritance passed down from his
father, Jezreel, and his fathers before him. No matter how hard Ahab tried
to dicker, Naboth wouldn't be bought or swayed in his decision. Naboth felt
that it would dishonor his father, Jezreel, to dispose of that which he had
labored a lifetime to establish.

Ahab took Naboth's refusal as rejection, went home, laid on his bed,
refused to eat, and simply pouted. Jezebel walked in on him, saw his
despondency, and asked him what his problem was. Ahab told her, and she
responded, "No problem! Just leave it to me. I will personally give it to
you as my gift."

Jezebel thereupon set in motion a scheme all Christians should observe,
which is a classic example of the spirit of the Amorites -- and
specifically, the spirit of Jezebel -- in operation. The first thing she
did (you can read this in I Kings 21) was to call a fast and instruct the
elders of the city to prepare for a public meeting in which Naboth would be
honored and set before the people as "Man of the Year" (or something like
that!) Look out, Naboth! This is sucker bait!

The next thing she did was to find two men of believable reputation in the
community, and get them (through bribery, or promises of certain favors) to
stand up at the public meeting where Naboth was being honored and accuse him
of blasphemy (isn't that interesting! ) against God, and treason against the
king. It worked like clockwork. 

Because the Mosaic Law specified that an accusation had to be confirmed in
the mouth of two or more witnesses, Naboth was a certain dead duck as soon
as the second witness confirmed the first.

The elders of the city, like good, law abiding believers, accepted the
accusations against Naboth without so much as a whimper or protest, even
though he had been among them for a lifetime and they had all grown up
together. Never mind the fact that Jezebel was an outsider, a newcomer to
the community, and a citizen of a nation whom God had condemned to death.
She was "the King's wife!" She was "the Queen." Sure enough, they took
Naboth outside the city and stoned him to death.

See what the spirit of Jezebel does to those of God's people who have
genuine integrity in their relationship with Him?

Jezebel promptly confiscated Naboth's vineyard, his property, and all his
belongings, and then went and piously presented her gift to Ahab.

See what the spirit of Jezebel does to God's people -- how it first kills,
and then robs them of their inheritance -- all under the guise and
protection of the Law (whether New Testament, or Old Testament)?

Ahab, having been completely hoodwinked by Jezebel, bought into the spirit
of the Amorites spirit, soul and body. We are told (in I Kings 21:25-26)
that "There was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work
wickedness in the sight of the Lord, whom Jezebel, his wife, stirred up.
And he did very abominably in following idols, according to all things as
did the Amorites, whom the Lord cast out before the children of Israel."
(KJV)

The Lord sent Elijah to prophesy certain coming judgment against Jezebel,
promising that "The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel," which
she killed Naboth to obtain.

We won't get into all of the events which followed, or how that spirit in
Jezebel caused the prophets in Israel (with precious few exceptions) to
prophesy falsely to Ahab (their "words" from the Lord actually came from the
spirit of divination instead). It is important, however, to note that Ahab
and Jezebel had a very desirable daughter, along with their sons, Ahaziah
and Jehoram.

What!?! Yup! You've got it! Here we go again. Same song, third verse.

We have noted that there was a break in Judah for one generation -- that of
Jehoshaphat -- in which the spirit of the Amorites was not in power, and was
unable to influence the throne of Judah. Know why? Jehoshaphat was the
first king since the time of Rehoboam to reappoint the worshippers, the
descendants of Asaph, Heman and Jeduthun, to minister before the Lord
twenty-four hours per day.

In fact, it was Jahaziel, a fifth generation descendant of Asaph, who stood
before Jehoshaphat when Moab and Ammon assembled an army against Judah, and
prophesied the deliverance of the Lord. Jahaziel' s prophecy tweaked
Jehoshaphat&# 39;s memory so that he sent the singers, the worshippers and
musicians out before the armies of Judah -- a move which resulted in a
stunning victory for Judah as the Lord caused Moab and Ammon to fight among
themselves and decimate one another' s armies.

Jehoshaphat sat on the throne of Judah for twenty-five years. His son,
Jehoram, came to the throne following his death. As unbelievable as it
seems, and in spite of seeing the great victories the Lord gave to his
father in the midst of the praise and worship, "[Jehoram] walked in the way
of the kings of Israel, like as did the house of Ahab: for he had the
daughter of Ahab (and Jezebel) [Athaliah] to wife: and he wrought evil in
the eyes of the Lord." (II Chronicles 21:6)

Well, the spirit of Jezebel isn't about to allow any contestants for her
throne, and wouldn't you know it, Jehoram set about to kill all of his
brothers -- anyone who might conceivably be in line to take the throne in
the event of his untimely death.

Can you believe this? Ahab has been killed in battle. Ahab and Jezebel' s
son, Ahaziah, now takes the throne of Israel. Jezebel is very much alive,
and the power behind the throne of Israel as "Queen Mother." Her daughter,
Athaliah, marries Jehoshaphat&# 39;s son, Jehoram, when he takes the throne of
Judah. Now the spirit of Jezebel is in control of all Israel and Judah!

Ahaziah, Ahab and Jezebel' s son, only survived on the throne of Israel for
two years before being killed. Ahaziah had not had time to have any
children who could succeed him to the throne of Israel, so Jezebel fixed
things right smartly. Now Jehoram, her other son, took the throne in the
place of his brother, and Mama Jezebel stayed in control of things.

Over in Judah, Jehoshaphat&# 39;s son, also named Jehoram, lasted on the throne
for eight years and died after "the Lord smote him in his bowels with an
incurable disease." No problem for Jezebel...er, make that Athaliah. Oh
well, same difference. So Jehoram and Athaliah' s son, Ahaziah, now takes
the throne.

(Would you believe that this family has a problem with names. They seem to
be stuck in a rut! Jehoram! Ahaziah! Israel, or Judah -- it makes no
difference. The spirit of Jezebel always makes its identity known.)

This Ahaziah only lasts on the throne of Judah for one year. He met the
judgment of the Lord in the person of Jehu, the captain of the armies of
Israel, who was executing God's word against the household of Ahab and
Jezebel.

Well, the spirit of Jezebel isn't going to take that lying down. Nosiree!
We'll fix that! No more of these weakling men on the throne! I'll just
take the throne myself! So Athaliah, the daughter of Jezebel, the wife of
the late King Jehoram, and the mother of the late King Ahaziah, how takes
the throne of Judah herself. She decides to take things one step farther
than her erstwhile husband by destroying all of the seed of the lineage of
David who might step forward to contest her claim on the throne of Judah.

It would have worked, too, had it not been for the spiritual awareness of
the high priest in Jerusalem, Jehoiada by name. He realized that he'd
better act quickly. His wife, Jehoshabeath, who was Jehoshaphat&# 39;s daughter,
hid Joash in her nursery as one of her own children. Jehoiada and his wife
raised Joash as one of their own children.

In the mean time, Athaliah sat on the throne of Judah for six years.

When Joash turned seven years of age, Jehoiada made preparation for his
coronation. In a stunning move, the captains of the armies of Judah went
throughout the land gathering together the priests, the Levites, and the
elders of all the cities in Judah. These were quietly brought into the
temple on the Sabbath, as though it were a normal gathering.

Swords were passed around, and the announcement was given. As the
coronation began with fanfare, praise and worship, Athaliah came in to see
what all the commotion was about. The priests stopped her at the gate and
put her to death. So much for the daughter of Jezebel..... ..but not for the
spirit of Jezebel which remained in hiding -- for thirty-nine years.

Jehoiada lived to the ripe old age of 130 years. Joash reigned well, so
long as Jehoiada lived. He had been contaminated by the spirit of Jezebel,
however. He was, after all, her great-grandson. So long as praise and
worship went forth in Judah (and it did for thirty-nine years), that spirit
was subdued.

When Jehoiada died, Joash was beset by self-seeking politicians currying his
favor. The first thing to go was the praise and worship.

Zechariah, the son of Jehoiada, who had been raised with Joash as his
brother, came to reprove Joash with the word of the Lord. Naturally, the
spirit of Jezebel couldn't tolerate reproof and rebuke. Joash, if you can
believe this, arose in anger and put his erstwhile brother, Zechariah -- the
prophet of the Lord -- to death. Less than a year later, Joash's servants
assassinated him.

113 years passed before another king, Hezekiah, came to the throne of Judah
who had any real concept of relationship with the Lord. Even so, in spite
of the blessings of the Lord, and a "world- class" military victory over
Sennacherib, the king of Assyria, Hezekiah became insensitive to that which
the Lord had accomplished on his behalf.

Judah had been a third, or even fourth-rate power during the years of
Hezekiah' s predecessors, being continually invaded, having their cities
destroyed, and their wealth carried away by the armies of the Edomites, the
Philistines, the Egyptians and the Assyrians. With the astounding victory
by Hezekiah over Sennacherib, who had been one of the most feared kings and
battle strategists of that era, Baladan, the king of Babylon, sent his son,
Merodach-Baladan and several ambassadors to check out this Hezekiah and see
what sort of king he might be -- whether they should also fear him, or
whether this was just a fluke.

Hezekiah was flattered by the attention -- especially by the king of
Babylon. By this time, Babylon had become a major military and political
power to be reckoned with. To receive an ambassage from Babylon was quite
an honor. It meant that they regarded Hezekiah as their equal! (Oh
yeah!?!) Hezekiah took the same bait that Naboth fell for, not realizing
that he was being set up for conquest by Babylon.

Naturally, he showed the prince of Babylon and his ambassadors the fruit of
his great victory, along with the treasures in his house, and the treasures
in the house of the Lord. The Lord sent Isaiah to pay a visit to Hezekiah.
"What said these men, and from whence came they unto thee?" Isaiah asked.
Hezekiah told him that they had come from Babylon, and that "there is
nothing among my treasures that I have not shewed them."

Dummy! You fell for the trap of Jezebel! (Isaiah 39:5-6) Then said Isaiah
to Hezekiah, "Hear the Word of the Lord of Hosts: behold the days come, that
all that is in thine house, and that which thy fathers have laid up in store
until this day, shall be carried to Babylon: nothing shall be left," saith
the Lord. "And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou shalt
beget, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the
king of Babylon." (KJV)

See how the spirit of Jezebel operates? It sets people up by making them
believe that they are being honored, only to make them talk about themselves
and display all of their weaknesses. Ahhh, but wait! There was nothing
said about Jezebel in this instance!

Right! Now you're beginning to get the picture. It was the King of
Babylon, and he was utilizing exactly the same ruse that Jezebel used on
Naboth. Get it? Jezebel was subservient to the King of Babylon. He was
her true husband. Whatever he desired, she carried out.

It all had one end, and one end only: captivity! Captivity for all those
whom Jezebel was able to snare. They all wound up -- in Babylon!
Eighty-seven years after Hezekiah' s death, his great-grandson was carried
off into Egypt by Pharaoh Necho. Less than 12 years later, Nebuchadnezzar
came against Pharaoh Necho and carried off Hezekiah' s great grandsons --
including Jehoahaz, who had been taken into Egypt -- turned them into
eunuchs, and kept them in the palace at Babylon to be his prisoners. All
Judah fell prey to Babylon, and was taken into captivity. One hundred
thirty-four years earlier, the king of Israel -- along with the ten tribes
in his kingdom -- were taken into captivity by Nebuchadnezzar&# 39;s grandfather.

The spirit of Jezebel had done its work, faithfully carrying out the wishes
of the king -- the master spirit -- of Babylon, Lucifer himself. Jezebel,
the spirit of the Amorites incarnate, had seduced the kings of Israel and
the people of God, and in the process, blasphemed, defamed, and killed
multiplied thousands of God's people, and especially His prophets and
messengers who could expose her and contest her claim.

That's it for today. Next week we'll start linking all of this to Babylon,
the driving spirit that is Babylon, and the direct connection to John's
Revelation of "Mystery Babylon."

Blessings on you! 
Regner
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BABYLON IS FALLING DOWN, Part 6
June 7, 2013

Once again, Good Morning! Without any further adieu, let's get this
discussion off and running for the day. Our daughter, Shelley, is in the
process of making a couple of pots of some pretty stout French Roasted
coffee this morning, and it will be ready momentarily. That said, pull up a
chair and let's continue where we left off last week.

Once in captivity, Israel was subjected to the system of Babylon. It became
ingrained in the lives of the people. While they were in captivity in
Babylon, several significant events occurred. The two major sects of
rabbinical priests sprang up: the Sadducees, and the Pharisees. The
Sadducees derived their hierarchical structure from the spirit of the
Amorites. The Pharisees became the "voice of the people," pursuing the same
concept, and being driven by the same spirit, "Democracy, " that motivated
the nation of Perizzites whom God had commanded Moses and Joshua to destroy.

Throughout four or five centuries, these two sects continually sought to
become the power behind the throne, vying against one another, periodically
taking opposing sides and supporting first various Babylonian leaders and
kings, and finally, Roman emperors. The concept of the synagogue was
birthed as a substitute for temple worship during this period of time.

The stage was set, therefore, for the infiltration, some four hundred years
in the future, of those very same spirits -- the spirits of the Amorites and
Perizzites -- into the first-century Ekklesias as they were being birthed.
Both the Amorite and Perizzite nations were long since gone, but the master
spirits of darkness, who had controlled both nations, were very much alive,
camouflaged now in the guise of respectability with the rabbis and priests.

Would the spirit of Jezebel be able to continue in this new form? You bet!
Like clockwork!

When John, therefore, was given the Revelation of "Mystery Babylon" as a
woman labeled, "The Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth,"
nothing could have been more clear. She sat upon the beast to whom she was
subservient. She displayed the onoma of the Beast. He had seven heads and
ten horns. She had seven heads and ten horns. They two were one -- and yet
to be divided by the word of the Lord.

Throughout time and all of recorded history, whenever a prophet -- or a
nobody -- arose to identify Jezebel or contest her claim upon the people of
God, she has immediately raised up accusers to challenge that individual.

The spirit of Jezebel has consistently seen to it that anything which would
bring the people of God into a true relationship of intimacy and dependency
on Him was discredited, defamed and labeled in such a way as to put fear
into those whom she has held in bondage. At the same time, this "bride" has
portrayed herself as the true Bride of Christ, functioning within the body
of Christ, albeit with substitute doctrines and a substitute "Christ" palmed
off as the Gospel of Christ.

There is a fundamentally different character to this "substitute bride,"
however which allows us to clearly identify her and differentiate her from
the true Bride of Christ. The number of the Bride of Christ in Scripture is
the number 17. The deceptiveness of the substitute bride is that her number
is also 17. The difference comes in how the real Bride gets her identifying
number, versus how the substitute bride gets her number.

The true Bride of Christ receives her character and makeup as the
counterpart of the Lord Jesus Christ by virtue of the fact that she is the
product of the redemptive blood and number of Jesus - 8 - and the work of
Holy Spirit in her in the midst of the crucible -- 9! Put the two together
and you have the number 17.

The substitute and counterfeit bride gets her number from the same seven
driving and dominant rebellious spirits that ruled the seven condemned
nations God commanded Israel to overcome and drive out of Canaan -- and the
same seven spirits identified in the character of the seven letters in
Revelation -- all of which conclude with, "to him that overcometh." There's
your 7. The number 10, which adds to that 7 to become 17, is identified in
the 10 horns John speaks of. Those ten horns are the means by which this
substitute bride -- Jezebel, if you will -- "forces" herself off on the body
of Christ, applying pressure, deception, manipulation, trickery, "democracy&quo t;
in the place of theocracy, and hierarchy in the place of an intimate love
relationship with Jesus Christ.

A quick digression if you don't mind. Ever notice that Jesus made the
statement that "this gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the
world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come." One
thing you DON'T get with a substitute gospel and a substitute Christ is "the
gospel of the Kingdom." I don't mean to be splitting hairs, but the focus
on "salvation&quo t; and "getting folks saved" while leaving out all the other
facets of the "gospel of the Kingdom" creates a standalone "substitute
Christ" and a "substitute gospel."

By 150 A.D., when the first church appeared on the scene as a substitute for
Ekklesia, Jezebel had successfully infiltrated the Body of Christ. By the
time the Roman emperor, Theodosius, declared Christianity to be "the
religion of the empire," and himself "The Bishop of Rome" in 378 A.D.,
Jezebel had successfully made the system, the lifestyle, and the spirit of
Babylon to be one with the Church.

In FOXE'S BOOK OF MARYRS, Foxe details the events of centuries of
persecution, blasphemy against, and the death of all those who rose up
against Babylon, and against the spirit of Jezebel. He describes the death
of thousands who challenged the legitimacy of the hierarchical system and
its representatives.

This spirit, however, has been very much alive and well on planet Earth in
the 20th century, functioning within churches of every style, denomination
and label. Because there have been those who have arisen -- particularly in
the last few years -- to identify Babylon as the entire "Church system,"
they have been attacked, defamed, discredited, and in some cases killed.
Why? Because Babylon is falling and has fallen!

Babylon "is become the habitation of demons, and the hold of every foul
spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird."

I know this is strange phraseology, but when you understand the significance
of "every unclean and hateful bird" as a metaphor for the filthiness and
corruption caused by the infiltration of demons, it all begins to fall into
place.

The Church system has become the habitation of demons, and the hold of every
foul spirit because it is subservient to the Beast. It is the
personification of the ancient city of Babylon. The Church system is ruled
by a demonic principality, a kosmokrator whom we know historically as the
King of the Amorites. It is a system which glibly exhibits itself in the
world as Christ's order, all the while deceiving men and women into
accepting substitutes for a real relationship with Jesus Christ. It pawns
itself off on the ignorant as a place of the presence of the Lord.

And the Lord has had enough!

Babylon has fallen! Babylon is falling! Babylon will fall!

Does that make sense? No?

It is happening first in the realm of the spirit, where time is completely
irrelevant. For those who are living in the place of love and intimacy with
their Bridegroom, the Lord Jesus Christ, He is now -- today -- this very
moment -- showing His chosen and called-out Bride the smoke of the city as
it arises. I will come back to this, shortly.

It is absolutely critical to all who read this open letter that they
understand that we are not attacking Christians who are in churches. This
is not about the Catholics or the Episcopalians or the Lutherans. This is
not about Methodists, Presbyterians or Baptists. This is not about the
Pentecostals, the Charismatics, or the many nameless home-fellowships. This
is not about Messianic Jews who still function in modern-day synagogues. It
is not about individuals who have a love for the Lord, and a desire to serve
Him.

It is about the system which has held the people of God in captivity.
Everything about the modern-day church system -- and I emphasize that word,
"SYSTEM" -- is a product of Babylon. This system was brought into the Body
of Christ by the Nicolaitan doctrines as a specific endeavor of the spirits
of the Amorites and Perizzites. Although Babylon as a city was destroyed,
the spirits of Babylon have effectively concealed themselves, operating
throughout history unhindered and unimpeded.

Although many have broken away from the contemporary churches or synagogues
and have formed "home fellowships, " they are still, unfortunately,
contaminated by the doctrines of the Nicolaitans, believing that there must
still be "apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers" in order to
have "New Testament Order." In so saying, let me be very clear! The
five-fold ministries of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and
teachers ARE most definitely facets of the character and nature -- the very
makeup, if you will -- of the Lord Jesus Christ. These ministries are
critical to the life of the body of Christ.

The issue I'm driving at here is something that has crept into the
Charismatic churches, namely the demand that, in order to have proper
"church order," fellowships need to have each of these ministries
functioning in their midst. It becomes a legislated and legalistic
requirement that is about as far distant from the life and love and liberty
in Christ Jesus as anything can be.

Some of these Charismatic leaders are still caught in the trap of believing
that they must cling to some "system" of order in which authority is humanly
delegated to certain leaders. They have not come out of Babylon, even
though they have left the structured churches. They are still bound by
legalism, desperately clinging to man-made doctrines and traditions from
which we were delivered when Jesus died on the Cross.

Some twenty years ago I wrote an Open Letter to the Ekklesia titled, "The
Strait Gate." The article addressed the need for believers who are hearing
the call of the Bridegroom to simply respond to the place of intimacy with
the Lord Jesus Christ -- without clinging to their foundational doctrines as
a prerequisite for "going on to maturity (perfection, KJV) or completion."
We also talked about the fact that we were not called to "positions&quo t; to be
apostles, prophets, evangelists, etc. We are called to Jesus Christ and an
intimate relationship with Him.

That article proved to be a trigger mechanism for many people. Some folks
heard the word of the Lord and began to respond with their whole heart and
soul. Others who were infected by the spirit of Jezebel, became extremely
angry and have throughout the years engaged in defamation (blasphemy),
attempts to discredit that which Holy Spirit is doing, in the process
utilizing witchcraft and manipulation.

The objective of the witchcraft and manipulation is to get some who have
responded to the Lord to yield to the will of that angry spirit of Jezebel,
which is being exposed. Part of its primary motivation is to keep Babylon
intact and its existence operational.

Babylon is falling! Babylon has been exposed, is being exposed, and will be
exposed. Babylon' s purpose is to keep God's people sidetracked with the
doom and gloom this spirit is suffering in these closing days. (These, by
the way, are not "end times," if we are a part of the Bride of the Lord
Jesus Christ, or if we have a genuine relationship with Him. These are only
"transitional times" to bring us to the "New Beginning:" the era of the
rulership of Christ and His Bride.)

Babylon' s secondary purpose is to cause people to believe that they must
make preparations to run and hide from the day at hand because they will
otherwise also suffer this doom and gloom. This is another lie driven and
motivated by those spirits which are subservient to Babylon. If people
insist on being a part of the System, they will not escape the wrath of God
on Babylon.

Jezebel' s purpose (and Babylon' s) is to remain in control of the people of
God. So long as they submit to that spirit, they are surrendering the real
rulership which lies in store in the realm of a joined and merged
relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Those who remain submitted to the
spirit of Jezebel, to the king of Babylon, will suffer the fate which John
saw. (see Revelation 17:16-17) 

"And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the
whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and
burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfill His will,
and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God
shall be fulfilled."

The great whore that John is shown is none other than the Church System.
The ten horns of the Beast represent the "kings, " the means of power and
force by which the Beast operates in the world today.

(I will not take the time in this Coffee Break to describe those ten
"kings, " but will hopefully deal with them in depth at a later time.)

Before the Lord destroys the Beast, he has put it into the heart, will, and
purpose of the Beast to destroy the entire church system. Why? Because it
is an abomination.

Yes, many people have been saved in the midst of it. Yes, God has done many
mighty works in the system. Yes, miracles have been wrought. Sick have
been healed. Dead have been raised. The lame have been made to walk. The
blind have been made to see. Great and wonderful things have happened, and
many of us are -- or have been -- the recipients of those things while we
were in the church.

Is it because of the system that these things have happened? NO! Is it
because the system has been approved and ordered by the Lord? NO! Is it
because this was the way things began with Peter, James and John, or Paul?
NO!

It is because, and only because, of the love of the Lord Jesus Christ for
those people who have responded to Him. It is because the Lord has
determined to have a Bride for Himself who is His co-equal partner, His
other self -- a Bride who has also overcome the Beast, even as He also
overcame. The Lord has delivered, is delivering, and will deliver a people
from that system which was ordained in Babylon. He has called out a people
who love Him more than they love the admiration and respect of their
fellow-Christians who are still caught in the system. He has called a
people who have responded to Him.

That's where I'll quit today. Next week, the Lord helping me, I'd like to
talk to you about an illusion of a re-created city of Babylon, some things
that are happening politically and economically in the world, how those
things seem to be related to a re-created Babylon, and how God is using
these events to pour out riches to His Bride, and in the process bring about
the final decimation of Babylon' s power of deception over so many of God's
people in the earth.

Blessings on you! 
Regner
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 BABYLON IS FALLING DOWN, Part 7
June 14, 2013

Greetings and Blessings to all of you.

Hopefully, I'll get to the subject today of the supposed re-created city of
Babylon, as well as some things that are happening politically and
economically that have caused people to turn their attention towards a
physical city of Babylon rather than seeing and understanding the Babylon
that has been the real bane of the body of Christ.

Meanwhile, let's see how far I can get in completing the illustrations used
thus far in sharing this prophetic picture.

The Bridegroom has called for a bride who will be dressed in the garments of
purity – whose existence exemplifies faithfulness to him. Let me use a
verse of scripture here that I've translated from the Greek text so as to
render it more faithfully to the intent of what Holy Spirit is communicating
to the Bride of Christ today.

II Timothy 2:15 reads like this: "Be instantly responsive to the Lord,
making yourself available to Him in the midst of the crucible, a tried and
tested laborer, who has no fear of being examined -- one who, by virtue of
God's testing and the time spent in the crucible with Him, knows the proven
word of truth."

Three words stand out in the Greek text which clarify this command:
spoudason (be instantly responsive), dokimon (approved), and parasteesai (to
make oneself available for examination) . Let me explain.

The KJV translates this verse, "Study to show thyself approved.... ."
Somehow the KJV translators derived "study" out of spoudason. I'm not sure
how they got there, but this Greek word comes from its root, spoudé, which
means "speed. " By implication, it means, "eagerness, earnestness, haste."
Spoudason, therefore, means "to use speed, to be prompt, to exert serious
effort," and by extension, to "be instantly responsive."

Now we come to the word which creates the picture of the purified Bride, the
Bride dressed in white, the Bride who has "made herself ready." That is the
word, dokimon.

Coined (pardon the pun) by numismatists, the word, dokimon, comes from the
use of the crucible -- the container into which raw ore containing gold (or
other precious metals) is poured. The ore is heated until the gold
separates from the quartz or the rock material in which it resides. The
gold goes to the bottom, the impurities float to the top where they are
scooped off and discarded. The crucible is again subjected to intense fire
and heat. Again the precious metal begins to bubble and more impurities are
floated to the top where they can be seen, scooped off, and discarded.

This process is repeated time and time again until the gold that remains in
the crucible has no more impurities to yield up. Finally, while the gold is
still in its molten state, it is poured out into a mold where it cools and
solidifies. The refiner takes his stamp and places a hallmark on the ingot
of gold. That hallmark indicates that the gold is now "approved" ; as being
99.999% pure.

The word, dokimon, used in the context of Paul's command in his letter to
Timothy, describes an assay process, a testing process by which the
individual becomes a living Word, a tried Word, a tested Word, a Word which
has no flaws or errors contaminating it, a Word which is a living, breathing
rhema of the Lord Jesus Christ Himself!

Finally, we have the word, parasteesai. This word comes from its root,
paristémi, which means, "to present, to proffer, to bring before and make
available [for examination or trial], to substantiate. "

Now, having seen the use of these key words in II Timothy 2:15, let's take
another look at Paul's instruction: "Be instantly responsive to the Lord,
making yourself available to Him in the midst of the crucible, a tried and
tested laborer, who has no fear of being examined -- one who, by virtue of
God's testing and the time spent in the crucible with Him, knows the proven
word of truth."

I remind you of the fact that the number of the Bride of Christ is 17. She
first has the number 8 engraved in her DNA. That's the redemptive work that
Jesus did at the Cross. That's the cutting off of the Tree of the Knowledge
of Good and Evil. That's the restoration of creative nature of the Lord as
the foundation of our existence. And now we come to the "rest of the story"
(as Paul Harvey used to say): the number 9!

You'll recall the previous series we did on "A New Onoma" in which we talked
about the character and nature of the Seven Spirits of God. You'll remember
that the very first of the Seven Spirits of God is "The Spirit of Judgment
and Burning." (See Isaiah 4:4)

"Judgment and Burning" are integral to the crucible. This is where the work
of Holy Spirit begins in our lives. Everything that is of the flesh must be
burned out. Everything that represents the contamination of the world must
be boiled out and scooped off. Everything that creates the spots of sin
with the lies of Satan must be exposed and taken away. "Judgment" ; in this
case is that which takes place when we "present ourselves for examination"
so that the Word in us can be tried and tested, and tested again.

Let's see.....how was it that David put it?

"Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto
the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Wash me
thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I
acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. Against thee,
thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou
mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest."
(Psalm 51:1-4)

David wasn't running from God, he was "presenting himself" before the Lord
so that the impurities of sin could be cleansed and washed away thoroughly.
THAT is the character of the number 9, the number of Holy Spirit, the part
of the number of the Bride in which the finishing preparations and working
of the very character and nature of the Lord are so wrought in us that His
purity shines out of us and through us with such transparency that the only
thing the world (and our brothers and sisters in the body of Christ) sees is
Jesus Christ Himself manifested!

And NOW you know why the counterfeit bride -- the spirit of Jezebel -- is so
obvious. There is nothing transparent about that spirit. Everything it
does is to subvert, to cloud over, to hide and to darken everything about
"her" nature and character so that her lord, the King of Babylon, can
function with anonymity and deception.

The reason why John describes the church system as “the great whore” is
because the system sells God’s people into whoredoms. These are people who
are innocently enticed into adultery with the Lord by making their pastors
or church leaders THE authority and voice of the Lord.

They are trapped into believing that the Bible is the Word of God instead of
coming to know the Word Himself, Jesus Christ. People get to know the Bible
and can quote it backwards and forwards, but they don't know the Word! They
become faithful to doctrines, to organizations, to certain leaders, to
individuals – all under the guise that “this is for the Lord!” – while Jesus
Christ, the true Bridegroom, gets shuttled into a religious background.

Genuine relationship with Him gets lost in the maze of prayers, scriptures,
good works, tithing, and a myriad of other things. There are many,
well-meaning Christians who have a love-relationship with the Bible, with
their church, with their pastor or elder – and never really get to know the
Lord, spending intimate time with Him.

Yet Jesus Christ, the Bridegroom, still calls a people who are stuck in
Babylon. "And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, 'Come out of her,
my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of
her plagues. For Her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered
her iniquities. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her
double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled, fill to her
double.

“How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment
and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no
widow, and shall see no sorrow. Therefore shall her plagues come in one
day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with
fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her." (Revelation 18:4-8)

Approximately twenty years ago, the Lord gave me a very unique dream. In
this dream, Della and I were in London, along with Earle and Marcia Treend.
We heard sirens blaring, and could see a column of smoke rising a short
distance away. We went to a nearby building which was very tall (it seemed
to be a hotel or office complex of some kind). Entering the building, we
took an elevator to a 10th or 12th floor level, entered one of the rooms,
and walked across to a balcony with a sliding glass door.

Looking out, we could plainly see smoke arising from an old, stone church
cathedral. The firemen were busily spraying the building down with water.
There were many automobiles parked on the street and in a nearby lot, and it
appeared that church services were in progress.

I commented to Della, Earle and Marcia on the fact that people were not
coming out of the building even though flames were rising from the roof.
The firemen continued their deluge of water over the building until it
appeared that the fire was out. Finally, they shut the water off, coiled up
their hoses, returned them to their fire trucks, jumped in and drove away.

No sooner were they driving off down the street than I saw heat waves rising
from the stone roof of the cathedral. It appeared as though it was about to
buckle. As we continued to watch, the heat waves grew more intense until it
became apparent that the roof was flexing because of immense pressures
building up inside.

I turned again to Della, Earle and Marcia, and said, "The fire is not out.
That building is about to explode. I don't understand why people aren't
getting out of there."

Suddenly, the great front doors of the cathedral burst open, and
approximately two dozen people came out on a dead run. They had scarcely
cleared the doors when the roof suddenly buckled, snapped, imploded, and
caved in on the remaining people. It appeared that perhaps anywhere from
500 to 1,000 people were still inside.

When I saw the roof collapse on the people, a sick feeling swept over me,
and I said aloud, "I don't understand why the people just remained inside.
Surely they knew that the building was going to go up in flames!"

The Lord spoke to me audibly and said, "You are seeing the state of the
Church today. I have sent my apostles. I have sent my prophets and my
evangelists whom you have seen as the firemen. Yet, they would not listen.
They chose to believe the lie that they were safe in the Church.

The few whom you have seen escape the destruction are those few who, at the
last possible moment, realized that those whom I sent were speaking My Word
-- that the warning to get out of the trappings of the Church and its
structure, was a warning coming from Me."

I awoke from the dream realizing that the Lord has been warning those people
who are in the Church System. And even yet, today, at this last possible
moment, the warning is going forth by the Spirit of the Lord. "Come out of
her, My People! Come out of Babylon!"

There really isn't enough time or space left in this Coffee Break to get
very far along in showing the fallacy of the idea that the Babylon of John's
writing in Revelation is the old city re-created, but let me lay a quick
foundation, and then we'll pick it up next week.

For a long time, both before and after 911, both the Clinton administration
and the Bush administration were aware of Saddam Hussein' s buildup of, and
use of, a massive WMD program. Though there was no solid body of evidence
that would lead one to conclude that Saddam had a direct hand in the events
of 911, there certainly was a body of growing evidence to support the fact
that he posed a "clear and present danger" (to use the DOD's terminology) to
America, and that he was actively funding terrorists whose goal and stated
objective was the destruction of America. The Bush administration made the
tactical decision to go after Saddam Hussein as part of a two-pronged attack
against the Al Qaeda network in both Afghanistan and Iraq.

Saddam became aware of Bush's intention of going after him and his WMD
program and began moving his chemical, biological and partially-developed
nuclear weapons out of Iraq and -- with Bashar al Assad's cooperation --
into the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon.

With Bush's "Shock and Awe" campaign, Allied troops were quickly in control
of the country and soldiers began digging in and preparing for a ground war
in Baghdad. Here's where the fun began. As the troops began cutting
trenches into the streets of the city, they discovered and cut through some
of the richest veins of gold known to man. The streets of Baghdad literally
were streets of gold, despite the fact that the Iraqis were completely
oblivious.

It didn't take long to realize how Saddam was able to come up with so much
gold to gild his palaces, and how he could undertake a campaign to rebuild
sections of Nebuchadnezzar&# 39;s Babylon.

And that's a good stopping place for today. Next week, we'll talk about a
plan to tap that wealth and create an economic Babylon spreading all over
the globe. 

Blessings on you! 
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Babylon is Falling Down, Part 4

May 24, 2013

Have you been noticing how the pace of events has quickened in the
orchestration of the Holy Spirit? Have you seen in your spirit how, as the
darkness of the age increases, the Holy Spirit reveals the heart of the Lord
Jesus Christ all the more? Many have and are seeing and experiencing some
of the most profound revelations in the Holy of Holies - in the place of
intimate worship. But this is only a foretaste of all that the Lord Jesus
has purposed. Consider Isaiah 60:1-2.

"Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen
upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross
darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall
be seen upon thee."

No Scripture could more accurately describe where we are today. The
ever-growing scandals that plague the White House and the current
administration only reflect the degree of darkness that has been creeping
over this nation. We love to pounce on the Obama administration for its
leadership failures and the flagrant abuses of our nation's Constitution,
but let's face it , folks! This administration is in power only because
many people who name the name of Jesus Christ and call themselves Christians
have been lulled to sleep, having been deceived by the darkness that calls
itself light or "enlightenment ." A majority of the evangelical body of
believers (and I use that word rather cautiously) supported the
administration and voted to keep this administration in power. Their
spiritual discernment was virtually nonexistent ... or compromised!

Why? Because of Babylon. Because of the darkness and the treachery of the
spirit of Babylon. The deception and manipulation which are part and parcel
of Babylon create a false sense of security and blind people to the truth of
what is actually taking place. But this is no time for commiserating over
past failures and stupid decisions. The darkness and gross darkness Isaiah
describes are ripe for the invasion of the Glory!

We've never been at a point like this in history -- for reasons I'm getting
into as we progress with this series. We've never been at such a place for
the Glory of the Lord to literally explode before this darkening world, and
this increasing age of darkness. The Lord Jesus Christ is preparing to put
on a display of Himself in His people such as the world has never seen!

Buckle your seatbelt! We've got a little more groundwork to lay as this
picture of Babylon unfolds before you. We wrapped up last week talking
about the importance and the significance of Tyre and Sidon, and Ezekiel' s
prophecies concerning them.

Tyre and Sidon were two of the principal cities of the Amorites. The
Amorites had as their primary characteristic -- and it was central to their
onoma -- the need to be in control, the need to be in power, at any cost.
They used deceit, treachery, manipulation, enticements, witchcraft --
whatever they could find -- to gain control and mastery over literally
everyone with whom they came into contact. They purposely identified
themselves with Godly leaders in order to gain influence.

Although this has been discussed in much greater detail in the series that I
did on the Seven Nations & Seven Letters, for the sake of a brief review,
consider Adonizedek, the Amorite king whom Joshua overthrew at Makkedah.
"Adonizedek&qu ot; was a title -- an appellation -- he took for himself when he
subdued the Jebusites who had occupied the citadel Shem (the son of Noah)
had built in Canaan. Shem had called the citadel, "Salem. "

Because of Shem's acts, his powerful presence in Canaan as a symbol of
righteousness, and the military might and strategy he employed, the
Canaanites gave him the name and/or title, "Malkiy - Tsedeq" (a royal
identity we have come to know as, "Melchizedek, the King of Salem") , which
meant, "The King of Righteousness. " For hundreds of years ("without
beginning, or end of days," was the way he was known and described) Shem was
revered in the land as a righteous leader -- a true representative of God
Almighty.

After Shem's death (which occurred in the year Joseph was 17 years of age,
and sold into slavery in Egypt), the Jebusites gained control of the citadel
he had built and occupied for something close to 500 years. The Jebusites
renamed the citadel, "Jebus. " Some years later, Adonizedek, an Amorite
king, subdued the Jebusites at Jebus (later to be known in David's time as
Jerusalem). He established an altar for Baal (or Marduk) in the citadel,
and became both King and high priest of Baal-worship. He took for himself a
title which gave him name association with Shem (and the esteem to go with
it), "Adoniy - Tsedeq," the Lord of Righteousness.

In so doing, he usurped both the name and the image of the righteousness of
God. His reign was short-lived, however. He was one of the first targets
the Lord directed Joshua to strike as he began his military campaign to take
the land of Canaan. Adonizedek was overthrown, along with four other
Amorite kings, and killed at Makkedah.

Og, who was another of those five Amorite kings killed at Makkedah, was the
king of Bashan, a territory to the east of the Sea of Galilee. One of the
primary Amorite cities of this territory was called Geshur.

Several centuries later, the King of Geshur, Talmai, sought to make an
alliance with David, and protect himself from invasion by David and the
armies of Israel. The King of Geshur gave his daughter, Maacah (whose name
was also spelled, "Maachah" ), as a present to David to become one of David's
wives. It is a classic pattern of Satan's tactic of
contamination- by-compromise. It turned out to be one of David's most
serious blunders.

David and Maacah had a son. His name was Absalom. Infected by the spirit
of the Amorites which came through his mother -- in particular manifesting
itself as treachery, manipulation and control -- Absalom rose up against his
father, David, and attempted to take the throne away from him. This effort
failed, and Absalom lost his life. Not before Absalom had a daughter,
however, whom he named after his mother, Maachah.

Guess what? The spirit of the Amorites tried again to infiltrate the throne
of David. This time, the plan succeeded. Patiently, the spirit waited
until after the death of Solomon, who was Absalom' s brother. Solomon, as we
know, succeeded David to the throne of Israel, and ruled for 40 years as his
father, David, had done.

When Solomon died his son, Rehoboam, took the throne. Wouldn't you know it,
Rehoboam falls in love with none other than his cousin, Maachah, the
daughter of Absalom, the granddaughter of Maacah, the wife of David.

Got the picture?

We are told (in II Chronicles 11:21) that "Rehoboam loved Maachah, the
daughter of Absalom, above all his wives and concubines.. ." We have been
told in one of the preceding verses (verse 17) that "for three years
[Rehoboam] walked in the way of David and Solomon." Rehoboam had scarcely
married Maachah when we are told (chapter 12, verse 1), "When Rehoboam had
established the kingdom, and had strengthened himself, he forsook the law of
the Lord, and all Israel with him."

Not only that, he abolished the ministry of praise and worship established
by his grandfather, David, and dismissed the descendants of Asaph, Heman and
Jeduthun from their place of ministry to the Lord.

See what the spirit of the Amorites does? It hates the true worship of God!
It despises and fears an intimate love-relationship between God and His
people.

Israel was divided immediately amidst civil war. Jeroboam came up out of
Egypt and took ten tribes with him. Rehoboam was left with Judah and
Benjamin, ruling for another 14 years.

Ahhh, but wait! The spirit of the Amorites is not through doing its dirty
work on the throne of David. Watch what happens next.

Rehoboam and Maachah had a son, whose name was Abijah. Even though Abijah
was not Rehoboam' s firstborn son, he was made King in Rehoboam' s stead,
following his death. Abijah only ruled for three years. He survived long
enough to make war against Jeroboam, who had divided the nation of Israel
and taken ten tribes away from his father's kingdom. His mother, Maachah,
continued on as the power behind the throne, being referred to as the "Queen
Mother."

Abijah's son -- and Maachah' s grandson -- Asa, took the throne of Judah.
For another ten plus years, Maacah continued as the driving force behind the
throne of Judah. True to her Amorite heritage, she raised up idols and
images of Baal, and planted a grove of trees to conceal the abominable
sexual practices which were perpetuated as a part of the worship of Baal.
Not until the prophet, Oded, delivered the word of the Lord to Asa in his
eleventh year as King of Judah, did Asa remove Maachah from being "Queen
Mother." (see II Chronicles 15:16) Yet, the contamination of the spirit of
the Amorites had done its work.

Twenty-five years later, following incredible victories which the Lord had
given to Asa, the King of Israel (now, Baasha) prepared for war against
Judah. Instead of relying on the Lord, who had given him such military
victories as to gain fame for Asa throughout that entire region of the
world, Asa turned instead to Ben-Hadad, the King of Syria, for military
assistance. He raided the house of the Lord, taking silver, gold, and many
precious treasures, and gave them to Ben-Hadad.

With his allegiance to Judah purchased with the treasures out of the house
of the Lord, Ben-Hadad threw the weight of his military force behind Asa,
and they defeated Baasha, the King of Israel. Asa was scarcely back in his
palace when the prophet, Hanani, came to see him with the word of the Lord.

Hanani rebuked Asa for his foolishness in buying Ben-Hadad' s assistance, and
reminded him, "For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole
earth, to show Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect
toward Him." Hanani then noted, "therefore, from henceforth thou shalt have
wars." (KJV)

The spirit of the Amorites absolutely detests rebuke from the Lord, and this
was no exception. Asa became angry with the prophet, Hanani, threw him in
prison, and then took out his anger and frustration on some of the people of
Judah in revenge for the word of the Lord.

Asa was given three years to repent. He did not. The result? "In the 39th
year of his reign (Asa) was diseased in his feet, until his disease was
exceeding great..." (KJV) The astonishing aspect of this incident, however,
is a very clear visual of how the spirit of the Amorites infects the mind
and reasoning of God's people, and gets them to accept substitutes for the
very provision that God has made for their every need. II Chronicles 16:12
continues, "....yet in his disease, he sought not to the Lord, but to the
physicians."

Allow me a momentary digression. Let me hasten to say, at this point, that
I am not here to throw rocks at physicians. There are times when the Lord
permits and even orders His processes through the hands of a physician.
Furthermore, there are some very Godly physicians who absolutely rely on the
Lord for instruction and wisdom from Him in their ministry to the sick and
ailing. Even though reliance on doctors has become a societal norm, I do
not believe, however, by any stretch of the imagination, that we should
accept the medical society as God's norm. It is not!

The real problem here is the patient who accepts a substitute in the guise
of "good," or scientific human knowledge for the personal provision of the
Lord. It is a deceitful tactic of the spirit of the Amorites to get God's
people to accept "good" substitutes rather than get their health, their
healing, or their provision in any realm directly from the Lord. After all,
if we live under and in the New Covenant provided by the blood of Jesus
Christ, our health, wholeness, strength, vitality, and long life have
already been paid for on our behalf. It all belongs to us by right of being
IN Christ Jesus!

We have been through a prolonged era in which the Lord has tolerated this
because of the centuries-long contamination in God's people with the spirit
of the Amorites. To those, however, whom He calls into the place of
intimacy, those whom He calls to Himself as His Bride, He will neither
accept, nor tolerate their acceptance of substitutes for His direct and very
specific provision for them. We are being brought to the place where we
live supernaturally normal lives in Christ Jesus -- NOW, in this present
day!

With the death of Asa, and the ascension of his son, Jehoshaphat, to the
throne of Judah, the influence of the spirit of the Amorites in Judah was
broken -- if only for one generation.

We should pause to take a moment to consider the real significance of
Ezekiel' s prophecy to the Prince and King of Tyre and Sidon, and understand
its significance to all of the foregoing.

As we have previously discussed, these were two of the principal cities of
the Amorites. The reason why Ezekiel draws attention to them is because in
(approximately) 850 B.C., the king and high priest (of Baal) of Tyre and
Sidon was an Amorite named Ethbaal, whose name literally meant, "Living with
(and enjoying the favor of) Baal."

Ethbaal, like Talmai, the King of Geshur before him, wanted to strike up an
alliance with the King of Israel. He thereupon gave his daughter to the
King of Israel to become his wife. The name of the King of Israel was,
Ahab. Ethbaal' s daughter was none other than Jezebel, who became Queen, and
Queen Mother in Israel for a span of time which bettered Ahab by nearly a
decade.

I don't have time to get into all of Jezebel' s activities in this series --
they would fill a book -- and most of you are familiar with her ongoing
battle against the prophet of the Lord, Elijah. We will pick things up next
week to discuss just one event of significance in Jezebel' s life which
encapsulates the spirit that ruled her life.

Rich Hoffman is our webmaster. He is also a brother in the Lord who has
prophetic insight. I had intended to incorporate a prophetic Word that Holy
Spirit gave him at the end of this Coffee Break, but because of its length,
it is posted separately in its entirety immediately following this Coffee
Break.

Blessings on you!
Regner
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Another CoffeeBreak:
Babylon is Falling Down,
Part 3
May 17, 2013
Della was in Canada last weekend to minister to a sister in the
Lord I've written about numerous times throughout the years in these Coffee
Breaks! Eileen Finnman is the sister that we worked with for six years at
the Calgary Stampede. She had what was called the Country Kitchen.
We did breakfasts, coffee (and other beverages) and -- most of all -- Eileen's
famous cinnamon buns. During those years we made enough money from the
kitchen to send hundreds of kids to summer camp, and the majority of them got
to know the Lord as a result.

Eileen
has been struggling with physical issues of late -- issues that the doctor
hasn't had answers for -- until just a couple of weeks ago when he diagnosed
her with a very aggressive form of cancer and gave her a very short time.
We refused to accept that prognosis. Della took some vacation time and
flew from Anchorage to Calgary. She went with Mary Ellen and Doreen to
the hospital. When she got there, she called me; I called George Robinson
(who has seen a fabulous series of healings -- more than 10 people healed
completely -- in the last 30 days), and we joined together in a prayer of
agreement for Eileen's healing. There was a tangible manifestation of
healing for Eileen before Della left the hospital room that night, and the
healing process continues as I write this Coffee Break.

Meanwhile,
the Lord is honoring Della in her labors at Zales Jewelers in Anchorage.
The corporation is preparing to honor her (and her store) for bringing that
store to the number 3 position in sales across the nation. Considering
that the store ranked nowhere among hundreds of stores nationwide before Della
took over eight months ago, and now is number 3 is a testimony to the favor of
the Lord. Administration has been Della's gift even before I knew her,
and we are celebrating 30 years together today!

I
frequently tell Della that I thank God with every breath I breathe that He brought
her into my life and gave her to be my wife! She is truly a gift from the
Lord to me!

Anyway,
Good Morning to you! Ready for the day?

Let's
pick up where we left off last week. We were talking about the
significance of the seven mountains.

Revelation
17:10, 11 states (in illustrating the seven mountains), "And
there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet
come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. And the beast
that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth
into perdition."

One
must remember that the whole of the Revelation, which John wrote, was addressed
to the seven Ekklesias. I will remind you that the seven letters precisely
describe the attributes of the seven nations which inhabited Canaan. The
purpose of these letters is to bring the Bride to the place of a total
overcoming of those seven spirits which were epitomized in the seven
nations. The seven nations, the seven mountains, and the seven spirits are
illustrated in the seven kings.

John
is told, "five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet
come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space." This is an
extremely important picture when considering the seven nations, the seven
spirits, the seven kings. "Five
are fallen..."

Which
five? The Hittites, the Hivites, the Jebusites, the Girgashites, and the
Canaanites.
"....and one is..." Which
nation, or king, was the one described as being in power at the time of John's
revelation?

Simple!
The Amorites.

If
you have heard me share, or read any of the revelation which the Lord has given
to us over the last thirty or so years on the seven nations which inhabited
Canaan, and their relationship to the seven letters, you will remember (and I
have described this background and history in fairly extensive detail in the
series, SEVEN NATIONS, SEVEN LETTERS) that the doctrine of the
Nicolaitans came straight out of the spirits of the Amorites and the
Perizzites.

It
was a doctrine divided into two opposite parts with a single objective.
(I will not try to cover all of the historical evidence relative to the
Nicolaitans in this letter, since it is covered in that Coffee Break series --
and soon to appear in book form.)

The
doctrine of the Nicolaitans was the doctrine of humanism: "Man is
God." "Man is the final arbiter of himself." That
which was drawn from the Amorites, came through the Sadducees when they
accepted Jesus Christ as the Messiah, but clung to their Judaistic traditions,
legalism, and particularly, hierarchical government. This was the
kind of government which established leadership (in the Ekklesias) through
apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers (see note) -- at first --
and finally, through bishops, and other ascending tiers of hierarchy. It
traded Ekklesia for "church, " and put men in the position of saying
how, what, why, when and where God would operate. Intimacy with the Lord
was replaced by an accumulation of men in various strata who served as
"go-betweens&q uot; in interpreting the will and desire of the Lord.

(**Note:
This should not in any way be construed as to suggest that apostles, prophets,
evangelists, pastors and teachers are not valid ministry functions. They
absolutely are! It's just that the Lord Jesus Christ never intended
for them to become offices and titles which supplanted individual
relationship with Him. The words, "apostles, prophets,
evangelists, pastors and teachers," simply express facets of the Lord Jesus
Christ and His ministry to the Body.

Those
sent as "apostles" ; are simply commissioned by the Lord Jesus Christ
to fulfill the role of establishing those purposes to which He sends
them. Likewise, those sent as prophets simply become that word and
speak forth which they have both seen and heard, by and through His Spirit.

The same
is true for each of the five ministry facets of Jesus. He never intended
for them to become hierarchical offices from which power and authority would be
exerted over those people coming into a place of relationship with Him.
Those fulfilling each of the five facets of His ministry were expected to
work themselves out of a job by sharing that life which He transmitted by
His Spirit. The recipients would grow into the same place of
relationship, and the five ministry functions would continue in others until
intimate relationship ("that which was perfect" ) for the body of
Christ was achieved. In the place of intimacy with Him, there is no need
for apostles, prophets, evangelists, etc., because He is all of those things in
one.)

The
opposite side of Nicolaitanism came out of the Perizzites through the
ex-(?)Pharisees. Like the ex-(?)Sadducees, they clung to many of their
Judaistic tenets, the legalism and traditions of the past and, especially, democracy!
This was the system which gave people the right to choose their leaders through
a system of voting. They voted on their elders, their deacons, their
pastors, etc., etc., etc., ad nauseam. The concept of being called,
appointed, and anointed by the Lord -- with, or without the approval of other
brethren and sisters -- was absolutely missing.

The
primary criterion in the determination was fear: The Fear of Man. If
people feared power being vested in "a man," they chose a
"democratic&qu ot; system. If they feared that truth and genuine
authority would be weakened and watered down in the multitudes, they chose
hierarchical systems. In either case, the determining factor was
"man" in power.

Now,
you say, What does that have to do with "....and one is...., and
the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short
space."

Again,
the answer is staring us in the face.

When
John was receiving the Revelation, the spirit of the Amorites (the
"king," or presiding spirit of the Amorites) was just coming into
full bloom. It manifested itself through the Nicolaitan doctrine of
hierarchy, and reached the apex of its power and influence when the Roman
emperor, Theodosius, declared Christianity to be "the religion of the
state" in 378 A.D. He thereupon declared himself to be "The
Bishop of Rome."

The
hierarchical government, which was the backbone of what we have referred to as
“Roman Catholicism,” became the pattern structure for virtually all churches
for approximately 1,400 years. Even when Martin Luther broke away,
"Lutheran" ; church government (and its successors) remained the
same. Yes, they disposed of "popery, " and
"cardinals, " and much of the upper-upper echelons, but the presiding
spirit remained the same. Not until "congregationa l" government
was introduced did the spirit of the Perizzites begin to emerge as a
force and power in the life of corporate churchdom.

Allow
me to insert a parenthetical note here for a minute. I realize that the
things I'm sharing in this discussion probably run counter to what many of you
have been taught and have considered "gospel" all of your
lives. This IS a break with a lot of eschatological doctrine and teaching
many have heard. If you have difficulty with what I'm sharing, please put
it on the shelf for the moment. Don't just throw it all out. Give
Holy Spirit time to bring revelation to you.

The
spirit of the Perizzites is still very much alive in a substantial part of the
so-called "charismatic&q uot; church-world, although some of the tenets and
aspects of the Amorites' spirit and operation are a very active force in
various organizations. The spirit of the Perizzites, which we know better
as "democracy, " is a force at work in the world today.

This
is the "king" which John saw, that was "....the other.." which was "not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short
space."

It is
a mistake to assume that the sixth king, or spirit -- the spirit of the Amorites/Sadducees/ Nicolaitans
-- would be driven from power when the seventh king, or spirit -- the spirit of
the Perizzites/Pharisee s/Nicolaitans -- came into power. Both spirits
have the same goal. Both kings are subservient to, and take their orders from the King of Babylon. Both kings
have humanism at the very core of their purpose and function. Both
kings have a principal objective is to get "man" to make the final
decision -- and to ace the Lord Jesus Christ right out of the
picture. Thus, both kings coexist today, and function cooperatively.

We
see it daily in the workings of democracy and hierarchy. (We even have a
trite saying in America which is accepted as gospel, “Democracy may not be the
best way of governing, but it is way ahead of whatever is in second
place.” No it isn't! And America was not founded as a democracy: it
was founded as a Republic following Biblical patterns established with and by
Moses.)

In
order to properly understand the "King" of Babylon to whom Isaiah
prophesied, the "woman, " which John is shown in his Revelation by the
angel of the Lord, and the picture given us by Ezekiel as he prophesies against
the King of Tyre and Sidon, with the relationship of these prophetic
illustrations to one another, we need to back up in time and review certain
historical items and happenings. In order to show you this picture
clearly, I will take certain events out of chronological order, and then piece
them together.

First,
let's consider Ezekiel' s prophecy to the King of Tyre, and then to Sidon.
He describes this "king" as having been "in Eden, the Garden of
God." (see Ezekiel
28:13) Obviously, Ezekiel was not addressing a literal man in this
prophecy.

Eden
had long since been hidden, and entrance to Eden had been blocked by an angel
with a flaming sword. With the great deluge and Flood which inundated the
earth, geographic features changed. Noah and his family would have been
the only living beings on the face of the earth to have even the remotest
approximation of an idea where Eden once lay.

The
prophecy was directed, therefore, to the only other individual who could have
been in the Garden with Adam and Eve, and the Lord: Satan himself -- the
former archangel known as "Lucifer" -- the King of Babylon -- the
King of Tyre -- the King of Sidon. They are all one and the same.

The
question then arises, "Why refer to the same being, Satan, as the King of
Babylon, or the King of Tyre, or the King of Sidon?"

The
answer is quite simple. Satan is the master, the controller, the force
behind these thrones. When Ezekiel takes up his prophecy against Tyre, he
begins by addressing the Prince of Tyre, as opposed to the King
of Tyre. The differentiation, in this case, is due to the fact that this Prince
is under the rulership and control of the King.

The
Prince is the administrator, so to speak, the one who carries out the commands
of the King. The Prince would be defined using the same Greek terminology
which Paul used in Ephesians 6, Kosmokrator: a world-ruler of darkness; a lord of this
world; a prince of this age; in other words, a prince among demons.

So,
why identify with Tyre or Sidon? It is absolutely crucial to our
understanding that we see why the Lord has given us this picture.

It's
obvious that we're not going to have the time to finish this part of that
discussion today, so this is where we will resume next week.

Blessings on
you!

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Another Coffee Break:
Babylon is Falling Down, Part 1

May 4, 2013

Back in the mid-1990' s, we were gathered together at Trails' End in Post
Falls, Idaho for a series of spontaneous worship gatherings. Trails' End
was the ranch belonging to Earle and Marcia Treend, and it served as a
principal gathering place for these spontaneous worship gatherings for
roughly five years. For this particular gathering, we probably had
somewhere in the neighborhood of a couple of dozen worshipers, most of whom
were musicians.

A little word, first of all, about the nature of these gatherings. Folks
would gather from various places around the northwest and Canada. These
were not large gatherings -- generally ranging from two dozen people to
perhaps four dozen at most, and frequently consisted of somewhere between 12
- 18. What made them differ from most was the fact that everyone assembled
for one purpose: to minister to the Lord.

We weren't getting together for fellowship, even though there was plenty of
that to go around. We weren't gathering for the teaching of the Word,
although Holy Spirit absolutely imparted His Word into us. Our primary
objective was that when we were finished, the heart of the Lord Jesus Christ
would have been thoroughly satisfied -- that He would have received from us
the ministry of our love to and for Him, and that He would have a responsive
and obedient people who would go forth from these gatherings to accomplish
His heart's desire wherever He sent us.

Our gathering together would begin early in the morning immediately
following breakfast when we would pick up our instruments and begin (as I
have earlier described in last week's article) to play whatever new music
was flowing in our spirits. We would continue in this prophetic vein until
sometime around noon and break for lunch. Following lunch, we would head
back to our instruments and resume the worship and prophetic declarations
both by voice and by the sound that came forth from our instruments
functioning in unity. This would continue until 5:00 PM or thereabouts when
we would break for a light supper, fellowship around the dinner table and --
perhaps -- prayer over any issues Holy Spirit was bringing before us. By
7:00 PM we would be back at it and continue until anywhere from 11:00 PM to
as late as 1:00 AM before quitting and heading for bed.

We repeated this same basic format over and over for the next two or three
days until there was a sense that we had accomplished the purpose for what
Holy Spirit had called us together. It became a fairly regular occurrence
for us to hear angelic voices adding their chorus to the music, and on a
number of occasions we heard (and recorded) the sounds of instruments being
played in our midst that weren't there (in the natural realm, of course)!

That's a general picture of what took place with each of our gatherings.
Each gathering had its own distinct character and flavor. Sometimes the
prophetic flow took on the ministry of healing for people hundreds of miles
(or more) distant from us, and we watched some pretty extraordinary healings
take place while we were worshiping.

Other times the focus was on deliverance for people from demonic attack or
oppression of a very severe nature. Then there were the adventurous times
when we were picked up as a body corporately into the heavenlies and allowed
to see the hosts of Heaven going forth to do battle on behalf of the
Beloved.

The event I'm preparing to describe to you was quite extraordinary and
differed significantly from every other gathering we'd ever had. We were
not long underway when we began to hear the sounds of angelic instruments
signaling that something unique was about to unfold prophetically.

The music took on the character of intense warfare as prophetic pictures of
the people of God at war with the enemy graphically unfolded before us in
the realm of the spirit. It culminated in battle music that was so intense
-- both from a musical perspective, and from a spiritual perspective -- that
the ground under the ranch house where we were gathered began to shake and
vibrate.

It was so loud and so intense that we put down our instruments and ran
outside expecting to see a great earthquake taking place. What we heard
instead was the sounds of hundreds, if not thousands, of horses galloping in
cadence as warriors on horseback going forth to battle. What you don't
realize is that we were nestled among hundreds and thousands of trees.
There was no place for anything like what we were hearing to possibly take
place in the natural.

From this point forward in our gathering the music began to take on the call
to the people of God to come out of Babylon. Babylon had not been part of
any discussion with any of us, and the prophetic utterances and singing that
followed unfolded a panorama of God's deliverance for His people from the
crushing spirit of Babylon that has been at work in the earth for
generations.

That one single four-day gathering unlocked an understanding of what Babylon
is all about, what it means Scripturally and prophetically to be trapped by
the system we call Babylon, and the process by which Holy Spirit is setting
people free. The 18th chapter of Revelation unfolded before us in a
portrayal I've sought to share ever since. This series of Coffee Breaks is
an effort to take you there and to methodically uncover and reveal every
deceptive trick Satan has used to ensnare well-meaning but truly ignorant
believers with Babylon' s vices.

Now that I've shared this preface with you, pause for a minute to pour
yourself a good cup of some very dark double-roasted French coffee, pull up
a seat and let's get started.

There has been a very great emphasis in the Spirit towards a drawing into
the Holy of Holies. This is that place of intimacy -- the place of joining
and merging with the Lord Jesus Christ as His counterpart -- His other Self.

Once that joining occurs -- that merging in the realm of the Spirit -- there
is a new dimension in the Lord that sets the stage for a timeless future.
Still, this is not the end of all that He desires and has purposed. There
is a domain to which He is taking us which transcends all that we can
possibly imagine in the natural realm. This is a place where mortality puts
on immortality, a place where time ceases to have relevance, a place of
absolute unity with the Lord such that we possess complete power and
authority.

And, Folks! I'm not talking about "in the sweet bye and bye" or "when we
all get to Heaven!" I'm referring to a current-day reality and practical
dimension of life in the Lord Jesus Christ!

More and more in recent days, weeks and months, the Lord has been releasing
through such prophetic and apostolic teachers as Chuck Pierce, Paul Keith
Davis and others some pretty amazing views of the fall of Babylon. At the
same time, a cry is actively going forth from Holy Spirit, "Come out of her,
My People!"

In the gathering to which I have just referred, there was birthed in all of
our hearts a cry for those people who are still caught up in the structure
and system of Babylon. These are those who, while they have not responded
to the call of the Bridegroom to come into the place of intimacy, still have
a love for the Lord Jesus Christ. Because they have been too sidetracked
with issues, doctrines, and a focus on end-time events, their spirits have
been desensitized to hear the call to intimacy.

That does not take away from the fact that they have a genuine love for the
Lord. It simply means that they have limited their responses to the Lord
predicated on the realm of spiritual understanding in which they walk.
Thus, there is a call going forth by the Holy Spirit for them to hear and
respond to the Lord, and come out of Babylon -- and all that it represents
-- for their safety's sake.

Consider the view in Revelation 18 of that which is currently happening,
even as this Coffee Break is being written:

"After these things I saw another angel coming down from Heaven, having
great authority, and the earth was illumined with his glory. And he cried
out with a loud voice, saying, 'Fallen, fallen, is Babylon the great! And
she has become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean
spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird. For all the nations
have drunk of the wine of the passion of her immorality, and the kings of
the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of
the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality&# 39;."

"And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, "Come out of her, my
people, that you may not receive of her plagues; for her sins have piled up
as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Pay her back even
as she has paid, and give back to her double, according to her deeds; in the
cup which she has mixed, mix twice as much for her. "To the degree that she
glorified herself and lived sensuously, to the same degree give her torment
and mourning; for she says in her heart, 'I sit a Queen, and I am not a
widow, and will never see mourning" (see also, Isaiah 47).

"For this reason in one day her plagues will come, pestilence and mourning
and famine, and she will be burned up with fire; for the Lord God who judges
her is strong...... ..And every shipmaster and every passenger and sailor,
and as many as make their living by the sea, stood at a distance, and were
crying out as they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, "What city is like
the great city?' And they threw dust on their heads, and were crying out,
weeping and mourning, saying, 'Woe, Woe, the great city, in which all who
had ships at sea became rich by her wealth, for in one hour she has been
laid waste!' Rejoice over her, Oh Heaven, and you saints and apostles and
prophets, because God has pronounced judgment for you against her." (NASB)

In the midst of that 1990's gathering, and again today with a renewed
emphasis among the prophetic voices, the Spirit of the Lord has been
trumpeting, "Rejoice over her, my people, for your day of vindication has
come."

In order to understand the significance of this, we need to understand
exactly what Babylon is, and what Babylon represents in this modern day.

With the fall of Saddam Hussein' s regime in Iraq and the Bush
administration&# 39;s efforts to bring democracy into a region that has known
little of it historically, the discovery that Saddam was seriously moving
forward to restore the ancient city of Babylon has brought renewed attention
to its existence. More than a few folks have immediately calculated that
the references to Babylon in Revelation (among other prophecies such as
Isaiah's) were referring to the physical, geographical, ancient city itself.

Many "end time" preachers have sought to compare Babylon to the Roman
Catholic Church. Writers of numerous religious books have simply identified
Babylon with the city, Rome, and the political power of the Vatican. This
is an analogy which really misses the point. It mis-directs the wrath of
the Lord against Roman Catholics, and causes people to completely sidestep a
critical issue which the Lord has been addressing for thousands of years.

The issue is not Rome, and it is not the Roman Catholics. Babylon
represents a whole system -- a way of life -- a modus operandi. It is a
thought process which has become the core of the entire church structure --
no matter by what name, title, denomination, or organization it gets called.

Babylon is a principle. Babylon is a throne -- a ruling spirit or
principality which has long prevailed over many of God's people, deceiving
them into false allegiances and idolatry. The Lord views this as adultery
and fornication. We will identify the presiding spirit of Babylon as we
progress in sharing this series.

So how do we know this? Simple! Back up for just a moment from the
previous scriptures and take a look at Revelation 17.

Verse 3 begins, "And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness; and
I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast, full of blasphemous names, having
seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was clothed in purple and scarlet,
and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a
gold cup full of abominations, and of the unclean things of her immorality;
and upon her forehead a name was written (an onoma), a mystery (the word,
"mystery, " in Greek is musterion, which -- as used in the N.T. Greek text -
denotes: a previously hidden thing which is clearly explained and revealed,
in and by the Spirit), BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE
ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH." And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the
saints and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus....." (NASB)

Now...let' s go through this again. The truth of this revelation can only be
understood "in the Spirit," as John states, since this was the manner in
which it was revealed to him. To attempt to understand this truth in the
natural realm without the revelation that comes in the presence of the Lord
is to simply eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.

To attempt to explain this in a political, governmental, or religious sense,
is to be likewise sidetracked by the thirst or quest for human knowledge.
This is a "knowledge&quo t; which takes us away from the place of intimacy with
the Lord Jesus Christ -- a knowledge which only salves our ego and permits
the fulfillment of fleshly desires and needs.

The revelation, therefore, which unfolded before us as an Ekklesia in the
midst of worship, is a revelation in, and by the Spirit. I realize that
this revelation flows counter to some generally accepted "truths, " so if
that which is shared troubles you, please bear with me. Put it on the shelf
until the Holy Spirit can reveal it. Ask the Lord to open your
understanding in and by His Spirit.

Let me stop here, and we will pick this up next week and begin laying out a
pattern in history within the Word to help you see and understand this from
the realm of Holy Spirit.

Blessings on you!
Regner
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